New York Mets: Alonzo Harris

Series preview: Mets at Marlins

May, 5, 2014
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Getty Images/Associated PressThe Met face Nate Eovaldi, Henderson Alvarez and Tom Koehler during a three-game series at Marlins Park.
METS (16-14, third place/NL East) at MIAMI MARLINS (16-15, fourth place/NL East)

Monday: LHP Jonathon Niese (2-2, 2.20) vs. RHP Nate Eovaldi (2-1, 2.58), 7:10 p.m. ET

Tuesday: RHP Bartolo Colon (2-4, 5.65) vs. RHP Henderson Alvarez (1-2, 3.28), 7:10 p.m. ET

Wednesday: RHP Zack Wheeler (1-3, 5.13) vs. RHP Tom Koehler (3-2, 2.41), 12:40 p.m. ET

Marlins short hops

Giancarlo Stanton went deep twice Sunday, giving him National League leads with 10 homers and 36 RBIs. Stanton’s 31 RBIs in March/April set the franchise record, passing Moises Alou (30, in April 1997).


Mike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesGiancarlo Stanton leads the NL in homers and RBIs.


• The Marlins improved to an MLB-best 14-5 at home after winning a series from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. Miami has won six of seven home series, with the lone loss coming to the Washington Nationals (April 14-16).

Miami has 21 homers in 19 home games. They had 36 long balls during the entire 2013 season at Marlins Park. Miami is an MLB-worst 2-10 on the road.

The Braves suspected the Marlins were somehow cheating during a recent series, but could not prove it. Wrote Carroll Rogers in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

[Braves manager Fredi] Gonzalez said he changed signs five times during the course of [Aaron] Harang’s outing and went to multiple signs even with no runners on base. The hits kept coming regardless.

Gonzalez said he wondered if [catcher Evan] Gattis was giving away signs, but then figured that wouldn’t account for the disparity in the Marlins home/road splits in general. Entering play Thursday, the Marlins were hitting .307 while scoring 6.3 runs per game at Marlins Park. They were hitting .215 with 2.7 runs per game on the road.

“Yeah, you have this conspiracy theory, but at the end, we came up with nothing,” Gonzalez said. “It wasn’t like we saw a guy with the (binoculars), like Mick Billmeyer (former Phillies bullpen coach) in Colorado. At the end of the day, they didn’t miss the pitches. They were right there.”

Rafael Furcal, who signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract on Dec. 5 after missing all of last season, remains on the disabled list with the Marlins. The 36-year-old Furcal departed a rehab game Friday with Double-A Jacksonville with a groin issue. He originally landed on the DL to open the season with a left hamstring strain. Adeiny Hechavarria has started every game at shortstop for Miami this season.

• Stony Brook University product Tom Koehler, who struggled against the Mets at Citi Field (4 ER in 5 IP), tossed seven scoreless innings against the Dodgers on Friday, allowing only three hits.

• Closer Steve Cishek suffered a blown save at Citi Field on April 25, which snapped his streak of successful save conversions at 33, a Marlins franchise record.

• Center fielder Marcell Ozuna is hitting .395 (17-for-43) in 10 career games against the Mets.

• Third baseman Casey McGehee has 20 RBIs this season, the most in the majors without a home run.

Nate Eovaldi’s fastball has averaged 96.0 mph this season. Only Kansas City’s Yordano Ventura (96.7 mph) has averaged more.

Greg Dobbs was designated for assignment last Tuesday, clearing a spot for Ed Lucas, who returned from the disabled list. Dobbs had been 1-for-13 as a lefty pinch hitter. He had signed a $1.7 million extension for 2014.

• Right-hander Jacob Turner returned from the disabled list Saturday and entered the rotation, pushing Kevin Slowey to the bullpen.

• Former Mets farmhand Alonzo Harris, who signed with the Marlins at the end of spring training after being released by the Mets, again has been released. Harris hit .094 (3-for-32) at Class A Jupiter.

Morning Briefing: O Canada

March, 28, 2014
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.

FIRST PITCH: Jenrry Mejia makes his final pitch for a rotation spot when the Mets play their first game in Montreal in a decade.

Mejia is due to oppose Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle at 7:05 p.m. at packed Olympic Stadium on Friday night, after a pregame tribute to the late Gary Carter.


David Boily/MLB Photos/Getty ImagesHere's a view of Olympic Stadium back on Sept. 29, 2004 -- before the final home game in the Expos' existence.


“We were talking, and he told me that he was competing,” ex-Met Jose Reyes told ESPN’s Marley Rivera in Spanish, referring to Mejia’s fifth-starter’s race with Daisuke Matsuzaka. “I told him, ‘My brother, stay with your head high and continue to compete.’

"He told me that he was pitching one of the days in Montreal, and he told me, ‘Careful what you’re going to do to me.’ And I told him that I was not yet sure if I was going to play [because of a hamstring injury], but now I think I'm going to be in the lineup. I told him, ‘I would like to wish you the best, because the talent is there.’ He has been strong despite having several injuries.”

The Jays also have ex-Mets R.A. Dickey and Josh Thole.

Ten years ago, David Wright hit his first big-league homer at OIympic Stadium. It came in a 19-10 loss to the Montreal Expos in Wright’s sixth carer game -- a solo shot in the second inning against John Patterson, on July 26, 2004.

The Mets broke camp in Florida on Thursday afternoon. Before departing, they officially placed John Lannan on the 40-man roster to serve as a reliever.

So the lone official decisions yet to be announced -- aside from Matsuzaka versus Mejia -- are Andrew Brown versus Eric Campbell for an extra bench spot and Omar Quintanilla versus Anthony Seratelli for the backup-shortstop role. Brown and Quintanilla appear likely to prevail.

Friday’s news reports:

Jonathon Niese tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings against St. Louis Cardinals A-ball players Thursday and said he felt “amazing.” The performance came nine days after the southpaw received a cortisone injection in his left elbow.

That allays some concern about whether Niese will be ready to come off the disabled list April 6 to face the Cincinnati Reds. So perhaps the Mets can just choose Mejia or Matsuzaka from the start of the season and not need serious roster maneuvering. The expectation continues to be Matsuzaka, who faces the Jays on Saturday, ultimately will settle into the big-league rotation.

