Triple-A Empire State (7-1 loss to Pawtucket) Pawtucket wins the first round best-of-five series three games to one … salt in the wound: they were two-hit by Nelson Figueroa, who spent a few weeks with Empire State earlier this season … still, great season for a team who played on the road all summer
3B Kevin Russo, LF Ronnie Mustelier & 1B Luke Murton: all 0-4 — Mustelier and Murton struck out once, Russo twice
2B Corban Joseph: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — wonder if he’ll come up for the next few weeks now, though I’m guessing no
CF Melky Mesa, RF Cole Garner, DH Darnell McDonald: all 0-3 — Mesa and Garner struck out
C Austin Romine: 0-2, 1 BB, 2 K
SS Ramiro Pena: 1-3
LHP Vidal Nuno: 1.2 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 29 of 49 pitches were strikes (59%) … rough way to start your Triple-A career
RHP Kelvin Perez: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 5/1 GB/FB — 26 of 41 pitches were strikes (63%) … nice job out of the bullpen, giving the team a chance to get back in the game
RHP Jon Meloan: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3/0 GB/FB — 14 of 26 pitches were strikes (54%)
LHP Francisco Rondon: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/1 GB/FB — half of his 20 pitches were strikes
Double-A Trenton was rained out. The Thunder lead the first round best-of-five series two games to one. Game Four will be played tomorrow afternoon while Game Five will now be played on Monday (if necessary).
The season is over for High-A Tampa, Low-A Charleston, Short Season Staten Island, and the Rookie GCL Yanks. None of the four qualified for the postseason.