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Mets Minor League Daily – May 28, 2015

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Updated throughout the day and night

Minor News

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            Check out yesterday’s results here. I took a closer look at some unheralded pickups that are finding success in the Mets farm system.

            ICYMI, Robert Gsellman was promoted to AA, and John Gant is heading down to A+.

            BP evaluator Chris Mellen posted an eyewitness account of Rainy Lara, and he was not very high on him – not exactly breaking, but he does think his fastball/slider could work as a ROOGY.

            Mets101 looked at the rehabbing Mets.

            Jayce Boyd has been promoted to AAA!

            Cuban shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez has left the country, and reports suggest the Mets might be interested. He’s got gold glove quality defense, but Ben Badler suggests he’d be starting in A+.

Minor Games

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

Taylor Junmann (1-2, 6.90 ERA) @ Matthew Bowman (2-5, 6.98 ERA)
vs. Colorado Springs (17-28) at 10:05 PM coverage – Boxscore
Yesterday: W 11-1 (Colorado Springs)
Today: L 8-3, Bowman (6.85 ERA) – 6 IP, 7 H, 5 R (4 ER), BB, 3 SO, 2 HR, 85 Pitches (58 Strikes), 10 GO: 2 FO
SS – Matt Reynolds – 0-4, 3 SO
3B – T.J. Rivera – 0-4
1B – Brooks Conrad – 0-4, SO
C – Johnny Monell – 0-3, R, BB
CF – Alex Castellanos – 2-4, 2 R, 2B (14), HR (10), 2 RBI (33), 2 SO
LF – Brandon Allen – 0-4
RF – Travis Taijeron – 1-3, 2B (4), RBI (21), SO
2B – Wilfredo Tovar – 0-2, BB, 2 SO
P – Matthew Bowman – 1-2
Scott Rice (1.29 ERA) – 1 IP, H, SO, 1 FO
John Church (3.81 ERA) – 1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, HR, 3 GO
Jon Velasquez (3.18 ERA) – 1 IP, H, 2 GO

Justin Haley (1-5, 6.03 ERA) @ Luis Cessa (3-3, 3.58 ERA)
vs. Portland (21-26) at 10:35 AM coverage – Boxscore
Today: W 2-0, Cessa (W, 4-3, 3.09 ERA) – 6 IP, 3 H, 5 SO, 94 Pitches (67 Strikes), 4 GO: 5 FO
SS – Gavin Cecchini – 3-4, 2B (10)
3B – Josh Rodriguez – 2-4, SO
LF – Jayce Boyd – 1-4, R, 2B (16), GIDP
DH – Dustin Lawley – 1-4, R, SO
1B – Aderlin Rodriguez – 1-4, 2B (7), 2 RBI (23)
RF – Eudy Pina – 1-3, BB, SO
2B – Jairo Perez – 0-4, SO
C – Albert Cordero – 1-3
CF – Gilbert Gomez – 0-3, SO
Chase Huchingson (H, 6, 5.55 ERA) – 2 IP, BB, 3 SO, HBP, 1 GO
Paul Sewald (S, 8, 1.52 ERA) – 1 IP, 2 H, SO, 1 FO

Full recap

Locke St. John (2-2, 3.50 ERA) @ Robert Whalen (2-2, 2.38 ERA)
vs. Lakeland (22-23) at 6:30 PM
Yesterday: L 4-1 (St. Lucie)
Today: L 4-3, Whalen (L, 2-3, 2.72 ERA) – 4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 4 SO, HR, 4 GO: 2 FO, Ejected
3B – Jeff McNeil – 2-3, R, 2B (6), 2 BB
DH – Travis d’Arnaud – 0-3, RBI (1), BB, SO, GIDP
LF – Michael Conforto – 0-5, SO
RF – Maikis De La Cruz – 0-3, 2 BB, SO
1B – Dominic Smith – 2-5, R, 2B (12)
SS – Amed Rosario – 2-4, RBI (8), BB
2B – Yeixon Ruiz – 1-5, 2 SO
C – Colton Plaia – 2-4, SO
CF – Champ Stuart – 0-4, R, 2 SO
Kelly Secrest (3.93 ERA) – 1.1 IP, SO, 1 GO: 1 FO, 2 IR – 0 S
Jake Kuebler (0.77 ERA) – 3 IP, 2 H, R, BB, SO, 6 GO: 2 FO

