New York Mets: Jason Townsend

Minors 6.28.14: Pina launches walk-off HR

June, 28, 2014
Jun 28
11:07
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SACRAMENTO 7, LAS VEGAS 6 (10 innnings): Zack Thornton surrendered a walk-off RBI double to Nick Buss in the bottom of the 10th. Allan Dykstra's ninth-inning solo homer with one out had sent the game to extra innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 8, ALTOONA 7: The B-Mets surrendered six runs in a disastrous seventh inning and nearly blew a seven-lead, but held on for their 15th win in 18 games. Steven

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Matz struck out nine over six scoreless innings to collect his first Double-A victory. Dilson Herrera had a career-high five RBIs. Kyle Johnson singled to open the game, moved to third on Herrera's single and scored when Zack Dodson balked. Binghamton took a 2-0 lead in the third when Xorge Carrillo singled, advanced to second on a sac bunt, took third on a groundout and scored when Herrera beat out an infield single. Herrera added a two-run homer in the fifth. His first Double-A long ball gave Binghamton a five-run lead. In six scoreless innings, Matz stranded seven runners while holding the Curve hitless in eight at-bats with runners in scoring position.

The B-Mets tacked on two runs against Jason Townsend in the seventh. After loading the bases on three straight singles, including one from pinch-hitter Tyler Pill, Binghamton scored on a wild pitch and a fielder’s choice by Herrera. Binghamton nearly threw away its 7-0 lead in the seventh. Reliever Randy Fontanez allowed the first two batters to reach before rebounding with consecutive groundouts. The final out of the inning proved elusive. By the time Adam Kolarek entered, Altoona had cut Binghamton’s lead to 6-4. Following an infield single, Jarek Cunningham then shot a grounder to third baseman Brian Burgamy. Burgamy, who moved to third as part of a double-switch, booted it, allowing a run to score. Kolarek settled down to record the inning's final out, preserving a one-run lead. Altoona resumed its pressure in the eighth with back-to-back one-out singles. With the tying run on third, Cody Satterwhite entered. Stetson Allie chopped his first pitch for an inning-ending double play. With the benefit of an insurance run produced by Burgamy in the ninth, Satterwhite returned for the final inning. He loaded the bases before allowing a run-scoring fielder’s choice to Alen Hanson. Satterwhite survived by striking out Kelson Brown looking to secure his fifth save. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, BRADENTON 3: Eudy Pina has been swinging a hot bat in June, but no hit was bigger than Saturday's walk-off homer inside the left-field foul pole. Pina’s rocket came

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on a full-count pitch from Robby Rowland to lead off the half-inning. The Marauders protested the homer, arguing it hooked foul. Plate umpire Adam MacKay maintained his original call. The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the first on Aderlin Rodriguez’s two-out single that scored Jairo Perez. Bradenton answered in the second when Jordan Steranka led off with a solo homer against Gabriel Ynoa. Ynoa otherwise cruised through seven innings. He allowed one run on seven hits, did not walk a batter and struck out five in a 98-pitch effort. The Mets had two great chances to blow the game open but could not come up with a big hit. They loaded the bases against John Kuchno in the sixth but only scored one run, when Maikis De La Cruz grounded into a double play. With runners at second and third and no outs in the seventh, Ryan Hafner threw a wild pitch that allowed Gilbert Gomez to score, which put the Mets up 3-1. L.J. Mazzilli advanced to third with none out but was stranded. Ynoa was in line for his sixth win in his last six starts. However, Josh Bell doubled home Max Moroff in the eighth and later scored on a groundout to tie the score 3. T.J. Chism took over for Robert Coles with runners on first and second and induced an inning-ending double play. Paul Sewald pitched a scoreless ninth and was credited with the win after Pina's heroics. Pina is hitting .370 with five homers and 18 RBIs this month. Box

SAVANNAH 4, ROME 3: With the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, Jorge Rivero

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stroked a one-out line drive into the left-center gap to plate Champ Stuart with the winning run. Stuart began the Gnats’ ninth-inning rally with a walk. The Braves had tied the score with two outs in the top half. With runners on the corners, Savannah reliever Hunter Carnevale struck out Edison Sanchez on a breaking ball in the dirt. The ball kicked away from catcher Jeff Glenn, allowing Sanchez to sprint safely to first and Johan Camargo to score the tying run. To that point, the Gnats had thrown out Braves baserunners at the plate in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings to preserve a 3-2 lead. The most impressive was Stuart’s throw from center to cut down Gerald Chin, which kept the Braves off the scoreboard in the seventh. Box

