Kingsport game two

R: Greeneville Astros @ Kingsport Mets
Game Two 7:00 ET – LHP Chris Lee (2-2, 3.10) vs. RHP Carlos Gomez (2-0, 0.00)

Chris Lee Chris Lee faced Kingsport three times in the regular season. In each start he failed to complete the 5th inning or record a decision. As a 21 year old in his 3rd year with the Greeneville Astros he has a limited workload. In 13 IP against the K-Mets he gave up 6 runs, 5 earned on 13 hits and 6 walks while striking out 10. While pitching a quarter of his total innings against Kingsport this year he has allowed them a third of his hits and walks, and under 20% of his strikeouts.

 

 

Carlos GomezCarlos Gomez made 3 starts at the beginning of the year, allowing no runs on 8 hits and 4 walks, striking out 7 over 17.1 IP. He was sidelined for five weeks with shoulder trouble, returning to throw 5.2 IP over two relief appearances. He allowed 6 hits and no walks while striking out 5 after returning. 3 of his 4 walks came against Greeneville in his last start before landing on the DL. He allowed just 2 hits over 5.2 IP that day, and picked up the win.

 

 

Pulaski beat Bluefield 2 games to none and will wait for the winner of this series, hosting them in game one.

Monday 9/2 games

The regular season wraps up for three of the Mets playoff bound affiliates, and the Cyclones start a playoff like series with Tri-City.
Kingsport will host game two against Greeneville at 7 tonight.

A: Greenville Drive (28-40) @ Savannah Sand Gnats (34-34) Listen
Monday 12:00 ET – RHP Sergio Gomez (0-3, 3.80) vs. RHP Marcos Camarena (5-3, 3.42)

Marcos Camarena is auditioning for a playoff role after struggling in his last start (4 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 2 BB, 4 K) He had been solid as a reliever before moving into a starting role, allowing 15 hits and 2 walks over 18.2 IP in a relief role.

 

AA: New Hampshire FisherCats (67-72) @ Binghamton Mets (86-54) Listen-Alt Audio
Monday 1:05 ET – RHP Marcus Stroman (8-5, 3.47) vs. LHP Mark Cohoon (9-4, 4.00)

Mark Cohoon had his last start shortened by rain, so he’ll get a chance to wrap up the regular season. With an off day tomorrow, expect the integral relievers to get tune up outings.

 

AAA: Tucson Padres (76-67) @ Las Vegas 51s (81-62) Listen
Monday 3:05 ET – LHP Arturo Lopez (1-0, 4.15) vs. RHP Daryl Thompson (2-0, 4.32)

Arturo Lopez pitched most of this year with Mexico City of the Mexican League. He made 13 starts there, and had pitched as a reliever with Tucson until five days ago when he went 3 IP as a starter. He has a history with the Padres, pitching in their system from 2005 until appearing in 4 big league games with them in 2009. He finished 2009 with Buffalo in the Mets system before moving on to pitching in his homeland. September AAA rosters get a little weird.
Daryl Thompson has not been with the 51s long but has picked up two wins in their stretch drive. The first came in relief, and five days ago he went 6 IP allowing 6 hits and 3 walks while striking out 6. With the playoffs starting Wednesday I would guess Wally Backman would like to get his haggard bullpen some extra rest today. The Mets signed Aaron Harang to a minor league deal and sent him to LasVegas.  A little more depth of starting pitching for the AAA postseason and a few late season starts for the Mets make this a useful pick up.

 

A-Sh: Brooklyn Cyclones (37-35) @ Tri-City ValleyCats (42-31) Listen
Monday 5:00 ET – RHP Dawrin Frias (1-1, 4.79) vs. RHP Kyle Westwood (2-2. 0.96)

Dawrin Frias has struck out 53 and walked 11 over 41.1 IP for Brooklyn, and is holding batters to a .255 BA.
In his one start.  The Cyclones have lost three in a row and fallen 1.5 games behind Aberdeen.
Kyle Westwood limited the Cyclones to one unearned run on 4 hits and no walks five days ago.
After losing 2 of 3 to the Cyclones Tri-City was swept by Vermont and lost to Lowell Saturday to fall a half game behind Lowell in their division race.  They rebounded to beat Lowell last night and move back into first place by a half game.  Aberdeen will be hosting Lowell as these two division races are intertwined.

