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Minors 8.21.14: 51s, B-Mets clinch playoffs

August, 21, 2014
Aug 21
LAS VEGAS 14, NEW ORELANS 5: The 51s clinched a playoff berth for the second straight season. Danny Muno produced a grand slam and finished with five RBIs. Box

BINGHAMTON CLINCHES: The idle B-Mets secured a playoff berth for the second straight season with New Britain's loss. Binghamton is 46-22 since June 10 and 78-52 overall.

ROME 3, SAVANNAH 2: John Mincone inherited a runner on second base with two outs in the bottom of the eighth from Dawrin Frias and surrendered a tiebreaking RBI single to Carlos Franco. Yeixon Ruiz had a run-scoring triple and Champ Stuart followed with a sacrifice fly as the Gnats had pulled even at 2 in the fourth. Savannah starter Logan Taylor allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings. Box


BROOKLYN 2, STATEN ISLAND 0: Pedro Perez and Michael Bernal produced consecutive doubles in the fifth as the Cyclones opened the scoring. Brooklyn took a 2-0 lead an inning later on Tyler Moore's RBI single. Rehabbing Daisuke Matsuzaka tossed five scoreless innings. He combined with Brad Wieck, Kelly Secrest and Shane Bay on a four-hit shutout. Bay notched his 14th save. Box

GCL METS 6, GCL NATIONALS 5: Raphael Ramirez produced a two-out, tiebreaking RBI single in the bottom of the eighth. Box
TACOMA 3, LAS VEGAS 2: Vic Black tossed a scoreless bottom of the seventh with one strikeout to secure his second save as Las Vegas completed a 7-5 win in the resumption of Sunday's suspended game. Andrew Brown had delivered a tiebreaking two-run homer in the top half of the seventh Sunday. Noah Syndergaard started Monday's regularly scheduled game. He allowed one run on seven hits and three walks while striking out eight in 5 2/3 innings. He threw 95 pitches (61 strikes) and departed with the score tied at 1. Taylor Teagarden hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the top of the ninth against Clay Rapada, but Jeff Walters surrendered two runs in the bottom half to suffer the blown save. Kirk Nieuwenhuis remained out of the lineup a day after injuring an elbow colliding into the outfield wall on a catch. Box 1, Box 2

NEW HAMPSHIRE 5, BINGHAMTON 0: After taking over for rehabbing major leaguer Casey Janssen, Scott Copeland tossed eight scoreless innings to hand Binghamton its third consecutive loss. Binghamton threatened against Janssen in the first, but failed to

break through. Kyle Johnson opened the game by zipping Janssen’s first pitch into center for a single. Matt Reynolds also singled, but Janssen used a pair of groundouts to escape. B-Mets starter Tyler Pill stumbled in the third. Andy Fermin pulled a solo homer inside the right-field pole for a 1-0 lead. Copeland used a double play to erase a leadoff single in the second, tossed a perfect third, worked around a two-out single in the fourth and used another twin-killing to post a scoreless fifth. New Hampshire tacked on two more runs in their half of the fifth. After Brad Glenn doubled, Brian Van Kirk bounced a grounder to third and reached safely when Brian Burgamy’s throw pulled Matt Clark off first base. Following a walk to load the bases, Jon Jones beat a potential double-play throw to first as a run scored. Jon Berti brought in New Hampshire’s third run with a bunt single down the third-base line. Overall, Copeland allowed only one B-Met to reach second base. Pill (0-5) suffered his second straight hard-luck loss. He allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits over five innings. The B-Mets have scored a total of eight runs in Pill’s five starts. All three of Binghamton’s shutout losses have come in games started by Pill. Cory Vaughn collected his team-leading fifth outfield assist. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, CHARLOTTE 2: Gabriel Ynoa rebounded from three consecutive subpar outings to limit the Stone Crabs to two runs in six innings. Ynoa had been roughed up by the Crabs for seven runs in 4 2/3 innings last Tuesday. This time, Ynoa struck out the side