Meanwhile, Mejia has a bunion issue on the side of his right big toe that Terry Collins suggested may be a factor in the fifth-starter selection.

Matsuzaka, reacting to being handed $100,000 on Tuesday to delay the decision, said he has come to expect the unexpected in his U.S. career.

Read more in the Daily News, Star-Ledger and Newsday.

• Collins says Eric Young Jr. and Juan Lagares both should get playing time in the outfield. Read more in the Post and Star-Ledger.

• EY Jr. played an inning at shortstop Thursday.

• Richard Sandomir and Ken Belson in the Times delve into the Mets’ finances.

• An engineer who prepares environmental-impact studies implores New York City’s mayor to stop the eminent-domain proceedings of land around Citi Field in an op-ed in the Daily News.

• Olympic Stadium, which normally hosts Major League Soccer, needed some major tinkering to get ready to host baseball, Brenda Branswell writes in the Montreal Gazette. One concern: The roof isn't in perfect condition, so a few inches of snow would have resulted in cancellation of the event. A light snow/rain is expected Friday afternoon. There are 35,000 to 40,000 people expected per game.

• Tom Signore, who was ticketed for the Brooklyn Cyclones, will begin the season as Triple-A Las Vegas’ pitching coach. He will fill in for Frank Viola, who is due to undergo open-heart surgery Wednesday.

• Prospect Cory Mazzoni departed Thursday’s Grapefruit League finale with a triceps injury in the second inning.

• The Mets finished 14-14-2 in Grapefruit League play after a 4-0 loss to the Washington Nationals at Tradition Field.

• Tim Teufel’s son Shawn, a left-handed pitcher, was among Thursday’s cuts from minor-league camp. So was Alonzo Harris, who played for Double-A Binghamton last season. Harris quickly signed with the Miami Marlins.

• Mets executive VP Lou DePaoli tells Steven Marcus in Newsday that Opening Day will sell out at Citi Field.

“The game will definitely sell out,” DePaoli told Marcus. “We are pacing significantly ahead of last year. As of right now, there are roughly less than a thousand seats available. We’re going to be opening standing room only.

“Overall, our Opening Day sales are way ahead of what they were last year. You’ve got to think the fact that maybe people have been cooped up a little bit and want to get out, they’re excited to get back outside.”

• Columnist Ken Davidoff in the Post suggests Wright is poised to succeed Derek Jeter as the face of New York baseball.

• Brian Costa in the Journal is not bullish about the 2014 Mets. Writes Costa:

This feels like a sequel to a movie that didn’t draw rave reviews to begin with. Harvey, who is expected to miss the entire season coming off elbow surgery, plays the role of last year’s Johan Santana: the ace in rehab. Syndergaard becomes last year’s Wheeler: the dynamic arm whose arrival will be delayed by baseball’s self-defeating financial incentives to keep top prospects out of the majors until midseason.

Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada return as themselves, despite the Mets’ best efforts. The questions about their ability to become part of the team’s core group of position players are the same, if not louder, than they were before. Only now the three are a year older and the Mets’ patience is wearing thinner.

• A Manhattan federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday by a man who claimed volunteers at the All-Star Game’s FanFest ought to have been paid, writes Rich Calder in the Post.

• Columnist Joel Sherman in the Post predicts Matt Harvey could bolt for the Yankees once he is a free agent after the 2018 season if things don't change.

From the bloggers ... Faith and Fear contrasts big-leaguers' first games with the uncertainty attached to their last.

BIRTHDAYS: Former Rule 5 pick Brad Emaus turns 28 today. … Former Generation K member Paul Wilson is 41.

TWEET OF THE DAY: YOU’RE UP: Should Montreal get another chance at an MLB team?

Teufel's son among latest minors cuts

March, 27, 2014
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Mets continued to release players from minor-league camp Thursday, including left-handed pitcher Shawn Teufel, the son of Mets third base coach Tim Teufel.

The full list of spring-training releases from minor-league camp is now:

Joe Bonfe
Marco Camarena
Cristian Chivilli
Jonathan Clark
Mark Cohoon
Yucarybert De La Cruz
Chris Garcia
Alonzo Harris
Wanel Mesa
Eris Peguero
James Roche
Chris Schwinden
Shawn Teufel
Jhonathan Torres
David Wynn
Ernesto Yanez

Minors 9.6.13: Matz dominant in clincher

September, 6, 2013
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LAS VEGAS 3, SALT LAKE 2: Cory Wade inherited runners on the corners with one out in

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the eighth from Chris Schwinden and ultimately recorded the final five outs without surrendering a run as the 51s avoided elimination. Salt Lake now leads the best-of-five series two games to one. Aaron Harang starts for Las Vegas on Saturday in Game 4. Dustin Lawley, the Florida State League home run champ, broke a 1-all tie in the sixth with a solo homer. Ruben Tejada's RBI single gave the 51s a two-run lead later in the frame. Hamilton Bennett stranded an inherited runner in scoring position in the top half of the sixth in his Triple-A debut after replacing promoted Sean Henn on the roster. Lawley finished 3-for-4. Box

TRENTON 3, BINGHAMTON 0: The B-Mets were swept in the best-of-five series in their first playoff appearance since 2004. Danny Muno, Wilfredo Tovar and manager Pedro Lopez were ejected in the seventh inning, after Muno was called for an interference call at second base. Frank Francisco tossed a scoreless ninth with two strikeouts. Binghamton, which produced 11 hits, loaded the bases in the eighth, but Alonzo Harris struck out looking to end the threat. Starter Logan Verrett allowed three runs (two earned) in six innings. The B-Mets (86-55) had set their franchise's regular-season record for wins. Box

SAVANNAH 5, AUGUSTA 0: Behind seven scoreless innings from Steven Matz, the Gnats blanked Augusta at Historic Grayson Stadium to sweep the best-of-three Southern Division

