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Minors 4.13.13: Matz effective for 5 innings

April, 13, 2013
4/13/13
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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

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 8.16.12

August, 16, 2012
8/16/12
10:38
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LEHIGH VALLEY 5, BUFFALO 2: Zack Wheeler surrendered five runs on eight hits, including a solo homer to Sebastian Valle, while striking out eight and walking none in five innings. Wheeler now has a 4.60 ERA through three Triple-A starts. Justin Hampson and Garrett Olson combined for four scoreless relief innings. Lucas May and Lucas Duda contributed a sacrifice flies in consecutive innings. Brad Emaus and Fred Lewis scored, both after doubling. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 5, BINGHAMTON 2: New Hampshire's John Tolisano launched a tiebreaking three-run homer off Greg Peavey in the fourth inning and the B-Mets stranded 10 runners. Binghamton struck first, plating a run in the second inning against starter Fernando Hernandez. Jefry Marte reached on a one-out walk, took second on a passed ball, advanced on a single and scored when Wilfredo Tovar beat out a double play. The Fisher Cats tagged Peavey for four runs in the fourth. After Jake Marisnick’s leadoff single, Brad Glenn tied the score with a double. Ryan Goins then singled to set the stage for Tolisano, who blasted a 1-0 pitch over the right-field fence. Binghamton threatened, placing two runners aboard in the fourth and sixth, but failed to score in either frame. Sean Ochinko extended the Fisher Cats' lead with a solo homer in the sixth. Binghamton’s struggles with runners on base continued in the seventh. Ronald Uviedo allowed a pair to reach, but struck out Eric Campbell to end the inning. The B-Mets plated their final run in the eighth. Uviedo departed after issuing a leadoff a walk to Raul Reyes. After Marte greeted reliever Chorye Spoone with a single, Francisco Pena rolled into a double play that left Marte as the surviving runner at second. Tovar brought him home with a single. Spoone retired Pedro Zapata to end the inning and handed off to Sam Dyson for the ninth. Dyson threw a perfect frame. Peavey (6-8) went a career-high eight innings, but allowed five runs on eight hits. It was his second complete this season. Box

ST. LUCIE 7, PALM BEACH 5: Angel Cuan limited the Cardinals to one run in seven innings. Palm Beach rallied from a 7-1 deficit with a four-run eighth against Jeffrey Walters. Cory Vaughn launched his 21st homer and Alonzo Harris Jr. also had a two-run shot. Box

SAVANNAH 6, HICKORY 5: Yucarybert De La Cruz produced a three-run homer in the seventh as the Gnats overcame a 4-3 deficit. T.J. Chism picked up his 18th save. Box

JOHNSON CITY 14, KINGSPORT 3: Starter Corey Oswalt allowed seven runs on eight hits in 2 1/3 innings. Box

TRI-CITY 4, BROOKLYN 2: With three Cyclones starting pitchers having appeared in Tuesday's New York-Penn League All-Star Game, Brooklyn leaned on its relief corps. Matt Bowman made his first professional start and tossed four scoreless innings, allowing one hit and a walk while striking out two. Tri-City starter Lance Day matched Bowman until the fifth, when Brooklyn opened the scoring. Jeff Glenn doubled and moved to third on Juan Gamboa's groundout. Dimas Ponce then singled to plate Glenn. Matt Koch replaced Bowman and found himself in a fifth-inning jam. M.P. Cokinos and Jean Batista connected on back-to-back hits that put two in scoring position with one out. After Dan Gubransen's sacrifice fly, Emilio King launched a two-run homer to put Tri-City ahead, 3-1. Brooklyn answered a half-inning later, after a fielding error and a walk put a pair of runners aboard. Kevin Plawecki singled to score Phillip Evans and slice Brooklyn's deficit to one run. In the seventh, the ValleyCats restored a two-run lead, although Logan Taylor limited the damage. After entering with the bases loaded and nobody out, Taylor induced a sacrifice fly and a double play to hold the deficit to 4-2. In the eighth, Jayce Boyd doubled and Plawecki singled, but Stefan Sabol and Glenn struck out to end the threat. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 5.28.12

