MMN Recap: Wright Plays Five Innings At Third Base For St. Lucie

By Daniel Muras

August 26, 2017 3 Comments

Portland Sea Dogs (61-68) 2, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (76-53) 1  Box Score

The Rumble Ponies were held to just one run on five hits in the first game of the doubleheader. Their lone run came in the sixth inning, when Luis Guillorme drove in Biondi on a groundout. Alonso had his first Double-A hit, a single to center field in the seventh inning.

Jannis pitched very well in this game, needing just 68 pitches to get through six innings. After allowing hits to three of the first four hitter, which resulted in two runs scoring, Jannis would retire 17 straight batters.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (77-53) 2, Portland Sea Dogs (61-69) 1  Box Score

In the second game of the doubleheader, the Rumble Ponies scored two runs on nine hits. Guillorme has been in a bit of a slump recently as he is hitting just .147 over his last ten games (although, he has walked seven times while striking out just once over that span). However, he had a nice game at the plate, reaching base three times.

Conlon started the game for Binghamton and threw three shutout innings. It appears that his innings are being limited, as his previous four outings were in relief and he was limited to 41 pitches in this start. It would be a bit odd if Conlon’s innings are being limited, as he is still ten innings short of last season’s total and the Double-A season is coming to an end. Bashlor has yet to allow an earned with Binghamton and has struck out at least two batters in seven of his nine AA appearances.

St. Lucie Mets (58-71) 6, Palm Beach Cardinals (70-55) 2  Box Score

Wright continued his rehab with St. Lucie as he recorded his first hit and played five innings at third base. Becerra had a big night, recording three hits and reaching base four times. Every batter in the St. Lucie lineup had a hit except for Tim Tebow.

Church pitched very well in this game as he needed just 97 pitches to complete seven innings. While he has had a rough season overall, Church has shown signs of improvement recently. Over his last three starts, Church has allowed just six earned runs over 20 innings and has a 14 to 1 strikeout to walk ratio.

Columbia Fireflies (66-63) 3, Hickory Crawdads (62-69) 1  Box Score

The Fireflies’ offense scored three runs on eight hits in this game. Strom now has an eight game hitting streak and been fantastic so far in August. He has a .364/.424/.591 slash line for August.

Ramos had his best start of the season with Columbia in this game, although he did struggle a bit with control. Ryan has had four straight scoreless appearances since giving up three runs in his Columbia debut. Blackham has not allowed an earned run in sixteen straight appearances.

Staten Island Yankees (40-22) 3, Brooklyn Cyclones (15-47) 2  Box Score

  • Jeremy Vazquez 1B: 2 for 4, R, HR, RBI, 2 K, .306/.380/.435
  • Walter Rasquin 2B: 1 for 2, R, 2B, BB, .295/.336/.400
  • Guillermo Granadillo CF: 1 for 3, K, .292/.346/.292

The Cyclones could score just two runs as they lost their 14th straight game. The Cyclones hitters struck out a combined 17 times. Vazquez hit his first home run with Brooklyn to bring the team within one run in the ninth inning.

  • RHP Jose Geraldo (0-2, 3.24 ERA) 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 5 K
  • LHP Placido Torres (0-0, 4.50 ERA) 1.2 IP, H, 3 BB
  • RHP Connor O’Neil (0-2, 3.00 ERA) 1.1 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 K

Geraldo pitched well in this start, but took the loss because of poor defense and a lack of run support.

Bluefield Blue Jays (42-20) 8, Kingsport Mets (27-33) 4  Box Score

Kingsport’s offense scored four runs on nine hits in the loss. Hall managed to steal home as part of a double steal in the fourth inning. Dirocie has hit for plenty of power this season, but has struck out at an incredibly high rate. Dirocie has struck out 16 times in his last 10 games and his K% for the season is approaching 40%.

Campusano struck out a season-high nine batters in this game.

GCL Mets (17-31) vs. GCL Marlins (26-22)

The Mets’ game against the Marlins was suspended due to rain in the eighth inning. The scored was tied 2-2 at the time of the suspension. The game will be completed on August 30.

DSL Mets1 (43-27) 6, DSL Yankees (29-41) 2  Box Score

The Mets scored six runs on ten hits in this game. Valdez hit his first home run of the season, a two-run blast in the eighth inning.

Ramirez continues to pitch extremely well this season, tossing five more shutout innings in this game. He now has a 0.52 ERA over his last ten starts and a 53 to 3 strikeout to walk ratio for the season.

  • Alonso starting to adjust. I expect a few HRs and 2Bs before season ends.

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