New York Mets: Miguel Sano

Syndergaard No. 3-ranked prospect in EL

October, 14, 2013
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Right-hander Noah Syndergaard, who went a combined 9-4 with a 3.06 ERA and had 133 strikeouts in 117 2/3 innings between St. Lucie and Binghamton, has been ranked the No. 3 prospect in the Double-A Eastern League by Baseball America.


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The 21-year-old Syndergaard, the Futures Game starter for the U.S. squad, only ranked behind shortstop Xander Bogaerts (Portland/Red Sox) and third baseman Miguel Sano (New Britain/Twins).

Syndergaard also was ranked the No. 6 prospect in the Class A Florida State League by the magazine.

Meanwhile, 17-year-old Amed Rosario was named the top prospect in the Appalachian League. That was more based on potential than performance with Kingsport. Rosario, who signed for $1.75 million last year, hit .241 with three homers and 23 RBIs in 212 at-bats with the K-Mets.

With only the Triple-A Pacific Coast League list yet to be unveiled, here is a look at Mets prospects who ranked in the BA top 20 for their respective leagues:

Eastern League (Binghamton)
No. 3 Syndergaard
No. 13 Rafael Montero, rhp

Florida State League (St. Lucie)
No. 6 Syndergaard

South Atlantic League (Savannah)
No. 20 Steven Matz, lhp

Appalachian League (Kingsport)
No. 1 Rosario
No. 15 Rob Whalen, rhp
No. 19 Chris Flexen, rhp

New York-Penn League (Brooklyn)
No. 11 Gavin Cecchini, ss
No. 18 Robert Gsellman, rhp
No. 20 Miller Diaz, rhp

Gulf Coast League
No. 4 Dominic Smith, 1b

See the full rankings by league here.

Minors 8.17.13: B-Mets clinch playoff berth

August, 17, 2013
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SALT LAKE 10, LAS VEGAS 8: Giancarlo Alvarado departed after allowing four runs in two innings. Jack Leathersich surrendered an additional four runs as Salt Lake built an 8-1 lead. Matt den Dekker and Zach Lutz drove in three runs apiece in the loss. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, NEW BRITAIN 4: The B-Mets are playoff-bound for the first time since 2004 after packing all of their offense into a five-run sixth. The Rock Cats had taken a

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second-inning lead against Mark Cohoon. Miguel Sano led off with a homer. After a walk and double, Danny Santana blooped a two-run single to give New Britain a 3-0 cushion. In the fifth, Santana doubled to drive in another run. New Britain starter Matt Summers held Binghamton hitless through five innings before hitting a wall in the sixth. Binghamton busted out for five runs on four hits and three walks in the frame. Summers walked the first two batters, then allowed an RBI single by Josh Rodriguez. Reliever Ryan O’Rourke entered with runners on the corners and one out. He walked Rhyne Hughes to load the bases. Allan Dykstra then produced a run-scoring infield hit off of the third-base bag to make it 4-2. Cole Johnson inherited the bases loaded, and Cory Vaughn welcomed him with a game-tying two-run single. After a fielder’s choice, Travis Taijeron sneaked a groundball past Sano at third base for a go-ahead double. The big inning put Cohoon in line for his ninth win. The southpaw battled through six innings. He surrendered four runs on seven hits, but picked up his fifth win in as many starts. Reliever Chase Huchingson worked two eventful but scoreless innings, stranding the bases loaded in the eighth. With Jeff Walters unavailable, Chasen Bradford earned his first Double-A save with a 1-2-3 ninth to put Binghamton into the playoffs. Box

JUPITER 4, ST. LUCIE 2: Alex Panteliodis (6-5) surrendered three first-inning runs. He ultimately allowed four runs in 7 2/3 innings. Box

SAVANNAH at AUGUSTA (ppd.)

