LAS VEGAS 10 at SACRAMENTO 2: Zack Wheeler struggled with his control as the Mets debuted with Las Vegas in the Pacific Coast League. Wheeler received a no-decision after allowing two earned runs on three hits, three walks and a wild pitch in 3 1/3 innings. Wheeler, working with battery-mate Travis d'Arnaud, required 86 pitches for that workload. He struck out three.
BINGHAMTON 2, AKRON 1: Starter Rafael Montero struck out eight and allowed only two singles and no walks in 5 2/3 innings while earning the win in his Double-A debut. Montero was charged with one run and at one point retired 14 straight. Montero had a taxing start. Leadoff batter Tyler Holt had an 11-pitch at-bat in the first inning before flying out. The righty went into cruise control after that frame. Binghamton backed him up with enough offense, breaking through against Aeros starter Danny Salazar in the fifth. With one out and the bases loaded, Wilfredo Tovar skipped a potential inning-ending double play ball to second. Jose Ramirez bobbled the scorcher and settled for one out, allowing Danny Muno to score the game’s first run. Josh Rodriguez homered in the sixth against reliever Cole Cook for a 2-0 lead. Akron's lone run came a half-inning later, in Montero’s final inning. Holt chased Montero with a two-out single. Left-hander Adam Kolarek entered, uncorked a wild pitch and surrendered an RBI single to Jose Ramirez. Jeff Walters posted a scoreless eighth and stranded the tying run at second in the ninth in his Double-A debut. Walter struck out Chun Chen to earn his first save since June 17, 2012, with Savannah. Cory Mazzoni starts Friday.