New York Mets: Ernesto Yanez

Teufel's son among latest minors cuts

March, 27, 2014
Mar 27
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Mets continued to release players from minor-league camp Thursday, including left-handed pitcher Shawn Teufel, the son of Mets third base coach Tim Teufel.

The full list of spring-training releases from minor-league camp is now:

Joe Bonfe
Marco Camarena
Cristian Chivilli
Jonathan Clark
Mark Cohoon
Yucarybert De La Cruz
Chris Garcia
Alonzo Harris
Wanel Mesa
Eris Peguero
James Roche
Chris Schwinden
Shawn Teufel
Jhonathan Torres
David Wynn
Ernesto Yanez

Schwinden, 8 others released from minors

March, 24, 2014
Mar 24
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Mets have released nine players from minor league camp: Joe

lastname
Schwinden
Bonfe, Mark Cohoon, Cristian Chivilli, Chris Garcia, Eris Peguero, James Roche, Chris Schwinden, Jhonathan Torres and Ernesto Yanez.

Schwinden and Cohoon, both pitchers, have the most name recognition among that group.

Schwinden made seven appearances (six starts) for the Mets in 2011 and '12, posting a 6.98 ERA.

Around the minors 8.2.12

August, 3, 2012
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SYRACUSE 2, BUFFALO 0: Carlos Rivero homered in the seventh inning against Garrett Olson to break a scoreless tie and make the southpaw a tough-luck loser. Olson allowed only one other hit -- a game-opening single by Eury Perez -- and a walk in seven innings, but was outpitched by Yunesky Maya. Maya limited the Bisons to two hits and two walks in 7 2/3 innings. Robert Carson allowed a ninth-inning run. Josh Rodriguez and Josh Satin had Buffalo's only two hits. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, HARRISBURG 3 (12 innings): Dustin Martin rolled a walk-off single through the hole on the right side to give Binghamton a 12-inning victory. Martin’s hit, Binghamton’s 15th, ended a four-hour, seven-minute contest that saw the teams combine to strand 28 runners. With the game 3, reliever Jimmy Barthmaier issued a one-out walk to Raul Reyes. Sean Kazmar ended the righty’s night and pushed the eventual winning run to second with a single. Southpaw Patrick McCoy entered to face Martin, who fell behind 0-2 before rolling the next pitch weakly to the right side. The grounder evaded first baseman Justin Bloxom and second baseman Jonathan Tucker and rolled into right field untouched. Reyes scored from second to give Binghamton their fourth walk-off win this season. The game was marred my missed opportunities by both teams. The Senators went 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position and stranded 14 runners, including runners at third in the 10th and 11th innings. Binghamton did not fare much better, leaving 14 aboard. B-Mets starter Cory Mazzoni matched a season-high with 10 hits allowed, but battled through seven innings. He surrendered three runs (two earned) and struck out four. The B-Mets bullpen combined for five scoreless innings. Brad Holt and C.J. Nitkowski kept the Senators off the board in the eighth and ninth. Ryan Fraser stranded two runners while blanking Harrisburg in the 10th and 11th. Adam Kolarek (1-0) worked around a leadoff walk in the 12th to post a scoreless frame. He earned his first Double-A win. Box

CLEARWATER 5, ST. LUCIE 2: Jack Leathersich surrendered a tiebreaking three-run homer to Jim Murphy in the eighth. Starter Angel Cuan allowed two unearned runs in six innings. Clearwater's two-run third began with a throwing error by third baseman Aderlin Rodriguez. St. Lucie had evened the score in the fifth on an RBI single by Alonzo Harris Jr. Box

GREENSBORO 5, SAVANNAH 2: The Grasshoppers used a four-run fifth to earn a split of the four-game series. Rain delayed the start of the game by 80 minutes. The Gnats then opened the scoring in the third thanks to singles from Charley Thurber and Matt Reynolds and an RBI single by Gilbert Gomez. Starter Jimmy Fuller made the 1-0 lead hold up until the fifth, when the Grasshoppers took a 4-1 lead. With two outs and the bases empty, six straight Hoppers reached safely. Ryan Goetz plated the first Greensboro run with a single. Fuller then walked consecutive batters to force in the go-ahead run. Reliever Randy Fontanez entered with the bases loaded, and Josh Adams greeted him by lining a single for a three-run advantage. All four runs in the inning were charged to Fuller (3-4). Box

KINGSPORT 7, GREENEVILLE 4: Jorge Rivero had two triples and three RBIs. 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini did not play, a day after leaving a game for a pinch runner after getting hit with a pitch in the hand. Box

