The postseason is here folks. If you’re a Mets fan (and I’m guessing you are) this is as close to playoff baseball as you are going to get for the foreseeable future. The Subway Series for real was rained out in Brooklyn as the Cyclones are set to tilt with the Staten Island Yankees. A furious six game winning streak to close out the season, including a sweep of the Baby Bombers over the final weekend, almost got the Cyclones home field advantage for the playoffs. Instead, they finish at 45-29, good for second best record in the New York-Penn League and one half game behind SI. On to the High A FSL playoffs!
St Lucie 4, Bradenton 2 (St Lucie leads series 1-0)
The Lucies struck first in the best of three Divisional Series with a stirring comeback in Bradenton. The Marauders (a Pittsburgh Pirate affiliate) jumped out to a 2-0 lead off of Darin Gorski, who was very effective through seven innings (7IP, 2R, 6H, 1BB, 6K). In the sixth, Wilmer Flores doubled in a run to cut the lead in half, and the Mets tied it an inning later on a run scoring DP courtesy of Francisco Pena. Then in the ninth, Pena and Jose Coronado delivered back to back two out RBI doubles to seal the win. Jefry Marte and Cory Vaughn each had two hits. John Church pitched a scoreless eighth to pick up the win and Jeffrey Kaplan struck out the side in the ninth for the save. The series now shifts back to St. Lucie where the Mets, behind the right arm of Zach Wheeler, hope to put the series away and reach the Florida State League Championship Series.