New York Mets: Alex Sanchez

Minors 9.2.13: Harang debuts with Vegas

September, 2, 2013
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TUCSON 5, LAS VEGAS 4: The 51s (81-63) completed the regular season with the second-best record in the 16-team Pacific Coast League, only a game behind Oklahoma City. In the regular-season finale, Tucson rallied for two runs in the ninth against Cory Wade (0-3), who suffered the blown save. Pitching in relief in his organization debut, Aaron Harang allowed a two-run homer to Cody Decker but no other damage in four innings. Harang surrendered seven hits and one walk while striking out five. Las Vegas will open the PCL Conference Championship Series in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 8, BINGHAMTON 1: Despite the loss, the B-Mets finished the regular season with a franchise-record 86 wins. They will take on Trenton on Wednesday in the first round of the Eastern League postseason. The Fisher Cats scored the game's opening run against Mark Cohoon (9-5) in the third. After Lance Zawadzki singled, Jonathan Jones plated him with a two-out hit. New Hampshire added to its lead in the fourth with another two-out RBI single. Ryan Schimpf delivered the run-producing knock to give the Fisher Cats a 2-0 lead. Cohoon’s day ended after five innings. In the sixth, Armando Rodriguez surrendered two runs. Kevin Nolan hit an RBI single into right field and Schimpf followed with a sacrifice fly. Long Island native Marcus Stroman baffled Binghamton's hitters. He did not allow a baserunner until the fifth, and only allowed two base hits over eight innings. The only time Binghamton got on the scoreboard against the righty came in the sixth. Richard Lucas led off with a double and scored two batters later on Alonzo Harris' sacrifice fly. In a 4-1 game, New Hampshire added insurance against Ryan Fraser in the seventh. Andy Burns delivered an RBI single. Nolan brought home two more on a single. Hamilton Bennett tossed a perfect eighth. Chasen Bradford gave up one unearned run in the ninth. The B-Mets (86-55) begin postseason play at Trenton on Wednesday. Binghamton will send right-hander Noah Syndergaard to the mound opposite Bryan Mitchell. Binghamton has not played in the postseason since 2004. The B-Mets have been held to three hits or fewer in three of their past seven games. Box

GREENVILLE 1, SAVANNAH 0: The first-half-champion Gnats open the Southern Division playoffs on Wednesday at Augusta against the second-half-champion GreenJackets. In the regular-season finale, Greenville (29-40/51-87) scored the game’s lone run in the second inning. With one out, Savannah starter Marco Camarena plunked Keaton Briscoe. He advanced to third on Boss Moanaroa’s single. Leonel Escobar then grounded out to first. Brian Harrison stepped on the bag, but could not throw to second in time to nab Moanaroa for a double play, allowing Briscoe to score. Camarena finished six innings with six strikeouts. Greenville starter Sergio Gomez threw six scoreless innings to earn his first South Atlantic League win. The Gnats (34-35/77-61) went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position. All three Savannah hits were singles. The upcoming playoff series shifts to Savannah for Game 2 on Friday. Game 3, if necessary, in the best-of-three first round will be Saturday. Box

GREENEVILLE 7, KINGSPORT 2: A winner-take-all Game 3 will be played Wednesday to determine the Appy League divisional pennant. Greeneville grabbed a 4-0 lead in the third against K-Mets starter Carlos Gomez. Yeixon Ruiz homered in the fifth and Jeyckol De Leon homered in the sixth to pull the K-Mets within 5-2, but they got no closer. Box

TRI-CITY 3, BROOKLYN 1: The Cyclones (37-36) lost their fourth straight and were eliminated from postseason contention. Brooklyn had taken a 1-0 lead in the second. Singles from Jared King and Alex Sanchez started the rally, and Juan Gamboa’s two-out single plated King. But Tri-City right fielder Ronnie Mitchell gunned down Sanchez at the plate for the final out of the inning. Brooklyn starter Dawrin Frias cruised through three innings, but ran into trouble in the fourth. Consecutive singles from Tyler White and Conrad Gregor put runners on the corners with nobody out. Mitchell produced a game-tying sacrifice fly. That score held until the eighth. Cyclones reliever Cristian Chivilli instantly found himself in trouble. A leadoff single from Ryan Dineen, a wild pitch and a booming double from White broke the 1-all tie. Mitchell’s second sac fly of the game pushed the ValleyCats' advantage to 3-1. The Cyclones close the regular season with two more games at Bruno Stadium against the ValleyCats. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 9.1.13: Flexen wins playoff opener

September, 1, 2013
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TUCSON 3, LAS VEGAS 2: D.J. Mitchell surrendered a tiebreaking run in the ninth. Greg Peavey returned from Binghamton to start the game, a day after Las Vegas clinched a postseason berth. He allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings. Robert Carson tossed a scoreless inning in his return to the 51s. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 2: Allan Dykstra was named Binghamton’s team MVP

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before the game. He was named Eastern League MVP afterward. In between, Dykstra hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning. Facing Marcus Walden, Joe Bonfe started a third-inning B-Mets rally with an infield single. A throwing error allowed him to reach second. Three batters later, Josh Rodriguez delivered an RBI single. Meanwhile, after allowing a leadoff double in the first inning, Logan Verrett retired 12 straight hitters. In the fifth, Ryan Schimpf ended the stretch with a single. After striking out Kevin Ahrens, Verrett gave up a two-run homer to Lance Zuwadski to give New Hampshire a 2-1 lead. Binghamton responded in the sixth. Rodriguez led off the frame with his third hit of the night, and Dykstra gave the B-Mets the lead for good with a two-run shot. The B-Mets added three unearned runs against Chad Beck in the seventh. Verrett left the game after five strong innings. He only allowed three hits. Reliever Jim Fuller tossed two scoreless innings to collect his third B-Mets win. Frank Francisco and Adam Kolarek each threw a scoreless inning to preserve the lead as the B-Mets collected their 86th win. The teams complete the regular season Monday. Box

ST. LUCIE 16, JUPITER 0: St. Lucie completed its season with a 71-60 record, but failed to win either half and qualify for the postseason. After Jeurys Familia tossed a scoreless inning in his first game appearance since June 5 surgery to clean out his right elbow, Domingo Tapia tossed five scoreless innings. Angel Cuan completed the shutout with three scoreless frames to earn his first save. St. Lucie had a five-run third and 10-run fifth. Jayce Boyd went 4-for-5 with three RBIs. Matt Reynolds and Nelfi Zapata also drove in three runs apiece. Kevin Plawecki and Boyd were promoted to Binghamton after the game. Dustin Lawley, already promoted to Las Vegas, won the Florida State League home run title with 25. He finished second with 92 RBIs. Box

GREENVILLE 2, SAVANNAH 1: On the regular season's second-to-last-day, Greenville snapped Savannah's five-game winning streak. The Drive (28-40/50-87) scored twice in the third. With a runner at first and one out, Savannah starter Seth Lugo briefly lost home plate, issuing three straight walks to force in the first run. Mario Martinez then lifted a sacrifice fly. Lugo did not allow another runner, retiring the final 11 batters he faced. He tossed six innings, striking out eight and walking three while allowing two runs on two hits. The Gnats (34-34/77-60) got a run back in the sixth. Brandon Nimmo singled, stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error. Nimmo scored on Cole Frenzel’s single. Nimmo finished 1-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch. Frenzel was 3-for-4 with a double. Savannah’s ninth-inning rally came up short. The Gnats left the tying run at third and the go-ahead run at first when Phillip Evans grounded into a game-ending fielder's choice. Marco Camarena (5-3, 3.42 ERA) starts the noon regular-season finale Monday. The Gnats begin the playoffs Wednesday, at home against second-half division champ Augusta. Box

