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Minors 4.3.14: Rivera slam lifts St. Lucie

April, 3, 2014
Apr 3
11:23
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LAS VEGAS 9, FRESNO 2: Rafael Montero tossed six scoreless innings in his season debut. He allowed four hits and no walks while striking out five in a 79-pitch effort. Eric Campbell opened the scoring with a two-run single in the fifth. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a solo homer an inning later. Nieuwenhuis finished 4-for-4. Bobby Abreu joined the 51s on Thursday and delivered a pinch-hit single in the seventh. He is expected to DH against AL affiliates and pinch-hit against NL affiliates like Fresno, the Giants' top farm club. Joel Carreño surrendered a two-run homer to Adam Duvall in the seventh as Fresno pulled within 3-2. Zach Lutz had a grand slam a half-inning later to open a six-run lead. Vic Black, who allowed 24 baserunners in 9 1/3 Grapefruit League innings, continued to struggle with his control. Working with a large lead in the eighth, Black walked two batters and hit another. Erik Goeddel, moving to a bullpen role like he had at UCLA, tossed a scoreless ninth. Noah Syndergaard makes his Triple-A debut Friday for the 51s. Box

AKRON 7, BINGHAMTON 1: Five Binghamton pitchers combined to issue 11 walks while the B-Mets mustered four hits. Akron's Giovanny Urshela had four RBIs. Starter Darin Gorski missed the strike zone on his first six pitches and walked three in the first. The

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RubberDucks failed to cash in that frame, but broke through in the second on two bloop singles and Gorski’s fielding error on Tyler Holt’s sacrifice bunt. The unearned run was the first of seven unanswered runs by the RubberDucks following Binghamton’s first-inning run. Darrell Ceciliani had led off the bottom of the first against Cody Anderson by tripling over center fielder Tyler Naquin’s head. Brian Burgamy's groundout scored Ceciliani. Urshela broke the 1-all tie with a homer to lead off the fourth. Gorski departed two batters later after reaching 85 pitches. Cody Satterwhite made his B-Mets debut in relief and collected the final out of the frame, but not before issuing back-to-back walks. Satterwhite worked around two more walks in the fifth before handing off to T.J. Chism. The southpaw worked a scoreless sixth in his Double-A debut, but surrendered a game-sealing two-out, two-run double to Urshela in the seventh. Anderson settled in after the first inning. The right-hander cruised through five more innings, never facing more than four batters in any frame. Jack Leathersich provided a bright spot for the B-Mets by striking out three in the eighth. Akron produced three ninth-inning runs against John Church. Gorski (0-1) was tagged for two runs (one earned) on three walks and four hits in 3 2/3 innings. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, PALM BEACH 5: T.J. Rivera broke a 2-all tie in the fifth with a grand slam that put the Mets ahead for good. The Cardinals answered with three runs in the sixth, but

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Randy Fontanez contributed a scoreless seventh and eighth while Beck Wheeler closed out the game in the ninth. Gabriel Ynoa earned the win in his Florida State League debut. He scattered eight hits and allowed three runs (two earned) in 5 1/3 innings. Palm Beach jumped to a 2-0 lead on Jacob Wilson's sac fly in the first and an RBI single by Starlin Rodriguez in the third. Palm Beach starter Michael Mayers was cruising until Brandon Nimmo and Rivera greeted him with back-to-back doubles in the fourth to make it 2-1. Jairo Perez tied the score with a two-out single later in the frame. In the fifth, Mayers walked Maikis De La Cruz, gave up a single to Eudy Pina and walked Nimmo to load the bases. Corey Baker entered in relief and surrendered the grand slam to Rivera. The Cardinals rallied with three runs in the sixth. They had a chance to tie it in the ninth, but a leaping catch at the wall by De La Cruz in left robbed Anthony Garcia of a run-scoring extra-base hit. Wheeler later struck out Casey Rasmus to end the game. Rivera finished 3-for-4 with five RBIs. Nimmo collected two hits, a walk and two runs scored in his FSL debut. Box

