Merandy Gonazalez

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Merandy Gonazalez

Postby Edgy MD » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:32 pm

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Merandy Gonazlez pitches with the Gulf Coast Mets. He's 19 years old, has 30 career games under his belt, and I can't even find a picture of him online. But he just pitched a seven-inning no-hitter.

Walked one and struck out six. The G-Mets made two errors behind him, which implies he pitched well enough to stretch his effectiveness at least 2/3 of an inning further. In fact, the last time he faced the GCL Marlins (the Guppies?) back on June 22, he threw five hitless innings. So I think it's safe to say that somebody has somebody else's number. That's 12 innings of no-hit, one walk, 13 strikeout ball between the two starts.

Merandy. Make a note.
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Re: Merandy Gonazalez

Postby d'Kong76 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:00 pm

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Re: Merandy Gonazalez

Postby Edgy MD » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:53 pm

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Heck, I'll just bounce this baby to the AaPF, and he's all mine.
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Re: Merandy Gonazalez

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Re: Merandy Gonazalez

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:01 pm

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Hi, I'm Merandy Gonzalez. How many games have I appeared in this season for the Columbia Fireflies? Three.

How many wins do I have? Three.

How many innings have I pitched? 20 and 2/3.

How many runzzz have I allowed? Zero. What's a run?

How many dudes have I struck out? Eighteen. Alice Cooper sings about the number of dudes I've struck out. That's how many.

And how many have I walked? One.

Combine that with 10 hits allowed, and no hit batsmen, and I'm walking around the Sally League with a 0.532 WHIP.

What's a Tebow? Are you serious? There's some guy named "Tebow" on my team? Never heard of him.
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Re: Merandy Gonazalez

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:03 pm

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No pitcher has been more dominant than Class A Columbia's Merandy Gonzalez to begin the season. That trend continued on Friday night, as the Mets' No. 14 prospect extended his scoreless innings streak to 20 2/3 by tossing seven frames in a win against Lexington.


http://m.mlb.com/news/article/225794220 ... ss-streak/
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Re: Merandy Gonazalez

Postby Edgy MD » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:58 am

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Merandy kills it again, pitching 7 2/3 scoreless in a 5-0 win over the Asheville Tourists. He's now 4-0 and he is THE MAN WITHOUT AN ERA!

Sixth shoutout of the year for the Fireflies.
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Re: Merandy Gonazalez

Postby A Boy Named Seo » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:50 am

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Re: Merandy Gonazalez

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:53 am

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You know what we haven't seen in this forum for a long time? The phrase "Bring him up now. He can't be any worse that what we already have."

I don't think that's true, of course, but it used to be a common refrain.

Re: Merandy Gonazalez

Postby Edgy MD » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:09 am

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One of two 4-0 pitchers for the Fireflies. Someone adopt Jordan Humphreys NOW!!!!
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Re: Merandy Gonazalez

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:39 pm

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Threw six innings of shutout ball tonight, giving up but three hits and a single walk, while striking out five. He advances his record to a record 8-1, with a 1.56 ERA. You may look shocked.
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Re: Merandy Gonazalez

Postby Edgy MD » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:47 pm

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Merandy, along with his unadopted brother Jordan Humphreys, gets promoted from Columbia to St. Lucie. I don't expect he'll ever be back.

His first half numbers: 8-1, 1.55 ERA in 69 2/3 innings with 13 walks and 65 strikeouts. That's some baseball.
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Re: Merandy Gonazalez

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:48 am

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I guess, if things go well, we'll see him in 2020. Maybe even 2019.

Re: Merandy Gonazalez

Postby Edgy MD » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:57 am

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Merandy is totally this year's P.J. Conlon. After seven scoreless his last time out, he's doing the unthinkable, actually improving on his 8-1/1.55 performanc in his first half with Columbia, going 4-1/1.52 so far with St. Lucie. Only four homers in 99 innings. Yeah, it's A-Ball, but that combines with low walk rates and opponent batting averages too, and it tracks across his career.

His 1.54 combined ERA is second in all full-season affiliated baseball, behind only Phillies prospect Ranger Suarez, currently rocking an NCAA Softball-esque 1.42 ERA also between the South Atlantic League and the Florida State League.
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Re: Merandy Gonazalez

Postby Edgy MD » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:16 pm

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Merandy putting up a 0.98 ERA over his first 18.1 innings in the Miami system. His 11 strikeouts and five walks won't knock you out, but, well, there's no bad way to a 0.98 ERA.
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