Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 21, EL PASO 9: Las Vegas, in its second season as a Mets affiliate, upped its record to 15-5. It marks the best start in the 32 years of the Vegas franchise after 20 games. Reigning Pacific Coast League Player of the Week Allan Dykstra went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a homer, five RBIs and four runs scored. Eric Campbell went 4-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs. Matt den Dekker went 3-for-4 with a triple, homer, five RBIs and four runs scored. Jeff Francoeur pitched for the second time in the series, tossing another scoreless frame for the Chihuahuas while hovering from 88-90 mph. This time, however, Francoeur hit two batters -- Kai Gronauer and Campbell. Dana Eveland, making his second start for the 51s since Daisuke Matsuzaka's promotion, allowed four runs, including two homers, in five innings. Box
Mets AA - PORTLAND 5, BINGHAMTON 3 (11 innings): Matt Spring launched a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the 11th against Jon Velasquez (0-2) to secure Portland’s sixth straight win. The Sea Dogs had jumped on Hansel Robles in the first. Mookie Betts singled, took second on botched pickoff attempt, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a two-out single by Blake Swihart. Binghamton answered with its own two-out production. After Matt Reynolds singled and moved to second, Kevin Plawecki dumped a game-tying RBI single into center against Portland starter Mike McCarthy. Portland broke the tie with two runs in the fifth. Robles surrendered a double and walked Betts to set the table for Deven Marrero, who delivered a two-run single. Binghamton chipped away. Cory Vaughn started the fifth with a double, moved to third on a single and scored when Darrell Ceciliani bounced into a double play. In the sixth, Matt Clark doubled and scored two batters later when Jayce Boyd ripped a game-tying single. Cody Satterwhite took over in the fifth for Robles and tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings. John Church struck out the side in the eighth. Chasen Bradford tacked on two scoreless innings. Binghamton had threatened to break the tie in the ninth. Kyle Johnson doubled with one out against Robby Scott and took third on a groundout, but was stranded when Reynolds struck out. In the 10th, Brian Burgamy advanced to third with two outs after a leadoff walk, but Boyd grounded out. Trailing 5-3, the B-Mets put two aboard in the 11th, but Reynolds struck out to end the game. Robles walked a career-high seven over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision. Box
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Salt Lake (4) at Las Vegas (3) - The Vegas 51's were eliminated in the Pacific Coast League Play-offs in a best of five series. Aaron Harang started and took the loss (0-1), pitched 6 innings, gave up 6 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks, with 6 K's... Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a homer in the losing effort. Mike Baxter was 2 for 3 with s RBI and a walk. The loss leaves Savannah as the lone Mets affiliate remaining in the postseason. The Gnats have advanced to the South Atlantic League championship series.
Saturday, September 07, 2013
AAA - Salt Lake (2) at Vegas (3) - Salt Lake now leads the best of five series 2-1 as the Las Vegas 51's avoid elimination in the play-offs. Dustin Lawley went 3 for 4 with a solo HR, 1 RBI. Eric Campbell and Ruben Tejada each drove one in each. Giancarlo Alvarado who started the game went 5.2 innings, giving up 5 hits, 1 run, 5 walks, while striking out 4. Hamilton Bennett (1-0) got the win. Cory Wade saved it (1) pitching 1.2 innings, striking out 2. Box Score
AA - Trenton (3) at Binghamton (0) - The Binghamton Mets were shut out by the Trenton Thunder, 3-0 in game three of the Eastern Division Championship Series on Friday night at NYSEG Stadium. They were swept in the series by the Thunder, and were eliminated from the postseason. After four scoreless innings to start the game, Trenton scored against Logan Verrett in the top of the fifth inning. After retiring the first two batters, Verrett gave up a double to Ali Castillo down the left field line. After a walk, Zoilo Almonte slapped an RBI single into left field which brought Castillo to the plate. The throw from Travis Taijeron in left field was just late, and it allowed the runners to move to second and third. Jose Pirela followed by hitting a ground ball to Wilfredo Tovar deep in the hole at shortstop. His throw brought Rhyne Hughes off of first base, and the Thunder took a 2-0 lead. The final run of the game scored in the top of the seventh. Verrett started the