Showing posts with label Wilmer Flores. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wilmer Flores. Show all posts

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Mets News: Mets place OF Chris Young on DL, Flores staying up till Niese Activation


Mets News:


The Mets have placed OF Chris Young on the 15 day DL. Wilmer Flores is expected to stay up until Jon Niese is available to come off the DL on Sunday. Andrew Brown is expected to stay on the roster, who is filling Niese's spot.

Young, who missed the Mets' opening day game because of a right quadriceps strain, couldn't make it through the first inning of Game 2 and was replaced by Andrew Brown.

Young, a free-agent signing last winter, suffered the injury over the weekend in the final spring training games in Montreal.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Mets News: Mets have called up INF Wilmer Flores and RHP Kyle Farnsworth


Mets News:


The Mets have called up infielder Wilmer Flores and relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth.

Second baseman Daniel Murphy, who missed opening day, is expected to go on paternity leave on Wednesday.

Farnsworth will replace Bobby Parnell in the bullpen. Parnell has a partially torn MCL in elbow.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mets News: Wilmer Flores to start at shortstop over Tejada Tuesday


Mets News:


According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Wilmer Flores will start at shortstop for a third time in spring training on Tuesday. Manager Terry Collins suggested that is unrelated to Ruben Tejada's poor play, which should raise a couple of eyebrows -  if the Mets are going to make a move soon.

Tejada went 1-for-3 with two strikeouts Monday in a 10-7 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. He is now hitting .120 (3-for-25) this spring training.

Collins iterated that he wants to see his agility in action at shortstop as Flores participated in a fitness camp this winter which worked on his flexibility and coordination.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mets News: Bartolo Colon and Jenrry Mejia expected to start in Vegas this weekend


Mets News:


The Mets are expected to start Bartolo Colon on Saturday and Jenrry Mejia on Sunday in Las Vegas, when they play a pair of split-squad exhibition games against the Chicago Cubs.

David Wright, Curtis Granderson, Travis d'Arnaud, Bobby Parnell, Juan Lagares, Wilmer Flores, Omar Quintanilla, Jacob deGrom, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Kevin Plawecki, Anthony Seratelli and Eric Campbell are among the other players expected to make the trip.

The Mets are partly playing in Vegas to support their Triple-A affiliate, although the primary reason is the big-league club is turning a profit on the trip.

The remainder of the Mets will remain in Florida for split-squad games Saturday against the Twins in Port St. Lucie and Sunday against the Cardinals in Jupiter.

Mets News: Mets will take a look at Wilmer Flores at shortstop on Tuesday


Mets News:


According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Wilmer Flores is set to start his first game at shortstop since the 2011 season, back when he played for Class A St. Lucie.

Terry Collins plans to give Flores the start at shortstop Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla.

The Mets did not use Flores at shortstop at all the past two seasons, having decided his first-step quickness and range were insufficient. But they are willing to take another look given Ruben Tejada’s struggles as well as the need to identify a bat for the bench who can at least play a passable shortstop.

Still, Collins has acknowledged, the likelihood is Flores opens the season at Triple-A Las Vegas.

Anthony Seratelli and Omar Quintanilla otherwise apparently are vying for that backup middle-field role -- unless the Mets acquire a No. 1 shortstop that pushes Tejada to the backup role, which remains possible.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Mets Fan Poll: Who do you want to play First Base for the Mets in 2014?


Mets Fan Poll:


I have been in recent torment from friends over the idea of who is going to play first base for the 2014 New York Mets.

It's Pretty clear and simple, It's Ike Davis' job to lose with Lucas Duda behind him for the job...

Then we have the second tier elite with Josh Satin, Andrew Brown, Matt Clark and even Ill throw Daniel Murphy, Wilmer Flores in there as well....

I want to get an Idea who you prefer to be at first base in 2014..

Please Vote Below and It will also be on our right side bar...


Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Mets News: Mets send young players to nutrition and strength training camp


Mets News:


The Wilpon family has strong ties to Michigan University as Fred Wilpon and son Jeff Wilpon are both graduates there... Mike Barwis, who is the football team’s strength and conditioning coach became friends with Jeff Wilpon and eventually, the Mets hired Barwis as a consultant.

The Mets GM Sandy Alderson after the 2013 season wanted to offer a more regimented off-season training program for some of their younger players.

The Mets have suggested the Michigan training program to players Ruben Tejada, Wilmer Flores, Lucas Duda, Dominic Smith, Patrick Biondi, and Phillip Evans, two recently drafted players, became part of the group, as well.

