New York Mets: Juan Gamboa

Minors 9.4.13: B-Mets drop heartbreaker

September, 4, 2013
9/04/13
11:34
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SALT LAKE 4 LAS VEGAS 3: Robert Carson surrendered a walk-off homer to Matt Long into the short right-field corner in the bottom of the ninth as Salt Lake won Game 1 of the best-of-five series. Carson had surrendered a game-tying single in the bottom of the eighth on a run charged to Sean Henn. Ruben Tejada had a misplay to set up that game-tying run. Las Vegas had built a 3-0 lead on Dustin Lawley's two-run single in the first and Eric Campbell's RBI single in the third. Las Vegas blew 20 saves during the regular season. Rafael Montero starts Thursday in Game 2. Box

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TRENTON 6, BINGHAMTON 5 (10 innings): Jeff Walters, who set the Binghamton record for saves in a season and career, failed to protect a two-run lead in the bottom of the 10th. Walters allowed five straight two-out hits as the Thunder stunned the B-Mets in Game 1 of their Eastern League playoff series. Binghamton had grabbed a two-run lead in the top of the inning, on Wilfredo Tovar's sacrifice fly and Josh Rodriguez's RBI single. Noah Syndergaard allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out eight in six innings. He departed with the score tied at 3. Rehabbing Frank Francisco tossed a 1-2-3 seventh. The best-of-five series continues Thursday at Trenton. Darin Gorski starts for the B-Mets, who are in their first playoff series since 2004. Box

SAVANNAH 10, AUGUSTA 2: The Gnats used a six-run fifth to win Game 1 of the best-of-three Southern Division Championship Series. With two outs in the third, Eudy Pina singled,

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Brandon Nimmo walked and Maikis De La Cruz singled to plate Pina for the game's first run. Then, in the six-run fifth, Albert Cordero singled, and Phillip Evans and Pina walked to load the bases. Nimmo's groundout made it 2-0. De La Cruz then stroked an RBI single. After Dilson Herrera walked to reload the bases, Stefan Sabol produced a three-run double for a 6-0 lead. Jeff Reynolds' single scored Sabol to complete the inning's outburst. Gnats starter Gabriel Ynoa faced the minimum 12 batters through four innings. Ynoa blanked Augusta through six innings. He then allowed single runs in the seventh and eighth. He tossed 7 2/3 innings to earn the win. Evans' homer leading off the sixth made it 8-0. The Gnats added two runs, on RBI singles from Sabol and Cordero, in the ninth to complete the game's scoring. Sabol finished 3-for-5 with four RBIs and a run scored. De La Cruz was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Savannah looks for a two-game sweep Friday night at Historic Grayson Stadium. Left-hander Steven Matz (5-6, 2.62 ERA) opposes right-hander Kendry Flores (10-6, 2.73). Box

BROOKLYN 4, TRI-CITY 2: The Cyclones snapped a five-game losing streak in their season finale and avoided the first losing season in the club's 13-year history. Jeurys Familia, who underwent surgery on June 5 to clean out his right elbow, started and allowed one unearned run in one inning. Familia allowed a leadoff single to Jack Mayfield, who advanced to second on an error by Brooklyn second baseman L.J. Mazzilli. Familia retired the next two batters via groundout, but Mayfield came around to score. Miller Diaz took over for Familia in the second and Tri-City put together a two-out rally. Ernesto Genoves walked and Jon Kemmer singled to put runners on the corners. Ydarqui Marte then produced an RBI single for a 2-0 lead. After the first six Cyclones were retired, Juan Gamboa homered to open the third. Facing Tri-City reliever Randall Fant in the fifth, Matt Oberste, Gamboa and Eris Peguero walked to load the bases. Fant subsequently hit Colton Plaia with a pitch to force in the game-tying run. Krishawn Holley entered and retired the first batter he faced, but Ismael Tijerina then produced a run-scoring single. The lead swelled to 4-2 when Holley uncorked a wild pitch, allowing Peguero to score. Kevin McGowan and David Wynn combined for three scoreless relief innings. Johnny Magliozzi tossed a scoreless ninth for his ninth save. The Cyclones (38-37) failed to make the playoffs for only the fourth time in 13 seasons. Brooklyn is one of four teams in affiliated baseball to have posted at least 13 straight non-losing seasons, joining the Arizona League Giants, Elizabethton Twins and New York Yankees. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 8.14.13: Shields delivers walk-off

August, 14, 2013
8/14/13
11:01
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LAS VEGAS 8, NEW ORLEANS 1: Right-hander Matt Fox recorded his sixth victory with seven scoreless innings. Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 2-for-3 with two walks, two RBIs and an inside-the-park homer. The 51s (67-56) are now in a first-place tie with Sacramento in the Pacific Southern Division. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, READING 3: The B-Mets broke a tie score in the eighth and hung on for the victory. One night removed from blowing a one-run lead in the ninth, B-Mets closer Jeff Walters stranded two in the final frame. After Hector Nerris blanked Binghamton for three

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perfect innings, the B-Mets scratched back against Kyle Simon in the eighth. With the score even at 3, Darrell Ceciliani hit a sharp infield single to first to start the inning. He moved into scoring position with his 29th stolen base of the season and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Following a one-out walk to Wilfredo Tovar, Alonzo Harris stroked a grounder to shortstop. Harris beat out the potential inning-ending double play, allowing Ceciliani to score the go-ahead run. Adam Kolarek worked around a one-out walk in a scoreless eighth before handing off to Walters for the ninth. Anthony Hewitt greeted Walters with an infield single and Troy Hanzawa lined a single to left, putting runners on the corners with one out. The right-hander fanned pinch-hitter Kelly Dugan and induced Albert Cartwright to pop out to catcher Blake Forsythe to end the game. Bradford (2-1) collected the victory, while Walters earned his 34th save. Starter Darin Gorski allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings in the no-decision. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, FORT MYERS 3: Robbie Shields produced a walk-off RBI single in the bottom

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of the ninth. The Mets won their fifth straight and remain in first place in the second half in the Florida State League's South Division. The Mets trailed 4-3 entering their final at-bat. Dustin Lawley had a leadoff single against Tyler Jones. Rylan Sandoval then singled with one out. Matt Reynolds drilled a game-tying single. And Shields ripped a single to left-center to score Sandoval and win the game. Lawley, who finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored, had hit a game-tying solo homer in the seventh -- his league-leading 25th long ball. Shields finished 3-for-4 with a run scored. Domingo Tapia allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits while walking three and striking out three in five innings. Randy Fontanez pitched two scoreless innings and fanned three. Carlos Vazquez picked up the win. He allowed one run and one hit in two innings. Box

ROME 3, SAVANNAH 2: Marco Camarena allowed three runs in 7 1/3 innings, including a tiebreaking RBI single to Felix Marte in the fourth. Box

KINGSPORT 7, PRINCETON 6: Jeff Diehl's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth plated Yeixon Ruiz with the winning run in a walk-off victory. Ruiz had opened the inning with a single and advanced to third base on sacrifice bunts from Jeff McNeil and Joe Tuschak. Ruiz had stolen home in a five-run sixth. Box

