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R: GCL Marlins (25-33) @ GCL Mets (19-40) Thursday 10:00 AM ? TBA vs. RHP Marcos Molina (1-3, 2.76) or TBA

The GCL regular season wraps up today.? Marcos Molina has allowed 13 hits and 5 walks over his last 9.2 IP. As an 18 year old in his first year stateside its understandable that he's running down a bit.? We could see a number of arms in shorter outings, Molina was skipped yesterday.

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Have some baseball with your coffee.

A: Savannah Sand Gnats (29-32) @ Rome Braves (34-30) ListenWednesday 10:30 AM - RHP Julian Hilario (7-6, 3.67) vs. RHP Wes Parsons (6-7, 2.92)

Julian Hilario lost in Rome on Aug 15th, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits and 1 walk over 5.1 IP. As a starter Hilario's BAA has jumped up 40 points and his K rate has dropped off considerably.

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R: GCL Cardinals (23-34) @ GCL Mets (19-38) Tuesday 12:00 ET ? TBA vs. RHP Casey Meisner (1-3, 2.76)

Casey Meisner allowed 5 hits and no walks while striking out 5 GCL Cardinals a week ago.

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R: GCL Mets (18-38) @ GCL Cardinals (23-33) Monday 12:00 ET ? RHP Andrew Church (2-3, 6.43) vs. TBA

Andrew Church allowed the GCL Cardinals 12 hits over 5.2 IP in his last start, walking 1 and striking out 2. He's walking 5.4% of batters and striking out 11.6%, while allowing batters to hit .345 against him.

After striking out all four times last Saturday Ivan Wilson has struck out 3 times and walked 3 times in 19 PAs over his last five games.? He is also 6-for-12 over his last four games.? Looks like progress.

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R: GCL Mets (18-37) @ GCL Nationals (46-9) Saturday 10:00 AM ? RHP Yoryi Nuez (2-1, 4.18) or RHP Dan Herrmann (0-4, 9.60) vs. TBA

Yoryi Nuez followed Herrmann last Saturday, but gets the start today.? It is his 4th game in a row against the GCL Nats, for the season he has struck out 23 and walked 20 over 32.1 IP.

Dan Herrmann has walked 19 and struck out 8, while allowing 18 hits over 15 IP on the season.? He's faced these Nationals in each of his last five outings, and six of his nine overall appearances.? The GCL Nats have gone 16-3 against the GCL Mets this year.? They have actually been better against the GCL Marlins.

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R: GCL Nationals (46-8) @ GCL Mets (17-37) Friday 12:00 ET ? TBA vs. RHP Gaby Almonte (2-2, 2.43)

In his last start Gaby Almonte allowed the Nationals 1 run on 4 hits and 3 walks over 5.1 IP striking out 4.

The Nationals are 6 games away from completing a season with single digit losses. They don't play football...

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SSA: @ Staten Island Yankees 5, Brooklyn Cyclones 3?

Hitting streaks are funny things. After hitting safely in 16 straight games, SS Gavin Cecchini (.286/.318/.333 - 39 gms) has now taken the collar in three straight, going 0-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout Wednesday. In 39 games this year, the 19-year-old has eight walks and 25 strikeouts. That's just a walk rate of 5% after 8.2% a year ago. All young hitters work on approach and swing mechanics at the same time. Cecchinini, for all the baseball in his family, is no different.

 

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R: GCL Mets (17-36) @ GCL Marlins (22-31) Thursday 12:00 ET ? RHP Gaby Almonte (2-2, 2.43) vs. TBA

In his last start Gaby Almonte allowed the Nationals 1 run on 4 hits and 3 walks over 5.1 IP striking out 4.

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R (APP): @ Kingsport Mets 1, Burlington Royals 0?

