MetsJunkies Recap: Alvarez Goes Beast Mode

The Mets beat the Marlins 9-3 yesterday behind some powerfully offense. The power started in the first when Mark Canha and Francisco Lindor went back-to-back. It ended with a bomb by top prospect Francisco Alvarez in the eight.

Lindor had a solid game going 2 for 3 with that homerun and double. The star shortstop drove in two in the win.

Arguably the biggest hit came of the bat from J.D. Davis. Davis cleared the bases with a three run double, an at bat after he got hit in the knee by a pitch. Eduardo Escobar also had a solid game going 3 for 3 with a RBI.

Arguably the most exciting moment was Francisco Alvarez crushing a homerun off the scoreboard in left field. It showed the amazing pop Francisco Alvarez has. He is going to be exciting.

With the Mets expecting a rainy evening, they went with relief pitchers and had Bassitt and Carrasco work in the minor league Instrasquad game earlier on the day. The bullpen game went well as Diaz, Castro, Orze, Shreve, Holderman, Lugo and Mitchell all had a scoreless frame. Sean Reid-Foley walked 3, allowing just one run and Josh Walker allowed 2 (1 earned) in his inning.

Castro did got some help by some sparkling defense behind him. Jeff McNeil made a terrific play for and out and Brandon Nimmo followed with a nice catch in CF.

Bassitt and Carrasco got their work in on the minor league site. Bassitt went 5 innings allowing just one hit with 5 strikeouts. Carlos Carrasco however, struggled in his outing allowing 5 runs on 6 hits over 3.1 innings. He allowed homeruns to Jose Peroza and Thomas Nido. Drew Smith also pitched, he went a perfect inning.

Today the Mets face the Astros at 6.10pm with Tylor Megill making the start. The Game is not televised.

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Mets Beat Nats in Spring Training Opener

The Mets beat the Nationals 6-2 after a 4 run, 3 homer first gave the Mets a 4-0 lead against Josiah Gray. Luis Guillorme, Dom Smith and Nick Plummer all went the opposite way for a homer.

Smith and Guillorme drove in a run later in the game to get the Mets total to 6 runs on the day. Guillorme went 3 for 4 with his homerun and 2 singles with 2 runs batted in.

Dom Smith kept his strong start going with a 2 for 3 day with a homerun and triple. Early on Dom has been the 2020 Dom we got to love, so hopefully that continues.

On the pitching side, the Mets got a great outing from 27 year old Josh Walker. Walker was impressive in the minors last year and he didn’t disappoint today. Walker went 3 scoreless innings allowing just one hit and 2 walks, with 2 strikeouts. On the only hit he allowed, the Mets made a terrific relay play to get the out at third. Mangum>Guillorme>JD.

Alex Claudio, Rob Zastryzny, Eric Orze and Stephen Nogosek all threw scoreless frames in their outings. Holderman allowed an unearned run and Trey Cobb allowed the only Mets earned run.

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MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Connor Grey Takes No-Hitter into the Ninth

Syracuse Mets (23-41)

Syracuse clobbered the Red Wings by a 13-8 final score. A notable moment was Syracuse going back-to-back-to-back in the 5th. Almora, Blankenhorn and Drury went deep.

Albert Almora: 3 for 5, HR, 3RBI’s .262avg/.807OPS

Chance Sisco: 1 for 5, HR, 3RBI’s .239avg/.822OPS

Wilfredo Tovar: 2 for 5, 2B, 2RBI’s .274avg/.750OPS

Vance Worley, who had a RBI Single in the game, went 5 innings, allowing 5 runs on 10 hits. Andrew Mitchell made his Syracuse debut with three innings of work. The lefty allowed 2 solo homeruns but nothing more, striking out three.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (24-37)

The Rumble Ponies beat the Altoona Curve 7-1 behind 2 homeruns from Mark Vientos.

Mark Vientos: 2 for 4, 2HR, 2RBI .282avg/.973OPS

Johneswhy Fargas: 2 for 3, 2RBI .273avg/.701OPS

Nick Senger: 3 for 5, 2B .295avg/.824OPS

Manny Rodriguez: 3 for 5, 2B, 2RBI’s .205avg/.589OPS

Yeizo Campos and Josh Walker combined to pitch 9 innings of one run ball.

Yeizo Campos: 4IP, 7H, 1ER, 0BB, 2K. 3.92ERA

Josh Walker: 5IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 3K. 2.64ERA (W, 5-1)

Brooklyn Cyclones (21-41)

The Cyclones beat the BlueClaws by a 6-1 final score. Joe Suozzi homered to back up Grey strong outing in the win.

Joe Suozzi: 1 for 4, HR, 2RBI .154avg/.538OPS

Ronny Mauricio: 2 for 4, RBI .234avg/.696OPS

Edgardo Fermin: 2 for 4, 2B, RBI .214avg/.598OPS

The story of the day in the Mets Minor leagues was Connor Grey, who didn’t allow a hit (inside the park homerun) after one out in the ninth.

