New York Mets: Kevin Patterson

Minors 6.5.14: Vaughn debuts with Vegas

June, 6, 2014
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FRESNO 9, LAS VEGAS 4: Noah Syndergaard left the game in the first inning after injuring his left shoulder in a plate collision. Cory Vaughn started in right field in his Triple-A debut and went 0-for-3 with a walk and strikeout. Giancarlo Alvarado allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings after entering for Syndergaard. Trailing 8-0, Danny Muno and Josh Satin homered in a three-run eighth for the 51s. Kirk Nieuwenhuis added a solo homer in the ninth. Box

ALTOONA 8, BINGHAMTON 5: The B-Mets brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth, but came up empty. Binghamton stranded six runners over the final three innings. Altoona roughed up B-Mets starter Angel Cuan in the first inning. Alen Hanson and Kevin Broxton consecutively doubled and Elias Diaz followed with an RBI single. Trailing 3-0, Binghamton used a two-out rally to get on the board in the third. Kyle Johnson doubled and Matt Reynolds plated him with a single. Kevin Plawecki added an RBI double. The Curve answered with four runs in the bottom half against Cuan to take a 7-2 lead. Drew Maggi produced a two-out, two-run double. A throwing error by third baseman Dustin Lawley on Hanson’s roller allowed two more runs to score. Binghamton got rolling against reliever Joan Montero in a three-run eighth to pull within 8-5. With Reynolds on first, the shortstop Hanson booted a chopper. Matt Clark followed with a roller to third. The grounder eluded Jarek Cunningham for an error, allowing a run to score. Darrell Ceciliani laced an RBI single and Rylan Sandoval topped the three-run inning with an RBI groundout.

The B-Mets threatened again in the ninth thanks to another error by Hanson. The shortstop bobbled Johnson’s groundball and Plawecki reached on a walk by Ryan Beckman. With the tying run at the plate, however, the right-hander retired Clark on a fly out and struck out Lawley looking to notch his third save. Cuan (1-3) was tagged for seven runs (four earned) on eight hits over three innings in his shortest outing of the season. Jon Velasquez allowed a run during his two relief innings for Binghamton. Reynolds went 10-for-16 in the series and raised his batting average to .371, the highest mark in Double-A. T.J. Chism returned from the DL and threw a scoreless inning. Box

DUNEDIN 7, ST. LUCIE 4: St. Lucie's Jairo Perez broke a 2-all tie in the top of the sixth with a two-run homer, but the Blue Jays roared back in their half of the inning. Marcus Knecht belted a leadoff double against Matt Koch and K.C. Hobson followed with a homer to tie the score. Christian Lopes then doubled. Kevin Patterson chased Koch from the game with another double, the sixth of the game against Koch. It plated Lopes and put the Blue Jays ahead, 5-4. Emilio Guerrero added a two-run homer against Chase Huchingson in the eighth. The Mets pounded out 12 hits, but hit into five double plays. Koch was tagged for five earned runs and nine hits in five innings. After winning five straight starts, he has lost his last two. Perez’s homer was his team-leading seventh. Eudy Pina put the Mets on the board first with an RBI single in the second. Gustavo Pierre put the Blue Jays ahead in the bottom of the second with a two-run double. Pina tied the score when he blasted a solo homer against starter Ben White in the fifth. Pina went 2-for-3 with a walk. T.J. Rivera had a 3-for-4 night. Paul Sewald pitched two scoreless relief innings and lowered his ERA to 1.08. Box

CHARLESTON 5, SAVANNAH 1: Starter Miller Diaz allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings. Savannah's lone run came in the first inning on L.J. Mazzilli's RBI single. Amed Rosario started at shortstop and went 0-for-4. He is 1-for-13 with seven strikeouts with the Gnats in a temporary assignment before reporting to Brooklyn. Gavin Cecchini served as the DH to free shortstop for the 18-year-old Rosario. Mazzilli finished 3-for-4 with a double. Box

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ALTOONA 6, BINGHAMTON 5: The B-Mets stranded the tying run at second base as their ninth-inning rally fell short. Trailing by two runs against Quinton Miller, Matt Clark earned a

