New York Mets: Charlie Tilson

Minors 5.25.14: Cruzado, Sabol, Rivero HR

May, 25, 2014
May 25
10:11
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SACRAMENTO 10, LAS VEGAS 1: Starter Giancarlo Alvardo allowed six runs in five innings as Las Vegas (32-18) lost its fifth straight. Allan Dykstra went 3-for-4 and produced a sixth-inning solo homer against Josh Lindblom for the 51s' lone run. Miguel Socolovich allowed three eighth-inning runs. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, NEW BRITAIN 1: Rehabbing Travis d’Arnaud launched a tiebreaking two-run homer, went 1-for-3 and caught five innings without issue in the first game of a rehab assignment. The Rock Cats jumped on B-Mets starter Angel Cuan with a two-out rally in the first inning. Following a walk to Nate Hanson, Kennys Vargas produced an RBI double. Binghamton responded against Sean Gilmartin in the bottom half. Kyle Johnson doubled and took third on a groundout. Kevin Plawecki followed with a dribbler down the third-base line for a game-tying single. After a leadoff single by Johnson in the third, d'Arnaud launched Gilmartin’s first pitch over the left-field fence. After the first, Cuan contributed four scoreless innings. The southpaw held the Rock Cats hitless in six at-bats with runners in scoring position. B-Mets relievers added four scoreless frames. Jack Leathersich worked around a leadoff single in the sixth and returned for a perfect seventh. Jon Velasquez breezed through a 1-2-3 eighth. Cody Satterwhite struck out two in the ninth to notch his second save. Cuan (1-1) allowed one run on seven hits over five innings to earn his first career Double-A victory. The game was halted for 18 minutes before the top of the sixth due to a light-bay malfunction. Former B-Met Jim Fuller worked out of a bases-loaded jam to post a scoreless seventh for the Rock Cats. Box

PALM BEACH 4, ST. LUCIE 1: Nick Petree held the Mets scoreless until Brandon Nimmo's eighth-inning solo homer on pitch No. 99. Meanwhile, the Mets surrendered three unearned runs as their six-game winning streak ended. Steven Matz matched Petree until he made a mistake in the fifth. With one out and runners at first and second, Charlie Tilson grounded a ball back to Matz, who tried to initiate an inning-ending double pay. Matz's throw to second baseman Dilson Herrera was high and sailed off the top of Herrera’s glove and into center field. Jesus Montero scored from second to make it 1-0. Luis Perez advanced to third on the error. Alex Mejia followed with suicide squeeze bunt right back to Matz, whose only play was to first base. Perez scored the second unearned run to make it 2-0. Matz only gave up four hits and the two unearned runs in six innings. Julian Hilario surrendered an unearned run in the seventh due to his own throwing error to first on a bunt. Box

SAVANNAH 11, LEXINGTON 6: Starter Chris Flexen enjoyed his best start of the season while Savannah hitters smacked three doubles, a triple and three homers. In the second inning, Victor Cruzado hit his fourth homer to get the Gnats on the board. Stefan Sabol then doubled and scored on Jeff Glenn's sac fly. Glenn doubled home another run in the fourth to put Savannah up 3-1. Lexington starter Luis Rico struck out a season-high eight, but was lifted for Crawford Simmons to open the sixth. Sabol then hit his sixth homer --- a two-out solo shot. Simmons allowed three more runs in the seventh.The Gnats added four runs in ninth against reliever Andrew Edwards, highlighted by Jorge Rivero’s homer. Rivero entered Sunday in a 1-for-16 slump, but the La Habana, Cuba, native broke out, finishing the afternoon 4-for-5 with two runs scored. For the second time in his eight starts, Flexen completed six innings. He allowed three walks and four hits. The only runs against him came on Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado's homer in the third and Chad Johnson's bases-loaded sac fly in the fifth. Dario Alvarez earned the three-inning save despite allowing four earned runs and six hits. Before Sunday, Alvarez had surrendered one earned run in 27 innings. The lefty gave up his first homers of the season -- a pair by Ramon Torres. Box

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Minors 5.8.14: B-Mets' Boyd drives in 4

May, 9, 2014
May 9
12:20
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LAS VEGAS 16, SALT LAKE 4: Allan Dykstra, Zach Lutz, Taylor Teagarden and Brandon Allen homered in consecutive at-bats against Salt Lake's Jose Alvarez in a five-run fourth. Andrew Brown went deep an inning later, too, as Vegas pounded out 21 hits and improved to 24-10 on the season. Brown went 3-for-4 with two walks and scored five runs. Lutz went 3-for-5 with five RBIs. Campbell also had three hits and scored three runs. Starter Logan Verrett allowed four runs on 10 hits and a walk in five innings. Ex-Met Robert Carson was charged with five runs while recording only one out. Carson allowed a hit and walked four batters. Box

