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Down to their last out, the Greenville Astros came from behind to beat the K-Mets in the decisive third game of the Appalachian League semi-finals eliminating Kingsport from the playoffs before the other three playoff-bound Mets affiliates even played a single game.

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R: Greeneville Astros @ Kingsport Mets Game Three 7:00 ET ? RHP Frederick Tiburcio (3-2, 2.43) vs. RHP Robert Whalen (3-2, 1.87)

Frederick Tiburcio was a part of the Astros early season sweep of the Mets with a 7 strikeouts over 5 IP while allowing 2 hits and a walk. He hasn't faced them since. On August 13th he got tagged by Johnson City, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits over 3 IP (2BB/2K) in his only start in which he allowed more than 2 runs. He rebounded with 12 K, 1 BB, and 10 hits over his last 2 starts against quality teams Elizabethtown and Bluefield. For the year he has struck out 51 and walked 19 over 55.2 IP, holding batters to .213

 

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R: Greeneville Astros @ Kingsport Mets Game Two 7:00 ET ? LHP Chris Lee (2-2, 3.10) vs. RHP Carlos Gomez (2-0, 0.00)

Chris Lee faced Kingsport three times in the regular season. In each start he failed to complete the 5th inning or record a decision. As a 21 year old in his 3rd year with the Greeneville Astros he has a limited workload. In 13 IP against the K-Mets he gave up 6 runs, 5 earned on 13 hits and 6 walks while striking out 10. While pitching a quarter of his total innings against Kingsport this year he has allowed them a third of his hits and walks, and under 20% of his strikeouts.

 

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The Mets Rookie affiliate in the Appalachian league finished off their regular season last night and will jump right into the postseason starting tonight.? By winning the West division with a hot streak down the stretch the Kingsport team will have the home field advantage throughout the playoffs.? They will play game one tonight in Greeneville and then game two Sunday at home, with a game three at home pending for Labor Day.

On July 18th the K-Mets had lost back to back three game series at home series to lowly Princeton and Bristol, and the first game of a series against Burlington.? Their hold on a playoff spot was tenuous with Elizabethtown and Johnson City in close pursuit.? They would go on to win the next two against Burlington and then go 7-2 against the two playoff teams from the East, Bluefield and Pulaski.? Closing out on a hot streak they managed to overtake Greeneville for the division title in the process.

The season series went to the Astros 6-5 with 7 of the games on the Astros home field.? In late June the Astros swept the Mets in a three game series in Greeneville, while in July the Mets would win 3 of 4 in Kingsport.? In early August they split 4 games in Greeneville,

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SSA: @ Brooklyn Cyclones 1, Tri-City Valley Cats (HOU) 0?

Pretty stuff from John Gant who threw the third nine-inning complete game in Cyclones' history: 9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K. Thanks to a double-play and a caught-stealing, he faced the minimum 27 batters in his nine-inning masterpiece.

Now that bad news. A nine-inning complete game in the NYP is no guarantee of future success: the previous two Cyclones' complete games were turned in by Miguel Pinango (8/23/02) and Yohan Almonte (8/28/10). I do think it's interesting too that all three complete games took place in the final eight days of August.

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SSA: Staten Island Yankees 7, @ Brooklyn Cyclones 1

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.

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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:

Tags: Brooklyn Cyclones, Chris Flexen, Gulf Coast League, Kingsport Mets, Toby Hyde
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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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SSA: @ Brooklyn Cyclones 4, Hudson Valley Renegades 0?

The Cyclones won their fifth straight behind strong pitching from 22-year-old Carlos Valdez and 20-year-old Akeel Morris. Morris finished off the last three innings with a walk, two hits and two strikeouts. Despite a pair of unearned runs, he has not allowed an earned run in his 25 innings pitched while fanning 31 and walking 12. At 20-20, the Cyclones are two games out in both the Division and the Wild Card races. Otherwise you know, it looks like Morris is ready for a few SAL innings.

SS Gavin Cecchini (.227/.268/.273): 0-for-4. He's 1-for-12 since returning from the disabled list with an ankle sprain.

