Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/12: Frank Francisco Pitches for GCL Mets


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Mets Minor League Roundup 7/12:


AAA - TUCSON 6, LAS VEGAS 0
TUCSON 5, LAS VEGAS 4 (8 innings): In Game 1, D.J. Mitchell surrendered three runs in 3 1/3 innings and took the loss. John Church, in his second Triple-A appearance, allowed two runs inherited from Mitchell to score. Jack Leathersich walked four in 1 1/3 innings and was charged with three unearned runs after he departed with the bases loaded in the seventh. In Game 2, the 51s forced extra innings on Francisco Pena's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh. But Robert Carson suffered the loss the following inning when Ben Francisco had a leadoff single, stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error by catcher Juan Centeno and subsequently scored on a groundout during which Las Vegas (48-46) did not turn a double play. Box 1, Box 2

AA - PORTLAND 8, BINGHAMTON 5 (15 innings): Chasen Bradford was charged with the loss after allowing three unearned runs in the 15th, in his third inning of relief. With two out and two on in a 5-all tie, Garin Cecchini reached base on a throwing error by third baseman Josh Rodriguez as the go-ahead run scored. The inning prolonged, Bradford's wild pitch allowed a second run to score. Utility player Joe Bonfe made his pro pitching debut at that point and allowed an RBI single before producing an inning-ending strikeout. Binghamton had forced extra innings by scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth, on an RBI single by Cesar Puello and Allan Dykstra's sacrifice fly. Alonzo Harris, activated from the DL before the game,went 2-for-6 with a walk in his first game since suffering a concussion on June 21. Right-hander Cory Mazzoni landed on the DL with a right hamstring strain. Bonfe became the first position player since Jose Coronado on June 30, 2011 to pitch for the B-Mets. Box

A+ - ST. LUCIE 3, DUNEDIN 0: Alex Panteliodis tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings and combined with Randy Fontanez and Tim Byrdak on a six-hit shutout. Byrdak earned his third Florida State League save. After rehabbing Kyle Drabek departed after two scoreless innings, St. Lucie (48-40) got on the scoreboard in the third on T.J. Rivera's RBI single. The lead grew to 2-0 in the sixth when Kevin Plawecki was hit by a pitch, advanced to second on Cam Maron's walk and ultimately scored on an error. Plawecki had an RBI single an inning later. Byrdak erased a leadoff walk with a double play in the ninth. Box

A - GREENVILLE at SAVANNAH (ppd.): The game will be made up as part of a noon doubleheader Sunday.

RK - KINGSPORT at DANVILLE (ppd.)

SS - AUBURN 4, BROOKLYN 3: Wilmer Difo’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth against Ricky Knapp scored Cody Dent to give the Doubledays the win. The Cyclones (10-15) went 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position. With Knapp in his second inning of relief, Dent started the rally with a double. When Austin Chubb tried to advance him to third with a bunt, catcher Tomas Nido misplayed the ball, allowing Chubb to reach and placing runners on the corners. With nobody out, the Cyclones intentionally walked Isaac Ballou to load the bases. Brooklyn then moved Patrick Biondi in as a fifth infielder, but Difo lifted a sacrifice fly to left field. Right-hander Johnny Maggliozzi tossed a scoreless inning of relief in his professional debut. The 17th-round selection from the University of Florida did not allow a hit. He struck out one. Box

RK - GCL NATIONALS 7, GCL METS 0: After Frank Francisco surrendered an unearned run in the first, the Nats added five fifth-inning runs charged to Marcos Molina. First-round pick Dominic Smith left the game after striking out in the first inning due to dehydration. Double-A outfielder Cory Vaughn played a second straight day with the GCL club as he returns from an elbow injury. Box
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