DOWN UNDER: Mets Minor League Results 7-8-15
Star of the night: Dominic Smith
Honorable mention: Lots of guys - Dilson Herrera, Jeff McNeil, Ivan Wilson, the Luis Boys of Kingsport, Gavin Cecchini, Michael Bernal, David Thompson, and the Brooklyn pen.
Las Vegas 10- Salt Lake 5
Binghamton 2- New Britain 3
St Lucie 3 - Charlotte 2
Savannah 1 - Lexington 2
Brooklyn 5 - Hudson Valley 2
Kingsport 8 - Elizabethton 2
Las Vegas battled for a bit as Rainy Lara struggled again to the tune of 4 runs and 7 hits in 4 innings. But Vegas scored 10, with 3-5, 2 doubles from Herrera, Taijeron's 15th homer, 3 hits from Rolfing, and 2 from Cory Vaughn (.207). Vic Black tossed a scoreless 9th, with a hit and 2 Ks.
Binghamton piled up 11 hits (3 by Cecchini and 2 by Nimmo, both now hitting .292) and 3 walks and pushed across 2 first inning runs, but nothing thereafter, leaving 12 men on.
Gabe Ynoa pitched a true Ynoa game, 8 innings, just. 78 pitches, no walks and only 2 Ks, but allowed 3 runs to take the loss.
St Lucie had big, bad Dominic Smith hit a 2 run Jack, a double, and a walk. Jeff McNeil had 2 hits, and scored 2 runs, one of which was the result of a 9th inning walk off hit by Jairo Perez. Casey Meisner had a no-decision in a solid start, helped by fine 7th inning relief by Mike Hepple. Kyle Regnault picked up the win with a scoreless relief effort.
Savannah bats were quiet; Martirez Arias tossed 6 inning of 1 run, 4 hit ball, but Jimmy Duff lost it in the 9th.
Brooklyn banged out 10 singles, 3 by Michael Bernal (.347) and 4 by high draftee David Thompson (.349). A strong start by Almonte, and the Cyclone pen was impenetrable again tonight.
Kingsport held "Luis Night" tonight, as SS Luis Carpio (.302) had 3 hits for the 2nd straight game and 3B Luis Ortega (.308) had 3 also. Dash Winningham had 2 more hits, a walk and an RBI,
Starter Harol Gonzalez was dandy, and newcomer Dillon Becker struck out 3 in the ninth.
GULF COAST LEAGUE TWINBILL:
1st game - Cards 6 - Mets 5
2nd game - Cards 9 - Mets 2
Giants 4 - Mets #1 squad 2. Giants are 25-9.
Mets squad #2 won 9-8 behind a balanced 12 hit attack and Misael Familia nabbing the save.
In the first GCL game, Ivan Wilson (3-4, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs) and Ali Sanchez (1-2, BB, 2 RBIs) helped stake the Mets to an early 5 runs, but soft pitching let it slip-slide away. Wilson has gone 5 for 13 with 7 RBIs in his last 4 games, which is encouraging.
Game 2 was a one-sided loss, as Johnny Magliozzi and Gregorix Estevez both took a shallumping in relief. Walter Rasquin had 2 hits in the nite cap to boost his average slightly to .417. Keep it up, Walter, it's been a while since the Mets have had a .417 hitter.
GOATS: Johnny Magliozzi and Gregorix Estevez.