inning and allowed a double and an infield single before being relieved by Jim Fuller. Fuller inherited a first-and-third situation, and got a double-play ball from Ramon Flores in his first at bat. The twin-killing scored Reegie Corona, and gave the Thunder a 3-0 lead. Shane Greene (1-0) picked up the victory after throwing 5.2 innings of shutout baseball. Verrett (0-1) was tagged with the loss and allowed three runs in six innings. Four bullpen members threw the final 3.1 innings to slam the door and put Trenton in the Eastern League Championship Series. Pedro Lopez, Wilfredo Tovar, and Danny Muno were each ejected in the seventh inning...Binghamton was not swept once in the regular season…This was the eighth shutout of the season…the B-Mets won a franchise-record 86 games in 2013. Box Score
Friday, September 06, 2013
AAA - Vegas (4) at Salt Lake (5) - In the Best of Five Series the Vegas 51's now are down 2-0. And for the second straight night LHP Robert Carson (0-2) has blow it for them. On Wednesday, he gave up a HR to Matt Long in the 9th, Thursday he gave up a sac fly to Scott Cousins which gave Salt Lake the win.Starter Rafael Montero only went 4.1 giving up 5 hits, 3 runs, while striking out 2. He gave up a HR to 3B Andy Marte. Kirk Nieuwenhuis went deep in a losing effort. Ruben Tejada went 2 for 4 with a run scored.. Box Score
AA - Binghamton (1) at Trenton (2) - In the Best of Five Series, the B-Mets are also down 2-0 in their series. Starter Darin Gorski (0-1) went 7 innings, giving up 7 hits, 2 runs while striking out 5. The B-Mets only had two hits one each by Wilmer Tovar and Josh Rodriguez. Box Score
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Class AAA - LAS VEGAS 4, FRESNO 3: Jamie Hoffmann's single with one out in the top of the ninth against ex-Mets reliever Ramon Ramirez scored Josh Satin with the tiebreaking run. Jeurys Familia, inserted in the closer's role in his first game since a demotion, picked up his first professional save with a scoreless ninth despite surrendering a pair of two-out hits. Darin Gorski allowed three runs (two earned) in five innings in his Triple-A debut. Gorski stepped into Las Vegas' rotation with Aaron Laffey's promotion after originally being assigned to Binghamton. Greg Peavey and Justin Hampson combined for three scoreless relief innings. Satin went 3-for-4 and is now hitting .476. Box
Class AA - BINGHAMTON 7, ERIE 2: Alonzo Harris hit a game-tying solo homer in the sixth as the B-Mets scored seven unanswered runs for the comeback victory. Erie pitcher David Kopp’s throwing error opened the door for the B-Mets’ pivotal four-run seventh. With a runner on first and the score tied at 2, Juan Centeno bounced a potential inning-ending double-play ball back to the mound. Kopp fielded it cleanly, but skipped his throw into center. Wilfredo Tovar followed with a
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Mets News and Notes: Trading Ike, Triple A Vegas, No Scoring, Knuckleball Day, World Baseball Classic, Adding Seats at Citi, Hefner, McHugh, Familia, Brewer
|Going, Going, Gone?|
The Mets will consider trading Ike Davis this winter, which would open first base for Lucas Duda and potentially address other areas of need, a baseball source told ESPNNewYork.com.
Mike Puma in the Post also weighs in on the Davis vs. Duda debate, writing:
The 25-year-old Davis said he would like to stay in the organization that selected him No. 1 (18th overall) in the 2008 draft. But he said he won’t be bitter if he’s dealt. “If they trade me, they trade me -- I can’t do anything about it,” Davis said. “I have to do my job where I am at.” Does Davis consider himself a cornerstone-type player? “I think I can help teams win baseball games,” Davis said. “That is all I want to do.”
After the Buffalo Bisons showed no interest in renewing their four-year-old affiliation agreement, the Mets signed a two-year deal (the shortest available) with the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League.
Terry Collins, who managed in that league for five years, acknowledged the altitude and dryness of the West Coast ballparks present challenges to pitchers and inflate batters' statistics. But pitchers can still thrive, the manager added.
Top prospect Zack Wheeler, who likely is ticketed for Triple-A to open next season, tweeted after the news became official that he is familiar with those types of conditions because he played with San Jose in the California League while in Class A with the San Francisco Giants.
R.A. Dickey had no margin for error in Monday's loss. The Mets have now scored three or fewer runs in a franchise-record 14 straight home games. They are 4-22 at Citi Field since the All-Star break.