New York Mets: Kevin Mager

Minors 4.17.14: Bowman, Matz dominate

April, 17, 2014
Apr 17
11:27
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LAS VEGAS at RENO: Dana Eveland, stepping to the rotation spot vacated by promoted Daisuke Matsuzaka, tossed five scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and two walks while striking out six. Fellow MLB veteran Buddy Carlyle made his season debut with the 51s in relief of Eveland. Allan Dykstra continued his tear with a two-run homer in a five-run fourth inning. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, NEW HAMPSHIRE 1: Matt Bowman matched a career-high with 11 strikeouts while limiting New Hampshire to four singles and a walk over seven scoreless

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innings. He retired 15 straight at one point to earn his second win in two Double-starts. Darrell Ceciliani extended his season-opening hitting streak to eight games with an infield single in the first. Matt Clark eventually plated him on a broken-bat groundout. Binghamton scored twice more in the second. With Matt Reynolds on first, Fisher Cats catcher Yusuf Carter failed to handle Scott Copeland’s first pitch to Travis Taijeron. The ball skipped to the backstop, allowing Reynolds to go from first to third. Carter’s throw to third then sailed into left field, allowing the B-Met to scamper home. Taijeron walked, took third on a single and came home on another wild pitch. It was plenty of support for Bowman. After a one-out single by Gabe Jacobo in the second, the Princeton product tossed four perfect innings. Bowman's lone jam came in the seventh. He walked Brad Glenn and surrendered a single to Andy Burns. With two aboard and two outs, Carter rolled a grounder to shortstop Wilfredo Tovar’s extreme right. Tovar got the tip of his glove on the roller, but could not fully stop it. As the ball dribbled into left field, Glenn turned third and raced for home. Tovar pounced on the baseball and fired a one-hopper to the plate in plenty of time to nab Glenn, preserving Binghamton’s 3-0 lead. The B-Mets plated their final run in the eighth against Casey Lawrence, who logged 5 2/3 relief innings. Ceciliani doubled and scored on Clark's sacrifice fly. John Church struck out two in a perfect eighth. Chasen Bradford surrendered a run on a pair of two-out doubles before securing the final out in the ninth. Bowman (2-0) fanned a B-Mets season-high 11. He threw 80 pitches (55 strikes). Box

ST. LUCIE 6, FORT MYERS 1: Left-hander Steven Matz took a no-hit bid two outs into the

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sixth inning before surrendering a bunt single to Levi Michael. Matz ultimately limited the Miracle to two hits and one walk in seven scoreless innings. He struck out six. Jake Kuebler allowed one run in two innings in relief. Cam Maron got the Mets on the board with a two-out, two-run single in the sixth. Dilson Herrera, T.J. Rivera and Aderlin Rodriguez also produced RBIs as St. Lucie eventually opened a 6-0 lead. Brandon Nimmo went 0-for-4 to lose a nine-game hitting streak. Nimmo, still hitting .370, did walk and has now reached base in all 14 games this season. Box

GREENVILLE 4, SAVANNAH 0: Starter Robert Gsellman suffered the loss despite allowing one run in five innings with five strikeouts. The Drive scored the opening run when Kevin Mager singled home Jimmy Rider. After that 37-pitch frame, Gsellman steadied himself and retired the side in order in the fourth and fifth innings on a combined 25 pitches. Drive starter Teddy Stankiewicz, who was drafted by the Mets in the second round in 2012 but did not sign, blanked Savannah through six innings, striking out three without issuing a walk. Of the four hits the Gnats collected Thursday -- all singles -- only one left the infield. Jeff McNeil bunted for a hit twice. The Drive added three runs (two unearned) in the eighth against reliever Dawrin Frias. Shortstop Gavin Cecchini and second baseman L.J. Mazzilli committed errors in that inning. Box

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Minors 7.9.13: Diehl produces walk-off HR

July, 9, 2013
7/09/13
10:30
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LAS VEGAS 8, SALT LAKE 5: Starter Jacob deGrom (2-1) allowed two runs in six innings. Rylan Sandoval went 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Box

CHARLOTTE 5, ST. LUCIE 1: Kes Carter had a go-ahead two-run single and the Stone Crabs scored four runs with two outs in the seventh to get past the Mets. Dustin Lawley had launched his league-leading 18th homer leading off the top half of that frame, against ex-Met Ramon Ramirez, to tie the score. With two hits in the seventh, Domingo Tapia allowed two hits and a walk. Cody Satterwhite, who was acquired from Sioux City in the American Association of Independent Baseball, made his St. Lucie debut with the bases loaded and gave up a two-run single to Carter. Carter's groundball went off the glove of first baseman Nelfi Zapata on a diving attempt. Tapia pitched effectively despite being charged with four runs in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked one. Hamilton Bennett retired the side in order in the eighth. Box

SAVANNAH 8, AUGUSTA 1: Cole Frenzel and Eudy Pina drove in three runs apiece, while Chad Zurcher scored three runs. Starter Gabriel Ynoa tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings to improve to 10-3. Box

KINGSPORT 3, GREENEVILLE 2: Jeff Diehl delivered a leadoff homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the K-Mets (8-11) a walk-off win. Starter Rob Whalen allowed one run, unearned, on three hits and two walks while striking out six in six innings. Box

LOWELL 5, BROOKLYN 2: Carlos Valdez, who tossed six scoreless innings in his previous outing, this time walked the first two batters he faced. Later in the first inning, with runners on the corners and one out, Aaron King sent a grounder to first baseman Alex Sanchez for a seeming double play. But Sanchez took off the force at second by stepping on first and a run scored when no tag was applied at second. Valdez nonetheless took a no-hitter into the fifth, when he surrendered a leadoff hit to Nick Moore. Immediately after Moore’s single, Williams Jerez doubled. Both scored on groundouts. With two outs, Valdez appeared out of the inning by coxing a groundball from Cleuluis Rondon, but third baseman Anthony Chavez threw the ball past first base. Kevin Mager then delivered an RBI single as the Spinners took a 4-0 lead. In 4 2/3 innings, Valdez surrendered three hits, four runs (three earned) and four walks. The Spinners added a run in ninth inning on LJ Mazzilli's error. Mazzilli committed his first two errors of the season in the game. The Cyclones' best opportunity came in seventh. Matt Oberste had a leadoff double. Sanchez followed with a single. Jorge Rivero then drove in Oberste to cut the Spinners' lead to 4-1. Tomas Nido could not keep the rally going, grounding into a double play. The Cyclones scored their second run on an RBI double from Rivero. He had two hits and two RBIs on the day. Rivero leads the Cyclones with eight multi-hit games. Box

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Juan Lagares
BA HR RBI R
.314 1 7 8
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 3
RBIL. Duda 8
RE. Young Jr. 12
OPSJ. Lagares .816
WC. Torres 2
ERAJ. Mejia 2.81
SOJ. Mejia 18

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