A-Ball Saturday: Philip Evans Delivers Walkoff Saturday

A+: @ St. Lucie Mets 1, @ Bradenton Marauders (PIT) 0 

Little Angel Cuan was outstanding: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K. St. Lucie manager Ryan Ellis told MiLB.com that it was the best he had ever seen the soft-tossing Cuan.

Jeurys Familia and Scott Atchison each threw a scoreless inning of relief with one strikeout. According to the gang at MetsBlog, Terry Collins told reporters that Familia will be headed right back to Vegas to continue his rehab.

 

A: @ Savannah Sand Gnats 2, Augusta GreenJackets (SF) 1 

SEvans Gnats HeadPhilip Evans drove home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth on a hanging slider. After the game, the 20-year-old told the Savannah Morning News:

“He threw a hanging slider, and I was able to get good wood on it. It’s been a rough season of ups and downs, mostly downs. So that definitely felt good. I hope it gets me back in a groove of playing at the level I feel I can play at.

“I got a little frustrated last night and let that take over. But I realized I needed to be there with my team to finish that game. I stayed focused tonight.”

Evans (.186/.269/.244 – 46 gms) was ejected Friday, and grounded out with the bases loaded in the seventh Saturday, so his game-winner had to feel especially rewarding for him.

DH Kevin Plawecki (.358/.438/.600 – 45 gms) was 0-for-4 to snap his consecutive games on base streak at 34. TRAID. Or PROMOAT.

Jake Kuebler, a converted position player, made his first career start and was solid: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.