Friday, August 23, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/22: Whalen throws seven scoreless for Kingsport, Alvarado throws 7 2/3 innings for Vegas in shutout


Mets Minor League Roundup 8/22:


AAA - LAS VEGAS 5, FRESNO 0: Carlos Alvarado tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings and combined with Robert Carson on a six-hit shutout. Zach Lutz drove in three runs as the 51s improved to 74-57. Box

AA - AKRON 7, BINGHAMTON 3: A day after clinching their first division title since 2000, the B-Mets committed four errors and allowed a season-high five unearned runs. The Aeros lashed out 14 hits, including five in a four-run first inning. Jose Ramirez led off with a single against Mark Cohoon. Ramirez took off for second as Tyler Naquin bounced a grounder to second base. Screened, Josh Rodriguez booted the grounder, putting runners on the corners. Cedric Hunter put the Aeros on the board with an RBI single. Cohoon then coaxed a double play from Jesus Aguilar, but could not silence the Aeros. Carlos Moncrief and Tyler Holt singled. Binghamton trapped Holt in a rundown, but Rodriguez fumbled a toss from Allan Dykstra, allowing Moncrief to score. Right fielder Travis Taijeron capped the forgettable inning by misreading a fly ball, handing an RBI double to Ronny Rodriguez.

The B-Mets' tribulations continued in the second. Alex Monsalve reached when Dykstra booted a chopper to first. Monsalve took second on a single, advanced to third on a fielder’s choice and scored when Hunter singled. Akron starter Toru Murata cruised through five innings, facing two over the minimum to preserve a 5-0 lead. Binghamton cracked the scoreboard in the sixth. After Wilfredo Tovar’s leadoff single, Alonzo Harris tripled, his first three-bagger as a B-Met. Cory Vaughn followed Rodriguez’s walk with a run-scoring fielder’s choice, cutting Akron’s lead to three. With one out, Kyle Crockett entered and walked the first batter he faced, allowing the B-Mets to bring the tying run to the plate. But the southpaw ended the threat by fanning Taijeron and inducing Blake Forsythe to ground out. Akron restored the lead to five with two runs on four hits and one error in the sixth against reliever Ryan Fraser. Binghamton plated its final run in the seventh, when Richard Lucas walked and scored. Cohoon (9-4) was tagged for five runs (one earned) on nine hits in five innings in his first loss since June 5. Box



A+ -  PALM BEACH 6, ST. LUCIE 3: Angel Cuan surrendered four runs in six innings. Trailing 4-0, St. Lucie posted three runs in the seventh, highlighted by a two-run single by Matt Reynolds. The rally ended when T.J. Rivera grounded out with the bases loaded. The Cardinals tacked on two runs a half-inning later against Bret Mitchell. Kyle Johnson went 0-for-2 with two walks, snapping a 16-game hitting streak. Box

A - KANNAPOLIS 1, SAVANNAH 0: Julian Hilario suffered the tough-luck loss despite surrendering one run on six hits in seven innings. Maikis De La Cruz had two of Savannah's five hits. He was thrown out at the plate to end the top of the first inning while trying to score from first base on Cole Frenzel's double to right field. Eudy Pina tripled with two outs in the third but was stranded when Brandon Nimmo grounded out. After De La Cruz's leadoff double in the fourth, Frenzel, Stefan Sabol and Jeff Reynolds consecutively struck out. Box

RK - KINGSPORT 7, BLUEFIELD 0: Robert Whalen limited Bluefield to four hits in seven scoreless innings and combined with Alberto Baldonado on the shutout. Jeyckol De Leon, Victor Cruzado and Michael Bernal homered for the K-Mets (34-25). Box

SS - STATEN ISLAND 7, BROOKLYN 1: Jonathan Clark opened the bottom of the first inning with a homer, but the Cyclones were blanked the rest of the way. Starter John Gant allowed two runs in five innings. Box

RK - GCL MARLINS 4, GCL METS 3: Luis Guillorme had an RBI double in a two-run ninth, but the Mets fell a run short. Box
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