BRISTOL 10, KINGSPORT 6: The Sox generated seven straight hits off Persio Reyes to start the game. And aided by a two-base throwing error by outfielder Michael Bernal, Bristol took a 5-0 lead before the K-Mets came to bat. Kingsport rallied. Jeff Diehl homered to lead off the second. Kingsport pulled within 6-5 in the fourth thanks to DH Jon Leroux's RBI double. Reyes (4-4) rebounded from his difficult beginning and tossed four straight scoreless innings before Bristol scratched across an insurance run in the seventh. Jon Bengard picked up the win in relief for Bristol. He entered with one out in the fouth and fired 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Box

VERMONT 1, BROOKLYN 0: Miller Diaz took a scoreless effort into the sixth inning in a hard-luck loss and Gavin Cecchini was a perfect 4-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 15 games. Diaz tossed six innings and allowed five hits while striking out seven. Vermont cleanup hitter Ryan Huck produced a one-out double in the sixth, beyond the reach of center fielder Patrick Biondi. Huck advanced to third on a flyout. Jaycob Brugman followed with a two-out RBI single. The Cyclones had seven hits -- four from Cecchini. Cecchini’s hitting streak is the longest by a Cyclone since Ike Davis had a 15-game streak in 2008. Lucas Duda had a Cyclones-record 17-game streak in 2007. The Cyclones had an opportunity to score in the eighth, placing two runners aboard with one out. But with runners on first and second with one out, Jared King struck out and James Roche popped out to end the inning. Box

GCL METS 6, GCL NATIONALS 5: Trailing by a run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Jhoan Urena's single scored Luis Guillorme and Jean Rodriguez for the walk-off win. Yoryi Nuez allowed one run, unearned, in 5 1/3 innings in relief of Dan Herrmann to earn the win. Box

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Minors 8.16.13: Forsythe homer lifts B-Mets

August, 16, 2013
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LAS VEGAS 6, SALT LAKE 4: Zach Lutz's ninth-inning single against Cory Rasmus plated Eric Campbell with the tiebreaking run. Matt den Dekker then scored on a balk for a two-run cushion. John Church pitched a perfect bottom half for his third save save. Lutz also had produced a solo homer against Tommy Hanson in the second inning. Box

BINGHAMTON 1, NEW BRITAIN 0: The B-Mets took one step closer to the postseason as Blake Forsythe delivered a solo homer and Noah Syndergaard tossed five scoreless

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innings. The B-Mets posted their fourth shutout win in August. Forsythe homered to lead off the third against Cole De Vries. It was his ninth long ball of the season, and his second in two games. Syndergaard dominanted the Rock Cats. He scattered three hits over five innings while earning his sixth B-Mets win. He faced no more than four batters in any inning and matched a career high with 10 strikeouts. In the sixth, Ryan Fraser entered and allowed a single and a walk with one out as New Britain put together its biggest threat of the night. Fraser escaped the jam by forcing Miguel Sano and Reynaldo Rodriguez to fly out. He followed with a scoreless seventh before handing the ball to Chasen Bradford. Bradford retired all three batters he faced, requiring only 10 pitches. Jeff Walters slammed the door with a perfect ninth to earn his 35th save. Box

JUPITER 7, ST. LUCIE 0: Hansel Robles allowed four runs in seven innings and the Mets mustered only four hits. Box

SAVANNAH at AUGUSTA (ppd.)

KINGSPORT 11, BRISTOL 4: Jeyckol De Leon had four hits with a run scored, three RBIs

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and two doubles. Michael Bernal also drove in three runs, capped by a solo homer in the sixth that completed Kingsport's scoring. Eris Peguero had a triple and double. The K-Mets took control in the second inning, plating seven runs on seven hits while sending 13 men to the plate. Seven straight batters reached safely with two outs, a barrage that chased Bristol starter Robinson Leyer after 1 2/3 innings. In his first appearance since a promotion from the Gulf Coast League, Brandon Welch lasted six innings and allowed four runs on six hits. Welch finished strongly, retiring the side in order in his last three innings. Edioglis Villasmil and Tyler Bashlor combined for three innings of scoreless relief. Kingsport (31-23) gained a game on division-leading Greeneville. The K-Mets now trail the Astros affiliate by 1.5 games in the West. The top two games in the Appalachian League make the playoffs. Kingsport is up 2.5 games for second place with 23 games remaining. Box

