New York Mets: Oscar Tejeda

Around the minors 7.9.12

July, 9, 2012
7/09/12
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ALTOONA 3, BINGHAMTON 2: The Curve scored two runs against Adrian Rosario in the bottom of the ninth as Binghamton's four-game winning streak ended. Trying to protect a one-run lead, Rosario consecutively walked Matt Curry and Jarek Cunningham with one out. Stefan Welch then delivered a game-tying pinch-hit single. Brock Holt ended the game with a walk-off single, which provided Altoona its only lead of the three-game series. In the first nning, Binghamton's Sean Kazmar doubled against starter Phil Irwin and advanced to third on Eric Campbell's single. Allan Dykstra's sac fly opened the scoring. The Curve threatened to tie the score in the third, but were denied by center fielder Juan Lagares. With two outs and two aboard, Oscar Tejeda singled off B-Mets starter Darin Gorski. Irwin tried to score from second, but was gunned down by Lagares. The outfield assist, Lagares’ league-lead-tying 13th, preserved the 1-0 lead. Gorski threw 31 pitches in the fourth, with Cunningham wearing out Gorski in an 11-pitch at-bat. That set the stage for Robbie Grossman, who homered in the fifth to tie the score. Gorski rebounded to post a perfect sixth that ended his day. He allowed one run on four hits in a no-decision. Altoona reliever Kris Harvey tossed a perfect seventh before the B-Mets broke the tie in the eighth. Campbell singled and Harvey loaded the bases with consecutive walks. Dustin Martin then dumped an RBI single into left. Binghamton subsequently stranded the bases loaded, though, with Francisco Pena and Wilfredo Tovar retired in the infield. Brad Holt tossed two scoreless innings in relief of Gorski. He stood to be the winner until Rosario (1-2) suffered his second blown save. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, BRADENTON 1: Yohan Almonte limited the Marauders to one run on five hits and a walk in six innings and Taylor Whitenton and Adam Kolarek combined for three scoreless relief innings. Zach Lutz drove in two runs Box

PULASKI 7, KINGSPORT 6: Long Island native Steven Matz tossed a one-hitter over six scoreless innings, but the K-Mets squandered a six-run lead. Reliever Corey Oswalt was charged with seven runs in the seventh while recording only one out. Kingsport batters launched four homers -- by Eris Peguero, Jeyckol De Leon, Maikis De La Cruz and Jonathan Leroux. De La Cruz went 4-for-4. Box

JAMESTOWN 5, BROOKLYN 2: The Cyclones squandered a late one-run lead and were swept in the three-game series. With one out in the eighth and Brooklyn leading 2-1, Cyclones reliever Matt Bowman hit Juancito Martinez, who then stole second. Three consecutive Jamestown hits plated two runs. Tim Peterson surrendered a pair of ninth-inning runs. Brooklyn starter Hansel Robles had retired Yefri Perez on a flyout to center to begin the game. After that, the ball did not leave the infield against Robles through 4 1/3 innings. Robles walked Jesus Solorzano with two outs in the second before retiring the next eight batters. He held the Jammers hitless until a one-out single in the fifth by Solorzano. In the sixth, Jamestown scored the game's opening run, on Pedro Mendoza's sacrifice fly. The run ended Robles' outing. He went 5 1/3 innings, allowing the one earned run on three hits with one walk and seven strikeouts. In the bottom half of the sixth, Brooklyn took the lead, 2-1. Jamestown reliever Brian Ellington walked Juan Gamboa. Brandon Nimmo then singled. Ellington threw a wild pitch with Phillip Evans batting and both runners advanced. Evans' single then plated both Cyclones. Box

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Around the minors 7.8.12

July, 8, 2012
7/08/12
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BUFFALO 10, SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 3: Ex-Met John Maine surrendered homers to Matt den Dekker and Josh Satin as Buffalo entered its All-Star break on a four-game winning streak. Maine was charged with six runs on four hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings as his International League ERA swelled to 7.15. Jenrry Mejia left the game after being struck above the right ankle by a comebacker. He likely was due to depart for Josh Edgin at that point anyway with three of the next four hitters due up left-handed, but Mejia figures to be sore for the time being. Adam Loewen added a solo homer in the ninth against Manny Delcarmen. Den Dekker went 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Loewen had two hits and two walks and scored three times. Collin McHugh picked up his first Triple-A victory, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings. Buffalo hosts the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday. Valentino Pascucci is due to participate in Monday's home run derby. Box

