Showing posts with label Mets Minor League Roundup. Show all posts
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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/13: Savannah Wins South Atlantic League Championship

Mets Minor league Roundup 9/13: Savannah Wins South Atlantic League Championship

Hagerstown (0) at Savannah (2) : For the first time in 17 Years, the Savannah Sand Gnats are Champions. The Gnats finished off the Hagerstown Suns three games to one in the South Atlantic League Championship Series with a 2-0 win Friday night at Historic Grayson Stadium to win their first SAL title since 1996.

The Gnats scored the game's only runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. After walks to Brandon Nimmo, Dilson Herrera and Cole Frenzel, left fielder Stefan Sabol smashed a double past the dive of Hagerstown third baseman Khayyan Norfolk to score Nimmo and Herrera for a 2-0 lead.

Savannah starter Steven Matz fought his way through 5.2 innings to keep the Suns off the scoreboard. In the third, three singles, two of which did not leave the infield, loaded the bases with no outs against Matz. He escaped trouble by striking out the next two hitters, and breaking a bat to induce a soft pop-out for the third out. Matz struck out nine and walked two. In his two playoff starts, both wins, Matz struck out 17 batters, walked two and allowed five hits in his 12.2 innings. Reliever Paul Sewald retired four of the five batters he faced to finish the sixth and seventh. Rehabbing big leaguer Jeurys Familia worked a 1-2-3 8th with two strikeouts in this third appearance in the SAL Championship series. Beck Wheeler worked around a one out double for his first save of the championship series.

Series Notes:

Savannah pitching did not allow a run in the final 19 innings of the SAL Championship series and just two runs in the final 27 innings.

Savannah pitchers did not allow a single run in 27 innings at home at Historic Grayson Stadium in the playoffs.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/12: Gnats up 2-1 in Championship

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/12:

A - Hagerstown (0) at Savannah (6) - The Savannah Gnats are one win from the Championship. Gabriel Ynoa pitched seven scoreless innings, only giving up 4 hits, walking one , while striking out 5.  Jeurys Familia pitched one inning of scoreless baseball.  Savannah 3B - Jeff Reynolds, went 3 for 3 with a double and 3 RBI's. 1B - Cole Frenzel, went 2 for 3 , 1 walk, 3 runs scored. LF - Stefan Sabol, went 1 for 2 with a triple and 2 RBI's. Savannah will hand the ball to LHP Steven Matz (5-6, 2.62 - regular season/1-0, 0.00 - post-season) against RHP Dakota Bacus (1-0, 0.00 - regular season/0-0, 0.00 - post-season) in game four.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/10: Savannah Knots-up South Atlantic League Championship Series

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/10:

A - Savannah (6) at Hagerstown (2) - The Gnats evened their best-of-five South Atlantic League championship series at one game apiece. Catcher Jeff Glenn went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles. First basemen Cole Frenzel went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and a RBI. Starter Seth Lugo went 6 scoreless innings for the win 1-0. Box Score

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/9: Savannah Loses Opener of Championship

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/9:

SAVANNAH (1) at HAGERSTOWN (6) : The Gnats lost the opener of their Best of Five, South Atlantic League Championship Series. Gnats Starter Luis Cessa allowed three runs on six hits and a walk in five innings. Jeurys Familia, rehabbing after surgery to clean out his right elbow, pitched an inning of no-hit relief with one strikeout. Savannah pulled within 3-1 in the seventh when Stefan Sabol walked, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on Jeff Reynolds' single. Estarlin Morel allowed three runs in the eighth. The Gnats mustered four hits -- all singles. Box Score

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/7: Vegas Eliminated from Playoffs

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/7:

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

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/6: Vegas stays alive, Trenton offs Binghamton, Savannah Advances

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/6:

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

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/5: Vegas' Carson Blows it Again, Binghamton gets Edged out by Trenton

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/5:

