SS-A: @ Brooklyn Cyclones 13, Aberdeen Iron Birds 0
The Cyclones put together a nearly flawless performance on Thursday, as they routed Aberdeen 13-0.
Let’s start with the pitching. Starter Jeffrey Walters led the way: 6 IP, 1 hit, 2 bb, 3k, 11GBO/3AO.
Steve Winnick and Eric Beaulac combined on the shutout.
Now to the offense. Let’s just look at the boxscore and smile, unless you are Cole Frenzel.
SS-R: @ Kingsport Mets 7, Johnson City Cardinals 6
Nester Moreno‘s two-out two-run single in the bottom of the ninth lifted Kingsport to a 7-6 win over Johnson City in walk-off fashion.
The two teams combined for 27 hits and 13 runs.
Julio Concepcion (3-5, 2B) and Tillman Pugh (2-4, bb, SB) collected multi-hit games for Kingsport.
The 21-year old Concepcion (pictured) is now hitting .352/.373/.457. His .352 batting average ranks him in a tie for fifth in the APPYL.
GCL Mets- OFF
SSA: Brooklyn Cyclones 12, @ Aberdeen Ironbirds 5
Javier Rodriguez had three of the Cyclones’ 13 hits. In 29 games, the 21-year old is hitting .269/.331/.437 for Brooklyn.
1B Cole Frenzel, the Mets’ 7th rounder out of Arizona was 2-4 with a triple, his first as a professional.
LHP Jack Leathersich, the Mets’ 5th rounder from Massachusetts Lowell a tossed scoreless inning. He’s made three professional outings, all one inning, and has allowed just one hit, zero walks and fanned seven. That’s pretty dominant.
Less than Nice:
The Ironbirds stole NINE bases against the combination of RHP Eduardo Aldama and C Xorge Carillo. Carillo, in his seventh game as a professional, was the Mets 14th round pick out of Arizona State this year.
R – APP: Greeneville Astros 7, Kingsport Mets 2
The most interesting thing about this one to me? The K-Mets scored twice in the second inning on one hit, and in fact, collected just that one hit, a Luke Stewart single to right, all game long.
R – GCL: @ GCL Cardinals 2, GCL Mets 1
10th rounder Matthew Budgell made his professional debut with a scoreless hitless inning with a walk. A California high school product, Baseball America described him as “lanky [with] an easy arm action that produced 90-91 mph fastballs and a promising curve in November.”
SS-A: Lowell Spinners 11, @ Brooklyn Cyclones 4
A rare workday matinee for the Cyclones was highlighted be the presence of Jose Reyes. Reyes, who is scheduled to start for the Mets on Tuesday, went 1-3 with a sixth inning double. Recorded attendance was 8.162. Thank you Mr. Reyes.
Richard Lucas (1-3, HR (3), RBI) homered for the second straight game.
Marcos Camarena: 5 IP, 8 hits, 7er, 2bb, 4k 3 HR.
Reyes photo courtesy of Anthony DiComo’s Mets MLBlog.
SS-R: Greenville Astros 6, @ Kingsport Mets 5
Akeel Morris deserved a better outcome on Monday. Morris was extended into the seventh inning for the first time in his brief career, but the bullpen could not help him out. Morris left the contest with two runners on and one out in the top of the seventh. Reliever Darwin Frias allowed both of those runners to score as Greenville pushed across four runs in the frame.
Morris’ final line: 6 1/3 IP, 5 hits, 3 er, 3bb, 10k, HR.
Morris now leads the Appalachian League with 36 strikeouts. The 18-year old Morris is holding opponents to a .211 average, and is averaging an impressive 13.7 K/9. Morris is struggling with his command (5.3 BB/9), but his ability to miss bats on a consistent basis is a testament to the quality of stuff he possesses.
Kingsport rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth, but an eleventh inning homerun by Chan Moon lifted Greenville to the victory.
SS-R: @ GCL Mets 4, GCL Marlins 1
Several Mets 2011 high school draft picks were on display on Monday.
