Mets Minors Recap: McNeil Paces 51s’ Offense in Victory

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Las Vegas (35-44) 5, Tacoma (41-38) 2 – Box Score

The 51s scored a run in the first after Jeff McNeil singled to lead off, stole second, and was brought home on a bases-loaded walk to Luis Guillorme.

In the third, Zack Borenstein blooped a one-out double to left and scored on a Kivlehan two-out single, giving Vegas a 2-1 lead.

Jose Lobaton hit his third home run of the season in the sixth to make it a 3-1 game, and the 51s tacked on two more in the eighth after a string of hits from Johnny Monell (double), Ezequiel Carrera (single), and McNeil (double).

Flexen walked five batters but was able to escape with just one earned run through his three innings of work. Tacoma scored in the second after a Kirk Nieuwenhuis leadoff double followed by a Seth Mejias-Brean single two batters later.

Sewald allowed the only other Tacoma run in the bottom of the ninth on a sacrifice fly that scored John Andreoli, who doubled with one out earlier in the frame.

Krol worked two scoreless innings, lowering his earned-run average to 5.87 through 7.2 innings with Las Vegas since coming over from the Los Angeles Angels. 

Trenton (44-33) 8, Binghamton (36-40) 5Box Score

Binghamton found themselves in a 3-0 hole after the first, but they were able to scratch a run off of the deficit in the second after Taylor led off the inning with a single, followed by a Nido double and an RBI single via Tim Tebow with two outs.

They added two more in the third on a solo homer from Michael and a two-out, RBI single from Nido. Allen hit his second home run of the season to lead off the eighth, cutting the Thunder’s lead to 7-4.

Crismatt allowed a three-run home run in the first to Ryan McBroom. McBroom doubled home another run in the third, giving the Thunder a 4-1 lead.

Trenton put three more on the board in the seventh against Daniel Zamora. A throwing error by Michael on a sacrifice bunt attempt scored one run, then Jeff Hendrix singled to score two later in the frame.

Blackham pitched the ninth and walked the bases loaded to start the inning, then walked in Trenton’s eighth run of the night in the next at-bat. Ryan replaced him and retired the next three batters in order to limit the damage.

Jupiter (44-31) 2, St. Lucie (27-45) 1 – Box Score

The Mets outhit the Hammerheads 6-3 but had their only run score on a Dash Winningham sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning.

  • RHP Gabriel Llanes (5.94) – 7 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB, K
  • RHP Stephen Villines (0.00) 1.2 IP, H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
  • LHP Seth Davis 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R

Llanes pitched wonderfully, allowing just two runs that came in the third inning after walking the leadoff batter, allowing a single, and one more on a passed ball by Anthony Dimino.

Villines was making his St. Lucie debut after being promoted from Columbia recently. He now has 58 strikeouts and only five walks in 35 innings this year.

GCL Mets (5-3) 8, GCL Cardinals 5 Box Score

  • Ronny Maurico SS: 2-for-5, R, .344/.306/.531
  • Stanley Consuegra CF: 2-for-5, 2B, RBI, 2 R, .222/.323/.370
  • Wilmer Reyes 1B: 2-for-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, .344/.382/.625

Andrew Ely and Edinson Valdez each had two hits in the game as well.

Knapp was making his second rehab appearance for the GCL Mets after missing the start of the season. He made 25 starts for Las Vegas last season.

DSL Mets1 (12-10) 4, DSL Twins (14-8) 3 F/10 Box Score

Shortstop Andres Parra was on base four times with three hits and a walk.

  • LHP Cesar Loaiza (3-0, 1.31) 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 K

DSL Brewers (14-6) 2, DSL Mets2 (11-11) 1 Box Score

  • Felix Valerio 2B: 1-for-3, BB, R, .315/.405/.452

The Mets had only three hits in the game and went 0-for-14 with runners in scoring position.

Juan Martinez allowed a two out, two-run walk-off single blowing a Mets 1-0 lead in the bottom of the ninth.

Columbia was rained out and has a doubleheader scheduled for tomorrow and Brooklyn was off last night.

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