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Mets Daily Prospect Report: Lara shines, De La Cruz homers, Bowman gets rocked

Catch up on all of the Mets prospects in yesterday’s minor league action!

Chris McShane

Day two of the minor league season saw the Mets affiliates collect a 2-2 record. Strong pitching from Binghamton and a solid offensive performance at St. Lucie highlight a rather nondescript day on the Mets farm.

*All results from games played on Thursday, April 10th, 2015

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (0-2)_______________________________________


Though he looked good early, striking out the side in the second inning, Matt Bowman gave up five runs in the third and seven in four-and-two-thirds total innings of work as the 51s fell to Fresno on Friday. Eric Campbell had three hits and an RBI, while Brandon Allen had two hits and an RBI as well.

  • SS Matt Reynolds, 0-3, R, RBI, K, BB
  • 2B Dilson Herrera, 0-4, R, K
  • 1B Brandon Allen, 2-5, 3B, R, K
  • C Kevin Plawecki, 0-3, 2 K, BB
  • LF Eric Campbell, 3-4, 2B, R, RBI
  • 3B Danny Muno, 0-3, K
  • SP Matt Bowman, 4.2 IP, 7 ER, 8 H, 8 K, 1 BB
  • RP Jack Leathersich, 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (1-1)_____________________________________


Rainy Lara pitched six-and-two-thirds strong innings and the Binghamton Mets mustered just enough offense to improve to 1-1 against New Britain. Jared King drove in the lone run with a ground out in the top of the sixth inning, before Dario Alvarez and Jon Velasquez

  • OF Jared King, 0-4, RBI
  • OF Brandon Nimmo, 0-4, K
  • DH Jayce Boyd, 1-4, 2 K
  • SS Gavin Cecchini, 0-3, K
  • SP Rainy Lara, 6.2 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 5 K, 2 BB
  • RP Dario Alvarez, 1.1 IP, 0 ER, K

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (2-0)_____________________________________


The St. Lucie Mets stayed undefeated, beating Palm Beach 6-1. Kevin McGowan allowed only one unearned run in six-and-a-third innings of work, and Akeel Morris locked down the save with a strong two-inning, two-strikeout performance. Youngsters Amed Rosario and Jhoan Urena struggled.

  • CF Champ Stuart, 2-4, R, 2 K
  • LF Michael Conforto, 1-3, R, RBI, K, BB
  • RF Maikis De La Cruz, 2-4, HR, R, 2 RBI, K
  • 1B Dominic Smith, 1-4, K
  • SS Amed Rosario, 0-4, R
  • 3B Jhoan Urena, 0-4, 2 K
  • SP Kevin McGowan, 6.1 IP, 0 ER, 4 K, BB
  • RP Akeel Morris, 2 IP, 0 ER, 2 K, BB

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (0-2)__________________________________


Brad Wieck, despite having a wild afternoon, only gave up two runs in five innings pitched. However, the Sand Gnats offense could not scratch across more than one run, falling to 0-2 against Augusta. Center fielder John Mora had the lone RBI, driving in third baseman Jonathan Johnson with a single in the third inning.

  • CF John Mora, 2-4, RBI
  • SS Luis Guillorme, 0-4
  • RF Wuilmer Becerra, 0-3, K
  • DH Vincente Lupo, 0-3, 2 K
  • 3B Jonathan Johnson, 0-2, R, 2 K, BB
  • SP Brad Wieck, 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 3 K, 4 BB

Star of the Night

There wasn't a single performance that particularly stands out, but lets give it to Rainy Lara for pitching six-and-two-thirds shutout innings as part of a 1-0 Binghamton victory.

Goat of the Night

Matt Bowman gets the horns tonight. Despite flashing elite strikeout stuff at times, giving up seven runs is a sure way to lose your team a game.