CONNECTICUT 11, BROOKLYN 3: After Luis Mateo struck out the first four batters of the game, he struggled through the next four innings. He was charged with five runs on 10 hits despite striking out 10 in five innings. Reliever Ernesto Yanez allowed four runs in 1 2/3 innings. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 7.19.12

July, 19, 2012
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BUFFALO 9, TOLEDO 8: After loading the bases with none out and failing to push across the winning run a night earlier, the Bisons avoided a repeat against Mud Hens closer Chris Bootcheck. This time, Raul Reyes dropped a one-out, bases-loaded single into shallow left to score Adam Loewen and Zach Lutz for the walk-off win. Buffalo actually took a 7-4 lead into the top of the ninth, but Danny Dorn hit a grand slam against Herd closer Fernando Cabrera. Bisons starter Chris Schwinden allowed three earned runs (two earned) on eight hits in an 88-pitch effort spanning five innings. It was his second start for the Bisons since being reclaimed by the Mets off waivers on July 5. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, BOWIE 3 (10 innings): Allan Dykstra drove in the game-deciding run with a two-out double and Robert Carson struck out three to collect the victory. After blowing a one-run lead in the eighth, the B-Mets answered in the ninth. Trailing by one against reliever Chris Petrini, Jefry Marte singled and Sean Kazmar reached on a bunt. Juan Centeno tied the score with an RBI single. Carson picked up two outs in the ninth and returned for the 10th after Dykstra’s hit provided a lead. The lefty worked around a two-out single and posted a scoreless inning, striking out Jonathan Schoop to end the game. The victory was Carson's first since August 2011. Box

DUNEDIN 5, ST. LUCIE 2: Erik Goeddel allowed five runs in 6 1/3 innings. Box

ROME 2, SAVANNAH 1: Gnats starter Michael Fulmer limited Rome to one run in six innings with seven strikeouts in a no-decision. Gregory Pron extended his hitting streak to eight games with a fifth-inning double. He scored the team’s only run on an RBI groundout by Gilbert Gomez that inning to even the score at 1. The Braves broke that tie against reliever Randy Fontanez in the seventh. Chase Anselment drew a walk, moved to second on Brandon Drury’s single and scored on Fernando De Los Santos’ single. The throw from left fielder Dustin Lawley beat Anselment to the plate, but kicked away from catcher Albert Cordero on a high bounce. Fulmer, who walked two and struck out seven, lowered his ERA to 2.67. All four hits he allowed were singles. Box

BRISTOL at KINGSPORT (ppd.)

BROOKLYN 1, STATEN ISLAND 0 (15 innings): Dimas Ponce opened the top of the 15th with a double, advanced to second on Jonathan Clark's bunt single and scored on Richie Rodriguez's sacrifice fly to break the scoreless deadlock. The game ended with catcher Nelfi Zapata holding on to the ball in a plate collision to complete a double play. Cyclones pitchers surrendered only four hits in 15 innings. Starter Gabriel Ynoa went six innings and allowed one hit and two walks. Beck Wheeler, Tim Peterson, John Mincone, Paul Sewald, Ernesto Yanez and Tyler Vanderheiden combined on the shutout. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 7.17.12

July, 18, 2012
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BUFFALO 17, TOLEDO 1: Four Bisons homers in the eighth made it a laugher as Jeremy Hefner pitched solidly. The scoring output fell one shy of the team record at home, which came in an 18-3 win against Toledo on June 2, 2000. Leading off the eighth, Oswaldo Navarro sent a fly ball to deep left field that cleared the fences for a home run. It was the first pinch-hit homer for the Herd since Jordany Valdespin's long ball on May 19. Following Navarro in the eighth, Adam Loewen had a solo shot for the first back-to-back Bisons homers since June 29. Matt den Dekker contributed a three-run homer and Fred Lewis also went deep in the frame. Matt Tuiasosopo went 4-for-4 with three RBIs. Hefner (5-2) allowed the minimum number of batters through four innings, benefiting from three inning-ending double plays. Hefner limited the Mud Hens to one run on six hits and a walk while striking out four in seven innings. Box

