New York Mets: Levi Michael

Minors 8.7.14: Boyd sinks Squirrels

August, 7, 2014
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ALBUQUERQUE 6, LAS VEGAS 2: Noah Syndergaard allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits and four walks while striking out four in five innings. He threw 102 pitches (64 strikes). Syndergaard had limited opponents to one earned run in 17 1/3 innings in his previous three starts. Jack Leathersich allowed one run on two hits and recorded one out in his return to Triple-A. Matt den Dekker went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a walk. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, RICHMOND 0: Jayce Boyd's two-run double in the eighth broke a scoreless tie and lifted the B-Mets to their second series sweep of Richmond this season.

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Matt Bowman tossed six innings and combined with Hansel Robles and Cody Satterwhite on the shutout. Against Jose Casilla in the eighth, Brian Burgamy smacked a one-out double and Darrell Ceciliani was intentionally walked. Boyd then doubled to left-center to plate both. In the ninth, Wilfredo Tovar produced a one-out double against Phil McCormick. T.J. Rivera then singled to cap the scoring. Bowman allowed five hits and struck out six. Richmond starter Ty Blach tossed seven scoreless innings. Robles (7-6) tossed two no-hit innings and struck out four of the six batters he faced to pick up the win. Satterwhite worked a perfect ninth for his 12th save. At 70-47, Binghamton achieved its high-water mark for the season. Ceciliani and Burgamy each extended season-long hitting streaks. Ceciliani has reached nine games. Burgamy has hit safely in 11 straight. Box

FORT MYERS 6, ST. LUCIE 2: The Miracle stole six bases and catcher Cam Maron committed three errors on stolen-base attempts. Miracle starter Ethan Mildren limited the

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Mets to solo homers from Gavin Cecchini and Jared King in six innings. The Miracle scored two runs in the first against Michael Fulmer. Levi Michael walked and stole second and Byron Buxton followed with an infield hit. Buxton then stole second. Maron’s throw skipped away from L.J. Mazzilli and into center field, allowing Michael to score. Later in the inning, Dalton Hicks had an RBI double for a 2-0 lead. In the third, Aderling Mejia led off with a single and stole second. This time Maron’s throw sailed high and Mejia advanced to third. He came home on a two-out infield single by Michael to make it 3-0. The Miracle took a four-run lead an inning later. Niko Goodrum singled with two outs and stole second. It was the fifth steal of the night for the Miracle. Michael then had an RBI single. Cecchini’s solo homer in the fifth cut St. Lucie's deficit to 4-1. King made it a two-run game in the sixth with a solo shot. However, the Miracle answered with an ugly seventh-inning run. Goodrum stole second on Buxton's strikeout and went to third on another throw from Maron that sailed into center. Center fielder Gilbert Gomez bobbled the ball. The lapse allowed Goodrum to score. Adam Brett Walker’s homer against Robert Coles made it 6-2 in the eighth. Fulmer was charged with four runs (three earned) on seven hits in five innings. He struck out seven and walked one. Maron went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Box

AUGUSTA 10, SAVANNAH 9 (10 innings): Augusta scored six runs in the eighth to force extra innings. Reliever Akeel Morris then suffered a walk-off loss in the 10th as catcher Colton Plaia was charged with interference on Randy Ortiz's game-ending single. Box

KINGSPORT 8, BRISTOL 7
KINGSPORT 3, BRISTOL 2: Luis Arrizurieta singled and Leon Canelon scored the tiebreaking run from second base in the ninth after a throwing error by third baseman Edgardo Munoz as the K-Mets won, 8-7, in the completion of a game suspended on July 14. Long Islander Jimmy Duff (2-0) retired all nine batters he faced, four via strikeout, with the game having resumed in the seventh inning. In the regularly scheduled game, Kingsport overcame a 1-0 deficit with a three-run eighth. Luis Ortega had a game-tying leadoff homer. Branden Kaupe had a two-out, two-run double. After Bristol pulled within a run and loaded the bases in the top of the ninth, Ismael Tijerina replaced Bryce Beeler with one out and got a game-ending double-play grounder. Starter Andrew Church allowed one run in six innings. Box 1, Box 2

