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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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 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.
Philip Humber improved to 10-6 on the season with a nice start in the Zephyrs’ 4-1 win over Nashville. He gave up one run on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings.
Fernando Tatis went two for three with a double, two RBIs and a run. Anderson Hernandez went two for four with a triple and two runs.
Andy Tracy had a huge day at the plate in the Zephyrs 6-3 win over Memphis. He went four for five with two doubles, a homerun, three RBIS and two runs. Fernando Tatis went two for four with a solo homerun and two runs scored.
Brian Lawrence picked up the win and he improved to 4-4 on the season. He gave up two runs on seven hits with three strikeuts in seven solid innings.
The Zephyrs’ hitters got nothing in a 4-0 loss to Omaha. Fernando Tatis doubled and Chip Ambres walked twice but that was pretty much the extent of the hitting outside of a few singles.
Mike Pelfrey dropped to 2-2 on the season with a tough start. He gave up four runs on eight hits and one walk with five strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Andy Tracy had a big day at the plate in the Zephyrs 8-3 win over Oklahoma. He went two for four with a homerun, three RBIs and two runs. Fernando Tatis also had a nice game and he went three for four with a double and two runs.
Jason Vargas improved to 5-4 on the season with a decent enough start. He gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings.
Chan Ho Park improved to 4-4 on the season with a nice start in the Zephyrs 6-2 win over Salt Lake. Park gave up one run on five hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings.
Chip Ambres went two for three with a solo homerun. Fernando Tatis went two for four with a solo homerun.
Fernando Tatis had a nice day at the plate in the Zephyr’s 8-5 win over the Isotopes. He went two for four with a double, three RBIs and two runs. Andy Tracy went yard for the eleventh time this year with a two run shot.
Philip Humber didn’t have his best stuff but he improved to 4-4 on the season. He gave up four runs (three earned) on three hits and three walks with six strikeouts.
New Orleans lost to the Isotopes 4-3 and the offense never really got on track in this one. Jason Alfaro went two for three with a double and two RBIs. Fernando Tatis walked twice and he scored two runs.
Chan Ho Park had a mixed start but he dropped to 3-3 on the season. He did give up four runs on seven hits and three walks but he struck out nine in the loss.
While the defense didn’t help things, Willie Callazo had a rough start in the Zephyrs 7-5 loss to Las Vegas. He gave up seven runs (just three earned) on nine hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.
Fernando Tatis homered and he drove in two runs in the loss. Anderson Hernandez went two for four with a double, two RBIs and a run.
The Zephyrs topped Las Vegas 10-3 and not only did Philip Humber have a nice start, but he also got it done at the plate as well. He gave up one run on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts in seven solid innings and he went one for three with a triple, a run and three RBIs.
Anderson Hernandez also had a nice day at the plate. He went three for five with a double and three RBIs. Fernando Tatis had two hits including a two run homer.
Jason Vargas was hit hard and he took the loss in a 10-1 beatdown. He gave up six runs (five earned) on seven hits and two walks with one strikeout four innings.
Mike DeFelice drove in the only run for the Zephyrs. Fernando Tatis tripled and he scored the only run.
The Zephyrs blew out the Isotopes and Ruben Gotay led the way with the stick. He went two for four with two doubles and five RBIs. Fernando Tatis went two for four with a double, a homerun, two RBIs and two runs.
Jorge Sosa picked up the win and he improved to 3-0 on the season. He gave up two runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts in seven solid innings.
The Zephyrs won 6-5 and a lot of that is because of a great start by Jason Vargas. He improved to 2-0 on the season and he gave up one run on one hit and three walks with five strikeouts in six innings of work.
Fernando Tatis hit a two run homer and that was his second long ball this year. Carlos Gomez drove in two runs and Lastings Milledge went one for two with a run and an RBI.
Jorge Sosa threw a nice game for the Zephyrs but the hitters couldn’t get anything going. He gave up two unearned runs on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts in seven innings of work.
Fernando Tatis hit a solo homerun for the Zephyrs. Carlos Gomez doubled and finished with two hits while Lastings Milledge made made his Zephyrs debut with a one for three game.
The New Orleans Zephyrs swept their double header over Nashville with two impressive pitching performances. In the first game, Jorge Sosa threw six shutout innings and he gave up just two hits in the win. Fernando Tatis singled and drove in two runs in the 3-2 win.
Chan Ho Park threw six shutout innings as well in game two. He struck out six and walked one. Anderson Hernandez went two for four with a double and he scored the lone run in the win.
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