While you were wondering about Matt Harvey, and St. Lucie and Kingsport were getting rained out, the Gnats and Cyclones played and finished games on Wednesday night.
C Xorge Carrillo’s two-run homer in the third inning tied the ball game and he drove home the go-ahead run in the fifth inning. The 23-year old Carrillo has played very little (just 31 games) since the Mets made him their 14th round pick out of Arizona State a year ago.
Meanwhile Jacob deGrom was very good: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP. Delmarva’s two runs were set up by a Carillo passed ball, and then a runner taking an extra-base on a subsequent throw. Working with a sinker that’s 93-94 mph, de Grom has a 5.7 K/BB ratio (51 K/9 BB). At 24, it would be good for him to get a month in St. Lucie at the end of the year. I think the numbers understate how good he’s been because grounders find holes and bloops fall in so often with a-ball defense around him.
Julian Hilario took the really hard-luck loss here on a night when the Cyclones were four-hit. Hilario: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K.