AAA Pacific Coast League: Las Vegas

Noah Syndergaard had an extremely poor outing tonight, getting destroyed for 6 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks in 4 plus, including 4/5 of the runs in the decisive 5th inning.

Noah Syndergaard 4 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 3/3 BB/K, HR, 84:54:30, 6:1:3

AA Eastern League: Binghamton 3/4/1 @ Portland 6/10/1, Portland leads the series 2-1, Best of Five

Binghamton is facing elimination with Game 4 tomorrow afternoon at Noon after Steven Matz had a very shaky outing tonight, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits in 5 innings tonight. Matz could not find command of his curveball all night, snapping off a few good ones, but overall it was a very inconsistent pitch for him tonight. The BMets came back from 3-0 down to ultimately tie it off Eduardo Rodriguez (who’d held them hitless for 5.1 innings), but Paul Sewald gave up 3 in the 7th to take the loss.

7 Brandon Nimmo 1 for 3, run, 2b (1), RBI (1), BB, K, .167
4 TJ Rivera 0 for 4, K, .308
3 Brian Burgamy 0 for 3, BB, K, .100
dh Jayce Boyd 1 for 4, .182
8 Darrell Ceciliani 0 for 3, run, BB, 2 Ks, .300
9 Travis Taijeron 1 for 4, 2b (1), RBI (1), K, .273
5 Dustin Lawley 0 for 3, .100
2 Xorge Carrillo 1 for 3, run, 2b (1), K, .250
6 Wilfredo Tovar 0 for 3, K, .333
Steven Matz 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2/5 BB/K, 5.40 era, 88:57:31, 6:3:5
Paul Sewald 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3/1 R/ER, BB, K, 6.75 era, L (0-1)
Chase Huchingson 1.2 IP, H, 2 Ks, 0.00 era

A South Atlantic League: Savannah SUSP, resumption tomorrow 4pm

Tejesh

Savannah faces a win or you’re out Game 2 in their Best of 3 first round. Vegas and Binghamton are tied 1-1 in their best of 5s, and send their aces to the mound in a pair of pivotal Game 3s.

THOR (9-7, 4.60), Matz (6-5, 2.27), Gant (11-5, 2.56)
Las Vegas Gameday @ 10pm
Binghamton Gameday @ 6pm
Savannah Gameday @ 7pm
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Las Vegas Boxscore
Binghamton Boxscore
Savannah Boxscore

Tejesh

AAA Pacific Coast League: Las Vegas 0/4/2 vs Reno 6/10/1

Reno starter Andrew Chafin fired a CG 4 hit shutout and also collected 2 hits as the Aces evened up this best of 5 at a game a piece tonight at Cashfield Field. The series shifts to Reno for Games 3 and 4, with Noah Syndergaard getting the ball in the pivotal Game Three tomorrow. Tonight, Matt Bowman got jumped for 4 runs before he recorded an out, and 5 total in his 4 innings of work, to take the loss.

7 Cesar Puello 0 for 4, .111
6 Matt Reynolds 0 for 4, 2 Ks, .111
9 Andrew Brown 0 for 4, K, .000
3 Taylor Teagarden 1 for 3, K, .200
2 Kevin Plawecki 1 for 3, .429
8 Cory Vaughn 0 for 3, K, .167
5 Daniel Muno 0 for 3, .000
4 Anthony Seratelli 2 for 3, .400
Matt Bowman 4 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 2/3 BB/K, 2 HR, 13.50 era, L (0-1), 74:47:27, 5:1:3
Giancarlo Alvarado 2 IP, 1/2 BB/K, 0.00 era
Ryan Reid 2 IP, K, 0.00 era
Zack Thorton IP, H, K, 0.00 era

AA Eastern League: Binghamton 0/8/2 vs Portland 7/11/0

Portland evened the series 1-1 on the back of a 5 run 2nd off Greg Peavey, who was victimed by a pair of BMet errors (one by normally surehanded Wilfredo Tovar – who booted what would’ve been the third out of that frame). Peavey got tagged with the loss. The series shifts to Portland for Games 3, 4 and if necessary, 5.

