Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mets Minor League Leaders Thru 7/29


TJ Rivera

Mets Minor League Leaders Thru 7/29:


Average: T.J. Rivera, Binghamton, .341; Matt Reynolds, Vegas, .337; Wuilmer Becerra, Kingsport, .330; Matt den Dekker, Vegas, .326; Dilson Herrera, Binghamton, .320; John Mora, GCL Mets, .318; Kevin Plawecki, Vegas, .314; Enmanuel Zabala, GCL Mets, .306; Jeff McNeil, St. Lucie, .304; Josh Satin, Vegas, .304.

Homers: Brian Burgamy, Binghamton, 18; Dustin Lawley, Binghamton, 18; Andrew Brown, Vegas, 17; Allan Dykstra, Vegas, 14; Wimer Flores, Vegas, 13.

RBIs: Allan Dykstra, Vegas, 62; L.J. Mazzilli, St. Lucie, 62; Brian Burgamy, Binghamton, 60; T.J. Rivera, Binghamton, 60; Wilmer Flores, Vegas, 57.

Steals: Patrick Biondi, Savannah, 22; Dilson Herrera, Binghamton, 21; Champ Stuart, Savannah, 17; Jeff McNeil, St. Lucie, 16; Darrell Ceciliani, Binghamton, 14.

ERA: Martires Arias, Kingsport, 0.50; Marcos Molina, Brooklyn, 1.30; Octavio Acosta, Brooklyn, 2.14; Corey Oswalt, Brooklyn, 2.56; Steven Matz, Binghamton, 2.60; Robert Gsellman, Savannah, 2.63; John Gant, Savannah, 2.72; Kevin McGowan, St. Lucie, 2.86; Darin Gorski, Vegas, 3.33; Matt Bowman, Binghamton, 3.35.

Wins: Gabriel Ynoa, Binghamton, 10; John Gant, Savannah, 10; Greg Peavey, Binghamton, 9.

Saves: Chasen Bradford, Vegas, 13; Robert Coles, St. Lucie, 12; Randy Fontanez, Binghamton, 10; Akeel Morris, Savannah, 10; Cody Satterwhite, Binghamton, 10.

Strikeouts: Darin Gorski, Vegas, 105; Noah Syndergaard, Vegas, 100; Steven Matz, Binghamton, 99; Tyler Pill, Binghamton, 96; Dario Alvarez, Savannah, 95.

Happy Recap: Game 108 - Phillies (2) at Mets (11) - Duda and Co. Do damage at Citi


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W: Z. Wheeler (6-8) L: K. Kendrick (5-11)
HR: PHI - J. Rollins (15)   NYM - D. Murphy (8),L. Duda (19)

Recap:

Lucas Duda continued his recent tear and Zack Wheeler pitched into the seventh inning, as the New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 11-2, in the rubber match of a three-game set Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field.

Daniel Murphy added a three-run homer, finishing 3-for-5 with two runs scored, and Ruben Tejada and Juan Lagares had three hits apiece for the Mets, who have won six of nine.

Duda finished 2-for-5 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored for New York, which has won four straight home series. The first baseman, who was also robbed of a homer in this game, is riding a modest six-game hitting streak, belting four homers and driving in 10 runs over that span. Since the All-Star break, Duda is hitting .302 (13-for-43) with five homers, 11 RBIs and 11 runs scored.

Wheeler (6-8) allowed two runs on seven hits, striking out four and walking two to win his third straight decision. The right-hander has tossed at least six innings in his last six trips to the hill, allowing two runs or fewer each time.

Jimmy Rollins hit a pinch-hit home run and Ryan Howard drove in a run for the Phillies, who have lost eight of 12 to the Mets this season.

Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick (5-11) suffered the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits, striking out four and walking two over six frames. The right- hander has dropped three of his last four starts.

After Phils center fielder Ben Revere kept it a scoreless game in the fourth inning, making a leaping catch at the wall in right-center to rob Duda of a home run, he played a part in getting Philadelphia on the board in the fifth.

Revere led off the inning with a double, stole third with two outs and then scored when Howard ended a personal 0-for-12 slump with a double.

