New York Mets: Josh Smith

Minors 8.17.14: Oberste RBI lifts Gnats

August, 17, 2014
8/17/14
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OMAHA 4, LAS VEGAS 0: Noah Syndergaard allowed two runs on three hits, three walks and a hit batter in five innings. Syndergaard (8-7) struck out eight in a 96-pitch effort. The damage included a two-run homer by Carlos Peguero in the fourth that opened the scoring. Jack Leathersich allowed two runs in the sixth, including a solo homer by Peguero. The 51s mustered four hits, including two from Matt Reynolds. Box

READING 1, BINGHAMTON 0: Reading southpaw Hoby Milner went the distance in a three-hit shutout to outduel Steven Matz. Milner faced two over the minimum.

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Binghamton’s magic number to clinch a playoff spot remained at four. The Fightin Phils cracked the scoreboard in the fourth against Matz. Albert Cartwright had a leadoff double. Matz retired the next two batters, but Jake Fox poked an RBI single into right field. Binghamton finally put a threat together in the fifth after Milner retired the first 13 batters he faced. T.J. Rivera singled and produced his first steal as a B-Met. With two outs, Wilfredo Tovar then ripped a 2-1 pitch up the middle, but second baseman Carlos Alonso made a diving catch to end the inning. The B-Mets flashed their own defensive prowess to hold the deficit at 1-0 in the bottom half. After Matz issued a one-out walk to K.C. Serna, Raywilly Gomez deposited a 2-2 pitch into the left-field corner. Dustin Lawley tracked the ball down and fired to Tovar. In one motion, the shortstop received the throw and fired home, where Juan Centeno tagged out Serna. Milner continued his cruise by posting perfect frames in the sixth and seventh before using a double play to erase a single in the eighth. Binghamton had one last chance in the ninth. Kyle Johnson had a leadoff double, but Milner retired the next three B-Mets. He capped his first career complete game by striking out Dilson Herrera looking. Milner (8-6) issued no walks, struck out five and held the B-Mets hitless in four at-bats with runners in scoring position, including three in the ninth. Matz (5-4) surrendered one run on six hits in seven innings. The loss snapped Binghamton’s seven-game winning streak against the Fightin Phils, which dated to last season. Box

BRADENTON 3, ST. LUCIE 0: Pirates top pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow mowed down the St. Lucie lineup, striking out eight and allowing one walk and two singles in seven scoreless innings. He required only 80 pitches and retired the final 10 batters he faced. Josh Smith followed with two perfect innings to earn his sixth save. Justin Howard homered on the first pitch of the bottom of the second against Seth Lugo to put the Marauders on the board. Jose Osuna’s two-out solo homer in the sixth against Lugo made it 2-0. Jordan Steranka doubled to plate a run against reliever Ryan Fraser in the eighth. L.J. Mazzilli had both Mets hits. The first came with two outs in the first. The latter came with one out in the fourth. Mazzilli stole second, but then was caught too far off the bag by catcher Jin-De Jhang and was tagged out trying to reach third. From that point, the Mets went 16 up, 16 down the rest of the way. Gilbert Gomez was the only other baserunner for the Mets. He reached on a walk in the third. He was picked off first by Jhang. Glasnow and Smith combined to face one over the minimum. Lugo pitched well in his second start this season. He tossed a season-high seven innings and allowed five hits and the two solo homers. The Marauders won the season series, 10-8, and increased their first-place lead to 6 1/2 games over the Mets with 14 games remaining. Box

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Oberste
SAVANNAH 3, GREENVILLE 2: Champ Stuart bunted his way aboard and scored on Matt Oberste's double as the Gnats broke a 2-all tie in the sixth en route to a series sweep. The Drive had opened the scoring in the second on Danny Bethea's two-run homer against John Gant. Gant allowed no further damage and struck out nine in five innings. Savannah evened the score with two runs in the third. Dominic Smith plated Stuart with a double to tie the score at 2. Reliever John Mincone picked up the win after producing a scoreless sixth. Akeel Morris converted his 15th save in 16 chances. Box

KINGSPORT 4, GREENEVILLE 3 (12 innings): Vicente Lupo and Wuilmer Becerra had inning-opening singles and Zach Mathieu followed with a run-scoring groundout as the K-Mets took the lead in the top of the 12th. Ismael Tijerina allowed a run in the bottom of the ninth as Greeneville forced extra innings. Box

BROOKLYN 7, VERMONT 3: Michael Conforto had an RBI single and Jhoan Urena had a two-run double in a five-run sixth as the Cyclones overcame a 2-0 deficit. Starter Casey Meisner allowed three runs (one earned) and struck out 10 in 6 2/3 innings. Box

