New York Mets: Eduardo Nunez


ESPN IllustrationThe Braves will honor Hank Aaron on Tuesday night at Turner Field.
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FIRST PITCH: After spending a day off in Atlanta, the Mets open their first road trip of the season. The nine-game journey also includes stops in Anaheim and Phoenix.

Bartolo Colon is due to face ex-Met Aaron Harang in Tuesday’s 7:10 p.m. series opener at Turner Field. A pregame ceremony will honor 80-year-old Hank Aaron on the 40th anniversary of homer No. 715, which moved him past Babe Ruth as MLB’s all-time home-run leader.

Lucas Duda is due to start at first base, after Ike Davis belted a pinch-hit grand slam Saturday, then started Sunday at the position.

Read the Mets-Braves series preview here.

Also Tuesday, Bobby Parnell is due to undergo Tommy John surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Team doctor David Altchek will perform the procedure.

The timing gives Parnell the best chance to return for the start of next season. There is typically a 10- to 14-month recovery time.

Tuesday’s news reports:


Adam RubinVic Black is on the Triple-A disabled list.


Vic Black landed on the disabled list at Triple-A Las Vegas with a pinched nerve in his neck, although that apparently had nothing to do with his spring-training control woes (24 baserunners in 9 1/3 innings).

• The Mets are 105-144 at Citi Field and 122-121 on the road since the start of the 2011 season. Is that just luck? Or more media and appearance responsibilities at home hindering performance? Or the dimensions of Citi Field? The exact answer is not clear. But even the meal schedule is under scrutiny by team officials, Jared Diamond reports in the Journal. Writes Diamond:

In the past, the team would provide a light meal and snacks when the players arrived to work, consisting of salad and sandwiches. Then a larger meal, more akin to dinner, was served after batting practice, which ends about two hours before a 7:10 p.m. game.

After consulting the team nutritionist, they reversed the menu this year, with the heavier food coming out before batting practice. Teams eat this way on the road because they hit second, leaving them with little time between batting practice and the game. The Mets also changed the times of certain meetings to better resemble the road routine.

• Colon allowed three runs on nine hits, including two homers, in six innings in his Mets debut Wednesday against the Washington Nationals. Read more on Colon in the Post.

• The Mets have struck out 61 times so far, a franchise record through six games of a season. “We’re going to strike out,” Terry Collins told John Jeansonne in Newsday. “The middle of our lineup, because of the kinds of hitters they are, they’re going to strike out.”

• The Mets are not believed to be active in trying to land a free-agent reliever, even after losing Parnell for the season. Writes Anthony DiComo at MLB.com:

General manager Sandy Alderson continues to monitor the closers on the open market, according to one team executive, but he is not ready to pounce on one just yet -- or, perhaps, ever.

Two factors explain Alderson's hesitancy. First, the Mets are genuinely curious to see what three-time All-Star Jose Valverde can give them in the ninth inning. Considering Valverde’s successful 12-year history of closing games and his early success out of the bullpen this season, there is reason to believe he can be just as effective as Joel Hanrahan, Ryan Madson or any other free agent working his way back from injury.

• Tyler Kepner in the Times scrutinizes Travis d’Arnaud, who has opened the season hitless in 15 at-bats. “He’ll be fine,” David Wright told Kepner. “He can hit. He’s hit at every level. So he’s off to a slow start. He’s caught very well, thrown some runners out, called some good games. We’ve gotten quality starts, and that’s because of Travis. Defensively, he’s done everything we’ve asked him to do, and offensively, he’ll come around, because his track record says he’s going to hit.” Read more on d'Arnaud in the Post, Daily News and Record.

Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed three runs in five innings and Matt den Dekker had a walk-off infield single that plated Cesar Puello as Las Vegas beat Sacramento, 7-6, Monday. Read the full minor-league recap here.

• The Yankees traded Eduardo Nunez to the Minnesota Twins for left-hander Miguel Sulbaran. Mets reportedly were not involved in trade discussions about Nunez.

• From the bloggers … Mark Berman at Blogging Mets thinks the Mets have too many uniforms.

BIRTHDAYS: Timo Perez turns 39. ... The late Gary Carter was born on this date in 1954. ... 2013 12th-round draft pick Jeff McNeil, currently playing with low-A Savannah, is 22.

TWEET OF THE DAY: YOU’RE UP: Should the Mets sign a free-agent reliever such as Joel Hanrahan or Ryan Madson?