The Mets though, took the lead in the bottom of the inning. Lagares and Tejada began the inning with consecutive singles and then advanced 90 feet on Wheeler's sacrifice bunt. Curtis Granderson was then walked to load the bases for Murphy.

Kendrick uncorked a wild pitch on the first offering to Murphy to allow Lagares to score the game-tying run. Then, his 2-1 pitch to Murphy was deposited into the stands in left field for a 4-1 lead.

Rollins hit a pinch-hit homer to lead off the seventh to cut the visitors' deficit to 4-2, but the Mets put the game out of reach in the home half.

Duda, Travis d'Arnaud, Chris Young, Tejada and relief pitcher Jeurys Familia all came through with RBI singles in the frame to make it a 9-2 contest.

Duda rounded out the scoring with his two-run homer in the eighth, with Murphy aboard thanks to a single two batters prior.

Game Notes

Revere's stolen base was his 29th of the season ... Murphy hit his eighth HR of the season. He leads the NL with 130 hits ... Duda's HR was his 19th of the season ... Familia's RBI was the first of his career ... The Mets improved to 5-1-1 in their last seven series ... New York also upped its mark to 23-13 during day games this season ... Rollins has 15 HRs this season ... Granderson ended 1-for-4 with two runs scored for the Mets.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 108


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 108

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
6. Chris Young (R) LF
7. Juan Lagares (R) CF
8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
9. Zack Wheeler (L) P

Preview: Game 108 - Phillies at Mets - Kendrick vs Wheeler


Preview: Game 108
Philadelphia Phillies (47-60) at New York Mets (51-56)

Probable Pitchers:
Kyle Kendrick (5-10, 4.87 ERA) vs Zack Wheeler ( 5-8, 3.64 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch: 12:10 PM

The Mets attempt to bounce back from another rough performance at the plate and provide some support for Wheeler on Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Zack Wheeler (5-8, 3.64 ERA) was tagged for six runs in two innings of an 8-5 loss to Oakland on June 25, but he's rebounded with a 1.41 ERA and a 2-0 record in five starts since.

The right-hander seemed to do that Friday, allowing two runs -- one earned -- and three hits with nine strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings before Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer in the ninth of a 3-2 win at Milwaukee.

Wheeler, though, didn't get any supporting runs for his second straight game, and he's been backed by three or fewer in 16 of his 21 starts, going 1-8 despite a 3.86 ERA. That includes a 1.42 ERA without a decision over the last three such games, with New York losing two of them.

He got enough help at Philadelphia (47-60) on May 29, striking out nine while allowing one run in 6 1/3 innings of a 4-1 win.

The Mets (51-56) were blanked 6-0 on Tuesday with Chase Utley providing the big blow with his first grand slam since 2010. New York was shut out for the ninth time to surpass its total from all last year and has scored three runs or fewer in 10 of 11 games, batting .193 in that stretch.

Tuesday's win was the fourth in six games for the Phillies, who have batted .291 during that span, 50 points higher than their season mark.

Grady Sizemore's .314 average in 14 games since being recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley has been a pleasant surprise. His home run Tuesday was his first in a Phillies uniform and his first since April 11 with Boston.

Philadelphia sends Kyle Kendrick (5-10, 4.87) to the mound hoping he can win back-to-back starts for the second time this year. The right-hander earned a 9-5 win over Arizona on Friday, allowing three runs and six hits over 5 2/3 innings.

However, Kendrick failed to complete six innings for the fourth straight start, and he's 2-2 with an 8.59 ERA over that stretch.

That was the case in his most recent visit to Citi Field on May 10, yielding four runs in 5 1/3 innings before the offense bailed him out by rallying for a 5-4 win.

He's 0-1 with a 4.67 ERA over his last three starts against the Mets after going 4-0 with a 3.18 ERA in the previous four meetings.

Mets third baseman David Wright is 13 for 34 (.382) with three homers the past four seasons against Kendrick.

