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Minors 6.28.14: Pina launches walk-off HR

June, 28, 2014
Jun 28
11:07
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SACRAMENTO 7, LAS VEGAS 6 (10 innnings): Zack Thornton surrendered a walk-off RBI double to Nick Buss in the bottom of the 10th. Allan Dykstra's ninth-inning solo homer with one out had sent the game to extra innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 8, ALTOONA 7: The B-Mets surrendered six runs in a disastrous seventh inning and nearly blew a seven-lead, but held on for their 15th win in 18 games. Steven

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Matz struck out nine over six scoreless innings to collect his first Double-A victory. Dilson Herrera had a career-high five RBIs. Kyle Johnson singled to open the game, moved to third on Herrera's single and scored when Zack Dodson balked. Binghamton took a 2-0 lead in the third when Xorge Carrillo singled, advanced to second on a sac bunt, took third on a groundout and scored when Herrera beat out an infield single. Herrera added a two-run homer in the fifth. His first Double-A long ball gave Binghamton a five-run lead. In six scoreless innings, Matz stranded seven runners while holding the Curve hitless in eight at-bats with runners in scoring position.

The B-Mets tacked on two runs against Jason Townsend in the seventh. After loading the bases on three straight singles, including one from pinch-hitter Tyler Pill, Binghamton scored on a wild pitch and a fielder’s choice by Herrera. Binghamton nearly threw away its 7-0 lead in the seventh. Reliever Randy Fontanez allowed the first two batters to reach before rebounding with consecutive groundouts. The final out of the inning proved elusive. By the time Adam Kolarek entered, Altoona had cut Binghamton’s lead to 6-4. Following an infield single, Jarek Cunningham then shot a grounder to third baseman Brian Burgamy. Burgamy, who moved to third as part of a double-switch, booted it, allowing a run to score. Kolarek settled down to record the inning's final out, preserving a one-run lead. Altoona resumed its pressure in the eighth with back-to-back one-out singles. With the tying run on third, Cody Satterwhite entered. Stetson Allie chopped his first pitch for an inning-ending double play. With the benefit of an insurance run produced by Burgamy in the ninth, Satterwhite returned for the final inning. He loaded the bases before allowing a run-scoring fielder’s choice to Alen Hanson. Satterwhite survived by striking out Kelson Brown looking to secure his fifth save. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, BRADENTON 3: Eudy Pina has been swinging a hot bat in June, but no hit was bigger than Saturday's walk-off homer inside the left-field foul pole. Pina’s rocket came

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on a full-count pitch from Robby Rowland to lead off the half-inning. The Marauders protested the homer, arguing it hooked foul. Plate umpire Adam MacKay maintained his original call. The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the first on Aderlin Rodriguez’s two-out single that scored Jairo Perez. Bradenton answered in the second when Jordan Steranka led off with a solo homer against Gabriel Ynoa. Ynoa otherwise cruised through seven innings. He allowed one run on seven hits, did not walk a batter and struck out five in a 98-pitch effort. The Mets had two great chances to blow the game open but could not come up with a big hit. They loaded the bases against John Kuchno in the sixth but only scored one run, when Maikis De La Cruz grounded into a double play. With runners at second and third and no outs in the seventh, Ryan Hafner threw a wild pitch that allowed Gilbert Gomez to score, which put the Mets up 3-1. L.J. Mazzilli advanced to third with none out but was stranded. Ynoa was in line for his sixth win in his last six starts. However, Josh Bell doubled home Max Moroff in the eighth and later scored on a groundout to tie the score 3. T.J. Chism took over for Robert Coles with runners on first and second and induced an inning-ending double play. Paul Sewald pitched a scoreless ninth and was credited with the win after Pina's heroics. Pina is hitting .370 with five homers and 18 RBIs this month. Box

SAVANNAH 4, ROME 3: With the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, Jorge Rivero

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stroked a one-out line drive into the left-center gap to plate Champ Stuart with the winning run. Stuart began the Gnats’ ninth-inning rally with a walk. The Braves had tied the score with two outs in the top half. With runners on the corners, Savannah reliever Hunter Carnevale struck out Edison Sanchez on a breaking ball in the dirt. The ball kicked away from catcher Jeff Glenn, allowing Sanchez to sprint safely to first and Johan Camargo to score the tying run. To that point, the Gnats had thrown out Braves baserunners at the plate in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings to preserve a 3-2 lead. The most impressive was Stuart’s throw from center to cut down Gerald Chin, which kept the Braves off the scoreboard in the seventh. Box