LAKEWOOD 6, SAVANNAH 3: Patrick Biondi delivered a three-run homer for his first professional long ball in the bottom of the ninth to account for the Gnats' lone scoring. The former Michigan Wolverine finished 3-for-4 in his Sand Gnats debut. The BlueClaws plated the game’s opening run in the fourth inning against Savannah starter Robert Gsellman as Andrew Pullin doubled and scored on Larry Greene Jr.’s infield single. Greene finished 3-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and four RBIs. He tripled down the right-field line to drive in three runs and cap a four-run eighth that put Lakewood ahead 6-0. Lakewood chased Gsellman in the sixth. Two singles and a walk plated a run to put the BlueClaws up 2-0. Then Greene singled to center to load the bases, ending Gsellman’s night. Reliever Tim Peterson entered with one out and escaped further trouble by striking out two batters. Peterson worked a scoreless seventh. 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini, making his Savannah debut, went 2-for-5. 2013 first-round pick Dominic Smith was 1-for-4. Biondi’s homer was the only Sand Gnats’ extra-base hit. The Gnats had chances to score early in the game, but left three runners at third in the game’s first four innings. Box

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Minors 4.7.13: Cam, Noah key 4-0 St. Lucie

April, 7, 2013
4/07/13
7:35
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SACRAMENTO 8, LAS VEGAS 4: Sacramento handed the 51s their first loss as a Mets affiliate by posting six runs in the seventh against Dylan Owen and Armando Rodriguez to break a 2-all tie. Michael Choice belted a grand slam and Michael Taylor followed with a homer to chase Owen, who was charged with five runs while recording only two outs. Former Rockie Carlos Torres, who worked as a reliever in spring training with the Mets, started and allowed two runs on five hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings. Las Vegas had pulled even at 2 in the top of the seventh as Andrew Brown walked, Josh Satin doubled, Zach Lutz had a sacrifice fly and Brian Bixler had an RBI single. The 51s (3-1) added two runs in the eighth against Hideki Okajima, on Reese Havens' sacrifice fly and Wilmer Flores' RBI single. Box

AKRON 13, BINGHAMTON 3: The Aeros scored 12 runs on 13 hits over the final three innings to hand Binghamton its worst loss since a 10-0 defeat against Bowie on July 20, 2012. The B-Mets (3-1) had built a 2-0 lead in the third. Following a hit batsman and balk by

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Akron starter Paolo Espino, Darrell Ceciliani and Blake Forsythe contributed RBI doubles. The Aeros touched B-Mets starter Tyler Pill for one run over his first five innings. Pill walked Tyler Holt to start his Double-A debut, but settled down to retire nine straight, five via strikeout. Pill’s strong outing unraveled in the sixth. He failed to retire any of the four batters he faced. Jesus Aguilar’s RBI single with the bases loaded tied the score at 2 and chased Pill. Mark Cohoon inherited the bases loaded and allowed all three to score. Carlos Moncrief gave Akron the lead on a sac fly. Roberto Perez and Giovanny Urshela added RBI singles. After Binghamton cut the deficit to two on Ceciliani’s RBI single in the seventh, the Aeros posted another big inning. The first five batters in the bottom half reached against Cohoon as the Aeros took a 10-3 lead. Akron tacked on three more runs on one hit and two errors in the eighth, against Adrian Rosario and Chase Huchingson. Pill (0-1) was charged with five runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks. The bullpen combined to allow seven inherited runners to score. The B-Mets had five errors, including two by third baseman Richard Lucas. Binghamton’s last five-error game came against the Erie SeaWolves on Aug. 31, 2011. Erik Goeddel makes his B-Mets debut on Monday at Erie. Box

