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Minors 7.14.14: Ceciliani homers twice

July, 14, 2014
Jul 14
10:56
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BINGHAMTON 11, ERIE 4: Darrell Ceciliani homered twice and Brandon Nimmo also went deep and the B-Mets head into the Eastern League All-Star break a season-high 20

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games over .500. Starter Gabriel Ynoa (2-0) allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings. With the B-Mets trailing 1-0 in the second, Ceciliani sent Jeff Ferrell’s first pitch over the right-center wall for his first homer since June 10. Binghamton took a 2-1 lead in the fourth when Jayce Boyd ripped a two-out double that plated T.J. Rivera from first base. Binghamton ended Ferrell’s night in the fifth. Dilson Herrera doubled to score Kyle Johnson from first. Two batters later, Travis Taijeron singled to collect his 46th RBI of the season. Following a single from Rivera, Ceciliani delivered a first-pitch three-run homer inside the right-field pole. Nimmo had a two-run homer against Bryan Augenstein in the sixth. Binghamton tacked on two more runs against Will Startup in the seventh. After laboring through the first inning, Ynoa chewed through the next four frames without allowing a run. Ramon Cabrera ended the streak with a leadoff homer in the sixth, which became Ynoa’s final frame. Three B-Mets relievers combined to take the game to the finish line, allowing two runs on three hits over 3 1/3 innings. Box

ST. LUCIE 3, LAKELAND 2
ST. LUCIE 6, LAKELAND 1: In Game 1, Rafael Montero dominated in what essentially was a rehab start as he works back from a left oblique strain. He blanked the Flying Tigers over

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four innings, allowing two singles and one walk while striking out four. He threw 64 pitches (40 strikes). Maikis De La Cruz gave the Mets a 1-0 lead in the second with a sac fly that plated Aderlin Rodriguez. Phillip Evans put the Mets up 2-0 with a solo homer against Yorfrank Lopez in the fourth. It was the second straight game with a long ball for Evans, who now has four this season. The Flying Tigers cut the Mets' lead to 2-1 in the sixth when Andy Dirks scored from third on a passed ball by Cam Maron. However, Maron doubled to lead off the bottom half and scored on Rodriguez’s single. Austin Green blasted a solo homer against Paul Sewald in the seventh to complete the scoring. Sewald settled down to strike out James Robbins and Jared Reaves. Lance Durham grounded out to end the game. Jake Kuebler allowed one run in 1 2/3 relief innings and earned the win. Sewald notched his sixth save.

In Game 2, De La Cruz gave the Mets an early lead with a two-run single in the second against Logan Ehlers. In the fourth, Flying Tigers reliever Tyler Clark walked three batters, threw a wild pitch that allowed Gavin Cecchini to score and surrendered a two-run single to Evans that made it 5-0. L.J. Mazzilli drove in Gilbert Gomez one batter later to put the Mets up by six runs. Mets starter Domingo Tapia pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings. He scattered five hits and struck out seven while walking two. Robert Coles entered with one out and two in scoring position in the sixth and stranded both runners. The Flying Tigers scored an unearned run in the seventh on Jeff McVaney’s infield single. Box 1, Box 2

KINGSPORT 7, BRISTOL 7 (suspended): Wuilmer Becerra homered twice before the game was halted in the seventh inning. Blake Taylor, who was acquired from the Pirates for Ike Davis, allowed four runs on six hits and two walks in 2 1/3 innings. Box

CONNECTICUT 2, BROOKLYN 0 (6 innings): The game was called one batter into the sixth because of fog. Brooklyn starter Marcos Molina (2-1) was charged with two earned runs on five hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings as his ERA rose to 0.94. Molina entered the start having allowed only two runs (one earned) on eight hits and five walks in 24 innings this season in the New York-Penn League. Box

GCL METS 8, GCL MARLINS 3: Taylor Teagarden caught five innings in his second rehab game with the GCL Mets as he returns from a left hamstring strain. He has been on the DL since June 22. Teagarden went 1-for-3 with a double and two strikeouts. He had served as DH on Saturday. Starter Eucebio Arias allowed three runs (one earned) in 5 2/3 innings. Nabil Crismatt, Joel Huertas and Gabriel Feliz combined for 3 1/3 scoreless relief innings. Milton Ramos went 2-for-4 with three RBIs. The Mets broke a 3-all tie with a five-run fifth. Alfredo Reyes had a tiebreaking RBI single and Ramos followed with a two-run double. Box

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Minors 7.12.14: Mazzilli scores winner in 10

July, 13, 2014
Jul 13
12:05
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ALBUQUERQUE 6, LAS VEGAS 5: The Isotopes scored three eighth-inning runs against John Church for the comeback win. Jamie Romak hit a solo homer to lead off the inning. Albuquerque tied the score on a wild pitch. Brian Cavazos-Galvez then hit a pinch-hit, two-out solo homer for the lead. Cory Vaughn finished 3-for-5 with a double and RBI in the loss. Wilmer Flores extended his hitting streak to a 17 games. Box

BINGHAMTON 9, ERIE 3: Jayce Boyd led the B-Mets with three RBIs and notched his fourth homer of the season. The B-Mets opened the scoring with a two-run third against

