Oklahoma City Dodgers (59-52) 6, Las Vegas 51s (43-70) 5 Box Score
- Victor Cruzado CF: 2-for-3, Run, HR, RBI, BB
- Dominic Smith 1B: 0-for-4, BB, K
- Cody Decker LF: 1-for-5, Run, HR, 3 RBI, K
Cruzado had a big game coming in for Matt Reynolds early in the game. Reynolds and Pedro Lopez both got ejected. The 51s were trailing 5-2 late but Cody Decker came off the bench to smack a three-run home run to tie the game.
- RHP Donovan Hand (3-5, 7.86 ERA): 6 IP, 9 H, 5 R (4 ER), BB, 4 K
- RHP Luis Mateo (0-0, 7.43 ERA): 1 IP, 2 H
- RHP Logan Taylor (1-1, 3.86 ERA): 1 IP, H, K
- LHP Josh Edgin (0-1, 6.75 ERA): 1.1 IP, H, ER, BB, K
- Kevin McGowan (3-5, 3.97 ERA): 0.2 IP, H, BB
Taylor made his first appearance since being attacked by a homeless man. Edgin also made his first appearance since being DFA’d. His second inning did not go all that well.
Binghamton Rumble Ponies (63-46) 7, Harrisburg Senators (46-65) 4 Box Score
- Champ Stuart RF: 3-for-5, Run, 2B, 3 RBI, K
- Luis Guillorme SS: 2-for-5, Run, HR, 4 RBI
- Juan Lagares CF: 0-for-4
Guillorme had his first home run of the season and just the second of his professional career. Lagares played all nine innings in center while going 0-for-4.
- RHP Marcos Molina (1-5, 4.22 ERA): 6 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, BB, K
- RHP Tim Peterson (4-3, 1.36 ERA): 2 IP, H
- RHP Cory Burns (0-2, 5.16 ERA): 1 IP, H
Molina gave up a grand slam in the sixth inning with two outs. Molina is still building up his pitch count. He pitched better than his stat line would show despite recording only one strikeout.
St. Lucie Mets (50-60) 4, Tampa Yankees (65-46) 3 Box Score
- Michael Paez 2B: 0-for-4, 2 Runs, 2 BB
- Peter Alonso 1B: 0-for-2, Run, 3 BB, K
- Jhoan Urena 3B: 2-for-5, Run, 2 RBI, BB, 3 K
Peter Alonso might not be Barry Bonds but he is certainly hitting like him and is getting pitched like him. Alonso’s OPS would rank second in the FSL if he qualified. This is someone who had a .564 OPS in the first half.
- RHP Scarlyn Reyes (0-0, 4.50 ERA): 6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, BB, 10 K
- RHP Alex Palsha (2-3, 3.64 ERA): 1 IP, H, BB, K
- RHP Stephen Nogosek (0-0, 0.00 ERA): 2 IP, H, 2 BB, 2 K
- RHP Joshua Torres (0-3, 3.99 ERA): 2 IP, H, 3 K
Reyes moved down from Binghamton for this start. Nogosek fired two scoreless frames. His first inning was a lot smoother than his second inning.
Augusta Greenjackets (41-66) 8, Columbia Fireflies (56-53) 0 Box Score
The Fireflies had just four baserunners the whole game. Definitely correlates to their lack of scoring in this one.
- LHP Martin Anderson (0-2, 11.05 ERA): 3.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R (5 ER), 2 BB, 3 K
- RHP Keaton Aldridge (0-1, 4.76 ERA): 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, K
- RHP Matt Blackham (4-2, 1.76 ERA): 1 IP, 2 K
Anderson made his second start for the Fireflies and neither have gone all that well. Blackham’s dominance continues as he has been working back from Tommy John Surgery.
Augusta Greenjackets (40-66) 3, Columbia Fireflies (56-52) 2 Box Score
- Andres Gimenez SS: 0-for-3, BB, K
- J.J. Franco 2B: 3-for-3, RBI, BB
- Luis Carpio DH: 1-for-3, 2B, BB, 2 K
The Fireflies had their chances but only went 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position. They had left 11 baserunners on.
