New York Mets: Blake Forsythe

Minors 5.15.14: Vaughn blasts walk-off HR

May, 16, 2014
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LAS VEGAS 4, EL PASO 3: Giancarlo Alvarado, stepping into the rotation with Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom promoted, earned the win in his season debut. Alvarado limited El Paso to one run on one hit although he walked six in five innings. Cesar Puello's third-inning homer staked the 51s to a 1-0 lead. Alvarado's single in the fourth plated Kai Gronauer. Puello then capped the two-run frame with an RBI double for a 3-0 lead. Reliever Erik Goeddel surrendered two sixth-inning runs as El Paso closed to within 4-3, but Zack Thornton, Buddy Carlyle and Vic Black combined to hold El Paso scoreless over the final three innings. Black earned his fifth save with a no-hit ninth that included one walk. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, ALTOONA 2: Cory Vaughn led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk-off home run. It was Vaughn’s second homer of the season. The B-Mets had opened the

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scoring in the first on Brian Burgamy's solo homer against Adrian Sampson. Binghamton starter Darin Gorski retired the first 10 batters he faced. Portland shortstop Alen Hanson ended the stretch and tied the score with a solo homer in the fourth. Binghamton answered in the bottom of that inning. Travis Taijeron doubled down the third-base line. Xorge Carrillo followed with an RBI single. Gorski exited with a 2-1 lead after six innings. Altoona erased the deficit against reliever John Church. Elias Diaz singled to start the seventh. He reached second on a groundout and scored on an RBI single by Willy Garcia. The Curve threatened to take the lead in the eighth, loading the bases against Jack Leathersich on an error, a bunt single and a hit batter. Cody Satterwhite took over with one out and got Stetson Allie to ground into an inning-ending double play. Satterwhite returned for the ninth and stranded two runners in a scoreless inning. Satterwhite’s efforts set the stage for Vaughn in the ninth. The B-Mets outfielder blasted Quinton Miller’s second pitch of the inning into the rail yard beyond the left-field wall. Satterwhite (2-0) tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings and earned the win. Gorski allowed one run on four hits and struck out six over six innings in the no-decision. Matt Reynolds was ejected in the fifth inning for arguing balls and strikes. It was Binghamton’s first walk-off homer since Blake Forsythe went deep against Bowie on Aug. 19, 2013. Box

TAMPA 10, ST. LUCIE 5: Mets starter Domingo Tapia surrendered eight runs on 10 hits and three walks and served up three homers in 4 2/3 innings as the Yankees built an 8-0 lead. Randy Fontanez contributed two scoreless relief innings. Box

GREENVILLE at SAVANNAH (canceled): The game will not be rescheduled. Box

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Farm report: Plawecki catches on as B-Met

April, 16, 2014
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Kevin Plawecki struck out only eight times in 223 at-bats during his junior season at Purdue. That helped persuade the Mets to select the catcher 35th overall in 2012, with a supplemental pick obtained for losing Jose Reyes to the Miami Marlins.

The 23-year-old Plawecki’s propensity for making contact has continued as a pro, albeit not at that unsustainable college rate. In 693 career at-bats as a Mets farmhand, Plawecki has produced a .374 on-base percentage and struck out only 80 times.

This season, he is off to a .286/.333/.357 start through seven games with Double-A Binghamton.


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“I really don’t know how to answer the question every time I’m asked it,” Plawecki said about his low strikeout total at Purdue. “I just say that I like getting good pitches to hit, and I feel like I get myself in good hitter’s counts. I try not to chase and expose any weaknesses that the pitcher on the other team might be able to use against me at any point in the at-bat or in the series.

“And with two strikes I’m just up there battling, just trying to put the ball in play. Make them get you out any way possible -- with errors and all that stuff, any way to get on base. I’d rather have a slow-rolling groundball to third base.”

Plawecki was a non-roster invite to big-league camp during spring training, so he had the opportunity to receive tutelage from bench coach Bob Geren, visiting instructor Mike Piazza as well as Travis d’Arnaud.

“One thing Mike Piazza told us: When he wasn’t hitting really well, he focused on doing the little things -- catching and working with the pitching staff,” Plawecki said. “He felt he could make a big difference behind the plate as well.”

Throwing technique to second base became a spring-training emphasis for Plawecki. Accomplished offensively, Plawecki has thrown out 29 percent of runners as a pro (15 of 51).

