New York Mets Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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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.
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.
St. Lucie lost their third straight game in an 8-4 loss to Clearwater. Joshua Petersen belted a three run homer Nick Evans hit a solo shot and scored two runs to provide the Mets with their four runs.
Jacob Ruckle dropped to 4-6 on the season with a rough start. He gave up four runs on nine hits with three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
German Marte gave up a run in the top of the tenth inning and he took the loss as St. Lucie lost to Tampa 3-2. A pretty good start by Deolis Geurra went to waste because of the lack of run support. He gave up two runs on two hits and three walks with three strikeouts in five innings.
Nick Evans belted a solo homerun to account for one of the Mets two runs. Ender Chavez went two for three and he was the only hitter with two hits in the game.
Dustin Martin doubled home a run in the seventh inning and then Ender Chavez singled home a run in the eighth to complete a comeback in St. Lucie’s 7-6 win over Tampa. Martin finished with three hits and two RBIs while Nick Evans doubled twice, scored two runs and drove in two.
Tobi Stoner had a rough start and he gave up six runs in 4 2/3 innings but the bullpen and the hitters picked him up. Jose De La Torre picked up the win and he threw two shutout innings of relief.
The pitching wasn’t all that great, but St. Lucie got plenty of offense in their 15-10 win over Lakeland. Jose Valentin went one for three with a homerun, three RBIs and four runs. Nick Evans went four for six with two RBIs and two runs but just about everyone was a hitting star in this one.
Jonathan Niese picked up the win despite a pretty poor start. He gave up six runs on eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts in five innings.
St. Lucie scored four runs in the fifth inning to take a 5-1 lead but the pen gave up four late runs and the end result was a 6-5 loss to Palm Beach. Jonathan Niese had a pretty good start go to waste and he gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. Eddie Camacho took the loss and he gave up three innings in the final two frames and he struck out four.
Dustin Martin homered and drove in two runs in the loss. Rafael Arroyo doubled twice and drove in two runs while Nick Evans went three for five with a double and two runs.
Deolis Guerra had a tough start as he took the loss in St. Lucie’s 8-1 loss. He gave up three runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. All three relievers also gave up at least one run in the blowout loss.
Corey Coles drove in the lone run for St. Lucie. He also finished with two hits while Nick Evans went three for four with a run.
Yesterday it was just one run. Today, St. Lucie was shut out on just five hits in a 2-0 loss. Nick Evans had three of those hits and he doubled twice.
Deolis Guerra took the loss. He gave up two runs on six hits and a walk with one strikeouts in six innings of work.
This was a beating. Jose De La Torre got the start and he was shelled for four runs on seven hits and 2 1/3 innings. Even worse, left hander Kevin Tomasiewicz was roughed up for seven runs in just 1 2/3 innings.
The lone Mets run came via the long ball. Nick Evans hit a solo homerun in the ninth inning. It was his second of the season.
St. Lucie topped Vero Beach and the pitchers really got it done. Jonathan Niese threw five shutout innings and gave up just one hit and for his troubles, he didn’t even pick up the win. Jacob Ruckle picked up the win with three shutout frames.
Nick Evans provided the bulk of the offense for St. Lucie. He went two for four with a double, a homerun and two RBIs in the 4-0 win.
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