New York Mets: Jeimer Candelario

Minors 6.3.14: McGowan tames Tourists

June, 4, 2014
Jun 4
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RENO 6 LAS VEGAS 5: Rafael Montero allowed three runs on six hits and four walks while striking out five in 5 1/3 innings in his return to Vegas. He threw 99 pitches (63 strikes). Kai Gronauer's sac fly in the bottom of the ninth pulled Vegas within a run, but the tying run was stranded on first base when Zach Lutz flied out. Box

BINGHAMTON 15, ALTOONA 6: Matt Clark and Kevin Plawecki had four hits apiece as the B-Mets hammered out a season-high 19 hits and snapped an eight-game road losing

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streak. Plawecki launched his sixth homer and collected four RBIs. The Curve did tag Tyler Pill for three first-inning runs. Meanwhile, Altoona starter Zack Dodson kept the B-Mets in check before unraveling in the fifth. A throwing error by third baseman Jarek Cunningham started the frame. Darrell Ceciliani followed by launching his second homer of the season, cutting Altoona’s lead to 3-2. Two batters later, Matt Reynolds -- returning from a five-game absence for a back issue -- started a hit barrage. Reynolds singled and Plawecki, Dustin Lawley and Cory Vaughn followed with consecutive run-producing hits. Vaughn’s RBI single ended Dodson’s night. Joan Montero took over and allowed both inherited runners to score. Pill put his rocky first inning in the rearview mirror and cruised through his final five innings. Following his two-out walk in the opening frame, he retired 15 of the final 17 batters he faced, including 11 straight at one point. Clark and Plawecki collected RBI singles against Montero in the sixth. Brian Burgamy added a run-scoring single in the seventh against Matt Benedict. Vaughn had an RBI double in the eighth. After Pill departed, Hamilton Bennett tossed a scoreless seventh. The lefty surrendered a three-run homer in the eighth following an inning-extending error by Reynolds at shortstop. The B-Mets teed off against outfielder Andy Vasquez in the ninth after the he was summoned to pitch. Plawecki launched a two-run homer and Vaughn crushed his third homer of the season. Pill (3-5) allowed three runs on four hits over six innings. It was the most runs the B-Mets have scored since they plated 15 against New Hampshire on April 21, 2013. Lawley had been activated from the DL before the game. Box

DAYTONA 6, ST. LUCIE 5: Domingo Tapia walked five while lasting 2 1/3 innings and the Mets issued 10 walks as a staff. Four of the walks issued by Tapia scored. The Mets churned out 11 hits but could never come up with a big inning. In the fourth, the Mets stranded the bases loaded when Brandon Nimmo and T.J. Rivera both popped out. In the eighth, Rivera popped out to the pitcher with the Mets trailing 6-5, two outs and the tying run on second. Tapia walked Pin-Chieh Chen to start the game. Chen came in to score on Dan Vogelbach’s two-out single. The Mets responded in their half when Nimmo doubled and Jairo Perez singled to plate him. All seven batters Tapia faced in the third reached -- four on walks and three on singles. Tapia was lifted for Julian Hilario, who walked Rock Shoulders with the bases loaded to force home Vogelbach. Hilario settled down to get a fly out and a strikeout and get out of the inning down 5-1. Perez drove in Dilson Herrera in the bottom of the third to cut the deficit to 5-2. In the fourth, Herrera made it 5-3 when he singled against Austin Kirk to drive in Phillip Evans. Vogelbach led off the fifth with a double against Hilario. After a groundout moved him to third, he scored on Jeimer Candelario’s grounder to put the Cubs in front 6-3. Eudy Pina belted a solo homer against Starling Peralta in sixth to make it 6-4. Nimmo drove in Pina in the eighth with a two-out single for the final margin. Hunter Carnevale and Chase Huchingson each pitched two innings of scoreless, no-hit relief. Nimmo went 3-for-5. Perez went 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Box

SAVANNAH 3, ASHEVILLE 2: On the day he was selected to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game, Savannah right-hander Kevin McGowan baffled Asheville over 8 1/3 innings.

