Mets Lower Minors: Pill Strikes Out Ten, Rodriguez Rips Two Homers, Cessa Hurls Five Scoreless IP

An article by posted on August 4, 2012

Aderlin Rodriguez watches one sail over the wall in a two-homer night for him.

St. Lucie 6, Fort Myers 0

Tyler Pill was lights out today striking out ten hitters and the S.Mets bats came out to play. St. Lucie stole three bases in addition to an error-free game

Key Players:

  • Danny Muno – 3 for 5, 1 run scored
  • Cory Vaughn – 2 for 4, 1 home run, 1 RBI, 2 strikeouts
  • Aderlin Rodriguez – 3 for 4, 2 home runs, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored
  • Travis Taijeron – 0 for 4, 1 strikeout
  • Tyler Pill – 7.2 IP, 3 hits allowed, one walk, ten strikeouts

Player Of The Game: Tyler Pill/Aderlin Rodriguez split POTG honors today. Aderlin has adjusted to Hi-A fairly well and Tyler Pill keeps showing his potential for strikeouts

Asheville 3, Savannah 2 

Domingo Tapia had another great outing, but the deciding run was scored on an error. The Gnats had three errors as a team and only managed five hits

Key Players:

  • Cam Maron – 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • Albert Cordero – 0 for 4, 1 strikeout
  • Matt Reynolds – 2 for 3, 1 run scored, 1 strikeout
  • Cole Frenzel – 0 for 4, 2 strikeouts
  • Domingo Tapia – 7.1 IP, 3 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 5 strikeouts, 0 walks
Player Of The Game: Domingo Tapia for his continued growth and dominance at Lo-A

Brooklyn 3, Connecticut 0

Luis Cessa & company had a great pitching outing, and some well-timed hitting from Phillip Evans & Stefan Sabol helped ensure the win for the Cyclones today

NOTE: Johan Santana will make a rehab start with the Brooklyn Cyclones on Sunday. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he is scheduled to pitch three innings. Assuming those three innings go according to plan – no injuries, no setbacks – Santana will pitch the following weekend at Citi Field.

Key Players:

  • Brandon Nimmo, 2 for 3, 1 run scored, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
  • Phillip Evans, 3 for 4, 1 run, 1 RBI
  • Stefan Sabol, 1 for 4, 1 home run, 2 RBI, 1 run scored
  • Kevin Plawecki, 1 for 3, 1 walk
  • Luis Cessa – 5 IP, 2 hits allowed, 4 strikeouts
Player Of The Game: Phillip Evans for his great hitting, showing off the skills that made him such a desirable pick.

Greenville 18, Kingsport 2

Corey Oswalt and Luis Rengel allowed 15 of the 18 runs to score before the sixth inning, and the game was over before it started in the K.Mets loss.

Key Players:

  • Maikis De La Cruz – 2 for 4, 2 doubles, 1 run scored, 1 stolen base
  • Brandon Knaupe – 0 for 2, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts
  • Joe Tuschak – 1 for 4, 1 strikeout
  • Corey Oswalt – 3 IP, 8 hits allowed, 6 runs allowed, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts
  • Luis Rengel – 2.1 IP, 8 hits allowed, 9 runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts

Player Of The Game: Maikis De La Cruz for his good hitting as well as causing trouble on the basepaths.

There’s no easy way to tell you this ma’am, but last night Kingsport was massacred and we need you to come down and identify the team.

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