MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Mauricio and Vientos Homer, Conforto Starts Rehab

Syracuse Mets (11-27)

The Syracuse Mets Bullpen had another lead blown late as they lost 10-7 after a 10 inning affair against the Railriders.

Positive news was that Michael Conforto returned to the playing field. The Mets right fielder went 1 for 3 in his first rehab game.

Jeff McNeil went 2 for 4 (one pop up double) in his rehab game.

Albert Almora doubled in his rehab game. Travis Blankenhorn homered for the second straight game, hitting a 2 run homerun and Orlando Calixte homered and drove in three.

Thomas Szapucki got the start and went 4 innings of 4 run ball. Control was an issue for the lefty as he walked 5 batters. Roney and Trey Cobb worked scoreless outings before Yennsy Diaz blew the save and got the loss allowing 4 runs (3 earned).

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (11-26)

The Rumble Ponies lost to the Sea Dogs 5-4, after allowing one in the ninth and tenth inning.

Mark Vientos homered for the sixth time this year, going 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Luis Carpio stayed hot with a 3 for 4 day.

Adam Oller allowed 3 runs in 2.2 innings of work. He got relieved by Dan Goggin who pitched 4.1 scoreless innings. Yeizo Campos got the BS/Loss combo allowing runs in the ninth and tenth.

Brooklyn Cyclones (11-24)

The Cyclones lost 5-2 to the Blue Rocks. Ronny Mauricio accounted for the only runs as he homered in the sixth. It’s Mauricio his 7th of the season.

Brett Baty had another multi hit game, going 2 for 4. Baty is still hitting. 327 with a .964 OPS

Jaison Vilera was great for the first 5 innings, but got in trouble in the sixth. He and Orze combined to allow 5 runs in that sixth inning.

St. Lucie Mets (20-18)

The St. Lucie Mets lost a rain shortened, eight inning game to the Hammerheads 8-4. Nic Gaddis and Ranfy Adon homered in the loss.

Luis Moreno had trouble with his control, allowing 5 walks in 4.1 innings. He limited the damage over that span allowing 3 runs (2 earned). Dellin Betances got the loss with an ugly outing, allowing 5 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks, recording just one out.

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MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Brodey Clutch Homerun Helps Syracuse to Victory

Syracuse Mets (11-18)

The Syracuse Mets beat the Bisons 7-6, behind a 4 run 6th highlighted by Quinn Brodey his 3 run homer. Syracuse collected just 6 hits, but got help with 8 walks. Kahlil hit his sixth double of the year. He is hitting. 333 with a .1068 OPS.

Jerad Eickhoff couldn’t get his strong period of starts going, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits in 6 innings of work. Eickhoff did get the Win as Stephen Tarpley, Sean Reid-Foley and Yennsy Diaz shut it down with a perfect frame a piece.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (8-20)

The Rumble Ponies winning streak got snapped at four after an 8-3 loss to the Fisher Cats.

Vientos went 1 for 4 with his sixth double of the year. Oscar de la Cruz struggled in his relief outing allowing 5 runs in 2.2 innings (all five runs came in the eight).

Brooklyn Cyclones (9-17)

The Cyclones lost after failing to hold a 4-0 lead in the eight. Parsons allowed 2 runs in the eight and Ragan allowed three in the ninth for a 5-4 loss.

Ronny Mauricio homered for his second straight game for a three run homer in the first. It was Mauricio his sixth homerun of the year.

Joe Genord also hit his sixth, a solo shot in the fourth.

Baty went 1 for 3 and Alvarez went 1 for 4. Alvarez also showed his terrific arm with a pick-off at first.

Alec Kisena was dominant over 5 hitless innings. He allowed just one walk, while striking out 5 in his start. The 25 year old has struck out 22 in 16.2 innings.

St. Lucie Mets (16-13)

The St. Lucie Mets struggles continue with a 9-4 loss to the Mighty Mussels. Matt O’Neil had a strong showing going 2 for 2, with his first Homerun of the year.