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

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/4: Vegas, Binghamton Losers in First Game of Playoffs, Savannah Wins, Brooklyn Ends on a High Note

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/4:

AAA - Las Vegas (3) at Salt Lake (4) - The 51's started the post-season, in the wrong way. Just sent down reliever Robert Carson , gave up the walk-off blast from Matt Long in the 9th. The 51's were leading in the game 3-0 at one point as Dustin Lawley drove in two and Eric Campbell drove in one. Mike Baxter was 2 for 4. Box 

AA - Binghamton (5) at Trenton (6)  (10 Innings) -  Super Star Prospect Noah Syndergaard lead the B-Mets in Game 1 of the playoffs. He allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out eight in six innings. He departed with the score tied at 3. Rehabbing Frank Francisco tossed a 1-2-3 seventh. Jeff Walters, who set the Binghamton record for saves in a season and career, failed to protect a two-run lead in the bottom of the 10th. Walters allowed five straight two-out hits as the Thunder stunned the B-Mets in Game 1 of their Eastern League playoff series. Binghamton had grabbed a two-run lead in the top of the 10th inning, on Wilfredo Tovar's sacrifice fly and Josh Rodriguez's RBI single. Box

A  - Savannah (10) at Augusta (2) - The Gnats used a six-run fifth to win Game 1 of the best-of-three Southern Division Championship Series. Starter Gabriel Ynoa faced the minimum 12 batters through four innings. Ynoa blanked Augusta through six innings. He then allowed single runs in the seventh and eighth. He tossed 7 2/3 innings to earn the win. Brandon Nimmo finished the contest 2 for 4. Stefan Sabol finished 3-for-5 with four RBIs and a run scored. Maikis De La Cruz was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Savannah looks for a two-game sweep Friday night at Historic Grayson Stadium. Left-hander Steven Matz (5-6, 2.62 ERA) opposes right-hander Kendry Flores (10-6, 2.73). Box 

SS (A) - Brooklyn (4) at Tri-City (2) - The Brooklyn Cyclones finished their season on a high note.  The Cyclones snapped a five-game losing streak in their season finale and avoided the first losing season in the club's 13-year history. The Cyclones (38-37) failed to make the playoffs for only the fourth time in 13 seasons. Brooklyn is one of four teams in affiliated baseball to have posted at least 13 straight non-losing seasons, joining the Arizona League Giants, Elizabethton Twins and New York Yankees. The 3-run 5th was the difference for Brooklyn.  Randall Fant, who took over for Tri-City in the top of the fifth and did not record a single out. Fant allowed the first four batters to reach base, three walks and a hit-by-pitch, before he was pulled for Krishawn Holley. Holley struck out Jonathan Clarke for the first out, but a single to Ismael Tijerina and a wild pitch gave the Cyclones a 4-2 lead. Johnny Magliozzi tossed a scoreless ninth for his ninth save.  

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/3: Kingsport Eliminated from Playoffs, Cyclones woes continue with fifth straight loss

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/3:

RK - GREENEVILLE 7, KINGSPORT 3: One strike away from a first-round playoff victory, the K-Mets surrendered five runs in the top of the ninth and instead were eliminated in a winner-take-all Game 3 in the Western Division title series. Asked to protect a one-run lead, Ricky Jacquez and Robert Coles combined to allow the damage in the final frame. The K-Mets had taken a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the eighth when Yeixon Ruiz walked and scored on Jeff McNeil's sacrifice fly. K-Mets starter Robert Whalen took a shutout bid and 2-0 lead into the seventh. He ultimately was charged with two runs, although the latter scored after he departed. Kingsport was making its first postseason appearance since 1996. Box

