*All results from games played on Monday, June 16th, 2014
Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (40-31)_______________________________________
LAS VEGAS 1, OKLAHOMA CITY 5 (Box)
- 2B Anthony Seratelli: 2-3, R, 3B, BB, CS
- SS Omar Quintanilla: 1-4
- C Travis d'Arnaud: 1-4, E; My personal opinion on when d'Arnaud returns to the Mets is tied to whenever his Super 2 is delayed. That's not what I want, but it's what I think the FO will do.
- DH Allan Dykstra: 0-4, 2 K
- RF Cory Vaughn: 0-3, 2 K; still can't believe they bumped him up to Vegas. I would love to know the thought process behind the decision.
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 0-4, 3 K
- 1B Brandon Allen: 0-2, BB
- LF Cesar Puello: 0-3; That sub-.100 batting average in the month of June (*) isn't exactly helping the #FreeCesar movement. *corrected
- RHP Noah Syndergaard: 4 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, BB, 3 K; Probably two or three more starts and I would bring Syndergaard up to the big leagues. It's time to start facing the highest level of competition and making adjustments there.
Double-A - Binghamton Mets (38-31)____________________________________
NO GAME (SCHEDULE)
Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (39-29)________________________________________
CHARLOTTE 2, ST LUCIE 6 (Box)
It seems odd to me that the promotions haven't started yet, especially since the FSL all-star game has passed. I guess it's possible they're waiting for the Eastern League all-star game, but that game isn't until July 16th, which seems a ways off. (Update: The Florida State League's 140 game schedule is split into two halves, so St Lucie has two games left. They are currently a half game back of Fort Myers, who has three left to play.)
- SS Yeixon Ruiz: 0-4
- 2B Dilson Herrera: 0-4
- 3B TJ Rivera: 0-3, R
- DH Jairo Perez: 2-4, 2B
- CF Brandon Nimmo: 2-3, 2 R, 2B, 3B, RBI, BB; Good to see Nimmo finding his power stroke after the HBP on the hand/wrist.
- C Cam Maron: 1-4, R, RBI
- LHP Steven Matz: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 6 K
Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (42-20)__________________________________
NO GAME (SCHEDULE)
Short-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (2-2)__________________________________
BROOKLYN 2, STATEN ISLAND 7 (Box)
- CF Tucker Tharp: 1-4, K
- SS Amed Rosario: 0-3, RBI
- C Tyler Moore: 1-4, 2B, 2 K
- DH Tomas Nido: 1-4, R, K
- 3B Jhoan Urena: 0-4, 2 K
- RF Michael Bernal: 1-3, BB, 2 K
- 1B Jeff Diehl: 0-4, 2 K
- LF Joe Tuschak: 3-4, R, 2B, K
- 2B Anthony Chavez: 1-1, 2 K
- LHP Carlos Valdez: 4 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 (!) BB, 3 K
- RHP Gaither Bumgardner: 4 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, K
Star of the Night
Looks like I gotta go with Nimmo, who picked up his first couple extra base hits in a long while.
Goat of the Night
Probably Kirk Nieuwenhuis and his three strikeouts in four plate appearances. A quick perusal of the Mets 40-man roster and you will see a couple of names you would jettison before Kirk, which is a testament to the lack of depth the major league team has.