Short-Season Friday: More Rain and More GCL Rehabs (Frank Frank!)

SSA: @ Auburn Doubledays (TOR) 4, Brooklyn Cyclones 3 

Still no Gavin Cecchini – he’s on the DL with an ankle sprain.

C Tomas Nido was 2-for-3 to get his average up to .200/.238/.250 in 11 games. I’m not surprised at all that he’s struggled early in the NYP season. Now, can he adjust?

Robert Gsellman: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K. It would have been worse: Gsellman left the bases loaded for John Mincone, in his second year as a Cyclone, and he stranded all three runners.


R (App): Rained out.


R (GCL): GCL Nationals 7, @ GCL Mets 0 

1B Dominic Smith left Friday’s game after one AB with “dehydration” according to the team. He is not playing Saturday.

Cory Vaughn DHed and was 1-for-4. He’s playing left in Saturday morning’s game.

Also on the rehab front: Frank Francisco (remember him?) made his first rehab assignment in the GCL. He gave up a run and a hit.

Brunch and ball in the GCL

R: GCL Mets (3-14) @ GCL Nationals (15-4)
Saturday 10:00 AM – RHP Gaby Almonte (0-1, 0.84) vs. TBA

The GCL season is 23 days old and the Mets are 11 games back. Impressively meaningless stat of the day?
Gaby Almonte has struck out 6 and walked 5 over 10.2 IP, holding batters to a .188 BA against.

GCL early game

R: GCL Nationals (14-4) @ GCL Mets (3-13)
Friday 11:30 AM – TBA vs. RHP Marcos Molina (0-2, 5.56)

After his initial 9 K/0 BB first outings Marcos Molina has struck out 8 and walked 5 over 6.2 IP.

Kingsport will attempt to play two today, starting at 4:30, with everyone else in action later.

Short Season Thursday: Cory Vaughn Begins Rehab Assignment

@ Auburn Doubledays (TOR) 7, Brooklyn Cyclones 0
Brooklyn Cyclones 4, @ Auburn Doubledays 3 (7 innings) 

In game one, the completion of Wednesday’s suspended game, the Cyclones had four hits, all singles to go with three errors. That’s not a good ratio. The offense rapped out 13 hits in a game two win.


R (APP): Kingsport – ppd by rain

They’ll play two on Friday.


GCL Cardinals 7, @ GCL Mets 6 
@ GCL Cardinals 4, GCL Mets 3 

Well, lookee here, a Cory Vaughn rehab appearance in game two. Vaughn, who has been on the shelf in AA with an elbow strain since June 2, was 0-for-4 as the DH.

CF Ivan Wilson had a couple of hits in game two. I had a Mets’ person praise the team’s third-rounder’s size and strength to me on Thursday. He’s listed at 6’3″, 220 lbs.

Rain leads GCL East by 2 games

R: GCL Cardinals (7-8) @ GCL Mets (3-11)
Completion of 7/2 Game – TBA vs. RHP Brent McMinn (0-0, 9.00)

After playing less than a full inning yesterday in St. Lucie before rain set in, these two teams will take a third try at that game in Palm Beach.

R: GCL Mets (3-11) @ GCL Cardinals (7-8)
Thursday 12:00 ET – RHP Jose Celas (0-1, 3.38) vs. TBA

And maybe a second game, weather permitting.  Or Rain will win another one…

GCL 7/5 game

R: GCL Mets (2-8) @ GCL Nationals (9-3)
Friday 12:00 ET – RHP Jenrry Mejia (0-0, 0.00) vs. LHP Sammy Solis (0-0, 3.38 in Adv A)

Roughly a third of the GCL Mets innings, and 7 of 11 starts have been pitched by those rehabbing from higher levels, so Mejia seems like a logical guess.  Five days ago he pitched 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 UR, 1 BB, 1 K.

Independece Day Rookie Games

R: GCL Marlins (5-5) @ GCL Mets (2-7)
Thursday 10:00 ET – RHP Jorgan Cavanerio (2-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Octavio Acosta (0-0, 0.00)

Luis Guillorme is off to a 2 for 6 with 1 walk start, playing SS for the third day in a row.


R: Kingsport Mets (3-9) @ Johnson City Cardinals [STL] (7-5)
Thursday 3:00 ET – RHP Robert Whalen (0-1, 0.79)  vs. RHP Alexander Reyes (1-0, 2.16)

Robert Whalen opposed Greeneville a week ago and allowed 1 run on 4 hits over 6 IP striking out 8 and walking none.
Alexander Reyes allowed 5 hits and 2 walks in 2.1 IP against Kingsport, but his last start was quite a bit better (6 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 11 K)


Everyone else is in action tonight, beginning at 6:30

Wednesday early games

R: GCL Marlins (1-3) @ GCL Mets (1-3)
Wednesday 12:00 ET – TBA vs. TBA

This game was begun on June 26th in St. Lucie.  The Marlins lead 3-1 after 4 innings.   Will White pitched the third and fourth innings scorelessly and has not appeared in a game since.
Jose Celas started this game and went 4 IP (4 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 2 K) and also has not pitched since. Despite this game being started in St. Lucie they will finish it in Jupiter, then play in St. Lucie tomorrow…


R: GCL Mets (1-7) @ GCL Marlins (5-4)
Wed. Game Two 12:00 ET –LHP Will White (0-0, 0.00) vs. Jose Celas (0-1, 6.75)

The second game could follow, and go seven innings.  Although based on the ‘double headers’ that Brooklyn and Binghamton recently had scheduled and didn’t play, you never know…

Tuesday Rookie Game

R: GCL Cardinals (4-5) @ GCL Mets (1-6)
Tuesday 12:00 ET – TBA vs. RHP Lenny Rosario (0-1, 13.50)

Lenny Rosario made a start last week between all the rehabbing pitchers.  He allowed 5 runs on 5 hits over 3.1 IP, walking 2 and striking out 4.


R: Kingsport Mets (3-9) off

Short-Season Teams Tuesday: Michael Fulmer Returns

R (GCL): GCL Mets 6, GCL Cardinals 1 

Easily the most important thing to happen in the system Tuesday: Michael Fulmer’s first appearance in a box score following spring training meniscus surgery. By the box score, he was excellent: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K. If he can go six innings, I’d wager that he is ready to rejoin the St. Lucie rotation.


SSA: @ Hudson Valley Renegades (TB) 6, Brooklyn Cyclones 5 (10 innings)

The Cyclones gave Miller Diaz a five-run lead in the top of the first inning, but four Brooklyn errors, including one from Diaz himself, helped squander Brooklyn’s early advantage.

LHP Juan Urbina, who started in the Brooklyn Cyclones’ bullpen last year before pitching his way into a demotion to Kingsport. On Tuesday, he managed two scoreless innings with a strikeout.

LF Jared King doubled in a two-for-four night with a walk as the Mets’ fifth round pick is now hitting .292/.393/.375 (7-for-24) in six games.


R (APP): @ Bristol White Sox 9, Kingsport Mets 7

Yuck. Opening Night starter Martires Arias: 4 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 1 K.

SS Amed Rosario had the night off.