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Minors 8.27.13: Walters breaks saves record

August, 28, 2013
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COLORADO SPRINGS 13, LAS VEGAS 12: Mike Baxter had a three-run homer in a five-run eighth as Las Vegas rallied to even the score at 9, but D.J. Mitchell surrendered four runs in the bottom half of the frame. Trailing 13-9, Francisco Pena doubled to open the ninth and scored on Brandon Hicks' single. Brian Bixler and Kirk Nieuwenhuis then walked to load the bases with none out. Ruben Tejada struck out. With Baxter then batting, a wild pitch scored Hicks to pull the 51s within two runs. Baxter then walked to reload the bases. Zach Lutz delivered a sacrifice fly to make it 13-12, but Eric Campell grounded out to strand the tying and winning runs on base. Starter Giancarlo Alvarado allowed six runs in six innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, BOWIE 2: The B-Mets packed their runs into the second inning and held on for a franchise-record 83rd win. Jeff Walters notched his 37th save, displacing Tim Lavigne for the B-Mets' career record. The Baysox opened the scoring in the first inning.

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Kyle Hudson had a leadoff single against Logan Verrett, took second on a wild pitch, advanced to third on a single and scored on another wild pitch. Binghamton answered in the second against Bowie starter Tyler Wilson. Cory Vaughn launched his 10th B-Mets homer, ending the team's five-game long-ball drought. Following Travis Taijeron's single and Blake Forsythe's double, Richard Lucas gave Binghamton its first lead since Saturday with a sac fly. Wilfredo Tovar then doubled to plate Forsythe with Binghamton’s third run. Verrett (12-6) completed his outing with four scoreless frames. The right-hander allowed six hits and walked one over five innings, but held the Baysox to 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded six runners. Chasen Bradford worked around a one-out single to put up a zero in the sixth, but ran into trouble an inning later. Garabez Rosa's solo homer cut Binghamton’s lead to one. Two batters later, Josh Horton singled, putting the potential tying run on base. Adam Kolarek entered and induced an inning-ending comebacker. The Maryland native returned for the eighth and used a double play to erase a leadoff single in a scoreless frame. Walters posted a perfect ninth. Verrett took the sole possession of the Eastern League lead with his 12th win. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, CHARLOTTE 2: Rylan Sandoval had an RBI double in the first inning and T.J. Rivera and Kevin Plawecki had run-scoring singles in the second as St. Lucie built a 4-1 lead. Starter Angel Cuan (8-3) allowed two runs in six innings. Cody Satterwhite and T.J. Chism combined for three scoreless relief innings. Chism earned his 19th save. Box

ROME 14, SAVANNAH 1: Starter Marco Camarena was charged with eight runs in four innings. Reliever Wanel Mesa allowed six runs in two innings. Box

KINGSPORT 5, PULASKI 3: The K-Mets overcame a three-run deficit, evening the score in the fifth on Victor Cruzado's RBI single and taking the lead an inning later on Pedro Perez's run-scoring triple. Alberto Baldonado and Robert Coles combined for three no-hit relief innings. Box

TRI-CITY 5, BROOKLYN 3 (16 innings): L.J. Mazzilli's eighth-inning homer evened the score at 3 and forced extra innings, but the Cyclones ultimately lost the marathon. Cristian Chivilli surrendered two runs in the top of the 16th, after walking and hitting with a pitch the first two batters of the inning. Gavin Cecchini, Mazzilli and Jared King consecutively struck out in the bottom half. Box

GCL CARDINALS 11, GCL METS 6: Frank Francisco tossed a scoreless inning, albeit allowing two hits, in his third Gulf Coast League game in six days. Reliever Ramon Estevez was charged with four runs without recording an out as the Mets failed to hold a two-run lead in the eighth. Gaither Bumgardner was charged with another four runs in the ninth. Dominic Smith drove in two runs in the loss. Box

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Minors 8.19.13: Forysthe walk-off homer

August, 19, 2013
8/19/13
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LAS VEGAS 14, SALT LAKE 8: Matt den Dekker went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two homers. Zach Lutz had a three-run homer. 51s starter Matt Fox allowed eight runs in four innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, BOWIE 2 (10 innings): After manning catcher and right field, Blake Forsythe blasted a walk-off homer leading off the bottom of the 10th. The victory reduced

