Monday, March 10, 2014
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.
Friday, September 27, 2013
The Mets have announced their organization awards, they named first baseman Allan Dykstra and catcher Kevin Plawecki as their co-minor league players of the year. Right-hander Gabriel Ynoa has been named the organization's top pitching performer. Dykstra hit 21 HR's and drove in 82 RBI's, Ynoa won 17 games including two post-season games and had a ERA of 2.72 with 106 K's in 135 innings. Plawecki batted .305 with 80 RBI's.
Those prospects, along with individual level award winners, will be honored during a pregame ceremony at Citi Field on Friday night.
The individual level Sterling Award winners:
• Right-hander Rafael Montero (Las Vegas)
• Right-handers Noah Syndergaard and Jeff Walters (Binghamton)
• Outfielder/third baseman Dustin Lawley (St. Lucie)
• First baseman Jayce Boyd (Savannah)
• Right-hander Robert Whalen (Kingsport)
• Right-hander Robert Gsellman (Brooklyn)
• First baseman Dominic Smith (Gulf Coast League)
• Outfielder John Mora and left-hander Jose Medina (Dominican Summer League)
Friday, August 30, 2013
Mets Minor League Roundup 8/29: Dustin Lawley hits first Triple-A Homer, Newly Acquired Dilson Herrera goes 2 for 3 for Savannah, Dominic Smith goes 2 for 2 with 2 doubles for Kingsport
AAA - LAS VEGAS 10, COLORADO SPRINGS 7: Dustin Lawley, the Florida State League Player of the Year and home run leader, launched his first Triple-A long ball. Ruben Tejada and Mike Baxter also went deep as the 51s pummeled Sky Sox starter Sean Gallagher for 10 runs on 14 hits in four innings. 51s starter Matt Fox allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings. Chris Schwinden entered to record the final out after D.J. Mitchell surrendered four ninth-inning runs. Box
AA - BOWIE 13, BINGHAMTON 1: The Baysox blasted five homers, four against starter Erik Goeddel, to hand the B-Mets their most lopsided loss of the season. Trailing 7-0, the B-Mets finally got on the board in the fifth against Daniel McCutchen. Travis Taijeron deposited a 2-1 pitch over the left-field wall for his 14th Double-A homer. Brandon Waring, who entered the game with a .159 batting average in August, launched three homers -- the final against Armando Rodriguez in the sixth. He became the first opponent to hit three homers against the B-Mets since Danny Espinosa performed the feat with Harrisburg on Aug. 4, 2010. Adam Kolarek and Chasen Bradford each contributed two scoreless relief innings. Goeddel (9-7) allowed 10 runs on 12 hits, both career-highs, in 4 2/3 innings. McCutchen (2-0) surrendered one run over 4 1/3 innings after taking over for rehabbing major leaguer Jason Hammel. Goeddel is the first B-Mets pitcher to allow four homers in a game since Brandon Moore surrendered four to Harrisburg on Sep. 3, 2010. it was Binghamton’s worst margin of defeat since they fell, 16-3, to New Hampshire on April 26, 2012. Earlier in the day, the Eastern League named Allan Dykstra and closer Jeff Walters to the end-of-season All-Star team. Box
A+ - JUPITER 12, ST. LUCIE 3: Alex Panteliodis allowed eight runs (five earned) in 4 2/3 innings and St. Lucie was eliminated from postseason contention. T.J. Rivera drove in two of the Mets' three runs. Box
Friday, August 02, 2013
Mets Minor League Roundup 8/1: Dustin Lawley hits 2 HR's, Jon Niese Pitches 4 scoreless innings for St.Lucie
AAA - NASHVILLE 4, LAS VEGAS 0: Giancarlo Alvarado surrendered one run in 6 1/3 innings. Jack Leathersich was charged with three eighth-inning runs. The 51s (60-51) mustered only four hits against Chris Narveson and three relievers. Box
AA - ALTOONA 2, BINGHAMTON 1 (13 innings): Adam Kolarek suffered the loss in his third inning of relief, on a one-out RBI single in the 13th. B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel had surrendered only one run, unearned, in 6 1/3 innings. Box