RHP Chris Flexen (7-1, 2.14) turned was the performance of the night in the short-season realm, if not the system as a whole:?9 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 11 K. After a couple of wobbly starts to begin the year, Flexen has been really strong in his last eight contests: 1.64 ERA in 55 innings with 47 strikeouts against nine walks. My preseason #32 prospect, I saw Flexen at his most raw, in his first professional start in 2012. His ranking will certainly rise this year.

Flexen told MiLB.com about his night:

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R: GCL Mets (16-35) @ GCL Cardinals (22-29) Tuesday 12:00 ET ? RHP Casey Meisner (1-3, 2.96) vs. TBA

Casey Meisner has struck out 4 and walked 2 while allowing just 3 hits over the 8 IP (3 G) he has against the GCL Cardinals

In 124 plate appearances Branden Kaupe has yet to have an extra base hit.? With a slash of .202/.317/.202 there haven't been many singles either...

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SSA: @ Brooklyn Cyclones 3, Staten Island Yankees 2 (7 innings)Staten Island Yankees 5, @ Brooklyn Cyclones 2 (7 innings)

 

SS Gavin Cecchini's 16-game hitting streak came to an end with an 0-for-3 in game one, leaving him one shy of Lucas Duda's Cyclones' team record. It amuses me for some reason that Duda holds this record. Duda hit safely in 17 straight games as a 21-year-old in 2007, while Cecchini hit safely in 16 straight as a 19-year-old.

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R: GCL Cardinals (21-29) @ GCL Mets (16-34) Monday 12:00 ET ? TBA vs. RHP Octavio Acosta (1-2, 2.28) RHP Andrew Church (2-2, 6.04)

Andrew Church allowed 7 runs (6 ER) on 9 hits over 5.1 IP in his last outing, facing the Nationals for the 7th time in a row.

Octavio Acosta has been promoted to the St. Lucie Mets, taking the roster spot of Matt Bowman who was placed on the DL.? Thats a huge jump for the 23 year old Acosta who had struck out just about as many (40) as he had put on base (31 H, 8 BB).

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R: GCL Nationals (42-7) @ GCL Mets (15-34) Saturday 10:00 ET ? TBA vs. RHP Andrew Church (2-2, 6.04)

Andrew Church draws the Nationals for the 8 game in a row. He allowed 7 runs (6 ER) on 9 hits over 5.1 IP in his last outing.

 

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R: GCL Mets (15-33) @ GCL Nationals (41-7) Friday 12:00 ET ??RHP Gaby Almonte (2-2, 2.55) vs. TBA

In his last start Gaby Almonte allowed the Cardinals 4 runs on 6 hits over 4 IP striking out 1 and walking 1.

The Nationals lost yesterday, their first loss since July 26th.

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R: GCL Cardinals (19-28) @ GCL Mets (15-32) Thursday 12:00 ET ? TBA vs. RHP Gaby Almonte (2-2, 2.55)

Gaby Almonte allowed the Cardinals 4 runs on 6 hits over 4 IP striking out 1 and walking 1.

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R: GCL Mets (14-32) @ GCL Cardinals (19-27) Wednesday 12:00 ET ? RHP Marcos Molina (3-3, 3.72) vs. TBA

Marcos Molina shutout the Cardinals for 6 IP in his last start, allowing 7 hits while striking out 3. Dominic Smith had two hits yesterday for the third consecutive game.

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R: GCL Marlins (18-27) @ GCL Mets (14-31) Tuesday 12:00 ET ? TBA vs. RHP Casey Meisner (1-2, 3.93)

Casey Meisner faced the Marlins in his last start, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits over 5 IP. He struck out 7 and walked none, and has 15 K with no walks over his last three outings. After starting the year with 3 K and 5 BB in his first 7.1 IP this is a nice development. Being that Meisner is 6'7" consistency of mechanics will be of high importance.

 

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R: GCL Mets (14-30) @ GCL Marlins (17-27) Monday 12:00 ET ? RHP Octavio Acosta (1-1, 2.17) vs. TBA

Octavio Acosta faced the GCL Marlins in his last start, allowing just 2 hits and 1 walk over 6 IP, striking out 4. In his last three starts he's allowed 9 hits and 2 walks while striking out 17 over 19 IP.

