AAA International League: Las Vegas 6/7/0 @ Salt Lake 3/3/0

Jacob deGrom had another fine outing today for Las Vegas, scattering 2 hits and 2 walks over 6+ innings and leaving with a 2-0 lead. John Church, however, let both of deGroms IHRs score, tying the game at 2 after 7. After Vegas put up 4 in the top of the 8th to regain the lead, Church allowed one in the bottom half, before being yanked for Robert Carson who picked up his 11th save, a 5 outer. Francisco Pena doubled twice and drove home 3. Zach Lutz scored three runs on 3 walks.

1. rf Kirk Nieuwenhuis 1 for 4, run, 2b (11), BB, K, .245 (since being demoted to Vegas on 7/29: .284/.354/.459/.813, 21 for 74, 13 runs, 7 2b, 2 HR, 8/23 BB/K, 28.05% K rate)
2. ss Ruben Tejada 1 for 5, run, .260
3. 1b Eric Campbell 0 for 3, .296
4. 3b Zach Lutz 0 for 1, 3 runs, 3 BBs, K, .284
7. c Francisco Pena 2 for 4, 2 2b (12), 3 RBI (37), K, .266 (since 7/10: .338/.356/.507/.863, 24 for 71, 9 runs, 6 2b, 2 HR, 2/5 BB/K, 6.85% K rate)
8. cf Matt den Dekker 0 for 4, .269
Jacob deGrom 6 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2/3 BB/K, 3.93 era, 91:53:38, 7:4:3
John Church 1.1 IP, H, ER, BB, K, 1.29 era, BS (1), W (3-0), 21:14:7, 1:1:1

AA Eastern League: Binghamton 3/8/1 vs New Britain 5/8/0

The Mets, a day after clinching a playoff spot, were less than sharp in a 5-3 loss, leaving on base. Still, in the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t matter with the Mets holding a commanding 13.5 game lead in the division.

3. lf Cory Vaughn 1 for 4, K, .294
4. dh Allan Dykstra 1 for 3, RBI (76), BB, K, .285
5. rf Travis Taijeron 1 for 3, run, HR (12), RBI (35), BB, K, .249 (August: .300/.397/.660/1.057, 15 for 50, 8 runs, 6 2b, 4 HR, 8/17 BB/K, 29.31% K rate, 13.80% BB rate)
7. ss Wilfredo Tovar 1 for 4, K, .258
9. cf Alonzo Harris 0 for 4, 3 Ks, .222
Erik Goeddel 6 IP, 6 H, 5/4 R/ER, 4/4 BB/K, HR, 3.79 era, (9-6), 92:61:31, 3:7:4
Hamilton Bennett IP, H, 0.00 era, 10:6:4, 1:1:0

A+ Florida State League: St. Lucie 1/5/0 @ Jupiter 2/11/1

Michael Fulmer lasted just 3.1 innings before departing with an injury after fielding a comebacker off rehabbing Casey Kotchman. Hopefully it’s not serious, since Fulmer’s already missed a majority of this season rehabbing from a torn knee meniscus. Kyle Johnson singled twice to extend his hitting streak to 14 games, he’s hitting .373/.385/.525/.910 during the 14 games (22 for 59, 2b, 3b, 2 HR, 2/10 BB/K).

1. cf Kyle Johnson 2 for 5, 2 Ks, .297
2. 2b TJ Rivera 0 for 5, .296
3. 1b, c Kevin Plawecki 0 for 4, .298
4. lf Dustin Lawley 0 for 4, 3 Ks, .260
5. dh Jayce Boyd 1 for 2, BB, K, .278
Michael Fulmer 3.1 IP, 2 H, 2/3 BB/K, 3.44 era, 4:0:3
Bret Mitchell 1.2 IP, 3 H, ER, 3/1 BB/K, 1.42 era, 2:1:1

A South Atlantic League: Savannah 2/8/0 @ Augusta 1/6/0, in 7 innings, Game 1

Eudy Pina, elevated to the leadoff spot today, responded with 2 hits, including a double, sparking the Gnats offense. Phillip Evans returned to the Savannah lineup for the first time since July 29th and had a single in 3 trips. Beck Wheeler notched his 16th save with a scoreless 7th.

1. dh Eudy Pina 2 for 4, run, 2b (27), 2 Ks, .243
2. cf Brandon Nimmo 1 for 4, run, RBI (34), 2 Ks, .269
9. ss Phillip Evans 1 for 3, .212
Beck Wheeler IP, H, 2 Ks, 1.79 era, SV (16), 1:0:2

A South Atlantic League: Savannah 6/7/1 @ Augusta 7/4/2

Steven Matz was outstanding today, striking out 8 over 4 innings and allowing just one hit, but 5 runs (3 earned), due to 4 walks and 2 HBPs. Eudy Pina and Brandon Nimmo combined to go 2 for 3 with 5 walks atop the Savannah lineup.

1. rf Eudy Pina 0 for 1, 2 runs, 3 BBs, .242
2. cf Brandon Nimmo 2 for 2, run, 2b (14), 2 RBI (36), 2 BBs, .274
Steven Matz 4+ IP, H, 5/3 R/ER, 4/8 BB/K, 2.64 era, L (4-6), 5:0:8

A- New York Penn League: Brooklyn 6/14/2 vs vermont 4/8/1

1. cf Patrick Biondi 2 for 5, run, .251
2. ss Gavin Cecchini 1 for 4, BB, K, .309 (16 game hitting streak)
3. 2b LJ Mazzilli 2 for 4, run, 2b (12), RBI (25), K, .302
4. lf Jared King 3 for 3, run, RBI (18), BB, .268
Robert Gsellman 7 IP, 5 H, UER, 1/5 BB/K, 1.82 era, 11:3:5

R+ Appalachian League: Kingsport 0/8/1 vs Burlington 6/6/0

3. lf Joe Tuschak 1 for 4, K, .275
5. dh Jeff Diehl 1 for 4, .284
7. 1b Pedro Perez 0 for 4, 3 Ks, .263
8. ss Amed Rosario 1 for 3, 3b (3), .249
Andrew Massie 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BBs, 4.64 era, L (1-2), 2 HBP, 1:0:0
Tyler Bashlor 2.1 IP, H, 2/1 R/ER, 2/2 BB/K, 4.02 era, 2 HBP, 4:2:2

Tejesh

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