New York Mets: Jeff Glenn

Minors 8.28.14: Cessa blanks Palm Beach

August, 28, 2014
Aug 28
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ALBUQUERQUE 10, LAS VEGAS 5: Rafael Montero allowed eight runs in six innings. Three of the runs were unearned, but Montero gave up 11 hits. Danny Muno and Brandon Allen hit home runs. Box

NEW BRITAIN 5, BINGHAMTON 3: Dilson Herrera had three hits, including his 10th Double-A home run, and found out after the game that he was being promoted to the big-league team when Daniel Murphy went on the disabled list. Closer Cody Satterwhite had his second blown save in two days, allowing three runs in the ninth inning to deprive Greg Peavey of a win. Peavey allowed two runs on six hits in eight innings. Box

ST. LUCIE 2, PALM BEACH 0: Luis Cessa and two relievers combined on a five-hit shutout. The Mets scored both their runs in the sixth, on Jared King's RBI single and Phillip Evans' sacrifice fly. L.J. Mazzilli had two hits and scored one run. Box

SAVANNAH 3, AUGUSTA 0: Robert Gsellman and three relievers combined on a four-hit shutout. Champ Stuart and Jeff Glenn each produced an RBI. Box

ELIZABETHTON 13, KINGSPORT 6: Starter Jimmy Duff pitched five scoreless innings, but the Mets bullpen had a rough night. Second baseman Branden Kaupe had four hits. Catcher Luis Ortega had two doubles and a single. Box

TRI-CITY 4, BROOKLYN 3: Right fielder Michael Bernal's ninth-inning error allowed the winning run to score. Adrian Abreu, Jhoan Urena and Tucker Tharp each had two hits. Box

GCL METS 4, GCL MARLINS 3 (10 innings): The Mets finished the Gulf Coast League season with a 33-27 record, winning their final game on a walk-off error. Raphael Ramirez stole second and third. On the latter steal, Marlins catcher Blake Anderson threw the ball into left field. Ramirez finished the 60-game season with 18 steals. He also had a triple and drove in a run in the final game. Starter Jose Celas allowed three hits in five scoreless innings. Box

Minors 8.16.14: Lupo swipes home for win

August, 17, 2014
Aug 17
12:36
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OMAHA 3, LAS VEGAS 2: Taylor Teagarden's two-run homer in the top of the seventh against Blake Wood broke a scoreless tie. But 51s starter Logan Verrett surrendered a sacrifice fly to ex-Mets farmhand Francisco Pena in the bottom of that inning, then a game-deciding two-run homer to Brian Bocock in the eighth. Verrett (10-5) was credited with a complete game and allowed only four hits and two walks in the defeat. Box

BINGHAMTON 2, READING 1
BINGHAMTON 7, READING 3: Rehabbing Daisuke Matsuzaka tossed six strong innings and also contributed with a run-producing walk . Reading starter Jesse Biddle opened the fourth by issuing walks to Brian Burgamy and Jayce Boyd. Darrell Ceciliani followed with an RBI single. Three batters later, Biddle hit Wilfredo Tovar and walked Matsuzaka, forcing in another run. Mike Nesseth took over for Biddle and recorded the final out of the inning, defusing the threat. Matsuzaka cruised through four scoreless innings, needing only 38 pitches and facing one over the minimum. Reading’s first threat came in the fifth, when Brock Stassi pulled a one-out double down the right-field line. Matsuzaka stranded Stassi by retiring the next two batters. The Fightins cracked the scoreboard in the sixth. Pinch-hitter Peter Lavin doubled over right fielder Kyle Johnson’s head. He took third on a fly out and scampered home with Reading’s lone run when Matsuzaka uncorked a wild pitch. Jon Velasquez tossed a perfect seventh for his first save since 2010 as a Phillies farmhand at high-A Clearwater. Matsuzaka (1-0) allowed one run on three hits in six innings. He threw 69 pitches while walking none and collecting three strikeouts.

In Game 2, the B-Mets plated seven unanswered runs, highlighted by a go-ahead three-run homer from Tovar in the sixth. The Fightin Phils had blasted their way to the lead in the first inning on Aaron Altherr's three-run homer against Tyler Pill. Binghamton responded without needing a hit in the third against Reading starter Adam Loewen. Tovar walked and Pill reached safely when Loewen failed to cleanly field his drag bunt. After a walk loaded the bases, T.J. Rivera ripped a groundball through Jake Fox’s legs at third base, allowing Tovar to score. Burgamy followed with a fielder’s choice to third, plating Pill to cut the deficit to one run. Pill settled down after Altherr’s blast, retiring the final 13 batters he faced. The righty cruised through four perfect innings, striking out five additional batters, to cap his night. Loewen’s fortunes turned quickly when the B-Mets put together a two-out rally in the sixth. The lefty walked Dustin Lawley and hit Xorge Carrillo. Tovar then ripped a 1-0 pitch over the left-center wall. His second homer of the season put Binghamton ahead, 5-3. The B-Mets padded their lead in the ninth on Lawley's two-run double. Pill (8-5) struck out six while issuing no walks over five innings. He remains unbeaten in his last 15 games as a B-Met. Box 1, Box 2

BRADENTON 5, ST. LUCIE 2: In his first start since Aug. 3, Luis Cessa allowed one single

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and one walk in five scoreless innings. He struck out seven, but did not factor in the decision when the bullpen could not hold a 2-0 lead in the eighth. Beck Wheeler surrendered three straight singles to start the frame and was replaced by lefty T.J. Chism to face lefty Adam Frazier. Frazier singled to left to make it 2-1. After Chism struck out Walker Gourley, Jordan Steranka produced a three-run double to put the Marauders ahead, 4-2. Bradenton added one more run in the inning when Jose Osuna’s grounder went through second baseman Phillip Evans' legs and Steranka scored. Yhonathan Barrios pitched around a one-out double by Evans in the ninth to close out the game. Cessa retired the first 11 batters he faced. His no-hit bid ended with two outs in the fourth on a single by Steranka. The only other batter to reach against Cessa was on a walk in the fifth. Cam Maron singled to extend his hitting streak to eight games. Box

