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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/20: Matt den Dekker's two-run double lifts 51's over Fresno, Fulmer strikes out ten for St.Lucie

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/20:

Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 3, FRESNO 2: Matt den Dekker's two-run double in the seventh lifted the 51s from a late one-run deficit. Andrew Brown earlier contributed a solo homer -- his ninth long ball of the season. It was Brown's 60th career homer in the Pacific Coast League, making him the sixth active PCL player to reach that threshold. Buddy Carlyle (1-0), Zack Thornton and Vic Black (seventh save) combined for four scoreless relief innings. Starter Giancarlo Alvarado allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks in five innings. Las Vegas improved to 32-13. Box

Mets AA - PORTLAND 2, BINGHAMTON 1: The B-Mets went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and stranded the tying run at third base as the game ended. Binghamton jumped on the board in the second against Portland starter Brian Johnson. Jayce Boyd singled and Cory Vaughn doubled off the top of the “Maine Monster.” With two in scoring position, Dustin Lawley lifted a sac fly. B-Mets starter Darin Gorski opened his eighth start with three scoreless innings, then ran into trouble in the fourth. Blake Swihart erased Binghamton’s lead by blasting a solo homer. Gorski was burned by a shaky defensive stretch later in the frame. With a runner on first, shortstop Matt Reynolds had a bouncing ball squeak under his glove for an error. With runners at the corners, Gorski tossed a pickoff attempt to first. The runner on third, Henry Ramos, broke for home. Matt Clark read the play, but his throw to the plate skipped past Kevin Plawecki, giving the Sea Dogs a 2-1 lead. Portland reliever Matty Ott ran into a jam in the eighth. He walked Travis Taijeron to start the inning. After a single and a flyout put runners at the corners, Reynolds ripped a grounder to third. Taijeron broke for the plate on contact and was gunned down by former Mets farmhand Stefan Welch. Plawecki then flied out to end the threat. Binghamton received one last chance in the ninth when Derrik Gibson dropped Clark’s fly ball to left-center for a two-base error to start the inning. Clark moved to third on a groundout, but was left 90 feet from the plate as Noe Ramirez retired Vaughn and Lawley. Gorski (3-2) allowed two runs (one earned) and fanned six in five innings. Box

Mets High A - ST. LUCIE 10, CLEARWATER 3: Starter Michael Fulmer allowed one run and five hits in seven innings while matching his season high with seven strikeouts. The Mets knocked around Clearwater starter Miguel Gonzalez in the first and reliever Lee Ridenhour in the eighth. Gonzalez, who signed with Philadelphia for three years and $12 million last August, was making his second rehab appearance with the Threshers. The Mets greeted him by loading the bases in the first. With two outs, Eudy Pina drilled a two-run single. Cole Frenzel followed with an RBI single to make it 3-0. Frenzel, who went 3-for-4, smacked a two-run double against Gonzalez in the third to make it 5-0. Gonzalez was lifted after 2 1/3 innings. He walked five and surrendered five runs (two earned). Fulmer retired nine in a row to start the game. The only trouble he ran into came in the fifth, when he walk Casey Serna with two outs and the bases loaded to force in a run. Fulmer recovered by striking out Pete Lavin. The Mets punished Ridenhour for five runs in the eighth. T.J. Rivera poked a two-run single to right and Gilbert Gomez launched a three-run homer to put the Mets up 10-1. Angelo Mora connected on a two-run single with two outs in the ninth against Jake Kuebler to cap the scoring. Brandon Nimmo went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and three walks. Nimmo has 43 walks this season, the most in the Florida State League. The Mets (26-19) have won four of five and remain a half-game ahead of Fort Myers for first place in the FSL South Division. Box

Mets A - SAVANNAH 2, CHARLESTON 1: L.J. Mazzilli produced a two-out, run-scoring double in the eighth and Dominic Smith followed with a tiebreaking RBI single as the Gnats rallied to improve to 30-14 on the season. Robert Coles tossed a perfect ninth for his ninth save. Starter Ricky Knapp allowed one run on seven hits in six innings. Dario Alvarez (3-0) earned the win and sliced his ERA to 0.33 with two scoreless relief innings. Jeff McNeil, Smith, Victor Cruzado and Champ Stuart had two hits apiece for the Gnats. Box
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