Full-Season Affiliates Wednesday: Evans Keeps Krushing; Thole Plays First

AAA: @ Syracuse Chiefs 7, Buffalo Bisons 3

Nick Evans (Buffalo Bisons)Lance Broadway (4-9, 6.33)’s line pretty much says it all:  6.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR.

1B Nick Evans was 2-4 with a triple and an RBI.  That’s three games in a row at firstbase for Evans after seven in a row in LF.  Evans is hitting .292/.358/.597 in 19 games in August with six doubles, two triples and four HR to go along with eight walks against ten strikeouts.  If he keeps this up, the Mets should reward his rebound with at least a few big league weeks at the end of this season.  Evans’ 12 extra-base hits in August lead the entire organization.

Evans photo courtesy Buffalo Bisons.

AA: @ Binghamton Mets 7, New Britain Rock Cats 5

New Britain Rock Cats 6, @ Binghamton Mets 1 (7 innings)

Game one was the suspended contestthole-b-mets-headshot from Tuesday night.  After lightning and the rain chased Jenrry Mejia, four relievers combined to finish this one off.  Edgar Alfonzo (2.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K) earned the win despite being largely ineffective, while Derrick Ellison (3.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K) was sharp in behind him.

The Rock Cats handed Dylan Owen (4-9, 5.58) his ninth loss of the season.  Owen gave up five runs on six hits and a pair of walks in five innings.

After leaving Tuesday’s game, which was resumed Wednesday, prior to the top of the third inning, Ike Davis did not play in game two.  Instead Josh Thole (pictured) played firstbase for the 1st time this year.  Thole was 1-3 with a double.  3B Shawn Bowman was 2-3.

A+: @ St. Lucie Mets 12, Charlotte Stone Crabs 2

The FSL Mets put on a pretty good show for Jeff Wilpon, clubbing five homeruns.  LF Brahiam Maldonado, who has homered in back-to-back games and now has five jacks in his last five contests,  hit a pair, including a grand slam in the fourth inning and a two run shot in the eighth.  Maldonado (.265/.335/.442) is up to 14 homers, but will turn 24 in September.

CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis was 3-4 with a double, a walk, and a homer in his second game in a row.  While he’s still at just .257/.345/.434 this year, he’s up to .290/.364/.565 in 17 games in August while also turning 22.   SS Reese Havens was 3-5 with a double and a homer as well.

Scott Moviel (2-5, 4.69) won his second game by holding the Crabs to two runs on six hits and a walk in five innings while striking out four.

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