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Minors 8.19.14: Muno homer paces Vegas

August, 19, 2014
Aug 19
11:14
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LAS VEGAS 10, OMAHA 4: Danny Muno had a three-run homer in a six-run second inning as the 51s took a commanding early lead. Josh Satin went 3-for-4 with a double, walk, RBI and run scored. Matt Reynolds and Muno also had three hits apiece. Vegas starter Cory Mazzoni allowed four runs in seven innings. Box

ERIE 7, BINGHAMTON 0: Michael Fulmer was charged with six runs on six hits in his Double-A debut. Fulmer (0-1) struck out one and walked three. The SeaWolves plated six

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runs in the fourth and Wilsen Palacios tossed seven scoreless innings. Binghamton’s magic number to clinch a playoff spot sits at two. Erie jumped on Fulmer in the first. With Jason Krizan on second, Dean Green ripped an RBI double. Fulmer surrendered a single before retiring Corey Jones to limit the damage to one run. Steven Moya started Erie’s fourth inning with his league-leading 32nd homer. Fulmer followed by surrendering back-to-back singles. He then issued walks to Marcus Lemon and Jamie Johnson. The latter forced in a run and ended his night after 3 1/3 innings. Adam Kolarek entered and struggled to put out the fire. Jason Krizan greeted the lefty with a run-producing fielder’s choice. Devon Travis walked to reload the bases and Dean Green delivered a two-run single. Moya capped the six-run inning in which Erie batted around by lacing an RBI single. Binghamton’s only threat came in the third when Brian Burgamy singled. Brandon Nimmo attempted to score from second, but was gunned down by Johnson in center field. Hansel Robles contributed three scoreless relief innings. Box

CHARLOTTE 11, ST. LUCIE 8: Trailing 8-2, the Mets scored six eighth-inning runs to pull even. However, the Stone Crabs answered with three runs in the bottom half to retake the lead. Johnny Field scored the go-ahead run when St. Lucie reliever Beck Wheeler threw a wild pitch with the bases loaded. After Wheeler departed, Granden Goetzman hit a two-out, two-run single against Ryan Fraser. In the top of the eighth, L.J. Mazzilli and Cam Maron singled against Nick Sawyer. Gavin Cecchini and Jared King then drew consecutive four-pitch walks to force in Mazzilli and make it 8-3. Jose Molina entered and walked Phillip Evans, also on four pitches, to plate Maron. Gilbert Gomez followed with a two-run double and the Mets trailed 8-6. Eudy Pina delivered an RBI single to pull St. Lucie within a run. Molina then walked Jeff McNeil to load the bases. Ryan Garton was summoned to face Maikis De La Cruz with no outs and the bases loaded. He induced a 4-6-3 double play as Gomez scored the tying run. Garton got the Crabs out of further trouble when Mazzilli flied out to leave Pina on third base. Colton Reavis shut down the Mets in order in the ninth. Angel Cuan, who was demoted to St. Lucie from Binghamton, started for the Mets. He allowed three runs in four innings. Mazzilli and Pina had two-hit games. Maron extended his hitting streak to 10 games. Box

SAVANNAH 11, ROME 3: Victor Cruzado went 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs. Yeixon Ruiz had a three-run homer in the second as the Gnats took a 5-0 lead. Rob Whalen allowed three runs (two earned) in 5 2/3 innings to improve to 8-1. Paul Paez followed with 3 1/3 no-hit relief innings to earn his first save. Box

GREENEVILLE 7, KINGSPORT 4: Starter Andrew Church allowed six runs (four earned) on eight hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings. Zach Mathieu went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs in the loss. Box

NYPL NORTH 1, NYPL SOUTH 1: The New York-Penn League All-Star Game ended in a 1-all draw after nine innings at MCU Park in Coney Island. Among Cyclones representatives, Marcos Molina and Corey Oswalt tossed scoreless frames and Shane Bay recorded the final out of the top of the ninth. Amed Rosario, Jhoan Urena and Michael Bernal went a combined 0-for-5. Box

