Mets Farm Report: Akeel Morris Extends Scoreless Streak To 11.2 Innings

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LAS VEGAS – DAY OFF

Las Vegas had an off day on Wednesday. The 51s are in first place in the Pacific Coast League by 3.5 games with a 15-5 record. Rafael Montero will attempt to lock down his third victory of the season on Thursday.

BINGHAMTON, PORTLAND – PPD

Wednesday night’s tilt against the Portland Sea Dogs was postponed due to inclement weather.Greg Peavey is scheduled to take the mound Thursday evening.

PALM BEACH 3, ST. LUCIE 1

Gabriel Ynoa took the ball and tossed six gutsy innings on Wednesday but suffered his first loss of the season, allowing eight hits without walking a batter. He struck out four in the outing and allowed three earned runs. Even though Ynoa is 2-1 on the season, and his ERA still sits at 5.40.  The St. Lucie offense did not make much noise as they only mustered up one run on five hits. Brandon Nimmo had a rare 0 for 4 performance. Dilson Herrera and T.J. Rivera each collected a hit in four at-bats while Albert Cordero drove in the only run on a sacrifice fly in the second inning to score Aderlin RodriguezSteven Matz looks to continue his sizzling start on Thursday night as he takes the hill against the Cardinals at 6:35 pm.

SAVANNAH 3, DELMARVA 2

Savannah’s matchup against Delmarva proved to be a pitcher’s duel as Ricky Knapp turned in an impressive start. He tossed five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits while walking one and striking out eight. It was Akeel Morris who picked up the win, however, as he contributed three scoreless innings, punching out three and walking one. That is now 11.2 scoreless innings for Morris with 19 punch-outs. The game had been tied since the third inning until Savannah’s Victor Cruzado led off the inning with a triple and  Dom Smith drove him in on a sacrifice fly. Matt Oberste picked up two of Savannah’s four hits, both of which were doubles. He also scored a run in the third inning. Robert Whalen looks to continue his impressive start to the season for the Sand Gnats on Thursday.

PLAYER OF THE NIGHT

Both St. Lucie and Savannah were relatively quiet with the bats on Wednesday, which allowed Ricky Knapp to shine in his outing. In five innings pitched, he allowed one earned run on four hits. He fanned eight batters and only walked one. It wasn’t enough to earn the victory but it was still a dazzling performance.

(Photo Credit: Photo by Fred Devyatkin)

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  • I wonder if the Mets will eventually give Morris another shot at starting. Yes more development is needed, and yes he might not be cut out for starting and is just dominating lower level guys with his fastball. But hey, what do you have to lose?

  • 3doza33

    He’s been very very impressive the last two years! Another bonus to our already deep pitching depth!

  • Metfan9876

    Personally, I think they should just keep him as a reliever. We need to develop some dominant relievers for all of our starters so we don’t blow every quality start

  • jason bay

    I love Morris, Tapia and Fulmer as future 2 inning guys and potential closers.

    Robles, Lara and Ynoa may well be able to handle 2 for us as well and if we can get a couple shut down Loogy’s out of Edgin, Kolerak and Matz we are in great shape.

  • mets4lyfe

    Fulmer doesn’t profile as a reliever yet. You have to remember that missed almost all of last year due to a mensicus tear. Give him time.

  • Sunshine

    Matz doesn’t either.

  • Flatbush0460

    Hey, Wally Backman doing another fine job of managing, despite all the call ups. Looks like he’d make a fine manager one day. All this guy does is win and make his players better. Plus, he’s gotten into just about zero trouble in Sin City. Any club, with a clueless manager who despises rookies, over relies on veterans, shows no leadership, flip flops on major issues would be glad to have him. Oh yeah, that sounds like the Mets! You guys following me?

  • JerseyCityMetsFan

    Can someone explain why they can’t air a few Vegas/Binghamton/St Lucie games when there off/day games?

    Do they not have the rights or something?

  • Haha. Thanks for squashing dreams buddy.

  • I agree. With Tapia and Morris, it’s all about secondary stuff. And if we can get a LOOGY or two from the system or through a trade, we’d be in nice shape.

  • I think that’s what they will do. But he’s been so dominant, that if he shows promise with secondary stuff, you have to give him another shot…I would think.