Mets Lower Minors: DeGrom And Plawecki Shine, Montero Hits Innings Limit
St. Lucie 3, Fort Myers 0
Jacob DeGrom rocked in his FSL debut, leading St. Lucie to an easy 3 – 0 win.
Blake Forsythe – 0 for 2, 2 RBI
Danny Muno –1 for 3, 2B, R, BB
Cesar Puello – 1 for 4, 3B, R
John Church – 2.0 IP, 3 K, 0 ER
Jacob Degrom – 7.0 IP, 0 ER, H, 3 BB, 8 K
Player Of The Game: Tip of the hat to Jake DeGrom for an awesome St Lucie debut.
Special Note: RHP Rafael Montero was placed on the St. Lucie Mets disabled list because he’s been shut down after hitting his innings limit. Montero, 21, has thrown 122 innings this year between Savannah and St. Lucie, after throwing 71 innings last year. Montero goes out on top after hurling 7.2 no-hit innings against Palm Beach in his final start of the season.
Savannah Rained Out
The Savannah Sand Gnats game against the Greenville Drive was washed out on Saturday due to the rain. The two teams will not play each other again this season, so the game has officially been cancelled and will not be made up. The Gnats return home on Monday evening to take on the Lexington Legends in a 7:05 PM game.
Brooklyn 6, Vermont 3
My guy Kevin Plawecki came through with a great day to back up Julian Hilario for the Cyclones victory.
Kevin Plawecki – 2 for 3, HR, BB, R, 2 RBI
Brandon Nimmo – 2 for 4, 2 R, 2B, BB (First game back since HBP last Sunday)
Eudy Pina – 2 for 4, 2 R, HR, RBI
Julian Hilario – 5 IP: 5 H, ER, 5 K, 2 BB, W
Player Of The Game: Kevin Plawecki, who drilled his fourth HR en route to the Cyclones win.
Danville 9, Kingsport 4
Chris Flexen got hit hard in this one for six earned runs and the K-Mets could not bounce back.
Jonathan Leroux – 1 for 4, HR, 2 RBI
Yeixon Ruiz – 2 for 5, RBI
Maikis De La Cruz – 1 for 4, RBI
Jorge Rivero – 2 for 4, 2B, 3B
Chris Flexen – 2.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, K, L
Player Of The Game: Leroux was the bright spot with another two runs driven in via his bat.
In Case You Missed It…
Ben Badler of Baseball America took a couple of Mets questions in his weekly chat last week.
In what order would you rank Rafael Montero, Luis Mateo, and Domingo Tapia?
Tapia, Montero, Mateo. The first two have the best chance to start, but that’s three big league arms.
Can you expand on RHP Rafael Montero a bit?
His feel for pitching is WAY beyond his experience level. There’s no out pitch in his arsenal to hang your hat on, but he’s commanding a plus fastball and showing a very encouraging uptick in his strikeout rate since the move to High-A. Saw him as maybe a 5th starter things clicked coming into the year, but now there are scouts putting mid-rotation potential on him.
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