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Mets Minor League Daily – June 17, 2015

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Minor News

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            Check out yesterday’s results here.

            ICYMI, Gabriel Ynoa was promoted for Tuesday night’s start with Las Vegas. Also, learn more about Monday’s spot start for St. Lucie, Michael Gibbons, who threw 7 scoreless in his pro debut.

            Matt Reynolds made the MiLB prospect roundup, with the author suggesting his struggles against righties as a possibility for why the Mets haven’t called him up.

Minor Games

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

Tyler DeLoach (1-2, 5.64 ERA) @ Steven Matz (6-4, 2.30 ERA)
vs. Salt Lake (27-38) at 3:05 PM coverage – Boxscore
Yesterday: W 10-6 (Astromets Mind)
Today: W 5-1, Matz (W, 7-4, 2.11 ERA) – 7 IP, 4 H, BB, 5 SO, 87 Pitches (53 Strikes), 7 GO: 2 FO
SS – Wilfredo Tovar – 1-4
3B – T.J. Rivera – 1-3, R, 2B (8), BB
2B – Matt Reynolds – 1-4, R, 3B (8), RBI (42), SO
1B – Alex Castellanos – 1-3, 2 R, 2B (21), RBI (40), BB, SO
DH – Anthony Recker – 2-4, R, HR (1), 2 RBI (2), SO
RF – Travis Taijeron – 0-4, 3 SO
LF – Jayce Boyd – 2-4, 2B (4), RBI (4)
CF – Cory Vaughn – 1-4, 2B (8), SO
C – Dan Rohlfing – 0-3, SO
Chase Huchingson (H, 2, 0.00 ERA) – 1 IP, BB, SO, 2 GO
John Church (4.11 ERA) – 1 IP, 3 H, R, SO, 1 GO

Pre-game notes: Steven Matz is coming off a start during which he allowed 4 ER for the second time in 2015, and 3+ BB for the 5th time; Matz has allowed a .641 OPS vs. RHP, .479 OPS vs. LHB, a .658 OPS with the bases empty, and a .528 OPS with runners on base; Cody Satterwhite threw 2 scoreless innings for the 6th time this season Tuesday night; Matt Reynolds has a hit in 12 of 14 games during June, with 5 doubles and 2 homeruns for a .351/.500/.544 slash; after an extended 0-fer, T.J. Rivera had 8 hits in 3 games against Reno, and then another 3-hit game Tuesday, with 5 doubles in the past week; Travis Taijeron is 8-30 on this homestand, with 6 of those hits going for extra bases (1 2B, 5 HR); 12 of Taijeron’s 19 extra base hits this year have been homeruns; Wilfredo Tovar also has a hit in 12 of 14 June games, slashing .345/.419/.436 with 7 stolen bases.

Luis Cessa (5-4, 2.51 ERA) @ Heri Quevedo (0-2, 9.82 ERA)
@Portland (25-39) at 7:00 PM coverage – Boxscore
Today: W 3-1, Cessa (W, 6-4, 2.34 ERA) – 8 IP, 5 H, R, 2 BB, 5 SO, 102 Pitches (71 Strikes), 9 GO: 8 FO
SS – Gavin Cecchini – 0-5
2B – L.J. Mazzilli – 1-3, 2 R, 2B (4), BB, SO
LF – Michael Conforto – 3-4, R, 2B (6), RBI (12)
1B – Brock Peterson – 1-3, 2B (5), RBI (13), BB
3B – Josh Rodriguez – 0-3, BB, 2 SO
C – Xorge Carrillo – 0-4
DH – Dustin Lawley – 0-4, 3 SO
CF – Jared King – 1-4, SO
RF – Eudy Pina – 1-4, SB (7)
Paul Sewald (S, 11, 1.53 ERA) – 1 IP, 2 GO: 1 FO

Pre-game notes: Luis Cessa has been on another level over his past 3 starts, allowing just 1 run over 19.2 IP, on 10 hits and 2 walks, with 15 strikeouts and a .398 OPS allowed; Michael Conforto has reached base in all 15 games with Binghamton; Gavin Cecchini snapped a season high 2-game hitless streak (first time he reached 2 games) with a double in the 1st inning Tuesday; Eudy Pina has a 7-game hitting streak, with a homerun in each of his last two games; Brock Peterson has reached base in all but one game with Binghamton, and he stretched his hitting streak to 10 games Tuesday night.