BROOKLYN 6, VERMONT 4: James Roche went 2-for-4 with two RBIs while homering for the second straight game. After the Lake Monsters capitalized on a botched groundball by LJ Mazzilli to take an early 1-0 lead, Roche picked up his second baseman by connecting on a solo shot. Brooklyn then took the lead with a three-run third. Anthony Chavez singled and Patrick Biondi and Gavin Cecchini walked to load the bases for Mazzilli. He also walked, forcing in the tiebreaking run. Jared King then produced his first RBI since returning to the lineup following an oblique issue, on a sacrifice fly. Roche added an RBI single. Cyclones starter John Gant stumbled in the sixth as the Lake Monsters cut Brooklyn's lead to 5-4. Gant ultimately allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits while striking out seven. Gant added to his New York-Penn League-leading strikeout total (68). Later, reliever Johnny Magliozzi inherited in a tough spot, with the tying run at second base and go-ahead run at first in the eighth. He retired the next three batters to escape. Magliozzi also handled the ninth to record his fifth save. Cecchini extended his hitting streak to 14 games. The Cyclones' record is 17, by Lucas Duda in 2007. Box

GCL NATIONALS 5, GCL METS 2: Waldo Rodriguez surrendered four runs, none earned, in the seventh as the Nats overcame a 2-1 deficit. Second basmean Branden Kaupe had two errors. Starter Gaby Almonte allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 7.21.13: 'Spin drives in 5

July, 21, 2013
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LAS VEGAS 15, RENO 8: Jordany Valdespin went 4-for-6 with a homer and five RBIs. Ruben Tejada had three hits and drove in two. Starter Chris Schwinden, who had been a consideration for a spot start against the Nationals on Friday, allowed six runs in four innings as his ERA swelled to 6.00. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, NEW BRITAIN 3: Binghamton produced a season-high seven doubles, beginning with Allan Dykstra's run-scoring two-bagger in the first. The Rock Cats used a

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pair of solo homers to grab the lead against B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel -- by Nate Hanson and Miguel Sano. Binghamton took a 4-2 lead with a three-run third that included doubles by Alonzo Harris, Josh Rodriguez, Cesar Puello and Travis Taijeron. Goeddel bounced back after Sano’s homer with three scoreless innings. In the sixth, Sano ripped a single past shortstop Wilfredo Tovar to start the inning and Daniel Ortiz walked. Dan Rohlfing’s innocent flyout to right proved costly for Binghamton. As Sano tagged up to third, Tovar received Puello’s throw and fired to first in attempt to nab Ortiz. The shortstop’s toss skipped into the seats and allowed Sano to score, trimming Binghamton’s lead to 4-3. But with the tying run on third, Goeddel struck out Jordan Parraz. He then handed the reins to Adam Kolarek. The southpaw struck out Angel Morales looking to end the threat. Kolarek returned for the seventh and worked around a leadoff double by Danny Santana in a scoreless frame.

The B-Mets added an insurance run against Ryan O’Rourke in the seventh. With the bases loaded after an intentional walk to Puello, Dykstra lifted a sac fly. Pedro Feliciano struck out two in a perfect eighth. Closer Jeff Walters surrendered a pair of two-out singles in the ninth, but escaped with his 26th save. Goeddel (9-3) allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and matched a season high with eight strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings. He matched teammate Logan Verrett and Akron’s Matt Packer for the league lead in wins. Box

ST. LUCIE 7, DAYTONA 5: Jayce Boyd had a two-run homer in the third to give St. Lucie at 3-2 lead. Dustin Lawley's 20th homer of the season, a solo shot in the ninth, gave the Mets a two-run cushion. Michael Fulmer allowed four runs in 4 1/3 innings. Tim Byrdak tossed a scoreless relief inning. T.J. Chism recorded his 15th save. Box

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SAVANNAH 4, DELMARVA 2: Eudy Pina and Jorge Rivero had consecutive RBI doubles in a three-run first. Pina's solo homer in the eighth gave the Gnats (55-40) a two-run cushion. Beck Wheeler hit a batter, then struck out three straight in the ninth for his 11th save. Shawn Teufel and Hunter Carnevale combined for three scoreless relief innings. Steven Matz (4-4) allowed two runs on three hits and three walks in five innings. Box

