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.