Last night on the farm, two pitchers threw a gem, Gavin Cecchini had a bounce back night, and Michael Conforto made his pro debut. Let’s get to it:
Las Vegas 6, Salt Lake 2
Logan Verrett had a strong outing, allowing just 2 runs on 4 hits over 7 innings. Zack Thornton and John Church both threw a shutout inning to close things out. Matt Reynolds was 3 for 5 with an RBI. Andrew Brown homered and drove in 4 runs.
Trenton 6, Binghamton 1
Matthew Bowman returned to Binghamton and let up 5 runs (2 earned) over 5.2 innings, walking 3 and striking out 3. Dilson Herrera had 1 of the B-Mets’ 3 hits. Brandon Nimmo was 0 for 3 with a walk and run scored.
St. Lucie 8, Brevard County 6
St. Lucie stole this game, putting together a 2-out rally in the 9th, culminating in a bloop hit by Phillip Evans that was ruled an error and drove in 3 runs. Jeff McNeil was 3 for 5 with a double, homer, and 4 RBI’s. Gavin Cecchini was 2 for 3 with a walk. He also struck out on a dropped 3rd strike and was a little quicker to run to first than the previous night. Maikis De La Cruz was 2 for 4 with a double. Matt Koch was bad, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits over 3 plus innings; he also hit 3 batters. Jake Kuebler, Tim Peterson, and Beck Wheeler combined for 6 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit.
Brooklyn 8, Williamsport 4
Octavio Acosta let up 1 unearned run over 8 innings, giving up just 4 hits and striking out 7. Luis Mateo struck out 3 in the 9th, but also allowed 3 runs on 3 hits. Adrian Abreu was 2 for 5 with a 3-run homer. Jhoan Urena, Michael Katz, and Michael Bernal all had 2 hits. Amed Rosario was 1 for 5 and Michael Conforto was 1 for 4 with a run scored in his pro debut.
Kingsport 3, Princeton 0
Yoryi Nuez struck out 6 in 6 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits and 2 walks. The K-Mets won with just 6 singles, including 2 from Eudor Garcia.
GCL Cardinals 5, GCL Mets (11 innings)
Darwin Ramos struck out 5 in 5 innings, allowing just 2 unearned runs on 4 hits. The bullpen held it down for a while, but Waldo Rodriguez surrendered 2 runs in the 11th. The Mets managed just 5 hits and struck out 13 times.