7 Brandon Nimmo 1 for 4, K, .111
4 TJ Rivera 0 for 4, K, .444
3 Brian Burgamy 1 for 4, 2 Ks, .143
dh Jayce Boyd 0 for 3, BB, K, .143
8 Darrell Ceciliani 2 for 4, 2b (2), K, .429
9 Travis Taijeron 1 for 3, .286
5 Dustin Lawley 1 for 3, 2 Ks, .143
2 Xorge Carrillo 1 for 2, K, .200
>>ph,2 Camden Maron 0 for 1, .000
6 Wilfredo Tovar 0 for 2, .500
>>ph,6 Gavin Cecchini 1 for 1, 1.000
Greg Peavey 2 IP, 8 H, 6/2 R/ER, 1/2 BB/K, 3 HR, 9 era, L (0-1)
Matt Koch 3 IP, 2 H, ER, K, HR, 3 era
Jon Velasquez 2 IP, H, K, 0.00 era
Adam Kolarek IP, K, 0.00 era
Randy Fontanez IP, BB, 0.00 era

A South Atlantic League: Savannah OFF

Tejesh

Bowman (3-2, 3.47), Peavey
Las Vegas Gameday @ 10pm
Binghamton Gameday @ 630pm
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Las Vegas Boxscore
Binghamton Boxscore

Tejesh

AAA Pacific Coast League: Las Vegas 4/11/0 vs Reno 5/8/0, Las Vegas leads 1-0, best of 5

Rafael Montero struggled badly with command, issuing 4 walks and throwing just 62.1% of his pitches for strikes, down from his pre-2014 levels of around 70%. Kevin Plawecki homered to tie the game in the 6th, and LJ Mazzilli singled in the winning run in the 8th.

7 Cesar Puello 1 for 5, RBI, K
6 Matt Reynolds 1 for 5, run
9 Andrew Brown 0 for 1, 3 BBs
3 Taylor Teagarden 0 for 2, BB, K
>>ph,3 Brandon Allen 1 for 1, RBI
2 Kevin Plawecki 2 for 4, run, HR, RBI
8 Cory Vaughn 1 for 3, 2 runs, HR, RBI
5 Daniel Muno 0 for 3, run, BB, K
4 Anthony Seratelli 0 for 2, BB
Rafael Montero 4.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 4/6 BB/K, HR, 6.23 era, 103:64:39, 5:2:6
John Lannan 0.2 IP, 1/2 BB/K
Zack Thorton 0.1 IP, 2 H, K
Jack Leathersich 1.1 IP, H, 1/2 BB/K, 21:17:4, 1:0:2
Miguel Socolovich 1.1 IP, H, ER, K, 6.75 era, W (1-0)
Gonzalez Germen IP, K, 0.00 era, SV (1), 13:8:5, 0:2:1

AA Eastern League: Binghamton 8/10/0 vs Portland 5/8/2, Binghamton leads 1-0, best of 5

TJ Rivera went off tonight, continuing his torrid end of season stretch, blasting a pair of doubles and then finishing off the game with a walkoff 3 run homer. In total, Rivera had 4 hits, 3 for XBH, and drove in 5 of Binghamton’s 8 runs. Wilfredo Tovar had a huge game from the 9 spot with 3 hits and 2 runs scored. Brandon Nimmo took a collar and struck out thrice.

7 Brandon Nimmo 0 for 5, 3 Ks
4 TJ Rivera 4 for 5, 3 runs, 2 2b, HR, 5 RBI
3 Brian Burgamy 0 for 3, run, BB, K
dh Jayce Boyd 1 for 4, RBI
8 Darrell Ceciliani 1 for 3, 2b, RBI, K
9 Travis Taijeron 1 for 4,l K
5 Dustin Lawley 0 for 4, 2 Ks
2 Xorge Carrillo 0 for 3, run, BB, K
>>pr Kyle Johnson run
6 Wilfredo Tovar 3 for 4, 2 runs, 2b , K
Tyler Pill 5.2 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2/4 BB/K, 2 HR, 7.94 era, 89:50:39, 5:5:4
Hansel Robles 2.1 IP, H, 4 Ks, 0.00 era, 31:23:8, 1:1:4
Cody Satterwhite IP, H, 1/2 BB/K, 0.00 era, W (1-0), 18:12:6, 0:0:2

