Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/4: Nieuwenhuis hits two homers in 51's win


Mets Minor League Roundup 6/4:


AAA - LAS VEGAS 6, FRESNO 5: Kirk Nieuwenhuis' second homer of the game, a two-run shot in the eighth, provided a one-run lead and lifted Las Vegas to the victory (31-26). Brian Bixler had pulled the 51s within a run earlier in the eighth with a solo homer, also against Dan Runzler. Nieuwenhuis has eight homers in his past 14 games. Starter Chris Schwinden allowed four runs on seven hits and no walks in 5 2/3 innings. Josh Edgin earned his first Pacific Coast League victory with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Gonzalez Germen struck out the side in the ninth for his second Triple-A save. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 8, TRENTON 0: Erik Goeddel (5-2) tossed a season-high seven innings and allowed only two hits as he won his fourth consecutive decision. Ramon Flores walked to open the game and Slade Heathcott followed with a single to put runners at first and second with nobody out. But the righty retired 16 consecutive batters and never let a baserunner get to third base. Meanwhile, the offense broke through against Trenton starter Zach Nuding in the second inning. With two outs, Wilfredo Tovar blooped a single into right-center to score Richard Lucas. Daniel Muno followed with an RBI double. Cesar Puello made it 3-0 in the third with a solo homer. Puello leads the team with nine homers. He has hit four homers in four games against the Thunder this season. In the seventh, Alonzo Harris and Tovar had back-to-back singles. After Muno advanced them with a bunt, Josh Rodriguez was intentionally walked to load the bases. Darrell Ceciliani struck out, but Puello came through with a ground-rule double to put Binghamton (34-24) on top, 5-0. The B-Mets busted the game open in the eighth against Trenton's bullpen. Muno hit a two-run double, and Ceciliani added an RBI single. Jack Leathersich and John Church tossed scoreless relief innings. Box

A - LAKELAND 5, ST. LUCIE 0: Alex Panteliodis surrendered five runs in 5 2/3 innings. St. Lucie (30-26) mustered only five hits. Gilbert Gomez doubled and Jonathan Clark followed with a single in the third, but T.J. Rivera grounded into an inning-ending double play. Box

A - SAVANNAH 9, LEXINGTON 2: The Gnats (35-22) used five singles and two walks in a six-run second to overcame an early 2-0 deficit. Savannah has won four straight. Jeff Reynolds evened the score at 2 with a bases-loaded single. Maikis De La Cruz then put the Gnats in front with a bases-loaded walk. Brandon Nimmo followed with a line single to add a fourth run. Jayce Boyd also drew a walk to force in a run. Kevin Plawecki capped the inning's scoring with a sacrifice fly. The Gnats added a run in the sixth on Nimmo's second RBI single of the game. Nimmo finished 2-for-3 with two walks and two RBIs. The Gnats plated two more runs in the seventh, highlighted by Stefan Sabol's solo homer, his fifth long ball of the season. The Legends (30-28) scored their only two runs in the top of the first against Savannah starter Logan Taylor. Taylor (strained oblique) was making his first start since April 21. On a limited pitch count, he lasted 3 2/3 innings and surrendered two hits and one walk while striking out five. The Savannah bullpen combined for 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Marcos Camarena, who contributed four outs, earned the win. Box
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