El Paso Chihuahuas 6, Las Vegas 51s (66-72) 5 Box Score
- Brandon Nimmo LF 3 for 5, 2B, HR, 3 R, .351/.424/.550
- Gavin Cecchini SS 2 for 5, .330/.391/.454
- Michael Conforto RF 3 for 5, HR, 2 RBI, .422/.483/.727
Nimmo hit his 11th home run of the season setting a new career high in that department and it was off a lefty. He continues to lead the PCL in hitting. All three of Conforto’s hits came off a left-handed pitch in what should be his last minor league game, hopefully ever.
Church was promoted from Columbia before the game to take the spot of Logan Verrett but his flight was delayed and didn’t arrive until the third inning. Vegas beat writer Betsy Helfand reports that Kevin Plawecki, Michael Conforto, Gabriel Ynoa and Ty Kelly will join the Mets on Thursday.
Binghamton Mets 3 (62-72), Altoona Curve 1 (Pittsburgh) Box Score
- Phillip Evans 2B 1 for 4, BB, K .328
- Amed Rosario SS 1 for 5, 2 K .324
- Dominic Smith 1B 1 for 4, BB .301
- Matt Oberste 3B 2 for 3, BB .291
Oberste is an underrated corner guy, and has hit for on base and average wherever he’s been with the Mets. If he can stick at third, it would be very good for his value. Rosario is more consistent after the leg injury slowed him down, but still is striking out at a 20% pace after only 12.4% in High-A. Champ Stuart covered a ton of ground to make this nice running catch.
Roseboom has been dominant as the B-Mets closer. Nabil Crismatt is going to get a start for Binghamton later this week.
West Virginia Power 7 (Pittsburgh), Columbia Fireflies 6 (63-71) Box Score
Winningham has been hitting for much more power in August, with four doubles and four homers. Mazeika has been scorching hot in August,
- Kevin Canelon LHP 3.2 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 K 3.56 ERA
- Nicco Blank RHP 3.1 IP, 3 H, ER, 4 K 6.59 ERA
Blank fared much better than Canelon, but Tyler Bashlor (who had been sent from St. Lucie to Columbia), lost the game in the 10th.
Auburn Doubledays 5 (Washington), Brooklyn Cyclones 0 (34-36) Box Score
Paez has not fared well in his first season, but has a quick swing. Sanchez is 5 for his last 16. Cyclones bats did not wake up to salvage the season as they were eliminated from playoff contention today.
Dunn mowed down the Doubledays in his maximum three innings. However, Manoah didn’t fare as well and took the loss. Look for Manoah next year in Columbia’s rotation.