BROOKLYN 4, MAHONING VALLEY 0: Martires Arias limited the Scrappers to two hits and three walks in six scoreless innings. Relievers Brad Wieck and Mike Hepple combined for three no-hit relief innings. Michael Conforto went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Conforto doubled and scored the opening run on Jhoan Urena's single in the fourth. Brooklyn added three eighth-inning runs. Conforto had an RBI single, Urena contributed a sacrifice fly and Tomas Nido also had an RBI single. Box

GCL METS 5, GCL CARDINALS 3: Starter Tyler Badamo, a 24th-round pick out of Dowling College on Long Island, allowed one run on three hits in five innings and earned his first professional win. Alex Palsha produced a scoreless ninth for his eighth save. The Mets took a 4-0 lead on Arnaldo Berrios' two-out RBI double and Enmanuel Zabala's ensuing RBI single in the second. Box

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Minors 8.6.14: Hefner lasts one inning

August, 6, 2014
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BINGHAMTON 5, RICHMOND 1: Brian Burgamy and Dustin Lawley homered and Greg Peavey picked up his team-leading ninth Eastern League win. Peavey (9-2) tossed 6 2/3

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scoreless innings and allowed three hits. Dilson Herrera departed the game in the sixth after getting caught stealing. He jammed a finger on a headfirst slide. Brandon Nimmo remained out of the lineup with hand soreness. He last played Sunday. Binghamton jumped on Richmond starter Chris Stratton with a three-run first inning that included a solo homer from Burgamy. Lawley then walked and moved to third on Darrell Ceciliani's single. Ceciliani stole second and the throw from catcher Tyler LaTorre went into center field, allowing Lawley to score. T.J. Rivera's single plated Ceciliani. Against Edwin Quirarte in the sixth, Binghamton built a 5-0 lead as Burgamy worked a two-out walk and Lawley homered. Richmond's lone run came in the ninth against Cody Satterwhite. Chase Huchingson recorded the final out of the seventh in relief of Peavey, but was ejected after the frame by plate umpire John Libka. Richmond hitting coach Ken Joyce was tossed in the same inning. Jon Velasquez tossed a scoreless eighth. At 69-47, Binghamton achieved its high-water mark of the season. Ceciliani and Burgamy extended season-high hitting streaks to eight and 10 games, respectively. Binghamton walked nine times. The B-Mets are 5-0 against Richmond in 2014. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, FORT MYERS 5: Miracle first baseman Dalton Hicks was unable to squeeze a throw from Niko Goodrum that would have ended the sixth inning, opening the floodgates

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in St. Lucie's comeback. The Mets took advantage of the miscue by scoring five runs on four hits and a walk to overcome a 5-1 deficit. After Hicks’ error, Gilbert Gomez produced a two-run double. Jeff McNeil then walked. Maikis De La Cruz singled home Gomez to bring the Mets within a run. L.J. Mazzilli followed with a game-tying single. Jared King made it three straight hits when a bloop into right field dropped to bring home De La Cruz and put the Mets in front. All the damage was done against starter Matt Tomshaw, who also had allowed a two-out RBI single to Gomez in the fourth. All six runs were unearned. Julian Hilario stranded the tying run on third base in the seventh when Stuart Turner popped out. Beck Wheeler tossed two scoreless innings to record his ninth save. Seth Lugo pitched five innings in relief to earn the win. He surrendered a two-run homer to Levi Michael as the Miracle took a 5-0 lead in the fourth, but no other damage. Jeremy Hefner, in his third Florida State League rehab start and sixth minor-league outing overall, lasted only one inning . He allowed three runs on three hits and walked two. He tossed 28 pitches. Gavin Cecchini went 3-for-3 with a walk. Gomez, De La Cruz and Mazzilli had two hits apiece. De La Cruz has five multi-hit performances in his past six games. Box

