DOWN UNDER: Mets Minor League Results - 8-28-15
STAR OF THE DAY: Matt Koch, Luis Ortega, Milton Ramos, Vicente Lupo
HONORABLE MENTION: Kevin Kaczmarski, Bingo relievers
Las Vegas (74-60) 1 - Round Rock 4
Binghamton (72-59) 1 - New Hampshire 0, 11 innings
St Lucie (64-64) 2 - Palm Beach 5
Savannah (78-49) 6 - Asheville 4
Brooklyn (30-35) 2 - Aberdeen 5
Kingsport(37-27) 9 - Elizabethton 6, 10 innings
GCL Mets (27-32) 2 - Nationals 5
Now Here's the Scoop:
Las Vegas hoped Seth Lugo could replicate his outstanding prior start. Not quite, as he allowed 3 runs in 5.1 innings, but did strike out 8. That gives him 20 Is over his last 12 innings, highly impressive.
Darrell Ceciliani (.345) had 2 doubles (19 in 250 PAs), and Plawecki hit his 1st Vegas homer of 2015 in 81 at bats.
EY Jr was 0-3 (.176), and Vic Black (8.18) remains wishful thinking, allowing 3 walks and a hit in .2 IP. Matt Reynolds had his 28th double in 108 games.
Binghamton hoped Matt Koch (4-8, 3.76) could pick up the team with a strong outing. And he certainly did, with 7 shutout innings. Four shutout relief innings later, the B Mets manufactured a run with a Jared King sac fly and won 1-0 in 11.
St Lucie started Scarlyn Reyes tonight. Reyes was 12-5, 3.44 coming in for 2015. Turning 26 in December, he would like to go out with a flourish this year and have the brass believing he can rock and roll in 2016. Reyes was not on his game, however, and lost 5-2. Dominic Smith was 2-3, with his 33rd double.
Savannah's Steamrollers came in an amazing 37 games over .500 in their last 103 games. Josh Prevost hoped to keep the good times rolling. Vinnie the Loop (a/k/a Vicente Lipo) hit a 4th inning grand slam andxSavannah sailed to a 6-4 win. Three hits for the rejuvenated Jonathan Johnson.
Prevost allowed 3 runs in 7 innings, on 3 solo shots...but won.
Brooklyn, just 16-29 in their last 45 games, hoped to stoke the lumber and mimic the Mets parent club's offense this final stretch of several games.Can they get hot and make a playoff run? Nope. Villasmil was sharp, but lost as the Clones (.215) managed 4 hits.
PJ Conlon struck out 2 to keep his ERA at 0.00 heading into the last week of the season. Wow.
Kingsport's Nabil Crismatt (6-1, 2.41) hoped to continue to pitch his way onto Met fan's radar. He was OK, except for those 3 homers allowed. Trailing 6-3 going into the 8th, Kingsport score 3 in the 8th and 9th to tie, and broke it open in the 10th with 3 bases loaded BBs. Milton Ramos (.307) cracked the .300 plateau with 4 hits, and the K
Mets (hitting .268) had 16 hits and 7 walks. Luis Ortega (.290) was 3-5, 3 RBIs, including an 8th inning 2 run homer. Kaczmarski homered to tie it in the 9th. Love this hitting team.
GCL Mets roll into their final 3 games, a day after inflicting a 13-3 drubbing. Jose Medina allowed just 1 earned run in 6 innings, but it is hard to win when your team makes 4 errors.
Grigorix Estevez allowed 3 runs in relief to take the loss.
GOAT: Cyclone hitters, Vic Black