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Reading 9 - Binghamton 4 (Game 1/ best-of-five EL playoff series): RHP Tyler Pill has a rough night, allowing seven runs (six earned) on 12 hits in five innings and was saddled with the loss. Reliever Josh Smoker pitched a scoreless 8th inning. Akeel Morris, who has been fantastic the second half of the season, pitched a scoreless 9th, despite surrendering two his and a walk. SS Amed Rosario was 1-for-4 and drove in a run.?Vince Belnome homered in the 7th inning. Game 2 is scheduled for tomorrow in Binghamton.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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Tacoma 5 - Las Vegas 0: The 51s went 3-8 in their final 11 games to finish the season 77-67 and missed the postseason for the first time in the last three years. Brandon Nimmo was unavailable today due to an apparent knee injury. He missed the final three games of the season. Dilson Herrera was 0-for-4 and completed the AAA portion of his season batting .327. Matt Reynolds was also 0-for-4 and hit .267. Travis Taijeron was 0-for-2 with a walk. He set a new career high with 25 homers in 2015. Josh Rodriguez doubled, giving him a .300 batting average after being called up the 3A. >>Read more at MiLB.com

 

 

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The Binghamton Mets beat Altoona 8-6 in 12 innings Monday to finish the regular season 77-64. They start their playoff push Wednesday against Reading.

Position player Brock Peterson incredibly tossed three scoreless innings out of the bullpen, allowing just three hits and picked up the win. Vince Belnome hit a walk-off two-run home run >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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The Las Vegas 51s dropped a 6-3 decision to Tacoma Sunday night at Cashman Field, eliminating them from postseason contention.

RHP Logan Verrett got off to a great start before imploding in the 6th inning. He ultimately lasted 5 1/3 innings, allowing six earned runs on eight hits, with two walks and two strikeouts >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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Tacoma 6 - Las Vegas 3: The Las Vegas 51s dropped a 6-3 decision to Tacoma Sunday night at Cashman Field, eliminating them from postseason contention. RHP Logan Verrett got off to a great start before imploding in the 6th inning. He lasted 5 1/3 innings, allowing six earned runs on eight hits, with two walks and two strikeouts. Brandon Nimmo missed his second straight game due to an apparent knee injury. Matt Reynolds had a big night at the plate, going 4-for-4 with his 31st and 32nd doubles as well as a run batted in. He's batting .270. Brandon Allen also doubled twice and drove in two runs.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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Tacoma 7 - Las Vegas 8: The 51s scored four runs in the final three innings to beat Tacoma Saturday night 8-7 at Cashman Field.?With the victory, Vegas is now tied with El Paso for the division lead with two regular season games remaining. 2B Dilson Herrera had a huge game with the bat, going 3-for-3 with his 11th home run of the season, two walks, four rbi and two runs scored. He's batting .330 this year. Josh Rodriguez was 2-for-5 with two rbi and is batting .417 since being promoted.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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The 51s scored four runs in the final three innings to beat Tacoma Saturday night 8-7 at Cashman Field.?With the victory, Vegas is now tied with El Paso for the division lead with two regular season games remaining.

2B Dilson Herrera had a huge night with the bat, going 3-for-3 with his 11th home run of the season, two walks, four rbi and two runs scored. He's batting .330 this year >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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Tacoma 4 - Las Vegas 9: The 51s won their 76th game and moved 1/2 game ahead of El Paso in the race to win the division. OF Brandon Nimmo had a huge game at the plate, going 4-for-5, including a two-run homer in the 6th inning. It was his third homer in Triple-A and his second home run in as many games. It's the first time in his professional career he's launched a home run in consecutive games. Dilson Herrera also hit a long-ball, his 10th of the season. He was 2-for-4. Johnny Monell singled, doubled and drove in a run. Josh Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with a double and three rbi in his first game with the 51s.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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Catcher Darryl Knight smacked a solo home run in the top of the 9th inning, propelling the Kingsport Mets to a 2-1 win in Game 1 of their best-of-three opening round playoff series with Greeneville.

