Las Vegas 51s (32-51) 12, Salt Lake Bees (46-37) 7 Box Score
- Gavin Cecchini 2B: 2 for 6, 2 R, 2B, .251
- Amed Rosario SS: 3 for 4, 3B, 2B, BB, R, 3 RBI, .320
- Dominic Smith 1B: 1 for 5, 2 R, BB, .321
- Travis Taijeron RF: 2 for 4, 4 R, 2 BB, 2 RBI, 2 2B, .261
The 51s went 7 for 20 on the night with runners in scoring position. Seven different players knocked in a run and everyone in the lineup had at least one hit.
- RHP Donovan Hand (2-3, 6.86) 5 IP, 9 H, 6, 0 BB, 0 K, Win
- LHP Kyle Regnault (0.51) Perfect inning, K
- RHP Hansel Robles (7.64) IP, H, 2 BB
- RHP Kevin McGowan (4.24) IP, H
Binghamton Rumble Ponies (42-34) 1, Harrisburg Senators (34-46) 0 Box Score
- Kevin Kaczmarski LF: 2 for 3, R, 3B, SB, .281/.374/.365
- Matt Oberste 1B: 1 for 2, 2B, BB, .289/.370/.414
- Tomas Nido C: 0 for 3, .250/.289/.389
The Rumble Ponies were held to just one run on five hits in the first game of the doubleheader. Their lone run came on a Gustavo Nunez sacrifice fly which drove home Kaczmarski in the seventh inning. After having a great May, Nido has been in a prolonged slump since the middle of June. Nido has only a .357 OPS in 14 games since June 13.
After giving up a combined 12 earned runs over his last two starts, Conlon bounced back to deliver a scoreless start for the Rumble Ponies. Griset, who has been having his third straight excellent season in the Mets organization, pitched a perfect seventh inning.
Binghamton Rumble Ponies (43-34) 3, Harrisburg Senators (34-47) 2 Box Score
- Champ Stuart LF: 1 for 2, 2B, BB, .228/.326/.360
- David Thompson 3B: 1 for 2, 2 R, BB, K, .254/.324/.400
- Tyler Moore 1B: 1 for 3, RBI, .214/.214/.214
The Rumble Ponies didn’t get much offense in this game, but were able to take the lead on a two run error in the sixth inning. L.J. Mazzilli had three hits in the game.
- RHP Casey Delgado (5-4, 5.37 ERA) 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, K
- RHP Scarlyn Reyes (1-0, 5.18 ERA) 2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 K
- RHP Corey Taylor (5-4, 3.89 ERA) 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 K
Delgado started the game for the Rumble Ponies and struggled with his control, walking five batters and throwing 62 pitches in only 2.1 innings. Both Reyes and Taylor pitched well in relief, combining to pitch 4.2 scoreless innings.
St. Lucie Mets (35-42) 5, Fort Meyers Miracle (38-38) 4 Box Score
- Peter Alonso 1B: 1 for 4, R, HR, 4 RBI, K, E, .226/.292/.444
- Jhoan Urena 3B: 1 for 3, 2B, .295/.393/.444
- Michael Paez 2B: 2 for 2, 2B, RBI, BB, .273/.342/.333
The Mets scored five runs on nine hits in the first game of the doubleheader. Paez put the Mets on the board in the second inning when a double drove home Wuilmer Becerra. Alonso would give the Mets the lead in the fifth inning when he smacked a grand slam home run, his sixth home run of the season.
- RHP Merandy Gonzalez (1-1, 1.50 ERA) 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, ER, 3 BB, 6 K
- RHP Johnny Magliozzi (4-1, 4.54 ERA) 0.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER
- RHP Joshua Torres (0-2, 3.34 ERA) 1.0 IP
Gonzalez delivered another solid start in his second game with St. Lucie, only giving up one earned run in six innings. He did have some issue with control, throwing only 53 of 91 pitches for strikes and walking a season high three batters.
Fort Meyers Miracle (39-38) 12, St. Lucie Mets (35-43) 1 Box Score
- Michael Paez 2B: 1 for 2, 2B, RBI, BB, .286/.357/.371
- Enmanuel Zabala RF: 2 for 3, R, 2B, .203/.267/.228
- Jhoan Urena LF: 1 for 4, .294/.390/.441
The Mets couldn’t produce much offensively, only scoring one run on a Paez sacrifice fly in the third inning. Urena has been in a slump recently and he is hitting only .171 over his last 10 games. Tim Tebow went 1 for 3 with a walk combined in the doubleheader and is hitting .429 for St. Lucie.
