Showing posts with label Brandon Nimmo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brandon Nimmo. Show all posts

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 4/18: Nimmo has four hits in St.Lucie win, Montero goes 4 innings in Vegas Loss


Mets Minor League Roundup 4/18:


Mets AAA - RENO 10, LAS VEGAS 7 (11): Rafael Montero started and went four innings, giving up four runs on six hits (including one home run), with six strikeouts and three walks. Vic Black pitched a scoreless eighth, ninth and 10th innings, but Jeff Walters surrendered a three-run homer to Didi Gregorious in the bottom of the 11th to end the ballgame. Eric Campbell went 3-for-5 and Taylor Teagarden and Anthony Seratelli hit home runs for the 51s. Bobby Abreu went 1-for-5 with a double and a walk. Box

Mets AA - NEW HAMPSHIRE 6, BINGHAMTON 3: The Fisher Cats broke open a 3-3 tie with three runs in the top of the ninth off B-Mets relief pitcher Jon Velasquez, who took the loss. Darin Gorski started for Binghamton and went six innings, giving up three runs on six hits (including three home runs), with six strikeouts and one walk. Kevin Plawecki had a team-high two hits for the B-Mets. Box

Mets High A - ST. LUCIE 15, FORT MYERS 9: Brandon Nimmo and T.J. Rivera had four hits apiece for St. Lucie, and Maikis De La Cruz hit a home run. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer lasted just 2 1/3 innings, giving up eight runs on nine hits. Seth Lugo, who came in and gave up just one run on three hits in five innings of work, picked up the win. Box

Mets A - GREENVILLE at SAVANNAH (ppd.): The game will be made up as part of a May 15 doubleheader.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mets News: Mets cut 15 players to minor league camp


Mets News:


The Mets started to make their cuts down to minor league camp....

Left-handed reliever Josh Edgin was the most notable name dispatched to minor-league camp in the first round of cuts.

Edgin, who made 34 relief appearances for the Mets last season, was registering only in the upper-80s with his fastball.

Others sent to minor league camp: infielder Wilfredo Tovar, left-handers Steven Matz and Adam Kolarek, right-handers Erik Goeddel, Logan Verrett and Chasen Bradford, catcher Kevin Plawecki, infielder Daniel Muno, infielder/outfielder Dustin Lawley, and outfielders Brandon Nimmo and Cory Vaughn, outfielder Cesar Puello, left-hander Jack Leathersich and right-hander John Church.

The Mets sent 15 players overall to the minor-league side. That leaves 49 players still in big-league camp.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mets News: ESPN Keith Law - Mets have the 6th Best Farm System


Best 1B Prospect?

Mets News:


ESPN.com’s Keith Law puts five Mets in his list of the top 100 prospects in baseball, with Noah Syndergaard the highest ranked at No. 24.

Travis d'Arnaud (36), Dominic Smith (37), Rafael Montero (60) and Brandon Nimmo (92) round out the list.

Dominic Smith is the highest ranked first baseman on Law’s list and the only first baseman to appear in the top 50.

On Tuesday, Law said the Mets have the sixth-best farm system in MLB.

Friday, August 23, 2013

2013 Mets Top 20 Prospects (Updated)


Here are the 2013 Mets Top 20 Prospects.

To be eligible to be on the list, a player must have rookie eligibility. To qualify for rookie status, a player must not have exceeded 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues, or accumulated more than 45 days on the active roster of a Major League club or clubs during the 25-player limit period, excluding time on the disabled list or in military service.

*Players are graded on a 2-8 scale for both present and future tools. 2-3 is well below average, 4 is below average, 5 is average, 6 is above average and 7-8 is plus.


1) Noah Syndergaard - RHP - Binghamton Mets (AA)

Scouting Grades* (present/future): Fastball: 6/7 | Curveball: 4/5 | Changeup: 5/6 | Control: 4/5 | Overall: 5/6

Syndergaard had a very successful full-season debut where he made the All-Star team, held hitters to a .212 average and struck out 10.6 per nine innings. He uses his height well, throwing downhill with some movement. Though his fastball is plus, thrown up to 96 mph consistently, he’s more than just a thrower. His power curve has improved as he’s added velocity to it and it could be an above-average breaking ball in the future. He has a power changeup as well, which is still a work in progress, but could give him a third above-average offering. Despite his size, he has an easy delivery and he throws strikes. His combination of stuff, pitchability and aggressiveness on the mound point to a possible future as a frontline starter.

