Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Mets Minors Transactions, July 1-7

Transactions Report


Keeping track of recent minor transactions within the Mets system.


New York Mets


7/2 – The Mets signed RHP Mickey Jannis to a minor league contract.

7/6 – The Mets optioned Darrell Ceciliani to Las Vegas and recalled Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

7/7 – The Mets activated Jenrry Mejia from his 80-game suspension, and sent Logan Verrett down to AAA to make room for him on the 25-man roster.


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Mets Minor League Daily – July 7, 2015


All your Mets minors needs in one place

Updated throughout the day and night

Minor News

If you have any link tips, suggest them to @Astromets31 on twitter and I’ll add them in.


            Check out yesterday’s results here.

            Baseball America released their top-50 midseason list today, and Michael Conforto ranked at #14, while Brandon Nimmo ranked at #48.

            Jeffrey Paternostro continued his Behind the Backstop series with a look at Luis Carpio.

            Get to know Brooklyn catching prospect Brandon Brosher.



Minor Games

Scheduled starters and start times (EST), game notes, and results as they come in

Sand Gnats Lose Slugfest in Greenville

Savannah Sand Gnats @ Greenville Drive


July 6, 2015



Teams
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

R
H
E
Savannah
2
1
0
0
0
0
2
2
0

7
12
3
Greenville
3
0
2
0
1
1
0
1
X

8
11
2
W: Alcantara (4-1, 2.91 ERA); L: Frias (0-2, 8.10 ERA)

Luis Guillorme waiting for a pitch to hit

The Highlights:

Pitchers

Casey Delgado – 5 IP, 9 H, 7 R (6 ER), BB, SO, 2 HR, HBP, 77 Pitches (50 Strikes), 8 GO: 3 FO
Ben Griset (2.89 ERA) – 2 IP, BB, 4 SO, 3 GO, 2 IR – 1 S
Darwin Frias (8.10 ERA) – 1 IP, 2 H, R, BB, HBP, 1 FO

Batters

Jonathan Johnson – 1-3, R, 2 BB, PO
Luis Guillorme – 1-4, BB, SO
Michael Katz – 2-4, 2 R, SO, GIDP
Eudor Garcia – 2-5, R, 2B (11), HR (6), 3 RBI (29), SO
John Mora – 2-5, RBI (38)
Tomas Nido – 3-4, 2 R, 2B (11)
Vicente Lupo – 1-3, R, 3B (2), 2 RBI (25), SO

Recap


            The Sand Gnats lost a back-and-forth affair with Greenville Monday night, as Casey Delgado just didn’t appear to have his best stuff against a very talented Drive lineup. Savannah would jump out to a lead in the 1st during this one thanks to a Eudor Garcia homerun, but Delgado gave both runs back and more in the bottom half of the inning. Greenville would continue to have success at the plate until Delgado left in the 6th, as Ben Griset was pretty sharp after he took over. With Griset holding the Drive off the scoreboard, the Sand Gnats were finally able to catch up again in the top of the 8th. But then Darwin Frias gave the lead right back in the bottom of the 8th, and the Gnats had no more comeback magic left in their bats.

Hits Aplenty, But B-Mets Lose 5-4 Behind Gsellman

Portland Sea Dogs @ Binghamton Mets


July 6, 2015



Teams
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

R
H
E
Portland
1
0
0
3
0
1
0
0
0

5
10
1
Binghamton
0
1
0
2
0
0
0
1
0

4
11
0
W: Diaz (1-7, 6.10 ERA); L: Gsellman (2-5, 4.83 ERA); Save: Corenly (1, 4.05 ERA)


The Highlights:

Pitchers

Robert Gsellman – 6 IP, 9 H, 5 R, BB, 2 SO, HR, 93 Pitches (60 Strikes), 9 GO: 6 FO
Beck Wheeler (4.59 ERA) – 2 IP, BB, SO, 3 GO: 1 FO
Adam Kolarek (5.27 ERA) – 1 IP, H, 3 GO

Batters

L.J. Mazzilli – 1-4, BB, SO
Brandon Nimmo – 1-4, 2B (11), 2 SO
Josh Rodriguez – 3-4, R, 2B (12), RBI (51), SB (7)
Dustin Lawley – 2-4, R, 2B (17), HR (5), 3 RBI (23), SO
Jared King – 1-4

Recap


            Robert Gsellman’s struggle to adjust to AA pitching continued Monday night, and he put the B-Mets too far behind for a comeback. Binghamton would get plenty of hits in this one, but only went 2-9 with runners in scoring position, failing to capitalize on some chances to break away early. Gavin Cecchini and L.J. Mazzilli extended their hitting streaks to 7 games, but it was a rare quiet night from Michael Conforto behind them, as he’d strikeout twice. Beck Wheeler and Adam Kolarek combined for 3 scoreless innings out of the pen, but Conforto couldn’t come through with Mazzilli on1B and two outs in the 9th inning.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Mets Minor League Daily – July 6, 2015

All your Mets minors needs in one place


Updated throughout the day and night

Minor News

If you have any link tips, suggest them to @Astromets31 on twitter and I’ll add them in.