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Championship Series. Savannah outscored Augusta, 15-2, in the two games. Savannah pitchers recorded 19 strikeouts and issued one walk. Matz retired 21 of the 22 batters he faced. He threw first-pitch strikes to 18 of 22 opposing hitters, struck out eight and did not issue a walk. Paul Sewald worked around an infield single in the eighth and Beck Wheeler retired the side in order in the ninth. The Gnats took a 1-0 lead in the third, when Eudy Pina tripled and scored on Maikis De La Cruz's fielder’s choice. Savannah broke the game open with a three-run fourth. With two outs and the bases loaded, Brandon Nimmo triple into the right-center gap. Nimmo finished the series 4-for-7 with four RBIs. Pina, who was 2-for-3, reached base three times for the second straight game from the leadoff spot. In the seventh, De La Cruz’s triple to left-center scored Pina for a 5-0 lead. Four of the Gnats’ seven hits Friday went for extra-bases, including three triples. The Gnats will begin the South Atlantic League Championship Series at the home of the Northern Division champ -- West Virginia or Hagerstown -- on Monday. Box

Compiled from team reports

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 8.30.13: Gorski blanks Fisher Cats

August, 31, 2013
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TUCSON 3 LAS VEGAS 1: Justin Hampson suffered the blown save. He allowed three ninth-inning runs, including a two-run homer to Mike Wilson. Rafael Montero tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out eight. With second-place Sacramento's loss, Las Vegas' magic number nonetheless was sliced to one with three games remaining. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, NEW HAMPSHIRE 0: Darin Gorski tossed seven shutout innings and allowed only two hits. The southpaw faced one over the minimum in his 13th start this

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season with the B-Mets. The only frame he faced more than three hitters was the first, when Adam Loewen produced a two-out double. The only other hit Gorski allowed was a leadoff single by Andy Burns in the fourth. Two batters later, Gorski erased Burns with an inning-ending double play. New Hampshire starter Deck McGuire no-hit the B-Mets through five innings. The B-Mets then produced a five-run sixth. Joe Bonfe led off by bouncing a ball to third base. The throw from Burns went wide and pulled Kevin Ahrens off first base. Alonzo Harris followed with his second walk of the night. Danny Muno bunted both runners ahead. Josh Rodriguez then got ahead in the count, 3-0. After the third ball, catcher Chris Schaeffer elected to intentionally walk Rodriguez to load the bases. Ball four, however, sailed over Schaeffer’s head, allowing Bonfe to score. One batter later, Travis Taijeron delivered Binghamton’s first hit. He lined a 2-1 pitch down the left-field line to score both runners. Gorski struck out five over seven innings. Rehabbing Frank Francisco threw a scoreless eighth. Jeff Walters tossed a scoreless ninth to pick up his franchise-record 38th save. Binghamton won despite producing only two hits -- by Wilfredo Tovar and Taijeron. The B-Mets' last win with two hits or fewer came on July 13, 2012, in a 2-0 victory against Erie. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, JUPITER 3: A day after being eliminated from postseason contention, St. Lucie broke a 3-all tie in the sixth as Charley Thurber doubled and scored on Cam Maron's single. An inning later, Kevin Plawecki was hit by a pitch in the head with two outs and departed as a precaution. The Mets opened a three-run lead in the eighth on Gilbert Gomez's two-run single. T.J. Chism earned his 20th save with a scoreless ninth. Box

SAVANNAH 5, GREENVILLE 4
SAVANNAH 5, GREENVILLE 2: Greenville starter Cody Kukuk took a no-hit bid and 2-0 lead into the sixth in Game 2. However, after Dimas Ponce walked, Brandon Nimmo doubled. With runners at second and third, Maikis De La Cruz then doubled to even the score at 2. After Dilson Herrera walked, Stefan Sabol doubled too, scoring De La Cruz. Herrera came home on a throwing error on the play to make the score 4-2. That ended Kukuk’s night. Jeff Reynolds greeted reliever Manuel Rivera with an RBI single. Savannah starter Steven Matz did not work a single 1-2-3 inning, but nonetheless blanked the Drive (27-38/49-85) through five innings. He ultimately logged 5 2/3 innings and was charged with two runs on five hits and three walks. He struck out six. Reliever Wanel Mesa snagged the win, recording the final five outs. In Game 1, the Gnats (32-33/75-59) overcame the Drive’s 2-0 lead with a three-run fourth, keyed by Cole Frenzel’s two-run homer, his seventh long ball of the year. The Drive tied the score at 3 with a run in the fifth, but the Gnats scored twice in the sixth to make it 5-3. The recently acquired Herrera singled, stole second and scored on Frenzel’s double for a 4-3 lead. Gnats starter Tim Peterson lasted six innings to earn the win, his first as a Gnat. Box 1, Box 2

KINGSPORT 8, BLUEFIELD 5: Playoff-bound Kingsport broke a 5-all tie with a three-run seventh. Joe Tuschak had a two-run double in that frame. 2013 first-round pick Dominic Smith went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two walks in his first Appalachian League start. Box

STATEN ISLAND 9, BROOKLYN 3: Despite the loss, the Cyclones maintained a half-game division lead over Aberdeen. Those two teams face off Saturday and Sunday in Coney Island. Staten Island broke a scoreless tie in the third. Trent Garrison singled and Derek Toadvine walked. Brooklyn starter Robert Gsellman then retired Brandon Thomas on a fly ball and struck out Eric Jagielo. But Staten Island followed with four consecutive two-out hits to score four runs and chase Gsellman, who had entered the outing with a 1.60 ERA in 11 New York-Penn League starts. After Brooklyn pulled within 4-1, Cyclones reliever Ricky Knapp found himself in trouble in the fourth. Jagielo and Mike Ford started a two-out rally with back-to-back singles and Yeicok Calderon connected on his ninth homer of the season as Staten Island’s lead swelled to 7-1. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 8.22.13: Whalen 7 shutout for K-Mets

August, 22, 2013
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LAS VEGAS 5, FRESNO 0: Giancarlo Alvarado tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings and combined with Robert Carson on a six-hit shutout. Zach Lutz drove in three runs as the 51s improved to 74-57. Box

AKRON 7, BINGHAMTON 3: A day after clinching their first division title since 2000, the B-Mets committed four errors and allowed a season-high five unearned runs. The Aeros

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lashed out 14 hits, including five in a four-run first inning. Jose Ramirez led off with a single against Mark Cohoon. Ramirez took off for second as Tyler Naquin bounced a grounder to second base. Screened, Josh Rodriguez booted the grounder, putting runners on the corners. Cedric Hunter put the Aeros on the board with an RBI single. Cohoon then coaxed a double play from Jesus Aguilar, but could not silence the Aeros. Carlos Moncrief and Tyler Holt singled. Binghamton trapped Holt in a rundown, but Rodriguez fumbled a toss from Allan Dykstra, allowing Moncrief to score. Right fielder Travis Taijeron capped the forgettable inning by misreading a fly ball, handing an RBI double to Ronny Rodriguez.