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Minors 8.10.14: Verrett wins No. 10

August, 10, 2014
8/10/14
8:24
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LAS VEGAS 7, ALBUQUERQUE 5: Right-hander Logan Verrett recorded his team-leading 10th victory. The Baylor product, a third-round pick in 2011, allowed two runs on four hits in seven innings. He walked three and struck out two in a 99-pitch effort. Vegas overcame a 2-0 deficit with a six-run fifth. Allan Dykstra (1-for-3, two walks) delivered a two-run double and Taylor Teagarden (2-for-3, walk) hit a two-run homer in the inning. Matt Reynolds finished 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, HARRISBURG 0: Steven Matz tossed seven scoreless innings and

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combined with Randy Fontanez on the shutout. Matz allowed four hits and two walks and struck out five. Binghamton took a 1-0 lead in the third. Wilfredo Tovar doubled against James Simmons, moved to third on a groundout and scored on Brandon Nimmo's two-out triple. An inning later, Travis Taijeron doubled with one out. He scored on a single by T.J. Rivera. Xorge Carrillo's single placed runners on the corners. Tovar's sac fly then put the Mets ahead, 3-0. Matz (5-3) has allowed one unearned run and no other damage in 13 innings in his last two outings. Fontanez had three strikeouts in two scoreless innings to pick up his first career Double-A save. He had 10 saves for St. Lucie before a promotion. At 72-48, Binghamton is at its high-water mark for the season. Brian Burgamy went 0-for-4, snapping his 13-game hitting streak. B-Met starters have allowed three earned runs in the past eight games, spanning 53 1/3 innings. Box

BRADENTON 2, ST. LUCIE 1: The Marauders took advantage of bouts of wildness from

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Domingo Tapia and T.J. Chism in the seventh to score their only runs. With one out in the frame, Tapia surrendered a double to Max Moroff and walked Justin Howard and Raul Fortunato to load the bases. Chism entered to face lefty Jin-De Jhang. He walked Jhang to force in the tying run. Ashley Ponce followed with an RBI single 65 feet up the third-base line to put the Marauders in front, 2-1. The Mets had scored their lone run in the sixth. Jeff McNeil extended his hitting streak to nine games with a leadoff triple. He scored on Gavin Cecchini’s sac fly. The Mets had runners at the corners with two outs in the eighth, but Fortunato hauled in a deep line drive to center by L.J. Mazzilli. Ponce committed an error at third with two outs in the ninth that allowed Maikis De La Cruz to advance to second. However, Josh Smith got Albert Cordero to ground back to him to end the ballgame. The Marauders took sole possession of first place in the FSL South with the win and are now 4 1/2 games ahead of the Mets. Tapia was enjoying one of his best games of the season before he lost control with the back-to-back walks in the seventh. He went 6 1/3 innings and was charged with both runs on four hits and three walks. The Mets have been held to seven runs in their last four games. St. Lucie mustered three hits Sunday -- the triple from McNeil, a double from Jared King and a single by Cecchini. Box

SAVANNAH 6, AUGUSTA 4 (seven innings): In a rain-shortened game, Stefan Sabol had a game-tying RBI triple in the sixth. He scored for a 5-4 lead on Yeixon Ruiz's single. Jorge Rivero added an RBI double in the seventh. Ruiz finished 4-for-4 with two runs scored. Rivero drove in two runs. Alex Panteliodis allowed four runs (one earned) in 5 1/3 innings. Box

KINGSPORT 7, JOHNSON CITY 4: Jean Rodriguez's two-run homer in the fifth got the K-Mets on the scoreboard. Kingsport overcame a 4-3 deficit in the eighth on Zach Mathieu's RBI single and Branden Kaupe's run-scoring groundout. Mathieu finished 2-for-3 with two walks and two RBIs. Box

BROOKLYN 5, BATAVIA 2: The Cyclones broke a 2-all tie with a three-run ninth. Amed Rosario had a tiebreaking double that plated Pedro Perez and Tyler Moore. Both had walked to open the inning. Adrian Abreu plated Rosario with a sacrifice fly. Box

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Around the minors 7.14.12

July, 14, 2012
7/14/12
10:59
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BUFFALO 8, PAWTUCKET 2: Buffalo grabbed an early 4-0 lead en route to its seventh straight win. With two outs in the second, the Bisons loaded the bases for Fred Lewis, who kept a hot streak alive with a two-run single. An inning later, Matt den Dekker and Zach Lutz drove in runs. In his first start since rejoining the Bisons, Chris Schwinden allowed one run and six hits in four innings. Jenrry Mejia allowed a solo homer to J.C. Linares in 1 2/3 relief innings. First baseman Adam Loewen ripped a two-out double in the first inning and added singles in his next two at-bats en route to a 3-for-5 night. Jason Bay went 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts while serving as DH. With a 2-for-5 effort, Josh Rodriguez improved his Bisons batting average to .321. Box

