An early posting before I catch an early morning flight to the Great White North. Send good vibes to Zach Wheeler, who is on the DL with a a fingernail avulsion, which sources tell me is a bending and tearing away of the nail from the finger. As gross as it sounds, it is likely not too serious. Though we would like to see this kind of thing NOT happen. So before II bid you adieu, here is the action from the farm. And, as always, Allons-y-nous Mets!
Buffalo 6, Syracuse 5
Jeurys Familia is getting there, I hope. Tonight he went five innings allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and three strikeouts. The walks are still there (three in this game) but it’s getting more manageable. He also added an RBI double for good measure. DJ Carrasco gave up a solo homer in an innings of work, and it looks as if he’ll be ready for the bigs soon enough. Jack Egbert got the win in relief and Fernando Cabrera earned his sixth save, even with an unearned run. Catcher Rob Johnson was three for four with a solo homer.
Binghamton 7, Akron 3
Give a game ball to Colin McHugh. The righty went 7.1 innings giving up three runs on six hits while walking one and striking out five. A solid, solid effort. Matt den Dekker had a night without a strikeout, and he also went 1 for 4 with an RBI. Raul Reyes added to the fun with a three run homer.
Jupiter 6, St Lucie 1
Can’t win ‘em all. The PSL Mets lost just their fifth game of the year against 22 (!) wins. What else? Another night, another home run for Cory Vaughn. The right fielder hit his league leading seventh but it was all the offense the Lucies could muster on this night. The Hammerheads got out in front and then slowly pulled away as the game wore on. Angel Cuan took the loss, but did not pitch all that poorly (6IP, 3R, 6H, 0BB, 5K – though two of those hits left the yard). Danny Muno had two more hits and is now at .298/.365.462.
Savannah 3, Delmarva 1
Does anyone have a good nickname for Domingo Tapia? And don’t mean knuckle dragging garbage like D-Taps – something good. Because I think he is going to be firmly entrenched on the Mets prospect radar before long. The 20 year old went 7.1 strong innings, giving up one run on five hits while walking one and striking out three. Travis Taijeron continues to hammer the ball, going 3 for 4 with another run and RBI, and Albert Cordero hit a solo home run.