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Minors 7.23.14: Whalen wins in return

July, 24, 2014
Jul 24
12:14
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TACOMA 6, LAS VEGAS 4: Cory Mazzoni allowed six runs (four earned) on five hits and five walks in 3 2/3 innings. Wilmer Flores and Allan Dykstra homered in a three-run third as the 51s took a 3-1 lead. Flores finished with three RBIs. With Vegas trailing by two runs, Danny Muno doubled with one out in the ninth and Juan Centeno singled. After Cesar Puello flied out, Matt den Dekker then walked to load the bases. However, Josh Satin flied out for the final out. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, PORTLAND 2: Steven Matz (4-1) limited the Sea Dogs to two runs on

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seven hits and a walk in seven innings and the B-Mets avoided a three-game sweep. Sean Coyle had a solo homer against Matz in the second inning, but the B-Mets responded a half-inning later against Binghamton University product Mike Augliera as Rylan Sandoval had a leadoff homer. It was Sandoval’s first long ball of the season. Binghamton took the lead in the fourth as T.J. Rivera doubled and eventually scored on Jayce Boyd's single. That advantage swelled to 4-1 in the fifth. Dilson Herrera singled and stole second. Brian Burgamy then singled to place runners on the corners. Travis Taijeron followed with a run-scoring double. Rivera skied a sacrifice fly to center to plate Burgamy. Portland cut the deficit to two runs in the sixth as rehabbing Ryan Lavarnway, Michael Almanzar and Dave Chester all singled. Randy Fontanez and Cody Satterwhite each contributed a scoreless frame in relief. Satterwhite notched his ninth save. Burgamy finished 4-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored. Portland won the season series over the B-Mets, 11-9. Box

TAMPA 13, ST. LUCIE 6: Gavin Cecchini blasted a three-run homer in a five-run first inning, but the Yankees overcame the deficit to complete a four-game sweep. Mets starter Michael Fulmer cruised through the first three innings, allowing one hit and striking out five. His outing unraveled in the fourth. Greg Bird singled, Dante Bichette Jr. reached on L.J. Mazzilli’s error and Fulmer hit Eric Jagielo on the foot with an 0-2 pitch to load the bases. Fulmer threw a wild pitch that allowed Bird to score and walked Aaron Judge to reload the bases. Angelo Gumbs then singled to make it 5-2. With the bases again loaded, Trent Garrison had a two-run single. Jose Rosario followed with an RBI single to even the score. After Danny Oh struck out and Cito Culver walked, Fulmer was replaced by Jake Kuebler. Bird came up for the second time in the inning and produced a sac fly to put the Yankees ahead. Bichette followed with an RBI single to make it 7-5. Judge finally grounded out to end the fourth. Kuebler stayed in to pitch the fifth, but the Yankees got to him. Kuebler fielded Rosario’s bunt attempt with two runners on but threw the ball over the head of Mazzilli covering first base to allow a run to score. Later in the frame, Gilbert Gomez dropped a fly ball hit to center that allowed two more runs to score as the Yankees took a 12-5 lead. The Mets committed five errors in the game. Fulmer was charged with seven runs (four earned) in 3 1/3 innings. Box

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SAVANNAH 7, AUGUSTA 2: Rob Whalen (5-0) limited Augusta to two runs in 5 2/3 innings in his first South Atlantic League start since May 1. He missed more than two months recovering from an infection in his pitching hand that needed to be surgically cleaned. Miller Diaz tossed three scoreless innings and was credited with his second save. Matt Oberste extended his hitting streak to 21 games with a ninth-inning solo homer. Jonathan Johnson had two RBIs. Victor Cruzado went 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored. Box

GREENEVILLE 6, KINGSPORT 3 (10 innings): Jimmy Duff was charged with three runs (two earned) in the top of the 10th. Third baseman Eudor Garcia had a fielding error in the frame. Box

ABERDEEN 5, BROOKLYN 2: Starter Casey Meisner allowed three runs (two earned) in one inning. Amed Rosario went 3-for-4 with a triple and Michael Conforto went 2-for-4 with a double in the loss. Jhoan Urena drove in two runs. Box

GCL METS 9, GCL NATIONALS 6: Dale Burdick's eighth-inning sacrifice fly broke a 6-all tie. Hengelbert Rojas added a two-run single in the ninth. John Mora, Arnaldo Berrios, Rojas and Burdick had two RBIs apiece. Box

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Minors 7.20.14: Oswalt blanks Cutters

July, 20, 2014
Jul 20
9:33
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SALT LAKE 3, LAS VEGAS 0: Caleb Clay went the distance in a three-hit shutout for the Bees. Rafael Montero allowed one run on five hits and three walks in four innings in his first Triple-A appearance since June 14. Montero had been dealing with a strained left oblique. Wilmer Flores went 1-for-4 with a seventh-inning single to extend his hitting streak to 21 games. That is the longest streak by a Las Vegas player since J.P. Arencibia had a 21-game streak in 2010 while Vegas was affiliated with the Blue Jays. The Vegas record is 37 games by Joey Cora in 1989. Erik Goeddel allowed two runs in the sixth. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, TRENTON 2: Brian Burgamy belted a pair of two-run homers and Dustin Lawley contributed his team-leading 18th long ball. With Kyle Johnson on second base,