BINGHAMTON 12, HARRISBURG 6: Jayce Boyd collected four RBIs, including on a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth. Starter Darin Gorski (3-1) allowed two runs on

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seven hits and struck out seven in six innings. He also had two hits at the plate. Michael Taylor launched Gorski’s first pitch of the game for a homer. However, Gorski helped his own cause and lifted the B-Mets into the lead in the second. Kevin Plawecki singled and Dustin Lawley and Wilfredo Tovar walked to load the bases. Gorski then jumped on Blake Schwartz’s first pitch, dumping it into shallow left-center. The single, his first hit since July 9, 2012, plated two and gave Binghamton a 2-1 lead. Ricky Hague's solo homer in the fifth briefly tied the score. But in the bottom half, Gorski doubled and Schwartz issued a two-out walk to Matt Reynolds. Boyd then produced his second homer of the season -- and his second homer in three days. Travis Taijeron tacked onto the lead with a solo shot against reliever Brian Dupra in the sixth. The Senators moved to within 6-4 with two runs in the seventh against John Church. The B-Mets responded with two of their own off Dupra in the bottom half. Reynolds supplied an RBI single after Darrell Ceciliani and Brian Burgamy opened the inning with hits. Plawecki made it an 8-4 score with a sacrifice fly. Binghamton added four runs in the eighth, highlighted by Reynolds' RBI triple and Boyd's run-scoring double. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, PALM BEACH 2: Aderlin Rodriguez broke a 2-all tie with a double that plated Cam Maron from first base in the eighth. Maikis De La Cruz then drove in Rodriguez with a

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single for a two-run cushion. Beck Wheeler struck out two in a perfect ninth to record his fourth save. Starters Domingo Tapia and Joe Cuda traded zeroes through the first four innings. The Cardinals struck first in the fifth. Charlie Tilson and Bruce Caldwell singled with two outs and Nick Martini drove them in with a double against Tapia. The Mets evened the score at 2 in the bottom half. With the bases loaded and one out, Dilson Herrera sent a grounder to third base. Bruce Caldwell threw wide of catcher Casey Rasmus, allowing Robbie Shields and Phillip Evans to score. Seth Lugo pitched three relief scoreless innings after replacing Tapia. Lugo allowed one single and one walk and earned his second win. No Cardinal advanced past first base after the fifth inning. Tapia surrendered two runs on five hits in five innings. Rodriguez, T.J. Rivera, Shields and Gilbert Gomez each had multi-hit games. Box

SAVANNAH 5, WEST VIRGINIA 3: L.J. Mazzilli's RBI single in the fifth broke a 3-all tie and Victor Cruzado added a leadoff homer in the ninth. Although Gnats pitchers Dario Alvarez, Dawrin Frias, Tim Peterson and Robert Coles each logged 2 2/3 innings or fewer, the quartet combined to strike out 13 while allowing only one earned run. 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini departed after doubling and scoring in the first inning, reportedly with a right-knee issue. Savannah (three) and West Virginia (four) each tied season-high error totals. Savannah (22-9) hopped on the scoreboard in the first inning when Dominic Smith delivered a two-run single against Power starter Dovydas Neverauskas with the bases loaded. Mazzilli then scored on a wild pitch to make it 3-0. In the third inning, West Virginia scored its only earned run. Reese McGuire singled against Alvarez to plate Harold Ramirez. Next, McGuire and Erich Weiss scored on a throwing error by Mazzilli, who had moved to shortstop in place of Cecchini. Alvarez tossed 2 2/3 innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits while striking out three. It was Alvarez's first earned run allowed in 19 1/3 innings this season. Frias (2-0) worked around two walks to complete 2 1/3 hitless relief innings. Peterson then pitched 2 1/3 innings, striking out four. Coles cruised through the last five outs for his sixth save. Savannah has extended its divisional lead to 4 1/2 games. Box

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LAS VEGAS 7, SALT LAKE 5 (10 innings): Jacob deGrom allowed five runs (four earned) on 10 hits and no walks in five innings. He threw 89 pitches (62 strikes) as his ERA rose to 2.58. The damage included a two-run homer in the first inning by Luis Jimenez. Eric Campbell delivered a tiebreaking RBI double in what became a two-run 10th inning. Vic Black recorded the save, striking out the side. Wilmer Flores, who is expected to be promoted for Friday's series opener against the Phillies, went 3-for-6 with a double and two RBIs. With Las Vegas trailing by two runs and two outs in the top of the ninth, Flores singled to advance Campbell to third base. Allan Dykstra followed with an RBI single to plate Campbell and pull Vegas within a run. Andrew Brown walked to load the bases, and Brandon Allen then walked too to force in the tying run. Anthony Seratelli grounded out to strand the bases loaded with the score tied at 5. Buddy Carlyle, Jeff Walters and Zack Thornton combined for four scoreless relief innings. Cesar Puello was placed on the temporary inactive list by the 51s before the game. Ex-Met Robert Carson faced two 51s batters and walked both. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 0: Greg Peavey tossed his first career nine-inning, complete-game shutout. He allowed only two singles as the B-Mets snapped a four-game

