MMN Recap: Rosario’s Hit Streak Snapped, Robles Struggles in 51s’ Loss

By John Flanigan

June 2, 2017 7 Comments

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Reno Aces (34-20) 9, Las Vegas 51s (21-33) 2 Box Score

The 51s weren’t able to get much going offensively, as they were only able to muster two runs on six hits. Phillip Evans drove in one of the two Vegas runs of the game with an RBI single. A Gavin Cecchini RBI double brought in the other run. Dominic Smith struck out twice, but lined his fifteenth double of the season. Kevin Plawecki picked up two hits, he now has a six game hitting streak. Amed Rosario struck out three times, and snapped his hitting streak.

Despite pitching well, Rafael Montero took the loss in his third start since being sent down. Montero lasted 5.2 innings and allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits, struck out eight, and only walked three. Kyle Regnault walked one, but struck out his man to get out of the sixth. Hansel Robles was terrible in his outing as he recorded only one out and allowed six runs, five earned, two of which were home runs. Beck Wheeler limited the damage as he tossed 1.2 scoreless innings, and struck out three.

Trenton Thunder (34-18) 6, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (29-19) 3 Box Score

Binghamton was able to tie the game at two in the sixth with a Kevin Taylor RBI single and a ground out scoring Cody Decker. However, the Rumble Ponies were only able to muster three runs on seven hits. Both Luis Guillorme and Cody Decker lined doubles, and Kevin Taylor and Gustavo Nunez both drove in a run. Tomas Nido singled and scored a run on the night.

Blake Beaven suffered his first loss of the season for Binghamton as he allowed four runs on eight hits over six innings. Scarlyn Reyes allowed a pair of runs in the seventh to put the game away for good. Kelly Secrest allowed a pair of hits and walked one, but didn’t allow a run in 1.2 innings.

Daytona Tortugas (28-25) 4, St. Lucie Mets (27-27) 2 F/10 Box Score

J.C. Rodriguez brought home John Mora on a sacrifice fly in the first to get the scoring started. After a Patrick Mazeika walk in the sixth John Mora scored again, recording the Mets second and final run of the game. Mora was on base three times, and scored both of the Mets runs. Patrick Mazeika reached base twice with a walk and a base hit.

Joe Shaw received a no-decision for his effort in this ball game. He tossed 5.1 innings of two runs ball while allowing five hits, walking two, and striking out five. Alex Paisha blew his third save of the season as he allowed three hits and walked one in 2.2 innings of work. Austin McGeorge suffered the loss as he allowed a pair of runs in the tenth.

Hagerstown Suns (32-21) 3, Columbia Fireflies (27-24) 2 Box Score

Desmond Lindsay accounted for the only Fireflies runs as he smacked an opposite field two-run home run in the third. Tim Tebow singled twice and scored on the Lindsay homer. Dash Winningham also reached base twice, including a double.

A two-run home run ruined the effort from Gary Cornish, as he suffered his first loss of the season. Cornish threw 6.1 innings of three run ball, and allowed six hits and struck out six in his season and pro starting debut. Matt Blackham threw 1.2 scoreless innings in relief, and struck out three.