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Minors 5.4.14: Koch, Lugo blank Crabs

May, 4, 2014
5/04/14
11:48
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LAS VEGAS 7, TACOMA 5 (suspended)
LAS VEGAS at TACOMA (ppd.): The first game of a scheduled doubleheader was

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suspended with one out in the top of the final inning and will resume Monday. Andrew Brown had belted a two-run homer in that frame against Zach Miner to give the 51s a 7-5 lead. Vegas starter Rafael Montero allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and three walks in five innings. He struck out six in a 98-pitch effort. Brandon Allen had a third-inning solo homer and Wilmer Flores had a three-run shot the following frame as the 51s built a 5-1 lead. Tacoma plated four sixth-inning runs against Montero and Jeff Walters. Kirk Nieuwenhuis left the game after two innings with an elbow injury after colliding with the outfield wall on a catch. Box 1

PORTLAND 4, BINGHAMTON 1: Facing B-Mets starter Rainy Lara in the first, Mookie Betts singled and Travis Shaw subsequently pulled a double off the right-field wall. Cory Vaughn mishandled the ricochet, allowing Betts to score. In the second, Henry Ramos lifted a fly ball to right to start the inning. Battling a stiff wind, Vaughn watched the ball sail over his head for a double. Heiker Meneses followed with an RBI single. After a sac bunt, Betts singled, plating Meneses with Portland’s third run. Portland starter Mike McCarthy faced the minimum through four innings. He used double plays to erase leadoff singles in the first two innings and picked off Wilfredo Tovar in the third. Binghamton finally broke through in the fifth. After Matt Clark's leadoff walk, Kevin Plawecki sent a bouncer to the mound. McCarthy fired to second, but Deven Marrero muffed the throw, allowing both runners to reach safely. Jayce Boyd followed with a single to load the bases. Tovar then chopped a grounder to third that Meneses smothered with a dive. Tovar beat the throw to first, bringing home Clark with Binghamton’s lone run. McCarthy induced Darrell Ceciliani to fly out to limit the damage. Lara capped his fifth start of the season with three scoreless innings before handing off to Cody Satterwhite for the sixth. Satterwhite tossed two scoreless innings to extend his season-opening scoreless streak to 16 2/3. Miguel Celestino allowed consecutive two-out singles in the ninth, but induced Brian Burgamy to bounce into a fielder’s choice to secure his second save. Lara (2-1) allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits in five innings in his first Double-A loss. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, CHARLOTTE 0: For the fourth consecutive game, the Mets scored two runs in the first inning. Jeff Ames walked Dilson Herrera and Brandon Nimmo to begin the game,

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and T.J. Rivera singled to load the bases. Jairo Perez drove in Herrera with a single and Cam Maron followed with a sac fly to plate Nimmo and make it 2-0. That would be plenty for Mets starter Matt Koch, although he had to pitch out of a first-inning jam. Koch walked two batters and allowed a single to load the bases, but recovered to strike out Justin O’Conner and maintain the lead. The Mets added their three runs in the fourth. Eudy Pina singled to score Maron and Aderlin Rodriguez. Herrera added an RBI single. Stone Crabs reliever Ryan Garton proceeded to retire 10 in a row, but Koch and Seth Lugo combined to provide the Mets their second shutout in four games. Koch earned his third win, limiting the Crabs to five hits in five scoreless innings. Lugo scattered three hits over the final four innings to pick up his second save. The Crabs loaded the bases on Lugo in the eighth with two outs, but Lugo ended the threat by striking out O’Conner. The Mets only collected only six hits. Nimmo walked three times. He now leads the Florida State League with 31 walks. Box

ROME 7, SAVANNAH 3: Rome's Joey Meneses had a three-run double in the first inning and the Braves ultimately snapped Savannah's five-game winning streak. The Gnats (19-9) picked up a run in the second, when Dominic Smith walked and scored on Gavin Cecchini’s sacrifice fly. Cecchini extended his hitting streak to a season-best seven games with a first-inning single. He departed after seven innings, but the issue was not immediately clear. Rome added two runs in the third inning for a 5-1 lead. Victor Caratini singled and A.J. Kirby-Jones lined a two-run homer. The Gnats picked up a run in the bottom half when Jared King singled home L.J. Mazzilli. Savannah starter Chris Flexen held the Braves off the scoreboard in the fourth and fifth innings, but was tagged with his third loss. He allowed five runs on eight hits in five innings. The Braves tacked on single runs in the eighth and ninth innings against Savannah reliever Tim Peterson. Box

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LAS VEGAS at TACOMA (ppd.): The teams will play a 4:35 p.m. ET doubleheader Sunday.

