Minors 5.22.14: Diaz, Gnats toss shutout

May, 23, 2014
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FRESNO 6, LAS VEGAS 3: Jeff Walters and Ryan Reid combined to allow four seventh-inning runs as Fresno overcame a 3-2 deficit. Starter Dana Eveland allowed two runs in six innings. Box

PORTLAND 6, BINGHAMTON 5: Mookie Betts produced a walk-off, two-run triple in the ninth to send Binghamton to its fifth straight defeat. With the B-Mets clinging to a 5-4 lead,

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Cody Satterwhite walked Peter Hissey on four pitches. Shannon Wilkerson then had a bunt single. Satterwhite got ahead of Betts, 0-2, before the Eastern League's batting-average leader delivered the game-winning hit. B-Mets starter Rainy Lara allowed three runs on two hits and four walks in three innings. It marked his shortest outing as a starter since he pitched in the Dominican Summer League in 2010. Jack Leathersich took over in the fourth and fanned four Sea Dogs in two scoreless innings. Portland starter Mickey Pena silenced the B-Mets through five innings, allowing one single and one walk. Following a one-out double by Matt Reynolds in the first, Pena retired 15 of the next 16 batters. Kevin Plawecki ended Pena’s roll in the sixth. Following Kyle Johnson’s one-out single, Plawecki blasted a first-pitch fastball over the “Maine Monster." His blast cut Portland’s lead to 3-2. Binghamton took the lead in the seventh. Pena walked Travis Taijeron to load the bases. Miguel Celestino entered and Wilfredo Tovar greeted the righty with a two-run single for a 4-3 lead. Portland answered in the bottom half with a run against John Church. The B-Mets retook the lead against Celestino in the eighth. Jayce Boyd doubled and Dustin Lawley followed by singling into right. Rylan Sandoval, pinch-running for Boyd, scored. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, CLEARWATER 4: Alex Panteliodis earned the victory in his season debut. The former Florida Gator limited the Threshers to two runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out five and did not walk a batter while throwing 87 pitches. With the score tied at 2 in the sixth, Cam Maron, Jairo Perez and Cole Frenzel hit consecutive RBI singles. T.J. Rivera doubled home Dilson Herrera in the seventh to make it 6-2. The Threshers scored two runs against Chase Huchingson in the eighth, but Huchingson struck out Brian Pointer as the tying run to end the threat. Huchingson, returning from a 50-game suspension, was making his first appearance this season. Beck Wheeler worked a perfect ninth with two strikeouts to earn his sixth save. The Threshers are an MiLB-worst 9-35. Brandon Nimmo produced a solo homer in the third. Rivera went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. He leads the Florida State League with 40 RBIs. Box

SAVANNAH 4, LEXINGTON 0: Miller Diaz tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings and combined

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with Akeel Morris and Tyler Vanderheiden on a five-hit shutout. Diaz (5-0) allowed five hits and three walks while striking out eight. Morris upped his scoreless streak to 24 1/3 innings. Vanderheiden lowered his ERA to 0.79. Lexington starter Matt Tenuta surrendered six hits and three earned runs, including Victor Cruzado's sacrifice fly in the second inning that gave the Gnats a 1-0 lead. Tenuta ran into trouble again in the sixth when Jeff McNeil singled home Patrick Biondi. McNeil then scored on Dominic Smith's double to extend the lead to 3-0. L.J. Mazzilli’s eighth-inning homer, his fourth long ball of the season and second in three games, capped the scoring. Mazzilli went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. McNeil (2-for-4) extended his hitting streak to added to 14 games. He upped his average to .347. Box

Compiled with team reports
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.295 7 39 60
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 18
RBIL. Duda 57
RD. Murphy 60
OPSL. Duda .856
WB. Colon 10
ERAJ. Niese 3.23
SOZ. Wheeler 121