Sunday, August 18, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/17: Gavin Cecchini extends his hitting streak to 15 Games for Brooklyn


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Mets Minor League Roundup 8/17:


AAA - SALT LAKE 10, LAS VEGAS 8: Carlos Alvarado departed after allowing four runs in two innings. Jack Leathersich surrendered an additional four runs as Salt Lake built an 8-1 lead. Matt den Dekker and Zach Lutz drove in three runs apiece in the loss. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 5, NEW BRITAIN 4: The B-Mets are playoff-bound for the first time since 2004 after packing all of their offense into a five-run sixth. The Rock Cats had taken a second-inning lead against Mark Cohoon. Miguel Sano led off with a homer. After a walk and double, Danny Santana blooped a two-run single to give New Britain a 3-0 cushion. In the fifth, Santana doubled to drive in another run. New Britain starter Matthew Summers held Binghamton hitless through five innings before hitting a wall in the sixth. Binghamton busted out for five runs on four hits and three walks in the frame. Summers walked the first two batters, then allowed an RBI single by Josh Rodriguez. Reliever Ryan O’Rourke entered with runners on the corners and one out. He walked Rhyne Hughes to load the bases. Allan Dykstra then produced a run-scoring infield hit off of the third-base bag to make it 4-2. Cole Johnson inherited the bases loaded, and Cory Vaughn welcomed him with a game-tying two-run single. After a fielder’s choice, Travis Taijeron sneaked a groundball past Sano at third base for a go-ahead double. The big inning put Cohoon in line for his ninth win. The southpaw battled through six innings. He surrendered four runs on seven hits, but picked up his fifth win in as many starts. Reliever Chase Huchingson worked two eventful but scoreless innings, stranding the bases loaded in the eighth. With Jeff Walters unavailable, Chasen Bradford earned his first Double-A save with a 1-2-3 ninth to put Binghamton into the playoffs. Box

A+ - JUPITER 4, ST. LUCIE 2: Alex Panteliodis (6-5) surrendered three first-inning runs. He ultimately allowed four runs in 7 2/3 innings. Box

A - SAVANNAH at AUGUSTA (ppd.)

RK - BRISTOL 10, KINGSPORT 6: The Sox generated seven straight hits off Persio Reyes to start the game. And aided by a two-base throwing error by outfielder Michael Bernal, Bristol took a 5-0 lead before the K-Mets came to bat. Kingsport rallied. Jeffrey Diehl homered to lead off the second. Kingsport pulled within 6-5 in the fourth thanks to DH Jon Leroux's RBI double. Reyes (4-4) rebounded from his difficult beginning and tossed four straight scoreless innings before Bristol scratched across an insurance run in the seventh. Jon Bengard picked up the win in relief for Bristol. He entered with one out in the fouth and fired 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Box

SS - VERMONT 1, BROOKLYN 0: Miller Diaz took a scoreless effort into the sixth inning in a hard-luck loss and Gavin Cecchini was a perfect 4-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 15 games. Diaz tossed six innings and allowed five hits while striking out seven. Vermont cleanup hitter Ryan Huck produced a one-out double in the sixth, beyond the reach of center fielder Patrick Biondi. Huck advanced to third on a flyout. Jaycob Brugman followed with a two-out RBI single. The Cyclones had seven hits -- four from Cecchini. Cecchini’s hitting streak is the longest by a Cyclone since Ike Davis had a 15-game streak in 2008. Lucas Duda had a Cyclones-record 17-game streak in 2007. The Cyclones had an opportunity to score in the eighth, placing two runners aboard with one out. But with runners on first and second with one out, Jared King struck out and James Roche popped out to end the inning. Box

RK - GCL METS 6, GCL NATIONALS 5: Trailing by a run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Jhoan Urena's single scored Luis Guillorme and Jean Rodriguez for the walk-off win. Yoryi Nuez allowed one run, unearned, in 5 1/3 innings in relief of Dan Herrmann to earn the win. Box
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