 

Sunday 9/1 games

R: Kingsport Mets @ Greeneville Astros
Game One 6:00 ET – RHP Chris Flexen (8-1, 2.09) vs. RHP Jandel Gustave (2-3, 2.68)

After last nights rain out the entire series is shifted back a day.

Chris FlexenChris Flexen beat Greeneville on July 7th when he held them to 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks over 6 IP, striking out 2. His only start against the Astros. That began a stretch in which Flexen has gone 8-0 with a 1.62 ERA over his last nine starts. He led the APL in wins, and finished 4th in ERA (there are a bunch of quality starting pitchers with sub 2 ERA who failed to reach the innings to quality) He finished tied for second in the league in innings pitched, despite being in a six man rotation all year, struck out 62 and walked 14 over 69 IP, hitting 6 batters and allowing 6 home runs.

 

Jandel GustaveJandel Gustave turned in one of the best performances against Kingsport this year when he no hit them for 6 IP on June 27th. He walked 3 and struck out 7. On August 10th he struck out 5 and walked none while allowing 1 run on 4 hits over 4 IP against the K-Mets. Both of those starts took place in Greeneville.
He struck out 49 and walked 23 over 43.2 IP this year while holding batters to a .235 batting average against him.

After last nights rain out the Astros will keep Gustave on his planned day and move Chris Lee back to game two.

 

 

In the regular season action Brooklyn continues their fight for a playoff spot, while LasVegas and Binghamton get tune up games.

A-Sh: Aberdeen Ironbirds (36-32) @ Brooklyn Cyclones (37-34) Listen
Sunday 5:00 ET – RHP Hunter Harvey (0-1, 3.52) vs. LHP Dario Alvarez (2-4, 3.44)

Hunter Harvey struck out 18 and walked 2, allowing 10 hits in 13.1 IP in the GCL earning a shot at a few NYPL starts to wrap up the year. For Aberdeen he has struck out 10, walked 3, and allowed 10 hits in 7.2 IP.
Dario Alvarez has allowed just 2 runs on 11 hits over his last 16 IP. He has struck out 14 but had to work around 11 walks in those last 3 games.  Brooklyn now trails Aberdeen by half a game.

 

AA: New Hampshire FisherCats (67-71) @ Binghamton Mets (85-54) Listen-Alt Audio
Sunday 6:35 ET – RHP Marcus Walden (6-13, 3.74) vs. RHP Logan Verrett (12-6, 4.28)

Travis Taijeron is hitting .258 /.333 /.539 in August with 7 doubles, 6 homers, and 10 walks.  Danny Muno has walked each of the last two games pushing his season total to 91 BB.  With 94 K he has an outside chance to walk more strikeout.  Yesterday’s rain out will not be made up, which is just as well for the B-Mets because Logan Verrett is on an innings limit today and Noah Syndergaard is being held back for playoff starts.  He last pitched on Monday and would be on 8 days of rest for game one.

 

AAA: Tucson Padres (75-67) @ Las Vegas 51s (81-61) Listen
Sunday 10:05 ET – LHP Jason Lane (2-2, 5.72) vs. RHP Giancarlo Alvarado (5-4, 3.49) Greg Peavey (4-3, 6.00)

You might remember Jason Lane as the RF for the Astros who racked up 109 OPS+ in 2005. 51s fans will remember him playing over 200 games for LasVegas between 2009 and 2011. He pitched once for them in 2009 and 4 times in 2010 mainly finishing up blowouts to save the bullpen. In 2011 he pitched 13 IP over 6 games with mixed results, but he decided to try pitching full time at the age of 35. That went poorly with Reno (7.59 ERA) to start 2012 so he moved on to Indy Sugar Land and started for them the rest of the year.  This year he went back to Sugar Land for 16 more starts before Tucson picked him up. For a guy who hasn’t been in the big leagues since 2007 you have to admire his persistence.

Sunday early games

A+: Jupiter Hammerheads (32-36) @ St. Lucie Mets (33-30) Listen
Sunday 10:30 AM – RHP Jake Esch (2-9, 4.01) or RHP Jose Urena (10-7, 3.73) vs. RHP Domingo Tapia (2-9, 4.86) or LHP Angel Cuan (8-3, 3.68)

St. Lucie and Jupiter wrap up their seasons with an early start.  They will not make up yesterday’s rain out, it is the 9th game St. Lucie has lost to weather this year.  Everyone to fall instructs…
Jose Urena has walked just 29 in 149.2 IP this year. He walked 29 last year in low A and 29 in 2011 (in far fewer IP) in short season A ball.
Domingo Tapia had one of his better starts in Jupiter on July 3rd when he shutout the Hammerheads for 6.2 IP allowing 2 hits and 4 walks while striking out 5. He has the chance to end the year on back to back good starts as he limited Charlotte to 2 unearned runs on 3 hits and 5 walks over 7 IP five days ago. Otherwise this is just a contest between two eliminated teams with two pitchers trying to avoid 10 losses.  Angel Cuan has walked just 22 over 100.1 IP for St. Lucie. with 2 IP or more Cuan will end the year leading St. Lucie in IP despite never really being in the teams plans as a starter, and if he picks up the win today he would tie for the team lead in wins.
Reliever Randy Fontanez has gone 9-7 over 45 appearances, striking out 83 and walking 17 over 60.2 IP.  He should see a similar role with Binghamton next year.

 

A: Greenville Drive (27-40) @ Savannah Sand Gnats (34-33) Listen
Sunday 2:05 ET – LHP Francisco Taveras (2-5, 7.19) vs. RHP Seth Lugo (2-1, 2.42)

Seth Lugo has struck out 31 and walked 3 over 26 IP in the SAL limiting batters to a .215 BA against him. He would likely be in line for a start should Savannah advance in the playoffs. He has thrown just 13.2 IP more than he did in 2011 with Kingsport.

Saturday 8/31 games

R: Kingsport Mets @ Greeneville Astros
Game One 7:00 ET – rained out, the entire series is shifted back a day.

 

And the rest of the regular season action including the 51s trying to clinch a playoff spot and the Cyclones trying to hang onto first place against their competition for the division lead.

AA: New Hampshire FisherCats (67-71) @ Binghamton Mets (85-54) Listen-Alt Audio
Saturday 7:05 ET – rained out and canceled.

 

A+: Jupiter Hammerheads (32-36) @ St. Lucie Mets (33-30) Listen
Saturday 6:30 ET – rained out and canceled.

 

A: Greenville Drive (27-38) @ Savannah Sand Gnats (32-33) Listen
Saturday 5:05 ET – RHP Justin Haley (7-10, 3.61) vs. RHP Luis Cessa (7-4, 3.15)
Sat. Game Two – RHP Pat Light (1-3, 8.06) vs. RHP Jake Kuebler (2-6, 2.70)

This makes up for the July 12th postponement.  Luis Cessa will go on 7 days rest in a tune up for a potential game three start next Saturday. He’s struck out 117 and walked 19 in 123 IP this year.
Jake Kuebler has pitched 7.1 scoreless IP since returning from the DL, allowing 5 hits, 3 walks, and striking out 5.

 

A-Sh: Aberdeen Ironbirds [BAL] (35-32) @ Brooklyn Cyclones (37-33) Listen
Saturday 6:00 ET – RHP Sebastian Vader (6-3, 2.64) vs. RHP Akeel Morris (4-0, 0.90)

Sebastian Vader has struck out 60 and walked 17 over 78.1 IP while holding NYPL batters to a .227 BA.  On June 22nd he shutout the Cyclones for 8 IP (3 H, 0 BB, 10 K) in Brooklyn, and five days later against the Cyclones at home he was more hittable (5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K)  Oddly he only won the second start.
Akeel Morris will make a third start after walking 4 in 1.2 IP against Vermont in his last start.  He is up to 21 walks in 40 IP to go along with 53 K and 26 hits.  Morris pitched 5.2 IP  of shutout relief against Aberdeen over two appearances in June striking out 11 and allowing 1 walk and 2 hits.

 

AAA: Tucson Padres (75-66) @ Las Vegas 51s (80-61) Listen
Saturday 10:05 ET – RHP Keyvius Sampson (2-2, 6.48) vs. RHP Chris Schwinden (6-9, 5.73)

The 51s remain two games up on Sacramento who plays Tacoma to finish out the season.  Kirk Nieuwenhuis is 7-for-15 with a double and a homer over the last 3 games, playing CF regularly since denDekker was recalled by the Mets.  The 51s pen missed Robert Carson last night.  The hard throwing lefty hadn’t allowed a run in 9 of his last 10 outings before being recalled and is the team leader with 11 saves.

Friday 8/30 games

AA: New Hampshire FisherCats [TOR] (67-70) @ Binghamton Mets (84-54) Listen-Alt Audio
Friday 7:05 ET – RHP Deck McGuire (9-9, 4.96) vs. LHP Darin Gorski (5-1, 2.01)

New Hampshire lost last night which clinched a playoff spot for Trenton as Binghamton’s opponent in the first round.  Deck McGuire has faced Binghamton 4 times this year going 2-1 with a 6.85 ERA with 22 hits, 11 walks and 18 strike outs in 22.1 IP.
Darin Gorski has limited EL batters to a .179 BA against him, striking out 62 and walking 22 over 71.2 IP in AA.

 

A+: St. Lucie Mets (32-30) @ Jupiter Hammerheads (32-35) Listen
Friday 6:35 ET – RHP Rainy Lara (4-5, 3.76) vs. RHP Josh Hodges (4-5, 3.72)

Rainy Lara has thrown 60 (!) more innings than he did last year with the Cyclones.  While this is offset some by XST innings its still rather surprising that he is still going while others have been shut down.
Josh Hodges held St. Lucie to 1 run on 3 hits and 2 walks over 6.2 IP on Aug 18th.

 

A: Greenville Drive [BOS] (27-36) @ Savannah Sand Gnats (30-33) Listen
Friday 5:35 ET – RHP Jacob Dahlstrand (4-7, 4.45) vs. RHP Tim Peterson (0-0, 5.75)
Fri. Game Two – LHP Cody Kukuk (4-12, 4.43) vs. LHP Steven Matz (5-6, 2.59)

This makes up for the July 14th postponement. Peterson and Matz will shared a double header for the third consecutive time through the rotation.
Tim Petersen has allowed 8 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7 over 6.1 IP in his two starts.
Steven Matz held WV to 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7 over 5.1 IP. He’ll likely pitch game two of the postseason, next Friday.

 

A-Sh: Brooklyn Cyclones (37-32) @ Staten Island Yankees (29-40) Listen
Friday 7:00 ET – RHP Rob Gsellman (3-2, 1.60) vs. RHP David Palladino (1-3, 4.80)

Robert Gsellman shutout SI for 7 IP allowing just 2 hits and striking out 5 on July 26th. Over his last two starts he allowed just an unearned run on 7 hits and two walks while striking out 18 over 15 IP against Vermont.  Aberdeen trails the Cyclones by a half game in the division race with six games remaining.

 

R: Bluefield Blue Jays (40-26) @ Kingsport Mets (39-27)
Friday 7:00 ET – RHP Joe Lovecchio (4-2, 6.27) vs. RHP Persio Reyes (4-5, 4.40)

Wrapping up the regular season in the APL. Persio Reyes allowed Bluefield 6 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 8 over 4.2 IP in his last start. His last two starts haven’t been great (16 hits in 11.2 IP) but on the year he has allowed 52 hits and 15 walks over 57.1 IP while striking out 52.  Bluefield now trails Pulaski by half a game for the East division, so they still have something to play for tonight.  Game One for Kingsport will be tomorrow at 7, in Greeneville.

 

AAA: Tucson Padres (74-66) [SD] @ Las Vegas 51s (80-60) Listen
Friday 10:05 ET – RHP Sean O’Sullivan (7-5, 4.04) vs. RHP Rafael Montero (5-4, 3.28)

The 51s scored 49 runs in their 6 game series in Colorado Springs, winning 4 of the 6 and maintaining a 2 game lead on Sacramento for the division.  14 different LasVegas pitchers appeared in that series, Rafael Montero was the only one not to appear.  Over his last 10 starts Montero is holding PCL batters to a .242 BAA and has a 2.51 ERA over 57.1 IP. Except for a drop in K rate, these numbers now look a lot more like his numbers in 11 AA starts.  Sacramento (78-62) will take on Tacoma (73-67) who were eliminated from playoff contention yesterday when they lost their series finale against Salt Lake.  LasVegas would take on the Bees if they make the postseason.

Thursday 8/29 games

AAA: Las Vegas 51s (79-60) @ Colorado Springs SkySox (66-72) Listen
Thursday 8:35 ET – RHP Matt Fox (7-4, 4.63) vs. RHP Sean Gallagher (2-2, 3.86)

Matt Fox has pitched to a 6.24 ERA in 11 road starts (2.66 in 8 home starts) despite similar hit, BB and K rates. He particularly struggled in two starts in Salt Lake, which like Colorado Springs is one of the more hitter friendly environments in the PCL.  Yet another roster move will be needed to activate Fox from the temporarily inactive list.  Sacramento trails the 51s by 2 games with 5 games left for both teams.

 

AA: Binghamton Mets (84-53) @ Bowie Baysox (68-68) Listen-Alt Audio
Thursday 7:05 ET – RHP Erik Goeddel (9-6, 4.07) vs. LHP Jake Pettit (6-6, 4.53)

Erik Goeddel has found his 10th win to be elusive going 0-3 in his last 6 starts. He’s pitched to a 3.30 ERA and allowed 40 base runners in 30 IP during August.  Orioles RHP Jason Hammel will make a rehab appearance but has been out for a month so may not go for very long.  Bowie is 4 games out of the final playoff spot in the EL, with 5 games left.

 

A+: St. Lucie Mets (32-29) @ Jupiter Hammerheads [MIA] (31-35) Listen
Thursday 6:35 ET – RHP Hansel Robles (5-4, 3.99) vs. RHP Angel Sanchez (3-3, 3.18)

Hansel Robles is one of the few Mets pitching prospects who could use the extra work that a playoff start would provide. He’s totaled 87.1 IP between the FSL and GCL which might not be more than last year when he tallied 72.2 IP for the Cyclones after spending two plus months in XST.  He will participate in the Arizona Fall league to extend his year.
The scenario that gets the St. Lucie Mets into the playoffs is as follows 1) win all 4 of their remaining games against Jupiter 2) Palm Beach win 3 of 4 from Charlotte creating a 3 team tie.  Long odds…

 

A: Savannah Sand Gnats (29-33) @ Rome Braves (35-30) Listen
Thursday 7:00 ET – RHP Gabriel Ynoa (14-4, 2.71) vs. RHP Frank Lafreniere (7-12, 5.32)

Gabriel Ynoa will make one last start (on 8 days rest) setting him up for the Gnats first playoff game, six days from now.
Jorge Rivero has been the Gnats regular 2B for much of the second half, and can also play some OF.  He’s hitting .279/ .340 /.333 over 33 games.  Paul Sewald has not allowed a run over his last nine appearances and has an ERA of 1.70 over 53 IP this year.  He has struck out 63 and walked 7 and picked up 7 saves.

 

A-Sh: Staten Island Yankees [NYY] (29-39) @ Brooklyn Cyclones (36-32) Listen
Thursday 7:00 ET – RHP Giovanny Gallegos (2-6, 4.21) vs. RHP Miller Diaz (5-3, 2.22)

Miller Diaz found his groove against Vermont in his last two starts; striking out 18, walking 6, and allowing 8 hits over 13 IP.  He beat SI on July 27th (6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 8 K)  Brooklyn has gone 5-7 against their lowly cross town rivals, while Aberdeen has gone 7-4 against SI.  Aberdeen trails the Cyclones by a half game in the division race.  The NYPL regular season plays through Sept 4th.

 

R: Bluefield Blue Jays (40-25) @ Kingsport Mets (38-27)
Thursday 7:00 ET – LHP Zak Wasilewski (4-1, 2.77) vs. RHP Gaby Almonte (3-2, 2.31 in GCL)

Zak Wasilewski ..limited Kingsport to 2 hits and 3 walks over 4 IP, striking out 5 on Aug 24th.
Gaby Almonte has joined Kingsport for final series of the year so the playoff rotation can be set up.  With only a half  game lead on the division the K-Mets seem more concerned with keeping their best pitchers available for the playoffs than winning home field advantage for the short 3 game series.  Bluefield also has a half game lead on Pulaski who they will play in the other division series.

Thursday GCL game

R: GCL Marlins (25-33) @ GCL Mets (19-40)
Thursday 10:00 AM – TBA vs. RHP Marcos Molina (1-3, 2.76) or TBA

The GCL regular season wraps up today.  Marcos Molina has allowed 13 hits and 5 walks over his last 9.2 IP. As an 18 year old in his first year stateside its understandable that he’s running down a bit.  We could see a number of arms in shorter outings, Molina was skipped yesterday.

