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Mets Daily Farm Report - 5/15/13: Matthew Whoa-man!

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

Anotgher day, another K for Jack Leathersich.
Anotgher day, another K for Jack Leathersich.
(Photo Credit: Gordon Donovan)

*All results from games played on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013*

AAA - Las Vegas 51s (18-19)__________________________________


The mustachioed wonder Chris Schwinden allowed four runs in the 1st inning, and those runs would come back to bite the 51s, as they fought back though out the game. The 51s scored a pair in the bottom of the 2nd, one in the 5th, and another two in the bottom of the 9th, but the hole the team's pitching put them in was too deep to escape from. In addition to the four runs in the 1st, Schwinden also allowed a run in the 4th, Greg Peavey allowed a pair of runs in the 6th, and Sean Henn allowed an unearned run in the 9

AA - Binghamton Mets (21-18)_____________________________________


After allowing two runs in the 1st inning, Logan Verrett settled down and threw three scoreless frames before allowing a Kyle Bellows solo homer in the top of the 5th. In the bottom of the 5th, a single by Wilfredo Tovar and a double by Danny Muno tied the game at three apiece. The score would stay tied until the bottom of the 8th, when Binghamton went offense crazy, scoring another four runs. They certainly were helped out by Akron relievers Trey Haley and Bryan Price, who issued four walks and uncorked two wild pitches that inning, as well as first baseman Chun-Hsiu Chen, whose costly error started the scoring parade. Jack Leathersich relieved Verrett, and struck out four of the six batters he faced in his two innings of work.

Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (23-13)________________________________________


At 10:30 AM, Matt Bowman found himself on the mound for St. Lucie, making his second start for the St. Lucie Mets against the Brevard County Manatees. How'd he do? The 21-year-old blanked the Sea Cows for seven innings, allowing only one hit, a two-out single in the 3rd inning, and a walk, while striking out a career high nine batters. The offense had his back, plating a pair in the bottom of the 1st and another two in the bottom of the 3rd, avoiding a Harvey-esque no-decision for the young righty. T.J. Chism pitched the final two innings of the ballgame and did not allow a hit either, giving St. Lucie a combined one-hitter.

Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (21-15)__________________________________


The RiverDogs got out to an early lead, scoring two runs off of Gabriel Ynoa in the 1st inning, but the righty got stingy after that inning, pitching five more scoreless frames. The Sand Gnats finally got on the board in the top of the 3rd, and scored another in the top of the 6th, tying the game and getting Ynoa off the hook. The game went into the 9th inning tied 2-2, but Beck Wheeler let things get away in the bottom of the inning, allowing Charleston to win in walk-off fashion. He led off the inning with two consecutive singles, necessitating some strategy. The next batter was intentionally walked to load the bases. The plan to keep the ball in the infield failed, as Kelvin De Leon hit a flyball to centerfield, successfully sacrificing himself to score the winning run. It is worth pointing out that Kevin Plawecki, finding doubles passé, decided to hit a triple in the first inning.

Star of the Night

Matthew Bowman dazzled in his second start for St. Lucie, allowing only one hit over seven innings, one walk, and nine strikeouts. Sure, the Manatees are the worst offensive team in the league, but that doesn't take much away from Bowman's dominance yesterday morning.

Goat of the Night

He didn't exactly pitch badly, but Beck Wheeler lost the game yesterday for Savannah, and in the absence of any other particularly horrid performances throughout the system yesterday, his ill-timed death by BABIP is good enough to earn him some goat horns.

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