New York Mets: Addison Maruszak

Around the minors 9.3.12

September, 3, 2012
9/03/12
9:03
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BUFFALO at LEHIGH VALLEY (canceled): The season finale was rained out and will not be made up. In what is expected to be Buffalo's final season affiliated with the Mets, the Bisons finished 67-76. Box

TRENTON 8, BINGHAMTON 5: In the season finale, Binghamton scored a pair of first-inning runs against Trenton southpaw Nik Turley in his Double-A debut. With two on base, Allan Dykstra sent an RBI double off the right-field wall. Eric Campbell added a sac fly. The B-Mets plated a run in the second for a 3-0 lead. Gonzalez Germen retired the first nine Thunder batters before hitting a speed bump in the fourth. Adonis Garcia singled and Ramon Flores cut into Binghamton’s lead with a two-run homer. Trenton added three runs in the sixth to take the lead. The Thunder chased Germen with a four-hit frame, highlighted by an RBI single by Tyler Austin and two-run double by Kevin Mahoney. Armando Rodriguez struck out Rob Segedin to end the inning. Edgar Ramirez posted a perfect seventh, but Trenton tagged Brandon Moore for three runs in the eighth, stretching its lead to five. Binghamton got to reliever Mikey O’Brien in the bottom half with doubles by Campbell and Juan Centeno. Branden Pinder entered with two outs and induced a groundball by Pedro Zapata. Shortstop Addison Maruszak booted it, prolonging the inning. Wilfredo Tovar cashed in with an RBI single. Dustin Martin represented the tying run, but lined out to end the inning. Pinder returned for the ninth and posted a perfect inning. Germen (8-12) allowed five runs on six hits. Box

KANNAPOLIS 5, SAVANNAH 2: John Gant allowed five runs on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings in the Gnats' season finale. Greg Pron's two-run homer in the fourth accounted for Savannah's runs. Box

BROOKLYN 4, LOWELL 1: Kevin Plawecki went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored as Brooklyn's magic number dropped to one to clinch a fourth straight playoff berth. Two games remain in the regular season. Luis Cessa tossed 8 2/3 innings. He allowed one run on six hits with one walk and two strikeouts. Tyler Vanderheiden recorded the final out for his 12th save. Trailing 1-0, Brooklyn evened the score in the fourth. Plawecki singled with one out and Nelfi Zapata walked. Lowell starter Francellis Montas then departed. Reliever Francisco Taveras allowed a run-scoring single to Juan Gamboa. The Cyclones took the lead an inning later. After Dimas Ponce drew a one-out walk, consecutive singles by Phillip Evans, Jayce Boyd and Plawecki plated the run. Brooklyn had a chance for more, but left the bases loaded when Jorge Rivero struck out and Zapata grounded out. Brooklyn added two runs in the eighth. Rivero reached on a fielding error by Lowell third baseman Nick Moore. Zapata walked and Richie Rodriguez came in to pinch-run. Gamboa's sacrifice bunt advanced the runners and Maikis De La Cruz was intentionally walked to load the bases. Brandon Nimmo grounded into a fielder's choice at the plate for the second out, but Ponce walked to force in a run. Evans' ensuing RBI single gave the Cyclones a three-run advantage. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 9.2.12

September, 2, 2012
9/02/12
10:57
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LEHIGH VALLEY 6, BUFFALO 0: Expected call-up Jenrry Mejia allowed six runs on 11 hits in six innings in his final 2012 Bisons appearance. Buffalo managed only three hits. The season, and likely the Mets' affiliation with Buffalo, concludes Monday at 1:35 p.m. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, TRENTON 4: The B-Mets scored three runs on three Thunder errors in the bottom of the ninth. Trailing 4-2 in the final frame, Francisco Pena singled against Ryan Pope. Wilfredo Tovar then hit a fly ball to the warning track that left fielder Shane Brown dropped. With two aboard, Pedro Zapata pushed a bunt down the third-base line. Catcher J.R. Murphy airmailed a throw to first, allowing Pena to score. Pope’s first pitch to the next batter, Juan Lagares, got past Murphy and rolled to the backstop, prompting Tovar to scamper home and even the score. Zapata moved into scoring position on the wild pitch, setting the table for the final play. After fouling off three pitches with two strikes, Lagares sent a groundball to shortstop. Addison Maruszak fired to third in an attempt to nab Zapata, but David Adams mishandled the toss, allowing the ball to roll toward the Thunder dugout. With the ball loose, Zapata raced home with the winning run. The B-Mets (68-73) conclude their 21st season Monday at 1:05 p.m. Right-hander Gonzalez Germen gets the start for Binghamton. Box

