It’s been a few rough days in Mets land, but there was an organizational sweep on Tuesday, which could be a sign that things are back on the up and up:
Las Vegas 9, Colorado Springs 3
Giancarlo Alvarado pitched 6 innings, giving up 2 runs on 2 hits, striking out 5. Omar Quintanilla was 3 for 5 with 5 RBI’s and was a single shy of the cycle. Zach Lutz, Josh Satin, and Travis d’Arnaud all had 2 hits. Satin, Allan Dykstra, and Cesar Puello all doubled. Adam Rubin is reporting that Lutz is on his way to play in Japan.
Binghamton 8, Akron 1 (Game 1, 7 innings)
Angel Cuan went the distance, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits over 7 innings. Darrell Ceciliani homered twice. Kyle Johnson also homered. Kevin Plawecki, Matt Clark, and Jayce Boyd had 2 hits each. Dustin Lawley doubled and drove in 3 runs.
Binghamton 10, Akron 5 (Game 2, 7 innings)
Hamilton Bennett made the spot start, and gave up 3 runs in 3 innings. T.J. Chism got the win after 2 shutout innings. Kevin Plawecki was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. Dustin Lawley was 2 for 4 with a homer. Travis Taijeron was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Xorge Carrillo was 2 for 3 with a homer and 3 RBI’s. Darrell Ceciliani tripled.
St. Lucie 6, Jupiter 3
Luis Cessa got the win after giving up 3 runs on 7 hits over 5 innings, walking 3 and striking out 3. Jake Kuebler and Randy Fontanez both threw 2 shutout innings. T.J. Rivera and Cam Maron both had 3 hits. Gilbert Gomez, Jairo Perez, and Maikis de la Cruz had 2 hits. Brandon Nimmo was out again; no Dilson Herrera for the second straight game; and Phillip Evans has been added to the DL, so St. Lucie is without several key guys heading down the stretch of the first half.
Savannah 3, Kannapolis 2
Ricky Knapp allowed 1 run on 5 hits over 7 innings of work, walking 3 and striking out 4. Robert Coles allowed a run on 3 hits, but notched his 11th save of the season. Gavin Cecchini was 2 for 4. Amed Rosario was 1 for 4 with a triple and RBI. Savannah’s magic number is down to 2; they can win the SAL Southern Division Championship and clinch a postseason birth with a win Wednesday, if Ashville loses at least one of its games in a double-header.