New York Mets: John Tolisano

Minors 4.19.12: Nimmo 4-for-4 in Gnats win

April, 19, 2013
4/19/13
11:55
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LAS VEGAS 10, SACRAMENTO 5: Zack Wheeler was charged with four earned runs on three hits and six walks while striking out four in 4 1/3 innings. He threw a season-high 108 pitches. Three runs charged to Wheeler scored after Greg Peavey inherited the bases loaded. Josh Satin, who is hitting .350, was forced to leave the game after fouling a pitch off an ankle. Eric Campbell homered and scored three runs. Reese Havens, who replaced Satin, also went deep. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 5, BINGHAMTON 2: Ryan Schimpf homered in the first inning against B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel. Binghamton answered a half-inning later on an RBI groundout from Blake Forsythe. But New Hampshire broke the tie with two runs in the second. After the first two batters reached against Goeddel, Adam Loewen stroked an RBI single up the middle and John Tolisano produced a sac fly. Kevin Pillar stretched the lead to three in the third by banging an inside-the-park homer -- the second inside-the-parker the B-Mets have surrendered this week. The B-Mets struggled against New Hampshire starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx. After allowing a single to Richard Lucas in the second, he retired 12 of the next 13 B-Mets he faced, five via strikeout. Goeddel’s night ended in the fifth after the Fisher Cats loaded the bases. Shawn Teufel entered and walked Clint Robinson, forcing in a run. The southpaw escaped further damage by inducing Kevin Nolan to bounce into an inning-ending double play. Goeddel (1-2) was charged with five runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings. The B-Mets got a run against Bibens-Dirkx in the seventh, his final inning. Cory Vaughn belted his second homer of the season. Both have come against Bibens-Dirkx. Box

FORT MYERS 14, ST. LUCIE 2: Angel Cuan was charged with nine runs in 3 1/3 innings. He surrendered four homers. Travis Taijeron did produce a solo homer in the third before Fort Myers answered with a nine-run frame a half-inning later. Box

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Nimmo
SAVANNAH 7, LAKEWOOD 2: Brandon Nimmo went 4-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored and Kevin Plawecki (3-for-4) homered and had four RBIs. Jeff Reynolds also homered for the Gnats. Steven Matz (1-0) tossed five scoreless innings, allowing six hits and a walk while striking out five. Beck Wheeler and Bret Mitchell each had scoreless relief innings. Nimmo, the Mets' first-round pick in 2011, upped his South Atlantic League-leading avergae to .450. Before the game, reliever Tyler Vanderheiden replaced Tim Peterson on the roster. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 8.20.12

August, 20, 2012
8/20/12
11:51
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SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 7, BUFFALO 5: With the score knotted at 2, Chris Schwinden fanned Scranton/Wilkes-Barre second baseman Corban Joseph for what looked like the third out of the fifth inning. But the ball hit the dirt and skipped past catcher Mike Nickeas, allowing Joseph to reach first base safely. The Yankees jumped on the extra chance and took control of the game. After a second wild pitch moved Joseph to second, Eduardo Nunez singled for the 3-2 advantage. Nunez then stole second and scored on a single from Brandon Laird. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tacked on two more runs an inning later as Chris Dickerson and Nunez drove in runs for a 6-2 cushion. That rally capped six unanswered runs by the Yankees that followed Matt Tuiasosopo's two-run homer in the second. Buffalo pulled to within 6-3 with a Josh Satin sacrifice fly in the seventh. The Herd scored two more in the ninth and brought the tying run to the plate. Former Bisons reliever Ryota Igarashi retired Fred Lewis on a sharply hit lineout to center to end the contest. Schwinden allowed four runs in five innings. He struck out eight batters, giving him 216 for his Bisons career. The total is the sixth most in the Buffalo modern era. Prior to the game, the International League named Collin McHugh its pitcher of the week. The righty allowed one run over two starts and picked up the win with seven shutout frames Saturday at Fenway Park. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 3, BINGHAMTON 2: The B-Mets struck out 14 times for the second time in a week and the Fisher Cats took advantage of shaky glove work by first baseman Jefry Marte to break a scoreless tie in the fourth. With one out and the bases loaded, Brian Jeroloman chopped a potential double-play ball to Marte. Playing in just his fifth game at first, Marte bobbled the grounder, allowing a run to score. The Fisher Cats plated another run one batter later when Marte dropped a throw from third baseman Wilmer Flores that would have ended the inning. Binghamton answered against New Hampshire starter Sean Nolin in the fourth. Flores doubled and scored when Allan Dykstra also doubled. It was the only run Binghamton managed against the southpaw in his Double-A debut. Reliever Marcus Stroman took over in the sixth, walked the first two batters, uncorked a wild pitch and surrendered a game-tying sac fly to Eric Campbell. The tie score did not last for long. Darin Gorski loaded the bases in the seventh on two hits and a walk. John Tolisano then worked the count full and took ball four low to force in the go-ahead run. Gorski (8-7) struck out a season-high nine, but allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks over seven innings. Ryan Fraser closed Binghamton’s pitching tab with two scoreless innings. Box

