*All results from games played on Monday, June 22nd, 2015
Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (40-31)_______________________________________
NO GAME (SCHEDULE)
Double-A - Binghamton Mets (36-32)_____________________________________
BINGHAMTON 5, NEW HAMPSHIRE 2 (Box)
- SS Gavin Cecchini: 0-4, R, BB; Has been ice cold ever since he missed a couple of games after tweaking something in a pre-game warmup a couple weeks ago.
- 2B LJ Mazzilli: 1-4
- LF Michael Conforto: 2-5, R, 2B, K; If you haven't already read Jeff's write up of Conforto I suggest you do that now. There's no one in the system who takes a more professional at-bat than Conforto and he should absolutely be next in line should either of the Mets' aging corner outfielders hit the DL.
- CF Brandon Nimmo: 1-4, BB, K; Quickly becoming the forgotten man of the preseason top 5 prospects on account of injury and him no longer being the most interesting outfield bat in Binghamton. Nimmo's development could vital to the organization, particularly if Lagares ever has to bite the bullet and get that elbow repaired.
- RHP Gabriel Ynoa: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 R, 2 BB, 0 K; You hear that? That's the sound of the last couple people hopping off the Ynoa bandwagon.
Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (34-34)_____________________________________
JUPITER 4, ST LUCIE 1 (Box)
The St. Lucie Mets faced off against a rehabbing Jose Fernandez and it went about as you would expect, with Hernandez striking out nine and allowing one run on four hits over seven innings. That's the bad news. The good news is that two of the four hits Hernandez allowed came off the bat of Dominic Smith, who is less than 20 years and one week old. I understand there are still underlying issues here, and I'm excited for Jeff to get a look at him next week, but I think his performance after the slow start is indicative of just how much talent he possesses.
- 3B Jeff McNeil: 1-4, R, 3B
- LF Maikis De La Cruz: 0-4, 3 K
- DH Matt Oberste: 1-4, K
- 1B Dominic Smith: 2-3, BB
- SS Amed Rosario: 1-4, 3 K
- 3B Phillip Evans: 0-3
- RHP Kevin McGowan: 4 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (39-31)_________________________________
NO GAME (SCHEDULE)
SS-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (3-1)_______________________________________
BROOKLYN 14, STATEN ISLAND 0 (Box)
A rare offensive explosion in Brooklyn.
- CF-RF Tucker Tharp: 4-4, 5 R, RBI, BB
- 2B Vinny Siena: 2-4, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K; I encourage you to click through to see Vinny's picture. Looks like a headshot someone would submit to audition for Goodfellas.
- 1B Michael Katz: 1-3, 2 RBI, K
- PR-CF Enmanuel Zabala: 0-1, RBI
- RF Michael Bernal: 2-2, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI, BB
- DH Zach Mathieu: 0-3, BB
- LF Jeff Diehl: 1-4, R, RBI, 2 K
- LF Oswald Caraballo: 1-1
- SS Branden Kaupe: 0-4, R, BB, 2 K; Kaupe started out as a personal favorite of mine but we're now into the fourth year of his career and he's only just made it to Brooklyn. I suppose it's a path not all that different than if he were drafted as a junior out of college, so I guess we should view him with an open mind.
- 3B William Fulmer: 1-4, 2 R, BB
- RHP Matt Blackham: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, BB, 7 K; Pitching is typically the carrying tool of the Brooklyn Cyclones and if they're going to have success this year it will likely have to be because a few arms developed. Blackham, Michael Gibbons, and Tyler Badamo have all been solid in their respective starts for Brooklyn.
- CF Ricardo Cespedes: 1-4, 2 K; Signed in 2013 for $725,000
- 2B Dale Burdick: 0-3, BB, 2 K; 40th round draft pick in 2014
- DH Brandon Brosher: 0-3, R, 2 K, HBP, SB; 36th round pick in 2013. Brosher was a pre-season sleeper pick of mine so I'm a little confused as to what the organization's plan is for him. Best case scenario would be getting assigned to Savannah after the mid-season promotions clear out some space.
- 1B Victor Moscote: 1-4, K
- LF Luis Crisostomo: 0-4, 2 K
- C Lednier Ricardo: 1-4, K
- RF Kenneth Bautista: 1-4, 3 K; 23rd round draft pick in 2015
- SS Yeffry De Aza: 0-4, 2 K; Signed in 2013 for $475,000
- 3B Alvin Maracaro: 0-1, 2 BB, K
- Rehab Alert RHP Jeff Walters: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
- RHP Merandy Gonzalez: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K;
Star of the Night
Goat of the Night
Can't go with one of the St. Lucie boys because they were facing a stud major leaguer on rehab assignment so I have to turn to the GCL, our regular whipping boys for this space, and give the horns to Luis Carreno.