SAVANNAH 9, GREENVILLE 3: The Gnats used bases-loaded walks to Victor Cruzado and

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Nelfi Zapata to score twice in the first inning. The Drive pulled within 2-1 in the fourth against Savannah starter Alex Panteliodis as Kevin Mager singled to plate Tzu-Wei Lin. That was the only run Panteliodis allowed before the ninth inning. The Gnats blew the game open with a combined seven runs in the sixth and seventh innings against reliever Oscar Perez. Jeff Glenn and Patrick Biondi drew back-to-back walks to start a three-run rally in the sixth. In the seventh, consecutive singles from Cruzado, Zapata, Jonathan Johnson, Glenn and Biondi led to four runs and a 9-1 Savannah advantage. Cruzado finished 2-for-3 with two walks, a run scored and an RBI. Yeixon Ruiz was 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBIs and two runs scored. Biondi was 2-for-2 with two walks and a run scored. Savannah let Panteliodis begin the ninth with an eight-run lead, but he allowed three hits, including two doubles, and reached his pitch limit. He was removed one out shy of his second complete game of the season. He still earned the win to improve to 5-3 with a 3.80 ERA. Box

KINGSPORT 4, GREENEVILLE 3: The K-Mets scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth for the walk-off win, capped by Vicente Lupo's game-ending steal of home. Lupo's RBI double earlier in the frame had tied the score at 3. Kingsport starter Persio Reyes tossed six scoreless innings. Box

BROOKLYN 2, VERMONT 1: Amed Rosario's two-out double in the third plated John Mora and opened the scoring. The Cyclones opened a 2-0 lead an inning later. Michael Conforto was hit by a pitch and stole second. Tyler Moore followed with an RBI double. Brooklyn starter Alberto Baldonado departed after five scoreless innings. In the eighth, Gaither Bumgardner inherited a runner on first with two outs from Carlos Valdez. A passed ball by Adrian Abreu advanced Max Kuhn to second. Trent Gilbert's RBI single then pulled Vermont within 2-1. In the ninth, closer Shane Bay surrendered one hit but converted his 13th save. Box

GCL MARLINS 9, GCL METS 5: Starter Darwin Reyes surrendered eight runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks in 2 2/3 innings. Down 8-0, the Mets produced five fifth-inning runs, highlighted by Alvin Maracaro's two-run double. Maracaro, a third baseman, also committed two of the Mets' three errors. Adrian Almeida contributed three scoreless relief innings in the loss. Box

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Minors 8.9.14: Lara silences Senators

August, 10, 2014
Aug 10
1:06
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LAS VEGAS 8, ALBUQUERQUE 3: Kevin Plawecki contributed a two-run homer and Cory Mazzoni allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings. Albuquerque committed six errors, leading to four unearned runs. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, HARRISBURG 1: Rainy Lara tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings and Brian Burgamy went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and extended his hitting streak to a season-high 13 games. In his return to the lineup three days after suffering a jammed finger on a slide, Dilson Herrera hit a first-inning solo homer against John Simms. The B-Mets added to that total in the third. Lara and Brandon Nimmo, who was starting for the first time since Sunday, hit back-to-back singles to put two on with nobody out. After a fly out, Burgamy smacked a two-run double for a 3-0 lead. Harrisburg finally got on the scoreboard in the ninth against Cody Satterwhite. Jason Martinson made it all the way to third base on an error by right fielder Darrell Ceciliani. Martinson scored on Adrian Sanchez's pinch-hit single. Lara (6-4) has has allowed one run in 14 2/3 innings over his last two starts. Satterwhite notched his 13th save. Binghamton starting pitchers have allowed three earned runs over the last seven games. Nimmo, who had been sidelined with a hand injury, went 2-for-4 and scored a run. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, BRADENTON 3: Eudy Pina scored on a wild pitch as St. Lucie earned a walk-off win. Pina had worked a four-pitch walk against Bryton Trepagnier to open the frame. Gilbert Gomez bunted him to second, and Pina advanced to third on Jeff McNeil’s groundout. Then, on a 1-1 pitch to Maikis De La Cruz, Trepagnier skipped a fastball wide of catcher Jacob Stallings. The Mets had taken a 3-2 lead into the ninth inning, but Stallings hit a one-out solo homer against Beck Wheeler. Earlier, Jeff McNeil, De La Cruz and L.J. Mazzilli opened the first inning with singles to load the bases. However, the Mets only came away with one run, on Phillip Evans’ bloop single. Mets starter Matt Koch maintained the 1-0 lead into the fifth. That frame, he walked Justin Maffei to load the bases, then plunked Adam Frazier to force in the tying run. With the bases reloaded, Walker Gourley hit a sac fly that gave the Marauders a 2-1 lead. However, the Mets scored two runs in the bottom half to take a 3-2 lead. Cam Maron's single plated McNeil. Evans later beat out a potential inning-ending double play that allowed Mazzilli to score the go-ahead run. Koch went six innings and surrendered two runs. He walked two, hit two and struck out a season-high-matching six. Box

SAVANNAH 9, AUGUSTA 2
AUGUSTA 3, SAVANNAH 1: In Game 1, 2013 first-round pick Dominic Smith produced an RBI double in the sixth that evened the score at 2. Jeff Glenn added a three-run triple later in that five-run frame. Smith had a two-run homer in the seventh that capped the scoring. It was Smith's first 2014 long ball. Starter Ricky Knapp contributed a seven-inning complete game to even his record at 6-6. After five scoreless innings from starter Robert Gsellman in Game 2, Augusta posted three runs in the sixth against Bret Mitchell. Box 1, Box 2