KINGSPORT 8, PRINCETON 1: Chris Flexen tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out 11. Champ Stuart went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.Victor Cruzado also drove in two runs. Box

BROOKLYN 3, BATAVIA 2 (10 innings): Julio Concepcion's single plated Justin Turner in the 10th as the Cyclones (15-18) notched their fourth walk-off win of the season. Turner, in likely his final rehab game and again playing shortstop, led off the inning with a single. He advanced to second on LJ Mazzilli's single. Jared King then advanced both runners with a sac bunt. After Matt Oberste was intentionally walked to load the bases, Concepcion's single won it. Starter John Gant allowed one run on two hits in five innings. Relievers Cristian Chivilli, Paul Paez and David Wynn combined for five no-hit relief innings. James Roche's second-inning RBI double gave Brooklyn a 1-0 lead. Batavia scored an unearned run in the eighth to take a 2-1 lead, on a bases-loaded walk issued by Paez. Brooklyn evened the score in the bottom half. Mazzilli singled and King reached on a fielder's choice. Alex Sanchez then singled to advance King to third with one out. Concepcion followed with a grounder to shortstop Javier Lopez, who made the flip to second baseman J.T. Riddle. Concepcion beat out the double-play attempt as the Cyclones evened the score at 2. Box

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Minors 7.18.13: Hughes single lifts B-Mets

July, 18, 2013
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LAS VEGAS 3, RENO 2: Jordany Valdespin went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in his Las Vegas debut and started at second base. Jacob deGrom (3-1) allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings. Robert Carson earned the save. Wilmer Flores (ankle) was placed on the DL. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, NEW BRITAIN 3: The B-Mets scored three runs with two outs in the

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ninth inning to rally for the win. Rhyne Hughes capped the furious comeback by lining a go-ahead, two-run single against Matt Hauser. Rehabbing Justin Turner started the rally by deliverying a two-out single. Josh Rodriguez followed with a walk and Allan Dykstra blooped an RBI single to left. After Wilfredo Tovar pinch-ran for Dykstra, Cesar Puello walked to load the bases. Hughes then hammered Hauser’s 2-1 offering through the hole and into right field. Rodriguez scored easily. Tovar dove headfirst, ahead of the throw from Evan Bigley with the game-deciding run.

Jeff Walters then notched his league-leading 25th save. B-Mets starter Mark Cohoon dealt with only one baserunner through three innings, on a fielding error by Turner at shortstop. Eddie Rosario put New Britain on the board with a solo homer on Cohoon’s first pitch of the fourth. New Britain pounded out three more hits in the inning, but the B-Mets defense shined to prevent the Rock Cats from adding to their lead. Bigley was thrown out at home by Alonzo Harris when he tried to score on Josmil Pinto’s single. Darrell Ceciliani followed by making a diving catch in the left-field corner, robbing Miguel Sano of an extra-base hit. Binghamton capped the inning by nabbing Pinto at the plate after Nate Hanson laced a double to the right-field alley. Ex-big leaguer Nick Blackburn kept the B-Mets in check through five scoreless innings. In the sixth, Ceciliani started a rally with a double. He advanced on a sac bunt and tied the score at 1 on Danny Muno’s sac fly. Cohoon preserved the tie by posting zeroes from the fifth through seventh innings. The Rock Cats broke the tie in the eighth against Cohoon on Rosario's RBI single. Chasen Bradford took over for Cohoon and allowed one inherited runner to score. Bradford (1-1) earned his first Double-A victory thanks to Binghamton’s comeback. Box

