Mets Night Full Of Ups And Downs

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by Ed Tsunoda on May 4, 2014

While Jenrry Mejia and the NY Mets were riding the roller coaster du jour, the minor league squads had an equally up and down night, with both the B-Mets and St. Lucie splitting doubleheaders between a 51s rainout and a Sand Gnats win powered by Gavin Cecchini and Dominic Smith.

Staked to an early 6-0 lead, Mets starter Jenrry Mejia had blanked the Rockies through the first four innings and seemed headed toward the solid pitching outing New York needed. Instead, he became the third straight Mets starter to fail to get out of the fifth after the rotation began the season with 26 straight starts of at least five innings.

The turnaround was triggered by Ryan Wheeler’s first home run of the season leading off the fifth. The Rockies sent 11 men to the plate in the inning.

In one stunning five-pitch stretch, Mejia gave up RBI singles to Charlie Blackmon, Drew Stubbs and Carlos Gonzalez as the Rockies tied it 4-4.

Mejia then hit Tulowitzki in his upper left arm with a pitch to load the bases, and Arenado drove the next pitch into the left-field bleachers for his second career slam and the first by a Rockies player this season.

BOX | RECAP

Binghamton 3 Portland 2, Portland 9 Binghamton 3

Kevin Plawecki was the driving force behind the B-Mets win, with another two d’Arnaud chilling hits. Darrin Gorski pitched 6 solid innings 2 ER 5Ks for the win. Dustion Lawley had two hits, and Matthew Bowman had a 4 inning 9 run 10 hit disaster in the loss. BOX1 BOX2

St. Lucie 5 Bradenton 1, St. Lucie 2 Bradenton 3

After dropping the opener despite a good outing from Domingo Tapia (5IP 2 ER), the Mets rallied in game 2 for a 5-1 win behind TJ Rivera who went 3 for 4 with a 2B and 2 RBI and leads the league with a .421 AVG. Brandon Nimmo had 2 hits, 2 walks, and is at .380. Luis Cessa went 5 1 run innings sriking out 6. BOX 1 BOX 2

Savannah 12 Rome 2

Another strong out for John Gant, 5 IP 5 Ks 1 ER, and an offensive explosion led by 3 hits, 2 runs, and 2 RBI for Gavin Cecchini raising his Sally league AVG to .276. Dominic Smith had 2 hits, a 2B, a BB, 2 runs score and an RBI. BOX

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