New York Mets: Manny Machado

Around the minors 6.29.12

June, 29, 2012
6/29/12
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BUFFALO 8, LOUISVILLE 0: Matt Harvey pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out nine. He retired the first 14 batters, until Paul Janish singled with two out in the fifth. Harvey allowed only three batters to reach, on two hits and a walk. Harvey now has an International League-leading 96 strikeouts. His seven wins lead the Bisons. Oswaldo Navarro, Matt den Dekker and Josh Rodriguez all delivered solo homers. It was Navarro's first long ball this season. Rodriguez went 4-for-5 and scored three runs. He is hitting .375 (11-for-29) with three homers and five RBIs since being called up from Double-A Binghamton on June 21. Brad Emaus went 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Den Dekker has hit four homers since a June 12 promotion from the B-Mets. Box

BOWIE 8, BINGHAMTON 5: The Baysox scored 33 runs and collected 49 hits in the four-game series while extending the B-Mets' home losing streak to six games. Dustin Martin's two-run homer off Zach Clark staked the B-Mets to an early lead. Binghamton starter Greg Peavey carried that advantage into the fifth, when his scoreless effort ended. No. 9 hitter Jai Miller squeaked a two-out, two-run homer over the right-field wall to even the score. Bowie took the lead for good with a three-run sixth. Manny Machado made Peavey pay for issuing two walks by stroking a two-run double. Rhyne Hughes followed with an RBI double. Armando Rodriguez surrendered a solo homer in the seventh. Clark settled in after Martin’s homer and retired 14 of the next 15 B-Mets. The stretch came to an end when he walked Eric Campbell to start the seventh. After a single by Wilmer Flores, Travis Ozga provided a two-out RBI single and Sean Kazmar cut the deficit to two with a run-scoring double. Reliever Robert Hinton entered and induced Juan Lagares to ground out to end the inning, stranding the tying run on second. In the eighth, Bowie's Robbie Widlansky singled, moved to second on a throwing error by catcher Francisco Pena, took third on a single and scored on a sac fly. Trailing by three, the B-Mets loaded the bases on three singles in the eighth. They only scratched across one run, on Martin's groundout. Pena struck out to end the inning. After the Baysox added one more run in the ninth against Edgar Ramirez, the B-Mets went down in order against Kyler Newby. Peavey (3-5) surrendered five runs on eight hits over six innings. The B-Mets (36-42) continue their eight-game homestand against Altoona. Zack Wheeler pitches Saturday. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, JUPITER 2 (12 innings): Alonzo Harris Jr. opened the 12th with a triple and scored on Rylan Sandoval's single to break a 4-all tie. Cory Vaughn pushed the lead to two runs later in the frame with a sacrifice fly. Sandoval earlier produced a solo homer. Relievers John Church, Adam Kolarek, Jeffrey Walters and Taylor Whitenton combined for six scoreless innings. T.J. Rivera went 4-for-5. Box

SAVANNAH 6, AUGUSTA 2: Michael Fulmer (5-4) limited Augusta to two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out six in six innings. Dustin Lawley had two RBIs. Box

BLUEFIELD 12, KINGSPORT 3: Starter Christian Montgomery allowed six runs (five earned) on four hits and three walks in three innings. Box

BROOKLYN 5, ABERDEEN 2: The Cyclones tagged Aberdeen starter Cameron Coffey for four third-inning runs, fueled by Phillip Evans' two-out, two-run homer. Following the long ball, Kevin Plawecki was hit by a pitch and scored on Cole Frenzel's triple. Frenzel scored when Stefan Sabol doubled. Brooklyn starter Rainy Lara retired the first 12 batters he faced before surrendering a leadoff triple to Torsten Boss in the fifth. Cameron Edman's ensuing RBI single cut Brooklyn's lead to 4-1. Jerome Pena knocked Lara from the game in the sixth with a two-out solo homer. Lara struck out 10 in 5 2/3 innings. Lara became the 22nd player in Cyclones history to strike out 10 or more in a game, and the first since A.J. Pinera on Aug. 12, 2010 at Auburn. Brooklyn reliever Beck Wheeler took over in the sixth and walked Will Howard. Howard stole second, but Wheeler struck out Boss to end the inning. Back-to-back doubles by Frenzel and Sabol in the eighth gave the Cyclones a 5-2 lead. Frenzel went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Frenzel entered the game with a .486 on-base percentage, which ranked third in the New York-Penn League. Princeton product Matt Bowman picked up his first pro save, striking out three and walking a batter in the ninth. Box

