*All results from games played on Friday, June 26, 2015
Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (43-32)_______________________________________
LAS VEGAS 6, SACRAMENTO 3 (Box)
The 51s had a five-run first against rehabbing Giants starter Jake Peavy, driven by another three-run home run from Kirk Nieuwenhuis. That was enough for Matt Bowman, who pitched seven innings and gave up only one earned run. Vegas seems to have recovered from their swoon, as they are once again eleven games over .500.
- 2B Danny Muno: 1-3, R, BB, K
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-3, R, BB
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 2-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 K
- RF Alex Castellanos: 2-4, R, 2B, RBI, K
- SP Matt Bowman: 7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, ER, BB, 4 K
- RP Zach Thornton: 1 IP, 2 K
Double-A - Binghamton Mets (37-35)_____________________________________
HARRISBURG 7, BINGHAMTON 3 (Box)
Akeel Morris gave up four runs in only one-third of an inning to break a 3-3 tie, and Binghamton was unable to recover. The three big offensive prospects went a combined 1-for-10, though Michael Conforto was able to snap an 0-for-12 skid with a double to left-center field.
- OF Brandon Nimmo: 0-2, 2 BB, K
- SS Gavin Cecchini: 0-4, R, BB
- OF Michael Conforto: 1-4, 2B, 2 K
- 2B Josh Rodriguez: 2-3. R, HR, 2 RBI BB
- SP Seth Lugo: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
- RP Dario Alvarez: 1.1 IP, K
- RP Akeel Morris: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB
Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (36-36)_____________________________________
ST. LUCIE 9, BRADENTON 3 (Box)
Daniel Murphy, Dominic Smith, and Jeff McNeil had four hits each, driving St. Lucie to nine runs and an easy win over Bradenton. Smith added two more doubles to his ledger, and now has his season batting average at .305. Murphy played eight innings, got five at-bats, then left for the ninth inning, likely because he had gotten his necessary work in. Get back soon Murph, the offense needs you.
- SS Amed Rosario: 1-4, RBI, K
- REHAB ALERT - 3B Daniel Murphy: 4-5. 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI
- 1B Dominic Smith: 4-5, R, 2 2B, 3 RBI
- OF Champ Stuart: 0-4, 2 K
- 2B Jeff McNeil: 4-5, 4 R, 2B; not sure why McNeil hasn't gotten a chance with Binghamton
- SP Logan Taylor: 7 IP, 6 H, R, ER, 3 K
Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (39-33)__________________________________
LEXINGTON 6, SAVANNAH 4 (Box)
Another late-inning, 3-3 tie blown by the bullpen. Savannah rallied to tie the game with two runs in the bottom of the eighth with RBIs from Wuilmer Becerra and Thomas Nido, but a Jean Rodriguez error allowed three runs to score (one earned for Alberto Baldonado) to score.
- OF Wuilmer Becerra: 0-4, RBI, K
- 2B Jonathan Johnson: 1-4, R, BB
- CF John Mora: 2-4, 3B, RBI
- SS Luis Guillorme: 0-0, R, 4 BB
- SP Martires Arias: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 13 K
SS-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (5-3)__________________________________
BROOKLYN 4, CONNECTICUT 1 (Box)
David Thompson's first RBI as a Met gave Brooklyn a 2-1 lead in the fourth, and Michael Katz added a two-run home run for insurance one batter later. That was enough for Gaby Almonte, who pitched six innings and allowed only one run.
- 2B Vincent Siena: 2-4
- 3B David Thompson: 1-4, R, RBI
- 1B Michael Katz: 2-3, 2 R, 2B, HR. 2 RBI, BB, K
- SP Gaby Almonte: 6 IP. 5 H, R, BB, 3 K
Rookie - Kingsport Mets (2-2)__________________________________
BLUEFIELD 15, KINGSPORT 9 (Box)
In a truly inexplicable gaffe, the Kingsport manager left all of his relievers off of the lineup card, meaning the majority of this game was pitched by Kingsport position players. No that's not a joke. Bluefield was able to tee off on the emergency pitchers for 15 runs, wasting a strong offensive game from Kingsport. Our own Jeffrey Paternostro was at this game, and was particularly impressed by Luis Carpio (more on that soon).
- 2B Luis Carpio: 1-4, R, RBI, BB, K
- DH Dash Winningham: 2-5, 2 R, 2B
- SS Milton Ramos: 3-5. 2 R, 2 RBI; currently batting .471
- SP Connor Buchmann: 4 IP, 3 H. 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 2 K
Rookie - GCL Mets (0-3)__________________________________
GCL NATIONALS 2, GCL METS 1 (Box)
Channeling the offensive spirit of the big league club, the GCL Mets managed only four hits and one run. Gregorix Estevez gave up two runs in the seventh to seal the Mets fate. On a positive note, both Jeff Walters (rehabbing from 2014 Tommy John surgery) and Jenrry Mejia made scoreless appearances.
- LF Ricardo Cespedes: 1-3. R, BB, K
- SP Edwin German: 4 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 3 K
- RP Jeff Walters: 0.2 IP, BB, K
- REHAB ALERT - RP Jenrry Mejia: 1 IP, H, K
Star of the Night
Dominic Smith, king of doubles.
Goat of the Night
Whoever is managing Kingsport.