Akron 7, Binghamton 5 A promising pitching duel turned into a home run derby at Binghamton’s NYSEG Stadium, as Akron flexed more muscle than the B-Mets in a 7-5 Aeros victory. B-Met starter Jacob deGrom and Paolo Espino traded zeroes through three scoreless inning to start the contest. DeGrom cruised in the early going allowing only a lead-off single to Jesus Aguilar in the second. The lanky B-Met starter pounded the strike zone throwing 72 […]
Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog.com profiled pitching prospect Zack Wheeler in his latest installment of the Mets Minor League Report on Friday. I wanted to address the many problems I found with his analysis and conclusions. Before I go there, let’s take a quick look at where Zack Wheeler is right now. Currently, the young right-hander is 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA and 1.76 WHIP over five starts. He has allowed 15 earned runs on 26 […]
Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas got edged out by Tacoma, 13-12. Binghamton had the night off. St. Lucie got rocked by Bradenton, 9-1. Savannah stunned Delmarva, 7-2. Prospect Pipeline All eyes will were on Zack Wheeler last night, and while his performance last night was better than his six walk performance last week, he doesn’t seem to be getting any closer to making his major league debut. Wheeler seems to be stuck in neutral and […]
Las Vegas 12, Tacoma 13 The night did not look promising for Zack Wheeler as the first two hitters led off the game with back-to-back doubles, and before you could blink, the 51s were down 1-0. Wheeler settled down after that and retired the next three batters in order, including two strikeouts. Wheeler cruised through the next three innings, as he did not allow a hit and surrendered just one walk. In the fifth inning, Wheeler’s […]
Mets Minors Report 4/25: Wheeler On The Hill Tonight, Boyd Smoking The Ball, Harris Leads League In Swipes
Last Night’s Quick Scores The Las Vegas had a night off — Zack Wheeler takes the hill tonight. Binghamton topped Portland, 8-6. St. Lucie had the night off. Savannah dismantled Delmarva, 9-3. Prospect Pipeline All eyes will be on Zack Wheeler as he is coming off his six walk performance from last Friday night. Wheeler is still seeking his first win at the Triple-A level, as his record is currently 0-1. Hopefully he gets his season back […]
Binghamton 8, Portland 6 The Binghamton Mets packed all their offense into the first two innings and held on to defeat the Portland Sea Dogs, 8-6, on Wednesday night at Hadlock Field. The victory helped the B-Mets avoid a three-game sweep and secured a winning record on their week-long roadtrip. For the second straight night, the B-Mets put up a three-spot in the first inning, with Allan Dykstra posting all the offense with one swing […]
Mets Minors Report 4/23: Montgomery Suspended 50 Games For Violating Drug Policy, Lagares Joins Mets
Last Night’s Quick Scores The Las Vegas/Colorado Springs game was postponed due to cold. Binghamton dropped a game to Portland, 8-2. St. Lucie defeated Charlotte, 2-1. Savannah had an off day. Prospect Pipeline (Morsels From The Minor League Staff) BREAKING: RHP Christian Montgomery of the Advanced-A St. Lucie Mets, was suspended 50 games for a second positive test of a banned substance. ”My job is not done and my goals aren’t reached yet, but I’m striving and […]
Baseball is a game of adjustments. The Mets under Dave Hudgens’ tutelage have adopted a doctrine of selectivity that emphasizes seeing lots of pitches, running up pitch-counts, zoning in on your pitch, and ultimately getting on base one way or another. There has been a lot of discussion on MMO about whether this approach is effective. The consensus, bolstered by a pile of data, seems to be that it is. Teams that take lots of […]
DAVID WRIGHT, 3B MMO PLAYER OF THE WEEK David Wright finally took flight for the 2013 season this past week, as he lifted off with two home runs in Colorado. The Mets captain had been hitting well to start the year, but was not producing much in the way of power until he entered the thin Colorado air. Wright batted .350/.519/.850, with two triples, two home runs, and five RBI as he helped lead the Mets […]
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