The Binghamton Rumble Ponies picked up the win on Thursday, beating the Reading Fightin Phils 5-4. Brett Baty hit his seventh home run of the season and fourth in June, while Brandon McIlwain delivered the knockout blow with a simple extras winner.
AAA: Rochester Red Wings (39-30) 10, Syracuse Mets (26-42) 9 The score of the box
- VS Nick Dini: 2 for 5, HR (6), 5 RBI, 2 R, SO, .233/.340/.488
- RF Quinn Brodey: 2 for 5, 3B, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 SO, .179/.228/.400
- heart rate Johneshwy Fargas: 1 for 5, HR (4), 2 SO, .196/.257/.359
- 1B Marc Vientos: 2 for 3, 2BB, .260/.355/.503
The Mets nearly clawed their way back after two huge separate deficits, but they narrowly fell in a harrowing loss. Nick Dini smashed a grand slam in the fifth inning to make it a 6-4 game, but in the eighth inning the Mets were down 10-4. Johneshwy Fargas homered in the eighth and Quinn Brodey hit a base punt triple in the ninth to pull the Mets in one, but Brodey was tagged in a preview to end the game.
Vientos was on base four times and his OPS in the last 30 games is now 1.028. He played two straight games at first base.
- HPR Connor Gray: (L, 3-3), 3.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 4 K, 5.49 ERA
- HPR Joe Zanghi: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 5.56 ERA
- HPR Yennsy Diaz: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, 7.23 ERA
Connor Gray didn’t work his best players on Thursday, and he was the victim of a two-out rally in the fourth inning that knocked him out of the game and put the Mets down 6-0 early. The next two relievers didn’t fare much better, combining to allow four runs, which turned out to be one too many. Yennsy Díaz’s scoreless eighth was one of the only clean innings a Mets pitcher had all night, but that was for naught because the hole was too big for the offense to climb out of.
AA: Reading Fightin Phils (29-37) 4, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (25-41) 5 The score of the box
- 3B Brett Baty: 3-for-4, HR (7), 2 RBI, BB, SO, .282/.372/.450
- heart rate Brandon McIlwain: 2 for 4, 2B, RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, SO, .400/.455/.700
- VS Francisco Alvarez: 0-for-2, R, 3BB, SO, .283/.372/.570
Mets outfield prospect Brandon McIlwain continued the strong start to his Double-A career with a single for Binghamton on Thursday night.
The former college QB is now 8 for 20 with 4 extra hits and 2 walks in five games since being promoted from Brooklyn. pic.twitter.com/QcVAPkaqcv
—Michael Mayer (@mikemayer22) June 24, 2022
The Rumble Ponies came out on top in a dramatic back-and-forth, winning in the bottom of the 10th inning on a Brandon McIlwain single. McIlwain is averaging .400 in five games since being promoted to Binghamton. Brett Baty hit his seventh home run of the season and is continuing a stellar June, in which he racked up an impressive .343/.418/.529 slash line.
Meanwhile, opposing pitchers have apparently decided that the best way to avoid giving up home runs to Francisco Álvarez is to not give him any pitches to hit, as he has now been walked five times in his career. last two games.
- HPR Jesus Vargas: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R (2 ER), 5 K, 6.83 ERA
- HPL Andre Mitchell: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, 2 K, 4.91 ERA
- HPR Antonio Santos: (W, 2-1), 2.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 4K, 3.86 ERA
Jesús Vargas did his best to work deep into this one after the Rumble Ponies were forced into their bullpen at the start of Wednesday’s game, battering their way through 6 1/3 innings. Andrew Mitchell and Antonio Santos were brilliant in relief, combining to strike out six batters over the last 3 2/3 innings while allowing just one hit.
A+: Jersey Shore BlueClaws (25-41) 1, Brooklyn Cyclones (30-36) 3 The score of the box
- LF matt rudick: 2 for 4, 2 2B, R, SO, .214/.309/.357
- DH Nic Gadis: 1 for 3, RBI, R, SO, .205/.288/.328
- 3B Jose Peroza: 0-for-2, RBI, BB, SO, .200/.290/.269
The Cyclones had just three hits on Thursday night, but a fourth inning 3-run proved to be the difference and helped them cross the line for the win. Matt Rudick had two of Brooklyn’s three hits, and both went for extra bases.
- HPR mike vasil: (W, 1-1), 6.0 IP, 4H, ER, 5K, 4.38 ERA
- HPR Justin Courtney: (H, 3), 2.0 IP, H, 0 ER, K, 3.91 ERA
- HPR Grant Hartwig: (S, 6), IP, 0H, 0ER, 2K, 0.75ERA
Mike Vasil allowed one run on three hits in the first inning, but he regained his composure and allowed only one hit in his last five innings on the job. The bullpen arms were equally impressive, as Justin Courtney pitched two closing innings and Grant Hartwig retired all three batters he faced for the stoppage. Hartwig has a 0.75 ERA in eight appearances (12 IP) for Brooklyn since an early-season call-up from St. Lucia.
A: St. Lucia Mets (40-25) 3, Palm Beach Cardinals (30-34) 7 The score of the box
- LF Omar De Los Santos: 2 for 4, 2B, 2 R, SB, SO, .267/.316/.470
- DH Junior Tilian: 2 for 4, 2 RBI, SO, .271/.328/.500
- heart rate Alex Ramirez: 1 for 4, R, SB, BB, SO, .287/.352/.443
The Mets find themselves in their first real rut of the season, as they lost quite convincingly on Thursday and have dropped six of their last seven games. Omar De Los Santos continues to fill out the stat sheet, collecting two more hits and taking his stolen bases total to 39 on the year. Junior Tilien’s two RBIs helped the Mets take a lead in the first inning and tie the game in the third inning, but the Mets failed to score another run from then on.
- HPR Joel Diaz: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 11.17 ERA
- HPR Christian Scott: (L, 2-2), 4.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R (3 ER), 7 K, 5.81 ERA
- HPR Raimon Gomez: 1.2 IP, H, 0 ER, BB, 4K, 3.38 ERA
Joel Diaz failed to get out of the second inning, allowing the first three batters to reach base and ultimately give up three runs. Diaz has allowed at least two runs to score in each of his four appearances (three starts) this season for a lackluster 11.17 ERA. Christian Scott allowed three more runs in the third inning to seal the Mets’ fate.
Scott had 19 puffs on the night and his fastball was at 97. He was a lucky pitcher in 2022 with an ERA of 5.81, but an FIP below 3.00. He has 41 strikeouts and just eight walks in 26 1/3 innings for St. Lucie.
Gomez was up to 98 mph with his high spin fastball in the game and he has 23 strikeouts in 16 innings.
Complex League: FCL Nationals (7-5) 11, Mets FCL (8-5) 6 The score of the box
The Mets mounted a valiant comeback effort to tie in the ninth, but allowed five runs in the top of the 10th for the extra-inning loss.
Dominican League: DSL Mets2 (7-6) 7, DSL BAL Black (5-9) 3 The score of the box
Jesus Baez made all the difference with his sixth-inning Grand Slam, breaking a 3-3 stalemate and handing the Mets a win.
Dominican League: DSL Cubs Red (5-9) 2, DSL Mets1 (6-7) 7 The score of the box
Simon Juan drove in the first inning of the game for the Mets, who added six more for a comfortable victory.