KINGSPORT 5, BRISTOL 4: Jean Rodriguez had a first-inning homer and finished 3-for-4 as the K-Mets built a 5-0 lead and held on. Rodriguez and Zach Mathieu drove in two runs apiece. Former Pirates farmhand Blake Taylor allowed three runs on six hits and five walks in three innings. David Roseboom converted his second save despite allowing two hits in the ninth. Box

BATAVIA 4, BROOKLYN 2: Starter Marcos Molina, one of six Cyclones All-Star selections earlier in the day, allowed four runs on eight hits while striking out 11 in six innings. Molina's ERA swelled to 1.78. Also chosen for the Aug. 19 game, which will be played in Brooklyn: shortstop Amed Rosario, third baseman Jhoan Urena, right-hander Corey Oswalt, left-hander Shane Bay and outfielder Michael Bernal. Box

GCL CARDINALS 6, GCL METS 2: Starter Darwin Ramos and reliever Joel Huertas allowed three runs apiece as the Cardinals built a 6-0 lead. Dale Burdick, a 40th-round pick out of high school in Tennessee in June, produced his first professional homer in the loss. Box

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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 5.25.14: Cruzado, Sabol, Rivero HR

May, 25, 2014
May 25
10:11
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SACRAMENTO 10, LAS VEGAS 1: Starter Giancarlo Alvardo allowed six runs in five innings as Las Vegas (32-18) lost its fifth straight. Allan Dykstra went 3-for-4 and produced a sixth-inning solo homer against Josh Lindblom for the 51s' lone run. Miguel Socolovich allowed three eighth-inning runs. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, NEW BRITAIN 1: Rehabbing Travis d’Arnaud launched a tiebreaking two-run homer, went 1-for-3 and caught five innings without issue in the first game of a rehab assignment. The Rock Cats jumped on B-Mets starter Angel Cuan with a two-out rally in the first inning. Following a walk to Nate Hanson, Kennys Vargas produced an RBI double. Binghamton responded against Sean Gilmartin in the bottom half. Kyle Johnson doubled and took third on a groundout. Kevin Plawecki followed with a dribbler down the third-base line for a game-tying single. After a leadoff single by Johnson in the third, d'Arnaud launched Gilmartin’s first pitch over the left-field fence. After the first, Cuan contributed four scoreless innings. The southpaw held the Rock Cats hitless in six at-bats with runners in scoring position. B-Mets relievers added four scoreless frames. Jack Leathersich worked around a leadoff single in the sixth and returned for a perfect seventh. Jon Velasquez breezed through a 1-2-3 eighth. Cody Satterwhite struck out two in the ninth to notch his second save. Cuan (1-1) allowed one run on seven hits over five innings to earn his first career Double-A victory. The game was halted for 18 minutes before the top of the sixth due to a light-bay malfunction. Former B-Met Jim Fuller worked out of a bases-loaded jam to post a scoreless seventh for the Rock Cats. Box

PALM BEACH 4, ST. LUCIE 1: Nick Petree held the Mets scoreless until Brandon Nimmo's eighth-inning solo homer on pitch No. 99. Meanwhile, the Mets surrendered three unearned runs as their six-game winning streak ended. Steven Matz matched Petree until he made a mistake in the fifth. With one out and runners at first and second, Charlie Tilson grounded a ball back to Matz, who tried to initiate an inning-ending double pay. Matz's throw to second baseman Dilson Herrera was high and sailed off the top of Herrera’s glove and into center field. Jesus Montero scored from second to make it 1-0. Luis Perez advanced to third on the error. Alex Mejia followed with suicide squeeze bunt right back to Matz, whose only play was to first base. Perez scored the second unearned run to make it 2-0. Matz only gave up four hits and the two unearned runs in six innings. Julian Hilario surrendered an unearned run in the seventh due to his own throwing error to first on a bunt. Box

SAVANNAH 11, LEXINGTON 6: Starter Chris Flexen enjoyed his best start of the season while Savannah hitters smacked three doubles, a triple and three homers. In the second inning, Victor Cruzado hit his fourth homer to get the Gnats on the board. Stefan Sabol then doubled and scored on Jeff Glenn's sac fly. Glenn doubled home another run in the fourth to put Savannah up 3-1. Lexington starter Luis Rico struck out a season-high eight, but was lifted for Crawford Simmons to open the sixth. Sabol then hit his sixth homer --- a two-out solo shot. Simmons allowed three more runs in the seventh.The Gnats added four runs in ninth against reliever Andrew Edwards, highlighted by Jorge Rivero’s homer. Rivero entered Sunday in a 1-for-16 slump, but the La Habana, Cuba, native broke out, finishing the afternoon 4-for-5 with two runs scored. For the second time in his eight starts, Flexen completed six innings. He allowed three walks and four hits. The only runs against him came on Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado's homer in the third and Chad Johnson's bases-loaded sac fly in the fifth. Dario Alvarez earned the three-inning save despite allowing four earned runs and six hits. Before Sunday, Alvarez had surrendered one earned run in 27 innings. The lefty gave up his first homers of the season -- a pair by Ramon Torres. Box

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Minors 5.23.14: Plawecki sizzling in May

May, 23, 2014
May 23
11:37
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SACRAMENTO 6, LAS VEGAS 5: Stephen Vogt delivered a go-ahead two-run homer against Buddy Carlyle in the eighth after Carlyle inherited a runner at third base from Zack Thornton. Josh Satin went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs in the loss. Matt den Dekker tripled and had an RBI during a two-hit game. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, NEW BRITAIN 2: Kevin Plawecki’s tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth helped Binghamton snap a five-game losing streak. He now has 19 RBIs in May. New Britain

