Last night on the farm, the B-Mets were rained out, forcing them to play a double-header today, but the other three teams were all in action, with Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, and John Gant making their season debuts. Let’s take a look:
Las Vegas 11, Fresno 8
Noah Syndergaard, making his triple-A debut, allowed 2 runs on 6 hits over 6 innings, walking 1 and striking out 5. Jeff Walters had a less successful debut, giving up 4 runs and recording just 2 outs. Josh Edgin came in to clean up Walters’ mess, striking out the only batter he faced. Zach Lutz had another big night, going 3 for 4 with a double, 2 RBI’s, and 3 runs scored. Cesar Puello and Juan Centeno had 2 hits each. Matt den Dekker, Eric Campbell, and Kirk Nieuwenhuis all doubled and scored 2 runs.
Palm Beach 6, St. Lucie 2
Steven Matz made is Florida State League debut, striking out 5 in 5 innings while allowing 2 runs on 7 hits and 1 walk; Matz took the loss, as Julian Hilario gave up 4 runs in 1.1 innings. Brandon Nimmo was 1 for 3 with a double and a walk. T.J. Rivera and Dilson Herrera had 2 hits each; Herrera also walked and drove in both runs.
Savannah 10, Lakewood 1
John Gant was sharp, allowing 1 run on 5 hits in 6 innings, walking 1 and striking out 7. Robert Coles struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings and Akeel Morris struck out 2 in a scoreless 9th. Jared King was 2 for 3 with 2 triples and 4 RBI’s. Gavin Cecchini was 1 for 5 with a 3-run homer. Dominic Smith was 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored. Jeff McNeil doubled twice and scored 2 runs.