New York Mets: David Kopp

Minors 8.10.13: Montero, Noah toss gems

August, 11, 2013
LAS VEGAS 4, OKLAHOMA CITY 1: Rafael Montero limited Oklahoma City to one run on two hits and two walks while striking out nine in seven innings. The only damage came on a first-inning homer by George Springer. Kirk Nieuwenhuis answered with a solo homer in the bottom half of the frame. Travis d'Arnaud, serving as the DH, went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and two runs scored. Brandon Hicks delivered a two-run single in the sixth to break a 1-all tie. John Church earned his first Triple-A save. Box

ERIE 6, BINGHAMTON 4: Noah Syndergaard tossed five scoreless innings before being pulled to conserve his innings, and the B-Mets squandered a four-run lead. After being held

to two hits through six innings, the SeaWolves plated six runs on five hits against reliever Armando Rodriguez. Rhyne Hughes had blasted the B-Mets onto the scoreboard in the second with a homer against Drew VerHagen. VerHagen walked Wilfredo Tovar and Alonzo Harris with two outs later in that inning. Danny Muno then delivered a two-run single, stretching Binghamton’s lead to three. Binghamton padded its lead against reliever David Kopp in the fifth. Tovar doubled and Josh Rodriguez plated him by squeaking a groundball single past shortstop Brandon Douglas. Syndergaard faced three over the minimum. He surrendered two hits, walked one and struck out five while throwing 41 of 56 pitches for strikes. Rodriguez took over and posted a perfect sixth before letting Binghamton’s four-run lead slip away in the seventh. The righty walked two to start the inning. Wade Gaynor then put the SeaWolves on the board with an RBI double. With two outs, James Robbins tied the score at 4 with a three-run homer. Against Rodriguez in the eighth, Daniel Fields led off with a single and Ramon Cabrera scorched a line drive to center field. Alonzo Harris misread the drive and had it sail over his head, allowing Fields to come home with the go-ahead run. Erie used a suicide squeeze to tack on another run. Rodriguez (1-1) allowed six runs on five hits over three innings in his first blown save. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, PALM BEACH 4 (10 innings): Rylan Sandoval produced a walk-off infield single that scored Kevin Plawecki in the 10th. Sandoval delivered the game-winning hit on his 26th birthday, on a broken-bat slow grounder to second. Kyle Johnson had three hits and a run scored. Plawecki had two hits and an RBI. Dustin Lawley hit a three-run homer in the third. He now has 24 homers and 86 RBIs, both leading the Florida State League. Hansel Robles pitched six innings and allowed four runs and seven hits, with four walks and four strikeouts. Bret Mitchell pitched two scoreless innings and struck out four. T.J. Chism tossed two scoreless innings and struck out one to earn the victory. Box

SAVANNAH 2, HICKORY 0: Behind seven shutout innings from Seth Lugo in his second South Atlantic League start, the Gnats blanked Hickory. In his first two starts for Savannah, Lugo has struck out 21 batters without issuing a walk in 13 innings. Saturday, the 23-year-old Lugo struck out 11 batters. He retired 10 in a row early on before running into his only trouble in the fifth. That frame, a pair of singles and a sacrifice bunt put runners at second and third with one out. However, Lugo struck out the Nos. 8 and 9 batters, Taylor Wrenn and Luis Marte, to keep the game scoreless. Lugo finished strongly, fanning five batters over the sixth and seventh innings. The Gnats (25-20/68-46) scored the game’s opening run in the seventh. Jeff Reynolds doubled and Dimas Ponce walked. Jorge Rivero then lined a single into center field to score Reynolds. Savannah added a run in the eighth for a 2-0 lead. With two outs and the bases empty, Eudy Pina doubled and scored on Greg Pron’s single . The Crawdads (27-22/66-53) struck out 15 times and did not draw a walk against the combination of Lugo and reliever Paul Sewald. Sewald worked the eighth and ninth innings for his fifth save of the year, while Lugo won his first game as a Gnat. Box