BREVARD COUNTY 3, ST. LUCIE 2 (10 innings): Nick Ramirez had a walk-off single against reliever Tim Byrdak in the 10th inning to snap the Mets' six-game winning streak. Jayce Boyd's doubled had plated Kyle Johnson and T.J. Rivera to give St. Lucie (51-41) a 2-0 first-inning lead. The Mets had four of their six hits in the first inning. Dustin Lawley had a two-out single in the sixth to snap a streak of 16 straight retired by Manatees pitchers. Gilbert Gomez had a leadoff single in the eighth, but was stranded at third. Matt Bowman allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits in seven innings while issuing two walks and striking out four. Hamilton Bennett pitched 1 1/3 scoreless relief innings. Box

WEST VIRGINIA 5, SAVANNAH 3: Marco Camarena (4-1) allowed four runs (two earned) in six innings. Box

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KINGSPORT 8, DANVILLE 5: In Game 1, Rob Whalen earned his first professional victory. Whalen limited Danville to two runs, neither earned, on three hits and a walk in six innings. Jeyckol De Leon, Jonathan Leroux and Richie Rodriguez homered. Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored. A five-run sixth lifted the K-Mets to a comeback victory in Game 2. Joe Tuschak produced a two-run homer in that frame. Bradley Marquez added an RBI double. Box 1, Box 2

MAHONING VALLEY 6, BROOKLYN 2: Dario Alvarez struggled through five innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks. James Roche's RBI double in the fifth had pulled Brooklyn within 2-1, but Mahoning Valley scored three runs the following half-inning. Box

GCL METS 6, GCL CARDINALS 1 (7 innings): Mets starter Marcos Molina went the distance in the seven-inning, rain-shortened game. He allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out one. Dominic Smith went 1-for-1 with a walk and two RBIs. Luis Guillorme walked twice and scored two runs. Box

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Minors 5.4.13: Zurcher has tiebreaking hit

May, 4, 2013
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SACRAMENTO 11, LAS VEGAS 7: In his second 51s start, D.J. Mitchell surrendered seven first-inning runs, although only three were earned because of a one-out throwing error by third baseman Eric Campbell. Las Vegas rallied to tie the score at 7 in the fourth on an RBI double by Josh Satin and run-scoring single by Wilmer Flores. Dylan Owen suffered the loss in relief when he surrendered a tiebreaking solo homer to Scott Moore. Collin Cowgill went 1-for-4 with a walk and a throwing error in his Las Vegas debut. Cowgill started in left field, with Kirk Nieuwenhuis remaining in center. Flores finished 2-for-5 with three RBIs. Campbell had a pair of doubles and two RBIs in three at-bats. Box

BINGHAMTON 8, HARRISBURG 2: The B-Mets broke a tie with a three-run fourth and four pitchers combined to retire the final 19 Senators hitters. Darrell Ceciliani had three hits, drove in three and scored three times. Richard Lucas had three hits and two RBIs. Facing

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Harrisburg starter Paul Demny, Alonzo Harris opened the game with a double and scored when Lucas singled. Binghamton took a 2-0 lead on Allan Dysktra's run-scoring groundout in the third. B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel sailed through a pair of innings before laboring through the third. The righty allowed two hits, walked two and surrendered a pair of runs in the 39-pitch frame. Anthony Rendon’s 11-pitch plate appearance ended with a walk and set the stage for Jerad Head’s game-tying two-run single. After Demny walked Goeddel with two outs in the fourth and Rendon misplayed Harris’ chopper, Ceciliani had a two-run single to give Binghamton the lead for good. Lucas tacked on with an RBI double. Head’s hit in the third proved to be Harrisburg’s final baserunner. Goeddel (2-2) retired the final 10 batters he faced. He allowed two runs on three hits and fanned four over six innings to end his four-game winless streak. Joe Bonfe delivered a pinch-hit run-scoring single in the eighth and Ceciliani crushed his first homer of the season, a solo shot, in the ninth. Cesar Puello added a run-producing fielder’s choice. Relievers Adam Kolarek, Josh Edgin and Jeff Walters contributed scoreless frames. The bullpen has retired the last 23 batters it has faced over the three games. Box

