New York Mets: Nate Garcia

Minors 6.1.13: Wheeler 6 solid IP for Vegas

June, 1, 2013
LAS VEGAS 2, FRESNO 1: Zack Wheeler limited Fresno to one run on three hits and a walk while striking out six in six innings. He threw 95 pitches (62 strikes). Wheeler doubled off the outfield wall and scored on Kirk Nieuwenhuis' fifth homer in his past nine games to give Las Vegas a 2-1 lead in the third. Justin Hampson, Gonzalez Germen, Josh Edgin and David Aardsma combined for three scoreless relief innings. Wilmer Flores was limited to coaching first base a day after being struck in the hand with a pitch, which caused inflammation. X-rays were not required. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 0: Rafael Montero fired seven scoreless innings and the B-Mets collected a season-high 15 hits. The victory, their third shutout of the season,

lifted the B-Mets (32-24) into sole possession of first place in the Eastern Division. Montero has not allowed a run with the B-Mets in his last 16 2/3 innings. Facing New Hampshire starter Ryan Tepera for the third time this season, the B-Mets jumped on the righty early. Danny Muno broke a slump of 24 straight hitless at-bats with a leadoff single in the second. Cory Vaughn plated him with a double. Muno, whose three-hit game was his third of the season and first since May 13, contributed again in the second. With Wilfredo Tovar aboard on a throwing error by third baseman Kevin Ahrens, Muno homered for a 3-0 lead. The run support was more than enough for Montero (6-3), who put together his second straight scoreless performance. The righty effortlessly shut down the Fisher Cats over seven scorelesss frames. He surrendered five singles, walked one batter and struck out four in his longest outing as a B-Met. The Fisher Cats put two aboard and threatened in the first, but Montero induced Kevin Nolan to fly out to begin a stretch of 10 straight retired batters. Chase Huchingson took over in the eighth and posted two scoreless innings. Vaughn had a solo homer in the eighth. Box

CHARLOTTE 2, ST. LUCIE 1 (7 innings)
Willie Argo hit a tiebreaking double in the sixth against reliever T.J. Chism as the Stone Crabs defeated the Mets (29-23) in seven innings in Game 1 of a doubleheader. The nightcap was postponed due to rain. The teams will play a doubleheader on Sunday, with two seven-inning games beginning at 3 p.m. Charley Thurber hit a solo homer in the second inning to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. The Stone Crabs tied the score in the fifth when Ryan Brett ripped a solo homer against starter Domingo Tapia. Tapia allowed one run over five innings while striking out four and walking one. The Mets had runners at first and second in the seventh, but Nate Garcia struck out Gilbert Gomez looking to end the game. Angel Cuan is scheduled to pitch Game 1, with Matt Bowman on the mound for the Mets in the second game Sunday. Box

SAVANNAH 5, KANNAPOLIS 0: Luis Cessa went 7 2/3 innings, striking out 10, walking none and allowing two hits. He combined with Tim Peterson and Tyler Vanderheiden on a five-hit shutout. Savannah (33-22) took a 1-0 lead in the second when Cole Frenzel's double plated Kevin Plawecki. The Gnats tacked on three more runs in the third, highlighted by Brandon Nimmo's RBI double. Yucarybert De La Cruz and Nimmo scored on wild pitches during the inning. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 4.9.12

April, 9, 2012
ROCHESTER 3, BUFFALO 2: Red Wings shortstop Brian Dozier hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to give Rochester a comeback victory, snapping Buffalo's three-game winning streak. Dozier is hitting .474 to open the season. The Bisons bullpen entered the game with 14 scorelesss innings to begin the season. Protecting a 2-1 lead, lefty Chuck James made his Bisons debut with a scoreless frame in the sixth. But with two outs in the seventh, Dylan Owen (1-1) walked Tsuyoshi Nishioka on seven pitches to bring Dozier to the plate. The shortstop hit a full-count pitch from Owen into deep left field. The Bisons had just five hits in the game, with three coming in a two-run third. Zach Lutz roped a two-out RBI double to give Buffalo the lead. Matt Tuiasosopo followed with a blooper into shallow right field that fell in to score Lutz from second. Garrett Olson started for Buffalo. The southpaw allowed one run on four hits in five innings. He struck out four and received a no-decision. The last two Opening Day roster Bisons yet to get into a game played Monday night. Michael Fisher got the start at second base and was 0-for-3 at the plate. James also made his first appearance. The Bisons will wrap up their season-opening trip in Rochester on Tuesday afternoon. The club's home opener is Wednesday at 2:05 p.m. against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. Box

