New York Mets: Jonathan Clark

Teufel's son among latest minors cuts

March, 27, 2014
Mar 27
2:15
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Mets continued to release players from minor-league camp Thursday, including left-handed pitcher Shawn Teufel, the son of Mets third base coach Tim Teufel.

The full list of spring-training releases from minor-league camp is now:

Joe Bonfe
Marco Camarena
Cristian Chivilli
Jonathan Clark
Mark Cohoon
Yucarybert De La Cruz
Chris Garcia
Alonzo Harris
Wanel Mesa
Eris Peguero
James Roche
Chris Schwinden
Shawn Teufel
Jhonathan Torres
David Wynn
Ernesto Yanez

Minors 8.29.13: Herrera lifts Gnats in debut

August, 29, 2013
8/29/13
10:57
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LAS VEGAS 10, COLORADO SPRINGS 7: Dustin Lawley, the Florida State League Player of the Year and home run leader, launched his first Triple-A long ball. Ruben Tejada and Mike Baxter also went deep as the 51s pummeled Sky Sox starter Sean Gallagher for 10 runs on 14 hits in four innings. 51s starter Matt Fox allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings. Chris Schwinden entered to record the final out after D.J. Mitchell surrendered four ninth-inning runs. Box

BOWIE 13, BINGHAMTON 1: The Baysox blasted five homers, four against starter Erik Goeddel, to hand the B-Mets their most lopsided loss of the season. Trailing 7-0, the B-Mets finally got on the board in the fifth against Daniel McCutchen. Travis Taijeron

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Goeddel
deposited a 2-1 pitch over the left-field wall for his 14th Double-A homer. Brandon Waring, who entered the game with a .159 batting average in August, launched three homers -- the final against Armando Rodriguez in the sixth. He became the first opponent to hit three homers against the B-Mets since Danny Espinosa performed the feat with Harrisburg on Aug. 4, 2010. Adam Kolarek and Chasen Bradford each contributed two scoreless relief innings. Goeddel (9-7) allowed 10 runs on 12 hits, both career-highs, in 4 2/3 innings. McCutchen (2-0) surrendered one run over 4 1/3 innings after taking over for rehabbing major leaguer Jason Hammel. Goeddel is the first B-Mets pitcher to allow four homers in a game since Brandon Moore surrendered four to Harrisburg on Sep. 3, 2010. it was Binghamton’s worst margin of defeat since they fell, 16-3, to New Hampshire on April 26, 2012. Earlier in the day, the Eastern League named Allan Dykstra and closer Jeff Walters to the end-of-season All-Star team. Box

JUPITER 12, ST. LUCIE 3: Alex Panteliodis allowed eight runs (five earned) in 4 2/3 innings and St. Lucie was eliminated from postseason contention. T.J. Rivera drove in two of the Mets' three runs. Box

SAVANNAH 5, ROME 3: Second baseman Dilson Herrera, acquired from the Pirates,

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Ynoa
batted cleanup and drove in the tiebreaking run in what became a three-run sixth. Herrera's single scored Brandon Nimmo for a 3-2 lead. Jeff Reynolds followed with an RBI single on which two runs scored. Herrera finished 2-for-3, was hit by a pitch and scored twice in his Gnats debut. Gabriel Ynoa earned his organization-leading 15th win. Ynoa, who was named the South Atlantic League's Most Outstanding Pitcher for the season, limited Rome to two runs in six innings. Paul Sewald notched his eighth save. Cole Frenzel's two-run homer in the fourth had evened the score at 2. Box

KINGSPORT 9, BLUEFIELD 1: The K-Mets clinched the division title. Kingsport is playoff-bound for the first time since 1996. First-round pick Dominic Smith went 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBIs off the bench. He has reached base in all four plate appearances since a promotion from the Gulf Coast League. Sixth-round pick Champ Stuart went 3-for-5 with a double and his first professional homer. Starter Gaby Almonte allowed one run on three hits and threw walks in six innings in his Appalachian League debut. Edioglis Villasmil tossed three no-hit relief innings for his first save. Box

BROOKLYN 2, STATEN ISLAND 1: The Cyclones maintained a half-game lead over Aberdeen for first place in their division with their sixth win in seven games. Miller Diaz limited Staten Island to one hit in six scoreless innings while walking three and striking out nine. Brooklyn took a 1-0 lead in the first. Jonathan Clark walked, stole second and advanced to third on a throw into center by catcher Trent Garrison. Ismael Tijerina then double. In the third, Brooklyn loaded the bases on Tijerina's single and walks to Jared King and James Roche. Alex Sanchez then hit a grounder to shortstop Tyler Wade. He flipped the ball to John Murphy for the out at second, but Sanchez beat the relay throw to first as Tijerina scored for a 2-0 lead. In the eighth, Staten Island pulled within a run. Murphy singled and moved to second on reliever Cameron Griffin's wild pitch. Michael O’Neill then hit a fly ball to deep center that allowed Murphy to tag up and move to third base with two outs. Griffin's night ended after walking Eric Jagielo. Juan Urbina entered with runners on the corners. A fielding error by Tijerina then allowed Mike Ford to reach, making it a 2-1 game. Urbina avoided further damage by striking out Yeicok Calderon with the tying run on third base. Brooklyn hosts a two-game series at MCU Park against second-place Aberdeen beginning Saturday. Box

GCL METS 4, GCL MARLINS 1: Marcos Molina limited the Marlins to one run in five innings. Ryan Chapman, Waldo Rodriguez, Gaither Bumgardner and Yoryi Nuez tossed a scoreless inning apiece. Luis Guillorme and Ivan Wilson each drove in two runs. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 8.22.13: Whalen 7 shutout for K-Mets

August, 22, 2013
8/22/13
10:43
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LAS VEGAS 5, FRESNO 0: Giancarlo Alvarado tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings and combined with Robert Carson on a six-hit shutout. Zach Lutz drove in three runs as the 51s improved to 74-57. Box

AKRON 7, BINGHAMTON 3: A day after clinching their first division title since 2000, the B-Mets committed four errors and allowed a season-high five unearned runs. The Aeros

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Cohoon
lashed out 14 hits, including five in a four-run first inning. Jose Ramirez led off with a single against Mark Cohoon. Ramirez took off for second as Tyler Naquin bounced a grounder to second base. Screened, Josh Rodriguez booted the grounder, putting runners on the corners. Cedric Hunter put the Aeros on the board with an RBI single. Cohoon then coaxed a double play from Jesus Aguilar, but could not silence the Aeros. Carlos Moncrief and Tyler Holt singled. Binghamton trapped Holt in a rundown, but Rodriguez fumbled a toss from Allan Dykstra, allowing Moncrief to score. Right fielder Travis Taijeron capped the forgettable inning by misreading a fly ball, handing an RBI double to Ronny Rodriguez.

