Mets Minors Recap: Nido Powers Rumble Ponies to Win

Las Vegas 51s (17-25) 2, New Orleans Baby Cakes (14-27) 1  Box Score

The 51s struggled offensively, only scoring 2 runs on 5 hits. Both runs came on Rodriguez’s seventh inning home run.

After two straight poor starts, Knapp got back on track by throwing six solid innings for the 51s. After a very rough start to the season, Rowen has pitched well recently. He has pitched to a 3.00 ERA in his last 12 innings with 11 strikeouts and no walks.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (21-14) 9, Bowie Baysox (21-20) 2  Box Score

Binghamton’s offense exploded for 9 runs and 14 hits. Nido had his best game of the season, with four hits and his third home run of the season. Champ Stuart had two steals in the game, giving him an Eastern League leading 16 steals on the season.

Despite walking more batters than he struck out, Hand limited the Baysox to only one run in his six innings of work.

St. Lucie Mets (19-23) 4, Dunedin Blue Jays (23-19) 0  Box Score

d’Arnaud went hitless in his second rehab game with St. Lucie and caught all nine innings. John Mora had two hits, including an RBI single in the seventh inning.

Crismatt had one of the best starts of his career, tying a career high with 11 strikeouts over seven shutout innings. Mets pitchers combined to strikeout 16 batters in the game.

West Virginia Power (19-21) 3, Columbia Fireflies (21-18) 1  Box Score

After starting off promisingly with a 1st inning run on a Paez RBI double, the Fireflies were held scoreless for the remaining eight innings of the game.

Taylor struggled with control in this game, walking four batters after walking only one in each of his last two starts. Matt Blackham has fantastic in relief this season after missing all of 2016.

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I fell in love with the Mets during the 2006 playoff run and became obsessed with the Mets minor league system while looking for a brighter future during the 2009-2014 era. I hope to provide interesting analysis of the minors and am excited to have the opportunity to write for MMO and MMN.