Thursday 8/22 games

AA: Binghamton Mets (81-49) @ Akron Aeros [CLE] (61-68) Listen-Alt Audio
Thursday 7:05 ET – LHP Mark Cohoon (9-3, 4.18) vs. RHP Toru Murata (5-5, 3.67)

After clinching the division Binghamton heads on a 8 day road trip to Akron and Bowie.  Jeff Walters tied the B-Mets career save record with his 36th of the year/AA career.  Mark Cohoon has won his last 5 starts, allowing 28 hits and 7 walks while striking out 18 over 31.1 IP in the process. He’s limited batters to .275 over his last 10 starts, moving his season total down to .305

 

A+: St. Lucie Mets (29-24) @ Palm Beach Cardinals (29-27) Listen
Thursday 6:35 ET – LHP Angel Cuan (7-2, 3.57) vs. LHP Marco Gonzales (0-0, 0.25)

Angel Cuan takes over the rotation spot of Matt Bowman who is at least temporarily shut down due to workload. Aside from a spot start with AA, Cuan hasn’t started regularly since late June.  St. Lucie is 3 games behind Charlotte for the second half division.
OF/3B Dustin Lawley (.259, 25 HR, 90 RBIs) was named Florida State League player of the year.  Bronx-raised infielder T.J. Rivera and right-hander Matt Bowman also were named to the FSL postseason All-Star team.

 

A: Savannah Sand Gnats (28-27) @ Kannapolis Intimidators (27-31) Listen
Thursday 7:05 ET – RHP Julian Hilario (7-5, 3.89) vs. RHP Tony Bucciferro (2-4, 2.83)

In 3 starts Julian Hilario has gone 1-2 with a 5.68 ERA allowing 17 hits and 4 walks over 14.1 IP while striking out 8.

 

A-Sh: Staten Island Yankees (25-36) @ Brooklyn Cyclones (31-30) Listen
Thursday 7:00 ET – RHP William Davis (2-4, 2.37) vs. RHP John Gant (5-2, 2.59)

John Gant allowed SI 4 runs (3 ER) on 8 hits and 2 walks while striking out 9 over 5 IP on July 2nd.  The Cyclones are 1.5 games behind Aberdeen for the division lead despite losing last night, and have fallen 6.5 games out in the wild card race.

 

R: Kingsport Mets (33-25) @ Bluefield Blue Jays [TOR] (39-19)
Thursday 7:05 ET – RHP Robert Whalen (2-2, 1.67) vs. RHP Brady Dragmire (3-1, 2.03)

Carlos Gomez pitched two innings of relief last Wednesday, allowing 2 unearned runs on 3 hits. He last started on July 7th, just his third start of the year.  Edit: Gomez was announced, not sure why…

 

AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (63-68) @ Las Vegas 51s (73-57) Listen
Thursday 10:05 ET – RHP Justin Fitzgerald (2-5, 5.76) vs. RHP Giancarlo Alvarado (4-4, 3.74)

Giancarlo Alvarado has allowed 10 runs on 10 hits and 5 walks over his last 4 IP raising his ERA from 1.94 to 3.74
Daryl Thompson joined the 51s yesterday and picked up a win pitching a scoreless 11th.  Kai Gronauer went back on the DL.  He’s played just once game since July 2nd, but someone has to warm up the relievers.

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