New York Mets: Lars Anderson

Around the minors 7.13.12

July, 14, 2012
7/14/12
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BUFFALO 8, PAWTUCKET 2: Jeurys Familia tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings as Buffalo won its sixth straight. Familia (7-5) allowed five hits, struck out six and walked one. He allowed one extra-base hit, a leadoff double to Lars Anderson in the fourth, and didn't give up multiple hits in any inning. After being blanked by PawSox starter Billy Buckner for four innings, Rob Johnson drew a two-out walk in the fifth. Fred Lewis followed with a two-run homer. In the sixth, again after Buckner retired the first two batters, Matt den Dekker walked. Josh Satin then homered to make the score 4-0. The pattern repeated as Valentino Pascucci walked and Matt Tuiasosopo homered for a 6-0 lead. Lewis finished with two homers. Box

BINGHAMTON 2, ERIE 0
BINGHAMTON 5, ERIE 4 (8 innings):
The B-Mets completed a pair of wins with Jefry Marte’s walk-off single in the nightcap. It marked Binghamton's first doubleheader sweep since July 9, 2011. In Game 1, Juan Lagares led off the first with a single against Patrick Cooper. A walk to Reese Havens set the table for Wilmer Flores, who delivered a two-run triple. Cooper bounced back to retire the final 18 B-Mets he faced. Aided by terrific fielding behind him, Cory Mazzoni fired seven shutout innings. He did not issue a walk. Mazzoni (3-2) extended his scoreless streak to 14 innings. Binghamton snapped out of its mini-hitting funk to open the nightcap. Lagares singled against spot starter David Kopp to open the first inning, stole second and scored on Allan Dykstra's single. The B-Mets added to their lead in the third. After a bunt single by Lagares, Mike Fisher -- in his first game this season with the B-Mets -- blasted a two-run homer. It was his first long ball since he went deep for Buffalo in June 2011. Marte capped the scoring for Binghamton with a solo homer in the fourth. Mark Cohoon allowed one unearned run over six innings, struck out a season-high six and left with a chance to earn the win. The B-Mets took a 4-1 lead into the seventh and looked to Robert Carson for the save. However, Erie scored three runs on four hits, capped by Niuman Romero's game-tying two-run double. After the B-Mets failed to score against Robbie Weinhardt and Michael Morrison in the seventh, Ryan Fraser took over in the eighth and tossed a perfect frame. Flores started the bottom of the eighth with a walk against Morrison. Following a sac bunt by Eric Campbell, Dykstra was intentionally walked. After working the count full, Marte then lined a single to right-center, plating Flores with the game-winning run. It was Marte’s second walk-off hit this season. Fraser (2-1) earned the win. Carson suffered his third blown save. Box 1, Box 2

TAMPA 8, ST. LUCIE 2: Starter Erik Goeddel allowed five runs in five innings. Box

SAVANNAH 10, DELMARVA 6: Brandon Brown had a two-run homer in the eighth to break a 6-all tie. Box

BURLINGTON at KINGSPORT (ppd.)

CONNECTICUT 5, BROOKLYN 2: Gabriel Ynoa limited Connecticut to one earned run in six innings, but four unearned runs also crossed the plate thanks to a pair of defensive miscues. After Ynoa retired the first six batters he faced, the third inning started poorly. Patrick Smith doubled. A dropped foul popup by Alex Sanchez off the bat of Bennett Pickar followed. Ynoa then walked Pickar. Luis Cortez advanced both runners with a sacrifice bunt. Jake Stewart hit a two-run double. After a groundout by Tyler Hanover, Danny Vasquez singled to right fielder Jonathan Clark, scoring Stewart. Another single would put runners on the corners with one out, bringing up Devon Travis. He singled, scoring Vasquez. On a throwing error by Clark, Juaner Aguasvivas scored. With the help of two errors the Tigers grabbed a 5-0 lead. The Cyclones started a comeback bid in the fifth. Brandon Nimmo singled with one out. After Nelfi Zapata popped out and Clark walked. Juan Gamboa then singled to score Nimmo and Clark as center fielder Jake Stewart misplayed the ball. Box

