New York Mets: Connor Lien

Minors 5.31.14: Stuart lifts Gnats to win

May, 31, 2014
May 31
11:30
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RENO 4, LAS VEGAS 3: The 51s opened a 3-0 lead after two innings on an RBI double by Andrew Brown and two-run double from Omar Quintanilla. However, starter Darin Gorski and John Church combined to surrender four seventh-inning runs, capped by Alfredo Marte's go-ahead two-run homer against Church. Box

NEW BRITAIN 3, BINGHAMTON 2: Despite a career-high 12-strikeout performance from Matt Bowman and 11 hits by the offense, the B-Mets fell to the Rock Cats. The B-Mets

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stranded 13 baserunners. For the first time in four games, the B-Mets cracked the scoreboard first. Kyle Johnson and Brian Burgamy started the game with back-to-back singles against starter Virgil Vasquez. With runners on the corners, Kevin Plawecki ripped a sacrifice fly for his 28th RBI in May. The Rock Cats answered in the third against Bowman. Corey Wimberly started the inning with an infield single and Nate Hanson followed by getting plunked by an 0-1 pitch. Kennys Vargas tied the score with a bloop single. Brad Boyer pushed New Britain ahead by rolling a two-out, RBI single up the middle. Binghamton countered with a two-out rally in the fifth. Matt Clark started the charge with a bloop single. Jayce Boyd followed with an infield single. Darrell Ceciliani tied the score at 2 with an RBI single. New Britain struck right back in the bottom half. Daniel Ortiz ripped a one-out double, took third on a single and scampered home when Bowman bounced an 0-2 pitch in the dirt with Reynaldo Rodriguez at the plate. Given a one-run lead, Vasquez capped his night with a scoreless sixth. Bowman (3-3) allowed three runs on 10 hits over seven innings. He struck out six of the final nine batters he faced in his sixth straight winless start. Johnson and Clark each had three-hit games. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, DAYTONA 3: Jairo Perez broke a 1-all tie in the sixth when he unloaded on a 2-0 pitch from Jose Rosario for a three-run homer to put the Mets up for good. Earlier in

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the inning, T.J. Rivera singled home Maikis De La Cruz to even the score. Daytona staged a comeback in the ninth, but Chase Huchingson ended the ballgame by striking out Pin-Chieh Chen with the tying run at second base. Marco Hernandez plated two runs one batter earlier with a single against Randy Fontanez. Mets starter Gabriel Ynoa allowed an RBI double to Albert Almora in the first but was nearly lights out afterward. He improved to 5-2 by limiting the Cubs to five hits and one run over six innings. He threw 99 pitches. Felix Pena was equal to Ynoa, if not better. The Cubs starter blanked the Mets over five innings. The only hit he allowed came on Cam Maron's double. Pena was replaced by Rosario to open the sixth, despite having thrown only 58 pitches. Rosario surrendered four runs on three hits and two walks in the sixth, the only inning in which he pitched. The Mets entered the game having lost four of five and having scored one run in each of the four losses. They only had five hits against the Cubs on Saturday. Perez also had a triple. Hunter Carnevale pitched a scoreless seventh and eighth. He induced an inning-ending double-play ball off the bat of Almora to finish his outing. Fontanez could not complete the ninth to earn the save, but both runs he allowed were unearned. Box

SAVANNAH 6, ROME 2: Sparked by Champ Stuart’s speed and power, the Gnats scored

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five runs in their final two turns at bat for a come-from-behind victory. Trailing 2-1 heading to the bottom of the seventh, the Gnats needed two batters to take a 3-2 lead. Stefan Sabol led off with a triple. And when the Braves committed an error on the relay throw to third, Sabol hopped up and sprinted home with the tying run. Stuart followed with a homer over the left-field wall for his first long ball as a Gnat and his second as a professional. The Gnats (36-16) added three runs in the eighth. Stuart drove in two with a bases-loaded single up the middle. The final run scored on Patrick Biondi’s bases-loaded walk. Stuart finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs. Savannah starter Robert Gsellman (3-3) held the Braves to two runs (one earned) through seven innings. He walked two and struck out four while lowering his ERA to 2.27. The Braves (16-39) had taken a short-lived 2-1 lead on Connor Lien’s RBI double in the top of the seventh. Savannah reliever Akeel Morris struck out all three batters he faced in the eighth. L.J. Mazzilli went 2-for-4 with a double to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. Box

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.301 9 53 73
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 26
RBIL. Duda 76
RD. Murphy 73
OPSL. Duda .824
WB. Colon 12
ERAZ. Wheeler 3.45
SOZ. Wheeler 163