Nunez to the Mets? Why not?

April, 1, 2014
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HOUSTON -- Hmmm, which team in baseball could use a starting shortstop?

Maybe one that has gone out of its way to say that their current starting shortstop is not that great? Eduardo Nunez to the Mets, anyone?

Nunez is not perfect. If he were, the Yankees wouldn't be designating him for assignment. But he still is just 26 years old, and even Brian Cashman, the man who made the decision to get rid of him, thought that Nunez could benefit and strive someplace else.

"He possesses a great deal of talent," Cashman said. "You can dream on him. We have, as a potential everyday shortstop. All that talent is still there."

It remains to be seen if Nunez could really be an everyday player. He is unsteady in the field and not as good of a hitter as some think. Still, his career OPS is .692, while Ruben Tejada's is .642.

If you are the Mets, it is a perfect buy-low move. Would Cashman care about dealing Nunez to the Mets? If the Boss were around, he might. But Cashman is more practical, and if the Mets offered the most, I think he would do it.

Question: Should the Mets go after Nunez?

Series preview: Mets vs. Yankees

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Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY SportsMariano Rivera, 43, makes his final regular-season visit to Citi Field this series.
METS (18-29, fourth place/NL East) vs. NEW YORK YANKEES (30-19, first place/AL East)

Monday: LHP Jonathon Niese (3-5, 4.80) vs. RHP Phil Hughes (2-3, 5.51), 7:10 p.m. ET

Tuesday: RHP Matt Harvey (5-0, 1.93) vs. RHP Hiroki Kuroda (6-3, 2.67), 7:10 p.m. ET

Wednesday: RHP Jeremy Hefner (0-5, 4.76) vs. RHP David Phelps (3-2, 3.96), 7:05 p.m. ET

Thursday: RHP Dillon Gee (2-6, 6.34) vs. LHP Vidal Nuno (1-1, 1.93), 7:05 p.m. ET

Yankees short hops

• Retiring Mariano Rivera makes his final regular-season visit to Citi Field. He has converted 18 straight save chances to open the season, the second-longest streak of his career. Rivera saved his first 28 opportunities in 2008. With a perfect 11th inning Saturday, Rivera matched Dennis Eckersley for fourth on the all-time games-pitched list at 1,071. The only pitchers with more appearances happen to all have appeared for the Mets: Jesse Orosco (1,252), Mike Stanton (1,178) and John Franco (1,119).

Curtis Granderson broke a pinkie and landed on the disabled list this weekend. The Yankees recalled Brennan Boesch from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.


G Fiume/Getty ImagesLyle Overbay has filled in well for Mark Teixeira at first base.


Granderson suffered the latest in a rash of injuries to high-profile players. Also on the DL: Derek Jeter (left ankle surgery), Mark Teixeira (torn ECU sheath, right arm), Alex Rodriguez (left hip surgery), Kevin Youkilis (lumbar spine sprain), Francisco Cervelli (broken right hand), Eduardo Nunez (left oblique strain), Andy Pettitte (strained left trapezius muscle) and Joba Chamberlain (right oblique strain).

The Yankees have received stellar fill-in performances, including from first baseman Lyle Overbay for Teixeira. Overbay -- who was signed hours after being released by the Boston Red Sox late in spring training -- has three homers to give the Yanks the lead in the seventh inning or later this season. But he will recede from a starting role with Teixeira expected to return next weekend.

Teixeira is a switch-hitter, which should not provide much opportunity at first base for Overbay. And Overbay is unlikely to unseat Travis Hafner at DH against right-handed pitching. Teixeira has started playing in extended spring training games and is due for a midweek rehab assignment with Double-A Trenton.

Youkilis, who has been out since departing with a lower-back injury on April 9, played in an extended spring training game Saturday. He is due to repeat that activity Monday. Youkilis could join Teixeira with Trenton on Wednesday.

Pettitte will throw a 75-pitch simulated game on Tuesday in Tampa. He should reenter the Yankees' rotation no later than next Monday.

Chamberlain has started throwing in extended spring training games.

• Long man Adam Warren was a college teammate of Matt Harvey's at the University of North Carolina.

• Rookie David Adams (.300), a third-round pick in 2008 from the University of Virginia, has stepped in nicely at third base for Youkilis and is considered the best homegrown infielder since Robinson Cano.

