New York Mets: Destin Hood

Minors 8.3.13: Glenn's homer lifts Gnats

August, 3, 2013
8/03/13
11:06
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MEMPHIS 4, LAS VEGAS 3: With the score tied at 3, Sean Henn issued a leadoff walk in the bottom of the eighth and departed. John Church then surrendered a single to Jamie Romak and sacrifice fly to Chad Huffman. Brian Bixler had a leadoff single in the ninth and advanced to second on Juan Centeno's sac bunt, but Francisco Pena and Kirk Nieuwenhuis consecutively were retired to end the game. The 51s had tied the score at 3 in the top of the eighth when Ruben Tejada walked, advanced to third on Wilmer Flores' single and scored on Zach Lutz's groundout. Flores manned third base for the second time this season. Jamie Hoffmann had a seventh-inning solo homer to pull Las Vegas (60-53) within 3-2. Jordany Valdespin completed serving a three-game suspension. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, HARRISBURG 2: Facing Nathan Karns, Danny Muno opened the game with a single and Travis d’Arnaud blasted a two-run homer. In the third, Muno walked and

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d’Arnaud doubled to put two runners in scoring position. Josh Rodriguez followed with a sacrifice fly for a 3-0 lead. Logan Verrett won his 10th game. He faced the minimum through 4 2/3 innings and struck out seven of the first 14 batters he faced. That streak ended when Jerad Head reached on a swinging bunt with two outs in the fifth. Brian Jeroloman followed with a line drive deep to left-center. Darrell Ceciliani and Alonzo Harris dove for it. They collided and Jeroloman ended up with an RBI triple. Destin Hood made it three hits in a row against Verrett when he hit a line drive down the left-field line. Ceciliani made another diving attempt, but it tipped off of his glove and Hood sprinted to third base for an RBI triple. Verrett escaped further damage by forcing Karns to fly out and departed the game in line for the victory. Chasen Bradford worked around two singles in a scoreless sixth. He returned in the seventh and worked a 1-2-3 frame. Chase Huchingson retired the first two batters in the eighth before allowing back-to-back singles. With the tying run in scoring position, he got Carlos Rivero to fly out. Jeff Walters posted his 32nd save. Box

ST. LUCIE 11, CLEARWATER 3: Cam Maron and Jayce Boyd had three RBIs apiece. Lucas Duda went 1-for-4 with a walk and scored twice and played seven innings in left field. Starter Michael Fulmer (1-2) earned his first Florida State League victory. He allowed three runs in six innings. Angel Cuan and T.J. Chism combined for three scoreless relief innings. Box

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SAVANNAH 6, GREENVILLE 3: The Gnats overcame a one-run deficit over the final two frames. They evened the score at 3 in the eighth when Dimas Ponce doubled and Jorge Rivero plated him with a triple. Jeff Glenn then blasted a three-run homer in the ninth. Beck Wheeler tossed a perfect bottom half for his 13th save. Starter Steven Matz allowed three runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out five in 5 1/3 innings. Box

JOHNSON CITY 5, KINGSPORT 3: Vaughn Bryan's two-out, two-run double in the top of the ninth against Robert Coles accounted for the decisive runs, a half-inning after the K-Mets had tied the score at 3 with a pair of runs. Kingsport (25-17), which won 21 games in July, has lost two straight for the first time since June 30 and July 1. Kingsport struck first with back-to-back singles by Yeixon Ruiz and Victor Cruzado followed by a fielder's choice grounder by Jeyckol De Leon in the first. Johnson City answered in the fifth, with Steve Bean and Devante Lacy tallying back-to-back run-scoring hits against K-Mets starter Rob Whalen for a 2-1 lead. Justin Ringo produced a solo homer in the eighth against Coles to give Johnson City a two-run lead. The K-Mets evened the score at 3 in the bottom half on RBI doubles by Joe Tuschak and Michael Bernal. In the ninth, Johnson City loaded the bases with one out. After Coles then fanned pinch hitter J.J. Altobelli, Bryan hit a flare into right field that bounced past the diving Cruzado for a double. Whalen entered leading the Appalachian League in WHIP (0.88) and ranked third in ERA (1.36). He allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings in a no-decision. Box

