New York Mets: Michael Rockett

Around the minors 7.15.12

July, 15, 2012
PAWTUCKET 5, BISONS 4 (14 innings): Nate Spears homered against Dylan Owen to open the bottom of the 14th as Pawtucket snapped the Bisons' seven-game winning streak. Owen was entering his second inning of relief. Manny Acosta, Fernando Cabrera and Elvin Ramirez earlier had contributed two scoreless innings apiece. Jason Bay went 2-for-4 with a walk and steal and played nine innings in left field before departing. Against Bisons starter Collin McHugh, Pawtucket opened the scoring in the second. Che-Hsuan Lin delivered a one-out triple and Jose Iglesias plated him with a groundout. Scott Podsednik added an RBI single and the Bisons trailed 2-0. Raul Reyes doubled to lead off the following half-inning. Valentino Pascucci's single eventually loaded the bases against PawSox starting pitcher Brandon Duckworth. Brad Emaus then walked as Duckworth forced in Buffalo's opening run, although Matt Tuiasosopo popped out to strand three. Adam Loewen's fifth-inning homer evened the score at 2. McHugh allowed four runs on eight hits in six innings. Trailing 4-2 in the seventh, Bay led off with a single. Pascucci launched a two-run homer to again even the score. Box

BINGHAMTON 13, ERIE 3: Gonzalez Germen matched a career high by tossing eight innings and the B-Mets produced a season high for runs while posting their fourth straight win. The B-Mets scored nine runs in the first two innings and finished one shy of a season high with 17 hits. Seven of their nine starters collected multiple hits, led by Allan Dykstra’s 4-for-4 performance. After the SeaWolves grabbed a lead on Jordan Lennerton’s RBI single in the first, the B-Mets struck back in the bottom half. Binghamton unloaded on starter Kelvin De La Cruz for six runs on six hits in the frame. Wilmer Flores started the scoring with an RBI double. Eric Campbell gave the B-Mets the lead for good with a run-scoring single. Jefry Marte drove in another, and Dustin Martin continued the scoring with a two-run triple. Juan Lagares, the inning's 10th batter, singled in another run to end De La Cruz’s day. Jared Gayhart entered and struck out Reese Havens to finally end the inning. Erie scratched back a run in the second on an RBI double by Wes Thigpen, but Binghamton continued its onslaught. After a single and walk, Martin blasted a two-run triple for the second straight inning. Juan Centeno added an RBI single, giving Binghamton a 9-2 lead. After allowing a double to Thigpen in the second, Germen (7-7) settled in. The righty retired the next 18 SeaWolves, cruising into the eighth. The stretch was disrupted when Michael Rockett launched a pinch-hit homer. For Binghamton, Flores added a solo homer in the sixth. Edgar Ramirez replaced Germen for the ninth and worked a perfect inning. Box

ST. LUCIE 7, BREVARD COUNTY 3: Tyler Pill tossed a season-high seven innings and struck out seven and Mike Baxter began a major league rehab assignment by going 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Pill (3-1) allowed one run and four hits with two walks. The Mets jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first on Cory Vaughn's RBI double. The following inning, Baxter ripped a double to score Travis Taijeron and Danny Muno. The Mets pulled away with a four-run fifth. Baxter scored from third base on an errant pickoff attempt with Vaughn at first. Richard Lucas then drilled a double to plate Vaughn and Blake Forsythe. T.J. Rivera added a run-scoring infield single to give the Mets a 7-0 lead. Vaughn went 2-for-4. Jeff Walters tossed 1 2/3 innings and allowed two unearned runs while issuing two walks and recording one strikeout. Taylor Whitenton needed one pitch in the ninth to record his third save. Box

LAKEWOOD 6, SAVANNAH 5: Brian Harrison delivered a two-out, two-run single in the ninth to pull the Gnats within a run, but Dustin Lawley struck out to strand Cam Maron at third base. Lawley nonetheless went 3-for-5 with a double and scored twice. Gregory Pron also had three hits. Starter Domingo Tapia allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk in 4 1/3 innings. Lakewood broke a 3-all tie with a three-run eighth against Chasen Bradford (2-3). Box


BROOKLYN 3, STATE COLLEGE 2: After waiting out a 119-minute rain delay, Alex Sanchez went 3-for-4 and plated what proved to be the game-deciding run with an RBI single. The Cyclones struck first with a pair of runs in the third. Back-to-back doubles from Brandon Nimmo and Jonathan Clark provided a 1-0 lead. After a groundout by Juan Gamboa advanced Clark, Dimas Ponce plated the speedy outfielder with a sacrifice fly. Brooklyn starter Luis Cessa ran into his first trouble spot in the fourth. Barrett Barnes led off the frame with a solo homer. The Cyclones restored a two-run lead their next turn at-bat. Ponce doubled and scored on Alex Sanchez's single. The seesaw scoring continued in the sixth with State College mounting a two-out rally. After Cessa retired the first two batters, Jacob Stallings doubled and Samuel Gonzalez's single. That would be Cessa’s last inning. He finished the night allowing two runs on six hits while walking two and striking out two in six innings. Princeton product Matt Bowman pitched a career-high three scoreless relief innings to collect his second save. Box