Hiroki Kuroda and David Phelps both are optimistic about starting against the Mets, despite issues in their last starts. Kuroda -- who is due to face Harvey at Citi Field and has been the Yanks' top starter this season -- was struck on the calf by a liner off the bat of Manny Machado in Baltimore. Phelps took a line drive off his right forearm against the Rays.

• Rookie left-hander Vidal Nuno, who was released by the Cleveland Indians at the end of spring training in 2011, is keeping his rotation spot even after the return of Ivan Nova from the DL. With Nuno's success, Nova made only his 12th relief appearance in 178 professional games Saturday, in his return from the DL after recovering from a right triceps injury. Nova loaded the bases against the Rays but escaped.

• The Yankees claimed left-handed reliever David Huff off waivers from Cleveland and designated for assignment seldom-used backup outfielder Ben Francisco, who was hitting. 114. Huff, who is stretched out for a multi-inning performance if required, was struck in the head by a line drive off the bat of A-Rod in 2010.

• Catcher Chris Stewart was held out Sunday because of continued nagging from a groin injury suffered last week.

• Ex-Mariner Shawn Kelley had struck out 33 batters in 19 2/3 innings.

Around the minors 8.24.12

August, 24, 2012
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SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 6, BUFFALO 4: The first six batters of the game reached against Jeurys Familia in a four-run first inning, while ex-Met John Maine limited his former organization to two unearned runs in six innings. Chris Dickerson singled and Corban Joseph hit a two-run homer against Familia in the opening frame. Eduardo Nunez followed with a double and later scored on a wild pitch. Two more singles and an error gave the Yankees a 4-0 lead. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre had four more consecutive hits to open the second, with Dickerson scoring. Familia did rally. He allowed one hit over his final four innings, but ultimately was charged with five runs on 10 hits in six innings. The Herd scored a pair of runs in the third inning to get on the board. Fred Lewis came around on a throwing error by Maine. Valentino Pascucci later doubled home Lucas Duda for his team leading 58th RBI. Pascucci scored on a wild pitch in the eighth. Before the game, reliever Drew Carpenter joined the Bisons from Binghamton. He pitched an inning of scoreless relief. Armando Rodriguez returned to the B-Mets. Familia struck out seven batters to take over the team lead, with 119. Box

PORTLAND 4, BINGHAMTON 3: Wilmer Flores’ two-run homer in the ninth was not enough as the B-Mets’ comeback bid fell short. Sea Dogs starter Brandon Workman baffled the B-Mets, allowing one run over seven innings. Portland broke a scoreless tie in the third against starter Gonzalez Germen. With a runner on first, Jeremy Hazelbaker smacked an RBI triple over Juan Lagares’ head in center. Bryce Brentz followed with a run-scoring single. Workman cruised through five innings, facing one over the minimum. After surrendering a single to Eric Campbell in the second, he retired 13 straight B-Mets. Binghamton scratched out a run in the sixth, a rally ignited by a one-out triple by Pedro Zapata. Lagares then pushed an RBI bunt single down the third-base line. Lagares, representing the tying run, advanced to third on a stolen base and groundout, but was stranded. After allowing six hits over his first three innings, Germen no-hit the Sea Dogs over his next four frames. He got two quick outs in the eighth before allowing back-to-back homers, to Travis Shaw and Xander Bogaerts. Brad Holt entered and recorded the final out of the inning. The cushion factored in heavily. Workman tossed a scoreless seventh before handing a one-run lead to the bullpen. Caleb Clay tossed a perfect eighth, but nearly blew a three-run lead in the ninth. After Lagares singled, Flores blasted a two-run homer. Raul Reyes reached on a two-out single, but Jefry Marte struck out looking to end the game. Germen (7-11) suffered his fifth loss in his last six B-Mets starts. He allowed four runs on nine hits while collecting seven strikeouts. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, CHARLOTTE 5: Cory Vaughn hit his 22nd homer and drove in two runs as the Mets held off Charlotte. Darrell Ceciliani went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Richard Lucas finished 1-for-3 with an RBI. Aderlin Rodriguez also had a hit and drove in a run. Jacob deGrom picked up the victory, tossing 5 2/3 innings and allowing three runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out three. Adrian Rosario pitched 1 1/3 innings and gave up an unearned run with one walk and one strikeout. Taylor Whitenton tossed 1 2/3 innings and gave up three hits and one run with four strikeouts. Adam Kolarek recorded the final out to preserve the win for his 17th save. Box

SAVANNAH 6, ROME 2: Cam Maron delivered a three-run homer in the first. He finished 2-for-3 with two walks and four RBIs. Carlos Vazquez (6-2) earned the win with four scoreless relief innings. Box