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SAVANNAH 5, CHARLESTON 3: Rob Whalen and Akeel Morris combined on a four-hit shutout in the opener. Whalen improved to 7-0 with a 1.42 ERA in the South Atlantic League. Morris handled the final five outs to notch his 13th save. Yeixon Ruiz doubled and scored on Dominic Smith's groundout in the first for the lone run the Gnats needed. In the nightcap, Jeff Glenn had a leadoff single and Stefan Sabol had a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to break a 3-all tie. Box 1, Box 2

MAHONING VALLEY 2, BROOKLYN 1 (12 innings): Luis Rengel surrendered a walk-off sacrifice fly to Leo Castillo in the bottom of the 12th. Brooklyn had evened the score at 1 in the eighth on John Mora's two-out RBI double. Brooklyn starter Scarlyn Reyes limited the Scrappers to two hits and a walk in six scoreless innings. Box

GCL MARLINS 6, GCL METS 1: Enmanuel Zabala's third-inning RBI single plated the Mets' lone run. Starter Jose Celas allowed two runs (one earned) in the first inning and ultimately departed trailing 2-1 in the fifth. Adonis Uceta was charged with four eighth-inning runs. Box

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Farm report: L.I.'s Matz flirts with no-no

April, 23, 2014
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Left-hander Steven Matz took a no-hit bid two outs into the sixth inning in his latest start for Class A St. Lucie, when a bunt single by Fort Myers’ Levi Michael ended that pursuit.

“I’m not really sure how it would have panned out,” said Matz, noting the staff likely would not have let him try to complete the game anyway and disregard a pitch limit.

As for a bunt breaking up the bid, Matz added: “It was a little frustrating. But he’s got to do what he’s got to do. It’s a 2-0 game in the sixth. He’s a leadoff hitter anyway, so I guess that’s part of his game.”


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A Stony Brook, Long Island, native, Matz is one of three New Yorkers on St Lucie’s roster. His batterymate in that no-hit bid was Hicksville product Cam Maron. Bronx-raised T.J. Rivera plays first and second base and currently leads the Florida State League in batting average at .400.

Matz and Maron played against each other in summer ball on Long Island growing up -- Matz with the Storm and Maron with the Astros. They currently are roommates with St. Lucie.

“New York is flourishing on this team,” Matz said.

Matz, added to the 40-man roster last winter, definitely opened eyes in big-league camp despite having no experience above low-A ball entering this season. One scout compared him to Jeremy Affeldt at the same age. Another scout suggested Matz could have seamlessly bypassed the Florida State League and jumped to Double-A Binghamton to open this season. (That was not a consideration because the Mets wanted to start Matz in warm weather after he missed most of his first two pro seasons with a lengthy recovery from Tommy John surgery.)

Matz, the Mets’ top pick in the 2009 draft (second round, 72nd overall), tossed two scoreless Grapefruit League innings while in big-league camp. He surrendered one two hits and one walk while striking out five in a pair of appearances against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Matz struck out Yadier Molina, the first batter the young southpaw ever faced in a Grapefruit League game.

A scout at that game had Matz at 94-95 mph with a high changeup at 85 mph and a rolling curveball at 78-80 mph.

“Facing him was pretty cool -- just the whole atmosphere, being around big-league guys,” Matz said. “The St. Louis Cardinals were in the World Series last year. And I’m in the other dugout.”

So far this season, Matz is 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA in three starts. He has logged 18 innings and allowed 14 hits, three walks and a hit batsmen while striking out 17.

“This year I really want to focus on going deeper into games,” said Matz, who logged 106 1/3 innings in 21 regular-season starts with Savannah in 2013. “Last year, especially the first half of the year, I wasn’t very efficient with my pitches. My walks were up a little bit (3.2 per nine innings) -- not crazy.

“My last outing I was pretty happy with how many groundballs I was able to get. My walks have been down. So I’m happy with that.”

The best news with Matz is that Tommy John surgery is now an afterthought. He underwent the ligament-replacement procedure on May 18, 2010. Because of a long recovery, he did not appear in his first regular-season minor-league game until June 20, 2012.

