Minor League Recap: Gimenez With Three Hits and Three Steals

Las Vegas 51s (49-76) 6, Fresno Grizzles (69-56) 0 Box Score

The 51s shutout the Grizzlies on Thursday night. Luis Mateo tossed three innings, allowed two hits and struck out five in a spot start. Recently signed Wagner was making his Mets system debut and lowered Triple-A earned run average to 2.93 this year.

Travis Snider played in his second 51s game since being traded for, and he picked up three hits including an RBI double. Infielder Jeff McNeil went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and s stolen base in his 51s debut.

St. Lucie Mets (56-66) 6, Clearwater Threshers (62-62) 4 F/10 Box Score

Harol Gonzalez pitched three scoreless innings in his FSL debut. He allowed two hits, issued an intentional walk, and struck out one. Gerson Bautista secured his second save with a scoreless tenth and has walked only one batter in 8.1 since being traded to the Mets.

Jhoan Urena opened the scoring with his eleventh home run of the season, a three-run shot in the top of the first. Despite picking up thirteen hits on the night, the Mets offense was held in check after the homer. Finally in the ninth the Mets broke threw to extend the game to extras as Michael Paez lined a double, and then scored two batters later on a wild pitch. In the tenth, the Mets added two runs to take the lead as Wuilmer Becerra and J.C. Rodriguez smacked RBI singles.

Columbia Fireflies (62-58) 5, Augusta Fireflies (45-72) 0 Box Score

  • LHP Jose Carlos Medina (0.00) 6.0 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 4 K
  • RHP Matt Pobereyko (W, 2-1, 2.81) 2.0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Cameron Griffin (4.02) 1.0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K

Jose Carlos Medina pitched wonderfully in his Fireflies debut, however a lack of run support cost him a chance for a win. Matt Pobereyko pitched a pair of scoreless innings, and picked up his second win of the season. Cameron Griffin struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning.

The Fireflies put up all five runs in a big eighth inning rally. Dan Rizzie walked, Reed Gamache reached on an error, Jay Jabs singled home a run, then Andres Gimenez singled to load the bases for the Fireflies. J.J. Franco brought them all home with one swing of the bat, smacking a bases clearing three run double. A batter later, Franco scored on a two out RBI single off the bat of Dash Winningham.

Just yesterday, Gimenez was ranked as the 75th best prospect in baseball according to FanGraphs.

Aberdeen Ironbirds (32-23) 5, Brooklyn Cyclones (15-39) 0 Box Score

  • RHP Chris Viall (L, 0-1, 4.05) 4.0 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 4 K
  • LHP Jake Simon (8.04) 1.2 IP, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Gregorix Estevez (3.65) 2.1 IP, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Cannon Chadwick (0.92) 1.0 IP, 0 R, 1 K

Chris Viall suffered his first loss of the season despite allowing only one run on two hits over four innings. Gregorix Estevez pithed 2.1 innings behind Simon, and allowed only an unearned run. Cannon Chadwick continued his strong season with a scoreless ninth inning, the 9th round pick this year has 28 strikeouts in 19.2 innings.

  • Jose Miguel Medina RF 2 for 2, BB .272/.339/.348
  • Quinn Brodey CF 1 for 4, 2B .244/.295/.330
  • Carl Stajduhar 3B 0 for 3, 3 K .152/.258/.286

The Cyclones offense was nonexistent Thursday night. They were only able to manage a total of six baserunners as they picked up four hits and two walks. Jose Miguel Medina was the lone bright spot as he reached base all three times he was up with a pair of singles and a walk. Quinn Brodey lined his seventh double of the season. Carl Stajduhar struck out in all three of his plate appearances.

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