Posted by Thomas Brennan at 9:00 AM
DOWN UNDER: Mets Minor League Playoff Recap - Tom Brennan
As previously noted, Kingsport lost its opening playoff round 2 games to 1, and the two other Mets Minors playoff teams, Binghamton and Savannah, are underway. Binghamton came in to tonight with their backs to the wall, down 2 games to none in their best of 5. Savannah was tied 1-1 in their best of 3, also facing a win-or-go-home game.
So, on this pressure-filled Saturday night, there was unfortunately two losers. The minor league season for the Mets organization has come to a close without any of its 3 playoff teams advancing beyond the first round, sad to say.
Gabe Ynoa was awful, surrendering 2 homers in a very short stint. Relievers were stellar, striking out 9 in 5.1 innings, but again there was a lack of offense on a team missing Conforto, Nimmo, and Cecchini. A 4-2 final loss. See ya next spring, boys.
The Gnats sent Casey Delgado to the mound, but only after getting the go-ahead from Casey Stengel and Carlos Delgado.
Kidding aside, he was terrific, and the Gnats were locked in a scoreless duel until Casey gave up an 8th inning 2 run homer. The Gnats responded in the 9th, scoring a run but falling a run short, 2-1, despite 8 hits and 3 walks. A magnificent season ends in disappointing fashion. Have a great winter, gents, it was a season to be proud of.
And so I sign off on my Down Under game updates, as I have run out of games to recap. All seasons are over. It's been fun. Keep rooting for our minor leaguers.