The B-Mets' tribulations continued in the second. Alex Monsalve reached when Dykstra booted a chopper to first. Monsalve took second on a single, advanced to third on a fielder’s choice and scored when Hunter singled. Akron starter Toru Murata cruised through five innings, facing two over the minimum to preserve a 5-0 lead. Binghamton cracked the scoreboard in the sixth. After Wilfredo Tovar’s leadoff single, Alonzo Harris tripled, his first three-bagger as a B-Met. Cory Vaughn followed Rodriguez’s walk with a run-scoring fielder’s choice, cutting Akron’s lead to three. With one out, Kyle Crockett entered and walked the first batter he faced, allowing the B-Mets to bring the tying run to the plate. But the southpaw ended the threat by fanning Taijeron and inducing Blake Forsythe to ground out. Akron restored the lead to five with two runs on four hits and one error in the sixth against reliever Ryan Fraser. Binghamton plated its final run in the seventh, when Richard Lucas walked and scored. Cohoon (9-4) was tagged for five runs (one earned) on nine hits in five innings in his first loss since June 5. Box

PALM BEACH 6, ST. LUCIE 3: Angel Cuan surrendered four runs in six innings. Trailing 4-0, St. Lucie posted three runs in the seventh, highlighted by a two-run single by Matt Reynolds. The rally ended when T.J. Rivera grounded out with the bases loaded. The Cardinals tacked on two runs a half-inning later against Bret Mitchell. Kyle Johnson went 0-for-2 with two walks, snapping a 16-game hitting streak. Box

KANNAPOLIS 1, SAVANNAH 0: Julian Hilario suffered the tough-luck loss despite surrendering one run on six hits in seven innings. Maikis De La Cruz had two of Savannah's five hits. He was thrown out at the plate to end the top of the first inning while trying to score from first base on Cole Frenzel's double to right field. Eudy Pina tripled with two outs in the third but was stranded when Brandon Nimmo grounded out. After De La Cruz's leadoff double in the fourth, Frenzel, Stefan Sabol and Jeff Reynolds consecutively struck out. Box

KINGSPORT 7, BLUEFIELD 0: Rob Whalen limited Bluefield to four hits in seven scoreless innings and combined with Alberto Baldonado on the shutout. Jeyckol De Leon, Victor Cruzado and Michael Bernal homered for the K-Mets (34-25). Box

STATEN ISLAND 7, BROOKLYN 1: Jonathan Clark opened the bottom of the first inning with a homer, but the Cyclones were blanked the rest of the way. Starter John Gant allowed two runs in five innings. Box

GCL MARLINS 4, GCL METS 3: Luis Guillorme had an RBI double in a two-run ninth, but the Mets fell a run short. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 8.19.13: Forysthe walk-off homer

August, 19, 2013
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LAS VEGAS 14, SALT LAKE 8: Matt den Dekker went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two homers. Zach Lutz had a three-run homer. 51s starter Matt Fox allowed eight runs in four innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, BOWIE 2 (10 innings): After manning catcher and right field, Blake Forsythe blasted a walk-off homer leading off the bottom of the 10th. The victory reduced

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Binghamton's magic number to win the Eastern Division to two. Forysthe homered for the third time in his past four games. Wilfredo Tovar departed the game after sliding into second base in the third inning, prompting outfielder Alonzo Harris to play second base for the first time in more than a year. One inning later, Cory Vaughn left the game after being hit in the back of the helmet by a pitch from Devin Jones. The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reported Tovar had X-rays on a wrist, while Vaughn passed a concussion test. After Vaughn’s exit, Forsythe went from behind the plate to right field. By the fifth inning, only two of Binghamton’s eight starting position players were in their original positions. Binghamton opened the scoring in the sixth. Danny Muno singled against Jones with one out. He advanced to third base one batter later. Josh Rodriguez hit a bouncer to shortstop Niuman Romero, but his throw skipped into the outfield to place runners on the corners. Xorge Carrillo then delivered a sacrifice fly. Bowie responded a half-inning later against Darin Gorski. Josh Horton doubled, moved to third on a bunt and scored on Luis Martinez's sac fly. Gorski’s night ended after seven innings. He allowed one run.

The B-Mets retook the lead on Richard Lucas' two-out solo homer in the bottom of the seventh. Adam Kolarek held the 2-1 lead with a scoreless eighth. Closer Jeff Walters was unable to convert the save chance in the ninth. He eventually walked Buck Britton with the bases loaded to force in the tying run. With the bases still loaded, Walters retired Lew Ford to send the game into extra innings. Chasen Bradford worked around two base hits in the top of the 10th to keep the score tied, setting up Forsythe's shot against Marcel Prado. The blast provided Binghamton (80-48) its second walk-off homer this season. Joe Bonfe also beat the Baysox, on June 16. Forsythe played one game in the outfield for St. Lucie in 2012. Bradford has not allowed an earned run since his Double-A debut (15 games). Box

SAVANNAH 3, AUGUSTA 2
AUGUSTA 4, SAVANNAH 0: Savannah won the opener behind a three-run third inning. Maikis De La Cruz worked a bases-loaded walk. Cole Frenzel followed with a single as two runs scored -- the latter on a throwing error. Paul Sewald earned his sixth save with a 1-2-3 seventh. In Game 2, Wanel Mesa allowed four fourth-inning runs (three earned) after three scoreless innings by Jake Kuebler. Box 1, Box 2

KINGSPORT 6, BURLINGTON 5: Jeff Diehl had three hits and an RBI. He also scored two runs, including the game-winner in the eighth on Eris Peguero's double. Peguero had two hits. Amed Rosario had two RBIs -- one on a triple to deep center in the sixth that tied the score at 5. Jeyckol De Leon had a two-run double in the first as Kingsport grabbed a 3-2 lead. Robert Coles (3-1) picked up the win in relief, working the final two innings while holding Burlington scoreless. He recorded the final out on a grounder with the potential tying run at second base. Victor Cruzado was in the lineup for Kingsport for the first time since Aug. 6. De Leon's two-run double in the first gave him the team lead in RBIs, at 28. Box

