Reno 3, Las Vegas (58-45) 0
The 51’s bats were extremely quiet collecting only five hits and going 0-9 with runners in scoring position stranding nine runners. Darrell Ceciliani went 2-4 while playing center field and batting second. Travis Taijeron went 1-2 with two walks and his 15th double of the season. Dilson Herrera and Johnny Monell each went 0-4 on the night.
Weird start for for Darin Gorski who went 6 innings giving up three runs on six walks and fives hits with four strikeouts. Cody Satterwhite pitched two perfect innings in relief with two strikeouts. Box Score
New Britain 4, Binghamton (55-46) 1
Travis d’Arnaud played 7 innings behind the plate going 1-3 and picked off another runner on the bases. Gavin Cecchini was 2-4, he now slashing an awesome .358/.433/.491 in the month of July. Brandon Nimmo went 0-3 with a walk while L.J. Mazzilli was 1-4 and knocked in the only B’Mets run.
Gabriel Ynoa had his 9th quality start in his last 10 games going 6 innings giving up three runs on eight hits and a walk while he struck out six batters. He fell to 7-7 on the season but has an impressive 1.14 WHIP and holding hitters to a .249 average. Beck Wheeler pitched a perfect 7th inning with one strikeout.
Josh Smoker pitched the final two innings and was impressive once again striking out four while hitting 96/97 MPH with his fastball. He did allow an earned run in the the 9th inning, he has given up just one earned in 9.1 innings in AA. Box score
St. Lucie (50-50) 2, Daytona 1 Walk-Off Win
Florida State League leading hitter Jeff McNeil ended the game with a single that scored Champ Stuart who reached on a single. Stuart and Colton Plaia each had three hits on the night while Dominic Smith was 1-4.
Robert Coles picked up the win pitching two scoreless innings in relief, he is now 3-2 with a 2.40 ERA for the season. Kevin McGowan made a nice start going 7 innings giving up one run on three hits and three walks with four strikeouts. Box Score
Savannah (53-47) 9, Greensboro 0
Michael Katz hit a three-run homerun in the 9th inning to give him a long ball in three straight games. Jonathan Johnson was 1-5 with his third homerun of the season. Eudor Garcia was 2-5 with his 17th double of the season, he extended his hitting streak to nine games. Garcia is hitting .386 over his last ten which has boosted his slash line to .286/.319/.452 for the year.
Wuilmer Becerra was 2-5 with two runs scored, now hitting .293/.344/.450 as a 20-year old in a tough ballpark to be successful offensively. Patrick Biondi was 2-4 with his first homerun of the season.
Martires Arias pitched 6 scoreless innings allowing three hits and a walk with six strikeouts, he should move to the St. Lucie rotation permanently with Meiser and Whalen gone. Alberto Baldonado pitched the final three innings without giving up a run with four strikeouts to pick up his 3rd save and lower ERA to 1.77. Box Score
Greeneville 4, Kingsport (16-16) 1 F/7 Game One
Dash Winningham was the only Met with multiple hits going 2-4, Luis Ortega, Gregory Valencia, and Ivan Wilson all had one hit each. Wilson didn’t strikeout for the third consecutive game after striking out 30 times in his first 18 games of the season.
Kingsport (17-16) 2, Greeneville 1
Dale Burdick drove in both Met runs including the game-winner in the last inning on a single that scored Luis Ortega. Winningham was 1-3 while Patrick Mazeika was 1-3 with his league leading 13th double of the season. Wilson went 1-2 with a sac bunt that setup the game winner, extended his strikeout free streak to four games.
Merandy Gonzalez had a solid start going 5.2 innings giving up one run on five hits and three walks while striking out six. Witt Haggard, 10th round, picked up his 2nd pro win striking out all four batters he faced. Box Score
GCL Mets (16-14) 8, GCL Nationals 1
Desmond Lindsay playing in his 2nd pro game went 2-4 with two RBI and a run scored while playing the whole game in center field. Matt Reynolds made his first rehab appearance going 1-2 with a walk and run scored while playing shortstop for 5 innings. Cesar Puello got into his first game action since Spring going 0-3 while playing the last five innings in right field.
Ali Sanchez was 1-4 with two runs scored and his 12th RBI of the season, now hitting .349/.398/.384 for the year. Sanchez also threw out his 16th runner trying to steal compared to 10 that have been successful. Milton Ramos was 1-2 with a walk and HBP while playing the whole game at 2B.
Gabriel Llanes pitched four innings giving up only an unearned run on fours hits, he walked no one and struck out one while lowering his ERA to 2.03 for the year. Jake Simon, 11th round, pitched two scoreless innings to pick up his 2nd pro win. He now has 7 scoreless innings to start his career. Box Score
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