Highlighting the best GIF’s from the last week in Mets minor’s action.
June 3-16, 2016
Minors Players of the Week: 4/7-4/17, 4/18-24, 4/25-5/1, 5/2-5/8, 5/9-15, 5/16-22, 5/23-29, 5/30-6/5, 6/6-12
Special two-week edition since I didn’t have enough coverage/time for a full post last week.
David Thompson has been having a very nice season over at the hot corner for Columbia and he stroked his fourth homer of the season against Hagerstown on 6/4.
Jean Rodriguez also tagged his fourth homer of the season for the Fireflies since the last update, finding the bleachers in right center field on Purple Game.
The 51s have been involved in a lot of classic #PCLBaseball games during the first half of June, which means a lot of high scoring affairs with a bunch of hits and homers. They went deep 5 times in a 17-7 beatdown of the Isotopes on 6/9,
Dilson Herrera to start the game:
Travis Taijeron in the 4th inning:
Brandon Nimmo and T.J. Rivera on back-to-back pitches in the 6th:
and then Nimmo went deep again in the 8th:
Gavin Cecchini also went deep against Albuquerque, except his came during the 51s 8-4 loss on 6/10
Jeffrey Diehl went deep for the 5th time this season on 6/11, launching his shot to right center field in the 2nd inning.
The B-Mets offense has been very streaky this season, but they were able to breathe comfortably for an 8-1 win during Josh Zeid’s debut with the org. on 6/11, and the offense was boosted by a pair of homeruns.
Stefan Sabol’s third homer of the season came the day after a 4-hit game:
Phillip Evans first Double-A homerun:
The Fireflies got a Shack-Attack Monday night against Rome, as Joe Tuschak hit his second blast of the season.
Tyler Moore went deep for the first time this season Tuesday night, and he also added his first triple of the season in that game.
Kevin Kaczmarski made a pair of nice sliding catches in the Spirit Communications outfield:
One in RF on 6/4
One in LF on 6/10
P.J. Conlon has been dominating the SAL with his stuff on the mound, but he’s a good fielder coming off the mound too!
If you’ve been following this series all season, you know that David Thompson has been one of the stars of this section.
Check this one out: former Mets SS Jose Reyes hits a groundout to current Mets shortstop-in-waiting Gavin Cecchini.
With the big league club doing so well, Mets prospects haven’t been getting as much attention this season, but Milton Ramos defense at SS has been turning heads for those paying attention to the Fireflies this season.
Nimmo had to climb up a hill in CF to catch a ball at the CF wall while the 51s were in Albuquerque. His manager Wally Backman got on him for some bad reads in April, and they’ve been a problem for him in the past, but he has good range and a pretty nice arm in the OF.
Patrick Mazeika caught 2 Rome baserunner’s trying to steal 3B Monday night:
Slightly new format for this section, instead of all strikeout GIF’s from a start I’ll just post a few of the best GIF’s
Chase Ingram has a heater I’ve heard called up to 93 MPH and he’s flashed a very nice changeup and curve throughout the season. The change was working nicely for him on 6/3 and 6/9, as he later discussed with Fireflies announcer Kevin Fitzgerald here. He also mentioned that he throws a knuckle-curve during that interview, and that pitch was looking great throughout his start on 6/15.
(Let’s slow that one down and look at that one again!)
Logan Taylor has been posting big strikeout numbers this year out of the B-Mets pen, and the Curve announcers had him hitting 97 MPH on 6/3. Check out this Amazin Avenue interview with Mr. Taylor here.
P.J. Conlon’s first half in the SAL couldn’t have gone any better, as he’ll finish with a sub-2.00 ERA and is starting the All-Star game next week. He gets by with good control of an 87-90 MPH Fastball, but he dominates with a nasty changeup, and flashes potential with his slider and curveball. Starts covered: 6/5, 6/10
Slomo on that
Columbia closer Alex Palsha has posted big strikeout numbers throughout his career thanks to a fastball that he can run up to 95 MPH and a nice 12-6 curveball. He’s up to 40 K in 29 IP this season, which is good for a 35% K-rate.
Tyler Badamo had a mixed start against the Braves Monday night, as he went 7 innings and matched a career high with 6 strikeouts, but he also allowed 4 R (3 ER) on 11 H. His breaking stuff was working extremely well in this start, and it helped him induce more swinging strikes than I can remember in any of his previous starts – there was no gameday pitch log for an official count.
I know I said I was going to limit myself to just a few of the nastiest pitches, but since I already combined all 9 of Joe Shaw’s K’s into one clip, why not? His breaking ball is a nasty weapon. Not sure he’ll stick as a starter, but he has a very nice 1-2 punch to fall back on out of the pen if he needs.
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