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Steven Matz, Noah Syndergaard star, but offenses are shut out
The Mets’ top three affiliates were shut out on Sunday, combining for nine hits – only one for extra-bases, a double – and three walks in 27 innings. Add in a lackluster major league performance vs. the Cubs on Sunday and that total is 13 hits (still just one extra-base hit), five walks and one run in 36 innings.
Here’s an overview of the Mets minor league affiliates on Sunday:
TRIPLE-A – Las Vegas 51s
The skinny: Las Vegas managed just four hits, all singles, and was shut out, 4-0, by Omaha. The 51s also combined for only two walks.
Noah Syndergaard, RHP: Allowed three hits, three walks and two runs (both earned) in five innings, striking out eight
Matt Reynolds, SS: 2-for-4
Allan Dykstra, 1B: 1-for-3 with a walk
NOTES: Syndergaard threw 96 pitches, 55 for strikes and registered a pickoff. Of his four outs on balls in play, all were flyouts. Carlos Peguero homered off Syndergaard, the first homer the righthander allowed in more than 30 innings and only the second home run he’s allowed in his last 10 starts. Syndergaard hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his last six starts.
DOUBLE-A – Binghamton Mets
The skinny: Binghamton had three hits and no walks during a 1-0 loss to Reading.
Steven Matz, LHP: Allowed six hits, two walks and one run (earned) in seven innings, striking out four
Kyle Johnson, RF: 1-for-3 with a double
NOTES: Matz tossed 101 pitches, 58 for strikes. He got seven groundouts and five flyouts. Matz has allowed two earned runs or fewer in 18 of his 22 starts.
SINGLE-A ADVANCED – St. Lucie Mets
The skinny: St Lucie joined the trend of shut out Mets affiliated on Sunday, getting just two hits (both singles) and one walks during a 3-0 loss to Bradenton.
L.J. Mazzilli, 2B: 2-for-3
NOTES: A pair of Mazilli singles, in the first and fourth innings, were all that stood between the Mets and a no-hitter.
SINGLE-A – Savannah Sand Gnats
The skinny: Matt Oberste doubled with one out in the sixth to drive in Champ Stuart with the go-ahead run in a 3-2 win over Greenville.
Champ Stuart, CF: 2-for-4 with a stolen base
Dominic Smith, 1B: 1-for-4 with a double
Akeel Morris, RHP: Allowed one hit in a scoreless inning, striking out one and earning his 15th save
SINGLE-A SHORT-SEASON – Brooklyn Cyclones
The skinny: Shut out through their first five innings, the Cyclones scored five runs in the sixth to take control in a 7-3 win over Vermont.
Michael Conforto, LF: 1-for-3
Amed Rosario, SS: 1-for-3 with a walk
Jhoan Urena, 3B: 2-for-4 with a double
Casey Meisner, RHP: Allowed six hits, one walk and three runs (one earned) in 6.2 innings, striking out 10