8/1/14

August 1st 2014 -- Giants 5, Mets 1

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Friday night at Citi Field Ryan Vogelsong went the distance on a 2 hitter….the Giants beat the Mets 5-1. Jon Niese started for the Mets and fell behind 2-0 in the 2nd on an RBI single by Brandon Crawford and an RBI grounder by Hunter Pence. In the 7th Pence added a 2 run triple and rookie Matthew Duffy singled home Pence to cap their scoring.  Niese went 8 innings allowing 9 hits 5 runs (only 3 earned) he stuck out 4.   Vogelsong had a no hitter through 5. Juan Lagares broke it up leading off the 6th with a single up the middle. The only run came in bottom of the 8th when Duda continued his torrid hitting with an opposite field homer, his career high 20th on the year. Niese takes the loss; he falls to 5-7.  Vogelsong improves to 6-8.  The Mets are now 52-57 on the year and 27-25 at Citi Field.  Saturday night is game two. Jacob deGrom (5-5 2.78) goes for the Mets, Jake Peavy (1-10  4.71) for the Giants.
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2015 Draft Profile - OF/2B - Jahmai Jones - Wesleyan (GA) HS - UPDATED 7-18-14

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6-11-14 - Jahmai Jones, Wesleyan (Norcross, Ga.), OF - Could play shortstop or outfield, but his speed and arm strength make him an outfield candidate. Batted .467 with 10 home runs. http://www.maxpreps.com/news/RE_IkTleBU-vFF_g8YCOQg/top-10-high-school-players-to-watch-for-2015-mlb-draft.htm


7-9-14 - B/R - 7. New York Mets Select Ga. HS SS/OF Jahmai Jones = Georgia prep star Jahmai Jones is committed to the University of North Carolina, but it would be a massive upset if he didn't end up in pro ball next summer. Jones has dabbled at shortstop and center field, though the latter is his best position at the next level. His arm strength doesn't play on the left side of the infield, but the speed and range will play just fine in the outfield. Offensively, Jones has a lot of wiggle in his swing. He's got a high leg kick and shifts his weight from the front to the back before committing. It's going to cause some problems against velocity, but the bat speed is tremendous, the wrist strength is very good and the raw power is above-average. If he can quiet down some of the loudness in that swing, the bat's potential is huge. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2085268-mlb-mock-draft-2015-brs-official-early-predictions-for-next-years-top-10/page/2


7-3-14 - For such a high-profile pro baseball prospect, there sure is a strong football presence in the family of 2015 prep Jahmai Jones.
His father Andre played at Notre Dame before getting drafted into the NFL, and so did brother T.J., who suited up for the Irish before getting picked this year by the Detroit Lions. Then there’s Malachi, another sibling who’s about to enter his junior season with Appalachian State. And given Jahmai’s 6’0″, 215-pound frame, it’s easy to envision him lining up at — among other positions — running back on the collegiate level. However, that’s not what the future holds for the Wesleyan High (Ga.) stud who could be called a five-tool talent.
http://bigleaguefutures.net/1/2014/07/03/jones-has-football-skills-future-on-the-diamond/ 

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6-28-14  -  

    PG  -  Jahmai Jones is a 2015 SS with a 6-0 205 lb. frame from Roswell, GA who attends Wesleyan HS. Strong live bodied athletic build. Right handed hitter, spread stance, busy hand load, swings hard and creates serious bat speed, can get long at times with some uppercut but showed game ability to make adjustments, ball comes off the barrel very hard, swing mechanics still raw and will have some swing/miss but has very high ceiling hitting tools. 6.62 runner, quick twitch fast feet, plays lighter and smaller than his size on defense, best position to be determined, arm strength and mechanics still developing, could blossom as either a second baseman or centerfielder. Plays with a high energy level and enjoys the game. Very young 2015 prospect. Elite athletic family background primarily in football. 


Wesleyan (GA) High School 6-0, 215 OF-2B Jahmai Jones represents one of the power bats in the 2015 draft.

Clocked at 6.6 for the 60 and is projected to remain in centerfield.

Sophomre stats:  .483, 9-HR, 14-doubles, 32-RBI

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More Roster Moves

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Please be advised of the following roster moves:

8/1- LHP Dario Alvarez transferred from Savannah roster to St. Lucie roster
8/1- INF Jon Leroux reinstated from the Savannah DL
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Roster Moves

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Please note the following transactions involving the Binghamton Mets.

