MMN Recap: Vientos Has Big Game, Smith’s Hitting Streak Ends

By Dilip Sridhar

July 5, 2017 6 Comments

El Paso Chihuahuas (41-44) 5, Las Vegas 51s (32-53) 1 Box Score

Smith’s hitting streak ended as you might notice. Rosario has gone 5 for 14 his last 3 games with no strikeouts. That is certainly a good sign for the young shortstop. He will be playing in the Futures Game this coming Sunday.

Robles has not been scored upon in 4 of his last 5 outings. Good signs for the hard throwing but erratic righty.

Altoona Curve (42-39) 6, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (44-35) 0 Box Score

Not much offense for the Rumble Ponies as they mustered only five base runners the whole game. Kaczmarski has a .376 OBP on the year but his slugging percentage is .361. After a .824 OPS in May, Tomas Nido had a .623 OPS in June and a .265 OPS thus far in July.

Molina struggled over 5.2 innings. It was his first bad outing in Binghamton and has walked two in every AA start this year. Most importantly, he’s been healthy since coming back from tommy-john surgery.

Charlotte Stone Crabs (36-43) 7, St. Lucie Mets (35-45) 6 Box Score

The St. Lucie Mets lost in eleven innings. Paez continues to mash since his promotion and Alonso continues to improve as he returns from his hand injury. Tim Tebow has a 1.107 OPS thus far in St. Lucie.

Dunn struggled with command and that has been a theme for him. Definitely needs to show more with that before he takes the next step. Olivo tried his best to give St. Lucie a chance before the team finally fell in the eleventh.

The Columbia Fireflies were suspended in their game.

Tri-City Valleycats (5-9) 9, Brooklyn Cyclones (3-11) 5 Box Score

It was Ricardo’s first appearance at Brooklyn this year. The team scored four in the second but were not able to score much else outside one more run in the fourth. They have really struggled this year.

  • RHP Darwin Ramos (0-2, 6.57 ERA): 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R (0 ER), BB, 4 K
  • RHP Cannon Chadwick (0-0, 0.00 ERA): 2 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 K
  • RHP Connor O’Neil (0-1, 10.13 ERA): 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, K
  • RHP Gregorix Estevez (0-0, 8.31 ERA): 0.1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 4 BB

The Cyclones had a 5-3 lead in the eighth inning before giving up six runs to lose the game. O’Neil and Estevez were the culprits in the loss.

DSL Mets2 (17-9) 7, DSL Rangers2 (16-11) 6 Box Score

Newton tripled to lead off the ninth inning to spark a rally. They scored two runs and took the lead for good that inning.

German struggled through three innings and needed lots of bullpen help. Guerrero and Guzman really carried them going a combined six innings and only giving up one run.

GCL Mets (3-5) 5, GCL Astros (3-4) 2 Box Score

Vientos had his first big game in his professional career. Here are to many more for the Mets number two pick. Granadillo has a 1.202 OPS this season.

The pitching was solid and Vilera continues to move quickly. Sierra’s struggles with command from college. Moreno was called up from the DSL before this game.

Kingsport Mets (4-7) 5, Bristol Pirates (3-10) 4 Box Score

Dirioce has been a power machine this year. He already has three home runs on the season after his previous season-high being two. Garay has struggled this far in his professional career but should improve as he progresses.

Geraldo struggled again in his third start but was picked up 2017 draftees. Selmer and Oxford were very good and Oxford got himself a win. Colon was electric in two innings.