New York Mets Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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A eighth inning comeback attempt by the Zephyrs fell short in a 4-3 loss that ended New Orleans’ season with a three game sweep at the hands of the Sacramento River Cats. The three eighth inning runs came on a three run blast by Fernando Tatis but it wasn’t enough.
Jason Vargas took the loss with a tough start. He gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings.
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Brooklyn once again failed to get their bats going as they dropped a must win game two 4-1 as they were swept in the New York/Penn League championship. The lone Cyclones’ run came on a solo homer by Micah Schilling in the first inning.
Michael Antonini had the tough start and he took the loss. He gave up all four runs on four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in six innings. All four runs off of him came on a pair of two run homers.
Things were looking pretty good for the Cyclones. Dillon Gee cruised through the first five innings and he gave up just four hits with eight strikeouts. When he left the game, Brooklyn was up 1-0. Then the roof caved in on them as Stephen Clyne was hammered for three runs and William Morgan was hammered for four runs as a pitcher’s duel turned into a blowout really quick.
Jacob Eigsti went two for three with a walk in the 7-1 loss. Will Vogl was the other Cyclone hitter with two hits.
The Zephyrs blew it in the ninth inning as they dropped to a two game deficit in their serie with the River Cats for the PCL Championship. Carlos Muniz was tagged for those two runs in the ninth inning but the game winner actually came with Ryan Cullen throwing so he shares some of the blame. It’s too bad because a nice start by Dave Williams went to waste. He gave up just one run in seven innings.
No Zephyr had no more then one hit while Fernando Tatis had the only extra base hit. He doubled, drove in a run and scored.
The Zephyrs dropped game one of the PCL championship to the River Cats 5-3 but buried in the loss was a terrific individual performance by David Newhan. He went three for five and two of those hits went over the fence. Unfortunately, there just wasn’t anyone on base.
Ryan Cullen picked up a hard luck loss. He gave up just one run but it was unearned in 2/3 of an inning.
Dylan Owen pitched the Cyclones into the New York/Penn League championship as the Cyclones swept the Yankees after a 3-1 win. Owen gave up four hits and he struck out seven in five shutout inning to pick up the win.
Lucas Duda went two for four with an RBI. Raul Reyes doubled, drove in a run and scored.
The Cyclones took a 1-0 lead in their best of three game playoff series with the Staten Island Yankees with a come from behind 8-4 win. Staten Island was up 4-2 but they scored two in the sixth to tie it and four in the ninth to win it. Lucas Duda went two for five with a homerun and four RBIs while Raul Reyes went three for four with a run and an RBI.
The pen really did a nice job in the win. Three relievers combined to throw five shutout innings and it was Stephen Clyne who picked up the win with two perfect innings.
Kevin Mulvey gave up just four hits and he struck out eight in seven shutout innings as the Zephyrs pulled off a 6-0 win that moved them to the PCL Finals. Carlos Muniz was very solid in two shutout innings of relief to close the game out. He didn’t allow a single baserunner and he struck out two.
Jesus Feliciano was the hitting star and he played a role in four of the Zephyr’s six runs. He went three for four with a double, a homerun, three RBIs and two runs.
The Zephyrs failed to sweep Nashville as they blew a one run lead in the ninth and then lost in the tenth. Ivan Maldanado gave up they tying run in the ninth and then Ryan Cullen took the loss when he gave up the losing run in the tenth.
Chip Ambres put the Zephyrs on the board in the first inning with a big three run homer in the 6-5 loss. Jesus Feliciano went three for five and he scored a run.
Well, it looks like St. Lucie blew their chance yesterday because Eric Brown was shelled as their season ended with a 13-2 loss to Brevard County. Brown gave up six runs in 2 1/3 innings but he had some help because the pen yielded seven runs as well.
Emmanuel Garcia was the hitting star in the loss. He had a team high three hits in the game. Nick Evans doubled, drew a walk, scored a run and drove in one.
The Zephyrs took a 2-0 lead and pushed themselves to within one win of the PCL Championship series behind a great outing by Jason Vargas. He gave up one run on just three hits with four strikeouts six innings.
Andy Tracy belted a big two run homer in the first inning to help get the Zephyrs started. Chad Hermansen had three hits and he drove in two runs in the 5-1 win.
The Zephyrs took a 1-0 lead in their series with the Sounds behind some solid pitching by Dave Williams and the bullpen as well as some timely hitting. Williams gave up one run in 6 1/3 innings while Ivan Maldonado got the final two outs and he picked up the win.
Robinson Cancel singled home David Newhan in the bottom of the ninth to break a 2-2 tie to win it. Fernando Tatis was the only Zephyrs hitter with more then one hit.
St. Lucie thought they were into the Florida State League finals but Joe Hietpas, with some help from Jose De La Torre, gave up two runs in the bottom of the ninth that turned a 6-5 lead into a 7-6 loss.
Nick Evans doubled three times, scored and drove in a run. Daniel Murphy was a perfect two for two with three walks, two runs and two RBIs.
St. Lucie took a 1-0 lead in their best of three game series with Brevard County behind a solid outing by Jonathan Niese. He gave up just one hit with two walks and nine strikeouts in six shutout innings.
Nick Evans was one of the hitting stars in the win. He went two for four with two doubles, two runs and an RBI. Victor Mendez singled twice, drove in two and scored once.
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