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Minors 8.17.13: B-Mets clinch playoff berth

August, 17, 2013
8/17/13
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SALT LAKE 10, LAS VEGAS 8: Giancarlo Alvarado departed after allowing four runs in two innings. Jack Leathersich surrendered an additional four runs as Salt Lake built an 8-1 lead. Matt den Dekker and Zach Lutz drove in three runs apiece in the loss. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, NEW BRITAIN 4: The B-Mets are playoff-bound for the first time since 2004 after packing all of their offense into a five-run sixth. The Rock Cats had taken a

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second-inning lead against Mark Cohoon. Miguel Sano led off with a homer. After a walk and double, Danny Santana blooped a two-run single to give New Britain a 3-0 cushion. In the fifth, Santana doubled to drive in another run. New Britain starter Matt Summers held Binghamton hitless through five innings before hitting a wall in the sixth. Binghamton busted out for five runs on four hits and three walks in the frame. Summers walked the first two batters, then allowed an RBI single by Josh Rodriguez. Reliever Ryan O’Rourke entered with runners on the corners and one out. He walked Rhyne Hughes to load the bases. Allan Dykstra then produced a run-scoring infield hit off of the third-base bag to make it 4-2. Cole Johnson inherited the bases loaded, and Cory Vaughn welcomed him with a game-tying two-run single. After a fielder’s choice, Travis Taijeron sneaked a groundball past Sano at third base for a go-ahead double. The big inning put Cohoon in line for his ninth win. The southpaw battled through six innings. He surrendered four runs on seven hits, but picked up his fifth win in as many starts. Reliever Chase Huchingson worked two eventful but scoreless innings, stranding the bases loaded in the eighth. With Jeff Walters unavailable, Chasen Bradford earned his first Double-A save with a 1-2-3 ninth to put Binghamton into the playoffs. Box

JUPITER 4, ST. LUCIE 2: Alex Panteliodis (6-5) surrendered three first-inning runs. He ultimately allowed four runs in 7 2/3 innings. Box

SAVANNAH at AUGUSTA (ppd.)

BRISTOL 10, KINGSPORT 6: The Sox generated seven straight hits off Persio Reyes to start the game. And aided by a two-base throwing error by outfielder Michael Bernal, Bristol took a 5-0 lead before the K-Mets came to bat. Kingsport rallied. Jeff Diehl homered to lead off the second. Kingsport pulled within 6-5 in the fourth thanks to DH Jon Leroux's RBI double. Reyes (4-4) rebounded from his difficult beginning and tossed four straight scoreless innings before Bristol scratched across an insurance run in the seventh. Jon Bengard picked up the win in relief for Bristol. He entered with one out in the fouth and fired 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Box

VERMONT 1, BROOKLYN 0: Miller Diaz took a scoreless effort into the sixth inning in a hard-luck loss and Gavin Cecchini was a perfect 4-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 15 games. Diaz tossed six innings and allowed five hits while striking out seven. Vermont cleanup hitter Ryan Huck produced a one-out double in the sixth, beyond the reach of center fielder Patrick Biondi. Huck advanced to third on a flyout. Jaycob Brugman followed with a two-out RBI single. The Cyclones had seven hits -- four from Cecchini. Cecchini’s hitting streak is the longest by a Cyclone since Ike Davis had a 15-game streak in 2008. Lucas Duda had a Cyclones-record 17-game streak in 2007. The Cyclones had an opportunity to score in the eighth, placing two runners aboard with one out. But with runners on first and second with one out, Jared King struck out and James Roche popped out to end the inning. Box

GCL METS 6, GCL NATIONALS 5: Trailing by a run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Jhoan Urena's single scored Luis Guillorme and Jean Rodriguez for the walk-off win. Yoryi Nuez allowed one run, unearned, in 5 1/3 innings in relief of Dan Herrmann to earn the win. Box

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Minors 7.15.13: Verrett goes 8 for 9th win

July, 15, 2013
7/15/13
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BINGHAMTON 7, RICHMOND 3: Logan Verrett fired eight strong innings and earned his league-leading ninth win. Binghamton is 25 games over .500 for the first time since Sept. 3,

