Here's a recap of how the four Mets minor-league affiliates fared on Opening Day on Thursday:
SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 1, BUFFALO 0: Opening Day starter Tobi Stoner tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings before a rain delay ended his outing. Bobby Parnell, who set a Mets rookie record for appearances with 68, tossed 2 1/3 scoreless relief innings. First baseman Ike Davis went 3-for-4 with two doubles in his Triple-A debut. David Winfree’s homer off ex-Nationals pitcher Mike O’Connor in the fourth inning accounted for the lone run.
BINGHAMTON-AKRON SUSPENDED: The B-Mets season opener was suspended in the middle of the fifth inning due to heavy thunderstorms that pelted NYSEG Stadium. At the time of the suspension, Akron had taken a 7-2 lead with a five-run fifth inning. Lucas Duda provided Binghamton’s two runs courtesy of a two-run homer in the fourth inning, which tied the game. Eric Niesen made the start and allowed three runs on four hits in four-plus innings. The game will be completed to nine innings tonight with the regular-scheduled game to follow as a seven-inning contest.
JUPITER 7, ST. LUCIE 2: Right-hander Jeurys Familia, who had went 10-6 with a 2.69 ERA in 23 starts for low-A Savannah in 2009, got the Opening Day nod while Jose Reyes went 0-for-4 with an RBI while on a major-league rehab assignment. The Mets struck first, pushing a run across the plate in the top half of the second inning. First baseman Stefan Welch led the inning off with a single which was followed by a Josh Satin single. Third baseman Richard Lucas moved Welch over to third base on a fly out to right field. Welch would score on a fielder's choice off the bat of Emmanuel Garcia to give the Mets an early 1-0 advantage. The lead would not last long. After two scoreless innings, Familia ran into trouble in the bottom of the third. With two out, Familia hit the next two batters, then issued a walk. The Hammerheads continued their two-out rally with a two-run single by Jeremy Synan, followed by an RBI single by Ben Lasater. The Hammerheads tacked on four runs in the fourth to take a 7-1 lead. Familia was pulled after 3 2/3 innings. He was charged with seven earned runs, hit three batters and issued three walks. Jose Bierd, Jimmy Johnson and Elvin Ramirez were solid in relief of Familia. The three combined to allow only four hits over the final 4 1/3 innings, with Ramirez striking out the side in his lone inning.
SAVANNAH 9, WEST VIRGINIA 3: The Sand Gnats rapped out 13 hits. The teams exchanged runs in the first inning, before the Juan Lagares doubled home two runs in the third inning to put the Gnats ahead, 3-1. In the third, shortstop Wilmer Flores singled and first baseman Jeff Flagg hit a ground-rule double into the right-field corner to put two runners on for Lagares. Flores was 3-for-5 and scored two runs, while Flagg was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Gnats starter Armando Rodriguez held the Power in check through four innings. He allowed just one unearned run in the first inning, while striking out five Power batters.
Compiled from team reports