ST. LUCIE 3, BRADENTON 1: St. Lucie heads into the postseason on a winning note. The Florida State League club finished the regular season with an 83-52 overall record. St. Lucie plays its best-of-three first-round opener Tuesday at Jupiter. Erik Goeddel limited Bradenton to one run on two hits while striking out eight in seven innings in the regular-season finale. Robbie Shields' fifth-inning solo homer gave St. Lucie a 3-0 lead. Box

SAVANNAH 2, KANNAPOLIS 1: The Gnats overcame an early deficit with a two-run single by Yucarybert De La Cruz in the fifth. Randy Fontanez tossed 4 1/3 scoreless relief innings to earn the win. Carlos Vazquez notched the save with two scoreless innings. Box

STATEN ISLAND 1, BROOKLYN 0: Despite a strong outing by Brooklyn starter Rainy Lara, one blast by the Baby Bombers dropped the Cyclones into a first-place tie in the wild-card standings with three games remaining. Yankees catcher Peter O’Brien hit a solo shot for his 10th homer this season. The Cyclones mustered one hit in the first five frames. In the sixth, back-to-back two-out singles by Phillip Evans and Kevin Plawecki put the tying run on third, but the Cyclones were unable to capitalize as Jayce Boyd flied out. Yankees starting pitcher Andrew Benak earned his fifth win, going five innings and allowing one hit and two walks. Rehabbing Pedro Feliciano and James Pazos combined for three scoreless relief innings. Lara suffered his third loss despite holding Staten Island to one run on four hits in seven innings. He walked two and fanned eight batters. In relief, Logan Taylor threw two innings, allowing one hit and one walk with one strikeout. Evans went 2-for-4 in the loss. The Cyclones begin a three-game series against Lowell on Monday night at MCU Park. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 9.1.12

September, 1, 2012
9/01/12
10:46
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BUFFALO 6, LEHIGH VALLEY 3: Zack Wheeler allowed a solo homer to Cody Overbeck but no other damage in five innings in his final 2012 start. He finished the Triple-A portion of his season 2-2 with a 3.27 ERA. Wheeler stranded runners at third base in each of his final four innings. He allowed two hits and four walks while striking out five. The Bisons broke a 1-all tie with a four-run sixth that included a two-run single by Fred Lewis, who is expected to join the Mets after Buffalo's season wraps up Monday. Box

TRENTON 3, BINGHAMTON 2: The B-Mets put the tying run on base in the ninth, but their comeback bid fell short. The Thunder jumped on B-Mets starter Mark Cohoon in the first. Adonis Garcia doubled and scored two batters later on a sac fly by David Adams. Addison Maruszak capped the four-hit inning with an RBI single, giving Trenton a two-run lead. The visitors tacked on another run in the second on an RBI double by Garcia. Binghamton did not crack the scoreboard until the fourth against starter Craig Heyer. Dustin Martin led off the frame by homering for the second straight game. The B-Mets put runners at second and third later in the frame, but Sean Kazmar grounded out to end the inning. After allowing six hits in the first two innings, Cohoon (8-11) settled in and posted five scoreless innings to cap his final start of the season. He exited having allowed three runs on 10 hits over seven innings. Trying to protect a two-run lead, Trenton's Ryan Pope entered in the ninth and fell into immediate trouble. Martin led off the inning by doubling. With two outs, Jefry Marte cut the deficit to one by bouncing an RBI single to center. Raul Reyes then struck out looking to end the game. Armando Rodriguez tossed two scoreless relief innings for Binghamton. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, BRADENTON 4 (10 innings): Blake Forysthe walked with two outs in the top of the 10th and scored on Cesar Puello's single as St. Lucie posted its 82nd win, topping its 2000 club record. Adrian Rosario walked the leadoff batter in the bottom half but tossed a scoreless frame to improve to 3-0 in the Florida State League. Box

SAVANNAH 6, KANNAPOLIS 2 (11 innings): The Gnats exploded for five runs in the top of the 11th, highlighted by a three-run triple from Yucarybert De La Cruz. Starter Marcos Camarena had limited Kannapolis to one unearned run in nine innings. Box

