New York Mets: Marcus Knecht

Minors 6.6.14: Ynoa Ks 11 in shutout

June, 7, 2014
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FRESNO 10, LAS VEGAS 1: Noah Syndergaard (A/C joint sprain) watched the game from the stands wearing a sling. Pitching coach Frank Viola joined the 51s after recovering from April 2 open-heart surgery. Starter Darin Gorski allowed four runs in five innings. Relievers Zack Thornton, Miguel Socolovich and John Church allowed two runs apiece. Box

NEW BRITAIN 6, BINGHAMTON 3: New Britain first baseman Kennys Vargas produced a grand slam and two-run double to hand the B-Mets their sixth loss in seven games. Before Vargas’ power display, Binghamton opened scoring in the first against New Britain starter Virgil Vasquez. Brian Burgamy worked a one-out walk and moved to third on a single by Jayce Boyd. Darrell Ceciliani laced a two-out single to plate both runners for a 2-0 lead. B-Mets starter Matt Bowman fanned six batters through the first five innings, but ran into trouble in the sixth. Tony Thomas started a Rock Cats rally with a single. Eddie Rosario then doubled and Bowman walked Nate Hanson to load the bases. That brought Vargas to the plate with none out. He smashed a pitch over the right-field wall to give the Rock Cats a 4-2 lead. The B-Mets got a run back in the bottom half on Matt Clark's solo homer. That would be all Binghamton could produce against Vasquez. At one point, the veteran righty retired 14 of 15 B-Mets batters. Vargas drove in two insurance runs in the seventh against Adam Kolarek. Bowman (3-4) went 5 2/3 innings, gave up four runs and struck out seven. Cody Satterwhite and Ryan Fraser combined to pitch 2 2/3 scoreless relief innings in the loss. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, DUNEDIN 0: Gabriel Ynoa tossed seven scoreless innings and limited the Blue Jays to four hits. He struck out 11, a season high for any Mets pitcher, and did not

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issue a walk. 2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo was forced to leave the game after he was hit by Matt Boyd on the right wrist/forearm in the fifth. He initially stayed in the game, but departed an inning later after trying to swing a bat. In the first inning, T.J. Rivera had a two-out single against Boyd. Jairo Perez then drilled a ball to left field. With the sun in his eyes, Dwight Smith Jr. misjudged the ball and it went passed him, allowing Rivera to score. In the sixth, Eudy Pina singled home Perez with the bases loaded to make it 2-0. Albert Cordero crushed his first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the eighth, to extend the lead to 4-0. Perez made it a two-hit night in the ninth, driving in Dilson Herrera to cap the scoring. Ynoa surrendered a pair of two-out singles in the first, but Cordero tagged out Marcus Knecht trying to score on a double-steal bid to end the inning. Ynoa retired 18 of the last 20 he faced, including the final seven. Gonzalez Germen, in his fourth rehab appearance, allowed one hit and struck out two in the eighth. Randy Fontanez, voted to the Florida State League All-Star Game earlier this week, struck out two and also stranded two in the ninth to close out the game. Box

SAVANNAH 10, CHARLESTON 4: L.J. Mazzilli and Amed Rosario homered. Jeff McNeil went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and raised his average to .345. Dario Alvarez (4-0), Akeel Morris and Tyler Vanderheiden combined for 4 1/3 innings of scoreless pitching in relief of Robert Gsellman. Box

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Minors 6.5.14: Vaughn debuts with Vegas

June, 6, 2014
Jun 6
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FRESNO 9, LAS VEGAS 4: Noah Syndergaard left the game in the first inning after injuring his left shoulder in a plate collision. Cory Vaughn started in right field in his Triple-A debut and went 0-for-3 with a walk and strikeout. Giancarlo Alvarado allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings after entering for Syndergaard. Trailing 8-0, Danny Muno and Josh Satin homered in a three-run eighth for the 51s. Kirk Nieuwenhuis added a solo homer in the ninth. Box

ALTOONA 8, BINGHAMTON 5: The B-Mets brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth, but came up empty. Binghamton stranded six runners over the final three innings. Altoona roughed up B-Mets starter Angel Cuan in the first inning. Alen Hanson and Kevin Broxton consecutively doubled and Elias Diaz followed with an RBI single. Trailing 3-0, Binghamton used a two-out rally to get on the board in the third. Kyle Johnson doubled and Matt Reynolds plated him with a single. Kevin Plawecki added an RBI double. The Curve answered with four runs in the bottom half against Cuan to take a 7-2 lead. Drew Maggi produced a two-out, two-run double. A throwing error by third baseman Dustin Lawley on Hanson’s roller allowed two more runs to score. Binghamton got rolling against reliever Joan Montero in a three-run eighth to pull within 8-5. With Reynolds on first, the shortstop Hanson booted a chopper. Matt Clark followed with a roller to third. The grounder eluded Jarek Cunningham for an error, allowing a run to score. Darrell Ceciliani laced an RBI single and Rylan Sandoval topped the three-run inning with an RBI groundout.

The B-Mets threatened again in the ninth thanks to another error by Hanson. The shortstop bobbled Johnson’s groundball and Plawecki reached on a walk by Ryan Beckman. With the tying run at the plate, however, the right-hander retired Clark on a fly out and struck out Lawley looking to notch his third save. Cuan (1-3) was tagged for seven runs (four earned) on eight hits over three innings in his shortest outing of the season. Jon Velasquez allowed a run during his two relief innings for Binghamton. Reynolds went 10-for-16 in the series and raised his batting average to .371, the highest mark in Double-A. T.J. Chism returned from the DL and threw a scoreless inning. Box

DUNEDIN 7, ST. LUCIE 4: St. Lucie's Jairo Perez broke a 2-all tie in the top of the sixth with a two-run homer, but the Blue Jays roared back in their half of the inning. Marcus Knecht belted a leadoff double against Matt Koch and K.C. Hobson followed with a homer to tie the score. Christian Lopes then doubled. Kevin Patterson chased Koch from the game with another double, the sixth of the game against Koch. It plated Lopes and put the Blue Jays ahead, 5-4. Emilio Guerrero added a two-run homer against Chase Huchingson in the eighth. The Mets pounded out 12 hits, but hit into five double plays. Koch was tagged for five earned runs and nine hits in five innings. After winning five straight starts, he has lost his last two. Perez’s homer was his team-leading seventh. Eudy Pina put the Mets on the board first with an RBI single in the second. Gustavo Pierre put the Blue Jays ahead in the bottom of the second with a two-run double. Pina tied the score when he blasted a solo homer against starter Ben White in the fifth. Pina went 2-for-3 with a walk. T.J. Rivera had a 3-for-4 night. Paul Sewald pitched two scoreless relief innings and lowered his ERA to 1.08. Box

CHARLESTON 5, SAVANNAH 1: Starter Miller Diaz allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings. Savannah's lone run came in the first inning on L.J. Mazzilli's RBI single. Amed Rosario started at shortstop and went 0-for-4. He is 1-for-13 with seven strikeouts with the Gnats in a temporary assignment before reporting to Brooklyn. Gavin Cecchini served as the DH to free shortstop for the 18-year-old Rosario. Mazzilli finished 3-for-4 with a double. Box

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.289 9 57 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187