Showing posts with label Mets Minor League Roundup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mets Minor League Roundup. Show all posts

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/21: Campbell's walk-off single wins it for Vegas


Mets Minor League Roundup 8/21:


AAA - LAS VEGAS 8, FRESNO 7 (11 innings): Eric Campbell's walk-off single in the 11th plated Lucas Duda as the 51s overcame a seven-run deficit. Daryl Thompson, signed out of the independent Atlantic League, loaded the bases in the top half in his organization debut but escaped and earned the victory. Kirk Nieuwenhuis' solo homer in the eighth evened the score at 7. The 51s had Brandon Hicks on third base with one out in the bottom of the 10th. With Wally Backman out of position players, Fresno walked Francisco Pena and Nieuwenhuis to load the bases for reliever Sean Henn. Backman countered by pinch hitting with starting pitcher Matt Fox. He struck out on a squeeze attempt and Hicks was retired at the plate for a double play, sending the game to the 11th. Starter Chris Schwinden allowed seven runs in four innings. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 5, BOWIE 3: Allan Dykstra and Travis Taijeron each homered had two RBIs in the win as Binghamton clinched its first division title since 2000. Logan Verrett gave up two runs over five innings. Box

A+ - ST. LUCIE 6, PALM BEACH 4
PALM BEACH 7, ST. LUCIE 0:
Robbie Shields had a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh in the resumption of Tuesday's suspended game. Palm Beach shut out St. Lucie on Wednesday. Starter Domingo Tapia gave up six runs in 3 1/3 innings. St. Lucie had four hits. Box 1, Box 2

A - KANNAPOLIS 4, SAVANNAH 3: Kannapolis tied the game in the seventh and won in a walk-off. Albert Cordero and Cole Frenzel each drove in a run. Starter Marco Camarena gave up two runs over six innings. Box

SS - STATEN ISLAND 5, BROOKLYN 3: Staten Island scored three in the sixth to take the lead for good. James Roche went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Dawrin Frias suffered the loss after giving up five runs over five innings. Box

RK - GCL MARLINS 10, GCL METS 3: Injured reliever Frank Francisco gave up one homer and struck out two in one inning. Box

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/20: Matt den Dekker's three run double in ninth helps Vegas in win


den Dekker

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/20:


AAA - LAS VEGAS 6, SALT LAKE 3: Matt den Dekker produced a three-run double in a four-run ninth. Rafael Montero allowed two runs in five innings. Box

AA - BOWIE 4, BINGHAMTON 1: Bowie scored two in the eighth to take the lead for good. Starter Greg Peavey gave up one run over six. Allan Dykstra had the lone RBI for Binghamton. Box

A+ - ST. LUCIE 4, PALM BEACH 2 (suspended): Box

A - SAVANNAH 5, KANNAPOLIS 2: Starter Gabriel Ynoa threw seven innings of two-run ball to pick up the win. Savannah scored five in the seventh. Jeff Reynolds and Brandon Nimmo each had two RBIs. Box

RK - KINGSPORT 1, BURLINGTON 0: Kingsport won a tight one as starter Chris Flexen threw a complete-game shutout, yielding just two hits. Amed Rosario drove in the lone run, in the second inning. Box

SS - BROOKLYN 2, STATEN ISLAND 0: First baseman Matthew Oberste knocked in a pair in the seventh to lead Brooklyn to the win. Starter Dario Alvarez threw five scoreless innings, walking six and was saddled with a no-decision. Box

RK - GCL METS 13, GCL CARDINALS 10: The GCL Mets blew a 10-2 lead but scored three in the 12th to win. The Mets received seven RBIs from third basemen Jhoan Urena and Leon Canelon. Box

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/19: Matt den Dekker has big night for Vegas


Mets Minor League Roundup 8/19:


