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Las Vegas 3, Salt Lake 2
The Las Vegas 51s avoided elimination today in their Pacific Coast League championship series against visiting Salt Lake, beating the Bees 3-2 when closer Cory Wade recorded a strikeout with two runners on base for the final out.
In the first two games of the series at Salt Lake, Las Vegas dropped one-run decisions with the winning run for the Bees scoring in the ninth. Last night, they extended their season to the fourth game of the series at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, by preventing a run to score in the final inning.
The 51s scored twice in the sixth inning to take the lead for good, including a solo home run from Dustin Lawley to start the inning. The eventual winning run came on Ruben Tejada’s run-scoring single to plate Brandon Hicks.
Giancarlo Alvarado nearly picked up a quality start even though he walked five batters. Those play-off jitters, huh? Nice to see some life from the 51s though, who force at least a game four in the series here.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Mets announced that they have called up outfielder Mike Baxter, starting pitcher Aaron Harang, and catcher Juan Centeno, following Sunday’s 2-1 win against the Indians. All three had been assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas before they were eliminated from the postseason play on Saturday night.
Baxter, has seen some time this season with the Mets and has a .208/.325/.277 in 120...
Between the Mets and the Jets today, nothing makes sense — and I’m happier than a kid in a candy store. The New York Mets pulled off an unlikely 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians through the strength of Daisuke Matsuzaka, Justin Turner, and Eric Young. …Yeah, what?
Matsuzaka was masterful early, as he didn’t allow a hit until the fourth inning. He finished with six innings...
According to Marc Carig of Newsday, lefthanded reliever Scott Rice will undergo season-ending surgery for a hernia.
Rice has been one of the biggest surprises for the Mets this season and has a 3.71 ERA with a league-leading 73 appearances.
In 51.0 innings pitched, Rice has walked 27 while striking out 41, however it was against lefthanded hitters that he really excelled holding...
It was the only game of the year with a four man umpiring crew the entire season in Binghamton. By the end of the night, Binghamton manager Pedro Lopez and his B-Met baseball team and some 4,000 Binghamton fans pined for the return of a three-man crew, or perhaps the two-man officiating teams used to arbitrate a college game, or even the one-man in blue who called a game in yesteryear...
Rafael Montero—a potential future phenom for the New York Mets. He can strike people out, he’s got plenty of control of his pitches. His stats on the season between Binghamton and Las Vegas are 150 strike outs to 35 BBs in 155.1 innings.
Over his last 7 starts for Las Vegas, Mets fans rejoiced that Montero has “figured out” the PCL and adjusted. His walks started to drop...
With pitchers Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, and Noah Syndergaard rising through the minor leagues and dominating along the way, the hype surrounding those at the top has blocked out some of the performances of lesser-known prospects, even with a fanbase as critical and attentive as the Mets’. Last week, Vinny took a look at some of the most underrated hitters in the Met system. Let’s...
There are losses that can be blamed on a single player, and some even on human error — but others are just disappointing team losses where you get outplayed in every facet of the word. These happen every now and then and they’re unpleasant to watch. Tonight, sadly, was one of those games. Zack Wheeler had a streak of consecutive quality starts broken tonight while former Mets...
1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP
Status: Warming up
Syndergaard earned the no decision in Binghamton’s playoff opening loss in extra innings to the Trenton Thunder, but he got himself back on track after a bad start on August 26th against Bowie. The right-hander allowed three runs on seven hits, one walk, and eight strikeouts in six innings of work. MLB Trade Rumors also named our...
Trenton 3, Binghamton 0
The Binghamton Mets were shut out by the Trenton Thunder, 3-0 in game three of the Eastern Division Championship Series on Friday night at NYSEG Stadium. They were swept in the series by the Thunder, and were eliminated from the postseason.
After four scoreless innings to start the game, Trenton scored against Logan Verrett in the top of the fifth inning....
Mets at Indians • 7:05 p.m. ET
LHP Jon Niese (6-6, 3.66) vs. RHP Corey Kluber (7-5, 3.54)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Zach Lutz – DH
Lucas Duda – 1B
Justin Turner – 3B
Juan Lagares – RF
Matt den Dekker – CF
Travis d’Arnaud – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Jon Niese had his last start cut short by a left leg cramp, but he did not think...
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t happy for Scott Kazmir last night. I’ve always been one of those old school fans that quickly forms a bond with our players and look at them as part of my extended Mets family. I hate to see the Mets lose, but last night wasn’t as painful. I sort of felt like a proud father watching Kazmir pitch the game of his life, even if it came against...
Eric Young's two-out double in the ninth inning gave the New York Mets a 2-1 victory over Cleveland on Sunday, ending the Indians' four-game winning streak and putting a temporary halt to their playoff push.
Juan Lagares started the ninth with a single off Chris Perez (5-3) and moved to second on a sacrifice. Omar Quintanilla struck out, but Young lined a 2-0 pitch down...
Scott Kazmir has resurrected his career with the Indians this season.
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Scott Kazmir will make his first career start against the Mets tonight, nine years, one month, and eight days after the Mets traded the budding prospect for Victor Zambrano and Bartolome Fortunato. The trade will always be remembered as one of the worst in Mets history, as Kazmir...