2) Travis d'Arnaud - C - New York Mets

Scouting Grades (present/future): Hit: 5/6 | Power: 5/6 | Run: 3/3 | Arm: 5/6 | Field: 4/5 | Overall: 5/6

If it hadn’t been for some injuries, talk about d’Arnaud as a prospect would have long been a thing of the past and the buzz would be about him as one of the bright young catching stars in the big leagues. In 2012, he was tearing up the Pacific Coast League when he tore the PCL in his left knee. During the offseason, he was traded for an ace for the second time in his career. Initially a Phillies prospect, he was dealt to Toronto in the Roy Halladay deal. This time, he was the key part of a package sent from the Blue Jays to the Mets for R.A. Dickey. When healthy, he has the tools to be a top-flight all-around backstop. He’s agile and athletic with a good arm and has worked hard to improve his throwing. He has the ability to hit for both average and power and is a natural leader behind the plate, skills he should be able to show off in New York soon.

3) Rafael Montero - RHP - Las Vegas 51's (AAA)

Scouting Grades* (present/future): FB: 6/7 | Curve: 4/5 | Slider: 5/5 | Changeup: 4/5 | Control: 5/6 | Overall: 5/6

Since signing out of the Dominican Republic, a bit older than most international prospects, Montero has been on a bit of a fast track. He made three stops during his debut summer in 2011, then kept on going in 2012, pitching at both full-season A-ball affiliates while finishing fourth in the organization in ERA and batting average against. He's not the biggest guy in the world, but there aren't concerns about durability. Montero has a real feel for pitching, often pitching backwards with his slider and quality fading changeup. That doesn't mean he doesn't have a fastball. He can touch 95 mph with a ton of life. He can throw all of them for strikes, which bodes well for his future as a member of a big league rotation.

4) Wilmer Flores - 2B/INF - New York Mets

Scouting Grades (present/future): Hit: 4/6 | Power: 4/5 | Run: 3/3 | Arm: 6/6 | Field: 4/5 | Overall: 4/5

The 2012 season was a big one for the Mets infield prospect. Still very young, Flores made impressive progress at the plate, moving up to Double-A for the first time. He has a knack for making contact and is extremely tough to strike out. His overall approach at the plate improved and that helped him tap into his raw power more consistently. Initially a shortstop, Flores moved around the infield in 2012, spending more time at third than anywhere else, and that's a much better home for him given his lack of quickness. He has good hands and a strong arm, but the lack of range might continue to be an issue. Flores' bat might be ready to contribute soon, regardless of his position.

5) Brandon Nimmo - OF - Savannah Sand Gnats (A Full)

Scouting Grades* (present/future): Hit: 4/6 | Power: 4/6 | Run: 5/5 | Arm: 5/5 | Field: 4/5 | Overall: 5/6

When evaluating where Nimmo is on the development path, it's important to note that Brooklyn is not a very nice place to hit. Just ask Ike Davis, who hit zero homers in the New York-Penn League at age 21. Nimmo, the Wyoming native who didn't have a high school baseball team, hit six as a raw teenager. There's a lot of raw power to tap into for Nimmo and as he continues to refine his approach, he should have at least above-average pop in games. He does understand the strike zone quite well, so he should hit for average as well. A solid average runner, Nimmo has a good arm and while he has work to do to stay in center field, should be an average defender across the board. The Mets knew it might take Nimmo some time to develop given his experience, but in many ways he's ahead of the curve.

6) Cesar Puello - OF - Binghamton Mets (AA)

Scouting Grades* (present/future): Hit: 3/6 | Power: 5/6 | Run: 5/5 | Arm: 6/6 | Field: 5/6 | Overall: 4/6

In terms of pure raw tools, no one stands ahead of Puello in the Mets' organization. The 2013 season looked like the one where he would translate those tools into consistent performance, until he was suspended for 50 games for PED use in the wake of the Biogenesis investigation. Puello still has a good deal of raw power and the bat speed to be a good all-around hitter. He needs to continue to refine his approach at the plate so he can tap into that power, something that started to come in 2013. He has good speed and a very strong arm from the outfield, with the chance to be an above-average defender, either in center or right field. He'll need to prove to everyone that his breakout wasn't drug-enhanced after he returns from his suspension.

