MMN Recap: Gimenez On Base Four Times, Steals Three Bases

By Matt Mancuso

May 25, 2018 No comments

Andres Gimenez/Photo by Ed Delany, MMN

Sacramento (23-25) 1, Las Vegas (20-28) 0 (F/10)  Box Score

The 51s could get absolutely nothing going offensively, failing to score a run in ten innings and only collecting three hits. Plawecki got another hit in his second rehab game before coming out in the bottom of the eighth. He is 2-for-6 with a homer in his brief rehab stint thus far. Smith got another start in the outfield, before moving back to first in the seventh while going 0-for-4. The only other hits were by Colon and Zach Borenstein off the bench. Even with the new rule that a runner starts on second base in extra innings, they still couldn’t get a run in. It was overall just a very poor and unproductive night for the bats.

  • RHP Drew Gagnon (0-2, 6.22 ERA): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Gerson Bautista (0-0, 7.45 ERA): 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • LHP Kyle Regnault (2-1, 5.40 ERA): 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, K
  • RHP Drew Smith (L, 3-1, 3.60 ERA): 0.1 IP, 0 H, R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Gagnon finally had a quality start as a 51, efficiently pitching his way through six scoreless innings. It was nice to see after all the struggles he’s had this season down there. Bautista, another pitcher struggling in the PCL, went another 2.1 without giving up a run. Regnault, who is having a great May, got the final two outs of the ninth to send the game to extras. Smith, who has also been great recently, came in for the 10th and got a tough-luck loss, giving up a sac bunt to move the runner to third and a fielder’s choice that shortstop Ty Kelly couldn’t throw home in time to get the winning run.

Binghamton (23-22) 6,  Richmond (23-20) 4 Box Score

Jeff McNeil had another fabulous game, getting on base three times. With the game tied in the sixth inning, Patrick Mazieka delivered the go-ahead single in the seventh inning. The Mets tacked on another run in the seventh inning on a Jeff McNeil RBI single. His recent production could warrant a MLB promotion soon. Peter Alonso has cooled off from his hot start, but still contributed offensively yesterday with two hits. The Joey Wong signing has paid dividends so far as he got on base three times.

The versatile Urena is slashing .342/.384/.544 with 15 RBI in the month of May.

Scott Copeland delivered another strong start. He’s still undefeated with Binghamton and has went at least five innings in every start this year. David Roseboom started eighth inning and fulfilled his role as team LOOGY, retiring Luigi Rodriguez. Joshua Torres pitched a scoreless eighth frame, but eventually ran into trouble. In the ninth inning, the Ponies pen danced in-and-out of trouble, but Eric Hanhold was able to save the game.

St. Lucie Mets(19-22) 4, Daytona Cubs(26-20) 2 Box Score

Andres Gimenez‘s offense led the Mets to their 19th victory. Gimenez got on base four times and crossed home plate twice. Gimenez also stole three more bases, moving into second place in FSL with 15. Desmond Lindsay also enjoyed a terrific night. He drove in Gimenez in the first to give the Mets the lead and found his way on base two more times. The win was also aided by Luis Carpio, who doubled in Gimenez and Lindsay in a three-run third.

Josh Prevost was outstanding, going seven innings for the first time since May 25th 2016. Prevost, the Mets 2014 5th rounder, only surrendered five hits and one earned run. Although he walked four, he was able to dance in-and-out trouble throughout the night. He has gone at least six innings in his last four starts.

Matt Pobereyko struck out five batters during his two-inning stint. He hasn’t allowed an earned run since April 18, pitching 13.1 innings in that span with 19 strikeouts.

The game between the Colombia Fireflies and the West Virginia Power was cancelled due to rain.

Las Vegas portion of recap done by Mojo Hill.