KINGSPORT 3, GREENEVILLE 1: The K-Mets opened their best-of-three Appalachian League playoff series with a victory against the Astros behind five scoreless innings from Chris Flexen. Persio Reyes limited Greeneville to a seventh-inning run in four innings of relief to earn the save. Kingsport jumped to a 2-o lead in the top of the first. Yeixon Ruiz had a leadoff double and Victor Cruzado walked with one out. Jeyckol De Leon and Joe Tuschak followed with run-scoring singles. The K-Mets opened a three-run lead in the fourth on Ruiz's RBI single. Box

ABERDEEN 5, BROOKLYN 4: The Cyclones' postseason chances were dealt a critical blow with a second straight loss to the IronBirds, who now lead the divsion by 1 games. Brooklyn (37-35) has three games remaining. Tied at 1 entering the ninth Sunday, Paul Perez was charged with four runs (three earned) in the top half. With one out, Mike Yastrzemski delivered a three-run double to knock out Perez. Juan Urbina entered, and a wild pitch and error by catcher Colton Plaia allowed Aberdeen to take a 5-1 lead. Brooklyn opened the bottom half with singles from L.J. Mazzilli and Jared King. A throwing error on James Roche's grounder to third base allowed one run to score. Alex Sanchez added a run-scoring groundout and Tomas Nido produced a run-scoring single to pull the Cyclones within a run. Ismael Tierjina pinch ran for Nido, but was stranded at first base when Plaia popped out and Anthony Chavez flied out. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 8.29.13: Herrera lifts Gnats in debut

August, 29, 2013
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LAS VEGAS 10, COLORADO SPRINGS 7: Dustin Lawley, the Florida State League Player of the Year and home run leader, launched his first Triple-A long ball. Ruben Tejada and Mike Baxter also went deep as the 51s pummeled Sky Sox starter Sean Gallagher for 10 runs on 14 hits in four innings. 51s starter Matt Fox allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings. Chris Schwinden entered to record the final out after D.J. Mitchell surrendered four ninth-inning runs. Box

BOWIE 13, BINGHAMTON 1: The Baysox blasted five homers, four against starter Erik Goeddel, to hand the B-Mets their most lopsided loss of the season. Trailing 7-0, the B-Mets finally got on the board in the fifth against Daniel McCutchen. Travis Taijeron

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deposited a 2-1 pitch over the left-field wall for his 14th Double-A homer. Brandon Waring, who entered the game with a .159 batting average in August, launched three homers -- the final against Armando Rodriguez in the sixth. He became the first opponent to hit three homers against the B-Mets since Danny Espinosa performed the feat with Harrisburg on Aug. 4, 2010. Adam Kolarek and Chasen Bradford each contributed two scoreless relief innings. Goeddel (9-7) allowed 10 runs on 12 hits, both career-highs, in 4 2/3 innings. McCutchen (2-0) surrendered one run over 4 1/3 innings after taking over for rehabbing major leaguer Jason Hammel. Goeddel is the first B-Mets pitcher to allow four homers in a game since Brandon Moore surrendered four to Harrisburg on Sep. 3, 2010. it was Binghamton’s worst margin of defeat since they fell, 16-3, to New Hampshire on April 26, 2012. Earlier in the day, the Eastern League named Allan Dykstra and closer Jeff Walters to the end-of-season All-Star team. Box

JUPITER 12, ST. LUCIE 3: Alex Panteliodis allowed eight runs (five earned) in 4 2/3 innings and St. Lucie was eliminated from postseason contention. T.J. Rivera drove in two of the Mets' three runs. Box

SAVANNAH 5, ROME 3: Second baseman Dilson Herrera, acquired from the Pirates,

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batted cleanup and drove in the tiebreaking run in what became a three-run sixth. Herrera's single scored Brandon Nimmo for a 3-2 lead. Jeff Reynolds followed with an RBI single on which two runs scored. Herrera finished 2-for-3, was hit by a pitch and scored twice in his Gnats debut. Gabriel Ynoa earned his organization-leading 15th win. Ynoa, who was named the South Atlantic League's Most Outstanding Pitcher for the season, limited Rome to two runs in six innings. Paul Sewald notched his eighth save. Cole Frenzel's two-run homer in the fourth had evened the score at 2. Box

KINGSPORT 9, BLUEFIELD 1: The K-Mets clinched the division title. Kingsport is playoff-bound for the first time since 1996. First-round pick Dominic Smith went 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBIs off the bench. He has reached base in all four plate appearances since a promotion from the Gulf Coast League. Sixth-round pick Champ Stuart went 3-for-5 with a double and his first professional homer. Starter Gaby Almonte allowed one run on three hits and threw walks in six innings in his Appalachian League debut. Edioglis Villasmil tossed three no-hit relief innings for his first save. Box

BROOKLYN 2, STATEN ISLAND 1: The Cyclones maintained a half-game lead over Aberdeen for first place in their division with their sixth win in seven games. Miller Diaz limited Staten Island to one hit in six scoreless innings while walking three and striking out nine. Brooklyn took a 1-0 lead in the first. Jonathan Clark walked, stole second and advanced to third on a throw into center by catcher Trent Garrison. Ismael Tijerina then double. In the third, Brooklyn loaded the bases on Tijerina's single and walks to Jared King and James Roche. Alex Sanchez then hit a grounder to shortstop Tyler Wade. He flipped the ball to John Murphy for the out at second, but Sanchez beat the relay throw to first as Tijerina scored for a 2-0 lead. In the eighth, Staten Island pulled within a run. Murphy singled and moved to second on reliever Cameron Griffin's wild pitch. Michael O’Neill then hit a fly ball to deep center that allowed Murphy to tag up and move to third base with two outs. Griffin's night ended after walking Eric Jagielo. Juan Urbina entered with runners on the corners. A fielding error by Tijerina then allowed Mike Ford to reach, making it a 2-1 game. Urbina avoided further damage by striking out Yeicok Calderon with the tying run on third base. Brooklyn hosts a two-game series at MCU Park against second-place Aberdeen beginning Saturday. Box

GCL METS 4, GCL MARLINS 1: Marcos Molina limited the Marlins to one run in five innings. Ryan Chapman, Waldo Rodriguez, Gaither Bumgardner and Yoryi Nuez tossed a scoreless inning apiece. Luis Guillorme and Ivan Wilson each drove in two runs. Box

Compiled from team reports

Morning Briefing: Harvey's better?

August, 24, 2013
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NEW YORK

FIRST PITCH: A 2013 Cy Young winner should be pitching at Citi Field today, when the Mets face the Detroit Tigers at 4:05 p.m.

No disrespect to Matt Harvey, but we’re talking about right-hander Max Scherzer (18-1, 2.82).


Rob Tringali/Getty ImagesAll-Star starters Max Scherzer and Matt Harvey meet again today.


The Harvey-Scherzer matchup marks the first time in MLB history the two All-Star starting pitchers have faced off in a regular-season game at any point that same year, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

The Wall Street Journal notes All-Star starters twice have matched up in the World Series, though: Paul Derringer (Reds) versus Red Ruffing (Yankees) in Game 1 in 1939, and Roger Clemens (Red Sox) versus Dwight Gooden (Mets) in Game 2 in 1986.

“I think that’s what makes Matt Harvey tick, to be honest,” Terry Collins said. “It’s not just Max Scherzer. It’s the fact that he’s going to see Prince [Fielder] and [Miguel] Cabrera and Torii [Hunter]. That whole lineup is a challenge. Matt relishes that. That’s what makes him go. So he’s very excited about pitching.

“It’s going to be fun. It’s going to be a good ballgame, obviously. Max is pitching great. He can strike you out. And one of the things we’ve got some issues with sometimes, we strike out. So we’ve got to be a little more disciplined … and put some balls in play.”

After Travis d’Arnaud caught Harvey in San Diego last weekend, Collins indicated Friday he plans to pair John Buck with the ace today.

