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Monday, June 26, 2017

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/25: Vegas Falls Short of Comeback

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/25: Vegas Falls Short of Comeback

Mets AAA - Salt Lake 4, Las Vegas 3: Daniel Wright allowed just four hits over seven innings, leading the Salt Lake Bees over the Las Vegas 51s in a 4-3 win on Sunday. Mike Morin allowed two runs but got Gavin Cecchini to fly out with a runner on first to end the game for his first save of the season. Wright (3-3) allowed one run while striking out three to get the win. Salt Lake took the lead in the first when it put up three runs, including a single by Ramon Flores that scored Cesar Puello. Las Vegas answered in the bottom of the frame when Victor Cruzado hit a solo home run to get within two. The Bees tacked on another run in the fifth when Puello hit an RBI double, scoring Rey Navarro. Las Vegas saw its comeback attempt come up short after Travis Taijeron hit an RBI single and Xorge Carrillo hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth to cut the Salt Lake lead to 4-3. Mitch Atkins (0-1) went 5 1/3 innings, allowing four runs and seven hits while walking two in the Pacific Coast League game. With the win, Salt Lake improved to 6-2 against Las Vegas this season. BOX

Mets AA - New Hamshire 5, Binghamton 3: Richard Urena hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning, leading the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to a 5-3 win over the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Sunday. Andrew Case got Tomas Nido to ground out with a runner on second to end the game for his second save of the season. The home run by Urena capped a three-run inning and gave the Fisher Cats a 5-3 lead after Jonathan Davis hit an RBI double earlier in the inning. In the bottom of the fourth, New Hampshire grabbed the lead on a home run by Gunnar Heidt that scored Ryan McBroom. Binghamton answered in the next half-inning when it put up three runs, including a single by Gustavo Nunez that scored L.J. Mazzilli. New Hampshire starter Conner Greene (4-5) picked up the win despite allowing three runs and seven hits over five innings. Opposing starter Mickey Jannis (5-3) took the loss in the Eastern League game after giving up five runs and five hits over five innings. The Rumble Ponies failed to capitalize on some good scoring chances, leaving 12 runners on base in the loss. BOX

Mets A (ADV) - Charlotte 13,  St.Lucie 10: Peter Maris had four hits, while Jake Cronenworth and Brett Sullivan recorded three apiece as the Charlotte Stone Crabs topped the St. Lucie Mets 13-10 on Sunday. Maris singled four times, scoring four runs. Cronenworth singled three times, scoring three runs and driving home a couple. Up 1-0 in the second, St. Lucie added to its lead when John Mora hit a two-run single and Enmanuel Zabala scored when a runner was caught stealing. Trailing 5-3, the Stone Crabs took the lead for good with five runs in the fourth inning. Sullivan hit a two-run single en route to the three-run lead. The Stone Crabs later added four runs in the fifth and one in the sixth. In the fifth, Dalton Kelly hit an RBI single, bringing home Maris, while Brandon L owe hit an RBI double in the sixth. Dalton Moats (2-0) got the win with a scoreless inning in relief while St. Lucie starter Andrew Church (5-6) took the loss in the Florida State League game. Drew Smith retired the side in order for his fifth save of the season. Mora tripled, doubled and singled twice, driving home four runs and scoring a couple for the Mets. BOX

Happy Recap: 2017 Season - Game 75 - Mets (8) at Giants (2) - Rivera's Two Homers Leads Mets To Victory

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  W: R. Montero (1-4)   L: M. Moore (3-8)

Happy Recap: 2017 Season - Game 75 - Mets (8) at Giants (2) - Rivera's Two Homers Leads Mets To Victory

Rene RiveraWhen Rene Rivera made a sliding catch while crashing into the backstop on the New York Mets' first defensive play of the game Sunday, the veteran catcher assured himself a spot on the club's daily highlight reel.

Little did he know the best was still to come.

Rivera hit two home runs and made a key defensive play on a steal attempt, leading the Mets to an 8-2 victory and a three-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants.

Right-hander Rafael Montero limited the Giants to one run in 5 2/3 innings for his second career win, helping the Mets record their second road sweep of the season and first in San Francisco since 2013.

"We got here and we wanted to do something good," said Rivera, whose club was swept in four straight by the Los Angeles Dodgers to start the week. "Coming here and sweeping San Francisco, that shows a lot about the chemistry and the demeanor of this team."

Rivera, who began the day with just three homers, smacked a two-run shot in the second inning and a solo blast in the fourth, both off Giants left-hander Matt Moore.

"It was funny because (hitting coach Kevin Long) and I, we talked a couple of weeks ago that I never had had a home run (off) the same pitcher twice,"

Rivera said of the 15th multiple-homer game by a Met this season. "Today was the day. I just wanted to help the team win and do something good."

Jay Bruce added a two-run homer in the eighth inning and Curtis Granderson a solo shot in the ninth, increasing New York's total of road home runs this season to a major-league-best 68.

The four homers gave the Mets 46 in June, a franchise record for a single month. New York still has four games remaining in the month. The Mets' previous record for home runs in a month was 45, set initially in August 2015 and tied in August 2016.

