New York Mets: Nick Avila

Minors 4.26.14: Teagarden homers twice

April, 27, 2014
Apr 27
12:15
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LAS VEGAS 11, TACOMA 3: Jacob deGrom (3-0) allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks in five innings. He threw 91 pitches (63 strikes) and had his ERA rise to 1.93. Taylor Teagarden had a three-run homer in a five-run first against Chance Ruffin. Teagarden also went deep in the sixth to finish with five RBIs. Andrew Brown added a solo homer. The 51s improved to 18-5. Box

BINGHAMTON 8, ERIE 1
ERIE 6, BINGHAMTON 5: Matt Bowman limited Erie to one run in 5 1/3 innings and Kyle Johnson produced a three-run homer as the B-Mets opened a 5-0 lead after two innings in

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Game 1. Kevin Plawecki started a four-run second inning with a double. He scored three batters later on Wilfredo Tovar's single. Johnson then produced his first homer of the season, against Jeff Ferrell. Erie answered in the third against Bowman. Jamie Johnson's double scored Francisco Martinez, who had walked. Bowman (3-0) evaded further trouble until the sixth. After Eugenio Suarez's leadoff single in that frame, Aaron Westlake shot a grounder into right field. The B-Mets caught a break, though, when Suarez strayed too far from second base and was nabbed by right fielder Cory Vaughn. Bowman’s day then came to an end when he walked Ramon Cabrera. Adam Kolarek entered and recorded the final two outs of the sixth, stranding two runners. Matt Clark upped Binghamton’s lead to seven by blasting a three-run homer against Nick Avila in the seventh. Clark’s sixth homer of the season made it 8-1. Kolarek added a perfect seventh for his first 2014 save.

In Game 2, Chasen Bradford allowed three runs (one earned) in the bottom of the seventh as the B-Mets suffered a walk-off loss. In search of his fourth save, Bradford fell into trouble immediately that frame. He allowed the first three batters to reach, on two walks and a single. Bradford then coaxed a potential double-play ball from Wade Gaynor, but the shortstop Tovar’s throw to second pulled Matt Reynolds off the bag, allowing Suarez to score. Steven Moya followed by bouncing into a run-producing, game-tying double play. Martinez then slashed the first pitch he saw through the hole on the right side, plating Cabrera with the game-winning run. Bradford (1-1) surrendered two hits and two walks in his first blown save. Binghamton had plated four first-inning runs against Erie starter Kenny Faulk. Reynolds and Clark had sac flies and Travis Taijeron produced a two-run double. The SeaWolves answered with two runs in the bottom half against B-Mets starter Darin Gorski. Binghamton made it 5-2 in the fourth. Xorge Carrillo doubled to extend his season-opening hitting streak to seven games. He took third on a single and scored on Darrell Ceciliani’s sac fly. Clark went 0-for-2 in the nightcap and had his hitting streak snapped at 12 games. Reynolds collected a single in each game to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. Box 1, Box 2

BRADENTON 4, ST. LUCIE 3: Pat Ludwig, in his third relief inning, got Jairo Perez to pop out to right field with the count full and two in scoring position to end the game. With two outs in the ninth and St. Lucie trailing by a run, Brandon Nimmo had singled and advanced to second on an error to keep the Mets’ hopes alive. After Ludwig walked T.J. Rivera, Nimmo and Rivera pulled off a double-steal, but were stranded there. The Mets had taken a 2-0 lead on RBI singles by Nimmo and Cam Maron in the first inning. Jose Osuna tied the score in the fourth with a two-run double against Domingo Tapia. In the sixth, Bradenton's Eric Wood reached on an infield single and stole second. With two outs, he scored on a hit up the middle against Tapia to give Bradenton a 3-2 lead. The Mets nearly tied the score a half-inning later. Eudy Pina tripled and Maikis De La Cruz followed with a grounder to second baseman Max Moroff, who threw home. Catcher Jacob Stallings applied the tag on Pina on a bang-bang play. Plate umpire Mike Wiseman called Pina out, preserving the Marauders' lead. Mets manager Ryan Ellis argued the call and was ejected. Bradenton added a big run in the seventh against reliever Paul Sewald. Adam Frazier stole second with two outs. He scored on a bloop single by Josh Bell that popped out of Rivera’s glove in center on a diving attempt. Rivera's RBI double in the bottom half moved St. Lucie within 4-3. Tapia (1-3) allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk in six innings. Rivera went 3-for-4 and improved his Florida State League-leading average to .410. Nimmo went 3-for-5 and is second in the league with a .393 average. Box

