New York Mets: Michael O'Neill

Minors 5.17.14: Koch wins 5th straight

May, 17, 2014
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LAS VEGAS 6, EL PASO 4: Brandon Allen homered as part of a 2-for-5 night as Vegas improved to 31-11. Buddy Carlyle, Zack Thornton and Vic Black (sixth save) combined for three scoreless relief innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 5: Travis Taijeron doubled twice and Kevin Plawecki drove in two runs in Binghamton’s fourth straight win. Binghamton broke a scoreless tie in the third against Fisher Cats starter Matt Boyd. Taijeron had a leadoff double and Wilfredo Tovar plated him by bouncing a single off Boyd’s foot and up the middle. Following a wild

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pitch that moved Tovar into scoring position, Brian Burgamy produced an RBI single for a 2-0 lead. Plawecki capped the inning's scoring by singling to right. Burgamy raced home from second, and needed an acrobatic headfirst dive to avoid a tag. B-Mets starter Rainy Lara's scoreless effort ended in the fourth on Ryan Schimpf's solo homer. Lara then retired seven of the next eight batters. Taijeron struck again for the B-Mets in the sixth. With two outs and Jayce Boyd at first, Taijeron smoked a 1-2 pitch from reliever John Anderson off the top of the left-field fence for his second double of the game. Boyd scored from first to give the B-Mets a 4-1 advantage. Schimpf's second solo homer of the game pulled New Hampshire within 4-2 in the sixth. A half-inning later, Binghamton opened a four-run lead. Anderson bounced a pickoff throw to first, prompting Darrell Ceciliani to scamper to second. With the ball still loose, Ceciliani tried for third. Right fielder Matt Newman’s throw hit Ceciliani, enabling him to race home. Cory Vaughn and Plawecki followed by posting back-to-back two-out doubles. Lara was chased from the game in the seventh. With runners at the corners, Peter Mooney stroked an RBI double. Reliever John Church entered and surrendered a run-producing infield single to Jon Berti. Kenny Wilson followed with an RBI groundout, cutting Binghamton’s lead to 6-5. Church intentionally walked Schimpf, then retired A.J. Jimenez. Church added a perfect eighth. Cody Satterwhite struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his first save in affiliated baseball since July 23, 2011, when he was a Gulf Coast League Tiger. Lara (4-1) matched a season high with seven strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, LAKELAND 3: Unbeaten Matt Koch allowed two runs on seven hits in 7 1/3 innings en route to his fifth win in his last five starts. The Mets scored four eighth-inning

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runs to break a 2-all tie. Flying Tigers second baseman Curt Powell booted a ball with one out in the eighth that allowed Maikis De La Cruz to reach safely. Dilson Herrera followed with a double to place two in scoring position. Lakeland intentionally walked Brandon Nimmo to load the bases, but the plan backfired when Florida State League RBI leader T.J. Rivera singled to plate De La Cruz and put the Mets up 3-2. Jairo Perez then drew a bases-loaded walk and Cam Maron lined his third single of the game to plate another run and make it 5-2. Gilbert Gomez capped the frame's scoring on a sac fly. Koch got one out in the bottom of the eighth before surrendering a single and departing. Randy Fontanez recorded the final five outs. The Mets had taken a 1-0 lead in the third when Herrera got caught in a rundown but kept himself alive long enough to allow De La Cruz to score from third. Lakeland made it 1-1 in the fourth when Chad Wright tripled and scored on a wild pitch. James Robbins gave the Flying Tigers a brief lead when he opened the fifth with a homer. The Mets tied the score in the sixth when Herrera doubled and reached home on Perez's two-out single. Herrera went 3-for-5. Maron went 3-for-4. Box

CHARLESTON 3, SAVANNAH 1: The Gnats (28-13) had runners on base in each inning, but finished 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left 13 men on base. The RiverDogs scored a pair of unearned runs in the first against starter Robert Gsellman, in his return from the disabled list after a three-week absence. Shortstop Gavin Cecchini had a game-opening fielding error. Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar collected RBI singles later in the frame. Charleston added a run in the fifth against reliever John Mincone, on Michael O’Neill's RBI single. The Gnats scored their lone run in the ninth. Champ Stuart began the inning by beating out an infield single with a dive into first. He advanced to second on Cecchini’s single and scored on Stefan Sabol’s infield tapper. Stuart, in his second game as a Gnat, finished 2-for-5 with a stolen base. L.J. Mazzilli was 3-for-5 to lift his season average to .250. Box