“I think my throwing is getting a lot better from last year,” Plawecki said. “I worked on a few things in spring training to get my arm going a little bit. I think that’s improved. … In the past, sometimes there was a ‘hitch.’ That may be a bad term.

“Just a more fluid motion,” he continued, referring to the mechanical retooling. “I was kind of getting caught up, and my feet were working too quickly, and my arm was having to do something extra in the process. It was almost like a false movement that we’re just trying to eliminate. It takes a lot of stress off the arm in general and obviously makes it quicker in the process. That’s just one thing we’re trying to clean up a little bit, and I think we’re on the right track with that right now.”

Plawecki does not need to be added to the 40-man roster next offseason to protect him from the Rule 5 draft, so his big-league debut may wait until 2015.

Last year, in his first full professional season, which he split between Savannah and St. Lucie, Plawecki appeared in 17 second-half games at first base. That primarily was designed to keep his bat in the lineup as he wore down from the grind. The position was open anyway with St. Lucie teammate Jayce Boyd dealing with a shoulder issue that eventually required surgery.

There is at a modest chance Plawecki could end up full time at first base eventually, depending on how he progresses behind the plate. However, Plawecki clearly envisions himself a catcher.

“I don’t think they play on using me at first at all this year. At least nobody has brought that up to me,” Plawecki said. “I’m strictly a catcher. Last year was one of those deals where Jayce, with his arm surgery and stuff like that, they couldn’t really use him at first base. I played a few games in college, and it just happened to work out that I played a few games over there, but nothing long term.”

Organization leaders

Average: Matt Clark, Binghamton, .394; Brandon Nimmo, St. Lucie, .391; T.J. Rivera, St. Lucie, .390; Darrell Ceciliani, Binghamton, .367; Wilfredo Tovar, Binghamton, .355; Dilson Herrera, St. Lucie, .340; Stefan Sabol, Savannah, .323; Zach Lutz, Vegas, .318; Jared King, Savannah, .316; Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Vegas, .310.

Homers: Brian Burgamy, Binghamton, 4; Matt Clark, Binghamton, 4.

RBIs: Zach Lutz, Vegas, 12; T.J. Rivera, St. Lucie, 12; Eric Campbell, Vegas, 11; Jared King, Savannah, 11.

Steals: Patrick Biondi, Savannah, 3; Jeff McNeil, Savannah, 3.

ERA: Hansel Robles, Binghamton, 0.00; Jacob deGrom, Vegas, 0.50; Domingo Tapia, St. Lucie, 0.90; Darin Gorski, Binghamton, 0.93; Robert Gsellman, Savannah, 1.46; Rainy Lara, Binghamton, 2.19; Daisuke Matsuzaka, Binghamton, 2.25; Gabriel Ynoa, St. Lucie, 2.38; Rafael Montero, Vegas, 2.60; John Gant, Savannah, 2.77.

Wins: Josh Edgin, Vegas, 3.

Saves: Jeff Walters, Vegas, 3; Chasen Bradford, Binghamton, 2; Robert Coles, Savannah, 2; Randy Fontanez, St. Lucie, 2; Beck Wheeler, St. Lucie, 2.

Strikeouts: Rafael Montero, Vegas, 18; Jacob deGrom, Vegas, 15; Jack Leathersich, Binghamton, 14; Akeel Morris, Savannah, 14; Hansel Robles, Binghamton, 14.

Short hops

• Right-hander Akeel Morris, a 10th-round pick in 2010 from the U.S. Virgin Islands, earned the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week award. In three relief appearances this season, Morris has struck out 14 and allowed only one hit and three walks in 6 2/3 innings. Morris, 21, had a 1.00 ERA and struck out 60 in 45 innings with Brooklyn last season.

• Right-hander Cory Mazzoni (lat) is expected to resume throwing later this week. He was injured in the final Grapefruit League game.

• 2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo is hitting .391, which ranks third in the Florida State League. His .491 on-base percentage ranks second, and he leads the league with 13 runs scored. Nimmo has an eight-game hitting streak and has reached base in all 13 of his games. He has five multi-hit performances in his last six games.

