New York Mets: Jordan Parraz

Minors 7.21.13: 'Spin drives in 5

July, 21, 2013
7/21/13
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LAS VEGAS 15, RENO 8: Jordany Valdespin went 4-for-6 with a homer and five RBIs. Ruben Tejada had three hits and drove in two. Starter Chris Schwinden, who had been a consideration for a spot start against the Nationals on Friday, allowed six runs in four innings as his ERA swelled to 6.00. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, NEW BRITAIN 3: Binghamton produced a season-high seven doubles, beginning with Allan Dykstra's run-scoring two-bagger in the first. The Rock Cats used a

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pair of solo homers to grab the lead against B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel -- by Nate Hanson and Miguel Sano. Binghamton took a 4-2 lead with a three-run third that included doubles by Alonzo Harris, Josh Rodriguez, Cesar Puello and Travis Taijeron. Goeddel bounced back after Sano’s homer with three scoreless innings. In the sixth, Sano ripped a single past shortstop Wilfredo Tovar to start the inning and Daniel Ortiz walked. Dan Rohlfing’s innocent flyout to right proved costly for Binghamton. As Sano tagged up to third, Tovar received Puello’s throw and fired to first in attempt to nab Ortiz. The shortstop’s toss skipped into the seats and allowed Sano to score, trimming Binghamton’s lead to 4-3. But with the tying run on third, Goeddel struck out Jordan Parraz. He then handed the reins to Adam Kolarek. The southpaw struck out Angel Morales looking to end the threat. Kolarek returned for the seventh and worked around a leadoff double by Danny Santana in a scoreless frame.

The B-Mets added an insurance run against Ryan O’Rourke in the seventh. With the bases loaded after an intentional walk to Puello, Dykstra lifted a sac fly. Pedro Feliciano struck out two in a perfect eighth. Closer Jeff Walters surrendered a pair of two-out singles in the ninth, but escaped with his 26th save. Goeddel (9-3) allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and matched a season high with eight strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings. He matched teammate Logan Verrett and Akron’s Matt Packer for the league lead in wins. Box

ST. LUCIE 7, DAYTONA 5: Jayce Boyd had a two-run homer in the third to give St. Lucie at 3-2 lead. Dustin Lawley's 20th homer of the season, a solo shot in the ninth, gave the Mets a two-run cushion. Michael Fulmer allowed four runs in 4 1/3 innings. Tim Byrdak tossed a scoreless relief inning. T.J. Chism recorded his 15th save. Box

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SAVANNAH 4, DELMARVA 2: Eudy Pina and Jorge Rivero had consecutive RBI doubles in a three-run first. Pina's solo homer in the eighth gave the Gnats (55-40) a two-run cushion. Beck Wheeler hit a batter, then struck out three straight in the ninth for his 11th save. Shawn Teufel and Hunter Carnevale combined for three scoreless relief innings. Steven Matz (4-4) allowed two runs on three hits and three walks in five innings. Box

KINGSPORT 8, PRINCETON 1: Chris Flexen tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out 11. Champ Stuart went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.Victor Cruzado also drove in two runs. Box

BROOKLYN 3, BATAVIA 2 (10 innings): Julio Concepcion's single plated Justin Turner in the 10th as the Cyclones (15-18) notched their fourth walk-off win of the season. Turner, in likely his final rehab game and again playing shortstop, led off the inning with a single. He advanced to second on LJ Mazzilli's single. Jared King then advanced both runners with a sac bunt. After Matt Oberste was intentionally walked to load the bases, Concepcion's single won it. Starter John Gant allowed one run on two hits in five innings. Relievers Cristian Chivilli, Paul Paez and David Wynn combined for five no-hit relief innings. James Roche's second-inning RBI double gave Brooklyn a 1-0 lead. Batavia scored an unearned run in the eighth to take a 2-1 lead, on a bases-loaded walk issued by Paez. Brooklyn evened the score in the bottom half. Mazzilli singled and King reached on a fielder's choice. Alex Sanchez then singled to advance King to third with one out. Concepcion followed with a grounder to shortstop Javier Lopez, who made the flip to second baseman J.T. Riddle. Concepcion beat out the double-play attempt as the Cyclones evened the score at 2. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 5.22.13: Wheeler wins in 51s return

