A-Ball Thursday: Noah Syndergaard Ripped, Aderlin Rodriguez Homers for Third Straight

A+: Fort Myers Miracle (MIN) 11, @ St. Lucie Mets 8 

Rodriguez Aderlin Batting Stance 480x270An Aderlin Rodriguez homer in the fourth inning gave the Mets an 8-7 lead in the fourth inning. However, the Mets did not score again, while Fort Myers tallied twice against the bullpen in the seventh and tacked on single runs in the eighth and ninth innings.

Good Stuff – The Bats
The Rodriguez (pictured) homerun gave him three straight games with a jack. In 13 games, he’s hitting .173/.182/.385 with five extra-base hits, zero walks and 12 strikeouts. It’s early, but that’s an unusual looking line.

SS Matt Reynolds was 2-for-5 with a triple, a two-run homerun and three RBI. In 14 games, the 22-year old is  hitting a healthy .286/.355/.411 in 14 games.

CF Gilbert Gomez was 2-for-4 from the bottom of the order with seven walks and 14 strikeouts and just one extra-base hit in 14 games, he’s hitting .326/.415/.348.

Not So Good – The Arms
Noah Syndergaard gave up two runs in the first inning, on a homer to Twins prospect Miguel Sano, and five runs in the third. His ugly line: 3 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR. Fort Myers improved to 13-1 with the win.


A: @ Lakewood Blue Claws (PHI) 3, Savannah Sand Gnats 2 

Each team had just five hits while the Gnats committed a pair of errors, including one by SS Philip Evans, his seventh.

Daily Nimmo: 0-for-4 with 2 K. The 20-year-old is hitting .411/.477/.518 in his 14 games. He’s #1 in the SAL in batting average and #2 in on-base percentage behind Pirates’ prospect Stetson Allie.

C Kevin Plawecki was 0-for-3 and was hit by a pitch. 1B Jayce Boyd was 1-for-3 with a walk. As Nimmo, Plawecki and Boyd go, so goes the run-scoring for the Gnats’ offense early in 2013.

DH Eudy Pina was 1-for-2 with a homer in the fifth inning and a walk. Pina, who turned 22 the first week of the season, is hitting .262/.340/.452 in 12 games. He takes some big swings at the plate.

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