August 1:
  • OF Darrell Ceciliani reinstated from suspended list
  • INF Wilfredo Tovar had option transferred from St. Lucie (High-A) to Binghamton (AA)
  • C Juan Centeno transferred from Las Vegas (AAA) to Binghamton (AA)
  • C Kai Gronauer placed on disabled list (right knee contusion), as of July 31
  • INF Rylan Sandoval placed on disabled list (right shin contusion), as of July 30
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D-Whit - It Was 45 Years Ago Today...Friday August 1st

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August 1st
 


The calendar turned to August and the cinderella Mets (55-44) were in 2nd place 6 ½ games behind the Chicago Cubs at 55-44. By far their best record ever this late in the season. A year ago under then first-year manager Gil Hodges the team was 49-58 at this time. 

The action started early in this game with the Braves scoring 3 in the opening frame off Don Cardwell. Felix Millan did most of the damage-driving in two runs with a single. Facing an early deficit New York bettered the Braves by 1 run in the bottom of the 1st thanks to Phil Niekro’s bases loaded walk, Rod Gaspar’s two run single and a passed ball. 

Catcher Jerry Grote added an insurance HR to lead off the 4th as the Mets held on to win 5-4 behind a clutch performance by Cal Koonce who twirled 6 ½ one-run innings in relief of Cardwell. Ron Taylor added another 2 ½ to notch his 10th save.


The win allowed the Mets to keep pace with the Cubs, who defeated the expansion Padres 5-2.
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Stephen Guilbert- "Shortstoptions- Ruben Tejada Is The Answer…For Now

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The rest of the series:

1.) Starlin Castro
2.) Javier Baez
3.) Troy Tulowitzki
4.) 2015 free agents
5.) Why infield defense matters
6.) Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor
7.) Internal Options

Ruben has already won multiple games with his glove. He also has two walk-off hits in 2014. 


If you guessed the conclusion to which I arrived by the title, I commend you. You probably do not agree. If you have kept up with the rest of the series or wish to do so via the links above, you will notice that Ruben is my answer less because of my faith in his talent and more because there are no other better options.

Fans and scouts have over-hyped and overrated Starlin Castro who will cost to much. Javier Baez is not a shortstop. Troy Tulowitzki probably does not get moved, and, if he does, it will not be to the Mets. The 2015 free agents have two options I like in Jed Lowrie and Hanley Ramirez but both come with inconsistency and injury issues, will be expensive, and will be tough to pry away from their current team. Infield defense is of the utmost importance for a team wishing to compete with ground ball pitchers. Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor are two players I would trade just about anyone in the system and 25-man to attain, although neither will be moved. As far as internal options go, Wilmer Flores is not a shortstop. I will get to that more later on in the post as that idea (for some reason) still has a lot of traction amongst Mets fans. Wilfredo Tovar is just a lighter-hitting version of Ruben, Amed Rosario is years away, and Matt Reynolds profiles as a utility player and less a starting shortstop for a big league team.

In my book, that leaves us with Ruben Tejada.

Ruben Tejada is not a good hitter. He is kind of terrible, actually. Few have less power in the big leagues, few create fewer runs, and for a quick shortstop, he has cost just about as many runs on the base paths as any member on this current Mets squad.

He does do a few things well. While the sample is not huge, he hits extremely well with the bases loaded, runners on, and runners in scoring position--sporting OPSs of .762 (.951 career. Seriously.), .714, and .716 respectively. The number jumps to .777 with RISP and two outs. It leaps up to an incredible .863 with a runner on third and fewer than two outs. For reference, David Wright's numbers, in the same order, read .200, .740, .693, .406, 1.136.

I am not trying to say Ruben Tejada is a better situational hitter than David Wright. I am merely pointing out that Ruben has been strong in this area in 2014 and it has even contributed to two walk-off wins from Ruben Tejada base hits.

Ruben Tejada also draws a ton of walks, gets hit by pitches, and has the third highest OBP for a shortstop with at least 300 at bats in 2014 in all of baseball. That number is .357 and it truly is a beautiful number for a shortstop. Only Hanley and Tulo have higher on-base numbers. However, his OBP is inflated because of his position in the batting order and the absurd amount of times pitchers have intentionally walked him. Take away those 11 IBB and Ruben's OBP falls to the low .320s, much closer to the league median but still around the top ten in the league for shortstops.