- RHP Chase Ingram (1-3, 2.95 ERA): 6 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
Ingram went the full six due to double header. Despite a low ERA, Ingram has walked 21 in 28 innings across three levels of the minors this year.
Lowell Spinners (20-24) 3, Brooklyn Cyclones (14-31) 2 Box Score
Vasquez got promoted today. He absolutely destroyed the Appalachian League with some surprising power. His eye is off the charts.
- RHP Colin Holderman (0-0, 7.20 ERA): 3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
- RHP Trent Johnson (2-4, 5.44 ERA): 5 IP, 3 H, ER, 3 BB, 2 K
- RHP Tony Dibrell (0-0, 6.75 ERA): 1 IP, 3 BB
Holderman continued his rehab in this one. Dibrell’s control issues have continue to be there as evidenced by his 1.78 WHIP.
Kingsport Mets (18-24) 11, Bristol Pirates (9-34) 8 Box Score
- Raphael Gladu LF: 2-for-6, Run, 2 RBI
- Rigoberto Terrazas 3B: 3-for-4, 2 Runs, RBI
- Dionis Paulino RF: 3-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Huge offensive outburst for the K-Mets. Anthony Dirocie had his 12th double of the year in the win. He has a .520 slugging percentage, over 100 points higher than last year.
- LHP Aneury Olivo (0-1, 9.69 ERA): 4 IP, 6 H, 6 R (5 ER), 2 BB, 2 K
- RHP Yeudy Colon (0-1, 4.67 ERA): 0 IP, 2 ER, 3 BB
- RHP Billy Oxford (2-1, 5.40 ERA): 2 IP, 2 H, BB, K
- RHP Edwin German (1-0, 2.70 ERA): 3 IP, BB, 4 K
Olivo was not good again for the Kingsport Mets and Colon had a vintage Rafael Montero performance. Oxford settled the game down and German shut the door on the game.
GCL Mets (11-20) 6, GCL Marlins (15-18) 5 Box Score
Kenneth Bautista scored the game tying run in the sixth and drove in the walk-off run in the seventh. Vientos appears to be transitioning his way to third base now.
- RHP Jose Moreno (0-2, 5.68 ERA): 3.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R (3 ER), 2 K
- LHP Miguel Gutierrez (0-1, 10.61 ERA): 0.2 IP
- RHP Matt Cleveland (1-0, 1.69 ERA): 3 IP, H, ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Cleveland had his longest outing of the season. The 2016 overslot righty has been good this year with his share of walks though.
GCL Marlins (16-17) 3, GCL Mets (10-21) 1 Box Score
- Guillermo Granadillo CF: 0-for-3, K
- Gregory Guerrero SS: 0-for-3, RBI
- Mark Vientos 3B: 0-for-3, K
Vientos played third base in both games today. He will likely need to transition there going forward and the Mets could just be speeding that process up this year.
- RHP Dedniel Nunez (1-2, 5.13 ERA): 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R (2 ER), 4 K
- LHP Joshua Walker (1-0, 10.50 ERA): 1 IP, BB, K
Nunez gave up two earned and got the tough luck loss thanks to a poor offense. Walker has been better as of late after a disastrous outing in early July.
DSL Mets2 (39-15) 3, DSL Rojos (24-30) 1 Box Score
Newton continues to be a OBP machine and has a 36:38 BB-to-K ratio. Tulio Garcia had a sac fly in the sixth, which proved to be the winning run after the game ended early due to rain.
- RHP Jose Butto (1-0, 1.93 ERA): 4 IP, 5 H, ER, 4 K
- LHP Jefferson Escorcha (3-0, 1.66 ERA): 2 IP, 2 H, K
- RHP Luis Vasquez (3-0, 3.50 ERA): 1 IP
Butto has given up his share of hits but he has not been walking many. Just five in 37.1 innings, which is certainly encouraging at such a young age.