Mets Farm Report: Nieuwenhuis With Four Hits, Black Was Wild

An article by posted on April 4, 2014

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Las Vegas 9 , Fresno 2

Rafael Montero was dominant in his first outing of the season. The right hander tossed six shutout innings, allowed just four hits and struck out six while walking none. Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 4 for 4 with a homer, two runs scored and an RBI. Zach Lutz drove in four on a grand slam. Cesar Puello had a tough go in his first taste of PCL, going 0 for 4 with three strikeouts. Reliever Vic Black continued to struggle with command, walking a pair of batters in his one inning of relief. He also struck out two without allowing a run. Allan Dykstra made a late pinch hitting appearance and doubled. (box score)

 Akron 7, Binghamton 1

Starter Darin Gorski lasted just 3.2 innings. He allowed two runs (one earned) and struggled with control as he walked three batters while striking out two. Darrell Ceciliani went 1 for 3 with a triple and a walk and scored the Mets only run. Kevin Plawecki was held hitless in his Double-A debut and also allowed two passed balls. Southpaw reliever Jack Leathersich pitched a scoreless eighth inning, striking out three while surrendering a walk. (box score)

St. Lucie 6, Palm Beach 5

Starter Gabriel Ynoa was solid in his first outing. He tossed 5.1 innings, allowed 2 earned runs while walking one and striking out one. Brandon Nimmo went 2 for 3 at the plate with a double, two runs scored and a walk. T.J Rivera, getting his first-ever start at first base was spectacular, going 3 for 4 with a homerun, a double, two runs scored and a whopping five RBI. Randy Fontanez pitched two scoreless innings in relief, while Beck Wheeler earned the save. (box score)

Lakewood 6, Savannah 3

Robert Gsellman wasn’t at his sharpest, but managed to avoid the big inning. Overall he piched 5.1 innings, allowing 2 earned runs on 10 hits. He struck out five and walked two. Outfielder Patrick Biondi went 3 for 4 out of the ninth spot in the lineup, including a homerun.Gavin Cecchini had a pair of singles in his High-A debut. Dominic Smith managed just a single in four trips to the plate. (box score)

Player of the Night

Rafael Montero, who shut down Fresno for six innings as Las Vegas went on to win easily.

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Kirk Cahill is a native New Yorker and lifelong Mets fan. He's recently taken to blogging and enjoys following prospects and frequenting minor league games. You can follow him on Twitter @KirkC_.

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