Junior Santos allowed 5 runs (1 earned) over 4 innings as the St. Lucie Mets made 7 errors in the game. Liam McCall kept his strong year going with two hitless innings with 3 strikeouts. He allowed an unearned run thanks to the very shaky defense. McCall lowered his ERA to 0.77 in 11.2 innings.

Photo by: Richard Nelson

MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Mets Top Prospects Show Power in Brooklyn

Syracuse Mets (10-18)

The Syracuse Mets played a Doubleheader on Friday after the Thursday postponed game. They split the twinbill with the Buffalo Bisons.

Game one:

Syracuse lost game one after failing to take the lead with the free runner in the top of the eight. Stephen Nogosek, who has been splendid, allowed the free runner to score on the walk off loss 5-4.

The Mets got a solid start from Thomas Szapucki, who got betrayed by his defense (error Guillorme). Szapucki allowed 3 runs (1 earned) in 5 innings. He allowed just 2 hits, but both went out of the yard. Positive note was that Szapucki allowed just one walk, with 7 strikeouts.

Guillorme went 1 for 1 with a walk as he tries to return. Mazeika kept hitting, going 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI. Khalil Lee also had a good game going 2 for 3 with a double and 2 runs batted in.

Game 2:

Two three run innings, with 2 two run homeruns got Syracuse a 6-3 win in game two. David Thompson hit his team leading 7th and Cheslot Cuthbert hit his first since joining the organization.

Tyler Megill made his AAA debut with 4 innings of 2 run ball. Oswalt and Renteria pitched well to combine for just 1 unearned run in 3 innings.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (8-19)

The Ponies won their 4th in a row, beating the Fisher Cats 11-4. Jake Mangum stayed red hot going 3 for 5 with 2 doubles, a RBI and a Walk. Nick Meyer also collected 3 hits and a RBI and Carlos Cortes kept his good hitting going with a 2 for 6 day. He raised his OPS to .862

Adam Oller got the win going 5 innings of 2 run ball in the victory.

Brooklyn Cyclones (9-16)

After the game got suspended in the fourth inning on Thurday, it got resumed on Friday, beating the BlueClaws 6-4.

Baty homered in the Thurday and the Friday part of the game (see clip of the Thurday in yesterday’s recap). Overall Baty went 3 for 4 with 2 homeruns and 4 RBIs in the game. Baty is now hitting .372 with a .1045 OPS (after the second game)

Mauricio returned to old form with a 3 for 5 game, with a homerun of his own.

Cam Opp struggled since his promotion continued, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) in three innings. The bullpen picked it up with good outings from Eric Orze (2.1 scoreless) and Bryce Montes de Oca (1.2 scoreless with 4K). Brian Metoyer got the save.

Game 2:

The Cyclones also had a regular scheduled game as they lost 5-4. The Cyclones collected just 2 hits. A 2 run single for Baty and a long bomb for Francisco Alvarez.

Jaison Vilera allowed 4 solo homeruns in 4.2 innings of work. Vilera has allowed a shocking 10 homeruns in just 21 innings of work this season.

The Cyclones bullpen couldn’t hold the lead after not one, but two catchers interferences in the sixth. A tough loss for Allen Winans who allowed an unearned run in that inning.

St. Lucie Mets (16-12)

The St. Lucie Mets offense keeps struggling since Alvarez his promotion and PCA his injury. St. Lucie collected just 4 hits in a 3-2 loss to the Mighty Mussels.

Joe Suozzi collected 2 of the 4 hits with a RBI.

Austin Faith allowed 2 runs in 3 innings. His ERA raised to 3.26. Luis Montas pitched three hitless innings, he is unscored upon in 5 innings so far. Matt Cleveland worked around to walks to keep his ERA at 0.00 in 9.1 innings of work so far. Willy Taveras got the loss allowing a run in his inning, his ERA raised to 2.53. Still having a good year with 13 strikeouts in 10.2 innings.