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Binghamton's magic number to win the Eastern Division to two. Forysthe homered for the third time in his past four games. Wilfredo Tovar departed the game after sliding into second base in the third inning, prompting outfielder Alonzo Harris to play second base for the first time in more than a year. One inning later, Cory Vaughn left the game after being hit in the back of the helmet by a pitch from Devin Jones. The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reported Tovar had X-rays on a wrist, while Vaughn passed a concussion test. After Vaughn’s exit, Forsythe went from behind the plate to right field. By the fifth inning, only two of Binghamton’s eight starting position players were in their original positions. Binghamton opened the scoring in the sixth. Danny Muno singled against Jones with one out. He advanced to third base one batter later. Josh Rodriguez hit a bouncer to shortstop Niuman Romero, but his throw skipped into the outfield to place runners on the corners. Xorge Carrillo then delivered a sacrifice fly. Bowie responded a half-inning later against Darin Gorski. Josh Horton doubled, moved to third on a bunt and scored on Luis Martinez's sac fly. Gorski’s night ended after seven innings. He allowed one run.

The B-Mets retook the lead on Richard Lucas' two-out solo homer in the bottom of the seventh. Adam Kolarek held the 2-1 lead with a scoreless eighth. Closer Jeff Walters was unable to convert the save chance in the ninth. He eventually walked Buck Britton with the bases loaded to force in the tying run. With the bases still loaded, Walters retired Lew Ford to send the game into extra innings. Chasen Bradford worked around two base hits in the top of the 10th to keep the score tied, setting up Forsythe's shot against Marcel Prado. The blast provided Binghamton (80-48) its second walk-off homer this season. Joe Bonfe also beat the Baysox, on June 16. Forsythe played one game in the outfield for St. Lucie in 2012. Bradford has not allowed an earned run since his Double-A debut (15 games). Box

SAVANNAH 3, AUGUSTA 2
AUGUSTA 4, SAVANNAH 0: Savannah won the opener behind a three-run third inning. Maikis De La Cruz worked a bases-loaded walk. Cole Frenzel followed with a single as two runs scored -- the latter on a throwing error. Paul Sewald earned his sixth save with a 1-2-3 seventh. In Game 2, Wanel Mesa allowed four fourth-inning runs (three earned) after three scoreless innings by Jake Kuebler. Box 1, Box 2

KINGSPORT 6, BURLINGTON 5: Jeff Diehl had three hits and an RBI. He also scored two runs, including the game-winner in the eighth on Eris Peguero's double. Peguero had two hits. Amed Rosario had two RBIs -- one on a triple to deep center in the sixth that tied the score at 5. Jeyckol De Leon had a two-run double in the first as Kingsport grabbed a 3-2 lead. Robert Coles (3-1) picked up the win in relief, working the final two innings while holding Burlington scoreless. He recorded the final out on a grounder with the potential tying run at second base. Victor Cruzado was in the lineup for Kingsport for the first time since Aug. 6. De Leon's two-run double in the first gave him the team lead in RBIs, at 28. Box

BROOKLYN 3, STATEN ISLAND 2
STATEN ISLAND 5, BROOKLYN 2: Akeel Morris dominated his first start of the season to lead the Cyclones to a Game 1 victory. Morris tossed five scoreless innings. He lowered his ERA to 0.47. Through 38 1/3 innings, Morris has struck out 52 and allowed four runs (two earned). Gavin Cecchini's hitting streak was snapped at 16 games, one shy of matching Lucas Duda's Cyclones record. In Game 2, Tomas Nido gave the Cyclones a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a two-run double. Starter Kevin McGowan then allowed three third-inning runs. Box 1, Box 2

GCL CARDINALS 7, GCL METS 1: Andrew Church surrendered six runs (five earned) on 12 hits and a walk in 5 2/3 innings. Box

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Minors 6.14.13: Gnats clinch division title

June, 15, 2013
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COLORADO SPRINGS 6, LAS VEGAS 2: The Sky Sox scored three runs in the seventh against Sean Henn to break a 2-all tie. Ike Davis went 1-for-4. Box

BOWIE 6, BINGHAMTON 3: Scott Atchison and Pedro Feliciano tossed scoreless innings, but the B-Mets were held to five hits and had a six-game winning streak snapped. Josh Rodriguez went 0-for-2, ending his 23-game hitting streak. Cory Mazzoni (2-2) allowed five runs on eight hits over five innings. Bowie starter Tyler Wilson faced one batter over the minimum through four innings. He did not allow a hit until Xorge Carrillo singled with two outs in the fifth. Kyle Hudson singled to open the game against Mazzoni. Former B-Met Niuman Romero followed with a homer. Mazzoni then retired nine straight hitters, but ran into trouble again in the fourth. With two outs and a runner on second base, Garabez Rosa hit a grounder up the middle that brought home Caleb Joseph. Aaron Baker's RBI single made it 4-0. In the fifth, Josh Horton led off with a bloop double. After a sacrifice bunt, Romero singled to plate the final run against Mazzoni. In the sixth, Danny Muno and Rodriguez each walked to start the inning. Two hitters later, Allan Dykstra blasted a three-run homer that ended Wilson’s night. Reliever Chris Petrini gave up a single to Richard Lucas, but Darrell Ceciliani grounded into an inning-ending double play. The rehabbing Atchison tossed a scoreless seventh. Feliciano followed with a scoreless inning . In the ninth, Ryan Fraser walked three and gave up a sacrifice fly. Box