TRENTON 5, BINGHAMTON 4: Reliever Robert Carson balked in the deciding run in the top of the ninth as the B-Mets failed to hold two late-game leads. With the score tied at 4, Rob Segedin greeted Carson in the ninth with a double, but was nabbed attempting to advance to third on Yadil Mujica’s groundball to short. Jose Pirela made up for the gaffe and put runners on the corners with a single. With a 1-0 count against Addison Maruszak, Carson never came to the set position on his second pitch and was called for a balk. The misstep forced in Mujica with the tiebreaking run. Binghamton had opened the scoring in the third against Trenton starter Dellin Betances. Juan Centeno doubled with one out and came home when Reese Havens doubled. B-Mets starter Greg Peavey kept the Thunder in check for five scoreless frames. Trenton broke through in the sixth, plating a run on three consecutive singles. In seventh, J.R. Murphy gave Trenton the lead with a solo homer against Peavey to start the inning. Mujica doubled with one out and Pirela doubled him home, ending Peavey’s night. He allowed three runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings. Armando Rodriguez recorded two outs to keep the deficit at two runs. Binghamton struck back against Betances in the seventh. Allan Dykstra doubled and Michael Fisher chased Betances with a walk. Lee Hyde entered and bobbled a sac bunt by Dustin Martin, loading the bases. Wilfredo Tovar, hitting .474 with runners in scoring position entering the game, delivered a game-tying two-run double. Centeno gave Binghamton the lead with a sac fly. Rodriguez returned for the eighth and watched the lead disappear as Luke Murton crushed his league-leading 20th homer to knot the game at 4. Box

BREVARD COUNTY 6, ST. LUCIE 5
BREVARD COUNTY 1, ST. LUCIE 0:
Brevard County scored four runs in the ninth in Game 1 against Jack Leathersich and Jeffrey Walters to rally for the win. Rafael Montero was the hard-luck loser in Game 2. He allowed one run in six innings. Box 1, Box 2

SAVANNAH 10, LAKEWOOD 2: Cole Frenzel and Gilbert Gomez homered and Yucarybert De La Cruz went 3-for-5 with four RBIs. Starter Jacob deGrom limited the BlueClaws to two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out eight in 7 2/3 innings. Box

KINGSPORT 4, BRISTOL 3: Jeyckol De Leon's single in the eighth provided the tiebreaking run. Box

HUDSON VALLEY 4, BROOKLYN 1: The Renegades jumped to an early 1-0 lead as Luke Maile homered in the second inning -- the first long ball surrendered by Julian Hilario in his career. In the fourth, Hudson Valley rallied for another three runs against Hilario. Ryan Dunn singled and back-to-back walks by Hilario loaded the bases. Michael Williams followed with an RBI single. Leonardo Reginatto then doubled to score Joel Caminero and Marty Gantt. Ernesto Yanez replaced Hilario. In 3 1/3 innings, Hilario surrendered four earned runs on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts. With runners on second and third, Yanez retired Joey Rickard and fanned Justin O’Connor to escape the inning. Matt Koch and Logan Taylor combined for four scoreless relief innings for Brooklyn. Brandon Nimmo's RBI double in the sixth provided the Cyclones' lone run. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 7.4.12

July, 4, 2012
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SYRACUSE 5, BUFFALO 0: Matt Harvey surrendered two runs on four hits while walking two and striking out six in six innings, but he suffered the loss as the Bisons were blanked by Zach Duke and two relievers. Harvey has an International League-leading 102 strikeouts. He became the 17th Buffalo pitcher to reach the 100-strikeout plateau in a season. Dillon Gee has the record, with 165 two years ago. The Bisons mustered only five hits, two by Adam Loewen in his return to Triple-A after rehabbing a stress fracture in his right foot. Loewen, who missed 61 games, also walked. Harvey has only two wins in his past six starts despite a 2.83 ERA and .218 opponent batting average during that stretch. Box

RICHMOND 9, BINGHAMTON 4: The Flying Squirrels pounced on B-Mets starter Greg Peavey en route to collecting 11 hits, 10 for extra bases. Gary Brown led off the first by doubling. He scored when Mark Minicozzi also doubled. Tommy Joseph made it 2-0 with an RBI double. Richmond added a run in the second on Brown's RBI triple. Binghamton answered in the third against Richmond starter Craig Westcott. Peavey bounced a single up the middle, moved to third on a ground-rule double by Reese Havens and scored on a wild pitch. The B-Mets cut the deficit to one run in the fifth. Eric Campbell bounced a groundball off Westcott's foot, which ricocheted into left field, allowing Juan Lagares to score from second. But a half-inning later, Joseph smacked a three-run homer. Peavey’s night came to a close two batters later. He allowed six runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings, extending his winless streak to seven games. After Richmond tacked on two more runs against Adrian Rosario in the sixth, the B-Mets made one last push in the seventh. Lagares reached on a one-out infield single, ending Westcott’s start. Campbell greeted reliever Ari Ronick with a two-run homer to cap a three-RBI night. Ehrie Adrianza wrapped up the Richmond scoring with a solo homer off Erik Turgeon in the eighth. The B-Mets (37-46) continue the series Thursday with former Giants farmhand Zack Wheeler facing his former organization. Box

