MMN Recap: Manea Reaches Base Five Times In Columbia Victory

By Daniel Muras

June 23, 2018 No comments

Scott Manea (Jacob Resnick/Mets Minors)

Reno (34-40) 5, Las Vegas (31-43) 4  Box Score

Colon drew a bases loaded walk with nobody out in the second inning, but Las Vegas failed to score any more runs in that inning. They wouldn’t score again until Alonso’s RBI single in the eighth, followed by an inside-the-park home run by Kivlehan to tie the score at 4-4. McNeil also singled in that eighth inning, and continued his red-hot start to his Triple-A season in what has been a monster year for him.

  • RHP Corey Oswalt (4-4, 5.32 ERA): 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, BB, 5 K
  • LHP Ian Krol (1-0, 3.16 ERA): 1.0 IP, H, 0 R, 0 BB, K
  • LHP Buddy Baumann (0-0, 3.00 ERA): 1.0 IP, H, R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • RHP Gerson Bautista (L, 1-1, 6.06 ERA): 2.0 IP, 2 H, R, 0 BB, 2 K

Oswalt gave the 51s a solid effort, and has put up a good 4.12 ERA in four starts in June after an abysmal three starts in May. Krol had his first scoreless outing in his fourth appearance for the 51s, still owning an ERA over 9.00 in the small sample since he signed. Baumann, fresh off the DL, made his first appearance since June 8th and threw a 1-2-3 seventh. He allowed a single to the first batter he faced in the eighth, then came out as Bautista allowed his inherited runner to score. With the game tied 4-4, Bautista stayed in for the ninth and allowed a triple and a wild pitch to give the Aces the lead.

Hartford (35-37) 6, Binghamton (35-37) 1  Box Score

Binghamton’s offense struggled in this game as they had only four hits and could only get one runner in scoring position. Their only run came on Tebow’s third inning home run, which was his fifth of the season. Tebow is hitting .304/.360/.478 in June while also significantly cutting down his strikeout rate.

Dunn had been great in his first two starts in Double-A, but, facing Hartford for his second straight start, he was roughed up. While his K:BB ration was solid, he gave up two home runs and ended up allowing six total runs to score. Torres and Bashlor combined to strike out six batters over three scoreless innings. Both relievers have 30 strikeouts over 24 innings with Binghamton.

Lakeland (37-34) 4, St. Lucie (27-41) 1  Box Score

This game began on Thursday night, but was ultimately suspended after one inning due to rain. The game restarted on Friday afternoon, but the Mets offense was never able to get going as could manage just four hits. The team’s lone run came on a Gene Cone sacrifice fly in the third inning.

Prevost started the game for St. Lucie and pitched one scoreless inning before the game was suspended due to rain. McIlraith came in to pitch after the game resumed and struggled a bit in three innings. Atkins continued his strong season as he struck out three batters in three hitless innings. Alex Palsha came in to pitch the final two innings and allowed Lakewood to score two insurance runs in the ninth inning.

St, Lucie (27-41) vs. Lakeland (37-34) 

After the completion of Thursday’s suspended game, St. Lucie and Lakewood were supposed to play a second nine-inning game. However, this second game was rained out. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on June 23.

Columbia (35-34) 9, Lakewood (42-29) 1   Box Score

Every player in Columbia’s lineup had at least one hit as the Fireflies cruised to victory against Lakewood. Manea reached base five times in the game and had the first four-hit game of his career. Vasquez has four multi-hit games in his last seven games.

Dibrell started the game for Columbia and continued to build upon what has been a solid 2018. His walk rate is too high for a starting pitcher, but Dibrell has struck out an impressive 72 batters in just 61.1 innings. Over his last nine starts, Dibrell has allowed two earned runs or less eight times. Cobb has been dominant this season and has a 29:4 K:BB ratio. Villines’ ERA is still high, but he has a 1.59 ERA over his last ten games and a 53:5 K:BB ratio so far in 2018.

Brooklyn (6-2) 9, Connecticut (2-6) 1  Box Score

  • Ross Adolph CF: 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 3B, 4 RBI, BB, .286/.385/.524
  • Chase Chambers 1B: 3-for-5, 2 R, 2B, RBI, .364/.417/.591
  • Oliver Pascual SS: 2-for-5, 2B. K, .381/.381/.476

Brooklyn’s offense exploded for nine runs on eleven hits in their blowout against Connecticut. Adolph, the Mets’ 12th round pick in the recent draft, had the biggest game of his young career as he drove in four runs and hit two triples. Chambers, the Mets’ recent 18th round pick, has three multi-hit games in his first five professional games.

