El Paso (71-52) 8, Las Vegas (61-63) 2 Box Score
- Peter Alonso 1B: 0-for-4, BB, .242/.349/.540
- Dominic Smith LF: 1-for-5, K, .255/.330/.387
- Patrick Kivlehan 3B: 1-for-4, HR, RBI, K, .299/.347/.525
- Jose Lobaton C: 2-for-3, BB, .360/.443/.590
Alonso has entered a mini-slump after becoming inhuman for a few weeks, as he is now just 1 for his last 17. However, that one hit was a home run and he has a good 3/4 BB/K ratio in that short stretch. Mediocre games have become the norm for Smith, who has just hasn’t found his 2017 form when he posted a .905 OPS for Vegas. Kivlehan, although not much of a prospect, has been mashing the ball lately with five homers in his last five games and is now slugging .909 in August. Bryce Brentz also homered in the loss as Vegas went 0-8 with runners in scoring position.
- RHP Drew Gagnon (L, 5-5, 4.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 5 K
- RHP Logan Taylor (1-1, 6.19 ERA): 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 2 K
- LHP Ian Krol (3-0, 2.81 ERA): 2.0 IP, 3 H, R, 2 BB, 2 K
- RHP Chris Beck (1-0, 7.11 ERA): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
It was a bit of a struggle for the PCL’s strikeout later, as it took him 94 pitches just to get through four innings. He has actually been somewhat impressive at times this season but overall has still been inconsistent. Krol has been a nice pickup, posting a 3.56 ERA through 21 games with Vegas so far, despite a .315 opponents batting average and 1.88 WHIP. Eight of Beck’s last ten appearances have been scoreless, but with a lot of baserunners.
Binghamton (58-65) 5, Reading (59-63) 3 Box Score
- Joey Terdoslavich 1B: 2-for-4, R, HR, 2 RBI, K, .301/.363/.421
- Andres Gimenez SS: 1-for-3, R, RBI, BB, 2 SB, .321/.402/.420
- Andrew Ely 3B: 2-for-3, 2 R, BB, .168/.314/.219
The Rumble Ponies offense only had six hits in the game, but they still managed to push across five runs. Terdoslavich put the first run on the board with a home run in the third. He has been extremely hot in August and has a .333/.414/.529 slash line for the month. After a strong July, Tomas Nido has completely cooled off and, with his 0-for-3 game on Friday, is hitting just .139/.190/.222.
- RHP Franklyn Kilome (4-7, 3.99 ERA) 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
- RHP Steve Villines (W, 1-0, 3.86 ERA) 1.1 IP, H, ER, BB, 2 K
- RHP Joshua Torres (S, 8-0, 1.09 ERA) 1.0 IP, K
Kilome made his fourth start with the Rumble Ponies and had another solid outing. As was the case in his last start, Kilome cruised through five scoreless innings before giving up a couple of runs in the later innings. Villines gave up his first earned run since joining the Rumble Ponies, snapping a streak of 15 straight scoreless appearances. Torres has been similarly dominant out of the Binghamton bullpen and has a 54:13 K:BB ratio in 41.1 innings pitched.
St. Lucie (50-70) 2, Dunedin (61-62) 1 Box Score
- Jay Bruce RF: 0-for-3, 2 K, .222/.300/.222
- Jeremy Vasquez 1B: 2-for-4, R, K, .237/.311/.333
- Gene Cone CF: 1-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI, .237/.298/.275
The Mets offense didn’t have much life in Friday night’s game as the team could score just two runs and only had two at bats with a runner in scoring position during the entire game. Both runs scored in the second, in which Cone doubled home Vasquez and Quinn Brodey. Bruce played seven innings in right field in his third rehab game.
- LHP David Peterson (W, 4-6, 5.24 ERA) 5.0 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 5 K
- RHP Austin McGeorge (1-1, 2.81 ERA) 2.0 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 3 K
- RHP Matt Pobereyko (S, 2-3, 3.26 ERA) 1.0 IP
Peterson had his third straight strong start with St. Lucie as he looks to have a strong finish to an up-and-down season. He didn’t have his best control, as seen by his three walks and high pitch count (86 pitches), but he didn’t allow a run to cross the plate for the second straight start. Over his last three starts, Peterson has allowed 2 earned runs in 17.0 innings and has a 20:3 K:BB ratio.
Columbia (55-63) vs. West Virginia (61-56)
Columbia’s game against the West Virginia Power was cancelled due to rain. Because the two teams are not scheduled to face each other for the rest of the season, the game will not be made up.
