New York Mets: Garcin Cecchini

Minors 7.11.13: Wilmer homers twice

July, 12, 2013
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LAS VEGAS 11, TUCSON 3: Wilmer Flores went 4-for-5 with two homers, a double and four RBIs. He has a PCL-leading 74 RBIs. Rafael Montero tossed two scoreless innings before being pulled to allow him to pitch in the Futures Game. Matt den Dekker and Zach Lutz also homered. Den Dekker has gone deep in two straight games. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, PORTLAND 5
BINGHAMTON 4, PORTLAND 0: The B-Mets and Sea Dogs resumed the opener in the third inning, with Binghamton acting as the visiting team. The game remained scoreless until

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Allan Dykstra blasted a two-run homer in the fourth. Cory Mazzoni started the resumed game, but exited after 1 1/3 innings. With a 3-2 count on Garin Cecchini, Mazzoni departed with a lower body injury. The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reported Mazzoni heard a pop in the knee. Jim Fuller took over and surrendered an RBI single to Travis Shaw, making it 2-1. In the fifth, the offense built the lead back up with RBI singles by Danny Muno and Josh Rodriguez. The final B-Mets scoring came in the seventh against Noe Ramirez. Cesar Puello singled home Wilfredo Tovar and Richard Lucas hit a sacrifice fly to give Binghamton a 6-1 lead. In the bottom half, Portland mounted a comeback. After three runs scored against Fuller in the inning, he was yanked for Chasen Bradford, who made his Double-A debut. Bradford surrendered back-to-back RBI doubles to Shannon Wilkerson and Tony Thomas as Portland pulled within 6-5. He escaped the jam by striking out Cecchini. Bradford settled down and tossed a scoreless eighth inning. Closer Jeff Walters threw a perfect ninth for his 23rd save.

In Game 2, Noah Syndergaard started and allowed one hit in two innings. His workload was capped to preserve his Futures Game availability. Against Portland pitcher Mike McCarthy, Puello had an RBI single to put Binghamton ahead 1-0. The hit was the third consecutive single to start the game for the B-Mets. In the fifth, Muno, Rodriguez and Puello each singled to begin the inning. Puello’s single brought home Muno to give Binghamton a 2-0 lead. Ryan Fraser tossed three scoreless innings after replacing Syndergaard to earn his first Double-A win this season. Chase Huchingson and Scott Atchison each threw a perfect inning of relief. Atchison (groin) is expected to be activated from the DL by the Mets after the All-Star break. Box 1, Box 2

ST. LUCIE 7, CHARLOTTE 6: Matt Bowman allowed three runs (two earned) in five innings and improved to 5-2. Hamilton Bennett surrendered three runs in the bottom of the ninth, but T.J. Chism entered with the tying run at second base and one out and recorded two outs for his 12th save. Kevin Plawecki went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Kyle Johnson's two-run homer in the fourth staked St. Lucie to a 5-3 lead. Box

AUGUSTA 9, SAVANNAH 1: The GreenJackets used a seven-run second inning to cruise to a win. Savannah starter Matt Koch had his shortest start of the year. He was charged with seven runs (three earned) on six hits while recording only five outs. The Gnats (9-11/52-37) committed two errors in the frame, by Cole Frenzel and Maikis De La Cruz. Koch, who had not hit a batter in his first 70 2/3 innings this season, plunked two in the second. The Gnats scored their only run in the third when De La Cruz plated Jeff Glenn. The GreenJackets completed the game’s scoring with two runs in the fourth against reliever Julian Hilario. Box

KINGSPORT at DANVILLE (ppd.)

AUBURN 7, BROOKLYN 0
BROOKLYN 4, AUBURN 3: Game 1 picked it up in the fourth inning after play was suspended Wednesday due to rain. The Cyclones were no-hit into the seventh inning, when LJ Mazzilli singled. Brooklyn’s offense got off to a hot start in Game 2, loading the bases in the second inning when James Roche singled to advance Matt Oberste and Julio Concepcion. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Eddie Rohan then drove in his first run of the season, singling for a 1-0 Cyclones lead. An inning later, Ismael Tijerina led off with a single. Two batters later, Jared King doubled, putting runners at second and third. Oberste then had an RBI single. Concepcion drove in the second run of the inning on a double. Playing in the place of injured shortstop Gavin Cecchini (ankle), Tijerina finished with three to lift his average to .308. Tijerina helped add another run in the fourth, when his single scored Anthony Chavez, who had doubled. Tijerina, Oberste, Concepcion and Roche all had multi-hit games. With the Cyclones up 4-0 in the fourth, the Doubledays began to claw back. Dario Alvarez allowed just one hit through three innings, but gave up two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth as the Cyclones' lead was trimmed to 4-3. Alvarez ultimately pitched well enough to get his first win of the season. He tossed five innings, allowing three runs on six hits. Dawrin Frias replaced Alvarez in the sixth and recorded his first save by pitching two scoreless innings and striking out five. Box 1, Box 2

GCL CARDINALS 7, GCL METS 6
GCL CARDINALS 4, GCL METS 3: In the resumption of a July 2 game, the Cards scored two runs in the top of the ninth against Casey Meisner to break a 5-all tie. Dominic Smith and Ivan Wilson committed errors in the frame. Wilson had a two-out triple in the bottom half, but was stranded at third base when Leon Canelon popped out. In the regularly scheduled game, the Cards scored two ninth-inning runs against Octavio Acosta for the walk-off win. Box 1, Box 2

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Montero, Syndergaard on Futures display

June, 26, 2013
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CHICAGO -- Right-handers Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero have been selected to participate in the Futures Game at 2 p.m. on July 14 at Citi Field as part of the All-Star festivities.

Montero, currently with Las Vegas, is a combined 7-4 with a 2.91 ERA in 15 starts between Binghamton and the 51s.

Syndergaard, acquired last December in the R.A. Dickey trade, made his Double-A debut Sunday after going 3-3 with a 3.12 ERA in 12 starts with Class A St. Lucie.

Mets fans also will have the opportunity to vote 2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo into the game. He is one of five U.S. players that fans can vote on. Also on the ballot: Red Sox farmhand Garin Cecchini, brother of 2012 Mets first-round pick Gavin Cecchini.

Vote here.

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Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.295 8 42 62
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 19
RBIL. Duda 60
RD. Murphy 62
OPSL. Duda .864
WB. Colon 10
ERAJ. Niese 3.23
SOZ. Wheeler 125