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Mets Daily Farm Report, July 24, 2014: What's a guy gotta do to earn a little respect around here?

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

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*All results from games played on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (59-47)_______________________________________

LAS VEGAS, TACOMA (Box)

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (61-42)_____________________________________

BINGHAMTON , PORTLAND  (Box)

Steven Matz didn't have his best stuff last night, and yet he still pitched seven innings, giving up only two runs. The first came in the bottom of the 2nd, when he gave up a long home run to second baseman Sean Coyle to start the inning, and the other came in the bottom of the 6th, when he gave up three singles. He ran into trouble in the 4th as well, loading up the bases, but recorded back-to-back strikeouts, both swinging, to end the inning. The southpaw needed roughly 100 pitches go make it through seven innings, which isn't bad. About 70 of those roughly 100 were strikes.

Sea Dog starter Mike Augliera- a graduate of Binghamton University- also had a fairly decent night, but like Matz, he gave up a few hits. Unlike Matz, more of those hits came around to score. The B-Mets got on the board in the 3rd thanks to a Rylan Sandoval home run, took the lead on a Jayce Boyd RBI single in the 4th, and added two insurance runs in the 5th thanks to the bats of Travis Taijeron and T.J. Rivera. Randy Fontanez took over pitching in the 8th, and Cody Satterwhite in the 9th. The two relievers were solid, allowing Binghamton to stave off the sweep.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (17-13 / 57-42)_____________________________________

ST LUCIE 6, TAMPA 13 (Box)

St. Lucie scored five runs in the 1st inning, and yet, they still somehow lost by a large margin. Let that sink in for a second. St. Lucie started out strong, sending getting four consecutive batters on base before the games' first out was recorded. Jared King and Aderlin Rodriguez drove in a run apiece, but Gavin Cecchini did the most damage that inning with his a three-run homer. In the 4th inning, everything fell apart. A lot went on, and Tampa scored seven runs. Still, with St. Lucie down 7-5, we still had a close game. That changed in the 5th, when the Yankees scored five more runs, to make it a 12-5 ballgame. Both teams scored one run each in the later innings, but suffice to say, St. Lucie could not John Cena it, and overcome improbable odds. With the loss, Tampa swept the four game set. St. Lucie has now lost six of their last eight.

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (20-11 / 64-33)__________________________________

SAVANNAH 7, AUGUSTA 2 (Box)

In his return from the DL, Rob Whalen didn't miss a beat, limiting the GreenJackets to two earned runs over five plus innings. He left the game with a 3-2 lead, giving way to birthday boy John Mincone, who got the one batter he was penciled in to face. Miller Diaz was brought in in the 7th and earned an old school save, pitching three innings. The offense gave Diaz a big cushion, scoring a run in the 7th, two in the 8th and one more in the 9th.

Short-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (18-21)__________________________________

BROOKLYN 2, ABERDEEN 5 (Box)

The Cyclones got on the board early thanks to a Jhoan Urena RBI single, but Casey Meisner gave up the lead in the bottom of the inning, allowing three IronBird runs. And then the rain came, and just like that, Meisner's night was done. When the game began again a few hours later, not only could the Cyclones not score enough runs to negate the early lead Aberdeen scored for themselves, but they allowed an additional two IronBird runs. Top prospects Amed Rosario and Michael Conforto both stood out with multi-hit (and in Rosario's case, multi-error) games, but other than their performances, the collective line-up was eminently forgettable.

Rookie - Kingsport Mets (15-16)__________________________________

GREENEVILLE 6, KINGSPORT 3 / 10 (Box)

Kingsport's five game winning streak is no more on the heels of a disheartening extra inning loss. Kingsport took the lead early, but saw it slip away in late innings, when starter Gaby Almonte gave up a run in the 7th and reliever Jimmy Duff gave up a run in the 8th, tying the game. Tensions rose in the 9th- catcher Jose Garcia from the dugout and manager Jose Leger were ejected for arguing with home plate umpire Chris Wood in the top of the inning, and Vicente Lupo was ejected after striking out in the bottom of the inning. Duff, who had pitched a quick 9th, completely unraveled in the 10th, giving up two runs on two doubles, a single, and a fielding error, and his replacement, Ty Williams allowed a third inherited runner to score. Kingsport went out weakly in the bottom of the inning, and that was that.

Rookie - GCL Mets (15-14)__________________________________

GCL METS 9, GCL NATIONALS 6 (Box)

Star of the Night

Patrick Biondi

Goat of the Night

Cory Mazzoni