BINGHAMTON 8, ERIE 0: The B-Mets pounded out 11 hits, including seven for extra bases, and Greg Peavey allowed one hit in his Double-A debut. Every B-Met had a hit. After Peavey retired the side in order in the first, Pedro Zapata led off the bottom half with a triple against Erie starter Ramon Garcia. Juan Lagares gave the B-Mets the early lead by launching his first homer. Lagares had two homers in 162 at-bats with Binghamton last year. Eric Campbell, celebrating his 25th birthday, then shot a double to right-center and Jefry Marte brought him home with a two-bagger. Oswaldo Navarro capped the four-run outburst with an RBI single. Peavey worked around three errors to post 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He struck out five and issued no walks. Peavey capped his night by striking out Brandon Douglas and Tony Plagman in the sixth before Kevin Mulvey replaced him. The B-Mets added to their lead in the fifth on an opposite-field homer from Allan Dykstra, his first long ball of the season. Zach Samuels allowed three runs on two hits and three walks in the seventh. Mulvey allowed one hit and walked two over 2 1/3 scoreless frames. Armando Rodriguez tossed a scoreless ninth to secure Binghamton’s first shutout of the year. Over the last 24 innings, B-Mets pitchers have allowed one run. Peavey earned the win. The B-Mets (2-2) continue their series against the SeaWolves Tuesday night. Left-hander Mark Cohoon makes his first B-Mets start of the season, against right-hander James Avery. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, CHARLOTTE 5: Darrell Ceciliani hit a walk-off homer to lead off the bottom of the ninth. Ceciliani, who went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs, drilled reliever Nate Garcia’s pitch over the right-field fence. In the first, Cory Vaughn doubled down the left-field line to plate Ceciliani to make it 1-1. The Mets took the lead in the third when Ceciliani tripled, scoring Danny Muno. Trailing 3-2, the Mets responded in the home half of the fourth as Francisco Pena hit a towering drive over the left-field fence for his first homer of the season and a one-run lead. In the seventh, Vaughn ripped a solo homer. Vaughn went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Yohan Almonte started for the Mets and allowed three runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings while striking out two and walking one. Adam Kolarek pitched an 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts. John Church allowed two unearned runs with a walk and two strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings. Jeff Kaplan allowed one hit over 1 1/3 innings, but did allow an inherited runner to score on a game-tying single as a part of a two-run eighth inning for Charlotte. Box

SAVANNAH 1, ROME 0 (12 innings): With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th, Luis Nieves singled down the first-base line, past diving first baseman William Beckwith to score Dustin Lawley with the winning run. The Gnats (3-2) won their second game in their final turn at bat on the season-opening seven-game homestand. The pitchers were dominant for both teams. Savannah pitchers struck out 17 Braves. Starter Tyler Pill, in his Gnats debut, shut out the Braves through six innings on three hits. He struck seven and did not walk a batter. Left-hander Jack Leathersich followed Pill and whiffed six Braves in his three innings to keep the game scoreless through nine innings. Jared West earned his first career win with three scoreless relief innings. He punched out four Braves and gave up one hit and a walk. Lawley, the Gnats’ left fielder, led off the bottom of the 12th with a single. An out later, Travis Taijeron looked like he had delivered the game-winning hit when he pounded a double deep into left-center. However, the ball bounced over the wall for a ground-rule double, holding Lawley at third base. The Braves intentionally walked Albert Cordero to bring Nieves to the plate. Nieves drove home Lawley on a 1-2 pitch. The Gnats and Braves play Game 2 of their three-game series Tuesday. The Gnats are scheduled to send right-hander Michael Fulmer to the hill against Braves right-hander Rafael Briceno. Box

Compiled from team reports



Daniel Murphy
.289 9 57 79
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187