All in all, Sunday was a good day in Mets’ land; here’s what happened on the farm:
Memphis 7, Las Vegas 5 (11 innings)
Joel Carreno started and let up 3 runs over 5 innings. Erik Goeddel gave up 2 more in 2 innings of work, and Zack Thornton gave up 2 in the 11th to take the loss. Matt Reynolds was 3 for 6 with 2 doubles. Josh Satin was 3 for 4 with 3 doubles. Andrew Brown also doubled and drove in a run. Travis d’Arnaud struck out in a pinch-hitting appearance.
Bowie 2, Binghamton 0
Matt Bowman took the tough loss after giving up 2 runs on 8 hits over 7 innings, striking out 3. The B-Mets had just 3 total hits. Brandon Nimmo was 0 for 2 with a walk and strikeout; he’s 1 for 12 since being promoted to AA.
St. Lucie 10, Jupiter 6 (8 innings, Rain)
Domingo Tapia was decent, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits over 5 innings, walking 1 and striking out 1. Seth Lugo let up 3 runs on 4 hits in 2.1 innings until the game was called due to rain. Gavin Cecchini was 3 for 5 with a double and RBI. L.J. Mazzilli doubled twice and drove in 2 runs. Maikis De La Cruz and Eudy Pina had 3 hits each. Pina doubled twice and Gilbert Gomez once. Jairo Perez drove in 3 runs.
Greenville 7, Savannah 3
Chris Flexen was solid, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits over 5.2 innings, with 5 strikeouts and 2 walks. Paul Paez took the loss after giving up 4 runs (1 earned) over 2.1 innings. Colton Plaia was 3 for 4 with a double. Dominic Smith was 1 for 3 with a walk.
Brooklyn 2, Aberdeen 1
Carlos Valdez started and allowed just 1 run in 5 innings. Gaither Bumgardner piggybacked for 4 shutout innings, giving up 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 5. Tucker Tharp was 3 for 4. Amed Rosario and Michael Bernal had 2 hits each, including a solo homer by Bernal to put the Cyclones ahead for good.
Kingsport 5, Bluefield 2
Yoryi Nuez started and struck out 4 while allowing 1 run in 5.1 innings. Craig Missigman followed for 2.2 innings, allowing 1 run, and former shortstop turned pitcher Ismael Tijerina got the save with a perfect 9th. Oswald Caraballo was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles. Brandon Brosher was 2 for 3 with a walk and solo homer. Ivan Wilson also homered. Wuilmer Becerra was 2 for 3 with a double. I don’t know if this Kingsport lineup will produce runs on a daily basis, but there are a lot of intriguing names in it.