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SSA: @ Brooklyn Cyclones 4, Hudson Valley Renegades (TB) 2?

The Cyclones won their fourth straight behind John Gant. Gant, who will be 21 next month, has been the Cyclones' ace, working to a 2.56 ERA in 38.2 innings with 49 strikeouts against 14 walks. At the end of last year, he was 89-91 in his one start for Savannah. Gant's had a really nice season, but until he does it in full-season ball, or shows a plus pitch or two, I won't start to believe.

A pair of guys I know relatively little about, 22-year old 1B Alex Sanchez (.206/.225/.270 - 33 games) and 20-year-old Anthony Chavez (.205/.262/.308 - 33 games) each homered.

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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: 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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SSA: @ Connecticut Tigers 6, Brooklyn Cyclones 4?

2B L.J. Mazzilli was 3-for-4 with a double and a strikeout. The 22-year-old is hitting .297/.368/.337 with a very Mets' 12 walks against 19 strikeouts in 26 games.

An 0-for-4 dropped 19-year-old catcher Tomas Nido to .182/.217/.227 (1 walk, six strikeouts) in 12 games with Brooklyn. I expected he'd struggle, but thought he could get to a .240 or .250 batting average. Of course, the season is young, and he's a hot streak away from the mark.

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R (APP): @ Johnson City Cardinals 10, Kingsport Mets 5?

The Cardinals chased RHP Persio Reyes with a six-run fourth that probably should never have happened. A groundball to second became an infield single, and a grounder to short became a fielder's choice instead of a double-play. A slender 20-year-old, Reyes has a good arm: he was sitting 90-92 and can touch higher. He's repeating the Appalachian League. I missed most of Reyes' start because I thought the game started at 7 pm. First pitch was 6 pm. D'oh!

SS Amed Rosario: 1-for-4. (I'll write much more about him, both at the plate and defensively this week, and will post video too.)

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R (APP): Kingsport Mets 5, Johnson City Cardinals 3?

Oh, Appy League. This game turned in a four-run Kingsport Mets' fourth that featured a three-run homer by C Jeyckol De Leon. The pitch sequence that led to the homer was inexplicable. Cardinals' starter Luis Perdomo threw the 22-year-old De Leon a 1-1 slider. De Leon yanked it foul, 325 feet off the wall in left field. Rather than coming back with a fastball (ideally in), Perdomo tried another slider on the subsequent pitch, hung it, and De Leon banged it over the wall fair. De Leon will be 23 this summer and is in his fourth year between the GCL and the Appy League, so not really a name to remember.

20--year-old CF Champ Stuart is the guy who has stood out to me. Friday, he drilled a hanging slider up the right-centerfield gap for a double and muscled a single to left, walked twice and stole a base. He would have stolen another base, but for a foul at the plate that sent him back to first. His routes in center show his inexperience. The 2013 6th round pick arm is at least a 55, but he's still learning how to use it. He's hitting .297/.509/.486 with 15 walks and 14 strikeouts in 12 games. I did an interview with him that I will transcribe for next week.

Tags: Corey Oswalt, Kingsport Mets, Toby Hyde
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R (App): Kingsport Mets 20, @ Johnson City Cardinals 4

I made the lovely drive from Savannah, GA to Johnson City, TN to see the Kingsport Mets. (This is not a joke. Driving through the Southern Appalachian mountains is gorgeous.) I saw the KMets score 16 runs in the final four innings on their way to a season-high 20 tallies and a 20-4 win ?that finished in the rain with the Johnson City catcher on the mound mopping up in relief.

3B Pedro Perez had the game of his (brief) professional life, going 3-for-5 with a double and two three-run homers and seven RBI. The second homer was funny - he got a fastball in and yanked it down the leftfield line. The 18-year-old started a few steps out of the box, wasn't sure it would stay fair, stopped, and then waited for it to straighten out and stay fair. Perez kept it fair, because he said, "I stayed close, and [used] quick hands." (We will have video of this on the blog as well.)