Montero (1-4), who was making his 15th career start, was supported by an error-free defense and a potential rally-killing play by Rivera while protecting a lead his teammates gave him in the top of the first inning.

He allowed five hits and two walks in his 104-pitch outing in improving his career record to 2-9. Montero struck out a season-best seven.

"I hope this is who you see from now on because his stuff's good enough," Mets manager Terry Collins said of Montero, whose previous two outings had been in relief. "Hopefully this is a huge wake-up call that he can pitch in this league."

After the Giants scored on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Buster Posey to get within 3-1 in the third, Montero caught a break when Rivera threw out Hunter

Pence trying to steal second base with San Francisco's leading home run hitter, Brandon Belt, at the plate with a full count.

The out ended the inning, stranding Joe Panik at third base.

"I didn't send him," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said before coming to Pence's defense. "We can't keep laying back. We've got to force the issue a little bit."

Five New York relievers picked up Montero with 3 1/3 innings of one-run, four-hit ball.

Bruce and Rivera finished with three RBIs apiece for the Mets, who have hit 27 home runs in their past 14 games.

Bruce, Rene Rivera, Granderson, Asdrubal Cabrera, Wilmer Flores, Lucas Duda and T.J. Rivera had two hits apiece for New York, which outhit the Giants 14-9.

The Mets stranded 15 baserunners, the Giants eight.

Moore (3-8) was pulled after 4 1/3 innings, having allowed five runs and seven hits. He walked two and struck out five.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Mets Sign 26 Picks From 2017 MLB Amateur Draft

Image result for 2017 mlb amateur draftMets Sign 26 Picks From 2017 MLB Amateur Draft

Mets draft picks signed so far out of 40 picks:

2nd-round pick SS Mark Vientos From American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida
3rd-round pick, OF Quinn Brodey From Stanford University
4th-round pick RHP Tony Dibrell from Kennesaw State
6th-round pick RHP Marcel Renteria from New Mexico State
7th-round pick RHP Connor O'Neil from Cal State Northridge
8th-round pick RHP Trey Cobb from Oklahoma State
9th-round pick RHP Cannon Chadwick from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville
10th-round pick RHP Stephen Villines from the University of Kansas
13th-round pick RHP Nate Peden from University High School (Fla.)
15th-round pick infielder Dylan Snypes from Oral Roberts University
16th-round pick OF Raphael Gladu from Louisiana Tech
18th-round pick infielder Carl Stajduhar from University of New Mexico
20th-round pick RHP Yadiel Flores from the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy
21st-round pick LHP Aaron Ford from Tennessee Wesleyan College
22nd-round pick RHP Joshua Payne from West Texas A&M
23rd-round pick LHP Jose Sierra from Monroe College
24th-round pick RHP Joe Cavallaro from the University of South Florida
26th-round pick infielder Gavin Garay from St. Petersburgh College
27th-round pick RHP Billy Oxford from Azusa Pacific University
28th-round pick infielder Jeremy Vasquez from Nova Southeastern University
29th-round pick RHP Liam McCall from First Coast High School (Fla.)
31st-round pick RHP Ryan Selmer from the University of Maryland
33rd-round pick RHP MacLeod Lozer from the University of Michigan
36th-round pick catcher Robby Kidwell from Brunswick Community College
37th-round pick LHP Joshua Walker from the University of New Haven
39th-round pick RHP Noah Nunez from Santana High School (Calif.)

Preview: 2017 Season - Game 75 - Mets at Giants - Montero vs Moore - 4:05 PM

Preview: 2017 Season - Game 75 - Mets at Giants - Montero vs Moore - 4:05 PM

Game 75 - New York Mets (33-41, 16-18 Road) at San Francisco Giants (27-50, 14-20 Home)

Probable Pitchers: NYM - Rafael Montero (0-4, 6.49 ERA) vs SFG - Matt Moore (3-7, 5.82 ERA)

TV/Radio: SNY/WOR 710 AM

Game Time: 4:05 PM

Batters vs Pitchers Stats at bottom of page!

Image result for rafael monteroDisgruntled second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera will attempt to cap an impressive series in the wake of his trade demand when the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants wrap up a three-game set Sunday.

After hearing Mets general manager Sandy Alderson wonder aloud about the potential trade market for a utility infielder who's a pending free agent at season's end, Cabrera has responded by going 5-for-9 with three runs scored in New York's two series-opening wins in San Francisco.

The five hits have raised his average from .238 at the start of the series to a much more attractive .259.

Cabrera, who hadn't played second base since 2014, has impressed in the field against the Giants as well, making one eye-catching play in each of the first two games of the series while playing error-free ball.

The Mets haven't made an error in the two games, helping them rebound from a four-game sweep against the Los Angeles Dodgers with back-to-back wins.

Both victories have been by multiple runs, allowing Mets manager Terry Collins to pull his starting pitcher at a comfortable point of the game, including Jacob deGrom after eight innings Saturday even though he was in total command.

"Certainly we're going to make sure we take care of him," Collins said of deGrom. "We don't need anyone else going down."

The Giants will attempt to cool Cabrera's bat with left-hander Matt Moore in the series finale.

Moore will be making his third career start against the Mets, without having won either of the first two. He's gone 0-1 with a 5.23 ERA in those outings.

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