Miller Diaz (4-4, 3.58 ERA) @ Yacksel Rios (1-2, 2.67 ERA)
@Clearwater (32-33) at 1:00 PM
Yesterday: W 5-2 (St. Lucie, Clearwater)
Today: L 4-3 F/11, Diaz (3.69 ERA) – 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 5 BB, SO, 11 GO: 3 FO
3B – Jeff McNeil – 0-5
DH – Brandon Nimmo – 1-4, 2B (1), RBI (2), BB, SO
RF – Maikis De La Cruz – 1-4, BB, 3 SO
1B – Dominic Smith – 1-4, HBP, 2 SO
LF – Stefan Sabol – 1-4, R, BB, SO
SS – Amed Rosario – 2-5, CS
2B – Yeixon Ruiz – 0-4, RBI (9), SF, SO
C – Colton Plaia – 1-5, SO
CF – Champ Stuart – 1-3, 2 R, 2 SB (17), HBP, GIDP
Kelly Secrest (3.21 ERA) – 2.1 IP, BB, 2 SO, 1 GO: 1 FO, 1 IR – 0 S
Kyle Regnault (L, 1-2, 2.40 ERA) – 2 IP, 3 H, R, HR, HBP, 1 GO: 3 FO

Post-game recap: The PSL Mets 4-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt in another extra-inning affair at Clearwater when Aaron Brown hit the first pitch in the bottom of the 11th inning over the wall for a walkoff blast. St. Lucie got the scoring started in the 3rd, with rehabbing Brandon Nimmo providing an RBI double to drive home Champ Stuart. Stuart was hit by a pitch leading off the 5th, and then went off to the races, stealing 2B, advancing to 3B on a groundout, and scoring on a wild pitch. Miller Diaz had been effective through the first 4 IP, but then got wild in the 5th, walking 3 of the first 4 batters, and then unleashing a wild pitch to allow a run. Clearwater would tie the game on a sac fly, scoring twice in the frame without a hit or error. It looked like St. Lucie would have a big inning in the 6th, as Sabol walked and then moved to 3B on a single from Rosario, but Rosario was caught trying to steal 2B, and so the Mets settled for 1 run on a sac fly. That lead would not last long though, as Clearwater hit two straight doubles off of Diaz in the bottom of the 6th to tie the game. Kelly Secrest would replace Diaz in the frame with a runner on 3B, and he got the final out on a groundout to 2B. St. Lucie didn’t really have many other scoring opportunities the rest of the way, and then Regnault made a costly mistake at the start of his 3rd inning of work, which allowed Clearwater to earn their first win in this series.

Pre-game notes: Miller Diaz allowed less than 2 walks for just the second time in his last start, but has still managed to allow just 3 ER or less in all 10 of his starts; Amed Rosario had his second straight multi-hit game Tuesday night; Jeff Glenn had 2 extra base hits over his first 14 games this year (both doubles), but has a double and HR over his last 2 starts; Jeff McNeil reached 3+ hits for the 6th time this season Tuesday night; Matt Oberste has a 6-game hitting streak with 3 doubles during the stretch.

