Friday, May 16, 2014
Mets Minor League Roundup 5/15: Vic Black earns the save for 51's
Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 4, EL PASO 3: Giancarlo Alvarado, stepping into the rotation with Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom promoted, earned the win in his season debut. Alvarado limited El Paso to one run on one hit although he walked six in five innings. Cesar Puello's third-inning homer staked the 51s to a 1-0 lead. Alvarado's single in the fourth plated Kai Gronauer. Puello then capped the two-run frame with an RBI double for a 3-0 lead. Reliever Erik Goeddel surrendered two sixth-inning runs as El Paso closed to within 4-3, but Zack Thornton, Buddy Carlyle and Vic Black combined to hold El Paso scoreless over the final three innings. Black earned his fifth save with a no-hit ninth that included one walk. Box
Mets AA - BINGHAMTON 3, ALTOONA 2: Cory Vaughn led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk-off home run. It was Vaughn’s second homer of the season. The B-Mets had opened the scoring in the first on Brian Burgamy's solo homer against Adrian Sampson. Binghamton starter Darin Gorski retired the first 10 batters he faced. Portland shortstop Alen Hanson ended the stretch and tied the score with a solo homer in the fourth. Binghamton answered in the bottom of that inning. Travis Taijeron doubled down the third-base line. Xorge Carrillo followed with an RBI single. Gorski exited with a 2-1 lead after six innings. Altoona erased the deficit against reliever John Church. Elias Diaz singled to start the seventh. He reached second on a groundout and scored on an RBI single by Willy Garcia. The Curve threatened to take the lead in the eighth, loading the bases against Jack Leathersich on an error, a bunt single and a hit batter. Cody Satterwhite took over with one out and got Stetson Allie to ground into an inning-ending double play. Satterwhite returned for the ninth and stranded two runners in a scoreless inning. Satterwhite’s efforts set the stage for Vaughn in the ninth. The B-Mets outfielder blasted Quinton Miller’s second pitch of the inning into the rail yard beyond the left-field wall. Satterwhite (2-0) tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings and earned the win. Gorski allowed one run on four hits and struck out six over six innings in the no-decision. Matt Reynolds was ejected in the fifth inning for arguing balls and strikes. It was Binghamton’s first walk-off homer since Blake Forsythe went deep against Bowie on Aug. 19, 2013. Box
Mets High A - TAMPA 10, ST. LUCIE 5: Mets starter Domingo Tapia surrendered eight runs on 10 hits and three walks and served up three homers in 4 2/3 innings as the Yankees built an 8-0 lead. Randy Fontanez contributed two scoreless relief innings. Box
Mets A - GREENVILLE at SAVANNAH (canceled): The game will not be rescheduled.