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Appalachian LeagueSaturday: Johnson City Cardinals 8, @ Kingsport Mets 1?Sunday: Kingsport Mets 9, @ Bristol White Sox 0?

The K-Mets picked up their first win Sunday, improving to 1-3, behind a 12-hit effort that also capitalized on three Bristol errors.

After pinch-hitting Saturday to make his professional debut, speedy CF?Champ Stuart started on Sunday and went 3-for-4 with a walk and a triple from the top of the order. He's just 20 and very raw and very fast.

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The Kingsport Mets began their 2013 season last night. Kingsport, in the Appalachian League, occupies the middle level of the Mets' three short-season teams, playing at a level above the Gulf Coast League and below the New York Penn League and the Brooklyn Cyclones. Last year, the Mets did not operate a Gulf Coast League team, so the Kingsport team was young and inexperienced and it showed on the field.

This year, the Mets will control all of the team's business operations in addition to the on-field agenda.

Top ProspectSS German Rosario is just 17 years old and will not turn 18 until November. I had figured the Mets would start Rosario (pictured), who they paid a team-record $1.75 million for an international amateur, in the Gulf Coast League. Instead, at 6'2", 170 lbs, he will headline the Kingsport roster which is a nice, if minor, endorsement of his skills.

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SSA: @ Brooklyn Cyclones 3, Aberdeen Ironbirds (BAL) 0?

John Gant was solid: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K.

The Cyclones had six hits and no one had more than one. Two outfielders from the 2013 draft class made their professional debuts: CF Patrick Biondi (who singled and stole a base) and LF Jared King (who doubled and walked).

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Start reading a short-season box score by focusing on the best prospects.

A short-season box is a funny thing: the players are years away from the big leagues and their underlying skills and ability are much more important than their production. That is even more true on the level of a season over a single game. ?Nevertheless, good production beats the alternative.

To that end, I've re-ordered the top of the Mets' 2012 draft class by signing bonus.

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Perhaps you missed it last night waiting for the Matt Harvey show to begin, but Steven Matz threw his third straight game in which he finished six innings and did not allow a single run in leading the Kingsport Mets to a 1-0 win in game one of a double-header.

Matz' last three starts in the rookie level Appy League: 18 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 8 BB, 23 K.

Yeah, sure, he's walking too many batters. Also, the league can't hit his stuff. He's throwing in the mid 90s, around 95, and touching 98. It's time to give the 21-year old a taste of the South Atlantic League for a month.

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SSA: Staten Island Yankees 4, Brooklyn Cyclones 2?

RHP Luis Mateo who began his Cyclones' season by yielding just one run in 17.2 innings gave up four runs for the second time in his last three starts. His line: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 HR, 3 BB, 3 K. The Three walks were a new season-high.

C Kevin Plawecki was 3-for-3 with a double, his second three-hit game of the season and his second in his last three contests, lifting his season line to .234/.359/.338.

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SSA: Brooklyn Cyclones 7, @ Hudson Valley Renegades 3?

We will start at the end, where, with a two run lead and two men aboard in the ninth, Brandon Nimmo doubled to left-center. Then, Little League style, he came home on a throwing error on the Renegades shortstop. After a rough first 10 games, he's up to .296/.393/.493 in his last 19 contests.

DH Kevin Plawecki, this year's supplemental first-rounder put together his first career three-hit game, going 3-for-3 with a double and a walk. Plawecki is hitting .221/.354/.324 in 19 games, but he's the third-toughest player in the New York-Penn League to strikeout (7.3% K/PA).

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SSA: Brooklyn Cyclones 7, @ State College Spikes (PIT) 4?

CF Brandon Nimmo was 2-for-5 with a double (his sixth), a walk and a strikeout. It was his fourth-straight multi hit game. He's up to .351/.442/.486 in his last 10 games with four extra-base hits and six walks against 12 strikeouts. He's up to .250/.397/.396 in 27 games in Brooklyn.