May, 22, 2013
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LAS VEGAS 9, IOWA 4: After missing a turn in the rotation and receiving a cortisone shot

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for inflammation in the AC joint in his right shoulder, Zack Wheeler earned a win in his return to Pacific Coast League action. Wheeler surrendered solo homers to Brian Bogusevic and Edwin Maysonet and was charged with three earned runs on five hits, two walks and a hit batter while striking out two in five innings. He threw a conservative 67 pitches (43 strikes). Collin Cowgill's fourth-inning grand slam helped the 51s build an 8-2 lead. Ex-Yankee David Aardsma made his Las Vegas debut in the ninth, walking three but also striking out three in a scoreless frame. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a game-opening homer against Guillermo Moscoso. Omar Quintanilla went 2-for-2 with a triple, two walks and three runs scored. The 51s returned pitching prospect Rafael Montero to Binghamton after the right-hander's spot start Tuesday. Box

BINGHAMTON 8, NEW BRITAIN 3: Josh Rodriguez led Binghamton’s 11-hit attack with two run-scoring singles and a double. The Rock Cats sent seven men to the plate in the second inning against starter Erik Goeddel and plated two runs. The righty surrendered

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three hits, including an RBI single by Danny Santana, and issued a bases-loaded walk. New Britain starter Alex Meyer faltered in the fourth. After Allan Dykstra (nine-game hitting streak) started the inning with a walk, Binghamton loaded the bases on singles by Cory Vaughn and Darrell Ceciliani. Blake Forsythe put the B-Mets on the board with a sac fly. Richard Lucas followed by rolling a potential inning-ending double play to shortstop. Santana fielded it cleanly, but double-clutched and fired errantly to second. Vaughn scored, tying the game at 2. Wilfredo Tovar and Rodriguez then provided RBI singles. Goeddel settled in. He posted three scoreless innings and retired 10 of 11 Rock Cats before walking Josmil Pinto with one out in the sixth. Danny Ortiz then singled. But with the tying run aboard, Goeddel capped his night by inducing Jordan Parraz to fly out. John Church inherited two runners and defused the situation by inducing Reynaldo Rodriguez to fly out. Binghamton (26-20) scored four more times over the final three innings. Dykstra provided an RBI single in the seventh and Danny Muno had a run-scoring single in the eighth. Bobby Lanigan took over and surrendered an RBI single to Rodriguez and gave up another run on a bases-loaded walk in the ninth. Jack Leathersich struck out three over the final two scoreless innings. Goeddel (4-2) allowed two runs and five hits over 5 2/3 innings to collect his third May win. Box

DUNEDIN 5, ST. LUCIE 3: Facing Toronto Blue Jays farmhands from his former

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organization, Noah Syndergaard suffered the loss in his return to Dunedin, Fla. The Mets (25-19) had a 3-2 lead entering the fifth, but Matt Newman and Andy Burns had back-to-back RBI doubles against Syndergaard. Syndergaard pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed four runs (three earned) and seven hits while striking out four and walking two. Gilbert Gomez had an RBI double in the second inning to score Charley Thurber. Thurber ripped a two-run homer to right-center in the fourth to give the Mets a 3-2 lead. Jim Fuller pitched 1 1/3 innings and struck out two. He surrendered a two-out homer to Burns in the seventh. Ryan Fraser allowed one hit in a scoreless eighth. Jenrry Mejia will make his second start on a major league rehab assignment for St. Lucie in Thursday's 6:30 p.m. ET series finale. Box

CHARLESTON 4, SAVANNAH 2: Rainy Lara, who has earned two of the past three South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week awards, suffered the loss. Lara (4-2) allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk in 4 2/3 innings. His ERA crept upward to 1.42. Savannah (25-19) pulled within two runs in the ninth on Kevin Plawecki's two-out RBI single. But Cole Frenzel lined out to center field to strand two. Box

Compiled from team reports

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Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.289 9 57 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187