New York Mets: Ismael Tijerina

Minors 8.17.14: Oberste RBI lifts Gnats

August, 17, 2014
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OMAHA 4, LAS VEGAS 0: Noah Syndergaard allowed two runs on three hits, three walks and a hit batter in five innings. Syndergaard (8-7) struck out eight in a 96-pitch effort. The damage included a two-run homer by Carlos Peguero in the fourth that opened the scoring. Jack Leathersich allowed two runs in the sixth, including a solo homer by Peguero. The 51s mustered four hits, including two from Matt Reynolds. Box

READING 1, BINGHAMTON 0: Reading southpaw Hoby Milner went the distance in a three-hit shutout to outduel Steven Matz. Milner faced two over the minimum.

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Binghamton’s magic number to clinch a playoff spot remained at four. The Fightin Phils cracked the scoreboard in the fourth against Matz. Albert Cartwright had a leadoff double. Matz retired the next two batters, but Jake Fox poked an RBI single into right field. Binghamton finally put a threat together in the fifth after Milner retired the first 13 batters he faced. T.J. Rivera singled and produced his first steal as a B-Met. With two outs, Wilfredo Tovar then ripped a 2-1 pitch up the middle, but second baseman Carlos Alonso made a diving catch to end the inning. The B-Mets flashed their own defensive prowess to hold the deficit at 1-0 in the bottom half. After Matz issued a one-out walk to K.C. Serna, Raywilly Gomez deposited a 2-2 pitch into the left-field corner. Dustin Lawley tracked the ball down and fired to Tovar. In one motion, the shortstop received the throw and fired home, where Juan Centeno tagged out Serna. Milner continued his cruise by posting perfect frames in the sixth and seventh before using a double play to erase a single in the eighth. Binghamton had one last chance in the ninth. Kyle Johnson had a leadoff double, but Milner retired the next three B-Mets. He capped his first career complete game by striking out Dilson Herrera looking. Milner (8-6) issued no walks, struck out five and held the B-Mets hitless in four at-bats with runners in scoring position, including three in the ninth. Matz (5-4) surrendered one run on six hits in seven innings. The loss snapped Binghamton’s seven-game winning streak against the Fightin Phils, which dated to last season. Box

BRADENTON 3, ST. LUCIE 0: Pirates top pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow mowed down the St. Lucie lineup, striking out eight and allowing one walk and two singles in seven scoreless innings. He required only 80 pitches and retired the final 10 batters he faced. Josh Smith followed with two perfect innings to earn his sixth save. Justin Howard homered on the first pitch of the bottom of the second against Seth Lugo to put the Marauders on the board. Jose Osuna’s two-out solo homer in the sixth against Lugo made it 2-0. Jordan Steranka doubled to plate a run against reliever Ryan Fraser in the eighth. L.J. Mazzilli had both Mets hits. The first came with two outs in the first. The latter came with one out in the fourth. Mazzilli stole second, but then was caught too far off the bag by catcher Jin-De Jhang and was tagged out trying to reach third. From that point, the Mets went 16 up, 16 down the rest of the way. Gilbert Gomez was the only other baserunner for the Mets. He reached on a walk in the third. He was picked off first by Jhang. Glasnow and Smith combined to face one over the minimum. Lugo pitched well in his second start this season. He tossed a season-high seven innings and allowed five hits and the two solo homers. The Marauders won the season series, 10-8, and increased their first-place lead to 6 1/2 games over the Mets with 14 games remaining. Box

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SAVANNAH 3, GREENVILLE 2: Champ Stuart bunted his way aboard and scored on Matt Oberste's double as the Gnats broke a 2-all tie in the sixth en route to a series sweep. The Drive had opened the scoring in the second on Danny Bethea's two-run homer against John Gant. Gant allowed no further damage and struck out nine in five innings. Savannah evened the score with two runs in the third. Dominic Smith plated Stuart with a double to tie the score at 2. Reliever John Mincone picked up the win after producing a scoreless sixth. Akeel Morris converted his 15th save in 16 chances. Box

KINGSPORT 4, GREENEVILLE 3 (12 innings): Vicente Lupo and Wuilmer Becerra had inning-opening singles and Zach Mathieu followed with a run-scoring groundout as the K-Mets took the lead in the top of the 12th. Ismael Tijerina allowed a run in the bottom of the ninth as Greeneville forced extra innings. Box

BROOKLYN 7, VERMONT 3: Michael Conforto had an RBI single and Jhoan Urena had a two-run double in a five-run sixth as the Cyclones overcame a 2-0 deficit. Starter Casey Meisner allowed three runs (one earned) and struck out 10 in 6 2/3 innings. Box

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Minors 8.7.14: Boyd sinks Squirrels

August, 7, 2014
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ALBUQUERQUE 6, LAS VEGAS 2: Noah Syndergaard allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits and four walks while striking out four in five innings. He threw 102 pitches (64 strikes). Syndergaard had limited opponents to one earned run in 17 1/3 innings in his previous three starts. Jack Leathersich allowed one run on two hits and recorded one out in his return to Triple-A. Matt den Dekker went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a walk. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, RICHMOND 0: Jayce Boyd's two-run double in the eighth broke a scoreless tie and lifted the B-Mets to their second series sweep of Richmond this season.

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Matt Bowman tossed six innings and combined with Hansel Robles and Cody Satterwhite on the shutout. Against Jose Casilla in the eighth, Brian Burgamy smacked a one-out double and Darrell Ceciliani was intentionally walked. Boyd then doubled to left-center to plate both. In the ninth, Wilfredo Tovar produced a one-out double against Phil McCormick. T.J. Rivera then singled to cap the scoring. Bowman allowed five hits and struck out six. Richmond starter Ty Blach tossed seven scoreless innings. Robles (7-6) tossed two no-hit innings and struck out four of the six batters he faced to pick up the win. Satterwhite worked a perfect ninth for his 12th save. At 70-47, Binghamton achieved its high-water mark for the season. Ceciliani and Burgamy each extended season-long hitting streaks. Ceciliani has reached nine games. Burgamy has hit safely in 11 straight. Box

FORT MYERS 6, ST. LUCIE 2: The Miracle stole six bases and catcher Cam Maron committed three errors on stolen-base attempts. Miracle starter Ethan Mildren limited the

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Mets to solo homers from Gavin Cecchini and Jared King in six innings. The Miracle scored two runs in the first against Michael Fulmer. Levi Michael walked and stole second and Byron Buxton followed with an infield hit. Buxton then stole second. Maron’s throw skipped away from L.J. Mazzilli and into center field, allowing Michael to score. Later in the inning, Dalton Hicks had an RBI double for a 2-0 lead. In the third, Aderling Mejia led off with a single and stole second. This time Maron’s throw sailed high and Mejia advanced to third. He came home on a two-out infield single by Michael to make it 3-0. The Miracle took a four-run lead an inning later. Niko Goodrum singled with two outs and stole second. It was the fifth steal of the night for the Miracle. Michael then had an RBI single. Cecchini’s solo homer in the fifth cut St. Lucie's deficit to 4-1. King made it a two-run game in the sixth with a solo shot. However, the Miracle answered with an ugly seventh-inning run. Goodrum stole second on Buxton's strikeout and went to third on another throw from Maron that sailed into center. Center fielder Gilbert Gomez bobbled the ball. The lapse allowed Goodrum to score. Adam Brett Walker’s homer against Robert Coles made it 6-2 in the eighth. Fulmer was charged with four runs (three earned) on seven hits in five innings. He struck out seven and walked one. Maron went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Box

AUGUSTA 10, SAVANNAH 9 (10 innings): Augusta scored six runs in the eighth to force extra innings. Reliever Akeel Morris then suffered a walk-off loss in the 10th as catcher Colton Plaia was charged with interference on Randy Ortiz's game-ending single. Box

