New York Mets: Marty Gantt

Minors 8.18.14: Taijeron drives in five

August, 18, 2014
Aug 18
11:12
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OMAHA 9, LAS VEGAS 5: Starter John Lannan allowed eight runs (five earned) on 10 hits and two walks and surrendered homers to Paul Janish and Carlos Peguero in four innings. Bobby Abreu went 1-for-4 with a walk and RBI in his return to Triple-A after being re-signed. The 51s scored three ninth-inning runs. Matt Reynolds contributed a two-run single as part of a 2-for-5, three-RBI night. Box

BINGHAMTON 11, ERIE 4: Travis Taijeron had four hits and matched a career-high with five RBIs to lead Binghamton’s 15-hit attack. The victory trimmed the B-Mets’ magic number

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to clinch a playoff spot to three. Facing Jeff Ferrell for the sixth time this season, the B-Mets jumped on the SeaWolves starter in the second as Jayce Boyd hammered his seventh homer this season. Binghamton stretched its advantage with a five-run third. Brandon Nimmo and Dilson Herrera had back-to-back one-out singles. Brian Burgamy followed with a two-run double. After a strikeout, T.J. Rivera, Taijeron and Xorge Carrillo produced consecutive RBI singles, chasing Ferrell. Erie cut its deficit to 6-2 in the fourth against B-Mets starter Greg Peavey as Steven Moya produced a two-run homer -- his league-leading 31st long ball. A half-inning later, though, Taijeron ripped an RBI double against reliever Joe Mantiply. Two batters later, third baseman Corey Jones fired an errant throw to second on a potential inning-ending force out, allowing another run to score. Peavey’s night ended after 5 1/3 innings. Peavey (10-3) allowed three runs on eight hits. Chase Huchingson took over and stranded a pair of inherited runners. Taijeron capped his monster night with a three-run homer in the ninth. Huchingson ultimately tossed 2 2/3 innings, allowing one run on two hits. Dario Alvarez tossed a scoreless ninth. Box

CHARLOTTE 6, ST. LUCIE 3: Maikis De La Cruz hit a solo homer in the top of the first, but the Stone Crabs tagged St. Lucie starter Kevin McGowan for six runs in the bottom half. The first five Charlotte batters reached. Tommy Coyle doubled and Johnny Field singled. Maxx Tissenbaum followed with a two-run homer to put the Crabs up 3-1. Patrick Leonard then singled and scored on Marty Gantt’s triple. A groundout scored Gantt to make it 5-1. After Jake DePew struck out, Jonathan Quinonez walked. He scored on Juniel Querecuto’s triple. McGowan settled down to keep the Crabs off the scoreboard over the next four innings. Meanwhile, Jared Mortensen retired 10 Mets in a row after serving up the homer to De La Cruz. The Mets finally got to him in the sixth when De La Cruz and L.J. Mazzilli hit back-to-back one-out doubles. Mazzilli scored later in the inning when reliever Marcus Jensen threw a wild pitch. De La Cruz went 3-for-4 and was a triple shy of the cycle. Tim Peterson contributed three scoreless, no-hit relief innings. Box

GREENEVILLE 12, KINGSPORT 3: Greeneville scored a combined 11 runs (seven earned) against Yoryi Nuez and Nicco Blank over the second and third innings. Box

GCL METS 4, GCL CARDINALS 3: Starter Kevin Canelon (1-2) allowed two runs (one earned) in 6 2/3 innings. Dash Winningham and Hengelbert Rojas each went 3-for-5. Winningham drove in two runs. Leading 4-2 in the eighth, Alex Palsha ultimately allowed an inherited runner to score on a pair of wild pitches. However, Edmundo Sosa was caught stealing home to end that inning and Palsha ultimately notched his 10th save. Box

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LAS VEGAS 7, SALT LAKE 6: Vic Black protected a one-run lead in the ninth for his third save despite allowing three hits in the inning. Allan Dykstra, Juan Centeno and Wilmer Flores all homered in the win. Starter Dana Eveland allowed four runs in three innings. Kirk Nieuwenhuis (0-for-4) returned to the lineup two days after injuring an elbow while crashing into the outfield wall making a catch in Tacoma. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 6, BINGHAMTON 4: The B-Mets failed to preserve a three-run lead and squandered Jayce Boyd's four-hit game. Boyd homered and had two doubles as