BINGHAMTON 3, PORTLAND 2
PORTLAND 9, BINGHAMTON 3: A half-inning after Portland tied the score, Binghamton plated the decisive run in the sixth inning of Game 1 when Matt Clark scampered home on a wild pitch from Henry Owens. Clark had been hit by a pitch and advanced to third on Kevin Plawecki's double. After five scoreless innings from Darin Gorski, Portland had evened the score at 2 in the top of the sixth. Shannon Wilkerson doubled and moved to Mookie Betts' single. After Betts stole second, Travis Shaw delivered a two-run single. B-Mets reliever Chasen Bradford loaded the bases in the seventh, but escaped unharmed and earned his fifth save by inducing Betts to fly out and Deven Marrero to line out. Gorski (2-1) allowed one run on six hits over six innings to earn the win. Binghamton had opened the scoring with a two-run second. Cory Vaughn singled and Jayce Boyd walked. Travis Taijeron and Wilfredo Tovar then produced RBI singles.

In Game 2, Matt Bowman (3-1) was tagged for nine runs on 10 hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings. He surrendered two homers. Trailing 5-0, the B-Mets got on the scoreboard in the third inning. Taijeron reached on a throwing error by Portland third baseman Carlos Rivero to start the inning. After Xorge Carrillo singled, Tovar grounded into a double play that moved Taijeron to third. Kyle Johnson then singled to plate Taijeron. The score remained that way until the fifth inning. Marrero led off with a homer in what became a four-run frame. Box 1, Box 2

BRADENTON 3, ST. LUCIE 2
ST. LUCIE 5, BRADENTON 1: Luis Cessa limited the Marauders to one run and two hits in five innings as St. Lucie salvaged a doubleheader split. He struck out a season-high six batters. Aderlin Rodriguez plated Brandon Nimmo and T.J. Rivera with a first-inning double. After the Marauders got a run back on a sac fly in the bottom of the fifth, the Mets answered a half-inning later on Rodriguez's run-scoring groundout for a 3-1 lead. Rivera delivered a two-run single in the seventh. Randy Fontanez pitched two scoreless innings to earn his fourth save. After driving in three runs, Rodriguez now leads the Florida State League with 31 RBIs. Rivera went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. He went 7-for-9 in the three-game series and leads the FSL with a .421 batting average.

In Game 1, the Marauders stunned the Mets with a rally in the seventh. With the score tied at 2 and two outs, Ryan Fraser walked the bases loaded. Then, with a two-strike count on Josh Bell, Fraser threw a wild pitch and Raul Fortunato easily scored for the walk-off win. The Mets had a chance to break the game open against John Kuchno in the first. Dilson Herrera, Nimmo and Jairo Perez all reached to start the game. With the bases loaded, Rodriguez grounded out to plate a run. Cam Maron followed with another run-scoring groundout to make it 2-0. Kuchno hit a batter and walked another to reload the bases, but he got Phillip Evans to strike out on three pitches to end the threat. The Mets would only place three more runners on base. Twice runners were erased on double-play balls. The Marauders were able to manufacture two runs against Domingo Tapia. In the third, Tapia got what looked like the third out on a routine grounder to Perez at first. Perez stumbled and had to flip to Tapia covering first base. Tapia was late getting to the bag and Taylor Lewis was safe. Meanwhile, Jonathan Schwind, who started the play at second base, never broke stride and scored to make it 2-1. In the fifth, Tapia gave up a single and a walk to put the tying run at second. After a sac bunt, Lewis grounded out to bring home the tying run from third. Tapia pitched five innings in a no-decision. He allowed five hits and two runs while walking one and striking out two. Box 1, Box 2

