New York Mets: Harold Martinez

Minors 8.2.14: T.J. Rivera lifts B-Mets

August, 2, 2014
Aug 2
SACRAMENTO 7, LAS VEGAS 5: The Rivercats broke a 2-all tie and knocked out starter John Lannan during a five-run seventh. Lannan ultimately was charged with six runs on eight hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings. Taylor Teagarden went 3-for-4 with a ninth-inning solo homer in the loss. Las Vegas rallied for three ninth-inning runs in total, capped by a two-run single by Cesar Puello. The 51s had evened the score in the sixth on Teagarden's RBI single, although Andrew Brown was thrown out at the plate also attempting to score on the play, on a throw from left fielder Shane Peterson. Box

BINGHAMTON 2, BOWIE 1: T.J. Rivera delivered a tiebreaking RBI single in the bottom of the eighth. That capped his 4-for-4 night, which extended his hitting streak to 10 games. At

67-46, the B-Mets are back at their high-water mark for the season. Bowie took a 1-0 lead in the second with three singles against Rainy Lara. Binghamton was held scoreless by Anthony Vasquez into the sixth. That’s when Brian Burgamy singled with one out. He advanced to second on Rivera's single. Darrell Ceciliani then delivered a bloop hit to plate Burgamy and even the score. The B-Mets broke the tie in the eighth against Steven Hensley. Dilson Herrera walked and reached third on Jayce Boyd's single. Rivera laced a single up the middle to bring home Herrera. Lara and Vasquez each gave up one run on six hits in seven innings in no-decisions. Lara struck out seven and did not walk a batter. Jack Leathersich (3-3) pitched a scoreless eighth to pick up his second straight win. It marked the first time Leathersich has appeared in back-to-back games this season. Cody Satterwhite shut the door in the ninth for his 11th save. He is 11-for-12 in save opportunities. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, CLEARWATER 3: With the score tied at 3 in the top of the eighth, Gavin Cecchini belted a two-out double off the wall in right that scored Gilbert Gomez. Albert

Cordero followed with a two-run homer for the three-run margin of victory. Beck Wheeler pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth to earn his eighth save. Dario Alvarez, making his St. Lucie debut, inherited runners at second and third with one out in the sixth and walked the first batter he faced to load the bases. However, he got Herlis Rodriguez to line into an inning-ending double play. That kept the deficit at 3-2. The Mets wasted no time tying the score in their next trip to the plate. With Cordero on third base, Maikis De La Cruz hit a slow chopper that was booted by third baseman Harold Martinez. Cordero scored on the error to make it 3-all. J.P. Crawford led off the bottom of the seventh with a double against Alvarez, but Alvarez (1-0) struck out three to finish his appearance. Cecchini, who went 2-for-3 Friday, matched that output Saturday. Both hits were run-scoring doubles with two outs. Cordero went 2-for-4 and is now 9-for-his-last-19 in a six-game stretch. Jared King had two hits for the third straight game. Starter Matt Koch went 5 1/3 and scattered six hits in a no-decision. He allowed three runs (two earned). Box

SAVANNAH 8, HICKORY 0: In Game 2, Robert Gsellman tossed a seven-inning shutout to

improve to 9-5 and lower his ERA to 2.45. He allowed six hits and a walk while striking out five. It was Gsellman's fourth complete game of the seasons. The Gnats put the game away early with a four-run second inning. Colton Plaia provided the key swing with a three-run double into the right-center gap. Savannah, which drew seven walks in the game, added three runs in the fourth and one run in the fifth. In the opener, the Crawdads scored first with a run in the second inning on Ronald Guzman's single against starter Ricky Knapp. However, the Gnats erased that early lead with a five-run fourth inning, capped by a two-run single by Matt Oberste. Knapp held the Crawdads to two runs in his 5 1/3 innings to earn his fifth win. Box 1, Box 2

ELIZABETHTON 4, KINGSPORT 0: Starter Blake Taylor allowed four runs (three earned) in four innings. Taylor (2-1), a former Pirates farmhand, allowed five hits and four walks. Box

BROOKLYN 8, CONNECTICUT 1: First-round pick Michael Conforto produced his first professional homer, had two walks, scored twice and threw out a runner at the plate from left field. Amed Rosario and Adrian Abreu had three hits and two runs scored apiece. Starter Marcos Molina allowed one run on five hits and a walk while striking out nine in eight innings. Box

GCL METS 6, GCL NATIONALS 4: Dash Winningham went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, walk and three runs scored. The GCL Mets built a 6-0 lead behind five scoreless innings from starter Darwin Ramos and three scoreless relief innings from Joel Huertas. Gabriel Feliz was charged with four runs (three earned) in the ninth. Alex Palsha entered with the score 6-3 and two outs and allowed an inherited runner to score on a single. Palsha then stranded runners on the corners with a strikeout for his sixth save. Box

