MMN Recap: Toffey, Gimenez, Jannis Lead Rumble Ponies’ Charge

By Joseph Hill

August 17, 2018 No comments

Will Toffey/Photo by Logan Barer, MMO

El Paso (70-52) 3, Las Vegas (61-62) 2   Box Score

Alonso is 1 for his last 13, although that one hit was a home run and the pace he was on was too ridiculous to be sustainable. Smith went 0-4 for the second straight night as his struggles continued. Earlier in the season, he was still walking a good amount despite not hitting for much power, but lately he hasn’t even been doing that. It’s just been a frustrating and inconsistent season for the 23-year-old. Guillorme continued his solid offensive season as he slowly starts to get back into a rhythm after sitting on the Mets bench for a couple weeks. Plaia continued his career-best offensive year. Jose Lobaton and Patrick Kivlehan both homered. Kivlehan now has a 1.286 OPS in August.

  • RHP Scott Copeland (L, 2-2, 3.41 ERA): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 8 K
  • RHP Corey Taylor (1-1, 5.40 ERA): 2.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Copeland’s been pretty solid all year with Binghamton and Las Vegas as well as one appearance with the Mets, so after striking out eight and walking no one in a quality start last night, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see him back on the Mets sometime soon, even if he is just a 30-year-old journeyman. Taylor is deservedly back up with the 51s after posting a 2.41 ERA in 29 games with Binghamton. He has pitched four scoreless innings in Vegas since his recent promotion.

Binghamton (57-65) 10, Akron (68-54) 1 Box Score

Jhoan Urena had his best day of the season going 2-for-2 with a homer, three RBI and three walks.

  • RHP Mickey Jannis (9-5, 3.73) 6 IP, 6 H, 0 R, BB, 4 K, Win
  • RHP Stephen Villines (0.00) IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, K
  • RHP Matt Blackham (4.08) IP, H, 0 R, BB, 3 K

Jannis has allowed only two earned runs over his last four starts (27.1 IP). Villines was making his Double-A debut after allowing only one run in 22 innings for the St. Lucie Mets.

Florida (47-69) 4, St. Lucie (49-70) 0 Box Score

Wright is now 0-for-10 with two walks in his rehab assignment. He played six innings at third base. Lindsay has gone 5-for-15 with a homer since returning from the DL.

West Virginia (61-56) 3, Columbia (55-63) 2 Box Score

Winaker is quietly putting together a strong offensive season, his .803 OPS ranks 11th in the pitcher friendly South Atlantic League. He has 18 doubles, 7 triples and 11 homers on the season.

Renteria had his second straight nine strikeout game and he has a 2.48 ERA in 29 second half innings.

Brooklyn (32-25) 2, Vermont 1 F/10 Box Score

The Cyclones won on what was meant to be a sac bunt but turned into a walk-off throwing error that allowed two runs to score.

  • LHP Joshua Walker (3.04) 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K
  • RHP Tylor Megill (3.79) 4 IP, H, 0 R, BB, 8 K
  • LHP Andrew Mitchell (1-0, 4.91) IP, 2 H, R (0 ER), K

Megill, Mets 2018 8th rounder, had the best outing of his young career. He has 26 strikeouts and only 10 hits allowed in 19 innings though he has walked 13 in that span.

Pulaski (27-28) 7, Kingsport (28-26) 2 Box Score

It was a rare off night for the Kingsport Mets offense with only six hits. Kelenic has been on multiple times in five straight games and is 12-for-13 in stolen base attempts.

GCL Cardinals (33-16) 5, GCL Mets (22-27) 2 Box Score

Despite the two-out, two-run single by Mauricio in the 8th inning his deep slump (3-for-41) continues.

  • RHP Ramon Guzman (2.17) 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 5 K
  • RHP Brendan Hardy (3.14) 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Zachary Hammer (0.00) IP, H, 0 R, 0 BB, K

Hammer, Mets 2018 21st rounder, made his pro debut with a scoreless inning.

 DSL Twins (44-20) 5, DSL Mets1 (41-23) 4 Box Score

The Mets promoted slugging catcher Andres Regnault to the GCL Mets, he had a .993 OPS in the DSL.

DSL Brewers (37-27) 2, DSL Mets2 (30-33) 1 F/11 Box Score

The Mets had just six hits in 11 innings and went 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

Mejia made his return to affiliated ball with a nearly perfect outing.

Las Vegas portion of recap done by Mojo Hill.