(As a side note, if you bat Lagares 8th, which you will once Ruben is replaced, and you give him all of those intentional walks, all of a sudden his OBP looks really good as well. That's a story for another day, though.)

So what is it that I like so much about Ruben Tejada? Even the few offensive positives he possesses are flawed or misleading. I can answer that question with two main points:

Ruben Tejada costs 1.1 million dollars.
Ruben Tejada is an excellent defender.

Without either of those, I would not be in his corner. The cost of Ruben to play 1-2 WAR baseball with good defense and little offense for 1.1 million is far better than getting 2-3 WAR baseball and inconstant defense from Starlin Castro or Elvis Andrus at 10 million a year for the next half decade. It's also probably better than giving Hanley Ramirez 15 million a year for the next six (or more).

As far as his defense goes, he has been nothing short of excellent this year. Choose your favorite defensive metric, statistic, scouting report, or article--Ruben has been very strong all year with the glove as judged by every method of which you can evaluate him. One thing he has improved on in a big way is his arm. His arm strength is a true plus skill now. I had it graded as just average last year and only that high because of its accuracy--not its muscle. Now he throws with both velocity and accuracy and possesses one of the best combinations of range, hands, quickness, arm, and accuracy from the shortstop position in all of baseball.

I have said this many times and I will say it again until readers truly consider it: You cannot build a team around pitching and defense and ignore the second part of that equation. You wouldn't build a team around Dwight Howard then play him at point guard. Scroll back up. Read "Why Infield Defense Matters". We have a ton of ground ball pitchers on this staff. You absolutely cannot have anything less than average infield defense. You thrive with three gold glove-caliber infielders. You already have poor defenders in Murphy and Duda. Wright is strong. If you compound Murphy's struggles with a double play partner who is just as bad (like Nick Franklin, Wilmer Flores, and maybe even Starlin Castro would be), you are sucking away the life force to the strength you built this team to be.

I have heard way too many fans (and even a good number of contributing authors on this very site whose opinions I respect) say that Wilmer Flores "deserves a chance" and that he's an experiment worth taking for the rest of this season. To that I respond with the reminder that we "experimented" with Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda in the outfield to get their bats in the lineup as well. Do you remember how that worked out? It didn't. Neither will Wilmer Flores at shortstop. He is not a shortstop. Wilmer Flores is not a shortstop. He will never be a shortstop. He is on the 25-man now because of Ruben's HBP. He is no more a shortstop than Eric Campbell. Actually, I see some decent footwork from Soup that Flores would kill to have.

Folks, we're left with Ruben. I do not know why fans hate him as much as they do. He is still the age of a kid one year out of college, plays great defense, gets timely hits, walks a lot, and has improved his game over the past year. Is he the long term answer? Short of an offensive outburst and serious improvement on one side of the ball--something I doubt can happen for Tejada--I have to say that no, he is not. If the rest of the lineup were all mashers, I would say that he is. He is absolutely talented enough to be the starting shortstop on a championship team. Just probably not this team.

The problem is: The Mets have to replace him with someone who is just as good a defender if not better. Hanley Ramirez is serviceable but not better, although his bat would probably make up for it (he is the only player on the market I can say this about). I really like Chris Owings and have for a while. The trade that needs to happen this winter is Kevin Plawecki and a pitcher for Owings. Short of an in-season move of the same ilk, there are no other options better than Ruben Tejada. No, he is not a good hitter. But yes, he is adequate, a strong defender, and our best option.

That is the end of the series, folks. I am up for discussion and, as always, open to the possibility I have overlooked key data or arguments. However, I have spent considerable time researching and considering the matter and I keep arriving at the conclusion that Ruben Tejada + his salary + his defense > any other combination available until this winter.

Discuss below.

