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Mets Minor League Daily – June 20, 2015

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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.

            The 1495Sports YouTube page has several interviews with Cyclones players from media day, and they uploaded post-game interviews with Cyclones players and Manager Tom Gamboa last year, so check them out sometimes.

            The TCPalm provided some info on today’s FSL All Star game, which is scheduled for 7:00 PM, with a HR derby starting at 5:30 PM.

            Appy League fans can’t wait for the season to start in Kingsport.

            The Florida State League All Star game is tonight, although several of St. Lucie’s initial selections have been promoted, they still have Colton Plaia for the HR derby before the game, Jeff McNeil is leading off, and Mike Hepple is available in the pen.

Minor Games

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

Darin Gorski (4-5, 5.20 ERA) @ Dan Straily (5-5, 4.25 ERA)
@Fresno (41-27) at 10:05 PM coverage – Boxscore
Yesterday: W 11-5 (Astromets Mind)
Today: L 7-2, Gorski (L, 4-6, 5.66 ERA) – 4.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 4 BB, 3 SO, HR, 92 Pitches (51 Strikes), 7 GO: 2 FO
3B – Daniel Muno – 0-3, 2 BB, SO
2B – Brooks Conrad – 0-4, BB, SO
DH – Johnny Monell – 1-4, SO
RF – Alex Castellanos – 1-4, R, HR (12), RBI (41)
CF – Kirk Nieuwenhuis – 0-4, SO
C – Anthony Recker – 1-4, R, HR (2), RBI (3), 2 SO
1B – Brandon Allen – 2-4
LF – Jayce Boyd – 2-4, 2B (5)
SS – Wilfredo Tovar – 1-4, SO, CS
Cody Satterwhite (5.24 ERA) – 1.1 IP, H, BB, SO, 2 GO: 1 FO, 2 IR – 1 S
Scott Rice (2.79 ERA) – 1 IP, H, BB, 2 SO, 1 GO
Jon Velasquez (5.74 ERA) – 1.1 IP, R (0 ER), SO, 3 FO, 2 IR – 0 S

Seth Lugo (2-3, 3.72 ERA) @ Austin Bibens-Dirkx
@New Hampshire (30-36) at 7:05 PM coverage – Boxscore
Game notes

Today: L 5-4, Lugo (L, 2-4, 4.15 ERA) – 5 IP, 6 H, 5 R, SO, HR, 60 Pitches (38 Strikes), 5 GO: 7 FO
SS – Gavin Cecchini – 1-4, BB
2B – L.J. Mazzilli – 4-5, R, 2B (5)
LF – Michael Conforto – 0-4, BB, 2 SO
DH – Brock Peterson – 3-5, R, HR (2), RBI (16), SO
CF – Brandon Nimmo – 4-5, R, RBI (11), SO
3B – Josh Rodriguez – 0-5, 2 SO, GIDP
C – Xorge Carrillo – 2-5, R, 2B (7), 3B (1)
1B – Aderlin Rodriguez – 2-4, 2 2B (11), 2 RBI (28), SF, SO
RF – Eudy Pina – 0-4, SO
Adam Kolarek (6.29 ERA) – 2 IP, H, 2 SO, 2 GO: 1 FO, 2 IR – 2 S
Akeel Morris (0.00 ERA) – 1 IP, 2 FO

Full post-game recap

Yesterday: Off
Today: FSL All Star Game

PSL Mets All Stars:
Jeff McNeil led off (2-5, R, SO)
Maikis De La Cruz was batting 7th (0-3, BB, SO)
Colton Plaia was on the bench and in the HR derby (he'd go 0-1, SO in the game, exit after the second round of the derby)
Mike Hepple was in the bullpen (0.2 IP, 2 H, SO)
Michael Conforto, Robert Gsellman, and Akeel Morris were FSL All-Stars that have been promoted.

More from this game 

Ricky Knapp (1-0, 1.69 ERA) @ Mark Reyes (2-2, 1.76 ERA)
@Augusta (33-34) at 7:05 PM
Yesterday: W 6-4 (Savannah)
Today: W 1-0, Knapp (W, 2-0, 1.31 ERA) – 7.2 IP, 5 H, BB, 8 SO, 11 GO: 2 FO
2B – Jonathan Johnson – 0-2, 2 BB
SS – Luis Guillorme – 3-4
RF – Wuilmer Becerra – 1-4, SO
DH – Eudor Garcia – 0-4, SO
C – Tomas Nido – 1-4
CF – John Mora – 1-3, 2B (10), BB, SO
3B – Jean Rodriguez – 0-4
LF – Vicente Lupo – 0-4, 4 SO
1B – Adrian Abreu – 1-3, R
Jimmy Duff (H, 5, 2.81 ERA) – 0.1 IP, BB, 1 GO, 2 IR – 0 S
David Roseboom (S, 8, 1.15 ERA) – 1 IP, 3 SO

