New York Mets Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The Mets made three costly errors that led to eight unearned runs in a 12-3 blowout loss to Fort Myers. Jonathan Niese dropped to 6-4 on the season with the loss. He gave up seven runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.
Joshua Petersen went two for four with a triple, a homerun, two RBIs and two runs. Sean Henry went four for five with a double.
Four players had multihit games in St. Lucie’s 6-1 win over Fort Myers but only one had more then one RBI and that was Daniel Murphy. He went two for four with three RBIs and a run. Emmanuel Garcia had a nice game as well and he went four for five with two runs.
Jacob Ruckle gave up just one unearned run in five innings but he didn’t get a decision. The win went to Joe Hietpas, who gave up just one hit in two shutout innings.
Both Dunedin and St. Lucie had a late flurry of runs but it was St. Lucie who came out on top 6-5. Jose Castro went three for four with a double, a run and an RBI. Dustin Martin went two for four with a two run homer.
Tobi Stoner had a nice start despite not getting the win. He gave up two runs (both unearned) on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts in five innings. Ricardo Morales gave up three runs in three innings and he picked up the win.
Jacob Ruckle gave up three late runs in St. Lucie’s 6-3 loss to Vero Beach. Only one of the runs was earned and he gave up four hits with one strikeout in three innings of relief.
Joshua Petersen tripled, drove in two runs and scored a run. Rafael Arroyo went two for four with a double and an RBI.
St. Lucie lost 3-1 and the hitters never really got on track. Daniel Murphy had two of the Mets six hits and one of those two hits was a double.
A decent start by Eric Brown went to waste. He gave up three runs on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts in seven innings.
German Marte gave up two runs in the bottom of the eighth as a 2-1 lead turned into a 3-2 loss in a hurry. Marte dropped to 0-1 on the season and a nice start by Deolis Guerra went to waste. He gave up one run on four hits with four strikeouts in five innings of work.
Ambriox Concepcion was the hitting star in the loss. He went two for four and he drove in both Mets runs in the fifth innings.
Tobi Stoner had his second straight rought start but you have to feel for him because a lot of it wasn’t his fault. He gave up four hits and two walks while he got just two batters but his inning should have been over before a lot of the damage happened. So while he was tagged for eight runs, only two of them were earned and even one of those scored after he came out of the game.
Emmanuel Garcia was the hitting star in the 12-2 loss. He went three for five with a triple and a run.
Jonathan Niese improved to 6-3 on the season with a nice start in St. Lucie’s 3-1 win over Jupiter. He gave up just one unearned run on five hits with seven strikeouts in seven solid innings.
Dustin Martin singled and drove in two runs in the win. Jamar Hill went two for three with a double and a run.
St. Lucie won their third straight game and Joshua Petersen continued his nice season with a solid day at the plate. He went one for three with a homerun, two RBIs and two runs. Dustin Martin went two for four with a double and two runs.
Joe Hietpas picked up the win. He gave up a run in two innings of relief.
St. Lucie won 10-7 and Dustin Martin was one of the hitters who kept Sarasota in the game. He went three for four with a triple, and RBI and three runs. Daniel Murphy had only one hit but it was a three run homer and he finished the game with four RBIs.
Oddly, Jacob Ruckle picked up the win despite having the toughest time on the mound. He gave up four runs in three innings and the win pushes his record to 4-3 on te season.
Brandon Nall gave up three tenth inning runs and he ruined Tobi Stoner’s St. Lucie debut. Stoner continued his solid season with a nice start. He gave up just two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts in seven innings.
Jose Castro was the hitting star in the 5-2 loss. He went three for four with an RBI.
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.
Robert Parnell dropped to 3-3 on the season with a rough start in the Mets 6-2 loss to Lakeland. He gave up four runs on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts in five innings of work.
Dustin Martin was the hitting star in the loss. He went four for four with a solo homerun.
Pitching went out the windown in St. Lucie’s 12-11 loss to Lakeland in eleven innings. St. Lucie took a 10-1 lead into the seventh inning and the pitchers gave up nine runs in the final three frames, including four in the ninth, to send the game into extra frames. Then St. Lucie scored a run in the eleventh but gave up two in the bottom half of the inning to take the loss. Brandon Nall took the loss and he not only gave up the tying run in the ninth, but he also gave up the two runs in the eleventh.
There were plenty of hitting stars but Daniel Murphy was a notch above the rest. He went four for six with a double, three RBIs and two runs.
Jacob Ruckle threw six great innings of shutout relief and he picked up the win in St. Lucie’s 8-0 win over Lakeland. He gave up just one hit and walk with three strikeouts and the win pushes his record to 3-3 on the season.
Dustin Martin went two for five with a double, three RBIs and two runs. Jose Castro went three for five with a double, an RBI and three RBIs.
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