Showing posts with label Savannah Sand Gnats. 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

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

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

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Swept Again, Retaliation, Bay, Wright's Agents, Murphy, Harvey, Lutz, Duda, Savannah

Mets News and Notes:

The Mets were swept in a six-game homestand for the second time in the second half and are now 4-21 at Citi Field since the All-Star break.

They have a day off before opening a weekend series in Milwaukee. Jon Niese (10-9, 3.47 ERA) opposes right-hander Mike Fiers (9-7, 3.05) in Friday's opener, followed by Jenrry Mejia's first major league start in two years on Saturday opposite right-hander Shaun Marcum (5-4, 3.71). Chris Young (4-7, 4.39) opposes right-hander Wily Peralta (1-0, 3.46) in Sunday's finale.

Terry Collins said he met, along with David Wright, with Ryan Braun at the All-Star Game to try to ensure there would be no retaliation for D.J. Carrasco plunking Braun during a May series at Citi Field. Collins had pulled Wright from that game to ensure Milwaukee could not get a reprisal against him before leaving Queens.

Collins believes Jason Bay's struggles may be related to slowed reaction times caused by a pair of serious concussions suffered during the past three seasons.

David Wright told the Daily News he supported his agents, whom he has employed since he was a teenager, despite a reported MLB/MLBPA investigation into whether they were involved in helping procure performance-enhancing drugs for players.

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