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had opened the scoring in the fourth on Daniel Ortiz's RBI single against Tyler Pill. Binghamton answered in the bottom half. Matt Reynolds singled and stole second against Taylor Rogers. Plawecki then doubled to drive in Reynolds. An inning later, Travis Taijeron had a leadoff double. Following a walk to Wilfredo Tovar and a passed ball, the B-Mets had two in scoring position with none out. Kyle Johnson then rolled an infield single deep in the hole at shortstop to bring home Taijeron with the go-ahead run. New Britain came back in the eighth against Binghamton reliever Jon Velasquez. Corey Wimberly produced a two-out single and stole second. Brad Boyer then laced a double past a diving Cory Vaughn in right-center that plated Wimberly to knot the score at 2. In the bottom half, Plawecki homered for the second straight game. He laced Cole Johnson’s 1-0 pitch over the left-field wall for his third long ball this season. Chasen Bradford retired the Rock Cats in order in the ninth for his ninth save. Velasquez (3-2) allowed one run on two hits in two relief innings. He suffered his second blown save, but was credited with the win. Pill allowed one run on six hits over six innings. Reynolds’ fourth-inning single extended his hitting streak to 10 games. It is his second double-digit-game hitting streak this season. Pill has held opponents to two runs or fewer in each of his last five starts. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, CLEARWATER 2: Dilson Herrera and Brandon Nimmo each had two hits and scored twice and Matt Koch improved to 6-0 as St. Lucie won its fifth straight. Koch took a

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scoreless effort into the sixth. He ultimately was charged with two runs on six hits and one walk in six innings. In the first, Jeb Stefan walked Herrera. Nimmo followed with an RBI double. After T.J. Rivera grounded out to advance Nimmo to third, Jairo Perez produced a sac fly. Rivera launched a double in the the third that plated Herrera for a 3-0 lead. It was Rivera’s Florida State League-leading 41st RBI. The Threshers (9-36) answered in the sixth, but a major mistake cost them a shot at tying the score or taking the lead. K.C. Serna doubled home Angelo Mora to put Clearwater on the board. After a bunt single, Chris Swauger grounded into a double play that forced home a run against Koch and made it 3-2. Art Charles then singled with two outs and Logan Moore doubled to put runners at second and third. However, Mets manager Ryan Ellis reviewed his lineup card with plate umpire David Arrieta and both had Moore batting out of turn. Andrew Knapp was supposed to be batting in that slot. Arrieta ruled Moore out and the rally ended. Phillip Evans capped a three-run eighth with a two-run double. Seth Lugo pitched the final three innings, retiring nine of the 10 batters he faced, to earn his third save. The Mets (29-19) moved a season-high 10 games over .500. Box

LEXINGTON 6, SAVANNAH 5 (13 innings): Humberto Arteaga delivered a walk-off RBI single in the 13th against Robert Coles to sink the Gnats. After rallying in the seventh to tie the score, the Gnats bullpen combined for seven scoreless innings before Coles surrendered the final run. Savannah starter Robert Gsellman struggled, allowing 10 hits and a season-high five earned runs through 5 1/3 innings. With Lexington leading 5-0, the Gnats charged back in the seventh. Reliever Luke Farrell surrendered consecutive bases-loaded singles to Matt Oberste and Jeff Glenn. With the bases still loaded, Stefan Sabol was forced home when Farrell hit Patrick Biondi with a pitch. Oberste then scored on Gavin Cecchini's sacrifice fly. Next, Glenn capped the scoring in the five-run frame by crossing the plate on L.J. Mazzilli's single. Reliever Tim Peterson followed with two perfect innings, striking out three, to give the Gnats a chance to take the lead in extras. Savannah threatened in the 10th inning when Glenn hit a one-out double against Farrell. Savannah, however, could not plate his pinch runner, Jorge Rivero. Savannah lefty Paul Paez put up two more scoreless frames for the Gnats before Coles stumbled. Jeff McNeil went 0-for-6, snapping his hitting streak at 14 games. Box

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Minors 5.14.14: Gnats win two

May, 15, 2014
May 15
12:14
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BINGHAMTON 5, ALTOONA 3: Matt Clark had two doubles and drove in a run for the B-Mets, who took the lead with three runs in the fifth inning and held on for a win. Binghamton starter Greg Peavey allowed three runs (two earned) in seven innings and struck out nine while walking only one. Chasen Bradford pitched a scoreless ninth for his seventh save. Box

TAMPA 7, ST. LUCIE 1: T.J. Rivera had two of the four Mets hits. Brandon Nimmo tripled for one of the other hits, and scored the only run on a Rivera double. Mets starter Michael Fulmer allowed just two runs in five innings, but the Yankees scored four times off reliever Jake Kuebler. Box

SAVANNAH 5, GREENVILLE 4
SAVANNAH 6, GREENVILLE 1: Jeff McNeil had three hits and drove in three runs in a game that was resumed Wednesday after it was suspended in the sixth inning (tied 3-3) on April 28. Tim Peterson allowed one run in three innings of relief, with John Mincone getting the save. L.J. Mazzilli, Jeff Glenn and Patrick Biondi each had two hits for the Sand Gnats. Mazzilli drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth. Dario Alvarez, making just his second start of the season, threw five scoreless innings to get the win in the regularly scheduled game. Alvarez struck out 12 and walked just one, while allowing three hits. Add in five strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings from Dawrin Frias, and two more in 2 1/3 innings from Tyler Vanderheiden, and Sand Gnats pitchers combined for 19 strikeouts. Gavin Cecchini had two hits, including a two-run single in the third inning. Box 1, Box 2
LAS VEGAS 7, TACOMA 5
TACOMA 3, LAS VEGAS 2: Vic Black tossed a scoreless bottom of the seventh with one strikeout to secure his second save as Las Vegas completed a 7-5 win in the resumption of Sunday's suspended game. Andrew Brown had delivered a tiebreaking two-run homer in the top half of the seventh Sunday. Noah Syndergaard started Monday's regularly scheduled game. He allowed one run on seven hits and three walks while striking out eight in 5 2/3 innings. He threw 95 pitches (61 strikes) and departed with the score tied at 1. Taylor Teagarden hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the top of the ninth against Clay Rapada, but Jeff Walters surrendered two runs in the bottom half to suffer the blown save. Kirk Nieuwenhuis remained out of the lineup a day after injuring an elbow colliding into the outfield wall on a catch. Box 1, Box 2