2014 third round pick Milton Ramos, who finished the regular season with an eight-game hitting streak, was 1-for-3 >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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El Paso 10 - Las Vegas 1: The 51s dropped out of first place and are now 1/2 game behind El Paso with four games remaining in the regular season. RHP Seth Lugo got the start and surrendered three earned runs on four hits in four innings. Matthew Bowman relieved him and had no success, allowing four runs on four hits in only one inning. Brandon Nimmo homered for the second time in Triple-A and also reached twice on walks. Matt Reynolds smacked his 30th double of the season.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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The B-Mets pounded out 21 hits Wednesday night on their way to beating Reading 16-4 and clinching a playoff birth for the third straight year. It was the 75th win of the season for Binghamton.

IF prospect L.J. Mazzilli was 4-for-5 with his 18th double and two rbi. It's his fifth game with four knocks this season. Catcher Xorge Carillo also had four hits, two of which were home runs >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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El Paso 2 - Las Vegas 1 (11): The loss trims the 51s division lead to 1/2 game with five games remaining in the regular season. RHP Tim Stauffer was fantastic again, tossing seven innings, allowing one run on eight hits, with one walk and three strikeouts. Travis Taijeron homered for the 25th time this season, a solo shot in the 4th. Vic Black worked a scoreless inning in relief with one strikeout and one walk. Dario Alvarez gave up one hit and struck out one in 1/3 of an inning. Scott Rice lowered his era to 1.86 with a scoreless inning. Dilson Herrera was 0-for-4. Brandon Nimmo was 0-for-4 and is batting .226.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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2B Dilson Herrera hit his ninth Triple-A home run of the season leading off the bottom of the 1st inning in the 51s 8-7 win over El Paso. It was Herrera's second homer in the last two days and one of his two hits in the game. He also reached on a walk and scored three times.

RHP Logan Verrett had a poor outing, allowing six earned runs on 11 hits in 6 1/3 innings of work. He struck out six and did not walk a batter but gave up three home runs >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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El Paso 7 - Las Vegas 8: 2B Dilson Herrera hit his ninth Triple-A home run of the season leading off the bottom of the 1st inning in the 51s 8-7 win over El Paso. It was Herrera's second homer in the last two days and one of his two hits in the game. He also reached on a walk and scored three times. RHP Logan Verrett had a poor outing, allowing six earned runs on 11 hits in 6 1/3 innings of work. He struck out six and did not walk a batter but gave up three home runs. Johnny Monell singled twice and plated a run. Matt Reynolds was 1-for-5 with a double and three rbi.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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El Paso 6 - Las Vegas 5: Dilson Herrera hammered a three-run homer in the 7th inning, his eighth of the season. Matt Reynolds smacked a solo shot in the 3rd, his sixth of the year. Vic Black faced four batters in the 8th inning, surrendering a walk and a double before departing. Brandon Allen reached three times on two singles and a walk. Brandon Nimmo was 0-for-3 with a walk. Johnny Monell doubled, walked and drove in a run.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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Mets 2015 9th round draft choice?Kevin Kaczmarski added three more hits, including a double and a triple, an drove in a run Monday in the K-Mets loss to Danville. The Evansville University product has a hit in 16 straight games and is second in the Appy League in batting.

2014 3rd round pick?Milton Ramos singled twice, lifting his batting average to .313. He has a hit in six straight games >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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Las Vegas 3 - Round Rock 5: RHP Dillon Gee has his second straight quality start, tossing six innings, allowing six hits, three runs (two earned), with 10 strikeouts and no walks. Eric Young Jr. was 2-for-4 with a walk. Dilson Herrera was hitless in four at-bats. Kevin Plawecki was 1-for-4 with a run scored. Travis Taijeron hit his single-season career-high 24th home run.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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Mets pitching prospect Robert Gsellman returned from the disabled list and allowed one earned run over six solid innings in the B-Mets extra inning loss to New Hampshire. He's allowed one earned run or fewer in seven of his last eight starts.

