New York Mets: Kevin Pillar

Minors 4.19.12: Nimmo 4-for-4 in Gnats win

April, 19, 2013
LAS VEGAS 10, SACRAMENTO 5: Zack Wheeler was charged with four earned runs on three hits and six walks while striking out four in 4 1/3 innings. He threw a season-high 108 pitches. Three runs charged to Wheeler scored after Greg Peavey inherited the bases loaded. Josh Satin, who is hitting .350, was forced to leave the game after fouling a pitch off an ankle. Eric Campbell homered and scored three runs. Reese Havens, who replaced Satin, also went deep. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 5, BINGHAMTON 2: Ryan Schimpf homered in the first inning against B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel. Binghamton answered a half-inning later on an RBI groundout from Blake Forsythe. But New Hampshire broke the tie with two runs in the second. After the first two batters reached against Goeddel, Adam Loewen stroked an RBI single up the middle and John Tolisano produced a sac fly. Kevin Pillar stretched the lead to three in the third by banging an inside-the-park homer -- the second inside-the-parker the B-Mets have surrendered this week. The B-Mets struggled against New Hampshire starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx. After allowing a single to Richard Lucas in the second, he retired 12 of the next 13 B-Mets he faced, five via strikeout. Goeddel’s night ended in the fifth after the Fisher Cats loaded the bases. Shawn Teufel entered and walked Clint Robinson, forcing in a run. The southpaw escaped further damage by inducing Kevin Nolan to bounce into an inning-ending double play. Goeddel (1-2) was charged with five runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings. The B-Mets got a run against Bibens-Dirkx in the seventh, his final inning. Cory Vaughn belted his second homer of the season. Both have come against Bibens-Dirkx. Box

FORT MYERS 14, ST. LUCIE 2: Angel Cuan was charged with nine runs in 3 1/3 innings. He surrendered four homers. Travis Taijeron did produce a solo homer in the third before Fort Myers answered with a nine-run frame a half-inning later. Box

SAVANNAH 7, LAKEWOOD 2: Brandon Nimmo went 4-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored and Kevin Plawecki (3-for-4) homered and had four RBIs. Jeff Reynolds also homered for the Gnats. Steven Matz (1-0) tossed five scoreless innings, allowing six hits and a walk while striking out five. Beck Wheeler and Bret Mitchell each had scoreless relief innings. Nimmo, the Mets' first-round pick in 2011, upped his South Atlantic League-leading avergae to .450. Before the game, reliever Tyler Vanderheiden replaced Tim Peterson on the roster. Box

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Minors 4.18.13: Muno's 3 RBIs lift B-Mets

April, 18, 2013
LAS VEGAS 10, SACRAMENTO 6: Right fielder Andrew Brown went 3-for-5 with a double, triple and RBI and left-hander Darin Gorski recorded his first Triple-A victory. Gorski pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed six hits, three runs and struck out four. The final run charged to him scored when Armando Rodriguez allowed an inherited runner to score on a homer. Demoted Greg Burke tossed a scoreless inning in his 51s debut. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, NEW HAMPSHIRE 3: Danny Muno had two hits and three RBIs and the B-Mets produced a season-high five doubles. Binghamton played catch-up after Tyler Pill stumbled in the third. Ricardo Nanita doubled and scored two batters later on Amadeo

Zazueta’s RBI single. Kevin Pillar made it 2-0 by scorching an RBI single under shortstop Wilfredo Tovar’s glove. Pill escaped further damage by striking out Brad Glenn and ex-Mets farmhand Adam Loewen to strand the bases loaded. Binghamton answered in the fourth against Fisher Cats starter Ryan Tepera. Cesar Puello roped his second triple of the season and scored on Muno's single. After Nanita extended New Hampshire's lead with a solo homer in the fourth, the B-Mets used three doubles to take the lead in the sixth. Cory Vaughn began the two-bagger parade. Tepera then hit pinch-hitter Allan Dykstra with a 2-2 offering and exited after Francisco Pena’s sac bunt. Chorye Spoone inherited both runners and fell behind Muno, 2-0. Muno then laced a game-tying two-run double. Alonzo Harris followed by dumping an RBI double into center, giving Binghamton a 4-3 lead. Pill preserved the lead with a perfect sixth inning. He allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out six and walking one. John Church, Chase Huchingson and Jeff Walters (fourth save) combined for three scoreless relief innings. Box

FORT MYERS 11, ST. LUCIE 8: Noah Syndergaard, the righty pitching prospect acquired from the Blue Jays with Travis d'Arnaud, surrendered seven runs on eight hits and two walks in three innings. It marked the most runs surrendered by Syndergaard in four seasons as a professional. St. Lucie overcame a 7-2 deficit by scoring five runs in the third inning, with the damage partly coming on a two-run homer by Matt Reynolds. St. Lucie then took an 8-7 the lead in the fourth on Aderlin Rodriguez's solo homer. However, Wanel Mesa (0-1), Hamilton Bennett and Randy Fontanez combined to surrender four runs over the final three innings. Box