The B-Mets' tribulations continued in the second. Alex Monsalve reached when Dykstra booted a chopper to first. Monsalve took second on a single, advanced to third on a fielder’s choice and scored when Hunter singled. Akron starter Toru Murata cruised through five innings, facing two over the minimum to preserve a 5-0 lead. Binghamton cracked the scoreboard in the sixth. After Wilfredo Tovar’s leadoff single, Alonzo Harris tripled, his first three-bagger as a B-Met. Cory Vaughn followed Rodriguez’s walk with a run-scoring fielder’s choice, cutting Akron’s lead to three. With one out, Kyle Crockett entered and walked the first batter he faced, allowing the B-Mets to bring the tying run to the plate. But the southpaw ended the threat by fanning Taijeron and inducing Blake Forsythe to ground out. Akron restored the lead to five with two runs on four hits and one error in the sixth against reliever Ryan Fraser. Binghamton plated its final run in the seventh, when Richard Lucas walked and scored. Cohoon (9-4) was tagged for five runs (one earned) on nine hits in five innings in his first loss since June 5. Box

PALM BEACH 6, ST. LUCIE 3: Angel Cuan surrendered four runs in six innings. Trailing 4-0, St. Lucie posted three runs in the seventh, highlighted by a two-run single by Matt Reynolds. The rally ended when T.J. Rivera grounded out with the bases loaded. The Cardinals tacked on two runs a half-inning later against Bret Mitchell. Kyle Johnson went 0-for-2 with two walks, snapping a 16-game hitting streak. Box

KANNAPOLIS 1, SAVANNAH 0: Julian Hilario suffered the tough-luck loss despite surrendering one run on six hits in seven innings. Maikis De La Cruz had two of Savannah's five hits. He was thrown out at the plate to end the top of the first inning while trying to score from first base on Cole Frenzel's double to right field. Eudy Pina tripled with two outs in the third but was stranded when Brandon Nimmo grounded out. After De La Cruz's leadoff double in the fourth, Frenzel, Stefan Sabol and Jeff Reynolds consecutively struck out. Box

KINGSPORT 7, BLUEFIELD 0: Rob Whalen limited Bluefield to four hits in seven scoreless innings and combined with Alberto Baldonado on the shutout. Jeyckol De Leon, Victor Cruzado and Michael Bernal homered for the K-Mets (34-25). Box

STATEN ISLAND 7, BROOKLYN 1: Jonathan Clark opened the bottom of the first inning with a homer, but the Cyclones were blanked the rest of the way. Starter John Gant allowed two runs in five innings. Box

GCL MARLINS 4, GCL METS 3: Luis Guillorme had an RBI double in a two-run ninth, but the Mets fell a run short. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 8.11.13: Johnson belts walk-off HR

August, 11, 2013
8/11/13
8:40
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LAS VEGAS 4, OKLAHOMA CITY 3: The 51s overcame a 3-0 deficit with two runs apiece in the fourth and fifth innings. Matt den Dekker had a double and RBI single during that two-inning stretch. Lucas Duda manned first base for the first time since his minor league tour began. Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-2 with two walks. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, ERIE 1: Cory Vaughn drove in four runs and Mark Cohoon allowed one run over six innings. In the bottom of the first, Eugenio Suarez doubled against Cohoon.

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Vaughn
Ramon Cabrera gave Erie a lead with an RBI groundout, but that was Erie's lone run of the game. Binghamton took the lead in the third against Erie starter Ramon Garcia. With Danny Muno breaking from first base, Vaughn launched a payoff pitch over the left-field wall. Vaughn’s blast, his third since returning from the disabled list on Aug. 5, gave the B-Mets a 2-1 advantage. Travis Taijeron padded Binghamton’s lead by ripping a solo homer in the sixth. Cohoon sailed through four scoreless innings before facing his biggest challenge in the sixth. Cabrera reached with two outs on an infield single, and Cohoon hit Tyler Collins and walked James McCann to load the bases. The southpaw pitched himself out of trouble, inducing Wade Gaynor to bounce back to the mound. The B-Mets then enjoyed a three-run seventh. Wilfredo Tovar scampered to second when Daniel Fields dropped his fly ball in shallow center. Reliever Justin Souza entered and walked Muno before surrendering an RBI double to Josh Rodriguez. Vaughn capped the inning by lacing a two-run single. Chasen Bradford contributed two perfect relief innings. Cohoon (8-3) struck out three while allowing one run on five hits. He has gone 4-0 with a 1.78 ERA in his last four starts. Vaughn is hitting .360 (9-for-25) with three homers and 11 RBIs since returning from the DL. Box

ST. LUCIE 9, PALM BEACH 8 (12 innings): Kyle Johnson hit a walk-off homer leading off

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Johnson
the bottom of the 12th against Iden Nazario to end the 4-hour, 25-minute game. The Mets trailed 7-2 in the fifth before scoring four times in the frame to cut the deficit to a run. Gilbert Gomez had a two-out, two-run double in the seventh to tie the score at 8. Gomez finished 3-for-6 with two RBIs. Johnson was 2-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Dustin Lawley had two hits and an RBI. Jayce Boyd had two hits with two RBIs. Kevin Plawecki went 1-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Alex Panteliodis allowed seven runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings. Shawn Teufel picked up the victory with two scoreless relief innings. Box

HICKORY 2, SAVANNAH 1: Joey Gallo blasted his South Atlantic League-leading 27th homer to break a 1-all tie. Hunter Carnevale (0-3) surrendered the decisive ninth-inning long ball. The Gnats scored their lone run in the first inning. Jorge Rivero reached on shortstop Nick Urbanus' fielding error on a line drive. Rivero scored on Brian Harrison’s single. The Crawdads evened the score at 1 in the fourth against Luis Cessa. Gallo walked with one out and scored on David Lyon's single. The Gnats (68-47) mustered only three hits -- none between the first and eighth innings. Box

KINGSPORT 7, GREENEVILLE 2: Joe Tuschak went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Michael Bernal capped the scoring with a two-run homer in the eighth. Box

BROOKLYN 9, STATE COLLEGE 2: LJ Mazzilli went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs in the victory. State College had taken the lead in the third in bizarre fashion. Steven Ramos bunted down the first-base line. Starting pitcher Carlos Valdez threw to first and Ramos was called safe. Alex Sanchez thought Ramos was out and went to throw the ball around the infield. His throw went into left field and Ramos broke for second. Left fielder Jonathan Clark retrieved the ball but overthrew Mazzilli covering second. As the ball headed toward the Cyclones dugout, Ramos started toward third. He then noticed nobody was covering home and headed for the plate. Eddie Rohan came up with the ball after it caromed off the front of the dugout and raced home, but Ramos narrowly beat him, giving the Spikes a 1-0 lead. The official scoring: a bunt single and two Cyclones errors. Brooklyn answered in a four-run second, thanks to three hits and two errors. Rohan and Anthony Chavez doubled. Patrick Biondi walked and Gavin Cecchini grounded into a run-scoring fielder's choice. Mazzilli then singled and right fielder Luis Perez allowed the ball to get behind him as Biondi scored. Shortstop Cesar Valera's error on James Roche's grounder extended Brooklyn’s lead to 4-1. In the fourth, Rohan again doubled, and moved to third on a groundout. Biondi then reached on a bunt, scoring Rohan and giving the Cyclones a four-run cushion. State College scored a run in the seventh against David Wynn to pull within 6-2. In a three-run eighth, Cecchini doubled and scored on Mazzilli's single. Sanchez then belted a two-run homer. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 8.7.13: B-Mets' Tovar homers twice

August, 7, 2013
8/07/13
11:17
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ALTOONA 5, BINGHAMTON 4: Wilfredo Tovar homered twice, but B-Mets pitchers had three costly throwing errors as a five-game winning streak ended. Tovar blasted a solo shot

