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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/14: Nimmo's hit wins game in 12th inning for Gnats

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/14:

AAA - COLORADO SPRINGS 6, LAS VEGAS 2: The Sky Sox scored three runs in the seventh against Sean Henn to break a 2-all tie. Ike Davis went 1-for-4. Box

AA - BOWIE 6, BINGHAMTON 3: Scott Atchison and Pedro Feliciano tossed scoreless innings, but the B-Mets were held to five hits and had a six-game winning streak snapped. Josh Rodriguez went 0-for-2, ending his 23-game hitting streak. Cory Mazzoni (2-2) allowed five runs on eight hits over five innings. Bowie starter Tyler Wilson faced one batter over the minimum through four innings. He did not allow a hit until Xorge Carrillo singled with two outs in the fifth. Kyle Hudson singled to open the game against Mazzoni. Former B-Met Niuman Romero followed with a homer. Mazzoni then retired nine straight hitters, but ran into trouble again in the fourth. With two outs and a runner on second base, Garabez Rosa hit a grounder up the middle that brought home Caleb Joseph. Aaron Baker's RBI single made it 4-0. In the fifth, Josh Horton led off with a bloop double. After a sacrifice bunt, Romero singled to plate the final run against Mazzoni. In the sixth, Danny Muno and Rodriguez each walked to start the inning. Two hitters later, Allan Dykstra blasted a three-run homer that ended Wilson’s night. Reliever Chris Petrini gave up a single to Richard Lucas, but Darrell Ceciliani grounded into an inning-ending double play. The rehabbing Atchison tossed a scoreless seventh. Feliciano followed with a scoreless inning . In the ninth, Ryan Fraser walked three and gave up a sacrifice fly. Box

A - SAVANNAH 2, GREENVILLE 1 (12 innings): For the second time in four games, Brandon Nimmo plated the winning run in extra innings. For the third time in four years, the Savannah Sand Gnats won the first-half Southern Division championship. With one out in the 12th, Jeff Reynolds and Phillip Evans singled. Eudy Pina then walked to load the bases. On Tuesday, Nimmo drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th on a bases-loaded walk. On Friday, he lifted a sacrifice fly to center field. Reynolds, running from third, paused on the way home. The throw from center fielder Cory Koback hit him in the foot, allowing him to score the winning run. The Gnats (41-26) scored the game’s first run in the bottom of the second inning. Maikis De La Cruz doubled, advanced to third on Stefan Sabol’s single and scored on Cole Frenzel’s comebacker to the pitcher. De La Cruz doubled twice. The Drive (22-45) evened the game in the eighth. Mookie Betts, who had three hits, singled and scored to even the game at 1. Savannah starter Steven Matz struck out a season-high 10 batters in 5 1/3 scoreless innings. He gave up two singles and two walks. Jayce Boyd, in line for a promotion with the first half ending, was 2-for-3 with a pair of walks. His groundout in the 10th inning snapped a streak in which he had reached base safely in 10 straight plate appearances. Savannah reliever Bret Mitchell worked two scoreless frames to earn his third win. Greenville reliever Gerardo Oliveras, who entered in the 11th, took the loss. Box

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