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KINGSPORT 3, BRISTOL 2: Luis Arrizurieta singled and Leon Canelon scored the tiebreaking run from second base in the ninth after a throwing error by third baseman Edgardo Munoz as the K-Mets won, 8-7, in the completion of a game suspended on July 14. Long Islander Jimmy Duff (2-0) retired all nine batters he faced, four via strikeout, with the game having resumed in the seventh inning. In the regularly scheduled game, Kingsport overcame a 1-0 deficit with a three-run eighth. Luis Ortega had a game-tying leadoff homer. Branden Kaupe had a two-out, two-run double. After Bristol pulled within a run and loaded the bases in the top of the ninth, Ismael Tijerina replaced Bryce Beeler with one out and got a game-ending double-play grounder. Starter Andrew Church allowed one run in six innings. Box 1, Box 2

BROOKLYN 4, MAHONING VALLEY 0: Martires Arias limited the Scrappers to two hits and three walks in six scoreless innings. Relievers Brad Wieck and Mike Hepple combined for three no-hit relief innings. Michael Conforto went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Conforto doubled and scored the opening run on Jhoan Urena's single in the fourth. Brooklyn added three eighth-inning runs. Conforto had an RBI single, Urena contributed a sacrifice fly and Tomas Nido also had an RBI single. Box

GCL METS 5, GCL CARDINALS 3: Starter Tyler Badamo, a 24th-round pick out of Dowling College on Long Island, allowed one run on three hits in five innings and earned his first professional win. Alex Palsha produced a scoreless ninth for his eighth save. The Mets took a 4-0 lead on Arnaldo Berrios' two-out RBI double and Enmanuel Zabala's ensuing RBI single in the second. Box

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Farm report: Bigwig scouted Oswalt

August, 6, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- Corey Oswalt had a VIP scouting him in high school in San Diego before the 2012 draft. Paul DePodesta, who lives in the area, personally checked out Oswalt a few times before the Mets used their seventh-round pick on the right-hander, which ended up trumping a college baseball offer from UC Santa Barbara.

The 6-foot-4 Oswalt, now 20, is 4-1 with a 2.68 ERA in eight appearances (seven starts) for the Brooklyn Cyclones this season. He has a solid 1.008 WHIP, with eight walks and no homers surrendered in 43 2/3 innings.

“I just feel healthy now,” said Oswalt, who lost much of last summer because of surgery to repair a torn meniscus. “Last year I was battling some injuries. It’s everything I expected so far.


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“I had a really good spring in extended. I’ve just been attacking the strike zone, trying to let the hitters put it in play and just have my defense play behind me. My changeup control has gotten a lot better. I can throw it pretty much, I think, in any count. Throwing strikes and getting ahead really has been my big success.”

Oswalt actually committed to UC Santa Barbara primarily as a shortstop and third baseman, positions he played in high school the other two games a week when he wasn’t pitching. He hit over .500 as a sophomore and junior, although he noted he was not much of a power hitter.

“I just hit for average,” he said.

His senior year of high school, the team had quite a pitching tandem. Left-handed pitcher Ian Clarkin was selected last year by the Yankees with the 33rd overall pick in the draft.

“When the Mets called me, it was kind of a no-brainer,” Oswalt said. “Paul DePodesta was kind of the guy who drafted me. He came to my house and met with me and stuff. I just felt like it was a good fit.”

DePodesta wasn’t the only high-profile San Diegan visiting Oswalt in high school. Although Oswalt eventually committed to UC Santa Barbara, San Diego State coach Tony Gwynn had visited practices trying to recruit him. Oswalt, a Padres fan, was stung like many by his recent death.

Oswalt trains in the offseason at a facility with Tony Gwynn Jr. as well as ex-Met Aaron Harang and a handful of Padres players, so he had a personal relationship with the family.

“When you grow up in San Diego, he’s the guy you look up to,” Oswalt said. “He’s like Mr. San Diego.”

Oswalt’s uncle Jeff Oswalt, a left-handed pitcher, once was selected by the Montreal Expos in the first round (15th overall) in 1986. He did not end up signing that time, played college ball, and ultimately never rose about rookie-level ball with the St. Louis Cardinals because of an injury.

With Brooklyn, Oswalt throws a four-seam and two-seam fastball. He also has a slider and what he refers to as a circle or two-seam change. His four-seamer sits at 90-92 mph and tops out at 93 mph, although he throws the two-seamer 75 to 80 percent of the time. That pitch sits at 88-91 mph.

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Average: T.J. Rivera, Binghamton, .346; Matt Reynolds, Vegas, .344; Matt den Dekker, Vegas, .331; Dilson Herrera, Binghamton, .321; Enmanuel Zabala, GCL Mets, .315; John Mora, Brooklyn, .312; Wuilmer Becerra, Kingsport, .312; Jeff McNeil, St. Lucie, .305; Kevin Plawecki, Vegas, .304; Josh Satin, Vegas, .289.

Homers: Brian Burgamy, Binghamton, 20; Dustin Lawley, Binghamton, 19; Andrew Brown, Vegas, 18; Allan Dykstra, Vegas, 15.

RBIs: Allan Dykstra, Vegas, 67; Brian Burgamy, Binghamton, 66; L.J. Mazzilli, St. Lucie, 65; T.J. Rivera, Binghamton, 63; Dilson Herrera, Binghamton, 59.

Steals: Patrick Biondi, Savannah, 23; Dilson Herrera, Binghamton, 22; Champ Stuart, Savannah, 21; Jeff McNeil, St. Lucie, 16; Darrell Ceciliani, Binghamton, 15.

ERA: Marcos Molina, Brooklyn, 1.27; Robert Gsellman, Savannah, 2.45; Steven Matz, Binghamton, 2.47; John Gant, Savannah, 2.68; Corey Oswalt, Brooklyn, 2.68; Kevin McGowan, St. Lucie, 2.97; Darin Gorski, Vegas, 3.33; Tyler Pill, Binghamton, 3.94; Ricky Knapp, Savannah, 4.08.

Wins: Gabriel Ynoa, Binghamton, 10; John Gant, Savannah, 10; Robert Gsellman, Savannah, 9; Greg Peavey, Binghamton, 9; Logan Verrett, Vegas, 9.

Saves: Chasen Bradford, Vegas, 14; Robert Coles, St. Lucie, 12; Akeel Morris, Savannah, 12; Cody Satterwhite, Binghamton, 11.

Strikeouts: Noah Syndergaard, Vegas, 107; Steven Matz, Binghamton, 106; Darin Gorski, Vegas, 105; Tyler Pill, Binghamton, 104; John Gant, Savannah, 102.

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• In his last 10 games with Las Vegas, Matt den Dekker is hitting .436 (17-for-39) with eight walks and only five strikeouts. Den Dekker isn’t the only 51s player on fire at the plate. Infielder Matt Reynolds, a former second-round pick from the University of Arkansas, is the reigning Pacific Coast League Player of the Week. In 43 games with Vegas, Reynolds is hitting .329 with three homers and 22 RBIs and has a .390 on-base percentage. He has multi-hit performances in seven of his past 10 games, including going 4-for-5 Sunday at Sacramento.

• Right-hander Hansel Robles has been reassigned to the bullpen with Binghamton. Mets officials have witnessed an uptick in velocity since the conversion began with a July 19 relief appearance. In one recent game, Robles’ fastball sat at 93-95 mph. Robles, 23, had a 4.97 ERA in 17 starts with the B-Mets this season.

Omar Quintanilla, who last played with Vegas on July 11, is done for the season. Quintanilla has a meniscus tear.