Reliever?Akeel Morris tossed two scoreless innings, lowering his era to 2.84. He's given up two earned runs in his last 16 appearances (23 innings) >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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Las Vegas 1 - Round Rock 4: All seven Vegas hits were singles. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a pair of them and also reached on a walk. He has a hit in nine of his last 10 games. Eric Young Jr. was 1-for-2 with two walks and stole a base. Dilson Herrera was 1-for-3 and is now batting .332. Brandon Nimmo was 2-for-3 in his first start since 8/24. Dario Alvarez retired the only batter he faced, lowering his AAA era to 0.90.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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Mets OF prospect Brandon Nimmo returned to the Las Vegas starting lineup for the first time since August 24 and collected a pair of singles in a 4-1 loss to Round Rock.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis also singled twice and now has a hit in nine of his last 10 games.?Eric Young Jr. was 1-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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Las Vegas 1 - Round Rock 4: Darrell Ceciliani doubled twice. Kevin Plawecki homered for the seventh time in AAA this season, a solo shot in the 7th. EY Jr. was 0-for-3 with a walk.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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Las Vegas 2 - Round Rock 0: 33-year-old right-hander Tim Stauffer tossed 8 1/3 shutout innings in the 51s 2-0 win in Round Rock.?Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a two-run homer in the 4th inning, his eighth in Triple-A this season. Johnny Monell was 2-for-4 and has seven hits in his last three games. Dilson Herrera was 1-for-4. Brandon Nimmo had the night off. Dario Alvarez lowered his era to 0.93, retiring the only batter he was asked to face.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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Mets 2014 13th round draft pick Erik Manoah had a wonderful outing on the hill Wednesday for the K-Mets, tossing six shutout innings, while allowing just two hits, with three walks and six strikeouts. He's given up one earned run in his last two starts (12 innings).

Evansville University product Kevin Kaczmarski extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a single and a double. He has nine extra-base hits during the streak and is batting .350 for the season >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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Las Vegas 10 - New Orleans 6: Catcher Johnny Monell homered, singled three times and drove in four runs. Dilson Herrera was hitless in four at-bats but reached on a walk and scored ?a run. Brandon Nimmo had the night off. Kevin Plawecki had a pair of knocks, including a double, and drove in a run. EY Jr. singled and doubled.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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Dillon Gee had one of his better starts since joining the 51s Tuesday night in a 3-0 victory for Vegas in New Orleans. The right-hander tossed seven innings, allowing no runs on seven hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.

Eric Campbell had a big night at the dish, going 4-for-5 with a double >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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Las Vegas 3 - New Orleans 0: Dillon Gee had one of his better starts since joining the 51s. The right-hander tossed seven innings, allowing no runs on seven hits, with no walks and two strikeouts. Eric Campbell had a big night at the dish, going 4-for-5 with a double. Brandon Allen and Darrell Ceciliani each homered. Brandon Nimmo did not play.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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Mets RHP prospect?Rainy Lara limited the Erie Seawolves to one run on seven hits in six innings Monday night and picked up his seventh win in the B-Mets 10-1 victory. He's allowed two earned runs or fewer in three straight starts and four of his last five.

Mets reliever Erik Goeddel contributed a scoreless frame for the second straight day and fourth time since having his rehab moved to Binghamton >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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Las Vegas 0 - New Orleans 5: RHP Matthew Bowman had another rough outing, allowing four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings, with two walks and three strikeouts. His era ballooned to 5.40. Reliever Dario Alvarez tossed a scoreless frame, lowering his AAA era to 0.96. Alex Torres did the same and now has a 1.80 era with the 51s. Matt Reynolds was 2-for-4 and is batting .271. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a pair of knocks, including a double.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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Las Vegas 5 - New Orleans 4: RHP Seth Lugo was outstanding Sunday night, throwing 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run on five hits, with no walks and 12 strikeouts in the 51s win in New Orleans. It was by far his best start since being moved to Triple-A. Eric Young Jr. played LF and was 1-for-4 with a double and a rbi in his first game back in the Mets organization. Vic Black contributed 2/3 of an inning of scoreless relief, allowing one hit and one walk. Kirk Nieuwenhuis was 2-for-4. Eric Campbell smacked his fifth AAA homer.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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RHP Seth Lugo was outstanding Sunday night, throwing 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run on five hits, with no walks and 12 strikeouts in the 51s win in New Orleans. The 12 strikeouts are a new career high. Lugo has given up six runs in 17 2/3 innings in three Triple-A starts this season.