The program was voluntary, the cost split between the organization and each player.

The players reported for about four weeks in the fall and have returned recently to put in a few more weeks before spring training. Juan Lagares, the Mets center fielder has joined the others this time around.

Barwis evaluates each of the players and comes up with a nutrition and workout regimen. The players have worked on their balance, explosiveness, strength, speed and flexibility.

Read More: NY Times

Friday, November 08, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets will be active and aggressive this off-season


Mets Rumors:


Recap on Mets Off-season Playbook:

1. They are not likely to sign free-agent outfielders Shin-Soo Choo or Jacoby Ellsbury.

2. They are shopping Ike Davis, who they feel needs a change of scenery.

3. They like free-agent SS Jhonny Peralta, who will not cost a draft pick.

4. They have quality pitching to trade.

5. They’ll be in the market for roster depth, including a back-up catcher, one innings-eating and at least one late-inning reliever.


Matthew Cerrone of Metsblog.com says the Mets will be aggressive and go after Jhonny Peralta to set the tone for the off-season.

He thinks the Mets will gauge the value of their players and can make a meaningful move by offering a combination of Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy, Wilmer Flores, Dillon Gee, Rafael Montero. The Mets could look to the A's, Rockies, Dodgers, Angels for offensive help.

If the Mets like a player like Aoki, they may strike quick, for reasons Joel Sherman pointed out in his article...save them money and solve the lead-off problem. Cerrone says New York Post columnist Joel Sherman talked to Mets officials, outside officials and agents over the past few days to better get a sense of where the Mets are heading and how he based his predictions for the 2014...

The Hot Stove is just beginning.....  Lets Go Mets

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mets News: Mets ask players to join nutrition program



Monday, September 02, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Niese Crampy, Duda at 1B, Wright Rehab on Road, Flores cranky ankles


Mets News and Notes:


Jonathon Niese said the leg issue that prompted Terry Collins to pull the southpaw in the sixth inning on Sunday night was just a left-calf cramp. Niese insisted he will be fine for his next start.

Niese said the issue began earlier in the plate appearance by Bryce Harper, which eventually ended with a walk and him getting pulled.

"I wasn't concerned," Niese said after the 6-5 loss to the Washington Nationals. "I knew it was a cramp. I actually wanted to stretch it out and finish the inning, but it is what it is."

Niese said he took precautions on the humid night.
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Terry Collins and Lucas Duda had a candid conversation after Duda returned from Triple-A Las Vegas on Aug. 24.

"We talked about the situation in the outfield," Collins said. "And he said you, 'You know, I'm a first baseman.' And I said, 'I'm well aware of it.'"

Now, the Mets have the playing time to offer Duda at first base.

Ike Davis is likely lost for the season because of a strained right oblique. Davis will accompany the Mets to Atlanta to take part in the team's Monday night fantasy football draft, after a matinee against the Braves. Davis then will go to New York to have an MRI to get more specifics about the severity of his injury.

Collins figures Duda will perform better at the plate because he is playing a comfortable position rather than the outfield.
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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mets News: Terry Collins insists Wilmer Flores is not auditioning for Murphy's Job at 2B


Mets News:


Terry Collins said Wilmer Flores is not auditioning for Daniel Murphy’s second-base job.

Flores, who played in 79 games at second base for Triple-A Las Vegas this season, gets his first major league start at the position on Wednesday night.

Collins said Sandy Alderson wanted to get Flores a look at second base, if for no other reason than to disqualify that as a position going forward. Flores is not going to get a streak of games at second base, but will see some time there down the stretch.

“Nobody says you’re auditioning a guy,” Collins said. “You’re just trying to see what his best position is. He’s played pretty much all year at second base. So when he came up here, the question is: ‘Why are you playing him at third base?’ Now the question is: ‘Why are you playing him at second?’

“You can’t make anybody happy here.

“What we’re trying to do is put Wilmer at second base to see how he handles it at this level, so you can look down the road: Is there going to be a fit there? Because if there isn’t, then you’ve got to certainly look at the two corners and say: ‘Where is he going to fit if he’s not going to play the middle of the infield?’

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.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Mets News: Jeremy Hefner may need Tommy John Surgery, Wilmer Flores should play Saturday


Mets News:


Jeremy Hefner, already on the DL with a strained MCL in his right elbow, may require Tommy John surgery.

Sandy Alderson said Hefner will see another doctor on Monday to determine if the procedure is necessary.

Tommy John surgery recovery usually lasts 12 months or more and would knock out Hefner for much if not all of the 2014 season.

