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Minors 4.4.14: Noah wins Vegas debut

April, 4, 2014
Apr 4
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LAS VEGAS 11, FRESNO 8: Noah Syndergaard allowed two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five in six innings in his Triple-A debut. Syndergaard threw 76 pitches (51 strikes) en route to the victory. Bobby Abreu, pinch-hitting for Syndergaard, produced a three-run double as the 51s opened an 11-2 lead in the sixth. Fresno scored six runs over the final two innings, including four charged to Jeff Walters in the eighth. Zach Lutz, who had a grand slam a night earlier, this time went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Box

AKRON at BINGHAMTON (ppd.): The teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 12:05 p.m. Saturday.

PALM BEACH 6, ST. LUCIE 2: Steven Matz took the loss in his Florida State League debut.

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The lefty from Long Island scattered seven hits and two runs in five innings. He struck out five. Palm Beach starter Joe Cuda tossed four innings of one-run ball and struck out six. Reliever Thomas Lee was credited with the win after pitching 2 1/3 innings. The Cardinals never trailed in the game. They got on the board in the fourth on a triple from Starlin Rodriguez that plated Anthony Garcia. Two batters later, Steven Ramos singled home Rodriguez to make it 2-0. The Mets cut the lead in half in their half of the fourth when Dilson Herrera singled to plate Brandon Nimmo. But the Mets wouldn’t get any closer. The Cardinals scored four unanswered runs. Garcia doubled in the sixth and scored on a wild pitch by Julian Hilario. The Cardinals broke it open with three runs in the seventh. The big hit came on a two-run single by Jacob Wilson. The Mets were led offensively by T.J. Rivera. He followed Thursday’s five-RBI game with two more hits. Herrera also had a multi-hit game. Nimmo added a double. Box

SAVANNAH 10, LAKEWOOD 1: Savannah native John Gant earned the win in his first home start as a Gnat after limiting the BlueClaws to one run in six innings. Jared King ripped a pair of two-run triples and shortstop Gavin Cecchini blasted a three-run homer in the Gnats' five-run seventh to turn the game into a rout. Dominic Smith began that big frame with a single. Patrick Biondi also singled. Cecchini brought both runners home with a three-run shot. It was the 2012 first-round pick's second professional homer. The first long ball came on July 28, 2012 with Kingsport. The Gnats were not done. Jeff McNeil doubled for the second time in the game. Victor Cruzado walked and King tripled. King's first triple of the game had given the Gnats a 2-1 lead in what became a three-run fourth. That time, McNeil had doubled and Cruzado singled. King then launched a shot to right-center that Lakewood center fielder Carlos Tocci could not reel in after a long run. King scored on a sacrifice fly by L.J. Mazzilli. The BlueClaws' lone run came in the third inning, when Tocci scored on a wild pitch. Gant got stronger as the game went on. He allowed the leadoff man to reach base in each of the first three innings, but in none of his final three frames. He completed six innings, allowing one run on five hits and a walk while striking out seven. Box

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Minors 4.3.14: Rivera slam lifts St. Lucie

April, 3, 2014
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LAS VEGAS 9, FRESNO 2: Rafael Montero tossed six scoreless innings in his season debut. He allowed four hits and no walks while striking out five in a 79-pitch effort. Eric Campbell opened the scoring with a two-run single in the fifth. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a solo homer an inning later. Nieuwenhuis finished 4-for-4. Bobby Abreu joined the 51s on Thursday and delivered a pinch-hit single in the seventh. He is expected to DH against AL affiliates and pinch-hit against NL affiliates like Fresno, the Giants' top farm club. Joel Carreño surrendered a two-run homer to Adam Duvall in the seventh as Fresno pulled within 3-2. Zach Lutz had a grand slam a half-inning later to open a six-run lead. Vic Black, who allowed 24 baserunners in 9 1/3 Grapefruit League innings, continued to struggle with his control. Working with a large lead in the eighth, Black walked two batters and hit another. Erik Goeddel, moving to a bullpen role like he had at UCLA, tossed a scoreless ninth. Noah Syndergaard makes his Triple-A debut Friday for the 51s. Box

