*All results from games played on Friday, July 20th
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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (51-49)_______________________________________
CHARLOTTE 4, BUFFALO 0 (Box)
In what will be a theme for the evening, the Bisons offense didn't do a whole heck of a lot. Buffalo managed just two hits off Charlotte pitching, one from Osvaldo Navarro and one from Rob Johnson. Collin McHugh gave up back to back home runs in the fourth, but on the plus side, Jenrry Mejia tossed two scoreless out of the pen.
- 2B Jordany Valdespin: Seriously, what the hell?
- CF Matt Den Dekker: 0-3, BB, 2 K
- 3B Zach Lutz: 0-3, BB, K
- 2B Josh Satin: 0-2, 2 BB, K; Pretty much playing second base every day now.
- RHP Collin McHugh: L, 6 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 6 K, 2 HR; Five home runs in 37.2 AAA innings speaks to McHugh's slim margin for error.
- RHP Jenrry Mejia: 2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K
AA - Binghamton Mets (46-52)_____________________________________
BOWIE 10, BINGHAMTON 0 (Box)
Binghamton managed a whole six hits in this one, but ZACK WHEELER was tagged for eight runs, the most in any outing of his professional career. Wheeler was ineffectively wild, walking two and hitting two in a five-run first inning for the Baysox. Meanwhile, Bingo's offense was, well, exactly as potent as every other Mets full-season affiliate last night.
- CF Juan Lagares: 2-4, 2B, K
- 3B Jefry Marte: 0-3, BB, K
- 2B Reese Havens: 1-3, BB, 2 K
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-4; Bat hasn't been quite as potent in AA.
- RHP Zack Wheeler: L, 3.2 IP, 8 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 6 K, 2 HBP, WP; Eh, it happens.
Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (11-18 // 60-37)________________________________________
DUNEDIN 4, ST. LUCIE 1 (Box)
One out away from being no-hit for the second time in a week, Alonzo Harris singled to left to at least prevent that particular ignominy. Dunedin starter Jesse Hernandez struck out twelve Mets, sending St. Lucie to their fourth straight loss.
- RF Cory Vaughn: 0-4, 2 K
- LF Travis Taijeron: 0-2, BB, 2 K
- SS Danny Muno: 0-4, 2 K
- C Blake Forsythe: 0-3, K; Sensing a pattern?
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-3
- LHP Angel Cuan: L, 5.2 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 K
- RHP Taylor Whitenton: 1.1 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K
Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (52-43)__________________________________
ROME 3, SAVANNAH 2 (Box)
Alex Panteliodis came into this game having struck out 30 and walked 29 in 59.2 IP. He had gone 5+ in exactly one of his previous nine starts. So of course he struck out ten and walked one in six stirling innings against the Braves. He still ended up the hard luck loser, since the Gnats' bats only added a two-run homer from Dustin Lawley to their side of the ledger.
- C Cam Maron: 0-3, R, 2 K
- SS Matthew Reynolds: 0-5
- CF Gilbert Gomez: 1-4, BB, K
- CF Brandon Nimmo: 1-5, 3 K
- SS Philip Evans: 3-5
- C Kevin Plawecki: 3-3, 2B, RBI, BB, E (3)
- DH Stefan Sabol: 0-3, BB, K
- RHP Luis Mateo: L, 6 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR; Doubles his season walk total in one night.
Short Season A - Brooklyn Cyclones (20-12)__________________________________
STATEN ISLAND 4, BROOKLYN 2 (Box)
The Cyclones manges almost as many hits as the full season affiliates combined, but only two came with runners in scoring position. Meanwhile, Luis Mateo had his worst stateside start, though the stuff was still there.
Appalachian League (R) - Kingsport Mets (8-19)__________________________________
KINGSPORT 2, GREENVILLE 0 (Box)
KINGSPORT 2, GREENVILLE 1 (Box)
Not a typo, that was two wins in one day for Kingsport.
- SS Gavin Cecchini: DNP // 0-2, BB, K
- 2B Branden Kaupe: 0-2, K // DNP
- LF Joe Tuschak: DNP // 0-2
- DH Tomas Nido: 0-2 // DNP
- LHP Steven Matz: W, 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 9 K; Hmmmmmm
Star of the Night
Not exactly a banner night for the organization, but Steven Matz is suddenly a very interesting prospect again. Lefty velocity doesn't grow on trees,
Goat of the Night
Just about anybody that picked up a bat for the affiliates last night. Also, ZACK WHEELER. He'll be fine, but ugly start is ugly.