New York Mets: Keith Couch

Minors 6.26.13: Plawecki 2B lifts St. Lucie

June, 26, 2013
BINGHAMTON at PORTLAND (ppd.): The B-Mets and Sea Dogs failed to complete their suspended game as well as their regularly scheduled contest on Wednesday night due to inclement weather. Both contests will be played at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton during a series that begins July 11. The B-Mets and Sea Dogs played two scoreless innings on Tuesday night before rain, lightning and thunder suspended the action. In his fourth start of the season, Portland’s Keith Couch worked around two walks in two shutout innings. B-Mets left-hander Darin Gorski walked one over two scoreless frames in his third start since returning from the disabled list.

ST. LUCIE 7, PALM BEACH 4: Kevin Plawecki had a tiebreaking two-run double and Cam Maron followed with a run-scoring single in the bottom of the eighth. Tim Byrdak then earned the save with a 1-2-3 ninth with one strikeout. Dustin Lawley produced his 16th homer -- a two-run shot in the sixth that had given St. Lucie (41-33) a 4-3 lead. Starter Domingo Tapia allowed three runs on six hits and three walks in five innings. Chasen Bradford earned the win with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Box

SAVANNAH 5, AUGUSTA 1: Gabriel Ynoa (9-2) limited the GreenJackets to one run in six innings. Hunter Carnevale and Paul Sewald combined for three no-hit relief innings. Trailing 1-0, the Gnats (45-30) produced a three-run sixth that included Jeff Glenn's two-run double and Phillip Evans' RBI single. Chad Zurcher had a two-run single in the eighth. Cole Frenzel went 2-for-4 and scored twice. Box

GREENEVILLE 5, KINGSPORT 3: Alberto Baldonado suffered a blown save after surrendering two runs in the eighth and Tyler Bashlor surrendered a walk-off two-run homer to Ariel Ovando in the ninth. Bashlor, an 11th-round pick, was making his pro debut. Jonathan Leroux's two-run homer in the fourth had staked the K-Mets (2-5) to a 3-1 lead. Box

ABERDEEN 3, BROOKLYN 0 (8 innings): John Gant allowed three runs while striking out 10 in six innings in the rain-shortened game. Eighth-round pick Ricky Knapp tossed a scoreless relief inning in his pro debut. The Cyclones (4-5) mustered only one hit -- by Anthony Chavez in the third inning. Box

GCL MARLINS 3, GCL METS 1 (suspended): Jose Celas surrendered three first-inning runs but no other damage in four innings before play was suspended. Wuilmer Becerra had an RBI single for the lone Mets run. Box

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Minors 6.25.13: Fulmer 6 scoreless in GCL

June, 25, 2013
SALT LAKE 10, LAS VEGAS 4: Robert Carson was charged with six ninth-inning runs as Salt Lake broke a 4-all tie in the final frame. 51s starter Rafael Montero lasted only three innings. He allowed four runs on five hits and three walks in a 74-pitch effort. Ike Davis went 0-for-4 with an intentional walk and a strikeout. Wilmer Flores had a first-inning solo homer against Barry Enright and finished with two RBIs. Box

BINGHAMTON 0, PORTLAND 0 (suspended): The B-Mets and Sea Dogs completed two scoreless innings before heavy rain, lightning and thunder suspended play at Hadlock Field. The contest will resume with the B-Mets set to hit in the top of third inning Wednesday night and will be scheduled for nine innings. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday's regularly scheduled contest will follow and be set for seven innings. In his fourth start of the season, Portland’s Keith Couch worked around two walks in two shutout innings. Darin Gorski walked one over two scoreless frames in his third start since returning from the disabled list. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, BRADENTON 0: Rainy Lara pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out

eight. Lara allowed five hits while issuing two walks and picked up his second win. The Mets (40-33) had a three-run first inning. Dustin Lawley’s infield single scored T.J. Rivera. Kevin Plawecki’s infield single then plated Matt den Dekker. Cam Maron ripped a ground-rule double to plate Lawley. The Mets pushed across the final run in the seventh on Jayce Boyd's double, which scored den Dekker from first. Plawecki, Maron, den Dekker and Charley Thurber had two hits apiece. Bret Mitchell induced a groundout to strand two runners in the sixth. Mitchell walked three consecutive batters with two outs in the seventh before Hamilton Bennett struck out Willy Garcia with the bases loaded to escape the jam. Bennett pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings while giving up one hit and a walk and striking out three. He earned his sixth save. Box


BRISTOL 9, KINGSPORT 7: K-Mets starter Martires Arias surrendered eight runs (seven earned) in four innings as Kingsport (2-4) fell in an 8-0 hole. A three-run ninth, highlighted by a two-run triple from Jeff McNeil, pulled Kingsport within 9-7. Box

