Mets Daily Farm Report, April 24, 2014: Ynoa a hard luck loser, while Gnats bother 'Birds

Rickey Knapp - Bryan Green

Catch up on all of yesterday’s minor league action from around the Mets farm system!

*All results from games played on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (15-5)_______________________________________

NO GAME (SCHEDULE)

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (9-7)_____________________________________

NO GAME (INCLEMENT WEATHER)

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (11-8)________________________________________

PALM BEACH 3, ST. LUCIE 1  (Box)

Gabriel Ynoa was a bit more hittable than you'd want last night, but overall, he pitched well enough for the win. Unfortunately, the St. Lucie offense was unable to do much against Cardinal starter Mike Mayers or Iden Nazario, who relieved him, and as a result, Ynoa got tagged with the loss. Palm Beach scratched out a run in the bottom of the 1st, but St. Lucie tied the game right back up in the top of the second on an Albert Cordero sac fly. The Cardinals scratched out two more in the 4th inning, and those runs would be the difference in the game.

St. Lucie will wrap up their series with Palm Beach, and their road trip, tonight before heading back home to face the Bradenton Marauders. Steven Matz takes the hill for St. Lucie, while Joe Cuda toes the bump for the Cardinals.

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (11-6)__________________________________

SAVANNAH 3, DELMARVA 2 (Box)

With their 3-2 victory over the Shorebirds, Savannah won their series against Delmarva, keeping them perfect for the season- though, with numerous rain-postponed/suspended games coming up, that might change. Both Ricky Knapp and Shorebird starter Steven Brault gave up two runs each in the early innings, but settled down. Knapp ended up pitching five innings, giving up two runs (one earned), while Brault pitched six innings, giving up two runs (one earned). In the top of the 7th, Victor Cruzado laced a triple into center to lead off the inning and was immediately driven home after by Dominic Smith, butting the Sand Gnats in the drivers seat for the first time on the night. Akeel Morris preserved the lead, and Robert Coles worked around a little trouble- a mini rally that saw runners on second and third- in the 9th to earn his third save on the year.

Robert Whalen takes the hill tonight, as the Sand Gnats start their series against the Lakewood BlueClaws.

Star of the Night

I'll be giving the SotN honors to Rickey Knapp. The line overall was so-so, but you have to respect the eight strikeouts.

Goat of the Night

Gabriel Ynoa pitched well enough to win last night, or at the very least, be bailed out with a no-decision. The offense wasn't able to get him off the hook, and for that, they can all think about their inability to help out a teammate while wearing horns.

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