Matt Clark and Brian Burgamy are proving too advanced for the Eastern League. The 27-year-old Clark, who slugged 25 homers in Japan last season with Chunichi, has four homers through 10 games with Binghamton while splitting time between DH and first base. Burgamy, 32, also has four homers in 10 games while seeing action at third base, second base and first base. Burgamy played last season for York and Sugar Land in the independent Atlantic League as well as in Mexico with Campeche.

• Second baseman Dilson Herrera, who was acquired with Vic Black last August for Marlon Byrd and John Buck, has led off for eight straight games with St. Lucie. He is hitting .389 (14-for-36) in that span with eight runs scored. The Colombia-born Herrera has a seven-game hitting streak.

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Mets trade catcher Forsythe to A's

April, 13, 2014
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Mets have traded minor-league catcher Blake Forsythe to the Oakland Athletics for future considerations.

Forsythe, 24, is a third-round pick in 2010 from the University of Tennessee.

Forysthe hit .192 with 10 homers and 33 RBIs in 307 at-bats with Double-A Binghamton last season.

Top prospects descend on St. Lucie

February, 24, 2014
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Mets annually have their top prospects report early, ahead of the general minor-league population. Here is the roster for that STEP camp:

Pitchers
Dario Alvarez*
Tyler Bashlor
Matt Bowman
Luis Cessa
Miller Diaz
Chris Flexen
Michael Fulmer
John Gant
Darin Gorski*
Robert Gsellman
Ricky Knapp
Matt Koch
Jake Kuebler
Rainy Lara
Seth Lugo
Kevin McGowan
Alex Panteliodis*
Tim Peterson
Tyler Pill
Hansel Robles
Paul Sewald
Domingo Tapia
Robert Whalen
Gabriel Ynoa
* left-hander

Catchers
Xorge Carrillo
Albert Cordero
Blake Forsythe
Jeff Glenn
Kai Gronauer
Cam Maron
Colton Plaia

Infielders
Jayce Boyd, 1b
Dominic Smith, 1b
Dilson Herrera, 2b
L.J. Mazzilli, 2b
Aderlin Rodriguez, 3b
Gavin Cecchini, ss
Phillip Evans, ss
Matt Reynolds, ss
Amed Rosario, ss

Outfielders
Maikis De La Cruz
Kyle Johnson
Jared King
Eudy Pina
Champ Stuart
Travis Taijeron

Minors 8.27.13: Walters breaks saves record

August, 28, 2013
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COLORADO SPRINGS 13, LAS VEGAS 12: Mike Baxter had a three-run homer in a five-run eighth as Las Vegas rallied to even the score at 9, but D.J. Mitchell surrendered four runs in the bottom half of the frame. Trailing 13-9, Francisco Pena doubled to open the ninth and scored on Brandon Hicks' single. Brian Bixler and Kirk Nieuwenhuis then walked to load the bases with none out. Ruben Tejada struck out. With Baxter then batting, a wild pitch scored Hicks to pull the 51s within two runs. Baxter then walked to reload the bases. Zach Lutz delivered a sacrifice fly to make it 13-12, but Eric Campell grounded out to strand the tying and winning runs on base. Starter Giancarlo Alvarado allowed six runs in six innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, BOWIE 2: The B-Mets packed their runs into the second inning and held on for a franchise-record 83rd win. Jeff Walters notched his 37th save, displacing Tim Lavigne for the B-Mets' career record. The Baysox opened the scoring in the first inning.

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Kyle Hudson had a leadoff single against Logan Verrett, took second on a wild pitch, advanced to third on a single and scored on another wild pitch. Binghamton answered in the second against Bowie starter Tyler Wilson. Cory Vaughn launched his 10th B-Mets homer, ending the team's five-game long-ball drought. Following Travis Taijeron's single and Blake Forsythe's double, Richard Lucas gave Binghamton its first lead since Saturday with a sac fly. Wilfredo Tovar then doubled to plate Forsythe with Binghamton’s third run. Verrett (12-6) completed his outing with four scoreless frames. The right-hander allowed six hits and walked one over five innings, but held the Baysox to 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded six runners. Chasen Bradford worked around a one-out single to put up a zero in the sixth, but ran into trouble an inning later. Garabez Rosa's solo homer cut Binghamton’s lead to one. Two batters later, Josh Horton singled, putting the potential tying run on base. Adam Kolarek entered and induced an inning-ending comebacker. The Maryland native returned for the eighth and used a double play to erase a leadoff single in a scoreless frame. Walters posted a perfect ninth. Verrett took the sole possession of the Eastern League lead with his 12th win. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, CHARLOTTE 2: Rylan Sandoval had an RBI double in the first inning and T.J. Rivera and Kevin Plawecki had run-scoring singles in the second as St. Lucie built a 4-1 lead. Starter Angel Cuan (8-3) allowed two runs in six innings. Cody Satterwhite and T.J. Chism combined for three scoreless relief innings. Chism earned his 19th save. Box

