MMN Recap: Fireflies Offense Explodes Behing Hot Hitting Gimenez

By Dilip Sridhar

August 23, 2017 2 Comments

Las Vegas 51s (52-78) 8, Salt Lake Bees (65-65) 1

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McNeil is starting to adjust the Las Vegas atmosphere hitting .317 in the Month of August.  It is coming at the right time too as McNeil will be Rule 5 eligible this offseason.

After being thrust into the rotation, Mateo has seven scoreless innings as a starting pitcher. Newly obtained relievers, Rhame and Callahan continue to impress coming out of the bullpen.

Charlotte Stone Crabs (64-61) 6, St. Lucie Mets (57-69) 3

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Wright played in his first game since Spring Training, and he reported he was feeling pretty good after the game.  With his 3-5 game, Mora is now hitting .400 over his last eight games with five multi-hit games.

After pitching five scoreless, Crismatt fell apart in the sixth.  Even with his struggles, he leads the Florida State Leauge in strikeouts and is fourth in innings pitched with 134.2 innings.

Columbia Fireflies (65-61) 14, Greenville Drive (70-57) 7 Box Score

It was a huge offensive game for the Fireflies with every player in the lineup getting at least one RBI. Gimenez continues to impress.  He currently has a nine game hitting streak, and he is hitting .353/.511/.471 over that span.

Medina now has a pair of scoreless six inning appearances for the Fireflies.  With the Fireflies offense coming alive, he earned his first win with the team.

Hudson Valley Renegades (34-25) 3, Brooklyn Cyclones (15-44) 0 Box Score

The Cyclones offensive struggles continue with the team going 0-9 with RISP.  The team is last in the New York Penn Leauge in runs scored, and the team is almost 30 games under for .500.

Familia needed just 10 pitches to retire the side.  Familia is slated to pitch another inning tonight as part of his rehab.  It is expected Familia will return to the Mets this weekend.

Pulaski Yankees (38-20) 5, Kingsport Mets (27-30) 4 F/12

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Dirocie continues to show improved power this season.  With his double last night, he ranks third in the Appalachian league with 17 doubles. He’s also tied for third in home runs with nine.

Colon’s three scoreless innings permitted Kingsport to get back into the game.  Colon has now not allowed a run in four out of his last six outings.

GCL Mets (16-31) 7, GCL Cardinals (23-22) 5

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Vientos has taken off in the Month of August hitting .311/.346/.486 with three homers and 12 RBI in 19 games.

Vilera has gone from posting a 0.59 ERA to the DSL to a 1.75 ERA in the Gulf Coast League.