7) Dominic Smith - 1B/OF - GCL Mets (RK)

Scouting Grades* (present/future): Hit: 4/6 | Power: 4/5 | Run: 4/4 | Arm: 5/5 | Field: 5/6 | Overall: 4/5

For the third year in a row, the Mets took a high school position player with their first pick in the Draft and this time it was Smith, whom many thought to be the best pure prep hitter in the 2013 Draft class. The SoCal first baseman has the chance to be an above-average hitter and should add more power as he develops. While he's a quality defender at first, he is limited to that position, so how much pop he does add will determine just how well he profiles at the corner infield spot. Most are confident, however, that his bat should carry him to the big leagues.

8) Gavin Cecchini - SS - Brooklyn Cyclones (A Short)

Scouting Grades* (present/future): Hit: 4/6 | Power: 2/4 | Run: 5/5 | Arm: 5/5 | Field: 5/6 | Overall: 5/6
If Cecchini needs advice about the travails of Minor League life, he can ask his older brother, Garin, who was a fourth-round pick of the Red Sox in 2010. Of course his father, who doubled as his high school coach, well-prepared him for the path ahead. Gavin is a scrappy middle infielder who should be able to play shortstop long-term thanks to good range, a solid arm and plus instincts. Those instincts also helps his solid average speed play up on the basepaths. He projects to be a good all-around hitter with the ability to make consistent contact, even if it’s not with that much power. He plays the game the right way and that plus makeup should help him move up the organizational ladder.

9) Kevin Plawecki - C - St. Lucie Mets (A Adv)

Scouting Grades* (present/future): Hit: 3/5 | Power: 4/5 | Run: 3/3 | Arm: 5/5 | Field: 5/6 | Overall: 4/5

The 2012 Draft class wasn't a great one in terms of catching depth, especially from the college ranks, so Plawecki was able to ride a strong junior season at Purdue into the supplemental first round. At Purdue, he was a contact-first, offensive-minded catcher, but he has some obvious strength and should hit for more power in the future (he did hit seven homers, including four at home in Brooklyn -- a tough park for hitters). He may not wow anyone with his skills behind the plate, but he's a solid receiver who works well with pitchers and with an arm that was strong and accurate enough to throw out 32 percent of would-be basestealers during his pro debut. There isn't much catching depth in the Mets' system and Plawecki rises right to the top of that class.

10) Jeurys Familia - RHP - Rehab Assignment

Scouting Grades* (present/future): Fastball: 7/7 | Slider: 5/6 | Changeup: 4/5 | Control: 3/4 | Overall: 5/6

There has never been any question about Familia’s arm strength and his ability to generate swings and misses, with his strikeout rate of nearly a batter per inning throughout his Minor League career. He can maintain his mid-90s velocity throughout his starts with good sink. His slider with short bite gives him a very good breaking ball to complement his fastball, and it has a cutter-type action. He shows some feel for a sinking changeup, though he doesn’t throw it much, especially when he’s coming out of the bullpen. His lack of command and the lack of a consistent third pitch makes most thinking a relief role makes the most sense, with the potential to be a future closer.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/7: Wilfredo Tovar Homers Twice for Binghamton, Brandon Nimmo goes 3 for 5 for Savannah


Mets Minor League Roundup 8/7:


AA - ALTOONA 5, BINGHAMTON 4: Wilfredo Tovar homered twice, but B-Mets pitchers had three costly throwing errors as a five-game winning streak ended. Tovar blasted a solo shot against Casey Sadler in the second to open the scoring. In the third, poor fielding allowed Altoona to respond. After the first two batters reached, Sadler pushed a bunt back to the mound. Erik Goeddel tried to force out the lead runner at third base, but an errant throw allowed two runners to score. Alen Hanson followed with another bunt, and Goeddel’s throw went awry down the right-field line to put Altoona up, 3-1. Cory Vaughn brought the B-Mets within a run with a solo homer in the fourth. It was his second homer since rejoining the B-Mets on Tuesday. He has seven RBIs in three games. Goeddel departed after six innings with the B-Mets trailing, 3-2. Armando Rodriguez entered in the seventh and allowed two runs in the frame. After Carlos Paulino's single, Rodriguez sent an errant pickoff attempt past first base that allowed the runner to advance to third. The next pitch was belted off the right-field wall by Mel Rojas Jr. for an RBI triple. Pinch hitter Andy Vasquez then placed a suicide squeeze down the third-base line to score the final Altoona run. In the bottom half, Tovar lifted a two-run shot over the left-field wall to bring the B-Mets within a run. Richard Lucas singled later in the inning, but was stranded. It was the first multi-homer game of Tovar's professional career. Darrell Ceciliani and Pedro Lopez were ejected in the bottom of the seventh inning by plate umpire Nick Mahrley. Box

