MMN Recap: Flexen A Pitcher Who Rakes, Jabs Continues His Hot Hitting

By Mets Daddy

July 6, 2017 No comments

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Las Vegas 51s 7 – El Paso Chihuahuas 3
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The 51s jumped right out of the gate scoring four first inning runs on a pair of RBI doubles from Smith and Taijeron.  A day after snapping his hitting streak, Smith got a new one going.  Rosario is getting hot again with an eight game hitting streak.

Atkins had his best start for the 51s since he was signed out of the Atlantic League.  He pitched into the seventh inning, but left after allowing a pair of runs on a pair of doubles.  This was just McGowan’s sixth save of his professional career.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies 4 – Altoona Curve 3
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The Rumble Ponies jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead and held on to win the game.  Guillorme has now reached safely in 22 of his last 24 games.

  • Chris Flexen (W, 4-1) 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
  • Tim Peterson (H, 5) 1.0 IP, 2 K
  • Cory Burns (S, 9) 1.0 IP, 2 H, K

Flexen was a pitcher who raked hitting a double and picking up the win with seven strong innings.  It was the latest strong start for Flexen who now has a 1.87 ERA.  Since taking over as the closer, Burns has now converted nine saves in 11 opportunities.

St. Lucie Mets 8 – Charlotte Stone Crabs 4
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Despite the issues many had with Tebow getting moved up to the Florida State League, he has proved the Mets right.  In nine games, he is hitting .360/.500/.640 with a double, two homers, and seven RBI.  Alonso is also raking lately.  Since June 1st, he is hitting .260/.348/.480 with 10 doubles, four homers, and 21 RBI.

This was Shaw’s third straight game with at least six innings pitched, and he is now 4-2 in his last six decisions.

Augusta GreenJackets 5 – Columbia Fireflies 3 (Game 1)
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The Fireflies could not overcome a 5-0 first inning deficit.  Jabs continues to impress at the plate after a slow start.  Over his past 18 games, Jabs is hitting .299/.347/.507 with three doubles, a triple, three homers, and seven RBI.

The GreenJackets jumped all over Gonzalez with three straight hits.  Between the hits and two first inning errors by Jabs, he put the team behind the eight ball.  Gonzalez did settle down after that putting together five straight scoreless innings.

August GreenJackets 7 – Columbia Fireflies 2 (Game 2)
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After missing nearly a month after a collision at home plate, Lindsay was activated off the disabled list.  Since he was activated off the disabled list himself, Woodmansee has seen himself shifted from shortstop to third base due to the presence of Andres Gimenez.

Llanes has struggled of late losing three straight decisions and seeing his ERA rise from 2.93 to 3.22.  Two of the five runs scored off of Llanes were a result of a pair of errors made by Woodmansee.

Brooklyn Cyclones 10 – Tri-City Valley Cats 1
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After a slow start to the season, the Cyclones bats have come alive averaging 5.4 runs per game in the Month of July.  In his second game for the Cyclones, top prospect Cespedes put in another 2-5 night, and he collected his first RBI

In his first start for the Cyclones, Debora gave his team a chance to win by holding the Valley Cats scoreless while the Cyclones offense exploded.  Kines had his best appearance for the Cyclones since being signed out of the Frontier League.

DSL Rockies 5 – DSL Mets1 2
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Reyes continues his hot streak at the plate getting a hit in seven of his last eight games.  His two run triple in the third was the extent of the Mets offense in the game.

Leon took his first loss of the season blowing a 2-1 lead with the help of four errors leading to three unearned runs.

DSL Mets2 7 – DSL Rangers2 4
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The Mets jumped out to an early lead with a three run first inning.  Over his last two games, Rodriguez is now 8-10 with two runs, a double, triple, and four RBI

With his 10 strikeout game, Santana now has a 10.9 K/9 to go with a 0.97 WHIP in five starts and one relief appearance.

Bristol Pirates 9 – Kingsport Mets 4
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Dirocie continues raking in his stateside debut.  In his 11 games for the Mets, he is hitting .267/.353/.578 with three doubles, a triple, three homers, and 13 RBI.  Unfortunately, the 4-0 lead Dirocie helped build was evaporated when the Mets pitching couldn’t hold the lead.

After five scoreless innings, the Mets defense fell apart, leading to four earned runs costing Hernandez his second win of the season.