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Around the minors 6.28.12

June, 28, 2012
6/28/12
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BUFFALO 4, LOUISVILLE 2: Jack Egbert tossed two no-hit innings to earn the win in relief of Collin McHugh. In the third, Oswaldo Navarro tripled and scored on McHugh's groundout to open the scoring. Louisville evened the score a half-inning later on back-to-back doubles by Joey Gathright and Mike Costanzo. Bats starter Sean Gallagher's control issues allowed the Bisons to retake the lead in the bottom half of the frame. Josh Satin, Fred Lewis, Valentino Pascucci and Josh Rodriguez consecutively walked to give the Bisons a 2-1 lead. Lucas May tacked on another run with a sacrifice fly. Navarro's RBI single in the sixth accounted for the game's final run. McHugh held the Bats hitless through three innings, but he was unable to complete five innings and be eligible for his first Triple-A win. He was pulled without recording an out in the fifth after walking leadoff batter Daryl Jones, then surrendering singles to ex-Met Willie Harris and Kristopher Negron and hitting Gathright with a pitch. McHugh was charged with two runs on four hits and three walks in four-plus innings. Pascucci walked three times. His 61 bases on balls rank second in the International League. Box

BOWIE 8, BINGHAMTON 6: The B-Mets scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth without a hit, but fell short. Pinch-hitter Francisco Pena, representing the tying run, struck out against reliever Pedro Viola to end the ballgame. The B-Mets walked nine times and collected 11 hits, but stranded 11 and went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position. Jefry Marte gave Binghamton its first lead of the year against Bowie with an RBI single against Bobby Bundy in the first. Wilmer Flores followed with a sac fly and added a run-scoring single in the third, giving Binghamton a 3-0 lead. The Baysox stormed back in the fourth against B-Mets starter Darin Gorski. Josh Barfield singled to spur a four-hit rally. Run-scoring singles by Manny Machado and Buck Britton got Bowie to within one, and an RBI fielder’s choice by Zelous Wheeler tied the score at 3. Catcher Juan Centeno allowed Britton to score the go-ahead run from third when he airmailed a throw to second on a fake steal by Wheeler. Bundy’s night came to an abrupt end in the fourth. With two outs, Marte seared a line drive off the righty’s left leg for a single. Bundy was helped off the field and replaced by Eddie Gamboa.

Gorski rebounded from the rocky fourth and faced the minimum over his final two innings. He allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits in six innings. He was taken off the hook when the B-Mets fought back to tie the score in sixth against Gamboa. Ryan Fraser took over for Gorski in the seventh and posted a perfect inning before running into trouble in the eighth. Antoan Richardson walked, advanced on a sac bunt and groundout and scored on a passed ball by Centeno. Trailing by a run, Binghamton threatened in the eighth, but Reese Havens struck out looking to strand two in scoring position. In the ninth, the Baysox tagged Robert Carson for three runs. Clayton Schrader then entered and got Binghamton back in the game, walking all three he faced. Viola replaced him and walked Dustin Martin to force in a run. Viola then induced Wilfredo Tover to bounce into a run-scoring double play before striking out Pena to end the ballgame. Fraser (1-1) suffered his first loss as a B-Met. Box

JUPITER 11, ST. LUCIE 4: Chase Huchingson was charged with nine runs (seven earned) on 11 hits in five innings. St. Lucie had built a 4-0 lead behind an RBI groundout by Juan Torres and run-scoring single by T.J. Rivera in the second and a two-run triple by Rafael Fernandez an inning later. Box

CHARLESTON 5, SAVANNAH 4: The Gnats committed four errors as starter Jacob DeGrom allowed four runs (one earned) in 5 2/3 innings. Aderlin Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in the loss. Savannah pulled within a run in the ninth on consecutive inning-opening doubles by Dustin Lawley, Brian Harrison and Rodriguez. Gregory Pron, pinch running for Rodriguez, advanced to third on ZeErika McQueen's groundout. But Pron was stranded there when Albert Cordero and Yucarybert De La Cruz also grounded out. Box

KINGSPORT 4, BLUEFIELD 3: First-round pick Gavin Cecchini went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Shane Bay tossed two scoreless, no-hit relief innings to earn his first professional save. Box

ABERDEEN 5, BROOKLYN 2: Scheduled start Julian Hilario was scratched, leading third-round pick Matt Koch from Louisville to make his pro debut. Koch lasted 1 2/3 innings and surrendered three runs. He unraveled the second, walking two and hitting a batter to open the frame. Beck Wheeler entered with two outs and recorded the inning's final out when the ball hit a baserunner to hold the deficit at 3-0. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 6.27.12

