Round Rock Express (62-63) 10, Las Vegas 51s (58-67) 8 Box Score
- Brandon Nimmo LF: 0 for 4, BB, 4 K, .340/.413/.533
- Justin Ruggiano RF: 0 for 5 (3 for 11)
- Michael Conforto CF: 4 for 4, 2B, 3 R, .425/.483/.738
- Matt Reynolds 3B: 2 for 4, 2 R, .236/.305/.335
- Gavin Cecchini SS: 1 for 4, .314/.381/.432
All four hits came against a lefty last night for Conforto, just one night after going 3 for 4 with a homer against southpaws.
- Robert Gsellman RHP: 6 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 6 BB, 4 K (5.73)
- Marc Krauss 1B: Came in to get the last out, only batter grounded out
Gsellman had his streak of five straight quality starts snapped but did flash a 97 MPH fastball in his outing, including one to strikeout out the powerful Joey Gallo (who later tagged him for a two-run shot).
Binghamton Mets 9 (57-65), New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1 (Toronto, 59-64) Box Score
- Jonathan Johnson 2B 2 for 4, BB
- Phillip Evans 3B 3 for 5, 2B, RBI .320/.358/482
- Amed Rosario SS 1 for 5, 2 K .319/.369/.465
- Dominic Smith 1B, 0 for 2, 3 BB, K .296/.359/.454
This was Johnson’s debut, and he’s older, but he can really hit. Speaking of hitting, Evans is locked in right now. Rosario is 1 for his last 21, which means either the league has adjusted, or his leg injury has lingered. Not sure which would surprise me more. Smith is hitting .393/.469/.554 in August, his second straight great month.
Knapp has been really good this year. He has an arm that is 87-93 with a few different breaking balls. According to reports, Baldonado hit 95 on the gun tonight.
St. Lucie Mets 6 (63-56), Fort Myers Miracle 3 (61-61) Box Score
- Kevin Kaczmarski RF 2 for 4, 2B, RBI .337/.414/.480
- Asdrubal Cabrera SS 1 for 3, 2B, 2 RBI, K
- Yoenis Cespedes LF 2 for 3, 2B, RBI, K
- Tomas Nido C 0 for 3, SF .316/.352/.464
Kaczmarski is tearing up the Florida State League. Nido has been excellent this year, and I have an article about how he’s still a prospect. Please please please check it out! Cabrera and Cespedes each played six innings in the field and are ready to rejoin the Mets.
- Casey Delgado RHP 7.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, 7 K 3.18 ERA
This is Delgado’s comfort level of the minors. He didn’t do well in Double-A.
Asheville Tourists 7 (Colorado, 60-60), Columbia Fireflies 6 (55-67) Box Score
- Enmanuel Zabala CF 0 for 4, RBI, 2 K .273/.326/.321
- Patrick Mazeika C 2 for 4, K .266/.396/.364
- Eudor Garcia 1B o for 4 .245/.304/.378
Garcia started his 7th career game at first base, which seems to be his likely home in the future.
- Andrew Church RHP 6.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K 1.99 ERA
Church hasn’t struggled with control much this year, walking 22 in 84.2 innings pitched. The bullpen gave up four runs in the bottom of the 9th including a walk-off wild pitch.
Staten Island Yankees 4 (33-23), Brooklyn Cyclones 3 (30-27) Box Score
- Michael Paez 2B 1 for 5, 2B, 2 K .170/.260/.259
- Desmond Lindsay CF 0 for 1, 3 BB, K .340/.476/.580
- Blake Tiberi 3B 1 for 4, K .237/.318/.289
Lindsay has a 16/15 BB/K in 21 games. Mets college draftees aside from Peter Alonso have been disappointing, but I don’t judge by the first year. Paez stole third.
- Merandy Gonzalez RHP 5 IP, 3 H, R, BB, 7 K 3.09 ERA
According to one of our writers at the game, Gonzalez was throwing 93-95 with confidence in his curve, and aggressively goes after hitters.
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