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Mets Daily Farm Report, May 9, 2014: Vegas goes back to back to back to back to complete system sweep

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

Gavin Cecchini may have hurt his knee last night - photo credit: Chris McShane
Gavin Cecchini may have hurt his knee last night - photo credit: Chris McShane

*All results from games played on Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (24-10)_______________________________________


The 51s hit back to back to back to back home runs in the fourth inning and they never looked back, beating Salt Lake 16-4. Logan Verrett started this game and was hittable, allowing 10 hits and four runs in five innings. Verrett seems like a good candidate for a bullpen conversion. His fastball was hitting 92 last night and his offspeed stuff generated some swings and misses. If you figure he can ramp it up to around 94 in short bursts, he could be a useful reliever.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (16-14)_____________________________________


Welcome back, Jayce Boyd! It took you a while but you now have 10 hits in your last five games, including three doubles and two home runs. I would quote your triple slash over your last ten games but I'm pretty sure it's not updated as of this writing, so let's just say it's pretty good and leave it at that. Keep up the good work, Jayce. Not to be outdone, Darin Gorski tacked on two hits, including a double, to his six innings of two run baseball. He also struck out seven and walked just one. I think it's fair to say Gorski has a good understanding of how to pitch through the Eastern League. Unfortunately for him, and us, it seems likely this is the level he plateaus given his velocity.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (19-15)________________________________________


St. Lucie beat their southern neighbors 4-2 Thursday night behind the solid pitching combination of Domingo Tapia and Seth Lugo, who combined for seven innings of two run ball. Despite the solid showing, I have lost any faith that I once had for Tapia being a viable prospect. He has more walks than strikeouts this year and this comes on the heals of a 2013 season that saw him walk 5.6 batters per nine innings. It's unfortunate, but it seems like a move to the minor league bullpen is inevitable. For all of the talk about how loaded the Mets pitching is within the organization, I don't share that sentiment. Once you get beyond Vegas there is an air pocket until you hit Matz, who is about as high risk as a prospect can be. Other than Matz, what do you have? John Gant? Meh. Marcos Molina? Maybe. You can never have too much pitching. The Mets do have pitching depth in AAA but they are not as loaded as some may have you think.

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (22-9)__________________________________


Things were going so well for Savannah. They scored three runs in the top of the first, one of which was by Gavin Cechinni (after he doubled) and two of which were driven in by Dominic Smith. But then the Sand Gnats took the field for the bottom half of the innings, sans Cechinni. Here's what Toby Hyde had to say about it:

It's unfortunate, in part because he has been on such a tear, but always because he has a history of injuries and you would like to see him get beyond that. Here's to hoping it's nothing serious.

Star of the Night

I could probably give this to the entire 51s lineup but I'll go with Jayce Boyd, who's finally starting to heat up.

Goat of the Night

System sweep! No goat!