AAA - LAS VEGAS 14, SALT LAKE 8: Matt den Dekker went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two homers. Zach Lutz had a three-run homer. 51s starter Matt Fox allowed eight runs in four innings. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 3, BOWIE 2 (10 innings): After manning catcher and right field, Blake Forsythe blasted a walk-off homer leading off the bottom of the 10th. The victory reduced Binghamton's magic number to win the Eastern Division to two. Forysthe homered for the third time in his past four games. Wilfredo Tovar departed the game after sliding into second base in the third inning, prompting outfielder Alonzo Harris to play second base for the first time in more than a year. One inning later, Cory Vaughn left the game after being hit in the back of the helmet by a pitch from Devin Jones. The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reported Tovar had X-rays on a wrist, while Vaughn passed a concussion test. After Vaughn’s exit, Forsythe went from behind the plate to right field. By the fifth inning, only two of Binghamton’s eight starting position players were in their original positions. Binghamton opened the scoring in the sixth. Daniel Muno singled against Jones with one out. He advanced to third base one batter later. Josh Rodriguez hit a bouncer to shortstop Niuman Romero, but his throw skipped into the outfield to place runners on the corners. Xorge Carrillo then delivered a sacrifice fly. Bowie responded a half-inning later against Darin Gorski. Josh Horton doubled, moved to third on a bunt and scored on Luis Martinez's sac fly. Gorski’s night ended after seven innings. He allowed one run.

The B-Mets retook the lead on Richard Lucas' two-out solo homer in the bottom of the seventh. Adam Kolarek held the 2-1 lead with a scoreless eighth. Closer Jeff Walters was unable to convert the save chance in the ninth. He eventually walked Buck Britton with the bases loaded to force in the tying run. With the bases still loaded, Walters retired Lew Ford to send the game into extra innings. Chasen Bradford worked around two base hits in the top of the 10th to keep the score tied, setting up Forsythe's shot against Marcel Prado. The blast provided Binghamton (80-48) its second walk-off homer this season. Joe Bonfe also beat the Baysox, on June 16. Forsythe played one game in the outfield for St. Lucie in 2012. Bradford has not allowed an earned run since his Double-A debut (15 games). Box

Monday, August 19, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/18: deGrom took perfect game bid to sixth


Mets Minor League Roundup 8/18:


AAA - LAS VEGAS 6, SALT LAKE 3: Jacob deGrom took a perfect-game bid into the sixth before surrendering a leadoff single to Roberto Lopez. An inning later, deGrom issued a leadoff walk and double and departed with both runners in scoring position. John Church allowed both inherited runners to score as Salt Lake evened the score at 2 and handed deGrom a no-decision. The 51s answered with a four-run eighth that included a sacrifice fly by Lucas Duda, RBI double by Brandon Hicks and a two-run double from Francisco Pena. Robert Carson retired all five batters he faced, three via strikeout, to earn his 11th save. Kai Gronauer earlier contributed an RBI double, in his first game action since July 2. DeGrom now has logged 140 2/3 innings this season, already a jump of 29 1/3 innings from 2012. Box

AA - NEW BRITAIN 5, BINGHAMTON 3: A day after the B-Mets clinched their first postseason appearance since 2004, New Britain scored five fifth-inning runs against Erik Goeddel (four earned). Nate Hanson and Reynaldo Rodriguez produced two-run homers in the frame before Goeddel recorded an out. Goeddel had held New Britain hitless through four innings. Travis Taijeron's second-inning homer had staked the B-Mets to a 1-0 lead. Box

A+ - JUPITER 2, ST. LUCIE 1 (10 innings): Randy Fontanez surrendered four straight one-out singles in the 10th in a walk-off loss. The Mets had evened the score in the seventh when Charley Thurber walked and Matt Reynolds tripled. Starter Michael Fulmer tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings. He departed with a potential shoulder injury after fielding a comebacker from rehabbing Casey Kotchman. Box

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/17: Gavin Cecchini extends his hitting streak to 15 Games for Brooklyn


Cecchini

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/17:


AAA - SALT LAKE 10, LAS VEGAS 8: Carlos Alvarado departed after allowing four runs in two innings. Jack Leathersich surrendered an additional four runs as Salt Lake built an 8-1 lead. Matt den Dekker and Zach Lutz drove in three runs apiece in the loss. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 5, NEW BRITAIN 4: The B-Mets are playoff-bound for the first time since 2004 after packing all of their offense into a five-run sixth. The Rock Cats had taken a second-inning lead against Mark Cohoon. Miguel Sano led off with a homer. After a walk and double, Danny Santana blooped a two-run single to give New Britain a 3-0 cushion. In the fifth, Santana doubled to drive in another run. New Britain starter Matthew Summers held Binghamton hitless through five innings before hitting a wall in the sixth. Binghamton busted out for five runs on four hits and three walks in the frame. Summers walked the first two batters, then allowed an RBI single by Josh Rodriguez. Reliever Ryan O’Rourke entered with runners on the corners and one out. He walked Rhyne Hughes to load the bases. Allan Dykstra then produced a run-scoring infield hit off of the third-base bag to make it 4-2. Cole Johnson inherited the bases loaded, and Cory Vaughn welcomed him with a game-tying two-run single. After a fielder’s choice, Travis Taijeron sneaked a groundball past Sano at third base for a go-ahead double. The big inning put Cohoon in line for his ninth win. The southpaw battled through six innings. He surrendered four runs on seven hits, but picked up his fifth win in as many starts. Reliever Chase Huchingson worked two eventful but scoreless innings, stranding the bases loaded in the eighth. With Jeff Walters unavailable, Chasen Bradford earned his first Double-A save with a 1-2-3 ninth to put Binghamton into the playoffs. Box

A+ - JUPITER 4, ST. LUCIE 2: Alex Panteliodis (6-5) surrendered three first-inning runs. He ultimately allowed four runs in 7 2/3 innings. Box

A - SAVANNAH at AUGUSTA (ppd.)

RK - BRISTOL 10, KINGSPORT 6: The Sox generated seven straight hits off Persio Reyes to start the game. And aided by a two-base throwing error by outfielder Michael Bernal, Bristol took a 5-0 lead before the K-Mets came to bat. Kingsport rallied. Jeffrey Diehl homered to lead off the second. Kingsport pulled within 6-5 in the fourth thanks to DH Jon Leroux's RBI double. Reyes (4-4) rebounded from his difficult beginning and tossed four straight scoreless innings before Bristol scratched across an insurance run in the seventh. Jon Bengard picked up the win in relief for Bristol. He entered with one out in the fouth and fired 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Box

SS - VERMONT 1, BROOKLYN 0: Miller Diaz took a scoreless effort into the sixth inning in a hard-luck loss and Gavin Cecchini was a perfect 4-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 15 games. Diaz tossed six innings and allowed five hits while striking out seven. Vermont cleanup hitter Ryan Huck produced a one-out double in the sixth, beyond the reach of center fielder Patrick Biondi. Huck advanced to third on a flyout. Jaycob Brugman followed with a two-out RBI single. The Cyclones had seven hits -- four from Cecchini. Cecchini’s hitting streak is the longest by a Cyclone since Ike Davis had a 15-game streak in 2008. Lucas Duda had a Cyclones-record 17-game streak in 2007. The Cyclones had an opportunity to score in the eighth, placing two runners aboard with one out. But with runners on first and second with one out, Jared King struck out and James Roche popped out to end the inning. Box

RK - GCL METS 6, GCL NATIONALS 5: Trailing by a run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Jhoan Urena's single scored Luis Guillorme and Jean Rodriguez for the walk-off win. Yoryi Nuez allowed one run, unearned, in 5 1/3 innings in relief of Dan Herrmann to earn the win. Box

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/16: Noah Syndergaard throws five scoreless for Binghamton


Mets Minor League Roundup 8/16:


AAA - LAS VEGAS 6, SALT LAKE 4: Zach Lutz's ninth-inning single against Cory Rasmus plated Eric Campbell with the tiebreaking run. Matt den Dekker then scored on a balk for a two-run cushion. John Church pitched a perfect bottom half for his third save save. Lutz also had produced a solo homer against Tommy Hanson in the second inning. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 1, NEW BRITAIN 0: The B-Mets took one step closer to the postseason as Blake Forsythe delivered a solo homer and Noah Syndergaard tossed five scoreless innings. The B-Mets posted their fourth shutout win in August. Forsythe homered to lead off the third against Cole De Vries. It was his ninth long ball of the season, and his second in two games. Syndergaard dominanted the Rock Cats. He scattered three hits over five innings while earning his sixth B-Mets win. He faced no more than four batters in any inning and matched a career high with 10 strikeouts. In the sixth, Ryan Fraser entered and allowed a single and a walk with one out as New Britain put together its biggest threat of the night. Fraser escaped the jam by forcing Miguel Sano and Reynaldo Rodriguez to fly out. He followed with a scoreless seventh before handing the ball to Chasen Bradford. Bradford retired all three batters he faced, requiring only 10 pitches. Jeff Walters slammed the door with a perfect ninth to earn his 35th save. Box

A+ -  JUPITER 7, ST. LUCIE 0: Hansel Robles allowed four runs in seven innings and the Mets mustered only four hits. Box

A - SAVANNAH at AUGUSTA (ppd.)

RK - KINGSPORT 11, BRISTOL 4: Jeyckol De Leon had four hits with a run scored, three RBIs
and two doubles. Michael Bernal also drove in three runs, capped by a solo homer in the sixth that completed Kingsport's scoring. Eris Peguero had a triple and double. The K-Mets took control in the second inning, plating seven runs on seven hits while sending 13 men to the plate. Seven straight batters reached safely with two outs, a barrage that chased Bristol starter Robinson Leyer after 1 2/3 innings. In his first appearance since a promotion from the Gulf Coast League, Brandon Welch lasted six innings and allowed four runs on six hits. Welch finished strongly, retiring the side in order in his last three innings. Edioglis Villasmil and Tyler Bashlor combined for three innings of scoreless relief. Kingsport (31-23) gained a game on division-leading Greeneville. The K-Mets now trail the Astros affiliate by 1.5 games in the West. The top two games in the Appalachian League make the playoffs. Kingsport is up 2.5 games for second place with 23 games remaining. Box

Friday, August 16, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/15: Rafael Montero Strikes Out Eight for Vegas


Mets Minor League Roundup 8/15:


AAA - LAS VEGAS 3, NEW ORLEANS 2: Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Eric Campbell lead the charge with two hits a piece.  Rafael Montero got the win (5-3), pitching 7 innings, giving up 4 hits and striking out 8. John Church pitched the last  2/3 innings in the 9th to pick up his second save. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 9, READING 3: The B-Mets trimmed their magic number to two to clinch their first playoff appearance since 2004. Binghamton is a franchise-record 30 games over .500. Greg Peavey, Hamilton Bennett and Armando Rodriguez combined to retire 18 of the final 19 Reading batters. The B-Mets scored five runs in the seventh. Reading had jumped on Peavey for two first-inning runs. Zach Collier homered. After consecutive singles put two aboard, Anthony Hewitt then hit a sharp groundball to third. Richard Lucas throw to second sailed high and allowed Maikel Franco to score, giving Reading a 2-0 lead. Lucas made amends by leading off the next half-inning with a double against rehabbing major leaguer Jonathan Pettibone. Wilfredo Tovar followed with a single. Xorge Carrillo put the B-Mets on the board with a run-producing groundout. Alonzo Harris tied the score with an RBI double. Hewitt pushed Reading ahead with an RBI single in the fourth, but the B-Mets responded against Pettibone in the fifth, in his final inning. Carrillo singled, advanced to third when Harris bounced a single off Pettibone’s foot, and came home on Daniel Muno's sacrifice fly. Binghamton (77-47) unloaded against Juan Sosa in the seventh. Carrillo doubled. Following a single by Harris, Allan Dykstra lined a pinch-hit, go-ahead single that plated Carrillo. Muno added a bunt single to third and Darrell Ceciliani kicked the lead to two with a sac fly. Travis Taijeron delivered the final blow against Sosa by lining a two-run single. After Tyler Knigge entered, Tovar capped the inning with an RBI single. Bennett tossed a perfect seventh, then added a quiet eighth after Ceciliani rounded out Binghamton’s scoring with an RBI triple in the top of the inning. Peavey (2-1) departed for a pinch-hitter in Binghamton’s five-run seventh. After allowing Hewitt’s RBI single in the fourth, the righty retired the final nine batters he faced. Box