“They’ve been together for 25 or 26 starts. They’re pretty comfortable,” Collins said about the Harvey-Buck battery. “Travis d’Arnaud will catch him for 15 years. We’ll make up that ground.”

Saturday’s news reports:

Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed early homers to Hunter and Cabrera before retiring the final 10 batters he faced and allowed five runs in five innings as the Mets lost to the Tigers, 6-1, Friday at Citi Field. Matsuzaka indicated he initially was nervous in his Mets debut. He said he signed with the organization because of the opportunity to immediately pitch in a major league rotation. Matsuzaka will earn slightly more than $100,000 for the remainder of the season, then be a free agent. Sandy Alderson called Matsuzaka the Mets’ “best option” to plug a rotation void the rest of the season, since the promising Triple-A pitchers face innings caps.

Read game recaps in the Post, Daily News, Times, Journal, Star-Ledger, Record, Newsday and MLB.com.


Adam RubinDavid Wright tossed a baseball and took grounders at Citi Field pregame Friday.


David Wright took grounders at third base pregame Friday. Collins indicated the third baseman should be in Port St. Lucie, Fla., doing significant baseball activities by Tuesday or Wednesday as he returns from a strained right hamstring.

• Read more on the Scherzer-Harvey matchup in Newsday.

• Benjamin Hoffman in the Times notes Matsuzaka’s legendary “gyroball” turned out to be nothing more than a myth when he came to the States in 2007. Writes Hoffman:

Using FanGraphs’ pitch-type data, provided by the record-keeping wizards at Baseball Info Solutions, Matsuzaka, like many other pitchers, relied mostly on his fastball, which he threw 53.1 percent of the time with the Red Sox. He also worked in a fair amount of sliders, cutters, changeups, splitters and curves.

The one hope that the gyroball does, or did, exist was that 0.8 percent of his pitches fell into the unknown-pitch-type category. Perhaps those were the gyroballs. Thus, when his 11,607 career pitches are considered, the possibility exists that he threw 93 gyroballs. That’s not a whole lot.

Wilmer Flores had a career-high three hits in the series opener. Read a profile of Flores from Mike Kerwick in the Record.

Frank Francisco tossed a scoreless inning Friday, in his second appearance in the Gulf Coast League in three days.

• Jacob deGrom was charged with six runs in five innings with Las Vegas. Brandon Welch and Carlos Gomez combined on a six-hit shutout as Kingsport beat Bluefield, 7-0. Alex Sanchez had a grand slam in Brooklyn’s 10-2 win against Vermont. Read the full minor league recap here.

From the bloggers: Mark Berman from Blogging Mets has a blueprint for success for the 2014 Mets. … Faith and Fear in Flushing visits Astoria and stumbles upon a Mets video time capsule.

BIRTHDAYS: Bartolome Fortunato, the reliever who came from the Rays with Victor Zambrano in the Scott Kazmir trade, turns 39.

TWEET OF THE DAY: YOU’RE UP: Are you encouraged by Daisuke Matsuzaka retiring the final 10 batters he faced?

Minors 8.23.13: Sanchez slam paces 'Clones

August, 24, 2013
8/24/13
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LAS VEGAS 9, FRESNO 8 (10 innings): Eric Campbell's single plated Juan Centeno for the walk-off win. The 51s pulled even in the bottom of the ninth with two runs, highlighted by Brandon Hicks' two-out, two-run double. Starter Jacob deGrom was charged with six runs in five innings. Box

AKRON 4, BINGHAMTON 3 (11 innings): The B-Mets erased a three-run deficit, only to fall in the 11th when Giovanny Urshela singled in the game-winning run against Armando Rodriguez (2-3). Binghamton took a chunk out of a 3-0 deficit in the fourth, facing Brett Brach. Batting second in the lineup for the first time this season, Wilfredo Tovar walked, stole second and took third on a groundout. With two outs, Travis Taijeron laced an RBI single and Blake Forsythe bounced an RBI double off the right-field wall, cutting Akron’s lead to one. B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel capped his night with three scoreless innings. The righty worked around a two-out double in the fourth, used a double play to post a scoreless fifth and sidestepped a leadoff single in a scoreless sixth. Brach countered with three shutout innings of his own, but stumbled in the eighth. Binghamton’s game-tying rally started with a one-out walk to Danny Muno. Muno stole second and Tovar brought him home by bouncing a single up the middle, knotting the game at 3. Jeff Johnson took over for Brach and collected the final two outs of the inning, stranding the potential go-ahead run at third base. B-Mets reliever Chase Huchingson preserved the tie with a perfect eighth. Chasen Bradford worked around leadoff walks in the ninth and 10th innings to add two scoreless frames. Box

FORT MYERS 9, ST. LUCIE 8 (9 innings)
FORT MYERS 3, ST. LUCIE 2: In Game 1, St, Lucie failed to hold a two-run lead in the seventh inning, then a one-run lead in the eighth. The Mets ultimately lost in the ninth when Kennys Vargas had a leadoff double against Cody Satterwhite and ultimately scored. In the nightcap, Hansel Robles allowed three runs in five innings. St. Lucie pulled with a run on Yucarybert De La Cruz's two-run double in the fifth. But St. Lucie mustered only one other hit in the game. Box 1, Box 2

WEST VIRGINIA 4, SAVANNAH 2: Jeff Reynolds went 1-for-1 with two walks and a hit-by-pitch to reach base safely in all four of his plate appearances, but the Power lit up Luis Cessa for three runs in the fourth inning. Max Moroff began the frame with a solo homer to put the Power up, 1-0. Jordan Steranka later tripled home a run. Raul Fortunato plated him with a double. Cessa did not allow a run outside of the fourth. He finished six innings with five strikeouts and no walks, but was charged with his fourth loss. West Virginia right-hander Luis Heredia blanked the Gnats through five innings on three hits with six strikeouts. The Gnats (28-29/71-55) drew within one run in the seventh against the Power bullpen. After a walk and a hit-by-pitch, Jeff Glenn ripped a two-run single on the 12th pitch of his at-bat as Savannah pulled within 3-2. West Virginia added a run in the ninth against reliever Wanel Mesa, on an RBI single by Jonathan Schwind. Box

KINGSPORT 7, BLUEFIELD 0: Brandon Welch and Carlos Gomez combined on a six-hit shutout. Gomez logged the final 3 2/3 innings for his first save. Jeyckol De Leon went 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Champ Stuart went 2-for-2 with two walks, one RBI and two runs scored. Box

BROOKLYN 10, VERMONT 2: The Cyclones built a 9-0 lead, highlighted by a fourth-inning grand slam from Alex Sanchez. Miller Diaz tossed seven scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and three walks while striking out 11. Box

GCL METS 4, GCL NATIONALS 3: After Frank Francisco tossed a scoreless first inning, Gaby Almonte limited the Nats to one run over the next six innings. Leading 4-1 entering the ninth, Gaither Bumgardner surrendered two runs but stranded the tying run at second base to earn his third save. Ivan Wilson went 2-for-2 with two walks. He had a two-run homer in the fourth and also tripled. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 8.18.13: DeGrom dominates Bees

August, 18, 2013
8/18/13
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LAS VEGAS 6, SALT LAKE 3: Jacob deGrom took a perfect-game bid into the sixth before

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surrendering a leadoff single to Roberto Lopez. An inning later, deGrom issued a leadoff walk and double and departed with both runners in scoring position. John Church allowed both inherited runners to score as Salt Lake evened the score at 2 and handed deGrom a no-decision. The 51s answered with a four-run eighth that included a sacrifice fly by Lucas Duda, RBI double by Brandon Hicks and a two-run double from Francisco Pena. Robert Carson retired all five batters he faced, three via strikeout, to earn his 11th save. Kai Gronauer earlier contributed an RBI double, in his first game action since July 2. DeGrom now has logged 140 2/3 innings this season, already a jump of 29 1/3 innings from 2012. Box