BROOKLYN 3, HUDSON VALLEY 1: The Cyclones scored the go-ahead run in a three-run

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eighth on Rick Teasly's wild pitch, which plated Ismael Tijerina. Cyclones starter Dario Alvarez allowed one unearned run on four hits in six innings. In the fourth, Renegades cleanup hitter Oscar Hernandez reached on third baseman Juan Gamboa's fielding error and ultimately scored on Granden Goetzman's sacrifice fly. Patrick Biondi led off the eighth with a single. Brooklyn manager Rich Donnelly then elected to have Tijerina bunt, and Tijerina reached on an error. With two on base, a failed pickoff attempt advanced both runners. Gavin Cecchini then hit the ball deep enough to center field to drive in Biondi and even the score. With Tijerina on third, Teasly threw a wild pitch, allowing Tijerina to score to give Brooklyn a 2-1 lead. Matt Oberste followed with an RBI single. Cecchini extended his hitting streak to 12 games, the longest by a Cyclone this season. Akeel Morris tossed three no-hit innings, striking out five, and earned the win. Through 33 1/3 innings, Morris has allowed two earned runs while striking out 47. Box

GCL METS 9, GCL CARDINALS 8: The Mets overcame a late four-run deficit, taking the lead with a two-run eighth that included an RBI single by Oswald Caraballo. Wuilmer Becerra drove in three runs. Starter Marcos Molina allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings. Cameron Griffin tossed two scoreless innings for his fifth save. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 8.6.13: Vaughn's 6 RBIs fuel sweep

August, 7, 2013
8/07/13
12:55
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MEMPHIS 5, LAS VEGAS 3: Francisco Pena delivered a three-run homer in the seventh against Sam Freeman, but that was not enough to overcome a 5-0 deficit. The 51s produced only five hits -- two from third baseman Zach Lutz. Starter Giancarlo Alvarado allowed one run in five innings. Reliever D.J. Mitchell issued three walks while recording two outs and was charged with three runs. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, ALTOONA 2
BINGHAMTON 6, ALTOONA 1: Cory Vaughn tallied six RBIs in the sweep and Mark Cohoon tossed a complete game in the nightcap as Binghamton moved to a franchise-best

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29 games over .500. Vaughn drove in four runs in Game 1 -- his first game as a B-Met since June 2. Rehabbing Jon Niese threw five innings and earned the victory. Niese’s rehab start got off on the wrong foot. Alen Hanson hit a hard groundball down the left-field line to start the game. He scored two batters later on a single by Gregory Polanco. In the bottom half, Danny Muno walked and Travis d’Arnaud doubled. Mel Rojas Jr. misplayed the ball, allowing Muno to score. In the second, Niese walked two as the Curve took a 2-1 lead. Binghamton answered in the third. Josh Rodriguez started a two-out rally with a double. Allan Dykstra walked and Vaughn belted a three-run homer. Travis Taijeron had a solo homer in the fourth. Vaughn added an RBI double an inning later. Niese allowed two runs on four hits, but struck out six. Adam Kolarek contributed two scoreless relief innings.

In Game 2, Cohoon threw a complete game and scattered four hits. Binghamton scored all six of its runs in the first three innings, with Vaughn adding two RBIs. Binghamton jumped on Zack Dodson, who was making his Double-A debut. After Dodson walked the first two batters of the game, Vaughn tied the score with an RBI single. Rhyne Hughes followed with an RBI single for a 2-1 lead. In the second, Vaughn plated Wilfredo Tovar on a sacrifice fly. In the third, Blake Forsythe had an RBI double and Tovar added a sacrifice fly. After allowing an unearned run in the first inning, Cohoon retired 12 straight until he gave up a two-out single in the fifth. The lefty allowed two more hits in the seventh, but did not allow a run. Box 1, Box 2

SAVANNAH 1, CHARLESTON 0: The Gnats (23-18/66-44) scored the game’s only run in the bottom of the sixth. Albert Cordero, who was 2-for-3, led off with a double on which Charleston center fielder Jake Cave slipped and appeared to lose sight of the ball. Dimas Ponce then sacrificed Cordero to third. Jorge Rivero singled past a drawn-in infield to bring home Cordero. Savannah starter Gabriel Ynoa tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 2.78 and pick up his South Atlantic League-leading 13th win. Ynoa struck out five and did not walk a batter while allowing just three hits. The RiverDogs lost their seventh straight game. Charleston had a runner at third in the second and sixth innings. Savannah reliever Beck Wheeler struck out two batters in the ninth for his 14th save while dropping his ERA to 1.91. Box

PULASKI 4, KINGSPORT 3: The K-Mets posted three runs in the eighth, but their rally fell short. Yeixon Ruiz, who had two of Kingsport's six hits, got the K-Mets going in the eighth inning with his legs. Ruiz legged out an infield single to lead off the inning, scooted to second on a wild pitch and then showed his speed by advancing to third on a routine third-to-first groundout by Victor Cruzado. Ruiz scored on a Pulaski error. Jeyckol De Leon made it a one-run game a few batters later, lining a double into the left-field corner to plate Jeff Diehl and Joe Tuschak. After the double, Pulaski pulled Leoncio Munoz and inserted Emilio Pagan. Pagan ended the inning and retired all four men he faced to tally his league-best 10th save. Box

CONNECTICUT 4, BROOKLYN 1: A rough third inning in which Brooklyn committed two errors led to a Cyclones loss. Dawrin Frias pitched five scoreless relief innings, striking out nine, in the defeat. Brooklyn starter Dario Alvarez allowed four runs (one earned) in four innings. The three unearned runs came due to errors from Matt Oberste and Colton Plaia. After hitting Tyler Gibson with a pitch, Alvarez caught Gibson trying to steal second and threw to Oberste at first. Oberste bobbled the ball on the release, allowing Gibson to take second. Alvarez then allowed a walk and a bunt single to load the bases. Dominic Ficociello followed with a two-run single that landed runners on first and second. On a double-steal attempt, Plaia threw the ball far left of third baseman Juan Gamboa’s glove, allowing the runner stealing third to score, and advancing Ficociello to third. Ficociello scored on a sac fly to give the Tigers a 4-0 lead. Box

GCL METS 4, GCL MARLINS 3: Leon Canelon's two-out triple in the top of the ninth scored Oswald Caraballo with the go-ahead run as the Mets completed a comeback from an early 3-0 deficit. Relievers Ramon Estevez and Gaither Bumgardner (1-2) tossed two scoreless innings apiece. Canelon finished 2-for-3 with two walks, two RBIs and two run scored. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 7.13.13: Mejia 5 scoreless for B-Mets

July, 14, 2013
7/14/13
12:48
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LAS VEGAS 6, TUCSON 2: Wilmer Flores left the game after one inning with an ankle injury. Giancarlo Alvarado allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings after departing his previous start in the second inning with a hamstring injury. The Triple-A All-Star break will take place from Sunday through Wednesday. Flores had been due to represent the Mets in the game. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, PORTLAND 2
BINGHAMTON 6, PORTLAND 0:
Jenrry Mejia threw five scoreless innings in his first

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Double-A outing as part of a rehab assignment and combined with newly promoted Hamilton Bennett on a four-hit shutout in Game 2. Mejia allowed three hits and two walks while striking out one. Travis Taijeron delivered a broken-bat, two-run single as Binghamton took a 3-0 lead in the first. The final three runs scored in the fourth. After Taijeron's leadoff double, Richard Lucas lined an RBI double. Darrell Ceciliani added a two-run homer. Mejia departed with his pitch count at 83. Bennett threw a perfect sixth, then worked around two baserunners in the seventh. In Game 1, the B-Mets scored five runs in the first inning and were backed by a strong pitching performance by Darin Gorski. Wilfredo Tovar had a three-run double. Gorski tossed a season-high six innings and earned his third Double-A win of the season. Jeff Walters recorded his league-leading 24th save. Box 1, Box 2

DUNEDIN at ST. LUCIE (ppd.)

