Las Vegas (68-56) 6, Iowa 5 Walk-Off
For the second straight night the 51’s beat the Cubs in walk-off fashion after Danny Muno hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the 12th inning on Monday night. Dan Rohlfing was hit by the pitch as a pinch hitter with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th to end the game last night. The win holds the 51’s lead in the Pacific Southern division at 1.5 games over El Paso.
Jacob Lugo (Seth) was solid in his second AAA start of the year going 6 innings allowing three runs on eight hits walking none and striking out four. Alex Torres retired the two batters he face striking out one, he as walked none and allowed one run in 3 AAA innings so far. John Church picked up his 2nd win in as many nights pitching a scoreless top of the 9th inning.
Dilson Herrera was 3-4 with a walk, RBI, 23rd double, and two runs scored. Dilson is hitting .421 over his last ten games. Matt Reynolds was 2-5 with a run scored and his 58th RBI of the season. Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 2-4 with a walk in his second game back with Las Vegas (1-4 on Monday). Kevin Plawecki went 1-4 with a double while catching and batting 7th.
Jayce Boyd made a rare start in left field going 2-4 before being lifted for a pinch runner. Brandon Nimmo sat against a lefty start, riding the pine for the 2nd time in three nights. He struck out as a pinch hitter in the 6th inning. Box Score
Binghamton had their game rained out and will play a doubleheader starting at 5:35 ET tomorrow. They are currently in second place in the division but are 4 games up on the Trenton Thunder for a playoff spot.
Bradenton 5, St. Lucie (60-61) 2
The big news on the field was that David Wright played all 9 innings in the field and went 0-1 with three walks at the dish. He didn’t get many pitches to hit all night and seemed a little anxious in his last at bat when he struck out swinging. He made a throwing error in the 4th inning that led to four unearned runs.
However, the announcer clearly said that Dominic Smith got the errant throw and came back to the bag before the runner got there meaning the ump missed the call. Wright also made a nice play towards the line on the backhand and threw the runner out at first. After the game the Captain said this: “Didn’t expect to be where I am five games into my rehab.”
The big news off the field was not positive as the St. Lucie Mets placed starting pitcher Marcos Molina back on the disabled list after two appearances with the same elbow soreness that put him on the shelf originally. Molina had a rough outing on Monday giving up five runs in 4 innings in what unfortunately could be his last start in awhile. Hope for the best, but there were whispers of TJS the first time and it sounds like he was unable to pitch through whatever the Mets saw in the initial prognosis.
Amed Rosario went 1-3 with a walk, RBI, and his 12th stolen base of the year. Smith had his 11-game hitting streak snapped going 0-3 with a walk while lowering his average to .310 for the year. Kyle Johnson continued to struggle in his rehab assignment going 1-5 with two strikeouts. Box Score
Savannah (72-48) 1, Augusta 0 F/6
The Sand Gnats won their 15th straight game behind fantastic pitching by Ricky Knapp who pitched a complete game shutout with eight strikeouts and allowed just three singles. He moved his record to 7-2 and lowered his ERA to 2.43 for the year. Michael Katz was 1-3 while knocking in the only run of the game in the first inning.
Wuilmer Becerra went 1-3 and scored the only run of the game, he is now hitting an even .300 in 101 games this year. Luis Guillorme was 1-2 with a walk and his .308 average is 5th in the South Atlantic League. Eudor Garcia had his 10-game hitting streak snapped going 0-2 with a walk. Oswald Caraballo was 1-2, he is 3-9 with a walk since being promoted from Brooklyn. Box Score
Princeton 10, Kingsport (29-25) 5
Dash Winningham continues to crush the ball going 3-5 with his league leading 12th homerun and adding to RBI to that league leading total of 45. Patrick Mazeika went 2-4 with a walk and his 43rd RBI (2nd in league) raising his league leading average to .367.
Kevin Kaczmarski was 2-4 with his 3rd triple, walk, and two runs scored. He is now 2nd in the league in runs scored at 68 and 2nd in average at .351. Ivan Wilson was 3-4 with a walk, 7th stolen base, and his 6th double. He is 11-30 in his last eight games while not striking out in his last two. Milton Ramos was 1-4 with a RBI, he has hit .341 with 9 RBI over his last ten games. Box Score
GCL Marlins 10, GCL Mets (25-25) 4
Mets 2015 2nd round pick Desmond Lindsay went 1-3 with a walk and his first professional homerun, a solo shot to left field in the 9th inning. He is now hitting .313/.411/.479 ins 15 games but has also struck out 16 times. Anthony Dimino went 3-4 with a run scored and his 2nd stolen base of the year, his hitting .310/.405/.366 for the year. Box Score