St. Lucie 9 - Brevard County 3


The St. Lucie Mets busted out of their slump and beat the Brevard County Manatees 9-3 on Wednesday night.

A crowd of 5,915 was on hand at Holman Field in Historic Dodgertown to watch the Second Annual Celebration Game.

The Mets put on an offensive show for the huge crowd in Vero Beach. Michael Conforto bashed a grand slam off of Wei-Chung Wang in an eight-run second inning.

Jhoan Urena added a two-out, two-run double later in the frame and the Mets were in cruise control the rest of the way.

Robert Gsellman improved to 2-0 in his second start. He limited the Manatees to one run and three hits in five innings. He struck out seven.

Robby Coles pitched a perfect seventh and Akeel Morris struck out four in two scoreless innings to finish the game.

Everyone in the Mets lineup reached base safely. Maikis De La Cruz collected three hits. Champ Stuart got on board five times, twice on singles and three times on walks.

Amed Rosario and Colton Plaia had two hits apiece.

Coming into the game the Manatees held the Mets to one run and five hits in the first two games of the series.


greg b said...

What about Champ Staurt so far for St. Lucie. Off to a great start, Mets future leadoff hitter. Read he has 5 tools. Any info on him guys.

Mack Ade said...

very fast but, so far, has disappointed

Christopher Soto said...

@Greg B.

Blazing speed that can get from home to 1st in 4.1 seconds, a strong football type body build, and a cannon arm, Stuart has the potential to develop into a game changing talent. However, that's where all the excitement ends. Scouts continue to say that while he does have quick hands, he still carries light hitting skills. He also doesn't possess much power having posting two straight seasons with an OBP that's higher than his SLG. His strike zone recognition skills also need significant work. Stuart has made improvements year over year but continues to lunge at off-speed pitches; particularly at pitches low in the zone and breaking away from him.

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