JUPITER 4, ST. LUCIE 3: T.J. Rivera went 2-for-3 with an RBI double, but the Mets fell short. Chase Huchingson allowed three runs on eight hits and one walk in five innings. Jack Leathersich allowed one run and four hits in 2 1/3 innings with one walk and five strikeouts, but was charged with the loss. Jeff Walters contributed 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Cory Vaughn hit a bases-loaded, two-run single in the third to give the Mets a 2-1 lead. Rivera’s double scored Juan Torres in the fourth to put the Mets ahead, 3-2. St. Lucie was limited to four hits and failed to produce a hit after the fourth inning. Zach Lutz batted third and played third base, finishing 0-for-1 with two walks in his first game with St. Lucie after coming off Triple-A Buffalo’s disabled list. Lutz returned after having a broken hamate bone surgically removed from his hand. The Hammerheads pushed across the go-ahead run in the eighth on a single by Aaron Dudley that plated J.T. Realmuto. Box

CHARLESTON 3, SAVANNAH 2: The Gnats scored both of their runs on solo homers. Aderlin Rodriguez gave Savannah a 1-0 lead with a leadoff homer in the bottom of the second. Down 3-1, Cam Maron went deep in the fifth. It was the 14th homer of the year for Rodriguez and the third for Maron. The RiverDogs had taken the lead with two third-inning runs. A pair of groundball singles and an error by second baseman Brandon Brown loaded the bases with one out. Ali Castillo then put Charleston in front with a two-run single through the hole on the left side. Charleston added another run in the fifth. With two outs and Francisco Arcia at third and Cito Culver at first, Culver took off for second. Catcher Albert Cordero’s throw would have easily beaten Culver, who pulled up short of second. By the time Brown, who fielded the throw, looked toward the plate, Arcia had raced home with Charleston's third run. Brown’s throw to first then hit Culver, allowing him to reach second. Down 3-2, the Gnats rallied in the eighth. Rodriguez singled with two outs. Brian Harrison then doubled, but Rodriguez was thrown out at the plate. Gnats starter Jacob deGrom (3-3, 2.64 ERA) was charged with three runs (two earned) on six hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six and did not walk a batter. He had 46 strikeouts and seven walks in 58 innings this season. Box

ELIZABETHTON 8, KINGSPORT 1: Persio Reyes (0-3) allowed six runs (four earned) on five hits and four walks in three innings. Box

BROOKLYN 9, WILLIAMSPORT 5: Powered by homers from Stefan Sabol and Brandon Nimmo, the Cyclones won their sixth straight. Dawrin Frias (2-0) collected the win, despite facing only one batter in relief. Cole Frenzel extended his hitting streak to six games with a two-run triple in a four-run first. Sabol then became the 26th player in Cyclones history to have a hitting streak of 10 or more games as he ripped an RBI double. Julian Hilario cruised through first four innings, allowing one unearned run. But after striking out Roman Quinn to start the fifth, Hilario yielded a double to Brian Pointer, then a single to Cameron Perkins to put runners on the corners. After striking out Chris Serritella, a two-out RBI single by Mitch Walding cut Brooklyn's lead to 4-2. Yan Carlos Olmo then hit a slow dribbler that third baseman Dimas Ponce threw away, allowing Perkins to score. Larry Greene Jr. doubled to two plate two runs and give the Crosscutters a 5-4 lead. In 4 2/3 innings, Hilario surrendered eight hits and five runs (three earned). Frias entered to face Logan Moore, who grounded out to first base. The next half-inning, Sabol and Nimmo homered. It was Nimmo's second homer this season, this time a three-run shot. Frias combined with fellow relievers Matt Koch and Ernesto Yanez to toss 4 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing up one hit and one walk. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 6.24.12