KINGSPORT 7, BLUEFIELD 4: Tomas Nido produced a two-run homer in the first inning. Nido then broke a 4-all tie in the fifth when he was hit by a pitch, advanced on another hit by pitch and walk, and scored on a wild pitch. The K-Mets opened a three-run lead an inning later when Branden Kaupe tripled and scored on Gavin Cecchini's single. Cecchini scored on a triple by Joe Tuschak. Nido departed the inning after being struck with the pitch. Juan Urbina (1-0) and Matt Budgell combined for five scoreless relief innings. Budgell earned his first professional save. Box

STATEN ISLAND 5, BROOKLYN 1: A late-inning meltdown wasted a stellar performance from Brooklyn starter Luis Mateo, who tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out six. The Cyclones scored their lone run in the fifth. Eudy Pina and Brandon Nimmo singled. A swinging bunt from Phillip Evans eventually put runners on second and third with two outs. Kevin Plawecki then smashed a line drive too hot for Staten Island third baseman Matt Duran to handle, allowing Pina to score for a 1-0 lead. In the eighth, Craig Hansen failed to record an out. He walked the first batter he faced, then hit a batter before allowing a single to Exicardo Cayones to load the bases with none out. Hansen then also plunked Ravel Santana to force in a run and even the score. Beck Wheeler, who was tagged with Thursday's loss after allowing an 11th-inning homer, once again fell victim to the long ball. Duran greeted him with a grand slam. Despite the loss, the Cyclones remain three games ahead of Batavia in the wild-card race. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 8.21.12

August, 21, 2012
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SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 4, BUFFALO 2: Zack Wheeler cruised into the sixth, when his outing unraveled. The Yankees rallied for three runs in the frame as Corban Joseph, Eduardo Nunez and Kosuke Fukudome all contributed RBI singles. The Bisons had taken a 2-0 lead in the second. Matt Tuiasosopo singled to score Zach Lutz. Oswaldo Navarro then contributed a sacrifice fly. Brandon Laird cut Buffalo's lead to 2-1 in the fourth with a sacrifice fly. Wheeler otherwise cruised early on. He didn't allow a hit until Nunez's blooper over first base in the fourth. He retired the side in order in the fifth. An inning later, though, Chris Dickerson led off with a double and Joseph's RBI single evened the score. Joseph moved to second base on Fred Lewis' throw home, putting him in position to score on Nunez's hit. Two batters later, Fukudome served a Wheeler offering to the opposite field to plate Nunez. Wheeler was charged with four runs (three earned) in 5 1/3 innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 1, NEW HAMPSHIRE 0: Greg Peavey fired seven scoreless innings and the B-Mets scored the game’s only run on a fielding error. Peavey struck out a season-high six in Binghamton’s eighth shutout win of the season. It was a contest loaded with missed opportunities as the teams combined to strand 21 men and go 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position. Binghamton threatened early against Fisher Cats starter Deck McGuire, but stranded seven runners through the first four innings. New Hampshire pressed to break the scoreless game in the fifth. After a one-out double by Jake Marisnick put runners at second and third, Peavey induced Ryan Goins to ground out and intentionally walked Ryan Schimpf to load the bases. The strategy paid off as Brad Glenn struck out to end the inning. Binghamton finally broke through in the bottom half. Dustin Martin led off with single and tried to score on Wilmer Flores’ double, but was gunned down at the plate. Following a groundout that pushed Flores to third, Eric Campbell stroked a groundball to third. The sharp roller bounced through Schimpf's legs, allowing Flores to score. Peavey made the one-run lead stand over his final two innings. He fired a perfect sixth and stranded two runners in the seventh. Over his seven shutout innings, Peavey allowed six hits and left nine men aboard. Jeff Kaplan worked around a two-out single to post a scoreless eighth. Drew Carpenter left the tying run at second base in the ninth to earn his second save as a B-Met. Peavey (7-8) earn his third win in August, the most wins he has had in any month as a B-Met. Box

JUPITER at ST. LUCIE (ppd.)

