MMN Recap: Tebow, Urena, Alonso All Homer in St. Lucie Win

By Dilip Sridhar

July 30, 2017 9 Comments

Las Vegas 51s (39-68) 3, Colorado Springs Sky Sox (63-41) 0 Box Score

Rosario tied his career high in steals with 19. Plawecki has been elevating the ball more and might get a shot soon. Smith continues to dominate the league.

Well, Albalajedo could be the 51s best pitcher right now. Good outing for the journeyman minor leaguer. McGowan stumbled but recovered.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (59-44) 7, New Hampshire Fisher Cats (42-64) 2 Box Score

Good signs for Nido. His home run was his sixth and has a .705 OPS since the break. Nice to see a big game from Thompson who had been slumping a little bit.

Another start for Reyes, perhaps in place of Chris Flexen. The MLB rotation will likely impact who pitches next time through the rotation.

St. Lucie Mets (48-56) 10, Charlotte Stone Crabs (49-54) 3 Box Score

The Peter Alonso show continued. His overall numbers are very good now especially considering how bad they were to begin the year. Tebow time continues, he .298/.381/.510 at St. Lucie now.

Good start for Church, who has had two nice starts since his brief Binghamton appearance. Church has shown good command through out this season.

Columbia Fireflies (55-47) 3, Augusta Greenjackets (37-63) 0 Box Score

The Fireflies manufactured three runs despite only five base runners. Their best offensive player, Andres Gimenez was absent from the lineup.

Harol Gonzalez has a 2.71 ERA his last ten starts which spans 71 innings. He has only walked 15 batters in those 71 innings.

Lowell Spinners (16-21) 10, Brooklyn Cyclones (12-26) 7 Box Score

Stajuduhar has hit well this season when he’s played. He has a .737 OPS on the year and was ranked a top 500 draft prospect. It will be interesting to see if he can stay at third long term.

  • RHP Nicolas Debora (0-3, 3.22 ERA): 3 IP, 6 H, ER, BB, 4 K
  • RHP Gregorix Estevez (2-1, 4.91 ERA): 1 IP, 2 H, ER, 3 K
  • LHP Jake Simon (0-3, 7.76 ERA): 3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, K
  • RHP Conner O’Neil (0-1, 3.38 ERA): 1 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, 3 K

Debora gave up five unearned runs which proved to be the difference in the game.

GCL Mets (9-19) 9, GCL Astros (16-12) 3 Box Score

  • Gregory Guerrero 2B: 2 or 6, 2B, 2 RBI, K
  • Mark Vientos SS: 1 for 4, Run, 2B, RBI, K
  • Matthew Foley DH: 2 for 4, Run, 2B, RBI, BB, 2 K

Mark Vientos has struggled lately but had a good game yesterday which hopefully sparks something for him.

  • RHP Dedniel Nunez (1-1, 5.40 ERA): 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 10 K
  • LHP Placido Torres (0-0, 0.00 ERA): 1 IP, K
  • RHP Matt Cleveland (0-0, 0.00 ERA): 1.1 IP, H, BB, K

Nunez really had his A+ stuff in this game. Good to see both Torres and Cleveland back after missing time to injury earlier on.

DSL Mets2 (33-15) 6, DSL Cubs2 (21-26) 4 Box Score

The DSL Mets scored four in the eighth and ninth to secure victory. Had a .832 OPS going into this game.

Pinedo is having a very nice year, his only issue is command. Escorcha is very young and has shown a lot this season.

Kingsport Mets (15-21) 5, Burlington Royals (16-21) 4 Box Score

  • Raphael Gladu LF: 2 for 4, Run
  • Juan Uriate C: 1 for 3, Run, 2 K
  • Anthony Dirocie CF: 1 for 3, Run, HR, 2 RBI

Dirocie had four home runs his entire minor league career before this one. He has seven already with still another month to go. This new found power could make him an interesting prospect going forward.