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2000. Justin Turner went 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs scored in his first rehab game in Double-A. Verrett struck out nine in his first win in exactly a month. For the sixth straight game, the B-Mets (59-34) scored in the first inning. Against Richmond starter Taylor Rogers, Allan Dykstra blasted a two-run homer. It was Dykstra’s team-leading 16th long ball. Richmond's Jarrett Parker answered with a homer in the second against Verrett, but Binghamton plated four runs in the bottom half. Alonzo Harris had an infield single. Darrell Ceciliani followed with a single. And Turner poked a groundball into right field to make it 3-1. Josh Rodriguez followed with a two-run double. Before the inning's end, second baseman Mike Minicozzi booted a routine groundball, allowing Rodriguez to score Binghamton’s sixth run. After surrendering a leadoff single in the fifth, Verrett retired 11 straight batters. In the eighth, Verrett retired the first two batters, but then gave up a single, walk and a two-run double to Joe Panik to make it a 7-3 game. Chasen Bradford induced three straight groundballs in the ninth to secure the victory. Rodriguez and Ceciliani extended their hitting streaks to 10 games. Verrett has thrown at least eight innings three times this season. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, DUNEDIN 3
ST. LUCIE 4, DUNEDIN 2: In the resumption of a suspended game, St. Lucie scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh for the walk-off win. Yucarybert De La Cruz had a game-tying RBI double and Kyle Johnson contributed a game-ending sacrifice fly. Rainy Lara allowed two runs in four innings and earned the win. In Game 2, Domingo Tapia departed after 1 2/3 innings due to ineffectiveness. He allowed three hits and four walks. Tim Byrdak tossed a scoreless relief inning. T.J. Rivera went 3-for-4 and Johnson scored twice. Box 1, Box 2

GREENVILLE 2, SAVANNAH 1
SAVANNAH 7, GREENVILLE 4:
In the resumption of a suspended game, Aneury Tavarez tripled up the left-center gap with one out in the ninth against Jake Kuebler to drive home David Chester with the go-ahead run. In Game 2, the Gnats overcame a 3-1 deficit with a three-run sixth. Jorge Rivero picked up the Gnats’ first hit of the game, leading off the inning with a single. After Brandon Nimmo reached on an error, Maikis De La Cruz singled home Rivero. Nimmo scored on a wild pitch to even the score. DH Eudy Pina brought home De La Cruz with a sacrifice fly. The Gnats added insurance runs in the seventh and eighth innings, while the Drive got a run back in their half of the eighth for the final margin. Savannah starter Luis Cessa allowed three runs (two earned) in seven innings. He struck out six and earned his fifth win. Box 1, Box 2

KINGSPORT 4, BURLINGTON 0
KINGSPORT 7, BURLINGTON 1: Chris Flexen tossed a seven-inning shutout, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out nine, in the opener. In Game 2, Andrew Massie earned his first professional win. He allowed one run on two hits and a walk in six innings. Pedro Perez and Jeyckol De Leon drove in two runs apiece. Box 1, Box 2

BROOKLYN 5, CONNECTICUT 4 (12 innings): After Connecticut rallied to erase a two-run deficit in the ninth, the Cyclones ultimately answered. Matt Oberste’s RBI double in the top of the 12th provided the winning margin. Jared King opened the frame with a walk and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Eris Peguero. Oberste then laced a double into center field. In the bottom half, right-hander Tim Peterson out of the University of Kentucky tossed a scoreless frame, issuing one walk, to collect his first save. Johnny Magliozzi had failed to hold the two-run lead in the ninth. After allowing a leadoff single and a walk, the ex-Florida Gator seemed like he would be able to wiggle free, recording two outs. But with a pair of runners in scoring position, Pat Leyland dropped a perfectly placed single into right field, allowing both runners to score to knot the score at 4. John Mincone and Connecticut reliever Tanner Bailey matched zeroes from that point until the 12th. Box

GCL METS 6, GCL MARLINS 2
GCL METS 3, GCL MARLINS 0: Frank Francisco struck out the side in one inning of work in Game 1. It was his second rehab appearance. Starter Yoryi Nuez (1-0) allowed two runs in five innings. In Game 2, Lenny Rosario, Dan Herrmann and Gaither Bumgardner combined on a two-hit shutout, although Rosario walked five in five innings. Box 1, Box 2

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Mets have top 14 picks signed

June, 19, 2013
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ATLANTA -- First-round pick Dominic Smith began working out in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Wednesday as the Mets confirmed they had signed their top 14 picks and 24 of 41 selections overall.

Rd. 1 (11th overall), Dominic Smith, 1B, Serra (Calif.) HS

Rd. 2 (48th), Andrew Church, RHP, Basic (Nev.) HS

Rd. 3 (76th), Ivan Wilson, CF, Ruston (La.) HS.

Rd. 3 (84th), Casey Meisner, RHP, Cypress Woods (Texas) HS.

Rd. 4 (116th), LJ Mazzilli, 2B, UConn.