A+- ST. LUCIE 10, TAMPA 4: Dustin Lawley homered twice and drove in five runs. Jon Niese pitched four scoreless innings on a major league rehab assignment. He allowed two hits while walking one and striking out four. Niese tossed 50 pitches (32 strikes). Lawley hit a two-run homer in the first to give the Mets the lead. The Mets (58-46) scored five times with two outs in the inning. Matt Reynolds had a bases-loaded two-run single. Robbie Shields added an RBI single. Lawley launched a three-run homer in the second to extend the lead to 8-0. Lawley leads the Florida State League with 23 homers and 82 RBIs. T.J. Rivera went 4-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. Lucas Duda went 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI double in his fourth game with St. Lucie on a major league rehab assignment. Hansel Robles picked up the win despite allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits in four innings. Cody Satterwhite struck out the side in the ninth. Box
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Mets Minor League Roundup 7/31: Dustin Lawley hits his 21st HR for St.Lucie, Gabriel Ynoa wins his 12th for Savannah
NASHVILLE 3, LAS VEGAS 2: Greg Burke surrendered a walk-off RBI single to Eugenio Velez a half-inning after the 51s had evened the score. Jamie Hoffmann's leadoff homer in the top of the ninth had made it 2-2. Hoffmann homered twice off the bench after pinch-hitting for Juan Centeno. Box
ALTOONA 3, BINGHAMTON 2: The Curve scored two runs in the eighth as Adam Kolarek failed to preserve a one-run lead. Kolarek surrendered three hits, including a go-ahead RBI single to Alex Dickerson. Binghamton had been 57-0 when leading after seven innings. The damage against Kolarek became the first earned runs allowed by the B-Mets bullpen since July 20 -- a span of 10 games. Travis d'Arnaud went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his first game with the B-Mets. With the B-Mets leading 2-1, Alen Hanson narrowly beat Kolarek to the bag for an infield single. Adalberto Santos tied the score with a double. Dickerson gave Altoona the lead by punching a run-producing single through the left side. Santos scored from second, beating left fielder Travis Taijeron’s throw. In the fourth, B-Mets starter Darin Gorski walked Gregory Polanco. Polanco stole second and moved to third when d’Arnaud’s throw skipped into center. Mel Rojas Jr. executed a suicide squeeze with a bunt up the first-base line, plating Polanco with the game’s first run. Altoona starter Jameson Taillon had a scoreless effort end in the fifth. Wilfredo Tovar singled and stole second. With two outs, Alonzo Harris singled to plate Tovar. Binghamton used more two-out offense to grab the lead in the seventh. Reliever Zack Thornton walked Allan Dykstra to start the inning, then uncorked a wild pitch. Richard Lucas ultimately lined a two-out single, plating Dykstra for a 2-1 B-Mets lead. Gorski struck out a season-high eight and exited after seven innings with the lead. He allowed one unearned run on four hits. Kolarek (2-2) was tagged with his first loss since April 28. Box
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Mets Minor League Roundup 7/10: Den Dekker Hits 2-run HR, Lawley Hits Grand Slam (19th) for St. Lucie
AAA - SALT LAKE 7, LAS VEGAS 4: Starter Matt Fox allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings. The 51s (47-44) scored four ninth-inning runs, highlighted by Matt den Dekker's two-run homer. Jamie Hoffmann flied out with the bases loaded as the comeback bid ended. Box
A+ - ST. LUCIE 9, CHARLOTTE 4: Dustin Lawley hit a grand slam in the seventh for his league-leading 19th homer to secure the win for the Mets (46-40). After an intentional walk to Jayce Boyd loaded the bases, Lawley crushed a pitch from Lenny Linsky over the left-field fence for a five-run lead. Lawley, who also leads the league in extra-base hits and total bases, is now tied for the league lead with 67 RBIs. Kevin Plawecki had two hits and two RBIs and reached base three times. Matt Reynolds finished with two hits and an RBI. Kyle Johnson had two hits and two runs scored. Boyd had an RBI double and walk. Randy Fontanez earned the victory in relief with 1 2/3 scoreless innings and three strikeouts. Fontanez pitched in relief in the fifth and helped the Mets escape a jam with runners at first and third to protect a 5-4 lead. Tim Byrdak retired the side in order in the seventh with one strikeout. T.J. Chism retired all six batters he faced with two strikeouts to close the game. Hansel Robles received a no-decision. He allowed four runs and 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings while issuing one walk and striking out three. Box