BROOKLYN 7, JAMESTOWN 4: For the first time in nearly six weeks, the Cyclones (23-22) climbed above .500. John Gant allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks in five innings and earned the win. Gavin Cecchini went 4-for-5. Eddie Rohan had a two-run homer in the second. After Gant surrendered a run in the bottom half, Brooklyn responded with two runs in the third. Patrick Biondi and Cecchini singled and LJ Mazzilli grounded into a run-scoring double play. Alex Sanchez produced a run-scoring double to give Brooklyn a 4-1 lead. Jamestown struck for another run in the sixth because of an error by Gant. In a three-run seventh, Biondi had an RBI single. Cecchini then doubled, advancing Biondi to third. Mazzilli followed with a two-out, two-RBI single to give Brooklyn a 7-2 lead. The Jammers produced two runs in the eighth against John Mincone. Box

GCL NATIONALS 9, GCL METS 5 (6 innings): Starter Yoryi Nuez allowed six runs in one-plus innings in the rain-shortened game. Brandon Brosher had a two-run homer in the loss. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 8.12.12

August, 12, 2012
8/12/12
9:39
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BUFFALO 9, PAWTUCKET 3: Jenrry Mejia surrendered two runs, both unearned, on six hits and a walk and notched his first winning decision as a starting pitcher this season. Left fielder Lucas Duda went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, the latter against Mark Prior. Duda scored three runs in his return following a three-day absence while requiring a root canal. Josh Rodriguez contributed a solo homer. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, HARRISBURG 2: Juan Centeno and Allan Dykstra drove in three runs apiece as the B-Mets pounded out 15 hits in the rubber game. The B-Mets got to Senators starter Paul Demny in the third. Binghamton started the frame with three straight singles, including Dykstra’s RBI hit. A walk to Jefry Marte loaded the bases. Centeno then produced his second triple this season. Demny issued two more walks to reload the bases. Reliever Brian Broderick entered and induced Sean Kazmar to ground out to end the four-run inning. B-Mets starter Cory Mazzoni allowed at least one baserunner in each of his first four innings, but did not surrender a run. That changed in the fifth, when the reliever Broderick singled, took second on a balk and scored on back-to-back singles. Mazzoni walked Tim Pahuta to load the bases, but induced Destin Hood to ground out to end the threat. After Broderick retired nine straight, the B-Mets scored a run on three singles in the sixth. Raul Reyes added a solo homer an inning later for a 6-1 lead. Jeff Kaplan replaced Mazzoni and tossed a scoreless sixth. In the seventh, Adam Kolarek surrendered a pinch-hit homer to Jimmy Van Ostrand. The southpaw nonetheless battled through two innings without allowing another run. Dykstra capped his three-RBI day with a sac fly against Rafael Martin in the eighth, extending Binghamton’s lead to five runs for Ryan Fraser. He struck out two and breezed through a perfect ninth. Mazzoni (5-3) scattered six hits while allowing one run over five innings. Box

ST. LUCIE at FORT MYERS (canceled)

SAVANNAH at GREENVILLE (canceled)

DANVILLE 6, KINGSPORT 5 (13 innings): K-Mets reliever Ramon Estevez surrendered a leadoff walk to Logan Robbins in the 13th. Robbins advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored the decisive run on Levi Hyam's two-out single. Akeel Morris had contributed five scoreless relief innings. 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini went 3-for-7 with two RBIs as the DH in his first action since fracturing the tip of his middle finger getting hit by a pitch on Aug. 1. Box

BROOKLYN 10, VERMONT 5: The Cyclones completed the sweep and moved within a game of first-place Hudson Valley. Rainy Lara surrendered more than three earned runs for only the second time this season, while battling through five innings. The Lake Monsters took a second-inning lead when Daniel Robertson doubled and Miguel Marte followed with an RBI single. Vermont made it 2-0 in the fourth, but the Cyclones struck back a half-inning later. Brooklyn batted around in a four-run frame. Dimas Ponce, Phillip Evans and Kevin Plawecki singled to load the bases with no outs. Alex Sanchez then doubled to even the score at 2. Nelfi Zapata delivered a sacrifice fly to score Plawecki and give Brooklyn the lead. After Julio Concepcion walked, Richie Rodriguez singled to score Sanchez and give the Cyclones a two-run cushion. In the fifth, Vermont's Sam Roberts singled and Reynaldo Mateo walked. With runners on the corners after a fielder's choice, Chris Bostick singled to score Roberts and cut the Cyclones' lead to 4-3. Brett Vertigan also singled, tying the game. In the bottom half, Ponce homered -- his first long ball since Aug. 14, 2011. The Cyclones added four runs in the sixth. Box

Compiled from team reports

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.289 7 38 58
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 17
RBIL. Duda 53
RD. Murphy 58
OPSL. Duda .855
WB. Colon 9
ERAJ. Niese 3.13
SOZ. Wheeler 121