Syndergaard saves Futures for U.S.
July, 13, 2014
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com
Elsa/Getty ImagesKevin Plawecki went 0-for-2 but drove in the opening run in the Futures Game.
The top prospect, who has struggled this season with Las Vegas, topped out at 97 mph with his fastball and produced a 13-pitch save in the Futures Game on Sunday in Minneapolis. He allowed a two-out single to Rockies prospect Rosell Herrera but no other damage as the U.S. squad beat the World team, 3-2, at Target Field.
Fellow Mets farmhand Kevin Plawecki started at catcher and finished 0-for-2 with an RBI before being replaced behind the plate by Justin O'Conner from the Rays organization. Plawecki's third-inning fielder's choice plated the game's opening run.
Meanwhile, earning the save is becoming customary for Mets farmhands. Matt Harvey earned the save for the Mike Piazza-managed U.S. squad back in the 2011 Futures Game in Phoenix.