New York Mets: Joey Meneses

Minors 5.4.14: Koch, Lugo blank Crabs

May, 4, 2014
May 4
11:48
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LAS VEGAS 7, TACOMA 5 (suspended)
LAS VEGAS at TACOMA (ppd.): The first game of a scheduled doubleheader was

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suspended with one out in the top of the final inning and will resume Monday. Andrew Brown had belted a two-run homer in that frame against Zach Miner to give the 51s a 7-5 lead. Vegas starter Rafael Montero allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and three walks in five innings. He struck out six in a 98-pitch effort. Brandon Allen had a third-inning solo homer and Wilmer Flores had a three-run shot the following frame as the 51s built a 5-1 lead. Tacoma plated four sixth-inning runs against Montero and Jeff Walters. Kirk Nieuwenhuis left the game after two innings with an elbow injury after colliding with the outfield wall on a catch. Box 1

PORTLAND 4, BINGHAMTON 1: Facing B-Mets starter Rainy Lara in the first, Mookie Betts singled and Travis Shaw subsequently pulled a double off the right-field wall. Cory Vaughn mishandled the ricochet, allowing Betts to score. In the second, Henry Ramos lifted a fly ball to right to start the inning. Battling a stiff wind, Vaughn watched the ball sail over his head for a double. Heiker Meneses followed with an RBI single. After a sac bunt, Betts singled, plating Meneses with Portland’s third run. Portland starter Mike McCarthy faced the minimum through four innings. He used double plays to erase leadoff singles in the first two innings and picked off Wilfredo Tovar in the third. Binghamton finally broke through in the fifth. After Matt Clark's leadoff walk, Kevin Plawecki sent a bouncer to the mound. McCarthy fired to second, but Deven Marrero muffed the throw, allowing both runners to reach safely. Jayce Boyd followed with a single to load the bases. Tovar then chopped a grounder to third that Meneses smothered with a dive. Tovar beat the throw to first, bringing home Clark with Binghamton’s lone run. McCarthy induced Darrell Ceciliani to fly out to limit the damage. Lara capped his fifth start of the season with three scoreless innings before handing off to Cody Satterwhite for the sixth. Satterwhite tossed two scoreless innings to extend his season-opening scoreless streak to 16 2/3. Miguel Celestino allowed consecutive two-out singles in the ninth, but induced Brian Burgamy to bounce into a fielder’s choice to secure his second save. Lara (2-1) allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits in five innings in his first Double-A loss. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, CHARLOTTE 0: For the fourth consecutive game, the Mets scored two runs in the first inning. Jeff Ames walked Dilson Herrera and Brandon Nimmo to begin the game,

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and T.J. Rivera singled to load the bases. Jairo Perez drove in Herrera with a single and Cam Maron followed with a sac fly to plate Nimmo and make it 2-0. That would be plenty for Mets starter Matt Koch, although he had to pitch out of a first-inning jam. Koch walked two batters and allowed a single to load the bases, but recovered to strike out Justin O’Conner and maintain the lead. The Mets added their three runs in the fourth. Eudy Pina singled to score Maron and Aderlin Rodriguez. Herrera added an RBI single. Stone Crabs reliever Ryan Garton proceeded to retire 10 in a row, but Koch and Seth Lugo combined to provide the Mets their second shutout in four games. Koch earned his third win, limiting the Crabs to five hits in five scoreless innings. Lugo scattered three hits over the final four innings to pick up his second save. The Crabs loaded the bases on Lugo in the eighth with two outs, but Lugo ended the threat by striking out O’Conner. The Mets only collected only six hits. Nimmo walked three times. He now leads the Florida State League with 31 walks. Box

ROME 7, SAVANNAH 3: Rome's Joey Meneses had a three-run double in the first inning and the Braves ultimately snapped Savannah's five-game winning streak. The Gnats (19-9) picked up a run in the second, when Dominic Smith walked and scored on Gavin Cecchini’s sacrifice fly. Cecchini extended his hitting streak to a season-best seven games with a first-inning single. He departed after seven innings, but the issue was not immediately clear. Rome added two runs in the third inning for a 5-1 lead. Victor Caratini singled and A.J. Kirby-Jones lined a two-run homer. The Gnats picked up a run in the bottom half when Jared King singled home L.J. Mazzilli. Savannah starter Chris Flexen held the Braves off the scoreboard in the fourth and fifth innings, but was tagged with his third loss. He allowed five runs on eight hits in five innings. The Braves tacked on single runs in the eighth and ninth innings against Savannah reliever Tim Peterson. Box