SAVANNAH 1, GREENVILLE 1 (suspended): After three weather-related delays, the water

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won when the game was suspended because of unplayable field conditions with the score tied at 1 after five innings. The game will resume Sunday at noon with the Drive batting in the top of the sixth. Sunday’s regularly scheduled game will follow and will be nine innings. The Drive scored the game’s opening run in the second. With one out, Aneury Tavarez bounced a single down the right-field line against Steven Matz. After two walks loaded the bases, Dreily Guerrero lifted a sacrifice fly. The Gnats evened the score in the fourth. Luis Diaz retired the first 11 batters of the game. The Gnats’ next hitter, Maikis De La Cruz, reached on an error. He stole second and scored on Stefan Sabol’s line-drive single into center field. Matz struck out eight and allowed two hits in five innings. Box

KINGSPORT at BURLINGTON (ppd.)

BROOKLYN 2, CONNECTICUT 1: Anthony Chavez's RBI double in the top of the ninth lifted the Cyclones to the victory. His sixth double of the season scored James Roche from first. Roche pinch-ran for Eris Peguero. Peguero had produced a one-out single. John Mincone then earned his fourth save. Miller Diaz had his second consecutive exceptional start. After striking out a season-high eight-batters in five innings in his previous start, Diaz fanned seven Connecticut batters. He tossed six innings, allowing two hits and one earned run. His ERA dropped to 2.84. The Cyclones got off to quick a start with a game-opening triple by Patrick Biondi. Juan Gamboa plated him with a groundout. Diaz surrendered his lone run in the third inning. Reliever Cristian Chivilli (3-0) tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings with two strikeouts. Mincone replaced Chivilli and struck out the only two batters he faced. Box

GCL NATIONALS 6, GCL METS 4: Justin Turner went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and a walk as the DH in his first rehab game. Dominic Smith pinch hit and struck out a day after leaving with dehydration. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 7.8.13: Johnson 3 runs in FSL debut

July, 8, 2013
7/08/13
11:31
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SALT LAKE 7, LAS VEGAS 1: Starter Giancarlo Alvarado left the game in the second inning with an apparent right hamstring injury suffered during a rundown. Ruben Tejada went 2-for-4 with a double and drove in the lone 51s run. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 7, BINGHAMTON 6: The B-Mets produced back-to-back homers in the ninth, but heavy rain terminated play and halted the comeback bid in the final game before

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the Eastern League All-Star break. The rubber-game defeat snapped Binghamton’s 15-series unbeaten streak. Trailing 7-3 in the ninth and with persistent rain falling, Rhyne Hughes had a leadoff double against reliever Alan Farina. Two batters later, Darrell Ceciliani lined a two-run homer over the right-field wall. Richard Lucas followed by crushing a solo homer. After Farina missed with his first pitch to Danny Muno, crew chief Joe Born summoned the tarp. The teams waited 38 minutes before the contest was called. B-Mets started Darin Gorski retired the first 10 Fisher Cats he faced, including five via strikeouts. New Hampshire finally cracked the scoreboard in the fourth, on Brad Glenn's RBI double for a 1-0 lead. Gorski recorded two outs in the fifth and worked ahead of Jack Murphy with a 1-2 count before heavy rain halted play. Chase Huchingson took over after a 68-minute rain delay and retired Murphy to end the frame. Handed a 3-2 lead for the bottom of the eighth, B-Mets reliever John Church walked three of the first four he faced to load the bases. Pedro Feliciano got the call from the bullpen, but could not bail Church out. Ryan Schimpf banged a bases-clearing double off the wall to give the Fisher Cats a 5-3 lead. Kevin Nolan followed with a single and Kevin Ahrens brought two more home with a double down the third-base line. Church (2-4) was charged with three runs while recording two outs. Feliciano suffered his first blown save. The B-Mets (53-33) head into the two-day All-Star Break with the best record in the Eastern League. B-Mets Cesar Puello, Josh Rodriguez, Allan Dykstra, Logan Verrett and Jeff Walters will represent the Eastern Division at the All-Star Game on Wednesday in New Britain, Conn. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, FORT MYERS 3: Kyle Johnson went 3-for-4 with three runs scored in his Florida State League debut after a promotion from Savannah. Johnson was acquired from the Angels in the trade for Collin Cowgill. Kevin Plawecki drove in two runs. Reliever Chasen Bradford was promoted to Binghamton after tossing a scoreless inning. Starter Rainy Lara allowed three runs in five innings. Box

GREENEVILLE 3, KINGSPORT 2: Kingsport's Victor Cruzado, the Appalachian League Hitter of the Week, continued his hot streak with a two-out solo homer as part of a two-hit night. Martires Arias (0-4) allowed all three runs, but lasted seven innings in what was easily his longest outing this season. Chase McDonald struck first for Greeneville, crushing Arias' two-out offering over the wall in left to stake the Astros to a 2-0 lead. Darwin Rivera reached on an error in the preceding at-bat to prolong the inning. Kingsport quickly answered on Cruzado's solo shot in the bottom of the first. Greeneville gained an insurance run in the third, when Tanner Mathis singled home Brett Phillips following his one-out double. Kingsport had a chance to tie or win it in the ninth. A strikeout, wild pitch and single by Pedro Perez put two men on with one out. However, Greeneville reliever J.D. Osborne struck out Michael Bernal and pinch-hitter Jon Leroux to end the game. Cruzado extended his current hitting streak to nine games. He has six multi-hit performances during that span. Cruzado has homered in back-to-back games. Box

BROOKLYN 4, LOWELL 3: Jared King doubled twice, including a shot that produced the go-ahead run in the eighth. Cyclones starter John Gant did not surrender a hit until the sixth inning, on a seeing-eye single that just made it by second baseman LJ Mazzilli. Lowell nonetheless posted a run in the first inning. Gant walked leadoff man Tzu-Wei Lin, who then attempted to steal second. Catcher Colton Plaia’s throw short-hopped Mazzilli and caromed into shallow right-center, advancing Lin to third. Manuel Margot then produced a sac fly. An inning later, poor defense contributed to another Spinners run. Reed Gragnani walked and stole second base. Later in the inning, Gant threw a pitch in the dirt that was smothered by Plaia. Gragnani strayed too far from third and Plaia tried to pick him off. The throw went into left field, scoring Gragnani for a 2-0 lead. Brooklyn responded in the bottom half. King doubled and moved to third on a single by Matt Oberste, which snapped an 0-for-16 slump. Plaia then atoned for his two errors with an RBI double. James Roche then produced the third double of the inning, scoring Oberste and Plaia for a 3-2 Cyclones lead. Lowell tied the score in the eighth. But Patrick Biondi led off the bottom half with a walk and moved to second on a sac bunt by Juan Gamboa. After Mazzilli struck out, King hit a soft liner into left-center that caused the center fielder Margot and right fielder Aaron King to collide. Box

GCL METS 5, GCL MARLINS 3
GCL MARLINS 5, GCL METS 2: Scott Atchison pitched one inning in Game 2, in his second appearance since landing on the DL with a groin injury. He allowed one run on two hits while striking out two. Luis Guillorme and Leon Canelon each went 3-for-4 and combined for three RBIs in Game 1. Box 1, Box 2

Compiled from team reports

Minors 6.27.13: Injury knocks out Plawecki

June, 27, 2013
6/27/13
11:52
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TACOMA 2, LAS VEGAS 0: Chris Schwinden limited Tacoma to two runs in seven innings, but Danny Hultzen and three relievers combined on a three-hit shutout of the 51s (40-38). Ike Davis went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Box

TRENTON at BINGHAMTON (ppd.): Thursday night’s game between the B-Mets and Thunder was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on July 26 at 5:30 p.m. Rain has affected four straight B-Mets games. Monday at Portland started with an 84-minute delay. Tuesday’s game was suspended after two innings. Wednesday’s game was postponed before it began.