May, 27, 2012
5/27/12
11:46
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SCRANTON WILKES-BARRE 1, BUFFALO 0: Steve Pearce's 6th-inning solo homer provided the only scoring, and Scranton left Buffalo with a 1-0 victory. The clubs split the 4-game set at two games apiece in a unique series where the Yankees batted last as the home team. Pearce hit his moon shot off Bisons' starter Chris Schwinden. Although Pearce was able to muscle the ball out of the park, Bisons manager Wally Backman didn't think it was the result of a bad pitch. Schwinden suffered the loss and falls to 3-4. The lack of run support is becoming a growing trend in Schwinden's starts, and Sunday saw the right-hander's second 1-0 loss of the season. Going into Sunday, the Bisons averaged 3.1 runs per game when Schwinden took the mound. Schwinden kept Scranton hitters off-balance, inducing a fairly even mix of groundouts, fly outs, and strikeouts in his 5.2 innings of work. Aside from Pearce's homer, Schwinden allowed only one other extra-base hit on the day. After Schwinden was relieved, the Bisons bullpen was able to lock down Yankees hitters for the rest of the game. A trio of relievers combined to hold Scranton without a hit for the remaining 2.1 innings. But offensive struggles with runners in scoring position kept the Bisons from turning the pitching force's effort into a victory. The Herd went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position Sunday, failing to take advantage of potential scoring opportunities. One of these opportunities came in the 6th inning, after Fred Lewis hit a hard line drive into the right-field corner for a 1-out double. Josh Satin was up next, and he hit a grounder to shortstop, close to Lewis. Instead of holding up at second base, Lewis ran and found himself trapped between second and third. The Yankees put Lewis out, ending the speedster's threat to score. Lewis may have been caught off guard by Yankees shortstop Ramiro Pena's ability to keep the ball in the infield on the play, Backman said. On a more positive note, Lewis continued his string of extra-base offensive production Sunday. Lewis complemented his Friday and Saturday home runs (his first two of the season) with two doubles. Despite Lewis' performance -- as well as the sound all-around pitching effort -- the Herd was unable to secure the win Sunday. The Bisons had their fair share of hits -- 9, compared to Scranton's 4 -- but couldn't manage to send runners across the plate. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 1: Mark Cohoon allowed one run over seven innings to lead the B-Mets past the New Hampshire Fisher Cats by a 6-1 score Sunday night at NYSEG Stadium. The B-Mets compiled two three-run innings and went 5-for-8 with runners in scoring position to snap a three-game losing streak. After three scoreless innings, the Fisher Cats scratched out their only run of the game in the top of the fourth. Sean Ochinko doubled to left to start the inning and scored on Brian Bocock's single to center. It was the only blemish for Cohoon on the night. The B-Mets had a quick rebuttal and took the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth, pounding out three consecutive singles against spot starter Fernando Hernandez. Raul Reyes, on base after a fielder's choice, scored Binghamton's first run on a single from Travis Ozga. Juan Lagares plated another run with a single to the right side. Reese Havens capped the three-run inning with a sac fly to center. Binghamton tacked on three more in the sixth against reliever Sam Dyson. Jefry Marte reached to start the frame on a fielding error by second baseman Ryan Goins. Following a walk to Ozga, Lagares ripped an RBI single to right and Havens singled to load the bases. After Juan Centeno bounced into a run-scoring double play, Pedro Zapata legged out an infield single to plate a run, giving the B-Mets a 6-1 lead. The cushion was more than enough for Cohoon (3-5) to earn his first win in the month of May. After allowing a run in the fourth, the lefty tossed three scoreless innings to cap his night. He allowed five hits, walked two and struck out two while matching a season-high with seven innings. Robert Carson worked around a hit and two walks to post two scoreless innings to cap the win. Hernandez (0-2) suffered his second loss. The B-Mets (23-25) complete their Memorial Day Weekend series against the Fisher Cats tomorrow afternoon at 1:05 PM. RHP Collin McHugh takes the ball against RHP Deck McGuire. Box

SAVANNAH 5, AUGUSTA 4: Savannah plated two runs in the ninth for a thrilling 5-4 win at Augusta on Sunday. Savannah trailed 4-3 with just three outs left before tallying the tying and game-winning runs. Savannah got it started in the first when Travis Taijeron doubled in a run, and Aderlin Rodriguez's fielder's choice made it 2-0. Augusta rallied for three in the next three innings against Jacob DeGrom. In the seventh, Rodriguez singled in another run to tie it, but Augusta went ahead in the eighth against reliever Chasen Bradford. In the 9th, Albert Cordero singled to tie the game, and Gregory Pron's single tallied the game-winning run. Bradford picked up the win to improve to 2-0 and T.J. Chism recorded his eighth save. Box

