MMN Recap: Oswalt Strikes Out Nine In Rumble Ponies’ Victory

By Daniel Muras

August 28, 2017 No comments

Reno Aces (77-57) 4, Las Vegas 51 (52-82) 3 Box Score

The 51s went 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position.

Wagner has yet to allow a run in seven innings since signing with the Mets.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (78-54) 7, Portland Sea Dogs (62-70) 1  Box Score

The Rumble Ponies scored seven runs on eight hits on the day after clinching a spot in the postseason. Alonso has gotten off to a hot start with Binghamton, recording hits in four of his five games and doubling in each of the last two games.

Oswalt continued his recent stretch of outstanding pitching as he struck out nine batters over six innings. Oswalt has not allowed more than three earned runs in a start since May 13 and has a 1.84 ERA over his last ten starts. Binghamton’s bullpen combined to pitch three scoreless innings. Bashlor has not allowed an earned run since being promoted to the Rumble Ponies and has been much better at limiting walks during his time in AA.

St. Lucie Mets (59-72) 2, Palm Beach Cardinals (71-56) 1  Box Score

The Mets pushed across two runs as they scattered eight hits in the victory. Sergakis hit his sixth home run of the season and has quietly put together a solid season in the pitcher-friendly Florida State League. Strom, who was recently promoted from Columbia after an excellent August, went 1 for 4 in his St. Lucie debut. Wuilmer Becerra made his third start of the season at first base.

Crismatt had his first quality start since July 15, breaking a seven game rough stretch over which he had a 7.71 ERA and .971 OPS against. Bautista continues to pitch very well since being traded to the Mets. Most impressively, Bautista’s control has greatly improved and he is walking just 2.4 batters per nine innings since the trade.

Columbia Fireflies (67-64) 4, Hickory Crawdads (63-70) 3  Box Score

The Fireflies were able to score four runs on ten hits in this game. Brodey, who is 5 for 10 with a triple and a home run since his call-up to Columbia, got the Fireflies on the board with a two run triple in the first inning. With the game tied 3-3 in the ninth inning, Winningham put Columbia in front with a two out RBI single.

Medina made his third start of the season with Columbia and pitched fairly well, although he did allow nine hits in less than six innings. He doesn’t have overpowering stuff, but Medina has very good control, as evidenced by his 12 walks in 63 innings this season. Blackham has not allowed a run in his last 24.2 innings pitched.

Brooklyn Cyclones (17-47) 6, Staten Island Yankees (40-24) 0  Box Score

Lagrange made his debut with the Cyclones after a solid stint with the Kingsport Mets. He went 2 for 4 and reached base three times. Rasquin is hitting .325 over his last ten games and stole his 25th base of the season.

  • LHP Jake Simon (1-4, 6.52 ERA) 3.1 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, K
  • RHP Gregorix Estevez (3-1, 3.90 ERA) 1.2 IP, H, 3 K
  • RHP Cannon Chadwick (0-1, 1.08 ERA) 2.0 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 K

Simon had his second straight start in which he did not allow an earned run. However, despite not allowing a run, he did allow a lot of baserunners (eight in 3.1 innings) and ran a high pitch count (69 pitches), which resulted in him being removed from the game in the fourth inning.

Bristol Pirates (15-47) 13, Kingsport Mets (28-34) 5  Box Score

The Mets scored five runs on eight hits in this game. Dirocie continues to accumulate both extra base hits and strikeouts as he had both a triple and two strikeouts in four plate appearances. Manzanarez had a big game, driving in three runs on three hits.

  • RHP Christian James (2-3, 4.18 ERA) 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, BB, 9 K
  • RHP Joshua Payne (0-1, 3.31 ERA) 1.1 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Pedro Perez (3-1, 12.94 ERA) 1.0 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, K

It was a rough day for Kingsport pitching as each of the four Mets pitchers allowed at least two runs. James has been improving recently as he has allowed six earned runs over his last 15.1 innings and has a 24 to 3 strikeout to walk ratio over that span.

GCL Mets (18-32) 3, GCL Cardinals (23-25) 1  Box Score

  • Mark Vientos 3B: 3 for 4, R, 2 2B, .259/.316/.397
  • Matthew Foley C: 2 for 4, R, 2B, K, .288/.339/.442
  • Raul Beracierta RF: 1 for 4, 2B, 2 RBI, K, .243/.305/.314

Vientos had another big game with three hits, including two doubles, and he is now hitting .307/.340/.477 in August.

  • RHP Kyle Wilson (1-1, 1.29 ERA) 6.0 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 4 K
  • RHP Nate Peden (1-1, 6.35 ERA) 1.1 IP, 2 H, K
  • RHP Yadiel Flores (0-0, 5.87 ERA) 1.0 IP, BB

Wilson made his first professional start and pitched very well, allowing just one run to score over six innings. Wilson has pitched very well since being drafted in June as he has allowed no more than one run in any of his six appearances.