BROOKLYN 3, STATEN ISLAND 2: Brandon Nimmo got the Cyclones on the scoreboard with a third-inning solo homer and Brooklyn took a 3-0 lead into the ninth behind 6 1/3 scoreless innings from Julian Hilario. Staten Island produced two runs in the bottom of the ninth, but John Mincone replaced Tyler Vanderheiden with the tying run at third base and struck out Taylor Dugas and retired Claudio Custodio on a pop out to preserve the victory. Brooklyn maintained a one-game lead on Batavia for the New York-Penn League wild-card lead. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 7.17.12

July, 18, 2012
7/18/12
1:22
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BUFFALO 17, TOLEDO 1: Four Bisons homers in the eighth made it a laugher as Jeremy Hefner pitched solidly. The scoring output fell one shy of the team record at home, which came in an 18-3 win against Toledo on June 2, 2000. Leading off the eighth, Oswaldo Navarro sent a fly ball to deep left field that cleared the fences for a home run. It was the first pinch-hit homer for the Herd since Jordany Valdespin's long ball on May 19. Following Navarro in the eighth, Adam Loewen had a solo shot for the first back-to-back Bisons homers since June 29. Matt den Dekker contributed a three-run homer and Fred Lewis also went deep in the frame. Matt Tuiasosopo went 4-for-4 with three RBIs. Hefner (5-2) allowed the minimum number of batters through four innings, benefiting from three inning-ending double plays. Hefner limited the Mud Hens to one run on six hits and a walk while striking out four in seven innings. Box

TRENTON 5, BINGHAMTON 4: Reliever Robert Carson balked in the deciding run in the top of the ninth as the B-Mets failed to hold two late-game leads. With the score tied at 4, Rob Segedin greeted Carson in the ninth with a double, but was nabbed attempting to advance to third on Yadil Mujica’s groundball to short. Jose Pirela made up for the gaffe and put runners on the corners with a single. With a 1-0 count against Addison Maruszak, Carson never came to the set position on his second pitch and was called for a balk. The misstep forced in Mujica with the tiebreaking run. Binghamton had opened the scoring in the third against Trenton starter Dellin Betances. Juan Centeno doubled with one out and came home when Reese Havens doubled. B-Mets starter Greg Peavey kept the Thunder in check for five scoreless frames. Trenton broke through in the sixth, plating a run on three consecutive singles. In seventh, J.R. Murphy gave Trenton the lead with a solo homer against Peavey to start the inning. Mujica doubled with one out and Pirela doubled him home, ending Peavey’s night. He allowed three runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings. Armando Rodriguez recorded two outs to keep the deficit at two runs. Binghamton struck back against Betances in the seventh. Allan Dykstra doubled and Michael Fisher chased Betances with a walk. Lee Hyde entered and bobbled a sac bunt by Dustin Martin, loading the bases. Wilfredo Tovar, hitting .474 with runners in scoring position entering the game, delivered a game-tying two-run double. Centeno gave Binghamton the lead with a sac fly. Rodriguez returned for the eighth and watched the lead disappear as Luke Murton crushed his league-leading 20th homer to knot the game at 4. Box

BREVARD COUNTY 6, ST. LUCIE 5
BREVARD COUNTY 1, ST. LUCIE 0:
Brevard County scored four runs in the ninth in Game 1 against Jack Leathersich and Jeffrey Walters to rally for the win. Rafael Montero was the hard-luck loser in Game 2. He allowed one run in six innings. Box 1, Box 2

SAVANNAH 10, LAKEWOOD 2: Cole Frenzel and Gilbert Gomez homered and Yucarybert De La Cruz went 3-for-5 with four RBIs. Starter Jacob deGrom limited the BlueClaws to two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out eight in 7 2/3 innings. Box

KINGSPORT 4, BRISTOL 3: Jeyckol De Leon's single in the eighth provided the tiebreaking run. Box

HUDSON VALLEY 4, BROOKLYN 1: The Renegades jumped to an early 1-0 lead as Luke Maile homered in the second inning -- the first long ball surrendered by Julian Hilario in his career. In the fourth, Hudson Valley rallied for another three runs against Hilario. Ryan Dunn singled and back-to-back walks by Hilario loaded the bases. Michael Williams followed with an RBI single. Leonardo Reginatto then doubled to score Joel Caminero and Marty Gantt. Ernesto Yanez replaced Hilario. In 3 1/3 innings, Hilario surrendered four earned runs on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts. With runners on second and third, Yanez retired Joey Rickard and fanned Justin O’Connor to escape the inning. Matt Koch and Logan Taylor combined for four scoreless relief innings for Brooklyn. Brandon Nimmo's RBI double in the sixth provided the Cyclones' lone run. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 7.16.12