• The Mets do not plan to name their Arizona Fall League contingent until late this month, but former first-round picks Brandon Nimmo and Gavin Cecchini are candidates to participate. Recently drafted Michael Conforto is not a consideration.

• Left-handed reliever Jack Leathersich finally earned a promotion from Binghamton to Las Vegas on Monday after going 3-3 with a 2.93 ERA in 37 relief appearances with the B-Mets. Leathersich struck out 79 and walked 21 in 46 innings in the Eastern League. Lefties actually hit .254 against him, while righties hit .200. Leathersich had control issues late last season after a promotion to Triple-A. The former fifth-round pick out of UMass-Lowell walked 29 in 29 Pacific Coast League innings in 2013.

• Right-hander John Gant has earned his second South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week Award. Gant, who turned 22 on Wednesday, had a perfect-game bid through 6 2/3 innings on Sunday to improve to 10-5 with a 2.55 ERA in 19 starts for Savannah this season.

• Like Matt Clark a few weeks earlier, 26-year-old infielder Rylan Sandoval requested and was granted his release. Sandoval would not have played much with Binghamton after Wilfredo Tovar rejoined the club following thumb ligament surgery. Sandoval, a 30th-round pick by the Mets in 2007, was hitting .262 with one homer and 12 RBIs in 107 at-bats with the B-Mets.

• Left-hander Darin Gorski, who was quietly putting up a solid season, has a fractured foot that will end his season.

Ismael Tijerina looks like he is making a successful transition from light-hitting infielder to right-handed reliever. Tijerina, 24, is 4-for-4 in save chances and has a 2.03 ERA in 11 appearances with Kingsport this season. Tijerina hit .214 in 84 at-bats last season in Brooklyn. He twice was used out of the bullpen in Cyclones games in 2013 when the team ran out of pitchers and exceeded 90 mph with his fastball.

Minors 7.21.14: Mathieu walk-off HR

July, 22, 2014
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TACOMA 11, LAS VEGAS 8: Danny Muno's two-run homer in the top of the seventh against Logan Kensing pulled the 51s even at 8, but Zack Thornton surrendered three runs in the bottom half, including a two-run homer to Humberto Quintero. Rehabbing Taylor Teagarden caught a full game and went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and three runs scored. Wilmer Flores went 3-for-5 to extend his hitting streak to 22 games. Box

PORTLAND 6, BINGHAMTON 4: Brandon Nimmo erased a two-run deficit with one swing in the seventh. Following a leadoff single by T.J. Rivera, Nimmo blasted the first pitch he

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saw from reliever Mike McCarthy over the left-center wall to even the score at 3. However, Portland broke the tie in the bottom half against the B-Mets bullpen. After allowing the first two batters he faced to reach, Ryan Fraser departed. Sean Coyle greeted Randy Fontanez by sending a chopper off the plate. The ball bounced high enough to prompt Derrik Gibson to score from third, giving Portland the lead for good. The Sea Dogs kicked their lead to two runs when Blake Swihart scampered home on a wild pitch. Brian Burgamy cut the deficit to 5-4 with a solo homer against McCarthy in the eighth. Burgamy’s 18th homer, and his third in two games, lifted him into a tie with Dustin Lawley for the team lead. The Sea Dogs returned serve yet again in the bottom half, though. Following Ryan Dent's double and a walk to Swihart, defensive replacement and ex-Mets farmhand Stefan Welch laced an RBI single against Fontanez. Robby Scott took over in the ninth and erased Rivera’s leadoff single by inducing Nimmo to bounce into a double play. The southpaw then retired Travis Taijeron to lock down his second save. Fraser (2-2) watched both runs on his tab score under Fontanez’s watch and took the loss. B-Mets starter Gabriel Ynoa allowed three runs (two earned) over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision. Rivera went 4-for-4 to lift his average to .348. Box

TAMPA 5, ST. LUCIE 2: Danny Oh’s three-run triple in a four-run fifth against Domingo Tapia put Tampa ahead for good. For the second straight day the Mets scored a run in the first and went quietly the rest of the way. Cam Maron’s sacrifice fly against Rafael De Paula put the Mets ahead 1-0. Tapia blanked the Yankees over the first four innings, but ran into trouble in his fifth. Aaron Judge singled and Tapia mishandled a bunt from Angelo Gumbs. The error put runners on first and second. Tapia followed with a walk to Trent Garrison to load the bases. After Tapia struck out Jose Rosario, Oh tripled over the head of center fielder Gilbert Gomez, who was playing shallow, to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead. Oh scored one batter later when Cito Culver grounded out. The Yankees added a run in the seventh when Greg Bird's two-out infield single against Julian Hilario brought home Rosario. Gomez tripled to plate Eudy Pina in the eighth to make it 5-2. However, the Mets rally was squashed when Jeff McNeil struck out, L.J. Mazzilli grounded out and Maron struck out against Ramon Benjamin. Tapia (4-7) surrendered four runs (two earned) on four hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out three. Mazzilli was the lone player for either side to have a multi-hit game. He went 2-for-4. The start of the game was delayed by one hour, 50 minutes due to rain. Box

LEXINGTON at SAVANNAH (ppd.): The game will be made up in Lexington later this week as part of a doubleheader.

KINGSPORT 3, PRINCETON 1: Zach Mathieu delivered a walk-off two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth. Mathieu, a 16th-round pick in 2013 from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire, drove in all three K-Mets runs. His seventh-inning sacrifice fly had evened the score at 1. Starter Andrew Massie allowed one run on three hits and three walks in six innings. Matt Blackham, Persio Reyes and Ismael Tijerina (1-0) each contributed a scoreless relief inning. Box

BROOKLYN 5, WILLIAMSPORT 2: Marcos Molina surrendered two first-inning runs, then

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tossed six scoreless frames. Relievers Kelly Secrest and Shane Bay combined to retire the final six Crosscutters in order. Bay earned his sixth save. Michael Katz went 4-for-4 with two RBIs. Trailing 2-0 in the third, the Cyclones got on the scoreboard with singles by Tucker Tharp, Adrian Abreu and Amed Rosario. The Cyclones took a 3-2 lead an inning later against Williamsport starter David Whitehead. Michael Conforto had a leadoff double. He advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on Katz's bloop single. Tyler Moore's single advanced Katz to third base. Michael Bernal then produced a fielder's choice groundout that plated Katz with the go-ahead run. In the fifth, Abreu and Jhoan Urena singled and Conforto notched his first professional RBI with a single to right-center. Katz then drove in a run with a single down the third-base line. Molina allowed seven hits and a walk and struck out eight in seven innings. Secrest struck out two in a perfect eighth. Box

GCL NATIONALS 8, GCL METS 3: Starter Eucebio Arias allowed five runs (two earned) in two innings. Box

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Mets instructional league roster

September, 21, 2013
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PHILADELPHIA -- Here is a list of players at the instructional league in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Games begin Tuesday and run through Oct 4.