ASHEVILLE 6, SAVANNAH 0: The Tourists took a 1-0 lead in the second when David Kandilas fisted a single over Brian Harrison at third base to plate Will Swanner, who had doubled. Asheville added three runs in the seventh. Swanner began the inning by ripping the first pitch he saw from Gnats starter Marcos Camarena over the left-field wall for a solo homer. The Tourists outhit the Gnats 11-2. Both Savannah hits were singles. Asheville starter Ben Alsup was perfect into the fourth inning and took a no-hitter into the fifth, when Gregory Pron singled. The Tourists tacked on two runs in the ninth against T.J. Chism. Box

KINGSPORT 4, BURLINGTON 3 (8 innings)
BURLINGTON 4, KINGSPORT 3: Maikis De La Cruz provided a tiebreaking two-run double in extra innings in the opener. Hunter Carnevale allowed a run in the bottom half, but held on for the win by striking out Alex Hudak to leave two in scoring position. In Game 2, Burlington scored three runs in the sixth against Cristian Chivilli and Edioglis Villasmil to overcome a 3-1 deficit. Box 1, Box 2

TRI-CITY 5, BROOKLYN 2: Nelfi Zapata delivered a two-run homer in the third, but the ValleyCats answered in the fifth and went on to defeat Brooklyn. Cyclones starter Rainy Lara loaded the bases in the fifth with two walks and a hit batsman. He struck out Austin Elkins before surrendering a two-run single to Preston Tucker, which tied the score and knocked him from the mound. Tim Peterson entered and allowed a tiebreaking single to Jesse Wierzbicki. Tyler Heineman then delivered a sacrifice fly to make it 4-2. Lara was charged with four earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out three and walked two in his second loss of the year. The Cyclones were in trouble again in the top of the sixth. Reliever Craig Hansen walked Ryan Dineen and hit Dan Gulbransen with a pitch before Joe Sclafani reached on an error by shortstop Phillip Evans. That error allowed Dineen to cross the plate and give the ValleyCats a three-run advantage. For the Cyclones, Matt Koch tossed three scoreless relief innings. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 8.20.12

August, 20, 2012
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SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 7, BUFFALO 5: With the score knotted at 2, Chris Schwinden fanned Scranton/Wilkes-Barre second baseman Corban Joseph for what looked like the third out of the fifth inning. But the ball hit the dirt and skipped past catcher Mike Nickeas, allowing Joseph to reach first base safely. The Yankees jumped on the extra chance and took control of the game. After a second wild pitch moved Joseph to second, Eduardo Nunez singled for the 3-2 advantage. Nunez then stole second and scored on a single from Brandon Laird. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tacked on two more runs an inning later as Chris Dickerson and Nunez drove in runs for a 6-2 cushion. That rally capped six unanswered runs by the Yankees that followed Matt Tuiasosopo's two-run homer in the second. Buffalo pulled to within 6-3 with a Josh Satin sacrifice fly in the seventh. The Herd scored two more in the ninth and brought the tying run to the plate. Former Bisons reliever Ryota Igarashi retired Fred Lewis on a sharply hit lineout to center to end the contest. Schwinden allowed four runs in five innings. He struck out eight batters, giving him 216 for his Bisons career. The total is the sixth most in the Buffalo modern era. Prior to the game, the International League named Collin McHugh its pitcher of the week. The righty allowed one run over two starts and picked up the win with seven shutout frames Saturday at Fenway Park. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 3, BINGHAMTON 2: The B-Mets struck out 14 times for the second time in a week and the Fisher Cats took advantage of shaky glove work by first baseman Jefry Marte to break a scoreless tie in the fourth. With one out and the bases loaded, Brian Jeroloman chopped a potential double-play ball to Marte. Playing in just his fifth game at first, Marte bobbled the grounder, allowing a run to score. The Fisher Cats plated another run one batter later when Marte dropped a throw from third baseman Wilmer Flores that would have ended the inning. Binghamton answered against New Hampshire starter Sean Nolin in the fourth. Flores doubled and scored when Allan Dykstra also doubled. It was the only run Binghamton managed against the southpaw in his Double-A debut. Reliever Marcus Stroman took over in the sixth, walked the first two batters, uncorked a wild pitch and surrendered a game-tying sac fly to Eric Campbell. The tie score did not last for long. Darin Gorski loaded the bases in the seventh on two hits and a walk. John Tolisano then worked the count full and took ball four low to force in the go-ahead run. Gorski (8-7) struck out a season-high nine, but allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks over seven innings. Ryan Fraser closed Binghamton’s pitching tab with two scoreless innings. Box