--SG
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Mets Bullpen - Projected 2014

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Mets bullpen
  • Projection: -2.3 standard deviations from average
  • Performance: -1.7
The Mets were projected to have the worst bullpen in baseball, with the most valuable arm being Bobby Parnell‘s. This year, Parnell made one appearance and then was told he needed Tommy John surgery. In a sense, then, the Mets’ bullpen has over-performed. Without Parnell, this unit was supposed to be particularly dreadful. Now, by WAR, it’s still sucked. It’s actually second-worst in baseball, and below replacement-level. Confusingly, the unit is middle-of-the-pack by RA9-WAR, because they have a 3.14 ERA to go with a 3.77 FIP. It’s been helpful to get so much out of Jenrry MejiaJeurys Familia is running another sub-2 ERA. But it shouldn’t be forgotten that, this season, the Mets’ bullpen has featured Daisuke MatsuzakaJose Valverde, and Kyle Farnsworth. Maybe that tells you enough about how things have gone, but while the bullpen hasn’t exactly helped the Mets to hang in the race, they were never supposed to hang in the race in this season, and there are bits and pieces there that could contribute for the next good team. You worry about the bullpen when the rest of the roster is good enough to make the bullpen matter.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/what-have-we-seen-at-the-projected-worst-positions-in-baseball/ 
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Ernest Dove - Has The REAL Lucas Duda Officially Stood Up ?

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  At this point, it seems like Lucas has been around for about 10 years.  And it feels like he and Ike were in competition for about 20.  Yet, here we are, in August 2014, and the Mets 'full-time' first baseman is officially named Duda.

  Hmmmmmmm, does anyone remember that, in 2011, Lucas Duda played 100 games for the Mets, and hit .292, with a .370 OBP?  I didn't remember just how good he was that year.  I'm still getting over the hangover of that Duda/Davis battle, which basically resulted in both young sluggers hitting under .250 and being criticized.

  Well, after spending 2012, 2013, and about half of 2014 hitting the usual under .250, something happened to Lucas Duda. Could it be as simple as trading Ike, letting Lucas play first, and bat him lower in the order for a few weeks to start off the new full-time confidence building?

  I don't know about you, but I still remember EVERY ONE of us preferring Ike.  And I remember NOBODY feeling as though Lucas could ever seem to hit when it counts in a game. It basically became the running joke.  Hey, Lucas is up in the 9th, with two outs, nobody on, and the team down 5 runs..... Guess its time for him to hit another meaningless homer......BOOM, there it goes....... and it means NOTHING.

  Then, the ongoing social media bashing continued, into 2014.  Hey, its his job now, and he's still not hitting in the clutch.  Hey, he just made an error, bring back Ike. Hey, did he just hit another solo homer when it meant jack squat?

  However, all of a sudden, that hated Mets front office seemingly made the best decision possible, and it is now fully starting to show on the field.  Since the all star break, exaggerating or not, I actually feel as though Lucas Duda might just be one of the 5 to 10 most dominant hitters in the National League, and the scariest to face, with runners on or not.

  Although, lets face it, Mets fans are Mets fans.  Even a few games leading into and out of the all star break, twitter continues a flutter with those bashing Duda for not hitting in the clutch (even though all 2014 numbers pretty much show he's the best on the team in those situations). And there are many who still swoon over the thought of somebody else's star player (Tulo) hitting cleanup. But, the bottom line is that the Mets already have their cleanup hitter.  His name is Lucas 'hulk smash' Duda. He still has plate discipline, he has his second highest OBP of his career going right now (which obviously counts his SLOW 2014 start while dealing with Ike and Satin,,,,ughhhh).  However, he is also currently sporting his highest homerun total (19), his highest slugging percentage (.506) and OPS (.864) of his still brief 4 year major league career.  Now, the question truly remains, "is this the REAL Lucas Duda"?  

  It seems like all the front office really wanted from Lucas was to have self confidence (oh, and learn how to play LF because they still believed in Ike). And now, the confidence is there. The confidence is building. And the homers are flying.  Now, there's no point in projecting out homerun totals over 162 games, because there was too much of a tale of two seasons almost, considering how Lucas started this year.  But, we certainly can't help but dream.  We can certainly dream of Lucas, with ongoing plate discipline, more aggressive early pitch count hitting, and ongoing timely hitting, all of a sudden being a .275/35/100 guy.  Oh, and Lucas Duda is still probably looking to get peanuts for a 2015 salary (I'm assuming under $5mil) which will make this front office very happy.