It will be a slow night on the farm as three of the teams are off, but St. Lucie gets things started at 6:30

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R: GCL Mets (14-28) @ GCL Nationals (35-6) Saturday 10:00 AM ? RHP Yoryi Nuez (1-1, 5.26) vs. TBA

Yoryi Nuez got knocked around for 6 runs on 7 hits in 1 inning against the GCL Nationals a week ago. He has walked 19 and struck out 16 over 25.2 IP.

The rest of the teams are scheduled this evening, beginning with a few games at 6.

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R: GCL Nationals (34-6) @ GCL Mets (14-28) Friday 12:00 ET ? TBA vs. RHP Andrew Church (2-1, 4.76)

Andrew Church continues to draw the tough assignment that is the Nats. He's faced them in 16 of his 17 IP, allowing 17 hits, 5 walks, and striking out 10 over those 16 IP. The GCL Nats have not lost since Church and the Mets beat them on July 26th. Earlier this week the GCL Mets were eliminated from the postseason with over 20 games to go.

The evening action starts off at 5 tonight with Binghamton playing two (sorta) in Erie.

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R: GCL Mets (13-27) @ GCL Cardinals (17-23) Thursday 11:00 AM ? RHP?Marcos Molina (2-3, 4.41) vs. TBA

Thurs Game Two ? TBA vs. RHP Gaby Almonte (2-1, 1.72)

Gaby Almonte has only faced the Cardinals once this year, throwing 2 IP of relief on July 1st (1 H, 1 BB, 2 K). A week ahead of his 21st birthday he has struck out 24 and walked 14 over 31.1 IP.

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R: GCL Mets (12-27) @ GCL Marlins (16-23) Tuesday 12:00 ET ? RHP Marcos Molina (2-3, 4.41) vs. TBA

After facing the GCL Nats four straight times, Marcos Molina makes his third straight start against the GCL Marlins. He shut them out for 6 innings while striking out 7, then allowed them 7 hits over 5 IP in his last start.

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R: GCL Marlins (16-22) @ GCL Mets (11-27) Monday 12:00 ET ? TBA vs. RHP Octavio Acosta (0-1, 2.59)

Octavio Acosta has faced the GCL Cards in his last four outings, he faced these Marlins on July 4th allowing 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 4 over 5 IP. The GCL Mets have gone 7-6 against the GCL Marlins. These two teams have played 4 doubleheaders already this year.

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R: GCL Nationals (31-6) @ GCL Mets (11-26) Saturday 10:00 AM ? TBA vs. LHP Lenny Rosario (1-2, 6.52)

In his last outing Lenny Rosario allowed the Nats 4 runs on 5 hits over 2 IP of relief. The GCL Mets have gone 1-12 against the GCL Nats this year.

 

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R: GCL Mets (11-25) @ GCL Nationals (30-6) Friday 12:00 ET ? RHP Andrew Church (2-1, 4.85) vs. TBA

Andrew Church has faced these Nats 4 times out of 5 appearances, striking out 8 and walking 2 over 12 IP.?? The Nats lead the GCL with a .741 OPS and have scored 34 more runs than the second best team in the league.? The Cards have an OPS of .636 and the Marlins are at .617 as the other teams the Mets play, with the Mets at an unsightly .598.

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R: GCL Mets (10-24) @ GCL Marlins (13-21) Wednesday 12:00 ET ? RHP Marcos Molina (2-2, 4.23) vs. TBA

Marcos Molina struck out 7 and walked 1 over 6 shutout IP in his last start, against the GCL Marlins.

 

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R: GCL Cardinals (17-15) @ GCL Mets (9-24) Tuesday 12:00 ET ? TBA vs. RHP Octavio Acosta (0-1, 3.20)

Octavio Acosta is facing the Cards for the fourth time in a row, having struck out 16, walked 2, and given up 16 hits in 15 IP against them.? Brandon Brosher is off to a quirky .167/.333/.667 start with 2 homer, 3 walks, and nothing else...

