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Sunday, September 01, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/31: Ruben Tejada HR's again for Vegas, Savannah Sweeps Greenville in Double Header

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/31:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 8, TUCSON 6: The 51s clinched a postseason berth even before they completed their game, with Sacramento losing to Tacoma. The Mets have a their Triple-A affiliate in the playoffs for the first time since 2007, with New Orleans. Jamie Hoffmann and Dustin Lawley drove in two runs apiece. Cory Wade allowed a run but earned the save in his debut with the organization. Ruben Tejada homered for the second time in three days. Box

AA - NEW HAMPSHIRE at BINGHAMTON: The game was canceled due to unplayable field conditions and will not be made up. The B-Mets have two regular-season games remaining before the Eastern League playoffs begin Wednesday. Noah Syndergaard is due to start Game 1. Box

A+ - JUPITER at ST. LUCIE (canceled): St. Lucie completes is season Sunday. Box

SAVANNAH 6, GREENVILLE 4: The playoff-bounced Gnats swept a doubleheader for the second straight day. In Game 1, Stefan Sabol had a two-run double in a three-run first. Sabol finished the doubleheader 3-for-6. He drove in five runs while smacking two doubles and a triple. Right-hander Luis Cessa (8-4) navigated all seven innings of the opener to earn his first complete game of the season. Cessa struck out seven. Right-hander Jake Kuebler did his best to match Cessa, allowing two earned runs in five innings in Game 2. Kuebler has now allowed five earned runs over his last five games. Beck Wheeler closed the door for the Gnats, earning his 19th save since taking over the closer role for the second half of the season. Newly acquired Dilson Herrera drove in two runs in Game 2. He is now hitting .385 over his first five games as a member of the Mets organization. Box 1, Box 2


SS - ABERDEEN 7, BROOKLYN 0: Aberdeen took a half-lead lead over Brooklyn for first place in the division and a playoff berth. The teams meet for the final time Sunday at MCU Park. Brooklyn has four regular-season games remaining. IronBirds third baseman Tanner Rust, who entered the game with only two extra-base hits in 92 at-bats, sent the first pitch he saw in the second into the right-field bleachers to give Aberdeen a 1-0 lead. That was the only damage Brooklyn starter Akeel Morris allowed, but the Cyclones were blanked. Morris struck out seven and surrendered three hits in five innings. For the season, Morris has allowed one earned run in 35 innings at MCU Park. With Morris out of the game in the sixth, the IronBirds expanded their lead. Reliever Kevin McGowan was charged with four runs in three innings. In the ninth, the Cyclones mounted their first threat, loading the bases with two outs, but Matthew Oberste struck out looking. Box

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