Joe Tuschak (6th round): 2-4
Robert Gsellman (13th): SV, 1 IP, 2bb, 2k
Craig Missigman (37th): 2IP, 2k
Alberto Baldonado: 5 IP, 5 hits, 0 er, 2k
Kai Gronauer: 1-3, 2B, RBI
SS-A: @ Brooklyn Cyclones 2, Auburn Doubledays 0
Four Cyclones pitchers combined for a 4-hit shutout, lead by starter Eduardo Aldama (5 IP, 1 hit, 2 bb, 8 K). Aldama (pictured) now leads the NYPL with 37 strikeouts (28 IP, 11.9 K/9).
John Leathersich (1 IP, hit, 2 K), Jose De La Torre (2 IP, hit, bb, 4 K), and Hunter Carnevale (Sv, 1 IP, bb, k) combined to finish the deal for the Cyclones.
Cole Frenzel‘s (2-4, 2RBI) 2-run single in the fifth provided all the Cyclones offense.
SS-R: Kingsport Mets 6, @ Danville Braves 5
Tillman Pugh‘s (3-4, 2 2B, 3RBI) bases clearing fourth inning double helped propel Kingsport to the 6-5 victory over Danville.
Dustin Lawley (1-3, 2B, 2RBI) also added a two-run double in the fifth.
Brett Mitchell picked up his second win of the season: 6 2/3 IP, 6 hits, 3 er, 5K.
SS-R: Game 1- GCL Cardinals 7, @ GCL Mets 1
Game 2- GCL Mets 5, @ GCL Cardinals 1
Game 2 starter Rafael Montero with the line of the day: 6 IP, 4 hits, 1 run, 0 er, bb, 9k.
SS-A: Auburn Doubledays 9, @ Brooklyn Cyclones 3
Not much good out of this game. The game was on SNY last night, so we have some video highlights.
Here is Charley Thurber’s RBI single:
And Brian Harrison’s Nice Play at 3B:
SS-R: @ Danville Braves 6, Kingsport Mets 1
Gregory Pron (1-3, HR, RBI) provided the only offense for Kingsport with a solo home run in the 4th.
SS-R: @ GCL Marlins 5, GCL Mets 1
R – @ Danville Braves 8, Kingsport Mets 2
The K-Mets were three-hit last night, but I’m more interested in the mound where Akeel Morris struggled: 4 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HR.
That’s four starts for the 18-year old with the following cumulative line: 6.23 ERA, 17.1 IP, 14 H, 14 R, 12 ER, 11 BB, 26 K. Also, he’s an 18-year old with a big arm.
R – GCL Astros 17, GCL Mets 11
@ GCL Astros 4, GCL Mets 3
Couple rehabs in the GCL:
- AA catcher Kai Gronauer 1-4, RBI, K
- Eric Beaulac, most recently spotted in the FSL: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 0 K
Saturday: Brooklyn Cyclones 3, @ Connecticut Tigers 2
Sunday: @ Connecticut Tigers 2, Brooklyn Cyclones 1
Cole Frenzel 3-8, double, bb, 2 k (pictured)
Danny Muno 3-8, double, 3 RBI, 2 bb, 2 k
Cory Mazzoni 1 IP, bb (Earned his first professional win)
Saturday: Princeton Rays 6, @ Kingsport Mets 3
Sunday: @ Kingsport Mets 11, Princeton Rays 2
Juan Urbina‘s struggles continue. His lates effort: 3 1/3 IP, 6 hits, 5 runs, 4 er, 5 bb, 2 k. He has allowed at least 4 er in every start so far.
Urbina’s ugly season totals: (0-2, 9.56) 16 IP, 26 hits, 20 runs, 17 er, 10 bb, 12 k.
Domingo Tapia picked up his first win of the season on Sunday going 5 innings, allowing 5 hits, 1 er, 2 walks, and striking out one.
The Kingpsort offense banged out 24 hits in the two games. Yea that’s nice.