GCL METS 3, GCL CARDINALS 2: Jairo Perez had a run-scoring single and Dash Winningham followed with an RBI groundout in a two-run first. Perez also singled in the third to plate Raphael Ramirez and give the Mets a 3-1 lead. Kurtis Horne, the Mets' 31st-round pick in June out of British Columbia, tossed a scoreless relief inning to pick up his first professional win. Nabil Crismatt notched his first Gulf Coast League save. Box

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Minors 8.18.14: Taijeron drives in five

August, 18, 2014
Aug 18
11:12
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OMAHA 9, LAS VEGAS 5: Starter John Lannan allowed eight runs (five earned) on 10 hits and two walks and surrendered homers to Paul Janish and Carlos Peguero in four innings. Bobby Abreu went 1-for-4 with a walk and RBI in his return to Triple-A after being re-signed. The 51s scored three ninth-inning runs. Matt Reynolds contributed a two-run single as part of a 2-for-5, three-RBI night. Box

BINGHAMTON 11, ERIE 4: Travis Taijeron had four hits and matched a career-high with five RBIs to lead Binghamton’s 15-hit attack. The victory trimmed the B-Mets’ magic number

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to clinch a playoff spot to three. Facing Jeff Ferrell for the sixth time this season, the B-Mets jumped on the SeaWolves starter in the second as Jayce Boyd hammered his seventh homer this season. Binghamton stretched its advantage with a five-run third. Brandon Nimmo and Dilson Herrera had back-to-back one-out singles. Brian Burgamy followed with a two-run double. After a strikeout, T.J. Rivera, Taijeron and Xorge Carrillo produced consecutive RBI singles, chasing Ferrell. Erie cut its deficit to 6-2 in the fourth against B-Mets starter Greg Peavey as Steven Moya produced a two-run homer -- his league-leading 31st long ball. A half-inning later, though, Taijeron ripped an RBI double against reliever Joe Mantiply. Two batters later, third baseman Corey Jones fired an errant throw to second on a potential inning-ending force out, allowing another run to score. Peavey’s night ended after 5 1/3 innings. Peavey (10-3) allowed three runs on eight hits. Chase Huchingson took over and stranded a pair of inherited runners. Taijeron capped his monster night with a three-run homer in the ninth. Huchingson ultimately tossed 2 2/3 innings, allowing one run on two hits. Dario Alvarez tossed a scoreless ninth. Box

CHARLOTTE 6, ST. LUCIE 3: Maikis De La Cruz hit a solo homer in the top of the first, but the Stone Crabs tagged St. Lucie starter Kevin McGowan for six runs in the bottom half. The first five Charlotte batters reached. Tommy Coyle doubled and Johnny Field singled. Maxx Tissenbaum followed with a two-run homer to put the Crabs up 3-1. Patrick Leonard then singled and scored on Marty Gantt’s triple. A groundout scored Gantt to make it 5-1. After Jake DePew struck out, Jonathan Quinonez walked. He scored on Juniel Querecuto’s triple. McGowan settled down to keep the Crabs off the scoreboard over the next four innings. Meanwhile, Jared Mortensen retired 10 Mets in a row after serving up the homer to De La Cruz. The Mets finally got to him in the sixth when De La Cruz and L.J. Mazzilli hit back-to-back one-out doubles. Mazzilli scored later in the inning when reliever Marcus Jensen threw a wild pitch. De La Cruz went 3-for-4 and was a triple shy of the cycle. Tim Peterson contributed three scoreless, no-hit relief innings. Box

GREENEVILLE 12, KINGSPORT 3: Greeneville scored a combined 11 runs (seven earned) against Yoryi Nuez and Nicco Blank over the second and third innings. Box

GCL METS 4, GCL CARDINALS 3: Starter Kevin Canelon (1-2) allowed two runs (one earned) in 6 2/3 innings. Dash Winningham and Hengelbert Rojas each went 3-for-5. Winningham drove in two runs. Leading 4-2 in the eighth, Alex Palsha ultimately allowed an inherited runner to score on a pair of wild pitches. However, Edmundo Sosa was caught stealing home to end that inning and Palsha ultimately notched his 10th save. Box