June, 27, 2012
6/27/12
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BUFFALO 9, LOUISVILLE 4: On the day he officially became one of three Bisons selections to the Triple-A All-Star Game, which Buffalo will host July 11, Valentino Pascucci broke out of a funk in a big way. Pascucci went 3-for-3 with three doubles, five RBIs and a walk as the Bisons snapped a seven-game losing streak. Matt Harvey and closer Fernando Cabrera will join Pascucci as All-Stars. On Wednesday, Josh Satin evened the score at 3 in the third with a single that plated Jordany Valdespin, who had tripled. Rob Johnson then gave Buffalo the lead an inning later with a solo homer. In the fifth, Pascucci doubled to drive in Satin and increase the lead to 5-3. Pascucci's three-run double in the sixth gave Buffalo a six-run cushion. "I've been trying lately to get out of my struggles," said Pascucci, who had been 1-for-22 in his previous six games. "It felt good to get hits, and hit them over the fielder instead of right at them," Pascucci said. Left-hander Garrett Olson tossed 6 1/3 innings and allowed three runs on seven hits. Olson notched his first win since June 7. Box

BOWIE 7, BINGHAMTON 3: Bowie wasted little time grabbing the lead, scoring three runs in the first against starter Gonzalez Germen. Antoan Richardson led off with a single, stole second and scored on a double by Josh Barfield, the first of his three RBIs. Two batters later, Manny Machado launched his second homer of the series. After being kept in check by starter Tim Bascom for two innings, the B-Mets produced a two-out rally in the third. Juan Lagares singled, advanced on a walk and scored on Jefry Marte’s single. Wilmer Flores cut the deficit to one by blasting a solo homer, his first long ball in Double-A, in the fourth inning. Germen ultimately allowed four runs on six hits while striking out three. Jeff Stevens took over in the sixth and posted two perfect frames. Trailing by two, the B-Mets threatened in the seventh against reliever Chris Petrini. Lagares walked and Reese Havens supplied a two-out single, but the rally stalled when Marte bounced back to the mound to start an inning-ending double play. After Bowie extended the lead with three runs against Erik Turgeon, Petrini closed things out. His only blemish was an RBI single by Lagares in the ninth. Bascom (4-5) snapped a six-game winless streak, earning his first victory since May 19. Germen (4-5) watched his three-game winning streak end. Box

DAYTONA 12, ST. LUCIE 1: The Cubs pounded out 17 hits and pulled away with a six-run fifth. Blake Forsythe went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the eighth inning to account for the lone run. Rylan Sandoval went 2-for-5 and scored on Forsythe's hit. Yohan Almonte allowed a season-high 11 runs and 12 hits in five innings with one walk and one strikeout. Matt Szczur hit a grand slam off Almonte in the fifth to give the Cubs an 11-0 lead. Taylor Whitenton pitched two innings and gave up one run and four hits and recorded one strikeout. Adam Kolarek tossed a pair of scoreless innings. Box

CHARLESTON 8, SAVANNAH 5: Randy Fontanez was charged with three unearned runs in the bottom of the eighth as Charleston completed a comeback. Charleston loaded the bases on a pair of singles and a walk with none out in the frame before left fielder Dustin Lawley and shortstop Ismael Tijerina committed errors. Cam Maron's first-inning homer had staked Savannah to an early lead. Aderlin Rodriguez's three-run shot in the sixth put the Gnats ahead, 5-2. Starter Logan Verrett was charged with five runs in 6 2/3 innings. Box

DANVILLE 8, KINGSPORT 1: Starter Persio Reyes allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings. Eris Peguero went 3-for-4 with a double and drove in the lone K-Mets run in the loss. Box

BROOKLYN 4, HUDSON VALLEY 1: Starter Hansel Robles tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings and Tyler Vanderheiden notched his third save with a scoreless ninth. The Cyclones built a 4-0 lead behind an RBI groundout from Nelfi Zapata in the second, Phillip Evans' run-scoring fielder's-choice groundout and an error in the third, and Eudy Pina's RBI single in the fourth. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 6.26.12