Batter vs Pitcher:

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/29: Herrera's walk off sac fly wins it for Binghamton


Mets Minor League Roundup 7/29:


Mets AAA - EL PASO 7, LAS VEGAS 5: Matt den Dekker went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, but relievers John Church and Miguel Socolovich combined to surrender four eighth-inning runs as El Paso broke a 3-all tie. Starter Cory Mazzoni allowed two runs in five innings. Kevin Plawecki had an RBI double and Matt Reynolds produced an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth, but the comeback bid stalled when Allan Dykstra struck out. Box

Mets AA - BINGHAMTON 4, NEW HAMPSHIRE 3: Dilson Herrera's walk-off sacrifice fly capped a two-run ninth inning. It marked the first time this season Binghamton won when trailing after eight innings. Darrell Ceciliani started the ninth-inning rally with a single against Gregory Infante. Ceciliani stole second and moved to third on a groundout. Travis Taijeron's bloop RBI single tied the score. After Kyle Johnson entered as a pinch runner, Xorge Carrillo walked and Brandon Nimmo singled to load the bases with one out. Herrera came through with the sacrifice fly to right field to plate Johnson. In the eighth inning, Herrera had homered against Tyler Ybarra to cut the B-Mets' deficit to 3-2. Chase Huchingson (2-1) tossed 1 1/3 scoreless relief innings to close out the game. B-Mets starter Tyler Pill allowed three runs on six hits and struck out five in 7 2/3 innings. He extended his unbeaten streak to 13 games. Box

Mets High A - DUNEDIN at ST. LUCIE: The teams will play a doubleheader Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Mets Low A - SAVANNAH 8, LEXINGTON 3: Rob Whalen improved to 6-0 with a 1.65 ERA in the South Atlantic League by limiting Lexington to two unearned runs on two hits, two walks and a hit batter in seven innings. Stefan Sabol had a bases-loaded triple in a four-run fourth as the Gnats took a 4-1 lead. Yeixon Ruiz finished 3-for-5 with a solo homer, two RBIs and two runs scored. Box

Recap: Game 107 - Phillies (6) at Mets (0) - Phillies three HRs launch them to Victory



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W: C. Hamels (6-5) L: D. Gee (4-4)
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Recap:

Cole Hamels pitched eight strong innings as the Philadelphia Phillies grabbed a 6-0 win over the New York Mets in the second of a three-game set.

Hamels (6-5) allowed just six hits without a walk, striking out eight to win his third straight start.

Chase Utley hit a grand slam, while Jimmy Rollins and Grady Sizemore each added a solo home run for the Phillies, who have won four of their last six.

Dillon Gee was tagged for five runs on five hits and three walks over 6 2/3 innings for the Mets, who had won five of seven coming in.

The Phillies' first home run came in the third when Rollins hit one off the top of the fence in right field for a 1-0 lead.

In the fourth, Sizemore lined a pitch off the foul pole in right field for his first home run as a Phillie and a 2-0 advantage.

The seventh saw Domonic Brown single and, with two outs, Ben Revere get hit by a pitch. Rollins then walked to load the bases for Utley, who crushed a pitch over the right field wall for his ninth home run of the season.

Hamels allowed a two-out double by David Wright in the third inning, but he then struck out Eric Campbell.

The final out of the fourth inning started a run by Hamels that saw him retire the final 13 batters he faced.

Game Notes

Hamels improved to 8-14 in 30 career starts against the Mets ... New York has won seven of the 11 games against Philadelphia this season.

Box Score:

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 107


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 107


1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Eric Campbell (R) 1B
5. Chris Young (R) LF
6. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
7. Juan Lagares (R) CF
8. Wilmer Flores (R) SS
9. Dillon Gee (R) P

Preview: Game 107 - Phillies at Mets - Hamels vs Gee


Preview: Game 107
Philadelphia Phillies (46-60) at New York Mets (51-55)

Probable Pitchers:
Cole Hamels (5-5, 2.72 ERA) vs Dillon Gee (4-3, 3.49 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - 710 WOR AM - First Pitch: 7:10 PM


The New York Mets have been swinging hot bats during a positive stretch at Citi Field, though they might have a difficult time continuing that trend against one of the NL's top pitchers.