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MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Offensive Explosion in Brooklyn Behind Baty Strong Day

Syracuse Mets (2-12)

The depleted Syracuse Mets lost their 6th in a row on Wednesday in a blow out 16-1 loss to the IronPigs. J.D. Davis collected a hit in his rehab stint. Drew Ferguson collected 3 hits.

Yamamoto pitched two innings, before leaving the game. Most likely because the Mets will bring him up to pitch this weekend. The bullpen struggled with Oscar de la Cruz allowing the most runs (6 earned).

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (1-12)

The Rumble Ponies lost to the SeaWolves 5-4, besides outhitting the opposition 11-7.

Shortstop Yoel Romero collected 3 hits and an RBI. He is hitting .448 with a 1129 OPS. Mark Vientos collected 2 hits and a RBI, improving his average to .178 with a .591 OPS.

Tony Dibrell pitched 4 strong innings, allowing just 1 run on 2 hits, striking out 5. Andrew Mitchell allowed 2 runs in the bottom of the ninth for the blown save/loss.

Brooklyn Cyclones (5-8)

The Brooklyn Cyclones blow out the Renegades 14-0. Brett Baty was the big man going 4 for 5 with a double and 4 runs batted in. Baty is hitting. 425 with a 1070 OPS.

Ronny Mauricio extended his hitting streak to 11 with a double in 5 at bats. Joe Genord and Jake Mangum had big games as well.

Oscar Rojas pitched well for four scoreless innings. Bryce Montes de Oca kept his scoreless inning streak going with a scoreless ninth.

St. Lucie Mets (10-4)

The St. Lucie Mets stayed hot with help from reinforcements on rehab assignments. Noah Syndergaard got the start and was great for 4 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit, no walks and striking out 5.

After Noah the St. Lucie Mets struggled to held a big lead, but just did enough, winning 11-8. Zack Ashford and Matt Dyer collected two hits, Warren Saunders drove in three and Jaylen Palmer scored 3 runs.

Photo by: Brooklyn Cyclones Twitter

MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Syracuse Snap Losing Streak.

Syracuse Mets (2-6)

The Syracuse Mets snapped their six game losing streak with a 4-2 victory against the Worcester Red Sox. Fraklyn Kilome got the start going 4 innings of one run ball, allowing 4 hits and 2 walks with 3 strikeouts.

Oscar de la Cruz followed with 3 strong innings of his own, allowing one run. Yansy Diaz made his Mets organizational debut with a perfect frame and a strikeout and Stephen Nogosek got the save.

Quinn Brodey got the big hit with a 2 run homerun in the third. Hager had jet another multi hit game.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (0-7)

The Rumble Ponies dropped to 0 and 7 with a 7-2 loss to the Curve. Walter Lagrange hit a solo shot in the fourth for his first of the year.

On the pitching end the Rumble Ponies got 2 scoreless from Marcel Renteria and Riley Gilliam. Joseph Zanghi allowed 4 runs as his struggles continue.

Brooklyn Cyclones (4-3)

The Brooklyn Cyclones improved to 4 and 3 with a nail-biting 3-2 win. Jose Butto got the start and pitched 4 strong innings, allowing a run om 2 hits and 3 walks. The righty struck out 6 in his best start of his season. He also got some help from Duplantis with a stellar diving catch for a double play.

Bryce Montes de Oca kept his ERA at 0.00 pitching thru two walks with a strikeout. He reached 100mph to strikeout the final hitter of his innings.

The Mets got 11 hits in the win, 2 a piece from Duplantis and Winaker. Baty and Mauricio both collected a hit.

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MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Mauricio Homers in Third Straight Game

Syracuse Mets (1-6)

After an opening day win, the Syracuse Mets have lost 6 in a row, losing to the Worcester Red Sox 8-5.

Jake Hager kept his hot hitting going with a 3 for 5 game. He is hitting .414 in the early going. Khalil Lee had a good game going 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Catchers Deivy Grullón and Hunter Cervenka homered in the loss.