ROME 14, SAVANNAH 1: Starter Marco Camarena was charged with eight runs in four innings. Reliever Wanel Mesa allowed six runs in two innings. Box

KINGSPORT 5, PULASKI 3: The K-Mets overcame a three-run deficit, evening the score in the fifth on Victor Cruzado's RBI single and taking the lead an inning later on Pedro Perez's run-scoring triple. Alberto Baldonado and Robert Coles combined for three no-hit relief innings. Box

TRI-CITY 5, BROOKLYN 3 (16 innings): L.J. Mazzilli's eighth-inning homer evened the score at 3 and forced extra innings, but the Cyclones ultimately lost the marathon. Cristian Chivilli surrendered two runs in the top of the 16th, after walking and hitting with a pitch the first two batters of the inning. Gavin Cecchini, Mazzilli and Jared King consecutively struck out in the bottom half. Box

GCL CARDINALS 11, GCL METS 6: Frank Francisco tossed a scoreless inning, albeit allowing two hits, in his third Gulf Coast League game in six days. Reliever Ramon Estevez was charged with four runs without recording an out as the Mets failed to hold a two-run lead in the eighth. Gaither Bumgardner was charged with another four runs in the ninth. Dominic Smith drove in two runs in the loss. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 8.23.13: Sanchez slam paces 'Clones

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Compiled from team reports

Minors 8.22.13: 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

Compiled from team reports

Minors 8.16.13: Forsythe homer lifts B-Mets

August, 16, 2013
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LAS VEGAS 6, SALT LAKE 4: Zach Lutz's ninth-inning single against Cory Rasmus plated Eric Campbell with the tiebreaking run. Matt den Dekker then scored on a balk for a two-run cushion. John Church pitched a perfect bottom half for his third save save. Lutz also had produced a solo homer against Tommy Hanson in the second inning. Box

BINGHAMTON 1, NEW BRITAIN 0: The B-Mets took one step closer to the postseason as Blake Forsythe delivered a solo homer and Noah Syndergaard tossed five scoreless

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innings. The B-Mets posted their fourth shutout win in August. Forsythe homered to lead off the third against Cole De Vries. It was his ninth long ball of the season, and his second in two games. Syndergaard dominanted the Rock Cats. He scattered three hits over five innings while earning his sixth B-Mets win. He faced no more than four batters in any inning and matched a career high with 10 strikeouts. In the sixth, Ryan Fraser entered and allowed a single and a walk with one out as New Britain put together its biggest threat of the night. Fraser escaped the jam by forcing Miguel Sano and Reynaldo Rodriguez to fly out. He followed with a scoreless seventh before handing the ball to Chasen Bradford. Bradford retired all three batters he faced, requiring only 10 pitches. Jeff Walters slammed the door with a perfect ninth to earn his 35th save. Box

JUPITER 7, ST. LUCIE 0: Hansel Robles allowed four runs in seven innings and the Mets mustered only four hits. Box

SAVANNAH at AUGUSTA (ppd.)

KINGSPORT 11, BRISTOL 4: Jeyckol De Leon had four hits with a run scored, three RBIs

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and two doubles. Michael Bernal also drove in three runs, capped by a solo homer in the sixth that completed Kingsport's scoring. Eris Peguero had a triple and double. The K-Mets took control in the second inning, plating seven runs on seven hits while sending 13 men to the plate. Seven straight batters reached safely with two outs, a barrage that chased Bristol starter Robinson Leyer after 1 2/3 innings. In his first appearance since a promotion from the Gulf Coast League, Brandon Welch lasted six innings and allowed four runs on six hits. Welch finished strongly, retiring the side in order in his last three innings. Edioglis Villasmil and Tyler Bashlor combined for three innings of scoreless relief. Kingsport (31-23) gained a game on division-leading Greeneville. The K-Mets now trail the Astros affiliate by 1.5 games in the West. The top two games in the Appalachian League make the playoffs. Kingsport is up 2.5 games for second place with 23 games remaining. Box

