New York Mets: Andrew Cain

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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Minors 7.10.13: Lawley slams Charlotte

July, 10, 2013
7/10/13
10:57
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SALT LAKE 7, LAS VEGAS 4: Starter Matt Fox allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings. The 51s (47-44) scored four ninth-inning runs, highlighted by Matt den Dekker's two-run homer. Jamie Hoffmann flied out with the bases loaded as the comeback bid ended. John Church made his Triple-A debut with two scoreless relief innings. Box

ST. LUCIE 9, CHARLOTTE 4: Dustin Lawley hit a grand slam in the seventh for his league-leading 19th homer to secure the win for the Mets (46-40). After an intentional walk to

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Jayce Boyd loaded the bases, Lawley crushed a pitch from Lenny Linsky over the left-field fence for a five-run lead. Lawley, who also leads the league in extra-base hits and total bases, is now tied for the league lead with 67 RBIs. Kevin Plawecki had two hits and two RBIs and reached base three times. Matt Reynolds finished with two hits and an RBI. Kyle Johnson had two hits and two runs scored. Boyd had an RBI double and walk. Randy Fontanez earned the victory in relief with 1 2/3 scoreless innings and three strikeouts. Fontanez pitched in relief in the fifth and helped the Mets escape a jam with runners at first and third to protect a 5-4 lead. Tim Byrdak retired the side in order in the seventh with one strikeout. T.J. Chism retired all six batters he faced with two strikeouts to close the game. Hansel Robles received a no-decision. He allowed four runs and 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings while issuing one walk and striking out three. Box

SAVANNAH 1, AUGUSTA 0: Gnats outfielders threw out two runners at the plate to keep the GreenJackets from scoring, while Savannah scored the game’s only run on a throwing

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M. De La Cruz
error. In the second, left fielder Maikis De La Cruz nailed Mitch Delfino, who was trying to score from second on a single. In the third, with the bases loaded, right fielder Eudy Pina threw out Andrew Cain, who was attempting to tag up from third on a line drive toward the line. The Gnats (9-10/52-36) scored the game’s lone run in the third. Phillip Evans doubled to start the frame. DH Jorge Rivero, playing his first game as a Sand Gnat after a promotion from Brooklyn, then attempted a bunt that pitcher Kendry Flores threw wildly down the left-field line in an attempt to get Evans. The errant throw allowed Evans to score. Savannah starter Marco Camarena worked around eight hits and a walk in 6 1/3 scoreless innings in his second start while benefiting from his outfielders' arms. He improved to 4-0 with a 1.50 ERA. The GreenJackets (8-9/46-40) had runners on base in six of their nine turns at bat but could not push across a run against Camarena or Gnats relievers Hunter Carnevale and Paul Sewald. Sewald earned his third save with a 1-2-3 ninth with two strikeouts. Box

DANVILLE 7, KINGSPORT 1: Starter Corey Oswalt allowed three runs (two earned) in five innings. Reliever Yoan Gonzalez surrendered four runs in the seventh. The lone run for Kingsport (8-12) came on a third-inning double by Champ Stuart, which plated Pedro Perez. Box

AUBURN 2, BROOKLYN 0 (suspended): The game will pick up in the fourth inning Thursday at 5:35 p.m., followed by the regularly scheduled game, which will now be seven innings. Seth Lugo allowed a pair of second-inning runs before the stoppage. Box

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.293 9 55 76
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 28
RBIL. Duda 86
RD. Murphy 76
OPSL. Duda .826
WB. Colon 14
ERAZ. Wheeler 3.49
SOZ. Wheeler 180