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Ynoa tosses one-hitter for Binghamton

Mets No. 11 prospect strikes out 6, walks none in shutout victory

Entering Thursday, Double-A Binghamton pitcher Gabriel Ynoa had only tossed one nine-inning complete game in 93 starts.

But the Mets No. 11 prospect had one of the best starts of his career in a 5-0 win over Erie, giving up just one hit while striking out six and walking none in nine shutout innings. The near-perfect game required 103 pitches -- 76 of them strikes -- from the 22-year-old as he picked up his fifth win of the season.

Harold Castro, the SeaWolves' No. 9 hitter, picked up the team's lone hit when he ripped a double in the third inning. But Ynoa promptly forced Wynton Bernard to groundout to first, and then retired 18 of the next 19 batters, with a fielding error by No. 7 prospect Gavin Cecchini accounting for Erie's only other runner.

Signed out of the Dominican Republic more than five years ago, Ynoa went 26-8 in 2013 and 2014 combined. He is 5-5 with a 4.12 ERA in 14 starts this season.

Alex M. Smith is a reporter for
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