New York Mets: Mike Kvasnicka

Minors 7.3.14: B-Met Johnson homers twice

July, 3, 2014
Jul 3
11:04
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LAS VEGAS 9, SALT LAKE 8: Trailing 7-4, Vegas scored five runs in the seventh. Salt Lake produced a run in the ninth and then loaded the bases against Buddy Carlyle, but he retired Luis Jimenez on a pop out to third baseman Josh Satin to end the game. Matt Reynolds finished 2-for-3 with a double, walk, RBI and two runs scored. Matt den Dekker swiped home on a double-steal with Reynolds. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW BRITAIN 4 (9 innings)
BINGHAMTON at NEW BRITAIN (ppd.): Kyle Johnson belted a leadoff homer as well as a tiebreaking long ball in the ninth. Johnson deposited Tyler Duffey’s second pitch of the

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game over the left-field wall for his second leadoff homer this season. Dilson Herrera followed three pitches later with another homer, marking the first time the B-Mets have hit back-to-back shots this season. Binghamton added to its lead in the second on a run-scoring fielder’s choice from Herrera. Trailing by three, New Britain answered against Tyler Pill in the bottom half. Tony Thomas produced a sac fly. Mike Kvasnicka cut the deficit to one by flaring an RBI single. Aaron Hicks then gave New Britain the lead with one swing in the third. Following a two-out walk, Hicks launched a 3-1 pitch for a go-ahead two-run blast. Down 4-3, Binghamton found more power in the fifth. Brian Burgamy led off with his team-leading 14th homer. Pill settled down after Hicks’ blast to retire nine straight Rock Cats. In the seventh, Pill surrendered a one-out single to Stephen Wickens and handed off to Chase Huchingson, who promptly picked off the runner. Huchingson followed by retiring Eddie Rosario to force the seven-inning game into extras. Johnson struck again in the ninth. He took reliever Cole Johnson deep on a 1-2 pitch to start the inning, breaking the tie. Burgamy followed with a triple and scored when Dustin Lawley singled. Cody Satterwhite worked around a two-out single to post a scoreless ninth, securing his sixth save. Huchingson (1-0) also retired the heart of the Rock Cats order in a perfect eighth. Pill allowed four runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings. Binghamton is 10-0 in Pill’s last 10 appearances.

The nightcap of the doubleheader, which was due to feature Gabriel Ynoa's Double-A debut, was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up in Binghamton when the Rock Cats visit in August. Box

ST. LUCIE 7, CHARLOTTE 4: Gavin Cecchini broke a 1-all tie with a sixth-inning grand slam against Zach Cooper as the Mets won their sixth straight game. It marked Cecchini's

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first homer since a June 19 promotion from Savannah. Albert Cordero followed Cecchini’s shot with a double and Jeff McNeil (3-for-4) drove Cordero in with a single to make it 6-1. The Crabs got a run back against Mets starter Luis Cessa in the bottom half, but the Mets responded in the seventh. L.J. Mazzilli doubled, moved to third on Aderlin Rodriguez's single and scored on catcher Justin O’Conner’s throwing error. Mets reliever Tim Peterson ran into trouble in the seventh. He walked three, gave up a hit and threw a wild pitch with a runner on third. However, he struck out Tyler Goeddel to limit the damage to two runs. Paul Sewald worked perfect eighth and ninth innings to earn his fifth save in his last six appearances. He sliced his ERA to 0.79. The Mets got on the board first on Phillip Evans’ two-out RBI single, which plated McNeil. The Crabs tied the score at 1 in the third on an infield hit by Goeddel that plated Patrick Leonard. The Crabs loaded the bases with one out later that inning, but Cessa got two flyouts to keep the score tied. Cessa (6-5) went six innings and allowed two runs on six hits. He walked four and struck out two. Evans, who had two hits, played third base for the first time this season. He cleanly fielded all five balls hit to him and initiated two double plays. Box

SAVANNAH 10, CHARLESTON 5: Alex Panteliodis (2-1) limited the RiverDogs to one run on seven hits and two walks in seven innings as the Gnats raced to a 10-1 lead. Jonathan Johnson went 2-for-2 with two walks and four RBIs. Box

GREENEVILLE 12, KINGSPORT 6 (10 innings): Ramon Estevez and Bryce Beeler combined to surrender six runs (two earned) in the 10th. The K-Mets had forced extra innings on Ivan Wilson's one-out solo homer in the bottom of the ninth. Shortstop Luis Guillorme, who committed three of Kingsport's four errors, also went 4-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored. Box

BROOKLYN at HUDSON VALLEY (ppd.)

