Monday, April 27, 2015

Mets Series in Review: @Yankees


A friendly message to those who doubt the Mets

Dates: April 24-26
Results: L 2/3
Current Record: 14-5, 1st place in NL East, 4.5 game lead over Atlanta (7 over Washington)

MVMet: Matthew Edward Harvey. “How do you stop losing streaks before they stop? With Matt Harvey loss zapper, now back in stock every 5 games, and better than ever.” Wayne and Garth said it best.
LVMet: Jacob deGrom struggled for the first time in a long time, and he left the Mets in a hole too big to climb out of. It happens.

Statistics

Arias In Control in Charleston

Savannah Sand Gnats @ Charleston River Dogs


April 26, 2015



Teams
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

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

4
8
1
Charleston
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0

2
6
1
W: Arias (2-0, 2.12 ERA); L: Kamplain (1-2, 3.58 ERA); Save: Bay (1, 1.80 ERA)


The Highlights:

Pitchers

Martires Arias – 7 IP, 4 H, 5 SO, 2 HBP, 91 Pitches (62 Strikes)
Cameron Griffin (H, 2, 6.00 ERA) – 1 IP, H, 2 R, BB, 1 FO
Shane Bay – 1 IP, H, SO, 1 GO: 1 FO

Batters

John Mora – 1-4, 2B (2), RBI (9), 2 SO
Wuilmer Becerra – 1-4, 2 SO
Stefan Sabol – 1-3, R, 2B (5), BB, SO
Jon Leroux – 1-4, R, HR (1), 2 RBI (11)
Tomas Nido – 1-4, R, 2B (4)
Vicente Lupo – 1-4, SO
Pedro Perez – 2-4, R, 2 2B (4), RBI (2), SO

Recap


            Martires Arias was in control from the start, and the Sand Gnats bats provided enough punch to hold off Charleston in the series final Sunday evening. Of the 4 hits Arias allowed, three were doubles, although Dustin Fowler was eliminated trying to stretch his first double into a triple. Still, despite getting a few runners to 3B against Arias over the first 6 innings, it never seemed like Arias was in trouble. That change when the first three batters reached in the 7th, loading the bases with the 6-7-8 batters due up. Arias would recover by striking out Austin Aune, who had doubled off of him in the 5th, and then getting a groundball to second baseman Jonathan Johnson to start an inning ending 4-3 double play. The River Dogs finally broke through for 2 runs against Cameron Griffin in the 8th, but Shane Bay came in and shut the door with a strong 9th. Pedro Perez had a big day for the Gnats, but no one else in the lineup had more than one hit, which made runs harder to come by. But they would be aided by five extra base hits in the game, which you can check out in the highlights below.


Scoring Highlights

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Ceciliani Goes Deep Twice, Bowman Has Best Start of 2015

Albuquerque Isotopes @ Las Vegas 51s


April 26, 2015



Teams
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

R
H
E
Albuquerque
0
0
0
0
0
3
1
0
0

4
6
1
Las Vegas
4
3
0
1
2
0
0
0
X

10
11
2
W: Bowman (1-3, 8.69 ERA); L: Hale (0-1, 37.80 ERA)


The Highlights:

Pitchers

Matt Bowman – 5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 3 SO, 83 Pitches (54 Strikes), 11 GO: 3 FO
Cody Satterwhite (11.05 ERA) – 1.1 IP, H, R, 4 GO, 2 IR – 0 S
Scott Rice (1.35 ERA) – 0.1 IP, 1 GO
Zack Thornton (5.56 ERA) – 1.2 IP, BB, SO, 4 GO

Batters

Dilson Herrera – 2-4, 3 R, 2B (6), BB
Darrell Ceciliani – 2-5, 2 R, 2 HR (4), SO, GIDP
Matt Reynolds – 1-3, 2 R, BB, SO
Johnny Monelly – 2-5, R, RBI (8), 2 SO
Alex Castellanos – 2-4, 2 R, 3B (2), RBI (15), SB (2), 2 SO
Brandon Allen – 1-2, 2 RBI (10), BB, SF, SO
Travis Taijeron 1-3, RBI (12), BB, 2 SO

Recap


            The Las Vegas bats stayed on fire upon their return home Sunday afternoon, and Matt Bowman had his best start yet, as the 51s beat up on Albuquerque in the opener of this four-game series. Matthew Bowman was in peak form early, pounding the bottom of the zone to get groundball after groundball as he went perfectly through the first 4.1 innings. While Bowman was barely spending any time on the mound early, the 51s bats were wearing out Albuquerque starter David Hale, who was on rehab and only lasted 1.2 IP. Another former major league starter would follow, and the Mets would add three more runs against Aaron Laffey to make it 10-0. Albuquerque would break through for a few runs off Bowman in the 6th and one off Satterwhite in the 7th, but the lead was too big to overcome, even at Cashman field.

Mets Minor League Daily – April 26, 2015


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            Check out yesterday’s results here.

            Check out the YouTube page of Luis Guillorme’s dad, who has uploaded plenty of video’s of Guillorme, as well as several videos of other young Mets prospects at the plate during Spring Training 2015.

            Check out this interview with Mets minor league pitching coordinator Ron Romanick, who stopped to check in on Binghamton this weekend.