BROOKLYN 3, STATEN ISLAND 2
STATEN ISLAND 5, BROOKLYN 2: Akeel Morris dominated his first start of the season to lead the Cyclones to a Game 1 victory. Morris tossed five scoreless innings. He lowered his ERA to 0.47. Through 38 1/3 innings, Morris has struck out 52 and allowed four runs (two earned). Gavin Cecchini's hitting streak was snapped at 16 games, one shy of matching Lucas Duda's Cyclones record. In Game 2, Tomas Nido gave the Cyclones a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a two-run double. Starter Kevin McGowan then allowed three third-inning runs. Box 1, Box 2

GCL CARDINALS 7, GCL METS 1: Andrew Church surrendered six runs (five earned) on 12 hits and a walk in 5 2/3 innings. Box

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Minors 8.15.13: B-Mets nearing playoff berth

August, 15, 2013
8/15/13
11:33
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LAS VEGAS 3, NEW ORLEANS 2: Rafael Montero (5-3) tossed seven scoreless innings. He allowed four hits, issued no walks and struck out eight in a 99-pitch effort that included 65 strikes. Montero retired 14 straight batters from the first through the sixth innings. "Easy 94-96 mph with filthy changeup that makes the fastball play even better," a scout in attendance said. Box

BINGHAMTON 9, READING 3: The B-Mets trimmed their magic number to two to clinch their first playoff appearance since 2004. Binghamton is a franchise-record 30 games over

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.500. Greg Peavey, Hamilton Bennett and Armando Rodriguez combined to retire 18 of the final 19 Reading batters. The B-Mets scored five runs in the seventh. Reading had jumped on Peavey for two first-inning runs. Zach Collier homered. After consecutive singles put two aboard, Anthony Hewitt then hit a sharp groundball to third. Richard Lucas’ throw to second sailed high and allowed Maikel Franco to score, giving Reading a 2-0 lead. Lucas made amends by leading off the next half-inning with a double against rehabbing major leaguer Jonathan Pettibone. Wilfredo Tovar followed with a single. Xorge Carrillo put the B-Mets on the board with a run-producing groundout. Alonzo Harris tied the score with an RBI double. Hewitt pushed Reading ahead with an RBI single in the fourth, but the B-Mets responded against Pettibone in the fifth, in his final inning. Carrillo singled, advanced to third when Harris bounced a single off Pettibone’s foot, and came home on Danny Muno's sacrifice fly. Binghamton (77-47) unloaded against Juan Sosa in the seventh. Carrillo doubled. Following a single by Harris, Allan Dykstra lined a pinch-hit, go-ahead single that plated Carrillo. Muno added a bunt single to third and Darrell Ceciliani kicked the lead to two with a sac fly. Travis Taijeron delivered the final blow against Sosa by lining a two-run single. After Tyler Knigge entered, Tovar capped the inning with an RBI single. Bennett tossed a perfect seventh, then added a quiet eighth after Ceciliani rounded out Binghamton’s scoring with an RBI triple in the top of the inning. Peavey (2-1) departed for a pinch-hitter in Binghamton’s five-run seventh. After allowing Hewitt’s RBI single in the fourth, the righty retired the final nine batters he faced. Box

FORT MYERS 5, ST. LUCIE 3: Fort Myers produced a four-run fifth against Matt Bowman and snapped St. Lucie’s five-game winning streak. The Mets had runners at first and second with two outs in the ninth, but Zach Jones struck out Rylan Sandoval to end the game. The Mets pushed across two runs in the first. Kevin Plawecki singled to score Kyle Johnson and Dustin Lawley had a sacrifice fly to plate T.J. Rivera. Charley Thurber’s RBI single scored Robbie Shields in the second to make it 3-0. Shields finished 3-for-3 with two doubles and a walk. Rivera and Jayce Boyd each had two hits. Bowman allowed five runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out four in 4 2/3 innings. Cody Satterwhite pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Angel Cuan tossed three scoreless innings with one walk and three strikeouts. Box

ROME 4, SAVANNAH 3: Starter Julian Hilario allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings. The Gnats charged back with three eighth-inning runs, but Eudy Pina struck out with the potential tying run on third base to end the threat. Box

BRISTOL 4, KINGSPORT 2: Rob Whalen allowed only one unearned run in a tough-luck loss. The K-Mets nonetheless have a three-game lead over Johnson City for second place in the West Division. The top two teams in each division reach the Appalachian League playoffs. Whalen, the league's WHIP leader, allowed seven hits and struck out seven. Two Kingsport errors in the game resulted in three unearned runs. Reliever Alberto Baldonado allowed only a two-out single in the ninth, marring what was otherwise a flawless two-inning stint. Patrick Palmeiro, the son of former MLB player Rafael Palmeiro, had a hit and two runs scored for Bristol. Thaddius Lowry allowed the first four Kingsport batters in the game to reach base. He retired nine straight after that. A double by Jeff Diehl in the fourth was the only other hit he allowed. Kingsport worked quickly against Lowry, with Yeixon Ruiz legging out a leadoff double. He reached third on a bunt single by Jeff McNeil and scored on Joe Tuschak's base hit. An error on Jeyckol De Leon's grounder helped McNeil score from second. The K-Mets didn't threaten again, leaving five men on base the rest of the way and hitting into double plays to end the eighth and ninth innings. Box

HUDSON VALLEY 6, BROOKLYN 4: Dawrin Frias made his first professional start since 2009, going six innings and allowing two runs on three hits. Brooklyn opened the scoring in the first. Ismael Tijerina and Gavin Cecchini singled, with Cecchini extending his hitting streak to 13 games. Tomas Nido then hit a grounder to second baseman Ariel Soriano, who tossed the ball to shortstop Darryl George covering second. George dropped the ball and all runners were safe. With one out and the bases loaded, James Roche hit a comebacker to pitcher Chris Kirsch. He threw the ball away, allowing Tijerina and Cecchini to score and giving the Cyclones a 2-0 lead. Frias didn’t allow a hit until the fifth, when Hudson Valley came back to tie the score. Reliever Kevin McGowan entered for the seventh and Hudson Valley put up four runs in the inning. James Roche's late two-run homer pulled Brooklyn back within two runs. Box

