MMN Recap: Rosario Extends Hitting Streak and Molina Dominates

By Dilip Sridhar

July 26, 2017 1 Comment

Nashville Sounds (48-54) 10, Las Vegas 51s (37-66) 4 Box Score

Good game for Neil Walker who is just a few days away from re-joining the team. Rosario extended his hitting streak to 15 games. Smith now has a robust 1.179 OPS in July.

Well, there have been some really bad pitching performances for the 51s lately and Hand’s might not even be the worst one. Albaladejo really did great working not giving up any runs and also saving the rest of the bullpen.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (54-44) 6, Akron Rubberducks (50-50) 0 F/7 Box Score

Guillorme has a big game and the offense as a whole rebounded from a poor game 1 of this double header.

Great game for Jannis. The knuckleballer has had a nice season and has managed to stay healthy and give Luis Rojas some quality innings.

Akron Rubberducks (50-49) 1, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (54-44) 0 Box Score

Not much offense for the Rumble Ponies as they only amassed six baserunners in the whole game. Guillorme’s OBP now at .367

Molina’s first start since July 9th and it was a master piece. His stuff was much sharper and he had his strikeout pitch working. Perhaps he is finally back on track and the Mets could be a little more aggressive with him if he has more starts such as this one.

Bradenton Marauders (57-41) 4, St. Lucie Mets (46-54) 2 Box Score

Alonso just keeps continuing to mash. His OPS is up to .838 this season which would have been good for seventh in the league had he qualified. Not bad at all give all his early struggles.

Arguably Merandy’s worst start of 2017. The strikeouts have dipped since his promotion but he’s still likely still adjusting to the league. His control has been very promising to see.

Columbia Fireflies (54-45) 9, Kannapolis (51-49) 2 Box Score

Another big game for Andres Gimenez, who is now hitting .395 over his last ten games. Franco is the son of former Met, John Franco, he has been a high OBP bat this season.

Blake Taylor left after only 50 pitches. We will have to see if something up with him. Blackham has been dominant and should be in St. Lucie soon.

Aberdeen Ironbirds (19-15) 4, Brooklyn Cyclones (12-23) 3 Box Score

The Cyclones had the early lead but could not hang on. Rasquin has managed to hit for a high average this season. It is currently at .346.

  • RHP Trent Johnson (1-3, 6.82 ERA): 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Connor O’Neil (0-1, 2.79 ERA): 1.2 IP, BB, 2 K
  • RHP Marcel Renteria (1-1, 3.60 ERA): 2 IP, 3 BB, 4 K
  • RHP Keaton Aldridge (1-0, 5.63 ERA): 1 IP, H, K

Renteria has still had some issues with command but was known as a hard thrower in college. O’Neil has shown some promise as a college reliever who can hopefully rise in the organization quickly.

DSL Mets2 (30-14) 3, DSL Brewers (19-24) 2 Box Score

The DSL Brewers tied the game in the ninth but Yoel Romero won it with a walk-off RBI Single. Romero is now slashing .343/.435/.399.

Vasquez struggled in his two innings but Guzman was charged with the blow save. Butto has been solid this year and has shown good command.

DSL Mets1 (31-13) 6, DSL Yankees (18-26) 4 Box Score

Big game for Wilmer Reyes who homered twice for his first two home runs of this season. Espino broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh inning with a two-run home run.

Rodriguez and Cespedes struggled with their command but they managed to only escape with the the lead. Martinez picked up the save.

Danville Braves (17-16) 8, Kingsport Mets (12-19) 2 Box Score

Not much offense for Kingsport but Uriarte has shown some nice power at the plate this year. He is hitting .309/.374/.482 this season and he’s only 19.