NEW BRITAIN 5, BINGHAMTON 3: A day after the B-Mets clinched their first postseason appearance since 2004, New Britain scored five fifth-inning runs against Erik Goeddel (four earned). Nate Hanson and Reynaldo Rodriguez produced two-run homers in the frame before Goeddel recorded an out. Goeddel had held New Britain hitless through four innings. Travis Taijeron's second-inning homer had staked the B-Mets to a 1-0 lead. Box

JUPITER 2, ST. LUCIE 1 (10 innings): Randy Fontanez surrendered four straight one-out singles in the 10th in a walk-off loss. The Mets had evened the score in the seventh when Charley Thurber walked and Matt Reynolds tripled. Starter Michael Fulmer tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings. He departed with a potential shoulder injury after fielding a comebacker from rehabbing Casey Kotchman. Box

SAVANNAH 2, AUGUSTA 1
AUGUSTA 7, SAVANNAH 6: Estarlin Morel contributed 2 2/3 scoreless relief innings and

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Beck Wheeler notched his 16th save as the Gnats won Game 1. Savannah grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first inning, on an RBI single by Brandon Nimmo and Nelfi Zapata's sacrifice fly. Trailing 7-0 in Game 2, the Gnats pulled to within a run in the final inning on Nimmo's RBI double. But Nimmo was stranded at third base when Maikis De La Cruz grounded out and Cole Frenzel and Stefan Sabol struck out. Nimmo finished the nightcap 2-for-2 with two walks and two RBIs. Starter Steven Matz allowed five runs (three earned) in four innings. Box 1, Box 2

BURLINGTON 6, KINGSPORT 0: Starter Andrew Massie was knocked out with two outs in the first inning after surrendering three runs on three hits, two walks and two hit batters. Martires Arias limited Burlington to one run on two hits in six relief innings, but the K-Mets were shut out. Box

BROOKLYN 6, VERMONT 4: Robert Gsellman limited Vermont to one unearned run in seven innings and Gavin Cecchini extended his hitting streak to 16 games. Trailing 1-0 in the third, Matt Oberste doubled, advanced to third on Colton Plaia's single and scored on Anthony Chavez's sac fly. The Cyclones took the lead with a two-run fifth as LJ Mazzilli contributed an RBI double and Jared King plated him with a single. Vermont stormed back with a three-run eighth to take a 4-3 lead. Two of the runs scored on a sacrifice fly that included a throwing error by right fielder James Roche into the stands. Facing Vermont reliever Sam Bragg in the bottom half, King, Roche and Alex Sanchez all singled to load the bases for Oberste with no outs. On a 2-2 pitch, Bragg bounced an off-speed pitch that caromed away from catcher Ryan Gorton, tying the score at 4. Oberste then hit a sacrifice fly to deep right field that plated Roche for a 5-4 lead. Cecchini's hitting streak is one game shy of matching the Cyclones record. Lucas Duda had a 17-game streak in 2007. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 8.11.13: Johnson belts walk-off HR

August, 11, 2013
8/11/13
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LAS VEGAS 4, OKLAHOMA CITY 3: The 51s overcame a 3-0 deficit with two runs apiece in the fourth and fifth innings. Matt den Dekker had a double and RBI single during that two-inning stretch. Lucas Duda manned first base for the first time since his minor league tour began. Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-2 with two walks. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, ERIE 1: Cory Vaughn drove in four runs and Mark Cohoon allowed one run over six innings. In the bottom of the first, Eugenio Suarez doubled against Cohoon.

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Ramon Cabrera gave Erie a lead with an RBI groundout, but that was Erie's lone run of the game. Binghamton took the lead in the third against Erie starter Ramon Garcia. With Danny Muno breaking from first base, Vaughn launched a payoff pitch over the left-field wall. Vaughn’s blast, his third since returning from the disabled list on Aug. 5, gave the B-Mets a 2-1 advantage. Travis Taijeron padded Binghamton’s lead by ripping a solo homer in the sixth. Cohoon sailed through four scoreless innings before facing his biggest challenge in the sixth. Cabrera reached with two outs on an infield single, and Cohoon hit Tyler Collins and walked James McCann to load the bases. The southpaw pitched himself out of trouble, inducing Wade Gaynor to bounce back to the mound. The B-Mets then enjoyed a three-run seventh. Wilfredo Tovar scampered to second when Daniel Fields dropped his fly ball in shallow center. Reliever Justin Souza entered and walked Muno before surrendering an RBI double to Josh Rodriguez. Vaughn capped the inning by lacing a two-run single. Chasen Bradford contributed two perfect relief innings. Cohoon (8-3) struck out three while allowing one run on five hits. He has gone 4-0 with a 1.78 ERA in his last four starts. Vaughn is hitting .360 (9-for-25) with three homers and 11 RBIs since returning from the DL. Box

ST. LUCIE 9, PALM BEACH 8 (12 innings): Kyle Johnson hit a walk-off homer leading off

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the bottom of the 12th against Iden Nazario to end the 4-hour, 25-minute game. The Mets trailed 7-2 in the fifth before scoring four times in the frame to cut the deficit to a run. Gilbert Gomez had a two-out, two-run double in the seventh to tie the score at 8. Gomez finished 3-for-6 with two RBIs. Johnson was 2-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Dustin Lawley had two hits and an RBI. Jayce Boyd had two hits with two RBIs. Kevin Plawecki went 1-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Alex Panteliodis allowed seven runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings. Shawn Teufel picked up the victory with two scoreless relief innings. Box

HICKORY 2, SAVANNAH 1: Joey Gallo blasted his South Atlantic League-leading 27th homer to break a 1-all tie. Hunter Carnevale (0-3) surrendered the decisive ninth-inning long ball. The Gnats scored their lone run in the first inning. Jorge Rivero reached on shortstop Nick Urbanus' fielding error on a line drive. Rivero scored on Brian Harrison’s single. The Crawdads evened the score at 1 in the fourth against Luis Cessa. Gallo walked with one out and scored on David Lyon's single. The Gnats (68-47) mustered only three hits -- none between the first and eighth innings. Box

KINGSPORT 7, GREENEVILLE 2: Joe Tuschak went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Michael Bernal capped the scoring with a two-run homer in the eighth. Box

BROOKLYN 9, STATE COLLEGE 2: LJ Mazzilli went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs in the victory. State College had taken the lead in the third in bizarre fashion. Steven Ramos bunted down the first-base line. Starting pitcher Carlos Valdez threw to first and Ramos was called safe. Alex Sanchez thought Ramos was out and went to throw the ball around the infield. His throw went into left field and Ramos broke for second. Left fielder Jonathan Clark retrieved the ball but overthrew Mazzilli covering second. As the ball headed toward the Cyclones dugout, Ramos started toward third. He then noticed nobody was covering home and headed for the plate. Eddie Rohan came up with the ball after it caromed off the front of the dugout and raced home, but Ramos narrowly beat him, giving the Spikes a 1-0 lead. The official scoring: a bunt single and two Cyclones errors. Brooklyn answered in a four-run second, thanks to three hits and two errors. Rohan and Anthony Chavez doubled. Patrick Biondi walked and Gavin Cecchini grounded into a run-scoring fielder's choice. Mazzilli then singled and right fielder Luis Perez allowed the ball to get behind him as Biondi scored. Shortstop Cesar Valera's error on James Roche's grounder extended Brooklyn’s lead to 4-1. In the fourth, Rohan again doubled, and moved to third on a groundout. Biondi then reached on a bunt, scoring Rohan and giving the Cyclones a four-run cushion. State College scored a run in the seventh against David Wynn to pull within 6-2. In a three-run eighth, Cecchini doubled and scored on Mazzilli's single. Sanchez then belted a two-run homer. Box