SAVANNAH 2, GREENVILLE 1 (12 innings): For the second time in four games, Brandon Nimmo plated the winning run in extra innings. For the third time in four years, the

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Savannah Sand Gnats won the first-half Southern Division championship. With one out in the 12th, Jeff Reynolds and Phillip Evans singled. Eudy Pina then walked to load the bases. On Tuesday, Nimmo drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th on a bases-loaded walk. On Friday, he lifted a sacrifice fly to center field. Reynolds, running from third, paused on the way home. The throw from center fielder Cory Koback hit him in the foot, allowing him to score the winning run. The Gnats (41-26) scored the game’s first run in the bottom of the second inning. Maikis De La Cruz doubled, advanced to third on Stefan Sabol’s single and scored on Cole Frenzel’s comebacker to the pitcher. De La Cruz doubled twice. The Drive (22-45) evened the game in the eighth. Mookie Betts, who had three hits, singled and scored to even the game at 1. Savannah starter Steven Matz struck out a season-high 10 batters in 5 1/3 scoreless innings. He gave up two singles and two walks. Jayce Boyd, in line for a promotion with the first half ending, was 2-for-3 with a pair of walks. His groundout in the 10th inning snapped a streak in which he had reached base safely in 10 straight plate appearances. Savannah reliever Bret Mitchell worked two scoreless frames to earn his third win. Greenville reliever Gerardo Oliveras, who entered in the 11th, took the loss. Box

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Minors 5.5.13: Vegas' Wheeler deals again

May, 5, 2013
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LAS VEGAS 6, SACRAMENTO 2: Zack Wheeler limited Sacramento to three hits and a walk in six scoreless innings. Wheeler struck out four in a 90-pitch effort. It was his second straight strong start. Wheeler (2-1) was coming off an outing in which he allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings at Reno. His ERA has been shaved to 4.00. Las Vegas built a 6-0 lead, capped by a three-run homer by Collin Cowgill in the seventh against Pedro Figueroa. Justin Hampson surrendered a two-run homer to Josh Horton in the bottom half of that inning. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, HARRISBURG 1: The B-Mets launched a season-high three homers and struck out a season-high 15. Third baseman Josh Rodriguez set the tone early. After Danny Muno worked out his team-leading 21st walk in the first against Harrisburg starter Caleb Clay, Rodriguez homered for a 2-0 lead. Binghamton starter Mark Cohoon flirted with danger in his second start, but came out unscathed. He allowed seven baserunners through his first four innings, but used six strikeouts to escape. He capped his day with two strikeouts in a perfect fifth. Binghamton added to its lead in the sixth against Clay. Alonzo Harris started with a bunt single, stole second and came home on a single by Muno. Richard Lucas capped the inning by blistering a solo homer to left-center, his first long ball of the season. Chase Huchingson took over in the sixth and struck out two in a scoreless inning. The southpaw returned for the seventh, but exited after allowing two singles. Sean Nicol greeted reliever John Church with an RBI groundout, cutting Binghamton’s lead to three. Anthony Rendon singled to bring the tying run to the plate in Jerad Head. But Church struck out Head on three pitches. Binghamton produced two more runs in the eighth against reliever Pat McCoy. Harris launched his fourth homer and Cesar Puello extended his hitting streak to 12 games with an RBI single. Church posted a scoreless eighth inning. Jack Leathersich fanned three in the ninth. Cohoon (3-0) collected his third win and first as a starter in 2013. The southpaw struck out a season-high eight over five scoreless innings. Cory Mazzoni will return from the DL to start Monday for Binghamton. Box

ST. LUCIE 1, DAYTONA 0: Pinch-hitter Matt Reynolds had a walk-off single that scored Aderlin Rodriguez with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Rehabbing Frank Francisco tossed a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts. He combined with starter Domingo Tapia (six innings), Jim Fuller and Chasen Bradford on the three-hit shutout. Hansel Robles (upper back) is due to return from the DL and make his first start since April 21 on Monday. Princeton product Matt Bowman, promoted from Savannah, is then due to start Tuesday. He was 4-0 with a 2.64 ERA in five starts with Savannah. Robert Gsellman will move to Savannah's rotation. Box

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