A+ - BRADENTON 8, ST. LUCIE 5: Starter Domingo Tapia surrendered seven runs in 1 1/3 innings. Box

A - CHARLESTON 9, SAVANNAH 7: The RiverDogs snapped a seven-game losing streak, taking the lead for good with a three-run sixth. Gregory Bird launched a go-ahead two-run homer against reliever Tyler Vanderheiden for the game's final runs. The Sand Gnats (23-19/66-45) had taken a brief 7-6 lead with three runs in the bottom of the fifth. The key hit in the frame was a two-run single by Nelfi Zapata. Charleston had taken its first lead, 6-4, with three runs in the top half against Savannah starter Marcos Camarena. Helped by a walk and two hit-by-pitches, the 'Dogs scored three runs on just one hit in the inning. The Gnats built a 4-1 lead with two runs apiece in the first and second innings. In the second, Brandon Nimmo (3-for-5) doubled home two runs. Savannah pitching had not allowed a run in the first 18 innings of the series against Charleston. Box

RK - KINGSPORT 7, PULASKI 4: Starter Yoan Gonzalez allowed two runs (none earned) in six innings. The K-Mets (25-19) produced a five-run fourth that included a solo homer by Jon Leroux and a two-run single by Amed Rosario. Box

SS - BROOKLYN 4, CONNECTICUT 3: The Cyclones overcame a 3-2 deficit with a two-run eighth. Matthew Oberste singled and moved to third on James Roche's double. Connecticut was forced to bring the infield in, and Jonathan Clark hit a seeing eye-single through the left side to plate the tying run. With men on the corners and one out, Tomas Nido ripped a line-drive single up the middle to give Brooklyn its first lead. John Mincone then notched his sixth save, pulling him even for the New York-Penn League lead. Box

RK - GCL CARDINALS at GCL METS (ppd.)

Monday, August 05, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/5: Francisco Pena hits 3-run HR in Vegas Victory, Brandon Nimmo goes 3 for 4 with a 2-run HR for Savannah


Nimmo

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/5:


AAA - LAS VEGAS 5, MEMPHIS 2: Francisco Pena belted a three-run homer in a five-run fourth. He had been hitless in 11 at-bats on the road trip before the long ball. Chris Schwinden (5-9) allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk in six innings. Lucas Duda pinch-hit in the ninth as his rehab assignment shifted to Triple-A. Wilmer Flores began the game at first base with Zach Lutz at third base, but the players flipped positions in the sixth inning. Flores was 1 for 5 in the game. Lutz was 1 for 4 with RBI's. Tim Byrdak retired lefty-hitting Greg Garcia, the lone batter he faced, on a pop-up in the southpaw's 51s debut after 14 appearances with Class A St. Lucie. Greg Burke notched his fourth save despite allowing three baserunners to reach in the bottom of the ninth with one out -- two via hit by pitch. Box

A+ - CLEARWATER at ST. LUCIE (canceled)

A - SAVANNAH 6, CHARLESTON 0: Luis Cessa struck out a season-high 12 batters in eight scoreless innings while allowing four hits and walking none. Paul Sewald completed the shutout with a scoreless ninth that included three strikeouts. Brandon Nimmo went 3-for-4 and had a two-run homer in a five-run eighth. The Gnats grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third inning. Singles from Dimas Ponce, Jorge Rivero and Nimmo loaded the bases with none out. Ponce then scored on a groundball double play from Maikis De La Cruz. In addition to Nimmo's homer, Savannah picked up RBI singles from Eudy Pina, Greg Pron and Albert Cordero in the eighth. Box

RK - GCL METS 7, GCL MARLINS 0: Octavio Acosta tossed six scoreless innings and combined with Ty Williams, Jose Encarnacion and Cameron Griffin on the five-hit shutout. Jhoan Urena and Ivan Wilson had three hits and two runs scored apiece. Box

Monday, July 01, 2013

Mets News: Brandon Nimmo Voted in by Fans for 2013 Future Games


Mets News:


2011 First-Round Pick Brandon Nimmo has been voted in by fans to the July 14 Futures Game at Citi Field. Nimmo, 20, will join Mets farmhands Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero in the All-Star showcase for top prospects.