A South Atlantic League: Savannah 3/12/0 @ Augusta 8/15/0, Savannah trails 0-1, best of 3

Champ Stuart staked the Sand Gnats to their only lead, a 1-0 first inning advantage, with a leadoff solo shot. However, from there, Robert Gsellman and Paul Paez proceeded to bury the Gnats in a deep hole, with Paez surrendering 3 of his own, in addition to Gsellman surrendering 5 in 5 innings. Stuart finished a triple short of the cycle. In their midA debuts, Jhoan Urena (single, walk) and Michael Conforto (double, RBI) reached base twice each. Amed Rosario took an 0-fer. Matt Oberste and Victor Cruzado also had multi hit games. The Gnats were a woeful 1 for 13 with RISP and left 11 on base.

8 Champ Stuart 4 for 5, 2 runs, 2b, HR, RBI

5 Jhoan Urena 1 for 3, BB
7 Michael Conforto 2 for 5, 2b, RBI
dh Matt Oberste 2 for 5, run, K
9 Victor Cruzado 2 for 5, 2b
3 Dom Smith 1 for 4, K
6 Amed Rosario 0 for 4, RBI, 2 Ks
2 Colton Plaia 0 for 4, 2 Ks
4 Jonathan Johnson 0 for 3
>>ph,4 Yeixon Ruiz 0 for 1
Robert Gsellman 5 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 3/5 BB/K, 9 era, L (0-1), 90:59:31, 5:3:5
Paul Paez 0.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, HR, 81 era
Bret Mitchell IP, 2 H, 2 BBs
Dawrin Frias 1.1 IP, H, 3 Ks
Akeel Morris 0.1 IP, K, 0.00 era, 5:4:1

Tejesh

Montero (6-4, 3.60), Pill (9-5, 3.83), Gsellman (10-6, 2.55)
Las Vegas Gameday @ 10pm
Binghamton Gameday @ 630pm
Savannah Gameday @ 7pm
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Las Vegas Boxscore
Binghamton Boxscore
Savannah Boxscore

Tejesh

I’m going to apologize in advance for the verbosity of this post.

Last night the Cyclones played what would turn out to be their final game of the season at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island against the Staten Island Yankees. Despite the Cyclones elimination from playoff contention thanks to a Connecticut Tigers 9-8 victory it was one of my most fun baseball nights in recent memory. I got to the park about an hour before game time and made my way down to the field on the visiting side hoping for some player interactions and that was just what I got. I got to meet Casey Meisner (top right) (who pitched brilliantly last night by the way), John Mora (second from top, right), Jhoan Urena (third from top, right), Amed Roasrio (middle bottom), Michael Conforto (middle top), Tomas Nido and a few others pre game. I also met some incredible Cyclones fans that go to tons of games and have formed personal relationships with the players so I had a ball. Casey Meisner pitched an absolute gem and this game was all Cyclones. Amed Rosario is so much fun to watch at short, he’s so raw and plays with a fun little flare, Conforto has such a pretty, fluid swing and Brad Wieck has a curveball that drops off the table something FIERCE (when I saw him post game I simply said, “Brad Wieck, your curve is beautiful.”). After the game we waited out by the bus for the Connecticut game to end in hopes of celebrating with the boys but unfortunately the celebration never came. It was still pretty cool though…all the guys came out back and chatted with all the fans outside, hugged them goodbye and had something of a last hoorah. That was when I got to meet Marcos Molina (top left), Carlos Valdez (bottom left) and Edioglis Villasmil (bottom right) and a bunch of other guys. It was also Jhoan Urena’s 20th birthday so a bunch of fans made him a big, awesome card and gave it to him out back at the end then we all sang happy birthday in English, then in Spanish. The smile plastered across his face was priceless. It’s so incredible to see how much the fans mean to these guys, so many of them are here at 18, 19, 20 years old essentially with no one, those fans that are there all the time become like a second family. Last night helped me see another side of baseball that I always new existed but never really got to see firsthand. It was absolutely awesome and I can’t wait to go to a million Cyclones games next season.