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Tovar
against Casey Sadler in the second to open the scoring. In the third, poor fielding allowed Altoona to respond. After the first two batters reached, Sadler pushed a bunt back to the mound. Erik Goeddel tried to force out the lead runner at third base, but an errant throw allowed two runners to score. Alen Hanson followed with another bunt, and Goeddel’s throw went awry down the right-field line to put Altoona up, 3-1. Cory Vaughn brought the B-Mets within a run with a solo homer in the fourth. It was his second homer since rejoining the B-Mets on Tuesday. He has seven RBIs in three games. Goeddel departed after six innings with the B-Mets trailing, 3-2. Armando Rodriguez entered in the seventh and allowed two runs in the frame. After Carlos Paulino's single, Rodriguez sent an errant pickoff attempt past first base that allowed the runner to advance to third. The next pitch was belted off the right-field wall by Mel Rojas Jr. for an RBI triple. Pinch hitter Andy Vasquez then placed a suicide squeeze down the third-base line to score the final Altoona run. In the bottom half, Tovar lifted a two-run shot over the left-field wall to bring the B-Mets within a run. Richard Lucas singled later in the inning, but was stranded. It was the first multi-homer game of Tovar's professional career. Darrell Ceciliani and Pedro Lopez were ejected in the bottom of the seventh inning by plate umpire Nick Mahrley. Box

BRADENTON 8, ST. LUCIE 5: Starter Domingo Tapia surrendered seven runs in 1 1/3 innings. Box

CHARLESTON 9, SAVANNAH 7: The RiverDogs snapped a seven-game losing streak, taking the lead for good with a three-run sixth. Greg Bird launched a go-ahead two-run homer against reliever Tyler Vanderheiden for the game's final runs. The Sand Gnats (23-19/66-45) had taken a brief 7-6 lead with three runs in the bottom of the fifth. The key hit in the frame was a two-run single by Nelfi Zapata. Charleston had taken its first lead, 6-4, with three runs in the top half against Savannah starter Marco Camarena. Helped by a walk and two hit-by-pitches, the 'Dogs scored three runs on just one hit in the inning. The Gnats built a 4-1 lead with two runs apiece in the first and second innings. In the second, Brandon Nimmo (3-for-5) doubled home two runs. Savannah pitching had not allowed a run in the first 18 innings of the series against Charleston. Box

KINGSPORT 7, PULASKI 4: Starter Yoan Gonzalez allowed two runs (none earned) in six innings. The K-Mets (25-19) produced a five-run fourth that included a solo homer by Jonathan Leroux and a two-run single by Amed Rosario. Box

BROOKLYN 4, CONNECTICUT 3: The Cyclones overcame a 3-2 deficit with a two-run eighth. Matt Oberste singled and moved to third on James Roche's double. Connecticut was forced to bring the infield in, and Jonathan Clark hit a seeing eye-single through the left side to plate the tying run. With men on the corners and one out, Tomas Nido ripped a line-drive single up the middle to give Brooklyn its first lead. John Mincone then notched his sixth save, pulling him even for the New York-Penn League lead. Box

GCL CARDINALS at GCL METS (ppd.)

Compiled from team reports

Minors 8.1.13: Lawley homers twice in FSL

August, 1, 2013
8/01/13
10:27
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NASHVILLE 4, LAS VEGAS 0: Giancarlo Alvarado surrendered one run in 6 1/3 innings. Jack Leathersich was charged with three eighth-inning runs. The 51s (60-51) mustered only four hits against Chris Narveson and three relievers. Box

ALTOONA 2, BINGHAMTON 1 (13 innings): Adam Kolarek suffered the loss in his third inning of relief, on a one-out RBI single in the 13th. B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel had surrendered only one run, unearned, in 6 1/3 innings. Box

ST. LUCIE 10, TAMPA 4: Dustin Lawley homered twice and drove in five runs. Jon Niese pitched four scoreless innings on a major league rehab assignment. He allowed two hits

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Lawley
while walking one and striking out four. Niese tossed 50 pitches (32 strikes). Lawley hit a two-run homer in the first to give the Mets the lead. The Mets (58-46) scored five times with two outs in the inning. Matt Reynolds had a bases-loaded two-run single. Robbie Shields added an RBI single. Lawley launched a three-run homer in the second to extend the lead to 8-0. Lawley leads the Florida State League with 23 homers and 82 RBIs. T.J. Rivera went 4-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. Lucas Duda went 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI double in his fourth game with St. Lucie on a major league rehab assignment. Hansel Robles picked up the win despite allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits in four innings. Cody Satterwhite struck out the side in the ninth. Box

SAVANNAH 4, GREENVILLE 3: Brian Harrison doubled to lead off the top of the ninth and scored the tiebreaking run on Jeff Reynolds' fielder's choice groundout with the bases loaded. Beck Wheeler notched his 12th save. Box

KINGSPORT 6, JOHNSON CITY 3: Chris Flexen allowed two runs in seven innings. Champ Stuart, Jeff Diehl and Zach Mathieu had two hits apiece. Ricardo Jacquez inherited two runners with two outs in the ninth and struck out Ronnierd Garcia to end the game for his fifth save for the K-Mets (25-15). Box

BROOKLYN 9, WILLIAMSPORT 4: A five-run rally with two outs in the seventh allowed the Cyclones (21-22) to avoid the sweep. Brooklyn had trailed 4-2 and had only one hit through six innings -- a two-run homer from James Roche. Jonathan Clark finished 2-for-5 with three RBIs. Brooklyn starter Robert Gsellman (2-2) surrendered a two-run homer in the second inning, although one run was unearned because of one of third baseman Anthony Chavez's two error. The Crosscutters scored again in the third, on Zach Green's RBI single, for a 3-0 lead. The Cyclones clawed back in the fifth on Roche's two-run homer. In the five-run seventh, Colton Plaia's double scored Roche. After Chavez walked, Clark tripled to plate Plaia and Chavez. Gavin Cecchini then singled, scoring Clark. LJ Mazzilli capped the outburst with a run-scoring triple that gave the Cyclones a 7-4 lead. Gsellman entered the game with the third-best ERA in the New York-Penn League, at 1.74. He allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk in six innings. Ricky Knapp pitched three scoreless innings and struck out five for his second save. Box

GCL METS 4, GCL MARLINS 1: Gaby Almonte (2-1) tossed five scoreless innings. Brandon Welch followed with three scoreless innings. Wuilmer Becerra had a two-run double in the first inning. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 6.13.13: Wonder Wheels in finale

June, 13, 2013
6/13/13
11:00
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TACOMA 11, LAS VEGAS 0: Zack Wheeler allowed a one-out solo homer to Carlos Peguero

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Wheeler
in the fifth but no other hits in his final Triple-A start. Wheeler was pulled at 85 pitches after issuing a two-out walk in the sixth. His final line: 5.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2, BB, 7 K. He finished his Pacific Coast League career with a 3.93 ERA. Wheeler likely will pitch the evening game Tuesday in Atlanta, with Matt Harvey handling the matinee. In his Triple-A debut, left-hander Jack Leathersich inherited a baserunner from Wheeler and struck out Brad Miller, the first Pacific Coast League batter he faced. Leathersich has struck out 195 batters in 115 professional innings. Leathersich ended up getting charged with a seventh-inning run when he departed with a runner on third and two outs and Gonzalez Germen ultimately surrendered a two-run double in what became a three-run frame. Germen then surrendered four homers in the eighth. Ike Davis went 0-for-3. Box

BINGHAMTON at TRENTON (ppd.): Box

ST. LUCIE 5, CLEARWATER 4: T.J. Rivera's two-out, go-ahead RBI single in the top of the ninth lifted the

