Las Vegas 21, El Paso 9
The 51′s scored in every inning Tuesday except their half of the 8th, as they take down the Chihuahua’s 21-9 in the series finale. Las Vegas took 3-out-of -4 from El Paso and improve to 15-5 on the season. Dana Eveland wasn’t spectacular but did what he needed to do, going five innings giving up four runs but striking out eight. Las Vegas sent 12 batters to the plate in the first run and put seven on the board with nothing but walks and singles. The 51′s were brutal against El Paso pitching all afternoon. MMN Player of the Week Allan Dykstra continued his torrid pace going 4-for-5 with a homerun, two doubles, four runs scored, and five RBI. Matt den Dekker would also have himself a good night driving in five runs of his own while hitting his first home run of the season. Las Vegas is off Wednesday but will prepare to play hosts to Tacoma for a four-game series.
Portland 5, Binghamton 3
It would take extra innings, but Portland would score two runs in the top half of the 11th inning and beat the B-Mets 5-3. Tied at 3-3 after the 6th inning, both teams were exchanging blows until Portland got the better of them to win the second game of the four-game series. Hansel Robles would have his share of control problems during his short 4.2 inning outing. Robles would end the night on the wrong side of the BB/K battle with 7 walks to 5 strikeouts. He also gave up Portland’s three runs but ended with the no decision. The B-Mets bullpen was great allowing just one hit in 5.1 innings until the wheels fell off for Jon Velasquez in the 11th. Kevin Plawecki went 2-for-5 and picked up one of the two Binghamton RBI.
St. Lucie 6, Palm Beach 5
Eudy Pina scores in the 12th inning on a Phillip Evans walk-off single as the St. Lucie Mets take down the Palm Beach Cardinals 6-5. The Mets sweep the home portion of the home-and-home series against the Cardinals. Matthew Koch would have a rough go of things early as he gave up four runs in his first inning of work. The Mets bullpen kept them in the game withRandy Fontanez picking up his first win of the season with his one inning of work. T.J. Riverahad a very nice day going 2-for-6 with his third home run of the season and would also drive in three runs. Phillip Evans would also add a home run for the Mets to go along with his game-winning RBI single. St. Lucie travels to Palm Beach on Wednesday for the final two games of this home-and-home series.
Delmarva 4, Savannah 1
Savannah falls to 10-6 on the season as the Delmarva Shorebirds take down the SandGnats 4-1. Hunter Harvey would get the start for Delmarva and was baffling for four innings. Control problems would end his day after four innings as he had walked five SandGnats. Kevin McGowan had a rough go of things for Savannah giving up all four of the runs in 4.1 innings of work. Dario Alvarez would come in for a lengthy relief appearance and was brilliant giving up just one hit in 3.2 innings while striking out six. Savannah had no extra-base hits and would not record an RBI. Gavin Cecchini scored the only run while going 1-for-3. Savannah will look to rebound on Wednesday in the final game of the three-game series.
MMN Player of the Night
So I have decided to stay with the hot bat and select Allan Dykstra as the player of the night. I probably could have picked anyone on Las Vegas but Dykstra’s 4-for-5 with 5 RBI takes the cake.
(Photo Credit: Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal)