A-AA Saturday: B-Mets Bats Ground Aeros; Gnats Split with help from Nimmo and Matz

AA: Binghamton Mets 10, Akron Aeros (CLE) 2 

Six of the nine Binghamton Mets starters had two hits, so nearly everyone got to share in the fun which included a six-run sixth inning.

LHP Darin Gorski (5-1, 2.01) was solid: 7.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K.

 

A+: Rained out.

 

A: West Virginia Power 6, @ Savannah Sand Gnats 3 (9 innings)
@ Savannah Sand Gnats 6, West Virginia Power 1 (7 innings)

Lets move past game one to game two, which Steven Matz started. He shut out the Power through five innings before bequeathing a runner to the bullpen, at first with one out, who eventually scored. His line: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K. He was throwing inside very, very aggressively. At one point, he started off five right-handed hitters with fastballs on off the plate inside, or on the inner edge. He threw a few really good changeups and left a few flat. He tried some breaking balls, which now have a little more depth. It was a fine night from a very fine pitching prospect.

Brandon Nimmo’s day: 2-5, 2B, 3 BB, 2 K. The double was on a 3-2 pitch in the bottom of the sixth inning of game two. The left-handed hitting 20-year-old drove it deep into the leftfield corner. It was the most power I can recall him showing down the line the opposite way. He’s now up to .368/.525/.474 in 24 games in August with 23 walks against 23 strikeouts, which is ridiculously good. He just keeps improving. I’ll have more from Nimmo on Monday.