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PALM BEACH 10, ST. LUCIE 6: Catcher Kevin Plawecki was forced to leave the game after shifting over for a breaking pitch in the dirt while catching. He appeared to be in pain, possibly in the hip area. Palm Beach built a 10-1 lead. Starter Angel Cuan was charged with nine runs (six earned) on nine hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings. Jayce Boyd produced a three-run homer in the seventh. Dustin Lawley went 3-for-5. Box

SAVANNAH 10, ROME 3: Savannah starter Logan Taylor left the game after 1 2/3 innings, accompanied by the team trainer. Julian Hilario gave the Gnats 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, his longest outing of the year, to take the team's pitching staff through the fifth inning. The Gnats (3-4/46-30) broke a 1-1 tied with a five-run sixth. Brandon Nimmo began the frame with a single. After Greg Pron walked, Cole Frenzel rolled a single into right field to score Nimmo from second with the go-ahead run. Nelfi Zapata followed with a line-drive single to plate Pron. Albert Cordero's single and Phillip Evans' double each scored a run. Cordero trotted home with the final run of the inning on a wild pitch for a 6-1 lead. The Braves picked up two runs in the seventh against eventual winning pitcher Tyler Vanderheiden. Vanderheiden left the bases loaded for Hunter Carnevale. Carnevale forced home the second run of the inning with a walk to make the score 6-3, but recovered to strike out Chris Edmonson and leave the bases loaded. Savannah added three runs in the seventh, keyed by a two-run double from Evans. Evans finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Box

GREENEVILLE 8, KINGSPORT 0: The K-Mets (2-6) were held hitless until Yeixon Ruiz singled with two outs in the eighth. They finished with two hits. Box

ABERDEEN 7, BROOKLYN 5: Cyclones starter Carlos Valdez seemed to settle down after first-inning trouble, putting up zeroes over the next three innings, but the southpaw ran into trouble in the fifth. After striking out Scott Kalush to start the frame, three straight hits from the IronBirds pushed two runs across and chased Valdez. David Wynn (0-2) entered and retired Connor Bierfeldt for the second out of the frame, but then issued back-to-back walks to load the bags for Anthony Vega. The IronBirds center fielder connected on what proved to be the biggest swing of the game, ripping a double to left field to score three runs and give Aberdeen a 6-5 lead after five innings. Brooklyn had a chance to pull even in the seventh, loading the bases with two outs, but Aberdeen reliever Jimmy Yacabonis retired Juan Gamboa, leaving the bags full. Akeel Morris tossed two scoreless relief innings, striking out four, before giving way to Kevin McGowan, who made his professional debut. The right-hander from Franklin Pierce University struggled in his first outing, allowing a run on one hit with a walk. Box

GCL METS at GCL MARLINS (ppd.)

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 9.7.12

September, 7, 2012
9/07/12
11:06
PM ET
BROOKLYN 4, HUDSON VALLEY 0: Hansel Robles threw a nine-inning complete game to lead the Cyclones to a victory in Game 1 of the playoffs. It was the third nine-inning complete game in franchise history, and the first since Aug. 28, 2010, by Yohan Almonte. Robles allowed four hits and no walks while striking out 10. He has not allowed an earned run in 45 innings. After surrendering a single to the second batter he faced, Robles retired the next 12 Renegades.

The Cyclones took a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI single by Jayce Boyd. Brandon Nimmo began the frame with a single and moved to second when Dimas Ponce was hit by a pitch. Phillip Evans then grounded into a double play, which advanced Nimmo to third.

The Cyclones extended their lead in the second, scoring three runs. Stefan Sabol singled and took second on a throwing error by third baseman Richie Shaffer. Juan Gamboa then sacrifice bunted, and reached first safely as Renegade pitcher Jesse Hahn committed a fielding error. After Eudy Pina struck out swinging, Jorge Rivero doubled to plate Sabol. Hahn then intentionally walked Nimmo, and gave up back-to-back singles to Ponce and Evans to give the Cyclones a four-run advantage.

Hahn suffered the loss, lasting three innings. He surrendered four runs (three earned) on seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts. Entering the game, Hahn had allowed one run over his last 20 innings.

Evans and Gamboa led the Cyclones with two hits apiece.

The Cyclones will play Game 2 Saturday at Hudson Valley at 7:05 p.m. Luis Mateo (4-5) starts for Brooklyn opposite Jeff Ames (6-1). Box

Compiled from team report

Around the minors 9.4.12

September, 5, 2012
9/05/12
12:03
AM ET
JUPITER 3, ST. LUCIE 1: Jupiter broke a tie with a pair of eighth-inning runs as St. Lucie lost Game 1 of its best-of-three playoff series. Logan Verrett limited the Hammerheads to one run in five innings, but departed after a three-hour rain delay. Jack Leathersich contributed two scoreless relief innings. Box

LOWELL 9, BROOKLYN 1: The Cyclones’ magic number remained at one entering the final day of the season. Brooklyn needs a win Wednesday against Lowell or one loss by Batavia in its doubleheader to earn the New York-Penn League's wild-card berth. Cyclones starter Gabriel Ynoa allowed two runs (one earned) in five innings. Matt Bowman allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits in two innings in relief, while Beck Wheeler surrendered three earned runs in two innings. The Cyclones had the bases loaded with nobody out in the bottom of the fifth, but grabbed only one run. Two walks sandwiched a Dimas Ponce single to put three runners on base. Brandon Nimmo was then called out on strikes. Phillip Evans singled on a groundball to center to score Juan Gamboa. Ponce also tried to come home on the play, but was thrown out for the second out. After Mike Augliera replaced Justin Haley, Jayce Boyd flied out to center, stranding Nelfi Zapata at second. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 9.3.12

September, 3, 2012
9/03/12
9:03
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BUFFALO at LEHIGH VALLEY (canceled): The season finale was rained out and will not be made up. In what is expected to be Buffalo's final season affiliated with the Mets, the Bisons finished 67-76. Box

TRENTON 8, BINGHAMTON 5: In the season finale, Binghamton scored a pair of first-inning runs against Trenton southpaw Nik Turley in his Double-A debut. With two on base, Allan Dykstra sent an RBI double off the right-field wall. Eric Campbell added a sac fly. The B-Mets plated a run in the second for a 3-0 lead. Gonzalez Germen retired the first nine Thunder batters before hitting a speed bump in the fourth. Adonis Garcia singled and Ramon Flores cut into Binghamton’s lead with a two-run homer. Trenton added three runs in the sixth to take the lead. The Thunder chased Germen with a four-hit frame, highlighted by an RBI single by Tyler Austin and two-run double by Kevin Mahoney. Armando Rodriguez struck out Rob Segedin to end the inning. Edgar Ramirez posted a perfect seventh, but Trenton tagged Brandon Moore for three runs in the eighth, stretching its lead to five. Binghamton got to reliever Mikey O’Brien in the bottom half with doubles by Campbell and Juan Centeno. Branden Pinder entered with two outs and induced a groundball by Pedro Zapata. Shortstop Addison Maruszak booted it, prolonging the inning. Wilfredo Tovar cashed in with an RBI single. Dustin Martin represented the tying run, but lined out to end the inning. Pinder returned for the ninth and posted a perfect inning. Germen (8-12) allowed five runs on six hits. Box