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losing streak. It was the first nine-inning shutout by a B-Met since Mark Cohoon blanked Harrisburg on Aug. 10, 2012. Peavey retired the first 11 Fisher Cats he faced before surrendering a two-out single to Andy Burns in the fourth. Peavey (2-1) shook off the hit and posted a scoreless inning. He worked around another two-out single in the fifth. Two innings after Brian Burgamy snapped an 0-for-20 skid, Burgamy also put Binghamton on the board in the third. Following Xorge Carrillo and Kyle Johnson's singles, Burgamy homered against Casey Lawrence for a 3-0 lead. Binghamton added to its lead against Lawrence in the sixth. Jayce Boyd singled. Two batters later, Dustin Lawley bounced a two-out double off the left-field wall, plating Boyd. Given a 4-0 cushion, Peavey continued to cruise. He needed 12 pitches for a perfect sixth, then posted a 1-2-3 seventh. Cory Vaughn padded Binghamton’s lead in the eighth with a two-run homer -- his first long ball of the season, which cleared a 30-foot-high batter’s eye in center. Peavey followed with a perfect eighth. Then, nearing his pitch limit, the righty returned for the ninth. He retired Aaron Munoz on one pitch and fanned Jon Berti for the second out. Kevin Nolan lifted Peavey’s 100th pitch down the right-field line. Vaughn snagged the fly in foul territory, completing Peavey's first career nine-inning performance. Peavey never allowed any Fisher Cat past first base. Carrillo extended his season-opening hitting streak to 10 games with his third-inning single. Box

PALM BEACH 6, ST. LUCIE 1: Thomas Lee limited the Florida State League’s top offense to one run on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. The Mets’ lone run came in the third, after Lee surrendered a leadoff single to Phillip Evans and threw a wild pitch that allowed Evans to advance to second. Maikis De La Cruz followed with a run-scoring single. St. Lucie starter Michael Fulmer's downfall came in a sloppy fourth. He retired the first two hitters but gave up a single and walk and threw a wild pitch to put runners at second and third. Jesus Montero -- younger brother of the Mariners' catcher by the same name -- drove in a run to tie the score at 1 on a dribbling infield single up the third-base line. Ildemaro Vargas then hit a routine grounder to Evans, but the shortstop threw the ball out of Dilson Herrera’s reach at second base on what would have been the final out. A run scored and the inning continued. Charlie Tilson lined a two-run double to make it 4-1. David Washington added a two-run homer in the fifth to complete the scoring. Ryan Fraser and Randy Fontanez each pitched two scoreless relief innings for the Mets. Cam Maron and De La Cruz had two hits apiece. Fulmer was charged with six runs (three earned) on eight hits in five innings. Box

SAVANNAH 9, WEST VIRGINIA 3: 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs as the Gnats overcame an early two-run deficit to improve to 21-9.

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West Virginia struck first, scoring runs in the second and third innings, on Wyatt Mathisen's solo homer and Edwin Espinal's groundout. Although Gnats starter Ricky Knapp was tagged for nine hits in 6 2/3 innings, the right-hander limited the damage to three runs and earned his second win. Savannah responded in the fifth when Patrick Biondi singled home Dominic Smith with two outs. Cecchini then tripled home Biondi to tie the score at 2. Things fell apart for the Power in the sixth courtesy of a series of miscues. After allowing a leadoff single to L.J. Mazzilli, reliever Jerry Mulderig set up the disaster, issuing a wild pitch, walk and another wild pitch to put two runners in scoring position. Gnats runners then scored on Stefan Sabol's groundout, a throwing error by West Virginia catcher and Pirates first-round pick Reese McGuire, Matt Oberste's double, then Colton Plaia's single. Reliever Clario Perez then entered and surrendered a two-run homer to Cecchini to cap the six-run sixth. After notching eight extra-base hits -- all doubles -- in 51 games with Brooklyn last season, Cecchini already has 11 extra-base hits through 29 games with the Gnats, including two triples and three homers. Savannah reliever Tyler Vanderheiden recorded the final seven outs to preserve the lead. Box

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Minors 4.22.14: Frenchy pitches vs. Vegas