SAVANNAH 12, ROME 2: Outfielder Jared King proposed to his girlfriend Maggie Watson pregame after she threw out the ceremonial first pitch. She said yes. Once the pitches were real, the Gnats extended their winning streak to five games, matching a season high. The Gnats have outscored their opponents 24-5 in those five games. The 10-run margin of victory was the largest of the year for Savannah. The Braves scored the game’s first run on Victor Reyes' RBI single. The Gnats scored the next 11 runs. Stefan Sabol produced a two-run double with the bases loaded and King scored on a wild pitch in the first to put Savannah up 3-1. The Gnats added a run in the second on L.J. Mazzilli’s RBI single. Savannah made it 7-1 with a three-run third. Jeff Glenn singled home a run and Gavin Cecchini added a two-run single. Cecchini finished 3-for-6 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs. He extended his hitting streak to a season-high six games. Glenn finished 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Victor Cruzado and Dominic Smith had run-scoring doubles in a four-run fourth that gave the Gnats an 11-1 lead. Starter John Gant allowed one run on five hits in five innings. King finished 0-4 with a walk and a run scored on his big night. Box

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Minors 5.2.14: Peavey, Diaz earn wins

May, 2, 2014
5/02/14
11:00
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TACOMA 6, LAS VEGAS 4: A half-inning after Las Vegas broke a 1-all tie with two runs in the top of the eighth, Joel Carreno and Zack Thornton combined to surrender five runs in the bottom half. Wilmer Flores homered twice in the loss. Flores (4-for-5, three runs scored) started at shortstop for the first time since jamming a finger on his throwing hand on Sunday. Starter Logan Verrett limited Tacoma to one run on five hits and two walks in seven innings in a no-decision. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, PORTLAND 1: Greg Peavey allowed one run over six innings and the B-Mets supported him with five unanswered runs. Peavey, pitching for the third straight time

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against the Sea Dogs, stranded five runners in scoring position to earn his first win of the season. The lone damage came in the first inning on consecutive doubles by Deven Marrero and Travis Shaw. In the third, Kyle Johnson (2-for-3, 2 RBIs) singled to start a rally against Portland starter and former Binghamton University Bearcat Mike Augliera. After a single by Wilfredo Tovar, Darrell Ceciliani advanced both runners with a sacrifice bunt. Brian Burgamy tied the score with a sacrifice fly. An inning later, with Kevin Plawecki and Jayce Boyd on base, Dustin Lawley sent a bouncer back to the mound. Augliera fielded it cleanly, but fired erratically to second, allowing Plawecki to score the go-ahead run. Johnson added an RBI single. Tovar made it a three-run cushion by legging out a run-scoring fielder’s choice. With two outs in the fifth, Portland loaded the bases against Peavey on a double and two walks. Peavey (1-1) avoided harm by inducing Shaw to ground out. The righty worked around a one-out single by Blake Swihart and capped his night with a scoreless sixth. Cody Satterwhite took over in the seventh with a 5-1 lead and posted two scoreless innings. Jon Velasquez worked around two hits in a scoreless ninth. Satterwhite hasn’t allowed a run in nine appearances this season spanning 14 2/3 innings. Box

ST. LUCIE at BRADENTON (ppd.): The teams will play a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 5 p.m.

SAVANNAH 2, ROME 1: The Gnats improved to a season-high 10 games over .500. Miller Diaz (2-0) held the Braves to one unearned run in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out six and did

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not walk a batter. In the first, Gavin Cecchini tripled and scored on a balk. With the bases loaded in the sixth, Jeff McNeil was hit by a pitch to force home Colton Plaia for a 2-0 lead. The Gnats had three bases-loaded opportunities and scored one run in those chances. The Braves picked up an unearned run against Diaz in the seventh. He turned the game over to the bullpen with the tying run at third and the go-ahead run at second. Reliever Dawrin Frias struck out one and induced a groundout to end the threat. Robert Coles worked a 1-2-3 ninth with two strikeouts for his fourth save. Cecchini went 3-for-4 with a walk. He has hit safely in five straight games. Box

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Minors 4.22.14: Frenchy pitches vs. Vegas

April, 23, 2014
4/23/14
12:06
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LAS VEGAS 21, EL PASO 9: Las Vegas, in its second season as a Mets affiliate, upped its

