Sacramento River Cats (26-40) 6, Las Vegas 51s (27-41) 4 Box Score
- Amed Rosario SS: 2 for 5, RBI, .337/.378/.498
- Dominic Smith 1B: 1 for 4, 2B, BB, .315/.368/.464
- Travis Taijeron RF: 1 for 1, HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB, .253/.362/.493
Las Vegas jumped out to a 2-1 second inning lead on Taijeron’s 11th home run of the season. Hand sparked a rally at the plate with a leadoff single in the fifth, which ultimately lead to two runs in the inning, but the bats were quiet from that point on. Jio Mier and Cody Decker also made their Las Vegas debuts.
- RHP Donovan Hand (1-2, 5.40 ERA) 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
- RHP Kevin McGowan (BS, 2) (L, 4-3, 4.91 ERA) 1.0 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 HR
- RHP Chase Bradford (1-1, 3.94 ERA) 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 K, 1 WP
In his first start with the 51s since April 18, Hand was stellar, going seven innings for the third time this season. McGowan had not allowed a run in his last seven outings before struggling last night.
Binghamton Rumble Ponies (35-26) 4, Reading Fightin Phils (37-26) 3 Box Score
- Tomas Nido C: 0 for 3, R, BB, 2 K, .267/.316/.436
- L.J. Mazzilli 2B: 2 for 4, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, K, .274/.368/.406
- Kevin Taylor LF: 3 for 4, 2B, .314/.413/.415
After falling behind 4-0 going into the sixth inning, Binghamton was able to put up four runs over the final four innings. David Thompson got the Rumble Ponies on the board with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. They were able to tie the game in the seventh inning on Mazzilli’s two RBI double and won the game on a Kevin Kaczmarski walk-off single in the ninth.
- RHP Casey Delgado (4-4, 5.43 ERA) 7.0 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
- RHP Corey Taylor (W, 4-3, 3.03 ERA) 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 K
Despite allowing twelve baserunners in the game, Delgado was able to limit the opposition to three runs. He needed only 94 pitches to get through seven solid innings. Taylor has bounced from a shaky start to the season, only allowing two earned runs in his last 15.2 innings.
Columbia Fireflies (40-26) 4, Charleston RiverDogs (32-36) 1 Box Score
- Brandon Brosher C: 2 for 4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI, K, .227/.337/.453
- Milton Ramos SS: 3 for 3, 2B, RBI, BB, .230/.277/.291
- Michael Paez 3B: 1 for 4, 2B, K, .286/.373/.512
The Fireflies scored their first run on Ramos’ third inning RBI single. They would score three runs in the next inning on Brosher’s three run home run. Brosher has struck out too much this season (he has a K% just over 40%), but has shown off some of his incredible power. He has five home runs in only 75 at bats, including three home runs in his last seven games.
- RHP Jordan Humphreys (W, 10-1, 1.42 ERA) 6.0 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 3 K
- LHP Taylor Henry (2-0, 3.42 ERA) 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 K
- LHP Adonis Uceta (2-0, 1.78 ERA) 1.2 IP, 2 K
Humphries wasn’t particularly dominant in this game, only striking out three in six innings, but his control was good enough to hold Charleston to one run. Humphries has allowed no more than two earned runs in any start this season. Uceta has not allowed a run in a game since May 7.
DSL Nationals (2-9) 5, DSL Mets1 (6-6) 1 Box Score
- Jean Carlos Soto LF: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, K, .371/.476/.486
- Alexis Marquez C: 1 for 2, 2B, RBI, .333/.455/.444
- Anderson Bohorquez 1B: 2 for 4, BB, .257/.341/.314
The Mets were able to get 16 men on base with nine hits, five walks, a hit batter, and an error by the Nationals. However, despite consistently having men on base, they could only push across a single run, which came on a ninth inning double by Marquez.
- RHP Miguel Ramirez (L, 0-1, 6.52 ERA) 4.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 R, 3 K
- RHP Ramon Guzman (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 2.0 IP, H, BB
Mets pitchers were hurt by five errors made by the defense. Only three of the runs allowed were earned.
DSL Mets2 (8-4) 4, DSL Rojos (7-5) 2 Box Score
- Jhoander Saez CF: 2 for 4, R, 2B, .425/.531/.550
- Shervyen Newton SS: 2 for 4, 2B, 2 K, .340/.456/.468
- Andres Regnault C: 1 for 2, 2B, RBI, BB, .095/.321/.143
The Mets scored four runs on ten hits. Both Saez and Newton have both gotten off to a hot start to the season.
- RHP Andres German (0-0, 3.55 ERA):4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
- RHP Joel Romero (W, 1-1, 3.38 ERA) 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 K
The St. Lucie Mets have the weekend off for the Florida State League All-Star Break.