There's a new Reyes to watch in the Mets' organization.
Pitcher Scarlyn Reyes struck out 11 in 8 2/3 innings in Single-A affiliate Savannah's 3-2 win over Asheville on Thursday. Both were career highs.
Reyes (7-4, 3.05 ERA) didn't walk a batter and threw 75 of his season-high 100 pitches for strikes. He allowed three hits and two unearned runs. He gave up singles in the third, seventh and ninth innings. Both Asheville runs scored because off fielding errors.
The 25-year-old righthander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 10 of his 11 starts this season, two earned runs or fewer in eight starts and one or fewer earned runs in four starts. He was named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week on June 8.
After spending 2013 with the Dominican Summer League Mets, Reyes made a name for himself with Brooklyn in 2014, striking out 47 in 49 innings with a 2.39 ERA and 1.14 WHIP.
Centerfielder John Mora was 2-for-4 with a triple and scored two runs and third baseman Jean Rodriguez was 1-for-4 with a double on Thursday for the Sand Gnats (36-31, T-1st place in South Atlantic League Southern).
TRIPLE-A LAS VEGAS
(38-30, 1st place in Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern)
Centerfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was 2-for-4 with a triple and a home run, designated hitter Johnny Monell went 2-for-5 with a double and second baseman Danny Muno was 3-for-4 with a double and a walk, but the 51s fell to Fresno, 11-4.
(35-30, 3rd place in Eastern League Eastern, 2 games back)
Leftfielder Michael Conforto was 3-for-5 with a double, centerfielder Brandon Nimmo went 2-for-5 with two doubles and first baseman Jean Rodriguez was 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and a walk as the Mets beat Portland, 7-1. Righthander Michael Fulmer struck out six in 6 1/3 innings, allowing seven hits, three walks and one run.
SINGLE-A ADVANCED ST. LUCIE
(34-33, 3rd place in Florida State League South, 10 games back)
First baseman Matt Oberste was 3-for-5 with a triple, rightfielder Victor Cruzado went 2-for-4 with a triple and four RBIs and designated hitter Dominic Smith was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, but the Mets lost to Clearwater, 9-8.
ROOKIE - DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE METS 1
(8-9, T-4th place in DSL Boca Chica South, 4 games back)
Shortstop Hansel Moreno was 2-for-4 with a double and rightfielder Wagner Lagrange went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk, but the Mets fell to the DSL Mariners, 6-1.
ROOKIE - DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE METS 2
(11-6, 4th place in DSL Boca Chica North, 1 game back)
Rightfielder Grabiel Jimenez was 2-for-4 with a double, catcher Carlos Sanchez went 2-for-5 and first baseman Rigoberto Terrazas was 1-for-3 with a double and two walks, but the Mets lost to the DSL Brewers, 3-2.