*All results from games played on Friday, June 5th, 2015
Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (29-27)_______________________________________
MEMPHIS 1, LAS VEGAS 0 (Box)
The fall of the 51s continues, as Steven Matz lost yet another one-run game, though this one only lasted seven innings. There's clearly some poor BABIP luck here—the 51s struck out only five times—but the offense is truly putrid right now, especially when considering the hitter-friendly league they play in. On the plus side, Steven Matz looks major league ready and the Mets seem to be trying to make room for him, so we've got that going for us, which is nice.
- SS Matt Reynolds: 1-3, K
- 3B Alex Castellanos: 1-2, K
- RF Travis Taijeron: 2-2
- SP Steven Matz: 7H , R, ER, 4 BB, 5 K, HR
Double-A - Binghamton Mets (27-27)_____________________________________
BINGHAMTON 8, READING 7 (Box)
Michael Fulmer had a rough start, giving up six earned runs in five-and-a-third innings, and Binghamton headed into the ninth inning trailing 7-6. Gilbert Gomez grounded out, but Yeixon Ruiz and Gavin Cecchini singled to put the tying and winning runs on base. Michael Conforto then drilled a double to left, driving in both runners and giving the Mets the win. PROMOAT to majors (kidding...mostly).
- SS Gavin Cecchini: 4-5, 3 R, 2 2B; Cecchini looks like a legitimate long term shortstop option
- LF Michael Conforto: 2-4, R, 2B, 3 RBI, BB
- 1B Brock Peterson: 1-4, R, HR, 4 RBI
- 2B Yeixon Ruiz: 1-4, 2 R, BB, K
- SP Michael Fulmer: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 6 ER, BB, 2 K, HR
- REHAB ALERT RP Bobby Parnell: 1 IP; perfect inning, hitting 94 mph multiple times
Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (28-27)_____________________________________
ST. LUCIE 5, PALM BEACH 3 (Box)
For those of you who don't know Jeff Moore at Baseball Prospectus, he wrote a scathing report on Dominic Smith after scouting him on May 11. The next day, Smith started his recent tear, while Moore went on vacation in Jamaica. Moore came back for a second look today, and Smith promptly had his worst day in weeks, though he did hit another double. Long story short, never let Jeff Moore watch another game where Dominic Smith is playing.
As for the rest of the game, rehabbing Mets Dilson Herrera and Travis d'Arnaud had good nights and can hopefully reinforce the struggling major league offense soon. Miller Diaz had a shaky start but limited the damage, and Akeel Morris locked down the save.
- CF Champ Stuarts: 1-4, BB, 2 K
- REHAB ALERT - 2B Dilson Herrera: 3-4; get well soon Dilson, the offense needs you
- REHAB ALERT - DH Travis d'Arnaud: 2-4, 2 RBI; and we need you even more TDA
- 1B Dominic Smith: 1-5, R, 2B, RBI, K
- SS Amed Rosario: 2-5, 2B, RBI, K
- 3B-2B L.J. Mazzilli: 0-5, K
- SP Miller Diaz: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 4 K
- RP Akeel Morris: 2 IP, 2 H, R, ER, 3 K
Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (28-27)__________________________________
SAVANNAH 4, GREENVILLE 0 (Box)
Scarlyn Reyes pitched seven shutout innings with five strikeouts, continuing his strong 2015. Meanwhile, Wuiimer Becerra continued his hot hitting, jacking his seventh home run of the season. Jon Leroux, Tomas Nido, and John Mora contributed an RBI apiece, and the Sand Gnats cruised to a 4-0 win.
- DH Wuilmer Becerra: 2-3, R, HR, RBI, BB, K; thank Dickey for his bountiful gifts, RAmen
- 3B Eudor Garcia: 0-3, R, BB, 2 K
- C Thomas Nido: 1-4, R, HR, RBI
- SP Scarlyn Reyes: 7 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 5 K
Star of the Night
Tough to snub Cecchini, but Conforto gets the nod for his walk-off double.
Goat of the Night
The 51s offense...again.