Despite having an off night, the B-Mets clinched a playoff spot, becoming the second Mets affiliate to do so this year.  St. Lucie and Kingsport were also off, so we were a little short on games last night, but here we go:

 

Las Vegas 14, New Orleans 5

 

Logan Verrett gave up 3 runs in the first innings, but settled down to give up 5 runs on 5 hits in 5 innings, striking out 6.  The bullpen combined for 4 shutout innings while the offense exploded.  Cesar Puello was 3 for 3 with 2 doubles and a homer.  Danny Muno also homered.  Kevin Plawecki and Bobby Abreu had 2 hits each.  With the win and an El Paso loss, the 51s clinched the PCL Pacific Southern Division for the second straight season, becoming the third Mets affiliate to clinch a playoff spot.

 

Rome 3, Savannah 2

 

Logan Taylor struck out 5 in 5.1 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits.  Dawrin Frias took the loss after giving up 1 run in 2.1 innings, after the Sand Gnats offense struggled.  Yeixon Ruiz tripled and scored a run.  Champ Stuart was 1 for 3 with a walk and RBI.  Dominic Smith was 1 for 4 with a walk.

 

Brooklyn 2, Staten Island 0

 

As seen on SNY, Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out 7 in 5 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and 2 walks.  Brad Wieck, who looked real impressive on TV, struck out 4 in 2 shutout innings.  Michael Bernal was 2 for 3 with a double and RBI.  Pedro Perez also doubled.  Michael Conforto was 0 for 4, while Amed Rosario was a late scratch.  The Cyclones now have a 2 game cushion in the wild card race.

 

GCL Mets 6, GCL Nationals 5

 

Jose Celas had another strong outing, allowing 1 run on 4 hits over 6 innings, striking out 5.  Enmanuel Zabala and Natanael Ramos had 2 hits each.  The GCL Mets are making a late season playoff push and have pulled within 1.5 games of first place with 6 games left on the schedule, including 2 against the first place Cardinals.