ST. LUCIE 2, CHARLOTTE 1: Joe Bonfe delivered a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning as the Mets won their fifth straight game with a 2-1 victory over the Charlotte Stone Crabs on Sunday.The Mets (39-11) completed a three-game sweep and have won all nine meetings against the Stone Crabs. In the sixth, Francisco Pena drew a two-out walk and advanced to third on a Juan Torres double to left. Bonfe followed with a base hit to center to plate Pena and Torres to give the Mets the lead. Hamilton Bennett (5-0) pitched two scoreless innings and allowed two hits with one walk to earn the victory in relief. Erik Goeddel received a no-decision and allowed one run on four hits in five innings with four walks and four strikeouts. Adam Kolarek tossed two scoreless innings and struck out three to earn his seventh save of the season. The Mets will look for their sixth straight win on Tuesday as they visit the Palm Beach Cardinals at 6:35 p.m. Cory Mazzoni is the scheduled starter. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 5.11.12

May, 11, 2012
5/11/12
11:48
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CHARLOTTE 3, BUFFALO 2 (10 innings): With two outs in the bottom of the 10th, Jack Egbert relieved Josh Edgin. Hector Gimenez singled to score Greg Golson, and Charlotte knocked off the Bisons. Edgin had replaced Dylan Owen heading into the 10th, and Golson took advantage with a leadoff double. A sacrifice bunt sent Golson to third, giving Gimenez the opportunity to display his late heroics. The Bisons had a chance of their own in the top of the 10th, but could not capitalize. Lucas May opened the extra frame with a double, but Knights pitcher Gregory Infante was able to retire the next three Bisons batters in order. Down 2-1 entering the top of the ninth, Valentino Pascucci opened the frame with a double. Michael Fisher pinch ran. Josh Satin then ripped a single, scoring Fisher and tying the score. The Knights had opened the scoring with a first-inning Dan Johnson single that scored Golson. It took the Bisons seven innings to produce any runs. Trailing 1-0 through six, Matt Tuiasosopo produced a double that scored Pascucci. The Knights responded with a run in the eighth. Garrett Olson started for the Bisons and produced a quality start, allowing four hits in 6 2/3 innings. Olson had 10 strikeouts and one walk. He received a no-decision. Edgin was charged with the loss. Box

BINGHAMTON 11, NEW HAMPSHIRE 4: The B-Mets pounded out 13 hits, including three home runs, and starter Gonzalez Germen fired seven innings. Matt den Dekker started the attack in a five-run first with a leadoff single off Deck McGuire. After a wild pitch moved him to second, Josh Rodriguez gave the B-Mets the lead for good with an RBI single. Raul Reyes followed with a hit, and Jefry Marte doubled Binghamton’s lead with a run-scoring single. After McGuire walked Reese Havens to load the bases, Juan Lagares produced another run with a groundout. Eric Campbell ended McGuire’s night with a two-run double. The righty recorded only one out, his shortest career outing. By the time Fernando Hernandez struck out Pedro Zapata to end the frame, the B-Mets held a 5-0 lead. Given a five-run edge, Germen got off to a bumpy start. The right-hander allowed two runs on three hits while walking two in the bottom half. He escaped further damage by inducing Brad McElroy to fly out with the bases loaded to end the inning. Den Dekker kicked the lead back to five with a long-overdue homer in the fourth. The center fielder crushed the first pitch he saw from Matt Daly to right for a two-run shot. It was Binghamton’s first homer since May 3 -- a drought of 67 innings and 277 plate appearances. Rodriguez kept the offense rolling with another homer in the sixth, a three-run shot. Campbell added a solo blast off Aaron Loup in the eighth. It was Binghamton’s first multi-homer game since it hit three against Portland on April 15. Germen settled down after his spotty first inning, facing the minimum from the second through the sixth. He surrendered one run on three consecutive hits in the seventh before inducing A.J. Jimenez to bounce into a fielder’s choice to end his night. Germen (1-1) allowed three runs on eight hits and struck out three in seven frames to earn his first Double-A victory. Edgar Ramirez took over in the eighth and wrapped up the game, allowing one run on three hits in two innings. Mike McDade tagged him for a solo home run. The B-Mets (16-17) look to secure the series win Saturday. Left-hander Darin Gorski opposes right-hander Yohan Pino. Box

ST. LUCIE 11, BREVARD COUNTY 2: Richard Lucas had three hits and Danny Muno, Robbie Shields and Francisco Pena drove in two runs apiece. Ryan Fraser tossed 3 2/3 scoreless, no-hit relief innings. Box

HICKORY 3, SAVANNAH 1: Tyler Pill struck out 10 while limiting Hickory to two runs in six innings but suffered the loss. T.J. Rivera homered to account for the Gnats' lone run. Box

Compiled from team reports

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WINS ERA SO IP
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OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .284
HRL. Duda 16
RBIL. Duda 51
RD. Murphy 57
OPSL. Duda .850
ERAJ. Niese 3.13
SOZ. Wheeler 112