BROOKLYN 6, VERMONT 4: James Roche went 2-for-4 with two RBIs while homering for the second straight game. After the Lake Monsters capitalized on a botched groundball by LJ Mazzilli to take an early 1-0 lead, Roche picked up his second baseman by connecting on a solo shot. Brooklyn then took the lead with a three-run third. Anthony Chavez singled and Patrick Biondi and Gavin Cecchini walked to load the bases for Mazzilli. He also walked, forcing in the tiebreaking run. Jared King then produced his first RBI since returning to the lineup following an oblique issue, on a sacrifice fly. Roche added an RBI single. Cyclones starter John Gant stumbled in the sixth as the Lake Monsters cut Brooklyn's lead to 5-4. Gant ultimately allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits while striking out seven. Gant added to his New York-Penn League-leading strikeout total (68). Later, reliever Johnny Magliozzi inherited in a tough spot, with the tying run at second base and go-ahead run at first in the eighth. He retired the next three batters to escape. Magliozzi also handled the ninth to record his fifth save. Cecchini extended his hitting streak to 14 games. The Cyclones' record is 17, by Lucas Duda in 2007. Box

GCL NATIONALS 5, GCL METS 2: Waldo Rodriguez surrendered four runs, none earned, in the seventh as the Nats overcame a 2-1 deficit. Second basmean Branden Kaupe had two errors. Starter Gaby Almonte allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings. 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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Cecchini
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 8.13.13: Campbell double lifts 51s

August, 14, 2013
8/14/13
1:45
AM ET
LAS VEGAS 4, NEW ORLEANS 3: Eric Campbell (2-for-2, walk) delivered a two-out double in the eighth to plate Francisco Pena and break a 3-all tie. Right-hander Jacob deGrom pitched six innings for the 51s and allowed three runs on nine hits and a walk. DeGrom also produced his first professional homer -- a solo shot in the sixth inning to break a scoreless tie. Robert Carson earned his 10th save after entering with two outs in the ninth and retiring pinch hitter Nick Green. John Church (2-0) earned the win in relief. Box

READING 7, BINGHAMTON 6: Reading scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth, including the game-winner on a wild pitch by Jeff Walters. It marked the second time this

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season Binghamton lost on a walk-off wild pitch. The other instance: John Church on April 23 in the 10th inning at Portland. It was Walters’ first blown save since June 6 against Trenton and snapped a streak of 20 straight save conversions. Walters (3-2) suffered his third blown save of the season and first loss since May 24. The B-Mets had overcome an early deficit with a four-run rally with two outs in the seventh. The B-Mets handed a 6-5 lead to Walters in ninth. Pitching for the first time in five days, the righty recorded the first out on one pitch before surrendering a single to Matt Tolbert and a double to Sebastian Valle. Following an intentional walk to load the bases, Anthony Hewitt tied the score with an infield single. Walters spiked the next pitch past catcher Blake Forsythe, allowing Valle to score the game-winning run. Trailing 4-2, Binghamton saved its offensive magic for the seventh. Colby Shreve collected the first two outs, but then allowed two to reach. Cory Vaughn cut the deficit to one and ended Shreve’s night with an RBI single. Southpaw Austin Wright entered to face Allan Dykstra. After taking two out of the zone, Dykstra launched a towering drive over the right-field wall for a go-ahead three-run homer. The long ball was Dykstra’s 19th of the season and first since July 22. Dykstra matched his career high. He also had 19 homers in 2011 with the B-Mets. Box

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Plawecki
ST. LUCIE 5, FORT MYERS 4: Kevin Plawecki's two-run homer in the seventh lifted St. Lucie (64-49) out of a one-run deficit. Starter Rainy Lara allowed four runs in six innings. Cody Satterwhite (2-1) earned the win in relief. T.J. Chism notched his 16th save. He recorded the final five outs. Box

ROME 2, SAVANNAH 1: Rome broke a 1-all tie in the bottom of the eighth against Wanel Mesa. Starter Gabriel Ynoa allowed one run on three hits and no walks in six innings in a no-decision. The Gnats' lone run came in the fifth, when Jorge Rivero's single plated Nelfi Zapata. Box

