New York Mets: Marcos Frias

Around the minors 8.1.12

August, 1, 2012
HARRISBURG 3, BINGHAMTON 2: Harrisburg took the lead in the second inning with a two-out rally against B-Mets starter Gonzalez Germen and never trailed. Justin Bloxom doubled and scored on Devin Ivany's single. Dustin Martin’s bobble in left allowed Ivany to take second, setting the stage for Jonathan Tucker's RBI single. The B-Mets were kept in check through the first four innings by starter Kevin Pucetas, who allowed only two baserunners. Binghamton broke through in the fifth. Wilfredo Tovar doubled, took third on a groundout and scored when Germen singled. Against Germen in the sixth, James Skelton singled and scored on Zach Walters’ two-out triple. Pucetas’ night ended after five innings. Paul Demny posted a scoreless sixth and handed off to Marcos Frias in the seventh. Martin helped the B-Mets scratch within a run after a leadoff single. He took second on a sac bunt and, with two outs and pinch-hitter Wilmer Flores at the plate, scampered to third on a wild pitch. Martin scored when the throw from Ivany, the catcher, sailed past Tim Pahuta. The B-Mets failed to get another runner into scoring position. Juan Lagares reached on a bunt single in the eighth against Hector Nelo, but was thrown out attempting to steal. Reese Havens followed with a walk, but was erased on a double play. Germen (6-8) surrendered three runs (two earned) on six hits in seven innings. Frank Francisco threw a scoreless eighth in his fifth and likely final rehab game with Binghamton. The B-Mets (52-57) will face rehabbing National Chien-Ming Wang on Thursday. Box

CLEARWATER 7, ST. LUCIE 3: Starter Erik Goeddel allowed three runs on five hits and five walks in four innings. Yohan Almonte surrendered four runs (two earned) in three relief innings. First baseman Richard Lucas and third baseman Robbie Shields had errors on consecutive plays in Clearwater's three-run sixth. Alonzo Harris Jr. had a two-run homer in St. Lucie's three-run eighth. Box

The Grasshoppers scored the lone run in the top of the seventh inning of Game 2, against reliever Carlos Vazquez. Brent Keys, the South Atlantic League’s leading hitter, flipped a one-out single into left field to score Tony Caldwell. The Gnats collected only four hits in the nightcap, squandering another strong outing from left-hander Alex Panteliodis. He tossed six scoreless innings with seven strikeouts and one walk to lower his ERA to 3.20. Panteliodis has struck out 26 batters in his last 19 innings. The Hoppers scored first in Game 1, tallying two runs in the fourth against Savannah starter Michael Fulmer. Wilfredo Gimenez drove in the second run with a double. The Gnats answered in the bottom half with four singles, which led to a three-run frame and 3-2 lead. Brian Harrison and Dustin Lawley each picked up RBI singles before Gregory Pron lifted a sacrifice fly to put the Gnats in front. Fulmer, in his shortest start since May 25, lasted 4 2/3 innings. He allowed two earned runs on seven hits, walked two and struck out two. Box 1, Box 2

GREENEVILLE 7, KINGSPORT 4: 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini was pulled from the game in the sixth inning for a pinch runner. The K-Mets took a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the seventh, when Greeneville posted four runs against Andres Perez and Flabio Ortega, who combined to walk four in the inning. Box

BROOKLYN 3, CONNECTICUT 2: Brandon Nimmo singled to open the bottom of the first and Phillip Evans reached on a fielder’s choice. Jayce Boyd then drew a four-pitch walk. Kevin Plawecki followed with a two-run double. The Tigers evened the score at 2 in the fourth. Danry Vasquez led off with a double. Juaner Aguasvivas then struck out swinging before Devon Travis walked. After Tyler Hanover flied out, Patrick Smith doubled, scoring two. Brooklyn retook the lead in the fifth when Boyd reached on a fielding error by third baseman Edgar Corcino. Nimmo started things off with a single and advanced when Evans grounded out. Nimmo, who went 2-for-4, scored on the error on Plawecki's grounder. In his past three games, Nimmo has gone 9-for-15 with seven runs scored, three doubles, one homer and three RBIs. Brooklyn starting pitcher Gabriel Ynoa (3-1) allowed two earned runs on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings. Matt Koch contributed two scoreless relief innings. Tyler Vanderheiden earned his seventh save. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 5.6.12

