MMN Recap: Gsellman Struggles In Rehab Start

By Daniel Muras

August 7, 2017 3 Comments

(MMN/Jacob Resnick

Oklahoma City Dodgers (6-52) 8 – Las Vegas 51s (43-71) 4  Box Score

The 51s rallied back from an early 2-0 deficit with three runs in the fifth to give the 51s the lead, a lead the bullpen could not hold.  Over his last eight games, Cecchini looks like the player he was last year hitting .33/.405/.485.  However, he did make a crucial error in a three run ninth that hemped the Dodgers put the game away.

Boscan was victimized early with two solo homers, but he settled in, and he departed with the lead.  Baldonado and McGowan could not hold onto that lead.  After Baldonado allowed three to reach against him while recording just one out, McGowan relieved him and allowed a homer to the first batter he faced.  The appearance snaps a 4.2 inning scoreless streak for McGowan.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (64-46) 8, Harrisburg Senators (46-66) 6  Box Score

Binghamton’s offense exploded for eight runs and 16 hits in this game. One day after hitting his second professional home run, Guillorme reached base five times and scored three runs. Thompson and Gustavo Nunez hit solo home runs.

Gsellman struggled in his third rehab start with Binghamton throwing 69 pitches in 2.2 innings. An error prolonged the first inning resulted in three unearned runs scoring.  He would be knocked out of the game in the third inning after allowing another three runs to score. Binghamton’s bullpen was outstanding as they combined to throw 6.1 shutout innings.

Tampa Yankees (66-46) 9, St. Lucie Mets (50-61) 2  Box Score

The St. Lucie offense struggled to get much going against Yankees’ prospect Dillon Tate, as they scored just two runs on seven hits. Both runs were scored during a sixth inning rally where Dimino hit an RBI double, and Jhoan Urena knocked in another with anRBI groundout.

Crismatt struggled in this game giving up seven runs on nine hits, including two home runs.  Over his last three starts Crismatt has struggled giving up 13 earned runs in 14.2 innings.

Columbia Fireflies (57-53) 6, August GreenJackets (41-67) 4  Box Score

  • Andres Gimenez SS: 2 for 7, R, 2B, 2 RBI, .283/.348/.364
  • Luis Carpio 2B: 4 for 5, 2 R, RBI, BB, .244/.312/.312
  • Ian Strom DH: 2 for 5, R, RBI, BB, 2 K, 2 SB, .256/.348/.385

Columbia’s offense scored six runs on 12 hits in the 13 inning game.  Gimenez got the game-winning hit with a two RBI double in the top of the 13th.  Carpio contributed with a season high four hits in this game.

Llanes was vastly improved in this game after he had allowed at least 10 hits and seven runs over his past two starts. Columbia continued its exceptional work out of the pen with the bullpen combining to allow just one unearned run over eight innings.

Lowell Spinners (21-24) 4, Brooklyn Cyclones (14-32) 2  Box Score

The Cyclones was only able to score two runs despite scattering nine hits during the game.  After dominating the Appalachian League, Vasquez has gotten off to a quick start with Brooklyn.

De Los Santos struggles continued in this start. He allowed nine baserunners in less than three innings and his WHIP has increased to 2.35 with Brooklyn. Villines has struck out 10 batters in just 5.0 innings so far with Brooklyn.

Johnson City Cardinals (22-22) 7, Kingsport Mets (18-25) 2  Box Score

Lost in Kingsport’s troubles in this game was another fine game for Moreno.  Over his last six games, Moreno is hitting .286/.407/.619 with four runs, four doubles, a homer, and five RBI with a stolen base.

James terrific start where he posted a 0.74 ERA over his first five games has become a distant memory.  Over his past three starts, he has had a 12.00 ERA with this poor two start outing being his most difficult outing.

GCL Nationals (20-10) 4, GCL Mets (9-20) 1  Box Score

Their lone run for came when Beracierta drove in Vientos with a RBI single in the seventh inning.  This was Vietnos’ third multi-hit game over his past five games.

Campos earned his fourth consecutive loss despite his having pitched at least six innings in five of his last six outings.

  • Nessim Toledano

    Too soon to panic. But how many more bad starts in the minors can we see before we worry whether Gsellman has lost it and is a non-factor for next season? 9Or if there’s another injury we don’t yet know about?)

  • Jason Mercado

    I don’t know, it seems like he’s fallen down to earth from being a Co-Ace untouchable prospect over the 2nd half of the season to a guy who may just be consistently inconsistent. Shows flashes of brilliance for a stretch then gets knocked around for 7 runs in the next outing. I think he can still be a back end starter but then again he gave Mets very little reason that he can be trusted. His Velocity was down this year too, maybe there is something there.

  • Nessim Toledano

    Hang on. He was never a co-ace, and never untouchable. He’s just a guy who got an opportunity unexpectedly early last year and did very well with it at the time.
    Either way, I’m referring to what he’s done in his rehab assignment. No flashes of brilliance whatsoever. He’s just been bad, and getting knocked out of games way too early – in double-A.