LAKEWOOD 3, SAVANNAH 2: Gabriel Ynoa (1-2) surrendered three runs on five hits and two walks in six innings as the Gnats opened a series in Lakewood, N.J., with a loss. Trailing 3-0, Savannah got a two-run homer from Eudy Pina in the fifth. Yucarybert De La Cruz doubled with two outs in the eighth, but Brandon Nimmo grounded out to end the threat. Nimmo went 0-for-4 as his average slipped to .411. He had been 10-for-19 with a homer and five RBIs over his previous four games. Box

Minors 4.14.13: Havens gives 51s walk-off W

April, 14, 2013
LAS VEGAS 5, COLORADO SPRINGS 4 (11 innings): Reese Havens' single to center

scored Juan Lagares for the walk-off win. In his third start with the 51s, Zack Wheeler surrendered three earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out eight in 5 1/3 innings. He surrendered a solo homer to Tyler Colvin. The ex-Cub Colvin also homered in the eighth against Greg Peavey to even the score at 4. Havens, who was removed from the 40-man roster at the end of spring training and cleared waivers, is hitting .333. Lagares, who scored the decisive run, had homered in the seventh against Josh Outman to give Las Vegas a 4-3 lead. Jamie Hoffmann contributed a three-run homer in the second inning. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 3: Cory Vaughn belted a three-run homer and Blake Forsythe contributed a solo shot in the victory. Binghamton got the offense started right away against right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx. With the bases loaded in the bottom of

the first, Allan Dykstra produced a sacrifice fly, scoring Darrell Ceciliani. Forsythe's homer in the second made it 2-0. New Hampshire answered in the third with an RBI single by Kevin Pillar. In the bottom half, Vaughn’s three-run blast put the B-Mets up 5-1. Both teams picked up single runs in the fifth. Brad Glenn hit a solo homer for New Hampshire. Cesar Puello got the run back with an RBI single. Rafael Montero finished his day after five innings. He allowed two runs on three hits and struck out six. Mark Cohoon tossed a scoreless sixth and seventh, but ran into trouble in the eighth. After giving up one run on two doubles, Jack Leathersich entered. He retired the side without any further damage. In the ninth, Jeff Walters tossed a scoreless frame to record his second save. Vaughn’s three-run homer was the first B-Mets homer of the season with a runner on base. He finished the series with seven RBIs. Montero has struck out 21 and walked one in his three starts. Box

ST. LUCIE 8, BRADENTON 2: Brian Harrison and Charley Thurber each went 3-for-4. Harrison had a two-run homer in the eighth. Starter Angel Cuan (2-0) allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out eight in five innings. Jim Fuller and Hamilton Bennett each contributed two scoreless relief innings. Box

ROME 2, SAVANNAH 1: Savannah starter Rainy Lara was perfect through four innings, but gave up a single to lead off the fifth. In the sixth, with the Gnats leading 1-0, he allowed a leadoff single. Then, Lara's own throwing error on a subsequent bunt play put runners at the corners with no outs. Lara then walked Jose Peraza to load the bases. An out later, Josh Elander stroked a single to center to drive in two. The Gnats scored their only run in the third, on an RBI fielder's choice by Eudy Pina. The bottom three spots in the Gnats' lineup combined for six of the team's eight hits. No. 7 hitter Cole Frenzel went 2-for-3 with a walk and run scored. No. 8 Phillip Evans went 3-for-4. Pina, batting ninth, was 1-for-4. Brandon Nimmo was 2-for-4 to lift his season batting average to .405 (15-for-37). Box

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Minors 4.11.13: Late homers sink B-Mets

April, 11, 2013
LAS VEGAS 14, FRESNO 3: Zach Lutz had a first-inning grand slam and finished with five RBIs. Juan Lagares also homered in the five-run first inning. Collin McHugh limited Fresno to two unearned runs in seven innings. He allowed four hits and no walks while striking out five. Jeurys Familia allowed two hits in a scoreless eighth. Josh Satin went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and two RBIs. He is hitting .500 for the season. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 3, BINGHAMTON 1: Behind two late homers, New Hampshire spoiled the B-Mets' home opener. Binghamton's Josh Rodriguez doubled down the left-field line in the fourth, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored the game's opening run on a fielder’s choice from Cesar Puello. But New Hampshire starting pitcher Deck McGuire held the B-Mets to that lone run on two hits in seven innings. Binghamton starter Logan Verrett wriggled free of trouble nearly the entire night, but lost the lead after surrendering a solo homer to ex-Mets farmhand Adam Loewen in the seventh. Verrett scattered seven hits over seven innings. In the next frame, Kevin Pillar hit the game-deciding two-run homer off reliever John Church. Darrell Ceciliani and Rodriguez reached base to start the bottom of the ninth, but Fisher Cats closer Chad Beck retired the next three hitters to earn his third save. On the night, the B-Mets mustered three hits -- two from Rodriguez. Box

PALM BEACH 7, ST. LUCIE 4: Starter Domingo Tapia was knocked out in the first inning, having surrendered three runs on a hit, four walks and two wild pitches while recording only two outs. Two of the first-inning runs scored on wild pitches. Reliever Jim Fuller entered and coaxed a flyout to strand two and end the first inning. Fuller went on to contribute two additional scoreless frames. T.J. Rivera went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs in the loss. His two-run single in the third pulled St. Lucie within 3-2. Marcos Camarena surrendered three runs in three innings after replacing Fuller. Box


Compiled from team reports



Bartolo Colon
15 4.09 151 202
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187