GCL METS 4, GCL METS 1: Milton Ramos had an RBI single and Raphael Ramirez had a run-scoring groundout in the third inning as the Mets took a 2-1 lead. Dash Winningham's ninth-inning solo homer capped the scoring. Starter Logan Taylor (2-0) allowed one run in five innings. Gabriel Feliz, Tyler Badamo and Waldo Rodriguez combined for four scoreless relief innings. Box

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LAS VEGAS 9, SALT LAKE 8 (10 innings): Noah Syndergaaard allowed five runs on 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings as his ERA swelled to 5.70. Josh Satin (2-for-6) delivered a walk-off two-run single to left field with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 10th. Salt Lake had built a 5-0 lead and led 7-3 in the eighth. Las Vegas then rallied for three runs in the eighth and tied the score at 7 in the ninth on a run-scoring infield by Danny Muno (2-for-3, 2 RBIs). Ian Stewart (3-for-5, double) hit a solo homer in the top of the 10th against Buddy Carlyle to give Salt Lake an 8-7 lead. Las Vegas became the first Pacific Coast League team to 50 wins. Box

NEW BRITAIN 9, BINGHAMTON 6: New Britain tagged Hansel Robles for a season-high

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eight runs in three innings, including five in the first. Dustin Lawley launched two homers in the defeat. He deposited a 2-1 pitch from New Britain starter Jason Wheeler over the left-field wall in the second inning, cutting New Britain’s lead to four. He struck again in the fourth with another solo blast, his third homer in three at-bats dating to Monday. New Britain kept up the pressure in the fourth by getting the first five batters safely aboard. After Mike Kvasnicka blasted a two-run homer, Robles loaded the bases on a pair of walks and a single. Reliever Ryan Fraser entered and collected the final three outs of the inning, while allowing one inherited runner to score. Trailing by six in the sixth, Jayce Boyd bounced an RBI triple off the right-center wall for his first three-bagger of the season. The B-Mets plated two more in the eighth, on RBI singles from Brian Burgamy and Brandon Nimmo. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, CHARLOTTE 4: St. Lucie scored five runs over the final two innings for the

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come-from-behind win. Trailing 4-3 entering the ninth, Gavin Cecchini flied out and Phillip Evans grounded out to open the inning. Maikis De La Cruz then singled and Jeff McNeil walked. Eudy Pina followed with a game-tying RBI single. Gilbert Gomez then produced a two-run double. Paul Sewald stranded two baserunners in scoring position and earned his fourth save in the bottom half by getting Tyler Goeddel to fly out. Starter Cory Mazzoni, continuing to work back from a spring-training lat strain, allowed two runs in five innings. Box

SAVANNAH 9, CHARLESTON 8: After usually invincible Akeel Morris allowed a three-run homer to Gosuke Katoh in the top of the ninth, Savannah answered with three runs in the bottom half for the walk-off win. Following Charleston errors that allowed two runs to score, Victor Cruzado eventually walked with the bases loaded as the winning run trotted home. 2013 first-round pick Dominic Smith finished 4-for-4 with a walk. Morris had allowed only one run in 36 2/3 innings this season before the three-run ninth by Charleston. Cruzado also contributed a two-run homer in the second inning. Box

GREENEVILLE 4, KINGSPORT 3: The K-Mets fought back from a 4-0 deficit, getting an RBI single from Wuilmer Becerra in the sixth and a two-run single from Pedro Perez in the seventh. However, Kingsport stranded Eudor Garcia on second base as the potential tying run in the seventh when Jose Figuera struck out and Jose Garcia grounded out. Box

HUDSON VALLEY 8, BROOKLYN 6: Starter Alberto Baldonado allowed five runs on three hits and three walks in three innings. Hudson Valley added two runs in the fourth against Brandon Welch to take a 7-4 lead. The Cyclones pulled within a run in the fifth on Michael Katz's sacrifice fly and Michael Bernal's run-scoring double. Bernal was stranded at third base that inning when reliever Isaac Gil entered and struck out Tyler Moore. Jeff Diehl earlier contributed a three-run homer. Box

