MMN Recap: Gimenez Reaches Base Three Times

By Daniel Muras

August 14, 2017 1 Comment

Las Vegas 51s (46-75) 7, El Paso Chihuahuas (58-63) 4  Box Score

Las Vegas’ offense scored seven runs on ten hits in this game. Boyd had a big game, as he drove in four runs on three hits. The pitcher, Atkins, also had a hit in this game and hitting .308 this season.

Atkins was good in this game, striking out eight while walking just one batter over seven innings. He has been much better over his last four starts. Rowen came into the game in relief and struck out three of the four batters that he faced. Baldonado recorded the final two outs of the game.

Akron RubberDucks (61-58) 4, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (68-49) 0  Box Score

Binghamton’s offense struggled, as they were held to just five hits in the shutout. Luis Guillorme had his streak of reaching base in 32 straight games snapped.

  • RHP Corey Oswalt (9-5, 2.32 ERA) 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
  • LHP Ben Griset (3-1, 2.20 ERA) 1.0 IP, H, BB, 2 K
  • RHP Tim Peterson (4-3, 1.28 ERA) 1.0 IP, BB, 2 K

Oswalt was hurt by by two errors in the first inning of his start which led to two of his runs allowed being unearned. Oswalt has pitched at least six innings and given up two or less earned runs in nine of his last ten starts. He has a 1.39 ERA over that span. Peterson has allowed just one earned run over his last 20 innings.

Tampa Yankees (73-46) 3, St. Lucie Mets (53-65) 0  Box Score

The Mets were held to just a single hit in the shutout as they were swept in a four game series with the Yankees. Their lone hit didn’t come until the eighth inning. Urena played his first career game in right field.

Canelon continues to have a fantastic season pitching both as a reliever and spot starter. He hasn’t given up a run in his last eleven innings. Nogosek has struggled a bit since joining the Mets organization and he has given up two earned runs in each of his last two appearances.

Hickory Crawdads (57-63) 7, Columbia Fireflies (59-58) 4  Box Score

The Fireflies offense had 12 hits in this game, but could only score four runs. Gimenez has been in a slump recently and his hitting just .195/.313/.220 in August, but he had a very good game, reaching base three times. Zanon stole three bases in this game, giving him 27 this season. Despite playing in less than half of Columbia’s games this season, Zanon’s 27 steals are tied for sixth most in the South Atlantic League.

Brantley started the game for the Fireflies and struggled, allowing five runs over six innings. His start was interrupted by an 86 minute rain delay and he struggled when play resumed in the third inning, but he was eventually able to settle in a bit.

Hudson Valley Renegades (28-25) 2, Brooklyn Cyclones (15-37) 1  Box Score

  • Jeremy Vazquez DH: 3 for 4, R, 2B, BB, .423/.500/.615
  • Jeremy Wolf RF: 3 for 4, RBI, .250/.318/.325
  • Jose Maria 1B: 1 for 4, 2B, K, .196/.234/.324

The Cyclones were able to get plenty of men on base, but were unable to score more than a single run as they went 2 for 15 with runners in scoring position. Vazquez has been hitting very well since his promotion to Brooklyn and he is now hitting .317/.411/.528 across two levels since being drafted in the 28th round in June.

  • RHP Jose Geraldo (0-1, 0.90 ERA) 6.0 IP, 4 H, BB, 3 K
  • RHP Stephen Villines (0-1, 4.00 ERA) 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 K

Geraldo struggled earlier this season with Kingsport, but has had two excellent starts since being moved up to Brooklyn. Villines allowed his first home run of the season in this game and has struck out 27 batters in 17.1 innings this season.

Greeneville Astros (27-23) 5, Kingsport Mets (22-28) 4  Box Score

The Mets scored four runs on eight hits in this game. Dirocie continues to hit for power as 24 of his 43 hits have gone for extra bases. However, his strikeout rate is approaching 40%, which is alarmingly high.

Sanchez started the game for Kingsport and only gave up one run despite walking five batters without striking out anyone. Colon took the loss, but was hurt by poor defense and only gave up one earned run.

GCL Astros (22-16) 2, GCL Mets (14-26) 1  Box Score

Despite scattering eight hits in this game, the Mets could score only one run. Their only run came in the bottom of the ninth inning when Beracierta singled home Martinez with two outs.

  • RHP Briam Campusano (2-3, 3.27 ERA) 5.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 BB, 5 K
  • RHP Kyle Wilson (1-1, 1.80 ERA) 2.0 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, K
  • LHP Joshua Walker (1-0, 8.31 ERA) 1.0 IP

Mets pitchers combined to allow just two runs on six hits.