NEW HAMPSHIRE 5, BINGHAMTON 0: After taking over for rehabbing major leaguer Casey Janssen, Scott Copeland tossed eight scoreless innings to hand Binghamton its third consecutive loss. Binghamton threatened against Janssen in the first, but failed to

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break through. Kyle Johnson opened the game by zipping Janssen’s first pitch into center for a single. Matt Reynolds also singled, but Janssen used a pair of groundouts to escape. B-Mets starter Tyler Pill stumbled in the third. Andy Fermin pulled a solo homer inside the right-field pole for a 1-0 lead. Copeland used a double play to erase a leadoff single in the second, tossed a perfect third, worked around a two-out single in the fourth and used another twin-killing to post a scoreless fifth. New Hampshire tacked on two more runs in their half of the fifth. After Brad Glenn doubled, Brian Van Kirk bounced a grounder to third and reached safely when Brian Burgamy’s throw pulled Matt Clark off first base. Following a walk to load the bases, Jon Jones beat a potential double-play throw to first as a run scored. Jon Berti brought in New Hampshire’s third run with a bunt single down the third-base line. Overall, Copeland allowed only one B-Met to reach second base. Pill (0-5) suffered his second straight hard-luck loss. He allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits over five innings. The B-Mets have scored a total of eight runs in Pill’s five starts. All three of Binghamton’s shutout losses have come in games started by Pill. Cory Vaughn collected his team-leading fifth outfield assist. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, CHARLOTTE 2: Gabriel Ynoa rebounded from three consecutive subpar outings to limit the Stone Crabs to two runs in six innings. Ynoa had been roughed up by the Crabs for seven runs in 4 2/3 innings last Tuesday. This time, Ynoa struck out the side

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in the fourth, was able to strand a runner on third with less than two outs in the fifth, and pitched around a two-out single in the sixth. He struck out three and scattered six hits. The Mets only totaled five hits, but they managed to manufacture key runs. Jairo Perez doubled against Alex Colome in the second and moved to third on a wild pitch. He came home on another wild pitch by Colome. Maikis De La Cruz added a two-out single that frame to plate Cam Maron and make it 2-0. Charlotte scored a run in the second when Kes Carter tripled and Tyler Goeddel singled, but Perez would get the run back nearly on his own in the third. Perez turned a double into a hustle triple with a late burst of speed. Then, on Maron’s one-out grounder to third, Perez waited until Goeddel threw to first and took off. Perez beat first baseman Patrick Leonard’s throw to the plate to make it 3-1. Josh Sale led off the bottom of the third with another triple against Ynoa and scored on a sac fly by Andrew Toles to cut the Mets’ lead to 3-2. Reliever Paul Sewald pitched around a two-out walk in a scoreless seventh. The Mets added two insurance runs in the eighth, on Aderlin Rodriguez's single and Maron's fielder's choice. Beck Wheeler retired all six batters he faced, including striking out four straight to end the ballgame. Goeddel is the brother of Mets farmhand Erik Goeddel. Box

SAVANNAH 5, ROME 1: Savannah went 6-1 on its homestand and allowed two runs or fewer in all six wins. The Gnats (20-9) broke a 1-all tie with a four-run sixth. Stefan Sabol, Dominic Smith and Jon Leroux all walked. Sabol scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch by reliever Tyler Brosius. Jeff Glenn then delivered an RBI single. The final two runs scored on Gavin Cecchini’s chopper under the glove of Braves third baseman Carlos Franco, who was charged with an error. The Braves had opened the scoring with an unearned run in the second. Savannah starter Kevin McGowan allowed only that run on six hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings. Savannah tied the score at 1 in the fourth when Sabol had a leadoff homer against Brosius. McGowan departed with the score tied at 1, two outs and the bases loaded in the sixth. Akeel Morris entered and induced a fly ball to end the threat. He earned the win after logging 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Cecchini’s third-inning double extended his hitting streak to eight games. The 2012 first-round pick returned to the lineup a day after getting pulled for lack of hustle. Box

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Minors 4.24.14: Vegas' Lutz homers twice

April, 25, 2014
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LAS VEGAS 11, TACOMA 4: In his return to the lineup after leaving Monday's game after

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one inning with cramping, Zach Lutz went 3-for-3 with two homers, three RBIs, a walk and four runs scored. Rafael Montero took a scoreless effort into his sixth and final inning, when he surrendered a three-run homer to Jesus Montero. The 51s improved to 16-5 on the season. Eric Campbell went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two walks. Allan Dykstra went 2-for-5 with a double, RBI and two runs scored. He is hitting .417 this season. Recently demoted Andrew Brown made his season debut with Vegas, starting in right field and going 1-for-4 with a double and run scored. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, PORTLAND 4 (10 innings): Kyle Johnson’s sac fly in the bottom of the 10th plated Cory Vaughn with the game-winning run. With the score knotted at 4 in extra innings, Vaughn (3-for-4) produced a leadoff double off the right-field wall against reliever Miguel Celestino. Dustin Lawley followed with a walk and Celestino uncorked a wild pitch to push each runner up a base. Johnson, summoned as a pinch-hitter, lifted a 2-2 pitch deep enough to center to drive in Vaughn for Binghamton’s first walk-off win of the season. Chasen Bradford (1-0) worked around singles in the ninth and 10th to post two scoreless relief innings and earn the win. Starter Greg Peavey allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits over a season-best seven innings in a no-decision. Box