Connor Grey: 8.1IP, 1H, 1ER, 2BB, 9K. 3.22ERA (W, 1-1)

St. Lucie Mets (33-31)

The St. Lucie Mets were one hit in their loss against the Palm Beach Cardinals, losing 7-0.

Matt Dyer had the only hit, a triple with one out in the ninth.

Fraklyn Parra pitched 5 innings of 3 run ball (2 earned). He allowed just 3 hits with 4 walks and 1 strikeout.

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MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Fargas Homers for Second Straight Day

Syracuse Mets Postponed

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (21-34)

The Rumble Ponies beat the Fisher Cats 5-1. Jake Mangum homered for his sixth of the year. Vientos went 2 for 4 with a RBI and Manny Rodriguez drove in 2.

Josh Walker shined again, going 6 scoreless innings. The lefty allowed just 2 hits and a walk with 5 strikeouts. Walker lowered his season ERA to 2.83.

Brooklyn Cyclones Postponed

St. Lucie Mets (30-27)

The St. Lucie Mets lost to the Mighty Mussels 9-7. Johneswhy homered for the second straight day, hitting a 3th inning 3 run homerun. Edgardo Fermin went 2 for 3 with a homerun off his own.

Oscar Rojas struggled a bit since a dominant recent stretch. He allowed 4 runs over 6 innings. The bullpen struggled allowing 5 runs in 3 innings.

Photo by: St. Lucie Mets Twitter

MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Binghamton Throws No-No!

Syracuse Mets (Postponed)

Due to positive Covid Test from Syracuse Player

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (13-28)

The Rumble Ponies no hit the Fightin Phils in a 2-0 victory. Josh Walker and Andrew Mitchell combined to pitch the organizations 7th no hitter.

Josh Walker: 6IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 4K.

Andrew Mitchell: 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K

Josh Walker was amazing again, lowering his season ERA to 3.02 ERA. Mitchell is also having a strong year with a 2.42 ERA.

The Ponies got homeruns from Will Toffey and Mark Vientos. Vientos hit his eight of the year.

Brooklyn Cyclones (13-27)

The Cyclones lost to the BlueClaws 7-5 in a game were top prospect Alvarez left with an injury. He stayed in at first and hit a RBI Double, but eventually left the game.

Mauricio went 2 for 4 and Baty doubled in their performances. Jaison Vilera struggled again, allowing 7 runs over 2.2 innings. The bullpen kept the Cyclones in the game, but it wasn’t enough.

St. Lucie Mets (Postponed)

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MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Walker Dominant, Baty Homers Again

Syracuse Mets (11-21)

The Syracuse Mets lost to the Worcester Red Sox 12-5, besides a 2 run homerun from Albert Almora Jr.

Drew Jackson drove in two with a double and Ceasar Puello collected his first hit and RBI since returning to the Mets organization.

Thomas Szapucki took a step back with a bad outing. He allowed 5 runs in 3.2 innings of work. In his outing, he allowed 6 hits and 3 walks. With the Mets playing a lot of games over the next three weeks, Szapucki is likely making his MLB debut soon.

After Renteria struggled, Windle, Diaz, Reid-Foley and position player Sebastián Elizalde had scoreless outings.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (10-21)

The Rumble Ponies beat the Baysox, who have a 22-8 record, 9-1. Carlos Cortes keeps hitting with a 2 for 4 day, driving in 1. Luis Carpio went 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs and Walter Lagrange also went 2 for 4, but he drove in two.

Josh Walker was great again going 7 innings of one run ball. Walker has been a pleasant surprise on the mound in the minors and majors. Between Brooklyn and Binghamton, the Mets 2017 31st round pick has pitched to a 2.77 ERA, 0.92WHIP and 44 strikeouts.

Brooklyn Cyclones (10-19)

The Cyclones split a Doubleheader on Wednesday against the Renegades.

Game one:

The Cyclones lost a close one in game one, losing 3-2. Cody Bohanek homered and is hitting .300 with a .1062 OPS. Luke Ritter collected 2 hits.

Justin Lasko wasn’t bad as he allowed 3 runs over 5.2 innings. He struck out 8 but allowed two homerun that accounted for all the runs allowed.

Game two:

The Cyclones best the Renegades 5-3 in game two. Brett Baty went 2 for 3 with yet another homerun, his fifth homerun in his last 8 games. Baty is hitting .367 with a .1090 OPS.

Gerson Molina hit a big homerun to give the Cyclones the lead in the fourth!

Hunter Parsons got the start allowing three runs in 3 innings of work. Eric Orze and Bryce Montes de Oca were dominant after Parsons. They both pitched two scoreless. Orze struck out 3 and de Oca 2.

St. Lucie Mets (19-13)

The St. Lucie Mets beat the Palm Beach Cardinals 5-3, behind a J.T. Ginn strong outing. Ginn pitched 4 inning of one run ball, allowing just 4 hits and walk, while striking out 2.

Jose Peroza (not Peraza) homered in a 2 for 2 day. He drove in 3 and was on base 4 times. Joe Suozzi kept hitting going 2 for 3, with a RBI. He is hitting .400 in 25 at bats.

Photo by: Andrew Gold