Fresno Grizzlies (Houston) 7, Las Vegas 51s 4 (3-4) Box Score
- 2B Gavin Cecchini 3 for 5, 2B, R .250
- SS Amed Rosario 0 for 2, RBI, BB, K .393
- 1B Dominic Smith 0 for 3, BB, 2 K .393
Rosario went hitless for the first time this year, but walked for the first time in his 7th game, but still does not have an extra base hit. It took Rosario 11 games to walk last year and has a 1/3 BB/K so far. Dominic Smith has remained hitless as well.
Knapp didn’t follow up his solid first game with another. Instead, he was rocked for two innings, giving up a homer to Preston Tucker. McGowan followed it up with a great performance in relief. Vegas will be tough for this pitching squad in 2017.
Binghamton Stud Muffins 4 (3-3), Portland Sea Dogs (Boston) 3 Box Score F11
- 3B David Thompson 1 for 6, RBI, K .214/.241/.250
- C Tomas Nido 1 for 4, BB, R .200/.250/.200
- SS Luis Guillorme 5 for 5, 2B, R .409/.500/.500
Guillorme was uncharacteristic with a 5 for 5 day AND 2 errors. Guillorme’s double was nearly a homer to the Sea Dog’s faux green monster. Nido has had a rough start, but is controlling the defensive side well for Binghamton.
Pill has held his opposition scoreless in two starts. Taylor is having a hard time so far in Double-A after being very good during big league spring training.
Bradenton Marauders (Pittsburgh) 4, St. Lucie Mets 1 (2-5) Box Score
- DH Juan Lagares 1 for 4, K
- CF John Mora 1 for 4, 2B .074/.194/.111
- 3B Jhoan Urena 1 for 4, R .259/.333/.333
Mora is off to a slow start and really should be in Binghamton. They likely wanted to give him starting time. Urena is hitting better, but still has a lot to prove as a prospect. Homer hero Dale Burdick struck out three times in three at bats.
- RHP Andrew Church 4 IP, 6 h, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K 2.79 ERA
- LHP Joel Huertas 3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 K 6.00 ERA
Hi-A seems like Church’s white whale right now despite the 2.79 ERA. He’s a good prospect though. Huertas struggled in Brooklyn but did well in three innings at St. Lucie.
Hickory Crawdads 4 (Texas), Columbia Fireflies 2 (5-2) Box Score
- SS Luis Carpio 2 for 3, RBI .417/.531/.458
- CF Desmond Lindsay 0 for 1, 2 BB, K, HBP .118/.407/.118
- 2B Michael Paez 1 for 4, RBI .250/.308/.400
Carpio continues to tear it up in A-ball. Lindsay was hit in the back of the neck by a pitch, but wasn’t removed and shook it off. He hasn’t recorded a hit in his last 16 plate appearances, but has walked six times. He has an 8/8 BB/K ratio in 6 games. John Calvagno has a great scouting report of Lindsay from Notes From the Sally.
- RHP Harol Gonzalez 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K 6.52 ERA
Gonzalez bounces back after a poor start for the season opener, but needs to show better control if he’s going to continue with his lack of stuff.
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