ASHEVILLE 5, SAVANNAH 2: The Gnats took a 2-0 lead two batters into the bottom of the first inning. Brandon Brown led off with a single and Matt Reynolds homered off the left-field foul pole to put the Gnats up 2-0. Reynolds' seven-game hitting streak is his longest as a professional. Asheville had runners aboard in three of the first four innings against starter Alex Panteliodis, only to break through in the fifth. With two outs, two singles followed by a three-run homer from Sam Mende gave the Tourists a 3-2 lead. Panteliodis made it through 5 2/3 innings before hitting his pitch limit. He was charged with his seventh loss. The Tourists added two unearned runs on a throwing error on Brown in the ninth. Box

BURLINGTON 5, KINGSPORT 4 (12 innings): Carlos Valdez failed to protect a lead in the 11th for a blown save, then suffered the loss an inning later when he surrendered a game-ending RBI single to Fred Ford. The K-Mets had taken the 4-3 lead in the top of the 11th when Jorge Rivero singled and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Box

BROOKLYN 6, ABERDEEN 2: Eudy Pina and Stefan Sabol each connected on his fifth homer this season and Julian Hilario (3-3) tossed six scoreless innings. In the second inning, Juan Gamboa reached on an error and Nelfi Zapata followed with a single to put runners on the corners. Pina then connected on a homer to center, clearing the 405-foot mark with ease, to give Brooklyn a 3-0 lead. Brandon Nimmo kept the rally going, beating out an infield single and stealing second. Phillip Evans singled to plate Nimmo. The combination of Nimmo and Evans again led to a run in the sixth. Nimmo walked for the second time in the game and scored when Evans' single was misplayed by right fielder John Wooten, giving Brooklyn a 5-0 advantage. Hilario scattered five hits and three walks while striking out four. He is now 3-0 with a 0.56 ERA in August. With Hilario out of the game in the seventh, Vermont got on the scoreboard. Jacob Tanis welcomed reliever Logan Taylor by reaching on a fielding error. Taylor made quick work of the next two batters, but Brett Vertigan connected on a two-out triple to score Tanis and slice Brooklyn's advantage to 5-1. The unearned run is the only blemish through the first 13 2/3 innings of Taylor’s pro career. The Cyclones tacked on a run in the ninth on Sabol's solo homer. The Lake Monsters scored another unearned run in their half, but Tyler Vanderheiden limited the damage. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 8.16.12

August, 16, 2012
8/16/12
10:38
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LEHIGH VALLEY 5, BUFFALO 2: Zack Wheeler surrendered five runs on eight hits, including a solo homer to Sebastian Valle, while striking out eight and walking none in five innings. Wheeler now has a 4.60 ERA through three Triple-A starts. Justin Hampson and Garrett Olson combined for four scoreless relief innings. Lucas May and Lucas Duda contributed a sacrifice flies in consecutive innings. Brad Emaus and Fred Lewis scored, both after doubling. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 5, BINGHAMTON 2: New Hampshire's John Tolisano launched a tiebreaking three-run homer off Greg Peavey in the fourth inning and the B-Mets stranded 10 runners. Binghamton struck first, plating a run in the second inning against starter Fernando Hernandez. Jefry Marte reached on a one-out walk, took second on a passed ball, advanced on a single and scored when Wilfredo Tovar beat out a double play. The Fisher Cats tagged Peavey for four runs in the fourth. After Jake Marisnick’s leadoff single, Brad Glenn tied the score with a double. Ryan Goins then singled to set the stage for Tolisano, who blasted a 1-0 pitch over the right-field fence. Binghamton threatened, placing two runners aboard in the fourth and sixth, but failed to score in either frame. Sean Ochinko extended the Fisher Cats' lead with a solo homer in the sixth. Binghamton’s struggles with runners on base continued in the seventh. Ronald Uviedo allowed a pair to reach, but struck out Eric Campbell to end the inning. The B-Mets plated their final run in the eighth. Uviedo departed after issuing a leadoff a walk to Raul Reyes. After Marte greeted reliever Chorye Spoone with a single, Francisco Pena rolled into a double play that left Marte as the surviving runner at second. Tovar brought him home with a single. Spoone retired Pedro Zapata to end the inning and handed off to Sam Dyson for the ninth. Dyson threw a perfect frame. Peavey (6-8) went a career-high eight innings, but allowed five runs on eight hits. It was his second complete this season. Box

