With the beginning of June comes the beginning of the Dominican Summer League, which is commonly abbreviated as the DSL. The Mets have two teams that play in the DSL and if you’d like to learn more about the Dominican complex where the Mets house and train some prospects, you can check out our own Teddy Klein’s first-hand perspective here.
DSL Mets1 2, DSL Reds 0
The DSL Mets1 played away at the Reds’ complex in Boca Chica and defeated them in a 2-0 victory by scoring two runs in the ninth inning. Eucebio Arias started for the Mets, going five innings and allowing no runs. He gave up three hits and a walk, while striking out four. Gregorix Estevez earned the win, pitching four innings and giving up two hits and a walk, while striking out three. The D-Mets scored their runs in the ninth on a single by Johanny Sierra with runners on second and third. One of our July 2nd signings from last year, Franklin Correa, went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts.
DSL Mets2 6, DSL Marlins 3
The DSL Mets2 hosted the DSL Marlins in Boca Chica and defeated them, 6-3. The Marlins started off strong when their leadoff hitter, Rony Cabrera, homered in the first at bat of the game. However, the Mets2 team had something else in mind when Santos Infante sent a ball over the left field wall, scoring another Met with him. The Marlins struck back in the fourth to tie the game on an error by the center fielder. The Mets2 team had a rebuttle in the 5th on a sacrifice fly by Enmanuel Zabala. The Marlins struck back in the top of the 6th, before the DSL Mets2 shut the door for good with a run in the bottom half of the inning, followed by two more in the bottom of the 7th. Another July 2nd signee, Miguel Patino, pinch ran in the 7th inning, scoring a run, but struck out swinging in his only at-bat.