Both LF Stefan Sabol?(.292/.422/.416 - 25 games) and 1B Jayce Boyd?(.275/.333/.451 - 13 games) picked up two hits each.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Brooklyn Cyclones, Gavin Cecchini, Kingsport Mets, Toby Hyde
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SSA: Brooklyn Cyclones 3, @ State College Spikes (PIT) 2

CF Brandon Nimmo was 2-for-4 with a double (his fifth), his third-straight multi-hit game. With a .333/.429/.472 line in his last 10 games, he's up to .242/.391/.385 in his first 26 games in a Brooklyn uniform. He's first in the league in walks and 18th in on-base percentage.

RHP Luis Cessa was solid again: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

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SSA: Brooklyn Cyclones 6, @ State College Spikes (PIT) 3?

CF Brandon Nimmo was 2-for-3 with a triple, his first as a Cyclone, and a walk and a strikeout. He's hitting .230/.387/.368 in 25 games with 21 walks against 26 strikeouts.

Then there's Luis Mateo: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP. In 30.2 IP in the New York-Penn League, he's allowed a whopping 21 base runners and struck out 38. He's shut out the opposition in three of his five starts. He's 22 and has stuff in a fastball/slider combo that is simply too good for NYP hitters.

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SSA: @ Brooklyn Cyclones 7, Williamsport Crosscutters (PHI) 6?

2B Richie Rodriguez drew a bases-loaded walk, the Cyclones' third of the 11th to force in the winning run. That's taking walk-off a little?literally, don't you think?

Both Cyclones' first rounders had two hits. 2011 first rounder CF Brandon Nimmo (.203/.373/.344 - 18 games; pictured) was 2-for-5 with two strikeouts, and an RBI. 2012 supplemental first rounder Kevin Plawecki put together his second two-hit game. In 11 games, he's rocking a .205/.367/.359 line with five walks and two strikeouts and two homers.

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SSA: Aberdeen Ironbirds (BAL) 5, @ Brooklyn Cyclones 2?

RHP Matt Koch, the Mets' third round pick this year, made his professional debut over 1.2 innings, he allowed three runs, all earned on a hit, two walks and a HBP.

CF Brandon Nimmo was 1-for-3 with a walk, his first hit in his last five games. In 11 games, he's hitting .167/.400/.222 with six hits, 13 walks and 10 strikeouts.

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SSA: @ Brooklyn Cyclones 4, Hudson Valley Renegades (TB) 1?

Cyclones' starter Hansel Robles: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K. In 10.2 innings over two starts, Robles (pictured) has 11 strikeouts and one walk.

Dave Gershman at the Penn League Report has a fairly positive review of Robles' first start, noting that he was sitting 91-92 with his fstball, which touched 94 at times.

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SSA: @ Hudson Valley Renegades 4, Brooklyn Cyclones 2

When I open up a Brooklyn Cyclones box score, I look for Brandon Nimmo and Philip Evans first. They were both 0-for on Tuesday night, but Nimmo drew a walk and struck out.

The Cyclones had just seven hits, all singles, including two from LF Stefan Sabol, who also committed an error, his second.

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SSA: Staten Island Yankees 8, @ Brooklyn Cyclones 1?

The Yankees scored six times in the seventh inning to turn a close game into a laugher.

Don't blame starter Hansel Robles, who was effective through five innings: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K. According to Dave Gershman at the Penn League Report, the 21-year old was sitting 90-91 and touched 94 with a usable slider and curveball. Robles, who is listed at just 5'11", 185, put up good numbers in the Kingsport bullpen a year ago. Sounds like a reliever to me.

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SSA: Brooklyn Cyclones 4, @ Staten Island 1?

Tuesday in Staten Island, RHP Luis Mateo shut down the Yankees. He's an interesting arm. In his 5.2 innings, he allowed just two hits, one a solo homerun, a walk and struck out nine. In the first inning, he was sitting 94-95 mph with his two-seamer with movement. In the second, he was down to 93-94. By the fifth, he was living 90-91, although he reached back to sit 92 mph in the sixth.

His slider was in the upper 80s, although I liked the bit on it at 87-ish best. He induced both swings and misses and called strikes with the offering. He got a away with a few up, but also hung a flat one that turned into the Yankees' only run on a solo home run by DH Saxon Butler in the third. At times, he just did not finish the pitch.