A+ - FORT MYERS 5, ST. LUCIE 3: Fort Myers produced a four-run fifth against Matthew Bowman and snapped St. Lucie’s five-game winning streak. The Mets had runners at first and second with two outs in the ninth, but Zach Jones struck out Rylan Sandoval to end the game. The Mets pushed across two runs in the first. Kevin Plawecki singled to score Kyle Johnson and Dustin Lawley had a sacrifice fly to plate T.J. Rivera. Charley Thurber’s RBI single scored Robbie Shields in the second to make it 3-0. Shields finished 3-for-3 with two doubles and a walk. Rivera and Jayce Boyd each had two hits. Bowman allowed five runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out four in 4 2/3 innings. Cody Satterwhite pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Angel Cuan tossed three scoreless innings with one walk and three strikeouts. Box

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/14: Lucas Duda wakes up in Vegas going 3 for 3


Mets Minor League Roundup 8/14:


AAA - LAS VEGAS 8, NEW ORLEANS 1 :  Lucas Duda played first base, he was 3 for 3 with 2 RBI's. Eric Campbell went 2 for 4 with  2 doubles, 2 RBI's. Kirk Nieuwenhuis batted leadoff going 2 for 3 with 2 walks, 2 runs scored. Matt Fox (6-4) got the decision, going 7 innings, giving up 4 hits, 2 walks, and 2 strikeouts. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, READING 3: The B-Mets broke a tie score in the eighth and hung on for the victory. One night removed from blowing a one-run lead in the ninth, B-Mets closer Jeff Walters stranded two in the final frame. After Hector Nerris blanked Binghamton for three perfect innings, the B-Mets scratched back against Kyle Simon in the eighth. With the score even at 3, Darrell Ceciliani hit a sharp infield single to first to start the inning. He moved into scoring position with his 29th stolen base of the season and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Following a one-out walk to Wilfredo Tovar, Alonzo Harris stroked a grounder to shortstop. Harris beat out the potential inning-ending double play, allowing Ceciliani to score the go-ahead run. Adam Kolarek worked around a one-out walk in a scoreless eighth before handing off to Walters for the ninth. Anthony Hewitt greeted Walters with an infield single and Troy Hanzawa lined a single to left, putting runners on the corners with one out. The right-hander fanned pinch-hitter Kelly Dugan and induced Albert Cartwright to pop out to catcher Blake Forsythe to end the game. Bradford (2-1) collected the victory, while Walters earned his 34th save. Starter Darin Gorski allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings in the no-decision. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, FORT MYERS 3: Robbie Shields produced a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. The Mets won their fifth straight and remain in first place in the second half in the Florida State League's South Division. The Mets trailed 4-3 entering their final at-bat. Dustin Lawley had a leadoff single against Tyler Jones. Rylan Sandoval then singled with one out. Matt Reynolds drilled a game-tying single. And Shields ripped a single to left-center to score Sandoval and win the game. Lawley, who finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored, had hit a game-tying solo homer in the seventh -- his league-leading 25th long ball. Shields finished 3-for-4 with a run scored. Domingo Tapia allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits while walking three and striking out three in five innings. Randy Fontanez pitched two scoreless innings and fanned three. Carlos Vazquez picked up the win. He allowed one run and one hit in two innings. Box

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/13: Campbell delivers two out double to plate go ahead run in eighth for Vegas, Plawecki's hits 2 Run-HR for St.Lucie


Mets Minor League Roundup 8/13:


AAA - LAS VEGAS 4, NEW ORLEANS 3: Eric Campbell (2-for-2, walk) delivered a two-out double in the eighth to plate Francisco Pena and break a 3-all tie. Right-hander Jacob deGrom pitched six innings for the 51s and allowed three runs on nine hits and a walk. DeGrom also produced his first professional homer -- a solo shot in the sixth inning to break a scoreless tie. Robert Carson earned his 10th save after entering with two outs in the ninth and retiring pinch hitter Nick Green. John Church (2-0) earned the win in relief. Box