KANNAPOLIS 5, SAVANNAH 2: John Gant allowed five runs on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings in the Gnats' season finale. Greg Pron's two-run homer in the fourth accounted for Savannah's runs. Box

BROOKLYN 4, LOWELL 1: Kevin Plawecki went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored as Brooklyn's magic number dropped to one to clinch a fourth straight playoff berth. Two games remain in the regular season. Luis Cessa tossed 8 2/3 innings. He allowed one run on six hits with one walk and two strikeouts. Tyler Vanderheiden recorded the final out for his 12th save. Trailing 1-0, Brooklyn evened the score in the fourth. Plawecki singled with one out and Nelfi Zapata walked. Lowell starter Francellis Montas then departed. Reliever Francisco Taveras allowed a run-scoring single to Juan Gamboa. The Cyclones took the lead an inning later. After Dimas Ponce drew a one-out walk, consecutive singles by Phillip Evans, Jayce Boyd and Plawecki plated the run. Brooklyn had a chance for more, but left the bases loaded when Jorge Rivero struck out and Zapata grounded out. Brooklyn added two runs in the eighth. Rivero reached on a fielding error by Lowell third baseman Nick Moore. Zapata walked and Richie Rodriguez came in to pinch-run. Gamboa's sacrifice bunt advanced the runners and Maikis De La Cruz was intentionally walked to load the bases. Brandon Nimmo grounded into a fielder's choice at the plate for the second out, but Ponce walked to force in a run. Evans' ensuing RBI single gave the Cyclones a three-run advantage. Box

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Around the minors 8.20.12

August, 20, 2012
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SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 7, BUFFALO 5: With the score knotted at 2, Chris Schwinden fanned Scranton/Wilkes-Barre second baseman Corban Joseph for what looked like the third out of the fifth inning. But the ball hit the dirt and skipped past catcher Mike Nickeas, allowing Joseph to reach first base safely. The Yankees jumped on the extra chance and took control of the game. After a second wild pitch moved Joseph to second, Eduardo Nunez singled for the 3-2 advantage. Nunez then stole second and scored on a single from Brandon Laird. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tacked on two more runs an inning later as Chris Dickerson and Nunez drove in runs for a 6-2 cushion. That rally capped six unanswered runs by the Yankees that followed Matt Tuiasosopo's two-run homer in the second. Buffalo pulled to within 6-3 with a Josh Satin sacrifice fly in the seventh. The Herd scored two more in the ninth and brought the tying run to the plate. Former Bisons reliever Ryota Igarashi retired Fred Lewis on a sharply hit lineout to center to end the contest. Schwinden allowed four runs in five innings. He struck out eight batters, giving him 216 for his Bisons career. The total is the sixth most in the Buffalo modern era. Prior to the game, the International League named Collin McHugh its pitcher of the week. The righty allowed one run over two starts and picked up the win with seven shutout frames Saturday at Fenway Park. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 3, BINGHAMTON 2: The B-Mets struck out 14 times for the second time in a week and the Fisher Cats took advantage of shaky glove work by first baseman Jefry Marte to break a scoreless tie in the fourth. With one out and the bases loaded, Brian Jeroloman chopped a potential double-play ball to Marte. Playing in just his fifth game at first, Marte bobbled the grounder, allowing a run to score. The Fisher Cats plated another run one batter later when Marte dropped a throw from third baseman Wilmer Flores that would have ended the inning. Binghamton answered against New Hampshire starter Sean Nolin in the fourth. Flores doubled and scored when Allan Dykstra also doubled. It was the only run Binghamton managed against the southpaw in his Double-A debut. Reliever Marcus Stroman took over in the sixth, walked the first two batters, uncorked a wild pitch and surrendered a game-tying sac fly to Eric Campbell. The tie score did not last for long. Darin Gorski loaded the bases in the seventh on two hits and a walk. John Tolisano then worked the count full and took ball four low to force in the go-ahead run. Gorski (8-7) struck out a season-high nine, but allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks over seven innings. Ryan Fraser closed Binghamton’s pitching tab with two scoreless innings. Box

ASHEVILLE 5, SAVANNAH 2: The Gnats took a 2-0 lead two batters into the bottom of the first inning. Brandon Brown led off with a single and Matt Reynolds homered off the left-field foul pole to put the Gnats up 2-0. Reynolds' seven-game hitting streak is his longest as a professional. Asheville had runners aboard in three of the first four innings against starter Alex Panteliodis, only to break through in the fifth. With two outs, two singles followed by a three-run homer from Sam Mende gave the Tourists a 3-2 lead. Panteliodis made it through 5 2/3 innings before hitting his pitch limit. He was charged with his seventh loss. The Tourists added two unearned runs on a throwing error on Brown in the ninth. Box

BURLINGTON 5, KINGSPORT 4 (12 innings): Carlos Valdez failed to protect a lead in the 11th for a blown save, then suffered the loss an inning later when he surrendered a game-ending RBI single to Fred Ford. The K-Mets had taken the 4-3 lead in the top of the 11th when Jorge Rivero singled and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Box

BROOKLYN 6, ABERDEEN 2: Eudy Pina and Stefan Sabol each connected on his fifth homer this season and Julian Hilario (3-3) tossed six scoreless innings. In the second inning, Juan Gamboa reached on an error and Nelfi Zapata followed with a single to put runners on the corners. Pina then connected on a homer to center, clearing the 405-foot mark with ease, to give Brooklyn a 3-0 lead. Brandon Nimmo kept the rally going, beating out an infield single and stealing second. Phillip Evans singled to plate Nimmo. The combination of Nimmo and Evans again led to a run in the sixth. Nimmo walked for the second time in the game and scored when Evans' single was misplayed by right fielder John Wooten, giving Brooklyn a 5-0 advantage. Hilario scattered five hits and three walks while striking out four. He is now 3-0 with a 0.56 ERA in August. With Hilario out of the game in the seventh, Vermont got on the scoreboard. Jacob Tanis welcomed reliever Logan Taylor by reaching on a fielding error. Taylor made quick work of the next two batters, but Brett Vertigan connected on a two-out triple to score Tanis and slice Brooklyn's advantage to 5-1. The unearned run is the only blemish through the first 13 2/3 innings of Taylor’s pro career. The Cyclones tacked on a run in the ninth on Sabol's solo homer. The Lake Monsters scored another unearned run in their half, but Tyler Vanderheiden limited the damage. Box

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Around the minors 8.18.12

August, 18, 2012
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Bisons third baseman Zach Lutz slides into second base as Pawtucket shortstop Jonathan Hee waits for the ball at Fenway Park on Saturday.
BUFFALO 2, PAWTUCKET 0: Collin McHugh tossed seven scoreless innings and combined with Robert Carson, Elvin Ramirez and Fernando Cabrera on a five-hit shutout as the Bisons beat the Red Sox's Triple-A affiliate in Boston's annual prospect showcase at Fenway Park. McHugh also tossed six scoreless innings last season at the historic ballpark, while representing Double-A Binghamton. After Josh Satin walked and advanced to third on Matt Tuiasosopo's double in the second, Brad Emaus' groundout got the Bisons on the scoreboard. Buffalo opened a two-run lead in the sixth when Josh Rodriguez homered over the Green Monster. Box