May, 6, 2012
BINGHAMTON 2, HARRISBURG 1: Josh Rodriguez singled in the bottom of the ninth to score Pedro Zapata with the winning run for the B-Mets' first walk-off victory this season. Zapata started the ninth with a single off reliever Marcos Frias (0-2) and moved to second on a groundout. With two outs, Rodriguez shot a groundball into right field. Zapata rounded third and scored without a throw after Chris Rahl bobbled the ball in the outfield. Binghamton had been 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Losers of two straight, Binghamton sent Greg Peavey to the mound hoping to avoid the sweep. He delivered his longest appearance this season, allowing one unearned run over seven innings. He struck out three and allowed four hits in a no-decision. Harrisburg scored its only run on a throwing error in the fourth. With two outs in a scoreless game, Rahl attempted to steal third base. Catcher Juan Centeno’s throw to third was off target and rolled into left field, allowing Rahl to score. Binghamton tied the score in the fifth on a throwing error by Harrisburg’s catcher. With the bases loaded, Reese Havens sent a chopper to first that Tim Pahuta fielded and fired to the plate to nab Peavey. Sandy Loen’s throw back to first bounced off Havens’ helmet and allowed Matt den Dekker to score from second to tie the game. Following Peavey’s strong outing, Armando Rodriguez (1-0) took the reins in the eighth. He threw two scoreless innings without allowing a hit and earned his first win thanks to Binghamton’s rally in the ninth. The B-Mets (14-15) open a three-game series Monday against New Britain. Left-hander Mark Cohoon opposes left-hander Andrew Albers. Box

In the first game, the Blue Jays jumped to the lead with a four-run fourth inning off Mets starter Chase Huchingson. Huchingson (4-2) allowed five runs on seven hits with four walks and six strikeouts. Despite trailing 5-0, the Mets rallied with a three-run fifth. Wilfredo Tovar had a run-scoring fielder’s choice and Danny Muno added an RBI groundout. Still, the Blue Jays limited the Mets to three hits. John Church pitched two scoreless innings with two walks and three strikeouts in relief. In the second game, the Mets scored single runs in the first and third innings. The Mets added to their lead with three runs in the fifth and three in the sixth. Richard Lucas went 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Cesar Puello had three hits, including a double, and two runs scored. Rafael Fernandez also recorded three hits and drove in two. Muno had two hits and hit his third homer of the season. Juan Torres added an RBI single. Kyle Allen pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings and worked around seven hits with three strikeouts. Ryan Fraser pitched 1 1/3 innings and allowed two hits. Hamilton Bennett pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief with two strikeouts. Box 1, Box 2

LAKEWOOD 4, SAVANNAH 0: Lakewood snapped the Gnats’ six-game winning streak. Lakewood (10-18) scored the game’s first runs in the fifth against Savannah starter Rafael Montero. After a single and walk, Gustavo Gonzalez brought home the game’s first run with a single. Two batters later, Gauntlett Eldemire singled to plate the inning’s second run. Montero (2-2) lasted five innings, yielding two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three. Montero entered Sunday with only one walk in 27 2/3 innings, but twice walked BlueClaws shortstop Tyler Greene. The BlueClaws doubled their lead to 4-0 in the sixth with a two-run homer from Aaron Altherr. The Gnats (18-13) collected four hits in the game, and only put one runner on third base all game. T.J. Rivera was 2-for-4 to lift his batting average to .368 in 29 games. 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