ASHEVILLE 5, SAVANNAH 2: The Gnats took a 2-0 lead two batters into the bottom of the first inning. Brandon Brown led off with a single and Matt Reynolds homered off the left-field foul pole to put the Gnats up 2-0. Reynolds' seven-game hitting streak is his longest as a professional. Asheville had runners aboard in three of the first four innings against starter Alex Panteliodis, only to break through in the fifth. With two outs, two singles followed by a three-run homer from Sam Mende gave the Tourists a 3-2 lead. Panteliodis made it through 5 2/3 innings before hitting his pitch limit. He was charged with his seventh loss. The Tourists added two unearned runs on a throwing error on Brown in the ninth. Box

BURLINGTON 5, KINGSPORT 4 (12 innings): Carlos Valdez failed to protect a lead in the 11th for a blown save, then suffered the loss an inning later when he surrendered a game-ending RBI single to Fred Ford. The K-Mets had taken the 4-3 lead in the top of the 11th when Jorge Rivero singled and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Box

BROOKLYN 6, ABERDEEN 2: Eudy Pina and Stefan Sabol each connected on his fifth homer this season and Julian Hilario (3-3) tossed six scoreless innings. In the second inning, Juan Gamboa reached on an error and Nelfi Zapata followed with a single to put runners on the corners. Pina then connected on a homer to center, clearing the 405-foot mark with ease, to give Brooklyn a 3-0 lead. Brandon Nimmo kept the rally going, beating out an infield single and stealing second. Phillip Evans singled to plate Nimmo. The combination of Nimmo and Evans again led to a run in the sixth. Nimmo walked for the second time in the game and scored when Evans' single was misplayed by right fielder John Wooten, giving Brooklyn a 5-0 advantage. Hilario scattered five hits and three walks while striking out four. He is now 3-0 with a 0.56 ERA in August. With Hilario out of the game in the seventh, Vermont got on the scoreboard. Jacob Tanis welcomed reliever Logan Taylor by reaching on a fielding error. Taylor made quick work of the next two batters, but Brett Vertigan connected on a two-out triple to score Tanis and slice Brooklyn's advantage to 5-1. The unearned run is the only blemish through the first 13 2/3 innings of Taylor’s pro career. The Cyclones tacked on a run in the ninth on Sabol's solo homer. The Lake Monsters scored another unearned run in their half, but Tyler Vanderheiden limited the damage. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 8.11.12

August, 11, 2012
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SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 5, BUFFALO 1: After surrendering two hits, including Eduardo Nunez's RBI double, in the first inning, Zack Wheeler tossed five n0-hit innings in his second Triple-A start. He issued two walks in the sixth, but departed with his pitch count at 93 and the score tied at 1 after coaxing an inning-ending double play from Nunez. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre scored four runs against the Bisons bullpen, starting with Brandon Laird's tiebreaking homer off Dylan Owen in the seventh. Ronnier Mustelier clubbed a two-run homer off Fernando Cabrera in a three-run eighth. Buffalo scored its lone run in the fifth. Matt den Dekker doubled and scored on a pair of groundouts. Josh Satin singled in four trips to the plate to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. Lucas Duda missed his third consecutive game because of a root canal. Box

HARRISBURG 5, BINGHAMTON 4: The Senators scored five unanswered runs and plated the walk-off winner on second baseman Wilmer Flores' throwing error. The B-Mets mustered three hits after the second inning. Brandon Moore suffered the B-Mets' first blown save since July 19. Ex-Blue Jay Drew Carpenter tossed a scoreless relief inning in his debut with the organization. Facing starter Danny Rosenbaum for the fourth time this season, Binghamton jumped on the lefty for three runs in the first as Jefry Marte and Francisco Pena contributed RBI singles. Wilfredo Tovar capped the output with a sac fly. The B-Mets threatened in the second with three hits and a walk, but settled for one run. Armando Rodriguez started the inning with a double for his first pro hit, and scored on Eric Campbell’s single. The Senators answered in the second. With a man aboard, Sean Nicol launched a full-count offering from Rodriguez into the left-field seats. It was the only blemish for Rodriguez, who went four innings in this third spot start. Brad Holt took over in the fifth, and Justin Bloxom blasted a solo homer to trim Binghamton’s lead to one. Holt retired the next five batters to cap a two-inning relief appearance. Signed by the Mets and added to the roster on Friday, Carpenter fanned two and worked around a one-out single in a scorelesss frame. Carpenter was the only B-Mets reliever who did not surrender a run. Moore watched Binghamton’s one-run lead disappear in the eighth. Tim Pahuta led off by launching the first pitch over the right-center fence to tie the score at 4. After the B-Mets were put down in order in the ninth by Pat McCoy, Moore had more trouble. Jose Lozada led off with a single and moved to second when Jonny Tucker’s bunt attempt was caught by the catcher Pena near the backstop. Brian Goodwin then sent a slow chopper behind the mound. Flores charged from second and made an errant throw to first, which sailed wide. Lozada scored standing up. Box