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Minors 7.13.14: Herrera homer trumps errors

July, 13, 2014
Jul 13
10:21
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BINGHAMTON 5, ERIE 4: Dilson Herrera launched a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh and Cody Satterwhite left the bases loaded in the ninth for his seventh save as

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the B-Mets won despite committing a season-high five errors. It marked the most errors committed by the B-Mets since a five-error game against Akron on May 15, 2013. Dustin Lawley matched a franchise record with four errors, last done by Ty Wiggington at New Hampshire on June 24, 2000. Marcus Lemon had a first-inning solo homer against B-Mets starter Hansel Robles. Binghamton struck back against Warwick Saupold in the third. Kyle Johnson produced a ground-rule double, moved to third on Brandon Nimmo’s infield single and scored when Herrera beat out a potential double play. Lawley capped the inning with an RBI single, giving the B-Mets a 2-1 lead.

In the bottom half, Lemon struck again, doubling off the fence. Robles then surrendered a game-tying two-out RBI single to Devon Travis. In the fourth, Corey Jones reached safely when B-Mets catcher Xorge Carrillo failed to grab his pop up in front of the plate. Jones took third on Dean Green's single and scored on Francisco Martinez’s two-out single. Binghamton made it 3-all in the sixth when Jayce Boyd used a fielder’s choice to plate Lawley. Erie retook the lead in the bottom half, though. Ryan Fraser walked Jones, who scored thanks to three errors by Lawley at third base in a two-batter span. Trailing for the third time in the game, Binghamton grabbed the lead in the seventh against reliever Guido Knudson. Following Nimmo's one-out single, Herrera lifted a 1-2 pitch into right field, barely clearing the fence for a go-ahead two-run homer.

Randy Fontanez preserved the lead with two scoreless innings. Satterwhite quickly registered two outs in the ninth. He then walked Daniel Fields on four pitches, surrendered a single to Travis and walked Ramon Cabrera to load the bases. With the tying run on third, Jones sent a bouncer up the middle. Shortstop T.J. Rivera dove to his left and smothered the grounder. While rolling onto the outfield grass, he flipped the ball to Herrera at second in time for the out. Fraser (2-1) allowed one unearned run without surrendering a hit in his lone inning. Robles gave up three runs (two earned) on eight hits over five innings. Box

LAKELAND at ST. LUCIE (ppd.): The teams will play a doubleheader Monday at 4 p.m.

CHARLESTON 5, SAVANNAH 0: The Dogs chased Savannah starter John Gant with a four-run second inning during which he threw 37 pitches. Mike Ford led off the frame with a solo homer. Eduardo de Oleo contributed a sacrifice fly. Brandon Thomas and Mark Payton added RBI singles. The Dogs picked up another run in the fourth on Payton's RBI double against Savannah reliever Dario Alvarez. Savannah remained hitless until Jonathan Johnson's two-out single in the fifth. The Gnats finished the game with four hits. Box

BRISTOL 8, KINGSPORT 2: Starter Andrew Massie allowed three runs (two earned) in four innings. Reliever Ramon Estevez surrendered four runs (three earned) in 1 1/3 innings. Oswald Caraballo and Jose Figuera drove in the K-Mets' runs in the defeat. Box

CONNECTICUT 6, BROOKLYN 0: Starter Corey Oswalt allowed four runs on nine hits and a walk in four innings. The Cyclones mustered four hits. Box

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Minors 7.12.14: Mazzilli scores winner in 10

July, 13, 2014
Jul 13
12:05
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ALBUQUERQUE 6, LAS VEGAS 5: The Isotopes scored three eighth-inning runs against John Church for the comeback win. Jamie Romak hit a solo homer to lead off the inning. Albuquerque tied the score on a wild pitch. Brian Cavazos-Galvez then hit a pinch-hit, two-out solo homer for the lead. Cory Vaughn finished 3-for-5 with a double and RBI in the loss. Wilmer Flores extended his hitting streak to a 17 games. Box