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Mets Minor League Roundup 7/9:
AAA - LAS VEGAS 8, SALT LAKE 5: Starter Jacob deGrom (2-1) allowed two runs in six innings. Rylan Sandoval went 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Box
A+ - CHARLOTTE 5, ST. LUCIE 1: Kes Carter had a go-ahead two-run single and the Stone Crabs scored four runs with two outs in the seventh to get past the Mets. Dustin Lawley had launched his league-leading 18th homer leading off the top half of that frame, against ex-Met Ramon Ramirez, to tie the score. With two hits in the seventh, Domingo Tapia allowed two hits and a walk. Cody Satterwhite, who was acquired from Sioux City in the American Association of Independent Baseball, made his St. Lucie debut with the bases loaded and gave up a two-run single to Carter. Carter's groundball went off the glove of first baseman Nelfi Zapata on a diving attempt. Tapia pitched effectively despite being charged with four runs in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked one. Hamilton Bennett retired the side in order in the eighth. Box
A - SAVANNAH 8, AUGUSTA 1: Cole Frenzel and Eudy Pina drove in three runs apiece, while Chad Zurcher scored three runs. Starter Gabriel Ynoa tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings to improve to 10-3. Box
RK - KINGSPORT 3, GREENEVILLE 2: Jeffrey Diehl delivered a leadoff homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the K-Mets (8-11) a walk-off win. Starter Robert Whalen allowed one run, unearned, on three hits and two walks while striking out six in six innings. Box
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Mets Minor League Roundup 6/26:AA - BINGHAMTON at PORTLAND (ppd.): The B-Mets and Sea Dogs failed to complete their suspended game as well as their regularly scheduled contest on Wednesday night due to inclement weather. Both contests will be played at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton during a series that begins July 11. The B-Mets and Sea Dogs played two scoreless innings on Tuesday night before rain, lightning and thunder suspended the action. In his fourth start of the season, Portland’s Keith Couch worked around two walks in two shutout innings. B-Mets left-hander Darin Gorski walked one over two scoreless frames in his third start since returning from the disabled list.
A - SAVANNAH 5, AUGUSTA 1: Gabriel Ynoa (9-2) limited the GreenJackets to one run in six innings. Hunter Carnevale and Paul Sewald combined for three no-hit relief innings. Trailing 1-0, the Gnats (45-30) produced a three-run sixth that included Jeff Glenn's two-run double and Phillip Evans' RBI single. Chad Zurcher had a two-run single in the eighth. Cole Frenzel went 2-for-4 and scored twice. Box
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Mets Minor League Roundup 6/18: Ike Davis goes 1 for 3 in Vegas loss, Lawley's walk-off double wins it for St.Lucie
Mets Minor League Roundup 6/18:
AAA - TUCSON 5, LAS VEGAS 2: Greg Burke took the loss as he surrendered three seventh-inning runs as Tucson broke a 2-all tie. Ike Davis was 1 for 3 with RBI and Catcher Juan Centeno was 2 for 4 with a RBI. Jacob deGrom started the game, going 5.2 innings giving up one run. His ERA is now at 1.59. Box
AA - BINGHAMTON at RICHMOND (ppd.)
A - ST. LUCIE 7, CHARLOTTE 6: Dustin Lawley’s walk-off RBI double to left scored T.J. Rivera in the ninth. The Mets (36-30) trailed 6-3 in the seventh before an RBI double by Matt Reynolds cut the deficit to two runs. Lawley then had a game-tying two-run homer to tie the score. Reynolds had a two-run homer in the fifth to give the Mets a 3-2 lead. Reynolds fell a single shy of the cycle. He was hit by a pitch in the ninth. Rivera had three hits and two runs scored. Hamilton Bennett earned the victory in relief with a scoreless ninth. Randy Fontanez pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Alex Panteliodis started and allowed two runs and seven hits while issuing two walks and striking out two in five innings. Estarlin Morel surrendered four runs (two earned) on five hits in 1 1/3 innings. Box
PENN - STATEN ISLAND at BROOKLYN (ppd.)