ST. LUCIE 7, PALM BEACH 5: Angel Cuan limited the Cardinals to one run in seven innings. Palm Beach rallied from a 7-1 deficit with a four-run eighth against Jeffrey Walters. Cory Vaughn launched his 21st homer and Alonzo Harris Jr. also had a two-run shot. Box

SAVANNAH 6, HICKORY 5: Yucarybert De La Cruz produced a three-run homer in the seventh as the Gnats overcame a 4-3 deficit. T.J. Chism picked up his 18th save. Box

JOHNSON CITY 14, KINGSPORT 3: Starter Corey Oswalt allowed seven runs on eight hits in 2 1/3 innings. Box

TRI-CITY 4, BROOKLYN 2: With three Cyclones starting pitchers having appeared in Tuesday's New York-Penn League All-Star Game, Brooklyn leaned on its relief corps. Matt Bowman made his first professional start and tossed four scoreless innings, allowing one hit and a walk while striking out two. Tri-City starter Lance Day matched Bowman until the fifth, when Brooklyn opened the scoring. Jeff Glenn doubled and moved to third on Juan Gamboa's groundout. Dimas Ponce then singled to plate Glenn. Matt Koch replaced Bowman and found himself in a fifth-inning jam. M.P. Cokinos and Jean Batista connected on back-to-back hits that put two in scoring position with one out. After Dan Gubransen's sacrifice fly, Emilio King launched a two-run homer to put Tri-City ahead, 3-1. Brooklyn answered a half-inning later, after a fielding error and a walk put a pair of runners aboard. Kevin Plawecki singled to score Phillip Evans and slice Brooklyn's deficit to one run. In the seventh, the ValleyCats restored a two-run lead, although Logan Taylor limited the damage. After entering with the bases loaded and nobody out, Taylor induced a sacrifice fly and a double play to hold the deficit to 4-2. In the eighth, Jayce Boyd doubled and Plawecki singled, but Stefan Sabol and Glenn struck out to end the threat. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 5.12.12

May, 12, 2012
5/12/12
10:54
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CHARLOTTE 5, BUFFALO 4: Hector Gimenez's three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth against Justin Hampson lifted Charlotte to the win. Valentino Pascucci's three-run homer in the seventh had staked Buffalo to a 4-2 lead. Starter Chris Schwinden allowed two runs on four hits while striking out eight and walking one in six innings. Vinny Rottino went 1-for-4 with a walk and RBI in his return to the Bisons. Former Cub Bobby Scales has left the team and will play in Japan. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 9, BINGHAMTON 0: Darin Gorski surrendered a career-high 10 hits and the B-Mets went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10 on base in their fourth shutout loss of the season. The Fisher Cats scratched out the game’s first run in the third. Brian Van Kirk singled to start the frame against Gorski (2-2) and scored two batters later on John Tolisano’s double. In the fourth, following a leadoff walk to A.J. Jimenez, New Hampshire plated four runs on four hits. Brad Glenn drove in two with a double, and Ryan Goins and Koby Clemens each collected RBI singles. The Fisher Cats ended Gorski’s day with four straight hits to start the fifth. Jimenez laced an RBI single and Mark Sobolewski delivered the final blow with a three-run homer. Gorski allowed nine runs (eight earned) on 10 hits and struck out five in four innings. Kevin Mulvey entered and retired all three he faced to end the inning. After a bumpy first inning in which he allowed a hit to Matt den Dekker on his first pitch of the game, Fisher Cats starter Yohan Pino settled in for a fine performance. The righty struck out seven and allowed three hits over six scoreless innings. He retired the final seven he faced and 12 of the last 13 B-Mets. Eric Campbell later roped a triple against Clint Everts, but the B-Mets failed to score in the eighth. Danny Farquhar allowed two hits, but struck out three to close the game. Brad Holt and Robert Carson closed out the pitching tab for Binghamton with three scoreless innings. The B-Mets (16-18) complete their four-game set against the Fisher Cats Sunday as right-hander Greg Peavey opposes right-hander Randy Boone. Box

BREVARD COUNTY 9, ST. LUCIE 1: Danny Muno's third-inning homer accounted for St. Lucie's lone run. Chase Huchingson started and allowed two runs on one hit and five walks in three innings. Box