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Around the minors 4.27.12

April, 27, 2012
BUFFALO 7, ROCHESTER 3: Lucas May hit a three-run homer and the bullpen worked six solid innings as the Herd (12-10) began an eight-game homestand with a victory. Valentino Pascucci added two RBIs, on a single that extended his hitting streak to 11 games. Rochester couldn't take advantage of control issues from Bisons starter Jeurys Familia. Familia walked a season-high seven batters in three-innings plus, but the Bisons found themselves down only 1-0 in the bottom of the third. Andres Torres, in his first of two games with Buffalo to complete a rehab assignment, played all nine innings in center field and went 0-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base. Bobby Scales tied the score when he doubled in May in the third. Pascucci added a two-run single that frame. An inning later, May busted the game open with a laser three-run homer to left field. It was May's second home run in two games and third of the season. The Bisons' pen took over from there. Jack Egbert (1-2) earned the win with three scoreless innings. Chuck James worked the seventh, and Justin Hampson pitched the final two frames for his second save. Omar Quintanilla added a solo homer in the eighth. Wings starter Samuel Deduno left the game after six pitches -- all balls -- with an apparent injury. James allowed a run for the first time this season. The southpaw had made seven scoreless appearances to begin the season. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, ERIE 1: Rylan Sandoval launched a solo homer and the B-Mets took advantage of six walks in a comeback win. Mark Cohoon allowed one run over six innings to earn his second straight win. For the SeaWolves in the third, Brent Dlugach led off with a single. Michael Rockett replaced him at first on a fielder’s choice. He moved to second on a groundout and scored on Niuman Romero’s single. Juan Lagares’ throw from right field was in time, but catcher Juan Centeno could not hold the ball, allowing Rockett to score. Sandoval came through for Binghamton in the fifth. The DH ripped a 3-1 pitch from starter Kelvin De La Cruz for his first homer this season. Of Sandoval’s six hits with the B-Mets, four have been run-scoring extra-base hits. Lagares used his arm to keep the score tied in the fifth. Brent Dlugach led off the inning by walking and advanced to second on a groundout. With two outs, he attempted to score on Romero’s single, but was gunned down by Lagares. Binghamton took the lead without the aid of a hit in the seventh. De La Cruz issued walks to Centeno and Joe Bonfe. Reliever Jared Gayhart entered and walked Sandoval to load the bases. Gayhart then issued a free pass Pedro Zapata to force in a run. Cohoon (2-2) allowed just one run on four hits over six innings. Although he walked a season-high four, he fanned three and stranded five runners on base. Binghamton tacked on a run in the eighth off reliever Ryan Robowski. Josh Rodriguez started the frame with a walk, moved to second on Jefry Marte’s single, and advanced to third on a throwing error by Rockett in right field. The error proved crucial when Rodriguez scored on Centeno’s sac fly. Robert Carson took over for Cohoon and put up two scoreless innings. The lefty was optioned back to Binghamton on Thursday after spending three days with the Mets. Elvin Ramirez posted a perfect ninth inning to collect his first save. The B-Mets (11-9) continue their three-game series against the Sea Wolves on Saturday. Right-hander Collin McHugh opposes right-hander James Avery. Box

ST. LUCIE 3, JUPITER 2 (10 innings): Cory Vaughn's solo homer with two out in the top of the 10th lifted St. Lucie to the win. The Mets had forced extra innings on Blake Forsythe's one-out single in the ninth, which scored Richard Lucas. John Church, Hamilton Bennett (1-0) and Adrian Rosario (fourth save) combined for 4 2/3 scoreless relief innings. Wilmer Flores contributed his 17th RBI. Box

SAVANNAH 6, WEST VIRGINIA 2: Gregory Pron and T.J. Rivera had two hits and two RBIs apiece, with Pron producing a pair of doubles. Travis Taijeron had opened the scoring with a second-inning solo homer. Tyler Pill limited West Virginia to two runs in six innings. Estarlin Morel, T.J. Chism and Jared West each contributed a scoreless, no-hit relief inning. Box

Compiled from team reports



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RBIL. Duda 81
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ERAJ. Niese 3.55
SOZ. Wheeler 173