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Minors 8.9.13: Huchingson nets 1st pro save

August, 9, 2013
8/09/13
11:50
PM ET
OKLAHOMA CITY 6 LAS VEGAS 4: Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a walk in his first Triple-A game since breaking his left foot with the 51s on April 17. Brandon Hicks had a two-out solo homer in the ninth, but Kirk Nieuwenhuis struck out to end the game. Box

ERIE 4, BINGHAMTON 2
BINGHAMTON 7, ERIE 6: The B-Mets overcame two blown leads and pounded out seven extra-base hits, including a go-ahead double by Josh Rodriguez in the sixth, to salvage a

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split with a nightcap victory. Leadoff hitter Danny Muno homered against Kelvin Perez five pitches into the game. The SeaWolves answered against Logan Verrett in the second as Brandon Douglas blasted a three-run homer. Trailing 3-1, the B-Mets loaded the bases in the fourth. Muno then doubled, plating Travis Taijeron and Wilfredo Tovar to even the score. In the fifth, Rhyne Hughes delivered a go-ahead RBI triple. Reliever Will Clinard took over for Perez and surrendered a two-run homer to Taijeron. The 6-3 advantage did not last. Douglas doubled off Verrett and scored on Jamie Johnson's fifth-inning single. Daniel Fields ended Verrett’s night and tied the score with a two-run homer. With the score tied at 6 in the sixth, Xorge Carrillo singled and took second when Darrell Ceciliani walked. Carrillo scored the go-ahead run when Rodriguez doubled. After B-Mets reliever Chasen Bradford surrendered a double in the seventh, Chase Huchingson entered and plunked Jamie Johnson with the first pitch, putting the potential game-winning run on base. But Huchingson induced Eugenio Suarez and Fields to ground out to secure his first career save. In Game 1, the completion of a suspended game from April 10, the B-Mets mustered one hit after play resumed. The B-Mets began the resumed game with a 1-0 lead. Greg Peavey (1-1) tossed three scoreless innings, but then surrendered the decisive two runs in the eighth. Box 1, Box 2

ST. LUCIE at BRADENTON (ppd.)

HICKORY 4, SAVANNAH 1: . The Gnats left 14 men on base and went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position. The Crawdads scored the game’s opening run in the fourth. Jorge Alfaro doubled and scored on Nomar Mazara’s single. Savannah starter Steven Matz dealt with runners in each of his five frames, but allowed only one run thanks to nine strikeouts. Hickory added three runs in the sixth against reliever Tyler Vanderheiden. The first four hitters reached base, on three singles and a hit-by-pitch. The Gnats (24-20/67-46) scored their lone run in the eighth. Eudy Pina, who reached base four times, was plunked to start the frame. He eventually scored on Brian Harrison’s single. Brandon Nimmo was 2-for-5, accounting for a third of the Gnats’ six hits. Box

KINGSPORT 6, GREENEVILLE 2: Pedro Perez drove in three runs, including a two-run double in a four-run eighth. Starter Rob Whalen allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision. Alberto Baldonado (2-0) earned the win in relief with 3 1/3 scoreless innings. Box

STATE COLLEGE 4, BROOKLYN 1: Cyclones starter Miller Diaz surrendered a pair of second-inning runs. Mason Katz and Brett Wiley walked. With Alex De Leon batting, Diaz then threw a wild pitch. De Leon followed with a sacrifice fly. Wiley advanced to third on the second wild pitch of the inning. After striking out Jimmy Bosco for the second out, Steven Ramos then singled, scoring Wiley and extending the lead to 2-0. State College added to the lead in the fourth with two runs. Brooklyn scored its lone run in seventh. LJ Mazzilli started the inning by doubling and moved to third on a single by Alex Sanchez. After James Roche struck out for the first out, Matt Oberste produced a sac fly. Box

GCL NATIONALS 6, GCL METS 2: Dan Hermann (0-4) allowed four earned runs in 1 2/3 innings in relief of Brandon Welch as the Gnats broke a 2-all tie. Box

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Minors 8.3.13: Glenn's homer lifts Gnats

August, 3, 2013
8/03/13
11:06
PM ET
MEMPHIS 4, LAS VEGAS 3: With the score tied at 3, Sean Henn issued a leadoff walk in the bottom of the eighth and departed. John Church then surrendered a single to Jamie Romak and sacrifice fly to Chad Huffman. Brian Bixler had a leadoff single in the ninth and advanced to second on Juan Centeno's sac bunt, but Francisco Pena and Kirk Nieuwenhuis consecutively were retired to end the game. The 51s had tied the score at 3 in the top of the eighth when Ruben Tejada walked, advanced to third on Wilmer Flores' single and scored on Zach Lutz's groundout. Flores manned third base for the second time this season. Jamie Hoffmann had a seventh-inning solo homer to pull Las Vegas (60-53) within 3-2. Jordany Valdespin completed serving a three-game suspension. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, HARRISBURG 2: Facing Nathan Karns, Danny Muno opened the game with a single and Travis d’Arnaud blasted a two-run homer. In the third, Muno walked and

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d’Arnaud doubled to put two runners in scoring position. Josh Rodriguez followed with a sacrifice fly for a 3-0 lead. Logan Verrett won his 10th game. He faced the minimum through 4 2/3 innings and struck out seven of the first 14 batters he faced. That streak ended when Jerad Head reached on a swinging bunt with two outs in the fifth. Brian Jeroloman followed with a line drive deep to left-center. Darrell Ceciliani and Alonzo Harris dove for it. They collided and Jeroloman ended up with an RBI triple. Destin Hood made it three hits in a row against Verrett when he hit a line drive down the left-field line. Ceciliani made another diving attempt, but it tipped off of his glove and Hood sprinted to third base for an RBI triple. Verrett escaped further damage by forcing Karns to fly out and departed the game in line for the victory. Chasen Bradford worked around two singles in a scoreless sixth. He returned in the seventh and worked a 1-2-3 frame. Chase Huchingson retired the first two batters in the eighth before allowing back-to-back singles. With the tying run in scoring position, he got Carlos Rivero to fly out. Jeff Walters posted his 32nd save. Box

ST. LUCIE 11, CLEARWATER 3: Cam Maron and Jayce Boyd had three RBIs apiece. Lucas Duda went 1-for-4 with a walk and scored twice and played seven innings in left field. Starter Michael Fulmer (1-2) earned his first Florida State League victory. He allowed three runs in six innings. Angel Cuan and T.J. Chism combined for three scoreless relief innings. Box

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SAVANNAH 6, GREENVILLE 3: The Gnats overcame a one-run deficit over the final two frames. They evened the score at 3 in the eighth when Dimas Ponce doubled and Jorge Rivero plated him with a triple. Jeff Glenn then blasted a three-run homer in the ninth. Beck Wheeler tossed a perfect bottom half for his 13th save. Starter Steven Matz allowed three runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out five in 5 1/3 innings. Box

JOHNSON CITY 5, KINGSPORT 3: Vaughn Bryan's two-out, two-run double in the top of the ninth against Robert Coles accounted for the decisive runs, a half-inning after the K-Mets had tied the score at 3 with a pair of runs. Kingsport (25-17), which won 21 games in July, has lost two straight for the first time since June 30 and July 1. Kingsport struck first with back-to-back singles by Yeixon Ruiz and Victor Cruzado followed by a fielder's choice grounder by Jeyckol De Leon in the first. Johnson City answered in the fifth, with Steve Bean and Devante Lacy tallying back-to-back run-scoring hits against K-Mets starter Rob Whalen for a 2-1 lead. Justin Ringo produced a solo homer in the eighth against Coles to give Johnson City a two-run lead. The K-Mets evened the score at 3 in the bottom half on RBI doubles by Joe Tuschak and Michael Bernal. In the ninth, Johnson City loaded the bases with one out. After Coles then fanned pinch hitter J.J. Altobelli, Bryan hit a flare into right field that bounced past the diving Cruzado for a double. Whalen entered leading the Appalachian League in WHIP (0.88) and ranked third in ERA (1.36). He allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings in a no-decision. Box