Former Red Jesus Reyes got the start and allowed 3 runs over 5.2 innings of work. Reyes struck out 6 but allowed 2 homeruns that cost him. Stephen Tarpley was awful again allowing 3 runs while recording one out. His 40 man roster spot is in serious jeopardy with his 67.50 ERA. Zamora allowed 2 runs (1 earned) in 2 innings in relief as his tough start continues.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (0-6)

The Ponies struggled continued with a 5-0 loss to the Curve. Binghamton collected just one hit in the loss. Sebastian Elizalde collected the only hit, a single. Mark Vientos struggled continued with a Golden Sombrero.

Tyler Megill got his second start and was good once again. The 2018 8th round pick threw 5 scoreless innings, with 7 strikeouts. The righty now has 17 strikeouts in 10 innings of work

Brooklyn Cyclones (3-3)

The Cyclones got back to .500 with a 6-1 victory to the Drive. Mauricio homered for his third straight game, going 1 for 5. Baty stayed hot with a 2 for 4 game with a double and 2 RBIs. Baty is hitting .471 with a 1331 OPS.

Josh Walker collected his second win going 5 innings of one run ball. The 26 year old lefty struck out 7. His ERA stands at 0.90. Dan Goggin pitched two hitless innings with 4 strikeouts and Nick MacDonald closed out the win with 2 scoreless of his own.

St. Lucie Mets (5-2)

The St. Lucie Mets improved to 5-2 with a 4-2 victory. Francisco Alvarez had another great game going 3 for 4 in the win. Alvarez is hitting .571 over the first 7 games of the year.

Luis Moreno pitched 3.2 hitless innings with 4 walks, an unearned run and 6 strikeouts. Cam Opp followed with 3.1 innings, were he allowed an unearned run, allowing 3 hits and 3 walks with 5 strikeouts.

Colby Morris and Reyson Santos closed out the win with a scoreless frame apiece.

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MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Mauricio Homers for Second Straight Day

Syracuse Mets (1-4)

The Syracuse Mets lost their fourth in a row after a 4-2 loss against the RailRiders on Saturday.

Syracuse collected just 5 hits, one of them out of the ballpark as Bradon Drury hit his first of the year.

Yamamoto got the start and allowed 3 runs over 3.1 innings of work, allowing two homeruns. The bullpen combined to throw 5.1 innings of one run ball. Sean Reid-Foley pitched two scoreless in the loss.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (0-5)

The Rumble Ponies still waiting for their first win as they lost their 5th in a row to the RubberDucks 5-1.

Yoel Romero was the only Rumble Pony with a 2 hit game as he went 2 for 4. Yeizo Campos pitched three scoreless in his start, but Riley Gilliam falthered allowing 4 runs in his outing.

Brooklyn Cyclones (2-3)

The Cyclones strong offense start to the year continued with another offensive explosion in a 16-12 win to the Tourists. Mauricio homered for the second straight game going 1 for 5. Cody Bohanek, Luke Ritter and Joe Genord also homered. Genord collected three hits in the win.

The pitching struggled but 2018 9th round pick Bryce Montes de Oca pitched a scoreless frame with one strikeout.

St. Lucie Mets (4-1)

The only Mets minor league team with a winning record is the St. Lucie Mets. They beat the HammerHeads 8-4.

Big man was Matt Dryer who collected 3 hits, one of them a three run homerun in the first. Pete Crow-Armstrong kept his strong start going with a 2 for 4 day. Alvarez went 1 for 3 with 2 walks in the win.

Franklyn Parra was great over 3 innings of one run ball, striking out 4.

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MetsJunkies MILB Recap: Mauricio and Alvarez Homer

Syracuse Mets (1-3)

The Syracuse Mets lost a rain shortened game by a 7-3 final score. Cervenka hit another homerun and is now hitting an even .500 with a .1931 OPS.

Daniel Zamora allowed 7 runs over 2.1 innings in a start. Szapucki made his AAA debut with 3.2 scoreless innings, allowing 7 baserunners while striking out 5.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (0-4)

The Binghamton Rumble Ponies dropped to 0 and 4 after an 8-3 loss to the RubberDucks on Friday. Offensively the Rumble Ponies couldn’t collect much extra base hits as Jeremy Vasquez collected the only one in the loss (double).