Wednesday 8/28 games

AAA: Las Vegas 51s (78-59) @ Colorado Springs SkySox (65-71) Listen
Wednesday 6:35 ET – RHP Jake deGrom (4-2, 4.40) vs. RHP Armando Galarraga (0-2, 6.46)
Wed. Game Two – RHP Daryl Thompson (1-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Dan Houston (4-6, 3.36)

Saramento won last night and are now 2.5 games back of LasVegas with six days left in the season.  The 51s could be anywhere from 1 game up to 4 games up at the end of the day.
Jacob deGrom struggled in his last start, allowing Fresno 6 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks over 5 IP.  He continues to be up and down in AAA.
Daryl Thompson has pitched 2.1 IP of scoreless relief for the 51s, last appearing five days ago.
Armando Galarraga went 6-6 with a 2.98 ERA in 16 starts for Louisville before moving on to Colorado.   Dan Houston is scheduled, but he pitched in two innings last night so they will need to come up with someone else.  This second game looks to feature a lot of relievers giving up crooked numbers as both bullpens have been stretched to the limit over the last two days.

 

AA: Binghamton Mets (83-53) @ Bowie Baysox (68-67) Listen-Alt Audio
Wednesday 7:05 ET – LHP Mark Cohoon (9-4, 4.07) vs. RHP Mike Wright (11-2, 3.18)

Chasen Bradford got a chance with the AA squad when Binghamton had a string of make up games, a few of which went into extra innings and needed a few fresh arms.  He ran with that chance and has put up an excellent two months in AA.  In 18 appearances covering 23.1 IP he’s allowed just 18 hits and 6 walks while striking out 17.  Only 5 runs have scored on him and 3 of those were unearned.  Bradford is a Henderson Nevada native so it would make a nice story if he could win a spot in the 51s pen next year before the Mets nomadic AAA franchise tendencies kick in again.  In the meantime he will participate in the Arizona fall league for the Mets.
Mike Wright was the Orioles 2011 third round pick, widely considered an Orioles top 10 prospect entering this year his domination of the Eastern League should jump him towards the top of those lists this off season.  Bowie is 4 games out of a playoff spot with 6 games remaining.

 

A+: Charlotte StoneCrabs (35-25) @ St. Lucie Mets (31-29) Listen
Wednesday 6:30 ET – LHP Jake Partridge (2-5, 3.96) vs. LHP Alex Panteliodis (6-5, 4.52)

Jake Partridge has posted a 1.91 ERA since the beginning of July. While he has walked 52 over 88.2 IP this year he’s issued just 4 free passes during 23.1 IP in August.
Alex Panteliodis has allowed 27 hits over his last 16.2 IP while walking 6 and striking out 7. He has been significantly better at home this year (5-1, 300) than on the road (1-4, 6.64) including 3 shutout performances at home in his last ten starts.

 

A-Sh: Tri-City Valley Cats (41-26) @ Brooklyn Cyclones (35-32) Listen
Wednesday 7:00 ET – RHP Kyle Westwood (2-1, 1.14) vs. RHP John Gant (5-3, 2.67)

Kyle Westwood has allowed 21 hits and 5 walks over 31.2 IP this year. He has allowed 3 homers, and just 7 runs total.
John Gant is holding lefty batters to a .175 BA with half of his strikeouts in less PAs against LHB. He has struck out 73 and walked 24 in 60.2 IP.

 

R: Bluefield Blue Jays [TOR] (40-24) @ Kingsport Mets (37-27)
Wednesday 7:00 ET – RHP Chase DeJong (2-3, 3.35) vs. RHP Robert Whalen (0-0, 0.00)

Chase DeJong faced Kingsport last Friday (4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 9 K) and picked up a loss.
Robert Whalen shutout Bluefield for 7 IP (4 H, 0 BB, 5 K) last Thursday and picked up a win.  The K-Mets are still a half game out of first and hold a 2 game lead on a playoff spot, now with just 3 games to go.   Johnson City hosts Burlington (27-37) while Greeneville hosts Danville (26-36) Wednesday’s APPY scoreboard

Wednesday early games

Have some baseball with your coffee.

A: Savannah Sand Gnats (29-32) @ Rome Braves (34-30) Listen
Wednesday 10:30 AM – RHP Julian Hilario (7-6, 3.67) vs. RHP Wes Parsons (6-7, 2.92)

Julian Hilario lost in Rome on Aug 15th, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits and 1 walk over 5.1 IP. As a starter Hilario’s BAA has jumped up 40 points and his K rate has dropped off considerably.
Wes Parsons shutout Savannah for 6 IP on June 30th.  He’s struck out 90 and walked 21 over 98.2 IP.

 

R: GCL Mets (19-39) @ GCL Marlins (24-33)
Wednesday 10:00 AM – RHP Craig Missigman (0-3, 3.63) vs. TBA

Craig Missigman has struck out 19 and walked 5 over 22.1 IP