John Gant (5-3, 2.67): 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K. The SNY broadcast had the 21-year-old throwing 86-90 with his fastball, which is exactly what I have been told he’s been throwing recently. Some guys can add a little velocity at that age, but most do not.
With the loss, the Cyclones are 1.5 games out of first with 13 to play.
The KMets’ win, combined with the Greeneville Astros loss, moved the Mets into first by one half game.
R (GCL): GCL Marlins 4, GCL Mets 3
Dominic Smith was 1-for-2 with a couple of walks to run his hitting streak to nine games. He’s hit .441 (15-for-34) in his last nine games with two doubles and a homerun. For the year, he’s hit .280/.380/.400 in 44 games.
Christian Montgomery, who was suspended for 50 games earlier this year for the second violation of a drug of abuse, made his second appearance of the year in relief.