As the Mets go for their longest home winning streak in four years Tuesday night, Philadelphia's Cole Hamels hopes to keep showing the Phillies why they might be better off holding on to him through the trade deadline.

New York (51-55) has averaged 5.9 runs while winning eight of nine at home, scoring four in the first inning and three in the fifth off A.J. Burnett in Monday's 7-1 win to open this three-game set.

Travis d'Arnaud had a three-run homer and two doubles to lead the onslaught. Lucas Duda added an RBI single and is hitting .354 with 13 RBIs in his last 15 home games.

New York, however, could have a tougher time with Hamels as it looks to win five straight home games for the first time since a nine-game run from May 22-June 8, 2010.

Hamels (5-5, 2.72 ERA) ranks ninth in the NL in ERA, including a 1.74 mark over his last 11 starts as he's limited opponents to three runs or less in each. He won a second straight outing for the first time this season Thursday, allowing one run and striking out 10 over eight innings in a 2-1 victory over San Francisco.

Hamels is 7-14 with a 4.38 ERA in 29 career starts against the Mets as he meets them for the fourth time in 2014. He allowed a season high six runs over 4 2/3 innings in a 6-1 loss April 29, then did not factor in the decision in May and June starts when he gave up one earned run over seven innings in each with a combined 18 strikeouts as Philadelphia lost both.

Daniel Murphy is hitting .386 lifetime off Hamels, going 5 for 10 with two doubles this season.

New York's Dillon Gee (4-3, 3.49) hopes to regroup after giving up a season-high six runs over five innings in Thursday's 9-1 loss at Milwaukee. He's 1-2 with a 5.82 ERA in three starts after missing two months with a strained right lat.

The right-hander is 3-3 with a 6.71 ERA in 10 career starts against the Phillies. In his only meeting this season, he surrendered three runs over six innings before the bullpen blew a one-run lead in a 5-4 home loss May 10.

Jimmy Rollins went 2 for 3 with a home run off Gee in that contest and is 11 for 22 lifetime in the matchup.

Ryan Howard is 9 for 18 off Gee with six home runs -- twice as many as any other player against him -- but went 0 for 5 with an error Monday. He was 7 for 19 with a home run in his previous four games.

Former Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd is batting .362 in his last 10 games after Monday's four-hit effort. Carlos Ruiz also had four hits, leaving him 8 for 16 since missing nearly a month with a concussion.

Batter vs Pitcher:

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/28: Plawecki 2 for 4 in return to action for Vegas


Mets Minor League Roundup 7/28:


Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 5, SALT LAKE 3: Kevin Plawecki, who was dealing with vertigo, went 2-for-4 with an RBI in his first game since July 17. John Lannan made his Triple-A season debut after six tune-up starts with St. Lucie. Lannan tossed six scoreless innings. He previously had taken a leave of absence for seven weeks for a "personal issue." The 51s built a 5-0 lead after three innings. Matt Reynolds, Josh Satin and Plawecki had RBI singles in a three-run first. Box

Mets AA - NEW HAMPSHIRE 5, BINGHAMTON 1: Steven Matz surrendered three first-inning runs and the B-Mets never recovered. Kendall Graveman allowed one run in six innings in his Double-A debut for New Hampshire. Jayce Boyd went 2-for-4 in the loss. In the first, Jon Berti walked and stole second. Two batters later, Andy Burns singled to plate Berti for the game's opening run. With two outs, Sean Ochinko homered for a 3-0 lead. In the fifth, Jorge Flores hit a one-out single against Matz and moved to third on a throwing error by first baseman Jayce Boyd. Berti grounded out to score the runner and extend New Hampshire's advantage to four runs. The B-Mets finally broke through in the bottom half. Back-to-back singles by Xorge Carrillo and Rylan Sandoval placed two on with nobody out. Carrillo was forced out at third base on Kyle Johnson's fielder’s choice. Brandon Nimmo then walked to load the bases and T.J. Rivera delivered a sacrifice fly. Matz (4-2) allowed five runs (four earned) on a career-high 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out four. Ryan Fraser and Jack Leathersich blanked the Fisher Cats over the final 3 2/3 innings. Box

