Las Vegas (2-6) 10, Albuquerque (5-3) 3 Box Score
- Brandon Nimmo CF: 2-for-4, 2 R, HBP, RBI, (.500/.600/.500)
- Ty Kelly RF: 3-for-5, 3 R, 2 3B, HR, 3 RBI, (.440/.481/1.200)
- Zach Borenstein LF: 2-for-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 3 RBI (.259/.333/.667)
- Gavin Cecchini SS: 2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 BB (.381/.458/.571)
The 51s had their second offensive onslaught in two days, scoring ten runs against the Isotopes. Zach Borenstein started the scoring off with a monster home run to right in the first inning. A strange play occurred in the third inning when two consecutive pickoff throws from Albuquerque’s catcher went for errors, which allowed two 51s to score. Kelly has 23 total bases over the last two games including missing the cycle by a single on Wednesday.
- RHP Chris Flexen – 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 5 K, 1 BB (1-1, 4.91 ERA)
- LHP Matt Purke – 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R ( 0-0, 9.82)
- RHP Jamie Callahan – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0-1, 9.00 ERA)
After an miserable first start, Chris Flexen had something to prove in this game and he did, throwing six innings of two-run ball. Matt Purke relieved Flexen and recorded a strikeout in his only inning. Even though he permitted a run in the ninth inning, Jamie Callahan successfully closed out the game.
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies were off yesterday. They play in Portland tonight, our own Mike Mayer will be covering the games on Saturday and Sunday.
St. Lucie (4-4) 8, Tampa (3-5) 4 Box Score
- Jacob Zanon CF: 3-for-5, 3B, 3 R, (.229/.250/.371)
- Andres Gimenez SS: 2-for-3, 2 RBI, HBP, SF, R (.321/.394/.536)
- Dash Winningham 1B: 1-for-5, 3 RBI (.222/.267/.444)
Highlighted by a four-run fifth inning, the St.Lucie Mets defeated the Tampa Tarpoons. The Mets were behind for most of the game, but their offense managed to fight back. Dash Winningham provided a two-run single in the fifth to give the Mets the lead. Andres Gimenez continued his hot start, recording two singles and an RBI. Despite showing almost no power in his pro career, Luis Carpio launched a solo shot in the seventh frame to extend the Mets lead. Anthony Dimino also homered while Jacob Zanon had three hits.
- RHP Josh Prevost 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 K, 2 BB (1-1 7.20 ERA)
- RHP Thomas McIlraith – 1 IP, o H, 0 R, 1 K, 2 BB (0-1 2.25 ERA)
- RHP Stephen Nogosek-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, (0-0, 3.60 ERA)
- RHP Matt Blackham – 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (1-0, 1.50 ERA)
Despite a nasty changeup, Josh Prevost allowed four runs in five innings. The bullpen managed to do its part, allowing no runners to score in the last four frames. Matt Blackham was particularly effective, recording two scoreless innings. MMN’s own Ernest Dove noted that Stephen Nogosek was reaching up to 96 mph.
Columbia (5-3) 7, Asheville (1-7) 5 Box Score
- Edgardo Fermin SS: 2-for-6, 2B, 3B, 2 R, 4 RBI (.313/.333/.500)
- Matt Winaker LF: 1-for-4, RBI, 2 BB (.250/.367/.250)
- Giovanny Alfonzo DH: 1-for-3, R, 2 BB (.286/.375/.357)
It was the Edgardo Fermin show at Columbia yesterday. Fermin had a huge game, hitting his third triple of the year, which cleared the bases. He also doubled home Giovanny Alfonzo in the tenth inning to give the Mets the lead. Combined,the Mets 3-4 hitters, Matt Winaker and Jeremy Vasquez walked six times.
- RHP Joe Cavallaro(1-0, 2.08 ERA) 7 IP, 4 H, 5 R (ER), 4 K, 1 BB
- RHP Stephen Villines (1-1, 6.43 ERA) 3 IP, 0 H, 5 K
Even though Joe Cavallaro allowed five runs in seven innings, it was a decent night for the 22-year-old. Only one of the runs were earned and his only real mistake was a pitch to Ramon Marcelino, who took it yard for a grand-slam in the fourth inning. The submariner Stephen Villines finished off the night with three scoreless innings.