RICHMOND 4, BINGHAMTON 0: The B-Mets were held to three hits and suffered their 10th shutout loss. They were held hitless over their final 16 plate appearances. Chris Heston (9-5) baffled the B-Mets for seven innings. The Eastern League’s ERA leader surrendered three hits and extended his scoreless streak to 15 2/3 innings. Richmond’s ace helped his own cause in the third against Cory Mazzoni. With Ryan Cavan on first, Heston chopped an RBI double over Wilmer Flores’ head at third to give the Squirrels a 1-0 lead. Johnny Monell added a two-run homer in the fourth. Mazzoni (5-4) settled down after Monell’s blast with three scoreless frames. He allowed three runs on seven hits and racked up a career-high seven strikeouts in seven innings. Armando Rodriguez threw a scoreless eighth. Jeff Kaplan allowed a run on two hits in the ninth. Box

CHARLOTTE 9, ST. LUCIE 8: Danny Muno's single scored Alonzo Harris Jr. in the top of the ninth to give St. Lucie a one-run lead, but Charlotte answered with two runs in the bottom half for a walk-off win. Charlotte's Riccio Torrez had a game-tying double against Hamilton Bennett. First baseman Richard Lucas then committed a fielding error on Cody Rogers' grounder as Steven Tinoco scored the winning run. Adam Kolarek had surrendered three runs in the eighth and also was charged with a blown save. Box

HICKORY 12, SAVANNAH 5: Yohan Almonte and Randy Fontanez combined to surrender 11 runs in five innings. Almonte allowed three homers. Greg Pron and Brian Harrison homered in the loss. Box

KINGSPORT 8, ELIZABETHTON 4: Maikis De La Cruz drove in three runs and Yeixon Ruiz went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Akeel Morris tossed three scoreless relief innings. Box

VERMONT 4, BROOKLYN 1: Facing Cyclones starter Luis Mateo, Vermont pushed across two runs in the third. Kelvin Rojas singled and moved to second on Christopher Bostick's sacrifice bunt. Brett Vertigan then beat out an infield single to shortstop Phillip Evans, allowing Rojas to move to third. John Wooten grounded out to Mateo as Vertigan advanced to second with two outs. Bruce Maxwell followed with a two-run single. Paul Sewald replaced Mateo for the sixth and shut down the Lake Monsters in that frame. An inning later, however, Sewald surrendered his first two runs as a professional. The Cyclones plated their lone run in the eighth, against Tucker Healy. Juan Gamboa led off with a single and moved to third on a single by Jeff Glenn. Julio Concepcion then grounded into a run-scoring fielder's choice. Brandon Nimmo struck out and Dimas Ponce drew a walk, bringing up Evans with two outs. He also struck out, ending the threat. Box

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Around the minors 8.16.12

August, 16, 2012
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LEHIGH VALLEY 5, BUFFALO 2: Zack Wheeler surrendered five runs on eight hits, including a solo homer to Sebastian Valle, while striking out eight and walking none in five innings. Wheeler now has a 4.60 ERA through three Triple-A starts. Justin Hampson and Garrett Olson combined for four scoreless relief innings. Lucas May and Lucas Duda contributed a sacrifice flies in consecutive innings. Brad Emaus and Fred Lewis scored, both after doubling. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 5, BINGHAMTON 2: New Hampshire's John Tolisano launched a tiebreaking three-run homer off Greg Peavey in the fourth inning and the B-Mets stranded 10 runners. Binghamton struck first, plating a run in the second inning against starter Fernando Hernandez. Jefry Marte reached on a one-out walk, took second on a passed ball, advanced on a single and scored when Wilfredo Tovar beat out a double play. The Fisher Cats tagged Peavey for four runs in the fourth. After Jake Marisnick’s leadoff single, Brad Glenn tied the score with a double. Ryan Goins then singled to set the stage for Tolisano, who blasted a 1-0 pitch over the right-field fence. Binghamton threatened, placing two runners aboard in the fourth and sixth, but failed to score in either frame. Sean Ochinko extended the Fisher Cats' lead with a solo homer in the sixth. Binghamton’s struggles with runners on base continued in the seventh. Ronald Uviedo allowed a pair to reach, but struck out Eric Campbell to end the inning. The B-Mets plated their final run in the eighth. Uviedo departed after issuing a leadoff a walk to Raul Reyes. After Marte greeted reliever Chorye Spoone with a single, Francisco Pena rolled into a double play that left Marte as the surviving runner at second. Tovar brought him home with a single. Spoone retired Pedro Zapata to end the inning and handed off to Sam Dyson for the ninth. Dyson threw a perfect frame. Peavey (6-8) went a career-high eight innings, but allowed five runs on eight hits. It was his second complete this season. Box

ST. LUCIE 7, PALM BEACH 5: Angel Cuan limited the Cardinals to one run in seven innings. Palm Beach rallied from a 7-1 deficit with a four-run eighth against Jeffrey Walters. Cory Vaughn launched his 21st homer and Alonzo Harris Jr. also had a two-run shot. Box

SAVANNAH 6, HICKORY 5: Yucarybert De La Cruz produced a three-run homer in the seventh as the Gnats overcame a 4-3 deficit. T.J. Chism picked up his 18th save. Box

JOHNSON CITY 14, KINGSPORT 3: Starter Corey Oswalt allowed seven runs on eight hits in 2 1/3 innings. Box

TRI-CITY 4, BROOKLYN 2: With three Cyclones starting pitchers having appeared in Tuesday's New York-Penn League All-Star Game, Brooklyn leaned on its relief corps. Matt Bowman made his first professional start and tossed four scoreless innings, allowing one hit and a walk while striking out two. Tri-City starter Lance Day matched Bowman until the fifth, when Brooklyn opened the scoring. Jeff Glenn doubled and moved to third on Juan Gamboa's groundout. Dimas Ponce then singled to plate Glenn. Matt Koch replaced Bowman and found himself in a fifth-inning jam. M.P. Cokinos and Jean Batista connected on back-to-back hits that put two in scoring position with one out. After Dan Gubransen's sacrifice fly, Emilio King launched a two-run homer to put Tri-City ahead, 3-1. Brooklyn answered a half-inning later, after a fielding error and a walk put a pair of runners aboard. Kevin Plawecki singled to score Phillip Evans and slice Brooklyn's deficit to one run. In the seventh, the ValleyCats restored a two-run lead, although Logan Taylor limited the damage. After entering with the bases loaded and nobody out, Taylor induced a sacrifice fly and a double play to hold the deficit to 4-2. In the eighth, Jayce Boyd doubled and Plawecki singled, but Stefan Sabol and Glenn struck out to end the threat. Box

