New York Mets: Adam Abraham

Around the minors 6.21.12

June, 22, 2012
NORFOLK 5, BUFFALO 3: The Tides used a five-run third against Jeurys Familia to send the Bisons to their seventh loss in eight games. Familia lasted 2 2/3 innings and surrendered six hits and three walks while hitting a batter, committing a balk and tossing a wild pitch. The Tides got things started when Familia walked Carlos Rojas. L.J. Hoes followed with a single to place runners on first and second with none out. Following a flyout by Nate McLouth, Lew Ford drilled a line-drive hit to score Rojas and cut the Bisons' lead to 2-1. Miguel Tejada then singled to tie the score. With runners on first and third, Bill Hall singled and Jamie Hoffmann doubled. The fifth run scored when Familia balked by making a move to third without a glove on. Buffalo loaded the bases with one out in the seventh, but came away with only a run, on Ruben Tejada's groundout. Ronny Cedeño stranded two with a strikeout. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, AKRON 2: Eric Campbell had a pair of RBI doubles and three newcomers contributed. Trailing 2-1 in the sixth, Campbell tied the score with his first double. Catcher Francisco Pena ripped a solo homer, third baseman Wilmer Flores provided the go-ahead single in the sixth and shortstop Wilfredo Tovar made two terrific defensive plays as the trio made their Double-A debuts. The Aeros had grabbed the lead in the first against starter Gonzalez Germen as Juan Diaz doubled and Chun Chen delivered an RBI single. Binghamton responded in the third. In his first Double-A at-bat, Pena led off the inning by crushing a 1-1 offering from Giovanni Soto over the left-field wall. Akron took the lead back in the fourth. Adam Abraham doubled, then scampered to third on a wild pitch. He scored on a passed ball by Pena, giving the Aeros a 2-1 advantage. Germen ultimately allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits and struck out five in six innings. Ryan Fraser entered in relief and fanned three over two scoreless innings. The B-Mets cashed in on another leadoff walk in the eighth. Reliever Bryce Stowell put Reese Havens aboard and paid for it when Campbell scorched an RBI double. Leading 4-2, Robert Carson walked leadoff hitter Ryan Rohlinger in the ninth. The lefty battled back to retire the next three Aeros to secure his fifth save. Germen (4-4) earned his third straight win. Box

FORT MYERS 9, ST. LUCIE 5: Yohan Almonte suffered his second loss of the season, allowing seven runs and seven hits in 2 1/3 innings, as St. Lucie opened the second half with a defeat. Almonte allowed five runs in the first inning. He allowed the first eight batters to reach. He was chased during a three-run third. The Mets scored three runs in the second to cut the deficit to 5-3. Robbie Shields doubled to score Blake Forsythe and Richard Lucas. Alonzo Harris Jr. added an RBI double. Trailing 9-3 entering the fifth, Cory Vaughn hit a two-run blast for his 13th homer. Allan Dykstra -- who had last played with Binghamton on April 14, when he suffered a fractured left forearm reaching into a runner for a throw -- went 3-for-4 with a run scored in his first game with St. Lucie after being reinstated from the Double-A DL and transferred. T.J. Rivera had a ninth-inning single and finished 1-for-5 in his first game after being promoted from low-A Savannah. Fellow ex-Gnat Travis Taijeron went 0-for-4 and struck out twice in his St. Lucie debut. Shields had two hits, a run scored and two RBIs. Kyle Allen tossed 2 2/3 innings and gave up two runs on five hits and one walk. John Church pitched two scoreless innings. Hamilton Bennett also notched a scoreless inning. Jeff Walters pitched in his first game with St. Lucie after being promoted from Savannah. He retired the side in order in the ninth. Box

AUGUSTA 9, SAVANNAH 8: The GreenJackets took the lead with four runs (one earned) in the fourth against Savannah starter Logan Verrett. Verrett had retired the first seven batters he faced and struck out six in the first three innings. Augusta added a run against reliever Randy Fontanez in the sixth for a 5-0 advantage. Augusta starter Clayton Blackburn had been perfect through four innings. But Savannah used doubles from Gilbert Gomez, Cam Maron, Aderlin Rodriguez and Charley Thurber in the fifth to pull within 5-4. Maron, who was 1-for-5, extended his hitting streak to 14 games, the longest by a Gnat in 2012. Augusta scored four runs in the eighth against relievers Jeremy Gould, who was making Savannah debut, and Jared West. Savannah rallied again in the ninth. The first four batters all singled to produce two runs and two runners on base while slicing the GreenJackets’ lead to 9-6 and bringing the tying run to the plate. After two outs, Rodriguez ripped a two-RBI single to move Savannah within a run. However, pinch runner Gregory Pron was stranded at first when Brian Harrison flied out. In the seventh -- with two outs, the Gnats down 5-4 and the potential tying run at third -- the game had some controversy. Maron thought he was hit by a pitch, but plate umpire Shawn Ryan ruled the pitch missed. Gnats manager Luis Rojas was ejected. The Gnats committed two errors in each of the GreenJackets’ four-run innings. Box

