MMN Recap: Gsellman, Lagares Rehab in Binghamton Win

By Dilip Sridhar

August 2, 2017 3 Comments

Las Vegas 51s (41-69) 3, Colorado Springs Sky Sox (64-43) 0 Box Score

Dominic Smith tripled for just the sixth time in his minor league career. Kevin Plawecki has hit .394 his last ten games. Perhaps it’s time he at least becomes the backup catcher in the MLB.

Knapp has now given up just three runs his last 20 innings pitched. The Mets will have to make a decision whether or not to add him to the 40 man roster.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (60-45) 3, Trenton Thunder (72-35) 1 Box Score

Lagares started his rehab assignment with seven innings in center. Guillorme’s OBP is now .364 but still has a sub .700 OPS. Oberste is awaiting his call to Las Vegas once Dom Smith gets moved up.

Gsellman was able stretch up to 41 pitches today after 26 his last time out. He is working back from a hamstring injury he suffered in late June.

Charlotte Stone Crabs (52-54) 6, New York Mets (48-59) 1 Box Score

Not much offense for the St. Lucie Mets as they only had eight baserunners in the game. Alonso kept his hot stretch going while Urena has cooled off but got a couple hits.

  • RHP Mike Gibbons (0-3, 8.62 ERA): 5 IP, 10 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Joshua Torres (0-3, 3.99 ERA): 2 IP, H, 3 K
  • RHP Austin McGeorge (1-1, 1.54 ERA): 1 IP, 2 K

Gibbons did not fare well in this one. McGeorge continues to impress this season. He could force his way to Binghamton in short order.

Columbia Fireflies (56-49) 11, Charleston (58-49) 10 Box Score

The Fireflies scored five in the second and third to give them a huge lead early. Carpio homered for his first time since shoulder surgery. Zanon has 21 steals in 37 games this season in Columbia but he is only slugging .333 on the year.

Llanes was smooth sailing until the sixth where he proceeded to give up eight runs. Atkins settled things down and Pobereyko tightrope walked the ninth but survived.

Aberdeen Ironbirds (23-18) 9, Brooklyn Cyclones (13-28) 1 Box Score

The Cyclones struggled to get anything going. Stajduhar now has 27 strikeouts in 72 plate appearances.

  • RHP Luis De Los Santos (0-2, 10.24 ERA): 3.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R (2 ER), BB, 4 K
  • RHP Connor O’Neil (0-1, 3.75 ERA): 1.1 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 2 K
  • RHP Marcel Renteria (1-1, 8.10 ERA): 1.2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, BB, K
  • RHP Joe Napolitano (0-1, 10.80 ERA): 1.1 IP, 3 H, ER, BB

The live armed Renteria has struggled thus far for Brooklyn. O’Neil has given up runs his last few outings after a very good stretch.

DSL Mets2 (35-15) 8, DSL Tigers (17-33) 2 Box Score

Saez is now hitting .346/.419/.416 on the season but has 46 strikeouts in 230 plate appearances.

Taveras has had good control again in his second time through the DSL but he has struck out more guys this time.

Elizabethton Twins (26-14) 5, Kingsport (15-24) 4 Box Score

Vasquez continues to hit in Kingsport. Now hitting .315/.407/.543 on the season as he is one of the more advanced bats in that league.

  • RHP Jose Geraldo (3-1, 4.71 ERA): 7 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, BB, 5 K
  • RHP Billy Oxford (1-1, 6.35 ERA): 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Geraldo had his best start of the year in this one. It has been an up and down season for him. Oxford had been much better of late prior to this appearance.