Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Mets Minor League Report 4-18-2006

Some very good friends took my mom to Shea to see Pedro win #200. I’m a little jealous. Pedro called the win, “one of the biggest things to happen” in his career. He reported feeling “light all day.” His press conferences are awesome.

Stars of the Day:

AAA: Lastings Milledge

AA: Brett Harper/Miguel Perez

A+: Jesus Florez/Alay Soler

Norfolk 3, @ Scranton/WB 13

Jose Lima was tattooed for 9 runs, all earned on 11 hits in four innings. Scranton/WB hung a six spot on the board in the first inning. Royce Ring lasted only .1 of an inning and gave up four runs on three hits.

Lastings Milledge launched his first HR of the year, and along with a double had a 2-2 night with two walks. He was the only Tide with two hits.

Binghamton 3, @ New Hampshire 0

Thirty-year old Miguel Perez blanked the ‘cats on two hits through seven innings. Henry Owens picked up his fourth save with a strikeout in the ninth.

The B-Mets did all of their scoring in the fourth. Brett Harper, who was 3-4 singled home a pair in the inning. Harper raised his average to .421.

St. Lucie 12, Daytona 3

The Mets turned a 2-1 heading into the sixth into a laugher with five run innings in the sixth and eighth innings. Ambio Concepcion led the offensive charge from the top of the order with a 4-6 night with 2 doubles and three runs scored. Jesus Flores had his best night of the season by drilling three doubles as part of a 4-5 evening. All told St. Lucie had seven doubles on the night.

Alay Soler lowered his ERA to 0.60 with 5 innings of one run ball. He fanned six and walked one while allowing three hits. I’m as happy with the one walk as I am with the one run, as he seems to be conquering his control issues.

Edgar Alfonzo picked up the three inning save while giving up two runs, but whiffing six ‘lil Cubbies.


OFF. Begin an 8 game homestand starting with West Virginia Tuesday.