Saturday: Game 1: GCL Mets 3, @ GCL Cardinals 2
Game 2: GCL Mets 1, @ GCL Cardinals 0
Sunday: GCL Mets 9, @ GCL Nationals 1
Edioglis Villasmil- 5 IP, 1 hit, 5 K
Michael Hebert- 6 IP, 1 hit, bb, 6 K
SS-A: Vermont Lake Monsters 5, @ Brooklyn Cyclones 4
Jack Leathersich (pictured), the Mets 5th round pick, made his professional debut in style. He faced three batters and struck them all out.
Danny Muno (2-4, bb, 2k) returned after missing 13 games with a right hand contusion.
Brandon Brown (3-5, HR (4), 3rbi) hit his team leading 4th homerun of the season, a three-run shot in the bottom of the 3rd inning.
Cyclones hitters struck out 14 times on the night, led by Charlie Thurber 0-4, 4k’s.
SS-R: Elizabethton Twins 9, @ Kingsport Mets 7
The Kingsport Mets offense has not been the problem. They lead the APL in hitting (.285) and runs scored (108).
Kingsport’s woes have been on the mound as they sport a team ERA of 4.98.
Starter Brett Mitchell struggled: 3 1/3 IP, 7 hits, 7 runs, 6 er, 2 bb, 3k.
The line of the night goes to Julio Concepcion, who one-upped the aforementioned Mr. Thurber. Concepcion was 0-5 with 5 strikeouts.
SS-R: GCL Mets 3, @ GCL Astros 3- Game suspended in the top of the 8th
SS-A: Vermont Lake Monsters 5, @ Brooklyn Cyclones 2
I don’t know about you, but I really like the name “Lake Monsters”. That’s really cool to say.
The Cyclones have now lost four out of their last five games.
The hitting star was Travis Taijeron, who was 2-2 with 2 doubles, a run scored, and a walk. The effort pushes Taijeron’s triple slash totals to .320/.469/.580 on the season.
My fellow University of South Florida alum Randy Fontenez had a rough outing. He gave up five hits and three runs in his 1 2/3 innings of work.
Brooklyn falls to 11-9 on the season, good for second place, 5 1/2 games behind division leader Staten Island (16-3).
SS-R: Elizabethton Twins 9, @ Kingsport Mets 3
Kingsport starter Brian Valenzuela was not good: 3 IP, 9 hits, 8 runs, 6 earned runs, bb, 3k.
Hansel Robles had the pitching line of the night: 3 2/3 IP, 2 hits, 0 runs, bb, 7 k.
Julio Concepcion (pictured) led the offense with three hits, including a double and an rbi. The three hit effort pushes Concepcion to the top of the APPY League with 22 hits on the season. The 21-year old Concepcion is now hitting .349/.385/.492.
GCL Mets- OFF
SS-A: Hudson Valley Renegades 1, @ Brooklyn Cyclones 0
The Cyclones offense was limited to just five hits and struck out 13 times.
Jeff Walters (2010 7th rnd pick) was solid for the Cyclones: 4 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 2 bb, 4 k, HBP.
The Cyclones fall to 8-5 on the season.
SS-R: @Greensville Astros 9, Kingsport Mets 5
Akeel Morris made his second start of the season and he fared a little better with his results. Tonight Morris pitched five innings giving up three hits, three runs, two earned, walked three and struck out eight. He also had a wild pitch and hit a batter.
Remember what happened to Morris in his first start.
While the walks and the wild pitches are not ideal, I want to look at the good that Morris is bringing to the table.
He has only given up four hits in two starts (.138 BAA) and he is missing bats with 12ks in 8 1/3 IP.
Those two positives tell me that Morris is showing very good stuff because he obviously is not succeeding by his command.
When I saw him in spring training, I saw an electric arm with a nasty breaking ball. His delivery is clean enough to iron out his command issues so I would not be too concerned with the wildness.
Tillman Pugh (1-4, HR, RBI) and Jeffrey Glenn (2-3, HR, RBI) each homer for Kingsport.
Kingsport falls to 4-5 on the season.
SS-R: GCL Mets- GAME POSTPONED