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Ryan Robowski. Kai Gronauer homered and Dustin Lawley produced an RBI single later in the inning. An inning later, Boyd's solo homer -- his first long ball since June 7 -- upped Binghamton’s lead to 3-0. After retiring 11 of the first 12 batters he faced, B-Mets starter Cory Mazzoni opened the door for a SeaWolves comeback with back-to-back two-out walks in the fourth. Corey Jones made him pay with a two-run double, slicing Binghamton’s lead to one. The lead disappeared in the fifth. Francisco Martinez singled off Mazzoni’s mitt and stole second. Marcus Lemon brought him home by lining a two-out single. Binghamton responded with a string of hits against reliever Slade Smith in the sixth. Travis Taijeron ultimately singled to plate Darrell Ceciliani with the go-ahead run. Binghamton turned a one-run game into a blowout by hanging five runs on reliever Jose Valdez in the ninth, highlighted by Boyd's two-run single. Mazzoni (2-0) struck out nine while allowing three runs and five hits over seven innings. Jack Leathersich and Cody Satterwhite each tossed a scoreless relief inning. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, LAKELAND 4 (10 innings): Lakeland’s Austin Green launched a game-tying solo homer against T.J. Chism with two outs and two strikes in the ninth, but the Mets

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recovered to snap their four-game losing streak. L.J. Mazzilli doubled to lead off the bottom of the 10th against Nate Fury and moved to third on Cam Maron’s single. Jared King struck out for the first out of the inning. Fury’s first pitch to Phillip Evans then bounced away from Green, the catcher, and Mazzilli slid safely into home to give the Mets a walk-off victory. Paul Sewald pitched a perfect top of the 10th to earn the win. Maikis De La Cruz had put the Mets ahead, 1-0, in the third with a single. Maron followed later that inning with a two-out, two-run single to make it 3-0. Evans belted his third homer of the season in the sixth to put the Mets up by four runs. Mets starter Luis Cessa cruised for most of the night. After Andy Dirks led off the game with a single, Cessa only allowed one more baserunner until the top of the seventh. In the seventh, Chad Wright led off with a single. Cessa rebounded to get a pop out and a strikeout, but Green extended the inning with a single. That brought up James Robbins, who launched a three-run homer to cut the Mets’ lead to 4-3. Cessa escaped further damage when Maron threw out Jared Reaves trying to steal second. Cessa struck out eight in seven innings. He allowed five hits and one walk. Beck Wheeler struck out three in 1 1/3 relief innings. Mazzilli’s leadoff double in the 10th extended his hitting streak to nine games. Box

CHARLESTON 4, SAVANNAH 1: The Dogs scored a pair of first-inning runs against Savannah starter Robert Gsellman and never looked back. Mike Ford drove in the opening run with a double and eventually scored on second baseman Jorge Rivero's error. Charleston produced its third run, and the second unearned run against Gsellman, in the third on a fielding error by shortstop Yeixon Ruiz. The Gnats committed four errors in the game. Charleston completed its scoring with a bases-loaded walk in the fourth -- one of the four walks issued by Gsellman in four innings. The Gnats scored their lone run in the third as Champ Stuart plated Ruiz with a hard-hit single to third base. Matt Oberste extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a second-inning double. Box

BRISTOL 9, KINGSPORT 8: Bristol scored five first-inning runs and chased Andrew Church before he recorded an out in the second inning. Eudor Garcia went 2-for-3 with four RBIs in the loss. The K-Mets pulled within 9-8 with a two-run eighth, but they stranded the tying run in scoring position when pinch hitter Jean Rodriguez struck out. Box

CONNECTICUT 4, BROOKLYN 3: Josh Prevost issued a bases-loaded walk to Garrett Mattlage with two outs in the bottom of the ninth for the walk-off loss. Michael Bernal's RBI single had given Brooklyn a 1-0 lead in the first. An inning later, Jeff Diehl doubled, advanced on a wild pitch and scored ahead of a throw to the plate on Joe Tuschak's groundball for a 2-0 lead. Cyclones starter Octavio Acosta retired the first 10 batters. He eventually surrendered a sacrifice fly to Joey Pankake in the fourth. The Tigers tied the score at 2 against Acosta in the seventh on consecutive doubles from Ross Kivett and Pankake. Brooklyn regained the lead in the eighth. Jhoan Urena singled and advanced to second when left fielder Rashad Brown bobbled the ball. With one out, Bernal hit a soft groundball through the right side that seemed like it would be enough to score Urena, but right fielder Ben Verlander showed that his brother isn’t the only one in the family with a strong arm. He uncorked a laser throw to the plate to retire Urena and keep the score tied. Bernal did advance to second on the throw, though. After an intentional walk to Tyler Moore, Diehl produced a go-ahead RBI single.

The 3-2 lead would be short-lived. Cyclones reliever Brad Wieck struck out the first two batters he faced, but then walked two batters and uncorked a wild pitch that placed runners on the corners. Wieck then coaxed Pankake to hit a routine grounder to third. However, Urena bounced a throw to first base, allowing the tying run to score. The Cyclones seemed prime to take the lead back in the top of the ninth, placing runners on first and third with one out. But Urena and Michael Katz struck out. Prevost retired the first batter he faced in the bottom half, but then walked two and surrendered a single to load the bases with two outs for Mattlage, who leads the New York-Penn League in walks. Box

GCL NATIONALS 4, GCL METS 3
GCL NATIONALS 4, GCL METS 3: Jeremy Hefner tossed a perfect inning in the regularly scheduled game in his first game action since Tommy John surgery. The Nats then overcame a 3-0 deficit with a four-run eighth against Alex Durham and Dan Hermann. Taylor Teagarden went 0-for-1 with a walk as a DH and was replaced by a pinch runner. Meanwhile, in the resumption of Friday's game, which had been suspended with the score tied at 3, Brent McMinn's balk plated the tiebreaking run in the bottom of the sixth. Box 1, Box 2

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
14 4.02 143 190
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .295
HRL. Duda 27
RBIL. Duda 81
RD. Murphy 75
OPSL. Duda .821
ERAJ. Niese 3.55
SOZ. Wheeler 173