"I don't know how serious a possibility, but we have not been able to rule that out at this point," Alderson said.

Wilmer Flores should return to the starting lineup Saturday for the first time since twisting his right ankle in Monday's game at Dodger Stadium.

Flores tested the balky ankle running before Friday's game at Petco Park. His only appearance since Monday came two days later, when he had a pinch-hit single in the ninth at L.A. and then departed for a pinch runner.

"He ran good," Terry Collins said about Flores' pregame activity Friday.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Mets News: Wilmer Flores in protective boot, will avoid DL for now


Mets News:


Wilmer Flores is wearing a protective boot on his twisted right ankle during the day, was available to pinch hit in Thursday's series opener against the San Diego Padres, Terry Collins said.

Collins expects Flores to avoid the disabled list.

Flores injured the ankle running the bases Monday and completed the game, but has not since been in the starting lineup. Josh Satin will start a second straight game at third base Thursday. Flores pinch hit in the ninth and delivered a single to center field Wednesday, but he ran so gingerly to first base that Collins thought he might actually get thrown out.

"Did you see him run down to first? Are you comfortable with that?" Collins said about Flores' availability to start. "... I don't think he's ready to run the bases. I saw him come out of the batter's box. He told me he could pinch hit. I mean, I knew we were going to have to run. When I saw him come out of the batter's box, I thought they might throw him out at first."

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Flores DL?, Francisco Throws, Familia going to Throw, Parnell Progressing, Mejia don't have limit, A Scout's Take on Juan Lagares


Mets News and Notes:

Flores DL?:

Wilmer Flores' sprained right ankle felt worse Tuesday, creating the possibility of a DL trip, Terry Collins said.

Flores twisted the ankle running the bases in the second inning Monday night and limped badly after the game. He remained in the series opener and completed the game after getting the ankle taped.

Collins said a DL determination likely would not be made for a couple of days.

Sandy Alderson said Flores has not undergone X-rays or an MRI.

"It's pretty stiff," Collins said. "In this world we live in, there's always the possibility of the DL. We certainly won't know anything for a day or so. I think the fact that he was taped up might have kept it a little bit intact. But after the game he was very, very uncomfortable. And today he was even worse than last night."

Francisco Throws and Familia going to Throw:


Frank Francisco, who has yet to appear this season, threw off a mound in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Tuesday for the first time since receiving anti-inflammatory injections in his right elbow in mid-July.

Francisco threw only fastballs. He tossed 20 pitches.

Francisco underwent what seemed like a benign surgery on Dec. 18 to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.

Meanwhile, Jeurys Familia is due to throw off a mound Friday for the first time since undergoing surgery on June 5 to clean out his right elbow.

Parnell Progress:

Closer Bobby Parnell was deemed to be making "good progress" in rebounding from a herniated disk in his neck. Parnell had received an epidural injection on Aug. 5.

Parnell recently was reevaluated by team doctors. He remains idle, though.

LaTroy Hawkins primarily has handled the closing duties in Parnell's absence.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Wilmer Flores Fun Facts


Wilmer Flores Fun Facts:


Wilmer Flores became the first player in Mets history to have at least one RBI in five of his first six major-league games.

He also became the second player this season to have a pair of three-RBI games within his first five career games, joining Dodgers rookie sensation Yasiel Puig.

Flores is one of eight players to have a streak of five straight games with an RBI within the first six games of his career. Only one of the other seven players is active -- Diamondbacks outfielder Gerardo Parra.

Flores is the 383rd player in Mets history to hit a home run.

Mets News: Terry Collins thinks Wilmer Flores will be corner infielder


Mets News:


Wilmer Flores produced his first big league homer Sunday, capping the scoring in the ninth inning with a solo shot in the Mets' 9-5 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Wilmer Flores high-fives his Mets teammates after the first homer of his career.
He now has nine RBIs, matching Mike Jacobs' franchise record for most runs driven in through six career games.

So where does Flores play long term with third base locked up by David Wright, assuming the rookie's production continues?

Mets manager Terry Collins does not see it being second base, the position Flores primarily played at Las Vegas, because the rookie's first-step quickness would be lacking.

"We're going to try to play him a game at second base, but the way he swings the bat, you look down the road in the future, and mostly likely he's going to be on the corner -- because he's going to be a run-producing guy," Collins said.

Flores, by the way, did get the baseball from his first major league homer. A Mets fan caught the opposite-field shot against Heath Bell at Chase Field and exchanged it for a signed Flores baseball.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Mets News: Infielder Wilmer Flores expected to join the Mets Tuesday


Mets News:

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  Wilmer Flores has been promoted to the major league club.

