Five wins, 5 losses, still 53 over.
STAR OF THE DAY: MATT OBERSTE, MICHAEL KATZ
HONORABLE MENTION: CYCLONE'S 0.00 RELIEF CLUB
Las Vegas (59-48) 1 - Sacramento 5
Binghamton (58-47) 1 - Richmond 6
St Lucie (52-52) YET ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT A TWIN BILL
- GAME 1: Clearwater 4 - Mets 3
- GAME 2: Mets 6 - CW 2
Savannah (56-47) 8 - Asheville 3
Brooklyn (22-17) 3 - Batavia 1
Kingsport (18-19) 3 - Greenville 4
GCL Mets (20-14) 5 - Cardinals 2
DSL METS 1 (26-27) 0 - Mariners 6
DSL METS 2 (33-20) 9 - Brewers 0
Binghseasons Seth Lugo provided intrigue coming into tonight's game. Could the man with the 3.20 ERA coming in, and just 1 earned run in his latest 4 starts, keep firing? Nope, 6 runs in 5.2 IP (4 in 1st). Morris 2 scoreless IP.
St Lucie has run into a lot of rain problems of late, something that evicerated the Queens Mets on Thursday.
Miller Diaz and Logan Taylor were tonight's starters, with both trying to take advantage of 3 starter departures (Meisner, Gant, Whelan) to show that they are as every bit as good as those 3. Miller allowed 2 earned and 2 unearned in 5 IP, with 7 K's, but got tagged with the loss. Phil Evans singled and doubled.
In game 2, Matt Oberste burst Clearwater's bubble in Game 2 with a 3 run pop. Taylor went 5.1 IP, allowing 1 run. 5 out perfection from Kyle Regnault to close it out. In each of the 7 inning games, each team totaled 6 hits.
Savannah had Knapp Night tonight, with Ricky Knapp (5-2, 2.83) on the mound. I for one love naps, and I'll sleep soundly tonite after his 7 IPs of 3 runs (0 earned) pitching.
Becerra (.296) had double #20. Red hot Michael Katz (.280) had 3 hits & 2 RBIs (35 in 34 games). Pat Biondi (3 hits, .295).
Brooklyn hoped to sweeten their record while taking on a Batavia squad that is 11 games below .500 already. Easy.
Gaby Almonte threw 6 fine innings. And Conlon, Taylor and Palsha each have 0.00 ERAs almost 40 games into the season, spanning 37.2 IP, just 14 H and 37 K from the trio.
Brosher (2-3, .194, RBI), and Hilario is only at .146 but his 2 RBIs tonight give him 9 ribs for the season in 41 ABs.
Kingsport found itself on the road in lovely Greeneville tonight. The tough Nabil Crismatt going for the K Mets. Tough again, with 6 strong innings of 2 run, 6 K ball.
Seth Davis' first pro run allowed led to a 10th inning loss.
Ivan Wilson went 2-3, .224.
GCL Mets took on the hometown Cardinals today, hoping for no rain. NO RAIN! Solid pitching, 3 hits by Ricardo Cespedes, Desmond Lindsay a hit and BB. Nice 20-14 mark.
DSL METS 1: 4 errors and a 6 run loss.
DSL METS 2: A 9-0 shutout! Nice.