GCL NATIONALS 1, GCL METS 0 (suspended): The game was suspended in the bottom of the first. Mets starter Eucebio Arias had allowed a run in the top half. Box

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RENO 7, LAS VEGAS 4: Starter Greg Peavey surrendered seven runs in three innings. Jeff Walters, Erik Goeddel and Ryan Reid contributed two scoreless relief innings apiece. Omar Quintanilla went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Juan Centeno also each had two hits. Box

NEW BRITAIN 6, BINGHAMTON 1: The B-Mets were swept in a three-game series in which

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they went a combined 3-for-30 with runners in scoring position and stranded 31 baserunners. B-Mets starter Alex Panteliodis, making his Double-A debut, faced one over the minimum through three innings. However, the first four batters of the fourth all reached on singles, capped by Kennys Vargas’ RBI shot up the middle. With the bases loaded, Mike Kvasnicka then ripped a 2-0 pitch down the left-field line for a three-run double. Kyle Knudson completed the inning's scoring with an RBI single, giving New Britain a 5-0 lead. Binghamton produced its lone run in the fifth. Nelfi Zapata led off with a double. With one out, Brian Burgamy bounced a weak grounder to third. Zapata took off for third on Brandon Waring’s throw to first and then dashed home when Vargas’ return throw to third sailed high. The B-Mets had another chance in the sixth, but failed to cash in. Following Matt Clark’s leadoff double, Kyle Johnson singled to center. Kvasnicka fired home to nail Clark at the plate, quashing the rally. New Britain starter Pat Dean collected one more out in the frame before giving way to Dan Turpen for the final out of the inning. Turpen returned for a perfect seventh. Former Mets farmhand Jim Fuller fanned two in a scoreless eighth. Panteliodis (0-1) allowed five runs on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings. Adam Kolarek was tagged for a run in his lone relief inning. Darrell Ceciliani reached base safely in all four plate appearances. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, DAYTONA 0: Aderlin Rodriguez broke out of a 1-for-17 slump by blasting a

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homer and Jairo Perez continued his hot streak by going 2-for-4 with an RBI. Left-handed starter Steven Matz shut out the Cubs for 6 2/3 innings. He allowed four singles and struck out four. Matz threw a season-high 101 pitches en route to his third win. Only one batter reached second base against Matz. Paul Sewald did not allow a hit in 1 1/3 relief innings. Beck Wheeler struck out three straight in the ninth after walking the first batter he faced. The Mets took advantage of sloppy defense by shortstop Marco Hernandez. Albert Cordero scored the opening run in the third inning when Hernandez made a poor throw to first on an ill-advised double-play attempt. The ball skipped away, near the Daytona dugout, and Cordero raced home from third. Rodriguez’s leadoff homer in the fifth made it 2-0. The Mets broke the game open with four runs against reliever Zack Godley in the seventh. The Mets loaded the bases with one out and got back-to-back RBI singles from Perez and Phillip Evans to make it 4-0. Then, with two outs and runners on second and third, Eudy Pina grounded a routine ball to Hernandez, whose throw skipped to first base and escaped Rock Shoulders. Perez and Evans scored. Rodriguez, Perez, Evans and Gilbert Gomez had two-hit games for St. Lucie. Box

SAVANNAH 4, ROME 3: Jeff McNeil's infield single brought home the decisive run in the

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bottom of the eighth as the Gnats improved their South Atlantic League-best record to 37-16. Colton Plaia had doubled to open the frame. Victor Cruzado entered as a pinch runner and advanced to third on Patrick Biondi’s sacrifice bunt before scoring on McNeil’s infield single. McNeil finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs. He plated two runs with a bases-loaded single in the third that gave the Gnats a 3-1 lead. Two Gnats -- McNeil and L.J. Mazzilli -- accounted for six of Savannah's seven hits. After the Braves (16-40) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second, Mazzilli evened the score on the first pitch of the bottom half with a solo homer. The Braves tied the score at 3 with single runs in the sixth and seventh against Savannah starter John Gant. Gant struck out four, walked two and allowed six hits in seven innings. Dawrin Frias worked around a couple of baserunners in the eighth to earn his third win. Closer Robert Coles stranded two more baserunners in the ninth to convert his 10th save in 10 chances. Box