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ST. LUCIE 1, JUPITER 0: Catcher Cam Maron held onto a throw from left fielder Dustin Lawley during a plate collision with Austin Barnes for the game's final out. Maron's second-inning double plated Aderlin Rodriguez with the lone run. St. Lucie is off to a 4-0 start. Noah Syndergaard, obtained from the Blue Jays in the R.A. Dickey deal, tossed four scoreless innings in his debut with the organization. Syndergaard limited Jupiter to three hits and a walk while striking out five. He has yet to fully stretch out after being idle for part of spring training with a lat injury. Angel Cuan (1-0) and Chasen Bradford (first save) combined on the nine-hit shutout. Box

SAVANNAH 4, ROME 0: Rainy Lara, Bret Mitchell and Hunter Carnevale combined on a three-hit shutout. Brandon Nimmo, Phillip Evans and Jayce Boyd had three hits apiece and combined to score all four runs. Nimmo, the organization's 2011 first-round pick, is hitting .471 through four games. Boyd, a Florida State product, is hitting .571. The Gnats posted three runs in the third. Nimmo and Evans singled and Boyd walked to load the bases with none out. Kevin Plawecki followed with an RBI single and Stefan Sabol contributed a two-run single. An inning later, Savannah took a 4-0 lead as Nimmo doubled and Boyd plated him with a single. Box

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Minors 4.6.13: Verrett wins Double-A debut

April, 6, 2013
4/06/13
10:35
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LAS VEGAS 6, SACRAMENTO 1: Collin McHugh limited Sacramento to one run on four hits and a walk while striking out seven in 5 1/3 innings as the 51s improved to 3-0. Robert Carson and Greg Peavey combined for 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Josh Satin had a two-run homer against reliever Pedro Figueroa and Jamie Hoffmann was 3-for-3 with an RBI. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, AKRON 5: In their Double-A debuts, 2011 third-round pick Logan Verrett took a scoreless effort into the seventh and Blake Forsythe had three RBIs and finished a homer shy of the cycle. Binghamton (3-0) is off to the franchise’s best start since 2000 and

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is the Eastern League's lone remaining unbeaten team. Facing Matt Packer in the first inning, Darrell Ceciliani tripled and scored on Josh Rodriguez’s single. Then, in a three-run fourth, Cory Vaughn had an RBI triple. Danny Muno caught a break when right fielder Carlos Moncrief lost his fly ball in the sun, leading to an RBI double. Forsythe capped the inning with an RBI single. Binghamton stretched the lead to 5-0 on a fielding error by third baseman Giovanny Urshela in the fifth. Verrett faced two over the minimum through six innings, retiring 12 straight at one point. His scoreless effort got derailed in the seventh when Jesus Aguilar produced a two-run homer. Verrett exited after walking Chun Chen. John Church entered and surrendered an RBI single to Urshela, but struck out Tyler Holt to strand two runners, including the potential tying run. Binghamton restored a four-run cushion a half-inning later when Forsythe stroked a two-run triple against reliever Eric Berger. Adam Kolarek contributed a scoreless eighth. Adrian Rosario walked the leadoff man in the ninth and surrendered a two-run homer to Quincy Latimore. Tyler Pill makes his Double-A debut Sunday as the B-Mets attempt the four-game sweep. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, JUPITER 1: Jacob deGrom tossed six scoreless innings as St. Lucie improved to 3-0. T.J. Rivera and Matt Reynolds drove in two runs apiece. Reynolds' sixth-inning infield single scored Rivera with the game's opening run. St. Lucie opened a 6-0 lead the following frame. Box

ROME 6, SAVNNAH 3: In his first regular-season game since last July 26 with Kingsport, left-hander Steven Matz took a scoreless effort into the fifth inning. Rome's Aris Alcantara then doubled and Tyler Tewell walked to open that frame and Matz departed. Jake Kuebler, a former corner infielder in the Royals organization, entered and allowed both inherited runners to score, snapping Matz's personal scoreless streak at 22 innings dating to last season. Kuebler later surrendered a three-run homer to Josh Elander in what became a five-run frame as Rome took a 5-3 lead. Savannah catcher Jeff Glenn went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs and two walks in the loss. Box

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BAD. Murphy .301
HRL. Duda 26
RBIL. Duda 76
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