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Around the minors 5.5.12

May, 5, 2012
ROCHESTER 2, BUFFALO 1 (GAME 1); ROCHESTER 5, BUFFALO 0 (GAME 2): The Herd competed gamely in a Saturday doubleheader against the Red Wings, but was swept with losses of 2-1 and 5-0. On Saturday, the Bisons played decently but could not come up with the big hit when it was needed most. In the first game, the Bisons took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd on Omar Quintanilla's RBI single, but could not generate any more runs the rest of the way. Rochester starting pitcher P. J. Walters allowed the Bisons seven baserunners in the 2nd inning, but retired his last 14 batters faced to close the game.Walters pitched a complete game for Rochester, the first such occurrence for the Red Wings this season. The Red Wings rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the third, and took the lead on Brian Dozier's sacrifice fly in the 5th that scored Rene Rivera. This was all the offense the Wings would need, as Walters would not allow a base runner the rest of the way.The Bisons could not get the bats going in the second game of the doubleheader, either. Rochester used a revolving door of pitchers to get the job done against the herd, limiting the Bisons to four hits on the game. Red Wings starter Brandon Wise pitched three innings, giving up three hits, and a trio of relievers finished the job. The Bisons had a solid opportunity to get back into the game in the 6th, when Josh Satin and Matt Tuiasosopo were hit by pitches on consecutive at-bats with one out. Rochester made a pitching change at this point, replacing Deolis Guerra with Tyler Robertson. The Bisons would load the bases with Lucas May's two-out walk, but Michael Fisher popped out to end the inning. The majority of Rochester's offense came in the third inning. The Red Wings started the inning with three consecutive singles that produced one run, and Darin Mastroianni's two-out double scored two runs later in the inning. Box 1, Box 2

HARRISBURG 2, BINGHAMTON 1 Harrisburg starter Danny Rosenbaum faced two over the minimum en route to a 2-1 complete game victory over the B-Mets (13-15) Saturday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium.The B-Mets managed just five hits against the current Eastern League ERA leader, bounced into three double plays and had one caught stealing, resulting in a season-low one left on base. Harrisburg packed their offense into the fourth. B-Mets starter Darin Gorski walked leadoff hitter Destin Hood and surrendered a single to Chris Rahl. An attempted pickoff throw to second sailed into center, allowing both runners to advance. With runners at second and third, Sandy Leon plated Harrisburg’s first run with a groundout to second and Jose Lozada collected his fifth RBI of the year with a single to left. Gorski (2-1) finished after six innings. He allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out four in the losing effort. Binghamton scored its only run in the sixth. Oswaldo Navarro walked to start the inning. After a pair of groundouts, Pedro Zapata ripped a double to left to bring Navarro home.The B-Mets had singles in the seventh and eighth innings that were quickly erased by double plays. The B-Mets attempt to avoid the sweep tomorrow afternoon at 1:05 PM. RHP Greg Peavey matches up against RHP Robert Gilliam. Box

SAVANNAH 5, LAKEWOOD 3: The Savannah Sand Gnats (18-11) tied a season-high with their sixth-straight win, beating the Lakewood BlueClaws 5-3 Saturday night in front of 2,481 fans at Historic Grayson Stadium. Michael Fulmer threw five shutout innings to earn his place in the winner’s circle for the first time as a professional. Fulmer, the 44th overall pick in the 2011 draft, struck out four, gave up two hits, and did not allow a runner to third base. The Gnats took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning on left fielder Dustin Lawley’s bases loaded sacrifice fly. Savannah eventually built a 4-0 lead. In the fifth inning, with two outs and the bases loaded, Travis Taijeron lined a single into left field to plate two for a 3-0 Savannah advantage. Taijeron finished 3-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to six straight games. He is hitting .560 (14-for-25) with seven extra-base hits in his last six games. Brandon Brown lifted a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to put the Gnats ahead 4-0.The BlueClaws (9-18) scored three unearned runs off Gnats’ reliever Jeffrey Walters in the top of the eighth inning, aided by three Savannah errors in the frame. Walters struck out first baseman Harold Martinez looking to end the inning with the tying run at second with Gnats leading 4-3.The Gnats added an insurance run to set the game’s final score in the bottom of the eighth when shortstop Luis Nieves drove home first baseman Brian Harrison.The Gnats will look for their seventh straight win Sunday at 2:05 pm when they send righty Rafael Montero (2-1, 3.58) to the hill against Kenny Giles (0-1, 4.76). Box

ST. LUCIE 5, DUNEDIN 3:St. Lucie catcher Blake Forsythe hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh as the Mets defeated Dunedin 5-3 on Saturday at Digital Domain Park.The Mets took the opener of the four-game series in a battle of two first-place teams. Forsythe hit a two-out, solo blast off Blue Jays reliever Trystan Magnuson to give the Mets at 4-3 lead in the seventh. Adam Kolarek picked up the victory with two scoreless innings in relief with three strikeouts. Adrian Rosario struck out the side in the ninth for his seventh save. Cory Mazzoni received a no-decision as he allowed two runs on six hits in six innings with two walks and one strikeout. Taylor Whitenton allowed two hits and allowed a run in relief. Wilfredo Tovar hit an RBI double in the third inning to plate Alonzo Harris to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Robbie Shields added to the lead with an RBI single to right-center to bring home Tovar.The Blue Jays tied the score with a pair of runs in the fifth inning off Mazzoni. The Mets took the lead in the sixth inning as Cory Vaughn ripped his eight home run of the season to left to make it 3-2. Shields (3-for-4) drilled a solo home run in the eighth inning to extend the lead to 5-3.The Mets will host the Blue Jays in a doubleheader on Sunday. Game 1 is scheduled for 1 p.m. and game 2 will begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first contest. Box

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Daniel Murphy
.289 9 57 79
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187