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record to 15-5. It marks the best start in the 32 years of the Vegas franchise after 20 games. Reigning Pacific Coast League Player of the Week Allan Dykstra went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a homer, five RBIs and four runs scored. Eric Campbell went 4-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs. Matt den Dekker went 3-for-4 with a triple, homer, five RBIs and four runs scored. Jeff Francoeur pitched for the second time in the series, tossing another scoreless frame for the Chihuahuas while hovering from 88-90 mph. This time, however, Francoeur hit two batters -- Kai Gronauer and Campbell. Dana Eveland, making his second start for the 51s since Daisuke Matsuzaka's promotion, allowed four runs, including two homers, in five innings. Box

PORTLAND 5, BINGHAMTON 3 (11 innings): Matt Spring launched a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the 11th against Jon Velasquez (0-2) to secure Portland’s sixth straight win. The Sea Dogs had jumped on Hansel Robles in the first. Mookie Betts singled, took second on botched pickoff attempt, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a two-out single by Blake Swihart. Binghamton answered with its own two-out production. After Matt Reynolds singled and moved to second, Kevin Plawecki dumped a game-tying RBI single into center against Portland starter Mike McCarthy. Portland broke the tie with two runs in the fifth. Robles surrendered a double and walked Betts to set the table for Deven Marrero, who delivered a two-run single. Binghamton chipped away. Cory Vaughn started the fifth with a double, moved to third on a single and scored when Darrell Ceciliani bounced into a double play. In the sixth, Matt Clark doubled and scored two batters later when Jayce Boyd ripped a game-tying single. Cody Satterwhite took over in the fifth for Robles and tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings. John Church struck out the side in the eighth. Chasen Bradford tacked on two scoreless innings. Binghamton had threatened to break the tie in the ninth. Kyle Johnson doubled with one out against Robby Scott and took third on a groundout, but was stranded when Reynolds struck out. In the 10th, Brian Burgamy advanced to third with two outs after a leadoff walk, but Boyd grounded out. Trailing 5-3, the B-Mets put two aboard in the 11th, but Reynolds struck out to end the game. Robles walked a career-high seven over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, PALM BEACH 5 (12 innings): Trailing 5-1 with two outs and down to their final strike in the ninth, the Mets scored four runs to force extra innings and then prevailed.

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On a two-strike count in the ninth, Phillip Evans belted a two-run homer against Corey Baker to cut the deficit to 5-3. After the Mets loaded the bases later in the ninth, T.J. Rivera extended the game with a two-run single off Sam Tuivailala. Evans came up in the 12th with two outs and Eudy Pina on second. He laced a single up the middle. Pina beat center fielder Charlie Tilson's throw home to complete the comeback win. Evans (3-for-5, three RBIs) was mobbed in the infield. The Cardinals scored four runs against Matt Koch in the first inning, including three before Koch recorded an out. Koch settled down to get through five innings. Relievers Brett Mitchell, Julian Hilario, Beck Wheeler and Randy Fontanez combined to hold the Cardinals to one run -- it came on a sac fly -- in seven innings. Fontanez stranded a runner on third in the top of the 12th and earned the win. Catcher Cam Maron threw out a runner at home in the 11th on a pitch from Wheeler that got by him. Rivera went 2-for-6. His solo homer in the sixth got the Mets on the board. Dilson Herrera went 3-for-6 one night after his 11-game hitting streak ended. Box

DELMARVA 4, SAVANNAH 1: Starter Kevin McGowan suffered his first loss after allowing four earned runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. Savannah (10-6) went 0-for-14 with runners in scoring position. The Gnats' lone run came in the third when first baseman Hector Veloz committed an error trying to throw out Gavin Cecchini as he was advancing to third base on L.J. Mazzilli's groundout. Delmarva starter and Orioles 2013 first-round draft pick Hunter Harvey allowed one unearned run on three hits and five walks while striking out five in four innings. It marked his shortest outing this season, although he shaved his South Atlantic League-leading ERA to 0.86 ERA. The Gnats did steal a season-high five bases, with Jeff McNeil, Mazzilli, Cecchini, Jared King and Dominic Smith swiping one apiece. King extended his league-leading consecutive on-base streak to 17 games by working a walk in the third. King has reached base in every game this season. After issuing a bases-loaded walk in the fifth, McGowan was lifted for Dario Alvarez. The left-hander was stellar in relief, holding the Birds to one hit over 3 2/3 innings while striking out six. Alvarez and Robert Coles are the lone Gnats pitchers yet to give up an earned run this season. Despite the loss, Savannah retained its first-place lead by a half-game over Augusta. Box

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