Lower Minors: Fantastic Start For Robles, Plawecki Stays Hot
St. Lucie 1, Charlotte 0
This was not a game for the offensive minded fans but Hansel Robles was sharp in this one en route to a St. Lucie victory.
Robles started on Sunday and went the first six innings while scattering three hits and two walks. He struck out six and allowed no earned runs, and the St. Lucie bullpen – Jim Fuller and Chasen Bradford – finished up the game while keeping the shut out intact.
This was key, considering the Mets only scratched out a single run. Robbie Shields walked in the fifth, stole second base, and scored on a fielder’s choice after an error by Charlotte’s Hector Guevara.
So to sum this one up, there were no RBIs by either team, and Hansel Robles was pretty sharp. Four of St. Lucie’s six hits went for doubles, and they did walk five times, so they had their chances – but good pitching was just in the air on Sunday.
T.J. Rivera: 1-for-5, 1 2B
Brian Harrison: 1-for-3, 1 2B, 1 BB
Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-for-4, 1 2B
Dustin Lawley: 1-for-3, 1 2B, 1 BB
Robbie Shields: 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
Hansel Robles: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 0 ER, 6 K
Jim Fuller: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 ER, 1 K
Chasen Bradford: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 ER, 2 K
Lakewood 5, Savannah 3
Lakewood took a 4-0 lead after the bottom of the third inning against Savannah’s Logan Taylor and the Sand Gnats were never really able to bounce back in this one.
Savannah struggled defensively behind Logan Taylor on Sunday, as they made two errors over the course of his mere four innings pitched. He was on the hook for the first four earned runs, with three of them being earned, but it might have been a bit of the scorer’s discretion. Eudy Pina misplayed a ball in the bottom of the second that resulted in a double and two runs scoring, with him being charged an error on the play as well. Lakewood would strike again against Taylor in the third, where they posted a two-spot on a double in Pina’s direction again, with Jayce Boyd being charged a throwing error on the later part of the play.
Matthew Koch pulled some Yilman’s work out of the bullpen and pitched the next four innings while allowing just an earned run. The Sand Gnats were unable to post a run until the sixth inning – and they were on the beneficial end of a wild pitch for Kevin Plawecki to score that run. Plawecki drove home a run with an RBI single in the eighth, and Brandon Nimmo grounded into a force out that scored Stefan Sabol in the ninth, but that would be all for the Savannah offense on Sunday.
Brandon Nimmo: 0-for-3, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB
Jayce Boyd: 2-for-5, 1 2B, 1 R
Kevin Plawecki: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 R
Gregory Pron: 1-for-3, 1 2B, 1 BB
Logan Taylor: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 K
Matthew Koch: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 ER, 1 K
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