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Myself and any of the guys I got to take pictures with

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Jhoan Urena reading his birthday card from the fans

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As expected, and as I said on Twitter, Michael Conforto, Jhoan Urena and Amed Rosario have been promoted to Savannah for the playoffs.

AAA Pacific Coast League: Las Vegas 5/11/1 @ Albuquerque 0/4/1

In the Las Vegas season finale, LJ Mazzilli made his AAA debut with a single. Cesar Puello had a third straight multi hit game, one game after a stellar 4 for 6, 2 XBH game. Noah Syndergaard tuned up with 2 shutout innings and is in line to start Game Two of the playoffs on Thursday.

6 Matt Reynolds 1 for 4, RBI (40), K, .333
4 LJ Mazzilli 1 for 5, K
3 Allan Dykstra 1 for 3, BB, .280
>>pr,7,9 Cory Vaughn
9 Andrew Brown 2 for 4, K, .283
7,3 Brandon Allen 1 for 4, run, K, .266
2 Taylor Teagarden 2 for 4, 2 runs, HR, RBI, K, .303
8 Cesar Puello 2 for 4, 2 runs, RBI (37), .252
5 Daniel Muno 1 for 4, .259
Noah Syndergaard 2 IP, H, BB, K, 4.60 era, 32:20:12, 4:1:1
John Lannan 3 IP, H, 2 Ks, 6.75 era, W (3-2)
Giancarlo Alvardo 2.2 IP, H, 2/2 BB/K, 7.29 era
Jack Leathersich BB, 5.40 era, 7:3:4
Gonzalez Germen 1.1 IP, H, 2.38 era, SV (6), 11:6:5, 2:1:0

AA Eastern League: Binghamton 4/7/1 @ Richmond 12/15/0

On Binghamton’s season finale, it was a bullpen game and the bullpen got destroyed. Not much else to say here. The playoffs begin in a few days.

2. 2b TJ Rivera 1 for 5, 2b (13), RBI (28), K, .358
3. 1b Jayce Boyd 1 for 4, RBI (59), K, .293
4. rf Travis Taijeron 0 for 4, 3 Ks, .248
5. cf Darrell Ceciliani 0 for 1, K, .289
>>cf Brandon Nimmo 0 for 3, 2 Ks, .238
7. c Xorge Carrillo 0 for 2, .283
>>c Camden Maron 1 for 2, K
8. ss Gavin Cecchini 1 for 4, run, K
Tim Peterson 0.1 IP, 4 H, 5/4 R/ER, BB, 108 era, L (0-1)
Adam Kolarek 2 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, BB, K, 6.07 era
Randy Fontanez 1.2 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 Ks, HR, 4.86 era
Hansel Robles IP, H, 3 Ks, 4.31 era
Chase Huchingson IP, H, 3.10 era
Paul Sewald IP, H, ER, 2/1 BB/K, 4.15 era
Cody Satterwhite IP, 2.33 era

A South Atlantic League: Savannah 4/8/0 @ Rome 1/5/2

Rob Whalen picked up his 9th win of the year with 5 shutout innings, in his final tuneup before the Sand Gnats playoffs begin in 2 days.

2. cf Champ Stuart 1 for 3, 2 runs, 3b (5), BB, .256
3. 1b Dom Smith 1 for 4, run, RBI (44), .271
4. dh Matt Oberste 1 for 4, 2b (22), RBI (47), K, .274
5. rf Victor Cruzado 1 for 4, 2 RBI (50), K, .273
9. ss Luis Guillorme 2 for 4, run, .333
Rob Whalen 5 IP, 2 H, K, 2.01 era, W (9-1), 6:4:1
Octavio Acosta 4 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, K, HR, 3.14 era, SV (1), 2:5:1

A- New York Penn League: Brooklyn 3/8/0 @ Staten Island 1/5/2

Casey Meisner finished up his season with a strong 5 inning outing, scattering 3 hits and striking out 3, he picked up his 5th win of the season. Jhoan Urena singled twice to end his year at .300 even. Michael Conforto took an 0-fer. A four run Connecticut 8th inning snapped a 5-5 tie and ensured the Cyclones would miss the playoffs for a second straight season (take THAT Jeffy).