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Minors 4.13.14: Tapia 5 no-hit innings

April, 13, 2014
Apr 13
8:26
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LAS VEGAS 10, FRESNO 4: Rafael Montero held Fresno hitless until Ydwin Villegas' leadoff double in the sixth. Montero (2-0, 2.60 ERA) eventually was charged with two runs on two hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings. He departed after surrendering a solo homer to Adam Duvall in the seventh. Chris Young went 5-for-5 with two homers, five RBIs and four runs scored in his first rehab game with the 51s. Kirk Nieuwenhuis drove in two runs. Dana Eveland provided 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Duvall had a two-run homer in the ninth against Erik Goeddel to cap the scoring. Eric Campbell extended his hitting streak to 10 games. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 0: Hansel Robles tossed five scoreless innings and the B-Mets cashed in on 10 walks to post their sixth win in seven games. The first challenge

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for Robles arose in the third. After a leadoff walk to Michael Crouse, the Fisher Cats loaded the bases on consecutive one-out singles. Robles ended the threat by striking out Ryan Schimpf and inducing Brad Glenn to ground out. Binghamton scored its first run without the aid of a hit in the fourth. Following Matt Clark's leadoff walk, Aaron Sanchez hit consecutive batters and walked Travis Taijeron to force in a run. Xorge Carrillo then produced a sacrifice fly. Wilfredo Tovar made it 3-0 with an RBI single. Robles faced his final test in the fifth. Crouse started the inning with a triple. Robles hit Kenny Wilson with an 0-2 pitch and walked Schimpf to load the bases with two outs. Robles escaped the jam by striking out Brad Glenn. In the seventh, Darrell Ceciliani led off against Richard Bleier with a single. Ceciliani moved to second on a single, stole third and scampered home with Binghamton’s fourth run on a passed ball by Yusuf Carter. Cody Satterwhite took over for Robles and contributed two scoreless innings. John Church struck out the side in the eighth. Jon Velasquez closed the game with a perfect ninth. Robles (1-0) allowed four hits and struck out six to earn his first Double-A win. Clark walked five times. Ceciliani extended his season-opening hitting streak to seven games with a single in the seventh. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, FORT MYERS 2: Domingo Tapia tossed five innings of no-hit ball before

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being removed with the bid intact because he had reached 85 pitches. Reliever Seth Lugo surrendered the first hit, when Jorge Polanco singled with one out in the sixth. Tapia walked two and struck out two in earning his first win. The Mets roughed up Mason Melotakis in the first. Gilbert Gomez singled to score Brandon Nimmo. Eudy Pina then hit a grounder to the shortstop Polanco, who booted the ball, allowing T.J. Rivera to score. Albert Cordero made it 3-0 on a sac fly. Gomez homered against Melotakis in the third. The Mets made it 6-0 with two more runs in the fourth. The big hit came on a two-out RBI double by Aderlin Rodriguez. Lugo surrendered two runs in the sixth. The Miracle put two runners on with two outs in the ninth, but Randy Fontanez entered and struck out Niko Goodrum to end the game. Leadoff hitter Dilson Herrera went 4-for-5. Nimmo, who doubled in the sixth, has hit safely in nine of 10 games. Box

SAVANNAH 6, ROME 2: The Gnats were held to one hit through five innings against rehabbing Braves left-hander Mike Minor, but unleashed six runs over the final two innings. The R-Braves took the lead for the first time all series when a ground-rule double by Joey Meneses plated Reed Harper in the first inning. Gnats starter Chris Flexen then settled down and logged 6 1/3 innings. He allowed two earned runs on six hits while striking out four and walking one. Dominic Smith had a single and Victor Cruzado walked for the only baserunners against Minor. The Braves took a shutout bid into the eighth. Patrick Biondi then led off with a triple against Andy Ubiera. Next, Gavin Cecchini singled home Biondi, who now leads the South Atlantic League with 10 runs scored. After Jeff McNeil's sacrifice bunt and L.J. Mazzilli's groundout, Jared King walked to put runners on first and second. League slugging leader Stefan Sabol (.741) then doubled both runners home to give the Gnats a 3-2 lead. The Gnats added three runs in the ninth against Race Parmenter, highlighted by McNeil’s first professional homer. McNeil now leads the league in extra-base hits with seven. Reliever Akeel Morris earned his first win of the season after pitching the final 2 2/3 innings. He had three strikeouts and now has a league-leading 18.90 strikeouts per nine innings. Box

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TEAM LEADERS

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