New York Mets: Aaron Kurcz

Minors 9.5.14: Syndergaard bounced in 5th

September, 6, 2014
Sep 6
RENO 7, LAS VEGAS 5: Noah Syndergaard was knocked out after the first four batters of the fifth reached base in Game 3 of the Pacific Coast League opening-round series. He was charged with six runs on six hits, three walks and a wild pitch in four-plus innings and threw 84 pitches. The big blow against Las Vegas came on a three-run homer by ex-Met Mike Jacobs against Miguel Socolovich in the fifth that staked Reno to a 7-5 lead. Two runners inherited from Syndergaard scored on the play. Vegas trails the best-of-five series, 2-1. Logan Verrett starts Game 4 on Saturday. Box

PORTLAND 6, BINGHAMTON 3: The B-Mets are a game away from elimination after

dropping Game 3 of the best-of-five series. Portland broke a 3-all tie with a three-run bottom of the seventh against Paul Sewald that included two unearned runs. Sean Coyle contributed a go-ahead single that plated Rusney Castillo from second base. Chase Huchingson took over for Sewald and collected a strikeout before Carson Blair brought home a run with an infield single. Shortstop Wilfredo Tovar compounded the issue and allowed another run to score by forcing an errant throw to first.

B-Mets starter Steven Matz allowed three runs in five innings as the Sea Dogs built a 3-0 lead. Portland starter Eduardo Rodriguez held the B-Mets hitless for 5 1/3 innings In the sixth, Xorge Carrillo finally put the B-Mets in the hit column with a one-out double. Two batters later, Brandon Nimmo plated Carrillo with a double and took third on outfielder Shannon Wilkerson's error. Nimmo scampered home four pitches later on a wild pitch to cut the deficit to one run. Binghamton caught a break to even the score in the top of the seventh. Following a two-out walk to Darrell Ceciliani, Travis Taijeron threaded a double inside the third-base bag. Keury De La Cruz overran the baseball in the left-field corner, allowing Ceciliani to score from first base.

Binghamton mustered one last threat against Aaron Kurcz in the ninth. Brian Burgamy walked with one and Jayce Boyd blooped a single inside the right-field line. With the tying run at the plate, Ceciliani and Taijeron flied out, ending Binghamton’s hopes.

The B-Mets look to stave off elimination in Game 4 on Saturday at noon. Rainy Lara opposes right-hander Mike Augliera. Box

ASHEVILLE 2, SAVANNAH 1 (suspended): Game 2 of the South Atlantic League opening-round series was suspended due to unplayable field conditions with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, and with the Gnats trailing 2-1 and the tying run on second base. The Gnats are five outs from elimination. The game will resume Saturday at 4 p.m. in Savannah. If the Gnats rally to defeat Asheville, a winner-take-all Game 3 will follow at 6 p.m. On Friday, Gnats starter John Gant allowed one run and struck out 10 in 6 2/3 innings. The Tourists broke a 1-all tie in the top of the eighth when Akeel Morris' wild pitch allowed a runner inherited at third base from Dawrin Frias to score. Box

Compiled with team reports

Around the minors 4.13.12

April, 13, 2012
SCRANTON/WILKES BARRE 7, BUFFALO 5: Yankees center fielder Dewayne Wise took a home run away from Valentino Pascucci and ignited his Scranton/Wilkes-Barre teammates to rally for a rubber-game victory over the Bisons on Friday afternoon. The defeat was the Bisons' fourth in five days. The Herd had a 2-0 lead in each of those contests. Vinny Rottino got Buffalo on the board when he doubled home a pair in the bottom of the first. Lucas May homered with one out in the second inning to make it 3-0. Josh Satin then singled with one out in the third inning to start another rally. But that's when the game changed for the Yankees. Bidding for his International League-leading fifth homer, Pascucci launched a moonshot into the gap in left-center. Wise raced to his right, timed his jump perfectly and reached over the wall to bring back the would-be long ball. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre then scored a run in the fourth and four more in the fifth -- aided by a two-run, go-ahead single by Wise. Jeremy Hefner (1-1) suffered the loss. He allowed five runs (two earned) in 4 1/3 innings. Zach Lutz extended his hitting streak to eight games with a ninth-inning double. May's homer was his first as a Bison. Buffalo's 11 home runs on the season are second most in the International League. Bobby Scales walked two more times and has now walked five times in three games on this homestand. Box

PORTLAND 4, BINGHAMTON 3: Zack Wheeler struck out nine Sea Dogs and stood to be the winner until Juan Carlos Linares launched a two-run homer in the eighth inning for a comeback win. The B-Mets had jumped to an early lead against Portland starter Chris Hernandez. After Matt den Dekker doubled and Allan Dykstra reached on a fielding error, Eric Campbell conquered the “Maine Monster” with a three-run homer. The B-Mets first baseman launched a 1-2 pitch over the 37-foot left-field fence for his first homer this season. Wheeler struck out the side in order in the first and fanned Dan Butler in the second to make it four in a row. He breezed through four innings before pitching himself into trouble in the fifth. Following a leadoff single by Oscar Tejeda, Wheeler hit two batters in a row to load the bases. Yet Wheeler escaped unharmed by fanning Ryan Dent and Bryce Brentz and inducing a comebacker from Derrik Gibson. Portland finally broke through with its first of four unanswered runs in the sixth. Following consecutive hits against Wheeler, Tejeda plated the Sea Dogs’ first run with a sac fly. Binghamton searched for insurance in the seventh by loading the bases on three straight singles to chase Eammon Portice from the game. Caleb Clay entered with no outs and changed the momentum. The righty forced Juan Lagares to pop out and induced Dykstra to bounce into an inning-ending double play. Wheeler’s night was done after six frames. He allowed one run on five hits and struck out nine. He did not issue any walks. Erik Turgeon took over in the seventh and allowed a solo homer to Brentz that cut Binghamton’s lead to one. The lead disappeared on one swing in the eighth against Turgeon. With a man aboard, Linares ripped a 1-0 pitch over the “Maine Monster” to give Portland a 4-3 lead. Aaron Kurcz made the lead stick with a scoreless ninth. Turgeon suffered his first loss. The B-Mets (3-4) continue their four-game series against the Sea Dogs on Saturday afternoon as left-hander Darin Gorski opposes Portland right-hander Billy Buckner. Box

ST. LUCIE 2, PALM BEACH 0: Starter Chase Huchingson combined with Adam Kolarek and Adrian Rosario on a seven-hit shutout. Danny Muno's two-out double in the third scored Joe Bonfe, who also had doubled, with the lone run St. Lucie needed. Box

SAVANNAH 10, AUGUSTA 0: Brandon Brown had two triples and four RBIs. Travis Taijeron and Albert Cordero had three hits apiece. Alex Panteliodis tossed five scoreless innings and combined with Jack Leathersich, T.J. Chism and Jared West on the four-hit shutout. Box

Compiled from team reports



Bartolo Colon
13 4.14 136 182
BAD. Murphy .296
HRL. Duda 27
RBIL. Duda 81
RD. Murphy 74
OPSL. Duda .817
ERAJ. Niese 3.55
SOZ. Wheeler 173