- RHP Andrew Church (L, 5-7, 5.38 ERA) 3.1 IP, 9 H, 9 R, 7 ER, BB, 7 K
- LHP Kevin Canelon (1-1, 2.87 ERA) 1.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 K
- RHP Justin Brantley (3-2, 6.08 ERA) 1.0 IP, H, ER, 3 BB, K
Church got the start for the Mets in the second game of the doubleheader and had another rough outing. Everything went smoothly for the first three innings, with Church allowing just one run and striking out seven. However, everything fell apart in the fourth inning, in which Church would allow eight more runs, six of which were earned. Church now has an 11.17 ERA over his last four starts.
Columbia Fireflies (44-34) 3, Rome Braves (42-37) 2 Box Score
- Andres Gimenez SS: 2 for 3, R, 2 E, .286/.342/.371
- Luis Carpio 2B: 2 for 4, R, 2B, K, .258/.319/.315
- Jay Jabs DH: 1 for 4, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 K, .230/.312/.368
The Fireflies scored three runs on eight hits in the game. They got on the board in the third inning when Jabs tripled home Ian Strom and Gimenez. The Fireflies added another run in the fifth when Carpio scored on a wild pitch.
- RHP Thomas McIlraith (2-0, 0.00 ERA) 6.0 IP, 3 BB, 6 K
- RHP Joseph Zanghi (0-2, 3.56 ERA) 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER
- LHP Adonis Uceta (3-0, 1.54 ERA) 1.1 IP, H, 2 K
Columbia pitchers combined to take a no-hitter into the eighth inning of the game. McIlraith started and pitched the first six innings of the game. Zanghi came in to pitch the seventh and retired the side in order, but would give up a single to the leadoff batter in the eighth. Uceta has not allowed a run since May 7.
Brooklyn Cyclones (3-8) 7, Connecticut Tigers (7-4) 6 Box Score
- Jose Miguel Medina RF: 2 for 3, 2 R, 3B, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K, E, .295/.354/.432
- Quinn Brodey CF: 2 for 4, R, CS, .286/.412/.286
- Carlos Sanchez C: 2 for 4, R, 3B, E, .212/.278/.364
This game was completed after being suspended due to rain in the second inning on July 1. The Cyclones scored seven runs on ten hits, four of which went for extra bases. Medina had a big game, getting on base three times and hitting his first home run of the season.
- LHP Jake Simon (0-1, 7.20 ERA) 0.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 K
- RHP Chase Ingram (1-0, 0.00 ERA) 3.0 IP, H, BB, 2 K
- RHP Trey Cobb (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 2.0 IP, H, 2 K
Simon got the start for the Cyclones and was knocked out of the game in the first inning. With an error prolonging the inning and a pitch count nearing 40, Simon was pulled from the game after getting just two outs. Ingram, making his second rehab appearance (his first came with the GCL Mets), pitched three scoreless innings. Cobb, making his second appearance with the Cyclones, pitched two scoreless innings.
Connecticut Tigers (8-4) 3, Brooklyn Cyclones (3-9) 2 Box Score
- Reed Gamache 3B: 3 for 3, R, .243/.391/.297
- Matt Winaker 1B: 1 for 3, .250/.400/.250
- Walter Rasquin 2B: 1 for 4, R, .281/.324/.375
Brooklyn’s offense struggled in this game, only scoring two runs on seven hits.
- Jose Carlos Medina (L, 0-2, 2.16 ERA) 7.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 5 K
Medina pitched well, pitching all seven innings of the game and only given up three runs, but two home runs and a lack of run support meant that he took the loss. Over his first three starts of the season, Medina has only given up four earned runs in 16.2 innings and has not yet walked a batter.
Daniel Bard, recently signed to a minor league deal, made his first Mets appearance in the Gulf Coast League. He showed a complete lack of control, walking five, hitting two and throwing three wild pitches while only getting two outs.
Photo by Elizabeth Brumley of Las Vegas Review Journal