Mets Daily Farm Report, June 19, 2014: Championship hopes washed away in the rain

It was not meant to be

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

*All results from games played on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (42-31)_______________________________________

NASHVILLE 2, LAS VEGAS 8 (Box)

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (40-31)_____________________________________

RICHMOND 1, BINGHAMTON 6 (Box)

Binghamton hammered Flying Squirrel starter Jack Snodgrass for five runs in the 2nd inning, knocking him out of the game after pitching only one inning plus. Consecutive singles and a walk loaded the bases for Rylan Sandoval, who got the scoring party started with a double that plated two runs. Kyle Johnson singled to score another two runs and stole a base to put himself into scoring position. Brian Burgamy took advantage, and drove Johnson in for his fourteenth RBI in the past seven days. Greg Peavey did not squander the big bulge in the ledger, tossing eight innings of one-run ball. The lone run he allowed came in the 4th, on an RBI groundout off the bat of left fielder Ryan Lollis. The B-Mets got that run back in the bottom of the 5th, just in case, but neither Peavey or his 9th inning replacement, Cody Satterwhite, ran into any trouble.

ROSTER ALERT

With the end of the first half of the 2014 Florida State League season (see below), numerous players have been promoted to AA-Binghamton:

  • Dilson Herrera
  • Randy Fontanez
  • Steven Matz
  • Brandon Nimmo
  • TJ Rivera

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (40-29)________________________________________

CANCELLED (RAIN)

And just like that, St. Lucie's hopes of winning the 2014 Florida State League South First Half Championship came to an end. Ultimately, even if St. Lucie did play, and won, they wouldn't have been able to clinch that championship berth anyway, as Fort Myers Miracle beat Bradenton 5-0 shortly after the Mets game was called, but still...

All in all, it was a fun team to follow. Numerous players found themselves among league leaders for the first half. Jairo Perez had the top batting average in the league (.365), while T.J. Rivera came in second (.341), Brandon Nimmo fifth (.322) and Dilson Herrera tenth (.307). Nimmo led the league in OBP (.448), while Perez came in sixth (.394) and Cam Maron came in ninth (.390). On the pitching side of the ledger, Steven Matz's 2.21 ERA was seventh best in the league, while his 62 strikeouts were fifth best. Randy Fontanez's 10 saves were third most in the first half, while Beck Wheeler's 6 tied him for sixth. Gabriel Ynoa's 7 wins were tied for the most in the league, while Matthew Koch's 6 were good for a seven-way tie for second most.

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (44-22)__________________________________

NO GAME (SCHEDULE)

Short-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (4-2)__________________________________

HUDSON VALLEY 3, BROOKLYN 4 / 10 (Box)

Amed Rosario's solo home run was the only run scored by either team in the first couple of innings of last night's game. Renegade starter Hunter Wood didn't let the 1st inning blast rattle him, and he allowed only one more hit in his five plus innings of work. Alberto Baldonado, starting for the Cyclones, was just as stingy, allowing four hits and a single run over five plus innings himself. In the bottom of the 7th, Hudson Valley second baseman Coty Blanchard laced a line drive into left to give the Renegades the lead, but the Cyclones quickly responded in the top of the 8th with a run of their own, a Michael Katz line drive into right. In the bottom of the 8th, Hudson Valley first baseman Casey Gillaspie hit a groundball back up the middle to give the Renegades the lead, but the Cyclones quickly responded in the top of the 9th with a run of their own, a solo homer off the bat of Jhoan Urena. The Renegades failed to score in the bottom of the inning, so into extras we went. Brooklyn scored almost immediately; two consecutive fielding errors put men on the corners, and Tyler Moore brought the lead runner home with a sac fly. The formerly undefeated Renegades now have two losses on the year, both of them thanks to your friendly, neighborhood ‘clones.

Star of the Night

It was a great season for St. Lucie, even though they ultimately came short in the first half. The team will be quite different when they take the field tonight, so for one last hurrah, they all get the Star of the Night.

Goat of the Night

No losses last night, so no goats. Maybe we give it once again to the rain. Ultimately, since the Miracle won their game, St. Lucie stood no chance, but it would've been nicer to see our guys go down fighting, at least.

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