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Around the minors 7.12.12

July, 12, 2012
7/12/12
11:42
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BUFFALO 8, PAWTUCKET 5: The Bisons resumed play after their All-Star break with a four-run ninth -- all with two out, all unearned runs, and with the benefit of one hit and five straight walks -- to rally for their fifth straight win. Matt den Dekker reached on an error by Pawtucket first baseman Lars Anderson. Clayton Mortensen then walked Josh Satin and was replaced by Garrett Mock. He walked Valentino Pascucci to load the bases with the Bisons trailing, 5-4. Matt Tuiasosopo, Rob Johnson and Fred Lewis then consecutively walked as well to force in three runs. Josh Rodriguez greeted Tony Pena with an RBI single to cap the four-run frame before Adam Loewen flied out. All-Star closer Fernando Cabrera had an uneventful ninth for Buffalo to collect his 17th save. Starter Jeremy Hefner was charged with four runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings, although Jenrry Mejia allowed a pair of those runs to score after inheriting two runners. Mejia surrendered consecutive hits before recording a pair of outs. He was charged with an unearned run because of Johnson's passed ball. Garrett Olson, bumped to the bullpen, tossed three scoreless, no-hit relief innings to earn the win. Zach Lutz went 1-for-5 with a double and an RBI in his first Triple-A game since returning from surgery to remove a broken hamate bone in his hand. Carl Crawford went 2-for-3 for Pawtucket. Box

ERIE 11, BINGHAMTON 7: After the SeaWolves jumped to a three-run lead against starter Greg Peavey, the B-Mets answered with two runs in the second, on Juan Centeno's RBI single and Wilfredo Tovar's sacrifice fly. Binghamton took its only lead against starter Ramon Garcia on a two-run double by Dustin Martin in the third. Erie retook the lead with a pair of runs in the fourth, but Binghamton tied the score in the bottom half on Juan Lagares' homer. In the fifth, the SeaWolves plated two runs to take a 7-5 lead. Binghamton again wiped that deficit away in a three-batter span as Jefry Marte and Sean Kazmar homered to tie the score. Peavey departed after five innings, having allowed seven runs (six earned) on eight hits. His winless streak reached eight starts. Armando Rodriguez entered in a tie game and walked leadoff hitter Brandon Douglas. Douglas took second on a wild pitch, stole third and scored on Jamie Johnson’s sac fly, one of four in the game for Erie. Garcia was shelled for seven runs on a career-high 13 hits, but handed off to the bullpen with a chance to win. After adding three runs in the ninth against Brad Holt, the SeaWolves looked to closer Bruce Rondon. The B-Mets loaded the bases, but Rondon induced three consecutive flyouts to end the game. Rodriguez (2-1) did not allow a hit in two relief innings, but suffered the loss. The B-Mets matched a season high by stranding 13. Box

TAMPA 4, ST. LUCIE 2
TAMPA 1, ST. LUCIE 0:
Yankees farmhands Jose Ramirez and Braden Pinder combined to toss a seven-inning no-hitter in Game 2 of the doubleheader. Rafael Montero suffered his first Florida State League loss despite limiting Tampa to one run on three hits and two walks while striking out eight in six innings. In the opener, starter Chase Huchingson walked four and allowed two hits and was pulled after recording only two outs in Tampa's three-run first. Kyle Allen tossed 3 1/3 scoreless relief innings. Jason Bay went 0-for-3 with a walk and strikeout and manned left field for St. Lucie in the opener. Aderlin Rodriguez started at third base after a promotion from Savannah and went 1-for-3 with a double. Box 1, Box 2

DELMARVA 3, SAVANNAH 2: Starter Michael Fulmer (5-5) allowed two runs on three hits and three walks in five innings. The Gnats closed within a run in the ninth on Gregory Pron's single, which scored Dustin Lawley after a leadoff double. But after a walk to Albert Cordero put a second runner on base, Brandon Brown grounded out as Delmarva held on. Box

BURLINGTON at KINGSPORT (ppd.)


BROOKLYN 4, CONNECTICUT 1: Rainy Lara (3-1) allowed one run on three hits in six innings while striking out eight as Brooklyn snapped a four-game losing streak. Lara took the New York-Penn League lead with 31 strikeouts. Dimas Ponce singled, Phillip Evans walked and Alex Sanchez -- who has hit safely in every road game this season -- responded with a line-drive single for a 1-0 lead in the first. Jake Stewart led off the bottom half with a solo homer. Lara, though, retired 16 in a row from that point. In the second inning, Stefan Sabol doubled and Brandon Nimmo worked a one-out walk. With Eudy Pina batting, a wild pitch advanced both runners. Pina then contributed an RBI groundout. Juan Gamboa added an RBI single for a 3-1 lead. The Cyclones capped the scoring in the fifth as Ponce worked a two-out walk, stole second and scored on Evans' single. Logan Taylor, the Mets' 11th-round pick last month, made his professional debut with a perfect seventh. Paul Sewald tossed a scoreless eighth. John Mincone earned his second save. Box

