Sunday was not a good day for pitchers on the farm, but some of the Mets’ young hitters had a nice day. Let’s take a look:
Tacoma 5, Las Vegas 4
The 51s 6-game winning streak came to an end after Logan Verrett let up 5 runs on 7 hits over 5 innings. Zack Thornton threw 2 shutout innings in relief, striking out 2. Cesar Puello and Matt den Dekker had 2 hits each. Andrew Brown and Zach Lutz both doubled. Danny Muno had 3 hits after replacing Wilmer Flores, who jammed his finger. It is not believed to be a serious injury.
Binghamton 9, Erie 6
The B-Mets scored all 9 of their runs in the top of the 4th, while Erie scored all of its runs in the bottom of the 4th, which was quite the oddity. Rainy Lara was the one who gave up all 6 runs, failing to finish the 4th inning. Jack Leathersich got out of the inning, pitched a scoreless 5th, and the rest of the bullpen shut it down from there. Matt Reynolds and Matt Clark had 2 hits each. Travis Taijeron hit a 3-run homer.
Bradenton 7, St. Lucie 6
Luis Cessa let up 7 runs (5 earned) over 6.1 innings, striking out just 1. Julian Hilario threw 2 shutout innings in relief. Juan Lagares was 1 for 4 and played 7 innings in centerfield. Phillip Evans was 3 for 4. Albert Cordero and Aderlin Rodriguez had 2 hits each. Gilbert Gomez tripled and drove in 2 runs. Eudy Pina doubled and drove in 2 runs.
Lakewood 6, Savannah 5
Chris Flexen lasted just 3 innings, giving up 6 runs on 4 hits, walking 4 and striking out 4. Dario Alvarez threw 3 shutout innings, striking out 6. Akeel Morris struck out 3 in 2 shutout innings. Gavin Cecchini was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles. L.J. Mazzilli was 2 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBI’s. Jared King drove in 2 runs. Dominic Smith was 2 for 3 with a double.