Mets Rumors: Tulowitzki, Syndergaard, Matsuzaka, Colon


Mets Rumors: Tulowitzki, Syndergaard, Matsuzaka, Colon


Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports: The Cardinals and Mets are staying in touch with the Rockies about Troy Tulowitzki‘s availability, and the Mets are willing to include top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard as part of a trade package. Colorado isn’t budging, however, unless Tulowitzki actually demands a trade, which could be part of the “let him be the bad guy” strategy that Passan considers “a ludicrous way to run a franchise.”

In a chat with reporters, Mets GM Sandy Alderson acknowledged that the club has an opportunity to do a “thing or two,” but wouldn’t bet on something happening between now and the deadline, writes Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. Alderson said that at some point he might be willing to use his top prospects in a blockbuster trade, but said that it would have to be “the right time for the right player under the right circumstances.”

Jeff Passan reported that the Mets would move Noah Syndergaard in a deal for Troy Tulowitzki, but David Lennon of Newsday (on Twitter) hears that the Mets will not include him in any type of trade. Lennon cautions that things can change, but that’s the thinking at this moment.

Daisuke Matsuzaka, who landed on the disabled list on Friday with right elbow inflammation, should resume tossing a baseball in three or four days, manager Terry Collins said, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. The right-hander could possibly be among the starters on the trade block this week.

There’s “absolutely nothing” brewing on trade talks for Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon at the moment, a source tells Andy Martino of the New York Daily News (on Twitter).

Happy Recap: Game 106 - Phillies (1) at Mets (7) - Colon, d'Arnaud Shine in win



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W: B. Colon (10-8) L: A. Burnett (6-10)
HR: PHI - None   NYM - T. d'Arnaud (7)

Recap:

Bartolo Colon pitched into the eighth inning and Travis d'Arnaud hit a three-run home run as the New York Mets thumped the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-1, in the opener of a three-game series.

Colon (10-8) gave up 10 hits and a run in 7 2/3 innings, striking out six while walking one to win his second straight start.

Juan Lagares drove in two, while Lucas Duda scored twice for the Mets, who have won five of their last seven.

Carlos Ruiz was the lone bright spot for the Phillies as he went 4-for-4 with an RBI as the team fell for the sixth time in their past nine games. A.J. Burnett (6-10) was banged up for all seven runs on eight hits in five innings of work.

The Mets jumped all over Burnett in the first inning and it got started with a walk from Curtis Granderson and he scored when Daniel Murphy followed with a double. Two batters later, Duda scored Murphy. Following a double from d'Arnaud that put men on second and third, Lagares doubled home both runners for a 4-0 lead.

The Phillies had baserunners in each of the first four innings, including leaving men at the corners in the third, but were unable to push any across.

In the fifth, Duda walked with two outs and Chris Young followed with a single before d'Arnaud launched a pitch over the left field wall for a 7-0 lead.

The Phillies left the bases loaded in the sixth as Cody Asche struck out to end the frame.

Ruiz's RBI double in the eighth inning broke up Colon's shutout attempt.

Game Notes

New York reliever Dana Eveland was pulled in the ninth inning after getting hit in the left elbow with a line drive off the bat of Ben Revere ... Colon improved to 3-2 in seven career starts against the Phillies ... Burnett fell to 5-7 in 22 career starts against the Mets ... The Phillies stranded 12 men as the team was 3-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 106


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 106

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Chris Young (R) LF
6. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
7. Juan Lagares (R) CF
8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P

Preview: Game 106 - Phillies at Mets - Burnett vs Colon


Preview: Game 106
Philadelphia Phillies (46-59) at New York Mets (50-55)

Probable Pitchers:
A.J. Burnett (6-9, 3.86 ERA) vs Bartolo Colon (9-8, 4.03 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch: 7:10 PM


Former teammates with the New York Yankees in 2011, Bartolo Colon and A.J. Burnett could both be pitching elsewhere soon since the Mets (50-55) and Phillies (46-59) are the NL East's worst teams leading up to the July 31 trade deadline.

