St. Lucie 6, Bradenton 5 Jacob DeGrom started the game strong for St. Lucie by retiring the first eight batters that he faced, but he ran into trouble in the fourth inning. DeGrom gave up three runs off four hits in the frame. He then gave up a home run to Willy Garcia in the sixth that put St. Lucie behind 4-3. However, the Mets were able to retake the lead due to some sloppy defense by [...]
Las Vegas 51s For those of you with weak constitutions, you might want to go away now as I talk about blisters…more specifically, the one that Zack Wheeler apparently had on his throwing hand. It unfortunately burst during the Tuesday night start against the Fresno Grizzlies and the Mets were concerned enough to send him for an MRI. He had been dealing with the blister throughout both of his two starts in 2013, so the question [...]
Savannah Sand Gnats 7, Augusta GreenJackets 0 The Savannah Sand Gnats swatted a new season-high 14 hits against the Augusta GreenJackets on their way to a 7-0 win Wednesday night at Historic Grayson Stadium. The Gnats (4-3) have won two straight games for the first time in 2013. Opening Night starter Matthew Bowman delivered a strong start for Savannah, scattering four hits over six shutout innings for his first win of the year. He struck out four [...]
Las Vegas 51s Zack Wheeler made his second start of the season last night for Las Vegas and lasted five-and-a-third innings, allowing four runs (one earned) off eight hits and three walks, while striking out six. A few things to note past that line? First off, Wheeler fields his position pretty well, which is always a positive. Another positive is the fact that his breaking ball looked really strong early and flashed real potential. He [...]
Savannah 7, Augusta 2 Luis Cessa, in his first start of the year, held the Augusta Green Jackets in check into the seventh inning to help the Savannah Sand Gnats earn a 7-2 win Tuesday night at Historic Grayson Stadium. Cessa, who worked six and two thirds innings, became the first Savannah starter to pitch into the seventh inning in 2013. The Gnats (3-3) broke a 1-1 tie with a single run in the second [...]
Notes, Quotes, Tweets, and other assorted Mets Minors news from scouring the web… Las Vegas 51s Officially installed as the team’s closer, Jeurys Familia picked up his first professional save in Las Vegas’ 4-3 win at Fresno on Monday night. The big news today is that Zack Wheeler makes his second start for Las Vegas tonight at 10:05 ET as he looks to bounce back from a rough season debut. He will be opposing former Met [...]
Savannah Sand Gnats, 4 Rome Braves 0 It was raining goose eggs in Rome all day Sunday as Sand Gnats righty Rainy Lara baffled Braves hitters with six innings of two-hit scoreless baseball, and the Gnats defeated the Rome Braves 4-0 to split the four game set to open the season. Rainy Lara (1-0) handled the first six innings with absolute expertise as he allowed just two hits and a walk, while striking out six. He was relieved [...]
Savannah Sand Gnats 12, Rome Braves 3 The Savannah Sand Gnats were up by eight runs by the time they allowed starter Gabriel Ynoa to exit, as they defeated the Rome Braves on Friday with a dominating perfomance, 12-3. Kevin Plawecki had a great game, going 3-for-5 with a homer, two runs scored and two RBI. Plawecki was the only man to homer in the 12-run affair. The Gnats (1-1) came on strong early, taking advantage of [...]
Rome Braves 5, Savannah Sand Gnats 3 The Rome Braves scored three runs in the top of the eighth to come from behind to defeat the Savannah Sand Gnats 5-3 in front of 2,509 fans on Opening Night at Historic Grayson Stadium. CF Brandon Nimmo, the Mets’ first round pick in the 2011 draft, was 2-for-3 with a walk in his Savannah debut. Both of his knocks were hard singles up the middle. The Gnats (0-1) took a [...]
According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults—8.3 percent of the population—are living with the diabetes. Among these is Mets outfield prospect Cory Vaughn. Vaughn, the son of former Major League slugger Greg Vaughn, was drafted out of high school by the Phillies in 2007 but opted to attend San Diego State University. He was then drafted by the Mets in last year’s draft. All he’s done so far in the Mets [...]
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