For the first 2 months of the season the Mets affiliates had a better record than anybody else in baseball, but lately there has been a lot of losing. Save for a win by red-hot Brooklyn the losing continued yesterday. Let’s reluctantly take a look:
Durham 12, Buffalo 6
Jeurys Familia was perfect through the first 2 innings and then the wheels fell off. He ended up going 3.1 innings and giving up 7 runs (6 earned) on 5 hits, with 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Elvin Ramirez had struggled of his own giving up 5 runs (2 earned) in 1.2 innings. Pedro Beato threw 3 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit and 1 walk, doing so on just 32 pitches. The Herd had plenty of offense, but it wasn’t enough. Matt Den Dekker was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Jordany Valdespin had 3 hits. Josh Satin hit his 7th homer of the year.
Altoona 7, Binghamton 4
Cory Mazzoni lasted just 4 innings, giving up 6 runs on 9 hits. Mazzoni gave up 2 homeruns to former Mets farmhand and a teammate of Mazzoni’s in St. Lucie last year Stefan Welch. Eastern League all-star Eric Campbell had 3 hits. Wilfredo Tovar and Wilmer Flores both had 2 hits. Allan Dykstra made his return to Binghamton after some rehab work with St. Lucie.
Fort Myers 4, St. Lucie 2
Angel Cuan took the loss after giving up 4 runs on 9 hits over 6 innings. Cory Vaughn, Juan Torres, and Robbie Shields all had doubles, but no one in the St. Lucie lineup had more than 1 hit. Adam Loewen was 1 for 3 with 2 walks in another rehab appearance.
Savannah was rained out. They will play two with Augusta today.
Brooklyn 3, Hudson Valley 0
Luis Mateo struck out 6 and walked none in 6 scoreless innings of work, surrendering just 3 hits. David Wynn and Tyler Vanderheiden pitched the final 3 innings. The Cyclones managed just 4 hits, including a Cole Frenzel homer, but it was enough to win. Brandon Nimmo was 0 for 4.
Greeneville 12, Kingsport 0
The nightmare continues for the K-Mets. Akeel Morris made his 3rd start of the season and got his 3rd loss. He lasted 6 innings and struck out 7 against 2 walks, but he allowed 4 runs on 5 hits. Miller Diaz pitched an inning plus and let up 8 runs (6 earned) with 4 hits and 4 walks. The K-Mets made 2 errors and had just 3 hits. Maikis De La Cruz, Michael Bernal, and jeff Diehl all singled and that was it.