GCL CARDINALS 12, GCL METS 2: Reliever Christian Montgomery allowed seven runs (five earned) in one inning. Box

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Minors 8.14.13: Shields delivers walk-off

August, 14, 2013
8/14/13
11:01
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LAS VEGAS 8, NEW ORLEANS 1: Right-hander Matt Fox recorded his sixth victory with seven scoreless innings. Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 2-for-3 with two walks, two RBIs and an inside-the-park homer. The 51s (67-56) are now in a first-place tie with Sacramento in the Pacific Southern Division. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, READING 3: The B-Mets broke a tie score in the eighth and hung on for the victory. One night removed from blowing a one-run lead in the ninth, B-Mets closer Jeff Walters stranded two in the final frame. After Hector Nerris blanked Binghamton for three

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perfect innings, the B-Mets scratched back against Kyle Simon in the eighth. With the score even at 3, Darrell Ceciliani hit a sharp infield single to first to start the inning. He moved into scoring position with his 29th stolen base of the season and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Following a one-out walk to Wilfredo Tovar, Alonzo Harris stroked a grounder to shortstop. Harris beat out the potential inning-ending double play, allowing Ceciliani to score the go-ahead run. Adam Kolarek worked around a one-out walk in a scoreless eighth before handing off to Walters for the ninth. Anthony Hewitt greeted Walters with an infield single and Troy Hanzawa lined a single to left, putting runners on the corners with one out. The right-hander fanned pinch-hitter Kelly Dugan and induced Albert Cartwright to pop out to catcher Blake Forsythe to end the game. Bradford (2-1) collected the victory, while Walters earned his 34th save. Starter Darin Gorski allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings in the no-decision. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, FORT MYERS 3: Robbie Shields produced a walk-off RBI single in the bottom

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of the ninth. The Mets won their fifth straight and remain in first place in the second half in the Florida State League's South Division. The Mets trailed 4-3 entering their final at-bat. Dustin Lawley had a leadoff single against Tyler Jones. Rylan Sandoval then singled with one out. Matt Reynolds drilled a game-tying single. And Shields ripped a single to left-center to score Sandoval and win the game. Lawley, who finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored, had hit a game-tying solo homer in the seventh -- his league-leading 25th long ball. Shields finished 3-for-4 with a run scored. Domingo Tapia allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits while walking three and striking out three in five innings. Randy Fontanez pitched two scoreless innings and fanned three. Carlos Vazquez picked up the win. He allowed one run and one hit in two innings. Box

ROME 3, SAVANNAH 2: Marco Camarena allowed three runs in 7 1/3 innings, including a tiebreaking RBI single to Felix Marte in the fourth. Box

KINGSPORT 7, PRINCETON 6: Jeff Diehl's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth plated Yeixon Ruiz with the winning run in a walk-off victory. Ruiz had opened the inning with a single and advanced to third base on sacrifice bunts from Jeff McNeil and Joe Tuschak. Ruiz had stolen home in a five-run sixth. Box

BROOKLYN 3, HUDSON VALLEY 1: The Cyclones scored the go-ahead run in a three-run

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eighth on Rick Teasly's wild pitch, which plated Ismael Tijerina. Cyclones starter Dario Alvarez allowed one unearned run on four hits in six innings. In the fourth, Renegades cleanup hitter Oscar Hernandez reached on third baseman Juan Gamboa's fielding error and ultimately scored on Granden Goetzman's sacrifice fly. Patrick Biondi led off the eighth with a single. Brooklyn manager Rich Donnelly then elected to have Tijerina bunt, and Tijerina reached on an error. With two on base, a failed pickoff attempt advanced both runners. Gavin Cecchini then hit the ball deep enough to center field to drive in Biondi and even the score. With Tijerina on third, Teasly threw a wild pitch, allowing Tijerina to score to give Brooklyn a 2-1 lead. Matt Oberste followed with an RBI single. Cecchini extended his hitting streak to 12 games, the longest by a Cyclone this season. Akeel Morris tossed three no-hit innings, striking out five, and earned the win. Through 33 1/3 innings, Morris has allowed two earned runs while striking out 47. Box

GCL METS 9, GCL CARDINALS 8: The Mets overcame a late four-run deficit, taking the lead with a two-run eighth that included an RBI single by Oswald Caraballo. Wuilmer Becerra drove in three runs. Starter Marcos Molina allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings. Cameron Griffin tossed two scoreless innings for his fifth save. Box

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Minors 8.10.13: Montero, Noah toss gems

August, 11, 2013
8/11/13
1:54
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LAS VEGAS 4, OKLAHOMA CITY 1: Rafael Montero limited Oklahoma City to one run on two hits and two walks while striking out nine in seven innings. The only damage came on a first-inning homer by George Springer. Kirk Nieuwenhuis answered with a solo homer in the bottom half of the frame. Travis d'Arnaud, serving as the DH, went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and two runs scored. Brandon Hicks delivered a two-run single in the sixth to break a 1-all tie. John Church earned his first Triple-A save. Box

ERIE 6, BINGHAMTON 4: Noah Syndergaard tossed five scoreless innings before being pulled to conserve his innings, and the B-Mets squandered a four-run lead. After being held

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to two hits through six innings, the SeaWolves plated six runs on five hits against reliever Armando Rodriguez. Rhyne Hughes had blasted the B-Mets onto the scoreboard in the second with a homer against Drew VerHagen. VerHagen walked Wilfredo Tovar and Alonzo Harris with two outs later in that inning. Danny Muno then delivered a two-run single, stretching Binghamton’s lead to three. Binghamton padded its lead against reliever David Kopp in the fifth. Tovar doubled and Josh Rodriguez plated him by squeaking a groundball single past shortstop Brandon Douglas. Syndergaard faced three over the minimum. He surrendered two hits, walked one and struck out five while throwing 41 of 56 pitches for strikes. Rodriguez took over and posted a perfect sixth before letting Binghamton’s four-run lead slip away in the seventh. The righty walked two to start the inning. Wade Gaynor then put the SeaWolves on the board with an RBI double. With two outs, James Robbins tied the score at 4 with a three-run homer. Against Rodriguez in the eighth, Daniel Fields led off with a single and Ramon Cabrera scorched a line drive to center field. Alonzo Harris misread the drive and had it sail over his head, allowing Fields to come home with the go-ahead run. Erie used a suicide squeeze to tack on another run. Rodriguez (1-1) allowed six runs on five hits over three innings in his first blown save. Box

