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Mets daily prospect report: Syndergaard trending in the right direction

Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is photographed during photo

Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is photographed during photo day on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 at Port St. Lucie. Fla. Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

An overview of the Mets minor league affiliates on Sunday:

TRIPLE-A – Las Vegas 51s

The skinny: Las Vegas scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to take the lead for good in a 6-5 win over Salt Lake.

The standouts:

Noah Syndergaard, RHP: Allowed two runs (one earned), five hits and two walks in five innings, striking out eight.

Matt den Dekker, CF: 1-for-2 with a walk

Matt Reynolds, SS: 2-for-3 with a home run and a walk

Andrew Brown, DH: 2-for-3 with a walk

NOTES: Syndergaard threw 103 pitches, 68 for strikes. Of his six outs on balls in play, three came on the ground. This makes two very good starts in a row for Syndergaard, who has 13 strikeouts in his last 11.1 innings. He’s allowed one earned run or fewer in three of his last four starts.

DOUBLE-A – Binghamton Mets

The skinny: The Mets lost, 7-3, to Yankees affiliate Trenton.

The standouts:

Travis Taijeron, RF: 1-for-2 with a double and two walks.


The skinny: St. Lucie dropped a pair of one-run games in a Sunday doubleheader with Daytona, losing 6-5 and 4-3.

The standouts:

Cam Maron, C (Game 1): 0-for-1 with two walks.

L.J. Mazzilli, 2B (Game 2): 2-for-3 with a walk

NOTES: Jeremy Hefner, recovering from Tommy John surgery, tossed three innings in Game 1, allowing three earned runs, three hits and four walks and striking out four.

SINGLE-A – Savannah Sand Gnats

The skinny: Savannah allowed three eighth inning runs in a 5-2 loss to Lexington.

The standouts:

Dominic Smith, 1B: 0-for-3 with two walks

NOTES: Smith is in the midst of a big slump. He’s 7-for-37 in his last 10 games and 2-for-20 in his last six. But he has five walks and only four strikeouts in his last six games, showing that he’s maintaining his plate discipline.

SINGLE-A SHORT-SEASON – Brooklyn Cyclones

The skinny: Brooklyn broke the game open with a four-run eighth inning in a 9-3 win over Lowell.

The standouts:

Michael Conforto, LF: 2-for-4 with a double and a walk

Michael Bernal, RF: 4-for-4 with two doubles

NOTES: Conforto, the Mets’ first round selection in June’s draft, has a hit in each of his first nine games. He’s 14-for-34 (.412) and has walked three times in his last four games.

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