June, 27, 2012
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LOUISVILLE 5, BUFFALO 3: Jenrry Mejia and Fernando Cabrera allowed two runs apiece as the Bisons failed to protect a 3-1 lead entering the eighth and lost their seventh straight. Mejia, who was charged with two runs on two hits and two walks in one inning, now has a 14.40 ERA in six relief appearances with the Bisons. He pitched to three batters in the eighth, in his second inning of work, and retired none before Cabrera entered. Cabrera suffered his first blown save in 16 chances this season. With the score tied entering the ninth, Louisville loaded the bases with one out. Cabrera then walked Daniel Dorn to score Felix Perez. Bill Rhinehart added a sacrifice fly. Buffalo starter Jeurys Familia rebounded from a rough outing at Norfolk, allowing one run on six hits and two walks while striking out three in five innings. With Buffalo trailing 1-0, Matt den Dekker homered to even the score. With the bases loaded in the fourth, Raul Reyes scored on a passed ball to give the Bisons the lead. The Bisons placed Josh Satin and Fred Lewis in scoring position in the seventh and Matt Tuiasosopo doubled. Satin scored for a 3-1 lead, but Lewis was thrown out at the plate. Den Dekker's third homer for the Bisons was his ninth extra-base hit in 13 hits since being promoted. Box

BOWIE 10, BINGHAMTON 1: Starter Cory Mazzoni (0-1) struggled in his home B-Mets debut, allowing seven runs (six hits) on a career-high 10 hits over six innings. Adrian Rosario fared no better, surrendering three runs on four hits while walking two in one inning. Brad Holt did post two scoreless innings. The Baysox took the lead on a three-run homer from Manny Machado in the first inning. In the sixth, they scored three runs on five hits, highlighted by a solo homer by Robbie Widlansky and RBI double by Buck Britton. Making his first start for the Baysox in 2012, left-hander Rick Zagone cruised through six innings, facing two over the minimum. The B-Mets' lone offensive highlight was provided by Eric Campbell in the seventh with his fifth homer this season. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, DAYTONA 3 (12 innings): Alonzo Harris Jr. had four hits and singled to score Travis Taijeron in the bottom of the 12th. Taijeron was drilled by a pitch with one out. Robbie Shields singled to place runners at first and second with two outs. Harris, who finished 4-for-7 with two RBIs and a run scored, then line a hit to center. The Mets had a 2-0 lead entering the eighth, but the Cubs pushed across a pair of runs to tie the score, then jumped ahead on an RBI triple by Arismendy Alcantara in the ninth. The Mets rallied in the bottom half send it into extra innings. Harris ripped a leadoff double. Rylan Sandoval followed with a game-tying RBI single. Shields went 4-for-5 with an RBI and walk while Sandoval finished 3-for-6 with an RBI. Blake Forsythe and Taijeron each had two hits. Tyler Pill tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out six in his fourth Florida State League start. He allowed five hits and walked one. Jack Leathersich allowed three runs on three hits in 1 2/3 innings with two walks and three strikeouts. John Church contributed two scoreless innings. Hamilton Bennett notched his seventh victory in relief. He tossed a scoreless 12th. Box

CHARLESTON 7, SAVANNAH 6 (10 innings): Chasen Bradford surrendered a single to Francisco Arcia in the bottom of the 10th that scored Cito Culver with the winning run. Culver had reached on an error by second baseman Brandon Brown. Savannah squandered a 6-2 lead when Jared West was charged with four seventh-inning runs. Gilbert Gomez, Cam Maron and Brian Harrison had three hits apiece in the loss. Box

DANVILLE 5, KINGSPORT 3: Left-hander Steven Matz, the organization's top pick in 2009, limited Danville to two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk in five innings but suffered his first professional loss. Gavin Cecchini went 2-for-4 with a triple and RBI and Tomas Nido also had two hits in the loss. Corey Oswalt allowed three runs in three relief innings. Box

HUDSON VALLEY 4, BROOKLYN 2: Luis Cessa's strong start was undermined by three unearned runs in the seventh as a 2-1 lead slipped away. In the second inning, Brooklyn's Kevin Plawecki walked, Stefan Sabol singled and Jeff Glenn walked to load the bases with none out. Cole Frenzel then singled to score Plawecki. After Dimas Ponce struck out, Eudy Pina singled to plate Sabol and make it 2-0. After Cessa surrendered a run to Hudson Valley in the third, the right-hander kept the Renegades off the scoreboard the remainder of his outing. Dawrin Frias then pitched a scoreless sixth, but ran into trouble in the seventh. After a one-out single by Justin O’Conner, Frias walked Leonardo Reginatto. Thomas Coyle then hit a shot in the direction of the sure-handed first baseman Frenzel. But when the former Arizona Wildcat tried to turn two, his throw to second eluded Phillip Evans and went sailing into left field, allowing the tying run to score. A wild pitch to Deshun Dixon allowed Reginatto to cross the plate. Coyle's sacrifice fly pushed across another run. Box

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