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ST. LUCIE 5, PALM BEACH 4 (10 innings): Rylan Sandoval produced a walk-off infield single that scored Kevin Plawecki in the 10th. Sandoval delivered the game-winning hit on his 26th birthday, on a broken-bat slow grounder to second. Kyle Johnson had three hits and a run scored. Plawecki had two hits and an RBI. Dustin Lawley hit a three-run homer in the third. He now has 24 homers and 86 RBIs, both leading the Florida State League. Hansel Robles pitched six innings and allowed four runs and seven hits, with four walks and four strikeouts. Bret Mitchell pitched two scoreless innings and struck out four. T.J. Chism tossed two scoreless innings and struck out one to earn the victory. Box

SAVANNAH 2, HICKORY 0: Behind seven shutout innings from Seth Lugo in his second South Atlantic League start, the Gnats blanked Hickory. In his first two starts for Savannah, Lugo has struck out 21 batters without issuing a walk in 13 innings. Saturday, the 23-year-old Lugo struck out 11 batters. He retired 10 in a row early on before running into his only trouble in the fifth. That frame, a pair of singles and a sacrifice bunt put runners at second and third with one out. However, Lugo struck out the Nos. 8 and 9 batters, Taylor Wrenn and Luis Marte, to keep the game scoreless. Lugo finished strongly, fanning five batters over the sixth and seventh innings. The Gnats (25-20/68-46) scored the game’s opening run in the seventh. Jeff Reynolds doubled and Dimas Ponce walked. Jorge Rivero then lined a single into center field to score Reynolds. Savannah added a run in the eighth for a 2-0 lead. With two outs and the bases empty, Eudy Pina doubled and scored on Greg Pron’s single . The Crawdads (27-22/66-53) struck out 15 times and did not draw a walk against the combination of Lugo and reliever Paul Sewald. Sewald worked the eighth and ninth innings for his fifth save of the year, while Lugo won his first game as a Gnat. Box

GREENEVILLE 5, KINGSPORT 2: Edioglis Villasmil suffered the loss in relief after allowing three runs in 2 1/3 innings. Jeyckol De Leon went 3-for-4 and drove in both runs for the K-Mets (28-20). Box

BROOKLYN 2, STATE COLLEGE 1: John Gant did not allow a hit through 5 1/3 innings. He ultimately tossed six innings and allowed one run on two hits while striking out seven. The Cyclones got on the board right away. Leadoff batter Patrick Biondi hustled for a double on what looked like a routine single to center field. Gavin Cecchini then moved Biondi to third with a line-drive single. The single extended Cecchini’s hitting streak to 10 games. LJ Mazzilli followed with a sacrifice fly. The Cyclones struck again in the fourth. Ismael Tijerina reached base on a hit-by-pitch and Anthony Chavez walked. Cecchini's second hit of the night was an RBI single. Over his hitting streak, Cecchini is batting .381 (16-for-42). Leading 2-1 with the tying run on second base in the bottom of the sixth and two outs, Gant struck out Mason Katz to get out of the inning. John Mincone added two scoreless relief innings. Johnny Magliozzi then recorded his fourth save. Box

GCL NATIONALS 10, GCL METS 2: First-round pick Dominic Smith had a two-out solo homer in the first inning in the defeat. Starter Andrew Church took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the fifth, but ultimately was charged with seven runs (six earned) in 5 1/3 innings. Box

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Minors 8.3.13: Glenn's homer lifts Gnats

August, 3, 2013
8/03/13
11:06
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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 7.31.13: Ynoa notches 12th win

August, 1, 2013
8/01/13
12:03
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NASHVILLE 3, LAS VEGAS 2: Greg Burke surrendered a walk-off RBI single to Eugenio Velez a half-inning after the 51s had evened the score. Jamie Hoffmann's leadoff homer in the top of the ninth had made it 2-2. Hoffmann homered twice off the bench after pinch-hitting for Juan Centeno. Box

ALTOONA 3, BINGHAMTON 2: The Curve scored two runs in the eighth as Adam Kolarek failed to preserve a one-run lead. Kolarek surrendered three hits, including a go-ahead RBI

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single to Alex Dickerson. Binghamton had been 57-0 when leading after seven innings. The damage against Kolarek became the first earned runs allowed by the B-Mets bullpen since July 20 -- a span of 10 games. Travis d'Arnaud went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his first game with the B-Mets. With the B-Mets leading 2-1, Alen Hanson narrowly beat Kolarek to the bag for an infield single. Adalberto Santos tied the score with a double. Dickerson gave Altoona the lead by punching a run-producing single through the left side. Santos scored from second, beating left fielder Travis Taijeron’s throw. In the fourth, B-Mets starter Darin Gorski walked Gregory Polanco. Polanco stole second and moved to third when d’Arnaud’s throw skipped into center. Mel Rojas Jr. executed a suicide squeeze with a bunt up the first-base line, plating Polanco with the game’s first run. Altoona starter Jameson Taillon had a scoreless effort end in the fifth. Wilfredo Tovar singled and stole second. With two outs, Alonzo Harris singled to plate Tovar. Binghamton used more two-out offense to grab the lead in the seventh. Reliever Zack Thornton walked Allan Dykstra to start the inning, then uncorked a wild pitch. Richard Lucas ultimately lined a two-out single, plating Dykstra for a 2-1 B-Mets lead. Gorski struck out a season-high eight and exited after seven innings with the lead. He allowed one unearned run on four hits. Kolarek (2-2) was tagged with his first loss since April 28. Box