SAVANNAH 8, HICKORY 4: Charley Thurber and Albert Cordero had consecutive homers in a five-run third inning for the Gnats and Travis Taijeron added a two-run homer in the fifth. Michael Fulmer (2-2) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out seven in five innings. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the Mets minors 4.24.12

April, 25, 2012
4/25/12
12:18
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LEHIGH VALLEY 4, BUFFALO 3 (11 innings): Scott Podsednik singled home Erik Kratz in the bottom of the 11th inning after Buffalo had rallied from three runs down. For the second time this season, the IronPigs were able to best Herd reliever Jack Egbert (0-2). Kratz singled to left on a groundball through the left side of the infield with one out in the 11th inning. The Lehigh Valley catcher moved to second on a walk to Andres Blanco and was able to beat the throw home from the newest Bison, Dustin Martin, on Podsednik's single. The IronPigs also defeated Egbert on April 19, in Buffalo. The reliever has allowed just three hits in nine innings against the rest of the International League North Division. The IronPigs took a 3-0 lead into the game's final innings. Vinny Rottino then started the Herd comeback with a two-run home run with two outs in the eighth. Omar Quintanilla's infield single scored Martin with two outs in the top of the ninth. Martin was signed by the Mets on Tuesday and activated to the Bisons roster. The Bisons got another quality start from their rotation. Garrett Olson didn't factor into the decision despite allowing just three runs in six innings. The southpaw is still in search of his first Bisons win despite a 2.92 ERA through four starts this year. The Bisons got two innings of scoreless relief from both Brad Holt and Fernando Cabrera in the loss. Prior to the game, the Mets recalled Zach Lutz from the Bisons. The infielder made his major league debut on Tuesday night with a strikeout as a pinch hitter for New York. Valentino Pascucci extended his hitting streak to nine games. He's averaged an even .300 (12-for-40) with two homers and seven RBIs over the stretch. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 4, BINGHAMTON 0: The B-Mets collected eight hits -- but never more than one in any inning -- in suffering their Eastern League-leading third shutout loss. Binghamton starter Zack Wheeler battled through control issues to put up five scoreless innings in his fourth Double-A start. The righty matched a career-high with six walks, issuing at least one free pass in every inning. New Hampshire starter Chad Jenkins side stepped his own jams, scattering six hits over six scoreless innings. The B-Mets' only threat to score against Jenkins came in the fourth. Juan Lagares led off the inning by ripping a line drive to center field. The blast sailed over Brad McElroy’s head and ricocheted off the fence back toward center field. Reading the carom, Lagares raced to third. McElroy tracked the ball down, but fumbled it, enticing Lagares to attempt to score. McElroy recovered and relayed the baseball to Ryan Goins, who fired home to nab Lagares at the plate, keeping the game scoreless. For the second straight start, the B-Mets offered no offensive support for Wheeler. The righty departed after five innings and was replaced by Erik Turgeon in the sixth. The Fisher Cats broke the tie against the righty. Brad Glenn led off with a double. John Tolisano walked. A.J. Jimenez lifted a fly ball to deep right field that glanced off the outstretched glove of Lagares for a triple, giving the visiting club a 2-0 lead. Jimenez crossed home later on McElroy’s fielder’s choice. Given a three-run cushion, Jenkins returned for the sixth and put up a scoreless inning. Former B-Met Clint Everts pitched a scoreless seventh before running into trouble in the eighth. A single by Oswaldo Navarro and a walk to Josh Rodriguez put two men aboard with no outs. The rally quickly died when Jefry Marte struck out and Lagares bounced into an inning-ending double play. After Mike McDade gave the Fisher Cats insurance with a home run off Armando Rodriguez in the top of the ninth, Ronald Uviedo worked a perfect frame to cap the New Hampshire victory. Turgeon was handed his second loss. The B-Mets (9-8) continue their series against the Fisher Cats on Wednesday. Left-hander Darin Gorski takes the ball for Binghamton against right-hander Deck McGuire. Box

FORT MYERS 7, ST. LUCIE 1: Fort Myers recorded 14 hits and pulled away late with a three-run ninth as the Miracle snapped the St. Lucie Mets' 10-game winning streak. The Mets were dealt their first home loss. St. Lucie left-hander Chase Huchingson suffered his first loss of the season, allowing four runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings. Huchingson issued a season-high four walks and had three strikeouts. Huchingson came into the start with a 17 2/3 scoreless innings streak through three starts. Wilmer Flores hit his second home run of the season in the sixth inning, a solo blast over the left-field fence. Ryan Fraser pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings and gave up three hits with two strikeouts. Fort Myers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning with three hits off Huchingson. They added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Fort Myers had a 4-1 lead entering the ninth, before pushing across three runs against Mets left-hander Hamilton Bennett. He allowed three runs on five hits with two strikeouts over two innings. Mets center fielder Andres Torres finished 0-for-4 in his second game with the Mets on a major league rehab assignment. He played the full game. DH Cesar Puello and first baseman Richard Lucas each went 2-for-4. Box