“It’s definitely in the rearview mirror,” Matz said. “I’ve got a good season and a half under my belt. My elbow hasn’t given me any problems at all. I really don’t even think about it much anymore.”

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Average: Allan Dykstra, Vegas, .419; T.J. Rivera, St. Lucie, .400; Brandon Nimmo, St. Lucie, .380; Matt Reynolds, Binghamton, .364; Matt Clark, Binghamton, .354; Eric Campbell, Vegas, .346; Dilson Herrera, St. Lucie, .338; Jeff McNeil, Savannah, .333; Darrell Ceciliani, Binghamton, .327; Zach Lutz, Vegas, .299.

Homers: Brian Burgamy, Binghamton, 4; Matt Clark, Binghamton, 4.

RBIs: T.J. Rivera, St. Lucie, 21; Eric Campbell, Vegas, 18; Allan Dykstra, Vegas, 18; Aderlin Rodriguez, St. Lucie, 15.

Steals: Patrick Biondi, Savannah, 5; Jared King, Savannah, 4; Jeff McNeil, Savannah, 4; Stefan Sabol, Savannah, 4.

ERA: Hansel Robles, Binghamton, 1.23; Rainy Lara, Binghamton, 1.47; Robert Gsellman, Savannah, 1.56; Jacob deGrom, Vegas, 1.57; Steven Matz, St. Lucie, 2.00; Darin Gorski, Binghamton, 2.30; John Gant, Savannah, 3.50; Rafael Montero, Vegas, 3.80; Luis Cessa, St. Lucie, 4.24; Matt Koch, St. Lucie, 4.86.

Wins: Josh Edgin, Vegas, 3.

Saves: Jeff Walters, Vegas, 5; Chasen Bradford, Binghamton, 3; Randy Fontanez, St. Lucie, 3; Robert Coles, Savannah, 2; Beck Wheeler, St. Lucie, 2.

Strikeouts: Rafael Montero, Vegas, 24; Jacob deGrom, Vegas, 21; Dana Eveland, Vegas, 20; Hansel Robles, Binghamton, 19; Darin Gorski, Binghamton, 18.

Short hops

• First baseman Allan Dykstra was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday. Dykstra is a former first-round pick of the Padres under Paul DePodesta, who was part of a change-of-scenery trade for Eddie Kunz on March 29, 2011. Dykstra’s .419 average ranks seventh in all of minor-league baseball. His .561 on-base percentage ranks first. Dykstra, 26, was playing winter ball with Magallanes in Venezuela when he suffered a fractured fibula on Nov. 14.

• After deliberation, the Mets decided to have 18-year-old Dominic Smith break camp with low-A Savannah rather than have the 2013 first-round pick remain in extended spring training (like 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini had done the previous year). So far, Smith is off to a slow start with the Gnats. The first baseman is hitting .175 (10-for-57) with five walks and no extra-base hits through 16 games.

• Fans can catch Smith and Cecchini with the Gnats this weekend in their only Northeast appearance of the season. Savannah has a four-game series at Lakewood, N.J., beginning Thursday.

• Lefty-throwing Charley Thurber, a 39th-round pick out of the University of Tennessee in 2011 as an outfielder, is converting to pitching in extended spring training. Thurber, 24, hit .227 with five homers and 39 RBIs in 277 at-bats with St. Lucie in 2013. The Mets had seen Thurber throw off a mound during a pre-draft workout, although the Elmira, N.Y., native was not a pitcher for the Vols.

• First baseman Brandon Allen, who suffered a calf strain and was confined to a boot in big-league camp during spring training, should join Las Vegas soon. Allen has appeared in four games with St. Lucie since returning from the injury (two at first base, one at DH and one in right field). The 28-year-old lefty hitter has appeared in 116 big-league games over four seasons with the Diamondbacks, Athletics and Rays.

Noah Syndergaard has a 4.95 ERA through four starts with Vegas, although Mets personnel suggest those struggles are just an inevitable adjustment period to the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.