PRINCETON 15, KINGSPORT 2: Persio Reyes and Edioglis Villasmil surrendered a combined 11 runs. Box

STATEN ISLAND 8, BROOKLYN 1: Hansel Robles pitched five innings and surrendered one run, but the bullpen combined to give up seven runs on six hits and five walks. In the seventh, the Yankees sent 11 men to the plate and scored six runs. Rich Ruff came out for his second inning of work that frame and walked the first two batters. Manager Rich Donnelly inserted Beck Wheeler. He surrendered two singles, then two doubles before recording the inning's first out. After giving up another double and a walk, the Yankees led 7-0. The Cyclones' lone run came on a seventh-inning homer by Phillip Evans. Reliever Tyler Vanderheiden tossed a scoreless ninth. Box

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Around the minors 6.4.12

June, 4, 2012
BUFFALO 2, TOLEDO 1 (10 innings): In the top of the 10th, Dustin Martin led off with a line-drive double. Corey Wimberly then attempted a sacrifice bunt, and Hens closer David Downs airmailed the throw to first, scoring Martin. The Bisons owed it to Pedro Beato for keeping them in the game. After Justin Hampson surrendered a solo homer to Brad Eldred to tie the score at 1, Beato -- still on a major league rehab assignment -- tossed three scoreless innings. Beato (2-0) earned the win. Starter Jenrry Mejia, whom manager Wally Backman planned to keep on a pitch limit, tossed five scoreless innings, allowing two hits and no walks while striking out three. Mejia didn't give up a hit through his first three innings. He ultimately threw 72 pitches (43 strikes). Fred Lewis stole three bases. Box

BINGHAMTON 2, AKRON 2 (suspended)
The B-Mets and Akron Aeros reached the top of the sixth inning tied at 2 before enduring their second suspension in two days. The teams were attempting to complete a game that was suspended in the fourth inning on Sunday. The game will be finished in Akron on June 19. The regularly scheduled game for Monday will also be made up during the series in Akron. Inheriting a 3-1 count from Sunday’s starter Greg Peavey, reliever Armando Rodriguez struck out Nick Weglarz to end the top of the fourth inning. After reliever Toru Murata bottom half, the Aeros tied the score in the fifth. Matt Lawson doubled against Rodriguez to start the frame. With one out, he stole third and came home when catcher Kai Gronauer’s throw skipped past Jefry Marte and rolled into left field. The run proved pivotal when play was halted in the sixth. With one out and Adam Abraham owning a 1-2 count, heavy rain forced the stoppage of play. After a 59-minute delay, the field was inspected and deemed unplayable. In total, the game has spanned two days and seen four delays, totaling 2:32. Box

TAMPA 2, ST. LUCIE 1 (10 innings): St. Lucie's four-game winning streak ended despite a late rally. Blake Forsythe hit a two-out, game-tying single to right-center to score Alonzo Harris in the ninth. Forsythe was caught between first and second as he attempted to advance, and Wilmer Flores was thrown out at home trying to score from third base to end the inning. Kelvin Castro delivered a two-out RBI double in the 10th inning against Mets reliever Adam Kolarek. The Mets (44-13) had a runner at second with two outs in the 10th, but pinch hitter Juan Torres flied out. Yankees left-hander Matt Tracy had tossed 5 1/3 no-hit innings before ZeErika McQueen drilled a single to center with one out in the six. Tracy allowed three hits over seven innings. Chase Huchingson allowed one run on six hits with three walks and four strikeouts over five innings. Jack Leathersich allowed two hits over 2 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out six. Taylor Whitenton was charged with the loss, allowing a walk with two strikeouts over 1 1/3 innings. The Mets host Clearwater on Tuesday. 2011 fourth-round pick Tyler Pill is scheduled to make his Florida State League debut. Box

