Mets Minors Report 6/5: Syndergaard, Nimmo, Plawecki Named All-Stars, Puello Facing Suspension

An article by posted on June 5, 2013

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Last Night’s Quick Scores

Prospect Pipeline

  • ESPN has included the names of the other 20 players believed to potentially be facing MLB discipline, and Mets top-hitting prospect Cesar Puello as well as Ex-Met Fernando Martinez are among those included.
  • Cesar Puello also continues to tear the covers off of baseballs. In last night’s victory, Puello was 3-for-4 with two doubles, a homerun, and three RBI…I really hope this PED thing blows over because Puello was just starting to make believers out of all the doubters again.
  • In his last twelve games, Kirk Nieuwenhuis has walloped seven home runs and raised his average from a season low of .188 to .241 in that span. Captain Kirk batted leadoff today and immediately got his team on the board with a solo home run off former Met Boof Bonzer to give Vegas the early 1-0 lead. (Joe D.)
  • Mets have announced that RHP Jeurys Familia will undergo right elbow surgery tomorrow at the Hospital for Special Surgery to remove bone spurs and loose bodies. Familia was initially diagnosed with biceps tendinitis yesterday and was examined by team doctors today, so this elbow surgery is kind of a surprise. The starter turned reliever complained that he doesn’t feel any pain, but was unable to extend his arm fully in his delivery and has been on the disabled list since May 12. Familia posted a 3.48 ERA in 10 1/3 innings pitched for the Mets this season. There is no timetable for his return. (Joe D.)
  • Brandon Nimmo, Kevin Plawecki, Jayce Boyd, Gabriel Ynoa, and Bret Mitchell will all represent the Savannah Sand Gnats in the 2013 South Atlantic All-Star Game. Also joining the players will be the Gnats Manager Luis Rojas, and pitching coach Frank Viola.
  • Righthander Noah Syndergaard, second baseman T.J. Rivera and outfielder Dustin Lawley have been selected to represent the St. Lucie Mets for the Florida State League All-Star Game to be played on June 15 game at Dunedin. (Joe D.)
  • Erik Goeddel tossed seven shutout innings and the offense provided 14 base hits behind him as the Binghamton Mets beat the Trenton Thunder, 8-0, Tuesday night at NYSEG Stadium. Goeddel tossed a season-high seven innings and allowed only two hits as he won his fourth consecutive decision.
  • Jack Leathersich pitched an inning last night and struck out two more opposing hitters. That gives him 51 strike outs in 27.1 innings this season.

Stat Lines of the Day

Cesar Puello: 3-for-4, 2 2B, 1 HR. 3 RBI, 1 R

Erik Goeddel: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 ER, 4 K

Transactions

Tim Peterson assigned to Brooklyn Cyclones from Savannah Sand Gnats.

Quote of the Day

Terry Collins on the impending Zack Wheeler call-up:

“I hope everybody understands if and when this guy comes, he’s not going to be the savior. There’s a lot of pieces that have to work. One guy is not going to turn this around for us. It takes 25.”

And Collins regarding who will be the odd man out when Wheeler is called up:

“Everybody expects this to happen, and I don’t know when it’s going to happen,” Collins said about Wheeler. “When the time comes, it’ll probably be if someone’s not pitching well. If everybody’s pitching good and this kid comes, then we’ll have to make a decision on who would fit best someplace else.”

MMN Comment of the Day

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