Thursday in A-Ball: Is Three Runs Enough?

A+: Fort Myers Miracle (MIN) 5, St. Lucie Mets 3 

There’s really very little in this box score that deserves special recognition, good or bad.

DH Jayce Boyd had a couple of knocks in a 2-for-5 evening. He’s hitting .280/.358/.439 in 45 games in St. Lucie. The 22-year-old has hit for very little power in the last four weeks. Since homering four times in his first 26 games in St. Lucie, he’s hit .231/.351/.292 in his last 19 games.

Matt Bowman (6-4, 3.18) was meh: 4.2, 7 H, 5 R,  ER, 3 BB, 4 K.

 

A: @ Rome Braves 4, Savannah Sand Gnats 3 

The Braves finished off a three-game sweep of the Gnats in which Savannah scored a combined six runs over the three games. Actually, the Gnats have lost four in a row and five of six while scoring 10 runs total in those six games (1.67 runs per game).

To be fair, on Thursday, the Gnats ran into Lucas Sims, the Braves first round pick in 2012, who is a very good prospect in his own right, and one who’s made important strides this year from shaky relief outings early to recent dominance.

CF Brandon Nimmo: 0-for-3, BB. He grounded into a double-play and flew out twice. It was the first time in nine games that he has not struck out. He’s doing a much better job making contact in his .340/.500/.468 August with 13 walks against 14 whiffs.