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ST. LUCIE 10, FORT MYERS 5: Aderlin Rodriguez went 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs as the Mets avoided getting swept in the three-game series. Miracle third baseman Miguel Sano hit a three-run homer off St. Lucie starter Robert Gsellman in the first. The Mets answered, loading the bases in the second with no outs. Cam Maron then ripped a bases-clearing double. Rodriguez hit a solo homer in the third to give the Mets a 4-3 lead. Dustin Lawley had a sacrifice fly RBI and Rodriguez added an RBI single in the fifth for a three-run cushion. Lawley also had an RBI double in the seventh to make it 7-3. Travis Taijeron launched his second homer of the season in the eighth. Rodriguez had a two-run double in the ninth. Making his second start, Gsellman earned his first Florida State League victory. All three hits he surrendered in five innings came in the first. He walked three and struck out three. Gsellman retired the final seven batters he faced. Hamilton Bennett pitched two scoreless relief innings. Randy Fontanez allowed an unearned run in the eighth and T. J. Chism allowed a run in the ninth before inducing a game-ending double play. Box

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SAVANNAH 9, HICKORY 2: Kevin Plawecki went 3-for-5 and capped the Gnats' scoring with a ninth-inning grand slam. He upped his batting average to .416. The score was tied at 1 until the eighth, when Chad Zurcher delivered a tiebreaking two-run single in what became a four-run frame. Eudy Pina, Stefan Sabol and Phillip Evans scored two runs apiece in the win. Starter Rainy Lara improved to 4-1. Lara limited Hickory to one unearned run on four hits and a walk while striking out six in seven innings. Hunter Carnevale handled the final two innings. He allowed a one-out solo homer to Jorge Alfaro in the bottom of the ninth that capped the scoring. Box

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Minors 5.3.13: Syndergaard solid in loss

May, 4, 2013
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SACRAMENTO 3, LAS VEGAS 0: Bruce Billings, Hideki Okajima and Dan Otero combined on a three-hit shutout of the 51s. Chris Schwinden took a scoreless effort into the fifth but ultimately was charged with two runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out five in five innings. Box

HARRISBURG 3, BINGHAMTON 1: The B-Mets stranded the tying run on base in the ninth inning and went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position in the final two innings. One out

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shy of suffering their third shutout loss of the season, the B-Mets cracked the scoreboard when Cesar Puello blasted a 1-1 offering from Ian Krol over the left-field wall for his first homer of the season. Krol then walked Francisco Pena and hit Wilfredo Tovar with an 0-2 pitch to put the tying run on base. Aaron Barrett entered and struck out pinch-hitter Joe Bonfe to end the game and earn his fifth save. Harrisburg starter Blake Treinen (3-3) tossed seven scoreless innings. Harrisburg greeted B-Mets starter Jacob deGrom rudely in the first with four consecutive hits. Brian Goodwin produced his league-leading fifth triple. Josh Johnson brought him home with an infield single. Jerad Head followed with another single and Justin Bloxom gave Harrisburg a 3-0 lead with a two-run double. DeGrom (0-3) did cap his fourth start as a B-Met with five additional scoreless frames. After Treinen’s departure, the B-Mets nearly got on the board in the eighth against reliever Neil Holland. Danny Muno led off by shooting a pinch-hit double down the right-field line. He was stranded at second when Holland retired the next three batters. For Binghamton, Chase Huchingson fanned two in a perfect seventh and Jack Leathersich struck out the side in the eighth. Box

FORT MYERS 6, ST. LUCIE 0: Kennys Vargas had a two-out, tiebreaking single to right-center to score Miguel Sano in the sixth inning off Mets starter Noah Syndergaard. The

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Miracle pulled away with a five-run seventh against relievers Pedro Feliciano and Chasen Bradford. Syndergaard suffered his first loss as a member of the organization. He allowed one run and eight hits while walking two and striking out five over six innings. Feliciano, working on back-to-back days for the first time with the Florida State League club, surrendered consecutive singles upon entering. He ultimately recorded two outs -- both sacrifice flies -- and was charged with three runs (one earned) on two hits. Third baseman Rylan Sandoval had a throwing error. Bradford allowed three hits and two runs and recorded the final out of the seventh. Wanel Mesa tossed a scoreless eighth. The Mets produced only six hits. Box