April, 23, 2014
Apr 23
12:06
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LAS VEGAS 21, EL PASO 9: Las Vegas, in its second season as a Mets affiliate, upped its

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record to 15-5. It marks the best start in the 32 years of the Vegas franchise after 20 games. Reigning Pacific Coast League Player of the Week Allan Dykstra went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a homer, five RBIs and four runs scored. Eric Campbell went 4-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs. Matt den Dekker went 3-for-4 with a triple, homer, five RBIs and four runs scored. Jeff Francoeur pitched for the second time in the series, tossing another scoreless frame for the Chihuahuas while hovering from 88-90 mph. This time, however, Francoeur hit two batters -- Kai Gronauer and Campbell. Dana Eveland, making his second start for the 51s since Daisuke Matsuzaka's promotion, allowed four runs, including two homers, in five innings. Box

PORTLAND 5, BINGHAMTON 3 (11 innings): Matt Spring launched a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the 11th against Jon Velasquez (0-2) to secure Portland’s sixth straight win. The Sea Dogs had jumped on Hansel Robles in the first. Mookie Betts singled, took second on botched pickoff attempt, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a two-out single by Blake Swihart. Binghamton answered with its own two-out production. After Matt Reynolds singled and moved to second, Kevin Plawecki dumped a game-tying RBI single into center against Portland starter Mike McCarthy. Portland broke the tie with two runs in the fifth. Robles surrendered a double and walked Betts to set the table for Deven Marrero, who delivered a two-run single. Binghamton chipped away. Cory Vaughn started the fifth with a double, moved to third on a single and scored when Darrell Ceciliani bounced into a double play. In the sixth, Matt Clark doubled and scored two batters later when Jayce Boyd ripped a game-tying single. Cody Satterwhite took over in the fifth for Robles and tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings. John Church struck out the side in the eighth. Chasen Bradford tacked on two scoreless innings. Binghamton had threatened to break the tie in the ninth. Kyle Johnson doubled with one out against Robby Scott and took third on a groundout, but was stranded when Reynolds struck out. In the 10th, Brian Burgamy advanced to third with two outs after a leadoff walk, but Boyd grounded out. Trailing 5-3, the B-Mets put two aboard in the 11th, but Reynolds struck out to end the game. Robles walked a career-high seven over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, PALM BEACH 5 (12 innings): Trailing 5-1 with two outs and down to their final strike in the ninth, the Mets scored four runs to force extra innings and then prevailed.

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On a two-strike count in the ninth, Phillip Evans belted a two-run homer against Corey Baker to cut the deficit to 5-3. After the Mets loaded the bases later in the ninth, T.J. Rivera extended the game with a two-run single off Sam Tuivailala. Evans came up in the 12th with two outs and Eudy Pina on second. He laced a single up the middle. Pina beat center fielder Charlie Tilson's throw home to complete the comeback win. Evans (3-for-5, three RBIs) was mobbed in the infield. The Cardinals scored four runs against Matt Koch in the first inning, including three before Koch recorded an out. Koch settled down to get through five innings. Relievers Brett Mitchell, Julian Hilario, Beck Wheeler and Randy Fontanez combined to hold the Cardinals to one run -- it came on a sac fly -- in seven innings. Fontanez stranded a runner on third in the top of the 12th and earned the win. Catcher Cam Maron threw out a runner at home in the 11th on a pitch from Wheeler that got by him. Rivera went 2-for-6. His solo homer in the sixth got the Mets on the board. Dilson Herrera went 3-for-6 one night after his 11-game hitting streak ended. Box

DELMARVA 4, SAVANNAH 1: Starter Kevin McGowan suffered his first loss after allowing four earned runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. Savannah (10-6) went 0-for-14 with runners in scoring position. The Gnats' lone run came in the third when first baseman Hector Veloz committed an error trying to throw out Gavin Cecchini as he was advancing to third base on L.J. Mazzilli's groundout. Delmarva starter and Orioles 2013 first-round draft pick Hunter Harvey allowed one unearned run on three hits and five walks while striking out five in four innings. It marked his shortest outing this season, although he shaved his South Atlantic League-leading ERA to 0.86 ERA. The Gnats did steal a season-high five bases, with Jeff McNeil, Mazzilli, Cecchini, Jared King and Dominic Smith swiping one apiece. King extended his league-leading consecutive on-base streak to 17 games by working a walk in the third. King has reached base in every game this season. After issuing a bases-loaded walk in the fifth, McGowan was lifted for Dario Alvarez. The left-hander was stellar in relief, holding the Birds to one hit over 3 2/3 innings while striking out six. Alvarez and Robert Coles are the lone Gnats pitchers yet to give up an earned run this season. Despite the loss, Savannah retained its first-place lead by a half-game over Augusta. Box

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Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.289 9 57 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187