Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 4/12: Dice-K strikes out Eight for 51's, Nieuwenhuis' Homer Wins it in 10th


Mets Minor League Roundup 4/12:

Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 1, FRESNO 0 (10 innings):
Kirk Nieuwenhuis delivered a solo homer in the top of the 10th against Erik Cordier for the game's lone run. Vic Black recorded the game's final out for his first save. Daisuke Matsuzaka carried a no-hit bid one out into the sixth inning. He ultimately blanked Fresno for seven innings, allowing two hits and two walks. Matsuzaka struck out eight in a no-decision. He threw 88 pitches (62 strikes). Box

Mets AA - NEW HAMPSHIRE 9, BINGHAMTON 4:
Tyler Pill (0-2) surrendered seven runs on 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings as the B-Mets had a five-game winning streak snapped. Kevin Nolan drilled an 0-1 pitch over the left-field wall against Pill as New Hampshire took a 3-0 lead in the first. The Fisher Cats padded their lead with a sac fly by Kenny Wilson in the second. Binghamton cracked the scoreboard in the third against Fisher Cats starter Casey Lawrence. Travis Taijeron doubled, took third on a flyout and scored when Kyle Johnson singled. The Fisher Cats stretched their lead to five with another two-out rally in the third. Mike Crouse produced a run-scoring triple. Peter Mooney then made it 6-1 with a run-scoring single. In the fifth, New Hampshire chased Pill with two outs after a pair of singles and a walk. Jack Leathersich inherited the runners and walked Mooney, forcing in the Fisher Cats’ seventh run. Lawrence settled in comfortably after Johnson’s single in the third. He retired 10 of the last 11 batters he faced. New Hampshire added to its lead on Ryan Schimpf's homer in the seventh and a sac fly from Wilson in the eighth. The B-Mets pecked away at the lead against the Fisher Cats bullpen. Matt Clark led off the seventh with a homer against Tyler Ybarra. Binghamton tacked on two runs against John Anderson in the eighth. Cory Vaughn threw out two runners at second base and now has three outfield assists this season. Kevin Plawecki collected his first RBI as a B-Met with a double in the eighth. Box



Mets High A - ST. LUCIE, 5, FORT MYERS 4 (10 innings):
Hicksville, Long Island, native Cam Maron delivered the go-ahead hit for a second straight day. This time, Maron delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th. He belted a pitch from Tim Shibuya into right field, scoring Brandon Nimmo from second. Adam Brett Walker’s throw home from right was up the line and skipped away from catcher Tyler Grimes. On Friday, Maron broke a 3-all tie in the eighth with an RBI single en route to a 6-3 win. The Mets (5-4) have now won four in row after losing four straight. Fort Myers' Michael Gonzales launched a solo homer in the second against Michael Fulmer. The Mets tied the score in the fifth on Phillip Evans' groundout. Maron gave the Mets the lead an inning later. He smashed a 3-1 pitch from Jose Berrios over Walker's head for a triple that plated T.J. Rivera. Maron scored moments later on a wild pitch to put the Mets up, 3-1. Reliever Beck Wheeler relinquished the lead in the eighth. Wheeler retired the first two hitters, but walked Jorge Polanco and surrendered a single to Dalton Hicks. Walker then delivered a three-run homer to put the Miracle ahead, 4-3. The Mets answered in their half. Dilson Herrera and Nimmo singled to chase reliever Steven Gruver. Herrera and Nimmo both advanced a base when Brian Gilbert entered and threw a wild pitch. After Rivera struck out, Aderlin Rodriguez brought home Herrera on a groundout to tie the score. That tie held until the 10th, when Maron came through. Fulmer limited the Miracle to Gonzales’ solo homer over seven innings while striking out five. Paul Sewald worked out of jams in the ninth and 10th to earn the win. Box

Mets A - SAVANNAH 4, ROME 3:
Colton Plaia delivered a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth against Rome's Richie Tate. Tim Peterson then tossed two scoreless relief innings for his first save. Starter John Gant limited Rome to three runs on nine hits and two walks in seven innings. Victor Cruzado had three hits and scored twice. Box

Source:  Adam Rubin/ESPN
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