BINGHAMTON 9, ERIE 3: Jayce Boyd led the B-Mets with three RBIs and notched his fourth homer of the season. The B-Mets opened the scoring with a two-run third against

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Ryan Robowski. Kai Gronauer homered and Dustin Lawley produced an RBI single later in the inning. An inning later, Boyd's solo homer -- his first long ball since June 7 -- upped Binghamton’s lead to 3-0. After retiring 11 of the first 12 batters he faced, B-Mets starter Cory Mazzoni opened the door for a SeaWolves comeback with back-to-back two-out walks in the fourth. Corey Jones made him pay with a two-run double, slicing Binghamton’s lead to one. The lead disappeared in the fifth. Francisco Martinez singled off Mazzoni’s mitt and stole second. Marcus Lemon brought him home by lining a two-out single. Binghamton responded with a string of hits against reliever Slade Smith in the sixth. Travis Taijeron ultimately singled to plate Darrell Ceciliani with the go-ahead run. Binghamton turned a one-run game into a blowout by hanging five runs on reliever Jose Valdez in the ninth, highlighted by Boyd's two-run single. Mazzoni (2-0) struck out nine while allowing three runs and five hits over seven innings. Jack Leathersich and Cody Satterwhite each tossed a scoreless relief inning. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, LAKELAND 4 (10 innings): Lakeland’s Austin Green launched a game-tying solo homer against T.J. Chism with two outs and two strikes in the ninth, but the Mets

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recovered to snap their four-game losing streak. L.J. Mazzilli doubled to lead off the bottom of the 10th against Nate Fury and moved to third on Cam Maron’s single. Jared King struck out for the first out of the inning. Fury’s first pitch to Phillip Evans then bounced away from Green, the catcher, and Mazzilli slid safely into home to give the Mets a walk-off victory. Paul Sewald pitched a perfect top of the 10th to earn the win. Maikis De La Cruz had put the Mets ahead, 1-0, in the third with a single. Maron followed later that inning with a two-out, two-run single to make it 3-0. Evans belted his third homer of the season in the sixth to put the Mets up by four runs. Mets starter Luis Cessa cruised for most of the night. After Andy Dirks led off the game with a single, Cessa only allowed one more baserunner until the top of the seventh. In the seventh, Chad Wright led off with a single. Cessa rebounded to get a pop out and a strikeout, but Green extended the inning with a single. That brought up James Robbins, who launched a three-run homer to cut the Mets’ lead to 4-3. Cessa escaped further damage when Maron threw out Jared Reaves trying to steal second. Cessa struck out eight in seven innings. He allowed five hits and one walk. Beck Wheeler struck out three in 1 1/3 relief innings. Mazzilli’s leadoff double in the 10th extended his hitting streak to nine games. Box

CHARLESTON 4, SAVANNAH 1: The Dogs scored a pair of first-inning runs against Savannah starter Robert Gsellman and never looked back. Mike Ford drove in the opening run with a double and eventually scored on second baseman Jorge Rivero's error. Charleston produced its third run, and the second unearned run against Gsellman, in the third on a fielding error by shortstop Yeixon Ruiz. The Gnats committed four errors in the game. Charleston completed its scoring with a bases-loaded walk in the fourth -- one of the four walks issued by Gsellman in four innings. The Gnats scored their lone run in the third as Champ Stuart plated Ruiz with a hard-hit single to third base. Matt Oberste extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a second-inning double. Box

BRISTOL 9, KINGSPORT 8: Bristol scored five first-inning runs and chased Andrew Church before he recorded an out in the second inning. Eudor Garcia went 2-for-3 with four RBIs in the loss. The K-Mets pulled within 9-8 with a two-run eighth, but they stranded the tying run in scoring position when pinch hitter Jean Rodriguez struck out. Box