Everyone else is in action after 6:00 today

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R: GCL Mets (9-23) @ GCL Cardinals (16-15) Monday 12:00 ET ? RHP Yoryi Nuez (1-0, 4.12) vs. TBA

Yoryi Nuez has walked 15 and struck out 11 over 19.2 IP.

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R: GCL Mets (9-22) @ GCL Nationals (24-6) Saturday 12:00 ET ? RHP Yoryi Nuez (1-0, 4.12) vs. TBA

Yoryi Nuez has walked 15 and struck out 11 over 19.2 IP, and has yet to face these Nats.?? With no GCL game tomorrow and St. Lucie on the road, we may see Duda and d'Arnaud head off to different affiliates to continue their rehabs.

Jon Niese joins Duda and d'Arnaud in the GCL action today as he begins the game action part of his shoulder rehab.

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R: GCL Nationals (24-5) @ GCL Mets (8-22) Friday 12:00 ET ? TBA vs. RHP Andrew Church (1-1, 7.88)

Andrew Church has pitched his last 7 innings against these Nationals over 3 games, allowing 11 hits, 2 BB and 4 K

 

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R: GCL Mets (7-22) @ GCL Marlins (12-17) Thursday 12:00 ET ? RHP Gaby Almonte (0-1, 2.70) vs. LHP Brad Hand (rehab)

Marlins AAA starter Brad Hand provides a more experience arm for Duda and d'Arnaud to face. He is making his second start on rehab.

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GCLEasily the most important thing to happen in the Mets system on Wednesday, and that includes the big league team's loss was catcher of the future (and we mean near-future, like September) Travis d'Arnaud's return to game action in game one of a Gulf Coast League doubleheader. d'Arnaud, rehabbing a broken foot, was 1-for-3 and played five innings defensively.

Out in leftfield in the same game, Lucas Duda was 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout. Both guys will have a few more GCL games to get back to playing nine innings. Then their schedules will diverge as the Mets will go slower with d'Arnaud, who is headed back to Vegas for a little bit before a trip to New York. The fact that Duda played left certainly suggests that the Ike Satin/Josh Davis platoon has first has more time to prove itself - perhaps, if not likely through the end of the 2013 season.

1B Dom Smith was 1-for-2 in the first game to extend his hitting streak to a career-best eight games. He's up to .357/.474/.571 in his last 10 games and .256/.365/.410 in 24 games in the GCL as an 18-year-old.

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R: GCL Mets (6-20) @ GCL Cardinals (14-12) Tuesday 12:00 ET ? RHP Octavio Acosta (0-1, 3.93) vs. TBA

Octavio Acosta struck out 7 and walked none over 6 IP in his last start.? He's struck out 17 and walked 5 over 18.1 IP.

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R: Kingsport Mets (16-13) @ Princeton Rays (6-23) Monday 11:05 AM ? RHP Andres E. Perez (0-0, 3.27) vs. RHP Luis Cabrera (0-3, 4.50)

After two double headers with Danville last week the K-Mets are short on starters.? Andres Perez has worked 11 innings of relief, striking out 9, walking 2 and allowing 9 hits.

Corey Oswalt has not pitched since the 10th, while Carlos Gomez has not pitched since the 7th.? Both may be sidelined to have that long off, but with all the rain outs and rescheduling someone has to get bumped back.

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R: GCL Nationals (18-5) @ GCL Mets (6-18) Saturday 10:00 AM ? RHP Lucas Giolito (0-0, 1.69) vs. RHP Andrew Church (1-1, 9.00)

Lucas Giolito is making his 4th start this year after making just one pro appearance last year.

Andrew Church gets his first pro start after pitching 5 innings over 3 relief outings.