Nimmo is hitting .277 with one homer, 22 RBIs and four steals in 202 at-bats with low-A Savannah. He missed a month of the season with hand and back injuries.

Brandon Nimmo's Minor League Stats:


YearAgeTmABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBA
2011182 Teams3858002400614.211
201118Mets295700240039.241
201118Kingsport90100000035.111
201219Brooklyn2664166202640154678.248
201320Savannah202355665122432865.277
3 Seasons506811302679665880157.257
Rk (1 season)3858002400614.211
A (1 season)202355665122432865.277
A- (1 season)2664166202640154678.248
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/1/2013.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/27: Nimmo starts the comeback for Savannah, Plawecki forced to leave game with injury


Mets Minor League Roundup 6/27:


AAA - TACOMA 2, LAS VEGAS 0: Vegas was shut out by Tacoma Pitcher Danny Hultzen.. Ike Davis went 0-4 with 1 strikeout, his Average dropped to .283..The 51's only had 3 hits to muster. Box

AA - TRENTON at BINGHAMTON (ppd): Thursday night’s game between the B-Mets and Thunder was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on July 26 at 5:30 p.m. Rain has affected four straight B-Mets games. Monday at Portland started with an 84-minute delay. Tuesday’s game was suspended after two innings. Wednesday’s game was postponed before it began.

A+ - PALM BEACH 10, ST. LUCIE 6: Catcher Kevin Plawecki was forced to leave the game after shifting over for a breaking pitch in the dirt while catching. He appeared to be in pain, possibly in the hip area. Palm Beach built a 10-1 lead. Starter Angel Cuan was charged with nine runs (six earned) on nine hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings. Jayce Boyd produced a three-run homer in the seventh. Dustin Lawley went 3-for-5. Box

A - SAVANNAH 10, ROME 3: Savannah starter Logan Taylor left the game after 1 2/3 innings, accompanied by the team trainer. Julian Hilario gave the Gnats 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, his longest outing of the year, to take the team's pitching staff through the fifth inning. The Gnats (3-4/46-30) broke a 1-1 tied with a five-run sixth. Brandon Nimmo began the frame with a single. After Greg Pron walked, Cole Frenzel rolled a single into right field to score Nimmo from second with the go-ahead run. Nelfi Zapata followed with a line-drive single to plate Pron. Albert Cordero's single and Phillip Evans' double each scored a run. Cordero trotted home with the final run of the inning on a wild pitch for a 6-1 lead. The Braves picked up two runs in the seventh against eventual winning pitcher Tyler Vanderheiden. Vanderheiden left the bases loaded for Hunter Carnevale. Carnevale forced home the second run of the inning with a walk to make the score 6-3, but recovered to strike out Chris Edmonson and leave the bases loaded. Savannah added three runs in the seventh, keyed by a two-run double from Evans. Evans finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Box

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/14: Nimmo's hit wins game in 12th inning for Gnats


Mets Minor League Roundup 6/14:


AAA - COLORADO SPRINGS 6, LAS VEGAS 2: The Sky Sox scored three runs in the seventh against Sean Henn to break a 2-all tie. Ike Davis went 1-for-4. Box

AA - BOWIE 6, BINGHAMTON 3: Scott Atchison and Pedro Feliciano tossed scoreless innings, but the B-Mets were held to five hits and had a six-game winning streak snapped. Josh Rodriguez went 0-for-2, ending his 23-game hitting streak. Cory Mazzoni (2-2) allowed five runs on eight hits over five innings. Bowie starter Tyler Wilson faced one batter over the minimum through four innings. He did not allow a hit until Xorge Carrillo singled with two outs in the fifth. Kyle Hudson singled to open the game against Mazzoni. Former B-Met Niuman Romero followed with a homer. Mazzoni then retired nine straight hitters, but ran into trouble again in the fourth. With two outs and a runner on second base, Garabez Rosa hit a grounder up the middle that brought home Caleb Joseph. Aaron Baker's RBI single made it 4-0. In the fifth, Josh Horton led off with a bloop double. After a sacrifice bunt, Romero singled to plate the final run against Mazzoni. In the sixth, Danny Muno and Rodriguez each walked to start the inning. Two hitters later, Allan Dykstra blasted a three-run homer that ended Wilson’s night. Reliever Chris Petrini gave up a single to Richard Lucas, but Darrell Ceciliani grounded into an inning-ending double play. The rehabbing Atchison tossed a scoreless seventh. Feliciano followed with a scoreless inning . In the ninth, Ryan Fraser walked three and gave up a sacrifice fly. Box

