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Mets Daily Farm Report, July 27, 2014: The organizational pitching depth is strong with this one

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

Robert Gsellman
Robert Gsellman
Gordon Donovan

*All results from games played on Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (60-49)_______________________________________

SALT LAKE 5, LAS VEGAS 2 (Box)

For seven innings, Matthew Bowman was cruising. Anthony Seratelli drove in a run in the 3rd and Matt Reynolds homered in the 6th to give him a nice little 2-0 lead, but things fell apart in the 8th. Bowman led off the inning by giving up a home run to Ian Stewart, and then allowed two consecutive singles to put runners on the corners with no outs. He was lifted in favor of Zack Thornton, and that's when things really got hairy. Vance Albitz laid down a successful safety squeeze bunt that tied the game and put the go-ahead run in scoring position. The next batter, Tony Campana, also bunted. His bunt was misplayed by Thornton, who missed Brandon Allen at first and throw the ball into right, and by Andrew Brown, who airmailed the throw back in. Campana successfully came all the way home, a little league home run. The 51s attempted a comeback, loading the bases in the 9th, but pinch hitter Matt den Dekker- who enjoyed a very productive series in Tacoma- grounded into a double play to end the game.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (63-43)_____________________________________

BINGHAMTON 10, TRENTON 7 (Box)

It wasn't pretty, but Binghamton got the win over the Trenton Thunder thanks to a big 7th inning that saw the B-Mets bat around and score four runs. When Binghamton scored three runs in the top of the 1st, Trenton scored two of their own in the bottom of the inning. When Binghamton scored three runs in the top of the 5th, Trenton scored two of their own in the bottom of the inning. The Thunder finally went ahead in the bottom of the 6th when they scored three runs, but Binghamton came roaring back in the top of the 7th to retake the lead.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (17-15 / 57-44)_____________________________________

GAME ONE

ST LUCIE 3, DAYTONA 6 / 7 (Box)

L.J. Mazzilli doubled in the game's first run in the top of the first, but Kevin McGowan had a rough bottom half, yielding three runs to the Daytona Cubs. He allowed four hits, but the silver lining is that all four were singles, and only one was driven with any kind of authority. He ran into trouble once again in the 4th, when Daytona scored three more runs. He allowed two himself while still on the mound, and Julian Hilario allowed another charged to McGowan, walking a batter with bases loaded to force in a run. Cam Maron knocked in two in the top of the 5th to bring St. Lucie within a few runs, but Stephen Perakslis shut the offense down in the 6th and 7th, pitching two flawless innings to end the ballgame.

GAME TWO

ST LUCIE 1, DAYTONA 9 / 7 (Box)

St. Lucie didn't fare particularly well in game one of the doubleheader, and they did a lot worse in game two. Daytona put up a seven spot in the bottom of the 2nd, hammering Matthew Koch and Tim Peterson in between raindrops. The offense had a deep hole to dig out of, but even keeping that in mind, it was putrid. Albert Cordero was the only player to drive in a base runner, bringing in L.J. Mazzilli with a single into left. With the losses, St. Lucie's death knell continues, having now lost six in a row, and eight of their last nine.

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (21-13 / 65-35)__________________________________

SAVANNAH 0, LEXINGTON 1 (Box)

Robert Gsellman and Lexington pitchers Pedro Fernandez and Matt Tenuta entertained fans for roughly 2 hours and 25 minutes in a crisp pitching duel. Unfortunately for Gsellman and the Sand Gnats, they came up on the losing side of the affair. Gsellman made one mistake, a pair of back-to-back doubles to lead off the 6th inning that plated a run- the game's only run. He otherwise was very impressive, scattering four other hits over eight innings, walking one and striking out six. Fernandez and Tenuta were just slightly better last night, combining for three hits in total, two singles off the bat of Victor Cruzado and one off the bat of Colton Plaia.

Short-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (20-22)__________________________________

VERMONT 2, BROOKLYN 3 (Box)

The Cyclones scored two runs in the 2nd and added an important insurance run in the 3rd in their eventual 3-2 victory over the Lake Monsters last night. William Fulmer singled past the shortstop in the 2nd to plate Tucker Tharp and Anthony Chavez, and in the 3rd, Tyler Moore hit a ground ball down the right field line for a double that scored Michael Conforto. Corey Oswalt was solid in his six innings of work, allowing a pair of runs on five hits and a walk. Kelly Secrest and Shane Bay held down the later innings, the latter saving his seventh game of the season, giving Brooklyn twenty wins for 2014 thus far.

Rookie - Kingsport Mets (16-19)__________________________________

KINGSPORT 2, BURLINGTON 5 (Box)

Rookie - GCL Mets (17-15)__________________________________

GCL METS 9, GCL MARLINS 7 (Box)

Star of the Night

Robert Gsellman

Goat of the Night

Matt Koch and Tim Peterson