Compiled with team reports

Minors 8.29.13: Herrera lifts Gnats in debut

August, 29, 2013
8/29/13
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LAS VEGAS 10, COLORADO SPRINGS 7: Dustin Lawley, the Florida State League Player of the Year and home run leader, launched his first Triple-A long ball. Ruben Tejada and Mike Baxter also went deep as the 51s pummeled Sky Sox starter Sean Gallagher for 10 runs on 14 hits in four innings. 51s starter Matt Fox allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings. Chris Schwinden entered to record the final out after D.J. Mitchell surrendered four ninth-inning runs. Box

BOWIE 13, BINGHAMTON 1: The Baysox blasted five homers, four against starter Erik Goeddel, to hand the B-Mets their most lopsided loss of the season. Trailing 7-0, the B-Mets finally got on the board in the fifth against Daniel McCutchen. Travis Taijeron

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deposited a 2-1 pitch over the left-field wall for his 14th Double-A homer. Brandon Waring, who entered the game with a .159 batting average in August, launched three homers -- the final against Armando Rodriguez in the sixth. He became the first opponent to hit three homers against the B-Mets since Danny Espinosa performed the feat with Harrisburg on Aug. 4, 2010. Adam Kolarek and Chasen Bradford each contributed two scoreless relief innings. Goeddel (9-7) allowed 10 runs on 12 hits, both career-highs, in 4 2/3 innings. McCutchen (2-0) surrendered one run over 4 1/3 innings after taking over for rehabbing major leaguer Jason Hammel. Goeddel is the first B-Mets pitcher to allow four homers in a game since Brandon Moore surrendered four to Harrisburg on Sep. 3, 2010. it was Binghamton’s worst margin of defeat since they fell, 16-3, to New Hampshire on April 26, 2012. Earlier in the day, the Eastern League named Allan Dykstra and closer Jeff Walters to the end-of-season All-Star team. Box

JUPITER 12, ST. LUCIE 3: Alex Panteliodis allowed eight runs (five earned) in 4 2/3 innings and St. Lucie was eliminated from postseason contention. T.J. Rivera drove in two of the Mets' three runs. Box

SAVANNAH 5, ROME 3: Second baseman Dilson Herrera, acquired from the Pirates,

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batted cleanup and drove in the tiebreaking run in what became a three-run sixth. Herrera's single scored Brandon Nimmo for a 3-2 lead. Jeff Reynolds followed with an RBI single on which two runs scored. Herrera finished 2-for-3, was hit by a pitch and scored twice in his Gnats debut. Gabriel Ynoa earned his organization-leading 15th win. Ynoa, who was named the South Atlantic League's Most Outstanding Pitcher for the season, limited Rome to two runs in six innings. Paul Sewald notched his eighth save. Cole Frenzel's two-run homer in the fourth had evened the score at 2. Box

KINGSPORT 9, BLUEFIELD 1: The K-Mets clinched the division title. Kingsport is playoff-bound for the first time since 1996. First-round pick Dominic Smith went 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBIs off the bench. He has reached base in all four plate appearances since a promotion from the Gulf Coast League. Sixth-round pick Champ Stuart went 3-for-5 with a double and his first professional homer. Starter Gaby Almonte allowed one run on three hits and threw walks in six innings in his Appalachian League debut. Edioglis Villasmil tossed three no-hit relief innings for his first save. Box

BROOKLYN 2, STATEN ISLAND 1: The Cyclones maintained a half-game lead over Aberdeen for first place in their division with their sixth win in seven games. Miller Diaz limited Staten Island to one hit in six scoreless innings while walking three and striking out nine. Brooklyn took a 1-0 lead in the first. Jonathan Clark walked, stole second and advanced to third on a throw into center by catcher Trent Garrison. Ismael Tijerina then double. In the third, Brooklyn loaded the bases on Tijerina's single and walks to Jared King and James Roche. Alex Sanchez then hit a grounder to shortstop Tyler Wade. He flipped the ball to John Murphy for the out at second, but Sanchez beat the relay throw to first as Tijerina scored for a 2-0 lead. In the eighth, Staten Island pulled within a run. Murphy singled and moved to second on reliever Cameron Griffin's wild pitch. Michael O’Neill then hit a fly ball to deep center that allowed Murphy to tag up and move to third base with two outs. Griffin's night ended after walking Eric Jagielo. Juan Urbina entered with runners on the corners. A fielding error by Tijerina then allowed Mike Ford to reach, making it a 2-1 game. Urbina avoided further damage by striking out Yeicok Calderon with the tying run on third base. Brooklyn hosts a two-game series at MCU Park against second-place Aberdeen beginning Saturday. Box

