Friday, June 06, 2014
Mets Minor League Roundup 6/5: Cory Vaughn makes Vegas Debut, All Mets Farm Teams Lose
Mets AAA - FRESNO 9, LAS VEGAS 4: Noah Syndergaard left the game in the first inning after injuring his left shoulder in a plate collision. Cory Vaughn started in right field in his Triple-A debut. Giancarlo Alvarado allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings after entering for Syndergaard. Trailing 8-0, Danny Muno and Josh Satin homered in a three-run eighth for the 51s. Kirk Nieuwenhuis added a solo homer in the ninth. Box
Mets AA - ALTOONA 8, BINGHAMTON 5: The B-Mets brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth, but came up empty. Binghamton stranded six runners over the final three innings. Altoona roughed up B-Mets starter Angel Cuan in the first inning. Alen Hanson and Kevin Broxton consecutively doubled and Elias Diaz followed with an RBI single. Trailing 3-0, Binghamton used a two-out rally to get on the board in the third. Kyle Johnson doubled and Matt Reynolds plated him with a single. Kevin Plawecki added an RBI double. The Curve answered with four runs in the bottom half against Cuan to take a 7-2 lead. Drew Maggi produced a two-out, two-run double. A throwing error by third baseman Dustin Lawley on Hanson’s roller allowed two more runs to score. Binghamton got rolling against reliever Joan Montero in a three-run eighth to pull within 8-5. With Reynolds on first, the shortstop Hanson booted a chopper. Matt Clark followed with a roller to third. The grounder eluded Jarek Cunningham for an error, allowing a run to score. Darrell Ceciliani laced an RBI single and Rylan Sandoval topped the three-run inning with an RBI groundout.
The B-Mets threatened again in the ninth thanks to another error by Hanson. The shortstop bobbled Johnson’s groundball and Plawecki reached on a walk by Ryan Beckman. With the tying run at the plate, however, the right-hander retired Clark on a fly out and struck out Lawley looking to notch his third save. Cuan (1-3) was tagged for seven runs (four earned) on eight hits over three innings in his shortest outing of the season. Jon Velasquez allowed a run during his two relief innings for Binghamton. Reynolds went 10-for-16 in the series and raised his batting average to .371, the highest mark in Double-A. T.J. Chism returned from the DL and threw a scoreless inning. Box
Mets High A - DUNEDIN 7, ST. LUCIE 4: St. Lucie's Jairo Perez broke a 2-all tie in the top of the sixth with a two-run homer, but the Blue Jays roared back in their half of the inning. Marcus Knecht belted a leadoff double against Matt Koch and K.C. Hobson followed with a homer to tie the score. Christian Lopes then doubled. Kevin Patterson chased Koch from the game with another double, the sixth of the game against Koch. It plated Lopes and put the Blue Jays ahead, 5-4. Emilio Guerrero added a two-run homer against Chase Huchingson in the eighth. The Mets pounded out 12 hits, but hit into five double plays. Koch was tagged for five earned runs and nine hits in five innings. After winning five straight starts, he has lost his last two. Perez’s homer was his team-leading seventh. Eudy Pina put the Mets on the board first with an RBI single in the second. Gustavo Pierre put the Blue Jays ahead in the bottom of the second with a two-run double. Pina tied the score when he blasted a solo homer against starter Ben White in the fifth. Pina went 2-for-3 with a walk. T.J. Rivera had a 3-for-4 night. Paul Sewald pitched two scoreless relief innings and lowered his ERA to 1.08. Box
Mets A - CHARLESTON 5, SAVANNAH 1: Starter Miller Diaz allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings. Savannah's lone run came in the first inning on L.J. Mazzilli's RBI single. Amed Rosario started at shortstop and went 0-for-4. He is 1-for-13 with seven strikeouts with the Gnats in a temporary assignment before reporting to Brooklyn. Gavin Cecchini served as the DH to free shortstop for the 18-year-old Rosario. Mazzilli finished 3-for-4 with a double. Box