New York Mets Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Julio Polanco dropped to 0-4 on the season with a tough start in the Sand Gnats 11-1 loss to the Cat Fish. He gave up eight runs (six earned) on ten hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.
Brahiam Maldanado drove in the only Sand Gnat run of the game with a solo homerun. Hector Pellot went three for four with a double.
The Sand Gnats had a rough time at the plate in their 8-1 loss to Augusta. The hitters managed just four singles and a walk and Hector Pellot went two for four to lead the way with the offense.
Tim Stonrach fell to 2-6 on the season with a tough start. He gave up seven runs on seven hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.
The Sand Gnats and RiverDogs made their rain out game up and each team walked away with a win. The first game highighted a decent start by Greg Mullens, who improved to 4-2 on the season. Francisco Pena was the hitting star and he went one for two with a run and an RBI in the 4-3 win.
Game two didn’t go nearly as well. The Gnats were held to just one run on five hits and the lone run was driven in by Hector Pellot on a sac. fly. Ryan Meyers took the loss and he gave up one run in his one inning.
The Sand Gnats scored all three of their runs in their 3-2 win in the third inning and while they saw Kannapolis chip away at the lead, the closest things got was a one run deficit. Tobi Stoner had a great start and he picked up his first win of the season. He gave up just one run on two hits and he didn’t walk a single batter with five strikeouts in seven innings of work.
Hector Pellot had a the big hit in the game. He singled and drove in two of the Sand Gnats three runs.
Greg Mullens dropped his first start of the season and while he wasn’t fantastic, he also wasn’t horrible. He gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk with one strikeout in 6 2/3 innings. It’s only the first time he’s been tagged with three earned runs and while he hasn’t struck out a ton of guys (12 in 33 2/3 innings), he’s held opposing hitters to a .213 batting average. He’s helped himself out by not giving up a homerun yet this year.
Joe Holden drove in the only run of the game for the Sand Gnats in the 5-1 loss. Hector Pellot was the only Sand Gnat with two hits.
The Sand Gnats picked up four runs but unfortunately, Rome scored eight in Savannah’s seventh loss in eight games. Nelson Portillo gave up two runs in two innings of relief and he took the loss and Josh Stinson gave up three runs in four innings in his start.
Hector Pellot was the hitting star. He went two for four with a double, two RBIs and a run.
The Sand Gnats belted three homeruns, but unfortunately they still lost 5-4. Brahiam Maldonado hit a two run shot and D.J. Wabick and Hector Pellot each hit solo shots.
Nelson Portillo was roughed up and he took the loss in a relief appearance. He gave up three runs on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings.
The Sand Gnats got plenty of offense but the pitching wasn’t there in a 13-9 loss to Greenville. Hector Pellot went three for five with two runs and an RBI while Daniel Stegal went two for six with three runs. In all, six different Sand Gnats scored and three drove in at least two runs.
Todd Privett was shelled though, as were the two relievers who followed him. Privett gave up eight runs on eight hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings.
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