DOWN UNDER: Mets Minor League Results 7-9-15
9 wins in 12 games makes for a g'day down under.
Star of the Day: Merandy Gonzalez tosses a no-no!!
Honorable Mentions: Michael Fulmer, Logan Verrett, Luis Cessa, Alex Castellanos, Brooklyn pitchers, Eudor Garcia, Tomas Nido
Las Vegas - Salt Lake twin bill:
Game 1: Las Vegas 6 - SLC 4
Game 2: Las Vegas 2 - SLC 0
Binghamton 2 - New Britain 1
St Lucie 7 - Charlotte 2
Savannah - Lexington twin bill:
Game 1: Gnats 7 -4
Game 2: Lexington 3-0
Brooklyn 1 - Hudson Valley 0
Kingsport 7 - Elizabethton 9, 11 innings:
GCL Mets - Marlins twin bill:
Game 1: Marlins 5, Mets 4 (completed susp. game)
Game 2: Mets 1- Marlins 0. NO HITTER! NO HITTER!
Mets 1 - 7-6. 2 in the 9th for a comeback win.
Mets 2 - 11-9. Four in the 8th for a comeback win.
Merandy Gonzalez tosses a 7 inning NO HITTER in the 2nd game,walking just 1 and fanning 6. Congratulations. NO HITTERS are rare in Met Land.
The first game, completion of a suspended game, resulted in a come-from-behind win by the Marlins.
Luis Cessa started game 1 and was superb, allowing no earned runs in 5.2 IP. Alex Castellanos went 3-3, with 2 doubIes. Danny Muno hit a solo shot.
Logan Verrett took to the hill in the nightcap and was spectacular, tossing 6 shutout innings. Casstellanos again was the main offensive cog, with a double (32), single, and his 52nd RBI.
ALEX ALERT: in his last 32 games, Castellanos is hitting .395 with 23 extra base hits. Call him up.
Michael Fulmer dominant again. Seven IP, no earned runs, 7 Ks. Fulmer has allowed just 2 earned runs over his last 6 starts spanning 36.1 innings. ERA drops to 2.06. Awesome.
Cecchini & Nimmo each 1-4, Conforto 0-3 with a BB.
St Lucie had back-to-back 3 run innings late in the game to win going away. Sabol, Cruzado, and Evans each plated 2 runs. Kelly Secrest moved to 6-2, 2.7 in relief.
Savannah split the twin bill. Eudor Garcia (7) and Tomas Nido (4) both had a homer and 3 RBIs, as Savannah scored 7 on just 4 hits in game 1. Scarlyn Reyes did not have his best outing but still improved to 9-4.
In contrast, game 2 produced no runs and just 3 hits. Michael Gibbons pitched well in the loss.
Brooklyn wins 1-0 in a rain-shortened 7 inning affair. Blake Taylor and Andrew Church each threw 3 dominant innings in the win, as the Cyclones moved to 14-5. The team's ERA dropped to 2.22.
Kingsport lost in the 11th. 2015 draftee Thomas Mcilrath fanned 5 and walked 4 in 2.2 IP. Kingsport's ERA (4.88) is more than twice that of Brooklyn's.
GOAT: Kingsport pitching