Nimmo
A - SAVANNAH 2, GREENVILLE 1 (12 innings): For the second time in four games, Brandon Nimmo plated the winning run in extra innings. For the third time in four years, the Savannah Sand Gnats won the first-half Southern Division championship. With one out in the 12th, Jeff Reynolds and Phillip Evans singled. Eudy Pina then walked to load the bases. On Tuesday, Nimmo drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th on a bases-loaded walk. On Friday, he lifted a sacrifice fly to center field. Reynolds, running from third, paused on the way home. The throw from center fielder Cory Koback hit him in the foot, allowing him to score the winning run. The Gnats (41-26) scored the game’s first run in the bottom of the second inning. Maikis De La Cruz doubled, advanced to third on Stefan Sabol’s single and scored on Cole Frenzel’s comebacker to the pitcher. De La Cruz doubled twice. The Drive (22-45) evened the game in the eighth. Mookie Betts, who had three hits, singled and scored to even the game at 1. Savannah starter Steven Matz struck out a season-high 10 batters in 5 1/3 scoreless innings. He gave up two singles and two walks. Jayce Boyd, in line for a promotion with the first half ending, was 2-for-3 with a pair of walks. His groundout in the 10th inning snapped a streak in which he had reached base safely in 10 straight plate appearances. Savannah reliever Bret Mitchell worked two scoreless frames to earn his third win. Greenville reliever Gerardo Oliveras, who entered in the 11th, took the loss. Box

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 4/19: Wheeler Pitches, Satin Hurt, Nimmo still red hot, Plawecki big night


Mets Minor League Roundup 4/19:

Class AAA - LAS VEGAS 10, SACRAMENTO 5: Zack Wheeler was charged with four earned runs on three hits and six walks while striking out four in 4 1/3 innings. He threw a season-high 108 pitches. Three runs charged to Wheeler scored after Greg Peavey inherited the bases loaded. Josh Satin, who is hitting .350, was forced to leave the game after fouling a pitch off an ankle. Eric Campbell homered and scored three runs. Reese Havens, who replaced Satin, also went deep. Box

Class AA - NEW HAMPSHIRE 5, BINGHAMTON 2: Ryan Schimpf homered in the first inning against B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel. Binghamton answered a half-inning later on an RBI groundout from Blake Forsythe. But New Hampshire broke the tie with two runs in the second. After the first two batters reached against Goeddel, Adam Loewen stroked an RBI single up the middle and John Tolisano produced a sac fly. Kevin Pillar stretched the lead to three in the third by banging an inside-the-park homer -- the second inside-the-parker the B-Mets have surrendered this week. The B-Mets struggled against New Hampshire starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx. After allowing a single to Richard Lucas in the second, he retired 12 of the next 13 B-Mets he faced, five via strikeout.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 4/16: McHugh tosses 5 2/3 innings, Nimmo still on fire


McHugh
Mets Minor League Roundup 4/16:

SACRAMENTO 2, LAS VEGAS 1: Gonzalez Germen surrendered a tiebreaking RBI single to Michael Choice in the seventh for the decisive run. Collin McHugh had limited Sacramento to one run (unearned) on seven hits and three walks while striking out three in a 102-pitch effort spanning 5 2/3 innings. The run against McHugh came after a first-inning error by Wilmer Flores. Flores' single in the fourth plated Juan Lagares (3-for-4) to even the score at 1. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, PORTLAND 3: Portland took an early lead against B-Mets starter Logan Verrett. An RBI double from Tony Thomas in the first and an inside-the-park homer by Heiker Meneses in the second put the Sea Dogs up 2-0. Verrett settled down, though, and allowed one additional hit over his next four innings. He began the seventh inning, but was relieved by Jack Leathersich after surrendering a two-out walk to Peter Hissey. Binghamton's comeback began in the fourth against Portland starter Drake Britton. With two outs, Cory Vaughn singled. Cesar Puello then tripled to put Binghamton on the board. After Danny Muno walked, Britton threw a wild pitch, allowing Puello to score and tie the game. Francisco Pena gave the B-Mets the lead with an RBI double. The game moved quickly until the bottom of the seventh, where it was halted for 37 minutes due to a rain delay. After the break, the B-Mets tacked on four more runs in the eighth to boost their lead to 7-2. Jeff Walters gave up one run in the ninth, but finished the game to earn his third save. Walters recorded his second save of the season that lasted more than one inning (also two innings at Akron on April 4). Right-hander Jacob DeGrom will make his Double-A on Wednesday. Box