            Michael Conforto is in the MiLB prospect roundup again – shocker! #PROMOAT



Minor Games

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Prevost Sinks Late Against Charleston

Savannah Sand Gnats @ Charleston River Dogs


April 25, 2015


Josh Prevost @ Joe Maher


Teams
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

R
H
E
Savannah
0
0
4
0
1
0
0
0
0

5
10
3
Charleston
0
0
0
1
3
1
1
0
X

6
9
1
W: Frare (2-1, 6.14 ERA); L: Prevost (0-3, 6.75 ERA); S: Coshow (5)


The Highlights:

Pitchers

Josh Prevost – 6 IP, 8 H, 6 R (4 ER), 5 SO, 68 Pitches (50 Strikes), 12 GO: 1 FO
Alberto Baldonado (1.80 ERA) – 2 IP, H, 2 SO, 1 FO, 2 IR – 1 S

Batters

Luis Guillorme – 2-3, 2 R, 2 BB, CS
John Mora – 1-5, R, 3B (1), 2 RBI (8), 2 SO
Stefan Sabol – 2-5, 2 2 (4), RBI (8), SB (2)
Jon Leroux – 1-3, BB, 2 SO
Victente Lupo – 1-4, R, 2B (1), 2 SO
Pedro Perez – 1-4, SB (1), SO
Patrick Biondi – 1-3, R, RBI (3), SB (4)
Wuilmer Becerra – 1-1, CS

Recap


            The Savannah bats broke out in a big way during the 3rd inning, but Charleston would score a run in each inning from the 4th through the 7th, and then hold on for the one-run victory. Josh Prevost just kept pounding the zone with his low-90’s sinker, and it was working for him early, but the talented Charleston lineup would hit a double off of him in every inning from the 4th through the 7th (which explains the runs scored in each inning), before he was removed for Alberto Baldonado in a very tight spot – runners at the corners and nobody out. The first batter Baldonado faced was speedy Dustin Fowler, who gave Charleston their first lead of the game with a single into RF. Baldonado got some defensive help to finish the inning with no more damage done, but the Charleston bullpen was in shutdown mode the rest of the game. There were two ejections in this game – Manager Jose Leger and infielder J.C. Rodriguez – with details found in the ‘Scoring highlights’ section below. The Sand Gnats send Martires Arias to the mound Sunday at 5:05 PM, and they’ll be looking to salvage a game from this series, which has already seen them lose four if you include the makeup from 4/1. You can check out the 5-inning start he made against Rome earlier this month here for a preview of what Arias brings.


Scoring Highlights

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mets Minor League Daily – April 25, 2015


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            Check out yesterday’s results here.

            Lynn Worth discusses the adjustments Brandon Nimmo has made to his swing since last season.

            Dominic Smith returned to St. Lucie’s lineup Friday night after missing all week due to a cold, but appeared to aggravate something on a dive back into 2B, and then was removed early from the 17-inning affair.

            The Rangers waived Logan Verrett last night, which means he’ll be offered back to the Mets if he clears waivers.

            The B-Mets again denies there was a contract to sell the club.

            Nathan Dominitz says that with each season, Sand Gnats’ Sabol gets more local.

            The inkwell looked at The Last Opening Day in Savannah.



Minor Games

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Matz No-Hits Reno Through 6.2, 51s Settle for 2-hitter

Las Vegas 51s @ Reno Aces


April 24, 2015



Teams
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

R
H
E
Las Vegas
1
0
0
0
4
0
0
3
4

12
15
0
Reno
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

0
2
0
W: Matz (2-1, 2.01 ERA); L: Nuno (2-1, 3.60 ERA)


The Highlights:

Pitchers

Steven Matz – 7 IP, 2 H, BB, 5 SO, 92 Pitches (65 Strikes), 13 GO: 2 FO (2-3, R, SO)
Zack Thornton (6.52 ERA) – 1 IP, 1 GO
Jack Leathersich (2.57 ERA) – 1 IP, 2 SO, 1 FO

Batters

Dilson Herrera – 2-6, R, 2B (5), 2 RBI (9)
Wilfredo Tovar – 1-6, R, 2B (3), RBI (2)
Matt Reynolds – 2-4, R, HR (2), 3 RBI (18), BB, SB (5), SO
Alex Castellanos – 3-5, 3 R, 2B (7), HR (5), RBI (14)
Kyle Johnson – 2-4, R, 2 RBI (5)

Recap


            Steven Matz was at his absolute best against the Reno Aces Friday night, holding them hitless for 6.2 innings before a Nick Evans grounder found a hole. He had good command of his fastball and changeup, and mixed in his curve nicely as the start went on. With 92 pitches and no more no-hitter, Matz was removed for the 8th, but Zack Thornton and Jack Leathersich each pitched a perfect inning to preserve the 2-hitter. O yeah, and the offense exploded to put up crooked numbers in the 5th, 8th and 9th (against SS Danny Worth in the 9th), with Dilson Herrera, Matt Reynolds and Alex Castellanos having big nights again. Herrera, Reynolds, Castellanos and Taijeron have been the driving forces behind a very potent offense lately, which has been thriving even though the 51s have lost 3 starters to Major League promotions. The 51s go home Saturday and send Noah Syndergaard to the mound in the opener of a 4-game set with Albuquerque, with a game time of 10:05 PM ET. Don’t forget to check out the highlights from the offensive outburst and the Steven Matz show below.


Scoring Highlights