PRINCETON 2, KINGSPORT 0
PRINCETON 6, KINGSPORT 2: Martires Arias (1-6) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in six innings in Game 1. Princeton jumped on Yoan Gonzalez for three first-inning runs in the nightcap to complete the sweep. Richie Rodriguez had a solo homer in the loss. Box 1, Box 2

GCL MARLINS 2, GCL METS 1: Casey Meisner suffered a tough-luck loss after allowing one run, unearned, on four hits and three walks in six innings. Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the ninth, Oswald Caraballo scored on a groundout by Luis Guillorme as the Mets (14-32) pulled within a run. With potential tying run Jose Garcia at third base, Branden Kaupe popped out to third base to end the game. Guillorme's two-out fielding error at shortstop in the second resulted in an unearned run when Christian Rivera followed with a double against Meisner. Box

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Minors 8.6.13: Vaughn's 6 RBIs fuel sweep

August, 7, 2013
8/07/13
12:55
AM ET
MEMPHIS 5, LAS VEGAS 3: Francisco Pena delivered a three-run homer in the seventh against Sam Freeman, but that was not enough to overcome a 5-0 deficit. The 51s produced only five hits -- two from third baseman Zach Lutz. Starter Giancarlo Alvarado allowed one run in five innings. Reliever D.J. Mitchell issued three walks while recording two outs and was charged with three runs. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, ALTOONA 2
BINGHAMTON 6, ALTOONA 1: Cory Vaughn tallied six RBIs in the sweep and Mark Cohoon tossed a complete game in the nightcap as Binghamton moved to a franchise-best

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29 games over .500. Vaughn drove in four runs in Game 1 -- his first game as a B-Met since June 2. Rehabbing Jon Niese threw five innings and earned the victory. Niese’s rehab start got off on the wrong foot. Alen Hanson hit a hard groundball down the left-field line to start the game. He scored two batters later on a single by Gregory Polanco. In the bottom half, Danny Muno walked and Travis d’Arnaud doubled. Mel Rojas Jr. misplayed the ball, allowing Muno to score. In the second, Niese walked two as the Curve took a 2-1 lead. Binghamton answered in the third. Josh Rodriguez started a two-out rally with a double. Allan Dykstra walked and Vaughn belted a three-run homer. Travis Taijeron had a solo homer in the fourth. Vaughn added an RBI double an inning later. Niese allowed two runs on four hits, but struck out six. Adam Kolarek contributed two scoreless relief innings.

In Game 2, Cohoon threw a complete game and scattered four hits. Binghamton scored all six of its runs in the first three innings, with Vaughn adding two RBIs. Binghamton jumped on Zack Dodson, who was making his Double-A debut. After Dodson walked the first two batters of the game, Vaughn tied the score with an RBI single. Rhyne Hughes followed with an RBI single for a 2-1 lead. In the second, Vaughn plated Wilfredo Tovar on a sacrifice fly. In the third, Blake Forsythe had an RBI double and Tovar added a sacrifice fly. After allowing an unearned run in the first inning, Cohoon retired 12 straight until he gave up a two-out single in the fifth. The lefty allowed two more hits in the seventh, but did not allow a run. Box 1, Box 2

SAVANNAH 1, CHARLESTON 0: The Gnats (23-18/66-44) scored the game’s only run in the bottom of the sixth. Albert Cordero, who was 2-for-3, led off with a double on which Charleston center fielder Jake Cave slipped and appeared to lose sight of the ball. Dimas Ponce then sacrificed Cordero to third. Jorge Rivero singled past a drawn-in infield to bring home Cordero. Savannah starter Gabriel Ynoa tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 2.78 and pick up his South Atlantic League-leading 13th win. Ynoa struck out five and did not walk a batter while allowing just three hits. The RiverDogs lost their seventh straight game. Charleston had a runner at third in the second and sixth innings. Savannah reliever Beck Wheeler struck out two batters in the ninth for his 14th save while dropping his ERA to 1.91. Box

PULASKI 4, KINGSPORT 3: The K-Mets posted three runs in the eighth, but their rally fell short. Yeixon Ruiz, who had two of Kingsport's six hits, got the K-Mets going in the eighth inning with his legs. Ruiz legged out an infield single to lead off the inning, scooted to second on a wild pitch and then showed his speed by advancing to third on a routine third-to-first groundout by Victor Cruzado. Ruiz scored on a Pulaski error. Jeyckol De Leon made it a one-run game a few batters later, lining a double into the left-field corner to plate Jeff Diehl and Joe Tuschak. After the double, Pulaski pulled Leoncio Munoz and inserted Emilio Pagan. Pagan ended the inning and retired all four men he faced to tally his league-best 10th save. Box