  But, what happens after that?  I mean, Ike is gone, Josh Satin was never supposed to be more then a guy to hit lefties (meanwhile, Mets trying to get Lucas more starts against lefties now anyway), and the guy manning the position at the organizations next highest level (Dykstra), is pretty much the same age and makeup as Lucas, only he obviously has proved nothing yet at the major league level.  If you go down another level, AA ball, there's a guy named Jayce Boyd.  I remember him hitting the cover of the ball in the low A levels, and he is now on a hot streak at Bingo over the past month or so (although, last 10 games he is slowing down again, and he is also totaling 5 homers in 89 games this year).
  So, all we can do is drool over the teenager from Cali (Dominic Smith), who is not hitting homers, (Zero to be exact), but was completely dominating Low A ball pitching for a few months (although sporting a .226BA in last 10 games) this season for a potential back to back minor league championship team). 

  Well, if you conservatively (talking about the Mets here) put Smith at an ETA of 2017, that would pretty much put Lucas Duda at David Wright age (31) to start that season.  And, as good old Mack always says, "We got a lot more things to worry about than............" I would say that priority number 1 for the Mets (after figuring out LF, SS and Daniel Murphy) should probably be to call up the agent for Mr. Hulk Smash here and offer the sweetest (and most cost effective Wilpon approving) 3 year deal, to keep this slugger in the middle of this Mets possible playoff contending lineup................... Oh, and did I mention that the Captain is publicly praising and acknowledging Lucas, and agreeing that he is putting it all together and becoming a nightmare for opposing pitchers, cause that's good enough for me.   

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Morning Report – August 1st – Sept. Call-Ups, Trading Deadline, Is WAR Finite, Matt den Dekker

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C Juan Centeno was transferred from Las Vegas to Binghamton, either as a paper move or to get him some steady work.


September Roster –

            I’m being told that the Mets are going to dig down to their AA-Binghamton roster for some of the September call-ups, designed to give some of their prospects a ‘taste’ of what big-league baseball is all about.

I’m hearing names like 2B Dilson Herrera, CF Brandon Nimmo, and SP Steven Matz (if he had any innings left), but we’ll have to wait and see…




Trading Deadline –

            So, that was that.

            I still don’t think this is over. Bartolo Colon would pass through waivers in a heartbeat, so he could go at any time between now and opening day 2015. I’ve written about this before. He’s got a cheap one-year deal in a big contract free agent market. He won’t be a Met next season unless Sandy Alderson wants him to be and by all accounts, it doesn’t look like he went out of his way to call around and get rid of Colon this past two weeks. Does he think he will have a bigger trade return in the off season? Does he want him part of his 2015 rotation? Or does he want him to hang around this season and produce around five more wins during our version of a pennant race? Stay tuned.

Most of the current cylinders are firing pretty decently. I would make one change and release OF Bobby Abreu. The team needs a producing left hand hitting pinch hitter and it doesn’t seem to be Abreu. I would pick either Matt den Dekker or Kirk Nieuwenhuis to finish the season with the parent team.

I also would try a little marketing plan. It’s no big secret that, between Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki, that Juan Centeno has little chance of making Queens his permanent home. Still, this would be a great time to replace Anthony Recker with Centeno as the #2 catcher in hopes of generating some trade chip interest

Ironically, I got an email a few minutes ago from Derek McNight

          Mack, can you give us an idea what the Mets would have had to part with in the big trades, examples for Price or Lester

                Derek, I'm writing more about this on Saturday, but the Mets just didn't have the depth as a team to get involved in deals like this. Any deal for either one of those two pitchers would have had to include either Wheeler or Syndergaard. In addition, there could be at least two more players like either deGrom, Plawecki, d'Arnaud, Nimmo.

The Mets are in no position to cripple their future and start all over again building the infrastructure of the team. The Mets are one, maybe two years away from this kind of deal





August-September Rotation –

The Las Vegas 51s are quietly adding a couple of pitchers to their rotation that might/should come into play in the Queens rotation when some of the young arms are shut down due to innings concerns.

Already on the roster is veteran John Lannan, who had an outstanding first outing (6.0-ip, 0-r) a few days ago. Next up will be Jeremy Hefner once he completes his rehab assignments which are currently with the St. Lucie team.
My guess is both will join Rafael Montero, Noah Syndergaard, Logan Verrett, and Corey Mazzoni in a 6-man rotation.

(by the way, Montero had an outstanding scoreless outing yesterday, IN LAS VEGAS AT HOME. He has plenty of innings left in his tank and could be the first call-up for someone shut down due to IP issues)





Is WAR Finite –

           Baron Von Waffles - Given that WAR is finite. How much does the allocation of it vary? A player has two statistical congruent seasons in a row, what would the expected WAR variance be? Or a gap of 10 years?