KANNAPOLIS 1, SAVANNAH 0 (suspended): The game, suspended after three full innings, will resume May 30 in Kannapolis. Steven Matz surrendered one run on two hits and a walk while striking out four in three innings. Box

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Minors 5.2.13: Gnats grab sole hold of 1st

May, 3, 2013
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RENO 5, LAS VEGAS 1: Collin McHugh surrendered four runs, including a two-run homer by Brad Snyder, in five innings. McHugh (2-2) allowed seven hits, walked two and struck out four as his ERA rose to 3.57 with his second straight loss. Josh Satin started in left field -- his first outfield action in his six pro seasons. The 51s' lone run came in the third on Wilmer Flores' single, which plated Satin to open the game's scoring. Box

ERIE 9, BINGHAMTON 1: Erie starter Kyle Lobstein took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. The B-Mets were held to a season-low two hits. The SeaWolves grabbed an early lead, plating the first run of the game three batters in against B-Mets starter Logan Verrett. Daniel Fields singled, stole second and scored on a double from Ramon Cabrera. Erie put the game out of reach with five runs in the fifth. The first four batters singled. Marcus Lemon contributed an RBI single. Two runs came home when Cabrera beat a potential inning-ending double play with the bases loaded. Tyler Collins capped the inning with a two-run homer. Verrett (4-1) was tagged for six runs on eight hits and no walks in six innings in his first Double-A loss. He struck out one -- the fewest in any of his pro starts. Erie kept the offense going against reliever Josh Edgin in the seventh. Hernan Perez tripled and Cabrera walked. Collins then blasted his second homer of the game and fourth of the series to give Erie a 9-0 lead. Binghamton finally ended Lobstein's no-hit bid in the seventh. After a throwing error and a walk put two aboard, Cesar Puello dumped a two-out single into right field. The hit, which extended Puello’s hitting streak to nine games, plated Josh Rodriguez with Binghamton’s lone run. Outfielder Cory Vaughn remained sidelined. He should be out up to a week with elbow soreness. Box

FORT MYERS 3, ST. LUCIE 2: T.J. Chism walked Levi Michael with one out and the bases loaded to score Kyle Knudson from third in the bottom of the ninth and end the game.

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Doug Mientkiewicz-managed Fort Myers improved to 22-4. Miguel Sano had a two-out, game-tying single against Mets reliever Randy Fontanez in the eighth to make it 2-2. St. Lucie starter Alex Panteliodis tossed five quality innings, allowing only a solo homer, in his Florida State League debut. Pedro Felicano pitched a scoreless sixth and induced an inning-ending double play on a diving stop by second baseman T.J. Rivera. Feliciano allowed a walk and single. Dustin Lawley ripped a double in the first to score Matt Reynolds and give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Aderlin Rodriguez had a sac fly to score Rivera in the fifth for a 2-1 advantage. Noah Syndergaard starts Friday for St. Lucie. Box

SAVANNAH 5, KANNAPOLIS 3: After a 92-minute rain delay at the start, the Gnats needed just 2:04 to earn their eighth win in nine games. With losses by Augusta and Asheville, the Gnats are alone in first place for the first time all season. The Gnats took a 4-3 lead in the sixth. Jayce Boyd led off with a sharp one-hopper that shortstop Jean Almanzar booted. Kevin Plawecki drove in Boyd with a double -- his league-leading 16th two-bagger of the year. Trailing 3-0, Savannah had evened the score with a three-run fourth. Eudy Pina and Yucarybert De La Cruz singled to begin the frame. Boyd plated both with his 10th double this season. Boyd scored the tying run on a wild pitch by Kannapolis starter Myles Jaye. The Intimidators built a 3-0 lead through three innings against Savannah starter Gabriel Ynoa, who nonetheless hung in though seven innings for his third win. The Intimidators used a pair of solo homers -- by Brett Tanner leading off the second inning and by Kale Kiser with one out in the third -- to hurt Ynoa. However, the 19-year-old hurler steadied himself and faced the minimum over his final four innings. He struck out eight and did not walk a batter. 2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo sat out for a second straight game with mild hand soreness. Box

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