The Mets couldn’t hold a 2-0 lead against the Flying Tigers in the third game of their series against Lakeland, dropping back down to 3 games under .500. After a perfect top of the 1st from Whalen, Jeff McNeil kept his hot streak going with a leadoff double in the bottom of the frame. McNeil would score on a fielding error by the Lakeland SS, but the Mets left the bases loaded in the frame. Whalen stranded the bases loaded in the top of the 2nd, striking out two in the frame. The speed of Champ Stuart helped force an E5 in the 2nd, and he would come home to score on a groundout from rehabbing Travis d’Arnaud. The Mets wouldn’t threaten to score again until the 9th. Whalen had rolled through the 3rd and 4th, but ran into trouble in the 5th. With two on and two outs, Whalen would allow a bomb to Raph Rhymes, which gave Lakeland their first lead of the day. Whalen retired the next batter, but then didn’t get a close call on a 3-2 pitch to Tyler Hanover, and allowed the next batter to reach on a single. Apparently he never stopped talking on the mound, which the home plate umpire didn’t like, because after allowing the single, Whalen just walked off the mound – he had been ejected, though it took awhile for the press box to learn why. In the 9th, Smith hit a two out double, his 9th double in 12 games, and then came home on an RBI single from Amed Rosario.

Joey Maher (1-3, 3.76 ERA) @ Ricky Knapp (0-0, 1.80 ERA)
vs. Charleston (23-23) at 7:05 PM
Yesterday: W 7-2 (Savannah, Asheville)
Today: W 2-1, Knapp (1.80 ERA) – 5 IP, 4 H, R, BB, 7 SO, 67 Pitches (49 Strikes), 3 GO: 1 FO
CF – Patrick Biondi – 0-3, SO
2B – Jonathan Johnson – 1-2, BB, HBP
SS – Jean Rodriguez – 2-4, 3B (4), SB (5)
3B – Eudor Garcia – 0-4, 2 SO
RF – Wuilmer Becerra – 0-4, SO
CF – John Mora – 1-3, R, 2B (5), BB, PO
1B – Jon Leroux – 1-4, R, HR (2), RBI (17)
LF – Vicente Lupo – 0-2, BB, SO
C – Tyler Moore – 1-3, SO
Casey Delgado (W, 1-0, 0.00 ERA) – 4 IP, H, 3 BB, 7 SO, 59 Pitches (38 Strikes), 2 GO: 1 FO

The Sand Gnats got a walk-off win in their opener with Charleston after battling through a tight pitcher’s duel. Sand Gnats starter Ricky Knapp was making just his second start of the year, after starting the season in the bullpen, but he’s been great in both (11 K: 2 BB over 9.1 IP, 1 R on 7 hits allowed). Savannah would jump out to a 1-0 lead in the 2nd, when John Mora hit a one out double and then came around to score on an E3. Leroux hit a grounder to the third baseman, and Mora broke for 3B after he threw across the diamond. The out was recorded at 1B, but then the first baseman threw the ball away trying to get Mora at 3B. The River Dogs would tie it up thanks to their speed in the 4th. Dustin Fowler hit a one out infield single to Johnson, stole 2B, and then came home on a two out single to Becerra. That would be all of the scoring until the bottom of the 9th. In the meantime, freshly signed Casey Delgado made his minors debut with a bang. It’s not clear what his role will be with this club, but he was clearly stretched out some, so perhaps he’ll join the rotation after some promotions? He allowed a leadoff double in the 8th, but escaped the inning with no damage allowed, stranding the bases loaded – he’d strikeout two of the final three batters in the frame, with an intentional walk of Dustin Fowler in between. Jon Leroux came up with one out in the 9th and made sure this game didn’t go to extras, launching a walk off homerun to RF. His walk off HR comes 20 days after he allowed a walk off HR as an emergency pitcher in the 17th inning of a game.

Minors MVP of the Day – Jon Leroux had only one hit Thursday night, but it was the one that ended the game in Savannah with a Sand Gnats win.

Minors Cy of the Day – Split decision, because I can’t choose between the efforts put forth by Luis Cessa and Casey Delgado Thursday. I know nothing about Casey Delgado, but what a minors debut!

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