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Binghamton lost its fourth straight. Matt Clark's two-run homer in the third -- his team-leading seventh long ball -- had staked Binghamton to a 3-0 lead. With two speedy runners aboard and one out in the bottom half, New Hampshire shortstop Andy Burns answered with a two-run double. The B-Mets chased New Hampshire starter Matt Boyd in the fourth. Wilfredo Tovar doubled and Matt Reynolds ended the lefty’s day with a single that placed runners at the corners. However, Richard Bleier entered and induced Kevin Plawecki to line into a double play to end the threat. New Hampshire grabbed the lead for the first time with a pair of runs in the fifth. Jon Berti had a run-scoring double to the right-field alley and advanced to third on the play. He came home with the go-ahead run on Burns' sac fly. Trailing by one, Binghamton re-tied the score in the sixth on Jayce Boyd's solo homer -- his first Double-A long ball. The tie did not last for long. Mike McDade greeted Hansel Robles with a leadoff double in the bottom half. Two batters later, Michael Crouse also doubled, plating McDade with the go-ahead run and ending Robles’ night. New Hampshire tacked on another run in the seventh against reliever Cody Satterwhite. Robles (1-1) allowed five runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in his first loss as a B-Met. Clark’s homer snapped a five-game homerless drought for the B-Mets. Satterwhite had his season-opening scoreless streak snapped at 17 2/3 innings. The B-Mets (14-14) are back at .500 for the first time since they were 2-2 on April 6. Box

CHARLOTTE 9, ST. LUCIE 5: St. Lucie committed five errors, including a game-tilting error in the seventh. With the score tied at 4, the Mets failed to turn a would-be inning-ending double play with the bases loaded. Instead, Phillip Evans’ wild throw from second eluded first baseman Aderlin Rodriguez and two runs scored. The Crabs then piled on three more runs on three hits, including an RBI triple by Tyler Goeddel, in the eighth. Goeddel scored on his own triple when Evans could not handle the relay throw from the outfield, making it 9-4. Reliever Jake Kuebler (1-1) allowed four runs (two earned) in two innings and suffered the loss. The Crabs scored all three of their eighth-inning runs against Julian Hilario. Starter Steven Matz tossed five innings in a no-decision. He allowed two runs on five hits and four walks and struck out two. The Mets had taken a 2-1 lead in the third on a solo homer by Jairo Perez, his third long ball of the road trip and fourth of the season. In the fifth, Maikis De La Cruz blasted his third homer of the season to put the Mets up 3-2. The Crabs tied the score against Kuebler in the sixth on Andrew Toles’ RBI single. They took the lead on a bunt by Hector Guevara that brought home Marty Gantt. The Mets managed to tie the score in the seventh when Dilson Herrera beat out an infield single with two outs and Albert Cordero raced home. Box

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Around the minors 8.29.12

August, 29, 2012
8/29/12
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BINGHAMTON 6, READING 2: Gonzalez Germen allowed one run over 7 2/3 innings and the B-Mets scored five two-out runs. The B-Mets grabbed the lead in the first against starter Adam Morgan. Juan Lagares stroked a one-out double and scored when Allan Dykstra singled. Binghamton added to its lead in the fourth. Morgan issued consecutive walks and uncorked a wild pitch to put runners at the corners. Jefry Marte then plated Dykstra with a single for his team-leading 57th RBI. Pedro Zapata added an RBI single. Reading plated its only run against Germen in the fourth, when Cody Asche and Tug Hulett doubled. Germen (8-11) retired the next two batters to end the inning, stranding two runners in scoring position. After Hulett’s double, Germen retired 12 of the next 14 R-Phils he faced. The streak and Germen’s night ended when he allowed back-to-back two-out singles in the eighth. Nursing a two-run lead, Ryan Fraser induced Jake Fox to ground out to strand the inherited runners. The B-Mets added three runs in the ninth against Jay Johnson. Sean Kazmar supplied an RBI single and Lagares dumped a two-out, two-run single into right. Fraser returned for the ninth. With one out, Miguel Abreu scorched a groundball to third that Marte failed to field on the shorthop. Jiwan James followed by bouncing a single just out of the reach of Zapata in left field. With two aboard, Troy Hanzawa zipped a groundball that bounced off the mound and sailed over the head of Wilmer Flores and into right field, allowing Abreu to score. Fraser finally shut the door for his third save by inducing Tyson Gillies to ground out. Flores' nine-game hitting streak ended with an 0-for-5 performance. Box

JUPITER 2, ST. LUCIE 1: Taylor Whitenton allowed the tiebreaking run to score in the eighth, after Logan Verrett limited the Hammerheads to one run in seven innings. St. Lucie had evened the score at 1 in the seventh on Danny Muno's single, which plated Darrell Ceciliani. Box

ASHEVILLE 6, SAVANNAH 0: Miller Diaz allowed six runs (two earned) in 4 2/3 innings. The Gnats committed five errors, including two apiece by shortstop Yucarybert De La Cruz and third baseman Dustin Lawley. Box

