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Mets Daily Farm Report, July 2, 2014: LoveTheMiLBMets, LoveTheMiLBMets

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

Josh Satin
Josh Satin
Chris McShane

*All results from games played on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (50-35)_______________________________________


Noah Syndergaard had maybe his least impressive start as a Met last night- maybe the fact that it was 111 degrees at game time had something to do with it, who knows? The flame throwing righty lasted only 3.2 innings, allowing five earned runs on eleven hits. On the bright side, he did not walk a single batter, and struck out three. Anthony Lerew, the Bees starter, had no such problems, holding the 51s scoreless for five innings, scattering a handful of hits. Las Vegas chipped their way out of the deficit Syndergaard left them in, scoring a run in the 6th and two in the 7th, to make it a 5-3 game. A two run 8th inning, thanks to a Wilmer Flores throwing error, had the potential to suck all of the life out of the 51s, but the 51s would not be denied its 50th win. In the bottom of the inning, the 51s scratched out three runs, to make it a 7-6 ballgame going into the 9th inning. Buddy Carlyle held off the Bees in the top of the inning, so all the pressure fell to the offense to get something going against Yoslan Herrera.

After Josh Satin struck out, Brandon Allen drew a walk. Cory Vaughn grounded out, but he moved Allen over to second. With the game on the line, up to the plate strolled Danny Muno. The diminutive infielder hit a sharp grounder back through the originator that neither second baseman Taylor Lindsey nor shortstop Tommy Field could field. Allen scored from second, tying the game. The 51s would not be denied their 50th. In typical LOLMets fashion, Carlyle gave up a solo home run to the second batter he saw in the top of the 10th, putting Las Vegas behind for a second time. The mantra proved true, though: the 51s would not be denied their 50th.

Matt den Dekker led off the bottom of the 10th with a double. Matt Reynolds followed with his third hit of the night, putting runners on the corners. Wilmer Flores hit a weak groundball to the third baseman, but was able to leg the hit out. den Dekker and Reynolds both took the opportunity to attempt to advance, the former home and the latter to third, but only one of the two were able to successfully move up a base- and, unfortunately, it wasn't den Dekker. With first base opened, Allan Dykstra was intentionally walked so that Fernando Nieve- yes, his right arm is still attached- could be brought in to face Josh Satin. The utility infielder came through, lining a rope into left that allowed Reynolds- the tying run- and Flores- the winning run- to score.

The 51s would not be denied their 50th.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (49-34)_____________________________________


The B-Mets made it a game, scoring two runs in the 8th and another in the 9th, but they were ultimately unable to dig out of the hole that Hansel Robles put them in. The Dominican right-hander allowed five runs in the 1st, and three more in the 4th (one of which was an inherited runner that Ryan Fraser allowed to score). Dustin Lawley hit solo homers in the 2nd and the 4th, and Jayce Boyd hit an RBI triple in the 6th, but with the score 9-3, the Rock Cats still had the game in their back pocket. In the 8th, Brian Burgamy and Brandon Nimmo both drove in a runner apiece with RBI singles, and in the 9th, Dilson Herrera drove in one more to make things interesting, but Matthew Summers- who replaced Mark Hamburger, I just want everyone to know- was able to put the B-Mets away to snap their four game winning streak.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (8-3 / 48-32)_____________________________________


With two strikes and two outs, Maikis De La Cruz ignited a 9th inning rally that saw St. Lucie stun the Stone Crabs with an improbable comeback. Jeff McNeil followed De La Cruz by drawing a full-count walk, bringing Eudy Pina to the plate. The right fielder came through, lining a single into left to score De La Cruz and tie the game. Gilbert Gomez came to the plate next, and after battling back to a full count after falling behind 0-2, smashed a double into left to score McNeil and Pina, and put St. Lucie ahead 6-4. Three times, Ryan Garton brought the Mets to their final strike, but he was unable to put the batter away in all three cases. Paul Sewald, on the other hand, had no problems putting Charlotte away in the bottom of the inning to lock down the win.

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (9-4 / 53-26)__________________________________


Another dramatic 9th inning, this time down in Savannah. The two teams traded leads for much of the early going, but the RiverDogs took what looked to be a commanding lead when second baseman Gosuke Katoh hit a three-run homer off of Akeel Morris to make it an 8-6 ballgame- the home run was the first that Morris has allowed all year, and it certainly came at an inopportune time. Philip Walby came in to pitch the bottom of the inning for Charleston, and he quickly got the first out of the inning, striking out Jeff Glenn, but was unable to get Patrick Biondi out, walking him instead. The free pass would prove extremely costly, as the speedster came all the way around to score when Champ Stuart reached base thanks to an error by shortstop Tyler Wade. Stuart had his eyes on the prize and quickly made the turn for second, prompting right fielder Dustin Fowler to try to gun him down. The throw sailed wide and rolled into the outfield, giving the speedy Stuart more than enough time to scamper home, tying the game. Dom Smith notched a single, Matt Oberste reached on an error- Tyler Wade struck again- and Jorge Rivero drew a walk, loading up the bases with two outs in the bottom of the 9th. Up came Victor Cruzado, who had earlier blasted a no-doubt home run in the 2nd inning. The Historic Greyson crowd of 876 buzzed with excitement as Walby tossed his first pitch. In game ball one. Then came ball two. Then ball three. Ball four followed, and the Sand Gnats won the game on a walk-off walk. Not as dramatic as a walk-off grand slam, but I'll take it.

Short-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (11-7)__________________________________


Rookie - Kingsport Mets (6-7)__________________________________


Rookie - GCL Mets (4-5)__________________________________


Star of the Night

Josh Satin, Gilbert Gomez, and Victor Cruzado all won the game for their respective teams, and will share SotN honors.

Goat of the Night

Noah Syndergaard and Hansel Robles both had nights they probably wish they could do over.