Thursday GCL games

R: GCL Mets (13-27) @ GCL Cardinals (17-23)
Thursday 11:00 AM – RHP Marcos Molina (2-3, 4.41) vs. TBA
Thurs Game Two – TBA vs. RHP Gaby Almonte (2-1, 1.72)

Gaby Almonte has only faced the Cardinals once this year, throwing 2 IP of relief on July 1st (1 H, 1 BB, 2 K). A week ahead of his 21st birthday he has struck out 24 and walked 14 over 31.1 IP.
After facing the GCL Marlins in his last two games Marcos Molina makes his second start against the GCL Cardinals. He allowed them 1 run on 5 hits over 7 innings, walking 1 and striking out 1.

Tuesday GCL game

R: GCL Mets (12-27) @ GCL Marlins (16-23)
Tuesday 12:00 ET – RHP Marcos Molina (2-3, 4.41) vs. TBA

After facing the GCL Nats four straight times, Marcos Molina makes his third straight start against the GCL Marlins. He shut them out for 6 innings while striking out 7, then allowed them 7 hits over 5 IP in his last start.

Monday GCL game

R: GCL Marlins (16-22) @ GCL Mets (11-27)
Monday 12:00 ET – TBA vs. RHP Octavio Acosta (0-1, 2.59)

Octavio Acosta has faced the GCL Cards in his last four outings, he faced these Marlins on July 4th allowing 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 4 over 5 IP. The GCL Mets have gone 7-6 against the GCL Marlins. These two teams have played 4 doubleheaders already this year.

Saturday GCL game

R: GCL Nationals (31-6) @ GCL Mets (11-26)
Saturday 10:00 AM – TBA vs. LHP Lenny Rosario (1-2, 6.52)

In his last outing Lenny Rosario allowed the Nats 4 runs on 5 hits over 2 IP of relief. The GCL Mets have gone 1-12 against the GCL Nats this year.


Everyone else will be in action this evening, starting at 6:00

Friday GCL game

R: GCL Mets (11-25) @ GCL Nationals (30-6)
Friday 12:00 ET – RHP Andrew Church (2-1, 4.85) vs. TBA

Andrew Church has faced these Nats 4 times out of 5 appearances, striking out 8 and walking 2 over 12 IP.   The Nats lead the GCL with a .741 OPS and have scored 34 more runs than the second best team in the league.  The Cards have an OPS of .636 and the Marlins are at .617 as the other teams the Mets play, with the Mets at an unsightly .598.

Wed GCL game

R: GCL Mets (10-24) @ GCL Marlins (13-21)
Wednesday 12:00 ET – RHP Marcos Molina (2-2, 4.23) vs. TBA

Marcos Molina struck out 7 and walked 1 over 6 shutout IP in his last start, against the GCL Marlins.


Everyone else in action after 6 tonight.

Tuesday GCL game

R: GCL Cardinals (17-15) @ GCL Mets (9-24)
Tuesday 12:00 ET – TBA vs. RHP Octavio Acosta (0-1, 3.20)

Octavio Acosta is facing the Cards for the fourth time in a row, having struck out 16, walked 2, and given up 16 hits in 15 IP against them.  Brandon Brosher is off to a quirky .167/.333/.667 start with 2 homer, 3 walks, and nothing else…

Everyone else is in action after 6:00 today

Friday and Saturday in the GCL: Jon Niese’s First Rehab Appearance. d’Arnaud, Duda and Dominic Smith’s Hitting Streak

Friday: @ GCL Mets 5, GCL Nationals 4
Saturday: @ GCL Nationals 8, GCL Mets 5  

C Travis d’Arnaud and Lucas Duda played nine innings for the first time each in their third GCL rehab game. They both repeated the feat on Saturday. d’Arnaud was 1-for-4 Friday and 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI on Saturday. d’Arnaud is 6-for-15 with two doubles, a walk and a strikeout in his four GCL rehab games.
Saturday, Jon Niese made his first GCL start. It was not numerically appealing: 2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K. On the plus side, he’s throwing in games.

Duda was 0-for-4. Including Saturday’s performance, Duda is 0-for-13 on his rehab assignment with eight strikeouts in 13 AB.

With a 1-for-4 Saturday, 1B Dominic Smith ran his hitting streak to 10-straight games. He’s hit .387/.500/.581 with eight walks and eight strikeouts in those 10 contests and .256/.362/.395 overall as an 18-year-old.

Friday, RHP Andrew Church, the Mets’ second round pick this year, made his best start, putting together five scoreless innings with four strikeouts, a walk and two hits allowed.

Saturday GCL game

R: GCL Mets (9-22) @ GCL Nationals (24-6)
Saturday 12:00 ET – RHP Yoryi Nuez (1-0, 4.12) vs. TBA

Yoryi Nuez has walked 15 and struck out 11 over 19.2 IP, and has yet to face these Nats.   With no GCL game tomorrow and St. Lucie on the road, we may see Duda and d’Arnaud head off to different affiliates to continue their rehabs.

Jon Niese joins Duda and d’Arnaud in the GCL action today as he begins the game action part of his shoulder rehab.