Last Night on the Farm - 7/25/13
The Mets made a minor minor-league trade yesterday, sending outfielder Julio Concepcion and pitcher Andres Perez to the Angels for international signing bonus money, which allows the Mets to spend more than the allotted amount on international players. I had Concepcion ranked 30th in 2011 and 44th in 2012 because of a 6’4’’ frame and raw power potential, but he hasn’t panned out. He’s 23 and still in Brooklyn, playing sparingly. Perez is 22 and still pitching in Kingsport with an ERA over 5. Now onto last night’s games, which were few and far between with St. Lucie, Savannah, and Brooklyn all being rained out: Las Vegas 5, Reno 3Rafael Montero threw 5 shutout innings before giving up 3 runs in the 6th inning. He 6 innings he allowed 3 runs on 5 hits with 3 walks and just 1 strikeout. Pedro Feliciano got the final 2 outs of the game to get the save. Mike Baxter was 2 for 5 with a double and homer. Ruben Tejada, Eric Campbell, and Jordany Valdespin all had 2 hits each. Wilmer Flores sat out with some normal soreness from his ankle injury, nothing unexpected. Trenton 2, Binghamton 0Darin Gorski pitched a complete game, but took the loss after allowing just 2 runs on 3 hits with 1 walk and 6 strikeouts. A single by Wilfredo Tovar was the only hit of the game for the B-Mets. Kingsport 3, Elizabethton 1Persio Reyes pitched a complete game, allowing 1 run on 4 hits with no walks and 7 strikeouts. Jeff McNeil was 3 for 4. GCL Mets 4, GCL Marlins 2Travis d’Arnaud was 1 for 3 with a walk and 2-run double, while catching 7 innings. Lucas Duda was 0 for 3 with a walk and 2 strikeouts, playing left field for 7 innings. Brian Harrison was 2 for 4 with a 2-run double. Dom Smith, Vicente Lupo, and Ivan Wilson all singled.