The Mets apparently don’t like Mondays, as the entire organization tanked last night, going 0-5. But there’s a few silver linings, let’s try to find them:
Indianapolis 8, Buffalo 6
The Bisons erased a 3-run deficit in the late innings, but Josh Edgin let up 2 unearned runs on 1 hit in the 9th, leading to the Herd’s demise. Before that Elvin Ramirez struck out 2 in 2 perfect innings. He has yet to give up a run in 9 innings at AAA. If the Mets don’t want to wait for Jenrry Mejia, Ramirez appears to be the guy that could replace Manny Acosta. At the plate, Corey Wimberly, Fred Lewis, and Josh Satin all had 2 hits each. Omar Quintanilla hit his 6th homer of the year. Jordany Valdespin didn’t start but he came in the game and had 2 at bats, striking out both times up.
New Britain 10, Binghamton 7
Mark Cohoon had a rough night, giving up 7 runs (5 earned) in 4.2 innings. Armando Rodriguez wasn’t much better, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits in 3.1 innings, although he did strike out 3 and walk none. Matt Den Dekker was 1 for 4 with a double, extending his hit streak to 16. Raul Reyes was 4 for 5 with a homerun. Josh Rodriguez was a homer shy of the cycle. Reese Havens was 0 for 3 with 2 walks and an RBI.
Daytona 4, St. Lucie 3
You know it’s a bad night when St. Lucie loses, just their 10th of the year. Adam Kolarek got a chance to close, but after pitching a scoreless 8th inning he couldn’t finish off the Cubs in the 9th, being charged with 3 runs. Before that things were great for the Lucies: Erik Goeddel showed signs of his former self striking out 7 and walking 1 while pitching 5 scoreless innings. Pedro Beato followed for an inning, giving up 1 hit but striking out 2. At the plate the Lucies managed just 3 hits. Alonzo Harris and Blake Forsythe each had a double. Wilmer Flores hit his 7th homer of the year.
Charleston 5, Savannah 3
Jacob DeGrom was good again, letting up 3 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits through 5.2 innings, while walking 1 and striking out 6. Jeffrey Walters struck out 4 in 2 innings of work, but he also gave up his first 2 earned runs of the year, taking the loss. The Gnats had 6 hits in the game from 6 different players. Dustin Lawley doubled for the only extra-base hit of the game. Savannah struck out 14 times while facing 5 different pitchers.