            Check out yesterday’s results here.

            Mets pitchers put forth some ridiculous performances last week, check out the Mets prospect hot sheet here.

            The great weeks earned Pitcher of the Week award honors for John Gant, for his efforts in the Florida State League, Ynoa for his one-hitter in the Eastern League.

            Ashton Ferguson of the Las Vegas Review-Journal says Wally Backman believes in Dilson Herrera’s All-Star potential.

            Paul Caputo of SportsLogos has a great piece on The Story Behind the Brooklyn Cyclones.

            ICYMI, Brandon Brosher set the Cyclones club mark with 7 RBI’s yesterday.



Minor Games

Scheduled starters and start times (EST), game notes, and results as they come in

2015 Monday Morning Mets Minors Players of the Week


Image from this TimesNews post

June 29 – July 5, 2015



            Keeping track of the hottest minor leaguers in the Mets farm system. I will be rotating through the rookie ball coverage.

Hitter of the Week: Victor Cruzado had an excellent week for St. Lucie, and appears to be breaking out over the past few weeks after coming back healthy in early June. Check out some 2014 GIFs of Cruzado here.
Starting Pitcher of the Week: It’s hard not to pick the guy with a one-hitter, but Michael Fulmer was ridiculous for 2 starts, and his 19% swinging strike rate over those two starts suggest that he didn’t need as much help from his defense. There’s a reason I just labeled him the #1 Starting pitcher in the Mets system.
Relief Pitcher of the Week: Josh Smoker has been rolling lately, and he continued that in his AA debut with Binghamton Sunday night.
Team of the Week: The Sand Gnats are the only team featured here with a winning record last week, so they easily take the award.




Gee And Mejia Lead 51s In Quiet Win Over Isotopes

Albuquerque Isotopes @ Las Vegas 51s


July 5, 2015



Teams
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

R
H
E
Albuquerque
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0

2
8
1
Las Vegas
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
X

3
6
0
W: Gee (2-1, 8.82 ERA); L: Laffey (2-3, 4.91 ERA); Save: Mejia (1, 2.25 ERA)


The Highlights:

Pitchers

Dillon Gee – 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, BB, 4 SO, 90 Pitches (62 Strikes), 6 GO: 7 FO
Chase Huchingson (H, 3, 0.00 ERA) – 0.2 IP, H, 1 GO: 1 FO
Zack Thornton (H, 6, 4.14 ERA) – 0.1 IP, 1 IR – 0 S
Jenrry Mejia – 1 IP, H, 2 GO

Batters

Dilson Herrera – 3-4, R, HR (2), RBI (15)
Wilfredo Tovar – 1-3, SAC, SB (21), SO
Travis Taijeron – 1-3, R, HR (14), RBI (42), BB
Brandon Allen – 1-3, R, 2B (17), BB

Recap


            It has been a wild season to date for the Mets, Dillon Gee, and Jenrry Mejia, but things went well for all 3 Sunday – Steven Matz led the Mets, Gee turned in his best AAA outing, and Mejia picked up the save. Before the season started, if someone told Mets brass that Gee would allow only 2 runs over 7 innings on July 5th, and then Mejia would come in and pick up the save, I’m sure they would’ve been happy to mark down one win on their calendar. Of course, they would’ve been marking down the wrong calendar, because that just happened for their AAA affiliate Las Vegas 51s.

Gant Gets Little Support In His Return To Binghamton

Portland Sea Dogs @ Binghamton Mets


July 5, 2015



Teams
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

R
H
E
Portland
2
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
2

6
8
0
Binghamton
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1

1
5
2
W: Haley (3-0, 4.84 ERA); L: Gant (2-4, 4.29 ERA)


The Highlights:

Pitchers

John Gant (L, 2-4, 4.29 ERA) – 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R (1 ER), 5 SO, 97 Pitches (59 Strikes), 7 GO: 4 FO
Dario Alvarez (3.67 ERA) – 1 IP, SO, 1 GO
Josh Smoker (0.00 ERA) – 1 IP, 2 SO, 1 FO
Akeel Morris – 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, BB, 2 SO, 2 Balks, 1 FO

Batters

Gavin Cecchini – 1-3, BB, SO
L.J. Mazzilli – 1-3, BB, GIDP
Michael Conforto – 1-3, 2B (10), BB
Dustin Lawley – 1-4, 2B (16), RBI (20), SO
Eudy Pina – 1-3

Recap


            In his return to the B-Mets Sunday night, John Gant pitched better than the final score would indicate, but he got little support from his teammates, offensively or defensively, as Binghamton fell a game under .500 at home for the season. There were errors committed behind Gant in 2 of the 3 innings that the Sea Dogs scored runs, meanwhile the B-Mets were held scoreless until the 9th, and they didn’t even pick up a hit during their ‘rally’. Dario Alvarez looked good working a scoreless 7th, and then Josh Smoker looked great making his AA debut during a scoreless 8th. Akeel Morris came on for the 9th and got into a little trouble right away, and then 2 runs would eventually come around to score, but there were two weird balks called on him in the inning that didn’t help his situation.