GREENEVILLE 5, KINGSPORT 2: Edioglis Villasmil suffered the loss in relief after allowing three runs in 2 1/3 innings. Jeyckol De Leon went 3-for-4 and drove in both runs for the K-Mets (28-20). Box

BROOKLYN 2, STATE COLLEGE 1: John Gant did not allow a hit through 5 1/3 innings. He ultimately tossed six innings and allowed one run on two hits while striking out seven. The Cyclones got on the board right away. Leadoff batter Patrick Biondi hustled for a double on what looked like a routine single to center field. Gavin Cecchini then moved Biondi to third with a line-drive single. The single extended Cecchini’s hitting streak to 10 games. LJ Mazzilli followed with a sacrifice fly. The Cyclones struck again in the fourth. Ismael Tijerina reached base on a hit-by-pitch and Anthony Chavez walked. Cecchini's second hit of the night was an RBI single. Over his hitting streak, Cecchini is batting .381 (16-for-42). Leading 2-1 with the tying run on second base in the bottom of the sixth and two outs, Gant struck out Mason Katz to get out of the inning. John Mincone added two scoreless relief innings. Johnny Magliozzi then recorded his fourth save. Box

GCL NATIONALS 10, GCL METS 2: First-round pick Dominic Smith had a two-out solo homer in the first inning in the defeat. Starter Andrew Church took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the fifth, but ultimately was charged with seven runs (six earned) in 5 1/3 innings. Box

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Minors 4.30.13: Wheeler deals for Vegas

April, 30, 2013
LAS VEGAS 10, RENO 2: Zack Wheeler produced his best line in six starts in the Pacific Coast League: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K. Wheeler (1-1) surrendered a first-inning run. He retired 13 of 14 batters during one stretch, with the lone batter reaching during that span coming on a fielding error by second baseman Wilmer Flores. After a two-out walk in the seventh put two runners on base, Wheeler departed with his pitch count at 108. Armando Rodriguez struck out Tyler Bortnick to strand both runners. Wheeler sliced his ERA to 4.80. Andrew Brown had three RBIs. Jamie Hoffmann went 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, ERIE 5: The B-Mets blew a pair of two-run leads but prevailed as Danny Muno capped a three-hit game with a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth. Blake Forsythe

started the rally by doubling against reliever Blaine Hardy. Muno brought him home by bouncing a line-drive single in front of right fielder Luis Castillo. Given a one-run advantage, Jeff Walters retired all three SeaWolves he faced in the ninth to collect his league-leading eighth save. In a contest pitting two spot-starting southpaws, the B-Mets struck first against Erie starter Matt Crouse. With two aboard, Wilfredo Tovar produced an RBI single. Alonzo Harris doubled the lead with a sacrifice fly. B-Mets starter Mark Cohoon made the lead stand. Making his first start this season and pitching in his first game since April 14, the lefty faced one over the minimum over four scoreless innings.

Erie scratched out its first run in the fifth, against reliever Shawn Teufel. Tyler Collins reached on a fielding error by Tovar and took second on an errant pickoff throw by Teufel. James Robbins brought him in with a single. After Binghamton answered with a run on a David Kopp wild pitch in the fifth, the SeaWolves tied the score in the sixth against Jack Leathersich. A leadoff walk came back to bite the lefty when Collins threaded a game-tying two-run homer over the left-field wall. Forsythe offered a quick rebuttal in the bottom half of the frame. The B-Mets catcher tattooed a 2-2 offering from Kopp over the left-field fence. Joe Bonfe extended the lead with a sac fly. The two-run lead did not last. Leathersich fell into more trouble in the seventh. The SeaWolves loaded the bases on two singles and hit batsman. Hernan Perez provided a sac fly and Ramon Cabrera capped a nine-pitch at-bat with a game-tying RBI single. Chase Huchingson (2-0) entered in the eighth and worked around a two-out double to preserve the tie. Box