June, 24, 2012
6/24/12
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DURHAM 4, BUFFALO 3: Matt Harvey allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six in five innings. Harvey threw 93 pitches in the no-decision. Buffalo has now lost 10 of 11 to drop to 38-39. Fred Lewis went 3-for-3 with two solo homers in the loss. Lewis' fourth-inning homer evened the score at 1. Josh Rodriguez also homered, which tied the score at 2 in the sixth. A half-inning later, though, Justin Hampson (4-2) surrendered two runs. Matt Mangini gave Durham the lead with a leadoff homer. Jeff Salazar doubled and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Lewis pulled the Bisons within a run in the eighth with his second homer. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, ERIE 5: Robert Carson capped a five-out save by striking out Jordan Lennerton to strand the tying run on base. Wilmer Flores drove in two runs in a four-hit game. Nick Castellanos gave Erie a first-inning lead with a solo homer off Armando Rodriguez. Rodriguez filled in for scheduled starter Mark Cohoon, who was promoted to Buffalo. The B-Mets responded against Jared Wesson in the second. Flores doubled and scored when Francisco Pena also doubled. Pedro Zapata gave Binghamton the lead with a two-out RBI single. Erie tied the score at 2 in the bottom of the frame. Tony Plagman reached on an infield single, stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored when Rodriguez uncorked a wild pitch. Binghamton used another two-run inning to take the lead for good in the third. After Wesson loaded the bases by allowing a single and issuing two walks, Flores stroked his second double, driving in two and giving Binghamton a 4-2 edge. Lennerton had a solo homer in the third. But Jefry Marte scored in the fifth on Cesar Carrillo's wild pitch. Zapata greeted Michael Morrison with a homer in the sixth. Reese Havens capped Binghamton’s scoring with a solo homer off Robbie Weinhardt in the eighth. Erik Turgeon and Ryan Fraser (1-0) combined for four scoreless relief innings. Adrian Rosario then took a four-run lead into the eighth. He paid immediately for walking Jamie Johnson when Niuman Romero laced an RBI double. After a single and walk loaded the bases, Carson entered. With the tying run on first, the southpaw induced Plagman to fly out and struck out Brandon Douglas to end the inning. In the ninth, Luis Sanz singled and Johnson reached on a fielding error by Havens at second. Castellanos cut the deficit to two by lining a two-out, run-scoring single. Lennerton then struck out on three pitches. Fraser earned his first win as a B-Met. Carson collected his sixth save. The B-Mets (35-38) complete the series Monday as Zack Wheeler pitches. Box

DAYTONA at ST. LUCIE (ppd).: Postponed because of inclement weather, the game will be made up as part of a 4 p.m. doubleheader Monday.

AUGUSTA 2, SAVANNAH 1: Augusta no-hit the Gnats into the seventh inning and then held on late. Savannah’s Cam Maron went 0-for-4, snapping his hitting streak at 16 games, tied for the second-longest in the South Atlantic League in 2012. Left-hander Jimmy Fuller made his first Savannah start since Aug. 1, 2010. He finished that season with St. Lucie, but missed last year following labrum surgery. In the second inning, Joe Staley blooped a two-out single into shallow right field and scored on Brett Krill’s double. Augusta opened a 2-0 lead in the fourth. Wes Hodges doubled to chase Fuller, who had reached his pitch limit. Garrett Buechele followed with an RBI single against Randy Fontanez, who otherwise tossed three scoreless innings. Augusta left-hander Adalberto Mejia was pulled with a no-hitter intact through six innings because of a pitch limit. The Gnats broke through for their first hits and only run in the seventh against reliever Andrew Berger. Dustin Lawley drew a one-out walk. Aderlin Rodriguez then rolled a swinging bunt up the third-base line that stopped in fair territory for the Gnats’ first hit. Gregory Pron followed with a clean single into right field to drive in Lawley. After a botched rundown, Rodriguez advanced to third and Lawley, as the potential go-ahead run, followed the play into second. However, 2011 14th-round pick Xorge Carillo, in his first Savannah start, struck out to strand the runners in scoring position. Box

KINGSPORT 8, GREENEVILLE 3: Right-hander Robert Gsellman, the Mets' 13th-round pick in 2011, allowed only one run, unearned, in six innings. Maikis De La Cruz went went 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs. Gavin Cecchini had two RBIs. Box

BROOKLYN 10, ABERDEEN 5: Gabriel Ynoa (1-0) had a scoreless effort through six innings, while Alex Sanchez went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Brandon Nimmo worked a one-out walk in the first and moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. Sanchez then singled to plate Nimmo for a 1-0 lead. In the fourth, consecutive singles by Sanchez, Nelfi Zapata and Cole Frenzel loaded the bases. Eudy Pina then delivered a two-run double. The lead swelled to 6-0 in the fifth. Richie Rodriguez and Nimmo walked and advanced on a groundout. Sanchez drove in his second run with a single and later scored on a two-RBI hit from Frenzel. In the sixth, Phillip Evans plated Jonathan Clark with a single. An inning later, Zapata’s solo homer made it 8-0. Ynoa allowed a walk and a single to open Aberdeen's half of the seventh inning before giving way to Ernesto Yanez, who walked a batter to load the bases. Yanez then served up a grand slam to Doug Bream. John Mincone pitched two scoreless innings to close out the game and collect his first save. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 6.20.12

June, 21, 2012
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NORFOLK 3, BUFFALO 1: Pedro Beato surrendered a tiebreaking solo homer to Nate McLouth in the fifth, while Manny Acosta surrendered the final run, on three hits, in the eighth. Ruben Tejada went 0-for-4 but played a full game at shortstop in his return to the Bisons after two rehab games with Class A St. Lucie. Ronny Cedeño, after five starts at shortstop, shifted to second base and went 1-for-4. Dylan Owen had tossed 71 pitches after four innings, so manager Wally Backman decided to go to the bullpen early, despite Owen having allowed only one run. Meanwhile, 49-year-old Jamie Moyer also logged four innings. Moyer's line: one run on three hits with four strikeouts. The lone run Moyer surrendered was a solo homer to Matt Tuiasosopo. Box