SAVANNAH 14, WEST VIRGINIA 5: T.J. Rivera went 4-for-6 with a homer and four RBIs. Dustin Lawley added a three-run homer. All nine Gnats scored runs. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 4.16.12

April, 16, 2012
4/16/12
11:32
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LEHIGH VALLEY 8, BUFFALO 2: Lehigh Valley scored four runs in the first inning against Jeurys Familia and rode the early advantage to their sixth straight win. Walks continue to be Buffalo's bugaboo. The Bisons issued 10 free passes, with four coming around to score. Andres Blanco was walked by Familia (1-1) in the first inning and came around on a throwing error from Adam Loewen for a 2-0 IronPigs advantage. Two batters later, Derrick Mitchell doubled in two more runs, including Joe Thurston, who was on via another free pass. Familia walked Hector Luna to lead off the fifth, and the former Bison scored as part of a two-run IronPigs rally. Reliever Dylan Owen issued a free pass to Scott Podsednik to begin another two-run Lehigh Valley inning in the sixth. After scoring 35 runs in the first five games of the homestand, the Bisons' bats were mostly held in check. Omar Quintanilla and Lucas May drove in the Herd's runs. A day after losing his nine-game hitting streak in a four-walk afternoon, Zach Lutz went 3-for-5 to raise his average to .341. Bobby Scales kept his streak of reaching base at least twice in every game he's started this season alive. The veteran went 1-for-3 with a pair of walks in the loss. A unique pitching match is set for Tuesday. The Bisons' 2011 Most Valuable Pitcher, Chris Schwinden, faces the Herd's top pitcher from 2010, Pat Misch. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 2, BINGHAMTON 1: The B-Mets left nine runners on base and went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. The B-Mets had a runner on base in each inning and at least one runner in scoring position in five different frames, but scratched out just one run in the first game of the three-game series. The Fisher Cats cracked the scoreboard in the third. B-Mets starter Mark Cohoon walked Jonathan Diaz, New Hampshire’s No. 9 hitter, to kick off the inning. Diaz advanced to second on an errant pickoff throw by Cohoon and scored when John Tolisano doubled. After Ryan Goins sacrificed Tolisano to third, Cohoon uncorked a wild pitch, allowing New Hampshire’s second run to come home. Binghamton finally broke through in the sixth. Matt den Dekker led off by ripping a single off the glove of Mark Sobolewski at third. That extended his hitting streak to eight games. After den Dekker stole second and Travis Ozga walked, Oswaldo Navarro dumped an RBI single into right field to cut New Hampshire’s lead in half. Binghamton loaded the bases later in the inning against reliever Matt Daly, but Pedro Zapata struck out on three pitches to end the threat. In the seventh, den Dekker doubled off Aaron Loup but was stranded on third when Juan Lagares grounded out. Binghamton’s last threat came in the eighth when Navarro singled and advanced to second on Justin Jackson’s fielding error in center field. With the potential game-tying run on second, Ronald Uviedo came out of the bullpen and induced Josh Rodriguez to ground out to third to end the threat. Uviedo returned in the ninth and worked a perfect frame to collect his third save. Cohoon went a season-high six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits. The southpaw walked two and struck out one. Elvin Ramirez chipped in with two scoreless innings of relief, collecting four strikeouts along the way. The B-Mets (4-6) continue their three-game series Tuesday. Right-hander Collin McHugh makes his third start of the season for Binghamton. Box

ST. LUCIE 2, CHARLOTTE 0: Cory Mazzoni, Hamilton Bennett and Jeffrey Kaplan combined on the four-hit shutout. Box

SAVANNAH 6, ROME 5 (12 innings): Rome scored three ninth-inning runs against Jared West to force extra innings, but the Gnats won in the 12th on Dustin Lawley's leadoff homer. Travis Taijeron also went deep in the game for Savannah. Box

Compiled from team reports

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BA HR RBI R
.297 7 37 55
OTHER LEADERS
HRC. Granderson 14
RBIL. Duda 46
RD. Murphy 55
OPSL. Duda .835
WB. Colon 8
ERAJ. Niese 2.96
SOZ. Wheeler 99