On the pitching end the Rumble Ponies got a bad Mets organizational debut from 26 year old Adam Oller who allowed 5 earned in 2 innings. Joseph Zanghi had his second outing were he allowed 3 runs, after his opening day blown save. 2018 14th rounder Andrew Mitchell pitched 2.1 scoreless in the loss.

Brooklyn Cyclones (1-3)

The Cyclones lost to the Tourists 13-7 in jet another high scoring affair. The Cyclones have allowed 24 runs over the last 2 games against the Tourists.

Ronny Mauricio had a terrific game going 3 for 5 with a homerun, 2 doubles and four runs batted in. A big game for one of the Mets big prospects.

Another Mets prospects has been preforming well is Brett Baty. He collected another 2 hit game going 2 for 4 with a 2 RBIs, having a .1324 OPS. Both him and Mauricio have an OPS above .1300.

Jaison Vilera got the start and went 3 innings allowing 9 runs (7 earned). The Cyclones made 6 errors behind the pitchers which obviously didn’t help. Baty, Mauricio and Tiberi made 2 errors a piece.

St. Lucie Mets (3-1)

The St. Lucie Mets improved to 3-1 with a win 7-4 against the Hammerheads. Mets top prospect Francisco Alvarez had a big game going 2 for 3 with a homer, double and 2 walks.

Junior Santos and Justin Lasko combined for the first 7 innings allowing 4 runs (3 earned) combined. Willy Taveras and Reyson Santos shut down the door for the St. Lucie Mets.

Photo by: St. Lucie Mets twitter

MetsJunkies Mets Players of the Game: Bullpen Masters!

The Mets beat the Cardinals 5-3 in yesterday’s spring training victory. Couple of great signs in the win, that is worth mentioning.

Edwin Diaz

The Mets closer is having a great start to his spring. The dominant arm of Edwin Diaz came back in 2020 and so far he shows he is the dominant arm the Mets traded for. In his second spring outing, Diaz struck out two and got a grounder. His fastball got a ton of swing and misses, mostly in an overpowering strikeout of Molina.

Jeurys Familia

Another arm that will be very important for the Mets pen, showed himself. Familia has shown a ton of movement, plus hit 98 on his fastball multiple times. His control doesn’t even need to be league average for him to be dominant, as he is so difficult to hit with that movement. He also averaged 92.5 mph on his splitter in his dominant scoreless inning.

Miguel Castro

Another big piece of the bullpen shined in the win. Miguel Castro threw a perfect frame, getting two strikeouts on his nasty slider. Some know that I am a big Castro fan and believe he is going to make a big step forward. That FB/slider combo is absolutely filthy.

Ronny Mauricio

The young Mauricio is having an amazing Spring. The 19 year old short stop came thru in the seventh, with a big 2 out, 2 RBI, go ahead hit. Mauricio is having a .909 OPS so far this spring. He was send to minor league camp, but we might still see him get some at bats during MLB Spring Training.

Mets reassign 19 to MiLB camp

The Mets have made their first round of cuts today, reassigning 19 players to MiLB camp. The list of players include:

  • Matt Allan (RHP)
  • J.T. Ginn (RHP)
  • Harol Gonzalez (RHP)
  • Oscar De La Cruz (RHP)
  • Ryley Gilliam (RHP)
  • Trevor Hildenberger (RHP)
  • Tylor Megill (RHP)
  • Stephen Nogosek (RHP)
  • Marcel Renteria (RHP)
  • Jared Robinson (RHP)
  • Tom Windle (LHP)
  • Francisco Alvarez (C)
  • Pete Crow-Armstrong (CF)
  • Brett Baty (3B)
  • Drew Ferguson (OF)
  • Ronny Mauricio (SS)
  • Nick Meyer (C)
  • Heyden Senger (C)
  • Mark Vientos (3B)

The Mets now have a total of 53 players in Major League camp.