TAMPA 1, ST. LUCIE 0 (suspended): The game was suspended in the top of the second inning with the Mets trailing, 1-0. That game's resumption, plus the regularly scheduled contest, will be played beginning 11 a.m. Wednesday. Box

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Minors 4.8.13: Familia notches first pro save

April, 8, 2013
LAS VEGAS 4, FRESNO 3: Jamie Hoffmann's single with one out in the top of the ninth against ex-Mets reliever Ramon Ramirez scored Josh Satin with the tiebreaking run. Jeurys Familia, inserted in the closer's role in his first game since a demotion, picked up his first professional save with a scoreless ninth despite surrendering a pair of two-out hits. Darin Gorski allowed three runs (two earned) in five innings in his Triple-A debut. Gorski stepped into Las Vegas' rotation with Aaron Laffey's promotion after originally being assigned to Binghamton. Greg Peavey and Justin Hampson combined for three scoreless relief innings. Satin went 3-for-4 and is now hitting .476. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, ERIE 2: Alonzo Harris hit a game-tying solo homer in the sixth as the B-Mets scored seven unanswered runs for the comeback victory. Erie pitcher David Kopp’s

throwing error opened the door for the B-Mets’ pivotal four-run seventh. With a runner on first and the score tied at 2, Juan Centeno bounced a potential inning-ending double-play ball back to the mound. Kopp fielded it cleanly, but skipped his throw into center. Wilfredo Tovar followed with a dribbler down the third-base line. Cesar Puello beat the throw home, giving Bingamton the lead. Darrell Ceciliani added a two-run single. The B-Mets plated the inning's other run on a bases-loaded wild pitch by Tyler Stohr. Erik Goeddel (1-0) scattered eight hits, allowed two runs and struck out five in six innings in his Double-A debut. His lone blemish came on a two-run double by James McCann. Erie’s Victor Larez tossed four no-hit innings before Danny Muno singled to start the fifth. Trailing by two, Muno’s hit began the B-Mets' comeback. He stole second and scored the B-Mets' first run when Puello doubled. Harris tied the score in the sixth against Kopp, golfing a 2-2 pitch above the yellow stripe in left. Jack Leathersich and Jeff Walters contributed three scoreless relief innings. Box

AUGUSTA 6, SAVANNAH 5: Augusta posted a six-run seventh against Matt Koch for a come-from-behind win. Paul Sewald surrendered a single that allowed the sixth run

charged to Koch to score. Savannah pulled within 6-5 a half-inning later on Chad Zurcher's two-run double into the right-center gap. The Gnats had taken a 3-0 lead into the seventh. In the bottom of the first, Zurcher led off with a double. Brandon Nimmo followed with a line-drive RBI single. After Nimmo went to second on a throwing error, Jayce Boyd singled to score Nimmo. Savannah wasted a strong effort from starter Logan Taylor in his Gnats debut. Taylor, an 11th-round pick last year out of East Oklahoma State College, blanked the GreenJackets through five innings. He struck out five without issuing a walk and allowed four hits. Boyd drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth to force in a run for a 3-0 Gnats lead. Box