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Rivera
Mets (34-30) to the victory. Rivera lined a single to right to score Gilbert Gomez. The Threshers had runners at second and third with one out in the bottom half. Chasen Bradford then struck out Aaron Altherr for the second out. T.J. Chism picked up the save, retiring Chris Serritella on a groundout. Jonathan Clark and Dustin Lawley each had RBI doubles and Dimas Ponce added an RBI single. Domingo Tapia allowed two runs on five hits and five walks in four innings. Angel Cuan also allowed two runs in four innings and picked up his sixth win. The Florida State League All-Star Game will be held in Dunedin, Fla., on Saturday. The Mets return to action on Monday. Box

SAVANNAH 9, GREENVILLE 4: Jayce Boyd finished 4-for-4 with a triple, homer and walk

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Boyd
as the Gnats (40-26) opened a 1½-game lead over Charleston with three to play in the first half. Eudy Pina doubled and scored the game's opening run in the first on Maikis De La Cruz's sacrifice fly. In the third, Boyd lined a three-run homer -- his fourth long ball of the season -- for a 4-0 lead. Savannah starter Jake Kuebler retired the first 13 batters he faced, nine on groundouts, before a bouncer off his glove in the fifth resulted in Greenville's first hit. Kuebler tossed five scoreless innings, allowing two hits en route to his second win this season. The Gnats added a run in the fifth on De La Cruz's RBI single. The Drive cut Savannah's lead to 5-3 with a three-run sixth against reliever Marco Camerena. In the seventh inning, Boyd tripled and scored on Cole Frenzel's single to put the Gnats up, 6-3. Greenville put the tying runs on base in the top of the eighth against reliever Beck Wheeler, but settled for one run on a sacrifice fly. Savannah posted three runs in the bottom half, highlighted by Brandon Nimmo's RBI triple. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 6.4.13: Goeddel blanks Yanks for 7

June, 4, 2013
6/04/13
11:02
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LAS VEGAS 6, FRESNO 5: Kirk Nieuwenhuis' second homer of the game, a two-run shot in the eighth, provided a one-run lead and lifted Las Vegas to the victory (31-26). Brian Bixler had pulled the 51s within a run earlier in the eighth with a solo homer, also against Dan Runzler. Nieuwenhuis has eight homers in his past 14 games. Starter Chris Schwinden allowed four runs on seven hits and no walks in 5 2/3 innings. Josh Edgin earned his first Pacific Coast League victory with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Gonzalez Germen struck out the side in the ninth for his second Triple-A save. Box

BINGHAMTON 8, TRENTON 0: Erik Goeddel (5-2) tossed a season-high seven innings and allowed only two hits as he won his fourth consecutive decision. Ramon Flores walked to

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Goeddel
open the game and Slade Heathcott followed with a single to put runners at first and second with nobody out. But the righty retired 16 consecutive batters and never let a baserunner get to third base. Meanwhile, the offense broke through against Trenton starter Zach Nuding in the second inning. With two outs, Wilfredo Tovar blooped a single into right-center to score Richard Lucas. Danny Muno followed with an RBI double. Cesar Puello made it 3-0 in the third with a solo homer. Puello leads the team with nine homers. He has hit four homers in four games against the Thunder this season. In the seventh, Alonzo Harris and Tovar had back-to-back singles. After Muno advanced them with a bunt, Josh Rodriguez was intentionally walked to load the bases. Darrell Ceciliani struck out, but Puello came through with a ground-rule double to put Binghamton (34-24) on top, 5-0. The B-Mets busted the game open in the eighth against Trenton's bullpen. Muno hit a two-run double, and Ceciliani added an RBI single. Jack Leathersich and John Church tossed scoreless relief innings. Box

LAKELAND 5, ST. LUCIE 0: Alex Panteliodis surrendered five runs in 5 2/3 innings. St. Lucie (30-26) mustered only five hits. Gilbert Gomez doubled and Jonathan Clark followed with a single in the third, but T.J. Rivera grounded into an inning-ending double play. Box

SAVANNAH 9, LEXINGTON 2: The Gnats (35-22) used five singles and two walks in a six-

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run second to overcame an early 2-0 deficit. Savannah has won four straight. Jeff Reynolds evened the score at 2 with a bases-loaded single. Maikis De La Cruz then put the Gnats in front with a bases-loaded walk. Brandon Nimmo followed with a line single to add a fourth run. Jayce Boyd also drew a walk to force in a run. Kevin Plawecki capped the inning's scoring with a sacrifice fly. The Gnats added a run in the sixth on Nimmo's second RBI single of the game. Nimmo finished 2-for-3 with two walks and two RBIs. The Gnats plated two more runs in the seventh, highlighted by Stefan Sabol's solo homer, his fifth long ball of the season. The Legends (30-28) scored their only two runs in the top of the first against Savannah starter Logan Taylor. Taylor (strained oblique) was making his first start since April 21. On a limited pitch count, he lasted 3 2/3 innings and surrendered two hits and one walk while striking out five. The Savannah bullpen combined for 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Marco Camarena, who contributed four outs, earned the win. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 7.19.12

July, 19, 2012
7/19/12
11:17
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BUFFALO 9, TOLEDO 8: After loading the bases with none out and failing to push across the winning run a night earlier, the Bisons avoided a repeat against Mud Hens closer Chris Bootcheck. This time, Raul Reyes dropped a one-out, bases-loaded single into shallow left to score Adam Loewen and Zach Lutz for the walk-off win. Buffalo actually took a 7-4 lead into the top of the ninth, but Danny Dorn hit a grand slam against Herd closer Fernando Cabrera. Bisons starter Chris Schwinden allowed three earned runs (two earned) on eight hits in an 88-pitch effort spanning five innings. It was his second start for the Bisons since being reclaimed by the Mets off waivers on July 5. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, BOWIE 3 (10 innings): Allan Dykstra drove in the game-deciding run with a two-out double and Robert Carson struck out three to collect the victory. After blowing a one-run lead in the eighth, the B-Mets answered in the ninth. Trailing by one against reliever Chris Petrini, Jefry Marte singled and Sean Kazmar reached on a bunt. Juan Centeno tied the score with an RBI single. Carson picked up two outs in the ninth and returned for the 10th after Dykstra’s hit provided a lead. The lefty worked around a two-out single and posted a scoreless inning, striking out Jonathan Schoop to end the game. The victory was Carson's first since August 2011. Box

DUNEDIN 5, ST. LUCIE 2: Erik Goeddel allowed five runs in 6 1/3 innings. Box

ROME 2, SAVANNAH 1: Gnats starter Michael Fulmer limited Rome to one run in six innings with seven strikeouts in a no-decision. Gregory Pron extended his hitting streak to eight games with a fifth-inning double. He scored the team’s only run on an RBI groundout by Gilbert Gomez that inning to even the score at 1. The Braves broke that tie against reliever Randy Fontanez in the seventh. Chase Anselment drew a walk, moved to second on Brandon Drury’s single and scored on Fernando De Los Santos’ single. The throw from left fielder Dustin Lawley beat Anselment to the plate, but kicked away from catcher Albert Cordero on a high bounce. Fulmer, who walked two and struck out seven, lowered his ERA to 2.67. All four hits he allowed were singles. Box

BRISTOL at KINGSPORT (ppd.)

