Thursday, September 05, 2013
Mets Minor League Roundup 9/4: Vegas, Binghamton Losers in First Game of Playoffs, Savannah Wins, Brooklyn Ends on a High Note
AAA - Las Vegas (3) at Salt Lake (4) - The 51's started the post-season, in the wrong way. Just sent down reliever Robert Carson , gave up the walk-off blast from Matt Long in the 9th. The 51's were leading in the game 3-0 at one point as Dustin Lawley drove in two and Eric Campbell drove in one. Mike Baxter was 2 for 4. Box
AA - Binghamton (5) at Trenton (6) (10 Innings) - Super Star Prospect Noah Syndergaard lead the B-Mets in Game 1 of the playoffs. He allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out eight in six innings. He departed with the score tied at 3. Rehabbing Frank Francisco tossed a 1-2-3 seventh. Jeff Walters, who set the Binghamton record for saves in a season and career, failed to protect a two-run lead in the bottom of the 10th. Walters allowed five straight two-out hits as the Thunder stunned the B-Mets in Game 1 of their Eastern League playoff series. Binghamton had grabbed a two-run lead in the top of the 10th inning, on Wilfredo Tovar's sacrifice fly and Josh Rodriguez's RBI single. Box
A - Savannah (10) at Augusta (2) - The Gnats used a six-run fifth to win Game 1 of the best-of-three Southern Division Championship Series. Starter Gabriel Ynoa faced the minimum 12 batters through four innings. Ynoa blanked Augusta through six innings. He then allowed single runs in the seventh and eighth. He tossed 7 2/3 innings to earn the win. Brandon Nimmo finished the contest 2 for 4. Stefan Sabol finished 3-for-5 with four RBIs and a run scored. Maikis De La Cruz was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Savannah looks for a two-game sweep Friday night at Historic Grayson Stadium. Left-hander Steven Matz (5-6, 2.62 ERA) opposes right-hander Kendry Flores (10-6, 2.73). Box
SS (A) - Brooklyn (4) at Tri-City (2) - The Brooklyn Cyclones finished their season on a high note. The Cyclones snapped a five-game losing streak in their season finale and avoided the first losing season in the club's 13-year history. The Cyclones (38-37) failed to make the playoffs for only the fourth time in 13 seasons. Brooklyn is one of four teams in affiliated baseball to have posted at least 13 straight non-losing seasons, joining the Arizona League Giants, Elizabethton Twins and New York Yankees. The 3-run 5th was the difference for Brooklyn. Randall Fant, who took over for Tri-City in the top of the fifth and did not record a single out. Fant allowed the first four batters to reach base, three walks and a hit-by-pitch, before he was pulled for Krishawn Holley. Holley struck out Jonathan Clarke for the first out, but a single to Ismael Tijerina and a wild pitch gave the Cyclones a 4-2 lead. Johnny Magliozzi tossed a scoreless ninth for his ninth save.