JOHNSON CITY 8, KINGSPORT 1 (suspended): The game was suspended after three innings. K-Mets starter Yoryi Nuez allowed seven runs (four earned) in 2 1/3 innings. Box

STATEN ISLAND 11, BROOKLYN 5: Starter Carlos Valdez was knocked out with two outs in the first inning. He surrendered five runs. Gaither Bumgardner surrendered another five runs in four innings of relief. Trailing 10-2, Michael Bernal produced a three-run homer for the Cyclones in the seventh. Box

GCL METS 7, GCL CARDINALS 2: Eighth-round pick Dash Winningham produced his first professional homer -- a two-run shot -- and finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Adrian Almeida earned the win with three no-hit relief innings, albeit walking four while striking out six. Luis Mateo completed the game with two scoreless innings in his third appearance since returning from Tommy John surgery. Shortstop Alfredo Reyes also drove in two runs. Box

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Minors 4.13.13: Matz effective for 5 innings

April, 13, 2013
4/13/13
11:54
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COLORADO SPRINGS 11, LAS VEGAS 6: Starter Darin Gorski surrendered five runs on six hits and four walks in two innings. Josh Satin went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer, three RBIs and three walks in the loss. He is hitting .474. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 6, BINGHAMTON 1: Starting pitcher Erik Goedell walked four batters in

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4 1/3 innings before departing. B-Mets pitchers combined to walk nine. Reliever Adrian Rosario issued a bases-loaded walk to Ricardo Nanita in the sixth. John Church then entered and surrendered two more bases-loaded walks. For the inning, the Fisher Cats scored three runs on one hit. Binghamton had taken a 1-0 lead in the first inning against Ryan Tepera. Alonzo Harris led off with a single, stole second and advanced to third on a fielder’s interference call, then scored on a fielder’s choice by Richard Lucas. After the rough first inning, Tepera breezed through the Binghamton lineup for the next five innings. He allowed no more than four B-Mets to come to the plate in an inning. Tepera threw six innings, gave up one unearned run and allowed three hits. Fernando Hernandez threw the final three innings for New Hampshire and earned his first 2013 save. The B-Mets loaded the bases in the ninth, but couldn’t push a run across. Binghamton went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position. New Hampshire manager Gary Allenson was ejected in the sixth inning by third-base ump Brian Reilly. B-Mets center fielder Darrell Ceciliani was ejected in the same frame by plate umpire Jeff Morrow for arguing balls and strikes. Box

BRADENTON 4, ST. LUCIE 3: Starter Noah Syndergaard allowed two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out eight in five innings. St. Lucie took a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh when T.J. Rivera's fielder's choice groundout scored Travis Taijeron, who had singled. But Estarlin Morel (1-1) surrendered two runs in the bottom half. Rivera now has 11 RBIs. Box

SAVANNAH 8, ROME 6: Left-hander Steven Matz allowed one unearned run in the first inning, then settled down to retire 12 of the next 13 hitters he faced in five innings of work.

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Matz, the Mets' top pick in 2009, struck out seven and walked one in his second start. The Gnats broke a 6-all tie with two runs in the seventh against Braves reliever Lucas Sims. Sims walked Yucarybert De La Cruz, then hit Brandon Nimmo in the foot. Jayce Boyd brought home De La Cruz with an infield groundout. Kevin Plawecki plated Nimmo with a double for an 8-6 lead. Savannah had scored four times in the fifth to take a 5-1 lead. With Cole Frenzel at third, De La Cruz lined a single off Braves starter Patrick Scoggin to score Frenzel. Scoggin left the game, escorted by the Rome trainer. Brandon Rohde entered and hit Nimmo with a pitch. Boyd followed with a three-run homer. Rome got a run back in the sixth when Edison Sanchez homered off Tim Peterson. The Gnats answered in the bottom half on doubles from Jeffrey Glenn and Frenzel for a 6-2 lead. The Braves scored four times on six hits in the seventh. However, with two men aboard and no outs, Julian Hilario struck out three Braves in a row to preserve a tie. Hilario delivered a 1-2-3 eighth for his first win. Hunter Carnevale worked around two singles in the ninth for his first save of 2013. Box

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WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187