• Although the Mets do plan to expose Vegas pitchers such as Jacob deGrom and Rafael Montero to relief work in Triple-A, that is not coming imminently. DeGrom is off to a particularly hot start with the 51s. He is 2-0 with a 1.57 ERA in four starts. In 23 innings, he has allowed 16 hits and six walks while striking out 21. He has surrendered only one homer.

Zack Thornton, the right-handed reliever acquired from the Pirates in the trade for Ike Davis, made his Mets debut with Vegas on Sunday. He allowed a solo homer and two other hits while striking out one in two innings.

Minors 4.17.14: Bowman, Matz dominate

April, 17, 2014
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LAS VEGAS 6, RENO 0: 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 and contributed two scoreless innings, allowing two walks and a hit. He coaxed an inning-ending double play to escape a bases-loaded jam in the seventh. Allan Dykstra continued his tear with a two-run homer in a five-run fourth inning. Wilmer Flores went 2-for-5 and drove in three runs. Las Vegas has won six straight to improve to 12-3. 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. MLB veteran Brandon Allen, who injured a calf in big-league camp with the Mets, played first base and went 1-for-4 with a walk. 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 4.11.14: Lara, Burgamy fuel B-Mets

April, 12, 2014
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FRESNO 5, LAS VEGAS 1: Logan Verrett surrendered four runs on eight hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings. Vic Black pitched a scoreless inning with a walk and two strikeouts in his return from the disabled list for a pinched nerve in his neck. The lone Vegas run came on Kirk Nieuwenhuis' first-inning single, which plated Matt den Dekker. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, NEW HAMPSHIRE 0: Rainy Lara faced one over the minimum in seven scoreless innings, Brian Burgamy homered twice and Matt Clark also went deep as the B-Mets won their fifth straight. Binghamton broke a scoreless tie in the fourth against Scott Copeland on the first of Burgamy's two long balls. Kenny Wilson became the first player to

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reach against Lara with a single to open the fourth, but he was erased when Lara picked him off. Ryan Schimpf followed with a two-out shot off the right-field wall, but was gunned down by Cory Vaughn trying to stretch the hit into a double. The B-Mets broke the game open in the seventh against the Fisher Cats bullpen. Clark greeted reliever Tony Davis with a leadoff homer in the seventh. After a pair of walks, Xorge Carrillo produced an RBI single, Wilfredo Tovar had a sac fly and Darrell Ceciliani capped the inning with a run-scoring single. After surrendering two hits in the fourth, Lara retired seven straight. Jon Berti reached on an infield single in the seventh, but was left on second when Lara (2-0) induced a pair of flyouts. Burgamy struck again in the eighth, against Wil Browning. The third baseman launched his third homer of the series. Cody Satterwhite and Chasen Bradford each tossed an inning of scoreless relief. Lara allowed three hits, struck out three and issued no walks. Burgamy’s two-homer night was the first by a B-Met since Tovar went deep twice against Altoona on Aug. 7, 2013. Binghamton’s 6-2 start is its best since opening the 2006 season 7-1. Ceciliani extended his season-opening hitting streak to six games with an RBI single in the eighth. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, FORT MYERS 3: Cam Maron broke a 3-all tie with one out in the eighth when he belted a 3-1 pitch from Matt Tomshaw into center field to score Aderlin Rodriguez from second base. The Mets added a pair of insurance runs later in the frame. Levi Michael’s throw home from second was wild and Maron scored. Maikis De La Cruz then hit a sac fly to plate Eudy Pina. The Mets (4-4) have now won three straight. Randy Fontanez worked a perfect ninth with a pair of strikeouts to earn his first save. Bret Mitchell pitched a scoreless seventh and eighth to earn the win. Starter Steven Matz allowed three runs (two earned) in six innings. He struck out six, walked one and surrendered five hits. Dilson Herrera led off the bottom of the first with a double and Brandon Nimmo followed with a run-scoring single. The 1-0 lead lasted until the fourth. The Miracle loaded the bases with no outs. Matz nearly escaped unscathed. He got Adam Brett Walker to fly out. Stuart Turner then grounded to third, but Rodriguez successfully threw home to record an out and preserve the Mets' lead. However, Niko Goodrum followed by belting a two-out, two-run single to put the Miracle up, 2-1. The Miracle added another run in the fifth, when Jonathan Murphy -- the brother of Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy -- reached on an error and later stole home. The Mets tied the score in their half of the fifth. Nimmo singled in Phillip Evans to make it 3-2. Then, with two outs, Jairo Perez grounded a ball to third that Goodrum kicked into center field, allowing Nimmo to score. Herrera, Nimmo, Rivera and Evans had two hits apiece. Rivera now has four multihit games in seven games this season. Box

