In case you haven’t heard, the Mets have a couple good pitchers in the minors, and last night was an example why.

 

Las Vegas 6, Salt Lake 3

 

Rafael Montero had a no hitter through 5.1 innings, but was removed due to pitch count issues; he walked 3 and struck out 5.  Joel Carreno gave up a couple runs, but Zack Thornton and Josh Edgin threw a scoreless 8th and 9th respectively to close out the game.  Zach Lutz was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Danny Muno and Andrew Brown both hit a solo homer.  Matt den Dekker and Allan Dykstra both doubled.  Eric Campbell was 2 for 5 on the eve of his big league debut.  For the season, Campbell is hitting .355/.442/.525 with three homers, 15 doubles and 24 RBI’s. 

 

Harrisburg 4, Binghamton 3

 

Matthew Bowman had a nice outing, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits over 6 innings, walking none and striking out 2.  Cody Satterwhite and Adam Kolarek threw a scoreless inning each, but Chase Bradford gave up a run in the 9th and took the loss.  Kevin Plawecki was 2 for 4 with a homer and 3 RBI’s.  Matt Reynolds also had 2 hits.

 

St. Lucie 9, Palm Beach 1

 

Luis Cessa let up 1 run on 4 hits over 8 strong innings, walking 1 but striking out just 2.  He’s had 2 really good outings after a rough April.  Dilson Herrera, Brandon Nimmo, T.J. Rivera, and Phillip Evans all had 3 hits.  Evans doubled and drove in 3 runs.  Jairo Perez, Robbie Shields, and Eudy Pina all doubled as well.

 

Savannah 5, West Virginia 1

 

Miller Diaz struck out 5 in 5.2 innings, giving up just 1 run on 3 hits and 3 walks.  Akeel Morris followed with 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 5 without walking anyone.  Morris has thrown 18.2 scoreless innings this season, striking out 30, walking 10, and allowing 7 hits.  Jorge Rivero homered.  Dominic Smith was 1 for 4 with a strikeout.  Gavin Cecchini didn’t play after leaving Thursday’s game with a knee injury, but he should be back in the lineup within the next couple of days.