Mets Merized Minor League Report – Part 1

Each week I will recap the Mets Minor Leagues and give you a rundown on their games, highlights, and any significant player news, injuries or promotions. It will be posted in two parts with the first part encompassing the high minors and the second part, the low minors.

AAA – New Orleans Zephyrs (23-26)

5/21 – After a series of wins for the Zephyrs, they were shutout by the Albuquerque Isotopes 3-0. The Zephyrs did have six hits on the day, but could not drive them in. Six players all had a hit, as nobody had a multi-hit game. Ben Johnson (CF) and Fernando Tatis (3B) were the only players who had an extra base-hit as they both hit a double. Brian Lawrence (0-1) had his debut as a Zephyr as did very well, but he did receive the loss. Lawrence went six strong innings, allowing four hits and a run. Lawrence did strikeout seven batters and walked only one guy. A very impressive start by Lawrence that gives the Mets an arm to look for if times are rough.

5/22 – Despite a late comeback effort by the Zephyrs, they fell to the Isotopes 4-3. Jason Alfano (2B) went 2-for-3 for the day including a double. Alfano also knocked in two runs in the game. Anderson Hernandez (SS) went 1-for-4 with a triple. Chan Ho Park (3-3) went 6.1 innings allowing four runs on seven hits. Park did strikeout nine Isotopes while walking three. Guillermo Mota pitched one inning and struck out a batter.

5/23 –  It was an extremely long game for the Zephyrs. This game was played until the 14th inning as the Zephyrs dropped the third game of the four game series against the Isotopes, 2-1. The only offense for the Zephyrs was Andy Tracy’s 10th HR in the 4th inning. Mike Pelfrey got the start and was superb, not to mention he went 1-for-2 at the plate. Pelfrey went six innings allowing only four hits and a run. Pelfrey did strike out four batters. Jon Adkins (0-2) pitched in relief and got the loss.

5/24 – After a short three game losing streak, the Zephyrs fought back in a big way defeating the Isotopes 8-5. Andy Tracy (1B) hit, yet, another HR in the 7th inning to bring his season total to eleven home runs. Fernando Tatis (3B) had a productive day at the plate. Tatis went 2-for-4 with a double while driving in three men. Philip Humber (4-4) had a so-so outing on Thursday. Although he did surrender four runs, three earned, Humber did get the win. Humber walked three, but struck out six in his five innings of work.

5/25 –  The game looked like an easy win for the Zephyrs, but the Guillermo Mota choked up the lead, 8-7. Three Zephyrs had a home run in the game. Andy Tracy (1B) hit a two-run shot, while Ricky Ledee (DH) and Ben Johnson (CF) each had a solo shot. Tracy and Ledee both had a three-hit game, including two runs scored. Adam Bostick got the start and faired well. He went six decent innings giving up four runs on six hits. Guillermo Mota (0-1) came in with a comfortable three run lead. Mota couldn’t get the outs he needed. Mota surrendered four runs and five hits in only 0.2 innings pitched.

AA – Binghamton Mets (21-23)

5/22 – The Mets made an outstanding comeback to defeat the Connecticut Defenders, 6-5. Caleb Stewart (RF) was crucial to the game as he drove in two runs. Fernando Martinez (CF) went 1-for-5 with a RBI. Jose Sanchez was decent in his start. He pitched 6.1 innings, allowing five runs (two earned), on eight hits. Tim McNab (4-0) pitched two scoreless innings in relief and received the win.

5/23 – After a good win against the Defenders, the Mets defeated them again, 5-2. Caleb Stewart (RF) hit a tie-breaking grand slam in the 7th inning. This grand slam was Stewart’s sixth home run. Corey Coles (LF) was almost unstoppable. Coles went 4-for-5, including a double, and scored two runs. Fernando Martinez (CF) helped the Mets both hitting and fielding. Martinez went 3-for-5 and had an outfield assist to gun down a runner at home plate, preventing the run from scoring. Marcos Carvajal pitched six shutout innings, but could not get the win. He allowed eight hits, and struck out six batters. Joseph Serfass (1-0) pitched the 7th inning to get the win.

5/24 – The Mets’ winning streak has continued to five games as they swept the Defenders, 9-6. The Mets won their fifth straight game, and won their last 7 of 8 games, dating back to 5/16. They put up two odd frames in the game thanks to a few HR’s. Caleb Stewart (RF) hit another home run, in the 2nd inning. Stewart went 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Jose A. Reyes, went 2-for-4 with a two run home run and a double. Fernando Martinez (CF) went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Corey Coles (LF) went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.

5/25 – Folks, they just keep on winning. The Mets defeated the New Hampshire FisherCats, 5-2. Caleb Stewart (RF) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Brett Harper (1B) went 1-for-4 with a 2-RBI double. Fernando Martinez (CF) went 1-for-3 with a RBI. Kevin Mulvey (4-4) bounced back from a bad performance as he got the win. Mulvey went six innings allowing two runs and giving up five hits. Mulvey struck out five Tim McNab got his second save of the season.

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