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Around the minors 7.13.12

July, 14, 2012
BUFFALO 8, PAWTUCKET 2: Jeurys Familia tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings as Buffalo won its sixth straight. Familia (7-5) allowed five hits, struck out six and walked one. He allowed one extra-base hit, a leadoff double to Lars Anderson in the fourth, and didn't give up multiple hits in any inning. After being blanked by PawSox starter Billy Buckner for four innings, Rob Johnson drew a two-out walk in the fifth. Fred Lewis followed with a two-run homer. In the sixth, again after Buckner retired the first two batters, Matt den Dekker walked. Josh Satin then homered to make the score 4-0. The pattern repeated as Valentino Pascucci walked and Matt Tuiasosopo homered for a 6-0 lead. Lewis finished with two homers. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, ERIE 4 (8 innings):
The B-Mets completed a pair of wins with Jefry Marte’s walk-off single in the nightcap. It marked Binghamton's first doubleheader sweep since July 9, 2011. In Game 1, Juan Lagares led off the first with a single against Patrick Cooper. A walk to Reese Havens set the table for Wilmer Flores, who delivered a two-run triple. Cooper bounced back to retire the final 18 B-Mets he faced. Aided by terrific fielding behind him, Cory Mazzoni fired seven shutout innings. He did not issue a walk. Mazzoni (3-2) extended his scoreless streak to 14 innings. Binghamton snapped out of its mini-hitting funk to open the nightcap. Lagares singled against spot starter David Kopp to open the first inning, stole second and scored on Allan Dykstra's single. The B-Mets added to their lead in the third. After a bunt single by Lagares, Mike Fisher -- in his first game this season with the B-Mets -- blasted a two-run homer. It was his first long ball since he went deep for Buffalo in June 2011. Marte capped the scoring for Binghamton with a solo homer in the fourth. Mark Cohoon allowed one unearned run over six innings, struck out a season-high six and left with a chance to earn the win. The B-Mets took a 4-1 lead into the seventh and looked to Robert Carson for the save. However, Erie scored three runs on four hits, capped by Niuman Romero's game-tying two-run double. After the B-Mets failed to score against Robbie Weinhardt and Michael Morrison in the seventh, Ryan Fraser took over in the eighth and tossed a perfect frame. Flores started the bottom of the eighth with a walk against Morrison. Following a sac bunt by Eric Campbell, Dykstra was intentionally walked. After working the count full, Marte then lined a single to right-center, plating Flores with the game-winning run. It was Marte’s second walk-off hit this season. Fraser (2-1) earned the win. Carson suffered his third blown save. Box 1, Box 2

TAMPA 8, ST. LUCIE 2: Starter Erik Goeddel allowed five runs in five innings. Box

SAVANNAH 10, DELMARVA 6: Brandon Brown had a two-run homer in the eighth to break a 6-all tie. Box


CONNECTICUT 5, BROOKLYN 2: Gabriel Ynoa limited Connecticut to one earned run in six innings, but four unearned runs also crossed the plate thanks to a pair of defensive miscues. After Ynoa retired the first six batters he faced, the third inning started poorly. Patrick Smith doubled. A dropped foul popup by Alex Sanchez off the bat of Bennett Pickar followed. Ynoa then walked Pickar. Luis Cortez advanced both runners with a sacrifice bunt. Jake Stewart hit a two-run double. After a groundout by Tyler Hanover, Danny Vasquez singled to right fielder Jonathan Clark, scoring Stewart. Another single would put runners on the corners with one out, bringing up Devon Travis. He singled, scoring Vasquez. On a throwing error by Clark, Juaner Aguasvivas scored. With the help of two errors the Tigers grabbed a 5-0 lead. The Cyclones started a comeback bid in the fifth. Brandon Nimmo singled with one out. After Nelfi Zapata popped out and Clark walked. Juan Gamboa then singled to score Nimmo and Clark as center fielder Jake Stewart misplayed the ball. Box

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Around the minors 6.22.12

June, 23, 2012
DURHAM 6, BUFFALO 5: Ramon Ramirez was charged with three runs on four hits and a walk while recording only two outs in his first game since shifting a rehab assignment to Triple-A. Jenrry Mejia was charged with two runs while recording only one out in his fourth appearance since a conversion to the bullpen. Ruben Tejada went 2-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored and played a full game at shortstop. Matt den Dekker went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs. Box

