*All results from games played on Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (11-31)
BUFFALO 4, SYRACUSE 3 (BOX)
Is Syracuse ever going to win again? I don’t know. That’s thirteen in a row now. For a while, it looked like the streak might be broken, as Syracuse had a lead going into the eighth, but Stephen Nogosek’s recent bad luck of late continued (you can never trust -PH Stevens, trust me) and the right-hander allowed a pair of runs, giving the Bisons a lead they wouldn’t surrender.
- REHAB ALERT CF Brandon Nimmo: 0-2, R, BB
- CF Drew Ferguson: 0-2, 2 K
- RF Khalil Lee: 1-2, 2 BB
- 1B Brandon Drury: 0-4, RBI
- 2B Travis Blankenhorn: 1-2, R, RBI, 2 BB, K, SB (2)
- 3B Orlando Calixte: 0-4
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-4, E (2)
- C Martin Cervenka: 0-4, 3 K, PB
- LF Cesar Puello: 0-3, BB, K, SB (8)
- DH Matt Winaker: 1-3, R, 2B, BB
- RHP Akeem Bostick: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, HBP
- RHP A.J. Schugel: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
- REHAB ALERT RHP Dellin Betances: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, H (1)
- RHP Stephen Nogosek: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, L (0-5), BS (3)
- RHP Bradley Roney: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets sent RHP Dellin Betances on a rehab assignment to Syracuse Mets.
ROSTER ALERT: C Juan Loyo assigned to Syracuse Mets from FCL Mets.
ROSTER ALERT: C Nick Meyer assigned to Syracuse Mets from Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
ROSTER ALERT: SS Cody Bohanek assigned to Syracuse Mets from Brooklyn Cyclones.
ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets optioned RHP Yennsy Diaz to Syracuse Mets.
ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets optioned RHP Sean Reid-Foley to Syracuse Mets.
ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets selected the contract of RHP Corey Oswalt from Syracuse Mets.
ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets selected the contract of RHP Tylor Megill from Syracuse Mets.
Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (12-29)
READING 8, BINGHAMTON 6 (BOX)
Binghamton was fighting from underneath all evening, but they made it a close one. Trailing 6-1 going into the seventh inning, Carlos Cortes and Jake Mangum hit back-to-back RBI knocks to cut Binghamton’s deficit in half and make it a 6-3 ballgame. Yoel Romero added another run in the eighth, but Joe Zanghi had a hiccup in the bottom of the inning and allowed the Fightin Phils to plate two more runs, making it an 8-4 ballgame. It’s too bad, because Mark Vientos hit a two-run homer, his ninth of the year, in the ninth. If those runs hadn’t scored, those runs would’ve tied the game. Wagner Lagrange followed Vientos’ homer with a hit to put the tying run on base, but Nick Conti struck out swinging to end things.
- LF Carlos Cortes: 1-5, R, 2B, RBI, K
- CF Jake Mangum: 3-5, R, HR (2), 2 RBI, K
- C Hayden Senger: 0-2, R, 3 BB, K
- 1B Mark Vientos: 1-4, 2 R, HR (9), 2 RBI, BB; After hitting .231/.279/.410 in May, Vientos is hitting .269/.345/.673 in the month of June.
- RF Wagner Lagrange: 3-5, K
- 2B Luis Carpio: 0-3
- PH Quinn Brodey: 0-1
- PH Nick Conti: 0-1, K
- 3B-2B Yoel Romero: 2-3, R, RBI, BB, K, E (6)
- SS Manny Rodriguez: 0-3, K, HBP
- P Troy Miller: 0-1, K
- 3B Will Toffey: 0-2, 2 K
- RHP Troy Miller: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, L (1-3)
- RHP Yeizo Campos: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
- RHP Joe Zanghi: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
ROSTER ALERT: 2B Nick Conti assigned to Binghamton Rumble Ponies from St. Lucie Mets.
High-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (14-27)
BROOKLYN 3, JERSEY SHORE 2 / 10 (BOX)
Early on, Alec Kisena and Jersey Shore starter Ethan Lindow were locked in a pitching duel, with both putting up zero after zero after zero. The BlueClaws logged their first hit in the second, but the Cyclones wouldn’t log their first until the fourth. Both teams had a few opportunities from that point on, but neither could get on the board until Brooklyn finally broke the scoreless streak in the bottom of the seventh. With two outs, speedster LT Struble laid down a perfect bunt and then stole second to get into scoring position. Even if he hadn’t swiped second, he would’ve scored as Antoine Duplantis tripled. Ronny Mauricio unfortunately left the LSU hit king at third, and that run would loom large as Eric Orze loaded up the bases in the top of the eighth and his replacement, Mitch Ragan, allowed the tying run to score; credit where credit is due, Ragan escaped the inning without allowing further damage and might have navigated out of danger completely if the attempted 5-4-3 double play had gotten the trailing runner. The game stayed tied at 1-1 and went into extra innings, and the stupid extra innings rules basically guarantee runs. Sure enough, Jersey Shore scored in the top of the tenth, giving the Cyclones three more outs of life in the bottom of the inning. With ghost runner Ronny Mauricio on second and Brett Baty leading off, I have to say that I was pretty confident that they would at the very least tie things up, but reliever Andrew Brown took Baty’s potent bat out of his hands by nicking him with a pitch. That brought up Cyclones homerun leader Luke Ritter, and the gritty second baseman grissioned out a walk, loading up the bases for power threat Joe Genord. Genord fought back from an 0-2 count to draw a walk of his own, forcing in the tying run and keeping the bases loaded for diminutive catcher Jose Mena. After taking two pitches out of the zone, Mena took a called strike and fouled off a pitch before getting a meatball right down Broadway. He lofted it for a dying quail that fell right in front of right fielder Jhailyn Ortiz to walk the game off. Ortiz really should have caught that ball, and if he had, there definitely would have been a play at the plate as he really wasn’t all that deep, but coulda, shoulda, woulda; Brooklyn wins!
- CF Antoine Duplantis: 1-5, 3B, RBI, 2 K
- SS Ronny Mauricio: 0-5, R
- 3B Brett Baty: 1-4, R, 2B, K, HBP, E (7)
- 2B Luke Ritter: 1-3, 2 BB
- 1B Joe Genord: 1-3, RBI, BB, K, HBP
- C Jose Mena: 1-5, RBI, K; In addition to walking the game off, Mena also threw out two batters that attempted to steal second.
- LF Jeremy Vasquez: 1-4, K, E (1)
- DH Anthony Walters: 1-3, BB, K
- RF LT Struble: 2-4, R, K, SB (1)
- RHP Alec Kisena: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
- RHP Eric Orze: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
- RHP Mitch Ragan: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, W (2-1), BS (2)
Low-A: St. Lucie Mets (23-19)
Game 1 of Wednesday’s doubleheader between the Mets and Blue Jays was suspended by weather in the bottom of the 6th inning with the scored tied 10-10. The teams will resume the game on Thursday at 4 pm.
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