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Around the minors 4.14.12

April, 14, 2012
4/14/12
6:06
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PAWTUCKET 9, BUFFALO 6: Given new life in the fifth inning, the Red Sox scored five unearned runs to hand Buffalo its third straight loss and fifth in six games. The Herd was nursing a 2-1 advantage until Pawtucket loaded the bases with walks to Alex Hassan and Daniel Nava and an intentional free pass to Ryan Lavarnway. Two batters later, Lars Anderson hit a sharp grounder that made it through Herd first baseman Zach Lutz. The error allowed two runners to score as Pawtucket regained the lead. Two pitches later, top Red Sox prospect Will Middlebrook made the miscue really hurt with a three-run homer off reliever Jeff Stevens. After the Bisons cut the PawSox lead to 6-4, Pawtucket pulled away with three seventh-inning runs. All four hits in that rally were grounders that found their way through the infield. In defeat, Bobby Scales collected four hits for Buffalo and finished a triple away from the cycle. The veteran had a two-run homer in the seventh, during a failed comeback bid. Scales now leads all International League hitters with a .567 on-base percentage. Garrett Olson, who suffered the loss, was charged with four runs (one earned) in 4 1/3 innings. The Bisons bullpen allowed five runs (three earned) in 4 2/3 innings. Prior to the game, the Bisons activated catcher Jean Luc Blaquiere. Buffalo had a roster spot as infielder Josh Satin was placed on the Mets' 24-hour taxi-squad list. New in 2012, major league teams can place minor league players on a taxi squad for 24 hours as part of consideration for a promotion. That way, minor league teams can replace that player and play their game at full strength. Chuck James threw two scoreless relief innings to increase his season total to five scoreless frames spanning four appearances. Box

PORTLAND 5, BINGHAMTON 3: The Sea Dogs took advantage of seven walks -- three in the decisive sixth inning, during which Portland scored three runs and broke a tie. B-Mets starter Darin Gorski cruised through three innings. However, the southpaw ran into trouble in the fourth. Following a leadoff walk to Juan Carlos Linares and a wild pitch, Bryce Brentz laced an RBI double. Brentz scored on Oscar Tejeda’s double, giving Portland a 2-0 lead. Binghamton answered against Portland starter Billy Buckner in the fifth. Buckner walked Josh Rodriguez and Juan Centeno singled. Sean Kazmar then lined a two-run double off the left-center wall. The B-Mets nearly cracked a half-inning later. After Heiker Meneses was hit by Gorski, Derrik Gibson pushed a bunt up the third-base line. Gorski cleanly fielded the roller, but his throw to first tailed toward the runner. Gibson ran into Allan Dykstra’s left arm and the ball rolled down the line. When the dust settled, Portland had runners at second and third, Dykstra was pulled from the game and Gorski’s day was done. The southpaw struck out five while allowing two runs over four innings in a no-decision. Kevin Mulvey entered and escaped unscathed. After recording a strikeout, he walked Linares intentionally to load the bases. The gamble paid off when Brentz flied out and Reynaldo Rodriguez grounded out to end the inning. Binghamton threatened in the top of the sixth, but failed to come through against reliever Will Latimer. The lefty allowed the first two batters to reach, and move to second and third, but Latimer battled back to strand both. Mulvey (0-1) then walked the first three batters he faced on 14 pitches to load the bases in the bottom of the sixth. Edgar Ramirez entered and allowed a two-run double to Gibson to break the tie game. In the eighth, Juan Lagares greeted Josh Fields with a double and scored on Oswaldo Navarro’s single to cut Portland’s lead to two. The B-Mets loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth, but Fields caught Eric Campbell looking to end the game. The B-Mets (3-5) look for the series split Sunday. Greg Peavey gets the nod for Binghamton against right-hander Chris Balcom-Miller. Box

ST. LUCIE 2, PALM BEACH 1: Yohan Almonte limited Palm Beach to one run in 5 1/3 innings, while relievers Taylor Whitenton and Jeffrey Kaplan combined to strike out six and yield one hit the rest of the way. Wilmer Flores' sacrifice fly in the fifth broke a 1-all tie. Box

SAVANNAH 6, AUGUSTA 0: Domingo Tapia tossed seven scoreless innings and Marcos Camarena had two no-hit relief innings as the Gnats shut out Augusta for the second straight day. Savannah had a six-run fourth inning that included a two-run triple by T.J. Rivera as well as five walks, a passed ball and two wild pitches. Box

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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