Ryan Castellani (0-4, 3.12 ERA) @ Martires Arias (3-3, 3.29 ERA)
vs. Asheville (29-36) at 7:05 PM
Yesterday: W 6-2 (Savannah, Asheville)
Today: L 4-2 F/13, Arias (3.28 ERA) – 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 SO, 7 GO: 3 FO
2B – Jonathan Johnson – 2-6, R, RBI (12)
SS – Luis Guillorme – 0-6, 4 SO
RF – Wuilmer Becerra – 3-6
3B – Eudor Garcia – 1-6, 2 SO, GIDP
LF – John Mora – 2-5, 2B (9), RBI (30), HBP, 2 SO
1B – Jon Leroux – 2-5, 2 SO
DH – Jean Rodriguez – 1-5, BB, 2 SO
C – Tomas Nido – 1-6, SO
CF – Patrick Biondi – 1-2, R, HBP, 2 SB (15), SO
PH/LF – Vicente Lupo – 0-3, 3 SO
Alberto Baldonado (1.65 ERA) – 2.1 IP, H, 4 SO, 2 GO: 1 FO, 2 IR – 0 S
David Roseboom (1.24 ERA) – 1 IP, 2 SO, 1 GO
Paul Paez (L, 2-1, 0.98 ERA) – 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 3 SO, 60 Pitches (39 Strikes), 3 GO: 3 FO

Post-game recap: Martires Arias was cruising into the 6th inning Wednesday night, but Asheville would score 2 runs off him to tie the game and knock him out of it, which led to a long battle of the bullpens in Savannah. The Sand Gnats jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st on 3 singles. Johnson lined one into CF to lead off the frame, went to 3B on an infield single from Becerra, and then score on Mora’s first hit of the game. Patrick Biondi did his speed thing to generate the Gnats second run in the 2nd: he reached on a two out single into RF, stole 2B, and then scored on a single lined into LF. After that, things went downhill for the Savannah offense, as they’d manage 9 hits (8 singles) against 16 strikeouts over the final 11 innings – three guesses who was behind the plate (hint: the only SAL ump I know by name is Reid Joyner). With one out in the 8th inning, Josh Fuentes hit a flare into CF that Biondi initially paused on, but then he made up the ground to make a nice sliding catch. Unfortunately, he’d leave the game in the bottom of the frame in place of Lupo, possibly for Lupo’s power potential, but it was a move that would turn out to play a huge role in this game – the announcer speculated that Biondi might have hurt something on the play, because otherwise the switch made little sense, especially with a righty on the mound. After Arias, the Gnats bullpen was ridiculous, with the three lefties combining to allow only 3 hits over the next 5.1 IP. It’s hard to blame Paez for how things went down in the 13th, as a two-base error opened the door for a big inning, and then he was told to intentionally walk two batters, and on top of that, he was approaching 50+ pitches as he worked with the bases loaded in that frame. After striking out in his first two AB’s, Lupo botched a fly ball in LF to start the 13th inning, which allowed Forrest Wall to reach 2B. With the bases loaded and one out, Luis Jean pulled a single into RF to bring home the go-ahead run. They’d add another run on a sac fly (to Lupo), which was more than enough for Josh Michalec. Lupo was the final batter of the game, and he’d strike out swinging to end a very unfortunate night.

Pre-game notes: Martires Arias has lasted only 4 IP in each of his last 2 stars, and has failed to complete 5 IP in 3 of his last 4 starts – he worked into the 7th inning in each of the 4 starts prior to this most recent stretch; Luis Guillorme had his second 2 double game of the season last night, with both coming in the past week; Guillorme also has only one stretch of two games without a hit this year, and definitely merited SAL All Star consideration; Tomas Nido has a hit in 8 of 10 games, with 2 doubles, a triple, 2 homeruns, and 4 multi-hit games during that stretch.

Minors MVP of the Day – If Michael Conforto makes you swoon, it’s ok, and you’re not alone. The Mets have brought him along slowly, and there really is no need to rush him through the minors, but they could probably speed things up at any point and Conforto wouldn’t miss a beat.

Minors Cy of the Day – Cessa was really good for his 4th straight start, but Steven Matz might’ve thrown a shutout if the Mets didn’t have him on a pitch count. He’s been ready for a while now, it’s just a matter of opening a spot for him – it should be noted that the Mets have essentially zero starting pitcher depth healthy and major league ready behind Matz, as Duane Below is on the DL and Dillon Gee is status unknown for now.

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