CONNECTICUT 4, BROOKLYN 1: A rough third inning in which Brooklyn committed two errors led to a Cyclones loss. Dawrin Frias pitched five scoreless relief innings, striking out nine, in the defeat. Brooklyn starter Dario Alvarez allowed four runs (one earned) in four innings. The three unearned runs came due to errors from Matt Oberste and Colton Plaia. After hitting Tyler Gibson with a pitch, Alvarez caught Gibson trying to steal second and threw to Oberste at first. Oberste bobbled the ball on the release, allowing Gibson to take second. Alvarez then allowed a walk and a bunt single to load the bases. Dominic Ficociello followed with a two-run single that landed runners on first and second. On a double-steal attempt, Plaia threw the ball far left of third baseman Juan Gamboa’s glove, allowing the runner stealing third to score, and advancing Ficociello to third. Ficociello scored on a sac fly to give the Tigers a 4-0 lead. Box

GCL METS 4, GCL MARLINS 3: Leon Canelon's two-out triple in the top of the ninth scored Oswald Caraballo with the go-ahead run as the Mets completed a comeback from an early 3-0 deficit. Relievers Ramon Estevez and Gaither Bumgardner (1-2) tossed two scoreless innings apiece. Canelon finished 2-for-3 with two walks, two RBIs and two run scored. Box

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Minors 7.16.13: Cuan takes loss in AA debut

July, 16, 2013
7/16/13
10:47
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RICHMOND 9, BINGHAMTON 3: Angel Cuan allowed three runs in six innings in his Double-A debut as the B-Mets had a four-game winning streak snapped. Justin Turner started at shortstop and went 1-for-3 with a walk and run scored in his second rehab game with the B-Mets (59-35). Javier Herrera opened the game with a double against Cuan and scored two batters later on a sacrifice fly from Mark Minicozzi. Richmond added to that lead in the third inning when Minicozzi produced an RBI single. Andrew Susac added an RBI double. On the play, Minicozzi was thrown out at the plate for the final out of the inning, but Richmond took a 3-0 lead into the fourth. Facing Richmond starter Chris Gloor, Cesar Puello smoked an RBI single down the left-field line in the fourth to plate Turner. The B-Mets would later load the bases in the inning, but couldn’t push any more runs across. Cuan settled in and finished his outing with three consecutive scoreless innings. The lefty departed after six innings, trailing 3-1. Reliever Chase Huchingson allowed the Squirrels to bat around in the seventh. After a bunt single, Huchingson walked Gloor to put runners on first and second. He retired the next two batters before Minicozzi reached on second baseman Danny Muno's error. That set the stage for a grand slam by Angel Villalona, which gave Richmond a 7-1 advantage. The B-Mets began a comeback effort in the bottom half, when Blake Forsythe hit a two-run homer. But that was the final hit they produced. Cuan (0-1) suffered the loss in his Double-A debut. Box

GCL MARLINS at GCL METS (ppd.)

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Minors 7.6.13: Matz complete-game shutout

July, 7, 2013
7/07/13
12:18
AM ET
LAS VEGAS 5, TUCSON 2: Starter Rafael Montero limited Tucson to two runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings to earn his first Triple-A victory. Zach Lutz and Mike Baxter homered against Anthony Bass. Ruben Tejada was 0-for-4 with a walk. Matt den Dekker got his first PCL hit and is now 1-for-22 since joining the team. Box

BINGHAMTON 14, NEW HAMPSHIRE 3: The B-Mets launched a season-high five homers and Darrell Ceciliani drove in a career-high five runs. Josh Rodriguez stroked Ryan Tepera’s fifth pitch for a two-run homer. Travis Taijeron followed with a homer, too -- the