SS - TRI-CITY 6, BROOKLYN 3: The Cyclones' season-ending tailspin continued with a fifth straight loss. Brooklyn (37-37) will enter its season finale Wednesday needing a win to avoid the first losing season in the New York-Penn League team's 13-year history. Last week, John Gant tossed a one-hit complete game against Tri-City. This time, Gant surrendered six runs (five earned) on five hits while walking three and striking out two in two-plus innings. Trailing 2-0, the Cyclones evened the score in the second. James Roche and Matthew Oberste had consecutive one-out singles. Edward Rohan then produced an RBI single and Ismael Tijerina had a run-scoring groundout. But in the bottom half, Tri-City retook the lead. John Gant uncorked a two-out wild pitch with Jake Rodriguez on third base. The ValleyCats took control in the third. Tyler White singled and Conrad Gregor walked. Ronnie Mitchell then had a two-run triple to chase Gant. Cameron Griffin entered and surrendered a sacrifice fly. Oberste's seventh-inning solo homer completed the scoring. The Cyclones loaded the bases for Gavin Cecchini later in the frame, but Tri-City reliever Tyler Brunnemann retired him to end the threat. Griffin, Paul Paez and Ricky Knapp combined for six scoreless relief innings in the loss. Box

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/2: Aaron Harang debuts for Vegas

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/2:

AAA - TUCSON 5, LAS VEGAS 4: The 51s (81-63) completed the regular season with the second-best record in the 16-team Pacific Coast League, only a game behind Oklahoma City. In the regular-season finale, Tucson rallied for two runs in the ninth against Cory Wade (0-3), who suffered the blown save. Pitching in relief in his organization debut, Aaron Harang allowed a two-run homer to Cody Decker but no other damage in four innings. Harang surrendered seven hits and one walk while striking out five. Las Vegas will open the PCL Conference Championship Series in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. Box

AA - NEW HAMPSHIRE 8, BINGHAMTON 1: Despite the loss, the B-Mets finished the regular season with a franchise-record 86 wins. They will take on Trenton on Wednesday in the first round of the Eastern League postseason. The Fisher Cats scored the game's opening run against Mark Cohoon (9-5) in the third. After Lance Zawadzki singled, Jonathan Jones plated him with a two-out hit. New Hampshire added to its lead in the fourth with another two-out RBI single. Ryan Schimpf delivered the run-producing knock to give the Fisher Cats a 2-0 lead. Cohoon’s day ended after five innings. In the sixth, Armando Rodriguez surrendered two runs. Kevin Nolan hit an RBI single into right field and Schimpf followed with a sacrifice fly. Long Island native Marcus Stroman baffled Binghamton's hitters. He did not allow a baserunner until the fifth, and only allowed two base hits over eight innings. The only time Binghamton got on the scoreboard against the righty came in the sixth. Richard Lucas led off with a double and scored two batters later on Alonzo Harris' sacrifice fly. In a 4-1 game, New Hampshire added insurance against Ryan Fraser in the seventh. Andy Burns delivered an RBI single. Nolan brought home two more on a single. Hamilton Bennett tossed a perfect eighth. Chasen Bradford gave up one unearned run in the ninth. The B-Mets (86-55) begin postseason play at Trenton on Wednesday. Binghamton will send right-hander Noah Syndergaard to the mound opposite Bryan Mitchell. Binghamton has not played in the postseason since 2004. The B-Mets have been held to three hits or fewer in three of their past seven games. Box

Monday, September 02, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/1: St.Lucie Blows Out Jupiter

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/1:

AAA - TUCSON 3, LAS VEGAS 2: D.J. Mitchell surrendered a tiebreaking run in the ninth. Greg Peavey returned from Binghamton to start the game, a day after Las Vegas clinched a postseason berth. He allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings. Robert Carson tossed a scoreless inning in his return to the 51s. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 2: Allan Dykstra was named Binghamton’s team MVP before the game. He was named Eastern League MVP afterward. In between, Dykstra hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning. Facing Marcus Walden, Joe Bonfe started a third-inning B-Mets rally with an infield single. A throwing error allowed him to reach second. Three batters later, Josh Rodriguez delivered an RBI single. Meanwhile, after allowing a leadoff double in the first inning, Logan Verrett retired 12 straight hitters. In the fifth, Ryan Schimpf ended the stretch with a single. After striking out Kevin Ahrens, Verrett gave up a two-run homer to Lance Zuwadski to give New Hampshire a 2-1 lead. Binghamton responded in the sixth. Rodriguez led off the frame with his third hit of the night, and Dykstra gave the B-Mets the lead for good with a two-run shot. The B-Mets added three unearned runs against Chad Beck in the seventh. Verrett left the game after five strong innings. He only allowed three hits. Reliever Jim Fuller tossed two scoreless innings to collect his third B-Mets win. Frank Francisco and Adam Kolarek each threw a scoreless inning to preserve the lead as the B-Mets collected their 86th win. The teams complete the regular season Monday. Box

A+ - ST. LUCIE 16, JUPITER 0: St. Lucie completed its season with a 71-60 record, but failed to win either half and qualify for the postseason. After Jeurys Familia tossed a scoreless inning in his first game appearance since June 5 surgery to clean out his right elbow, Domingo Tapia tossed five scoreless innings. Angel Cuan completed the shutout with three scoreless frames to earn his first save. St. Lucie had a five-run third and 10-run fifth. Jayce Boyd went 4-for-5 with three RBIs. Matt Reynolds and Nelfi Zapata also drove in three runs apiece. Kevin Plawecki and Boyd were promoted to Binghamton after the game. Dustin Lawley, already promoted to Las Vegas, won the Florida State League home run title with 25. He finished second with 92 RBIs. Box

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/31: Ruben Tejada HR's again for Vegas, Savannah Sweeps Greenville in Double Header

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/31:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 8, TUCSON 6: The 51s clinched a postseason berth even before they completed their game, with Sacramento losing to Tacoma. The Mets have a their Triple-A affiliate in the playoffs for the first time since 2007, with New Orleans. Jamie Hoffmann and Dustin Lawley drove in two runs apiece. Cory Wade allowed a run but earned the save in his debut with the organization. Ruben Tejada homered for the second time in three days. Box

AA - NEW HAMPSHIRE at BINGHAMTON: The game was canceled due to unplayable field conditions and will not be made up. The B-Mets have two regular-season games remaining before the Eastern League playoffs begin Wednesday. Noah Syndergaard is due to start Game 1. Box

A+ - JUPITER at ST. LUCIE (canceled): St. Lucie completes is season Sunday. Box

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/30: Gorski tosses seven shutout innings for Binghamton, Plawecki hit in head, Savannah sweeps double dip, Dominic Smith still hitting for Kingsport

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/30:

AAA - TUCSON 3 LAS VEGAS 1: Justin Hampson suffered the blown save. He allowed three ninth-inning runs, including a two-run homer to Mike Wilson. Rafael Montero tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out eight. With second-place Sacramento's loss, Las Vegas' magic number nonetheless was sliced to one with three games remaining. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 3, NEW HAMPSHIRE 0: Darin Gorski tossed seven shutout innings and allowed only two hits. The southpaw faced one over the minimum in his 13th start this season with the B-Mets. The only frame he faced more than three hitters was the first, when Adam Loewen produced a two-out double. The only other hit Gorski allowed was a leadoff single by Andy Burns in the fourth. Two batters later, Gorski erased Burns with an inning-ending double play. New Hampshire starter Deck McGuire no-hit the B-Mets through five innings. The B-Mets then produced a five-run sixth. Joe Bonfe led off by bouncing a ball to third base. The throw from Burns went wide and pulled Kevin Ahrens off first base. Alonzo Harris followed with his second walk of the night. Daniel Muno bunted both runners ahead. Josh Rodriguez then got ahead in the count, 3-0. After the third ball, catcher Chris Schaeffer elected to intentionally walk Rodriguez to load the bases. Ball four, however, sailed over Schaeffer’s head, allowing Bonfe to score. One batter later, Travis Taijeron delivered Binghamton’s first hit. He lined a 2-1 pitch down the left-field line to score both runners. Gorski struck out five over seven innings. Rehabbing Frank Francisco threw a scoreless eighth. Jeff Walters tossed a scoreless ninth to pick up his franchise-record 38th save. Binghamton won despite producing only two hits -- by Wilfredo Tovar and Taijeron. The B-Mets' last win with two hits or fewer came on July 13, 2012, in a 2-0 victory against Erie. Box