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TAMPA 4, ST. LUCIE 1: Dustin Lawley hit his league-leading 21st homer -- a game-tying solo shot in the fourth. But Tampa answered with three runs the following half-inning against Matt Bowman (6-3). Peter O’Brien’s RBI single gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead in the fifth. Bowman allowed four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three in five innings. Randy Fontanez pitched two scoreless innings and struck out three. Tim Byrdak walked four and struck out two while allowing one hit in 1 1/3 innings. Hamilton Bennett recorded two outs in the ninth to escape a bases-loaded jam. Kevin Plawecki went 2-for-3. Rehabbing Lucas Duda served as the designated hitter and went 0-for-4 in his third game with St. Lucie. Box

SAVANNAH 5, ASHEVILLE 1: Gabriel Ynoa earned his organization-leading 12th win, limiting Asheville to one run in six innings. Tyler Vanderheiden, Shawn Teufel and Beck Wheeler combined for three no-hit relief innings. Eudy Pina went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Box

KINGSPORT 9, ELIZABETHTON 4: Pinch hitter Richie Rodriguez had a three-run double in a six-run fifth. Box

WILLIAMSPORT 8, BROOKLYN 6: In the eighth inning, a pair of doubles -- including a run-scoring two-bagger from LJ Mazzilli -- as well as a fielding error by Williamsport second baseman Sam Dove led to two runs and trimmed Williamsport's lead to 8-5. An inning later, James Roche doubled and Tomas Nido plated him with a single for his third RBI of the evening. But Ismael Tijerina and Patrick Biondi were both retired when they batted as the tying run as the comeback bid stalled. Box

GCL MARLINS 4, GCL METS 1: Starter Marcos Molina allowed four runs (three earned) in five innings. Box

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Minors 7.28.13: Noah 1-hits Trenton in 6 IP

July, 28, 2013
7/28/13
9:48
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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 7.26.13: Walters breaks saves record

July, 27, 2013
7/27/13
12:20
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SACRAMENTO 9 LAS VEGAS 3: Jordany Valdespin went 4-for-4 and drove in all three Las Vegas runs. He is hitting .472 in nine games since a demotion to Triple-A. Box

TRENTON 4, BINGHAMTON 1
BINGHAMTON 4, TRENTON 1: Richard Lucas hit a game-deciding grand slam and Jeff Walters logged his B-Mets single-season record 29th save in the nightcap as the B-Mets

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Walters
earned a doubleheader split. In Game 1, Trenton scored three first-inning runs against Erik Goeddel. Ramon Flores doubled and scored when Goeddel tossed a wild pitch. Andrew Clark and Kyle Roller added RBI doubles. Binghamton responded with one run in the bottom half. Alonzo Harris blooped a double and scored on Cesar Puello's infield single. In the fifth, Goeddel walked Reegie Corona. With Corona later on third, Clark hit a groundball through the legs of first baseman Joe Bonfe. Goeddel (9-4) surrendered four runs (three earned) in 4 2/3 innings. Both starters, Mikey O’Brien and Greg Peavey, held their opponents hitless through three innings in the nightcap. Trenton then produced three hits against Peavey in the fourth, and Roller cracked the scoreboard with an RBI single. The B-Mets got to O'Brien in the fifth. Lucas blasted a grand slam to give Binghamton its first lead of the series. Peavey, who had been relieving with Triple-A Las Vegas, departed after four innings. He allowed one run and three hits in his first start this season. Armando Rodriguez, demoted with Peavey from the 51s, was credited with the win. He faced the minimum six hitters and struck out four in two innings. In the seventh, Binghamton handed the ball to Walters. After allowing two singles, he forced Casey Stevenson to ground out to end the game. It was Walters’ 29th save of the season, passing Jerrod Riggan for the most by a B-Met in a single year. Box 1, Box 2

ST. LUCIE 5, LAKELAND 1
ST. LUCIE 2, LAKELAND 0 (9 innings): Matt Bowman tossed six scoreless innings in the opener. In a scoreless Game 2 in the top of the ninth, Cory Vaughn and Robbie Shields had RBI singles, making a winner of Hamilton Bennett (3-0). Hansel Robles, Tim Byrdak, Randy Fontanez and Bennett combined on the shutout. Box 1, Box 2

SAVANNAH 9, AUGUSTA 4: The Gnats (14-15/57-14) pounced for nine runs in the first three innings and starter Gabriel Ynoa won his South Atlantic League-leading 11th game. In the first, Maikis De La Cruz and Stefan Sabol each singled. They scored when Eudy Pina’s double traveled over Augusta center fielder Andrew Cain’s head. Then, with the bases loaded in the second, back-to-back two-run doubles from De La Cruz and Sabol put the Gnats up 6-0. Ynoa battled through five innings, allowing four runs on 10 hits. In the third, Phillip Evans and Brandon Nimmo each had run-scoring singles as the Gnats opened a 9-2 lead. Evans finished 3-for-5. Wanel Mesa tiptoed around four walks in three innings to earn his first save of 2013. Box

KINGSPORT 7, BRISTOL 0: Yoan Gonzalez tossed seven scoreless innings and combined with Tyler Bashlor and Edioglis Villasmil on a five-hit shutout. Amed Rosario had a three-run homer. Joe Tuschak added a solo shot in the ninth and finished with two RBIs. Box

BROOKLYN 2, STATEN ISLAND 0: Robert Gsellman lowered his ERA to 1.74 while earning his first New York-Penn League win this season. Both Cyclones runs came via catcher Eddie Rohan, on a homer and RBI double. Gsellman had not allowed an earned run in his first three Brooklyn starts, spanning 18 innings. Friday, he tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing no walks and two hits while striking out five. Ricky Knapp recorded his first save, with two scoreless relief innings. Rohan entered the game with only one RBI for the Cyclones. Box

GCL METS 5, GCL NATIONALS 4: Starter Andrew Church (2-1) tossed five scoreless innings. The Nats scored three runs in the top of the ninth againt Ty Williams, but Cameron Griffin entered with two outs and the tying run on second base and struck out Garrett Gordon to preserve the win. Shortstop Jean Rodriguez had three RBIs. Box

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
10 3.88 106 141
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .295
HRL. Duda 18
RBIL. Duda 57
RD. Murphy 60
OPSL. Duda .856
ERAJ. Niese 3.23
SOZ. Wheeler 121