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The victory pushed the Gnats’ lead over the Tourists for first place to six games with 14 games to play for the Gnats and 13 for Asheville. McGowan retired the first 14 batters, until Jordan Patterson doubled. McGowan held the Tourists scoreless until the sixth, when a single run cut the Gnats’ advantage to 2-1. He struck out three and walked one. The Gnats (38-17) scored their first two runs in the first inning. Gavin Cecchini walked and Jeff McNeil doubled to put two in scoring position. L.J. Mazzilli then sent a chopper to third base that Ryan McMahon threw away, allowing Cecchini and McNeil to score. The Gnats extended their lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the eighth, again with the help of an error. This time Mazzilli reached when first baseman Corelle Prime kicked a grounder. Mazzilli came around to score on Jorge Rivero’s single. McGowan began the ninth by giving up a single to Cesar Galvez. He then struck out Ramiel Tapia. At that point, with Galvez at second, McGowan reached his pitch limit and gave way to Akeel Morris. The right-hander induced a pair of groundouts, the first of which scored Galvez, who had gone to third on defensive indifference. Morris picked up his second save. Mazzilli went 0-for-4 to lose a 12-game hitting streak. Box

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Minors 6.2.14: Brown, Muno homer for 51s

June, 3, 2014
Jun 3
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LAS VEGAS 6, RENO 4: Andrew Brown and Danny Muno contributed two-run homers. Starter Logan Verrett allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings. Verrett's fourth-inning RBI single broke a 2-all tie and the 51s never trailed again. Miguel Socolovich tossed two scoreless relief innings to earn his first save. Box

DAYTONA 3, ST. LUCIE 1: A ninth-inning rally by St. Lucie fell short when Phillip Evans struck out after Cubs reliever Michael Jensen walked Cam Maron to load the bases. Nathan Dorris needed only 78 pitches to shut down the Mets through 6 2/3 innings. He allowed a leadoff triple to Dilson Herrera in the first and T.J. Rivera’s sacrifice fly two batters later. Mets starter Michael Fulmer labored through five innings. He allowed two runs on eight hits, three walks a hit batter. Chad Krist put the Cubs on the board in the first on a bases-loaded single. Maikis De La Cruz threw out Zeke DeVoss at the plate on Krist’s hit to keep it 1-0. The Cubs broke the 1-all tie for good in the third. Dan Vogelbach led off with a double. With Vogelbach on third base and two outs, Jeimer Candelario hit a ball up the middle that was backhanded by T.J. Rivera. Rivera’s throw to first appeared to be on time, but the one-hopper could not be scooped by Jairo Perez to end the inning. Vogelbach scored to make it 2-1. Fulmer ended up throwing 94 pitches. The Cubs picked up their final run in the sixth against Seth Lugo. Lugo plunked Gioskar Amaya to start the inning and threw a wild pitch to advance him to second. Later in the inning, with runners on first and second, DeVoss hit a grounder. Herrera threw to Rivera at second for one out, but Rivera’s turn to first on the double-play attempt was wide of Perez . The throwing error allowed Amaya to score. Gonzalez Germen pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a rehab appearance. He walked one and struck out two. Herrera and Rivera had four of the Mets' seven hits. Box

ASHEVILLE 2, SAVANNAH 1 (10 innings): Asheville's Emerson Jimenez drove in Max White with a triple into the right-center gap in the top of the 10th against reliever Robert Coles. The Gnats (37-17) squandered the best start of the year by Chris Flexen, who struck out a season-high 10. Flexen allowed one run on three hits and a walk in seven innings. The Tourists scored their run against Flexen in the sixth, when 2012 first-round pick David Dahl singled home White. The Gnats tied the score in the seventh. Victor Cruzado doubled and scored on Stefan Sabol’s single. L.J. Mazzilli singled in the 10th inning to extend his hitting streak to 12 straight games. The Gnats put two runners aboard in the 10th, but could not get the game-tying run home. Box

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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