Sorry about yesterday’s Recap. I forgot to hit Publish. It was very brief any way, as I came home from the stadium unwell. I couldn’t sit too long at the keyboard, but totally for got to hit the Publish button before retiring. I’ve got the same problem tonight, but I’ll try to go into a little depth. I’ll return to an expanded recap as soon as possible.
First, let me talk about McKenzie Mills’ game on Saturday. He threw six, two-hit innings, giving up an unearned run in the first when his errant throw on a bunt eventually allowed the bunter to score later in the first inning. He didn’t allow a hit after the first inning. The only base runners after the first inning came on a pair of walks in the fourth inning, and he picked off the first walk. He retired the side in order in 4 of his 6 innings. He retired 8 batters in a row and then the final 7 batters he faced. His FB% was 65.5 % (59/90) and his first pitch strike rate was 81.8% (18/22). His FB% would have been higher but for a 21-pitch, 9-strike fourth inning. He used his CH and SL a lot in the third, fourth, and fifth innings, getting only one of his 5 strike outs on a FB. His FB was 91-95, sitting 91-92 mph in the first three innings. His FB was 89-93, sitting 90-91 in the fourth through six innings. He has an 8-12 mph difference between his FB and CH (78-82 mph). His CB was 73-75 mph.
Ramon Rosso made his FSL debut with the Clearwater Threshers (39-39) who beat St. Lucie, 2-0. Rosso (1-0, 0.00) pitched very well. He was efficient, needing just 32 pitches (24 strikes) to navigate the first 3 innings. He was perfect thru three while striking out five. He completed six innings, allowing just 2 hits. He walked one, hit a batter, and struck out nine. Rosso threw a total of 83 pitches (57 strikes, 68.7%). He threw 73.9% first pitch strikes (73.9%). Rosso isn’t a hard thrower. His FB runs 85-92 and sits 88-90 mph. His SL and CH have similar speeds and are 78-83 mph. He has a nice, easy motion. He reminds me of Jose Taveras.
Grant Dyer, Addison Russ, and Kyle Dohy completed the combined shutout. The MiLB Log for the game is wrong, though. Kyle Dohy only struck out one batter. The first batter he faced lifted a soft liner to left that Arquimedes Gamboa caught on the run. I do not know what gores on in the Game Day room at the stadium, but they make far too many errors in a sport that revels in its stats and records.
The Mets’ pitchers struck out 13 Threshers and held them to 4 hits and 3 walks. But, one of the hits was Henri Lartigue’s 2-run HR (5) in the third inning. In fact, 3 of their 4 hits came in the third.
That’s all I can do tonight. Let me get the Open Discussion published.
Lehigh Valley (47-34) lost to Rochester, 7-6, when the bullpen couldn’t protect a lead.
Reading (36-45) crushed Hartford, 10-3.
Lakewood (48-31) beat Delmarva, 5-3.
Williamsport (7-7) lost to Auburn, 4-1.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of 6/29. (I’ve got 351 players in the organization.)
- The organization’s rosters
- The organization’s injury list
- The organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list