*All results from games played on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013*
AAA - Las Vegas 51s (31-26)__________________________________
LAS VEGAS 6, FRESNO 5 (Box)
Las Vegas' mid-season surge continues as they took another game from the Fresno, sweeping the Grizzlies. Kirk Nieuwenhuis led off the game with a home run, but Chris Schwinden was his usual so-so self, and put the 51s in a 4-1 hole by the time he left in the 6th inning. In the top of the 7th, the 51s scored two, inching closer but still not close enough, especially after Armando Rodriguez allowed a run in the bottom of the 7th. In the top of the 8th, the 51s whacked two home runs, a Brandon Hicks shot and a 2nd round tripper by Nieuwenhuis. Kirk's shot, a two-run homer, put Vegas ahead by a run. Gonzalez Germen pitched a clean 9th inning, striking out all three batters he faced, ending the afternoon matinee game.
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 2-4, 3 R, BB 3 RBI, 2 HR (9, 10)
- LF Collin Cowgill: 1-5,
- 1B Josh Satin: 1-4, 2B, BB
- 2B Wilmer Flores: 2-5, RBI
- SS Brandon Hicks: 2-5, R, RBI, HR (2)
- RHP Chris Schwinden: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, HR
- LHP Josh Edgin: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, HBP
AA - Binghamton Mets (34-24)_____________________________________
TRENTON 0, BINGHAMTON 8 (Box)
Remember the other day, when I said something about the resurgence of Cesar Puello? Well, that's still in effect, regardless of what trolls that pose as reporters claim. The B-Mets put a whooping on the Yankees Double-A affiliate, and Puello was a big reason why. Erik Goeddel got the start for Binghamton, and he turned in seven strong innings. With four strikeouts and a walk, the peripherals might not look shiny, but he got the job done, allowing only two hits. The B-Mets got to Thunder starter Zach Nuding well enough, driving in three runs in six innings against him, but they roasted Trenton's bullpen, scoring two runs in the 7th and three runs in the 8th. Cesar Puello had three hits and three RBI. Danny Muno had two hits and three RBI. Even Wilfredo Tovar got in on the action, notching three hits of his own and driving in a run. Trenton was unable to reciprocate, and Binghamton got to add another tally in their win column.
- RF Cesar Puello: 3-4, R, 2 2B, 3 RBI, HR (9)
- 2B Danny Muno: 2-4, R, 2 2B, 3 RBI
- LF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-4, BB, 2K, RBI
- CF Alonzo Harris: 1-4, R, 2 K
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 3-4, 3 R, RBI
- RHP Erik Goeddel: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
- LHP Jack Leathersich: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K
Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (30-25)________________________________________
LAKELAND 5, ST. LUCIE 0 (Box)
It wasn't the best night for the St. Lucie Mets, as the team was shut out by Hudson Randall and the Lakeland Flying Tigers. The Mets managed only five hits, singles to Jonathan Clark (who also walked, St. Lucie's only base on balls), T.J. Rivera, Cam Maron, Aderlin Rodriguez, and a double to Gilbert Gomez. Alex Panteliodis was much less impressive, allowing five runs in five plus innings of work. Catching the Fort Myers Miracle will need, well, a miracle, and games like this do not help.
- 2B T.J. Rivera: 1-4, K
- SS Matt Reynolds: 0-4, E (10)
- 1B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-4
- LF Travis Taijeron: 0-3, K
- C Cam Maron: 1-3
- RHP Alex Panteliodis: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, HR
Three St. Lucie Mets made the South Division Florida State League All-Star Team. They are: T.J. Rivera, Dustin Lawley, and Noah Syndergaard.
Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (35-22)__________________________________
LEXINGTON 2, SAVANNAH 9 (Box)
On the night five Sand Gnats were announced as participants in the Southern Atlantic League All-Star Game, the Sand Gnats blew past Lexington, with a few of those All-Stars having stand-out performances: Brandon Nimmo was both a Moneyball and WIN Method player with his two walks and two RBI, and both Jayce Boyd and Kevin Plawecki each had a hit and an RBI. Savannah got multiple pitchers in the game, with no one pitcher going more than four innings, but they all came through: Logan Taylor, who started the game, gave up two early runs. Marcos Camarena, Julian Hilario, Paul Sewald, and Hunter Carnevale all combined to finish the game, allowing no runs and a combined three hits.
- RF Eudy Pina: 2-3, 3 R, 2 BB, 2 RBI
- CF Brandon Nimmo: 2-3, 2 BB, 2 RBI
- 1B Jayce Boyd: 1-4, BB, RBI
- C Kevin Plawecki: 1-3, R, K, RBI
- LF Stefan Sabol: 1-3, 2 R, BB, RBI, HR (5)
- SS Phil Evans: 0-4, 4 K
- 3B Jeff Reynolds: 2-4, R, 2B, K, 2 RBI
Five Sand Gnats made the Southern Division South Atlantic League All-Star Team, in addition to manager Luis Rojas and pitching coach Frank Viola. They are: Brandon Nimmo, Jayce Boyd, Kevin Plawecki, Gabriel Ynoa and Bret Mitchell.
Star of the Night
With another good game under this belt, not only does Cesar Puello continue to climb up the Mets' prospect rankings, but he also gets another Star of the Night honor.
Goat of the Night
With a Golden Sombrero, Phil Evans is our Goat of the Night. The Mets were a bit ambitious (perhaps too ambitious?) with his developmental assignment, but Evans has looked poor all year, and tonight is just one example of many.