TOP PERFORMERS:

Amed Rosario

Wuilmer Becerra

Colin Holderman

Las Vegas 51’s 2 (2-3), El Paso Chihuahuas 0 (San Diego) Box Score

Rosario continues to hit hot, and is hitting .400 in his first 5 games in triple-A, with a 5-game hitting streak. He has not hit for extra bases, struck out, or walked, so it’s pretty early.

Wilfredo Boscan started the game and pitched five scoreless. Wheeler had two great innings. Bradford’s 9th inning led off with a double allowed, but then came back to end the game on a groundout, strikeout, and popout.

Portland Sea Dogs (Boston) 8, Binghamton Rumble Ponies 5 (2-2) Box Score

Rumble Ponies were relatively lively. Best hitter on the team thus far has been a resurgent L.J. Mazzilli and a full-time Matt Oberste (who should seriously be in AAA).

  • RHP Luis Mateo 1.2 IP, 4 h, 3 er, 2 bb, K 16.20 ERA

It’s been a sad fall from grace for Luis Mateo, who was incredibly talented and was going to be a top pitching prospect at 24 with a mid-90’s fastball and plus slider. He underwent Tommy John Surgery and never got his stuff back. TJS isn’t always successful.

Bradenton Marauders 6 (Pittsburgh), St. Lucie Mets 4 (2-3) Box ScoreĀ 

Alonso has struggled slightly through 5 games, but it’s early. The Mets are high on Burdick, especially since his makeup is off the charts, and he’s a leader on the field. Becerra’s double was to the left center field wall. Urena is starting out better, let’s hope the talented 3rd baseman can continue, because he has high upside.

  • RHP Joe Shaw 5 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Shaw is a live arm that can reach 97, but has inconsistent mechanics as the three walks show. Shaw has a bit to work on, but should be a guy to watch.

Columbia Fireflies 3 (5-0), Hickory Crawdads 0 (Texas) Box Score

Carpio continues to be an excellent hitter. Desmond Lindsay has a 6/4 BB/K ratio in 4 games played. Four Fireflies including Ali Sanchez stole a base.

This was Holderman’s debut as a starter and he dominated so much that he just set a record for strikeouts in a game for the very young Fireflies franchise. Here is his profile if you want to read more on him.