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Friday, June 13, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/12: John Gant Shuts Out Augusta

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/12:

Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 3, COLORADO SPRINGS 1: Joel Carreno allowed just one run on three hits in seven innings for the 51s. Kirk Nieuwenhuis led off the game with a triple and scored the game's first run. Scott Rice pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief in his 51s debut. Box

Mets AA - BINGHAMTON 11, AKRON 3: Kyle Johnson, Xorge Carrillo and Rylan Sandoval had three hits apiece, and the B-Mets scored eight times in the seventh inning to break open a close game with the Rubber Ducks. Greg Peavey allowed two runs in six innings and got credit for his fourth win. Box

Mets High A - ST. LUCIE 12, JUPITER 7 - ST. LUCIE 14, JUPITER 7: Dilson Herrera went 4-for-4 as the Mets pounded the Hammerheads in the first game of a doubleheader. 2011 first-round draft pick Brandon Nimmo (wrist) returned to the lineup for the first time since last Friday. Eric Young Jr. had a hit and a walk as he began his minor-league rehabilitation assignment. Cam Maron, Jairo Perez and Cole Frenzel hit home runs. Gabriel Ynoa got credit for the win, despite allowing seven runs in 5 2/3 innings.

In Game 2, Eudy Pina went 4-for-4 with a double and two home runs as the Mets completed their doubleheader sweep. Aderlin Rodriguez was 4-for-5 with two doubles and a triple. Jairo Perez had two doubles for the Mets, who scored eight times in the first inning. The Mets have won three in a row, heading into the Florida State League's All-Star break. St. Lucie has seven players heading to Bradenton for Saturday's All-Star Game. Box 1, Box 2

Mets A - SAVANNAH 3, AUGUSTA 2 (8 innings) - SAVANNAH 6, AUGUSTA 0: Jonathan Leroux's walk-off double in the eighth inning gave the Sand Gnats a win in a game scheduled for seven innings as the first game of a doubleheader. Savannah had tied the game in the sixth with a run that scored on an error, in a rally started by a Gavin Cecchini double. Cecchini also tripled and scored the first Savannah run. Robert Gsellman allowed two runs in eight innings for a complete-game win.

John Gant then threw a seven-inning, six-hit shutout to give the Gnats a sweep of the doubleheader. Gant got out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh to preserve the shutout, lowering his ERA to a league-leading 2.12. Patrick Biondi had two of Savannah's nine hits, and L.J. Mazzilli drove in two runs. Box 1, Box 2
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