Post-game recap: With Savannah’s win and another win from Greenville, the first-half division title in the SAL’s Southern division (which earns a playoff spot) will come down to the last day. The Sand Gnats will decide their own fate, as a win guarantees them the title thanks to a perfect 7-0 record against the Drive. This game was a wonderful pitcher’s duel, with Savannah sophomore Ricky Knapp absolutely dominating the Green Jackets while setting a new career high for IP. He retired them in order during 3 of the first 4 innings, worked around a few base runners in the 5th and 6th, and then struck out the side in the 7th. He’d run into some two out trouble in the 8th, and James Duff had to come in and bail him out. Duff would walk the first batter he’d face to load the bases, but got some defensive help behind him when Jonathan Johnson made a diving stop on a grounder headed for RF. Offensively, the Gnats weren’t doing much better against Mark Reyes, who came in as the SAL ERA leader, but they got some help from the Jackets defense in the 5th. Adrian Abreu would reach on an error from their SS, and then scored when Andrew Cain made a fielding error in LF on a Guillorme single. After Duff finished off the 8th, the Gnats went to the nearly perfect David Roseboom, who struck out the side, with all 3 batters going down swinging.

Luis Cedeno @ Gaby Almonte
vs. Staten Island (0-1) at 6:00 PM
Today: L 8-3, Almonte (10.80 ERA) – 5 IP, 8 H, 8 R (6 ER), 2 BB, 3 SO, HR, 76 Pitches (51 Strikes), 8 GO: 2 FO
LF – Enmanuel Zabala – 2-4, 2 R, SO
2B – Vincent Siena – 1-3, BB
1B – Michael Katz – 1-4, RBI (1)
RF – Michael Bernal – 1-4, R, 2B (1)
DH – Oswald Caraballo – 0-3, SO
PH/DH – Jeff Diehl – 1-1, 2 B (1)
3B – Pedro Perez – 0-3
3B (sub) – Braden Kaupe – 0-1
C – Jose Garcia – 0-3, SO
C (sub) – Manuel Hilario – 0-1
CF – Tucker Tharp – 0-2, BB
PH – Zach Mathieu – BB
SS – Alfredo Reyes – 0-4
Ruben Reyes (0.00 ERA) – 1 IP, 2 BB, SO
Christian Montgomery (0.00 ERA) – 1 IP, 2 SO, 1 GO
Craig Missigman (0.00 ERA) – 2 IP, H, 3 BB, SO, 3 GO: 1 FO

Post-game recap: The SI Yankees used a huge 3rd inning to even the opening series with the Cyclones at a game apiece. Brooklyn starter Gaby Almonte worked through the first 5 batters with ease, retiring all 5 in order, but the next two outs would take considerable more work. After a two out single against him in the 2nd, Jhalan Jackson connected for his second 2R-HR in as many days (both coming in the 2nd inning), both described as monster shots. The Cyclones would scratch out a run in the bottom of the frame, getting Michael Bernal home after a leadoff double, but the game would not stay close for long. After Jeff Hendrix reached on an error from Siena leading off the 3rd, Holder, Estrada, McFarland, Hernandez, and Bridges all singled off of Almonte, and then Jackson doubled home 2 runs for a 7-3 lead – the 8th run came on an RBI groundout. Somehow Almonte stayed in after all of that – and it sounded like he was getting hit hard, so I guess they just didn’t want to tax the pen already after a 12-inning game Friday night – and he’d actually retired 9 of the final 10 batters faced in the game. The Cyclones added a run each in the 3rd and 5th innings. In the 3rd, Zabala, Siena, and Katz connected for 3 two out singles to bring home a run. In the 5th, it was another two out single from Zabala that led to a run. He advanced to 2B on the single thanks to a fielding error by Hendrix in CF, and then came around to score on a pair of wild pitches. That was it for the Cyclones until the 9th, when Jeff Diehl led off the frame with a double, but he would be stranded at 3B.

Minors MVP of the Day – There were two 4-hit games tonight, but Mazzilli’s included a double, so I’ll give him the edge over Nimmo. He looks solid defensively at 2B, so let’s see how much he can hit against upper level pitching.

Minors Cy of the Day – Not only was Knapp very good today, the Gnats needed him to be very good today, as he outdueled the SAL’s best pitcher to keep them tied atop the division.

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