July, 17, 2012
7/17/12
12:22
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TOLEDO 4, BUFFALO 2: Jenrry Mejia suffered the loss, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk in two innings. Matt Harvey, auditioning for Saturday's major league start, took a no-hit bid into the sixth. He departed with a 2-1 lead and two runners in scoring position with two out in the seventh, and reliever Justin Hampson allowed an inherited runner to score to hand Harvey a no-decision. Harvey allowed three hits while walking four and hitting a batter. Adam Loewen homered for the Bisons and Zach Lutz contributed a sacrifice fly. Jason Bay went 0-for-2 with two walks in what should be his final rehab game. Box

TRENTON 6, BINGHAMTON 5: Owning a 5-4 lead entering the eighth, the B-Mets turned to reliever Ryan Fraser. But Zoilo Almonte lined a single off the righty’s leg to start the inning and Melky Mesa doubled. After a walk loaded the bases, J.R. Murphy tied the score with a sac fly. Rob Segedin gave Trenton the decisive lead with an RBI single. It was Trenton's first lead since scoring the first run just three pitches into the game. Jose Pirela led off by crushing a triple against starter Darin Gorski. He scored on the next pitch, once catcher Francisco Pena’s pickoff attempt sailed into left. Binghamton responded with a three-run third against Mikey O’Brien. After singling, Wilfredo Tovar stole second and scored on Juan Lagares' single. Reese Havens then launched a two-run homer, his eighth long ball of the season. Trenton countered in the fourth. Addison Maruszak and Almonte started the inning with back-to-back homers to tie the score at 3. It marked the third time this season Gorski had allowed consecutive homers. Binghamton grabbed the lead back without the aid of a hit in the fourth, during O’Brien’s final inning. Allan Dykstra walked, moved to second on an error and scored on consecutive groundouts. Wilmer Flores added an RBI double against reliever Graham Stoneburner in the fifth. Gorski nearly lost the lead in the sixth, his final frame. With two outs, Mesa bashed a solo homer. Luke Murton doubled and tried to score on a single by Murphy, but was gunned down at the plate by left fielder Eric Campbell. Gorski allowed four runs (three earned) on nine hits. He struck out five. The three homers allowed matched his career high. Fraser (2-2) suffered his first blown save. Box

BREVARD COUNTY at ST. LUCIE (ppd.): The game has been rescheduled for a doubleheader Tuesday.

SAVANNAH 9, LAKEWOOD 8: Dustin Lawley reached in the ninth on a fielding error by Lakewood shortstop Tim Carver and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Lawley then scored the tiebreaking run when second baseman Carlos Perdomo also committed an error. Savannah had taken a two-run lead into the bottom of the eighth, but Estarlin Morel surrendered a pair of runs. Starter Logan Verrett allowed six runs in seven innings. Brian Harrison had three RBIs for the Gnats. Box

KINGSPORT 1, JOHNSON CITY 0
JOHNSON CITY 4, KINGSPORT 1:
John Gant and Shane Bay combined on a four-hit shutout in Game 1. Julio Concepcion provided the lone run with a second-inning homer. In the nightcap, Cristian Chivilli surrendered all four runs (three earned) in three innings. Andrew Massie tossed three scoreless relief innings. Box 1, Box 2

BROOKLYN 7, STATE COLLEGE 4: Hansel Robles surrendered four runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings, but the Cyclones swept the Spikes. With two outs in the second inning, Stefan Sabol, Jayce Boyd and Dimas Ponce consecutively singled for a 1-0 lead. State College evened the score in the third as Tyler Gaffney doubled and Dave Valesente followed with an RBI single. A half-inning later, Boyd singled and Ponce walked. Eudy Pina then doubled, scoring Boyd for a 2-1 lead. Poor defense in the fourth cost the Cyclones three unearned runs. Jacob Stallings walked and Chris Diaz sent a grounder to Richie Rodriguez for a potential inning-ending double play. Rodriguez, though, botched the play. Yhonathan Barrios came up with runners on the corners and one out and grounded into a fielder's choice, allowing Stallings to score. Jared Lakind walked to place runners on first and second with two outs. With Alex Fuselier batting, Robles threw a wild pitch, advancing both runners. Fuselier then singled, scoring two as the Spikes took a 4-2 lead. In the fifth, hot-hitting Brandon Nimmo led off with a single. After a passed ball, Phillip Evans singled, moving Nimmo to third. Alex Sanchez struck out and Kevin Plawecki walked to load the bases. Sabol grounded into fielder's choice, allowing Nimmo to score and moving Evans to third. The second passed ball of the inning by catcher Dave Valesente allowed Evans to score. Boyd walked to put runners on first and second with two out. Ponce again came through, singling to score Sabol and move Boyd to third. Pina then delivered another RBI single to give the Cyclones a 6-4 lead. The Cyclones bullpen contributed 3 1/3 scoreless innings, surrendering one hit and one walk. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 6.9.12

