MMN Recap: Peter Alonso Hits First Full Season Homer

By Michael Mayer

April 9, 2017 3 Comments

Photo by Ed Delany

Photo by Ed Delany

Las Vegas 51s 0, El Paso Chihuahuas 7 Box Score

The 51s did not have much offense in this game, but top prospect, Amed Rosario, has now hit safely in his first 3 AAA games.

Hand struggled in his first start of the season giving up two home runs. Rowen also gave up a home run after giving up one all of last season.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies 2, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 0 Box Score

After back-to-back rain outs to start the 2017 season, the Rumble Ponies won both games of a double-header against the Fisher Cats. The first game only featured two runs being scored. The Mets top catching prospect, Tomas Nido, went 1 for 3 in the win.

  • Tyler Pill (1-0, 0 ERA): 5.1 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, BB, 2 K
  • Cory Burns (0-0, 0 ERA): 1.2 IP, H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Tyler Pill and Cory Burns shut down the Fisher Cats lineup. For Pill, this is his fifth stint at AA as he has spent the last few years pitching between Binghamton and Las Vegas. Burns picked up the save.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies 8, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2 Box Score

The Rumble Ponies scored eight runs in Game 2 thanks in large part to Matt ObersteChamp Stuart left this game early.

P.J. Conlon, the 2016 organizational pitcher of the year, continued his 2016 success into 2017. Conlon was also efficient throwing only 70 pitches. Corey Taylor also pitched in this game. The 2015 9th rounder could have an impact on the 2017 Mets.

St. Lucie Mets 5, Palm Beach Cardinals 4 Box Score

St. Lucie collected their first win of the 2017 season thanks in large part to first baseman, Peter Alonso. Alonso, the 2016 2nd round pick, struggled his first two games but broke out yesterday and showed off the his power. Wuilmer Becerra continued his hot hitting as he looks to earn a promotion Binghamton soon.

The notable name here is Justin Dunn, the Mets first pick from the 2016 draft. Dunn was not very sharp as he walked five and gave up six hits. Tyler Bashlor, an 11th rounder in 2013, was the best in this group only allowing one baserunner while striking out four and collected the win. Joshua Torres picked up the save.

Columbia Fireflies 9, Augusta Green Jackets 5 Box Score

The Fireflies continued their hot hitting, plating nine runs after scoring 14 and 7 in the first two respectively. The big performers were Luis Carpio and Anthony Dimino, both of whom had two hits and two walks each. Carpio missed most of last season with a torn shoulder labrum and Dimino is a catcher whom the Mets selected in the 28th round of the 2015 draft. He is looking to continue his success from 2016 in which he hit .333/.445/.413 in Brooklyn and Kingsport.

On the pitching side, Llanes worked a lot to contact and only threw 36 pitches in his 4.1 innings. Uceta was the most impressive of the three Fireflies and recorded the save for Columbia.