Pitchers
Gaby Almonte
Eucebio Arias
Martires Arias
Tyler Bashlor
Andrew Church
Chris Flexen
Dawrin Frias
Daniel Herrmann
Ricky Jacquez
Ricky Knapp
Kevin McGowan
Jose Medina
Casey Meisner
Craig Missigman
Marcos Molina
Yoryi Nuez
Darwin Ramos
Persio Reyes
Scarlyn Reyes
Ismael Tijerina
Rob Whalen
Ty Williams

Catchers
Adrian Abreu
Brandon Brosher
Jose Garcia
Colton Plaia
Dioni Rodriguez

Infielders
Gavin Cecchini
Phillip Evans
Luis Guillorme
Dilson Herrera
Branden Kaupe
L.J. Mazzilli
Jeff McNeil
Matt Oberste
Pedro Perez
Alfredo Reyes
Amed Rosario
Yeixon Ruiz
Dominic Smith
Jhoan Urena

Outfielders
Wuilmer Becerra
Michael Bernal
Jared King
Vicente Lupo
Brandon Nimmo
Hengelbert Rojas
Champ Stuart
Ivan Wilson

Minors 9.4.13: B-Mets drop heartbreaker

September, 4, 2013
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SALT LAKE 4 LAS VEGAS 3: Robert Carson surrendered a walk-off homer to Matt Long into the short right-field corner in the bottom of the ninth as Salt Lake won Game 1 of the best-of-five series. Carson had surrendered a game-tying single in the bottom of the eighth on a run charged to Sean Henn. Ruben Tejada had a misplay to set up that game-tying run. Las Vegas had built a 3-0 lead on Dustin Lawley's two-run single in the first and Eric Campbell's RBI single in the third. Las Vegas blew 20 saves during the regular season. Rafael Montero starts Thursday in Game 2. Box

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TRENTON 6, BINGHAMTON 5 (10 innings): Jeff Walters, who set the Binghamton record for saves in a season and career, failed to protect a two-run lead in the bottom of the 10th. Walters allowed five straight two-out hits as the Thunder stunned the B-Mets in Game 1 of their Eastern League playoff series. Binghamton had grabbed a two-run lead in the top of the inning, on Wilfredo Tovar's sacrifice fly and Josh Rodriguez's RBI single. Noah Syndergaard allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out eight in six innings. He departed with the score tied at 3. Rehabbing Frank Francisco tossed a 1-2-3 seventh. The best-of-five series continues Thursday at Trenton. Darin Gorski starts for the B-Mets, who are in their first playoff series since 2004. Box

SAVANNAH 10, AUGUSTA 2: The Gnats used a six-run fifth to win Game 1 of the best-of-three Southern Division Championship Series. With two outs in the third, Eudy Pina singled,

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Brandon Nimmo walked and Maikis De La Cruz singled to plate Pina for the game's first run. Then, in the six-run fifth, Albert Cordero singled, and Phillip Evans and Pina walked to load the bases. Nimmo's groundout made it 2-0. De La Cruz then stroked an RBI single. After Dilson Herrera walked to reload the bases, Stefan Sabol produced a three-run double for a 6-0 lead. Jeff Reynolds' single scored Sabol to complete the inning's outburst. Gnats starter Gabriel Ynoa faced the minimum 12 batters through four innings. Ynoa blanked Augusta through six innings. He then allowed single runs in the seventh and eighth. He tossed 7 2/3 innings to earn the win. Evans' homer leading off the sixth made it 8-0. The Gnats added two runs, on RBI singles from Sabol and Cordero, in the ninth to complete the game's scoring. Sabol finished 3-for-5 with four RBIs and a run scored. De La Cruz was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Savannah looks for a two-game sweep Friday night at Historic Grayson Stadium. Left-hander Steven Matz (5-6, 2.62 ERA) opposes right-hander Kendry Flores (10-6, 2.73). Box

BROOKLYN 4, TRI-CITY 2: The Cyclones snapped a five-game losing streak in their season finale and avoided the first losing season in the club's 13-year history. Jeurys Familia, who underwent surgery on June 5 to clean out his right elbow, started and allowed one unearned run in one inning. Familia allowed a leadoff single to Jack Mayfield, who advanced to second on an error by Brooklyn second baseman L.J. Mazzilli. Familia retired the next two batters via groundout, but Mayfield came around to score. Miller Diaz took over for Familia in the second and Tri-City put together a two-out rally. Ernesto Genoves walked and Jon Kemmer singled to put runners on the corners. Ydarqui Marte then produced an RBI single for a 2-0 lead. After the first six Cyclones were retired, Juan Gamboa homered to open the third. Facing Tri-City reliever Randall Fant in the fifth, Matt Oberste, Gamboa and Eris Peguero walked to load the bases. Fant subsequently hit Colton Plaia with a pitch to force in the game-tying run. Krishawn Holley entered and retired the first batter he faced, but Ismael Tijerina then produced a run-scoring single. The lead swelled to 4-2 when Holley uncorked a wild pitch, allowing Peguero to score. Kevin McGowan and David Wynn combined for three scoreless relief innings. Johnny Magliozzi tossed a scoreless ninth for his ninth save. The Cyclones (38-37) failed to make the playoffs for only the fourth time in 13 seasons. Brooklyn is one of four teams in affiliated baseball to have posted at least 13 straight non-losing seasons, joining the Arizona League Giants, Elizabethton Twins and New York Yankees. Box

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Minors 9.3.13: K-Mets eliminated in Appy

September, 3, 2013
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GREENEVILLE 7, KINGSPORT 3: One strike away from a first-round playoff victory, the K-Mets surrendered five runs in the top of the ninth and instead were eliminated in a winner-take-all Game 3 in the Western Division title series. Asked to protect a one-run lead, Ricardo Jacquez and Robert Coles combined to allow the damage in the final frame. The K-Mets had taken a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the eighth when Yeixon Ruiz walked and scored on Jeff McNeil's sacrifice fly. K-Mets starter Rob Whalen took a shutout bid and 2-0 lead into the seventh. He ultimately was charged with two runs, although the latter scored after he departed. Kingsport was making its first postseason appearance since 1996. Box

TRI-CITY 6, BROOKLYN 3: The Cyclones' season-ending tailspin continued with a fifth straight loss. Brooklyn (37-37) will enter its season finale Wednesday needing a win to avoid the first losing season in the New York-Penn League team's 13-year history. Last week, John Gant tossed a one-hit complete game against Tri-City. This time, Gant surrendered six runs (five earned) on five hits while walking three and striking out two in two-plus innings. Trailing 2-0, the Cyclones evened the score in the second. James Roche and Matt Oberste had consecutive one-out singles. Eddie Rohan then produced an RBI single and Ismael Tijerina had a run-scoring groundout. But in the bottom half, Tri-City retook the lead. John Gant uncorked a two-out wild pitch with Jake Rodriguez on third base. The ValleyCats took control in the third. Tyler White singled and Conrad Gregor walked. Ronnie Mitchell then had a two-run triple to chase Gant. Cameron Griffin entered and surrendered a sacrifice fly. Oberste's seventh-inning solo homer completed the scoring. The Cyclones loaded the bases for Gavin Cecchini later in the frame, but Tri-City reliever Tyler Brunnemann retired him to end the threat. Griffin, Paul Paez and Ricky Knapp combined for six scoreless relief innings in the loss. Box

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Minors 9.1.13: Flexen wins playoff opener

September, 1, 2013
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TUCSON 3, LAS VEGAS 2: D.J. Mitchell surrendered a tiebreaking run in the ninth. Greg Peavey returned from Binghamton to start the game, a day after Las Vegas clinched a postseason berth. He allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings. Robert Carson tossed a scoreless inning in his return to the 51s. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 2: Allan Dykstra was named Binghamton’s team MVP

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before the game. He was named Eastern League MVP afterward. In between, Dykstra hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning. Facing Marcus Walden, Joe Bonfe started a third-inning B-Mets rally with an infield single. A throwing error allowed him to reach second. Three batters later, Josh Rodriguez delivered an RBI single. Meanwhile, after allowing a leadoff double in the first inning, Logan Verrett retired 12 straight hitters. In the fifth, Ryan Schimpf ended the stretch with a single. After striking out Kevin Ahrens, Verrett gave up a two-run homer to Lance Zuwadski to give New Hampshire a 2-1 lead. Binghamton responded in the sixth. Rodriguez led off the frame with his third hit of the night, and Dykstra gave the B-Mets the lead for good with a two-run shot. The B-Mets added three unearned runs against Chad Beck in the seventh. Verrett left the game after five strong innings. He only allowed three hits. Reliever Jim Fuller tossed two scoreless innings to collect his third B-Mets win. Frank Francisco and Adam Kolarek each threw a scoreless inning to preserve the lead as the B-Mets collected their 86th win. The teams complete the regular season Monday. Box

