Mets Minors Recap: David Peterson Goes Seven Strong

David Peterson (Photo by Ed Delany)

Tacoma (23-21) 3, Las Vegas (17-27) 1  Box Score

The 51s outhit the Rainiers 9 to 5, but they could only muster up one run. Colon collected the only RBI on a single, and also recorded his first two hits as a member of the Mets organization. Smith returned to first base after playing right field the previous night and went 0-4. The 51s went 1-10 with runners in scoring position.

  • RHP Logan Taylor (L, 1-1, 5.67 ERA): 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Kevin McGowan (1-1, 5.18 ERA): 4.0 IP, 3 H, R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Tim Peterson (0-1, 2.59 ERA): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 2 K

With the 51s being temporarily out of rested starting pitchers, they decided to go with a bullpen game started by Logan Taylor. Taylor wasn’t great, but did pretty much all they could have asked of him, giving up two runs in three solid innings on 44 pitches. McGowan did a nice job out of the bullpen, allowing only a solo home run to Daniel Vogelbach in four innings. Peterson pitched the ninth and continued his dominant season, lowering his season ERA to 2.59, which is extremely impressive for the PCL.

New Hampshire (25-15) 6, Binghamton (21-20) 5  Box Score

Binghamton’s offense had a very good game as it scored five runs on ten hits over seven innings. Every player in the lineup had at least one hit. Urena and Stuart got the offense going with solo home runs in the second inning and third inning, respectively. RBI singles by Alonso, Patrick Mazeika, and John Mora brought in the final three runs in the sixth inning. Urena has been on a hot streak recently as he has hit .333/.372/.556 so far in May.

Jannis had his best start of the season, setting a season high in both strikeouts and innings pitched, but poor defense ultimately resulted in him giving up two unearned runs and leaving with the game tied. Bashlor came into the game in relief and had an outing to forget. Bashlor had allowed just two earned runs all season, but he proceeded to give up three straight hits upon entering the game, with the final hit being a walk-off home run off the bat of Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Binghamton (22-20) 10, New Hampshire (25-16) 8  Box Score

The Rumble Ponies had a huge offensive game, although they did benefit from three New Hampshire errors. After going two whole games without a home run, McNeil smacked a two run homer in the first inning. His twelve home runs lead the Mets organization and are tied for the most in the Eastern League. Pascual had three hits in his first game of the season. Peter Alonso went 0-for-5 in the game, snapping a ten game on base streak.

Tim Tebow returned to lineup after miss a few games but left for a pinch runner in the fifth inning.

Shaw was not hit hard in this start, but poor defense and poor control resulted in a fairly ugly final line. Shaw needed 97 pitches to get through five innings and less than half of those pitches were for strikes. His five walks were also a career high. Nine out of Hanhold’s last ten appearances have been scoreless.

St. Lucie (17-20) vs. Fort Myers (24-17)

St. Lucie was rained out for the fifth time in the last week due to rain. The two teams were scheduled to complete the suspended game from Saturday and the game actually did resume for a few innings, but was suspended yet again with the score tied 2-2 in the 6th inning. The game will be resumed again on June 1 as part of a doubleheader.

Charleston (19-23) 2, Columbia (22-20) 1  Box Score

Columbia’s offense struggled to get anything going in this game as the team was held to just four hits. The only run came on a sacrifice fly by Edgardo Fermin in the fifth inning. Gladu now has an nine-game hitting streak and is hitting .327/.410/.442 in May.

Peterson had another very good start, but took the hard-luck loss due to a lack of run support. Peterson has gone seven innings in his last three starts and has given up one earned run or less in five out of his six starts. He has also been producing groundballs at an extremely high 63.8% rate. Ford has also been great this season and has a 9:0 K:BB rate in 2018.

Las Vegas portion of recap done by Mojo Hill.

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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.