STAR OF THE DAY: Adonis Uceta, Jeff Diehl
HONORABLE MENTION: Cyclones bullpen (yes, again), Gavin Cecchini
SCORES (six wins in 9 contests):
Las Vegas (55-38) 4 - Albuquerque 2
Binghamton (48-43) 6 - Trenton 3
St Lucie (47-44) 3 - Dunedin 10
Savannah (46-44) 2 - Charleston 6
Brooklyn (16-10) 4 - Staten Island 3
Kingsport (12-11) 7 - Princeton 4
GCL Mets (13-10) 5 - Marlins 0
DSL METS 1 (20-21) 5 - Orioles 2
DSL METS 2 (24-17) 5 - Yankees 6
Las Vegas: PCL Pitcher of the Week Darin Gorski took the hill tonite and the lefty continued his Jon Niese imitation, lowering his ERA to 4.65 with 5 solid IP, improving to 8-6.
5 relievers (Terry Collins approves) nailed down the close win. Dilson Herrera had 2 hits and scored twice. All Star Taijeron had 2 hits and an RBI.
Binghamton's John Gant - who says "Gant can't", the Man Can - won tonight and K'd 7 in 6 strong innings.
Gavin Cecchini (.298) did NOT go on the DL, and had 3 hits and 2 RBIs. Sweet.
"Call me up, please" Michael Conforto (.315) had 2 hits, including his 11th AA double already. Jon Velasquez (2.41) struck out 3 in the 9th for his 12th save.
Savannah - the Oswalt not named Roy pitched for the Mets and was back to being eminently hittable, allowing 11 hits in 4 innings. A bright spot was Wuilmer Becerra going 3 (singles) for 4.
Brooklyn came into the game after losing 5 of 6 after its 14-5 start, in large part due to low offensive output.
Tonight, a win. Kevin Canelon allowed 3 runs in 4.1 innings, but then Staten Island shuddered...they had to face 4 Brooklyn pen guys with a combined ERA of 0.20.
4.2 innings, no runs and 9 Ks later, the Cyclones had their one run win and Alex Palsha (ERA 0.00) had his 6th save.
Kingsport 's Tom McIraith started for the first time in his minor league career after 3 scoreless relief appearances. Staked to a 4-0 first inning lead, he allowed 2 runs in 6 innings for the win. Dash "Crash" Winningham was 3-5, 2 doubles, and 2 more RBIs (19). Exciting.
Ivan Wilson had a hit but 4 more Ks. Raphael Ramirez, the other K-prone K Met, struck out twice.
GCL Mets' Adonis Uceta was dy--no-mite, with 7 scoreless innings. JC Medina pitched a scoreless 8th.
18 year old "Lockdown" Max Wotell tossed a perfect 9th. The high draftee, who has had that nickname ever since I came up with it 30 seconds ago, has allowed 1 hit in 3 relief innings, no walks, 6 Ks since turning pro. He can't miss!
A scoreless game was broken open with 5 Mets runs in the 6th and 7th.
DSL METS 2: their line was 5-8-1. The Yanks rallied for 5 late runs to win 6-5.
DSL METS 1: their line was also 5-8-1. The Orioles did not rally so they won.
GOAT: Roy Oswalt