ST. LUCIE 16, JUPITER 0: St. Lucie completed its season with a 71-60 record, but failed to win either half and qualify for the postseason. After Jeurys Familia tossed a scoreless inning in his first game appearance since June 5 surgery to clean out his right elbow, Domingo Tapia tossed five scoreless innings. Angel Cuan completed the shutout with three scoreless frames to earn his first save. St. Lucie had a five-run third and 10-run fifth. Jayce Boyd went 4-for-5 with three RBIs. Matt Reynolds and Nelfi Zapata also drove in three runs apiece. Kevin Plawecki and Boyd were promoted to Binghamton after the game. Dustin Lawley, already promoted to Las Vegas, won the Florida State League home run title with 25. He finished second with 92 RBIs. Box

GREENVILLE 2, SAVANNAH 1: On the regular season's second-to-last-day, Greenville snapped Savannah's five-game winning streak. The Drive (28-40/50-87) scored twice in the third. With a runner at first and one out, Savannah starter Seth Lugo briefly lost home plate, issuing three straight walks to force in the first run. Mario Martinez then lifted a sacrifice fly. Lugo did not allow another runner, retiring the final 11 batters he faced. He tossed six innings, striking out eight and walking three while allowing two runs on two hits. The Gnats (34-34/77-60) got a run back in the sixth. Brandon Nimmo singled, stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error. Nimmo scored on Cole Frenzel’s single. Nimmo finished 1-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch. Frenzel was 3-for-4 with a double. Savannah’s ninth-inning rally came up short. The Gnats left the tying run at third and the go-ahead run at first when Phillip Evans grounded into a game-ending fielder's choice. Marco Camarena (5-3, 3.42 ERA) starts the noon regular-season finale Monday. The Gnats begin the playoffs Wednesday, at home against second-half division champ Augusta. Box

KINGSPORT 3, GREENEVILLE 1: The K-Mets opened their best-of-three Appalachian League playoff series with a victory against the Astros behind five scoreless innings from Chris Flexen. Persio Reyes limited Greeneville to a seventh-inning run in four innings of relief to earn the save. Kingsport jumped to a 2-o lead in the top of the first. Yeixon Ruiz had a leadoff double and Victor Cruzado walked with one out. Jeyckol De Leon and Joe Tuschak followed with run-scoring singles. The K-Mets opened a three-run lead in the fourth on Ruiz's RBI single. Box

ABERDEEN 5, BROOKLYN 4: The Cyclones' postseason chances were dealt a critical blow with a second straight loss to the IronBirds, who now lead the divsion by 1 games. Brooklyn (37-35) has three games remaining. Tied at 1 entering the ninth Sunday, Paul Perez was charged with four runs (three earned) in the top half. With one out, Mike Yastrzemski delivered a three-run double to knock out Perez. Juan Urbina entered, and a wild pitch and error by catcher Colton Plaia allowed Aberdeen to take a 5-1 lead. Brooklyn opened the bottom half with singles from L.J. Mazzilli and Jared King. A throwing error on James Roche's grounder to third base allowed one run to score. Alex Sanchez added a run-scoring groundout and Tomas Nido produced a run-scoring single to pull the Cyclones within a run. Ismael Tierjina pinch ran for Nido, but was stranded at first base when Plaia popped out and Anthony Chavez flied out. Box

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Minors 8.29.13: Herrera lifts Gnats in debut

August, 29, 2013
8/29/13
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LAS VEGAS 10, COLORADO SPRINGS 7: Dustin Lawley, the Florida State League Player of the Year and home run leader, launched his first Triple-A long ball. Ruben Tejada and Mike Baxter also went deep as the 51s pummeled Sky Sox starter Sean Gallagher for 10 runs on 14 hits in four innings. 51s starter Matt Fox allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings. Chris Schwinden entered to record the final out after D.J. Mitchell surrendered four ninth-inning runs. Box

BOWIE 13, BINGHAMTON 1: The Baysox blasted five homers, four against starter Erik Goeddel, to hand the B-Mets their most lopsided loss of the season. Trailing 7-0, the B-Mets finally got on the board in the fifth against Daniel McCutchen. Travis Taijeron

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deposited a 2-1 pitch over the left-field wall for his 14th Double-A homer. Brandon Waring, who entered the game with a .159 batting average in August, launched three homers -- the final against Armando Rodriguez in the sixth. He became the first opponent to hit three homers against the B-Mets since Danny Espinosa performed the feat with Harrisburg on Aug. 4, 2010. Adam Kolarek and Chasen Bradford each contributed two scoreless relief innings. Goeddel (9-7) allowed 10 runs on 12 hits, both career-highs, in 4 2/3 innings. McCutchen (2-0) surrendered one run over 4 1/3 innings after taking over for rehabbing major leaguer Jason Hammel. Goeddel is the first B-Mets pitcher to allow four homers in a game since Brandon Moore surrendered four to Harrisburg on Sep. 3, 2010. it was Binghamton’s worst margin of defeat since they fell, 16-3, to New Hampshire on April 26, 2012. Earlier in the day, the Eastern League named Allan Dykstra and closer Jeff Walters to the end-of-season All-Star team. Box

JUPITER 12, ST. LUCIE 3: Alex Panteliodis allowed eight runs (five earned) in 4 2/3 innings and St. Lucie was eliminated from postseason contention. T.J. Rivera drove in two of the Mets' three runs. Box

SAVANNAH 5, ROME 3: Second baseman Dilson Herrera, acquired from the Pirates,

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batted cleanup and drove in the tiebreaking run in what became a three-run sixth. Herrera's single scored Brandon Nimmo for a 3-2 lead. Jeff Reynolds followed with an RBI single on which two runs scored. Herrera finished 2-for-3, was hit by a pitch and scored twice in his Gnats debut. Gabriel Ynoa earned his organization-leading 15th win. Ynoa, who was named the South Atlantic League's Most Outstanding Pitcher for the season, limited Rome to two runs in six innings. Paul Sewald notched his eighth save. Cole Frenzel's two-run homer in the fourth had evened the score at 2. Box

KINGSPORT 9, BLUEFIELD 1: The K-Mets clinched the division title. Kingsport is playoff-bound for the first time since 1996. First-round pick Dominic Smith went 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBIs off the bench. He has reached base in all four plate appearances since a promotion from the Gulf Coast League. Sixth-round pick Champ Stuart went 3-for-5 with a double and his first professional homer. Starter Gaby Almonte allowed one run on three hits and threw walks in six innings in his Appalachian League debut. Edioglis Villasmil tossed three no-hit relief innings for his first save. Box