CONNECTICUT 4, BROOKLYN 3: Josh Prevost issued a bases-loaded walk to Garrett Mattlage with two outs in the bottom of the ninth for the walk-off loss. Michael Bernal's RBI single had given Brooklyn a 1-0 lead in the first. An inning later, Jeff Diehl doubled, advanced on a wild pitch and scored ahead of a throw to the plate on Joe Tuschak's groundball for a 2-0 lead. Cyclones starter Octavio Acosta retired the first 10 batters. He eventually surrendered a sacrifice fly to Joey Pankake in the fourth. The Tigers tied the score at 2 against Acosta in the seventh on consecutive doubles from Ross Kivett and Pankake. Brooklyn regained the lead in the eighth. Jhoan Urena singled and advanced to second when left fielder Rashad Brown bobbled the ball. With one out, Bernal hit a soft groundball through the right side that seemed like it would be enough to score Urena, but right fielder Ben Verlander showed that his brother isn’t the only one in the family with a strong arm. He uncorked a laser throw to the plate to retire Urena and keep the score tied. Bernal did advance to second on the throw, though. After an intentional walk to Tyler Moore, Diehl produced a go-ahead RBI single.

The 3-2 lead would be short-lived. Cyclones reliever Brad Wieck struck out the first two batters he faced, but then walked two batters and uncorked a wild pitch that placed runners on the corners. Wieck then coaxed Pankake to hit a routine grounder to third. However, Urena bounced a throw to first base, allowing the tying run to score. The Cyclones seemed prime to take the lead back in the top of the ninth, placing runners on first and third with one out. But Urena and Michael Katz struck out. Prevost retired the first batter he faced in the bottom half, but then walked two and surrendered a single to load the bases with two outs for Mattlage, who leads the New York-Penn League in walks. Box

GCL NATIONALS 4, GCL METS 3
GCL NATIONALS 4, GCL METS 3: Jeremy Hefner tossed a perfect inning in the regularly scheduled game in his first game action since Tommy John surgery. The Nats then overcame a 3-0 deficit with a four-run eighth against Alex Durham and Dan Hermann. Taylor Teagarden went 0-for-1 with a walk as a DH and was replaced by a pinch runner. Meanwhile, in the resumption of Friday's game, which had been suspended with the score tied at 3, Brent McMinn's balk plated the tiebreaking run in the bottom of the sixth. Box 1, Box 2

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Minors 4.29.13: Edgin 2 scoreless in minors

April, 29, 2013
4/29/13
11:12
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LAS VEGAS 9, RENO 5: Ex-Yankee D.J. Mitchell took a scoreless effort into the sixth before reliever Sean Henn allowed an inherited run charged to Mitchell to score. Mitchell's final line in his Triple-A debut with the organization after signing as a free agent: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K. The 51s built a 9-0 lead en route to snapping a five-game losing streak. Brian Bixler, Andrew Brown and Wilmer Flores drove in two runs apiece. Greg Peavey was charged with three runs in relief. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, ERIE 3: Cesar Puello’s two-run double capped a four-run eighth in Binghamton's come-from-behind win. The B-Mets used three hits and two Erie errors in the decisive frame after getting handcuffed for seven innings by Erie starter Warwick Saupold.

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Facing reliever Michael Morrison and trailing 3-0, Alonzo Harris reached on third baseman Corey Jones’ fielding error. Darrell Ceciliani followed with a single and Josh Rodriguez walked to load the bases. With Allan Dykstra at the plate, catcher James McCann fired to third in attempt to nab Harris. The throw skipped into left field, allowing Harris to score. Dykstra followed with an RBI double, cutting Erie’s lead to one. Puello capped the comeback by bouncing a go-ahead double down the first base-line, plating Rodriguez and Dykstra. The SeaWolves had jumped out to an early lead by tagging B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel for three runs in the first four innings. Daniel Field homered in the first, McCann collected an RBI single in the third and Luis Castillo added a run-scoring double in the fourth. Goeddel battled to complete five innings and handed the reins to Josh Edgin in the sixth. The lefty allowed two hits, but no runs thanks to Cory Vaughn’s strong throw to the plate, which retired Castillo to end the inning. Edgin returned for the seventh and posted a perfect frame in his first game since a demotion from the Mets. Vaughn left the game after that throw with a sensation in his arm, according to the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin. Chase Huchingson (1-0) retired all three batters he faced in the eighth and became the winner after Binghamton’s four-run frame. Box