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The Kingsport Mets, who begin their 2012 Appalachian League season tonight, have now updated their roster on Kmets.com. There are players worth watching up the middle and on the mound.

Up the MiddleSS Gavin Cecchini, the Mets first round pick in the 2012 is the team's biggest name. His double-play partner will be 2012 fourth-round pick Brenden Kaupe, a diminutive Hawaiian, listed at 5'7".

The outfield features one of the best athletes from the Mets' 2011 draft class Brad Marquez. Marquez, the Mets' 16th rounder that year, had a decent season as a freshman wide receiver at Texas Tech.

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Kingsport Mets 5, @ Bristol White Sox 3

The GCL season ended Saturday, so the Mets promoted two of the jewels of their 2011 draft class, first rounder Brandon Nimmo and 15th rounder Philip Evans to Kingsport for the final three games of the Appalachian League season.

Nimmo, batting ninth, and playing centerfield, was 1-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout. In eight games as a professional, Nimmo has hit .258/.361/.452 with five walks and 10 strikeouts.

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SSA: @ Tri-City Valley Cats 7, Brooklyn Cyclones 4

This was a gut-wrenching defeat for the Cyclones, who rallied from down 2-0 to take a 4-2 lead in the seventh and then watched the bullpen give up a go-ahead grand slam in the bottom of the eighth.

2011 39th rounder Charlie Thurber had a perfect night, going 3-3 with a double, two walks, a run and an RBI, reaching base in all five plate appearances.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Brooklyn Cyclones, Gulf Coast League, Kingsport Mets, Toby Hyde
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SSA: @ Tri-City ValleyVats 7, Brooklyn Cyclones 4

 

SS?Danny Muno just keeps hitting: 2-for-4 with a double and a walk. ?The Mets eight-round pick out of Fresno State, the 22-year old Muno is sitting at .332/.434/.492, tops in the NYP in on-base percentage and third in slugging.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Brooklyn Cyclones, Gulf Coast League, Juan Urbina, Kingsport Mets, Philip Evans, Toby Hyde
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SS-A: Tri-City Valley Cats 3, @ Brooklyn Cyclones 0

The Cyclones offense was non-existent as they were limited to just one hit in the loss to Tri-City. ?The Cyclones were held hitless through six innings. ?T.J. Rivera ended the no-hit bid with a single in the bottom of the seventh.

Jeff Walters (5 1/3 IP, 5 hits, 2 er, 4 bb, 2k) took the loss for the Cyclones.

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SSA: @ Brooklyn Cyclones 5, Jamestown Jammers (FLA) 2?

1B Cole Frenzel (.250/.346/.328), this year's seventh round ?pick out of Arizona was 3-4 with a double and an RBI. ?After a slow start to his professional career and a .215/.315/.291 line in 20 games in July, Frenzel is rolling along at .324/.409/.405 in August. ?He's not hitting for much power yet, but at least he's hitting for average.

Rain held Eduardo Aldama's night to 2.2 so the bullpen had to pick up the slack. ?Tyler Pill, ?this year's fourth-round pick out of Cal State Fullerton, tossed a scoreless inning with two strikeouts.

Tags: Brooklyn Cyclones, Cole Frenzel, Domingo Tapia, Gulf Coast League, Kingsport Mets, Toby Hyde
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NYP:?@ Brooklyn Cyclones 5, Jamestown Jammers 2

SS Danny Muno (.341/.448/.494) was 1-3 with a double and a walk. ?In 44 games, the 22-year old has extra-base hits in 9.8% of his plate appearances with exactly the same number of walks and strikeouts 32, a rate of 15.7%. ?He's also rocking a .412 BABIP. ?Some of these things are sustainable, one is not.

3B Richard Lucas (.313/.404/.487) was 2-4. ?Mike wrote about the 22-year old Lucas yesterday and his desire to prove people wrong.

Tags: Brooklyn Cyclones, Daniel Muno, Gulf Coast League, Joe Tuschak, Juan Urbina, Kingsport Mets, Toby Hyde
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