Each week I will recap the Mets Minor Leagues and give you a rundown on their games, highlights, and any significant player news, injuries or promotions. It will be posted in two parts with the first part encompassing the high minors and the second part, the low minors.
AAA – New Orleans Zephyrs (23-26)
5/22 – Despite a late comeback effort by the Zephyrs, they fell to the Isotopes 4-3. Jason Alfano (2B) went 2-for-3 for the day including a double. Alfano also knocked in two runs in the game. Anderson Hernandez (SS) went 1-for-4 with a triple. Chan Ho Park (3-3) went 6.1 innings allowing four runs on seven hits. Park did strikeout nine Isotopes while walking three. Guillermo Mota pitched one inning and struck out a batter.
5/23 – It was an extremely long game for the Zephyrs. This game was played until the 14th inning as the Zephyrs dropped the third game of the four game series against the Isotopes, 2-1. The only offense for the Zephyrs was Andy Tracy’s 10th HR in the 4th inning. Mike Pelfrey got the start and was superb, not to mention he went 1-for-2 at the plate. Pelfrey went six innings allowing only four hits and a run. Pelfrey did strike out four batters. Jon Adkins (0-2) pitched in relief and got the loss.
5/24 – After a short three game losing streak, the Zephyrs fought back in a big way defeating the Isotopes 8-5. Andy Tracy (1B) hit, yet, another HR in the 7th inning to bring his season total to eleven home runs. Fernando Tatis (3B) had a productive day at the plate. Tatis went 2-for-4 with a double while driving in three men. Philip Humber (4-4) had a so-so outing on Thursday. Although he did surrender four runs, three earned, Humber did get the win. Humber walked three, but struck out six in his five innings of work.
AA – Binghamton Mets (21-23)
5/23 – After a good win against the Defenders, the Mets defeated them again, 5-2. Caleb Stewart (RF) hit a tie-breaking grand slam in the 7th inning. This grand slam was Stewart’s sixth home run. Corey Coles (LF) was almost unstoppable. Coles went 4-for-5, including a double, and scored two runs. Fernando Martinez (CF) helped the Mets both hitting and fielding. Martinez went 3-for-5 and had an outfield assist to gun down a runner at home plate, preventing the run from scoring. Marcos Carvajal pitched six shutout innings, but could not get the win. He allowed eight hits, and struck out six batters. Joseph Serfass (1-0) pitched the 7th inning to get the win.
5/25 – Folks, they just keep on winning. The Mets defeated the New Hampshire FisherCats, 5-2. Caleb Stewart (RF) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Brett Harper (1B) went 1-for-4 with a 2-RBI double. Fernando Martinez (CF) went 1-for-3 with a RBI. Kevin Mulvey (4-4) bounced back from a bad performance as he got the win. Mulvey went six innings allowing two runs and giving up five hits. Mulvey struck out five Tim McNab got his second save of the season.