MMN Recap: Medina’s Four Hits Lead Brooklyn Onslaught

By Sam Lebowitz

June 19, 2018 No comments

Jose Medina/Photo by Ed Delany

Las Vegas (29-42) 10, Oklahoma City (41-25) 4  Box Score

The 51s had a very good offensive game, as they collected 15 hits, including four each by Borenstein and Kelly. All four of Borenstein’s went for extra bases. Alonso got on base twice and singled home a run in the third inning, but is off to a relatively slow start in his very brief Triple-A stint thus far. McNeil, who was promoted with Alonso, had been just 1-6 in Triple-A but recorded three hits last night to raise his average to .364 and OBP to .462.

  • RHP Cody Martin (W, 1-2, 5.06 ERA): 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 8 K
  • LHP Ian Krol (1-0, 3.28 ERA): 2.0 IP, 3 H, R, BB, K

Martin had a very solid start, striking out eight and walking none en route to earning his first win as a 51. Krol finished off the blowout by throwing two innings, allowing one run to lower his ERA in three games with Las Vegas to 12.27.

Dunedin 9 (5-6), St. Lucie 5 (6-5) Box Score

This was another suspended game for St. Lucie, as they finished up a rain-shortened game from way back on April 15. Blake Taylor, who is now on the disabled list, started the original game and did not pitch particularly well, giving up four runs on four hits and three walks in less than four full innings. He gave way to Stephen Nogosek in the fourth, who imploded without getting an out. Gary Cornish took over when the game was resumed and threw five and two-thirds decent innings of relief.

Once the game resumed, the Mets began to work their way back from an early deficit. The St. Lucie offense scored in every inning from the fith inning onward except the eighth. However, they only scored multiple runs in one inning, in the fifth, when Dale Burdick tripled home a run and Wuilmer Becerra scored him with a groundout. Both Burdick and Becerra drove home a pair of runs. Brandon Brosher hit a solo homerun in the sixth inning.

Dunedin 3 (29-37), St. Lucie 2 (27-38) Box Score

It was just a seven-inning affair for St. Lucie and Dunedin following the suspended game. Harol Gonzalez cruised through the first four innings, only giving up three singles. However, he was undone in the fifth inning by a three-run homerun off the bat of Joshua Palacios. That would enough to make him a losing pitcher, despite the overall good start.

  • Andres Gimenez SS: 0-for-2, BB, .276/.347/.427
  • Wuilmer Becerra RF: 1-for-3, RBI, .250/.299/.288
  • Luis Carpio 2B: 1-for-3, HR, RBI, .208/.282/.306

There was not much offense to go around in the night cap for St. Lucie. They mustered just four hits in the losing effort. Luis Carpio had one of the best swings of the night, blasting his fourth home run of the year in the third inning. Wuilmer Becerra singled home a run in the seventh inning, but the Mets wound up stranding the tying and go-ahead runs on base.

Brooklyn 9 (3-1), Hudson Valley 7 (2-2) Box Score

Jason Vilera limited Hudson Valley to just a run in four innings while striking out six. He threw 73 pitches, 41 for strikes, before getting pulled. The relief work from Billy Oxford was spotless, and he was credited with the win. Things got ugly for Ryan Selmer and Trent Johnson late in the game, as the Renegades rallied for three runs in each of the eighth and ninth innings. Mac Lozer came in after a bases-clearing double by Jacson McGowan, and threw two pitches to record the save.

  • Jose Miguel Medina RF: 4-for-5, 3B, 2 RBI, .438/.500/.563
  • Wagner Lagrange LF, 1-for-3, 2 BB, .286/.412/.357
  • Chase Chambers DH: 2-for-4, 2B, BB, RBI, .500/.600/.750

Brooklyn brought the bats out early, putting up six runs in the first two innings, including a five-run outburst in the second inning. The offensive onslaught was headlined by Jose Miguel Medina, who had a two-run triple in that second inning as part of a four-hit night. Wagner Lagrange was on base three times and scored twice. Tennessee Tech slugger Chase Chambers served as the designated hitter in his professional debut and had two hits and an RBI, including a ground-rule double in his first at bat. Brooklyn totaled 14 hits in the winning effort.

GCL Mets 6 (1-0), GCL Astros 3 (0-1) Box Score

It was opening day for the GCL Mets, and Willy Taveras started and pitched well for them. Though he walked four, he gave up just a hit and no runs in his four innings.

  • Ronny Mauricio SS: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI
  • Stanley Consuegra RF: 1-for-3, RBI, BB, K

Teenagers Ronny Mauricio and Stanley Consuegra were two of the higher-profile players to make their debuts in this one. Mauricio was making pro debut and Consuegra making his state-side debut. Both of them nabbed hits, Mauricio’s being a run-scoring double. The team scored four runs in the first two innings of the game and did not look back.

DSL Mets1 4 (6-8), DSL Yankees 2 (8-6) Box Score

Felix Sosa turned in a solid five innings before giving way to his bullpen. The staff struck out 11 Yankees and walked just one.

All but one offensive starter for the Mets got on base, and seven of the nine got hits, en route to a 12 hit performance in the victory. All the run production came from the bottom third of the lineup. First baseman Willy Valdez had two hits and two runs driven in.

DSL Mets2 7 (9-5), DSL Rangers2 5 (11-3) Box Score

  • RHP David Marcano (0-0, 1.50 ERA): 1 IP, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Antonio Villalba (W, 1-1, 3.12 ERA): 1.2 IP, 1 BB, 4 K

The notable pitching performance in this one was from reliever Antonio Villalba, who struck out four of his six batters to close the game. The pitching staff as a whole struck out 12 batters in the game.

The Mets’ second DSL squad put up six late, unanswered runs to stun the red-hot Rangers’ DSL club. The big hit was off the bat of catcher Kevin Torres, who smashed a three-run, go-ahead homerun in the bottom of the eighth.

Las Vegas portion of recap done by Mojo Hill.