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Minors 5.30.14: Nimmo idle with pinkeye

May, 30, 2014
May 30
11:40
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EL PASO 4, LAS VEGAS 3: Josh Satin had a two-out RBI triple in the top of the ninth to pull Las Vegas within a run, but was stranded there when Zach Lutz ultimately grounded into a game-ending fielder's choice. Starter Giancarlo Alvarado (1-2) allowed three runs in five innings. Box

NEW BRITAIN 4, BINGHAMTON 0: The B-Mets struck out 14 times, went hitless after the fourth inning and went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position in their fourth shutout loss of the season. Over the first four innings, Rock Cats starter Sean Gilmartin allowed five hits, walked one and hit a batter, but prevented Binghamton from cracking the scoreboard. He stranded two runners in three straight innings and racked up seven strikeouts along the way. The Rock Cats struck in the fourth against Angel Cuan. Nate Hanson broke a scoreless tie with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly. After a walk reloaded the bases, Mike Kvasnicka produced a three-run double. Gilmartin capped his night with two less-taxing frames, retiring seven of the final eight B-Mets he faced. In six scoreless innings, the southpaw allowed five hits, matched a season high with nine strikeouts and held the B-Mets hitless in seven at-bats with runners in scoring position. Reliever D.J. Baxendale retired all five batters he faced. Ryan O’Rourke fanned Matt Clark to end the eighth inning. Matt Summers allowed the first two to reach in the ninth before closing out the game with two strikeouts. Cuan (1-2) allowed four runs on five hits over five innings in the loss. He struck out a season-high five and issued three walks. Ryan Fraser closed Binghamton’s pitching tab with two scoreless innings. Box

BREVARD COUNTY 3, ST. LUCIE 1: The Mets had no answer for Austin Ross en route to their fourth loss in five games. The Manatees starter surrendered four hits and one run in seven innings. The lone run came on Eudy Pina's sac fly in Ross' final frame and was set up by Gilbert Gomez’s walk and Cole Frenzel's double. The Manatees scored all the runs they needed in the fifth. With two outs, Cameron Garfield belted a two-run double against Matt Koch. Both runs were unearned. Third baseman Jairo Perez had committed an error to open the frame. After throwing 88 pitches through five innings, Koch returned to start the sixth. He surrendered consecutive singles to Yadiel Rivera and Mike Garza to put runners on the corners. Koch got Jose Sermo to ground into a double play, but Rivera scored to make it 3-0. Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Jose De La Torre struck out the side in the eighth for Brevard County. Mark Williams pitched around a two-out error in the ninth by striking out Pina to end the ballgame. 2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo will miss three days after developing pinkeye. Box

ROME 7, SAVANNAH 6: Blake Brown had a tiebreaking two-run triple in the top of the ninth to help the Braves complete a comeback win. The loss snapped the Gnats’ four-game winning streak. In a 5-all game in the ninth with two outs and nobody aboard, Savannah reliever Tyler Vanderheiden walked two batters in front of Brown, who made him pay with a sharp triple into the right-center gap. The Gnats (35-16) got a run back in the bottom of the ninth when Stefan Sabol doubled home L.J. Mazzilli. However, the game ended with the tying run stranded at second as Matt Oberste grounded out. Savannah had taken a 5-3 lead with three runs in a busy bottom of the fifth. Colton Plaia singled to start the inning and scored on a wild play in which the Braves committed two errors and Gavin Cecchini finished at second. Cecchini then scored the go-ahead run on Jeff McNeil’s double. Dominic Smith singled to score McNeil and gave the Gnats a 5-3 lead. The Braves (16-38) cut the Gnats’ lead to 5-4 on Jake Schrader's solo homer in the seventh against reliever Dawrin Frias. An RBI groundout in the eighth evened the score at 5. McNeil was 2-for-5 to lift his season average to .345. Box

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BA HR RBI R
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OTHER LEADERS
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RBIL. Duda 69
RD. Murphy 70
OPSL. Duda .841
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