Mets Daily Farm Report, May 29, 2014: Blowouts and rainouts and doubleheaders, oh my!

Back in the line up and coming soon to a MLB roster near you! - The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports

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

*All results from games played on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (34-19)_______________________________________

LAS VEGAS 13, El PASO 7 (Box)

I'm not really sure how to recap this game. The 51s sure do blow out El Paso a lot, though; Jeff Francoeur got to pitch again, and his journey towards becoming a successful relief pitcher continued, as he tossed yet another scoreless inning. This appearance gives him six for the year, five of which were scoreless. Cody Decker also pitched an inning of work, but he's much less interesting than Frenchy. On Las Vegas' side of the pitching ledger...Well, let's just say AAA still isn't agreeing very much with Logan Verrett. He struck out nine batters and walked one, that much is true, but he also allowed seven earned runs on twelve hits, so the good and the bad negate each other in that regard. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a good day at the plate, going 4-6 with home runs in the 1st and 4th innings, as did Brandon Allen, who went yard in the 6th.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (29-22)_____________________________________

GAME ONE

NEW BRITAIN 5, BINGHAMTON 7 (Box)

Before the game, a continuation of Tuesday's suspended game that was the B-Mets up 6-0 in the top of the 3rd inning, the Mets announced a bevy of roster moves:

  • Dustin Lawley to the DL
  • Brian Burgamy activated from the DL
  • Darin Gorski to AAA-Vegas
  • John Church to AAA-Vegas
  • Greg Peavey to AA-Binghamton
  • Ryan Frasier to AA-Binghamton

When the game resumed, New Britain immediately scored three runs off of Tyler Pill, the new pitcher, on a Ryan Schimpf three-run homer. Pill allowed two additional runs, in the 5th and 6th inning as well. Nelfi Zapata plated a run on a line drive single in the bottom of the 6th, but that was the only run Binghamton was able to muster against Blake McFarland, who took over for Matt Boyd once the game resumed. Thankfully, the bulge that the B-Mets built up on Tuesday night, before the game was suspended, was thick enough to withstand a few runs, and Binghamton won the first game of the double header.

GAME TWO

NEW BRITAIN 5, BINGHAMTON 2 / 7 (Box)

The B-Mets lost 5-2 in a very hum drum, forgettable game, but the major news here is that Rainy Lara seemingly suffered a severe ankle injury, and had to leave the game early. With a man on third, he threw a pitch that got past Kevin Plawecki, necessitating him covering the plate while the catcher retrieved the ball. The runner came down the line and scored, and in the process, Lara twisted his ankle. He could not put any weight on it, and had to be assisted off the field.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (31-21)________________________________________

ST. LUCIE 3, BREVARD COUNTY 2 (Box)

Lots of good news to report. In order of importance: Brandon Nimmo- who left Tuesday's game early because of a rolled ankle- was fine and back in the line-up, Domingo Tapia actually pitched pretty well, and St. Lucie won. The Dominican right-hander pitched seven scoreless inning, scattering three hits and allowing three walks. He struck out only one batter, but had a strong 13:4 groundball:flyball ratio for the night, and induced three double plays. St. Lucie jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the 1st on a Jairo Perez single, and scored again in the 4th, on a Eudy Pina sac fly. Chase Huchingson threw a scoreless inning in the 8th, relieving Tapia, but Randy Fontanez broke the chain of scoreless innings in the 9th, despite notching the save. He sandwiched two singles and a double between the innings' three outs, allowing two Manatee runs to cross the plate.

With the two game done and in the books, St. Lucie and Brevard County will now shift the series to Tradition Field for the next two. Tyler Wagner will be on the mound for the Manatees, while Luis Cessa will be making his first start since his ill-fated start for Binghamton last week.

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (34-15)__________________________________

POSTPONED (Rain)

That's two games that need to be made up now: the game from yesterday and the game from Tuesday. At this rate, Amed Rosario won't get those Savannah at-bats after all!

Star of the Night

Give it up for Kirk Nieuwenhuis!

Goat of the Night

Even though Logan Verrett had pretty good peripherals, he pitched poorly. If the 51s hadn't scored as many runs as they did, this gave could've been a blowout with Las Vegas being humiliated, and Cesar Puello taking the mound (gotta get that playing time somehow, right?)!

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