BROOKLYN 2, STATEN ISLAND 1: The Cyclones maintained a half-game lead over Aberdeen for first place in their division with their sixth win in seven games. Miller Diaz limited Staten Island to one hit in six scoreless innings while walking three and striking out nine. Brooklyn took a 1-0 lead in the first. Jonathan Clark walked, stole second and advanced to third on a throw into center by catcher Trent Garrison. Ismael Tijerina then double. In the third, Brooklyn loaded the bases on Tijerina's single and walks to Jared King and James Roche. Alex Sanchez then hit a grounder to shortstop Tyler Wade. He flipped the ball to John Murphy for the out at second, but Sanchez beat the relay throw to first as Tijerina scored for a 2-0 lead. In the eighth, Staten Island pulled within a run. Murphy singled and moved to second on reliever Cameron Griffin's wild pitch. Michael O’Neill then hit a fly ball to deep center that allowed Murphy to tag up and move to third base with two outs. Griffin's night ended after walking Eric Jagielo. Juan Urbina entered with runners on the corners. A fielding error by Tijerina then allowed Mike Ford to reach, making it a 2-1 game. Urbina avoided further damage by striking out Yeicok Calderon with the tying run on third base. Brooklyn hosts a two-game series at MCU Park against second-place Aberdeen beginning Saturday. Box

GCL METS 4, GCL MARLINS 1: Marcos Molina limited the Marlins to one run in five innings. Ryan Chapman, Waldo Rodriguez, Gaither Bumgardner and Yoryi Nuez tossed a scoreless inning apiece. Luis Guillorme and Ivan Wilson each drove in two runs. Box

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Minors 8.15.13: B-Mets nearing playoff berth

August, 15, 2013
8/15/13
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LAS VEGAS 3, NEW ORLEANS 2: Rafael Montero (5-3) tossed seven scoreless innings. He allowed four hits, issued no walks and struck out eight in a 99-pitch effort that included 65 strikes. Montero retired 14 straight batters from the first through the sixth innings. "Easy 94-96 mph with filthy changeup that makes the fastball play even better," a scout in attendance said. Box

BINGHAMTON 9, READING 3: The B-Mets trimmed their magic number to two to clinch their first playoff appearance since 2004. Binghamton is a franchise-record 30 games over

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.500. Greg Peavey, Hamilton Bennett and Armando Rodriguez combined to retire 18 of the final 19 Reading batters. The B-Mets scored five runs in the seventh. Reading had jumped on Peavey for two first-inning runs. Zach Collier homered. After consecutive singles put two aboard, Anthony Hewitt then hit a sharp groundball to third. Richard Lucas’ throw to second sailed high and allowed Maikel Franco to score, giving Reading a 2-0 lead. Lucas made amends by leading off the next half-inning with a double against rehabbing major leaguer Jonathan Pettibone. Wilfredo Tovar followed with a single. Xorge Carrillo put the B-Mets on the board with a run-producing groundout. Alonzo Harris tied the score with an RBI double. Hewitt pushed Reading ahead with an RBI single in the fourth, but the B-Mets responded against Pettibone in the fifth, in his final inning. Carrillo singled, advanced to third when Harris bounced a single off Pettibone’s foot, and came home on Danny Muno's sacrifice fly. Binghamton (77-47) unloaded against Juan Sosa in the seventh. Carrillo doubled. Following a single by Harris, Allan Dykstra lined a pinch-hit, go-ahead single that plated Carrillo. Muno added a bunt single to third and Darrell Ceciliani kicked the lead to two with a sac fly. Travis Taijeron delivered the final blow against Sosa by lining a two-run single. After Tyler Knigge entered, Tovar capped the inning with an RBI single. Bennett tossed a perfect seventh, then added a quiet eighth after Ceciliani rounded out Binghamton’s scoring with an RBI triple in the top of the inning. Peavey (2-1) departed for a pinch-hitter in Binghamton’s five-run seventh. After allowing Hewitt’s RBI single in the fourth, the righty retired the final nine batters he faced. Box

FORT MYERS 5, ST. LUCIE 3: Fort Myers produced a four-run fifth against Matt Bowman and snapped St. Lucie’s five-game winning streak. The Mets had runners at first and second with two outs in the ninth, but Zach Jones struck out Rylan Sandoval to end the game. The Mets pushed across two runs in the first. Kevin Plawecki singled to score Kyle Johnson and Dustin Lawley had a sacrifice fly to plate T.J. Rivera. Charley Thurber’s RBI single scored Robbie Shields in the second to make it 3-0. Shields finished 3-for-3 with two doubles and a walk. Rivera and Jayce Boyd each had two hits. Bowman allowed five runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out four in 4 2/3 innings. Cody Satterwhite pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Angel Cuan tossed three scoreless innings with one walk and three strikeouts. Box

ROME 4, SAVANNAH 3: Starter Julian Hilario allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings. The Gnats charged back with three eighth-inning runs, but Eudy Pina struck out with the potential tying run on third base to end the threat. Box

BRISTOL 4, KINGSPORT 2: Rob Whalen allowed only one unearned run in a tough-luck loss. The K-Mets nonetheless have a three-game lead over Johnson City for second place in the West Division. The top two teams in each division reach the Appalachian League playoffs. Whalen, the league's WHIP leader, allowed seven hits and struck out seven. Two Kingsport errors in the game resulted in three unearned runs. Reliever Alberto Baldonado allowed only a two-out single in the ninth, marring what was otherwise a flawless two-inning stint. Patrick Palmeiro, the son of former MLB player Rafael Palmeiro, had a hit and two runs scored for Bristol. Thaddius Lowry allowed the first four Kingsport batters in the game to reach base. He retired nine straight after that. A double by Jeff Diehl in the fourth was the only other hit he allowed. Kingsport worked quickly against Lowry, with Yeixon Ruiz legging out a leadoff double. He reached third on a bunt single by Jeff McNeil and scored on Joe Tuschak's base hit. An error on Jeyckol De Leon's grounder helped McNeil score from second. The K-Mets didn't threaten again, leaving five men on base the rest of the way and hitting into double plays to end the eighth and ninth innings. Box

HUDSON VALLEY 6, BROOKLYN 4: Dawrin Frias made his first professional start since 2009, going six innings and allowing two runs on three hits. Brooklyn opened the scoring in the first. Ismael Tijerina and Gavin Cecchini singled, with Cecchini extending his hitting streak to 13 games. Tomas Nido then hit a grounder to second baseman Ariel Soriano, who tossed the ball to shortstop Darryl George covering second. George dropped the ball and all runners were safe. With one out and the bases loaded, James Roche hit a comebacker to pitcher Chris Kirsch. He threw the ball away, allowing Tijerina and Cecchini to score and giving the Cyclones a 2-0 lead. Frias didn’t allow a hit until the fifth, when Hudson Valley came back to tie the score. Reliever Kevin McGowan entered for the seventh and Hudson Valley put up four runs in the inning. James Roche's late two-run homer pulled Brooklyn back within two runs. Box

GCL CARDINALS 12, GCL METS 2: Reliever Christian Montgomery allowed seven runs (five earned) in one inning. Box

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Minors 8.14.13: Shields delivers walk-off

August, 14, 2013
8/14/13
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LAS VEGAS 8, NEW ORLEANS 1: Right-hander Matt Fox recorded his sixth victory with seven scoreless innings. Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 2-for-3 with two walks, two RBIs and an inside-the-park homer. The 51s (67-56) are now in a first-place tie with Sacramento in the Pacific Southern Division. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, READING 3: The B-Mets broke a tie score in the eighth and hung on for the victory. One night removed from blowing a one-run lead in the ninth, B-Mets closer Jeff Walters stranded two in the final frame. After Hector Nerris blanked Binghamton for three

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perfect innings, the B-Mets scratched back against Kyle Simon in the eighth. With the score even at 3, Darrell Ceciliani hit a sharp infield single to first to start the inning. He moved into scoring position with his 29th stolen base of the season and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Following a one-out walk to Wilfredo Tovar, Alonzo Harris stroked a grounder to shortstop. Harris beat out the potential inning-ending double play, allowing Ceciliani to score the go-ahead run. Adam Kolarek worked around a one-out walk in a scoreless eighth before handing off to Walters for the ninth. Anthony Hewitt greeted Walters with an infield single and Troy Hanzawa lined a single to left, putting runners on the corners with one out. The right-hander fanned pinch-hitter Kelly Dugan and induced Albert Cartwright to pop out to catcher Blake Forsythe to end the game. Bradford (2-1) collected the victory, while Walters earned his 34th save. Starter Darin Gorski allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings in the no-decision. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, FORT MYERS 3: Robbie Shields produced a walk-off RBI single in the bottom