AA - READING 7, BINGHAMTON 6: Reading scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth, including the game-winner on a wild pitch by Jeff Walters. It marked the second time this season Binghamton lost on a walk-off wild pitch. The other instance: John Church on April 23 in the 10th inning at Portland. It was Walters’ first blown save since June 6 against Trenton and snapped a streak of 20 straight save conversions. Walters (3-2) suffered his third blown save of the season and first loss since May 24. The B-Mets had overcome an early deficit with a four-run rally with two outs in the seventh. The B-Mets handed a 6-5 lead to Walters in ninth. Pitching for the first time in five days, the righty recorded the first out on one pitch before surrendering a single to Matt Tolbert and a double to Sebastian Valle. Following an intentional walk to load the bases, Anthony Hewitt tied the score with an infield single. Walters spiked the next pitch past catcher Blake Forsythe, allowing Valle to score the game-winning run. Trailing 4-2, Binghamton saved its offensive magic for the seventh. Colby Shreve collected the first two outs, but then allowed two to reach. Cory Vaughn cut the deficit to one and ended Shreve’s night with an RBI single. Southpaw Austin Wright entered to face Allan Dykstra. After taking two out of the zone, Dykstra launched a towering drive over the right-field wall for a go-ahead three-run homer. The long ball was Dykstra’s 19th of the season and first since July 22. Dykstra matched his career high. He also had 19 homers in 2011 with the B-Mets. Box

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/12: Travis d'Arnaud goes 3 for 5 with 3 RBI's in Vegas Losing Effort, Fulmer Pitches six innings for St.Lucie


Mets Minor League Roundup 8/12:


AAA - NEW ORLEANS 12, LAS VEGAS 9: Travis d'Arnaud went 3-for-5 with a double, homer and three RBIs, but New Orleans raced to a 10-2 lead and held on. Matt den Dekker contributed a pinch-hit three-run homer in the sixth that pulled the 51s (65-56) within 10-8. Starter Giancarlo Alvarado was charged with six runs in two innings. Box

A+ - ST. LUCIE 8, PALM BEACH 4: Starter Michael Fulmer limited Palm Beach to one run on two hits and four walks while striking out eight in six innings. T.J. Rivera had a three-run homer and Kyle Johnson also went deep. Rivera finished 3-for-3 with a walk and four RBIs. Johnson finished with two RBIs and scored twice. Bret Mitchell contributed two scoreless relief innings. Box

RK - PRINCETON at KINGSPORT (ppd.)

RK - GCL MARLINS 2, GCL METS 1: Wuilmer Becerra's fourth-inning single scored Dominic Smith with the Mets' lone run. Starter Octavio Acosta allowed two runs in six innings. Ty Williams contributed two no-hit relief innings. Box

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/11: Cory Vaughn drives in four runs for Binghamton, Kyle Johnson hits walk-off HR for St.Lucie, L.J. Mazzilli goes 4 for 5 for Brooklyn


Like father like son

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/11:


LAS VEGAS 4, OKLAHOMA CITY 3: The 51s overcame a 3-0 deficit with two runs apiece in the fourth and fifth innings. Matt den Dekker had a double and RBI single during that two-inning stretch. Lucas Duda manned first base for the first time since his minor league tour began. Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-2 with two walks. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, ERIE 1: Cory Vaughn drove in four runs and Mark Cohoon allowed one run over six innings. In the bottom of the first, Eugenio Suarez doubled against Cohoon.Ramon Cabrera gave Erie a lead with an RBI groundout, but that was Erie's lone run of the game. Binghamton took the lead in the third against Erie starter Ramon Garcia. With Daniel Muno breaking from first base, Vaughn launched a payoff pitch over the left-field wall. Vaughn’s blast, his third since returning from the disabled list on Aug. 5, gave the B-Mets a 2-1 advantage. Travis Taijeron padded Binghamton’s lead by ripping a solo homer in the sixth. Cohoon sailed through four scoreless innings before facing his biggest challenge in the sixth. Cabrera reached with two outs on an infield single, and Cohoon hit Tyler Collins and walked James McCann to load the bases. The southpaw pitched himself out of trouble, inducing Wade Gaynor to bounce back to the mound. The B-Mets then enjoyed a three-run seventh. Wilfredo Tovar scampered to second when Daniel Fields dropped his fly ball in shallow center. Reliever Justin Souza entered and walked Muno before surrendering an RBI double to Josh Rodriguez. Vaughn capped the inning by lacing a two-run single. Chasen Bradford contributed two perfect relief innings. Cohoon (8-3) struck out three while allowing one run on five hits. He has gone 4-0 with a 1.78 ERA in his last four starts. Vaughn is hitting .360 (9-for-25) with three homers and 11 RBIs since returning from the DL. Box

