Mets Daily Farm Report, June 10, 2014: Montero knocked around, system swept

Bryan Greene

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

*All results from games played on Monday, June 9th, 2014

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (36-28)_______________________________________

LAS VEGAS 5, COLORADO SPRINGS 11 (Box)

Rafael Montero got knocked around for the second straight start since his demotion back to Vegas. It proved too much for the 51s to overcome and they loss 11-5. Five of the six runs Montero gave up were unearned, but that doesn't do much for me. Get guys out regardless. Cesar Puello did not start this game but he did give a nice interview to Toby Hyde, which I highly recommend you read.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (32-30)_____________________________________

BINGHAMTON 2, AKRON 10 (Box)

The B-Mets kicked off a five-game series against the Akron Rubber Ducks in miserable fashion, losing 10-2. A decent start from Hansel Robles was wasted when Chase Huchingson's 2014 double-A debut exploded all over the field, allowing six runs in an inning and a third. Kevin Plawecki continues to rake, which is really encouraging considering the struggles the Mets have had at the position of late. Plawecki will see triple-A eventually but it seems it will be a bit later than some may have hoped due to d'Arnaud being demoted. That's fine with me. Plawecki has areas he still needs to improve on that can be worked on right where he is.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (35-29)________________________________________

PALM BEACH 9, ST. LUCIE 5 (Box)

Domingo Tapia gave up four runs in five and two thirds on three walks, seven hits, and no strikeouts last night and it was too much for St. Lucie as they lost to Palm Beach. I would say it's time to throw in the towel on Tapia but I think I threw in the towel last year. Brandon NImmo remained out after being hit in the hand/wrist the other day. Dilson Herrera got the day off and, with Phil Evan dinged up, Yeixon (pronounced Jason) Ruiz got pulled from extended to fill in up the middle (he did yesterday as well) and got himself a couple of hits. Here's a pretty good piece to get you caught up on who Ruiz is and what his story is.

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (41-20)__________________________________

SAVANNAH 2, KANNAPOLIS 4 (Box)

Kevin McGowan's crappy start was a bit too much for Savannah to overcome and they dropped the opener of their series with Kannapolis, 4-2. Dominic Smith led the way offensively with three hits to bring his average up to .270. On May 21 I noted that Smith's groundball rate was 60%. It currently (entering the night) sits at 56.6%, so he's trending in the right direction. His ISO on that date was .033, since then it's .060. Baby steps. Since the beginning of May through Monday's game, Smith has hit .295/.376/.341 with a 11.4% walk rate and a 14.8% strikeout rate. This is good stuff.

Star of the Night

Cole Frenzel went 4-4 with a double and a couple RBI so he gets the star.

Goat of the Night

Since the system got swept tonight, I'm giving out two goats. Chase Huchingson and Rafael Montero.

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