Rd. 5 (146th), Jared King, LF, Kansas State

Rd. 6 (176), Champ Stuart, CF, Brevard (N.C.) College

Rd. 7 (206), Matt Oberste, 1B, University of Oklahoma

Rd. 8 (236), Ricky Knapp, RHP, Florida Gulf Coast

Rd. 9 (266), Patrick Biondi, CF, Michigan

Rd. 10 (296), Luis Guillorme, SS, Coral Springs (Fla.) Charter HS

Rd. 11 (326th), Tyler Bashlor, RHP, South Georgia College

Rd. 12 (356th), Jeff McNeil, SS, Cal St. Long Beach

Rd. 13 (386th), Kevin McGowan, RHP, Franklin Pierce

Rd. 15 (446th), Colton Plaia, C, Loyola Marymount

Rd. 16 (476th), Zach Mathieu, 1B, Franklin Pierce

Rd. 18 (536th), Brent McMinn, RHP, Nevada

Rd. 20 (596th), Dan Herrmann, RHP, Christian Brothers College HS (Miss.)

Rd. 23 (686th), Gaither Bumgardner, RHP, South Carolina Upstate

Rd. 25 (746th), Ricky Jacquez, RHP, Central Arizona

Rd. 28 (836th), Robert Coles, RHP, Florida State

Rd. 34 (1,016th), Cameron Griffin, RHP, Santa Ana College

Rd. 35 (1,046th), Ty Williams, RHP, Seminole State (Okla.)

Rd. 38 (1,136th), Paul Paez, LHP, Rio Hondo College (Calif.)

Mets draft wrap up

June, 8, 2013
6/08/13
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NEW YORK -- The Mets finished the 2013 Draft on Saturday with their final 30 picks. Over the three-day draft, the Mets chose 18 high school players and 23 college players. The Mets used 24 selections on pitchers and 17 on position players.

Here's the list of players the Mets drafted on Saturday. You can read up on their first-round pick, second-round pick and the second-day choices.

Rd. 11 (326th overall), Tyler Bashlor, RHP, South Georgia College

Rd. 12 (356th overall), Jeff McNeil, SS, Cal St. Long Beach College bio

Rd. 13 (386th overall), Kevin McGowan, RHP, Franklin Pierce College bio

Rd. 14 (416th overall), J.D. Leckenby, RHP, Washington State College bio

Rd. 15 (446th overall), Colton Plaia, C, Loyola Marymount (Calif.) College bio

Rd. 16 (476th overall), Zach Mathieu, 1B, Franklin Pierce College bio

Rd. 17 (506th overall), Johnny Magliozzi, RHP, Florida College bio

Rd. 18 (536th overall), Brent McMinn, RHP, Nevada College bio

Rd. 19 (566th overall), Cody Crouse, RHP, Bloomingdale Sr. HS (Fla.)

Rd. 20 (596th overall), Dan Herrmann, RHP, Christian Brothers College HS (Miss.)

Rd. 21 (626th overall), Morgan Earman, RHP, Desert Christian Academy (Calif.)

Rd. 22 (656th overall), Daniel Procopio, RHP, Central Technical School (Canada)

Rd. 23 (686th overall), Gaither Bumgardner, RHP, South Carolina Upstate College bio

Rd. 24 (716th overall), Matt Brill, RHP, Moline HS (Ill.)

Rd. 25 (746th overall), Ricky Jacquez, RHP, Central Arizona College bio

Rd. 26 (776th overall), Owen Spiwak, C, Cawthra Park SS (Canada)

Rd. 27 (806th overall), Austin Coley, RHP, Belmont College bio

Rd. 28 (836th overall), Robert Coles, RHP, Florida State College bio

Rd. 29 (866th overall), Anthony Kay, LHP, Ward Melville HS (NY)

Rd. 30 (896th overall), David McKay, RHP, Viera HS (Fla.)

Rd. 31 (926th overall), Ben Hecht, RHP, St. Anthony School (Ill.)

Rd. 32 (956th overall), Juan Escarra, C, Mater Academy Charter (Fla.)

Rd. 33 (986th overall), Ryan Chapman, RHP, Santa Ana College (Calif.) College bio

Rd. 34 (1016th overall), Cameron Griffin, RHP, Santa Ana College (Calif.) College bio

Rd. 35 (1046th overall), Ty Williams, RHP, Seminole State (Okl.) College bio

Rd. 36 (1076th overall), Brandon Brosher, 1B, Springstead HS (Fla.)

Rd. 37 (1106th overall), Juan Avena, 1B, Compton CC (Calif.) College bio

Rd. 38 (1136th overall), Paul Paez, LHP, Rio Hondo College (Calif.) College bio

Rd. 39 (1166th overall), Logan Quimoyog, 1B, Mosley HS (Fla.)

Rd. 40 (1196th overall), J.B. Woodman, CF, Edgewater HS (Fla.)

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187