BROOKLYN 7, JAMESTOWN 4: For the first time in nearly six weeks, the Cyclones (23-22) climbed above .500. John Gant allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks in five innings and earned the win. Gavin Cecchini went 4-for-5. Eddie Rohan had a two-run homer in the second. After Gant surrendered a run in the bottom half, Brooklyn responded with two runs in the third. Patrick Biondi and Cecchini singled and LJ Mazzilli grounded into a run-scoring double play. Alex Sanchez produced a run-scoring double to give Brooklyn a 4-1 lead. Jamestown struck for another run in the sixth because of an error by Gant. In a three-run seventh, Biondi had an RBI single. Cecchini then doubled, advancing Biondi to third. Mazzilli followed with a two-out, two-RBI single to give Brooklyn a 7-2 lead. The Jammers produced two runs in the eighth against John Mincone. Box

GCL NATIONALS 9, GCL METS 5 (6 innings): Starter Yoryi Nuez allowed six runs in one-plus innings in the rain-shortened game. Brandon Brosher had a two-run homer in the loss. Box

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Minors 7.29.13: 'Spin HR, plunked, ejected

July, 29, 2013
7/29/13
11:10
PM ET
LAS VEGAS 8, SACRAMENTO 3
LAS VEGAS 10, SACRAMENTO 4: Starter Matt Fox allowed one run in five innings in Game 1. Matt den Dekker went 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBIs and two runs scored. In the nightcap, Jordany Valdespin had a three-run homer and Jamie Hoffmann went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Pitcher Armando Rodriguez, Valdespin and Wally Backman all were ejected in the seventh inning of Game 2, prompting Ruben Tejada to finish the game at second base. Valdespin had been hit by a pitch in the top half of the inning. The ejections occurred after Rodriguez replied in the bottom half by plunking a Sacramento player. Box 1, Box 2

ST. LUCIE 5, TAMPA 4: Rob Refsnyder’s throwing error allowed two runs to score with two outs in the bottom of the ninth as the Mets rallied past Tampa. Jayce Boyd had a one-out single. After Gilbert Gomez pinch-ran, Kevin Plawecki doubled to put runners at second and third. Matt Reynolds received an intentional walk and Robbie Shields struck out. Then, with the bases loaded and two outs, Kyle Johnson ripped a 2-2 pitch to second. Refsynder knocked it down before throwing the ball away, toward the Yankees dugout, to allow Gomez and Plawecki to score. Lucas Duda went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and played left field in his first game with Class A St. Lucie on a rehab assignment. Johnson went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored. T.J. Rivera had two hits and an RBI double. Shields added a double and a run scored. Rainy Lara received a no-decision despite throwing seven innings and allowing two runs and eight hits with no walks. T.J. Chism allowed two runs with two outs in the top of the ninth as the Yankees took a 4-3 lead. Cody Satterwhite recorded the final out of that half-inning to earn his first win. Box

ASHEVILLE 5, SAVANNAH 4: Hunter Carnevale allowed a pair of seventh-inning runs as Asheville overcame a 4-3 deficit. Box

KINGSPORT 4, ELIZABETHTON 0: Martires Arias tossed seven scoreless innings and combined with Luis Rengel and Ricardo Jacquez on the shutout. Leadoff hitter Yeixon Ruiz scored three runs. Jeff McNeil went 3-for-3. Box

BROOKLYN 4, HUDSON VALLEY 0: Carlos Valdez tossed six scoreless innings as the Cyclones won their fifth straight. It marked the second time this season Valdez went six innings without allowing an earned run. This time, he allowed four hits, walked one and struck out three before handing the ball to Akeel Morris. Morris tossed three shutout innings to continue his spectacular season. Through 25 innings, Morris has yet to allow an earned run. He has struck out 31. Matt Oberste got the Cyclones on the board with a long ball. The homer was Oberste’s second of the season. The other came June 19 against Staten Island. After hitting only four homers through the first 36 games of the season, the Cyclones have now gone deep four times in their last four games. Oberste finished 2-for-3 with a walk. Brooklyn scored two more runs in the fourth. Oberste was involved again, leading off with a walk. Alex Sanchez followed with a double that put two runners in scoring position. James Roche took advantage, producing a two-run double. Roche has 11 doubles, tied for the team lead with Jared King. The Cyclones tallied their final run in the fifth, on a groundball that should have gotten the Renegades out of the inning. With two outs, Sanchez hit a grounder to shortstop Julian Morillo. Morillo intended to get Oberste out on the force at second, but bobbled it as King scored from third. Box

GCL CARDINALS 5, GCL METS 2: With the score tied at 2, Gaither Bumgardner (0-2) was charged with three runs on four hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings. Travis d'Arnaud caught four innings and went 0-for-3. Vicente Lupo homered in the loss. Box

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Minors 7.28.13: Noah 1-hits Trenton in 6 IP

July, 28, 2013
7/28/13
9:48
PM ET
LAS VEGAS 13, SACRAMENTO 4: In the completion of a suspended game from May 6, Wilmer Flores homered twice and had three extra-base hits. Ruben Tejada went 4-for-4 and scored twice. The game was called due to high winds and dust in the bottom of the seventh inning. The regularly scheduled game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Monday. The 51s took a two-game lead on Sacramento for first place in the Pacific Southern Division. Box

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TRENTON 1, BINGHAMTON 0
BINGHAMTON 6, TRENTON 1: Noah Syndergaard allowed one run -- on a two-out solo homer in the first -- and no other hits in six innings as the B-Mets split the doubleheader. Syndergaard struck out eight and walked none. Alonzo Harris was picked off first base to end Game 1. The lone run in the opener came in the second inning against Logan Verrett, on doubles by Andrew Clark and Carmen Angelini. Verrett allowed only three hits in five innings. Box 1, Box 2

LAKELAND 3, ST. LUCIE 0: St. Lucie was held hitless by Thomas Collier and Alex Burgos until Robbie Shields' leadoff single in the eighth. That was the lone hit produced by the Mets. Michael Fulmer (0-2) suffered the tough-luck loss. He allowed one run on seven hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings. Box

AUGUSTA 6, SAVANNAH 1: The teams exchanged runs in the first inning, but Savannah ultimately was denied a four-game sweep. Augusta executed a double-steal with runners at first and third to plate the game’s first run. In the bottom half, Jorge Rivero doubled and scored on Maikis De La Cruz’s sacrifice fly. It was the only run for the Gnats (16-16/59-42). The Jackets took the lead for good with three runs in the third inning against Savannah starter Julian Hilario, who made his first start of the season after 29 relief appearances. Chuckie Jones had a two-run triple in the frame. Five Savannah relievers followed Hilario for an inning apiece. Box

KINGSPORT 9, BRISTOL 2: Rob Whalen (2-1) allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks while striking out seven in six innings. Ruben Reyes and Robert Coles combined for three scoreless relief innings. Yeixon Ruiz, Victor Cruzado and Joe Tuschak had three hits apiece. Box

BROOKLYN 4, HUDSON VALLEY 2: John Gant allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and no walks in six innings. In the first inning, LJ Mazzilli singled and scored on Jared King's double for a 1-0 lead. Hudson Valley evened the score at 1 in the third. Ryan McChesney singled off Gant and reached third on a fielding error by third baseman Anthony Chavez. McChesney then scored on John Alexander's single. Chavez redeemed himself in the fifth, launching a two-run homer. In the sixth, the Renegades loaded the bases with one out as Ariel Soriano stepped to the plate. Gant was looking in for the sign and was called for a balk, scoring Alexander as Hudson Valley pulled within 3-2. Gant avoided further trouble, retiring Soriano and Omar Narvaez. Alex Sanchez connected on his first homer since Aug. 31, 2012 to restore a two-run cushion in the seventh. Box

