New York Mets: Derrilk Gibson

Minors 4.23.13: Cessa's zeroes lead Gnats

April, 23, 2013
4/23/13
11:49
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LAS VEGAS at COLORADO SPRINGS (doubleheader, ppd.)

PORTLAND 9, BINGHAMTON 8 (10 innings): The Sea Dogs scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th. With two outs, Heiker Meneses raced home when John Church’s first pitch to Derrik Gibson skipped to the backstop. The errant offering capped a four-hour, three-minute contest that was played in a mist and with temperatures in the low-40s. Facing a rehabbing major leaguer for the second straight night, the B-Mets

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Muno
jumped out of the gate against southpaw Craig Breslow. Allan Dykstra's two-run double gave the B-Mets a 3-0 lead and ended Breslow’s rehab appearance without him recording an out. Binghamton added two more runs in the second against Brandon Workman for a 5-0 lead, keyed by Danny Muno's RBI double. The five-run lead nearly vanished in the third. B-Mets starter Tyler Pill allowed the first five batters to reach in a four-run frame. Adam Kolarek took over for Pill with a 6-4 lead in the fifth and could not avoid damage after Wilfredo Tovar unleashed an errant throw on a groundball from Tony Thomas. Christian Vazquez drove Thomas in later in the inning with a single and scored the game-tying run on a triple by Meneses. Trailling 8-6, the B-Mets took advantage of shaky Portland defense to tie the score in the eighth. With two on and two outs, Tovar sent a chopper to third. Kolbrin Vitek fielded it cleanly, but his throw to first skipped past Michael Almanzar, allowing two runs to score. Jack Leathersich preserved the tie with 2 1/3 scoreless relief innings. The lefty struck out three during the hitless appearance. In the 10th, Binghamton’s bid to take the lead fell short. The B-Mets started the inning with a walk and a single against reliever Brock Huntzinger. Following a sac bunt and strikeout, Tovar launched a fly ball to center. Playing shallow, Shannon Wilkerson raced back and made a leaping catch to end the frame. Box

CHARLOTTE 3, ST. LUCIE 2: Noah Syndergaard limited Charlotte to one run on three hits and two walks while striking out four in six innings, but received a no-decision. Charlotte built a 3-1 lead, scoring singles runs against relievers Estarlin Morel and Hamilton Bennett in consecutive innings. St. Lucie pulled within a run in the top of the ninth on a leadoff homer by Dustin Lawley (2-for-4). Albert Cordero then doubled with one out as the potential tying run. Charley Thurber flied out, then pinch-runner Robbie Shields advanced to third on a wild pitch during a walk to Gilbert Gomez. But Shields was left on third when T.J. Rivera flied out to end the game. Box

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Cessa
SAVANNAH 9, DELMARVA 1: Luis Cessa tossed six scoreless innings to improve to 2-0 with a 1.02 ERA in three starts. He scattered five hits, struck out seven and did not walk a batter. The Gnats (10-8) took a 2-0 lead in the first. After Chad Zurcher's leadoff walk, Jayce Boyd doubled to the left-center gap to plate him. Greg Pron then ripped a double nearly in the same spot, which bounced over the wall for a ground-rule double. The Gnats expanded their lead to 5-0 with a three-run fourth, keyed by Philip Evans. With two on and two out, Evans dropped a two-run double down the right-field line. He scored on Eudy Pina's single. Boyd drove in a run in the sixth and finished 2-for-4 with a walk, a double and two RBIs. The Shorebirds (11-8) scored their only run in the eighth against reliever Julian Hilario. Box

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.289 9 57 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187