ST. LUCIE 9, PALM BEACH 8 (12 innings): Kyle Johnson hit a walk-off homer leading off the bottom of the 12th against Iden Nazario to end the 4-hour, 25-minute game. The Mets trailed 7-2 in the fifth before scoring four times in the frame to cut the deficit to a run. Gilbert Gomez had a two-out, two-run double in the seventh to tie the score at 8. Gomez finished 3-for-6 with two RBIs. Johnson was 2-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Dustin Lawley had two hits and an RBI. Jayce Boyd had two hits with two RBIs. Kevin Plawecki went 1-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Alex Panteliodis allowed seven runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings. Shawn Teufel picked up the victory with two scoreless relief innings. Box

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/10: Rafael Montero shines for Vegas, d'Arnaud goes 2 for 3 with 2 doubles


Mets Minor League Roundup 8/10:


LAS VEGAS 4, OKLAHOMA CITY 1: Rafael Montero limited Oklahoma City to one run on two hits and two walks while striking out nine in seven innings. The only damage came on a first-inning homer by George Springer. Kirk Nieuwenhuis answered with a solo homer in the bottom half of the frame. Travis d'Arnaud, serving as the DH, went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and two runs scored. Brandon Hicks delivered a two-run single in the sixth to break a 1-all tie. John Church earned his first Triple-A save. Box

ERIE 6, BINGHAMTON 4: Noah Syndergaard tossed five scoreless innings before being pulled to conserve his innings, and the B-Mets squandered a four-run lead. After being held to two hits through six innings, the SeaWolves plated six runs on five hits against reliever Armando Rodriguez. Rhyne Hughes had blasted the B-Mets onto the scoreboard in the second with a homer against Drew VerHagen. VerHagen walked Wilfredo Tovar and Alonzo Harris with two outs later in that inning. Daniel Muno then delivered a two-run single, stretching Binghamton’s lead to three. Binghamton padded its lead against reliever David Kopp in the fifth. Tovar doubled and Josh Rodriguez plated him by squeaking a groundball single past shortstop Brandon Douglas. Syndergaard faced three over the minimum. He surrendered two hits, walked one and struck out five while throwing 41 of 56 pitches for strikes. Rodriguez took over and posted a perfect sixth before letting Binghamton’s four-run lead slip away in the seventh. The righty walked two to start the inning. Wade Gaynor then put the SeaWolves on the board with an RBI double. With two outs, James Robbins tied the score at 4 with a three-run homer. Against Rodriguez in the eighth, Daniel Fields led off with a single and Ramon Cabrera scorched a line drive to center field. Alonzo Harris misread the drive and had it sail over his head, allowing Fields to come home with the go-ahead run. Erie used a suicide squeeze to tack on another run. Rodriguez (1-1) allowed six runs on five hits over three innings in his first blown save. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, PALM BEACH 4 (10 innings): Rylan Sandoval produced a walk-off infield single that scored Kevin Plawecki in the 10th. Sandoval delivered the game-winning hit on his 26th birthday, on a broken-bat slow grounder to second. Kyle Johnson had three hits and a run scored. Plawecki had two hits and an RBI. Dustin Lawley hit a three-run homer in the third. He now has 24 homers and 86 RBIs, both leading the Florida State League. Hansel Robles pitched six innings and allowed four runs and seven hits, with four walks and four strikeouts. Bret Mitchell pitched two scoreless innings and struck out four. T.J. Chism tossed two scoreless innings and struck out one to earn the victory. Box