HUDSON VALLEY 6, BROOKLYN 5 (10 innings): Shane Bay surrendered a walk-off, bases-loaded, two-out single to James Harris in the 10th. The Cyclones (4-4) had taken a 5-0 lead after a half-inning. The first inning outburst included a three-run double by Matt Oberste. Brooklyn starter Miller Diaz ultimately surrendered five runs in five innings. Juan Urbina and rehabbing Shawn Teufel each contributed two scoreless relief innings. Box

GCL METS 6, GCL CARDINALS 1: Michael Fulmer, who underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus during spring training, tossed six scoreless innings. Jhoan Urena and Alex Machillanda each went 3-for-4. Box

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Minors 5.17.13: Satin HR, Brown 1B for 51s

May, 17, 2013
LAS VEGAS 7, OMAHA 3: Designated hitter Josh Satin had a three-run homer against Will Smith in the third inning to give the 51s (19-20) an early lead. Right-hander Matt Fox,

making his organization debut after being signed out of Somerset in the independent Atlantic League, allowed three runs on six hits, including a pair of homers, while striking out six in five innings. Fox earned the win. In positioning that may bear watching given Ike Davis' struggles, Andrew Brown started at first base for the first time this season. Brown had played in 239 minor league games at first base -- more than any other position -- before joining the Mets. Brown went 2-for-5 to improve his Pacific Coast League average to .366. Satin went 2-for-4 and scored twice and is now hitting .303. Josh Edgin struck out three and walked one in a scoreless ninth in his second appearance since joining Las Vegas from Binghamton. Catcher Juan Centeno left the game with a hamstring strain. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, PORTLAND 3: The B-Mets (23-18) cashed in on three Portland errors in a three-run ninth to stretch their season-best winning streak to five games and move within one game of first-place Portland in the Eastern Division. Richard Lucas led off the ninth against reliever Keith Couch with a slow roller to third. Michael Almanzar barehanded the grounder and fired an errant throw to first as Lucas moved to second. With Lucas as the

go-ahead run, Alonzo Harris pushed a bunt to the mound. Travis Shaw charged from first and fielded it cleanly, but fell to the ground before getting off a throw. Danny Muno followed with a chopper to third. Alamanzar attempted to nab Lucas at the plate, but lost his grip and the B-Mets took the lead. Darrell Ceciliani added an RBI single and Muno scored the final run by scampering home after a throwing error by shortstop Xander Bogaerts. Staked to a three-run lead, Jeff Walters struck out three in a scoreless ninth for his league-leading 11th save. Muno had opened the game by doubling against Portland starter Matt Barnes. Ceciliani pushed Muno to third with a sacrifice bunt. Cesar Puello brought him home with a single. Portland evened the score at 1 in the third against B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel. Peter Hissey’s chopper glanced off Goeddel’s glove and rolled into right field for a single. Tony Thomas then doubled with two outs. After fighting off a B-Mets threat in the second, Barnes settled down and retired 11 consecutive batters. His streak ended in the sixth when he walked Ceciliani. Puello then had an RBI double. Allan Dykstra followed with an RBI double. Binghamton’s 3-1 lead did not last long. After Travis Shaw beat out a bunt single, Michael Almanzar blasted a two-run homer against Goeddel, who allowed three runs on six hits in six innings. B-Mets reliever John Church (2-3) posted two scoreless innings. Box

BRADENTON 5, ST. LUCIE 4: Jenrry Mejia allowed two runs and five hits over three innings with three walks and six strikeouts in his first start on a major league rehab

assignment with St. Lucie (23-16). Willy Garcia drilled a bases-loaded walk-off single against reliever T.J. Chism. Chism allowed a leadoff single to Benji Gonzalez in the ninth and then served up a double to Gregory Polanco. After an intentional walk to Jose Osuna, Chism struck out Dan Gamache. Garcia followed with a line-drive single to score Gonzalez with the winning run. The Mets trailed 3-1 entering the eighth, but rallied for three runs with two outs. Matt Reynolds drew a four-pitch walk. Dustin Lawley then ripped an RBI triple to center and scored the tying run on an errant throw into the dugout by shortstop Alen Hanson. Aderlin Rodriguez launched his seventh homer of the season, a go-ahead solo shot to right-center to give the Mets a 4-3 lead. Garcia hit a game-tying homer off Mets reliever Chasen Bradford in the eighth. Jim Fuller allowed one run over three innings in relief and Bradford allowed one run over two innings. Lawley had two hits and two RBIs, including a solo homer in the sixth. The Pirates' Chase d'Arnaud, the rehabbing brother of Mets prospect Travis d'Arnaud, went 2-for-3 with a triple, walk, RBI and two runs scored for Bradenton while playing shortstop. Box

AUGUSTA 11, SAVANNAH 0: Robert Gsellman was charged with seven runs (two earned) on nine hits and a walk in 4 2/3 innings. The Gnats (22-17) mustered only one hit -- a game-opening single by Yucarybert De La Cruz -- as well as three walks. Box

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