ST. LUCIE 15, PALM BEACH 5: The Mets opened a 13-0 lead in the seventh and posted a season high in runs scored. Already up 1-0, the Mets plated seven runs in the second on six hits against Joe Cuda. Aderlin Rodriguez and Eudy Pina each belted a two-out, two-run single. Rehabbing Brandon Allen and Maikis De La Cruz notched RBI singles while Brandon Nimmo drew a bases-loaded walk to force in a run. Nimmo walked four times on the night. The Mets added another run in the third and three more in the sixth, when De La Cruz smashed a two-run double and Nimmo collected another RBI on a double. De La Cruz’s fourth RBI of the night, a groundout in the seventh, made it 13-0. Matt Williams put the Cardinals on the board with a two-run homer in the seventh against Seth Lugo, but Rodriguez got the runs back in the eighth with a towering two-run homer. Starter Steven Matz tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings, scattering four singles. He struck out six and departed after throwing 92 pitches. Lugo worked the final 3 1/3 innings and was credited with his first save despite allowing five runs (four earned). Rodriguez also had four RBIs. Allen, Pina and Phillip Evans had three-hit games. Box

SAVANNAH 10, LAKEWOOD 3: The Gnats exploded for 17 hits and starter Rob Whalen (3-0, 1.93 ERA) earned his third win, surrendering two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out seven in five innings. Savannah struck first, plating a run in the third when Matt Oberste singled, advanced on two wild pitches by Lakewood starter Drew Anderson and scored from third on Patrick Biondi's single. In the fourth, Jeff McNeil led off with a triple -- his league-leading 12th extra-base hit -- and scored on L.J. Mazzilli's single. The Gnats tacked on two more runs that inning to build a 4-0 lead via RBI singles by Oberste and Jeff Glenn. The BlueClaws picked up two runs in the bottom half. Dylan Cozens scored on Jan Hernandez's groundout and Wilmer Oberto produced an RBI single. Reliever John Mincone took over to begin the sixth and worked two scoreless innings to earn his first hold. The Gnats tacked on five runs in the seventh. Stefan Sabol smacked a three-RBI double against reliever Shane Martin. Victor Cruzado added a two-run homer for a 9-2 lead. Cruzado finished 3-for-4 with a double, homer, walk and two runs scored. Dawrin Frias struck out two in a scoreless eighth. Then, for the first time this season, a Savannah pitcher allowed the ball to leave the yard when reliever Tim Peterson gave up a two-out solo homer to Oberto in the ninth. Box

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Minors 4.19.14: Syndergaard struggles

April, 20, 2014
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12:12
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EL PASO 8, LAS VEGAS 5: Noah Syndergaard made his fourth start of the season for the 51s, and it didn’t go well. Syndergaard allowed six runs on six hits and three walks (plus a wild pitch) in just four innings. Four of the six runs were earned, but Syndergaard's ERA rose to 4.95. Syndergaard gave up a three-run homer to Cody Decker. Wilmer Flores went 2-for-5, and Taylor Teagarden his his second home run in as many nights. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, NEW HAMPSHIRE 2: Shortstop Matt Reynolds had a career-high four hits and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning. Reynolds has a seven-game hitting streak and is now batting .383. Starter Rainy Lara pitched well for the B-Mets (six innings, two hits, one unearned run), but the Fisher Cats tied the score when Jack Murphy homered off John Church in the seventh. Reynolds led off the eighth inning with his fourth hit of the day, then scored all the way from first on Matt Clark's single. Chasen Bradford pitched the ninth for his third save. Box

FORT MYERS 4, ST. LUCIE 0: The Mets were blanked on four hits by three Miracle pitchers. Dilson Herrera had one of the Mets' hits, extending his hitting streak to 10 games. Mets starter Domingo Tapia went four innings and gave up the first two Fort Myers runs. Box

SAVANNAH 3, GREENVILLE 3 (suspended): Jeff McNeil and Jeff Glenn had two hits apiece for the Sand Gnats, whose game with Greenville was suspended in the bottom of the sixth inning because of rain. It will be resumed May 14, before the next scheduled game between the two teams in Savannah. Starter John Gant allowed three runs in five innings. Box

Marlins 5, Mets (ss) 2 (10 innings)

March, 5, 2014
Mar 5
5:09
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VIERA, Fla. -- In Port St. Lucie, Gonzalez Germen surrendered three 10th-inning runs, and a Mets split squad lost to the Miami Marlins, 5-2, Wednesday at Tradition Field.

The Mets had tied the game in the bottom of the ninth when Matt den Dekker’s sacrifice fly scored Matt Clark. Clark had singled and advanced to third base on minor-league call-up Jeff Glenn's single.

Dillon Gee allowed one run on four hits while striking out one in 2 1/3 innings. His fastball sat at 87 mph.

Carlos Torres entered and recorded two outs on three pitches in relief of Gee that frame. Torres went on to retire six straight batters until surrendering a double to Jeff Mathis.

Torres eventually logged three-plus innings. The lone run against him was unearned, when den Dekker’s throw from center field eluded Anthony Recker. The error, charged to the catcher, allowed Miami to take a 2-0 lead.

Ryan Reid inherited two runners from Torres in the sixth and coaxed a first-pitch double play.