AKRON 2, BINGHAMTON 0
BINGHAMTON 5, AKRON 1:
Zack Wheeler suffered his first loss in two months despite allowing only one earned run in the opener, but Cory Mazzoni led the B-Mets to a doubleheader split with a complete game in his Double-A debut in the nightcap. In Game 1, Binghamton’s shaky defense cost Wheeler in the second. With runners at first and second and one out, Ben Copeland sent a potential double-play grounder to short. Josh Rodriguez flipped to Rylan Sandoval for one out, but the relay to first skipped past Eric Campbell, allowing Thomas Neal to score from second. The defensive missteps continued in the third. With one out and runners at the corners, Chun Chen sent a groundball to third that could have ended the inning. Jefry Marte juggled the baseball and settled for one out as Davis Stoneburner scored to give the Aeros a 2-0 lead. Wheeler (6-3) suffered the hard-luck loss, snapping his six-game winning streak. It was the first time Binghamton had lost behind Wheeler since April 24. The righty allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits over six innings. The Binghamton offense awoke in the nightcap. Marte started a two-out rally in the first against Akron starter Francisco Jimenez with a single. Marte stole second and scored when Campbell doubled. It was the first time in seven games the B-Mets have scored first. The Aeros scratched back against Mazzoni in the first. Juan Duaz doubled, took third on a wild pitch and scored on a single from Nick Weglarz. Akron loaded the bases later in the inning, but Mazzoni wiggled out of damage by inducing Matt Lawson to fly out to center. Kai Gronauer broke a 1-all tie in the fourth by drilling a two-run single that bounced off Jimenez’s back and rolled into centerfield. Pedro Zapata brought home another run by beating out a double-play ball. Reese Havens capped the scoring with an RBI single. Mazzoni (1-0) faced two over the minimum over his final six innings. In total, he allowed one run on five hits over seven innings while collecting four strikeouts. He becomes the third Binghamton starting pitcher to win his Double-A debut, joining Darin Gorski and Greg Peavey, who performed the feat in April. Box 1, Box 2

ST. LUCIE 6, BRADENTON 2: After a scoreless inning in a rehab appearance by Ramon Ramirez, Tyler Pill limited Bradenton to one run in 5 1/3 innings. Taylor Whitenton then picked up the win with 1 2/3 scoreless relief innings. St. Lucie broke a 1-all tie with a five-run ninth that included a two-run double by shortstop Wilfredo Tovar (1-for-3). Tovar as well as Wilmer Flores (1-for-3, one RBI) and catcher Francisco Pena (0-for-4) were promoted to Double-A Binghamton after the game. St. Lucie completed the first half with a 49-19 record. Box

PRINCETON 10. KINGSPORT 7: Long Island native Steven Matz -- the Mets' top pick in the 2009 draft, who had been slowed for most of the past two seasons recovering from Tommy John surgery -- allowed five runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks in 3 1/3 innings in his first official professional game. Matz had one of five Kingsport errors. Michael Bernal homered and had three RBIs for the K-Mets. First-round pick Gavin Cecchini went 1-for-5 and committed an error at shortstop in his second professional game. Box

BROOKLYN 7, STATEN ISLAND 2: Luis Cessa (1-0) earned the win, going five innings and allowing six hits, two earned runs, no walks and four strikeouts as Brooklyn won its third straight against the Yankees. The Cyclones received a combined three innings of one-hit relief from Ernesto Yanez, who struck out four batters in two innings, and David Wynn, who tossed a perfect ninth. Trailing 1-0, Stefan Sabol singled in the fourth and advanced to second when DH Julio Concepcion walked. Eudy Pina then homered to give the Cyclones a 3-1 lead. The Cyclones added three runs in the sixth. Concepcion reached on a ground-rule double. Pina and Jeffrey Glenn then drew back-to-back walks before Dimas Ponce plated Concepcion with a sacrifice fly. Richie Rodriguez grounded into a forceout at second to score Pina. With Rodriguez at first, Brandon Nimmo doubled on a line drive to left to bring him home. Nimmo advanced to third on a Yankees fielding error and Phillip Evans walked to put runners on the corners. However, Alex Sanchez ended the inning with a pop out to second. Brooklyn produced its final run in the seventh, as Pina doubled to score Sabol, who had also doubled. Box

Compiled from team reports

Mets morning briefing 6.16.12

June, 16, 2012
6/16/12
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Dillon Gee surrendered a pair of homers -- one of the inside-the-park variety -- and the Mets lost Jason Bay to a suspected concussion in a 7-3 defeat against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night at Citi Field.

