Friday 8/16 games

AA: New Britain RockCats [MIN] (58-66) @ Binghamton Mets (77-47) ListenAlt Audio
Friday 7:05 ET – RHP Cole De Vries (0-1, 3.60) vs. RHP Noah Syndergaard (5-0, 1.76)

Noah Syndergaard continues to steamroll the EL as he makes his case for Mets organizational pitcher of the year. He has allowed 5 hits and 2 walks over his last 16 IP while striking out 16. Unfair!


A+: Jupiter Hammerheads [MIA] (25-29) @ St. Lucie Mets (28-20) Listen
Friday 6:30 ET – RHP Scott Lyman (1-2, 6.08) vs. RHP Hansel Robles (5-2, 3.90)

Hansel Robles allowed Jupiter 9 hits and 2 walks in 4.1 IP, striking out 5 and limiting them to 2 runs on July 4th, his first start back from the DL.


A: Savannah Sand Gnats (25-24) @ Augusta Greenjackets [SF] (30-23) Listen

Postponed by rain.  They will try to play four games over the next two days.
Augusta is leading the SAL Southern for the second half title.


A-Sh: Vermont LakeMonsters [OAK] (27-29) @ Brooklyn Cyclones (27-27) Listen
Friday 7:00 ET – RHP Lee Sosa (1-2, 2.73) vs. LHP Carlos Valdez (2-2, 2.58) RHP John Gant (4-2, 2.36)

Lee Sosa is a Bronx native who went to school in Binghamton. He was clearly destined to be an A’s draft pick…
Carlos Valdez hasn’t allowed more than 2 runs in any of his last five starts, striking out 21 and walking 9 over 25.1 IP.
It would help if the Cyclones own website would announce the correct pitcher.


R: Bristol White Sox (14-38) @ Kingsport Mets (30-23)
Friday 7:00 ET – RHP Robinson Leyer (2-5, 4.60) vs. RHP Brandon Welch (0-0, 0.82 in GCL)

Robinson Leyer has walked 25 in 45 IP and is allowing batters to hit .303 against him.
Brandon Welch allowed 2 runs (both unearned) on 4 hits and 1 walk over 5 IP, striking out 4, in his last appearance. It was his first start as a pro after three relief outings, all with the GCL squad.


AAA: Las Vegas 51s (68-56) @ Salt Lake Bees [LAA] (73-53) Listen
Friday 9:05 ET – RHP Chris Schwinden (6-9, 5.66) vs. RHP Tommy Hanson (4-3, 5.59 with Angels)

Chris Schwinden has staved off his 10th loss for 3 consecutive starts, going 2-0 with 7 runs (6 ER) on 15 hits and 4 walks with 6 K in his last 16.2 IP (3 starts).
Tommy Hanson allowed 15 runs in his last 14.2 IP with the Angels and he was optioned to Salt Lake.

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