MMN Recap: Walk-Off Shot for Urena

By Dilip Sridhar

September 3, 2017 2 Comments

Las Vegas 51s (54-86) 7, Tacoma Rainiers (66-74) 6 Box Score

Urena hit a walk-off blast in the ninth after the 51s blew a 6-5 lead. It was Urena’s second homer in three days. McNeil is starting to heat up after an adjustment to Vegas. He is making a case for being protected on the 40 man roster this offseason.

Mateo had been very sharp as a starter prior to this outing. Perhaps he hit a wall in this one. McGowan gave up the tying home run in the ninth but ultimately got the win thanks to Jose Urena.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (84-54) 1, Hartford Yard Goats (62-76) 0 Box Score

Thompson hit .295/.344/.554 in the month of August and has carried that into September. Hopefully, he saves some for the playoffs.

Knapp has been dominant since returning to Binghamton. Corey Taylor does not have his high ground ball rate he usually generates with his sinker, but he still has good results.

St. Lucie Mets (62-75) 4, Palm Beach Cardinals (74-59) 3 Box Score

St. Lucie managed to win the game despite going 3 for 18 with runners in scoring position.

Bautista 20 strikeouts in 14.1 innings and more importantly just three walks. Walks were previously an issue for the hard throwing righty.

Rome Braves (72-65) 10, Columbia Fireflies (68-68) 0 Box Score

The Fireflies had no offense in this one. They had their share of hits and baserunners but did not manage themselves many chances with runners in scoring position.

Medina was very good before this start. The 21 year old has made a lot of strides this season.

Brooklyn Cyclones (23-48) 1, Lowell Spinners (31-39) 0 Box Score F/5

Lagrange is hitting .318/.400/.318 for the Cyclones. It has been a positive year for him and hopefully he continues this into 2018.

Peterson missed the last few starts with a foot issue. He is likely headed to St. Lucie at the start of 2018 and the Mets hope he will rise quickly. Johnson finished up the game largely due to the poor weather.

  • Dave_in_Spain

    Walter Rasquin and Wagner Lagrange are great baseball names.

  • Nessim Toledano

    Always liked Jeff McNeil and he’s had a great stetch at the plate the last dozen or so games in Vegas. But I don’t think there’s much case for protecting him just yet, largely because he’s very unlikely to get drafted by a major league club. If he was still n AA and at risk of being plucked in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 that would be different.
    Mateo actually saw the wheels start to come off in his last start before this one when he allowed 2 ER and 7 baserunners in only 4-2/3 innings. He’s never gone more than that, so there’s no knowing whether or not he can get past a lineup more than twice in a game. He was simply a pawn/fill-in for the rotation and/because he is eligible for minor league free agency this fall anyway.