Showing posts with label Brandon Hicks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brandon Hicks. Show all posts

Friday, August 09, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/8: Brandon Hicks has 2 HR night for Vegas


Mets Minor League Roundup 8/8:


LAS VEGAS 12, OKLAHOMA CITY 3: Eric Campbell, Matt den Dekker, and Brandon Hicks lead the charge with three hits each. Hicks hit two HR's and had 4 RBI's. Jacob deGrom (4-2) started the game going 6.1 innings, giving up six hits, three runs (all unearned), walking 1, while striking-out six. Box

BINGHAMTON 1, ALTOONA 0: Rhyne Hughes had the lone RBI in the shutout. Starter Darin Gorski pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings, scattering four hits. Box

BRADENTON 5, ST. LUCIE 3: St. Lucie scored three in the top of the first but couldn't hold on. Kevin Plawecki had two RBIs as part of a 2-for-4 night. Starter Matthew Bowman gave up three runs over five innings. Box

SAVANNAH 6, HICKORY 3: Eudy Pina and Greg Pron each had two RBIs. Starter Julian Hilario gave up one run over five. Box

KINGSPORT 7, PULASKI 4: Jon Leroux had three RBIs to lead Kingsport. Starter Chris Flexen gave up two runs over seven. Box

CONNECTICUT 5, BROOKLYN 3: Connecticut scored five runs in the first two innings. Starter Ricky Knapp gave up five runs in 1 2/3 innings. L.J. Mazzilli had two RBIs. Box

GCL CARDINALS 5, GCL METS 3: Starter Gaby Almonte gave up four runs in four innings in the loss. Box

Friday, May 31, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/30: Brandon Hicks and Wilmer Flores Drive in Three in Vegas Win


Mets Minor League Roundup 5/30:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 11, RENO 1: Brandon Hicks, Josh Satin and Brian Bixler all homered. Hicks and Wilmer Flores drove in three runs apiece. Starter Chris Schwinden limited Reno to one run in 6 2/3 innings as the 51s (26-26) reached .500. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 6, ALTOONA 4: Josh Rodriguez's single drove in the tiebreaking run in the eighth as the B-Mets (31-23) took the rubber match. Rodriguez’s 16-game hitting streak is the longest by a B-Met since Matt den Dekker had a 17-game streak last season. Jarek Cunningham's solo homer opened a three-run second inning against B-Mets starter Cory Mazzoni. Fielding letdowns contributed. Gift Ngoepe's grounder went through third baseman Richard Lucas' legs for the game's first error. After moving to third base on a groundout, Ngoepe scored on shortstop Daniel Muno's fielding error. Binghamton cracked the scoreboard in the fifth. Mazzoni led off with a single. Two batters later, Rodriguez tripled. Puello followed with a sharp single to make it 3-2. Andrew Lambo answered in the top of the sixth with a towering solo homer. Darrell Ceciliani opened the next half-inning with a bloop single. On the next pitch, Lucas delivered a run-scoring double. After Xorge Carrillo singled to put runners on the corners, Joe Bonfe hit a pinch-hit sacrifice fly to tie the score at 4. Mazzoni received a no-decision. He struck out a season-high nine over six innings. Adam Kolarek (2-1) pitched two perfect relief innings, striking out four. In the eighth, Quinton Miller plunked Carillo. Alonzo Harris pinch-ran and moved to second on a sac bunt. After Muno also was hit by a pitch, Rodriguez singled to plate Harris. Puello's RBI single capped the scoring. Jeff Walters tossed a scoreless ninth for his league-leading 13th save. Dylan Owen (right knee strain) was placed on the DL. Ryan Fraser was promoted from St. Lucie. Box

A - JUPITER 4. ST. LUCIE 3: Rehabbing Casey Kotchman delivered a bases-loaded single in the 10th against Randy Fontanez to sink St. Lucie (29-22). Right-hander Luis Mateo, activated from the Binghamton DL and transferred to St. Lucie, pitched a scoreless ninth. Starter Rainy Lara has limited Jupiter to three runs (one earned) in eight innings. Travis Taijeron's two-run homer in the second inning against rehabbing Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi had given the Mets an early 2-0 lead. A fielding error by shortstop Matt Reynolds contributed to a three-run fifth against Lara. Box

