Las Vegas (25-34) 11, New Orleans (27-31) 10 Box Score
- Kevin Kaczmarski CF: 3-5, 2B, 3B, 2 K, .424/.447/.606
- Phillip Evans SS: 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, .255/.323/.531
- Dominic Smith 1B: 2-5, K, .264/.351/.376
- Christian Colon 2B: 3-4, 2B, RBI, BB, .283/.328/.450
- Cody Asche 3B: 2-5, HR, 2B, 3 RBI, K, .227/.298/.518
The 51s did most of their damage in an eight-run third inning, aided by an error and a passed ball. Kaczmarski continued his hot streak since being activated from the DL, and is now batting an absurd .424 with a 1.053 OPS. Evans also contributed with an RBI single to temporarily tie the game at 1 in the third, as well a solo homer in the seventh to provide insurance, making it 11-7. Smith got back on track with a couple hits, although both of them were singles. Every 51s starting position player reached base at least twice except Johnny Monell, who reached base once with an RBI double in the big third inning.
- RHP Chris Flexen (W, 4-4, 4.70 ERA): 5.1 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER, BB, 7 K
- LHP Kyle Regnault (2-1, 6.75 ERA): 0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, BB
- RHP Eric Hanhold (0-0, 5.40 ERA): 2.0 IP, H, 0 R, BB, 3 K
- RHP Jacob Rhame (0-1, 5.02 ERA): 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 K
After a rough finish to May, Flexen continued his struggles into his first start in June. He was pretty solid through the first four innings, with the only run scoring on a balk after the previous batter had reached on an error by the shortstop Evans. But Flexen got hit around in the fifth for four runs and then allowed a homer, a strikeout, and a single in the sixth before being taken out. He has struggled to keep the hits down really all season, even when he was pitching effectively, as batters have hit .323 off him this year and over .300 in all three months. Regnault had a good May but faltered near the end, and he struggled in his first outing of June, not quite finding his good command.
Hanhold had his second straight good outing after a rough Triple-A debut, allowing no runs and striking out three through two innings. Rhame, who has been the 51s closer lately, gave up a two-run homer in the ninth to nearly blow the 10-1 lead they once had, but he settled down to strike out the final two batters and earn his fifth save.
Harrisburg (28-27) 6, Binghamton (31-26) 5 Box Score
- RHP Mickey Jannis (4.29 ERA): 5 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 4 K, 2 BB
- RHP Austin McGeorge (5.48 ERA): 1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, K, BB
- RHP Adonis Uceta (3.33 ERA): 1.2 IP, 4 K, BB
- LHP Daniel Zamora (3.05 ERA): 0.1 IP
- RHP Tyler Bashlor (L, 0-2, 3.38 ERA): 0.2 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, K, 2 BB
- RHP Ryder Ryan (0.00 ERA): 0.0 IP, H (allowed WO base hit in ninth)
Tyler Bashlor began the ninth for Binghamton leading by one run, 5-4. He struck out Daniel Johnson to start things off, then walked Gutierrez. Daniel Murphy doubled to move two runners into scoring position.
- Kevin Taylor RF: 3-for-4, 3B, R .291/.354/.384
- Jeff McNeil 2B: 2-for-5 .337/.413/.409
- Tim Tebow LF: 1-for-4, RBI, R .242/.331/.373
- Patrick Mazeika C: 1-for-4, RBI .214/.307/.372
- Levi Michael SS-3B: 1-for-5, RBI, R .276/.333/.442
The Rumble Ponies scored a run in the second after Kevin Taylor led off the frame with a triple and scored on a fielding error by Daniel Murphy on Mazeika’s grounder in the next at-bat.
They put up three runs in the sixth after Mazeika and John Mora began the inning with consecutive base hits. Tim Tebow singled to bring Mazeika home, then Jhoan Urena, pinch-hitting for Mickey Jannis, doubled to score Mora.
Levi Michael singled to bring Tebow home and the Rumble Ponies were up 5-2. They would put a runner on in the seventh but couldn’t capitalize, and did not have one baserunner after that.
Tampa (30-28) 6, St. Lucie (23-29) 2 Box Score
- RHP Gary Cornish (L, 1-5, 6.26 ERA): 6 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, K, 5 BB
- RHP Thomas McIlraith(6.05 ERA): 2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 K
Brandon Wagner hit a two-run home run in the next at-bat to give the Tarpons an early 3-0 lead. Cornish allowed another homer, a solo shot in the sixth, to Mandy Alvares.
McIlraith allowed two runs to cross in the eighth, putting things out of reach for the Mets. Alvarez singled with two outs, Dom Thompson-Williams tripled to score him in the next at-bat, and Ryan Lidge singled to bring him home, giving Tampa a 6-2 lead that would stand up.
- Dash Winningham 1B: 2-for-3, BB .240/.317/.366
- Andres Gimenez SS: 1-for-4, 2B, R .291/.360/.464
- Michael Paez 3B: 0-for-3, R, BB .258/.327/.391
The Mets put two runners on in the second (Desmond Lindsay hit-by-pitch, Winningham walk), but failed to score.
Andres Gimenez doubled to lead off the fourth inning, followed by a Michael Paez walk. With Lindsay up, Deivi Garcia threw a wild pitch, allowing Gimenez to score. Then Dash Winningham singled to bring home Paez.
The Mets only had one baserunner (Gene Cone bases-0n-balls in the seventh) from the fifth inning until Winningham doubled in the ninth.
Charleston (27-29) 5, Columbia (28-27) 1 Box Score
- LHP Jake Simon (L, 0-4, 3.13 ERA): 5 IP, 6 H, R (0 ER), 4 K
- LHP Carlos Hernandez (2.08 ERA): 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, K
- RHP Jeffrey Diehl(6.00 ERA): 1 IP, H, 2 ER, BB
- RHP Trey Cobb (2.37 ERA): 1 IP, K
Jeff Diehl issued a one-out walk in the eighth before allowing a two-run homer to Dermis Garcia to put Charleston ahead 5-1.
- Raphael Gladu RF: 1-for-4 .287/.341/.371
- Matt Winaker LF: 1-for-3, RBI, R .240/.362/.366
- Edgardo Fermin SS: 1-for-3 .200/.262/.330
- Jeremy Vasquez 1B: o-for-3 .291/.398/.436
The Fireflies didn’t manage their first hit until Raphael Gladu singled to lead off the bottom of the fourth. Fermin added a single in the fifth but was also left on base.
Matt Winaker tallied the only Columbia run of the night on his third homer of the season, a solo shot in the seventh.
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