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Friday, July 19, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/18: Jordany Valdespin debuts for Vegas, Justin Turner still hitting for B-Mets, Dominic Smith goes 1 for 1 with 2 RBI's in GCL

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/18:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 3, RENO 2: Jordany Valdespin made his Las Vegas debut, starting at second base. He was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI's. Matt den Dekker  went 1 for 3 with a solo HR, which gave the B-Mets the lead in the seventh inning. Jacob deGrom got the win (3-1), he went 6 innings, giving up six hits, 2 runs, while striking out three. Robert Carson picked up his fifth save in relief. Demoted Shortstop Ruben Tejada went 2 for 5 with a run scored. Wilmer Flores (ankle) was placed on the DL before the game.  Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 4, NEW BRITAIN 3: The B-Mets scored three runs with two outs in the ninth inning to rally for the win. Rhyne Hughes capped the furious comeback by lining a go-ahead, two-run single against Matt Hauser. Rehabbing Justin Turner started the rally by deliverying a two-out single. Josh Rodriguez followed with a walk and Allan Dykstra blooped an RBI single to left. After Wilfredo Tovar pinch-ran for Dykstra, Cesar Puello walked to load the bases. Hughes then hammered Hauser’s 2-1 offering through the hole and into right field. Rodriguez scored easily. Tovar dove headfirst, ahead of the throw from Evan Bigley with the game-deciding run.

Jeff Walters then notched his league-leading 25th save. B-Mets starter Mark Cohoon dealt with only one baserunner through three innings, on a fielding error by Turner at shortstop. Eddie Rosario put New Britain on the board with a solo homer on Cohoon’s first pitch of the fourth. New Britain pounded out three more hits in the inning, but the B-Mets defense shined to prevent the Rock Cats from adding to their lead. Bigley was thrown out at home by Alonzo Harris when he tried to score on Josmil Pinto’s single. Darrell Ceciliani followed by making a diving catch in the left-field corner, robbing Miguel Sano of an extra-base hit. Binghamton capped the inning by nabbing Pinto at the plate after Nate Hanson laced a double to the right-field alley. Ex-big leaguer Nick Blackburn kept the B-Mets in check through five scoreless innings. In the sixth, Ceciliani started a rally with a double. He advanced on a sac bunt and tied the score at 1 on Danny Muno’s sac fly. Cohoon preserved the tie by posting zeroes from the fifth through seventh innings. The Rock Cats broke the tie in the eighth against Cohoon on Rosario's RBI single. Chasen Bradford took over for Cohoon and allowed one inherited runner to score. Bradford (1-1) earned his first Double-A victory thanks to Binghamton’s comeback. Box

A+ - BREVARD COUNTY 3, ST. LUCIE 2 (10 innings): Nick Ramirez had a walk-off single against reliever Tim Byrdak in the 10th inning to snap the Mets' six-game winning streak. Jayce Boyd's doubled had plated Kyle Johnson and T.J. Rivera to give St. Lucie (51-41) a 2-0 first-inning lead. The Mets had four of their six hits in the first inning. Dustin Lawley had a two-out single in the sixth to snap a streak of 16 straight retired by Manatees pitchers. Gilbert Gomez had a leadoff single in the eighth, but was stranded at third. Matthew Bowman allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits in seven innings while issuing two walks and striking out four. Hamilton Bennett pitched 1 1/3 scoreless relief innings. Box

A - WEST VIRGINIA 5, SAVANNAH 3: Marco Camarena (4-1) allowed four runs (two earned) in six innings. Box

KINGSPORT 8, DANVILLE 5: In Game 1, Robert Whalen earned his first professional victory. Whalen limited Danville to two runs, neither earned, on three hits and a walk in six innings. Jeyckol De Leon, Jon Leroux and Richie Rodriguez homered. Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored. A five-run sixth lifted the K-Mets to a comeback victory in Game 2. Joe Tuschak produced a two-run homer in that frame. Bradley Marquez added an RBI double. Box 1, Box 2

SS - MAHONING VALLEY 6, BROOKLYN 2: Dario Alvarez struggled through five innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks. James Roche's RBI double in the fifth had pulled Brooklyn within 2-1, but Mahoning Valley scored three runs the following half-inning. Box

RK - GCL METS 6, GCL CARDINALS 1 (7 innings): Mets starter Marcos Molina went the distance in the seven-inning, rain-shortened game. He allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out one. Dominic Smith went 1-for-1 with a walk and two RBIs. Luis Guillorme walked twice and scored two runs. Box

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