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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/6: Jon Niese pitches five innings - strikes-out six, Cory Vaughn has six RBI's in double header

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/6:

AAA - MEMPHIS 5, LAS VEGAS 3: Francisco Pena delivered a three-run homer in the seventh against Sam Freeman, but that was not enough to overcome a 5-0 deficit. The 51s produced only five hits -- two from third baseman Zach Lutz. Starter Giancarlo Alvarado allowed one run in five innings. Reliever D.J. Mitchell issued three walks while recording two outs and was charged with three runs. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, ALTOONA 1: Cory Vaughn tallied six RBIs in the sweep and Mark Cohoon tossed a complete game in the nightcap as Binghamton moved to a franchise-best 29 games over .500. Vaughn drove in four runs in Game 1 -- his first game as a B-Met since June 2. Rehabbing Jon Niese threw five innings and earned the victory. Niese’s rehab start got off on the wrong foot. Alen Hanson hit a hard groundball down the left-field line to start the game. He scored two batters later on a single by Gregory Polanco. In the bottom half, Daniel Muno walked and Travis d'Arnaud doubled. Mel Rojas Jr. misplayed the ball, allowing Muno to score. In the second, Niese walked two as the Curve took a 2-1 lead. Binghamton answered in the third. Josh Rodriguez started a two-out rally with a double. Allan Dykstra walked and Vaughn belted a three-run homer. Travis Taijeron had a solo homer in the fourth. Vaughn added an RBI double an inning later. Niese allowed two runs on four hits, but struck out six. Adam Kolarek contributed two scoreless relief innings.

In Game 2, Cohoon threw a complete game and scattered four hits. Binghamton scored all six of its runs in the first three innings, with Vaughn adding two RBIs. Binghamton jumped on Zack Dodson, who was making his Double-A debut. After Dodson walked the first two batters of the game, Vaughn tied the score with an RBI single. Rhyne Hughes followed with an RBI single for a 2-1 lead. In the second, Vaughn plated Wilfredo Tovar on a sacrifice fly. In the third, Blake Forsythe had an RBI double and Tovar added a sacrifice fly. After allowing an unearned run in the first inning, Cohoon retired 12 straight until he gave up a two-out single in the fifth. The lefty allowed two more hits in the seventh, but did not allow a run. Box 1, Box 2

A - SAVANNAH 1, CHARLESTON 0: The Gnats (23-18/66-44) scored the game’s only run in the bottom of the sixth. Albert Cordero, who was 2-for-3, led off with a double on which Charleston center fielder Jake Cave slipped and appeared to lose sight of the ball. Dimas Ponce then sacrificed Cordero to third. Jorge Rivero singled past a drawn-in infield to bring home Cordero. Savannah starter Gabriel Ynoa tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 2.78 and pick up his South Atlantic League-leading 13th win. Ynoa struck out five and did not walk a batter while allowing just three hits. The RiverDogs lost their seventh straight game. Charleston had a runner at third in the second and sixth innings. Savannah reliever Beck Wheeler struck out two batters in the ninth for his 14th save while dropping his ERA to 1.91. Box

RK - PULASKI 4, KINGSPORT 3: The K-Mets posted three runs in the eighth, but their rally fell short. Yeixon Ruiz, who had two of Kingsport's six hits, got the K-Mets going in the eighth inning with his legs. Ruiz legged out an infield single to lead off the inning, scooted to second on a wild pitch and then showed his speed by advancing to third on a routine third-to-first groundout by Victor Cruzado. Ruiz scored on a Pulaski error. Jeyckol De Leon made it a one-run game a few batters later, lining a double into the left-field corner to plate Jeffrey Diehl and Joe Tuschak. After the double, Pulaski pulled Leoncio Munoz and inserted Emilio Pagan. Pagan ended the inning and retired all four men he faced to tally his league-best 10th save. Box

SS - CONNECTICUT 4, BROOKLYN 1: A rough third inning in which Brooklyn committed two errors led to a Cyclones loss. Dawrin Frias pitched five scoreless relief innings, striking out nine, in the defeat. Brooklyn starter Dario Alvarez allowed four runs (one earned) in four innings. The three unearned runs came due to errors from Matthew Oberste and Colton Plaia. After hitting Tyler Gibson with a pitch, Alvarez caught Gibson trying to steal second and threw to Oberste at first. Oberste bobbled the ball on the release, allowing Gibson to take second. Alvarez then allowed a walk and a bunt single to load the bases. Dominic Ficociello followed with a two-run single that landed runners on first and second. On a double-steal attempt, Plaia threw the ball far left of third baseman Juan Gamboa’s glove, allowing the runner stealing third to score, and advancing Ficociello to third. Ficociello scored on a sac fly to give the Tigers a 4-0 lead. Box

RK - GCL METS 4, GCL MARLINS 3: Leon Canelon's two-out triple in the top of the ninth scored Oswald Caraballo with the go-ahead run as the Mets completed a comeback from an early 3-0 deficit. Relievers Ramon Estevez and Gaither Bumgardner (1-2) tossed two scoreless innings apiece. Canelon finished 2-for-3 with two walks, two RBIs and two run scored. Box

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