BROOKLYN 1, STATEN ISLAND 0 (15 innings): Dimas Ponce opened the top of the 15th with a double, advanced to second on Jonathan Clark's bunt single and scored on Richie Rodriguez's sacrifice fly to break the scoreless deadlock. The game ended with catcher Nelfi Zapata holding on to the ball in a plate collision to complete a double play. Cyclones pitchers surrendered only four hits in 15 innings. Starter Gabriel Ynoa went six innings and allowed one hit and two walks. Beck Wheeler, Tim Peterson, John Mincone, Paul Sewald, Ernesto Yanez and Tyler Vanderheiden combined on the shutout. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 7.15.12

July, 15, 2012
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PAWTUCKET 5, BISONS 4 (14 innings): Nate Spears homered against Dylan Owen to open the bottom of the 14th as Pawtucket snapped the Bisons' seven-game winning streak. Owen was entering his second inning of relief. Manny Acosta, Fernando Cabrera and Elvin Ramirez earlier had contributed two scoreless innings apiece. Jason Bay went 2-for-4 with a walk and steal and played nine innings in left field before departing. Against Bisons starter Collin McHugh, Pawtucket opened the scoring in the second. Che-Hsuan Lin delivered a one-out triple and Jose Iglesias plated him with a groundout. Scott Podsednik added an RBI single and the Bisons trailed 2-0. Raul Reyes doubled to lead off the following half-inning. Valentino Pascucci's single eventually loaded the bases against PawSox starting pitcher Brandon Duckworth. Brad Emaus then walked as Duckworth forced in Buffalo's opening run, although Matt Tuiasosopo popped out to strand three. Adam Loewen's fifth-inning homer evened the score at 2. McHugh allowed four runs on eight hits in six innings. Trailing 4-2 in the seventh, Bay led off with a single. Pascucci launched a two-run homer to again even the score. Box

BINGHAMTON 13, ERIE 3: Gonzalez Germen matched a career high by tossing eight innings and the B-Mets produced a season high for runs while posting their fourth straight win. The B-Mets scored nine runs in the first two innings and finished one shy of a season high with 17 hits. Seven of their nine starters collected multiple hits, led by Allan Dykstra’s 4-for-4 performance. After the SeaWolves grabbed a lead on Jordan Lennerton’s RBI single in the first, the B-Mets struck back in the bottom half. Binghamton unloaded on starter Kelvin De La Cruz for six runs on six hits in the frame. Wilmer Flores started the scoring with an RBI double. Eric Campbell gave the B-Mets the lead for good with a run-scoring single. Jefry Marte drove in another, and Dustin Martin continued the scoring with a two-run triple. Juan Lagares, the inning's 10th batter, singled in another run to end De La Cruz’s day. Jared Gayhart entered and struck out Reese Havens to finally end the inning. Erie scratched back a run in the second on an RBI double by Wes Thigpen, but Binghamton continued its onslaught. After a single and walk, Martin blasted a two-run triple for the second straight inning. Juan Centeno added an RBI single, giving Binghamton a 9-2 lead. After allowing a double to Thigpen in the second, Germen (7-7) settled in. The righty retired the next 18 SeaWolves, cruising into the eighth. The stretch was disrupted when Michael Rockett launched a pinch-hit homer. For Binghamton, Flores added a solo homer in the sixth. Edgar Ramirez replaced Germen for the ninth and worked a perfect inning. Box

ST. LUCIE 7, BREVARD COUNTY 3: Tyler Pill tossed a season-high seven innings and struck out seven and Mike Baxter began a major league rehab assignment by going 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Pill (3-1) allowed one run and four hits with two walks. The Mets jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first on Cory Vaughn's RBI double. The following inning, Baxter ripped a double to score Travis Taijeron and Danny Muno. The Mets pulled away with a four-run fifth. Baxter scored from third base on an errant pickoff attempt with Vaughn at first. Richard Lucas then drilled a double to plate Vaughn and Blake Forsythe. T.J. Rivera added a run-scoring infield single to give the Mets a 7-0 lead. Vaughn went 2-for-4. Jeff Walters tossed 1 2/3 innings and allowed two unearned runs while issuing two walks and recording one strikeout. Taylor Whitenton needed one pitch in the ninth to record his third save. Box

LAKEWOOD 6, SAVANNAH 5: Brian Harrison delivered a two-out, two-run single in the ninth to pull the Gnats within a run, but Dustin Lawley struck out to strand Cam Maron at third base. Lawley nonetheless went 3-for-5 with a double and scored twice. Gregory Pron also had three hits. Starter Domingo Tapia allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk in 4 1/3 innings. Lakewood broke a 3-all tie with a three-run eighth against Chasen Bradford (2-3). Box

KINGSPORT at JOHNSON CITY (ppd.): Box

BROOKLYN 3, STATE COLLEGE 2: After waiting out a 119-minute rain delay, Alex Sanchez went 3-for-4 and plated what proved to be the game-deciding run with an RBI single. The Cyclones struck first with a pair of runs in the third. Back-to-back doubles from Brandon Nimmo and Jonathan Clark provided a 1-0 lead. After a groundout by Juan Gamboa advanced Clark, Dimas Ponce plated the speedy outfielder with a sacrifice fly. Brooklyn starter Luis Cessa ran into his first trouble spot in the fourth. Barrett Barnes led off the frame with a solo homer. The Cyclones restored a two-run lead their next turn at-bat. Ponce doubled and scored on Alex Sanchez's single. The seesaw scoring continued in the sixth with State College mounting a two-out rally. After Cessa retired the first two batters, Jacob Stallings doubled and Samuel Gonzalez's single. That would be Cessa’s last inning. He finished the night allowing two runs on six hits while walking two and striking out two in six innings. Princeton product Matt Bowman pitched a career-high three scoreless relief innings to collect his second save. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 7.13.12

July, 14, 2012
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BUFFALO 8, PAWTUCKET 2: Jeurys Familia tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings as Buffalo won its sixth straight. Familia (7-5) allowed five hits, struck out six and walked one. He allowed one extra-base hit, a leadoff double to Lars Anderson in the fourth, and didn't give up multiple hits in any inning. After being blanked by PawSox starter Billy Buckner for four innings, Rob Johnson drew a two-out walk in the fifth. Fred Lewis followed with a two-run homer. In the sixth, again after Buckner retired the first two batters, Matt den Dekker walked. Josh Satin then homered to make the score 4-0. The pattern repeated as Valentino Pascucci walked and Matt Tuiasosopo homered for a 6-0 lead. Lewis finished with two homers. Box

BINGHAMTON 2, ERIE 0
BINGHAMTON 5, ERIE 4 (8 innings):
The B-Mets completed a pair of wins with Jefry Marte’s walk-off single in the nightcap. It marked Binghamton's first doubleheader sweep since July 9, 2011. In Game 1, Juan Lagares led off the first with a single against Patrick Cooper. A walk to Reese Havens set the table for Wilmer Flores, who delivered a two-run triple. Cooper bounced back to retire the final 18 B-Mets he faced. Aided by terrific fielding behind him, Cory Mazzoni fired seven shutout innings. He did not issue a walk. Mazzoni (3-2) extended his scoreless streak to 14 innings. Binghamton snapped out of its mini-hitting funk to open the nightcap. Lagares singled against spot starter David Kopp to open the first inning, stole second and scored on Allan Dykstra's single. The B-Mets added to their lead in the third. After a bunt single by Lagares, Mike Fisher -- in his first game this season with the B-Mets -- blasted a two-run homer. It was his first long ball since he went deep for Buffalo in June 2011. Marte capped the scoring for Binghamton with a solo homer in the fourth. Mark Cohoon allowed one unearned run over six innings, struck out a season-high six and left with a chance to earn the win. The B-Mets took a 4-1 lead into the seventh and looked to Robert Carson for the save. However, Erie scored three runs on four hits, capped by Niuman Romero's game-tying two-run double. After the B-Mets failed to score against Robbie Weinhardt and Michael Morrison in the seventh, Ryan Fraser took over in the eighth and tossed a perfect frame. Flores started the bottom of the eighth with a walk against Morrison. Following a sac bunt by Eric Campbell, Dykstra was intentionally walked. After working the count full, Marte then lined a single to right-center, plating Flores with the game-winning run. It was Marte’s second walk-off hit this season. Fraser (2-1) earned the win. Carson suffered his third blown save. Box 1, Box 2

TAMPA 8, ST. LUCIE 2: Starter Erik Goeddel allowed five runs in five innings. Box

SAVANNAH 10, DELMARVA 6: Brandon Brown had a two-run homer in the eighth to break a 6-all tie. Box

BURLINGTON at KINGSPORT (ppd.)