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R: GCL Mets (6-17) @ GCL Nationals (17-5) Friday 12:00 ET ? RHP Gaby Almonte (0-1, 1.69) vs. TBA

Gaby Almonte has faced these Nationals three of his four games, striking out 9 and walking 7 while allowing 13 hits over 14 IP against them.

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R: GCL Cardinals (12-10) @ GCL Mets (5-17) Tuesday 12:00 ET ? TBA vs. RHP Marcos Molina (0-2, 7.36)

Marcos Molina has struck out 18 and walked 7 over 14.2 IP. The GCL Mets are hitting a collective .234/.305/.297 for a league worst .602 OPS while the pitchers are 4th from last with a 1.42 whip despite some help from Mike Fulmer.

 

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A-Sh: Brooklyn Cyclones (11-16) @ Connecticut Tigers (11-16) ListenMonday 11:05 AM ? LHP Carlos Valdez (0-1, 3.60) vs. RHP Jon Crawford (0-1, 1.74)

Carlos Valdez .. gave up 4 runs (3 ER) on 3 hits and 4 walks against Lowell in his last start.

Jonathon Crawford is the Tigers first round pick this year. He has yet to see a 4th inning as the Tigers are using short starts to acclimate their drafted pitchers to a pro routine.

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SSA: Brooklyn Cyclones 2, @ Connecticut Tigers 1?

Miller Diaz: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 2 WP. Interesting. Diaz has a good arm, and at one time was more or less penciled in to start the season in Savannah. He had a poor spring so the Mets held him back for Brooklyn. He just turned 21 and has fanned 30 and walked 12 in his 25.1 IP for the Cyclones so far. He can make a claim as the top pitching prospect on the Cyclones this year.

 

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R: GCL Mets (3-14) @ GCL Nationals (15-4) Saturday 10:00 AM ? RHP Gaby Almonte (0-1, 0.84) vs. TBA

The GCL season is 23 days old and the Mets are 11 games back. Impressively meaningless stat of the day?

Gaby Almonte has struck out 6 and walked 5 over 10.2 IP, holding batters to a .188 BA against.

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R: GCL Nationals (14-4) @ GCL Mets (3-13) Friday 11:30 AM ? TBA vs. RHP Marcos Molina (0-2, 5.56)

After his initial 9 K/0 BB first outings Marcos Molina has struck out 8 and walked 5 over 6.2 IP.

Kingsport will attempt to play two today, starting at 4:30, with everyone else in action later.

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R: GCL Cardinals (7-8) @ GCL Mets (3-11) Completion of 7/2 Game ? TBA vs. RHP Brent McMinn (0-0, 9.00)

After playing less than a full inning yesterday in St. Lucie before rain set in, these two teams will take a third try at that game in Palm Beach.

R: GCL Mets (3-11) @ GCL Cardinals (7-8) Thursday 12:00 ET ? RHP Jose Celas (0-1, 3.38) vs. TBA

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R: GCL Mets (2-8) @ GCL Nationals (9-3) Friday 12:00 ET ? RHP Jenrry Mejia (0-0, 0.00) vs. LHP Sammy Solis (0-0, 3.38 in Adv A)

Roughly a third of the GCL Mets innings, and 7 of 11 starts have been pitched by those rehabbing from higher levels, so Mejia seems like a logical guess.? Five days ago he pitched 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 UR, 1 BB, 1 K.

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R: GCL Cardinals (4-5) @ GCL Mets (1-6) Tuesday 12:00 ET ? TBA vs. RHP Lenny Rosario (0-1, 13.50)

Lenny Rosario made a start last week between all the rehabbing pitchers.? He allowed 5 runs on 5 hits over 3.1 IP, walking 2 and striking out 4.

 

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R (GCL): GCL Mets 6, GCL Cardinals 1?

Easily the most important thing to happen in the system Tuesday: Michael Fulmer's first appearance in a box score following spring training meniscus surgery. By the box score, he was excellent: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K. If he can go six innings, I'd wager that he is ready to rejoin the St. Lucie rotation.

 

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