Short-Season Saturday: Miller Diaz Throws Well; Luis Guillorme is Hitting (Singles)

SSA: Brooklyn Cyclones 2, @ Connecticut Tigers 1 

Miller Diaz: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 2 WP. Interesting. Diaz has a good arm, and at one time was more or less penciled in to start the season in Savannah. He had a poor spring so the Mets held him back for Brooklyn. He just turned 21 and has fanned 30 and walked 12 in his 25.1 IP for the Cyclones so far. He can make a claim as the top pitching prospect on the Cyclones this year.


R (APP): Kingsport Mets @ Burlington Royals – ppd by rain


R (GCL): @ GCL Nationals 6, GCL Mets 4

SS Luis Guillorme: 2-for-2, 2 BB. The 18-year-old Guillorme had a reputation as a slick fielder with a more questionable bat. He’s hit .368/.455/.395 (14-for-38) with five walks and four strikeouts in his first 11 games in the GCL. Thirteen of his 14 hits have been singles.

Second-round pick Andrew Church: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K. He’s given up 10 hits in five innings of GCL work. This is probably a good time to remind you that GCL stat lines mean very little.

Rehab Brigade: 
DH Justin Turner: 0-for-4, BB, 2 K
LF Cory Vaughn: 2-for-4

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

I'd rather the Knick keep winning and have the Nets officially eliminate them on Tuesday.


This is why you force yourself away from the scoreboards at this time of year -- unless you're locked in a head-to-head battle. The tack that you outline here is madness & crazy-making. Nuts enough for a scribe or fan, insanity for a team official to consider.

This is the time to look nowhere else but your own roster, your outlines & plans for the playoffs and how you best set yourself up to maximize your chance for a deep playoff run.

Every team is different. Some need to rest their starters; some need to maintain momentum; some need to keep clawing to even get there, and hope that magic will carry them through. 

Playing angles at this juncture over how to maneuver the seeding is folly.