AKRON 7, BINGHAMTON 1: Five Binghamton pitchers combined to issue 11 walks while the B-Mets mustered four hits. Akron's Giovanny Urshela had four RBIs. Starter Darin Gorski missed the strike zone on his first six pitches and walked three in the first. The

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RubberDucks failed to cash in that frame, but broke through in the second on two bloop singles and Gorski’s fielding error on Tyler Holt’s sacrifice bunt. The unearned run was the first of seven unanswered runs by the RubberDucks following Binghamton’s first-inning run. Darrell Ceciliani had led off the bottom of the first against Cody Anderson by tripling over center fielder Tyler Naquin’s head. Brian Burgamy's groundout scored Ceciliani. Urshela broke the 1-all tie with a homer to lead off the fourth. Gorski departed two batters later after reaching 85 pitches. Cody Satterwhite made his B-Mets debut in relief and collected the final out of the frame, but not before issuing back-to-back walks. Satterwhite worked around two more walks in the fifth before handing off to T.J. Chism. The southpaw worked a scoreless sixth in his Double-A debut, but surrendered a game-sealing two-out, two-run double to Urshela in the seventh. Anderson settled in after the first inning. The right-hander cruised through five more innings, never facing more than four batters in any frame. Jack Leathersich provided a bright spot for the B-Mets by striking out three in the eighth. Akron produced three ninth-inning runs against John Church. Gorski (0-1) was tagged for two runs (one earned) on three walks and four hits in 3 2/3 innings. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, PALM BEACH 5: T.J. Rivera broke a 2-all tie in the fifth with a grand slam that put the Mets ahead for good. The Cardinals answered with three runs in the sixth, but

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Randy Fontanez contributed a scoreless seventh and eighth while Beck Wheeler closed out the game in the ninth. Gabriel Ynoa earned the win in his Florida State League debut. He scattered eight hits and allowed three runs (two earned) in 5 1/3 innings. Palm Beach jumped to a 2-0 lead on Jacob Wilson's sac fly in the first and an RBI single by Starlin Rodriguez in the third. Palm Beach starter Michael Mayers was cruising until Brandon Nimmo and Rivera greeted him with back-to-back doubles in the fourth to make it 2-1. Jairo Perez tied the score with a two-out single later in the frame. In the fifth, Mayers walked Maikis De La Cruz, gave up a single to Eudy Pina and walked Nimmo to load the bases. Corey Baker entered in relief and surrendered the grand slam to Rivera. The Cardinals rallied with three runs in the sixth. They had a chance to tie it in the ninth, but a leaping catch at the wall by De La Cruz in left robbed Anthony Garcia of a run-scoring extra-base hit. Wheeler later struck out Casey Rasmus to end the game. Rivera finished 3-for-4 with five RBIs. Nimmo collected two hits, a walk and two runs scored in his FSL debut. Box

LAKEWOOD 6, SAVANNAH 3: Patrick Biondi delivered a three-run homer for his first professional long ball in the bottom of the ninth to account for the Gnats' lone scoring. The former Michigan Wolverine finished 3-for-4 in his Sand Gnats debut. The BlueClaws plated the game’s opening run in the fourth inning against Savannah starter Robert Gsellman as Andrew Pullin doubled and scored on Larry Greene Jr.’s infield single. Greene finished 3-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and four RBIs. He tripled down the right-field line to drive in three runs and cap a four-run eighth that put Lakewood ahead 6-0. Lakewood chased Gsellman in the sixth. Two singles and a walk plated a run to put the BlueClaws up 2-0. Then Greene singled to center to load the bases, ending Gsellman’s night. Reliever Tim Peterson entered with one out and escaped further trouble by striking out two batters. Peterson worked a scoreless seventh. 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini, making his Savannah debut, went 2-for-5. 2013 first-round pick Dominic Smith was 1-for-4. Biondi’s homer was the only Sand Gnats’ extra-base hit. The Gnats had chances to score early in the game, but left three runners at third in the game’s first four innings. Box

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.288 7 37 57
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 14
RBID. Wright 50
RD. Murphy 57
OPSL. Duda .829
WB. Colon 8
ERAJ. Niese 3.13
SOZ. Wheeler 112