ST. LUCIE 13, CHARLOTTE 3: Dustin Lawley belted a grand slam and Aderlin Rodriguez had a solo homer. Cam Maron went 3-for-5 with a triple and three RBIs. Hansel Robles (1-1) allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out three in six innings. Estarlin Morel and Wanel Mesa combined for three scoreless relief innings. St. Lucie improved to 9-3. Box

GREENSBORO 9, SAVANNAH 8: Julian Hilario suffered the blown save and the loss after surrendering three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Viosergy Rosa delivered the walk-off three-run homer against Hilario. The Gnats had taken the lead with a three-run top of the inning that included Jayce Boyd's sacrifice fly and a tiebreaking two-run homer by Kevin Plawecki. Brandon Nimmo finished 3-for-5 to up his South Atlantic League average to .447. Gnats starter Luis Cessa allowed four runs (one earned) in five innings. The Gnats committed three errors, including a pair by third baseman Cole Frenzel. Box

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Citizen Bank Park, Harvey, Shoppach, Quick Pitch, Cecchini, Nimmo, Bye-Bye Buffalo, First basemen Homers


Mets News and Notes:

The Mets are now 7-1 at Citizens Bank Park this season. And they already have clinched their third series win in Philadelphia in 2012. The only other season in which the Amazin's won three series of three-plus games in the City of Brotherly Love came in 1989.

Collins acknowledged pregame that Harvey is expected to be shut down before the end of the season due to an innings limit. Including Wednesday's workload and his minor league duty, Harvey has now logged 152 1/3 innings. Sandy Alderson previously suggested Harvey may be capped in the 165- to 170-inning range, although a team insider said the total may get to 175.

Kelly Shoppach started the past two games, although Collins said Josh Thole now would catch through Saturday, with Shoppach's next opportunity Sunday in Miami against southpaw Mark Buehrle. The manager said Shoppach needs to play enough so the Mets can gauge if he's a match for 2013. Thole is 0-for-21 over his past seven starts. “We’re going to see more righties than lefties,” Collins said. “I want to give Kelly a shot. We brought him here to find out if it’s going to be a fit. So I think he needs some playing time to find that out.”

The Mets entered Wednesday averaging just 20.4 seconds between pitches, according to FanGraphs, the fastest pace in the majors. Their starting pitchers have been particularly brisk, averaging 19.4 seconds between pitches, more than half a second faster than any other team. There is, of course, no trophy for working the fastest. And speed is not a prerequisite for success. But Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen strongly discourages pitchers from dawdling on the mound.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Santana Shutdown?, Instant Replay, Cablevision, Nimmo, Mejia, Duda, Nieuwenhuis, Hairston, Nitkowski


Mets News and Notes:

Pitching coach Dan Warthen briefly mentioned Santana's back during a postgame interview, but Santana insisted he was healthy despite an 8.27 ERA in 10 starts since his June 1 no-hitter. Mets brass likely will huddle to discuss Santana, with shutting down the southpaw among the topics to consider, although it would seem likely Santana gets another opportunity with an extra day of rest Thursday at Citi Field against Colorado. Santana, though, has not been dismissive of shutting down his season before his teammates -- receptiveness that suggests it probably will happen at some point before the Mets wrap up their season in Miami Oct. 3.

More instant replay, at least unofficially, is coming to Citi Field this season. Major League Baseball will experiment with technology to determine fair and foul balls. The technology will be tested, not influence game decisions. A competing system will be tested at Yankee Stadium.

"Hawkeye," the camera-based technology used in tennis, will be tested at Citi Field, both during Mets games in September and on off days. A radar-based system, similar to the technology used to track shots in golf telecasts, will be tested at Yankee Stadium. That technology, officials said, has not previously been used to review calls in any sport. Baseball also plans to test both systems during the Arizona Fall League and present the results at the next owners meetings in November.

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