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Robert Gsellman has solid outing for St. Lucie Mets

In 20 starts with Savannah in 2014, Robert

In 20 starts with Savannah in 2014, Robert Gsellman tossed his first four complete games, including a shutout. Credit: Fred Devyatkin

Robert Gsellman was outstanding for five innings, and 2014 first-round pick Michael Conforto hit his second home run of the season as St. Lucie, the Mets' Single-A advanced affiliate, beat Brevard County, 9-3, on Wednesday.

Gsellman, a 21-year-old righthander, allowed three hits, one walk and one run, striking out seven and picking off a runner. He recorded six grounders and improved to 2-0 with a 1.74 ERA.

Conforto, drafted 10th overall by the Mets, was 1-for-3 with a home run and two walks. The leftfielder spent last season with Single-A short season Brooklyn, skipped Single-A Savannah and went straight to Single-A Advanced St. Lucie this year. In seven games, he's walked six times and has three strikeouts. Conforto's hitting .292 with a .433 on-base percentage and .583 slugging percentage.

Centerfielder Champ Stuart was 2-for-2 with three walks, and designated hitter Maikis De La Cruz went 3-for-4 with a walk.

Dominating reliever Akeel Morris struck out four and walked one in two hitless innings to close the door for St. Lucie (4-3).

Elsewhere in the minors


Matt Bowman fell to 0-2 for Las Vegas but continued to show encouraging signs in a 4-3 loss to Sacramento. The righthander allowed six hits, one walk and four runs in 5 1/3 innings, striking out three. He threw only 74 pitches, 48 for strikes, and recorded 10 groundball outs.

Bowman allowed a two-out, two-run homer to Jarrett Parker in the fourth, and following a hitless fifth inning, began the sixth by hitting a batter, getting a grounder and allowing a single. Lefthander Scott Rice relieved Bowman and allowed both inherited runners to score.

Bowman also went 1-for-3 at the plate.

Second baseman Dilson Herrera was 2-for-5 with a run scored, shortstop Matt Reynolds was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI and catcher Kevin Plawecki was 2-for-4 with a triple.


Leftfielder Jayce Boyd was 2-for-4 with a double, and third baseman Dustin Lawley went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk but the Mets fell to Erie, 5-1.


The game was postponed by rain.

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