1. cf John Mora 1 for 4, RBI (5), K, .292
2. ss Amed Rosario 1 for 4, 2 Ks, .289
3. lf Michael Conforto 0 for 4, K, .331
4. 3b Jhoan Urena 2 for 4, run, 2 Ks, .300
5. c Tomas Nido 1 for 4, K, .277
7. 1b Pedro Perez 1 for 4, run, .193
Casey Meisner 5 IP, 3 H, 3 Ks, 3.75 era, W (5-3), 5:4:3
Brad Wieck 2 IP, 3 Ks, 1.40 era, 1:1:3
Kelly Secrest IP, 2 H, ER, K, 1.82 era
Shane Bay IP, 2 Ks, 1.59 era, SV (15)

Tejesh

AAA Pacific Coast League: Las Vegas

AA Eastern League: Binghamton 0/3/0 @ Richmond 1/5/0

Gabriel Ynoa’s best AA outing amounted to nothing as the Dilson-less BMets were shutout on 3 hits. They are now 1-6 in their last 7 games since reaching 30 games over .500 last week.

1. lf Brandon Nimmo 0 for 4, K, .241
2. 2b TJ Rivera 0 for 4, .362
4. 1b Jayce Boyd 1 for 4, .293
6. rf Travis Taijeron 0 for 3, .252
7. c Xorge Carrillo 1 for 2, BB, .286
8. ss Wilfredo Tovar 0 for 3, .282
Gabriel Ynoa 7 IP, 3 H, 1/6 BB/K, 4.21 era, 92:63:29, 6:6:6
Jon Velasquez IP, 2 H, ER, BB, K, 3.62 era, L (4-4)

A+ Florida State League: St. Lucie 4/9/1 vs Palm Beach 2/10/0

Despite St. Lucie’s win today, they were officially eliminated from playoff contention, and after the game, several players were promoted to Binghamton (Gavin Cecchini, Cam Maron, Matt Koch Tim Peterson), with LJ Mazzilli being jumped to Las Vegas to help their playoff-bound team.

2. 2b LJ Mazzilli 3 for 4, run, 2b (20), 2 RBI (34), .312
4. rf Jared King 1 for 4, 2b (11), RBI (28), .287
7. ss Gavin Cecchini 1 for 3, run, .236
Matt Koch 7 IP, 9 H, ER, 1/4 BB/K, 4.64 era, W (10-4)
Jake Kuebler 2 IP, H, ER, 3 Ks, HR, 3.86 era, SV (3)

A South Atlantic League: Savannah 3/7/2 @ Rome 4/9/0

Savannah is limping into the playoffs, they’re 2-9 in their last 11 games since reaching 40 over .500 (82-42).

2. cf Champ Stuart 1 for 4, RBI (28), 2 Ks, .255
3. 1b Matt Oberste 0 for 4, .274
7. rf Patrick Biondi 1 for 4, run, HR (2), 2 RBI (18), .233
9. ss Luis Guillorme 0 for 2, .200
>>ph Victor Cruzado 0 for 1, K, .273
Alex Panteliodis 7 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 3/3 BB/K, 4.52 era, L (5-5)
Bret Mitchell IP, H, 2.57 era

A- New York Penn League: Brooklyn 11/11/0 vs Staten Island 3/8/2

1. cf John Mora 0 for 4, run, RBI (4), 2 Ks, .294
2. ss Amed Rosario 0 for 4, run, .290
>>ss Alfredo Reyes 0 for 1, K, .258
3. lf Michael Conforto 3 for 4, 2 runs, 2b (10), BB, .340
4. 3b Jhoan Urena 1 for 2, 2b (20), 2 RBI (47), .297
5. dh Tomas Nido 1 for 3, run, RBI (21), BB, K, .277
6. 1b Pedro Perez 1 for 4, run, 2b (2), RBI (4), K, .190
Alberto Baldonado 5 IP, 4 H, ER, 1/7 BB/K, 4.34 era, W (4-3)
Carlos Valdez 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2/1 BB/K, HR, 3.99 era
Edioglis Villasmil IP, 2 H, 2 Ks, 2.95 era
Brandon Welch IP, BB, K, 5.18 era