BROOKLYN 7, HUDSON VALLEY 4: Brooklyn rallied in the seventh, scoring four runs to take a 5-2 advantage. A single by Phillip Evans followed by doubles by Alexander Sanchez and Jayce Boyd plated the first two runs of the inning. Jorge Rivero then walked. Nelfi Zapata grounded out, advancing both runners. Maikis De La Cruz then delivered a two-run double. The Cyclones put up two more runs in the eighth when Boyd homered, scoring 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini, who was hit by a pitch in his New York-Penn League debut. Justin O’Conner led off the bottom half of the eighth with a single and Joel Caminero reached on a fielder’s choice and advanced to second on a throwing error by second baseman Jeff Reynolds. Caminero then moved to third when Marty Gantt flied out and scored on a Joey Rickard single. Rickard later scored on a double off the bat of Leonardo Reginatto. Brooklyn starting pitcher Gabriel Ynoa threw five innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts. The win went to reliever Logan Taylor, who pitched 2 2/3 innings and surrendered two earned runs. Tyler Vanderheiden pitched a perfect ninth, striking out one, to collect his 11th save. Box

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Around the minors 7.17.12

July, 18, 2012
7/18/12
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BUFFALO 17, TOLEDO 1: Four Bisons homers in the eighth made it a laugher as Jeremy Hefner pitched solidly. The scoring output fell one shy of the team record at home, which came in an 18-3 win against Toledo on June 2, 2000. Leading off the eighth, Oswaldo Navarro sent a fly ball to deep left field that cleared the fences for a home run. It was the first pinch-hit homer for the Herd since Jordany Valdespin's long ball on May 19. Following Navarro in the eighth, Adam Loewen had a solo shot for the first back-to-back Bisons homers since June 29. Matt den Dekker contributed a three-run homer and Fred Lewis also went deep in the frame. Matt Tuiasosopo went 4-for-4 with three RBIs. Hefner (5-2) allowed the minimum number of batters through four innings, benefiting from three inning-ending double plays. Hefner limited the Mud Hens to one run on six hits and a walk while striking out four in seven innings. Box

TRENTON 5, BINGHAMTON 4: Reliever Robert Carson balked in the deciding run in the top of the ninth as the B-Mets failed to hold two late-game leads. With the score tied at 4, Rob Segedin greeted Carson in the ninth with a double, but was nabbed attempting to advance to third on Yadil Mujica’s groundball to short. Jose Pirela made up for the gaffe and put runners on the corners with a single. With a 1-0 count against Addison Maruszak, Carson never came to the set position on his second pitch and was called for a balk. The misstep forced in Mujica with the tiebreaking run. Binghamton had opened the scoring in the third against Trenton starter Dellin Betances. Juan Centeno doubled with one out and came home when Reese Havens doubled. B-Mets starter Greg Peavey kept the Thunder in check for five scoreless frames. Trenton broke through in the sixth, plating a run on three consecutive singles. In seventh, J.R. Murphy gave Trenton the lead with a solo homer against Peavey to start the inning. Mujica doubled with one out and Pirela doubled him home, ending Peavey’s night. He allowed three runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings. Armando Rodriguez recorded two outs to keep the deficit at two runs. Binghamton struck back against Betances in the seventh. Allan Dykstra doubled and Michael Fisher chased Betances with a walk. Lee Hyde entered and bobbled a sac bunt by Dustin Martin, loading the bases. Wilfredo Tovar, hitting .474 with runners in scoring position entering the game, delivered a game-tying two-run double. Centeno gave Binghamton the lead with a sac fly. Rodriguez returned for the eighth and watched the lead disappear as Luke Murton crushed his league-leading 20th homer to knot the game at 4. Box

BREVARD COUNTY 6, ST. LUCIE 5
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Brevard County scored four runs in the ninth in Game 1 against Jack Leathersich and Jeffrey Walters to rally for the win. Rafael Montero was the hard-luck loser in Game 2. He allowed one run in six innings. Box 1, Box 2

SAVANNAH 10, LAKEWOOD 2: Cole Frenzel and Gilbert Gomez homered and Yucarybert De La Cruz went 3-for-5 with four RBIs. Starter Jacob deGrom limited the BlueClaws to two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out eight in 7 2/3 innings. Box

KINGSPORT 4, BRISTOL 3: Jeyckol De Leon's single in the eighth provided the tiebreaking run. Box

HUDSON VALLEY 4, BROOKLYN 1: The Renegades jumped to an early 1-0 lead as Luke Maile homered in the second inning -- the first long ball surrendered by Julian Hilario in his career. In the fourth, Hudson Valley rallied for another three runs against Hilario. Ryan Dunn singled and back-to-back walks by Hilario loaded the bases. Michael Williams followed with an RBI single. Leonardo Reginatto then doubled to score Joel Caminero and Marty Gantt. Ernesto Yanez replaced Hilario. In 3 1/3 innings, Hilario surrendered four earned runs on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts. With runners on second and third, Yanez retired Joey Rickard and fanned Justin O’Connor to escape the inning. Matt Koch and Logan Taylor combined for four scoreless relief innings for Brooklyn. Brandon Nimmo's RBI double in the sixth provided the Cyclones' lone run. Box

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WINS ERA SO IP
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BAD. Murphy .297
HRL. Duda 22
RBIL. Duda 66
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