Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/12: Five-Run Second Looms Large For Vegas


Mets Minor League Roundup 5/12:


Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 9, TACOMA 4: Joel Carreno, starting in place of the now-promoted Jacob deGrom, allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings. Matt den Dekker and Allan Dykstra homered in a five-run second inning for Vegas. Omar Quintanilla went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Josh Satin started at second base and was 2-for-4 with a walk. Cesar Puello went 2-for-3 with three runs scored. Box

Mets High A - ST. LUCIE 3, TAMPA 2: With the Mets trailing 2-1 in the seventh, Eudy Pina tripled to plate Aderlin Rodriguez and tie the score. The next batter, Phillip Evans, drove a pitch from Dietrich Enns into center field for a base hit to score Pina. Jake Kuebler stranded the tying run on third in the eighth by striking out Angelo Gumbs and Zach Wilson. Randy Fontanez struck out the side in the ninth to earn his fifth save in six chances. Mets pitchers struck out 12 batters, including the final five to finish off the Yankees in the opener of the four-game series. The Mets (22-15) have won four in a row and occupy first place in the Florida State League South Division. St. Lucie had a chance to blow the game open early but could not come up with the big hit. Dilson Herrera, Brandon Nimmo and T.J. Rivera all singled to open the bottom of the first against Conner Kendrick. Rivera’s single scored Herrera and gave the Mets a 1-0 lead. However, the inning ended when Cam Maron grounded into a double play. Kendrick induced four double-play balls in his six innings. Mets starter Gabriel Ynoa struck out six in five innings. His one mistake was giving up a two-out, two-run double to Eric Jagielo in the third that put the Yankees in front, 2-1. Both runs were unearned because Rodriguez made a throwing error at third base to start the inning. Ryan Fraser pitched scoreless sixth and seventh innings to earn his first win. Herrera, Rivera and Pina had two hits apiece. Evans extended his hitting streak to seven games. He has six RBIs in his last six contests. Box

Mets A - CHARLESTON 1, SAVANNAH 0 (10 innings): A bases-loaded walk issued by John Mincone in the bottom of the 10th resulted in the game's lone run. Jose Rosario produced a two-out double. Mincone then intentionally walked Aaron Judge and unintentionally walked Mike Ford to load the bases. Next, Mincone battled to a 3-2 full count with Charleston RBI leader Michael O’Neal, only to surrender the winning run on a called ball-four at the inside corner. RiverDogs starter Jaron Long was electric over seven innings, allowing three hits while striking out five. Gnats starter Kevin McGowan matched Long over his six innings, also allowing three hits, while fanning six. McGowan has allowed three hits or fewer in four of his six starts. Savannah reliever Akeel Morris added another two scoreless innings, striking out four. Opponents are now hitting .104 against Morris this season. Third baseman Jeff McNeil was the lone thorn in Charleston’s side, finishing 3-for-4 while improving his team-high batting average to .313. Box
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