BINGHAMTON 1, ERIE 0: Zack Wheeler faced three over the minimum in his first career complete-game shutout. Wheeler (9-4, 2.39 ERA) scattered six hits and struck out seven in a 106-pitch effort. Reese Havens launched his seventh homer to lead the B-Mets to their third straight victory. Making his third start against Erie, Wheeler got off to a bumpy start by walking Jamie Johnson in the first. The free pass quickly was erased when Niuman Romero bounced into a double play, the first of three twin killings by Erie. Wheeler faced the minimum over his first five frames. Erie’s only threat came in the sixth, when Tony Plagman led off with a double and moved to third on a sac bunt. Wheeler shut the door by striking out James McCann and inducing Jamie Johnson to ground out to second on a strong barehanded play by Havens. Erie starter James Avery kept the B-Mets in check, allowing one hit through five scoreless innings. The success came to an end in the sixth. With one out, Havens sent a solo homer over the left-field wall. Given a one-run lead, Wheeler tossed a perfect seventh and worked around a hit batsman and a single in a scoreless eighth. Wheeler returned for the ninth and induced McCann to ground out to start the frame. Johnson followed by dumping a single into left, but was thrown out at second trying to stretch it into a double. Romero kept Erie alive with a single, but Nick Castellanos struck out to end the game. Box

ST. LUCIE 3, TAMPA 1: Angel Cuan limited the Yankees to one run in 7 2/3 innings and Adam Kolarek notched his 14th save. Alonzo Harris Jr. tied the score at 1 with a homer in the third. Aderlin Rodriguez and Kai Gronauer added RBIs. Gronauer was playing his first game since landing on the DL with Binghamton on June 21 with a right calf strain. Danny Muno went 0-for-3 with a walk and started at second base in his return from a 50-game suspension for testing positive for what MLB had announced as a positive test for a metabolite of Drostanolone, a performance-enhancing drug. Box

LAKEWOOD 8, SAVANNAH 1: Starter Jim Fuller was charged with eight runs in 3 1/3 innings. Jared West and Randy Fontanez combined for 4 2/3 scoreless relief innings. Savannah's lone run during the first game of its lone New Jersey trip came on third-inning RBI groundout by Charley Thurber. It plated Gregory Pron, who had tripled during a 3-for-3 night. Box

JOHNSON CITY 11, KINGSPORT 3: Persio Reyes (0-4) surrendered five runs in four innings. Reliever Chris Flexen, the Mets' 14th-round pick out of high school in Newark, Calif., was charged with six runs in 1 1/3 innings in his professional debut. Flexen just turned 18 on July 1. Box

BROOKLYN 6, STATE COLLEGE 3: Luis Mateo tossed seven scoreless innings and outlasted opposing starter Clay Holmes to earn his fourth victory. Holmes tossed five scoreless innings for the Spikes, and held the Cyclones to one hit. Mateo allowed one hit, one walk and struck out eight. Against State College reliever Emmanuel De Leon in the sixth, Eudy Pina and Jeff Reynolds singled to place runners on the corners. Dimas Ponce then doubled to plate Pina and advance Reynolds to third, but the Cyclones failed to capitalize. Phillip Evans grounded out to shortstop Jodaneli Carvajal and Alex Sanchez popped out to second baseman Yhonathan Barrios. Jayce Boyd then drew a walk, but Stefan Sabol grounded into a fielder's choice. In the seventh, Brandon Nimmo walked and Jeff Glenn flied out. Pina then reached when Barrios had a throwing error. Nimmo advanced to second, the to third on a single by Reynolds. Josh Smith entered from the State College bullpen. A sacrifice fly by Ponce allowed Nimmo to score for a 2-0 lead. Evans' single scored Pina for a three-run cushion. Sanchez reached on a fielding error by third baseman D.J. Crumlich as Reynolds scored. Brooklyn added two runs in the eighth as Nimmo contributed an RBI triple to score Sabol and Glenn singled. Reynolds went 2-for-5 with a run scored, while Nimmo went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. The Spikes rallied in the ninth, scoring three runs -- twice against Cyclones reliever David Wynn. Tyler Vanderheiden entered with the Cyclones leading 6-2. He allowed a single to Barrios to load the bases, then issued a walk to force in a run. Vanderheiden then struck out Ryan Hornback to secure his fifth save. Box

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
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