CONNECTICUT 5, BROOKLYN 2: Gabriel Ynoa limited Connecticut to one earned run in six innings, but four unearned runs also crossed the plate thanks to a pair of defensive miscues. After Ynoa retired the first six batters he faced, the third inning started poorly. Patrick Smith doubled. A dropped foul popup by Alex Sanchez off the bat of Bennett Pickar followed. Ynoa then walked Pickar. Luis Cortez advanced both runners with a sacrifice bunt. Jake Stewart hit a two-run double. After a groundout by Tyler Hanover, Danny Vasquez singled to right fielder Jonathan Clark, scoring Stewart. Another single would put runners on the corners with one out, bringing up Devon Travis. He singled, scoring Vasquez. On a throwing error by Clark, Juaner Aguasvivas scored. With the help of two errors the Tigers grabbed a 5-0 lead. The Cyclones started a comeback bid in the fifth. Brandon Nimmo singled with one out. After Nelfi Zapata popped out and Clark walked. Juan Gamboa then singled to score Nimmo and Clark as center fielder Jake Stewart misplayed the ball. Box

Compiled from team reports

Cyclones trip to Happy Valley hits skids

July, 14, 2012
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ATLANTA -- The Brooklyn Cyclones lost in Norwich, Conn., by a 5-2 score on Friday night. Then things seemed to get interesting en route to State College, Pa., for their next New York-Penn League series, as players began to tweet about their driving adventure.

Tweeted pitcher Beck Wheeler (@beck_wheelerr): "Nothing like hitting a semi and the guardrail on the bus to wake you up for this 7 hr drive."

Catcher Kevin Plawecki (@kplawecki26): "Movie 'the Grey' is horrible & we just got in a finder bender with a semi. Stuck on the side of the road! 5 more hours till our destination."

Tyler Vanderheiden (@callmevandy): "Semi 1, Cyclones 0"

Outfielder Jonathan Clark (@Jay_TwennyFo): "Just got in a collision with a semi... Good thing @Dwynn6one9 [pitcher David Wynn] was in his car seat"

Concluded Wheeler: "Even If we don't make it to the bigs, at least I know a couple of my teammates can be stand up comedians #comedytweets"

There were no apparent injuries.

Around the minors 7.8.12

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BUFFALO 10, SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 3: Ex-Met John Maine surrendered homers to Matt den Dekker and Josh Satin as Buffalo entered its All-Star break on a four-game winning streak. Maine was charged with six runs on four hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings as his International League ERA swelled to 7.15. Jenrry Mejia left the game after being struck above the right ankle by a comebacker. He likely was due to depart for Josh Edgin at that point anyway with three of the next four hitters due up left-handed, but Mejia figures to be sore for the time being. Adam Loewen added a solo homer in the ninth against Manny Delcarmen. Den Dekker went 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Loewen had two hits and two walks and scored three times. Collin McHugh picked up his first Triple-A victory, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings. Buffalo hosts the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday. Valentino Pascucci is due to participate in Monday's home run derby. Box

BINGHAMTON 10, ALTOONA 9: The B-Mets pounced on starter Brandon Cumpton in a three-run first with two hits, three steals and a costly error by second baseman Jarek Cunningham. With two outs, Cunningham booted a groundball, allowing two runs to score. The shaky defense continued for Altoona in the third. With runners on first and second, Oscar Tejeda misread a fly ball from Dustin Martin, allowing it to sail over his head for a two-run double. Wilfredo Tovar capped that inning with an RBI single, giving Binghamton a 6-0 lead. The Curve answered a half-inning later against Gonzalez Germen. Altoona took advantage of two walks and collected two hits in a three-run inning. Matt Curry capped the rally with a two-run double. Binghamton restored the lead to six in the fourth with another three-run inning. The first five batters reached against reliever Nathan Baker. Allan Dykstra supplied an RBI single, Jefry Marte walked with the bases loaded and Tovar added a sac fly. After allowing an RBI double to Cunningham in the fourth, Germen (5-6) retired 13 of the next 15 he faced. He tossed a season-high 7 1/3 innings. With the B-Mets leading 10-4, Germen allowed a triple and sac fly before being lifted for Jeff Stevens in the eighth. Stevens allowed all four batters he faced to reach -- on three walks and an RBI double by Jeremy Farrell. Ryan Fraser inherited the bases loaded and induced Robbie Grossman to fly out before surrendering a three-run double to Brock Holt that trimmed Binghamton’s lead to a run. Ex-Mets farmhand Stefan Welch nearly tied the score with a single to center, but Juan Lagares nailed Holt at the plate to end the inning. Bidding for his first save in more than a month, Adrian Rosario allowed a leadoff single to Curry, but was bailed out when Curry was thrown out attempting to steal. Rosario put the tying run back on base with a walk, but struck out Cunningham to secure his third save. Box

ST. LUCIE 9, BRADENTON 3: Rafael Fernandez had a three-run homer in a five-run first inning. T.J. Rivera capped the scoring with a two-run homer in the ninth. Tyler Pill (2-1) allowed one run on two hits and a walk in five innings. Box

CHARLESTON 8, SAVANNAH 4 (13 innings): Aderlin Rodriguez homered for the fourth in his last seven games, but Charleston broke a tie with four runs in the top of the 13th against Savannah reliever Jared West. The Dogs began the decisive inning with three straight singles, culminating in an RBI by Tyson Blaser, which put Charleston ahead 5-4. Blaser finished 4-for-6 with two RBIs. After a Rodriguez throwing error, Casey Stevenson doubled, driving in two to put the ‘Dogs up 8-4. Down 4-0 after two innings, the Gnats steadily ate away until Rodriguez tied the score with a two-run homer in the eighth after Yucarybert De La Cruz reached by walking. In the fifth, Charley Thurber had singled to score Dustin Lawley. In the seventh, Thurber’s RBI groundout brought home Brian Harrison. Rodriguez shot cleared a 16-foot wall in left-center. His 16th homer this season also extended his hitting streak to nine games. Charleston had raced to a 4-0 lead after two innings against Domingo Tapia. Tapia ultimately found his rhythm and retired the final 13 batters he faced while completing seven innings. Box

PULASKI 5, KINGSPORT 3: First-round pick Gavin Cecchini went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a walk in the loss. Akeel Morris dropped to 0-4, after allowing three runs in five innings. Box

JAMESTOWN 5, BROOKLYN 2: Cyclones starter Luis Cessa did not allow a hit until the third, when Juancito Martinez produced a one-out homer. Jammers pitcher Helpi Reyes cruised through four innings, limiting Brooklyn to one hit. In the fifth, Kevin Plawecki and Stefan Sabol had consecutive one-out singles. Jayce Boyd then ripped a single past diving first baseman Viosergy Rosa to score Plawecki and advance Sabol to third. Jonathan Clark walked to load the bases that inning, but Reyes escaped having surrendered the lone run as Juan Gamboa and Brandon Nimmo struck out. The Jammers retook the lead a half-inning later. Cessa walked Yefri Perez. A bunt by Pedro Mendoza that the catcher Plawecki fielded and threw to second was unsuccessful. Rosa then singled, scoring Perez to give the Jammers a 2-1 lead. After a double play and a hit batter, Beck Wheeler entered and halted any further damage. The Jammers tacked on three more runs in the seventh charged to Wheeler. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 6.24.12