A+ - ST. LUCIE 6, JUPITER 3: A day after being eliminated from postseason contention, St. Lucie broke a 3-all tie in the sixth as Charley Thurber doubled and scored on Cam Maron's single. An inning later, Kevin Plawecki was hit by a pitch in the head with two outs and departed as a precaution. The Mets opened a three-run lead in the eighth on Gilbert Gomez's two-run single. T.J. Chism earned his 20th save with a scoreless ninth. Box

Friday, August 30, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/29: Dustin Lawley hits first Triple-A Homer, Newly Acquired Dilson Herrera goes 2 for 3 for Savannah, Dominic Smith goes 2 for 2 with 2 doubles for Kingsport

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/29:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 10, COLORADO SPRINGS 7: Dustin Lawley, the Florida State League Player of the Year and home run leader, launched his first Triple-A long ball. Ruben Tejada and Mike Baxter also went deep as the 51s pummeled Sky Sox starter Sean Gallagher for 10 runs on 14 hits in four innings. 51s starter Matt Fox allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings. Chris Schwinden entered to record the final out after D.J. Mitchell surrendered four ninth-inning runs. Box

AA - BOWIE 13, BINGHAMTON 1: The Baysox blasted five homers, four against starter Erik Goeddel, to hand the B-Mets their most lopsided loss of the season. Trailing 7-0, the B-Mets finally got on the board in the fifth against Daniel McCutchen. Travis Taijeron deposited a 2-1 pitch over the left-field wall for his 14th Double-A homer. Brandon Waring, who entered the game with a .159 batting average in August, launched three homers -- the final against Armando Rodriguez in the sixth. He became the first opponent to hit three homers against the B-Mets since Danny Espinosa performed the feat with Harrisburg on Aug. 4, 2010. Adam Kolarek and Chasen Bradford each contributed two scoreless relief innings. Goeddel (9-7) allowed 10 runs on 12 hits, both career-highs, in 4 2/3 innings. McCutchen (2-0) surrendered one run over 4 1/3 innings after taking over for rehabbing major leaguer Jason Hammel. Goeddel is the first B-Mets pitcher to allow four homers in a game since Brandon Moore surrendered four to Harrisburg on Sep. 3, 2010. it was Binghamton’s worst margin of defeat since they fell, 16-3, to New Hampshire on April 26, 2012. Earlier in the day, the Eastern League named Allan Dykstra and closer Jeff Walters to the end-of-season All-Star team. Box

A+ - JUPITER 12, ST. LUCIE 3: Alex Panteliodis allowed eight runs (five earned) in 4 2/3 innings and St. Lucie was eliminated from postseason contention. T.J. Rivera drove in two of the Mets' three runs. Box

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/28: Vegas pitcher deGrom hurt, St.Lucie sacs in winning run, Kingsport walks-off, Gant tosses one-hit shutout for Brooklyn


Mets Minor League Roundup 8/28:

LAS VEGAS 12, COLORADO SPRINGS 8: Right-hander Jacob deGrom departed Game 1 after two innings with an apparent injury. The 51s suffered a walk-off loss in the eighth as Justin Hampson suffered the defeat. Las Vegas had loaded the bases in the final regulation inning, but Mike Baxter flied out to end the threat. Ex-Met Xavier Nady had a two-run homer against deGrom before he departed. Dustin Lawley started in left field and went 1-for-4 in his Triple-A debut. Las Vegas then posted a seven-run fourth inning in Game 2 to earn a split. Jamie Hoffmann contributed a three-run homer and Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a two-run homer in the nightcap victory. Box 1, Box 2

