MMN Recap: Smith Extends Hitting Streak to 17 Games, Rosario Gets Day Off

By Dilip Sridhar

July 2, 2017 No comments

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Lots (and I mean lots) of rain outs and early suspensions for Saturday.

Single-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton were postponed, while The GCL Mets, DSL Mets2, and Brooklyn Cyclones were all suspended early on in their respective games.

Salt Lake Bees (46-36) 6, Las Vegas 51s (31-51) 3 Box Score

Offense:

Not much offense for the 51s as their best player, Amed Rosario, was absent from the lineup with a routine day off.

In the loss, Smith extended his hitting streak to 17 games. Taijeron over his last ten games has four home runs and has 14 on the year.

Pitching:

Pill really labored for the 51s in this outing. It was his second start since returning from the big leagues. Baldonado’s strikeout numbers have dropped off since getting to Las Vegas. His control has also been declined since his time in Binghamton.

Rome Braves (42-36) 5, Columbia Fireflies (43-34) 1 Box Score

Woodmansee is continuing his rehab and should be in St. Lucie soon. Gimenez is now slashing .279/.337/.366 and had a 104 wRC+ heading into yesterday. He is more than holding his own in his first season state side in a league where he is 3.5 years younger than the average player.

Szapucki struck out the side in his first inning and was solid aside from a rocky fifth. He has started to resemble the dominant pitcher from a year ago.

DSL Mets1 (15-10) 3, DSL Nationals (9-16) 0 Box Score

The offense only reached base seven times and scored three runs but that was more than enough for the pitching staff. Peroza has arguably been the best performer slashing .333/.385/.506 on the season.

Rodriguez can strike guys out but has issues with control. He went four hitless innings in this one and his command was better, relatively speaking. Cespedes has been great his second time through the DSL. His command is very impressive.