MMN Recap: Merandy Gonzalez Masterful Again, Jhoan Urena Locked In

By Dilip Sridhar

April 16, 2017 3 Comments

(Jacob Resnick/Mets Minors)

(Jacob Resnick/Mets Minors)

Las Vegas 51s (5-5) 4, Sacramento River Cats (5-4) 1 Box Score

Reynolds continues his hot hitting but he is still striking out a considerable amount. He has also continued to play left field prominently and recorded his second OF assist. After a slow start, Cecchini appears to have come around while playing solid defense at second base. Smith has managed to get on base in all but one game this season.

The pitching was very impressive for the 51s, especially given that it was in Las Vegas. As a staff, they combined to strike out 12. McGowan recorded the win last night while Sewald picked up the save. Rowen bounced back with a scoreless inning after struggling his last few times out.

Erie Seawolves (6-3) 5, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (4-5) 1 Box Score

Not much offense for Binghamton in last night’s loss. Luis Guillorme continues hitting and has recorded a hit in 8 of the first 9 games this season. He is hitting .424/.500/.515 so far this season. Top catching prospect, Tomas Nido, has struggled thus far for Binghamton. His current slash line is .174/.240/.304.

Delgado has struggled in his two starts thus far. He is still looking to gain his footing in AA after struggling in his stint last season. Taylor had a solid outing after giving up runs in his previous two.

St. Lucie Mets (5-5) 9, Florida Fire Frogs 5 Box Score

Wuilmer Becerra went hitless for the first time all season. He also struck out three times for the St. Lucie Mets. Jhoan Urena is now slashing .342/.419/.500 following his big game Saturday.

Crismatt was very impressive over 6 innings yesterday after a great 2016 campaign. Familia began his rehab last night and only required 8 pitches, 6 of which were strikes, to set aside his opponents. He is eligible to return this Thursday.

Columbia Fireflies (7-3) 1, Augusta GreenJackets (2-8) 0 Box Score

The offense only manufactured only one run on four hits in this game. This is the second game in a row they only had four hits. Desmond Lindsay left early for Columbia after getting hit high by a pitch. Winningham has now been on base in ten straight games.

Merandy Gonzalez was masterful for the Fireflies. He only threw 91 pitches over his 7.2 innings scoreless innings. He has yet to allow a run this season. Griffin finished up the game and recorded the save.