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Minors 7.21.13: 'Spin drives in 5

July, 21, 2013
7/21/13
11:24
PM ET
LAS VEGAS 15, RENO 8: Jordany Valdespin went 4-for-6 with a homer and five RBIs. Ruben Tejada had three hits and drove in two. Starter Chris Schwinden, who had been a consideration for a spot start against the Nationals on Friday, allowed six runs in four innings as his ERA swelled to 6.00. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, NEW BRITAIN 3: Binghamton produced a season-high seven doubles, beginning with Allan Dykstra's run-scoring two-bagger in the first. The Rock Cats used a

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pair of solo homers to grab the lead against B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel -- by Nate Hanson and Miguel Sano. Binghamton took a 4-2 lead with a three-run third that included doubles by Alonzo Harris, Josh Rodriguez, Cesar Puello and Travis Taijeron. Goeddel bounced back after Sano’s homer with three scoreless innings. In the sixth, Sano ripped a single past shortstop Wilfredo Tovar to start the inning and Daniel Ortiz walked. Dan Rohlfing’s innocent flyout to right proved costly for Binghamton. As Sano tagged up to third, Tovar received Puello’s throw and fired to first in attempt to nab Ortiz. The shortstop’s toss skipped into the seats and allowed Sano to score, trimming Binghamton’s lead to 4-3. But with the tying run on third, Goeddel struck out Jordan Parraz. He then handed the reins to Adam Kolarek. The southpaw struck out Angel Morales looking to end the threat. Kolarek returned for the seventh and worked around a leadoff double by Danny Santana in a scoreless frame.

The B-Mets added an insurance run against Ryan O’Rourke in the seventh. With the bases loaded after an intentional walk to Puello, Dykstra lifted a sac fly. Pedro Feliciano struck out two in a perfect eighth. Closer Jeff Walters surrendered a pair of two-out singles in the ninth, but escaped with his 26th save. Goeddel (9-3) allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and matched a season high with eight strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings. He matched teammate Logan Verrett and Akron’s Matt Packer for the league lead in wins. Box

ST. LUCIE 7, DAYTONA 5: Jayce Boyd had a two-run homer in the third to give St. Lucie at 3-2 lead. Dustin Lawley's 20th homer of the season, a solo shot in the ninth, gave the Mets a two-run cushion. Michael Fulmer allowed four runs in 4 1/3 innings. Tim Byrdak tossed a scoreless relief inning. T.J. Chism recorded his 15th save. Box

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SAVANNAH 4, DELMARVA 2: Eudy Pina and Jorge Rivero had consecutive RBI doubles in a three-run first. Pina's solo homer in the eighth gave the Gnats (55-40) a two-run cushion. Beck Wheeler hit a batter, then struck out three straight in the ninth for his 11th save. Shawn Teufel and Hunter Carnevale combined for three scoreless relief innings. Steven Matz (4-4) allowed two runs on three hits and three walks in five innings. Box

KINGSPORT 8, PRINCETON 1: Chris Flexen tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out 11. Champ Stuart went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.Victor Cruzado also drove in two runs. Box

BROOKLYN 3, BATAVIA 2 (10 innings): Julio Concepcion's single plated Justin Turner in the 10th as the Cyclones (15-18) notched their fourth walk-off win of the season. Turner, in likely his final rehab game and again playing shortstop, led off the inning with a single. He advanced to second on LJ Mazzilli's single. Jared King then advanced both runners with a sac bunt. After Matt Oberste was intentionally walked to load the bases, Concepcion's single won it. Starter John Gant allowed one run on two hits in five innings. Relievers Cristian Chivilli, Paul Paez and David Wynn combined for five no-hit relief innings. James Roche's second-inning RBI double gave Brooklyn a 1-0 lead. Batavia scored an unearned run in the eighth to take a 2-1 lead, on a bases-loaded walk issued by Paez. Brooklyn evened the score in the bottom half. Mazzilli singled and King reached on a fielder's choice. Alex Sanchez then singled to advance King to third with one out. Concepcion followed with a grounder to shortstop Javier Lopez, who made the flip to second baseman J.T. Riddle. Concepcion beat out the double-play attempt as the Cyclones evened the score at 2. Box

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Minors 7.9.13: Diehl produces walk-off HR

July, 9, 2013
7/09/13
10:30
PM ET
LAS VEGAS 8, SALT LAKE 5: Starter Jacob deGrom (2-1) allowed two runs in six innings. Rylan Sandoval went 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Box

CHARLOTTE 5, ST. LUCIE 1: Kes Carter had a go-ahead two-run single and the Stone Crabs scored four runs with two outs in the seventh to get past the Mets. Dustin Lawley had launched his league-leading 18th homer leading off the top half of that frame, against ex-Met Ramon Ramirez, to tie the score. With two hits in the seventh, Domingo Tapia allowed two hits and a walk. Cody Satterwhite, who was acquired from Sioux City in the American Association of Independent Baseball, made his St. Lucie debut with the bases loaded and gave up a two-run single to Carter. Carter's groundball went off the glove of first baseman Nelfi Zapata on a diving attempt. Tapia pitched effectively despite being charged with four runs in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked one. Hamilton Bennett retired the side in order in the eighth. Box

SAVANNAH 8, AUGUSTA 1: Cole Frenzel and Eudy Pina drove in three runs apiece, while Chad Zurcher scored three runs. Starter Gabriel Ynoa tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings to improve to 10-3. Box

KINGSPORT 3, GREENEVILLE 2: Jeff Diehl delivered a leadoff homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the K-Mets (8-11) a walk-off win. Starter Rob Whalen allowed one run, unearned, on three hits and two walks while striking out six in six innings. Box

LOWELL 5, BROOKLYN 2: Carlos Valdez, who tossed six scoreless innings in his previous outing, this time walked the first two batters he faced. Later in the first inning, with runners on the corners and one out, Aaron King sent a grounder to first baseman Alex Sanchez for a seeming double play. But Sanchez took off the force at second by stepping on first and a run scored when no tag was applied at second. Valdez nonetheless took a no-hitter into the fifth, when he surrendered a leadoff hit to Nick Moore. Immediately after Moore’s single, Williams Jerez doubled. Both scored on groundouts. With two outs, Valdez appeared out of the inning by coxing a groundball from Cleuluis Rondon, but third baseman Anthony Chavez threw the ball past first base. Kevin Mager then delivered an RBI single as the Spinners took a 4-0 lead. In 4 2/3 innings, Valdez surrendered three hits, four runs (three earned) and four walks. The Spinners added a run in ninth inning on LJ Mazzilli's error. Mazzilli committed his first two errors of the season in the game. The Cyclones' best opportunity came in seventh. Matt Oberste had a leadoff double. Sanchez followed with a single. Jorge Rivero then drove in Oberste to cut the Spinners' lead to 4-1. Tomas Nido could not keep the rally going, grounding into a double play. The Cyclones scored their second run on an RBI double from Rivero. He had two hits and two RBIs on the day. Rivero leads the Cyclones with eight multi-hit games. Box

GCL METS at GCL MARLINS (ppd.)

