New York Mets: Alex Liddi

Minors 4.28.13: Frenzel nets walk-off RBI

April, 28, 2013
TACOMA 5, LAS VEGAS 3: The 51s squandered a late 3-2 lead as Tacoma swept the four-game series. Center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis' one-out fielding error in the seventh allowed Alex Liddi to reach second. Liddi then advanced to third on a wild pitch from Gonzalez Germen. Stefen Romero's RBI single evened the score. Germen surrendered a second run in the inning, on a one-out double by Carlos Triunfel. Greg Burke surrendered a run in the ninth on a sacrifice fly to give the Rainiers a two-run cushion. Pinch hitters Reese Havens and Omar Quintanilla walked to open the bottom of the ninth, and Kai Gronauer advanced both with a sacrifice bunt. But Nieuwenhuis and Brian Bixler consecutively struck out to end the game. Las Vegas had tied the score a 2 in the fifth on Josh Satin's two-run single. An inning later, the 51s had taken a 3-2 lead when Andrew Brown was hit by a pitch and scored on Jamie Hoffmann's fielder's choice groundout. Starter Chris Schwinden allowed two earned runs on three hits and five walks while striking out four in five innings. Box

AKRON 7, BINGHAMTON 5: Akron produced four homers, including a tiebreaking shot solo shot by Jose Ramirez against reliever Adam Kolarek to open the seventh. The Aeros

ended starter Jacob deGrom's day after 5 1/3 innings with back-to-back long balls by Jesus Aguilar and Carlos Moncrief. DeGrom surrendered five runs on seven hits in his third Double-A start. With the B-Mets trailing 2-0, Danny Muno tripled against Akron starter Paolo Espino in the fifth to pull Binghamton within a run. Binghamton matched Akron’s long ball effort for a while. A four-run sixth pulled Binghamton even at 5. Josh Rodriguez and Cory Vaughn each had two-run homers in the frame. It was Vaughn's team-leading fourth homer. The tie did not last. Kolarek gave up the seventh-inning homer. Quincy Latimore added a solo shot in the eighth against Shawn Teufel. Alonzo Harris went 0-for-4, snapping a 10-game hitting streak. Box

ST. LUCIE 9, TAMPA 2: Right-hander Noah Syndergaard limited the Yankees to one unearned run on five hits and one walk and struck out seven in seven innings for his first win as a member of the Mets organization. He was acquired from Toronto in December in the R.A. Dickey trade. Robbie Shields went 4-for-5 with two doubles and scored three times to lift his average to .313. Dustin Lawley went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs. Travis Taijeron contributed two RBIs. Box

SAVANNAH 3, WEST VIRGINIA 2: Cole Frenzel plated Kevin Plawecki with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to complete a comeback victory. Savannah (15-8) has won six

straight to pull into a first-place with Augusta. In a 2-all game in the ninth, Plawecki was hit by a pitch. Jeff Glenn then sent a broken-bat chopper to third. The bat shard struck West Virginia third baseman Eric Wood, who could not make the play. With runners at first and second, Frenzel followed with a line-drive RBI single to left. Frenzel had a hand in every Gnats run. He finished 3-for-4 with a double, walk, two RBIs and run scored. The Gnats had evened the score at 2 in the eighth. Frenzel and Stefan Sabol singled. Frenzel eventually scored on a fielder's choice when Jeff Reynolds chopped a ball high off home plate. The Power (9-15) scored twice against Savannah starter Matt Koch in the first inning. An error and three straight singles led to that damage. Koch tossed 3 2/3 innings and was charged with two runs (one earned) on four hits with no walks and a strikeout. Tim Peterson, Jake Kuebler and Tyler Vanderheiden combined for 5 1/3 scoreless relief innings. Vanderheiden earned his first South Atlantic League win. Box

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Minors 4.25.13: Wheeler unravels in 5th

April, 25, 2013
TACOMA 13, LAS VEGAS 12: Zack Wheeler surrendered five earned runs on six hits, three walks and a hit batter in five-plus innings. He struck out seven in a 102-pitch effort (62

strikes). After allowing consecutive doubles to open the game, Wheeler retired 12 of the next 13 batters before his outing unraveled in the fifth. Staked to a 7-1 lead, Wheeler surrendered a leadoff homer in the fifth to Carlos Triunfel. Tacoma eventually loaded the bases with two outs on two walks and an infield single. Alex Liddi then delivered a two-run double on a first-pitch fastball. An inning later, Wheeler again allowed a leadoff homer, this time to Stefen Romero. After hitting the next batter, Triunfel, with an 0-2 pitch, Wheeler was lifted by Wally Backman. Kirk Nieuwenhuis started in center in his 51s debut. Nieuwenhuis had an RBI single but also had four strikeouts in five at-bats.

With Las Vegas leading 10-6, Justin Hampson allowed a pair of batters to reach to open the ninth. Bidding for his first professional save, Greg Peavey entered, loaded the bases, then issued three consecutive walks to force in runs with none out. Armando Rodriguez then entered a bases-loaded, no-out jam with the 51s clinging to a 10-9 lead. Rodriguez coaxed a pop-out to shortstop before surrendering a game-tying single. He then uncorked a wild pitch that allowed Tacoma to take the lead in what became a seven-run frame. A throwing error allowed two Las Vegas runs to score in the bottom of the ninth, but Jamie Hoffmann flied out to deep left-center to end it. Andrew Brown (.351) and Omar Quintanilla drove in three runs apiece. Josh Satin went 3-for-5 to up his average to .362. The 51s were playing their first game since Sunday. Frigid weather had interrupted their attempts to play in Colorado Springs. Box

BRADENTON 9, ST. LUCIE 1: The Marauders broke a 1-all tie in the top of the sixth on a two-out RBI single by Dan Gamache against St. Lucie reliever Wanel Mesa. Mesa had inherited a runner on third with two outs from starter Domingo Tapia. Tapia was charged with two earned runs on four hits while striking out five and walking two in 5 2/3 innings. Bradenton blew open the game with a six-run seventh. Two runs were charged to Mesa and four to Chasen Bradford. Matt Reynolds (2-for-3) drove in St. Lucie's lone run with a fifth-inning single that plated T.J. Rivera. Box

SAVANNAH 7, DELMARVA 2: Jayce Boyd and Kevin Plawecki each went 3-for-4 with a homer. Boyd upped his average to .429. Plawecki is now hitting .392. 2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo went 0-for-4 to slip to .367. Stefan Sabol also drove in two runs. Gnats starter Gabriel Ynoa (2-2) limited Delmarva to one run on three hits and a walk while striking out six in 6 1/3 innings. Hunter Carnevale tossed 1 2/3 scoreless relief innings. Box

Compiled from team reports



Daniel Murphy
.289 9 57 79
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187