in the fourth, was able to strand a runner on third with less than two outs in the fifth, and pitched around a two-out single in the sixth. He struck out three and scattered six hits. The Mets only totaled five hits, but they managed to manufacture key runs. Jairo Perez doubled against Alex Colome in the second and moved to third on a wild pitch. He came home on another wild pitch by Colome. Maikis De La Cruz added a two-out single that frame to plate Cam Maron and make it 2-0. Charlotte scored a run in the second when Kes Carter tripled and Tyler Goeddel singled, but Perez would get the run back nearly on his own in the third. Perez turned a double into a hustle triple with a late burst of speed. Then, on Maron’s one-out grounder to third, Perez waited until Goeddel threw to first and took off. Perez beat first baseman Patrick Leonard’s throw to the plate to make it 3-1. Josh Sale led off the bottom of the third with another triple against Ynoa and scored on a sac fly by Andrew Toles to cut the Mets’ lead to 3-2. Reliever Paul Sewald pitched around a two-out walk in a scoreless seventh. The Mets added two insurance runs in the eighth, on Aderlin Rodriguez's single and Maron's fielder's choice. Beck Wheeler retired all six batters he faced, including striking out four straight to end the ballgame. Goeddel is the brother of Mets farmhand Erik Goeddel. Box

SAVANNAH 5, ROME 1: Savannah went 6-1 on its homestand and allowed two runs or fewer in all six wins. The Gnats (20-9) broke a 1-all tie with a four-run sixth. Stefan Sabol, Dominic Smith and Jon Leroux all walked. Sabol scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch by reliever Tyler Brosius. Jeff Glenn then delivered an RBI single. The final two runs scored on Gavin Cecchini’s chopper under the glove of Braves third baseman Carlos Franco, who was charged with an error. The Braves had opened the scoring with an unearned run in the second. Savannah starter Kevin McGowan allowed only that run on six hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings. Savannah tied the score at 1 in the fourth when Sabol had a leadoff homer against Brosius. McGowan departed with the score tied at 1, two outs and the bases loaded in the sixth. Akeel Morris entered and induced a fly ball to end the threat. He earned the win after logging 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Cecchini’s third-inning double extended his hitting streak to eight games. The 2012 first-round pick returned to the lineup a day after getting pulled for lack of hustle. Box

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Minors 5.11.13: Zack Wheeler logs 7.1 IP

May, 12, 2013
LAS VEGAS 4, ALBUQUERQUE 3: Zack Wheeler produced his third straight solid start. The top prospect limited the Isotopes to two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out

seven in 7 1/3 innings -- his longest outing in 15 Triple-A starts over two seasons. Wheeler threw 99 pitches (61 strikes) and shaved his ERA to 3.74. He surrendered a game-tying solo homer to Matt Angle in the seventh, but Eric Campbell answered with a homer in the bottom half against reliever Red Patterson to give the 51s a 3-2 lead. Wheeler has now limited opponents to three runs on 14 hits and three walks while striking out 19 in 20 innings over his past three starts. Wheeler's lone walk Saturday night came to the final batter he faced. He received a no-decision when Justin Hampson surrendered a run in the top of the ninth that evened the score at 3. Peter Moylan walked pinch-hitter Reese Havens with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth. Campell homered for the second straight day. Ex-Met Aaron Laffey, who declared free agency and signed with the Dodgers after being removed from Toronto's 40-man roster, limited Las Vegas to two hits in six innings and received a no-decision. After walking Josh Satin, Laffey surrendered a two-run homer to Wilmer Flores in the fourth as Las Vegas took a 2-1 lead. Box

HARRISBURG at BINGHAMTON (ppd.): The rainout will be made up as part of a 12:05 p.m. doubleheader Sunday.

PALM BEACH at ST. LUCIE (ppd.): Because the teams do not play again during the first half, the game will not be made up.

SAVANNAH 3, ROME 2: Robert Gsellman was charged with one run in 5 1/3 innings

and earned the win in his Gnats debut. Savannah took a 2-0 lead in the fourth. Eudy Pina singled and Kevin Plawecki doubled up the left-center gap to put both in scoring position. Cole Frenzel drove in a run with a groundout. Maikis De La Cruz then singled to score Plawecki. Gsellman, who had made two starts for Class A St. Lucie before swapping teams with Matt Bowman, allowed a walk and a single to place runners at the corners in the sixth, ending his outing. Reliever Julian Hilario allowed one inherited runner to score. Gsellman surrendered four hits and two walks while striking out two. Jayce Boyd's solo homer in the bottom half of the sixth reestablished a two-run lead. Rome pulled within a run in the eighth, but Savannah reliever Hunter Carnevale struck out Carlos Franco to strand the tying run at second. Box