Tejesh

AA Eastern League: Binghamton 6/12/2 @ Richmond 7/13/2

8,7 Brandon Nimmo 1 for 5, run, K, .245
4 TJ Rivera 1 for 4, run, K, .370
5,3 Brian Burgamy 2 for 4, run, BB, K, .275
3 Jayce Boyd 0 for 3, .294
>>Hansel Robles
>>>>ph,8 Darrell Ceciliani 1 for 1, run, RBI (54), .292
9 Travis Taijeron 3 for 4, 2 runs, 2b (30), 2 RBI (64), BB, .254
7,3,5 Dustin Lawley 2 for 5, RBI (69), K, .234
8 Juan Centeno 1 for 4, K, .286
6 Wilfredo Tovar 1 for 4, .286
Rainy Lara 5 IP, 9 H, 4/3 R/ER, 2/4 BB/K, 4.31 era
Hansel Robles 2 IP, 3 Ks, 4.35 era
Dario Alvarez IP, 2 H, K, 0.00 era, 18:10:8, 1:1:1
Randy Fontanez 2 H, 3/2 R/ER, BB, 4.83 era, BS (1), L (0-1)

A+ Florida State League: St. Lucie 5/15/4 vs Palm Beach 11/11/3 in 12 innings

2. 2b LJ Mazzilli 2 for 6, 2 runs, 2b (19), RBI (32), K, .305
4. dh Jared King 2 for 6, 2b (10), 2 RBI (27), 2 Ks, .288
7. Gavin Cecchini 1 for 5, 2 Ks, .235
8. rf Eudy Pina 0 for 3, K, .263
>>cf Jeff McNeil 0 for 2, .246
Kevin McGowan 6 IP, 4 H, 3/2 R/ER, 2/6 BB/K, 5.06 era
Julian Hilario 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2/1 BB/K, HR, 5.79 era, BS (1)
Ryan Fraser 1.2 IP, H, 3.43 era
TJ Chism 1.2 IP, H, 2 ER, 1/3 BB/K, 4.07 era, L (0-4)
Robert Coles IP, 3 H, 4 UER, 2/3 BB/K, 4.62 era

A South Atlantic League: Savannah 3/3/1 @ Rome 4/9/2

Since reaching 40 over .500, Savannah is 2-8 in their last 10 games.

2. cf Champ Stuart 0 for 4, K, .255
3. 1b Dom Smith 0 for 2, run, 2 BBs, .271
4. dh Matt Oberste 0 for 4, .277
5. rf Victor Cruzado 0 for 3, run, BB, K, .274
7. lf Patrick Biondi 0 for 4, K, .233
9. ss Luis Guillorme 1 for 3, run, BB (A debut)
Logan Taylor 5 IP, 5 H, 2/1 R/ER, 4 Ks, 2.77 era, 8:2:4
John Mincone 3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1/2 BB/K, 4.61 era, L (2-3)

A- New York Penn League: Brooklyn 2/6/1 @ TriCity 3/6/1

Marcos Molina struck out 10 more and Amed Rosario continued his red hot stretch with another 3 hit game, blasting 2 more doubles in the process. Michael Conforto hit homer number 3 for Brooklyn, who none the less lost, falling to 40-34 on the season.

1. dh John Mora 1 for 4, run, .309
2. ss Amed Rosario 3 for 4, 2 2b (11), .295 (three 3 hit games in his last 5 games played, 10 for 23 over that stretch)
3. lf Michael Conforto 1 for 4, run, HR (3), RBI (19), K, .329
4. 3b Jhoan Urena 1 for 3, 2b (19), BB, .296
6. 1b Pedro Perez 0 for 4, K, .187
Marcos Molina 7 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1/10 BB/K, 2 HR, 1.77 era, L (7-3), 7:3:10
Mike Hepple IP, H, 1.93 era

Tejesh