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Around the minors 5.2.12

May, 2, 2012
BUFFALO 5, SYRACUSE 2: A 23-minute rain delay may have shortened Matt Harvey's second home start, but it didn't come early enough to slow down the Herd attack. The delay came in the bottom of the fourth inning, after the Bisons rallied from an early 2-0 deficit. The Buffalo lineup jumped on first-pitch deliveries from Chiefs starter Erik Arnesen. Rob Johnson led off the third inning with a single and Omar Quintanilla followed with a first-pitch triple to get the Herd on the board. Harvey followed with a 390-foot sacrifice fly to tie the score at 2. It was his fourth RBI this season. Buffalo then struck for three runs in the fourth. Dustin Martin gave the Bisons the lead with an RBI single. Johnson then hit a first-pitch triple for a 4-2 lead. Once the rain delay knocked Harvey from the game, pinch hitter Josh Satin hit the first pitch he saw for an RBI groundout. Harvey struck out three batters over his four innings. While the Bisons had the lead before the rain delay, the righty did not pitch long enough to qualify for his third consecutive win. New Mets minor league policy mandates any starter being removed if he has logged two innings and there is a rain delay. Justin Hampson earned the victory with three scoreless innings. Fernando Cabrera worked the ninth inning for his fifth save. Johnson was activated from the disabled list before the game. He missed five games with a left knee strain. Catcher Jean Luc Blaquiere was transferred from the roster. Vinny Rottino extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a second-inning triple. Box

AKRON 3, BINGHAMTON 1: Akron starter Giovanni Soto struck out nine over seven innings to extend the B-Mets' losing streak to a season-high three games. The Aeros took advantage of an early B-Mets defensive miscue. Davis Stoneburner led off the bottom of the first by shooting a groundball to Rylan Sandoval. Sandoval, in his first game of the season at shortstop, bounced his throw to first base, past Oswaldo Navarro, advancing Stoneburner to second. He moved to third on a wild pitch by B-Mets starter Mark Cohoon and scored on Ryan Rohlinger’s groundout. Akron added to its lead in the fourth. Adam Abraham doubled and scored one batter later on Thomas Neal's double. Kyle Bellows drove Neal home by singling. Given a three-run lead, Soto cruised to his third victory. Cohoon’s night ended after five innings. He allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and struck out three. He was replaced by Armando Rodriguez, who supplied three perfect innings. Binghamton got on the board in the sixth. Navarro followed Matt den Dekker’s leadoff walk with a single. Reese Havens collected his third RBI of the season with another single. Soto escaped further damage by striking out Jefry Marte and turning a line drive back to the mound into a double play by doubling off Havens. Nursing a 3-1 lead, Kyle Landis entered from the pen and worked around a walk and a single to post a scoreless eighth. Eric Campbell led off the ninth with a double, but the rally fell short as Landis retired three straight. The win was Akron’s eighth straight. Cohoon (2-3) had his two-game winning streak snapped. The B-Mets (12-13) wrap up their weeklong trip Thursday. Right-hander Collin McHugh opposes right-hander Mason Radeke. Box

ST. LUCIE 3, JUPITER 2: Right-hander Erik Goeddel pitched five scoreless innings and Cesar Puello went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Mets won their sixth straight game. Goeddel allowed one hit and worked around five walks while striking out five. The Mets (22-4) pushed across a pair of runs in the third inning to take the lead. Wilfredo Tovar hit a leadoff double and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Robbie Shields delivered a go-ahead single to plate Tovar. Puello hit a two-out infield single to score Shields and make it 2-0. The Mets extended the lead to 3-0 in the sixth. Danny Muno drilled a two-out single to plate Rafael Fernandez. The Mets had all nine starters record at least one hit. Cory Vaughn finished 2-for-2 with a walk. Taylor Whitenton pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief and allowed one run on two hits with two walks and a strikeout. Adam Kolarek tossed 1 1/3 innings and gave up one hit with a walk and struck out one. Adrian Rosario pitched the ninth inning for his sixth save. Rosario allowed a leadoff home run to Marcell Ozuna, but battled back to secure the victory. The Mets will look to complete a three-game sweep Thursday with Angel Cuan taking the mound. Box

SAVANNAH 7, DELMARVA 1: Savannah (15-11) opened the scoring in the second. With one out, Brian Harrison doubled. After DH Charley Thurber was hit by a pitch, Albert Cordero singled to score Harrison. The Gnats added to their lead in the fourth on Travis Taijeron’s seventh homer. In the sixth, Aderlin Rodriguez doubled and scored on Cordero’s sacrifice fly to put Savannah ahead, 3-0. Savannah starter Alex Panteliodis shut out Delmarva on two hits and two walks through six innings to earn his third win and lower his ERA to 0.68 (2 ER/26.1 IP). Delmarva (13-12) scored its lone run in the seventh against reliever Carlos Vazquez, on Mychal Givens' RBI groundout. The Gnats added four runs in the seventh, during an inning in which the Shorebirds walked four and committed an error. Cordero drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. He finished 1-for-1 with a walk, two sacrifice flies and three RBIs. T.J. Rivera singled to begin the frame to extend his hitting streak to eight games. The Gnats send right-hander Domingo Tapia (3-1, 0.68) to the mound Thursday against right-hander Parker Bridwell (2-0, 4.05). Box

