MMN Recap: Homer From Patrick Mazeika Helps Mets to 6-3 Win

By John Flanigan

May 4, 2017 4 Comments

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Tacoma Rainers (16-9) 5, Las Vegas 51s (13-14) 2 Box Score

The 51s 5 through 9 hitters did most of their damage on the night. However they were only able to muster two runs on a total of ten hits. Joyce Boyd launched a solo homer, his second of the season. Phillip Evans was on base three times, with a pair of hits and a walk. Brandon Nimmo was held hitless again in his rehab assignment in Las Vegas.

  • RHP Ricky Knapp (4.50)  7.2 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Chasen Bradford (BS, 2, 4.61) 1.1 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Erik Goeddel (L, 2-2, 12.96) 2.0 IP, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 H, 1 BB

The 51s bullpen wasted a great effort from righty Ricky Knapp. Knapp threw seven innings of one run ball and allowed only five hits. Bradford blew his second save of the season, allowing a home run. And after pitching a scoreless 10th, Erik Goeddel allowed three runs in the 11th resulting in the 51s 14th loss of the season.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (13-9) 1, Akron RubberDucks (10-14) 0 Box Score

The Rumble Ponies were only able to muster home one run on the night. David Thompson led off the fifth inning with a double. He then came around to score on a Patrick Biondi RBI single, giving the Rumble Ponies the only run they would need.

The Rumble Ponies pitching staff recorded their second shutout of the season. Corey Oswalt allowed only three hits over 5.1 scoreless innings. Kelly Secrest and Tim Peterson both combined for 2.2 hitless innings. Alberto Baldonado allowed two hits but was able to get a ground out with runners on first and third, securing his fourth save of the season.

St. Lucie Mets (11-16) 6, Bradenton Marauders (15-12) 3 Box Score

Wuilmer Becerra went 0 for 4 as his OPS dropped to .734 on the season and he has yet to play in the field.

Shaw has allowed only one earned run over his last 12 innings, but still has a 1.62 WHIP in the early going.

Delmarva Shorebirds (13-14) 10, Columbia Fireflies (14-13) 3 Box Score

Gimenez now has a hit in all four games with the Fireflies. Columbia went just 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position.

Gonzalez came into the game with 28.1 scoreless innings to start the season but that evaporated quickly with Delmarva scoring six runs in the first inning. The hard throwing Zanghi has 16 strikeouts in 10.2 innings this year.

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  • Not4

    Out of curiosity, have the Mets characterized Nimmo’s time in Vegas as a “rehab assignment” because it seems to me that this is his current assignment, with no room currently at the MLB level for him.

  • Jason Mercado

    They could call him up and send down Reynolds. Grandy I hope gets out of his slump if not I wouldn’t be opposed to having Nimmo get some starts in CF since Lagares can’t hit either.

  • Michael Mayer

    That’s just what is listed as official transaction until he’s optioned to Vegas.

  • Not4

    Thanks Michael.

    On a more interesting note, have you heard any rumblings about the Mets’ plans with Gimenez? Is this just to get his feet wet before assigning him to Kingsport or Brooklyn, or are they leaving the door open to his sticking in Columbia if he proves capable of handling it?