AA - BINGHAMTON 7, BOWIE 4: Starter Mark Cohoon's outing ended after two scoreless innings because of a rain delay. Box

A+ - ST. LUCIE 2, CHARLOTTE 1 (10 innings): Rylan Sandoval's sacrifice fly scored Cam Maron in the bottom of the 10th for the walk-off win. Starter Hansel Robles allowed one run on three hits and three walks in eight innings. Randy Fontanez (9-7) earned the win with two no-hit relief innings. St. Lucie remains mathematically alive for a postseason berth with four games remaining, but faces near-impossible odds because the two teams ahead of the Mets in the division finish the season playing head-to-head. Box

A - ROME 4, SAVANNAH 1: Starter Julian Hilario (7-7) allowed three runs on nine hits and and three walks in five innings. Box

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/27: Binghamton wins 83rd game

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/27:

AAA - COLORADO SPRINGS 13, LAS VEGAS 12: Mike Baxter had a three-run homer in a five-run eighth as Las Vegas rallied to even the score at 9, but D.J. Mitchell surrendered four runs in the bottom half of the frame. Trailing 13-9, Francisco Pena doubled to open the ninth and scored on Brandon Hicks' single. Brian Bixler and Kirk Nieuwenhuis then walked to load the bases with none out. Ruben Tejada struck out. With Baxter then batting, a wild pitch scored Hicks to pull the 51s within two runs. Baxter then walked to reload the bases. Zach Lutz delivered a sacrifice fly to make it 13-12, but Eric Campbell grounded out to strand the tying and winning runs on base. Starter Carlos Alvarado allowed six runs in six innings. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 3, BOWIE 2: The B-Mets packed their runs into the second inning and held on for a franchise-record 83rd win. Jeff Walters notched his 37th save, displacing Tim Lavigne for the B-Mets' career record. The Baysox opened the scoring in the first inning.

Kyle Hudson had a leadoff single against Logan Verrett, took second on a wild pitch, advanced to third on a single and scored on another wild pitch. Binghamton answered in the second against Bowie starter Tyler Wilson. Cory Vaughn launched his 10th B-Mets homer, ending the team's five-game long-ball drought. Following Travis Taijeron's single and Blake Forsythe's double, Richard Lucas gave Binghamton its first lead since Saturday with a sac fly. Wilfredo Tovar then doubled to plate Forsythe with Binghamton’s third run. Verrett (12-6) completed his outing with four scoreless frames. The right-hander allowed six hits and walked one over five innings, but held the Baysox to 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded six runners. Chasen Bradford worked around a one-out single to put up a zero in the sixth, but ran into trouble an inning later. Garabez Rosa's solo homer cut Binghamton’s lead to one. Two batters later, Josh Horton singled, putting the potential tying run on base. Adam Kolarek entered and induced an inning-ending comebacker. The Maryland native returned for the eighth and used a double play to erase a leadoff single in a scoreless frame. Walters posted a perfect ninth. Verrett took the sole possession of the Eastern League lead with his 12th win. Box

Monday, August 26, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/25: Brooklyn Cyclones slug out 12 runs in romp over Vermont

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/25:

AAA - FRESNO 4,  LAS VEGAS 1: Matt den Dekker drove in the only Vegas run. Prospect Rafael Montero took the loss (5-4). He went 5.2 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, while striking out 5. Box

AA - AKRON 6, BINGHAMTON 2: Akron scored six runs in the first two innings to pick up the win. Blake Forsythe had the lone RBI for Binghamton. Starter Greg Peavey had a rough day, giving up six runs in six innings. Box

FORT MYERS 8, ST. LUCIE 2: Rainy Lara
allowed five runs in five innings in a loss in the opener. In Game 2, St. Lucie scored first, but Fort Myers had a big day at the plate. Jayce Boyd had both of St. Lucie's RBIs. Starter Octavio Acosta gave up three runs over three innings. Box 1, Box 2

