Mets minor league affiliates started their playoff runs on Wednesday night, and for two of them, it ended on the wrong side of a walkoff win.
Triple-A Las Vegas dropped their first game of the best-of-five-game-series, 4-3, to the Salt Lake Bees, on a walkoff home run off Robert Carson. Carson also allowed an inherited runner to score in the 8th inning, allowing the Bees to tie the game.
In Trenton, Double-A Binghamton watched closer Jeff Walters, who set a single-season save record for them this year, let up five straight two-out hits to let the Thunder rally from two runs down to win the game. Noah Syndergaard started for Binghamton, allowing three earned runs over six innings, while striking out eight.
The lone bright spot for the Mets affiliates, the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats trumped the Augusta GreenJackets, 10-2, behind a 7 2/3 inning, two-run start from Gabriel Ynoa. Savannah left fielder Stefan Sabol picked up four RBI on three hits to lead the offense.
The 51s and B-Mets return to action on Thursday, while Savannah can clinch their best-of-three-game-series on Friday night.
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