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second straight game the B-Mets produced consecutive long balls. The B-Mets (53-31) again blasted away in the fifth. Blake Forsythe doubled, extending his hitting streak to seven games. Joe Bonfe plated him with a single. Wilfredo Tovar then stretched the lead to six runs by launching a two-run homer -- his first long ball as a B-Met. B-Mets starter Noah Syndergaard held the Fisher Cats scoreless into the sixth. The ex-Blue Jays farmhand's only blemish came when he surrendered a three-run homer in the sixth, which pulled New Hampshire within 6-3. But Ceciliani hit a wall-scraping two-run homer in the seventh off reliever Matt Wright. Binghamton also tattooed Dustin Antolin and Chorye Spoone in the eighth, to the tune of six runs on three hits and six walks. The B-Mets sent 12 batters to the plate in the inning, which was highlighted by a two-run blast from Danny Muno and a three-run triple from Ceciliani. Syndergaard worked out of a jam in the seventh to cap his night with a scoreless frame. John Church tossed a perfect eighth. Adam Kolarek worked around a walk and two singles in a scoreless ninth to seal Binghamton’s biggest win since a 15-2 victory over the Fisher Cats on April 21. Syndergaard (2-0) struck out seven while allowing eight hits and three runs (none earned) over seven innings. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, FORT MYERS 3: Charley Thurber, Jayce Boyd and Dustin Lawley all produced solo homers for St. Lucie (44-38). Boyd, Kevin Plawecki and Gilbert Gomez finished with two hits apiece. Thurber’s homer in the second gave the Mets a 3-2 lead. Boyd’s long ball an inning later extended the lead to two runs. Alex Panteliodis (3-3) allowed three runs and seven hits while issuing three walks and striking out one in five innings. Randy Fontanez retired all six batters he faced in relief. Tim Byrdak retired the side in order in the eighth. Hamilton Bennett pitched a scoreless ninth for his seventh save. Box

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SAVANNAH 3, GREENVILLE 0
GREENVILLE 3, SAVANNAH 1: Steven Matz tossed a three-hit, seven-inning shutout in Game 1. The Gnats had been held hitless after a game-opening single by Chad Zurcher until the seventh, when they exploded for three runs. Kyle Johnson had a run-scoring single with the bases loaded and Maikis De La Cruz and Stefan Sabol added sacrifice flies. Paul Sewald surrendered two runs in the sixth to break a 1-all tie as the Gnats (50-35) lost the nightcap. Box 1, Box 2

JOHNSON CITY 10, KINGSPORT 5: Starter Persio Reyes allowed seven runs in 3 2/3 innings. Richie Rodriguez and Adrian Abreu had two RBIs apiece for the K-Mets (5-10) in the loss. Box

BROOKLYN 5, ABERDEEN 3: Patrick Biondi laced a seventh-inning single that scored Jorge Rivero and Anthony Chavez, tying the score at 3. Biondi finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a walk. Matt Oberste delivered the game-deciding run later in the inning on a sac fly, which scored Biondi. Teammate Jared King finished 3-for-4 with an RBI. LJ Mazzilli produced an insurance run in the top of the ninth. Mazzilli singled to score Biondi from second. Biondi scored three of the Cyclones' five runs. In his fourth start with the Cyclones, Robert Gsellman allowed his first earned runs in the New York-Penn League. Gsellman allowed three runs in five innings. He struck out six and now has a 1.23 ERA. Reliever Paul Paez pitched an inning of scoreless relief to earn the win in his pro debut. John Mincone recorded his third save. Box

GCL NATIONALS 4, GCL METS 2 (10 innings): With the score tied at 1, Mets reliever Casey Meisner departed in the top of the 10th after surrendering a one-out double to Bryan Mejia and walking Raudy Read. Cameron Griffin entered and issued a walk and had a strikeout. With the bases loaded and two outs, Jose Marmolejos-Diaz then produced a two-run single against Griffin. Adderling Ruiz followed with an RBI single for a three-run cushion. The Mets (2-10) scored one run in the bottom half, when Wuilmer Becerra was plunked, advanced to second on a wild pitch and came home on Ivan Wilson's single. But with the bases loaded later in the frame, Nats reliever Jake Walsh entered and coaxed a game-ending double play from Leon Canelon. Box

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

July, 5, 2013
7/05/13
11:30
PM ET
TUCSON 3, LAS VEGAS 2: Justin Hampson surrendered a pair of ninth-inning runs as Tucson claimed a walk-off victory. Las Vegas started Matt Fox tossed six scoreless innings. Ruben Tejada was 1-for-3 with a walk. Box

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

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

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

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

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

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

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