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Around the minors 4.7.12

April, 7, 2012
BUFFALO 4, ROCHESTER 2: Vinny Rottino celebrated his 32nd birthday with a big day at the plate, driving in the first three runs at Frontier Field. His bases-loaded double in the third drove in a pair and gave Buffalo a 2-1 advantage. The outfielder added a sacrifice fly in the fifth. Rottino rounded out his day with a single in the eighth. He scored the Herd's fourth run on Rob Johnson's sac fly four batters later. That was more than enough for the Bisons' bullpen, which remained perfect in 2012. Justin Hampson worked a 1-2-3 sixth inning in relief of Chris Schwinden. Jack Egbert retired all five batters he faced, including a pair via strikeouts in the seventh inning with Rochester threatening. Closer Fernando Cabrera worked a perfect ninth inning for his second save in two days. The Bisons' most valuable pitcher a season ago, Schwinden (1-0) was sharp. Both runs scored on the righty were unearned. He fanned four and allowed four hits in five innings. Both teams had chances to score early before the bullpens locked the game down. Zach Lutz was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double to lead off the second. In the bottom of the frame, Schwinden threw out Red Wings outfielder Rene Tosoni trying to score on a squeeze. Bobby Scales finished 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a perfect sacrifice bunt in the third inning that set up the Bisons' two-run rally. Box

BINGHAMTON 2, AKRON 1: Left-hander Darin Gorski struck out seven and allowed just one hit over six scoreless innings. Gorski, last year’s Florida State League Pitcher of the Year, started his Double-A career on the right foot by retiring the side in order in the first inning. The Mount Joy, Pa., native faced one over the minimum and never allowed an Akron Aero to reach second base. The southpaw got all the offense he needed from the B-Mets in the first inning. Matt den Dekker doubled to left-center off Steven Wright and scored two batters later on Allan Dykstra’s hard-hit single up the middle. It was Dykstra’s first RBI of the year. Wright settled down after the first and did not allow another run. He departed with two outs in the sixth and a runner at third. Rob Bryson got the call from the bullpen and struck out Eric Campbell to thwart the B-Mets’ would-be insurance run. Erik Turgeon took over for Gorski in the seventh and produced a scoreless inning. Turgeon fanned Nick Weglarz, who stranded runners at second and third. The B-Mets added to the lead in the seventh. Jefry Marte hit a wind-aided triple to lead off against Bryson. He scored on Oswaldo Navarro’s sacrifice fly. Robert Carson, in his first full season as a reliever, entered in the eighth and overpowered Adam Abraham and Davis Stoneburner to rack up two strikeouts. His solid appearance came to an abrupt end when Roberto Perez launched an opposite-field home run over the right-field fence to cut the B-Mets' lead to 2-1. Josh Edgin took over in the ninth after Binghamton failed to cash in with the bases loaded a half-inning earlier. The left-hander worked around a two-out walk to Chun Chen and got stellar defense from shortstop Sean Kazmar to earn his first Double-A save. Kazmar was involved in all three outs in the inning. Gorski earned the win, his first as B-Met. The B-Mets (1-2) enjoy a day off Sunday before welcoming in the Erie SeaWolves for a three-game set starting Monday. Right-hander Greg Peavey makes his B-Mets debut. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, BRADENTON 2: Chase Huchingson limited the Marauders to three hits and a walk while striking out five in 6 2/3 innings in his Florida State League debut. Danny Muno had a double and triple and scored twice. Darrell Ceciliani had two RBIs. Box

SAVANNAH 7, AUGUSTA 1: Aderlin Rodriguez belted a three-run homer in a five-run while also committing his fifth error at third base in three games. Brian Harrison had two doubles and an RBI. Dustin Lawley went 3-for-4 and scored twice. Alex Panteliodis, a ninth-round draft pick from the University of Florida last June, limited Augusta to an unearned run in five innings in his professional debut. He had arrived from college with a hip injury the Mets knew about and did not pitch last season with the organization. Tyson Seng, T.J. Chism and Jared West combined for four scoreless relief innings. Box

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