Eric Young Jr. played LF and was 1-for-4 with a double and a rbi in his first game back in the Mets organization >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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2B Dilson Herrera collected two more singles and a rbi in the 51s 9-5 win over Omaha Saturday night at Cashman Field. It was Herrera's sixth multi-hit game in his last nine starts. He's batting .346.

3B Danny Muno was 3-for-4 with a double, walk and two rbi. He has a hit in five straight games >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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Omaha 5 - Las Vegas 9: 2B Dilson Herrera collected two more singles and a rbi in the 51s 9-5 over Omaha Saturday night at Cashman Field. It was Herrera's sixth multi-hit game in his last nine starts. He's batting .346. 3B Danny Muno was 3-for-4 with a double, walk and two rbi. He has a hit in five straight games. Kirk Nieuwenhuis tripled and drove in three runs. Brandon Nimmo reached base twice on a double and a walk.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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Mets 1B prospect Dominic Smith was 1-for-3 with a walk Monday night in St. Lucie's 5-0 loss in Bradenton. The 20-year-old extended his hitting streak to 11 games and has at least one hit in 20 of his last 21 games. He's batting .313 this season.

Smith has been on fire in August, batting .383 this month >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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Iowa 4 - Las Vegas 5 (12): Danny Muno, who tied the game with a two-run double in the 9th, won it with a walkoff solo homer in the 12th.?Dilson Herrera was 1-for-5, giving him a knock in three straight games. Darrell Ceciliani singled three times. Brandon Nimmo was 0-for-2 before being removed from the game for a pinch hitter. Kevin Plawecki was 1-for-5 with a run scored. Vic Black gave up two runs in relief, failing to retire a batter. Kirk Nieuwenhuis was 1-for-4 in his first rehab game with the 51s. RHP Tim Stauffer, who tossed a complete game his last start, was fantastic again, throwing eight innings Monday, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits, with 11 strikeouts.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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2B Dilson Herrera was 2-for-5 with a double and two rbi in the 51s Sunday night loss to the Iowa Cubs. Herrera now has 22 doubles in Triple-A and is batting .346. He has a hit in 12 of his last 14 games.

Kevin Plaweki played first base for the 20th time in his career and was 0-for-4 at the plate >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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Iowa 4 - Las Vegas 3: Kevin Plaweki played first base for the 20th time in his career and was 0-for-4 at the plate. Dilson Herrera collected two knocks, including his 22nd double, and drove in two runs. He's batting .347 in Triple-A. Brandon Nimmo was 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter. Eric Campbell drove in a run with a double in the 7th. Matt Reynolds was 1-for-4. Vic Black gave up a run for the first time in his last 10 appearances.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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Mets 1B prospect Dash Winningham connected on a pair of home runs in the K-Mets 7-6 win in Johnson City. The 2014 8th round pick smacked a a two-run shot in the 6th and another two-run bomb in the 7th, giving him 11 this season. He drove in five total runs in the game and has 41 rbi this season.

Patrick Mazeika extended his hitting streak to seven games with a single and his 23rd double >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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Iowa 6 - Las Vegas 1: RHP Dillon Gee surrendered five earned runs on seven hits in five innings, with three walks and one strikeout. Brandon Nimmo?was 0-for-2 with a walk.?Kevin Plawecki was 0-for-3 with a walk. Dilson Herrera had the night off.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis began his rehab assignment with St. Lucie Friday, smacking a two-run homer in the 9th for his lone hit. Reliever?Erik Goeddel?also continued his rehab assignment, throwing one inning, while allowing two runs on two hits.

