MMN Recap: Flores Doubles in First Rehab Appearance

By Matt Mancuso

June 13, 2018 No comments

Wilmer Flores/Photo by Ed Delany, MMN

Altoona (30-28) 12, Binghamton (34-29) 3 Box

Shaw had his second awful outing in his past three starts, permitting six hits, five walks, and eight runs in five innings. Altoona exploded in the fourth inning with five runs and scored three runs apiece during the next two frames. Knuckleballer Mickey Jannis made a three-inning relief appearance, but failed to tame Altoona’s hot hitting. Matt Blackham pitched a scoreless ninth to close out the game in his Rumble Ponies debut.

The Rumbles Ponies took a quick lead thanks to Peter Alonso‘s sacrifice fly in the first inning. Jeff McNeil made his case for an MLB promotion with a RBI single in the third inning to double the Mets lead. However, once the Curve’s offensive onslaught began, their bats’ quieted. The light-hitting John Mora homered in the sixth inning, but by that time, it was too late to even sniff a comeback. Peter Alonso’s mini-slump persisted as he went 0-2 and is hitting .191 in his last 15 games.

Daytona (33-28) 6, St. Lucie (26-34) 1, Game 1 F/7 Box

The Tortugas took the lead with a first running run and never looked back, defeating St.Lucie by a score of 6-1. Gibbons danced in-and-out of trouble for 5.2 innings, but escaped with only two runs on his ledger. Gibbons also struck out two batters. Billy Oxford relieved him and with another game looming later that night, manager Chad Kreuter decided to ride him for the rest of the game. Oxford struggled mightily, but thanks to three Mets errors, all of the runs scored against him were unearned, keeping his ERA at a pristine 0.00 ERA.

We had a Wilmer Flores sighting in the St.Lucie lineup yesterday! Flores’s rehab assignment begun at St.Lucie where he doubled in three at-bats. Luis Carpio replaced him after the fifth inning. The rest of the Mets fared well against Daytona’s pitchers, but weren’t able to tally more than one run. They scratched across their one run in the sixth inning thanks to an Anthony Dimino RBI single.

Daytona (34-28) 8, St.Lucie (26-35) 2, Game 2 F/7 Box

Thanks to a four-run first, the game was almost over as soon as it started. Gabriel Llanes didn’t fare well throughout the night, leaving in the fourth inning, having given up ten hits and seven runs. The shortened game saved the Mets bullpen as three relievers combined for the last 3.2 innings. The trio of relievers were generally effective and only Matt Pobereyko was scored upon.

Desmond Lindsay and Luis Carpio’s RBI singles quickly put the pressure on the Tortugas’ starter, Scott Moss. However, he quickly recovered and managed to hold the Mets off the scoreboard for the rest of the night. Lindsay and Carpio enjoyed strong nightcaps as they both recorded two hits and an RBI apiece.

Lexington (35-29) 2, Columbia (31-31) 1 F/5 Box

Dibrell suffered another tough-luck loss as the weather and an untimely error cost him a chance at his third win. In the third inning, with the game tied, shortstop Edgardo Fermin committed a throwing error, which led to the go-ahead run. Instead of Dibrell being out of the inning, Cal Jones scored from second as the go-ahead run. The game was stopped in the bottom of the fifth as Dibrell was pitching.

The Fireflies couldn’t get much going offensively. Janser Lara retired the first six batters against them, but Wuilmer Becerra broke up the perfect game leading off the third inning with a single. He would later come around to score on a Raphael Gladu single.

DSL Mets1(4-5) 10, DSL Cardinals1 ( 6-3) 7 Box

After Felix Sosa was removed in the fourth inning, Nelmerson Xavier Angela filled the role of longman, pitching 3 1/3  scoreless innings.  The Cardinals threatened against Jeffrey Colon late, but Darling Baez finally closed out the game.

A second-inning outburst gave the DSL Mets their fourth win. Juan de la Rosa led the way with three hits and Moises Gonzalez tallied two base knocks. Even though catcher Andres Regnault went hitless for only the second time this year, his slash line is still at an impressive .400/.484/.720

DSL Cubs2 (3-6) 3, DSL Mets2 (5-4) 2 Box

Jorge Cespedes started the game for the Mets and pitched admirably, limiting the Cubs to two runs. Mets pitchers held the Cubbies scoreless until the 10th when Antonio Villalba allowed a walk-off single to Miguel Fabrizio.

Thanks to an error by Cubs shortstop Nestor Heredia, the Mets tied the game in the fourth inning. However, they were held scoreless for the rest of the game. Five of the batters in the Mets lineup are currently hitting under the Mendoza line.