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ST. LUCIE 7, TAMPA 1: First baseman Rylan Sandoval's sixth-inning grand slam staked St. Lucie to a 7-0 lead. Sandoval went 3-for-5 and drove in five runs. Starter Robert Gsellman tossed four scoreless innings in his season debut. Pedro Feliciano also contributed a scoreless inning in his first Florida State League action since returning from a food-poisoning scare. Feliciano surrendered one hit and struck out one. Chasen Bradford closed out the game with two scoreless relief innings. Leadoff hitter T.J. Rivera went 2-for-5 and scored twice. Box

WEST VIRGINIA 10, SAVANNAH 1: West Virginia snapped Savannah's six-game winning streak as Power DH Stetson Allie pounded a pair of homers that accounted for five runs. With eight homers, Allie is now tied for the South Atlantic League lead. His second homer of the night, a rare opposite-field shot at Historic Grayson Stadium, gave the Power an 8-0 lead in the seventh. The Gnats (15-9) scored their only run in the eighth when Chad Zurcher doubled down the left-field line to bring home Stefan Sabol. The Gnats have not been shut in 2013. Savannah starter Luis Cessa allowed six runs (five earned) on 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six and did not walk a batter while taking his first loss of the season. Power starter Tyler Glasnow earned his first career victory for shutting out the Gnats through five innings with seven strikeouts and two hits allowed. Box

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Around the minors 4.10.12

April, 10, 2012
4/10/12
11:54
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ROCHESTER 5, BUFFALO 3: Matt Harvey started for the Bisons and allowed two runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out four in a 92-pitch effort spanning five innings. Brian Dinkelman's three-run homer in the sixth capped the scoring. The second consecutive loss dropped Buffalo's record to 3-3 on their season-opening trip. The Bisons now head to Coca-Cola Field for Wednesday's home opener against the Yankees. In the sixth, Rochester placed a couple runners on base without the benefit of a hit as Matt Carson reached on third baseman Zach Lutz's throwing error and Ray Chang drew a two-out walk. Dinkelman followed with the three-run blast to right field off former Cub Jeff Stevens (0-1) for the game-deciding hit. The Bisons did their own share of two-out damage early in the game. Valentino Pascucci put the Herd up 2-0 in the first inning with a gigantic home run to center that hit halfway up Frontier Field's batter's eye. Omar Quintanilla's double off the glove of center fielder Joe Benson added a run in the second inning. Pascucci's home run was his third of the season and 41st as a Bison. He is now tied with Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Clark in the modern era. Box

ERIE 6, BINGHAMTON 1: With a persistent, heavy mist battering NYSEG Stadium, the B-Mets were held to three hits, none after the third inning. The B-Mets threatened early against Erie starter James Avery, but failed to break through with a hit with runners aboard. Avery allowed a single and walked a batter in each of the first three innings, but escaped each frame unharmed. Binghamton stranded six runners through the first three innings. The game remained scoreless until the fourth, when the SeaWolves solved B-Mets starter Mark Cohoon. With one on and one out, Bryan Pounds launched a homer through the rain and wind. Avery settled down after his initial bumpy three innings and retired the final seven he faced. He departed after the fifth. The SeaWolves added to their lead in the sixth against Edgar Ramirez. John Murrian reached on fielder’s choice, advanced two bases on consecutive Erie singles, and scored on Corey Jones’ sacrifice fly. Binghamton’s only run came without the benefit of a hit. Leading 3-0, Erie reliever Jared Gayhart took over in the sixth and loaded the bases on three walks. Juan Centeno’s groundout then brought home Allan Dykstra. Pounds added another homer in the eighth, taking Robert Carson deep. Brad Holt allowed three hits and two runs in the ninth. Three SeaWolves relievers combined to retire the final 10 Binghamton batters. Cohoon suffered his first loss. The B-Mets (2-3) wrap up their season-opening homestand and three-game series with Erie on Wednesday night. Right-hander Collin McHugh gets the ball for Binghamton opposite left-hander Jay Voss. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, CHARLOTTE 2: Left-hander Angel Cuan pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed two hits, and the Mets used a four-run eighth to pull away. Cuan struck out four while walking one in his first start with St. Lucie to help the Mets win their fourth straight. The Mets(4-1) had a four-run eighth, highlighted by left fielder Cory Vaughn’s RBI double. Vaughn went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Richard Lucas added an RBI single in the eighth. Third baseman Wilmer Flores had his first multi-hit game of the season, finishing 2-for-3 with a run scored. Danny Muno went 1-for-3 with a run scored. The Mets jumped ahead, 1-0, in the second as Alonzo Harris Jr. ripped a double to straightaway center to score Flores. The Mets pushed across a run in the fifth as Robbie Shields tripled to score Harris. The Stone Crabs (3-2) threatened in the eighth after picking up their first run, off reliever Taylor Whitenton. With runners on first and second, Whitenton responded by striking out a pair of batters to end the threat. Whitenton struck out the side in the eighth and worked around two hits and a walk. Adrian Rosario pitched the ninth inning and allowed one run and one walk while striking out one. The Stone Crabs loaded the bases with no outs, before Rosario battled back to close the game. Box

