New York Mets: Chipper Smith

Minors 4.15.14: deGrom tosses 7 scoreless

April, 16, 2014
Apr 16
1:04
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LAS VEGAS 6, RENO 3: Jacob deGrom blanked Reno for seven innings, allowing three hits

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and one walk in an 88-pitch effort. Chris Young went 1-for-4 with a double and run scored in what is expected to be his final rehab game. The 51s built a 6-0 lead, beginning with a three-run third that included a run-scoring single by Eric Campbell, sac fly from Wilmer Flores and RBI double by Allan Dykstra. Flores added a solo homer in the fifth. Ryan Reid and Josh Edgin combined to surrender three ninth-inning runs. Didi Gregorius had two hits for Reno. Ex-Mets Mike Jacobs and Nick Evans started at the corner infield spots. Box

BINGHAMTON at PORTLAND (ppd.): The game will be made up as part of a May 21 doubleheader.

ST. LUCIE 11, JUPITER 6: The Mets broke a 5-all tie for good in their half of the sixth. Chipper Smith retired the first two batters, but then walked Dilson Herrera and Brandon Nimmo to bring up T.J. Rivera. Rivera drove a 3-1 pitch into center to score Herrera and make it 6-5. Aderlin Rodriguez followed with a two-run double to the top of the left-field wall. St. Lucie poured in on in the seventh on run-scoring hits by Eudy Pina and Nimmo. Pina added a two-out, run-scoring triple in the eighth to make it 11-5. Beck Wheeler threw 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief and struck out three to earn his first win. Starter Matt Koch allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings. Rivera finished 3-for-5 with a double and homer. Rivera’s solo homer in the fourth broke a 3-all tie. Nimmo went 2-for-4 with an RBI. He has now hit safely in eight straight games and has five multi-hit games in his last six games. Herrera added a homer and Rodriguez crushed two doubles. Box

SAVANNAH 3, AUGUSTA 1
AUGUSTA 2, SAVANNAH 1 (8 innings): After rallying to win the resumption of Monday's suspended game, the Gnats fell in extra innings in the regularly scheduled contest. Savannah left-hander Dario Alverez entered the suspended game in relief of Monday’s starter, Kevin McGowan, and promptly allowed an inherited runner to score the game's

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opening run on Randy Ortiz's single. Alvarez (1-0) bounced back to strike out six batters and allow just two hits in 4 2/3 innings. The Gnats answered in the top of the fifth, breaking up the Augusta no-hit bid started the previous day by Christian Jones. Left-hander Steven Messner surrendered a game-tying solo homer to Gavin Cecchini. L.J. Mazzilli then doubled home Jeff McNeil for a 2-1 lead. Savannah tacked on another run in the seventh. Victor Cruzado scored as Patrick Biondi reached first base on a throwing error by second baseman Christian Arroyo. Augusta’s four errors proved costly, with two unearned runs ultimately deciding the game.

In Tuesday’s originally scheduled seven-inning game, Gnats starter Ricky Knapp struck out eight batters. He allowed a game-tying run in the fifth on a base-loaded groundout by Cristian Paulino. In a 1-all game in the bottom of the eighth, Knapp surrendered a double to Ty Ross. After a bunt groundout by Paulino, Knapp intentionally walked Shawn Payne. He was then lifted for reliever John Mincone. The left-hander served up a walk-off RBI single to Ryder Jones. Gnats outfielder Jared King preserved his league-high 12-game on-base streak, earning a walk during Game 1 and then going 2-for-4 in Game 2. Box 1, Box 2

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Minors 4.8.14: Clark homer lifts B-Mets

April, 8, 2014
Apr 8
11:48
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LAS VEGAS 7, SACRAMENTO 6: Rafael Montero allowed three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out nine in five innings. He threw 92 pitches (66 strikes). Eric Campbell delivered a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh against ex-Met Philip Humber and the 51s held on. Jeff Walters tossed a scoreless ninth for his first Triple-A save. The 51s improved to 5-1. Zach Lutz went 1-for-3 with a walk and is batting .500. Noah Syndergaard is scheduled to start Wednesday for Vegas. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, ERIE 2: Matt Clark collected three hits, including a tiebreaking homer, and Darrell Ceciliani drove in three runs on a pair of doubles as part of Binghamton’s 10-

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hit attack. The B-Mets scored seven unanswered runs, all with two outs, and received five scoreless innings from their bullpen. Binghamton was forced to play catch-up . Following a two-out single by Eugenio Suarez in the first, Erie's Aaron Westlake barely cleared the wall in right for a two-run homer. B-Mets starter Greg Peavey settled down after the round-tripper and posted three scoreless innings. Binghamton started its impressive run against Wilsen Palacios in the second inning. With two outs and two aboard, Ceciliani sent a blooper into right-center. The looping fly ball dropped untouched, allowing both runners to scamper home, tying the score at 2.

Clark broke the tie with authority in the fourth. The DH launched Nick Avila’s 0-1 pitch deep over the right-center wall, giving the B-Mets a 4-2 lead. Wilfredo Tovar kept up the impressive two-out magic and kicked Binghamton’s lead to three in the fifth with an RBI triple. The run continued against reliever Pat McCoy in the sixth. With Jayce Boyd on first, Dustin Lawley hit a grounder to Eugenio Suarez’s extreme right. The shortstop ranged to get to the roller, but his throw to second sailed wide and bounced into right field, allowing Boyd to score. Ceciliani capped the B-Mets' offensive night with a two-out RBI double off McCoy in the eighth. On the pitching side, Peavey exited after throwing 75 pitches in four innings. Cody Satterwhite took over in the fifth and delivered 2 1/3 scoreless relief innings. Adam Kolarek entered with one out in the seventh and closed the door on a threat, then posted a scoreless eighth. Jon Velasquez worked around a single and a walk in a scoreless ninth. Satterwhite (1-0) allowed two hits and struck out three to earn his first Double-A victory since July 23, 2009, when he was an Erie SeaWolves player. Clark’s long ball marked his first homer in the United States since Aug. 4, 2012 when he went deep as a Tucson Padre. He had 25 homers last season in Japan. Box

JUPITER 11, ST. LUCIE 0: Austin Brice limited the Mets to three hits over five innings while striking out seven as St. Lucie dropped its fourth straight. Relievers Chipper Smith and Frankie Reed completed the shutout. The Mets have now been held scoreless for 21 consecutive innings. The game was close until the seventh. The Hammerheads scored once in the first and once more in the fourth on a sac fly to take a 2-0 lead. But after a short rain delay in the seventh, Austin Barnes tagged Beck Wheeler for a two-run homer that made it 5-0. The game unraveled in the eighth when Jupiter plated six runs on seven hits, all against Julian Hilario. The Hammerheads pounded out 17 hits. Luis Cessa took the loss, although he only surrendered two runs over six innings. He scattered eight hits. Box

SAVANNAH 6, AUGUSTA 5
SAVANNAH 3, AUGUSTA 1:
In Game 1, L.J. Mazzilli drove in the winning run in walk-off fashion with a bases-loaded walk. Stefan Sabol had homered to tie the score in the sixth. The comeback made a winner of reliever Dawrin Frias, who struck out three in two innings. Starter Kevin McGowan surrendered five runs (three earned) in five innings. Game 2 was less tense as the Gnats led all the way. In the first inning, Victor Cruzado and Jared King both singled. After a wild pitch, they scored on Mazzilli’s single. Game 2 starter Dario Alvarez was sharp, fanning five batters in his four scoreless innings. Box 1, Box 2

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
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