June, 24, 2012
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DURHAM 4, BUFFALO 3: Matt Harvey allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six in five innings. Harvey threw 93 pitches in the no-decision. Buffalo has now lost 10 of 11 to drop to 38-39. Fred Lewis went 3-for-3 with two solo homers in the loss. Lewis' fourth-inning homer evened the score at 1. Josh Rodriguez also homered, which tied the score at 2 in the sixth. A half-inning later, though, Justin Hampson (4-2) surrendered two runs. Matt Mangini gave Durham the lead with a leadoff homer. Jeff Salazar doubled and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Lewis pulled the Bisons within a run in the eighth with his second homer. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, ERIE 5: Robert Carson capped a five-out save by striking out Jordan Lennerton to strand the tying run on base. Wilmer Flores drove in two runs in a four-hit game. Nick Castellanos gave Erie a first-inning lead with a solo homer off Armando Rodriguez. Rodriguez filled in for scheduled starter Mark Cohoon, who was promoted to Buffalo. The B-Mets responded against Jared Wesson in the second. Flores doubled and scored when Francisco Pena also doubled. Pedro Zapata gave Binghamton the lead with a two-out RBI single. Erie tied the score at 2 in the bottom of the frame. Tony Plagman reached on an infield single, stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored when Rodriguez uncorked a wild pitch. Binghamton used another two-run inning to take the lead for good in the third. After Wesson loaded the bases by allowing a single and issuing two walks, Flores stroked his second double, driving in two and giving Binghamton a 4-2 edge. Lennerton had a solo homer in the third. But Jefry Marte scored in the fifth on Cesar Carrillo's wild pitch. Zapata greeted Michael Morrison with a homer in the sixth. Reese Havens capped Binghamton’s scoring with a solo homer off Robbie Weinhardt in the eighth. Erik Turgeon and Ryan Fraser (1-0) combined for four scoreless relief innings. Adrian Rosario then took a four-run lead into the eighth. He paid immediately for walking Jamie Johnson when Niuman Romero laced an RBI double. After a single and walk loaded the bases, Carson entered. With the tying run on first, the southpaw induced Plagman to fly out and struck out Brandon Douglas to end the inning. In the ninth, Luis Sanz singled and Johnson reached on a fielding error by Havens at second. Castellanos cut the deficit to two by lining a two-out, run-scoring single. Lennerton then struck out on three pitches. Fraser earned his first win as a B-Met. Carson collected his sixth save. The B-Mets (35-38) complete the series Monday as Zack Wheeler pitches. Box

DAYTONA at ST. LUCIE (ppd).: Postponed because of inclement weather, the game will be made up as part of a 4 p.m. doubleheader Monday.

AUGUSTA 2, SAVANNAH 1: Augusta no-hit the Gnats into the seventh inning and then held on late. Savannah’s Cam Maron went 0-for-4, snapping his hitting streak at 16 games, tied for the second-longest in the South Atlantic League in 2012. Left-hander Jimmy Fuller made his first Savannah start since Aug. 1, 2010. He finished that season with St. Lucie, but missed last year following labrum surgery. In the second inning, Joe Staley blooped a two-out single into shallow right field and scored on Brett Krill’s double. Augusta opened a 2-0 lead in the fourth. Wes Hodges doubled to chase Fuller, who had reached his pitch limit. Garrett Buechele followed with an RBI single against Randy Fontanez, who otherwise tossed three scoreless innings. Augusta left-hander Adalberto Mejia was pulled with a no-hitter intact through six innings because of a pitch limit. The Gnats broke through for their first hits and only run in the seventh against reliever Andrew Berger. Dustin Lawley drew a one-out walk. Aderlin Rodriguez then rolled a swinging bunt up the third-base line that stopped in fair territory for the Gnats’ first hit. Gregory Pron followed with a clean single into right field to drive in Lawley. After a botched rundown, Rodriguez advanced to third and Lawley, as the potential go-ahead run, followed the play into second. However, 2011 14th-round pick Xorge Carillo, in his first Savannah start, struck out to strand the runners in scoring position. Box

KINGSPORT 8, GREENEVILLE 3: Right-hander Robert Gsellman, the Mets' 13th-round pick in 2011, allowed only one run, unearned, in six innings. Maikis De La Cruz went went 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs. Gavin Cecchini had two RBIs. Box

BROOKLYN 10, ABERDEEN 5: Gabriel Ynoa (1-0) had a scoreless effort through six innings, while Alex Sanchez went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Brandon Nimmo worked a one-out walk in the first and moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. Sanchez then singled to plate Nimmo for a 1-0 lead. In the fourth, consecutive singles by Sanchez, Nelfi Zapata and Cole Frenzel loaded the bases. Eudy Pina then delivered a two-run double. The lead swelled to 6-0 in the fifth. Richie Rodriguez and Nimmo walked and advanced on a groundout. Sanchez drove in his second run with a single and later scored on a two-RBI hit from Frenzel. In the sixth, Phillip Evans plated Jonathan Clark with a single. An inning later, Zapata’s solo homer made it 8-0. Ynoa allowed a walk and a single to open Aberdeen's half of the seventh inning before giving way to Ernesto Yanez, who walked a batter to load the bases. Yanez then served up a grand slam to Doug Bream. John Mincone pitched two scoreless innings to close out the game and collect his first save. Box

Compiled from team reports

Mets morning briefing 6.16.12

June, 16, 2012
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Dillon Gee surrendered a pair of homers -- one of the inside-the-park variety -- and the Mets lost Jason Bay to a suspected concussion in a 7-3 defeat against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night at Citi Field.

Saturday's news reports:

• Bay suffered the head injury making contact with the wall on a second-inning diving attempt during what became an inside-the-park homer for Jay Bruce. Terry Collins said Bay was woozy and was taken home by security personnel. The left fielder almost assuredly will land on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Justin Turner's rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo will be cut short after two games and eight at-bats, and the infielder should be activated to take Bay's roster spot.

Bay had been 2-for-25 since returning from a DL trip prompted by a fractured rib, which also was suffered attempting a diving outfield catch. This is not Bay's first concussion, which adds to the concern. He suffered a whiplash-induced concussion at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2010. Bay then played two more games and did not return for the remainder of that season.


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Trainer Ray Ramirez escorts Jason Bay off the field in the second inning Friday night.


With Bay's loss, Collins said there still is enough outfield depth to get by with Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Scott Hairston and Andres Torres as well as Vinny Rottino and Jordany Valdespin -- hence Turner's early return and not the promotion of an outfielder.

The Mets face another four straight right-handers: Homer Bailey on Saturday (versus Jon Niese), Johnny Cueto on Sunday, then Baltimore's Jake Arrieta and Tommy Hunter the first two games of an interleague series at Citi Field. The next southpaw starter due to face the Mets is the Orioles' Brian Matusz on Wednesday.

