Posted by Mack Ade at 9:00 AM
Thursday, April 9, 2014 - Opening Day
Mets minor league player of the day - Savannah's Luis Guillorme (1 for 1 and 4 BB, now leading all of minor league ball in on base percentage through game 1 at 1.00)
Honorable Mention - Amed Rosario and Jhoan Urena, each starting out 3 for 5 in their St Lucie debuts.
AAA - Fresno (1-0) 2 - Las Vegas 51's 1
Steven Matz - 5-1-IP, 1-R, 3-H, 4-K, 3-BB, 1.69
Matt Reynolds - 0-3, 2-K, 1-BB
Dilson Herrera - 0-4
Kevin Plawecki - 0-4
Johnny Monell - 1-3
Eric Campbell - 1-3, 1-BB, 1-R
Steve Matz allowed just one run in the 6th, surrendered by reliever Zach Thornton. Loss goes to John Church (0-1), who put 2 on in 8th, with one of those inherited runners allowed to score by Chase Bradford.
No hits for the 51s until the 7th, and 2 in all, for a quiet offensive night.
AA - Akron (1-0) 14 - Binghamton Mets (0-1) 5
Matt Koch - 4.2-IP, 3-ER, 2-K, 0-BB, 7-H, 5.79
Dustin Lawley - 2-4, 1-R, 1-HR (1), 1-RBI, .500
Xorge Carillo - 2-3, 1-R, .667
T.J. Rivera - 2-5, 1-R, 2-RBI, .400
Binghamton scored 4 in the top of the 5th to grab a 4-1 lead. The B Met bullpen surrendered 11 runs. 3 B Met errors. Not a pretty night. Brandon Nimmo hitless in 4 ABs, with 2 punch outs.
A+ - St. Lucie Mets (1-0) 7 - Bradenton (0-1) 2
Robert Gsellman - 5.1-IP, 1-ER, 2-K, 1-BB, 7-H, 1.69
Robert Coles - 2.0-IP, 0-ER, 1-K, 2-H, 0.00
Champ Stuart - 2-4, 1-R, 1-HR (1), 2-RBI, .500
Amed Rosario - 3-5, 2-R, 1-double, 1-RBI, .600
Jhoan Urena - 3-5, 2-R, 1-triple, 2-RBI, .600
A hitting party for the young, exciting St Lucie Mets, who pounded out 18 hits in their opener. Nice A+ debut by starter Robert Gsellman.
A - West Virginia (1-0) 7 - Savannah Sand Gnats (0-1) 6
Corey Oswalt - 5.2-IP, 2-ER, 10-H, 4-K, 0-BB, 3.18
Cameron Griffin - 1.1-IP, 0-R, 0-H, 3-K, 0-BB, 0.00
Wuilmer Becerra - 1-5, 1-R, 1-HR (1), 3-RBI, .200
Luis Guillorme - 1-1, 4.BB, 1.000-OBP, 1.000
A competitive opener for the Gnats, but ultimately a close loss on an unearned late run off Shane Bay. Jimmy Duff ineffective (3 runs in .2 innings in his Gnat debut after a fine 2014 in K-port). Vicente Lupo's jump from the K Mets also tough (0-5, 3-Ks). But 5 times on base for slick SS Luis Guillorme is quite impressive.
Underperformer du Jour - Domingo Tapia, B Mets, who allowed 5 runs in just .2 innings. His teammate Adam Kolarek was runner-up, striking out the side but allowing 4 runs in one inning of work.