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Minors 4.29.14: McGowan blanks Birds

April, 29, 2014
Apr 29
RENO 7, LAS VEGAS 5: Starter Rafael Montero allowed five runs (three earned) on three hits and four walks in four innings. He threw 93 pitches (54 strikes). Vegas committed four errors as Reno took a 7-1 lead. Juan Lagares had a pinch-hit double. He is due to start Wednesday for the 51s, then be activated from the disabled list on Thursday in Denver. Wilmer Flores, who jammed a finger Sunday, returned to the lineup but started at first base rather than shorstop. The 51s pulled within two runs in the eighth on an RBI groundout by Cesar Puello and Eric Campbell's RBI single. Box

AKRON 4, BINGHAMTON 3: Hansel Robles surrendered a game-tying two-run homer to Giovanny Urshela in the sixth and the RubberDucks took the decisive lead an inning later

against Jack Leathersich. Binghamton had raced to a 3-1 lead. Kyle Johnson opened the game by getting hit by Kyle Davies’ 1-2 pitch. Johnson moved into scoring position when Dustin Lawley walked. Matt Clark brought him home with a single. Tyler Naquin used his speed to tie the score in the bottom half. The Akron leadoff hitter singled, stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Francisco Lindor's groundout. With Xorge Carrillo on second base in the second inning, Wilfredo Tovar launched a 2-0 pitch over the left-field wall for his first homer of the season. Robles got into trouble in the sixth. Naquin capped an eight-pitch at-bat with a leadoff double. Two batters later, Urshela lifted an 0-2 pitch over the left-field fence, tying the score at 3. Akron then chased Robles with back-to-back two-out singles. Leathersich (1-1) entered and struck out Tony Wolters to prevent further damage. Akron grabbed its first lead an inning later. Justin Toole singled and moved into scoring position on Naquin’s bunt. With two outs, Lindor singled. As Toole rounded third, right fielder Cory Vaughn bobbled the roller, allowing the go-ahead run to score standing up. Protecting a 4-3 lead, Akron reliever Jordan Cooper walked Matt Reynolds to open the eighth. Reynolds advanced to third with two outs, but was stranded when Vaughn struck out. Robles allowed three runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision. Box

CHARLOTTE 11, ST. LUCIE 2: Starter Gabriel Ynoa surrendered seven earned runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings. Thomas Coyle homered as the second batter of the game and Josh Sale went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and a triple for the Stone Crabs. It was only 3-0 with two outs in the fourth, but Ynoa could not finish off the Crabs. Justin O’Conner belted a two-run double and Sale followed with his long ball to make it 7-0. The Mets got a run back in the fifth when Aderlin Rodriguez hit his fourth homer in six games, on the first pitch he saw from Crabs starter Austin Pruitt. Other than allowing the Rodriguez homer, Pruitt comfortably navigated through the best hitting lineup in the Florida State League, allowing only three hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out three. Dilson Herrera went 2-for-5 and was the only Met with a multi-hit game. Florida State League batting co-leaders Brandon Nimmo and T.J. Rivera were held hitless. Nimmo did have a walk. Box

SAVANNAH 4, DELMARVA 0: Kevin McGowan tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings and combined with Robert Coles for the shutout. McGowan outdueled Hunter Harvey, the

Orioles' first-round pick in 2013, to earn his first South Atlantic League win. The Gnats (15-8) took advantage of Harvey’s control problems in the first to score a run without a hit. Stefan Sabol drew a bases-loaded walk to force home Gavin Cecchini, who also had walked. Harvey walked three batters and hit one in the inning. The two starters controlled the middle innings. Harvey retired 10 batters in a row through the end of the fourth. McGowan set down 10 batters in a row from the fourth through two outs in the seventh, striking out five during that span. McGowan tossed his longest outing of the season. The Gnats produced three runs in the sixth against Harvey and reliever Williams Louico. L.J. Mazzilli singled and scored when Jared King tripled to deep right-center. After Sabol walked, Harvey was lifted for Louico. Matt Oberste walked. King then scored on a wild pitch and Sabol came home on Colton Plaia's sacrifice fly. The Shorebirds did not get a runner past first base against McGowan and Coles after the second inning. Box

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Minors 5.15.13: Vaughn slam fuels B-Mets

May, 15, 2013
BINGHAMTON 9, AKRON 4: Cory Vaughn highlighted a six-run fifth inning with a grand slam as the B-Mets (22-18) produced a come-from-behind win for the third straight game.

The win gave Binghamton the series sweep and a season-high four-game winning streak. In the fourth, Carlos Moncrief doubled to score Chun Chen and Bo Greenwell blooped a two-run single into center to put the Aeros ahead 3-0 against Jacob deGrom. Akron starter Jordan Cooper held the B-Mets down through 4 2/3 innings, but suddenly the offense clicked. After the first two batters in the inning had been retired, Wilfredo Tovar singled up the middle. Danny Muno also singled, and Josh Rodriguez plated the first B-Mets run with a single into right-center. On the next pitch, Cesar Puello hit the fourth consecutive single, grounding a ball into right field, which made it a 3-2 Akron lead. Allan Dykstra then walked, bringing up Vaughn with the bases loaded. He put Binghamton up 6-3 by sailing a line drive over the left-field wall for the first B-Mets grand slam of the season. Against Bryce Stowell an inning later, the B-Mets tacked on three more runs, highlighted by Puello's two-run double. DeGrom enjoyed the six-run cushion. His night ended after seven innings. He allowed four runs on eight hits while striking out six. Adam Kolarek and John Church each threw a scoreless relief innings to seal deGrom’s first career Double-A victory. Binghamton had scored nine runs total in deGrom’s first five starts. Box

BREVARD COUNTY 4, ST. LUCIE 3: The Mets trailed 4-2 entering the ninth, but Aderlin Rodriguez and Travis Taijeron produced back-to-back singles to open the inning. After Charley Thurber’s sacrifice bunt, Cam Maron had an RBI groundout to cut the deficit to a run. With Taijeron at third and two outs, Seth Harvey struck out Gilbert Gomez to end the game. The Mets committed four errors, leading to two unearned runs. Alex Panteliodis suffered the loss despite allowing two earned runs in six innings. He scattered seven hits while striking out six. T.J. Rivera’s RBI single scored Thurber in the third to tie the score at 1. The Manatees had a two-run fourth and an added a run in the fifth. Rodriguez ripped an RBI double to right-center to score Matt Reynolds from first to cut the deficit to 4-2 in the sixth. Wanel Mesa pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Carlos Vazquez retired two batters in the eighth and escaped a bases-loaded jam. Noah Syndergaard starts Thursday for St. Lucie (23-14). Box

CHARLESTON 6, SAVANNAH 3: Steven Matz allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings as he suffered his first loss and had his ERA swell to 2.83. After Matz had a throwing error in the first, Peter O'Brien belted a three-run homer. Eudy Pina had a two-out, two-run double in the ninth, but Jayce Boyd grounded out to end the game. Paul Sewald, activated from the DL, tossed a scoreless relief inning. Box

Compiled from team reports



Daniel Murphy
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HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187