Las Vegas 51s (54-86) 7, Tacoma Rainiers (66-74) 6 Box Score
- Jeff McNeil 2B: 3 for 4, 2 Runs, 2B, RBI
- Phillip Evans SS: 2 for 4, Run, 2B, RBI
- Jhoan Urena 1B: 2 for 4, 2 Runs, HR, RBI, 2 K
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.
- RHP Luis Mateo (1-0, 5.85 ERA): 4 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 5 K
- RHP Beck Wheeler (4-5, 8.47 ERA): 2 IP, 2 H
- LHP Kelly Secrest (0-0, 2.57 ERA): 1 IP, H, K
- RHP Ben Rowen (3-3, 4.41 ERA): 1 IP, H
- RHP Kevin McGowan (6-5, 4.15 ERA): 1 IP, H, ER, K
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.
- RHP Ricky Knapp (1-0, 2.00 ERA): 5 IP, 5 H, 4 K
- RHP Corey Taylor (5-5, 3.61 ERA): 2 IP, H, 3 K
- LHP Ben Griset (4-1, 2.39 ERA): 1 IP, H, K
- RHP Cory Burns (2-2, 4.12 ERA): 1 IP, H
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.
- RHP Nabil Crismatt (6-13, 3.95 ERA): 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R (ER), 5 K
- RHP Austin McGeorge (2-2, 1.89 ERA): 1 IP, 2 H, ER, BB
- RHP Johnny Magliozzi (5-1, 3.19 ERA): 2 IP, BB, 2 K
- RHP Gerson Bautista (0-1, 1.26 ERA): 1 IP, 2 K
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.
- RHP Jose Carlos Medina (1-1, 2.70 ERA): 6 IP, 11 H, 6 R (5 ER), BB, 4 K
- RHP Keaton Aldridge (1-1, 6.62 ERA): 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R (ER)
- LHP Joseph Zanghi (0-3, 2.34 ERA): 1 IP, H, ER, BB, K
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.