ST. LUCIE 3, FORT MYERS 0: Jacob deGrom, a ninth-round pick in 2010 out of Stetson, surrendered one hit in seven scoreless innings in his Florida State League debut, after a promotion from Savannah. John Church added two scoreless relief innings for his first save. St. Lucie scored two first-inning runs, on Blake Forysthe's sacrifice fly and Rafael Fernandez's RBI single. Forsythe's sixth-inning fielder's choice plated Danny Muno, who had doubled. DeGrom struck out eight and allowed three walks. Box

GREENVILLE at SAVANNAH (canceled)

DANVILLE 9, KINGSPORT 4: Chris Flexen allowed seven runs (six earned) in 2 1/3 innings. Jonathan Leroux had a two-run homer in the eighth in the loss. Box

BROOKLYN 6, VERMONT 3: Kevin Plawecki went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs and a walk and 2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo returned after a five-day absence. Brooklyn starter Julian Hilario struck out the side in the first. The Cyclones then scored twice in the bottom half. Nimmo, appearing for the first time since he was hit by a pitch on his right shoulder, led off with a walk. Phillip Evans followed with a single. With Jayce Boyd batting, Nimmo scored on a balk by Vermont starter Michael Ynoa. Boyd lined out to second baseman Chris Bostick. However, Evans advanced on a wild pitch. Plawecki's single then scored Evans for a 2-0 lead. Three consecutive singles gave the Cyclones two more runs in the fourth. Eudy Pina produced a two-out hit, stole second and scored on Nimmo's single. Nimmo advanced to second on the throw to the plate and scored when Evans singled. The Lake Monsters got on the board in the fifth. Back-to-back singles by Jacob Tanis and Kelvin Rojas put a runner in scoring position. Addison Russell's forceout moved Tanis to third, and a double by Austin Booker plated him. Vermont had a chance for more, but left the bases loaded when John Wooten lined out. Plawecki gave Brooklyn a four-run advantage with a solo shot -- his fourth homer this season. That lead was cut in half, however, in the sixth. After Wilfredo Solano walked, three Vermont singles made it 5-3. Pina hit his fourth homer of the season in the sixth. Hilario ultimately earned his second win, throwing five innings and allowing one earned run on five hits. Matt Koch surrendered two earned runs on four hits and a walk in an inning. Beck Wheeler pitched a perfect eighth. Paul Sewald threw a hitless ninth and earned his fourth save. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 8.10.12

August, 11, 2012
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SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 10, BUFFALO 4: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's Chris Dickerson led off the contest with his seventh homer of the season, against spot starter Pedro Beato. Eduardo Nunez singled home a pair in the third inning to even the score at 4 and chase Beato. Dickerson plated his second run of the night with a double in the fourth against Elvin Ramirez (3-1) that gave the Yankees a one-run lead. The Bisons kept pace with the Yanks for a while. Josh Satin produced a two-run homer in the first inning against Ramon Ortiz. The long ball was his 13th of the season and extended his hitting streak to nine games. Mike Nickeas and Zach Lutz also drove in runs for the Herd. The Bisons needed the spot starter because Sunday's rainout delayed Zack Wheeler's Triple-A debut a day, to a Monday doubleheader at Syracuse. Scott Patterson, who was charged with two runs on four hits while recording two outs, and C.J. Nitkowski made their Coca-Cola Field debuts. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, HARRISBURG 0: Mark Cohoon took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and struck out a season-high 10 en route to his fifth career shutout. The teams waited through a 49-minute rain delay at the start. Cohoon then retired the first 11 he faced before issuing a walk. Against Harrisburg starter Ryan Perry, Binghamton broke through in the fifth. Jefry Marte doubled and scored when Raul Reyes dumped a double into the right-field corner. Dustin Martin chased Reyes home four batters later with a single. After retiring eight more Senators in a row, Cohoon’s no-hit bid came to an end with one out in the seventh, when Justin Bloxom sent a high pop-up to shallow center. Wilfredo Tovar retreated from shortstop and Reyes raced in from center, but the ball dropped to the grass for a double. Cohoon retired the next two hitters to keep the shutout bid intact. Binghamton added two runs and chased Perry in the seventh. Juan Centeno doubled and scored when Martin tripled. Jimmy Barthmaier took over for Perry and allowed Martin to score on Wilmer Flores’ single. Cohoon cruised through a perfect eighth and helped his cause with an RBI in the ninth, driving in Centeno with a single. After getting the first out in the ninth, the southpaw fell into a bit of trouble, allowing a single and hitting a batter. Cohoon bounced back to strike out Bloxom. He then induced Jimmy Van Ostrand to fly out to end the game. It was Cohoon’s first shutout since he collected three straight with Savannah in June 2010, after which he bypassed St. Lucie and was promoted directly to Binghamton. Box