As a result, it's logical for at least the next four games for Nieuwenhuis to continue to start in center and Duda in right field. As for left field, Collins was noncommittal postgame. Even though Torres is a switch-hitter, he -- like Hairston -- is much more effective against left-handed pitching. Although Valdespin could get a start, Hairston may see the most action. Collins chose to insert Hairston once Bay came out of Friday's game. And Hairston started consecutive games last week against right-handed pitching, including when Bay was scratched in D.C. with suspected ill effects of an antibiotic.

Turner, playing second base, and Ronny Cedeño at shortstop each went 1-for-4 in a rehab game Friday night with Triple-A Buffalo. It was only Turner's second rehab game. The plan originally was to have him stay with the Bisons through the weekend and see more pitching.

• Columnist Kevin Kernan in the Post suggests it's time to terminate Bay's career with the Mets, for the good of the team and the player. Writes Kernan:

No Met has struggled like Bay, but once again he put his body in jeopardy. The wall always wins. Just ask Mike Baxter, who made a catch for the ages on June 1 ago to save Johan Santana’s no-hitter. That is the only way Bay knows how to play, but the sad truth is Bay’s Mets career at this point is a total lost cause and he figures to be out a substantial amount of time again. He had just returned from a fractured rib which was caused by a dive for another fly ball. In late July of 2010, he suffered a terrible concussion slamming into the left-field wall at Dodger Stadium that finished his season. Bay has suffered three knockout punches and each time he was injured, the air was sucked out of the Mets. Bay’s four-year, $66 million contract that runs through next season may be the worst deal in Mets history. For his own good, and their own, the Mets have to find a new home for Bay, they have to eat what’s left of the deal and send him somewhere he can get a fresh start.

Columnist Tim Smith in the Daily News also writes about Bay's career and the expectations that came with a four-year, $66 million deal:

Bay’s injury history, lack of production and salary ($16 million this season) have worn on the patience of Mets fans, who consider him the biggest free agent bust since Ollie Perez and Luis Castillo left town. Bay is bringing up those old bad vibes, even in a feel-good season for the Mets. If his latest injury knocks Bay out for an extended period, he will go to the head of the class with Mo Vaughn and Bobby Bonilla as far as Mets free-agent busts go. Here is what the Mets have gotten on their $66 million investment so far: 22 home runs, 110 RBI, two concussions, a fractured rib and the reality of non-existent slugging prowess.

• Read game recaps/Bay injury coverage in the Star-Ledger, Journal, Newsday, Record, Daily News, Times and Post.

• The Mets' appeal in an attempt to credit R.A. Dickey with a no-hitter Wednesday at Tampa Bay has been denied by Joe Torre and Major League Baseball. Dickey described himself as "fairly relieved" at the resolution, since there would always have been an asterisk by the feat had B.J. Upton's first-inning infield single been changed to an error on third baseman David Wright, who was unable to cleanly barehand the ball. Jerry Koosman, whose franchise-record scoreless innings streak was topped with the knuckleballer's performance against the Rays, happened to be at Citi Field on Friday as part of a Mets alumni event. Dickey's streak ended at 32 2/3 innings with an unearned run in the ninth Wednesday. Koosman's former record, set in 1973, had been 31 2/3 innings. Read more in Newsday, the Post, Star-Ledger, Daily News and Record.

Dickey, by the way, will appear at the Yogi Berra Museum at Montclair State University on Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to sell signed copies of his memoir.

David Wright was grazed by his stomach with an eighth-inning pitch from Sean Marshall, which the third baseman believed was payback for Gee hitting Joey Votto in the back with a pitch five innings earlier. Still, Wright had no problem with the grazing. You may recall Wright being pulled against his will from a lopsided May 15 game against Milwaukee because Collins feared D.J. Carrasco's plunking of Ryan Braun would elicit retribution. Read more in the Post and Daily News.

Jenrry Mejia tossed a scoreless inning as his two-week preparation in Buffalo for major league bullpen duty began, and Matt den Dekker delivered his first Triple-A homer, but the Bisons lost to Pawtucket, 8-3. Mejia coaxed three groundouts and a surrendered a single in a 19-pitch frame. According to the Buffalo News' Mike Harrington, the final pitch -- at 95 mph -- shattered a bat. Read Friday's full minor league recap here. Read more on the Bisons' recent slide in the Buffalo News.

Anthony M. Destefano in Newsday has details of the revitalization plans for the land adjacent to Citi Field, which currently mostly houses auto-repair businesses. Writes Destefano:

The plans announced Thursday call for the environmental remediation of 23 acres of contaminated land east of Citi Field. The project was approved by the city in 2008, but faced unsuccessful legal challenges from property owners. [Mayor Mike] Bloomberg said about 95 percent of the land in the eastern zone has been acquired by the city through purchases. The latest proposal, which requires zoning changes, environmental review and approval by the City Council, adds some new elements, notably a Willets West project for an area immediately west of Citi Field. Willets West will convert current stadium parking into a 1-million-square-foot retail and entertainment center, with more than 200 retail stores of all sizes, movie theaters, restaurants, entertainment venues, a parking structure and surface parking for 2,500 cars, the city said.

The first redevelopment phase, an area east of Citi Field, calls for construction of retail, hotel and commercial space. Some 2,500 housing units are also provided for later, with 875 units labeled "affordable."

• The Brooklyn Cyclones, who open their New York-Penn League season Monday against the Staten Island Yankees at Coney Island, officially announced their roster. It includes 2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo, a high school outfielder from Wyoming, who had been participating in extended spring training. It also includes Purdue catcher Kevin Plawecki, the 35th overall pick in the draft, who signed for a reported $1.47 million. The local angles include left-hander John Mincone, who is a product of Half Hollow Hills East and Suffolk Community College West on Long Island, as well as 12th-round pick Rob Whalen, whose entire family hails from Queens. Whalen as an 8-year-old won the "Tom Seaver Most Outstanding Pitcher Award" at a Mets-sponsored camp at Long Neck, N.Y.

The full Cyclones roster:

Pitchers: Matt Bowman, Luis Cessa, Darwin Frias, Jeremy Gould, Julian Hilario, Matt Koch, Rainy Lara, Luis Mateo, Mincone, Hansel Robles, Richard Ruff, Paul Sewald, Juan Urbina, Tyler Vandenheinden, Brandon Welch, Whalen, Beck Wheeler, David Wynn, Ernesto Yanez, Gabriel Ynoa.

Catchers: Xorge Carrillo, Jeff Glenn, Plawecki, Nelfi Zapata.

Infielders: Cole Frenzel, Alex Sanchez, Richie Rodriguez, Jorge Rivero, Jeff Reynolds, Dimas Ponce, Juan Gamboa, Phillip Evans, Yucarybert De La Cruz.

Outfielders: Jonathan Clark, Julio Concepcion, Nimmo, Eudy Pina, Stefan Sabol.

Read more in the Cyclones in the Post.

• 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini and Plawecki took batting practice at Citi Field before Friday's game and met with the New York media. Cecchini, a high school shortstop from Louisiana and the 12th overall pick, is ticketed for Class A Kingsport. He chose to wear No. 2 out of respect for favorite player Derek Jeter. Read more in Newsday.

• Fourth-round pick Branden Kaupe, a speedy switch-hitting infielder from Hawaii, has agreed to sign for $225,000 -- below the commissioner's recommendation of $323,900 for that slot, according to Baseball America's Jim Callis.

Cody Derespina in Newsday talks to players who transitioned from infield to outfield.

TRIVIA: Who has the Mets' last inside-the-park homer?

Friday's answer: Benny Agbayani went on the radio with Howard Stern before the 2000 Subway Series and lightheartedly predicted the Mets would win the World Series.

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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