It will be a great day for the young prospect as he will be celebrating his 22nd Birthday in a Major League Uniform at Citi Field.

Flores played a full game Monday night for Triple-A Las Vegas, going 1-for-5 with a double and run scored in the 51s' 5-2 win at Memphis.

Flores began the game at first base and shifted to third base in the sixth inning. It was his third straight game making an appearance at the hot corner and fourth time this season.

Flores hit .321 with 15 homers and 86 RBIs in Triple-A this season. A natural shortstop, he had been moved off the position last season and primarily had played second base in 2013.

Bobby Parnell is expected to land on the disabled list. That would restore the Mets' bench to five players. It also would allow Terry Collins not to have to shift Daniel Murphy to third base and Eric Young Jr. to second base.

Mets News: Infielder Prospect Wilmer Flores will be joining the Mets in the near future



According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  Infield prospect Wilmer Flores, who fans and media have been clamoring to see since David Wright landed on the DL with a right hamstring strain, should be joining the major league club in the very near future.

Flores has been assigned to third base the past two games with Triple-A Las Vegas, after primarily playing the right side of the infield throughout the season.

Flores, who turns 22 on Tuesday, is hitting .322 with 15 homers and has a Pacific Coast League-leading 86 RBIs.

He has played in 90 career minor league games at third base.

The decision means the Mets will not have to disrupt the positioning of Daniel Murphy and Eric Young Jr. Terry Collins indicated over the weekend that the organization was strongly weighing shifting Murphy from second base to third base and Young from left field to second base while Wright misses time.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/11: Wilmer Flores goes 4 for 5 with two homers, up to 74 RBI's for Vegas


Mets Minor League Roundup 7/11:


AAA - LAS VEGAS 11, TUCSON 3: Wilmer Flores went 4-for-5 with two homers, a double and four RBIs. He has a PCL-leading 74 RBIs. Rafael Montero tossed two scoreless innings before being pulled to allow him to pitch in the Futures Game. Matt den Dekker and Zach Lutz also homered. Den Dekker has gone deep in two straight games. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 6, PORTLAND 5
BINGHAMTON 4, PORTLAND 0: The B-Mets and Sea Dogs resumed the opener in the third inning, with Binghamton acting as the visiting team. The game remained scoreless until Allan Dykstra blasted a two-run homer in the fourth. Cory Mazzoni started the resumed game, but exited after 1 1/3 innings. With a 3-2 count on Garin Cecchini, Mazzoni departed with a lower body injury. The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reported Mazzoni heard a pop in the knee. Jim Fuller took over and surrendered an RBI single to Travis Shaw, making it 2-1. In the fifth, the offense built the lead back up with RBI singles by Daniel Muno and Josh Rodriguez. The final B-Mets scoring came in the seventh against Noe Ramirez. Cesar Puello singled home Wilfredo Tovar and Richard Lucas hit a sacrifice fly to give Binghamton a 6-1 lead. In the bottom half, Portland mounted a comeback. After three runs scored against Fuller in the inning, he was yanked for Chasen Bradford, who made his Double-A debut. Bradford surrendered back-to-back RBI doubles to Shannon Wilkerson and Tony Thomas as Portland pulled within 6-5. He escaped the jam by striking out Cecchini. Bradford settled down and tossed a scoreless eighth inning. Closer Jeff Walters threw a perfect ninth for his 23rd save.

In Game 2, Noah Syndergaard started and allowed one hit in two innings. His workload was capped to preserve his Futures Game availability. Against Portland pitcher Mike McCarthy, Puello had an RBI single to put Binghamton ahead 1-0. The hit was the third consecutive single to start the game for the B-Mets. In the fifth, Muno, Rodriguez and Puello each singled to begin the inning. Puello’s single brought home Muno to give Binghamton a 2-0 lead. Ryan Fraser tossed three scoreless innings after replacing Syndergaard to earn his first Double-A win this season. Chase Huchingson and Scott Atchison each threw a perfect inning of relief. Atchison (groin) is expected to be activated from the DL by the Mets after the All-Star break. Box 1, Box 2

A+ - ST. LUCIE 7, CHARLOTTE 6: Matthew Bowman allowed three runs (two earned) in five innings and improved to 5-2. Hamilton Bennett surrendered three runs in the bottom of the ninth, but T.J. Chism entered with the tying run at second base and one out and recorded two outs for his 12th save. Kevin Plawecki went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Kyle Johnson's two-run homer in the fourth staked St. Lucie to a 5-3 lead. Box

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