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Minors 7.3.13: Ike goes deep, again

7/4/2013

LAS VEGAS 2, FRESNO 0: First baseman Ike Davis and left fielder Jamie Hoffmann both hit solo homers in the second inning, accounting for the only two runs of the game. For Davis, it was his seventh since being demoted to Triple-A, and second in two nights. He was 3-for-4 overall, and is now hitting .268 in 20 games with the 51s. For Hoffman, it was his third home run of the season. Giancarlo Alvarado started and pitched six shutout innings, scattering six hits. Jack Leathersich pitched two scoreless inning of relief, with four strikeouts. Box

ALTOONA 6, BINGHAMTON 3: Cory Mazzoni dropped to 4-3, after giving up six runs (five earned) on nine hits in six innings. The Mets had just four hits, but one of them was a home run by first baseman Allan Dykstra, his 13th of the season. Box

ST. LUCIE 1, JUPITER 0: This game was scoreless until the top of the ninth, when the Mets finally pushed the game's only run across the board. Shortstop Matt Reynolds hit a one-out single, and eventually scored on a throwing error by the Jupiter shortstop. Domingo Tapia started and went 6 2/3 innings, giving up no runs and just two hits. Hamilton Bennett added 1 1/3 innings of scoreless, hitless relief, and Tim Byrdak -- making his fifth rehab appearance, and fourth with St. Lucie -- pitched a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth with two strikeouts to earn a save. Box

SAVANNAH 3, HICKORY 1: Shortstop Phillip Evans had two of the Sand Gnats' six hits. Two of Savannah's three runs were unearned, as Hickory made three errors in the game. Marcos Camarena improved to 3-0, pitching five innings, giving up one run on four hits. Center fielder Brandon Nimmo earned a golden sombrero -- 0-for-4 with four strikeouts. Box

KINGSPORT vs. GREENEVILLE (ppd.)

BROOKLYN 2, STATEN ISLAND 1 (10): The Cyclones won it in the bottom of the 10th, on a sacrifice fly by first baseman Matt Oberste. Carlos Valez started and pitched six shutout innings, allowing just three hits. Akeel Morris gave up the Yankees' lone run in the seventh, but still got the win, pitching four innings, and giving up just one hit. Shortstop Juan Gamboa had two of Brooklyn's five hits. Left fielder Jared King had the Cyclones' other RBI, also on a sac fly. Box

GCL MARLINS 6, GCL METS 2: Jose Celas took the loss, giving up three runs on four hits in four innings of work. Shortstop Jean Rodriguez and right fielder Wuilmer Becerra had three hits apiece. Box

Compiled from team reports