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Minors 7.7.13: Fulmer debuts with St. Lucie

July, 8, 2013
7/08/13
1:04
AM ET
TUCSON 4, LAS VEGAS 3: A half-inning after Wilmer Flores tied the score at 3 with a two-run double, Justin Hampson surrendered the decisive run in the bottom of the seventh. Wally Backman and Zach Lutz were ejected that inning after Lutz was called out on strikes. Backman mimicked ejecting the umpire, according to the Arizona Daily Star. Flores started at first base -- only his fourth game at the position this season. Ruben Tejada went 0-for-4 and is hitting .095 in the Pacific Coast League. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 16, BINGHAMTON 5: B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel (7-3) walked a career-high seven and was tagged for seven runs over 4 2/3 innings in his first loss since

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April 19. The Fisher Cats hammered five homers, including four in an eight-run seventh. New Hampshire took advantage of nine walks to hand the B-Mets their most lopsided loss since April 26, 2012 -- a 16-3 defeat, also to New Hampshire. Goeddel loaded the bases on three straight walks in the third. Clint Robinson then hammered a grand slam. Following two more walks in the fifth, Ryan Schimpf laced an RBI single to end Goeddel’s night. Ryan Fraser entered and surrendered a two-run double to Brian Van Kirk and an RBI single to Jon Talley. Fisher Cats starter Marcus Stroman, a product of Patchogue-Medford High on Long Island, allowed four hits and struck out eight over seven innings. The B-Mets only highlights against Stroman came on a pair of homers -- by Allan Dykstra in the fourth and Travis Taijeron in the seventh. It was Dykstra’s 14th homer this season. In the seventh, Andy Burns led off with a solo homer against Fraser. Following a hit batter and a walk, Talley crushed a three-run homer. Adam Kolarek relieved Fraser after another walk, but could not stop the bleeding. Robinson singled and Brad Glenn launched a three-run homer. Burns capped the frame with a solo homer, his second long ball of the inning, for a 16-2 lead. Box

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FORT MYERS 3, ST. LUCIE 0: After recovering from spring-training surgery to repair a torn meniscus and making two Gulf Coast League starts, Michael Fulmer made his Florida State League debut. Fulmer, the 44th overall pick in the 2011 draft, surrendered three first-inning runs. He ultimately completed five innings, surrendering no additional damage. St. Lucie (44-39) mustered only two hits -- a two-out single in the first by Jayce Boyd and a leadoff single in the seventh by Dustin Lawley. Angel Cuan and Chasen Bradford tossed two scoreless relief innings apiece. Box

GREENVILLE 6, SAVANNAH 4: Jake Kuebler surrendered six runs (five earned) in four innings. Savannah (50-36) had posted three runs in the top of the first, highlighted by Maikis De La Cruz's two-run triple and Stefan Sabol's RBI double. Trailing by two runs in the ninth, Phillip Evans had a leadoff double and Chad Zurcher walked. But Brandon Nimmo grounded into a double play and Kyle Johnson flied out. Julian Hilario tossed three scoreless relief innings. Johnson, the outfielder acquired from the Angels in the Collin Cowgill trade, is due to join St. Lucie on Monday after a promotion from Savannah. Box

KINGSPORT 3, GREENEVILLE 0
KINGSPORT 4, GREENVILLE 1:
Carlos Gomez, Alberto Baldonado and Ricardo Jacquez combined on a two-hit shutout in Game 1. Victor Cruzado homered and Chris Flexen allowed one run in six innings in the nightcap as the K-Mets improved to 7-10. Box 1, Box 2

BROOKLYN 3, LOWELL 0: Miller Diaz picked up his first win with the Cyclones and recorded a season-high eight strikeouts in five scoreless innings. Diaz got into trouble only once. He loaded the bases in the fifth, but struck out Tzu-Wei Lin. Juan Gamboa led off the fourth with a walk and moved into scoring position on LJ Mazzilli's single. With two outs, Alex Sanchez hit a hard groundball that was fielded by the second baseman Cleuluis Rondon. But Rondon threw it passed first, allowing Gamboa to score from second. Jorge Rivero followed with a single that drove in Mazzilli for a 2-0 lead. In the eighth, Patrick Biondi walked and stole second -- his sixth steal in four games. Gamboa's bunt landed Biondi on third. Mazzilli then hit a long fly ball to center field that was caught on an amazing leaping grab by center fielder Manuel Margot, resulting in a sac fly. Brooklyn’s bullpen closed the door. David Wynn and Ricky Knapp combined for three scoreless innings. Shawn Teufel pitched a perfect ninth to record his second save. Box

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Minors 7.5.13: Jeyckol 3-run HR lifts K-Mets

July, 5, 2013
7/05/13
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TUCSON 3, LAS VEGAS 2: Justin Hampson surrendered a pair of ninth-inning runs as Tucson claimed a walk-off victory. Las Vegas started Matt Fox tossed six scoreless innings. Ruben Tejada was 1-for-3 with a walk. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 6, BINGHAMTON 5: Fisher Cats second baseman Ryan Schimpf launched a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth to hand the B-Mets (52-31) their first road loss in more than two weeks. Facing reliever Ryan Fraser with two on and two outs, Schimpf produced his league-leading 17th long ball. Fraser (0-1) suffered his first blown save. Darrell Ceciliani and Blake Forsythe had produed consecutive solo homers a half-inning earlier to stake Binghamton to a 5-3 lead and chase New Hampshire starter Deck McGuire. It was Ceciliani's first homer since May 26, snapping a 26-game drought. B-Mets starter Mark Cohoon struck out five while allowing three runs on three hits over five innings in a no-decision. In the first, A.J. Jimenez homered against Cohoon. Binghamton tied the score in the second against McGuire on Forsythe's bases-loaded, run-scoring groundout. In the third, Rhyne Hughes forced in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk. Travis Taijeron staked Binghamton to a 3-1 lead with a sacrifice fly. The Fisher Cats broke through in the fifth against Cohoon. After a hit batsman and single, Kevin Ahrens laced an RBI single. Adam Loewen followed with a run-producing fielder’s choice, tying the score at 3. Chase Huchingson struck out three in two scoreless innings to close Binghamton’s pitching tab. Box

JUPITER 4, ST. LUCIE 1: St. Lucie starter Matt Bowman (4-2) surrendered four runs on six hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings. Marlins prospect Christian Yelich produced a solo homer against Bowman in the first inning. St. Lucie's lone run came in the seventh on consecutive doubles by Nelfi Zapata and Charley Thurber. Box

GREENVILLE 8, SAVANNAH 4: Reliever Tyler Vanderheiden (4-1) surrendered four runs while recording only one out in the sixth as Greenville overcame a 4-3 deficit. Eudy Pina contributed a solo homer in the loss. Box

KINGSPORT 5, JOHNSON CITY 3: Jeyckol De Leon produced a three-run homer in a four-run fifth for the K-Mets (5-9). Yoan Gonzalez earned the win in relief, allowing one run in four innings. Robert Coles earned his first save with a scoreless ninth. He allowed a pair of hits, but stranded both runners in scoring position by coaxing a game-ending lineout from Ronnierd Garcia back to the pitcher. Box

ABERDEEN 6, BROOKLYN 5 (11 innings): The Cyclones (6-12) forced extra innings with a four-run eighth, highighted by Anthony Chavez's three-run homer. But Shawn Teufel surrendered a leadoff double to Jared Breen in the bottom of the 11th. Breen scored the winning run when first baseman Alex Sanchez had a throwing error on Kris Richards' ensuing sacrifice bunt. Box

GCL NATIONALS 7, GCL METS 6: Starter Jenrry Mejia, returning from a forearm issue that nagged him since spring training, allowed two runs on five hits and a walk and issued two wild pitches in four innings. Trailing 7-4, the Mets (2-9) got a two-out, two-run double in the top of the ninth from first-round pick Dominic Smith. But after Oswald Caraballo pinch-ran for Smith, Wuilmer Becerra struck out swinging against Michael Boyden to end the game. Mets second baseman Leon Canelon went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and scored twice. Box

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.293 7 38 59
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 18
RBIL. Duda 56
RD. Murphy 59
OPSL. Duda .856
WB. Colon 9
ERAJ. Niese 3.23
SOZ. Wheeler 121