Short Season Thursday: Evans Homers.

SSA: Staten Island Yankees 8, @ Brooklyn Cyclones 1 

The Yankees scored six times in the seventh inning to turn a close game into a laugher.

Don’t blame starter Hansel Robles, who was effective through five innings: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K. According to Dave Gershman at the Penn League Report, the 21-year old was sitting 90-91 and touched 94 with a usable slider and curveball. Robles, who is listed at just 5’11”, 185, put up good numbers in the Kingsport bullpen a year ago. Sounds like a reliever to me.

SS Philip Evans was 2-for-3 with a homerun, his first as a professional. He’s off to a .385 (5-for-13) start with five walks and two strikeouts in four games.

CF Brandon Nimmo picked up a hit, a walk and a strikeout and now has walked six times in four games.


@ Princeton Rays 15, Kingsport Mets 2


SS Gavin Cecchini was 0-for-3 and eventually removed for a pinch-runner. Hmm.

Zach Dotson, who the Mets went overslot to sign in 2009, appeared in his seventh professional game and was less than effective: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K.

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