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Burgamy launched the first pitch he saw from Dan Camarena in the first inning into the rail yard beyond the left-field wall. Burgamy snapped an 0-for-18 drought with the shot. Lawley followed by lining an 0-1 pitch just over the left-field fence, giving Binghamton a 3-0 lead. Burgamy struck again in the fifth. After Dilson Herrera ripped his first triple as a B-Met, Burgamy blistered the first pitch he saw off the message board in left field for his 17th homer and a 5-0 lead. B-Mets starter Greg Peavey retired the first five Thunder batters he faced before surrendering a double to Tyler Austin. Peavey responded by retiring 13 of the next 14 batters he faced. Trenton threatened in the seventh, putting the first two aboard via a hit batter and a single. Peavey rebounded with consecutive strikeouts before Francisco Arcia looped a single to shallow left. Rob Segedin scampered home from second with Trenton’s first run before Gary Sanchez was nabbed at third on the play. The Thunder pulled within three runs in the eighth against reliever Jack Leathersich. After Casey Stevenson advanced to third on a double play, Ben Gamel lined an RBI single. Cody Satterwhite worked around a two-out single in a scoreless ninth to secure his eighth save. Peavey (7-1) allowed one run on four hits while collecting seven strikeouts over seven innings. Box

TAMPA 4, ST. LUCIE 1: The Mets mustered five hits, with their lone run coming on a two-out homer in the first inning from L.J. Mazzilli. Aderlin Rodriguez hit a ground-rule double later in the first, but the Mets ultimately stranded the bases loaded when Miguel Sulbaran got Gavin Cecchini to ground into a fielder's choice. Tampa relievers Jacob Lindgren, Brett Gerritse and Cesar Vargas held the Mets to one hit over four innings. Dante Bichette Jr. gave the Yankees the lead for good with an opposite-field two-run homer over the short porch in right field in the fourth. Eric Jagielo lined a homer just fair in the right-field corner and chased starter Luis Cessa in the sixth inning while making the score 3-1. Cessa pitched 5 2/3 innings and struck out six. Danny Oh added an RBI single against Robert Coles in the seventh. Box

SAVANNAH 5, LEXINGTON 0
SAVANNAH 3, LEXINGTON 1: John Gant came within five outs of a seven-inning no-hitter

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in Game 1. He notched his second seven-inning shutout of the season. Gant allowed one hit and one walk while striking out eight to earn his 10th win. With one out in the sixth, Lexington second baseman Carlos Garcia rolled a single through the right side of the infield. The Gnats plated three runs in the third inning. Yeixon Ruiz produced a two-run homer and Nelfi Zapata added an RBI double. In the fifth, Dominic Smith drove in two runs as part of a 3-for-3 game. In Game 2, Smith singled in a run in the fifth to complete the game's scoring. Savannah starter Alex Panteliodis held the Legends to one run in six innings. The lone run he allowed came on a lengthy homer by Legends first baseman Fred Ford. Matt Oberste singled in both games to extend his hitting streak to 20 games, the third-longest streak in the South Atlantic League this season. Box 1, Box 2

KINGSPORT 7, PRINCETON 3: Starter Andrew Church limited Princeton to two unearned runs in six innings. Pedro Perez's two-run homer in the sixth gave the K-Mets a 3-2 lead. Oswald Caraballo had a two-run double in a three-run seventh. Box

BROOKLYN 6, WILLIAMSPORT 0: Corey Oswalt tossed seven scoreless innings and

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combined with Scarlyn Reyes on a two-hit shutout. In a two-run first, Amed Rosario reached on an error by Williamsport starter Ricardo Pinto. Jhoan Urena singled to push Rosario to second base. First-round pick Michael Conforto advanced both runners on a groundout. Michael Katz followed with a routine line drive at left fielder Jiandido Tromp. The ball hit off the heel of Tromp's glove and dropped. Two runs scored on the two-base error. The Cyclones upped their lead to 5-0 in the second inning. Tomas Nido contributed an RBI single and Urena had a two-run double. Williamsport’s fifth error of the game came when shortstop Emmanuel Marrero could not track down a two-out grounder by Michael Bernal in the fifth. Conforto, who went 2-for-4 and started in left field in his second professional game, scored from second base on the play. Box

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Around the minors 7.7.12

July, 8, 2012
7/08/12
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BUFFALO 7, SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 6: Matt den Dekker's three-run homer in the sixth against Ramon Ortiz rallied the Bisons within a run. A bases-loaded walk to Adam Loewen and sacrifice fly by Josh Satin an inning later gave Buffalo a 6-5 lead. Starter Garrett Olson allowed five runs in four innings as the Bisons fell behind, 5-1. Chris Schwinden tossed two scoreless relief innings after Olson departed, marking the first time Schwinden has worked back-to-back days in his pro career. Josh Edgin surrendered a seventh-inning RBI double to Jack Cust, snapping the southpaw's 8 1/3-inning scoreless streak and evening the score at 6. But Buffalo retook the lead a half-inning later on Brad Emaus' RBI single. Justin Hampson, who had been designated for assignment by the Mets, picked up the save in his return to Triple-A after clearing waivers. Ex-Met John Maine faces the Bisons on Sunday. Ryota Igarashi tossed a scoreless top of the ninth against Buffalo on Saturday. Box