Saturday's news reports:

• Bay suffered the head injury making contact with the wall on a second-inning diving attempt during what became an inside-the-park homer for Jay Bruce. Terry Collins said Bay was woozy and was taken home by security personnel. The left fielder almost assuredly will land on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Justin Turner's rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo will be cut short after two games and eight at-bats, and the infielder should be activated to take Bay's roster spot.

Bay had been 2-for-25 since returning from a DL trip prompted by a fractured rib, which also was suffered attempting a diving outfield catch. This is not Bay's first concussion, which adds to the concern. He suffered a whiplash-induced concussion at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2010. Bay then played two more games and did not return for the remainder of that season.


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Trainer Ray Ramirez escorts Jason Bay off the field in the second inning Friday night.


With Bay's loss, Collins said there still is enough outfield depth to get by with Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Scott Hairston and Andres Torres as well as Vinny Rottino and Jordany Valdespin -- hence Turner's early return and not the promotion of an outfielder.

The Mets face another four straight right-handers: Homer Bailey on Saturday (versus Jon Niese), Johnny Cueto on Sunday, then Baltimore's Jake Arrieta and Tommy Hunter the first two games of an interleague series at Citi Field. The next southpaw starter due to face the Mets is the Orioles' Brian Matusz on Wednesday.

As a result, it's logical for at least the next four games for Nieuwenhuis to continue to start in center and Duda in right field. As for left field, Collins was noncommittal postgame. Even though Torres is a switch-hitter, he -- like Hairston -- is much more effective against left-handed pitching. Although Valdespin could get a start, Hairston may see the most action. Collins chose to insert Hairston once Bay came out of Friday's game. And Hairston started consecutive games last week against right-handed pitching, including when Bay was scratched in D.C. with suspected ill effects of an antibiotic.

Turner, playing second base, and Ronny Cedeño at shortstop each went 1-for-4 in a rehab game Friday night with Triple-A Buffalo. It was only Turner's second rehab game. The plan originally was to have him stay with the Bisons through the weekend and see more pitching.

• Columnist Kevin Kernan in the Post suggests it's time to terminate Bay's career with the Mets, for the good of the team and the player. Writes Kernan:

No Met has struggled like Bay, but once again he put his body in jeopardy. The wall always wins. Just ask Mike Baxter, who made a catch for the ages on June 1 ago to save Johan Santana’s no-hitter. That is the only way Bay knows how to play, but the sad truth is Bay’s Mets career at this point is a total lost cause and he figures to be out a substantial amount of time again. He had just returned from a fractured rib which was caused by a dive for another fly ball. In late July of 2010, he suffered a terrible concussion slamming into the left-field wall at Dodger Stadium that finished his season. Bay has suffered three knockout punches and each time he was injured, the air was sucked out of the Mets. Bay’s four-year, $66 million contract that runs through next season may be the worst deal in Mets history. For his own good, and their own, the Mets have to find a new home for Bay, they have to eat what’s left of the deal and send him somewhere he can get a fresh start.

Columnist Tim Smith in the Daily News also writes about Bay's career and the expectations that came with a four-year, $66 million deal:

Bay’s injury history, lack of production and salary ($16 million this season) have worn on the patience of Mets fans, who consider him the biggest free agent bust since Ollie Perez and Luis Castillo left town. Bay is bringing up those old bad vibes, even in a feel-good season for the Mets. If his latest injury knocks Bay out for an extended period, he will go to the head of the class with Mo Vaughn and Bobby Bonilla as far as Mets free-agent busts go. Here is what the Mets have gotten on their $66 million investment so far: 22 home runs, 110 RBI, two concussions, a fractured rib and the reality of non-existent slugging prowess.

• Read game recaps/Bay injury coverage in the Star-Ledger, Journal, Newsday, Record, Daily News, Times and Post.

• The Mets' appeal in an attempt to credit R.A. Dickey with a no-hitter Wednesday at Tampa Bay has been denied by Joe Torre and Major League Baseball. Dickey described himself as "fairly relieved" at the resolution, since there would always have been an asterisk by the feat had B.J. Upton's first-inning infield single been changed to an error on third baseman David Wright, who was unable to cleanly barehand the ball. Jerry Koosman, whose franchise-record scoreless innings streak was topped with the knuckleballer's performance against the Rays, happened to be at Citi Field on Friday as part of a Mets alumni event. Dickey's streak ended at 32 2/3 innings with an unearned run in the ninth Wednesday. Koosman's former record, set in 1973, had been 31 2/3 innings. Read more in Newsday, the Post, Star-Ledger, Daily News and Record.

