MMN Recap: Humphreys Tosses Seven Scoreless Innings

By Daniel Muras

July 1, 2017 3 Comments

Las Vegas 51s (31-50) 10, Salt Lake Bees (45-35) 6  Box Score

The 51s scored ten runs on thirteen hits in their victory. Plawecki and Josh Rodriguez both hit three run home runs. Smith extended his hit streak to sixteen games.

Atkins pitched five innings in his start and gave up four runs, the first of which came on a solo home run by former Mets prospect Cesar Puello. Taylor struggled in his inning of work, giving up two runs in the sixth inning. Regnault and Kevin McGowan combined to pitch three scoreless innings to preserve the lead.

Harrisburg Senators (34-45) 4, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (41-34) 3  Box Score

The Rumble Ponies scored three runs on nine hits. They got on the board in the third inning when Plaia hit a solo home run to left field. Binghamton scored their other two runs on a double by Matt Oberste in the fifth inning. David Thompson was hitless in the game, bringing his twelve game hitting streak to an end.

Jannis started the game for the Rumble Ponies and pitched well, allowing three runs over 6.1 innings. Secrest would get the final two outs of the seventh inning. Peterson, who has been having an excellent season for Binghamton, pitched a scoreless eighth inning, but allowed the Senators to take the lead in the ninth inning.

Fort Myers Miracle (38-37) 11, St. Lucie Mets (34-41) 0  Box Score

The Mets were shutout in this game and could only get four hits in the game. Mora extended his hitting streak to twelve games.

Humphreys made his second start for St. Lucie and pitched much better, shutting out the Miracle for seven innings. It was in the eighth inning, with the score still tied 0-0, that the game fell apart for the Mets. Justin Brantley, Palsha, and Bashlor combined to allow eleven runs in the inning, turning a pitcher’s duel into a blowout.

Rome Braves (41-36) vs. Columbia Fireflies (43-33)

Columbia’s game against the Braves was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on August 19.

Aberdeen IronBirds (5-5) 3, Brooklyn Cyclones (2-8) 0  Box Score

  • Matt Winaker 1B: 0 for 3, BB, .200/.385/.200
  • Quinn Brodey CF: 1 for 4, .200/.385/.200
  • Jose Miguel Medina RF: 1 for 4, 3 K, .268/.318/.293

The Cyclones offense continues to struggle, as the team was held to only four hits in the shutout. The Cyclones haven’t scored more than three runs in any of their last five games and are hitting just .195 as a team through their first ten games.

  • LHP Gunnar Kines (L, 0-2, 6.55 ERA) 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 K
  • RHP Tony Dibrell (0-0, 9.00 ERA) 1.0 IP, H, ER
  • RHP Cannon Chadwick (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 1.0 IP, H, BB, K
  • RHP Connor O’Neil (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 1.0 IP, H

Kines made his second start of the season and pitched very well, only giving up two runs in his five innings of work. 2017 draft picks Dibrell, Chadwick, and O’Neil all made their professional debuts in this game.

Elizabethton Twins (6-3) 12, Kingsport Mets (3-5) 10  Box Score

  • Juan Uriarte C: 2 for 4, R, 2B, 3 RBI, BB, K, .300/.371/.600
  • Jeremy Vazquez 1B: 2 for 4, 3 R, 2B, RBI, 2 BB, K, .313/.500/.438
  • Dionis Paulino RF: 2 for 5, R, 2 RBI, BB, K, .308/.400/.423

Kingsport’s offense had a big game, scoring 10 runs on 13 hits. The only player in the lineup with out a hit was center fielder Anthony Dirocie. Uriarte has been the hottest hitter for the Mets over the first week of the season, hitting for both a solid average and for good power.

None of the Mets’ pitchers were particularly impressive in this game, with each pitcher giving up multiple runs and allowing far too many batters to reach base. Montijo pitched well in his first two innings in relief before giving up two runs and allowing the Twins to take the lead in the twelfth inning.

DSL Mets1 (14-10) 6, DSL Angels (11-13) 1  Box Score

The Mets were able to score six runs on eleven hits. Peroza had a big game, getting on base four times and hitting three doubles.

  • RHP Malky Mena (1-1, 1.96 ERA) 3.0 IP, 5 K
  • RHP Jasson Pena (W, 1-1, 2.31 ERA) 3.0 IP, 2 BB, 4 K
  • RHP Jhonfran Escalona (0-1, 2.45 ERA) 1.0 IP, K

The Mets took a combined no-hitter into the eighth inning of this game.

DSL D-backs2 (9-15) 5, DSL Mets2 (15-9) 0  Box Score

The Mets were unable to score a single run, as they were held to just two hits, both singles, in the game.

Isturiz had a very rough start, getting knocked out of the game in the second inning after giving up five runs. Pena and Sanchez combined to pitch 6.1 scoreless innings in relief.