SAVANNAH 4, ROME 1: Robert Gsellman limited Rome to one unearned run on six hits and a walk in seven innings. Robert Coles handled the final four outs for his second save. He inherited two runners in scoring position in the eighth and produced a strikeout to maintain a three-run lead. Stefan Sabol and Victor Cruzado had two RBIs apiece. Sabol had opened the scoring in the first with a two-run single. Cruzado had a two-run triple in the third that plated Sabol and Dominic Smith. Box

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Minors 5.2.13: Gnats grab sole hold of 1st

May, 3, 2013
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RENO 5, LAS VEGAS 1: Collin McHugh surrendered four runs, including a two-run homer by Brad Snyder, in five innings. McHugh (2-2) allowed seven hits, walked two and struck out four as his ERA rose to 3.57 with his second straight loss. Josh Satin started in left field -- his first outfield action in his six pro seasons. The 51s' lone run came in the third on Wilmer Flores' single, which plated Satin to open the game's scoring. Box

ERIE 9, BINGHAMTON 1: Erie starter Kyle Lobstein took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. The B-Mets were held to a season-low two hits. The SeaWolves grabbed an early lead, plating the first run of the game three batters in against B-Mets starter Logan Verrett. Daniel Fields singled, stole second and scored on a double from Ramon Cabrera. Erie put the game out of reach with five runs in the fifth. The first four batters singled. Marcus Lemon contributed an RBI single. Two runs came home when Cabrera beat a potential inning-ending double play with the bases loaded. Tyler Collins capped the inning with a two-run homer. Verrett (4-1) was tagged for six runs on eight hits and no walks in six innings in his first Double-A loss. He struck out one -- the fewest in any of his pro starts. Erie kept the offense going against reliever Josh Edgin in the seventh. Hernan Perez tripled and Cabrera walked. Collins then blasted his second homer of the game and fourth of the series to give Erie a 9-0 lead. Binghamton finally ended Lobstein's no-hit bid in the seventh. After a throwing error and a walk put two aboard, Cesar Puello dumped a two-out single into right field. The hit, which extended Puello’s hitting streak to nine games, plated Josh Rodriguez with Binghamton’s lone run. Outfielder Cory Vaughn remained sidelined. He should be out up to a week with elbow soreness. Box

FORT MYERS 3, ST. LUCIE 2: T.J. Chism walked Levi Michael with one out and the bases loaded to score Kyle Knudson from third in the bottom of the ninth and end the game.

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Doug Mientkiewicz-managed Fort Myers improved to 22-4. Miguel Sano had a two-out, game-tying single against Mets reliever Randy Fontanez in the eighth to make it 2-2. St. Lucie starter Alex Panteliodis tossed five quality innings, allowing only a solo homer, in his Florida State League debut. Pedro Felicano pitched a scoreless sixth and induced an inning-ending double play on a diving stop by second baseman T.J. Rivera. Feliciano allowed a walk and single. Dustin Lawley ripped a double in the first to score Matt Reynolds and give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Aderlin Rodriguez had a sac fly to score Rivera in the fifth for a 2-1 advantage. Noah Syndergaard starts Friday for St. Lucie. Box

