Brooklyn shoots out of the gate with a 5-1 record, and St. Lucie finishes its first half (after the all-star game albeit) with a 3-game sweep. Plenty of other games to recap as well: Durham 9, Buffalo 3We’re still waiting for Mark Cohoon to take a big step forward. He gave up 4 runs (3 earned) on 10 hits and failed to get out of the 5th inning; although he didn’t walk anybody. The bullpen surrendered 5 more runs in the 8th to put the game out of reach. Fernando Martinez returned to the lineup after a week away, he was hitless, walking twice ands striking out thrice. Nick Evans and Mike Nickeas each had 2 hits, combining for 3 doubles. Michael Fisher extended his hit streak to 16 games; he’s not exactly been on fire, but he’s been consistent. Binghamton 3, Akron 2Robert Carson had a scary 4 innings. He gave up just 2 runs on 4 hits, but walked 6 and struck out 4. Brad Holt made his bullpen debut (making room in the rotation for Matt Harvey) and got the win after pitching 2 scoreless innings. Holt gave up 1 hit, walked 2, and struck out 3. Erik Turgeon had 2 scoreless innings and Rhine Cruz pitched a scoreless 9th for his first AA save. Matt Den Dekker singled, stole a base, drove in a run, and scored a run in his AA debut. Reese Havens was 0-2 but walked twice. St. Lucie 7, Charlotte 5The Mets complete the sweep of the Stone Crabs, just like champions should. Kyle Allen gave up 3 runs in 5 innings while striking out 3, but it was enough to get the win. Josh Edgin pitched 1.1 scoreless, striking out 2, and Nick Carr got his 8th save of the year. Pedro Zapata and Juan Lagares both had 3 hits. Lagares doubled twice and drove in 4; he’s now hitting .345. Wilmer Flores doubled and drove home 2. Brooklyn 5, Aberdeen 2Eduardo Aldama shuts down the IronBirds for 5.2, allowing just a single hit while walking 3 and striking out 5. Hunter Carnevale had 2 scoreless frames and T.J. Chism pitched a perfect 9th for the save. Daniel Muno and Charles Thurber each had 2 hits. Thurber, who is from Elmira, NY, was playing his first game as a professional and also drove in a run. J.B. Brown, Brian Harrison, and Nelfi Zapata each had a hit and an RBI. Johnson City 5, Kingsport 3Domingo Tapia struck out 6 in 5 innings, but gave up 2 runs on 3 hits (no walks) and took the loss. Jeffrey Glenn and Gregory Pron both doubled, but the K-Mets managed only 6 total hits. Johnson City cut its errors in half from game 1 to game 2; they only had 4. GCL Mets 8, GCL Astros 4Lefty Alberto Baldonado got the start and pitched 5 innings, giving up just 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 6. Catcher Jeyckol De Leon doubled twice. Right fielder Gilbert Gomez had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Second baseman and 32nd round pick Carlos Leyva had 3 hits, including 2 doubles and 5 RBI’s. DSL Yankees1 10, DSL Mets1 5Nothing good to speak of on the mound. Shortstop Leon Canelon had 2 hits, just the Mets had just 1 extra-base hit all game. DSL Mets2 14, DSL Yankees2 4The Mets earned a split in the Subway Series, Dominican style. Shortstop Andres Perez led the way with 3 RBI’s. Oswald Caraballo had 3 hits. No homeruns, but Manuel Hilario and Michael Bernal both tripled.