Dickey, by the way, will appear at the Yogi Berra Museum at Montclair State University on Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to sell signed copies of his memoir.

David Wright was grazed by his stomach with an eighth-inning pitch from Sean Marshall, which the third baseman believed was payback for Gee hitting Joey Votto in the back with a pitch five innings earlier. Still, Wright had no problem with the grazing. You may recall Wright being pulled against his will from a lopsided May 15 game against Milwaukee because Collins feared D.J. Carrasco's plunking of Ryan Braun would elicit retribution. Read more in the Post and Daily News.

Jenrry Mejia tossed a scoreless inning as his two-week preparation in Buffalo for major league bullpen duty began, and Matt den Dekker delivered his first Triple-A homer, but the Bisons lost to Pawtucket, 8-3. Mejia coaxed three groundouts and a surrendered a single in a 19-pitch frame. According to the Buffalo News' Mike Harrington, the final pitch -- at 95 mph -- shattered a bat. Read Friday's full minor league recap here. Read more on the Bisons' recent slide in the Buffalo News.

Anthony M. Destefano in Newsday has details of the revitalization plans for the land adjacent to Citi Field, which currently mostly houses auto-repair businesses. Writes Destefano:

The plans announced Thursday call for the environmental remediation of 23 acres of contaminated land east of Citi Field. The project was approved by the city in 2008, but faced unsuccessful legal challenges from property owners. [Mayor Mike] Bloomberg said about 95 percent of the land in the eastern zone has been acquired by the city through purchases. The latest proposal, which requires zoning changes, environmental review and approval by the City Council, adds some new elements, notably a Willets West project for an area immediately west of Citi Field. Willets West will convert current stadium parking into a 1-million-square-foot retail and entertainment center, with more than 200 retail stores of all sizes, movie theaters, restaurants, entertainment venues, a parking structure and surface parking for 2,500 cars, the city said.

The first redevelopment phase, an area east of Citi Field, calls for construction of retail, hotel and commercial space. Some 2,500 housing units are also provided for later, with 875 units labeled "affordable."

• The Brooklyn Cyclones, who open their New York-Penn League season Monday against the Staten Island Yankees at Coney Island, officially announced their roster. It includes 2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo, a high school outfielder from Wyoming, who had been participating in extended spring training. It also includes Purdue catcher Kevin Plawecki, the 35th overall pick in the draft, who signed for a reported $1.47 million. The local angles include left-hander John Mincone, who is a product of Half Hollow Hills East and Suffolk Community College West on Long Island, as well as 12th-round pick Rob Whalen, whose entire family hails from Queens. Whalen as an 8-year-old won the "Tom Seaver Most Outstanding Pitcher Award" at a Mets-sponsored camp at Long Neck, N.Y.

The full Cyclones roster:

Pitchers: Matt Bowman, Luis Cessa, Darwin Frias, Jeremy Gould, Julian Hilario, Matt Koch, Rainy Lara, Luis Mateo, Mincone, Hansel Robles, Richard Ruff, Paul Sewald, Juan Urbina, Tyler Vandenheinden, Brandon Welch, Whalen, Beck Wheeler, David Wynn, Ernesto Yanez, Gabriel Ynoa.

Catchers: Xorge Carrillo, Jeff Glenn, Plawecki, Nelfi Zapata.

Infielders: Cole Frenzel, Alex Sanchez, Richie Rodriguez, Jorge Rivero, Jeff Reynolds, Dimas Ponce, Juan Gamboa, Phillip Evans, Yucarybert De La Cruz.

Outfielders: Jonathan Clark, Julio Concepcion, Nimmo, Eudy Pina, Stefan Sabol.

Read more in the Cyclones in the Post.

• 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini and Plawecki took batting practice at Citi Field before Friday's game and met with the New York media. Cecchini, a high school shortstop from Louisiana and the 12th overall pick, is ticketed for Class A Kingsport. He chose to wear No. 2 out of respect for favorite player Derek Jeter. Read more in Newsday.

• Fourth-round pick Branden Kaupe, a speedy switch-hitting infielder from Hawaii, has agreed to sign for $225,000 -- below the commissioner's recommendation of $323,900 for that slot, according to Baseball America's Jim Callis.

Cody Derespina in Newsday talks to players who transitioned from infield to outfield.

TRIVIA: Who has the Mets' last inside-the-park homer?

Friday's answer: Benny Agbayani went on the radio with Howard Stern before the 2000 Subway Series and lightheartedly predicted the Mets would win the World Series.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.295 9 55 76
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 28
RBIL. Duda 86
RD. Murphy 76
OPSL. Duda .832
WB. Colon 14
ERAZ. Wheeler 3.49
SOZ. Wheeler 180