At the plate, the Mets mustered only two hits in 3 1/3 innings against reigning NL Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez. After a leadoff single in the first by Eric Young Jr., Fernandez retired nine straight. The next hit, a two-strike single by Chris Young in the bottom of the fourth, came after Young could have been called out looking at a breaking ball, but which was ruled a ball.

The Mets then were blanked for an additional 2 2/3 innings by Kevin Slowey.

The Mets pulled within 2-1 in the seventh when Recker’s single scored Dustin Lawley, then drew even in the ninth on den Dekker’s sac fly.

“I still feel a little out sync, but that’s what all this is for,” Gee said about his start. “... I’m not a power guy, so I can’t just go out there and blow things by guys. I’m a feel guy. My mechanics are big. My timing is big. After taking four months off, it kind of takes a while to find that. Now, after throwing 199 innings last year, I try to take a little more time off and get that rest, instead of coming into spring training ready to go -- try to utilize spring training so I can make it a whole year again and make it 200-plus [innings].

“I have a tendency to want to rush and force everything to the plate rather than letting everything work how it’s supposed to,” Gee continued. “I just continue to work on the things we were working on last year during the season, trying to replicate that as much as possible.

“As of right now, I feel good compared to where I was last year at this point. Last year, one of these games, I hit like three guys and walked like five guys. At least I’m throwing strikes right now. If I can throw strikes, I can go out there and compete no matter how I feel.”

Top prospects descend on St. Lucie

February, 24, 2014
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9:40
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Mets annually have their top prospects report early, ahead of the general minor-league population. Here is the roster for that STEP camp:

Pitchers
Dario Alvarez*
Tyler Bashlor
Matt Bowman
Luis Cessa
Miller Diaz
Chris Flexen
Michael Fulmer
John Gant
Darin Gorski*
Robert Gsellman
Ricky Knapp
Matt Koch
Jake Kuebler
Rainy Lara
Seth Lugo
Kevin McGowan
Alex Panteliodis*
Tim Peterson
Tyler Pill
Hansel Robles
Paul Sewald
Domingo Tapia
Robert Whalen
Gabriel Ynoa
* left-hander

Catchers
Xorge Carrillo
Albert Cordero
Blake Forsythe
Jeff Glenn
Kai Gronauer
Cam Maron
Colton Plaia

Infielders
Jayce Boyd, 1b
Dominic Smith, 1b
Dilson Herrera, 2b
L.J. Mazzilli, 2b
Aderlin Rodriguez, 3b
Gavin Cecchini, ss
Phillip Evans, ss
Matt Reynolds, ss
Amed Rosario, ss

Outfielders
Maikis De La Cruz
Kyle Johnson
Jared King
Eudy Pina
Champ Stuart
Travis Taijeron

Morning Briefing: Wheeler cap nears

September, 11, 2013
9/11/13
8:29
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FIRST PITCH: Zack Wheeler’s season has about 20 innings remaining, Mets personnel tell ESPNNewYork.com.

That total further declines when Wheeler (7-4, 3.38 ERA) opposes Washington Nationals right-hander Dan Haren (8-13, 5.23) at 7:10 tonight at Citi Field.


Adam RubinZack Wheeler, who visited a Manhattan firehouse on Tuesday, has about 20 innings remaining in his season.


The rookie has logged 156 2/3 innings this season between the majors and minors. He tossed 149 innings in 2012. Teams generally are comfortable with 30-inning jumps over the previous season for young pitchers.

Wheeler’s next outing would come against his former employer, the San Francisco Giants, likely next Tuesday. It looks like Wheeler would get one more start beyond that before skipping one turn at the very end of the season.

For the record: The Mets’ tragic number for postseason elimination stands at two. A loss tonight would drop them a season-worst 16 games under .500.

Wednesday’s news reports:

• Chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon confirmed he expects the Mets to be changing radio affiliates for next season. The team has partnered with WFAN since 1987. The Yankees reportedly will move to that spot on the dial. Read more in Newsday, the Times, Post, Daily News, Journal, Star-Ledger and Record.

• Dr. Robert Watkins performed surgery on Bobby Parnell on Tuesday in California to repair a herniated disk in the closer’s back. Sandy Alderson said he expected Parnell to be unaffected during spring training. Lefty reliever Scott Rice also underwent surgery, in Philadelphia to repair bilateral sports hernias.

Matt Harvey said he feels great and remains hopeful he will avoid Tommy John surgery, but conceded he will lean on doctors’ advice, including James Andrews. Harvey is due to visit Andrews on Monday for a second opinion regarding the ace’s partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. Harvey’s comments came as he joined David Wright, Wheeler and Wilpon for a visit to a midtown firehouse. Read more in the Post, Daily News, Newsday, Star-Ledger, Record, Times and MLB.com.

Justin Turner plans to get an MRI of his right hamstring this morning after an issue arose as he rounded third base last night.

• With his free-agency eligibility delayed until after the 2017 season, Ruben Tejada joined the Mets on Tuesday. In response to Alderson’s recent criticism of his work ethic, Tejada said he is a hard worker. Read more in the Post, Daily News, Journal, Newsday, Star-Ledger and Record.

Dillon Gee allowed solo homers to Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche and Nats beat the Mets, 6-3, Tuesday. Read game recaps in the Post and MLB.com.

• The Mets released their 2014 schedule. They open at home on March 31 against the Nats. There are four separate West Coast trips. The Mets play in the Bronx on May 12 and 13, then at Citi Field against the Yankees the following two days. Interleague series include trips to the L.A. Angels (April 11-13), Seattle (July 21-23) and Oakland (Aug. 19-20). The A’s (June 24-25), Rangers (July 4-6) and Astros (Sept. 26-28, to close the season) visit Citi Field. The last time the Mets visited Anaheim, back in June 2008, there was a 3 a.m. ET firing. Read more in the Star-Ledger.