  • RHP Briam Campusano (W, 2-0, 0.00 ERA) 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 8 K
  • RHP Ezequiel Zabaleta (0-0, 1.80 ERA) 3.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 4 K
  • LHP Seth Davis (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 1.0 IP, H, 2 K

After not allowing a hit over six innings in last start, Campusano was similarly dominant on Friday night as he struck out eight over five shutout innings. Considering his dominance in Brooklyn and his success in cameo appearances with Columbia and St. Lucie, Campusano may not be with Brooklyn much longer. Zabaleta has a 10:1 K:BB ratio in 10.2 innings this season. Davis made his third rehab appearance and continued to pitch very well.

Kingsport (4-0) 9, Johnson City (1-3) 4  Box Score

Kingsport’s offense continues to crush the ball as they recorded 13 hits and had 22 total baserunners in the blowout. As a team, through the first four games, Kingsport has scored at least five runs in each game and is hitting .357/.431/.497. The middle infield combination of Newton and Santana has been especially impressive in the small sample size.

  • RHP Noah Nunez (W, 1-0, 1.69 ERA) 5.1 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, 7 K
  • RHP Allan Winans (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 1.0 IP, H, K
  • RHP Christian Tripp (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 1.0 IP

Nunez made his first professional start and pitched very well. The 19-year-old righty didn’t allow a run until the sixth inning and only allowed four baserunners all game. Winans and Tripp both pitched a scoreless inning in their professional debuts.

GCL Cardinals (4-0) 5, GCL Mets (2-2) 1  Box Score

  • Ronny Mauricio SS: 1-for-4, 2 K, .333/.294/.533
  • Stanley Consuegra RF: 1-for-3, R, 3B, BB, K, .214/.353/.357
  • Jose Mena C: 1-for-3, K, .273/.273/.364

The Mets had a rough game offensively as they could get just five baserunners and push across only one run. Their lone run scored when Consuegra scored on a David Lozano groundout in the seventh inning. Lozano was recently promoted from the Dominican Summer League and was playing in his first GCL game. Andrew Ely, who has been on the disabled list since April, played in his first rehab game and went 0-for-2.

  • RHP Oscar Rojas (L, 0-1, 3.60 ERA) 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 8 K
  • RHP Ricky Knapp (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, K
  • RHP Marcos Correa (0-0, 3.00 ERA) 3.0 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, K

Rojas, who quietly had a very impressive season in the DSL in 2017, made his first start of the season and pitched very well. Knapp has been hurt all of 2018 and made his first appearance of the season. He came out of the bullpen and was hurt by an error as his two runs allowed were unearned. Correa was recently promoted from the DSL and allowed just one run in his GCL debut despite allowing seven baserunners in three innings.

DSL Mets1 (9-9) 5, DSL Rockies (6-12) 4  Box Score

  • Adrian Hernandez CF: 0-for-4, R, .304/.385/.370
  • Moises Gonzalez LF: 1-for-4, R, 2B, RBI, .205/.385/.256
  • Fidel Almario 3B: 1-for-4, 2 RBI, K, .182/.302/.205

The Mets had just four hits and were just 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position in the game, but were able to score five runs with the help of five Rockies errors.

  • RHP Benito Garcia (1-1, 2.25 ERA) 2.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, BB, 3 K
  • RHP Jhonfran Escalona (W, 1-0, 3.09 ERA) 5.0 IP, 2 H, ER, K
  • RHP Darling Baez (S, 0-3, 6.75 ERA) 1.1 IP, BB

Garcia started the game for the Mets and was hurt by poor defense as he allowed three unearned runs over 2.2 innings. He has an impressive 19:3 K:BB ratio over 12 innings. Escalona pitched five innings and gave up just one run on a solo home run in the eighth inning. Baez recorded the last four outs to close out the game.

DSL Tigers1 (7-11) 6, DSL Mets2 (11-7) 3  Box Score

  • Frederico Polanco SS: 2-for-3, R, BB, SB, .238/.324/.349
  • Wilfred Astudillo 1B: 1-for-4, RBI, K, .406/.441/.625
  • Felix Valerio 2B: 1-for-5, R, RBI, K

The Mets offense were held to just three runs and six hits in their loss against the Tigers. Astudillo now has a hit in all eight games in which he’s played and has only struck out once.

  • RHP Robert Colina (L, 1-1, 8.31 ERA) 3.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, K
  • LHP Johan Armado (0-0, 5.40 ERA) 3.0 IP, 4 H, K
  • LHP Daniel Guzman (0-0, 3.18 ERA) 1.1 IP, H, ER, BB, 2 K

Colina started the game for the Mets and continued to struggle as allowed four runs (two earned) over three innings. He has now allowed eight runs over his last 5.2 innings. Armado pitched three scoreless innings and was the only Mets pitcher not to allow a run in the game.

Las Vegas portion of recap done by Mojo Hill.