MMN Recap: Gimenez Homers, Smith Strike Outs Seven Consecutive Batters

By Daniel Muras

August 21, 2017 2 Comments

Las Vegas 51s 8 (51-77), Salt Lake Bees 4 (64-64)  Box Score

Taijeron hit his 24th home run of the season, one of the his career. Boyd is on an absolute tear right now, he’s hitting .533/.588/1.000 with three home runs and 13 RBI in his last eight games.

Rhame made his Mets debut on the same day he was announced as the player to be named later from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Curtis Granderson. Wagner has thrown four scoreless innings without allowing a hit since signing a minor league deal with the Mets.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (74-49) 1, Portland Sea Dogs (59-64) 0  Box Score

The Rumble Ponies were held to just one run on five hits in the completion of yesterday’s suspended game. The first and only run of the game for either was scored on a walk off double by Kaczmarski.

Jannis pitched well in his his outing, but his start was cut short due to the game being suspended because of rain in the fourth inning. Smith came in to pitch when the game resumed the next day and was fantastic, striking out seven of the eight batters he faced including seven in a row to finish his outing.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (75-49) 4, Portland Sea Dogs (59-65) 3  Box Score

The Rumble Ponies scored four runs on nine hits as they completed the sweep of the doubleheader. Taylor is hitting .394 over his last ten games and had the walk off single to win the game in the bottom of the seventh.

  • RHP Corey Oswalt (10-5, 2.41 ERA) 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, BB, 5 K

Oswalt continued his recent stretch of excellent pitching as he threw a complete game with his lone blemish coming on a three run home run in the first inning. In each of his last eight starts, Oswalt has pitched six or more innings and given up three or less runs. The Rumble Ponies lowered their magic number for a postseason spot to only four games.

Dunedin Blue Jays (66-60) 8, St. Lucie Mets (57-68) 0  Box Score

This game was completed after seven innings due to rain. The Mets could get nothing going over those seven innings as they were held to just four hits in the shutout.

Reyes was hurt by poor defense, resulting in three of his runs allowed being unearned, but also allowed nine hits in just four innings. Nogosek’s struggles with the Mets continued and he has now allowed at least two earned runs in each of his last four outings. McGeorge continues to dominant the Florida State League, in large part due to a high strikeout rate (45 strikeouts in 32.1 innings) and a very high groundball rate (he has an outstanding 4.56 GB/FB ratio).

Rome Braves (68-57) 11, Columbia Fireflies (63-61) 6 F/16 Box Score

The Fireflies scored six runs in this sixteen inning game. Gimenez hit his third home run of the season and his first since June 03. Luis Carpio also homered, a two run shot in the fourth inning. Strom is hitting .368/.429/.603 in August.

Ramos started the game for Columbia and struggled, allowing five runs in less than six innings. The bullpen was excellent for a while, not allowing a single run until the sixteenth inning. Joseph Zanghi came into pitch the sixteenth and allowed five run, although an error made it so none of the runs were earned. Infielder J.J. Franco came in to finish the sixteenth inning and allowed a home run.

Tri-City ValleyCats (29-27) 13, Brooklyn Cyclones (15-42) 10  Box Score

Brooklyn’s offense had a huge night, scoring ten runs on seventeen hits. Every player in the lineup had at least one hit and seven players had multi-hit games. Guillermo Granadillo has had two hits in each of his first two games with Brooklyn. He was promoted before Saturday’s game, after hitting very well in the GCL.

  • RHP Jose Geraldo (0-1, 3.86 ERA) 1.2 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Cannon Chadwick (0-1, 1.25 ERA) 2.0 IP, H, ER, BB, 3 K
  • RHP Tony Dibrell (0-1, 6.75 ERA) 2.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, BB, 5 K

It was a rough night for Cyclones pitchers, as each pitcher allowed at least one run in this high scoring game. Geraldo had pitched well in his first two games with Brooklyn, but struggled in this start. Chadwick allowed only his third earned run of the season.

Kingsport Mets (26-29) 7, Pulaski Yankees (37-19) 2  Box Score

The Mets pushed across seven runs on eleven hits in their victory over the Yankees. Uriarte extended his hitting streak to eight games and he is 14 for 29 over that span.

Olivo made the start for the Mets and had his best start with Kingsport this season. However, even though he only allowed one run in the game, he walked four batters, while striking out just one. German and Selmer continue to have excellent seasons in relief.

GCL Mets (24-22) 5, GCL Marlins (15-30) 4  Box Score

  • Ranfy Adon CF: 3 for 5, R, 2B, 3B, RBI, K, .316/.350/.579
  • Wilmer Reyes 2B: 4 for 5, 2 R, 2B, .667/.667/.889
  • Mark Vientos 3B: 2 for 5, 2B, .250/.315/.375

The Mets had thirteen hits in this game, but could score just four runs. Adon came just a home run short of the cycle and has hit extremely well since joining the GCL roster earlier in the week.

  • RHP Dedniel Nunez (1-3, 5.27 ERA) 5.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, BB, 4 K
  • RHP Kyle Wilson (1-1, 1.13 ERA) 3.0 IP, H, 3 BB, 5 K
  • LHP Joshua Torres (1-1, 6.55 ERA) 1.0 IP, H, R, 2 K

Wilson has been excellent since being drafted in June, although he has struggled a bit with control, walking five batters in eight innings.

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  • Nessim Toledano

    There’s no need to cherry-pick only the last eight games for Jayce Boyd. He’s been hitting well since the tail end of June. Hitting .361 for close to two months is a lot more impressive than hitting .533 for a mere eight days.