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leadoff walk and Kyle Johnson singled. Matt Reynolds then capped a four-hit game with an RBI single to pull the B-Mets within 6-5. Miller rebounded by retiring Kevin Plawecki on a fly out. He then struck out pinch hitter Rylan Sandoval looking to end the game. Binghamton had opened the scoring in the second against Joely Rodriguez. Jayce Boyd singled, took second on a passed ball and scored on Dustin Lawley’s double. Lawley advanced to third on Darrell Ceciliani’s chopper to first and scampered home when Matt Curry forced an errant throw to Rodriguez covering the bag. Altoona answered in the bottom half. After a single by Justin Howard and double by Willy Garcia, Curry lifted a fly ball to the left-field wall. Johnson jumped and kept the ball in play, but had it kick off his glove for a run-scoring double. Hansel Robles limited the damage to that single run by striking out the final two hitters of the frame.

Robles hit a wall in the fifth and failed to register the final out of the inning. Alen Hanson ripped a two-out, two-run triple, giving the Curve its first lead. Following a walk, Elias Diaz doubled as Altoona took a 5-2 lead. Binghamton used a two-out rally in the seventh against Emmanuel de Leon to get back in the game. Nelfi Zapata had a pinch-hit double and Johnson plated him with a single. Johnson scored three batters later when Plawecki was plunked with the bases loaded. De Leon preserved the 5-4 lead and stranded the bases loaded by inducing Boyd to bounce into a fielder’s choice. The Curve opened a two-run lead in the eighth against Cody Satterwhite. Second baseman Brian Burgamy charged a slow roller, but fired wide of first, putting runners at the corners. Garcia's ensuing sac fly made it 6-4. Robles (3-3) allowed five runs on seven hits while striking out six in 4 2/3 innings. Reynolds is 7-for-11 in two games following a five-game absence due to a back issue. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, DUNEDIN 3: St. Lucie took advantage of three critical Dunedin errors to produce four unearned runs, while Luis Cessa struck out a season-high 10 over seven

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innings. Gonzalez Germen and Randy Fontanez stranded the tying run on third base in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively. Aderlin Rodriguez put the Mets in front in the first with a two-out double that plated Brandon Nimmo and Cam Maron. Both runs went as unearned against Taylor Cole because Nimmo had reached on shortstop Emilio Guerrero's throwing error. The Blue Jays scored all three of their runs and had four of their five hits against Cessa in the third. Nick Baligod had a game-tying two-run triple with two outs. K.C. Hobson singled in Baligod to put Dunedin ahead 3-2. Cessa retired nine in a row after Hobson’s single, striking out five during the span, until Phillip Evans’ error. Cessa brushed it off by retiring the final five batters he faced.

The Mets tied the score in the sixth. With two outs and Nimmo on second, Rodriguez hit a harmless grounder to Guerrero. The shortstop again threw wild to first base and Nimmo scored. In the seventh, Eudy Pina grounded a ball through Hobson’s legs at first base to reach with one out. After Pina advanced to second on Wil Browning’s wild pitch, Dilson Herrera doubled to put the Mets ahead, 4-3. Germen, making another rehab appearance with St. Lucie, stranded runners at the corners in the eighth when Derrick Chung lined out to Herrera at second. In the ninth, Fontanez surrendered a leadoff double to Kevin Patterson. He began to recover by striking out Guerrero. Peter Mooney then grounded out as pinch runner Christian Lopes advanced to third. Fontanez then induced a game-ending groundout to Rodriguez at third. Rodriguez’s throw was low, but first baseman Cole Frenzel made the scoop to seal the win. Fontanez has a team-leading eight saves. Box

ASHEVILLE 12, SAVANNAH 6: Asheville scored seven runs in the third inning to establish an 8-0 lead and chase Savannah starter Ricky Knapp after 2 2/3 innings. The Gnats (38-18) got a run back in the third on Gavin Cecchini's bases-loaded sacrifice fly. Cecchini finished 2-for-4 with two doubles, his 12th and 13th of the season. He drove in another run with a double in a two-run fifth that brought Savannah within 9-3. The Gnats picked up three runs in the seventh, highlighted by Colton Plaia’s two-run homer, to close within 11-6. Box

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.287 7 38 57
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 15
RBID. Wright 51
RD. Murphy 57
OPSL. Duda .840
WB. Colon 9
ERAJ. Niese 3.13
SOZ. Wheeler 112