Iowa Cubs 6, Las Vegas 51’s 5 (16-25) Box Score
- 2B Gavin Cecchini 1 for 5, CS, 2 K .248
- CF Brandon Nimmo 0 for 3, 2 BB, 2 K .125
- SS Amed Rosario 2 for 5, HR, 3B, 2 RBI, K .366
- 1B Dominic Smith 3 for 5, RBI, K .325
Rosario has been dominant in the last 6 games, with two doubles, two triples and two homers, along with twelve hits in 29 at bats. He really wants that call up. Nimmo has been the anti-Rosario.
- RHP Kevin McGowan 3 IP, H, BB, 2 K 3.42 ERA
McGowan has been pretty good down in Vegas. He should be an interesting internal option.
Binghamton Rumble Ponies 8 (20-14), Altoona Curve 5 (Pittsburgh) Box Score
- SS Luis Guillorme 1 for 5, RBI, K .305/.370/.351
- C Tomas Nido 1 for 4, 2B, BB .230/.275/.370, PO
- 3B David Thompson 3 for 4, HR, 4 RBI .220/.277/.331
Thompson was the main star, driving in four. Champ Stuart went o for 3, but stole a base and threw a player out at home. While Nido’s line isn’t great currently, it’s worth noting he’s hitting .273/.333/.432 in May after being a bit banged up in April. He was hurt in a game recently, but has returned and shows off his fun of an arm. Thompson is also doing well in May, hitting .300/.388/.575.
- P.J. Conlon 6 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, BB, 4 K 3.47 ERA, 1 for 2
Conlon allowed all five runs, and the bullpen shut them down after that.
Lakeland Flying Tigers 2 (Detroit), St. Lucie Mets 1 (18-23) Box Score
- DH Jhoan Urena 0 for 3, BB, K .343/.444/.503
- C Travis d’Arnaud 2 for 4, .500/.500/.500
- 1B Patrick Mazeika 0 for 3, BB .349/.432/.571
- LF Wuilmer Becerra 2 for 4, K .274/.
Becerra has 52 strikeouts in 37 games this year, that’s not good and his prospect star may be fading. Urena should get a bump to Double-A after finally clicking, but his prospect shine isn’t as refined as before. Mazeika may get a long look in St. Lucie due to Nido’s occupancy in Double-A. 7 of Dale Burdick‘s 14 hits are for extra bases, including 5 homers.
Oh hey, it’s two pitchers we desperately need! Cameron Griffin allowed the winning run.
Columbia Fireflies 3 (21-17), West Virginia Power 2 (Pittsburgh) Box Score
- SS Andres Gimenez 2 for 4, 2B .273
- 3B Michael Paez 0 for 3, RBI .287
- C Ali Sanchez 1 for 3, BB, 2 K .216
Gimenez is really something, 18 years old and hitting well in full season-a ball, his second pro-season. Paez has been the surprise this season. Desmond Lindsay scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th. Scouts aren’t worried on Lindsay, saying the tools are there, his experience is not. Enjoy this GIF from Astromets on Gimenez’s double.
Andres Gimenez pulls a double into RF in the Cola 1st, his third of the year pic.twitter.com/cS1Q3ibJ7o
— Astro (@Astromets31) May 18, 2017
Merandy has been lights out, absolutely lights out. Get him to Hi-A. Uceta looks better in relief, and throws hard.
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