Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Mets Minor League Roundup 4/15: Jacob deGrom Pitches Gem in Reno
Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 6, RENO 3: Box
Jacob deGrom blanked Reno for seven innings, allowing three hits and one walk in an 88-pitch effort. Chris Young went 1-for-4 with a double and run scored in what is expected to be his final rehab game. The 51s built a 6-0 lead, beginning with a three-run third that included a run-scoring single by Eric Campbell, sac fly from Wilmer Flores and RBI double by Allan Dykstra. Flores added a solo homer in the fifth. Ryan Reid and Josh Edgin combined to surrender three ninth-inning runs. Didi Gregorius had two hits for Reno. Ex-Mets Mike Jacobs and Nick Evans started at the corner infield spots.
Mets AA - BINGHAMTON at PORTLAND (ppd.): The game will be made up as part of a May 21 doubleheader.
Mets High A - ST. LUCIE 11, JUPITER 6: Box
The Mets broke a 5-all tie for good in their half of the sixth. Chipper Smith retired the first two batters, but then walked Dilson Herrera and Brandon Nimmo to bring up T.J. Rivera. Rivera drove a 3-1 pitch into center to score Herrera and make it 6-5. Aderlin Rodriguez followed with a two-run double to the top of the left-field wall. St. Lucie poured in on in the seventh on run-scoring hits by Eudy Pina and Nimmo. Pina added a two-out, run-scoring triple in the eighth to make it 11-5. Beck Wheeler threw 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief and struck out three to earn his first win. Starter Matt Koch allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings. Rivera finished 3-for-5 with a double and homer. Rivera’s solo homer in the fourth broke a 3-all tie. Nimmo went 2-for-4 with an RBI. He has now hit safely in eight straight games and has five multi-hit games in his last six games. Herrera added a homer and Rodriguez crushed two doubles
Mets A - SAVANNAH 3, AUGUSTA 1
AUGUSTA 2, SAVANNAH 1 (8 innings): Box 1, Box 2
After rallying to win the resumption of Monday's suspended game, the Gnats fell in extra innings in the regularly scheduled contest. Savannah left-hander Dario Alverez entered the suspended game in relief of Monday’s starter, Kevin McGowan, and promptly allowed an inherited runner to score the game's opening run on Randy Ortiz's single. Alvarez (1-0) bounced back to strike out six batters and allow just two hits in 4 2/3 innings. The Gnats answered in the top of the fifth, breaking up the Augusta no-hit bid started the previous day by Christian Jones. Left-hander Steven Messner surrendered a game-tying solo homer to Gavin Cecchini. L.J. Mazzilli then doubled home Jeff McNeil for a 2-1 lead. Savannah tacked on another run in the seventh. Victor Cruzado scored as Patrick Biondi reached first base on a throwing error by second baseman Christian Arroyo. Augusta’s four errors proved costly, with two unearned runs ultimately deciding the game.
In Tuesday’s originally scheduled seven-inning game, Gnats starter Ricky Knapp struck out eight batters. He allowed a game-tying run in the fifth on a base-loaded groundout by Cristian Paulino. In a 1-all game in the bottom of the eighth, Knapp surrendered a double to Ty Ross. After a bunt groundout by Paulino, Knapp intentionally walked Shawn Payne. He was then lifted for reliever John Mincone. The left-hander served up a walk-off RBI single to Ryder Jones. Gnats outfielder Jared King preserved his league-high 12-game on-base streak, earning a walk during Game 1 and then going 2-for-4 in Game 2.
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