New York Mets Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The Sand Gnats won two one run game in their doubleheader over Rome. In the first game, Tobi Stoner is finally getting some run support and he improved to 3-5 on the season. He gave up three runs on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Daniel Stegal went two for three with two RBIs and a run.
In the second game, once again the Sand Gnats did just enough to pick up the win in a 5-4 win. Julio Polanco gave up one run and he struck out six in four solid innings. Greg Veloz went two for three with two doubles, two runs and an RBI.
Francisco Pena had a great day at the plate in the Sand Gnats 9-5 win over Rome. He went two for three with a homerun, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Josh Stinson picked up the win with a decent outing. He gave up four runs on four hits and a walk with one strikeout in seven innings. Three of the four hits he gave up were homeruns.
The Sand Gnats couldn’t get the bats going and the end result was a 7-2 loss to Rome. Leivi Ventura doubled home two runs to account for all of the offense by the Sand Gnats.
Greg Mullens was hit hard and he took the loss. He gave up four runs on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts in five innings.
The Sand Gnats and Catfish combined for 27 hits but only five runs in a 3-2, fourteen inning pitchers duel. Matt Durkin threw 6 2/3 solid innings in his start and Jeremy Mizell gave up the losing run and he dropped to 2-4 on the season.
Josh Thole was the hitting star. He went three for six with a double, a run and an RBI.
The Sand Gnats hitters were held in check in a 4-2 loss to the Catfish. D.J. Wabick went one for four with a double and he scored both runs in the loss.
Tim Stronach took the loss despite a decent start. He gave up two runs on four hits and one walk with three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
The Sand Gnats edged the Catfish 4-3 and Tobi Stoner picked up his second win of the season with a nice start. He gave up two unearned runs on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts.
Josh Thole was the hitting star in the win. He went two for five with two doubles, a run and an RBI.
Seven different Sand Gnats picked up a hit apiece in their 2-0 loss to the Catfish. Leivi Ventura was the only Sand Gnat to reach base twice in the loss and he singled and drew a walk.
Josh Stinson dropped to 1-6 although he had a nice start. He gave up two runs on eight hits with two strikeouts in six innings.
Greg Mullens took it on the chin in the Sand Gnats 10-8 loss to Rome. He gave up six runs on eleven hits and two walks with two strikeouts in five innings.
Greg Veloz went three for six with two RBIs and a run. Joe Holden went three for five with an RBI and two runs.
Jonathan Castillo gave up three hits and a run in the bottom of the eleventh as the Sand Gnats lost to Rome 3-2. Matt Durkin gave up two runs on three hits and three walks with one strikeout in six innings.
Joe Holden went two for five with a double and a run in the loss. Leivi Ventura went one for three with two walks and an RBI.
Savannah got plenty of offense but the pitchers gave up nine runs in the 9-5 loss to Rome. Julio Polanco took the loss and he gave up four hits and he was credited with four runs without getting a single batter out.
Sean McCraw doubled and he drove in two runs. Leivi Ventura went two for four with a double and a run.
Another solid start by Tobi Stoner went to waste today. He gave up two runs on six hits and four walks with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. In four of his last five starts, he’s given up two runs or less and thrown at least 5 1/3 innings and he has only one win to show for it. His other numbers look nice. He has 42 strikeouts and just 15 walks in 46 1/3 innings. He’s also given up just one homerun and he’s held hitters to a .255 average.
Leivi Ventura was the hitting star in the 5-2 loss. He went two for four with a double and an RBI.
The Sand Gnats lost 8-5 and it was Jeremy Mizell who took the loss. He gave up four runs on four hits with two strikeouts in three innings of relief.
Joe Holden was the hitting star. He went two for five with a double, two runs and an RBI.
The Sand Gnats got some nice pitching in both games of their doubleheader against the Cat Fish. In the first game, Matt Durkin threw a nice game and improved to 1-2 on the season. He gave up one run on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts in five innings of work. Juan Lagares provided the offense in the 2-1 win with a two run homer.
In the second game, Greg Mullens improved to 3-1 with a nice start. He gave up one run on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts in five innings of work. Josh Thole singled, drove in two and scored a run while Joe Holden went two for three with a run in the 4-1 win.
The Sand Gnats lost 5-2 in a game where their offense never got going. The only reason they scored was because one of the five hits they picked up was a two run shot by Greg Veloz.
Tim Stronach had a mixed start. While he gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk, he did strike out seven so there’s something to build on there. The loss drops him to 2-4 on the season.
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.
The Sand Gnats played two and they finished with a split in their doubleheader with Kannapolis. Josh Stinson was hit hard in the 7-5 loss and he dropped to 1-5 on the season. Francisco Pena hit a solo homerun and Brahiam Maldonado went two for three with two doubles and a run.
Game two went better and the Sand Gnats won it 6-5. Maldonado went two for three with a run and two RBIs Jeremy Mizel picked up the win with 2 1/3 innings of shutout relief.
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.
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