Infield prospect Jeff McNeil had a huge game, going 4-for-4 with a double, walk and rbi. He leads the FSL with a .319 batting average >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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Las Vegas 2 - El Paso 3: Dilson Herrera was 2-for-5. Darrell Ceciliani likewise had a pair of hits, including his eighth homer of the season in the 5th. Brandon Nimmo was 1-for-4 and is batting .304 in AAA. Kevin Plawecki singled once in three at-bats and drove in a run. RHP Matthew Bowman gave up three runs (two earned) in 5 2/3 innings and was saddled with the loss.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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Mets SS prospect Luis Guillorme extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a pair of knocks, including his 11th double, in the Sand Gnats 9-4 win against Rome Thursday night. He's now batting .308.

OF Wuilmer Becerra lifted his batting average to .298 with three singles in five at-bats >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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Las Vegas 4 - El Paso 5: OF Darrell Ceciliani had a huge game at the plate, going 4-for-5 with his 14th double, seventh homer and three rbi. Matt Reynolds was 2-for-5 and is batting .280. Brandon Nimmo reached base three times on a single and two walks. RHP Logan Verrett gave up three earned runs on six hits in four innings, with seven strikeouts and two walks. Dilson Herrera appeared as a pinch hitter and walked.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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33-year-old RHP Tim Stauffer, whom the Mets signed as a free agent at the end of July, tossed a two-hit complete-game in the 51s 7-1 win Wednesday night in El Paso. This was just his third start as a Mets farmhand. Stauffer has spent parts of 10 seasons in the major leagues, most recently with the Twins earlier this season. In 21 1/3 innings with Vegas, he's allowed just six earned runs.

OF Travis Taijeron smashed a two-run homer in the 2nd inning and added a three-run jack in the 9th. He has 19 this season >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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Las Vegas 7 - El Paso 1: 33-year-old RHP Tim Stauffer, whom the Mets signed as a free agent at the end of July, tossed a two-hit complete-game in the 51s 7-1 win Wednesday night in El Paso. This was just his third start as a Mets farmhand. Stauffer has spent parts of 10 seasons in the major leagues, most recently with the Twins earlier this season. In 21 1/3 innings with Vegas, he's allowed just six earned runs. OF Travis Taijeron smashed a two-run homer in the 2nd inning and added a three-run jack in the 9th. He has 19 this season. Brandon Nimmo was 1-for-3 with a walk and is batting .300. Dilson Herrera went 3-for-5 getting his batting average up to .343.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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Mets SS prospect Gavin Cecchini was 4-for-6 with his 50th and 51st rbi Tuesday night in the B-Mets 13-6 win in Altoona. It's his sixth game with four hits this season. He also has one five-hit effort to his credit and is batting .320 overall.

IF T.J. Rivera?likewise had four hits, two of which were home runs and one double. These were his first two homers in Double-A since the postseason last year >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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Las Vegas 8 - El Paso 9: Former Mets reliever Alex Torres appeared in his first AAA game since being demoted and gave up one hit before getting the only out that was required of him tonight. Dario Alvarez pitched a scoreless 8th and kept his Triple-A era at 0.00. Dilson Herrera was 1-for-4 with two rbi and two runs scored. Matt Reynolds was also 2-for-5 with four driven in, including a two-run single that tied the game in the 9th. Brandon Nimmo was 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.?>>Read more at MiLB.com


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Mets RHP prospect Gaby Almonte earned his sixth win of the season with eight shutout innings in the Brooklyn Cyclones 7-0 win in Staten Island. The 22-year-old struck out seven and walked two, lowering his era to 3.22. Almonte has allowed one earned run or fewer in seven of his 10 starts this season.

2015 4th round draft choice David Thompson doubled twice and drove in two runs >>Read more at SNY's Mets Minors

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