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of the ninth. The Mets won their fifth straight and remain in first place in the second half in the Florida State League's South Division. The Mets trailed 4-3 entering their final at-bat. Dustin Lawley had a leadoff single against Tyler Jones. Rylan Sandoval then singled with one out. Matt Reynolds drilled a game-tying single. And Shields ripped a single to left-center to score Sandoval and win the game. Lawley, who finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored, had hit a game-tying solo homer in the seventh -- his league-leading 25th long ball. Shields finished 3-for-4 with a run scored. Domingo Tapia allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits while walking three and striking out three in five innings. Randy Fontanez pitched two scoreless innings and fanned three. Carlos Vazquez picked up the win. He allowed one run and one hit in two innings. Box

ROME 3, SAVANNAH 2: Marco Camarena allowed three runs in 7 1/3 innings, including a tiebreaking RBI single to Felix Marte in the fourth. Box

KINGSPORT 7, PRINCETON 6: Jeff Diehl's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth plated Yeixon Ruiz with the winning run in a walk-off victory. Ruiz had opened the inning with a single and advanced to third base on sacrifice bunts from Jeff McNeil and Joe Tuschak. Ruiz had stolen home in a five-run sixth. Box

BROOKLYN 3, HUDSON VALLEY 1: The Cyclones scored the go-ahead run in a three-run

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eighth on Rick Teasly's wild pitch, which plated Ismael Tijerina. Cyclones starter Dario Alvarez allowed one unearned run on four hits in six innings. In the fourth, Renegades cleanup hitter Oscar Hernandez reached on third baseman Juan Gamboa's fielding error and ultimately scored on Granden Goetzman's sacrifice fly. Patrick Biondi led off the eighth with a single. Brooklyn manager Rich Donnelly then elected to have Tijerina bunt, and Tijerina reached on an error. With two on base, a failed pickoff attempt advanced both runners. Gavin Cecchini then hit the ball deep enough to center field to drive in Biondi and even the score. With Tijerina on third, Teasly threw a wild pitch, allowing Tijerina to score to give Brooklyn a 2-1 lead. Matt Oberste followed with an RBI single. Cecchini extended his hitting streak to 12 games, the longest by a Cyclone this season. Akeel Morris tossed three no-hit innings, striking out five, and earned the win. Through 33 1/3 innings, Morris has allowed two earned runs while striking out 47. Box

GCL METS 9, GCL CARDINALS 8: The Mets overcame a late four-run deficit, taking the lead with a two-run eighth that included an RBI single by Oswald Caraballo. Wuilmer Becerra drove in three runs. Starter Marcos Molina allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings. Cameron Griffin tossed two scoreless innings for his fifth save. Box

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Minors 8.10.13: Montero, Noah toss gems

August, 11, 2013
8/11/13
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LAS VEGAS 4, OKLAHOMA CITY 1: Rafael Montero limited Oklahoma City to one run on two hits and two walks while striking out nine in seven innings. The only damage came on a first-inning homer by George Springer. Kirk Nieuwenhuis answered with a solo homer in the bottom half of the frame. Travis d'Arnaud, serving as the DH, went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and two runs scored. Brandon Hicks delivered a two-run single in the sixth to break a 1-all tie. John Church earned his first Triple-A save. Box

ERIE 6, BINGHAMTON 4: Noah Syndergaard tossed five scoreless innings before being pulled to conserve his innings, and the B-Mets squandered a four-run lead. After being held

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to two hits through six innings, the SeaWolves plated six runs on five hits against reliever Armando Rodriguez. Rhyne Hughes had blasted the B-Mets onto the scoreboard in the second with a homer against Drew VerHagen. VerHagen walked Wilfredo Tovar and Alonzo Harris with two outs later in that inning. Danny Muno then delivered a two-run single, stretching Binghamton’s lead to three. Binghamton padded its lead against reliever David Kopp in the fifth. Tovar doubled and Josh Rodriguez plated him by squeaking a groundball single past shortstop Brandon Douglas. Syndergaard faced three over the minimum. He surrendered two hits, walked one and struck out five while throwing 41 of 56 pitches for strikes. Rodriguez took over and posted a perfect sixth before letting Binghamton’s four-run lead slip away in the seventh. The righty walked two to start the inning. Wade Gaynor then put the SeaWolves on the board with an RBI double. With two outs, James Robbins tied the score at 4 with a three-run homer. Against Rodriguez in the eighth, Daniel Fields led off with a single and Ramon Cabrera scorched a line drive to center field. Alonzo Harris misread the drive and had it sail over his head, allowing Fields to come home with the go-ahead run. Erie used a suicide squeeze to tack on another run. Rodriguez (1-1) allowed six runs on five hits over three innings in his first blown save. Box

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ST. LUCIE 5, PALM BEACH 4 (10 innings): Rylan Sandoval produced a walk-off infield single that scored Kevin Plawecki in the 10th. Sandoval delivered the game-winning hit on his 26th birthday, on a broken-bat slow grounder to second. Kyle Johnson had three hits and a run scored. Plawecki had two hits and an RBI. Dustin Lawley hit a three-run homer in the third. He now has 24 homers and 86 RBIs, both leading the Florida State League. Hansel Robles pitched six innings and allowed four runs and seven hits, with four walks and four strikeouts. Bret Mitchell pitched two scoreless innings and struck out four. T.J. Chism tossed two scoreless innings and struck out one to earn the victory. Box

SAVANNAH 2, HICKORY 0: Behind seven shutout innings from Seth Lugo in his second South Atlantic League start, the Gnats blanked Hickory. In his first two starts for Savannah, Lugo has struck out 21 batters without issuing a walk in 13 innings. Saturday, the 23-year-old Lugo struck out 11 batters. He retired 10 in a row early on before running into his only trouble in the fifth. That frame, a pair of singles and a sacrifice bunt put runners at second and third with one out. However, Lugo struck out the Nos. 8 and 9 batters, Taylor Wrenn and Luis Marte, to keep the game scoreless. Lugo finished strongly, fanning five batters over the sixth and seventh innings. The Gnats (25-20/68-46) scored the game’s opening run in the seventh. Jeff Reynolds doubled and Dimas Ponce walked. Jorge Rivero then lined a single into center field to score Reynolds. Savannah added a run in the eighth for a 2-0 lead. With two outs and the bases empty, Eudy Pina doubled and scored on Greg Pron’s single . The Crawdads (27-22/66-53) struck out 15 times and did not draw a walk against the combination of Lugo and reliever Paul Sewald. Sewald worked the eighth and ninth innings for his fifth save of the year, while Lugo won his first game as a Gnat. Box

GREENEVILLE 5, KINGSPORT 2: Edioglis Villasmil suffered the loss in relief after allowing three runs in 2 1/3 innings. Jeyckol De Leon went 3-for-4 and drove in both runs for the K-Mets (28-20). Box