ROME 3, SAVANNAH 1: The Braves scored the game’s first two runs in the top of the fifth inning against Savannah starter Michael Fulmer. Chase Larsson and Felix Marte began the inning with back-to-back doubles, with Marte’s chasing home Larsson. Two outs later, Elmer Reyes singled to score Marte and put the Braves up 2-0, chasing Fulmer from the game. Fulmer, the Mets' supplemental first-round pick in the 2011 draft, finished his Savannah debut with four strikeouts and two walks in 4 2/3 innings. He did not allow a hit for the first four innings. The Gnats picked up a run in the seventh. With Gregory Pron at third base and Travis Taijeron at first, the Gnats executed a double steal. The Gnats eventually loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh while trailing 2-1, but could not find the game-tying hit. Savannah also put the tying run at third base in the eighth, but Larsson reeled in Taijeron’s drive to the warning track to end the threat. The Gnats complete their season-opening seven-game homestand Wednesday. The Gnats will send right-hander Logan Verrett (0-0, 0.00) to the mound against right-hander David Filak (0-1, 1.50). Box

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Tigers 9, Mets 2: Dickey in stitches

April, 1, 2012
4/01/12
5:26
PM ET

R.A. Dickey


Starting Pitcher
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Grapefruit Stats
GM W L BB K ERA
5 1 1 4 12 3.63
R.A. Dickey was spiked in the right heel by Corey Jones while covering first base in the third inning and eventually required two stitches. But the knuckleballer maintained it was nothing serious and eventually completed his allotted four innings anyway in his final tuneup for Game 2 of the regular season, opposite Jair Jurrjens at Citi Field on Saturday.

The Mets lost to Detroit, 9-2, Sunday at Digital Domain Park.

Dickey limited the Tigers to a titanic solo homer by Prince Fielder and only two other hits while striking out three and walking none.

"I was just covering the bag, and I had my foot a little too far over the bag, reaching for the ball from [Ronny] Cedeno," Dickey said. "The guy cleated my heel. That was it. That will be a nonissue -- a superficial wound only."

Mets relievers, though, continued to be hit hard. Daniel Herrera, who will make the bullpen if Tim Byrdak is not ready for Opening Day, was charged with five runs in 1 2/3 innings. Part of that tally was the result of Jon Rauch entering and forcing in a run with the bases loaded, then surrendering a grand slam to James McCann.

Ike Davis delivered a two-run homer off Thad Weber after David Wright walked in the fourth. The lone other hit by the Mets on the afternoon belonged to Lucas Duda.

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Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.298 9 54 76
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 28
RBIL. Duda 86
RD. Murphy 76
OPSL. Duda .827
WB. Colon 14
ERAZ. Wheeler 3.49
SOZ. Wheeler 180