ST. LUCIE 2, FORT MYERS 1: Alonzo Harris Jr. had a leadoff walk, T.J. Rivera tripled and Danny Muno had an RBI single in a two-run first inning and that held up. Logan Verrett limited Fort Myers to one run on four hits and a walk in 6 1/3 innings. Adrian Rosario, who was demoted from Binghamton with the addition of former major league reliever Drew Carpenter to the B-Mets' bullpen, tossed 1 2/3 scoreless relief innings. Taylor Whitenton notched his seventh save. Box

SAVANNAH 3, GREENVILLE 2
SAVANNAH 9, GREENVILLE 5:
Gregory Pron doubled scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the ninth for the win in Game 1. Cole Frenzel contributed a three-run homer in the first inning and the Gnats won the nightcap. Box 1, Box 2

KINGSPORT 6, DANVILLE 5: Jonathan Leroux went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, including a two-run double in the K-Mets' five-run third. Hunter Carnevale picked up his first save. Box

BROOKLYN 1, VERMONT 0: Cyclones starter Hansel Robles carried a perfect game into the eighth, while Brooklyn was no-hit into the ninth. The Cyclones ultimately produced a walk-off win on Phillip Evans' single in the final frame. Robles had a perfect game until Daniel Robertson's two-out single in the eighth. Cyclones reliever Tyler Vanderheiden entered for the ninth in the scoreless game and surrendered a one-out double to Austin Booker. Addison Russell grounded out to first, moving Booker to third with two outs. Vanderheiden then struck out Brett Vertigan. Dimas Ponce led off the bottom of the ninth with the Cyclones' first hit of the game. Evans then came up and failed twice at a sacrifice bunt, leaving him in an 0-2 hole. The 1-2 offering from Ryan Dull bounced in front of home plate and went to the backstop, allowing Ponce to advance to second. Evans then worked a full count and singled down the left-field line, scoring Ponce and giving the Cyclones the walk-off victory. Box

Compiled from team reports

Reyes not worried about Yankees

June, 23, 2011
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The New York Yankees might not have any plans to trade for or to try to sign Jose Reyes, but the Mets shortstop isn’t paying any attention to the news. In fact, he hadn’t even heard that the Yankees don’t envision Reyes in pinstripes.

“I don’t worry about that, I play for the New York Mets,” Reyes said. “I don’t care what they say. I’m focused on this team.”

With Reyes hoping for a big payday, and Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter’s mediocre performance thus far this season, there has been speculation that the Yankees could enter the mix for Reyes, who is a free agent at the end of the season. Reyes is hitting a career-best .335 this season with 26 stolen bases and 105 hits in 71 games.

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman told the New York Daily News on Wednesday night that Reyes is not going to become a Yankee, saying the team has no need at the position now or in the future. Cashman told the Daily News that backup Eduardo Nunez, who is currently starting at shortstop with Jeter on the disabled list, could be playing for a lot of teams in baseball. Jeter is hitting .260 while slugging just .324, while Nunez is hitting .241 and slugging .379.

As Cashman made his statement Wednesday, Reyes also recently informed the Mets that he will not negotiate a contract with the team during the season, hoping that it would prevent the issue from becoming a distraction for him. Despite his hopes, Reyes still found himself having to answer questions regarding his future and other teams’ interests in him before Thursday’s game against the Athletics.

“It’s tough when you have to answer the same questions every day,” Reyes said. “I’ve been answering the same questions since Spring Training. I just want to be focused and play baseball. I just want to be relaxed and to be able to enjoy the game as much as I can.”

He later added: “The other stuff takes care of itself. Right now, I just need to focus and play baseball and don’t worry about anything else.”

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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
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