SAVANNAH 5, KANNAPOLIS 3: After a 92-minute rain delay at the start, the Gnats needed just 2:04 to earn their eighth win in nine games. With losses by Augusta and Asheville, the Gnats are alone in first place for the first time all season. The Gnats took a 4-3 lead in the sixth. Jayce Boyd led off with a sharp one-hopper that shortstop Jean Almanzar booted. Kevin Plawecki drove in Boyd with a double -- his league-leading 16th two-bagger of the year. Trailing 3-0, Savannah had evened the score with a three-run fourth. Eudy Pina and Yucarybert De La Cruz singled to begin the frame. Boyd plated both with his 10th double this season. Boyd scored the tying run on a wild pitch by Kannapolis starter Myles Jaye. The Intimidators built a 3-0 lead through three innings against Savannah starter Gabriel Ynoa, who nonetheless hung in though seven innings for his third win. The Intimidators used a pair of solo homers -- by Brett Tanner leading off the second inning and by Kale Kiser with one out in the third -- to hurt Ynoa. However, the 19-year-old hurler steadied himself and faced the minimum over his final four innings. He struck out eight and did not walk a batter. 2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo sat out for a second straight game with mild hand soreness. Box

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Law: Mets eye Taylors at No. 13

June, 5, 2011
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ESPN's Keith Law lists (l to r) Texas' Taylor Jungmann, Georgia Tech's Jed Bradley and LSU's Mikie Mahtook as potential picks at No. 13.
The Mets select 13th in the draft on Monday night, and also picked up a compensatory pick at No. 44 for losing Pedro Feliciano as a free agent to the Yankees.

ESPN draft guru Keith Law projects the Mets taking Taylor Guerreri, a right-handed pitcher from Spring Valley High School in South Carolina. Law adds: The club's new mandate is to take pitching. Taylor Jungmann would be the choice over Guerrieri if he's available; Jed Bradley is another option. Preferred bats are still Levi Michael, Mikie Mahtook and Javier Baez.

Here are possible selections. If you have ESPN Insider access, click here for a full first-round draft projection from Law.

The draft begins at 7 p.m. Monday, with the first round and supplemental picks on the opening night.

Taylor Guerrieri, RHP, Spring Valley HS (S.C.)
Law says: Guerrieri is one of the top prep arms in this year's draft, showing huge velocity with a knockout curveball and a good frame. I've had scouts tell me it's the best raw stuff of any high school pitcher in this draft, sitting 92-97 in most outings with a knockout breaking ball and a body to match. More in Insider here.

Taylor Jungmann, RHP, University of Texas
Law says: Jungmann is one of several three-year performers among college pitchers in this year's draft, and he does it while looking like he isn't even breaking a sweat. Jungmann can sit 91-93 but go back for 94-95 whenever he wants it, and he pairs it with a hammer curveball at 75-78 with two-plane break. More in Insider here.

Jed Bradley, LHP, Georgia Tech
Law says: Bradley has the size, arm strength, and left-handedness that scouts love to see, making him a clear first-rounder this year, while the lack of an average breaking ball is raising questions about his long-term ceiling. More in Insider here.

Levi Michael, SS, University of North Carolina
Law says: Michael has established himself as the best college shortstop in this year's draft, although the competition for that title wasn't very strong. But as a switch-hitter who can run and has shown he can handle the position he's almost certain to go in the first round. More in Insider here.

Mikie Mahtook, OF, LSU
Law says: Mahtook entered the year as a safe, high-probability college bat who could play up the middle and would hit enough to be an everyday guy. But in a year when new BBCOR bats have power numbers down all over the country he's ratcheted up his own power output, establishing himself as a five-tool player with some star potential. More in Insider here.

Javier Baez, SS, Arlington Country Day, Jacksonville (Fla.).
Law says: Baez has crazy bat speed and big future power potential, but needs to find a position and show a little more energy on the field. At the plate Baez unleashes on every pitch with a max-effort swing that, when he squares a ball up, produces loud, hard contact. He doesn't shorten up or ever use another approach beyond "swing with all you've got," and he can get too power-happy and start to swing uphill. More in Insider here.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.299 9 52 70
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 23
RBIL. Duda 69
RD. Murphy 70
OPSL. Duda .841
WB. Colon 11
ERAZ. Wheeler 3.48
SOZ. Wheeler 148