A - WEST VIRGINIA 4, SAVANNAH 3: West Virginia rallied with three in the seventh to pull out the win. Cole Frenzel drove in two runs for Savannah. Starter Seth Lugo gave up four runs over seven innings and was tagged with the loss. Box

RK - PULASKI 15, KINGSPORT 0: Pulaski held Kingsport to one hit in the blowout win. Richie Rodriguez singled to break up the no-hit bid with one out in the sixth. Starter Martires Arias lasted just 1 2/3 innings and gave up two runs. Box

SS - BROOKLYN 12, VERMONT 5: Brooklyn jumped on Vermont early in the rout. L.J. Mazzilli and James Roche led Brooklyn with three RBIs each. Brooklyn had 14 hits and six players drove in runs. Box

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/24: Vegas tops Fresno, Binghamton blows out Akron, Gsellman strikesout 13 in Brooklyn win

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/24:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 2, FRESNO 1 : Zach Lutz and Kirk Nieuwenhuis both knocked in a run each. Matt Fox Started the game going 7 innings, giving up 6 hits while striking out 9. Greg Burke pitched the 9th notching his 5th save for the 51's. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 10, AKRON 2: Darin Gorski faced one over the minimum through seven innings and Cory Vaughn and Xorge Carrillo each drove in three runs as the B-Mets matched a franchise record with win No. 82. Gorski surrendered a one-out single to Tyler Holt in the second, then retired 17 straight Aeros. He struck out seven and required 10 or fewer pitches in four different innings. He needed only 70 pitches for seven scoreless frames. Binghamton gave Gorski a three-run lead before he took the mound. Facing rehabbing major leaguer Brett Myers, the B-Mets benefited from shaky Akron fielding. Second baseman Ronny Rodriguez booted the first ball in play, allowing Daniel Muno to reach. Josh Rodriguez and Vaughn then singled, giving the B-Mets a 1-0 lead. Allan Dykstra's single loaded the bases for Travis Taijeron, who produced a run-scoring groundout. Vaughn scored the B-Mets’ third run when shortstop Jose Ramirez threw away Carrillo’s grounder. Reliever Enosil Tejeda replaced Myers after the second misplay and induced Wilfredo Tovar to bounce into an inning-ending double play. The B-Mets tacked on a run in the second against Will Roberts. Following a walk to Muno, Josh Rodriguez tripled.

Binghamton blew the game open with a six-run sixth, highlighted by two-run singles from Vaughn and Carrillo. Gorski walked Holt to open the eighth. After a single and a two-out walk, Ramirez ended Gorski’s night with a two-run single. Hamilton Bennett took over and fanned Ronny Rodriguez to end the inning. Bennett tossed a perfect ninth. Gorksi (5-1) allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in 7 2/3 innings. Myers (1-2) was charged with three runs (one earned). He threw only 16 pitches to six batters in the loss. Gorski has gone seven innings or more in five of his last six starts. Dykstra notched his 100th walk, reaching triple-digits for the second time in his career (also 104, Fort Wayne Tin Caps, 2009). Muno scored three times, upping his league-leading total to 84. Box

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/23: Campbell's walk-off single wins it for Vegas in the 10th, Sanchez's Grand Slam buries Vermont

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/23:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 9, FRESNO 8 (10 innings) :  Eric Campbell drove in Juan Centino in the bottom of the 10th. Campbell was 3 for 5 in the game. Starter Jacob deGrom was charged with six runs in five innings. D.J. Mitchell got the win (6-4) going 2 innings in relief.  Box