A - SAVANNAH 8, KANNAPOLIS 2
KANNAPOLIS 5, SAVANNAH 4 (11 innings): The Gnats won the completion of a suspended game behind Marcos Camarena, who allowed one run and one hit in five innings. Stefan Sabol finished the game 4-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBIs. Jayce Boyd and Kevin Plawecki also drove in two runs apiece. In the regularly scheduled game, Paul Sewald -- in his third inning of relief -- surrendered a walk-off RBI single to Jake Brown in the 11th. Eudy Pina and Maikis De La Cruz homered in the loss. Brandon Nimmo went 2-for-5 and snapped an 0-for-25 hitless drought. Left-hander Steven Matz was placed on the DL with a blister. Box 1, Box 2

Monday, March 25, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Hicks Outrighted, D'Arnaud to Minors, den Dekker Injury, Murphy Gets AB's, Wright Swings


Mets News and Notes:

Brandon Hicks has been outrighted by the Mets.

Left unsaid but resulting from the decision: Omar Quintanilla has won the backup shortstop job and will replace Hicks on the 40-man roster.

Hicks hit .116 and committed four errors.

Also sent to minor league camp Sunday: Aaron Laffey, Andrew Brown, Brian Bixler and Jamie Hoffmann.

Laffey will serve as a starter with Triple-A Las Vegas, potentially making him the next call-up should another rotation vacancy arise. His departure from big league camp signals the Mets are confident Shaun Marcum will be OK. Marcum missed a start and received a cortisone shot in his pitching shoulder, but is slated to resume pitching in a game Thursday.

Top catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud has been optioned to minor league camp.

D'Arnaud hit .343 with four RBIs in 35 Grapefruit League at-bats.

"He played very well," Sandy Alderson said. "He met all of our expectations, which I think for the organization and Mets fans were fairly high. He did a very nice job. We're hopeful he'll have a long career in New York. But we're happy with what John Buck has done. We've got an investment in him as well. I think our pitching staff and team overall will benefit overall from John Buck's presence, and ultimately Travis is going to be a very good player for us."

If d'Arnaud spends the first 20 days of the season in the minors, the Mets can delay his free agency from after 2018 season until after the 2019 season.

The Mets can delay d'Arnaud's first year of arbitration eligibility by a year if they ensure he is roughly not one of the top 22 percent of rookies called up this season. One major league executive estimated a call-up after June 15 probably would allow d'Arnaud to miss the "Super Two" designation. The same logic applies to Zack Wheeler.

"As I said, we've got a big investment in John Buck, too," Alderson said when asked about "Super Two" being a motivating factor with d'Arnaud. "I know people talk about control and 'Super Two' and all of that. If John Buck gets hurt tomorrow, Travis d'Arnaud is the front-line catcher."

Matt den Dekker suffered a broken right wrist on Sunday's attempted catch.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

News: Justin Turner sprains right ankle


Justin Turner, the leading candidate to replace injured David Wright at third base for the Mets, left New York's game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday after spraining his right ankle.


The Mets said Turner was taken to a hospital for precautionary X-rays.

Turner made a nice play on a hard-hit grounder by Justin Ruggiano, and his left leg buckled and his right foot turned awkwardly when he tried to throw to first. Turner was limping badly and was replaced by Brandon Hicks.

"I think just getting up, going to make the throw, I caught my front spike on the lip of the grass and then in order to try to catch my balance, all my weight went on my right foot and I turned it over," Turner said. "I don't think it's too bad, though. I was able to walk off on my own, and it's not too swollen so, hopefully, as long as it doesn't blow up overnight and get too bad, it will just be a couple days."

Turner said he has sprained both ankles several times in the past.

"That's one reason I don't feel like this one's too bad because I've had some pretty bad ones," he said.

Wright has a left intercostal muscle strain and is expected to rest for up to four days before he is reevaluated.
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