Mets Minor League Roundup 7/17:
AA - RICHMOND 6, BINGHAMTON 5: Justin Turner went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and run scored and participated in Binghamton's first triple play in six years, but the B-Mets (59-36) dropped the rubber match. The Squirrels scored three runs without a hit to break a sixth-inning tie. Jim Fuller walked the first three batters, then hit a batter as Richmond took a 4-3 lead. Adam Kolarek entered with the bases still loaded and recorded consecutive fielder’s choices as a run scored each time. Fuller (2-1) suffered his first Double-A loss. B-Mets starter Noah Syndergaard, in his first appearance since the Futures Game, allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks in five innings while striking out five. He surrendered two homers during a 98-pitch effort. Ryan Lollis opened the game with a solo homer against Syndergaard. In the bottom half, Binghamton plated a run on Rhyne Hughes' RBI single. The Flying Squirrels answered with another run against Syndergaard in the second, on opposing pitcher Craig Westcott's RBI single.
The B-Mets' Darrell Ceciliani extended his hitting streak to 11 games and plated Xorge Carrillo with a single to make it 2-2 in the second. Syndergaard again got into trouble in the third. But Mark Minicozzi lined out to shortstop Wilfredo Tovar. The two baserunners were attempting to steal on the play. It became a 6-4-4 triple play. In the bottom half, Cesar Puello led off with an opposite-field homer to give the B-Mets a 3-2 lead. Richmond came back with its second long ball of the day against Syndergaard. Adam Duvall blasted a fifth-inning shot to tie the score at 3. After Richmond took the 6-3 lead, Puello's sacrifice fly and another Hughes RBI single cut the deficit to one run, but the B-Mets stranded the tying run at second base. B-Mets manager Pedro Lopez was ejected in the seventh by first base umpire Brian de Brauwere. Box
A+ - ST. LUCIE 9, BREVARD COUNTY 3: Kyle Johnson drove in three runs and Dustin Lawley and Yucary De La Cruz drove in two apiece as St. Lucie won its sixth straight game. Lawley had three hits. Johnson's two-run double with two outs in the eighth gave the Mets a 6-3 advantage. Randy Fontanez retired all seven batters he faced, five via strikeout, in relief of starter Hansel Robles. Robles allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings. Box
A - WEST VIRGINIA 8, SAVANNAH 1: Gabriel Ynoa allowed six runs (three earned) on 10 hits and a walk while striking out eight in five innings. West Virginia's four-run fourth included a fielding error by third baseman Jeff Reynolds. Savannah's lone run came in the first on Stefan Sabol's RBI triple. Box
RK - DANVILLE at KINGSPORT (ppd.)
SS - BROOKLYN 7, MAHONING VALLEY 5: The Cyclones' five-run third opened a 6-0 lead. The damage that frame included an RBI single by Eris Peguero. L.J. Mazzilli had three hits and two RBIs. Box
RK - GCL CARDINALS 6, GCL METS 5 (12 innings): Carlos Torres' sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 12th against Gaither Bumgardner scored the decisive run. Dominic Smith had given the Mets (5-16) a lead in the top of the 10th with a solo homer, but Cameron Griffin surrendered a long ball in the bottom half. Box