Neil Weinberg: If I understand the question you’re asking, a player who has the same BA/OBP/SLG etc from one season to another won’t have identical WAR because WAR is based on the total production of the league. So for example, league average wOBA this year is about .312. Last year it was about .314. It was way higher 15 years ago. A .340 wOBA this year is slightly more valuable than it was last year. So a player with identical raw numbers won’t have the same WAR because the league will move a little around them. Go look at Trout 2013 and Helton 2000 for example. If I misunderstood the question, ask it again




Matt den Dekker –

            All of Mets World missed on Juan Lagares. Sure, many of us thought his AA and AAA hitting was impressive, but we never thought it could be translated at the major league level.

            Then there was 1B Lucas Duda who absolutely no one had over Ike Davis. Well, except ex-Met farmhand P Greg Mullens, who told me in 2007 (you remember this, Hobie) that no one in the organization had a sweeter swing than Duda.

            Both Lagares and Duda have been late bloomers for the Mets and, that’s fine, but do we have a third one on our hands with outfielder Matt de Dekker?

            Simply put, ‘DD”is on fire in Vegas (yeah… Vegas). He’s hitting 309-AB, .327/.397/.531/.928, 7-hr, 44-RBI, 62K/33BB. He plays as good a centerfield as Lagares and could easily slot over to left and play better defense there than anything the Mets currently have playing there.

            Look, spend the time you want looking for a solution outside the system for this position, but let’s remember how both Lagares and Duda have proven their value by increasing their value from within.

           What if we could actually solve our LF future problems from within with a team controlled player? You know the future could have names like Nimmo and Conforto in it, so all your free agent and trading efforts could be spent on finding that ever elusive shortstop. 

          Call him up and let's see what we have here again.


Wild Card –

            Here comes the first big test.

            The Mets play 10 of their next 14 games against teams currently with better records in the National League (Giants, Nats). In addition, 10 of the 14 are against division rivals (Nats, Phillies) and six will be against Washington

           Yesterday, four more teams lost.. Washington, Atlanta, Miami, and the Pirates. There is absolutely nothing wrong when the three teams in your own division that are leading you lose on the day you are playing golf.

The weekend series feature only four teams playing against each other (Reds vs. Marlins, Brewers vs, Cardinals), guaranteeing two losses. 

          Key teams to root against... both with only 50 loses (Giants and Cards), and our division rivals (Nats (vs. Phillies), Braves  (vs. Padres), (vs. Reds)) 

Big opportunity to go only five games back in the Wild Card standings.


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Hickory Crawdads 10 Savannah Sand Gnats 1

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Game one of the four game series between the Savannah Sand Gnats and the Hickory Crawdads was played in front of 3,049 fans Thursday evening at Grayson Stadium.
Hickory out hit Savannah 12 to 4 and won 10-1.
It was an outstanding performance by Hickory second baseman, Travis Demeritte, who was 3-for-5, with 2 home runs, 5 RBI's, and scored 3 runs.
Hickory got off to a quick start scoring 2 runs in the first inning. Evan Van Hossier, lf singled and scored on a double by Zach Cone,cf. A single by Jairo Beras,rf scored Cone.
A solo home run in the 2nd inning by Demeritte over the left field fence gave Hickory a 3-0 lead. It was home run number 22 for Demeritte.
Savannah scored their only run in the 3rd inning. Shortstop Yeixon Ruiz reached first base on a bunt, stole second, and scored on a single by Champ Stuart,cf.
With the bases loaded in the 5th inning for Hickory, catcher Kellin Deglan walked allowing a run to score.
The Crawdads scored 3 runs in the 8th inning and 3 runs in the nineth inning, highlighted by  a 3 run home run over the left field fence by Demeritte, his 23rd of the year which leads the SAL.
Leading hitter for Savannah, Ruiz was 2-for-4, with a run scored.
Savannah pitching:        IP.    Runs.     Hits.     K.    BB
Logan Taylor(L,0-3).     6.       4.           5.        5.       3
John Mincone.               1.1.    3.           4.        0.       0
Hunter Carnevale.         1.2.    3.            3.       1.       2
Game two of the series starts at 7:05pm Friday at Grayson Stadium.

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