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LAKEWOOD 3, SAVANNAH 0: John Gant limited Lakewood to one run on three hits and three walks while striking out 10 in six innings, but the Gnats were blanked. Reliever Tim Peterson replaced Gant for the seventh and surrendered a leadoff homer to Samuel Hiciano. An unearned run scored later in that frame on an error by second baseman Jorge Rivero. Savannah mustered only four hits, including doubles by Patrick Biondi and Dominic Smith. With Lakewood leading 1-0 and Smith at second base, Matt Oberste struck out to end the fifth-inning threat. An inning later, after Biondi's one-out double, he moved to third on Jeff McNeil's groundout but was stranded there when L.J. Mazzilli also grounded out. Box

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Minors 4.8.14: Clark homer lifts B-Mets

April, 8, 2014
Apr 8
11:48
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LAS VEGAS 7, SACRAMENTO 6: Rafael Montero allowed three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out nine in five innings. He threw 92 pitches (66 strikes). Eric Campbell delivered a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh against ex-Met Philip Humber and the 51s held on. Jeff Walters tossed a scoreless ninth for his first Triple-A save. The 51s improved to 5-1. Zach Lutz went 1-for-3 with a walk and is batting .500. Noah Syndergaard is scheduled to start Wednesday for Vegas. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, ERIE 2: Matt Clark collected three hits, including a tiebreaking homer, and Darrell Ceciliani drove in three runs on a pair of doubles as part of Binghamton’s 10-

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hit attack. The B-Mets scored seven unanswered runs, all with two outs, and received five scoreless innings from their bullpen. Binghamton was forced to play catch-up . Following a two-out single by Eugenio Suarez in the first, Erie's Aaron Westlake barely cleared the wall in right for a two-run homer. B-Mets starter Greg Peavey settled down after the round-tripper and posted three scoreless innings. Binghamton started its impressive run against Wilsen Palacios in the second inning. With two outs and two aboard, Ceciliani sent a blooper into right-center. The looping fly ball dropped untouched, allowing both runners to scamper home, tying the score at 2.

Clark broke the tie with authority in the fourth. The DH launched Nick Avila’s 0-1 pitch deep over the right-center wall, giving the B-Mets a 4-2 lead. Wilfredo Tovar kept up the impressive two-out magic and kicked Binghamton’s lead to three in the fifth with an RBI triple. The run continued against reliever Pat McCoy in the sixth. With Jayce Boyd on first, Dustin Lawley hit a grounder to Eugenio Suarez’s extreme right. The shortstop ranged to get to the roller, but his throw to second sailed wide and bounced into right field, allowing Boyd to score. Ceciliani capped the B-Mets' offensive night with a two-out RBI double off McCoy in the eighth. On the pitching side, Peavey exited after throwing 75 pitches in four innings. Cody Satterwhite took over in the fifth and delivered 2 1/3 scoreless relief innings. Adam Kolarek entered with one out in the seventh and closed the door on a threat, then posted a scoreless eighth. Jon Velasquez worked around a single and a walk in a scoreless ninth. Satterwhite (1-0) allowed two hits and struck out three to earn his first Double-A victory since July 23, 2009, when he was an Erie SeaWolves player. Clark’s long ball marked his first homer in the United States since Aug. 4, 2012 when he went deep as a Tucson Padre. He had 25 homers last season in Japan. Box

JUPITER 11, ST. LUCIE 0: Austin Brice limited the Mets to three hits over five innings while striking out seven as St. Lucie dropped its fourth straight. Relievers Chipper Smith and Frankie Reed completed the shutout. The Mets have now been held scoreless for 21 consecutive innings. The game was close until the seventh. The Hammerheads scored once in the first and once more in the fourth on a sac fly to take a 2-0 lead. But after a short rain delay in the seventh, Austin Barnes tagged Beck Wheeler for a two-run homer that made it 5-0. The game unraveled in the eighth when Jupiter plated six runs on seven hits, all against Julian Hilario. The Hammerheads pounded out 17 hits. Luis Cessa took the loss, although he only surrendered two runs over six innings. He scattered eight hits. Box

SAVANNAH 6, AUGUSTA 5
SAVANNAH 3, AUGUSTA 1:
In Game 1, L.J. Mazzilli drove in the winning run in walk-off fashion with a bases-loaded walk. Stefan Sabol had homered to tie the score in the sixth. The comeback made a winner of reliever Dawrin Frias, who struck out three in two innings. Starter Kevin McGowan surrendered five runs (three earned) in five innings. Game 2 was less tense as the Gnats led all the way. In the first inning, Victor Cruzado and Jared King both singled. After a wild pitch, they scored on Mazzilli’s single. Game 2 starter Dario Alvarez was sharp, fanning five batters in his four scoreless innings. Box 1, Box 2

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WINS ERA SO IP
10 3.88 106 141
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .298
HRL. Duda 19
RBIL. Duda 60
RD. Murphy 62
OPSL. Duda .864
ERAJ. Niese 3.23
SOZ. Wheeler 125