BINGHAMTON 12, ERIE 2: Wilmer Flores doubled, scored two runs and drove in two in a three-hit game. Jefry Marte matched a B-Met season high with three runs scored, while Eric Campbell kept up his hot streak with three RBIs. After a pair of walks and fielder’s choice in the first, Campbell supplied a sac fly and Flores doubled in a run. The B-Mets scored four more runs in the third. Marte started by blasting a solo homer. Following a walk and single, Wilfredo Tovar had a two-run triple for his first hit as a B-Met. Juan Centeno added an RBI single. B-Mets starter Darin Gorski survived two bumpy innings before settling in. No runner reached second base against him after the second. Binghamton blew the game open in the sixth against reliever David Kopp. Campbell drove in two with a bases-loaded double. Flores brought in another run by sending the next pitch into right for a single. Dustin Martin capped the three-pitch barrage by doubling in a run on the first pitch he saw. Centeno kicked the lead to 12 with an RBI single. Gorski (5-4) exited after six scoreless innings. He allowed five hits and struck out four in his third win in June. Jeff Stevens made his B-Mets debut with a scoreless seventh, but ran into trouble in the eighth. He allowed three hits and walked in a run with the bases loaded. Edgar Ramirez entered and retired Bryan Pounds to end the inning. He returned for the ninth and gave up one run on three hits. Box

ST. LUCIE 8, FORT MYERS 7 (5 innings): Rafael Fernandez and Blake Forsythe hit back-to-back homers in a four-run fifth as the Mets rallied in a rain-shortened game called after that half-inning. The Mets trailed, 7-4, entering the bottom of the fifth. In the heavy rain, Fernandez ripped a game-tying three-run shot over the right-field fence with one out. Forsythe followed with a go-ahead solo blast over the right-field fence. Earlier, Cory Vaughn drilled a two-run homer in a three-run first for the Mets. Chase Huchingson allowed seven runs and five hits in 4 2/3 innings. Josmil Pinto's grand slam highlighted a five-run second inning for the Miracle. Taylor Whitenton earned the victory in relief by recording the final out in the fifth. Travis Taijeron had an RBI double for the Mets in the fourth inning to cut the deficit to 7-4. Box

SAVANNAH 5, AUGUSTA 1: The Gnats scored three times in the bottom of the first inning against GreenJackets starter Chris Marlowe. Savannah drew two bases-loaded walks in the inning to force in runs -- one by Brian Harrison, the other by Charley Thurber. Starter Jacob deGrom took a scoreless effort into the sixth, when two pop-fly singles and a soft line drive into left chased him from the game. Reliever Chasen Bradford entered with the bases loaded and induced a pair of groundballs, the second of which the Gnats used to turn two to end the frame with just one run scoring. DeGrom struck out five and walked one while improving to 3-1 with a 2.88 ERA in 46 2/3 innings. T.J. Chism worked around an error to handle the ninth. Savannah added a run in the second on an RBI single by Cam Maron. The hit extended Maron’s hitting streak, the longest by a Gnat in 2012, to 15 games. He is tied for the third-longest hitting streak in the South Atlantic League this season. Box

KINGSPORT 5, GREENEVILLE 5 (suspended): The game was halted after five innings with the score tied. Catcher Tomas Nido was 2-for-3 and had his first professional homer before the stoppage. K-Mets starter John Gant allowed five runs in five innings. Box

ABERDEEN 6, BROOKLYN 1: Brooklyn's Alex Sanchez began the second inning with a double and moved to third on a passed ball. Kevin Plawecki, making his third start, collected his first professional RBI with a groundout to give Brooklyn the early 1-0 edge. The Cyclones, however, managed only one more hit the remainder of the game. Cyclones starter Julian Hilario cruised through the five innings, allowing two hits, before running into trouble. Will Howard started the sixth against Hilario with a single and stole second. After a pair of outs, Torsten Boss connected on an RBI single to knot the score at 1. An inning later, Aberdeen pounced on Brooklyn's bullpen. Dawrin Frias (1-1) allowed four runs, all with two outs, as Aberdeen jumped in front 5-1. Box

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Bartolo Colon
15 4.09 151 202
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187