Minors 6.16.14: Noah has bumpy return

June, 17, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY 5, LAS VEGAS 1: Noah Syndergaard, returning from a disabled list stint for a sprained left shoulder, allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk in a four-inning, 73-pitch effort. Manager Wally Backman was ejected and proceeded to rip his lineup card to shreds in front of the umpire. Las Vegas' lone run came on Josh Satin's two-run RBI single in the ninth. Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-4 as his Pacific Coast League average slipped to .394. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, CHARLOTTE 2: St. Lucie picked up where it left off before the Florida State League All-Star break -- with a win. The Mets' fourth straight victory kept them a half-game behind victorious Fort Myers for first place in the South Division. The Mets (39-29) have two games remaining in the first half, both against Charlotte. Steven Matz struck out six Crabs in six innings in Monday's victory. He gave up six hits and two earned runs. Matz threw a season-high 103 pitches and earned his fourth win. Paul Sewald contributed 1 2/3 scoreless innings with four strikeouts for his fourth hold. Randy Fontanez retired all four batters he faced to pick up his 10th save. The Mets scored three runs in the second. Cam Maron delivered a two-out RBI single against Leonel Santiago. After Maikis De La Cruz singled, Eudy Pina's two-run double made it 3-0. The Crabs scored both of their runs in the fourth. After loading the bases, Kes Carter singled to plate Leonardo Reginatto. Jonathan Quinonez followed with an RBI groundout to cut the Mets' lead to 3-2. Aderlin Rodriguez got a run back in the bottom half. He drew a leadoff walk and moved to second on a bloop hit by De La Cruz. Quinonez bobbled the ball in shallow right and Rodriguez took off to third. Quinonez’s bad throw skipped away from third and Rodriguez came home. De La Cruz drove in Brandon Nimmo with a single in the sixth to make it 5-2. Nimmo capped off the scoring when he doubled against Casey Weathers in the seventh to plate T.J. Rivera. Nimmo went 2-for-3 with a triple, double, walk, RBI and two runs scored. Box

STATEN ISLAND 7, BROOKLYN 2: Staten Island broke a 2-all tie with four unearned runs against Gaither Bumgardner over the seventh and eighth innings. Right-fielder Michael Bernal had two errors and first baseman Jeff Diehl also committed an error during that late meltdown. Box

Compiled with team reports
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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