Saturday, April 26, 2014
Mets Minor League Roundup 4/25: Syndergaard wins for Vegas, St. Lucie Scores 10 runs in eighth in win, Savannah sweeps double header
Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 7, TACOMA 6: Noah Syndergaard allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six in five innings. The damage included a solo homer by Jesus Montero in the fourth inning. Syndergaard threw 96 pitches (58 strikes). After inheriting a one-run lead, Jeff Walters notched his sixth save despite allowing a pair of singles in the ninth. Vegas improved to 17-5. Andrew Brown went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs, a walk and three runs scored. Miguel Socolovich allowed two eighth-inning runs as Tacoma closed to within a run. Box
Mets AA - ERIE at BINGHAMTON (ppd.): The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday at 3:05 p.m.
Mets High A - ST. LUCIE 13, BRADENTON 4: Aderlin Rodriguez produced a grand slam against outfielder-turned-pitcher Walker Gourley in a 10-run eighth inning as St. Lucie overcame a one-run deficit. Trailing 4-3, Phillip Evans singled with the bases loaded beyond left fielder Jonathan Schwind’s reach, allowing Jairo Perez to score. Schwind’s throw to third base to get Gilbert Gomez got away and Gomez scored to make it 5-4. Eventually down three runs, Marauders manager Tom Prince summoned the right fielder Gourley to get the final out of the eighth. It took a while. T.J. Rivera delivered an RBI single, Gomez walked with the bases loaded to force in a run and Rodriguez capped the inning with a slam. Rodriguez finished with six RBIs and now leads the Florida State League with 25. The first five innings were a pitching duel. St. Lucie’s
Michael Fulmer did not allow a run. He stranded eight Marauders, including runners on third base in four of his five innings. Pittsburgh’s No. 3 prospect, Tyler Glasnow, made his season debut. He limited the Mets to two hits in five scoreless innings. The Mets broke the scoreless tie with three runs in the sixth. Perez drove in Brandon Nimmo for the first run. Two batters later, Rodriguez doubled home two more runs against Jhondaniel Medina. The 3-0 lead for the Mets was erased in the seventh. With two outs, Josh Bell drove in a run to put the Marauders on the board. Then with two on, Eric Wood homered against Randy Fontanez. One night after he drew four walks, Nimmo drew three more on Friday. Box
Mets A - SAVANNAH 4, LAKEWOOD 1
SAVANNAH 10, LAKEWOOD 2: Starter Robert Gsellman tossed a seven-inning complete game while striking out seven in the opener. Game 2 featured Stefan Sabol's grand slam. Jeff McNeil finished the doubleheader 5-for-6 with a double, four runs scored, two RBIs and a walk. The Long Beach State product leads the South Atlantic League with 13 extra-base hits and is sporting a slash line of .360/.430/.613. L.J. Mazzilli hit his first homer of the season in Game 1 -- a two-run shot in the fourth. Sabol's grand slam came against Julio Reyes in the first inning of the nightcap. Savannah added five runs in the fourth. The Gnats batted around that frame and scored on Colton Plaia's RBI double, a passed ball, Jared King's two-RBI double and Sabol's RBI single. Sabol now leads the league with 20 RBIs. Gnats starter Miller Diaz earned his first win of the season. The right-hander threw six innings and struck out eight while allowing two earned runs on four hits. Reliever Dawrin Frias finished off the rout, striking out two in a scoreless seventh. Frias ranks third in the league among relievers with 14.40 strikeouts per nine innings. The two pitchers ahead of him are teammates Robert Coles (15.12) and Akeel Morris (14.66). Box 1, Box 2