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Minors 5.9.13: B-Mets no-hit by Nats' club

May, 9, 2013
LAS VEGAS 6, ROUND ROCK 5: Trailing by a run in the bottom of the eighth, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Collin Cowgill delivered consecutive doubles to even the score at 5. Josh Satin then plated Cowgill with an RBI single. Greg Burke pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save. Zach Lutz and Wilmer Flores had contributed early solo homers as Las Vegas built a 4-0 lead. Chris Schwinden took a scoreless effort into the seventh, when he and Gonzalez Germen combined to surrender five runs. Box

HARRISBURG 6, BINGHAMTON 1: Paul Demny and Ian Krol combined to throw the first no-hitter against the B-Mets since Aug. 13 , 2001. Demny hit a batter and walked another in the first inning, but escaped unscathed. He retired seven in a row until walking Allan Dykstra in the fourth. His night ended at 113 pitches after eight innings. Krol threw a

perfect ninth. Cesar Puello went 0-for-3, ending his 15-game hitting streak, which had been the longest active in Double-A. Binghamton scored its lone run in the seventh. After Dykstra led off with his third walk of the game, he moved to third base on a throwing error by Demny. With runners on the corners, Francisco Pena grounded into a run-scoring 3-6-1 double-play. Harrisburg got its offense going right away against B-Mets starter Jacob deGrom. After a throwing error by the catcher Pena on a bunt attempt in the first inning, Anthony Rendon doubled in a run. He came around to score when Jerad Head singled. Harrisburg scored another unearned run in the second, on Dykstra's throwing error. In the sixth, the Senators busted the game open. After Jimmy Van Ostrand doubled and Sandy Leon was intentionally walked, Ricky Hague doubled down the left-field line to knock in both runners. He then scored a batter later when Demny helped himself out with an RBI double. DeGrom’s night ended after 5 2/3 innings. He gave up six runs on nine hits. He is now 0-4 in five Double-A starts. In deGrom’s outings, Binghamton has scored a total of five runs. Box

ST. LUCIE 17, PALM BEACH 1: Noah Syndergaard matched a career high by logging seven innings and struck out seven and Matt Reynolds had three hits and five RBIs as St.

Lucie produced its sixth straight win in a rout. Syndergaard (2-1) retired 15 consecutive batters after allowing a leadoff double in the first. He allowed just two baserunners through six innings. He walked one. T.J. Chism struck out two in two scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Gilbert Gomez went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, while Robbie Shields finished 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Cam Maron had two hits, two runs scored and three RBIs. Dustin Lawley had two RBIs and reached base twice. The Mets scored four times in the second inning, highlighted by a two-run double from Shields. Reynolds had a bases-clearing double in a five-run third. The Mets also scored six times in the sixth, which included a two-run double by Maron and a two-run double by Gomez. Box

SAVANNAH 3, ROME 1: Down 1-0 in the sixth, South Atlantic League batting-average leader Kevin Plawecki drew a walk to begin what ended up being a three-run frame. A hit-by-pitch and then a single loaded the bases. Plawecki scored on a wild pitch by Braves starter Rafael Briceno to even the score at 1. Greg Pron followed with a walk to reload the bases and chase Briceno. Facing reliever Alex Wilson in his Rome debut, Jeff Glenn lifted a sacrifice fly, scoring Cole Frenzel. The other runners, Maikis De La Cruz and Pron, also tagged. Braves third baseman Carlos Franco's throw to second, in his attempt on Pron, sailed into right field, allowing De La Cruz to score the Gnats' third run. De La Cruz, who was added to the Gnats' roster on Thursday, was 2-for-4. The Braves scored the game's first run on a solo homer by Casey Kalenkosky in the second against left-hander Steven Matz. Matz (2-0, 1.85 ERA) completed six innings for the first time this season. He allowed one run on six hits with four strikeouts and one walk. The Gnats turned double plays behind him in the fifth and sixth innings to help him out of jams. 2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo (hand) has landed on the DL. Box

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Bartolo Colon
12 3.82 130 167
BAD. Murphy .301
HRL. Duda 26
RBIL. Duda 76
RD. Murphy 73
OPSL. Duda .837
ERAZ. Wheeler 3.44
SOZ. Wheeler 155