AA - AKRON 4, BINGHAMTON 3 (11 innings): The B-Mets erased a three-run deficit, only to fall in the 11th when Giovanny Urshela singled in the game-winning run against Armando Rodriguez (2-3). Binghamton took a chunk out of a 3-0 deficit in the fourth, facing Brett Brach. Batting second in the lineup for the first time this season, Wilfredo Tovar walked, stole second and took third on a groundout. With two outs, Travis Taijeron laced an RBI single and Blake Forsythe bounced an RBI double off the right-field wall, cutting Akron’s lead to one. B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel capped his night with three scoreless innings. The righty worked around a two-out double in the fourth, used a double play to post a scoreless fifth and sidestepped a leadoff single in a scoreless sixth. Brach countered with three shutout innings of his own, but stumbled in the eighth. Binghamton’s game-tying rally started with a one-out walk to Daniel Muno. Muno stole second and Tovar brought him home by bouncing a single up the middle, knotting the game at 3. Jeff Johnson took over for Brach and collected the final two outs of the inning, stranding the potential go-ahead run at third base. B-Mets reliever Chase Huchingson preserved the tie with a perfect eighth. Chasen Bradford worked around leadoff walks in the ninth and 10th innings to add two scoreless frames. Box

A+ - FORT MYERS 9, ST. LUCIE 8 (9 innings)
FORT MYERS 3, ST. LUCIE 2: In Game 1, St, Lucie failed to hold a two-run lead in the seventh inning, then a one-run lead in the eighth. The Mets ultimately lost in the ninth when Kennys Vargas had a leadoff double against Cody Satterwhite and ultimately scored. In the nightcap, Hansel Robles allowed three runs in five innings. St. Lucie pulled with a run on Yucarybert De La Cruz's two-run double in the fifth. But St. Lucie mustered only one other hit in the game. Box 1, Box 2

Friday, August 23, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/22: Whalen throws seven scoreless for Kingsport, Alvarado throws 7 2/3 innings for Vegas in shutout

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/22:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 5, FRESNO 0: Carlos Alvarado tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings and combined with Robert Carson on a six-hit shutout. Zach Lutz drove in three runs as the 51s improved to 74-57. Box

AA - AKRON 7, BINGHAMTON 3: A day after clinching their first division title since 2000, the B-Mets committed four errors and allowed a season-high five unearned runs. The Aeros lashed out 14 hits, including five in a four-run first inning. Jose Ramirez led off with a single against Mark Cohoon. Ramirez took off for second as Tyler Naquin bounced a grounder to second base. Screened, Josh Rodriguez booted the grounder, putting runners on the corners. Cedric Hunter put the Aeros on the board with an RBI single. Cohoon then coaxed a double play from Jesus Aguilar, but could not silence the Aeros. Carlos Moncrief and Tyler Holt singled. Binghamton trapped Holt in a rundown, but Rodriguez fumbled a toss from Allan Dykstra, allowing Moncrief to score. Right fielder Travis Taijeron capped the forgettable inning by misreading a fly ball, handing an RBI double to Ronny Rodriguez.

The B-Mets' tribulations continued in the second. Alex Monsalve reached when Dykstra booted a chopper to first. Monsalve took second on a single, advanced to third on a fielder’s choice and scored when Hunter singled. Akron starter Toru Murata cruised through five innings, facing two over the minimum to preserve a 5-0 lead. Binghamton cracked the scoreboard in the sixth. After Wilfredo Tovar’s leadoff single, Alonzo Harris tripled, his first three-bagger as a B-Met. Cory Vaughn followed Rodriguez’s walk with a run-scoring fielder’s choice, cutting Akron’s lead to three. With one out, Kyle Crockett entered and walked the first batter he faced, allowing the B-Mets to bring the tying run to the plate. But the southpaw ended the threat by fanning Taijeron and inducing Blake Forsythe to ground out. Akron restored the lead to five with two runs on four hits and one error in the sixth against reliever Ryan Fraser. Binghamton plated its final run in the seventh, when Richard Lucas walked and scored. Cohoon (9-4) was tagged for five runs (one earned) on nine hits in five innings in his first loss since June 5. Box

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