• The Toronto Blue Jays confirmed they will face the Mets in exhibition games at Olympic Stadium in Montreal on March 28 and 29, 2014.

• In remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Mets will wear caps tonight representing different New York City first-responder organizations during batting practice -- but not in-game.

• Seth Lugo tossed six scoreless innings and Jeff Glenn went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs as Savannah beat Hagerstown, 6-2. The Gnats evened their best-of-five South Atlantic League championship series at a game apiece. Gabriel Ynoa gets Game 3 on Thursday in Savannah, with Long Island native Steven Matz set for Game 4. Read the full recap here.

• Read more on the Mets’ firehouse visit in the Daily News.

From the bloggers … John Delcos at Mets Report considers what still drives people to watch the Mets. … Faith and Fear tunes in to the Mets' impending departure from WFAN.

BIRTHDAYS: Frank Francisco turns 34.

TWEET OF THE DAY: YOU’RE UP: Is there a particular must-see Mets series in 2014?

Minors 9.10.13: Gnats even SAL title series

September, 10, 2013
9/10/13
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SAVANNAH 6, HAGERSTOWN 2: Seth Lugo tossed six scoreless innings and the Gnats evened their best-of-five South Atlantic League championship series at one game apiece. The series shifts to Savannah on Thursday for Game 3. The Gnats took a 3-0 lead in the second on Jeff Glenn's two-run double and a sacrifice fly by Phillip Evans. Glenn added an RBI double in a two-run fifth as Savannah pushed the lead to 5-0. Glenn, who hit .196 in 225 at-bats during the regular season, finished 3-for-4. Paul Sewald surrendered two runs in the eighth. Box

Minors 8.23.13: Sanchez slam paces 'Clones

August, 24, 2013
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LAS VEGAS 9, FRESNO 8 (10 innings): Eric Campbell's single plated Juan Centeno for the walk-off win. The 51s pulled even in the bottom of the ninth with two runs, highlighted by Brandon Hicks' two-out, two-run double. Starter Jacob deGrom was charged with six runs in five innings. Box

AKRON 4, BINGHAMTON 3 (11 innings): The B-Mets erased a three-run deficit, only to fall in the 11th when Giovanny Urshela singled in the game-winning run against Armando Rodriguez (2-3). Binghamton took a chunk out of a 3-0 deficit in the fourth, facing Brett Brach. Batting second in the lineup for the first time this season, Wilfredo Tovar walked, stole second and took third on a groundout. With two outs, Travis Taijeron laced an RBI single and Blake Forsythe bounced an RBI double off the right-field wall, cutting Akron’s lead to one. B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel capped his night with three scoreless innings. The righty worked around a two-out double in the fourth, used a double play to post a scoreless fifth and sidestepped a leadoff single in a scoreless sixth. Brach countered with three shutout innings of his own, but stumbled in the eighth. Binghamton’s game-tying rally started with a one-out walk to Danny Muno. Muno stole second and Tovar brought him home by bouncing a single up the middle, knotting the game at 3. Jeff Johnson took over for Brach and collected the final two outs of the inning, stranding the potential go-ahead run at third base. B-Mets reliever Chase Huchingson preserved the tie with a perfect eighth. Chasen Bradford worked around leadoff walks in the ninth and 10th innings to add two scoreless frames. Box

FORT MYERS 9, ST. LUCIE 8 (9 innings)
FORT MYERS 3, ST. LUCIE 2: In Game 1, St, Lucie failed to hold a two-run lead in the seventh inning, then a one-run lead in the eighth. The Mets ultimately lost in the ninth when Kennys Vargas had a leadoff double against Cody Satterwhite and ultimately scored. In the nightcap, Hansel Robles allowed three runs in five innings. St. Lucie pulled with a run on Yucarybert De La Cruz's two-run double in the fifth. But St. Lucie mustered only one other hit in the game. Box 1, Box 2

WEST VIRGINIA 4, SAVANNAH 2: Jeff Reynolds went 1-for-1 with two walks and a hit-by-pitch to reach base safely in all four of his plate appearances, but the Power lit up Luis Cessa for three runs in the fourth inning. Max Moroff began the frame with a solo homer to put the Power up, 1-0. Jordan Steranka later tripled home a run. Raul Fortunato plated him with a double. Cessa did not allow a run outside of the fourth. He finished six innings with five strikeouts and no walks, but was charged with his fourth loss. West Virginia right-hander Luis Heredia blanked the Gnats through five innings on three hits with six strikeouts. The Gnats (28-29/71-55) drew within one run in the seventh against the Power bullpen. After a walk and a hit-by-pitch, Jeff Glenn ripped a two-run single on the 12th pitch of his at-bat as Savannah pulled within 3-2. West Virginia added a run in the ninth against reliever Wanel Mesa, on an RBI single by Jonathan Schwind. Box

KINGSPORT 7, BLUEFIELD 0: Brandon Welch and Carlos Gomez combined on a six-hit shutout. Gomez logged the final 3 2/3 innings for his first save. Jeyckol De Leon went 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Champ Stuart went 2-for-2 with two walks, one RBI and two runs scored. Box

BROOKLYN 10, VERMONT 2: The Cyclones built a 9-0 lead, highlighted by a fourth-inning grand slam from Alex Sanchez. Miller Diaz tossed seven scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and three walks while striking out 11. Box

GCL METS 4, GCL NATIONALS 3: After Frank Francisco tossed a scoreless first inning, Gaby Almonte limited the Nats to one run over the next six innings. Leading 4-1 entering the ninth, Gaither Bumgardner surrendered two runs but stranded the tying run at second base to earn his third save. Ivan Wilson went 2-for-2 with two walks. He had a two-run homer in the fourth and also tripled. Box

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RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187