BINGHAMTON 8, ALTOONA 2: Cory Mazzoni fired a career-high seven scoreless innings to snap a personal two-game losing streak. Pitching 120 miles from his hometown of Evans City, Pa., he allowed a season-low three hits and set a season high with six strikeouts. After being held hitless through four innings by Altoona starter Kyle McPherson, Jefry Marte reached on a booted groundball by shortstop Brock Holt in the fifth, and Dustin Martin followed by doubling. With two aboard, Sean Kazmar broke the scoreless tie by dumping a two-run double to left. Juan Lagares capped the inning with a two-out RBI single. Binghamton doubled its lead in the sixth. After Allan Dykstra singled and Marte flied out, reliever Mike Colla entered. Martin greeted him with a single. Francisco Pena then squeaked a three-run homer over the left-field fence. Mazzoni capped his night by working around a leadoff single in the seventh. The Curve jumped on Edgar Ramirez in the eighth. Quincy Latimore doubled and scored on Jeremy Farrell's single. Ramirez’s night came to a close after he loaded the bases on two walks. For the second straight night, Robert Carson entered with the bases loaded and no outs. After Oscar Tejeda cut the deficit to four with a sac fly, Carson retired the next two hitters. Binghamton continued its two-out hitting in the ninth against reliever Jeff Inman. With the bases loaded, Eric Campbell smacked a two-run single. Carson returned for the ninth and worked around a leadoff single to post a scoreless frame, striking out the final three batters. Box

BRADENTON 6, ST. LUCIE 3: Cory Vaughn went 2-for-4 and belted his 16th homer, but the Mets fell to the Marauders. Vaughn's solo shot came in the fourth to cut St. Lucie's deficit to 2-1. Zach Lutz ripped a solo homer to cut the deficit to four runs in the ninth. Richard Lucas delivered a single to score Vaughn and make it 6-3 later in the frame. St. Lucie starter Angel Cuan allowed four runs and six hits over seven innings with five strikeouts and two walks. Gift Ngoepe hit a pair of homers off Cuan and drove in three runs. Alex Dickerson also drove in three runs for Bradenton, including launching a two-run homer off John Church for a 6-1 lead in the eighth. Alonzo Harris Jr. went 2-for-4 in the loss. Box

CHARLESTON 9, SAVANNAH 7
SAVANNAH 1, CHARLESTON 0:
Starter Jimmy Fuller tossed five no-hit innings in his second 2012 start before reaching his pitch limit and departing. After walking the leadoff batter in the first inning, Fuller retired the next 15 batters. Reliever T.J. Chism gave up singles to the first two hitters he faced, but retired the next six as Savannah pitching faced three over the minimum in the seven-inning shutout. Aderlin Rodriguez contributed two of Savannah's three hits and drove in Cam Maron with the game’s lone run. The RBI came in the fourth, on a double off the warning track in left field. In Game 1, the Gnats had built a 7-2 lead thanks to a four-run second inning, then a three-run fifth highlighted by Dustin Lawley’s two-run homer. However, the RiverDogs tied the score with a five-run sixth against relievers Marcos Camarena and Randy Fontanez. Dogs third baseman Dante Bichette Jr. evened the score at 7 with a three-run homer. In the seventh, Ben Gamel's two-run triple put Charleston in front. Box 1, Box 2

PULASKI 13, KINGSPORT 2: Starter Robert Gsellman allowed six runs in four innings. Box

JAMESTOWN 6, BROOKLYN 3: Cyclones starter Luis Mateo (3-1) allowed four runs in six innings as his sterling New York-Penn League ERA rose to 1.90 in four starts. The Jammers scored three first-inning runs, highlighted by Anthony Gomez' two-out, two-run single. In the bottom half of the frame, Dimas Ponce reached on an error. He advanced to third on Alex Sanchez's single and Cole Frenzel's groundout. Kevin Plawecki walked to load the bases before Stefan Sabol was hit by a pitch to make it 3-1. But Jayce Boyd left the bases loaded when he was called out on strikes. Jamestown struck for another run in the third as Kentrell Dewitt hit a two-out single and stole second and Gomez followed with an RBI single. Brooklyn picked up a run in the fourth when Ponce singled to score Brandon Nimmo. The Cyclones then moved within a run in the eighth. Sabol hit a one-out double against Jamestown reliever Nick Wittgren. Sabol ultimately scored on a double by Nimmo. However, Nimmo was stranded in scoring position when Eudy Pina flied out. The Jammers added a pair of runs in the ninth against Dawrin Frias, with one run unearned after scoring on a throwing error by Plawecki behind the plate. Box

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