Friday, April 11, 2014
Mets Minor League Roundup 4/10: 51's Rally Late to Steal Win
Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 6, SACRAMENTO 5 : Jacob deGrom allowed one run on four hits and two walks in five innings. He threw 85 pitches (53 strikes). The lone run against him came on a second-inning solo homer by Michael Taylor. Joe Blanton limited the 51s to a solo homer by Danny Muno in 5 2/3 innings. The 51's scored 5 runs in the bottom of the eight, which was highlighted by a Zach Lutz 2-run double. Jeff Walters earned his 2nd save to seal the deal in the ninth. 40 year old Bobby Abreu had two hits and raised his average to .526 on the season. The 51's are now 6-2... Box
Mets AA - BINGHAMTON 9, NEW HAMPSHIRE 1: Darin Gorski established a Double-A career high in strikeouts with 10 to lead the B-Mets to their fourth straight win. In the second, Jayce Boyd smoked a double against New Hampshire starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx. Dustin Lawley followed with a towering two-run homer. New Hampshire threatened in the third with a one-out triple by Michael Crouse, but failed to score. Jon Berti used speed to put the Fisher Cats on the board in the fourth. He led off the frame with a bunt single, stole second and third and scampered home when Kevin Plawecki’s throw to third tailed into left field. Gorski followed by issuing a pair of one-out walks, but avoided more harm by coaxing an inning-ending double-play grounder from Gabe Jacobo. Following two-out singles by Matt Reynolds and Kyle Johnson in the fifth, Brian Burgamy blasted a 2-1 pitch from Bibens-Dirkx off the base of the video board in right-center. His first homer as a B-Met pushed the lead to 5-1. Gorski preserved the lead with a perfect fifth. He worked around two singles to post a scoreless sixth. With runners on first and second, the southpaw capped his performance by striking out Ryan Schimpf to cap a nine-pitch at-bat. Gorski (1-0) was charged with one unearned run on three hits over six innings. Jon Velasquez and Adam Kolarek combined to toss three scoreless relief innings. Gorski’s professional career high in strikeouts came as a St. Lucie Met against Dunedin on May 26, 2011 with 13. Reynolds went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in the ninth spot in the batting order. Darrell Ceciliani extended his season-opening hitting streak to five games. Box
Mets High A - ST. LUCIE 13, JUPITER 3: The Mets produced a season-high 20 hits, with everyone in the lineup hitting safely. Jairo Perez went 5-for-6 with two doubles and three runs scored. T.J. Rivera finished 4-for-6 with five RBIs. St. Lucie took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Rivera tagged Jupiter started Josh Hodges for a two-out, two-run single. The Mets broke it open with six runs on eight hits in the second. The team hit for the cycle in the frame. Brandon Nimmo cranked a two-run homer, Dilson Herrera legged out a triple and Perez, Maikis De La Cruz and Eudy Pina doubled. Rivera, Cam Maron and Albert Cordero all singled. All the damage was done against Hodges. The Mets tacked on two more runs in the fourth on two hits, including Rivera’s fourth RBI. He added a run-scoring single in the fifth against Tyler Kane. Rivera now has 10 RBIs, which rank second in the Florida State League. St. Lucie made it 13-1 in the eighth on Aderlin Rodriguez's RBI double. St. Lucie starter Gabriel Ynoa allowed one run and four hits in six innings. He struck out the side in the fourth. Jake Kuebler pitched the final three innings to qualify for the save. Kuebler struck out two and gave up two unearned runs. Joining Perez and Rivera with multihit games: Herrera, Nimmo, Rodriguez and Cordero. Box
Mets A - SAVANNAH 12, ROME 5: Stefan Sabol had a three-run homer in the first inning and the Gnats never looked back. Jeff McNeil and Jared King also had three RBIs apiece. Patick Biondi went 3-for-4 with a walk and scored three times. Starter Miller Diaz allowed three runs in four innings. Piggybacking Robert Whalen earned the win after limiting Rome to one run on three hits and three walks in four innings. Box
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