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/9: Travis d'Arnaud goes 1 for 3 in return to Triple-A Vegas


Mets Minor League Roundup 8/9:

AAA - OKLAHOMA CITY 6 LAS VEGAS 4: Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a walk in his first Triple-A game since breaking his left foot with the 51s on April 17. Brandon Hicks had a two-out solo homer in the ninth, but Kirk Nieuwenhuis struck out to end the game. Box

AA - ERIE 4, BINGHAMTON 2
BINGHAMTON 7, ERIE 6: The B-Mets overcame two blown leads and pounded out seven extra-base hits, including a go-ahead double by Josh Rodriguez in the sixth, to salvage a split with a nightcap victory. Leadoff hitter Daniel Muno homered against Kelvin Perez five pitches into the game. The SeaWolves answered against Logan Verrett in the second as Brandon Douglas blasted a three-run homer. Trailing 3-1, the B-Mets loaded the bases in the fourth. Muno then doubled, plating Travis Taijeron and Wilfredo Tovar to even the score. In the fifth, Rhyne Hughes delivered a go-ahead RBI triple. Reliever Will Clinard took over for Perez and surrendered a two-run homer to Taijeron. The 6-3 advantage did not last. Douglas doubled off Verrett and scored on Jamie Johnson's fifth-inning single. Daniel Fields ended Verrett’s night and tied the score with a two-run homer. With the score tied at 6 in the sixth, Xorge Carrillo singled and took second when Darrell Ceciliani walked. Carrillo scored the go-ahead run when Rodriguez doubled. After B-Mets reliever Chasen Bradford surrendered a double in the seventh, Chase Huchingson entered and plunked Jamie Johnson with the first pitch, putting the potential game-winning run on base. But Huchingson induced Eugenio Suarez and Fields to ground out to secure his first career save. In Game 1, the completion of a suspended game from April 10, the B-Mets mustered one hit after play resumed. The B-Mets began the resumed game with a 1-0 lead. Greg Peavey (1-1) tossed three scoreless innings, but then surrendered the decisive two runs in the eighth. Box 1, Box 2

A+ - ST. LUCIE at BRADENTON (ppd.)

A - HICKORY 4, SAVANNAH 1: . The Gnats left 14 men on base and went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position. The Crawdads scored the game’s opening run in the fourth. Jorge Alfaro doubled and scored on Nomar Mazara’s single. Savannah starter Steven Matz dealt with runners in each of his five frames, but allowed only one run thanks to nine strikeouts. Hickory added three runs in the sixth against reliever Tyler Vanderheiden. The first four hitters reached base, on three singles and a hit-by-pitch. The Gnats (24-20/67-46) scored their lone run in the eighth. Eudy Pina, who reached base four times, was plunked to start the frame. He eventually scored on Brian Harrison’s single. Brandon Nimmo was 2-for-5, accounting for a third of the Gnats’ six hits. Box

RK - KINGSPORT 6, GREENEVILLE 2: Pedro Perez drove in three runs, including a two-run double in a four-run eighth. Starter Robert Whalen allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision. Alberto Baldonado (2-0) earned the win in relief with 3 1/3 scoreless innings. Box

SS - STATE COLLEGE 4, BROOKLYN 1: Cyclones starter Miller Diaz surrendered a pair of second-inning runs. Mason Katz and Brett Wiley walked. With Alexander DeLeon batting, Diaz then threw a wild pitch. De Leon followed with a sacrifice fly. Wiley advanced to third on the second wild pitch of the inning. After striking out Jimmy Bosco for the second out, Steven Ramos then singled, scoring Wiley and extending the lead to 2-0. State College added to the lead in the fourth with two runs. Brooklyn scored its lone run in seventh. L.J. Mazzilli started the inning by doubling and moved to third on a single by Alex Sanchez. After James Roche struck out for the first out, Matthew Oberste produced a sac fly. Box

RK - GCL NATIONALS 6, GCL METS 2: Dan Hermann (0-4) allowed four earned runs in 1 2/3 innings in relief of Brandon Welch as the Gnats broke a 2-all tie. Box
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