JOHNSON CITY 8, KINGSPORT 1 (suspended): The game was suspended after three innings. K-Mets starter Yoryi Nuez allowed seven runs (four earned) in 2 1/3 innings. Box

STATEN ISLAND 11, BROOKLYN 5: Starter Carlos Valdez was knocked out with two outs in the first inning. He surrendered five runs. Gaither Bumgardner surrendered another five runs in four innings of relief. Trailing 10-2, Michael Bernal produced a three-run homer for the Cyclones in the seventh. Box

GCL METS 7, GCL CARDINALS 2: Eighth-round pick Dash Winningham produced his first professional homer -- a two-run shot -- and finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Adrian Almeida earned the win with three no-hit relief innings, albeit walking four while striking out six. Luis Mateo completed the game with two scoreless innings in his third appearance since returning from Tommy John surgery. Shortstop Alfredo Reyes also drove in two runs. Box

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Minors 6.9.13: Taijeron on tear in Double-A

June, 9, 2013
6/09/13
10:48
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LAS VEGAS 7, TACOMA 1: Starter Carlos Torres contined to resurrect his season. The ex-Rockies/White Sox pitcher tossed a complete game two-hitter. He has produced consecutive complete games and won his past five starts. Since allowing nine runs on May 8 against Round Rock, the right-hander has a 1.65 ERA over six starts. Brandon Hicks contributed a grand slam and Eric Campbell also homered for the 51s (33-28). Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, ALTOONA 2: Travis Taijeron completed a four-RBI night with a tiebreaking three-run homer in the ninth. Taijeron launched a 1-1 offering from reliever Jason Townsend over the right-field fence for his second homer in two games since a promotion. He is 5-for-9 with six RBIs since joining the B-Mets (38-25). Jeff Walters retired all three batters in the ninth for his league-leading 15th save. Justin Howard had

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given the Curve the early lead with a solo homer against B-Mets starter Jacob deGrom. Howard struck again in the fourth with an RBI single. Altoona spot starter Ethan Hollingsworth had a scoreless effort through four innings. Allan Dykstra cut the deficit to 2-1 in the fifth with his eighth homer. Altoona reliever Kenn Kasparek surrendered three singles in the seventh, capped by Taijeron tying the score at 2 by dumping an RBI hit into center. DeGrom returned for the seventh and ended his night with a perfect frame. He allowed two runs on six hits and struck out four over seven innings. Jack Leathersich walked a tightrope with two outs in the eighth. The southpaw walked Adalberto Santos and surrendered a double to Alex Dickerson. With two runners in scoring position, Leathersich preserved the tie and ended the inning by striking out Drew Maggi. Leathersich (2-0) collected the win after Taijeron’s blast in the ninth. Josh Rodriguez extended his hitting streak to an Eastern League-best 21 games with a single in the seventh. Box

JUPITER 2, ST. LUCIE 1 (8 innings)
ST. LUCIE 4, JUPITER 1 (14 innings): In a game suspended from Saturday, Jupiter won in walk-off fashion in the eighth when Brent Keys doubled with two outs and shortstop Matt Reynolds had a throwing error on Austin Barnes' ensuing grounder. St. Lucie (31-29) then won the regularly scheduled game in 14 innings. The Mets loaded the bases with none out in the top of the 14th on Reynolds' leadoff double, Aderlin Rodriguez's walk, a wild pitch, then an intentional walk to Dustin Lawley with first base open. Charley Thurber's ensuing grounder to first base resulted in a forceout at the plate, but catcher Wilfredo Gimenez's throwing error allowed Rodriguez to score. Robbie Shields and Cam Maron followed with RBI singles in the three-run frame. Chasen Bradford tossed a perfect bottom half for his third save. Starter Matt Bowman limited Jupiter to one run in six innings. T.J. Chism, Hamilton Bennett, Carlos Vazquez, Estarlin Morel and Chism combined for eight scoreless relief innings. Box 1, Box 2

ROME 6, SAVANNAH 3: Hunter Carnevale and South Atlantic League All-Star Bret Mitchell combined to surrender six runs over the final two innings as the Gnats (37-25) squandered a late three-run lead. Tied at 3 entering the bottom of the ninth, Mitchell surrendered a three-run walk-off homer to Josh Elander. Mitchell had allowed four earned runs in 25 innings all season, but allowed another four earned runs in 1 2/3 innings Sunday. The defeat spoiled six scoreless innings from Luis Cessa, who allowed seven hits and no walks while striking out six. Savannah had broken a scoreless tie with a three-run seventh that included Brandon Nimmo's RBI double and Jayce Boyd's run-scoring single. Box

Compiled from team reports

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WINS LEADER
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