MMN Spring Training Recap: Berrios Homer Gives Conlon The Win

By Mets Daddy

March 1, 2018 No comments

(Jacob Resnick/Mets Minors)

The Mets were down one run with two outs in the top of the ninth before the Mets minor leaguers put together the game winning rally.  After a base hit and wild pitch, Luis Guillorme would find himself on second base.  That left him in perfect position to be driven home by Jeff McNeil with an RBI single.  Arnaldo Berrios would then stride to the plate with a chance to give the Mets the lead.

Berrios jumped all over the first pitch he saw from Braves starter Josh Ravin hitting a go-ahead two run homer.  That home run was all the more impressive when you consider Berrios has hit just four homers in his four year minor league career.

The homer would give P.J. Conlon the win.

Conlon entered camp with a chance to make the Mets Opening Day roster as the second left-handed pitcher in the bullpen.  Conlon certainly furthered his case pitching two scoreless innings while striking out two batters.  His getting the win on the rally started by Guillorme and capped off by Berrios certainly highlighted an impressive day by the Mets minor leaguers.

Gavin Cecchini continues to impress this Spring going 1-3 with a walk and a two out RBI.  Peter Alonso reached safely in both of his plate appearances singling and drawing a walk.  Tomas Nido singled in his only at-bat, and fellow catch, Patrick Mazeika was 1-2 with a run.  Finally, Tyler Bashlor put together a second consecutive scoreless appearance with him pitching a clean third inning.

The Mets will look to get more contributions from their minor league players this afternoon against the Marlins as Jason Vargas makes his first appearance since signing a free agent deal with the Mets.