Last night on the farm was opening day in the minors, and somehow all four Mets affiliates all opened up at home. Let’s see what happened:
Las Vegas 9, Fresno 2
Rafael Montero threw 6 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and no walks while striking out 5. Vic Black walked 2 and struck out 2 in a scoreless inning. Kirk Nieuwenhuis was 4 for 4 with a homer. Zach Lutz was 2 for 4 with a grand slam. Danny Muno had 2 hits.
Akron 7, Binghamton 1
Darin Gorski got the loss, giving up 2 runs in 3.2 innings. Jack Leathersich walked 1 and struck out 3 in a scoreless inning. Darrell Ceciliani tripled and scored a run, but the B-Mets only mustered 4 hits. Jayce Boyd, Cory Vaughn, and Wilfredo Tovar all had singles.
St. Lucie 6, Palm Beach 5
T.J. Rivera hit a grand slam to lift the Lucies to the win. Rivera was 3 for 4 with 5 RBI’s and ended up a triple shy of the cycle. Brandon Nimmo was 2 for 3 with a double, a walk, and 2 runs scored. Cam Maron also doubled. On the mound, Gabriel Ynoa picked up the win, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits over 5.1 innings with 1 walk and 1 strikeout. Randy Fontanez threw 2 shutout innings in relief and Beck Wheeler threw a scoreless 9th to pick up the save.
Lakewood 6, Savannah 3
Robert Gsellman allowed 2 runs on 10 hits over 5.1 innings, walking 2 and striking out 5. John Mincone gave up 4 runs to put the game out of reach before the Gnats scored all 3 runs in the 9th on a Patrick Biondi homer. Biondi was 3 for 4. Gavin Cecchini was 2 for 5 hitting from the leadoff spot. Dominick Smith was 1 for 4.