MMN Recap: Peter Alonso, Desmond Lindsay Homer

By Ryan Kolakowski

August 16, 2018 No comments

Desmond Lindsay/Photo by Ed Delany, MMN

Las Vegas (61-61) 9, Fresno (70-52) 6  Box Score

Alonso has cooled off a smidge but still continued his very strong stretch of play with his 15th homer as a 51 last night, and his 30th of the season. Smith continues to just be inconsistent and mediocre. Kivlehan had one of his best offensive games of the season, and now has a 1.289 OPS in August. Luis Guillorme had a rough night, going 0-4 and making two errors in the first inning. He has made three errors in two games at shortstop since being demoted. Although he may just be rusty from having barely played while on the Major League roster.

  • RHP Cody Martin (3-4, 6.95 ERA): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 4 K
  • RHP Eric Hanhold (W, 1-1, 7.94 ERA): 2.0 IP, H, 0 R, 0 BB, K
  • RHP Gerson Bautista (2-1, 4.81 ERA): 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K
  • LHP Kyle Regnault (3-1, 4.97 ERA): 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Yet another mediocre start with iffy control for Martin, who hasn’t shown much promise since being signed as a low-risk minor league free agent. The encouraging performance of the night was from Hanhold, who had an injury scare on Monday, when he made his first appearance for Las Vegas since June 17, and had to come out of the game. He came back last night and cruised through two scoreless innings on 25 pitches. He’s still struggled in his limited sample in Vegas, but it’s very encouraging nonetheless. Bautista had finally been on a hot stretch before he struggled with command in this game.

Binghamton (56-64) 5, Akron (67-53) 4 (Game 1, 7 innings) Box Score

Matt Gage took the hill for Binghamton and earned his second win in as many starts for the Rumble Ponies. Gage tossed two scoreless innings before running into trouble in the third. With the bases loaded and one out, Gage allowed a two-run single to fall behind 2-0. He went on to allow another run in both the fourth and fifth innings. Gage, who was released by the San Francisco Giants organization earlier this season, was signed as a minor league free agent by the Mets on April 4. In two starts with Binghamton, Gage has a 3.09 ERA.

Reliever Joshua Torres tossed 1 1/3 perfect innings while striking out three. In 31 appearances with Binghamton, Torres has a 1.12 ERA.

The Rumble Ponies fell behind 2-0 in the top of the third inning but came roaring back to take the lead in the bottom half of the frame. First baseman Joey Terdoslavich drew a bases-loaded walk to bring in the first Binghamton run, and third baseman Will Toffey drove in two more on a two-out single. Since joining the Rumble Ponies in the Jeurys Familia trade, Toffey has a .873 OPS.

Binghamton plated two more runs in the fifth inning. Andrew Ely doubled in Jodd Carter to give the Rumble Ponies a 4-3 lead, and Andres Gimenez singled in another run. Gimenez, the Mets top prospect according to MLB Pipeline, has a .809 OPS since being promoted to Binghamton last month.

Akron (68-53) 3, Binghamton (56-65) 0 (Game 2, 7 innings) Box Score

  • RHP Harol Gonzalez (1-13, 4.53 ERA): 6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 3 K
  • LHP Daniel Zamora (1-1, 3.48 ERA): IP, K

Harol Gonzalez took the mound for game two of the double header, and he turned in a solid performance to keep Binghamton in the game. Gonzalez allowed three earned runs in six innings of work, lowering his ERA at Binghamton from 9.32 to 8.47 in six starts. Reliever Daniel Zamora turned in another perfect inning of work, and he now has 69 strikeouts in 51.2 innings of work this season.

The Binghamton offense sputtered to a halt in game two of the double hitter. The Rumble Ponies collected only two hits in seven innings, neither of which went for extra bases. Top prospect Andres Gimenez was held hitless and struck out once.

St. Lucie (49-69) 6, Florida (46-69) 2 Box Score

  • RHP Gabriel Llanes (7-9, 4.43 ERA): 7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
  • LHP Seth Davis (1-0, 3.81 ERA): 2 IP, 2 BB, 2 K

Starting pitcher Gabriel Llanes turned in a quality outing, going six innings while allowing only two earned runs. After being staked out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, Llanes surrendered two runs in the top of the second. Llanes settled down and pitched four more scoreless innings before concluding his night. Seth Davis came on in relief and pitched two hitless innings, allowing Llanes to walk away with the win.

Two big leaguers made appearances with St. Lucie as part of their rehab assignments. David Wright, who is working his way back from a multitude of injuries, went hitless on the day and drew a walk. Meanwhile, Jay Bruce collected two singles as he attempts to make his way back to Citi Field.

While trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Dale Burdick struck a three-run home run to give the Mets a 4-2 lead. Desmond Lindsay drove in a run on a single in the fifth inning, and he scored another run on a solo shot in the eighth inning.

Columbia (55-62) 5, West (60-56) 2 Box Score

  • RHP Zac Grotz (2-5, 5.58 ERA): 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 6 K

Columbia starter Zac Grotz turned in an excellent performance on the mound, scattering six hits and two runs over the course of seven innings. Grotz, a 28th-round pick from Embry-Riddle University, lowered his season ERA to 5.58 with the strong outing.

Columbia struck first on a Hansel Moreno single in the second inning to take a 1-0 lead. David Miranda followed Moreno with a run-scoring single of his own, giving the Fireflies a two run buffer. Columbia tacked on three more runs over the course of seven innings and earned a 5-2 victory over West Virginia.

Brooklyn (31-25) 4, Vermont (27-29) 1 Box Score

  • RHP Jose Butto (4-0, 2.57 ERA): 6 IP, 3 H, R (0 ER), BB, 5 K
  • RHP Tommy Wilson (1-0, 0.73 ERA): 2 IP, H, BB, 4 K

The Cyclones pitching staff held Vermont to only one earned run last night. Starting pitcher Jose Butto ran into trouble in the fifth inning. After giving up a run-scoring single, Butto faced runners on first and third with no outs. Butto escaped the jam and then shut down the Lake Monsters for another inning.

The Cyclones struggled to find any consistency on offense. Only four of the nine Cyclones’ players collected a hit. The Cyclones first threatened in the bottom of the first inning when Ross Adolph scored on a groundout. The Cyclones jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning and then held on to the lead for the remainder of the game.

DSL Mets1 (41-22) 3, DSL Twins (43-20) 0 Box Score

Starting pitcher Benito Garcia turned in a dominant performance against the Twins. In only five innings of work, Garcia did not allow an earned run while striking out. He also surrendered zero walks. In 13 games this year, Garcia has struck out 53 batters while walking only 11.

The Mets1 struck first by plating two runs in the second inning, and those two runs would be more than enough to seal the victory. The Mets1 collected eight hits, three of which went for extra bases.

DSL Brewers (36-27) 2, DSL Mets2 (30-32) 1 Box Score

Starting pitcher Victor Isturiz spun a masterful performance, allowing only one earned run over seven inning of work, With the game tied 1-1 entering the ninth inning, relief pitcher Enmanuel Almonte remained in the game. Almonte recorded one out in the ninth inning, but eventually gave up the go-ahead run to give the Brewers the victory.

The Mets2 struggled all night at the plate, failing to string together hits or threaten the Brewers. The Mets2 struck four hits, only one of which went for extra bases. The lone damage of the night came on a solo home run by Jeison Rodriguez in his only at-bat of the game.

Las Vegas portion of recap done by Mojo Hill.