GCL METS 4, GCL MARLINS 1: Marcos Molina limited the Marlins to one run in five innings. Ryan Chapman, Waldo Rodriguez, Gaither Bumgardner and Yoryi Nuez tossed a scoreless inning apiece. Luis Guillorme and Ivan Wilson each drove in two runs. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 6.19.13: Dykstra homers twice

June, 20, 2013
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LAS VEGAS 8, TUCSON 4: Eric Campbell drove in four runs while Ike Davis went 2-for-2 with three walks, an RBI and two runs scored. Gonzalez Germen and Sean Henn combined for three scoreless relief innings after starter Matt Fox allowed four runs in six innings. Box

RICHMOND 3, BINGHAMTON 2 (8 innings)
BINGHAMTON 8, RICHMOND 1: The B-Mets suffered a walk-off loss in the opener as Chase Huchingson walked the leadoff batter and ultimately surrendered a two-out RBI

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single to Andrew Susac in the bottom of the eighth. Binghamton won the nightcap as Cesar Puello returned from a one-week absence and Allan Dykstra went 3-for-7 with a double, two homers and five RBIs in the twinbill. In Game 1, Richmond starter Carlos Torres walked five batters in his lone two innings, but the B-Mets could not capitalize. Binghamton starter Erik Goeddel hit Mark Minicozzi to start the second inning and surrendered an RBI single later in the frame to Jarrett Parker. Omar Javier took over for Torres in the third and Puello stroked a leadoff double. Dykstra followed with a go-ahead two-run homer. Goeddel preserved that 2-1 lead, but Richmond busted through in the sixth against reliever John Church. Adam Duvall and Minicozzi singled. Duvall eventually scored on Susac's sac fly. The B-Mets loaded the bases in the top of the eighth against Tom Vessella, but Danny Muno struck out looking to end the frame. None of the 10 B-Mets batters who walked scored.

After mustering four hits in the opener, the B-Mets opened the nightcap with the first five batters to face Richmond starter Taylor Rogers reaching safely. Puello delivered an RBI single. Richard Lucas added a two-run single. Xorge Carrillo wrapped up the four-run first with his first RBI as a B-Met. B-Mets starter Darin Gorski allowed a runner to reach in each of his five innings, but surrendered just one run. Puello added an RBI single in the second and Dykstra hammered an RBI double in the fourth. Dykstra also had a two-run homer against reliever Ryan Bradley. Ryan Fraser contributed a scoreless sixth. Adam Kolarek struck out two in the seventh. Lefty reliever Jim Fuller was promoted from St. Lucie. Box 1, Box 2

ST. LUCIE 5, CHARLOTTE 4: St. Lucie (37-30) won seven of its last eight games to close

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the first half. Robbie Shields had two hits, including a leadoff homer in a five-run fourth. Gilbert Gomez followed with an RBI single to tie the score at 2. Matt den Dekker, who finished 0-for-3 in his third game since returning from a broken right wrist, had a sacrifice fly to give the Mets a 3-2 lead. T.J. Rivera and Dustin Lawley each had RBI singles in the frame. St. Lucie starter Rainy Lara struck out back-to-back hitters with the bases loaded and one out in the fifth to close his outing. Lara earned his first Florida State League win. He allowed three runs and seven hits over five innings while walking two and striking out seven. Carlos Vazquez allowed one run and one hit with no walks and two strikeouts in two innings. Chasen Bradford pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts. T.J. Chism struck out Richie Shaffer looking with runners at first and third to earn his eighth save. Box

STATEN ISLAND 5, BROOKLYN 2: Miller Diaz allowed five runs (two earned) in 4 2/3 innings. He allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out four. The damage began in a two-run second. With two outs, Kale Sumner and Bubba Jones consecutively singled. Francisco Rosario then produced a two-run double. An inning later, Derek Toadvine and Michael O’Neill singled to start the inning. With both in scoring position and two outs later in the frame, Isaias Tejeda lofted a fly ball that was botched by left fielder Eris Peguero, allowing two unearned runs to score. Sumner followed with an RBI single for a 5-0 Baby Bombers lead. The Cyclones (0-2) finally broke through in the sixth. LJ Mazzilli doubled with one out and advanced to third on a passed ball. Matt Oberste (3-for-4) eventually singled with two outs to plate him. Oberste, a seventh-round pick from the University of Oklahoma, produced his first professional homer in the ninth. Box

Compiled from team reports

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.295 8 42 62
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 19
RBIL. Duda 60
RD. Murphy 62
OPSL. Duda .864
WB. Colon 10
ERAJ. Niese 3.23
SOZ. Wheeler 125