Colon (9-8, 4.03 ERA), who agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal in the offseason, gave up two runs over 7 1/3 innings Wednesday to win for the first time in five outings in a 3-2 victory at Seattle.

Burnett (6-9, 3.86) signed a deal with Philadelphia in the offseason that guarantees him $22.5 million over two seasons. He was brilliant in his last outing with eight scoreless innings in Wednesday's 3-1 home loss to San Francisco.

Both pitchers have proved their durability by leading their respective teams in innings. The 41-year-old Colon has logged 134, while the 37-year-old Burnett has worked 144 2/3 to rank him among the NL's best.

Colon won his lone 2014 start against the Phillies on June 2, surrendering two runs in seven innings in an 11-2 rout at Citizens Bank Park. He has pitched at least seven innings in his last seven outings at home.

Burnett's teams have won his last five starts against New York. He's 3-0 with a 2.73 ERA over that stretch after giving up five runs in seven innings May 30 in a 6-5, 14-inning victory at home.

New York, which last played at home July 13, capped a 5-5 trip with Sunday's 2-0 victory at Milwaukee to split a four-game set. The Mets took two of three in Seattle in their previous series.

Lucas Duda's two-run homer was all the offense the Mets needed. Duda has homered four times in his last six games.

Duda has a double in two at-bats versus Burnett, who has limited Mets star David Wright to three hits in 24 at-bats with 11 strikeouts.

Philadelphia slugger Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer in Sunday's 4-2 win over Arizona. He is 3 for 8 since returning to the lineup after being benched for three games by manager Ryne Sandberg.

Howard is 0 for 2 against Colon this year after homering twice in two at-bats in the only previous meeting between the two in 2008.

The Mets have won six of nine against the Phillies.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/27: Matt Reynolds Homer Helps Vegas to Victory


Mets Minor League Roundup 7/27:


Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 6, SALT LAKE 5: Matt Reynolds launched a three-run homer against Michael Kohn with one out in the seventh as the 51s overcame a 5-3 deficit. It marked only Reynolds' third homer in 337 at-bats this season between Triple-A and Double-A. The Bees had scored three runs in the top half of the inning. The damage included a two-run double by ex-Met John Buck against Gonzalez Germen. Germen had inherited those runners from Miguel Socolovich. Noah Syndergaard allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out eight in five innings. He threw 103 pitches (68 strikes). In his past two starts, Syndergaard has allowed one earned run in 11 1/3 innings. Chasen Bradford tossed a scoreless ninth for his second save despite allowing a leadoff single to Buck. After a sac bunt advanced pinch runner Zach Zaneski to second, Bradford struck out Roberto Lopez and John Hester. Pitching coach Frank Viola was ejected in the fifth inning by plate umpire Scott Mahoney. Box

Mets AA - TRENTON 7, BINGHAMTON 3: B-Mets starter Rainy Lara was tagged for seven runs on 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings. The damage included a four-run sixth, capped by Jake Cave's two-run triple that staked the Thunder to a 7-2 lead. Jayce Boyd went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored in the loss. Binghamton had opened the scoring in the third inning against Manny Banuelos. Travis Taijeron walked and moved to second when Kai Gronauer reached on Banuelos' throwing error. Both runners then advanced on a wild pitch. Rylan Sandoval followed with an RBI groundout. Trenton answered in the bottom half against Lara on Cave's solo homer. The Thunder took a 3-1 lead in the fifth. Casey Stevenson produced a solo homer. Back-to-back singles by Ali Castillo and Cave then put runners on the corners with none out. Ben Gamel produced a sacrifice fly. Binghamton got a run back in the sixth against Danny Burawa. T.J. Rivera smacked a one-out single and moved to second on a passed ball. Boyd also singled to plate Rivera and cut the deficit to 3-2. Chase Huchingson and Adam Kolarek blanked Trenton over the final 2 1/3 innings. Banuelos went four innings and surrendered one unearned run. Box

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