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Around the minors 8.15.12

August, 15, 2012
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LEHIGH VALLEY 4, BUFFALO 1: A four-run fourth inning doomed Chris Schwinden, who was charged with four runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out three in five innings. First baseman Adam Loewen had an error in the inning. C.J. Nitkowski, Elvin Ramirez and Garrett Olson combined for four scoreless relief innings. Olson was making his first appearance since clearing waivers and rejoining the Bisons. Loewen had doubled and scored on Matt den Dekker's single as the Bisons took a 1-0 lead in the second. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 2: Raul Reyes homered and had four RBIs and Darin Gorski allowed two runs (one earned) in seven innings to collect his team-leading eighth win. Reyes got the B-Mets on the board in the fourth against starter Deck McGuire. With a runner aboard, Reyes blasted the first pitch of the at-bat off the batter’s eye in center field. The B-Mets added two more runs in the inning on three additional hits, including Juan Lagares' RBI double. The Fisher Cats took advantage of an error to answer with a run in the fourth. With a runner on first, Wilfredo Tovar bobbled a possible double-play ball, allowing both runners to reach safely. Following a walk to load the bases, Brian Van Kirk delivered a sac fly. Gorski limited the damage by inducing Sean Ochinko to bounce into a fielder’s choice to end the inning. Against reliever Matt Daly in the fifth, Reyes produced a two-out, two-run single. Staked to a five-run lead, Gorski held off the Fisher Cats in the sixth. New Hampshire loaded the bases with one out on two singles and a walk. Gorski then got Ochinko to roll into a double play to end the threat. Gorski allowed his only earned run in the seventh, on a two-out solo homer by Ryan Schimpf. Gorski ended his night by retiring Jake Marisnick on an inning-ending groundout. Gorski (8-6) had his second-longest appearance as a B-Met. He went eight innings against Altoona on June 16. Brad Holt and Drew Carpenter combined for two scoreless relief innings. McGuire suffered his league-leading 14th loss, and fourth against the B-Mets. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, PALM BEACH 0: Erik Goeddel tossed seven scoreless innings and struck out eight. He surrendered two hits and walked two en route to his fourth victory. Cory Vaughn drilled a two-run homer in the fourth, his 20th long ball this season. In the fifth, Travis Taijeron ripped a two-run homer to extend the lead to 4-0. Blake Forsythe hit a solo homer and Cesar Puello produced an RBI double in the sixth. Hamilton Bennett tossed two scoreless innings in relief and struck out two. Box

SAVANNAH 8, LEXINGTON 2: Brian Harrison helped power the Sand Gnats, who took two of three from Lexington and finished a six-game homestand at 5-1. Harrison went 3-for-4 with a two-run double and solo homer. The Gnats scored three first-inning runs. With two aboard, Harrison laced a two-run double to put Savannah in front. Harrison scored on Greg Pron’s groundout for a 3-0 advantage. Harrison homered to lead off the third, providing the Gnats with a four-run cushion. Savannah starter Marcos Camarena worked around baserunners in the first three innings. After a 1-2-3 fourth, the Legends broke through for two unearned runs in the fifth, thanks to Harrison's fielding error on a groundball to his right at first base. Camarena departed after five innings. Reliever Randy Fontanez contributed three scoreless innings. The Gnats pulled away with four runs in the eighth. With two outs and the bases empty, Harrison singled and Dustin Lawley doubled to plate him. Albert Cordero singled home Lawley. Charley Thurber completed the scoring with a two-run double. Box

KINGSPORT 14, JOHNSON CITY 4: Maikis De La Cruz went 4-for-5 with four RBIs. Jorge Rivero and Yeixon Ruiz drove in three runs apiece. John Gant surrendered one run, unearned, in six innings. Box

TRI-CITY 6, BROOKLYN 2: Jayce Boyd went 2-for-5 with an RBI, but the Cyclones fell in the first game after the league's All-Star break. St. John's product Craig Hansen, a former first-round pick of the Red Sox, who did not pitch last season, made his organization debut in the eighth. Hansen, 28, allowed a run on three hits and a walk. Tri-City opened the scoring with a two-run fourth. Brooklyn starter Luis Cessa allowed three consecutive singles to load the bases. Jarrod McKinney then hit a groundball to Cessa, who committed a throwing error. Jesse Wierzbicki and M.P. Cokinos scored. The Cyclones placed a runner on third in the fifth, after Juan Gamboa walked and advanced on a fielding error, but were unable to capitalize. The ValleyCats put up another run in the bottom half of the frame. With one out, Neiko Johnson reached on a throwing error by third baseman Dimas Ponce. Preston Tucker followed with an RBI double. Brooklyn's Eudy Pina opened the seventh with a double. Brandon Nimmo then had a bunt single and Phillip Evans reached on a fielder’s choice to load the bases. With Boyd batting, Tri-City reliever Jeremiah Meiners threw a wild pitch, allowing Pina to score and the runners to advance. Boyd grounded out to the shortstop, but Nimmo came home on the play to cut the ValleyCats’ lead to 3-2. In the bottom of the seventh, Tri-City scored two more runs, charged to reliever Tim Peterson. Box

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Around the minors 7.30.12

July, 31, 2012
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INDIANAPOLIS 6, BUFFALO 2: Returning to the rotation for the first time since June 9, Jenrry Mejia tossed 57 pitches. He went three innings, allowing one run on four hits and three walks. Dylan Owen suffered the loss in relief, allowing four runs in 3 1/3 innings. Kirk Nieuwenhuis struck out as a pinch hitter for Mejia in the fourth in his return to Triple-A. Lucas Duda went 2-for-5 and drove in the game's opening run. Mike Nickeas went 4-for-4. Box

ST. LUCIE 8, CLEARWATER 3: Jack Leathersich and Taylor Whitenton contributed two scoreless innings apiece in relief of starter Chase Huchingson. St. Lucie overcame a 2-0 deficit with a four-run fifth that included RBI singles by Travis Taijeron, Robbie Shields and T.J. Rivera. Box

GREENSBORO at SAVANNAH (ppd.)

JOHNSON CITY 3, KINGSPORT 2: Akeel Morris surrendered a walk-off homer to Trevor Martin leading off the bottom of the ninth. Box

BROOKLYN 5, MAHONING VALLEY 1: Rainy Lara produced 10 strikeouts, becoming the third pitcher in Cyclones history to record double-digit strikeouts multiple times in the same season, and Brandon Nimmo went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles. The Scrappers did score against Lara in the first, but produced no additional damage. Tyler Naquin doubled with one out. After Joseph Wendle flied out for the second out, Charlie Valerio singled, scoring Naquin. Lara did not allow another batter to reach until two outs in the sixth. After Juan Gamboa singled to lead off the third inning for the Cyclones, he was thrown out trying to steal. Dimas Ponce then flied out. But Eudy Pina started a two-out rally by walking. Nimmo then singled and Richie Rodriguez walked to load the bases. Jayce Boyd singled, scoring Pina and Nimmo and giving the Cyclones a 2-1 lead. In the fifth, the Cyclones scored two more runs. Nimmo ripped a one-out double. Rodriguez hit a grounder to the third baseman Wendle, who was unable to field the ball cleanly, allowing Rodriguez to reach. Boyd's groundout moved Nimmo to third and Rodriguez to second. After Alex Sanchez walked to load the bases with two out, Stefan Sabol delivered a two-run single. The Cyclones tacked on a run in the sixth on Nimmo's RBI double. Lara tossed seven innings, allowing one run on three hits and no walks. Box

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Around the minors 7.22.12

July, 22, 2012
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CHARLOTTE 10, BUFFALO 8: The Bisons scored the last five runs of the game on Sunday, but their rally fell short in a 10-8 defeat to the Charlotte Knights. Buffalo has now lost three in a row. After being shutout in back-to-back games, the Bisons' offense broke out to score eight runs on 11 hits. However, the team never could gain the lead against the IL South's top team. Charlotte scored four runs in the first inning and built a 10-3 lead after four-and-a-half. The Herd began their rally in the bottom of the fifth as Josh Rodriguez drove home Matt den Dekker for his second RBI of the game. Buffalo plated two runs in the sixth, with the first coming on an unconventional play. Zach Lutz led off the frame and lined a pitch to center. The Knights' Justin Greene broke in on the ball, only to watch it sail over his head. Cutoff man Drew Garcia then threw the ball into the dugout to score Lutz, who credited with a triple. Buffalo got two more in the seventh as Lutz singled home Rodriguez and Adam Loewenscored on Josh Satin's RBI-ground out to pull the club within 10-8. But Lutz was left stranded in scoring position and the Bisons didn't threaten again.The loss to Buffalo went to Garrett Olson, who was filling in for the recently promoted Jeremy Hefner. Jeff Stevens pitched an inning of shutout relief. Box

