Mets Minor League Roundup 5/19:
Mets AAA - FRESNO 7, LAS VEGAS 5: Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a home run today for the Las Vegas 51s, but it wasn’t enough in a 7-5 loss at the Fresno Grizzlies. Josh Satin, Andrew Brown, Brandon Allen and Zach Lutz each had a pair of hits for the 51s, who lost for the second straight day. Fresno pitcher Jason Berken helped his own cause by going 2 for 2 with three RBIs, including a run-scoring single in a four-run fourth inning.
Mets AA - BINGHAMTON 5, PORTLAND 0 - PORTLAND 8, BINGHAMTON 2: In Game 1, Hansel Robles tossed six scoreless innings and combined with Cody Satterwhite on the shutout. Matt Clark's three-run homer in the fifth opened a 4-0 lead. Matt Reynolds (1-for-2, 2 BB) and Clark scored two runs apiece. Kevin Plawecki and Darrell Ceciliani each had two hits and an RBI. Robles (2-2) allowed six hits and issued no walks while striking out two. In Game 2, starter Angel Cuan surrendered eight runs on 12 hits and a walk in four innings. He allowed two homers. Cuan was making his season debut with the B-Mets. Starter Greg Peavey was promoted to Las Vegas to fill a rotation spot with Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom in the majors. Box 1, Box 2
Mets High A - ST. LUCIE 5, LAKELAND 4 (11 innings): Dilson Herrera capped a 3-for-6 night by driving in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning and Beck Wheeler retired the side in order in the bottom half. The Mets won three of four games against Lakeland and moved a half-game ahead of Fort Myers for first place in the Florida State League South Division. Herrera now has nine multi-hit games in his last 10 contests. His go-ahead double came against Tyler Clark with no outs and plated Maikis De La Cruz, who led off the frame with a single. Wheeler struck out the side in the 10th and struck out two more in the 11th to earn the win. Three Mets pitchers -- starter Steven Matz, Seth Lugo and Wheeler -- combined for 19 strikeouts, a season high for the St. Lucie staff. The Mets got on the board in the third inning when Cam
Maron delivered a two-out, two-run single. Brandon Nimmo laced an RBI double in the fourth to make it 3-0. That looked like plenty of support for Matz, who cruised through the first five innings, striking out six and allowing three hits. However, the Flying Tigers belted four consecutive hits to start the sixth. Chad Wright's two-run double cut St. Lucie's lead to 3-2. Jeff McVaney then singled and left fielder Gilbert Gomez misplayed the ball, allowing Wright to score and tie the game. McVaney was on third with no outs, but Matz struck out two and induced a groundout to keep the score even. Herrera broke the tie in the eighth with a two-out single against Calvin Drummond that plated Eudy Pina. That lead did not last. Curt Powell provided an RBI single with two outs against Lugo in the bottom half to tie the score at 4. Box
Mets A - SAVANNAH 6, CHARLESTON 0: Kevin McGowan tossed a career-high seven innings and combined with Paul Paez on the shutout as the Gnats snapped a three-game losing streak. McGowan allowed two hits and two walks while striking out four. The Gnats (29-14) produced two runs apiece in each of the first three innings. In the first, Jeff McNeil's double plated Patrick Biondi. Dominic Smith added an RBI single. An inning later, Jorge Rivero produced a two-run homer -- his first long ball since 2012. L.J. Mazzilli, starting at shortstop with Gavin Cecchini missing a second straight game with a hand injury, led off the third with a homer for a 5-0 lead. Later in the inning, Champ Stuart produced his first RBI with the Gnats, on a single that scored Victor Cruzado. Smith left the game after grounding into a double play in the fifth inning. He fouled a ball off his foot earlier in the at-bat. Earlier in the day, Dario Alvarez was named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week. Box