Las Vegas 51’s 21 (3-3), Fresno Grizzlies 6 (Houston Astros) Box Score
- 2B Gavin Cecchini 2 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, SB, 2 R .174
- SS Amed Rosario 3 for 6, 2 RBI, 2 R, SB, 2 K .423/.423/.423
- 1B Dominic Smith 4 for 6, HR, 2B, 3 RBI, 4 R, K .440
- 3B Phillip Evans 2 for 5, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, BB, K .250
Cecchini is getting hot after starting out 2 for 22. He hasn’t played anywhere but 2nd Base this season. Rosario continues his hitting streak of 6 games, but hasn’t hit anything but singles, nor has he walked. He struck out for the first and second time of the season tonight, with the second one coming off a position player who pitched in lieu of an already overworked Grizzly bullpen. Dominic hit his first homer of the season, off a position player pitching. The double he also hit off a position player. Every player on the 51’s but Josh Rodriguez recorded a hit in this massacre. The team forced their opponents to use multiple position players to pitch in only the 6th game of the year.
- RHP Ben Rowen 1.1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, K 19.29 ERA
Wilk was very good in five innings. Rowen was destroyed in his 1.1 innings.
Portland Sea Dogs 3 (Boston), Binghamton Stud Muffins 2 (2-3) F10 Box Score
- RHP Mickey Jannis 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K 1.80 ERA
- LHP Alberto Baldonado 2 ip, H, 4 K
- RHP Corey Taylor .1 IP, 2 H, ER
Knuckleballer Jannis was pretty great against a great Sea Dogs lineup. Baldonado dominated them with four strikeouts. He’s a lefty who hits 95 on the gun but has control issues. Relief Prospect Taylor is unlike self and allowed a walkoff.
Bradenton Marauders 7 (Pittsburgh), St. Lucie Mets 5 (2-4) F14 Box Score
- CF Juan Lagares 1 for 4, 2B
- DH Wuilmer Becerra 2 for 4, 2B, RBI, K .400
- 3B Dale Burdick 1 for 5, HR, 3 RBI, K .222
Lagares is rehabbing well in Hi-A and should be back soon. Peter Alonso was hit on the arm and had to leave the game, being replaced by Burdick. Speaking of Burdick, he hit his second homer in two days, which was a 3-run shot that sent the team to extra innings. Becerra hit his second double of the year to the opposite field. In 2016 it took him 10 games to hit two doubles, this time only six.
St. Lucie sent out eight players to pitch, including five relievers, two of which pitched multiple innings. Then outfielder Jeff Diehl and Infielder Nick Sergakis came in to pitch the two last innings. Sergakis allowed a two-run home run, which decided the game.
Hickory Crawdads 5 (Texas), Columbia Fireflies 1 (5-1) Box Score
- 2B Luis Carpio 1 for 2, 2 BB, SB, K .381/.536/.429
- CF Desmond Lindsay 0 for 4, 3K .125/.348/.125
- C Anthony Dimino 2 for 4, R, CS .700/.750/.800
- DH Jose Miguel Medina 1 for 4, RBI, 2 K
Carpio stole his third base of the year. Lindsay isn’t looking great to start, but sports a 7/6 K/BB ratio in 5 games. Dimino’s batting line is no typo.
If you’re wondering if this is the Taylor in the Ike Davis deal, congrats, you’ve found him. I don’t have a report on Taylor yet, but the fact that he was effective and missing bats is a very good sign. This was his first full-season start. He tied a career high in strikeouts. Uceta is another arm to watch, with a fastball that reaches 95 and possibly more in relief. Keep an eye out for him.
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