BOWIE 6, BINGHAMTON 2: Caleb Joseph homered twice to lead the Bowie Baysox past the Binghamton Mets by a 6-2 score Sunday. The B-Mets suffered their sixth loss in the last seven games. For the fourth straight night, the Baysox drew first blood. Rhyne Hughes ripped a double off the right field wall to start the rally in the second against starter Darin Gorski. Joseph capped a lengthy battle by sending the ninth pitch of his at bat over the left field wall for a two-run homer. He followed the round tripper with a solo bomb to lead off the fourth. Things only got worse for Gorski later in the fourth. The lefty issued four walks and allowed another run to score without giving up a hit. The southpaw finished the inning, but did not return for the fifth. He allowed four runs on five hits, struck out five and walked six, a career-high. His streak of quality starts was snapped at five. Binghamton could not get the offense going against Bowie starter Mike Wright. Adrian Rosario kept the B-Mets within striking distance after taking over in the fifth. The righty posted three scoreless innings. Meanwhile, Robert Hinton took over and posted two scoreless innings before the B-Mets offense cracked the scoreboard in the eighth. Juan Lagares started a two-out rally by tripling to right. Reese Havens brought him home by dumping a single to shallow right. With their lead cut to three, the Baysox fought back in the bottom of the eighth against Robert Carson. The lefty walked one and allowed three hits, capped by Ty Kelly's two-run single. Down by five, Binghamton staged a comeback against reliever Clay Schrader. The righty recorded just one out, allowed a single and issued three walks. He was pulled after walking Francisco Pena to force in a run.With Wilfredo Tovar at the plate representing the tying run, Kyler Newby entered from the bullpen. Pitching for the second straight night, the righty induced Tovar to bounce into a game-ending double play to collect his seventh save. Gorski (5-5) suffered his first loss since April 26, while Wright (1-3) collected his first Double-A victory. Mike Baxter went 1-for-3 and was hit by a pitch in his third rehab game with Binghamton. Box

SAVANNAH 5, ROME 1: Behind an outstanding outing from Domingo Tapia, the Savannah Sand Gnats defeated the Rome Braves 5-1 Sunday to earn a split of their four-game series at Historic Grayson Stadium. Tapia took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and allowed just one unearned run in his seven innings. The Braves (16-14/34-66) scored their only run in the top of the first without a hit. CF Tony Mueller walked, stole second, went to third on a passed ball, and scored on an RBI grounder. The Gnats (13-17/54-43) answered back with three runs in the bottom of the first. RF Gregory Pron evened the game with an RBI single into rightfield and then 1B Cole Frenzel ripped a double down the rightfield line to put the Gnats ahead 3-1. The 20-year old Tapia did not allow a hit through the first six innings. However, Braves’ LF Robby Hefflinger began the seventh by singling cleanly through the left side for Rome’s first hit. Hefflinger was eliminated when the next batter, Kyle Kubitza grounded into a 3-6-1 double play. The Gnats completed the game’s scoring with two runs in the fifth inning on one hit. The runs scored on a fielders’ choice groundout and a wild pitch. Savannah will send RHP Logan Verrett (3-2, 3.43) to the mound Monday. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, DUNEDIN 2: St. Lucie scored four in the first inning to pick up a shortened win against Dunedin. St. Lucie also tacked on two runs in the fifth before the game was stopped after five innings. Cory Vaughn gave St. Lucie a 1-0 lead on an RBI single and Blake Forsythe later cleared the bases on a double to give St. Lucie a 4-0 edge. Dunedin scored a run in the first and second against starter Tyler Pill to slice the lead to 4-2, but St. Lucie quickly got those runs back. Alonzo Harris made it 5-2 with a sacrifice fly and T.J. Rivera drove in the final run of the game with a single. Pill improved to 4-1 with the win, pitching four innings and giving up four hits while striking out three. Jack Leathersich pitched a scoreless fifth inning. Forstythe led the offensive assault with his 2-for-3 day with three RBIs and a run scored. The second game was postponed. Box

KINGSPORT 6, ELIZABETHTON 5: Kingsport held off a late rally by Elizabethton Saturday night. Kingsport took a 6-3 lead after six before Elizabethton scored runs in the seventh and ninth. Kingsport took a 2-0 lead when Maikis De La Cruz doubled in a pair of runs. Jeffrey Diehl homered in the third to make it 3-0 and Gavin Cecchini's sacrifice fly in the fifth boosted the lead to 4-1. After Elizabethton sliced it to 4-2, Anthony Chavez and Jonathan Leroux each plated runs to make it 6-2. The strong offensive showing made a winner of Corey Oswalt, who improved to 2-1 with five innings of two-run ball. Shane Bay picked up his fourth save of the year. Box

BROOKLYN 2, STATEN ISLAND 1: The Cyclones snapped a five-five game home game losing streak -- the second longest in franchise history -- with a 2-1 walkoff win against the Staten Island Yankees Sunday night. Brooklyn put a run on the board in the bottom of the fourth. Dimas Ponce began the inning with a double, but he tried stretching that into a triple and was thrown out running back to second. Up next, Phillip Evans also doubled on a line drive to left field. Evans moved to third on a groundout by Kevin Plawecki and then scored on a double by Alex Sanchez. Robles retired the first eight batters of the game in order before allowing back-to-back singles in the third. After Claudio Custodio grounded into a fielder’s choice to end the frame, the Yankees failed to get another man on base until the seventh. During that frame, Staten Island knotted the game at 1-1 when Jose Rosario hit a line drive double to left field. Matt Snyder had singled to reach base, and later advanced to second on a single by Exicardo Cayones. When Rosario doubled, Snyder scored and Cayones was tagged out at the plate to end the inning. Robles threw a season-high 8.0 innings, holding the Yankees to one earned run off six hits. He walked none and struck out nine batters. That’s the most he’s fanned in his six appearances this summer.In the bottom of the tenth, Pina led off with a single. Juan Gamboa followed with a sacrifice bunt. Staten Island then tried to double up on Pina, but first baseman Saxon Butler threw the ball into the outfield. Pina moved to third on the error. Yankees reliever Mariel Checo then intentionally walked Ponce and Evans to load the bases with one out. Plawecki hit a fly ball to right field for the second out, however it was not far enough to plate Pina at third. Sanchez grounded out to second to end the Cyclones’ chance. The Cyclones pulled ahead in the 12th. Dimas Ponce hit a one-out single to left before advancing to third on a single off the bat of Plawecki. Sanchez hit a two-out single up the middle to plate Ponce and win the game. Tyler Vanderheiden earned the win for Brooklyn, pitching 1.0 inning, walking two and striking out one. Also working in relief, John Mincone held the Yankees to one hit in three scoreless innings. Box

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.295 9 55 76
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 28
RBIL. Duda 86
RD. Murphy 76
OPSL. Duda .832
WB. Colon 14
ERAZ. Wheeler 3.49
SOZ. Wheeler 180