June, 9, 2012
6/09/12
11:59
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NORFOLK 5, BUFFALO 0: Forty-nine-year-old lefty Jamie Moyer surrendered one hit and struck out five in five scoreless innings in his debut with the Orioles organization. The last time Moyer pitched in the minors was in 1997 with Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League. His first-ever minor league stint was all the way back in 1984, when he pitched for the Geneva Cubs in the New York-Penn League. The Tides scored all of their runs in the fifth. With the score already 2-0, Bisons starter Jenrry Mejia surrendered the crushing blow. Lew Ford blasted a three-run homer to knock Mejia from the game. Mejia had bobbled a comebacker, allowing the first run to score. All of Norfolk's run were unearned. Mejia is the second straight Bisons starter to fail to finish five innings. Matt Harvey logged 4 2/3 innings Friday. Josh Satin and Pedro Beato returned to the Bisons on Saturday. Beato tossed two no-hit relief innings with three strikeouts. He has retired the last 17 batters he has faced in the International League. Beato has not allowed a run in his past 10 2/3 innings spanning six Triple-A relief appearances. Satin started at first base and went 0-for-2 with a walk. Box

BINGHAMTON 12, TRENTON 0: The B-Mets produced season high 18 hits and four homers and Darin Gorski tossed a career-high eight innings. Binghamton reached .500 for the first time since May 23 with its third straight win. Josh Rodriguez collected five hits, which matched Matt den Dekker's Friday output. The shorststop finished a homer shy of the cycle. Eric Campbell launched two homers and set a career high with five RBIs. For the fifth straight game, the B-Mets plated a run in the opening frame. Rodriguez tripled against starter Shaeffer Hall. Den Dekker plated him by singling. Rylan Sandoval doubled the B-Mets lead with a solo homer in the second. In the fourth, Kai Gronauer and Pedro Zapata started the inning with singles. They were driven home when Rodriguez doubled. Binghamton used the long ball to extend its lead against the Trenton bullpen. Ryan Pope took over for Hall in the sixth. Reese Havens greeted the righty by ripping a solo shot, his third homer this season. Campbell tagged Pope for a two-run homer in the seventh. Gorski faced no more than four hitters in each of his first seven innings. He scattered five hits through the first seven frames and never allowed any Thunder hitter to reach third. Binghamton put the game out of reach in the eighth. Havens reached on a fielding error by Luke Murton to start the inning and scored two batters later when Addison Maruszak booted a groundball. Joe Bonfe, a defensive replacement for Jefry Marte at third in the sixth, followed by ripping an RBI single. Campbell capped the frame by ripping a three-run homer. Gorski’s shutout stretch nearly came to an end in the eighth. After Yadil Mujica reached on an error by Havens at second, the lefty allowed a pair of singles to load the bases. The southpaw escaped unharmed by getting David Adams to line out to short and inducing Melky Mesa to bounce into an inning-ending double play. Gorski (4-3) spread out seven hits over eight innings and struck out three while walking none to earn his second straight win. Erik Turgeon posted a scoreless ninth. Box

CHARLOTTE 6, ST. LUCIE 4: Starter Cory Mazzoni allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings. Alonzo Harris Jr. went 2-for-5 with two RBIs in the loss. Box

CHARLESTON 8, SAVANNAH 7: T.J. Chism allowed three ninth-inning runs to suffer the blown save. Starter Alex Panteliodis was charged with five runs on 10 hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings, but Savannah took a 7-5 lead into the bottom of the ninth. Cam Maron and Gilbert Gomez had three hits and two RBIs apiece. Box

Compiled from team reports

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BA HR RBI R
.297 7 37 55
OTHER LEADERS
HRC. Granderson 14
RBIL. Duda 46
RD. Murphy 55
OPSL. Duda .835
WB. Colon 8
ERAJ. Niese 2.96
SOZ. Wheeler 99