LAS VEGAS 13, EL PASO 7
Logan Verrett made the start on Wednesday in what turned out to be a slugfest against El Paso. Verrett did not fare well in his AAA debut, allowing a whopping seven earned runs on twelve hits in six innings pitched. However, he did strike out nine batters, while only walking one. Despite Verrett’s poor outing, he was able to pick up the win due to Vegas’ attack on offense. Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 4 for 6 with a pair of two-run home runs, also adding a double to his line. Allan Dykstra had a 3 for 5 game, smacking two doubles and picking up two rib eye steaks. Brandon Allen also had a home run. It was an extremely impressive showing for the Las Vegas offense all around on Wednesday as they picked up the win. Joel Carreno will get the start for Las Vegas on Thursday.
BINGHAMTON 7, NEW HAMPSHIRE 5 – Game 1
Cory Vaughn recorded three hits as the B-Mets held on to win the game and complete the game that initially started on Tuesday night but was suspended due to rain. Tyler Pill received the win, but allowed five runs in four innings. Chase Bradford, who hasn’t given up a run in his last eight appearances, pitched a scoreless ninth for his 11th save.
NEW HAMSHPIRE 5, BINGHAMTON 2 – Game 2
Rainy Lara started the game for the B-Mets but only pitched 2.2 innings, because in the third inning, while covering home plate, he suffered an injury and was removed from the game. He gave up just an earned run on three hits, while walking none and striking out two. He would also suffer the loss. Binghamton could not muster much on offense with Matt Clark registering the only extra base hit. He was also the only player with multiple hits, going 2 for 2 with an RBI. Kyle Johnson picked up the other RBI on a triple in the bottom of the sixth inning that scored Wilfredo Tovar. Kevin Plawecki upped his average to .340 with a 1 for 3 night. Tyler Pill will make the start for the B-Mets on Thursday.
ST. LUCIE 3, BREVARD COUNTY 2
Domingo Tapia took the hill for the St. Lucie Mets on Wednesday and tossed seven innings, allowing three hits and three walks, but only struck out one. He did not give up an earned run, however, and did pick up the win; his second of the season. Brandon Nimmo returned to the lineup on Wednesday and singled in the first inning. He advanced to second on a walk toGilbert Gomez and stole third with Jairo Perez batting. Perez then drove him and Gomez in on a single. Eudy Pena picked up the last RBI with a 1 for 3 game. Randy Fontanez made it interesting in the bottom of the ninth, allowing two runs, but eventually locked down the save. The St. Lucie Mets are now ten games above .500. Luis Cessa will make the start on Thursday.
SAVANNAH, AUGUSTA – POSTPONED
The Sand Gnats’s game against Augusta was postponed on Wednesday due to rain. Ricky Knapp will take the mound on Thursday against Rome.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Kirk Nieuwenhuis clubbed a pair of two run shots in Wednesday’s contest, while also adding a double. He scored three runs on the night and drove in four.