BROOKLYN 2, STATE COLLEGE 1: John Gant did not allow a hit through 5 1/3 innings. He ultimately tossed six innings and allowed one run on two hits while striking out seven. The Cyclones got on the board right away. Leadoff batter Patrick Biondi hustled for a double on what looked like a routine single to center field. Gavin Cecchini then moved Biondi to third with a line-drive single. The single extended Cecchini’s hitting streak to 10 games. LJ Mazzilli followed with a sacrifice fly. The Cyclones struck again in the fourth. Ismael Tijerina reached base on a hit-by-pitch and Anthony Chavez walked. Cecchini's second hit of the night was an RBI single. Over his hitting streak, Cecchini is batting .381 (16-for-42). Leading 2-1 with the tying run on second base in the bottom of the sixth and two outs, Gant struck out Mason Katz to get out of the inning. John Mincone added two scoreless relief innings. Johnny Magliozzi then recorded his fourth save. Box

GCL NATIONALS 10, GCL METS 2: First-round pick Dominic Smith had a two-out solo homer in the first inning in the defeat. Starter Andrew Church took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the fifth, but ultimately was charged with seven runs (six earned) in 5 1/3 innings. Box

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Minors 7.31.13: Ynoa notches 12th win

August, 1, 2013
8/01/13
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NASHVILLE 3, LAS VEGAS 2: Greg Burke surrendered a walk-off RBI single to Eugenio Velez a half-inning after the 51s had evened the score. Jamie Hoffmann's leadoff homer in the top of the ninth had made it 2-2. Hoffmann homered twice off the bench after pinch-hitting for Juan Centeno. Box

ALTOONA 3, BINGHAMTON 2: The Curve scored two runs in the eighth as Adam Kolarek failed to preserve a one-run lead. Kolarek surrendered three hits, including a go-ahead RBI

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single to Alex Dickerson. Binghamton had been 57-0 when leading after seven innings. The damage against Kolarek became the first earned runs allowed by the B-Mets bullpen since July 20 -- a span of 10 games. Travis d'Arnaud went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his first game with the B-Mets. With the B-Mets leading 2-1, Alen Hanson narrowly beat Kolarek to the bag for an infield single. Adalberto Santos tied the score with a double. Dickerson gave Altoona the lead by punching a run-producing single through the left side. Santos scored from second, beating left fielder Travis Taijeron’s throw. In the fourth, B-Mets starter Darin Gorski walked Gregory Polanco. Polanco stole second and moved to third when d’Arnaud’s throw skipped into center. Mel Rojas Jr. executed a suicide squeeze with a bunt up the first-base line, plating Polanco with the game’s first run. Altoona starter Jameson Taillon had a scoreless effort end in the fifth. Wilfredo Tovar singled and stole second. With two outs, Alonzo Harris singled to plate Tovar. Binghamton used more two-out offense to grab the lead in the seventh. Reliever Zack Thornton walked Allan Dykstra to start the inning, then uncorked a wild pitch. Richard Lucas ultimately lined a two-out single, plating Dykstra for a 2-1 B-Mets lead. Gorski struck out a season-high eight and exited after seven innings with the lead. He allowed one unearned run on four hits. Kolarek (2-2) was tagged with his first loss since April 28. Box

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TAMPA 4, ST. LUCIE 1: Dustin Lawley hit his league-leading 21st homer -- a game-tying solo shot in the fourth. But Tampa answered with three runs the following half-inning against Matt Bowman (6-3). Peter O’Brien’s RBI single gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead in the fifth. Bowman allowed four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three in five innings. Randy Fontanez pitched two scoreless innings and struck out three. Tim Byrdak walked four and struck out two while allowing one hit in 1 1/3 innings. Hamilton Bennett recorded two outs in the ninth to escape a bases-loaded jam. Kevin Plawecki went 2-for-3. Rehabbing Lucas Duda served as the designated hitter and went 0-for-4 in his third game with St. Lucie. Box

SAVANNAH 5, ASHEVILLE 1: Gabriel Ynoa earned his organization-leading 12th win, limiting Asheville to one run in six innings. Tyler Vanderheiden, Shawn Teufel and Beck Wheeler combined for three no-hit relief innings. Eudy Pina went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Box

KINGSPORT 9, ELIZABETHTON 4: Pinch hitter Richie Rodriguez had a three-run double in a six-run fifth. Box

WILLIAMSPORT 8, BROOKLYN 6: In the eighth inning, a pair of doubles -- including a run-scoring two-bagger from LJ Mazzilli -- as well as a fielding error by Williamsport second baseman Sam Dove led to two runs and trimmed Williamsport's lead to 8-5. An inning later, James Roche doubled and Tomas Nido plated him with a single for his third RBI of the evening. But Ismael Tijerina and Patrick Biondi were both retired when they batted as the tying run as the comeback bid stalled. Box

GCL MARLINS 4, GCL METS 1: Starter Marcos Molina allowed four runs (three earned) in five innings. Box

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Minors 7.14.13: B-Mets' Goeddel 6 scoreless

July, 14, 2013
7/14/13
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BINGHAMTON 4, PORTLAND 0: Erik Goeddel scattered four hits in six scoreless innings and combined with Ryan Fraser, Pedro Feliciano and Adam Kolarek on the shutout.

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Binghamton scored in the first inning for the fifth straight game. With two outs, Portland catcher Chris Vazquez attempted a snap throw to first base to pick off Rhyne Hughes. The throw hit Hughes’ helmet and bounced into the stands, allowing Josh Rodriguez to score from second base. Two innings later, Binghamton extended its lead against Portland starter Matt Barnes. Travis Taijeron hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to plate Danny Muno.

Portland reliever Nate Striz, in his Double-A debut, got into trouble in the fourth. Wilfredo Tovar singled, stole second and scored on Xorge Carrillo's single. Later in the frame, Carrillo advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on Alonzo Harris' single. Fraser took over for Goeddel and tossed a 1-2-3 seventh. He returned in the eighth, but did not record an out. The righty gave up two singles and a walk to load the bases. Feliciano entered and rose to the occasion. He struck out Travis Shaw and Michael Almanzar and got Matt Spring to fly out to escape the jam without surrendering an inherited run. In the ninth, Kolarek worked through a double and a walk to preserve the shutout and give the B-Mets their 58th win. Goeddel (8-3) is now tied for the league lead in wins. Binghamton is 24 games over .500 for the first time since it ended the 2000 season with an 82-58 record. Box

ST. LUCIE 1, DUNEDIN 1 (suspended): Michael Fulmer pitched three innings and allowed one run while issuing one walk and striking out one before the game was halted. Nick Baligod’s solo homer gave the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead in the second. Sergio Santos pitched a scoreless first inning for the Blue Jays. Aaron Sanchez allowed one run in the second inning, on Matt Reynolds' solo homer. The game will resume Monday. Box

GREENVILLE at SAVANNAH (ppd.)

KINGSPORT 6, BURLINGTON 4: Starter Persio Reyes allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings. Joe Tuschak had a second-inning solo homer. Kingsport took a 6-1 lead with a five-run fifth, which included Yeixon Ruiz's two-run double. Box

CONNECTICUT 6, BROOKLYN 4: Starter John Gant took a scoreless effort and 4-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth before stumbling. Gant led off by walking Duncan McAlpine, then struck out Javier Azcona and induced Pat Leyland to fly out. But Brett Harrison was hit by a pitch. And after Curt Powell delivered an RBI single, Brooklyn manager Rich Donnelly summoned David Wynn, who struggled with command. Austin Schotts walked to load the bases. Kasey Coffman then singled, scoring two Tigers and narrowing Brooklyn's lead to 4-3. Wynn then walked Raphael Rhymes, and Paul Paez replaced him. Dominic Ficociello drew a bases-loaded walk to tie the score -- the fourth walk issued in the inning. Paez avoided further damage by inducing McAlpine to pop out to shortstop Ismael Tijerina. Connecticut took its first lead in the eighth with two runs against Paez. Box

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Minors 7.11.13: Wilmer homers twice

July, 12, 2013
7/12/13
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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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Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187