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Minors 8.11.13: Johnson belts walk-off HR

August, 11, 2013
8/11/13
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LAS VEGAS 4, OKLAHOMA CITY 3: The 51s overcame a 3-0 deficit with two runs apiece in the fourth and fifth innings. Matt den Dekker had a double and RBI single during that two-inning stretch. Lucas Duda manned first base for the first time since his minor league tour began. Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-2 with two walks. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, ERIE 1: Cory Vaughn drove in four runs and Mark Cohoon allowed one run over six innings. In the bottom of the first, Eugenio Suarez doubled against Cohoon.

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Ramon Cabrera gave Erie a lead with an RBI groundout, but that was Erie's lone run of the game. Binghamton took the lead in the third against Erie starter Ramon Garcia. With Danny Muno breaking from first base, Vaughn launched a payoff pitch over the left-field wall. Vaughn’s blast, his third since returning from the disabled list on Aug. 5, gave the B-Mets a 2-1 advantage. Travis Taijeron padded Binghamton’s lead by ripping a solo homer in the sixth. Cohoon sailed through four scoreless innings before facing his biggest challenge in the sixth. Cabrera reached with two outs on an infield single, and Cohoon hit Tyler Collins and walked James McCann to load the bases. The southpaw pitched himself out of trouble, inducing Wade Gaynor to bounce back to the mound. The B-Mets then enjoyed a three-run seventh. Wilfredo Tovar scampered to second when Daniel Fields dropped his fly ball in shallow center. Reliever Justin Souza entered and walked Muno before surrendering an RBI double to Josh Rodriguez. Vaughn capped the inning by lacing a two-run single. Chasen Bradford contributed two perfect relief innings. Cohoon (8-3) struck out three while allowing one run on five hits. He has gone 4-0 with a 1.78 ERA in his last four starts. Vaughn is hitting .360 (9-for-25) with three homers and 11 RBIs since returning from the DL. Box

ST. LUCIE 9, PALM BEACH 8 (12 innings): Kyle Johnson hit a walk-off homer leading off

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the bottom of the 12th against Iden Nazario to end the 4-hour, 25-minute game. The Mets trailed 7-2 in the fifth before scoring four times in the frame to cut the deficit to a run. Gilbert Gomez had a two-out, two-run double in the seventh to tie the score at 8. Gomez finished 3-for-6 with two RBIs. Johnson was 2-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Dustin Lawley had two hits and an RBI. Jayce Boyd had two hits with two RBIs. Kevin Plawecki went 1-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Alex Panteliodis allowed seven runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings. Shawn Teufel picked up the victory with two scoreless relief innings. Box

HICKORY 2, SAVANNAH 1: Joey Gallo blasted his South Atlantic League-leading 27th homer to break a 1-all tie. Hunter Carnevale (0-3) surrendered the decisive ninth-inning long ball. The Gnats scored their lone run in the first inning. Jorge Rivero reached on shortstop Nick Urbanus' fielding error on a line drive. Rivero scored on Brian Harrison’s single. The Crawdads evened the score at 1 in the fourth against Luis Cessa. Gallo walked with one out and scored on David Lyon's single. The Gnats (68-47) mustered only three hits -- none between the first and eighth innings. Box

KINGSPORT 7, GREENEVILLE 2: Joe Tuschak went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Michael Bernal capped the scoring with a two-run homer in the eighth. Box

BROOKLYN 9, STATE COLLEGE 2: LJ Mazzilli went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs in the victory. State College had taken the lead in the third in bizarre fashion. Steven Ramos bunted down the first-base line. Starting pitcher Carlos Valdez threw to first and Ramos was called safe. Alex Sanchez thought Ramos was out and went to throw the ball around the infield. His throw went into left field and Ramos broke for second. Left fielder Jonathan Clark retrieved the ball but overthrew Mazzilli covering second. As the ball headed toward the Cyclones dugout, Ramos started toward third. He then noticed nobody was covering home and headed for the plate. Eddie Rohan came up with the ball after it caromed off the front of the dugout and raced home, but Ramos narrowly beat him, giving the Spikes a 1-0 lead. The official scoring: a bunt single and two Cyclones errors. Brooklyn answered in a four-run second, thanks to three hits and two errors. Rohan and Anthony Chavez doubled. Patrick Biondi walked and Gavin Cecchini grounded into a run-scoring fielder's choice. Mazzilli then singled and right fielder Luis Perez allowed the ball to get behind him as Biondi scored. Shortstop Cesar Valera's error on James Roche's grounder extended Brooklyn’s lead to 4-1. In the fourth, Rohan again doubled, and moved to third on a groundout. Biondi then reached on a bunt, scoring Rohan and giving the Cyclones a four-run cushion. State College scored a run in the seventh against David Wynn to pull within 6-2. In a three-run eighth, Cecchini doubled and scored on Mazzilli's single. Sanchez then belted a two-run homer. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 6.21.13: Mazz 2 RBIs for 'Clones