Brooklyn (32-25) vs. Hudson Valley (33-24)
Brooklyn’s game against the Renegades was suspended due to rain in the bottom of the third inning. The Cyclones were leading 2-0, with a Ross Adolph home run providing all of the offense. The game will be resumed on Saturday at 5:05 PM with a seven-inning game to follow.
Pulaski (28-28) 8, Kingsport (28-27) 1 Box Score
- Luis Santana 2B: 2-for-4, 2B, .354/.452/.479
- Mark Vientos 3B: 0-for-4, 3 K, .290/.379/.508
- Guillermo Granadillo LF: 2-for-4, R, HR, RBI, K, .329/.416/.361
Only two players in Kingsport’s lineup had a hit in the game. Kingsport’s lone run of the game scored on Granadillo’s eighth inning solo home run, his first of the season. Santana extended his hitting streak to eight games and is hitting .356/.441/.542 in August. This was Vientos’ first three strikeout game of the season.
- RHP Oscar Rojas (L, 0-2, 6.75 ERA) 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, BB, K
- RHP Noah Nunez (1-2, 7.80 ERA) 2.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 K
- RHP Christian Tripp (0-0, 4.70 ERA) 2.0 IP, H, ER, K
It was a rough night all around for Kingsport pitchers as each pitcher allowed at least one earned run and the four pitchers combined to allow eight runs on twelve hits. Rojas has allowed at least three runs in each of his last four starts and has seen his season ERA rise from 2.67 to 4.29 over that span.
GCL Mets (23-27) 7, GCL Astros (26-24) 5 Box Score
- Ian Strom CF: 2-for-4, R, K, .200/.200/.200
- Ronny Mauricio SS: 2-for-4, 2 R, .275/.300/.425
- Stanley Consuegra CF: 2-for-4, R, 2B, 3 RBI, .222/.291/.345
Every player in the Mets’ lineup had a hit in Friday afternoon’s game, picking up 14 in total and scoring seven runs to beat the Astros. The offense got off to a quick start, recording four straight hits to open the game, ultimately putting up four runs in the first. Mauricio has struggled with a .140/.204/.160 slash-line in August, but had his first multi-hit game since July 27 as he looks to break out of his slump.
- LHP Hector Rodriguez (0-0, 4.50 ERA) 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 K
- LHP Christofer Dominguez (W, 1-0, 0.00 ERA) 2.0 IP, 2 H, R, BB, K
- RHP Boris Sanchez (S, 0-1, 3.79 ERA) 2.1 IP, BB, 3 K
The 18-year old Dominguez was making his second appearance stateside after having a 1.36 ERA through 10 starts in the Dominican Summer League.
DSL Mets1 (42-23) 5, DSL Cardinals Blue (45-20) 4 Box Score
- Felix Valerio 2B: 2-for-5, R, HR, RBI, .312/.406/.415
- Adrian Hernandez CF: 1-for-5, R, K, .268/.360/.409
- Juan Loyo C: 1-for-2, 2B, BB, 2 HBP, .276/.424/.306
Valerio is hitting .395/.489/.513 since being moved from the DSL Mets2 to the DSL Mets1. Hernandez is hitting .333/.422/.556 in August. On top of having 20 walks in 174 PA, Loyo has also been hit by a ridiculous 16 pitches in 2018.
- LHP Jefferson Escorcha (5-3, 1.53 ERA) 6.1 IP, 8 H, ER, 4 K
- RHP Joshua Cornielly (4-0, 2.77 ERA) 2.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 4 K
Escorcha continued his dominant season with 6.1 excellent innings against the Cardinals. He has allowed no more than two runs in any appearance this season and has a 60:11 K:BB ratio in 53 innings this season.
DSL Cubs2 (24-41) 3, DSL Mets2 (30-34) 2 Box Score
- Wilker Velasquez 2B: 1-for-2, R, 2 BB, .214/.257/.257
- Eduardo Salazar CF: 1-for-4, RBI, K, .270/.356/.304
The Mets were held to just three hits, all of which were singles, in Friday’s loss to the Cubs. The offense was also 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position, indicating that they did not take advantage of the few scoring opportunities that were available. Salazar is hitting .345/.426/.397 over his last 16 games.
- David Marcano (3-3, 6.44 ERA) 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
- RHP Jordany Ventura (L, 0-1, 0.00 ERA) 2.1 IP, H, R, 2 BB, K
Marcano had the longest start of his young career, going six innings while allowing two runs. However, he also walked three batters for the third straight start and now has more walks than strikeouts for the season.
Las Vegas portion of recap done by Mojo Hill.