June, 21, 2013
6/21/13
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TUCSON 5, LAS VEGAS 3: Ike Davis homered twice and Wilmer Flores also went deep, but the solo shots were not enough. Starter Chris Schwinden (3-7) was charged with five runs in five innings. Box

ERIE 5, BINGHAMTON 2: The B-Mets (44-28) did their damage in the second inning against Erie starter Kyle Lobstein. Alonzo Harris opened the scoring with a bloop single

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that plated Richard Lucas. Xorge Carillo followed with a sacrifice fly for an early 2-0 lead. Erie got on the scoreboard for the first time in the third against Logan Verrett. James Robbins hit a solo homer to cut the B-Mets' lead to 2-1. In the sixth, Marcus Lemon led off with an opposite-field double. Zach Maggard bunted the next pitch. Verrett fielded it and threw to third, but not in time. Jamie Johnson then hit a fly ball into the left-center gap. Darrell Ceciliani and Harris dove for the ball and collided. The ball hit the ground and two runs scored on a triple as Erie took a 3-2 lead. Harris left the game in the eighth. Verrett (8-3) pitched into the eighth inning for the third time this season, but could not get through the frame. With two outs, Hernan Perez launched a two-run homer to cap the scoring and chase Verrett. Verrett struck out a career-high 11. Danny Muno doubled to begin the ninth, but was stranded at second as closer Justin Souza earned his 15th save. Cesar Puello missed a second straight game after getting hit in the foot with a ball during his final at-bat Wednesday. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, PALM BEACH 3: St. Lucie (39-30) scored three ninth-inning runs for the

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comeback win. Dustin Lawley opened the final frame with a game-tying homer, his 14th long ball this season. Jayce Boyd then singled, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored the go-ahead run on Kevin Plawecki's double. A second wild pitch in the inning eventually scored Plawecki. T.J. Chism worked around an error by shortstop Matt Reynolds and a double to strand two in scoring position in the bottom of the ninth for his ninth save. Boyd went 3-for-4 and is hitting .556 in two games since a promotion from Savannah. Starter Angel Cuan allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings. Chasen Bradford (4-2) tossed 1 2/3 scoreless relief innings. Box

LEXINGTON 6, SAVANNAH 2: Starter Matt Koch allowed four runs in six innings. Phillip Evans' two-run homer in the fifth accounted for the lone Savannah runs. Box

JOHNSON CITY 5, KINGSPORT 0: Starter Rob Whalen allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings in his season debut. Amed Rosario went 2-for-4 in the loss. Box

BROOKLYN 4, ABERDEEN 2: LJ Mazzilli went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and is the lone Cyclone to hit safely in all four games this season. Brooklyn trailed 2-0 in the sixth before finally getting to Aberdeen starter Steven Brault. Anthony Chavez doubled and Patrick Biondi singled to chase Brault. Reliever Janser Severino entered and Mazzilli laced a run-scoring double. A wild pitch evened the score at 2. Chavez and Biondi were right in the middle of things again an inning later. With runners on the corners, Biondi singled up the middle to score Alex Sanchez, giving the Cyclones a 3-2 lead. Biondi finished 2-for-5. With the bases loaded, Mazzilli walked for a two-run lead. Southpaw Carlos Valdez allowed two runs in five innings in his Cyclones debut. In his second Cyclones appearance, Akeel Morris struck out seven in 3 2/3 innings, allowing one hit. Left-hander John Mincone replaced Morris to record the final out with a runner on first. Mincone struck out Jeff Kemp to record his second consecutive save. Box

GCL NATIONALS 4, GCL METS 3: Hansel Robles surrendered four runs (three earned) in 4

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2/3 innings as the revived Gulf Coast League club lost its season opener. Robles, who is on the 40-man roster, had last appeared in a minor league game May 19 with Class A St. Lucie. He had missed time with a shoulder strain. Wuilmer Becerra, acquired in the R.A. Dickey deal, started in right field and went 3-for-4 and had an RBI in his organization debut. First baseman Elvis Sanchez contributed a two-run homer in the seventh. Ramon Estevez tossed 3 1/3 scoreless relief innings. Tim Byrdak had tweeted he was due to pitch in the game, but did not. Dan Warthen said Byrdak recently had dealt with a dead-arm period. Box

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WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187