BINGHAMTON 10, ALTOONA 9: The B-Mets pounced on starter Brandon Cumpton in a three-run first with two hits, three steals and a costly error by second baseman Jarek Cunningham. With two outs, Cunningham booted a groundball, allowing two runs to score. The shaky defense continued for Altoona in the third. With runners on first and second, Oscar Tejeda misread a fly ball from Dustin Martin, allowing it to sail over his head for a two-run double. Wilfredo Tovar capped that inning with an RBI single, giving Binghamton a 6-0 lead. The Curve answered a half-inning later against Gonzalez Germen. Altoona took advantage of two walks and collected two hits in a three-run inning. Matt Curry capped the rally with a two-run double. Binghamton restored the lead to six in the fourth with another three-run inning. The first five batters reached against reliever Nathan Baker. Allan Dykstra supplied an RBI single, Jefry Marte walked with the bases loaded and Tovar added a sac fly. After allowing an RBI double to Cunningham in the fourth, Germen (5-6) retired 13 of the next 15 he faced. He tossed a season-high 7 1/3 innings. With the B-Mets leading 10-4, Germen allowed a triple and sac fly before being lifted for Jeff Stevens in the eighth. Stevens allowed all four batters he faced to reach -- on three walks and an RBI double by Jeremy Farrell. Ryan Fraser inherited the bases loaded and induced Robbie Grossman to fly out before surrendering a three-run double to Brock Holt that trimmed Binghamton’s lead to a run. Ex-Mets farmhand Stefan Welch nearly tied the score with a single to center, but Juan Lagares nailed Holt at the plate to end the inning. Bidding for his first save in more than a month, Adrian Rosario allowed a leadoff single to Curry, but was bailed out when Curry was thrown out attempting to steal. Rosario put the tying run back on base with a walk, but struck out Cunningham to secure his third save. Box

ST. LUCIE 9, BRADENTON 3: Rafael Fernandez had a three-run homer in a five-run first inning. T.J. Rivera capped the scoring with a two-run homer in the ninth. Tyler Pill (2-1) allowed one run on two hits and a walk in five innings. Box

CHARLESTON 8, SAVANNAH 4 (13 innings): Aderlin Rodriguez homered for the fourth in his last seven games, but Charleston broke a tie with four runs in the top of the 13th against Savannah reliever Jared West. The Dogs began the decisive inning with three straight singles, culminating in an RBI by Tyson Blaser, which put Charleston ahead 5-4. Blaser finished 4-for-6 with two RBIs. After a Rodriguez throwing error, Casey Stevenson doubled, driving in two to put the ‘Dogs up 8-4. Down 4-0 after two innings, the Gnats steadily ate away until Rodriguez tied the score with a two-run homer in the eighth after Yucarybert De La Cruz reached by walking. In the fifth, Charley Thurber had singled to score Dustin Lawley. In the seventh, Thurber’s RBI groundout brought home Brian Harrison. Rodriguez shot cleared a 16-foot wall in left-center. His 16th homer this season also extended his hitting streak to nine games. Charleston had raced to a 4-0 lead after two innings against Domingo Tapia. Tapia ultimately found his rhythm and retired the final 13 batters he faced while completing seven innings. Box

PULASKI 5, KINGSPORT 3: First-round pick Gavin Cecchini went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a walk in the loss. Akeel Morris dropped to 0-4, after allowing three runs in five innings. Box

JAMESTOWN 5, BROOKLYN 2: Cyclones starter Luis Cessa did not allow a hit until the third, when Juancito Martinez produced a one-out homer. Jammers pitcher Helpi Reyes cruised through four innings, limiting Brooklyn to one hit. In the fifth, Kevin Plawecki and Stefan Sabol had consecutive one-out singles. Jayce Boyd then ripped a single past diving first baseman Viosergy Rosa to score Plawecki and advance Sabol to third. Jonathan Clark walked to load the bases that inning, but Reyes escaped having surrendered the lone run as Juan Gamboa and Brandon Nimmo struck out. The Jammers retook the lead a half-inning later. Cessa walked Yefri Perez. A bunt by Pedro Mendoza that the catcher Plawecki fielded and threw to second was unsuccessful. Rosa then singled, scoring Perez to give the Jammers a 2-1 lead. After a double play and a hit batter, Beck Wheeler entered and halted any further damage. The Jammers tacked on three more runs in the seventh charged to Wheeler. Box

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Around the minors 7.7.12

July, 8, 2012
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BUFFALO 7, SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 6: Matt den Dekker's three-run homer in the sixth against Ramon Ortiz rallied the Bisons within a run. A bases-loaded walk to Adam Loewen and sacrifice fly by Josh Satin an inning later gave Buffalo a 6-5 lead. Starter Garrett Olson allowed five runs in four innings as the Bisons fell behind, 5-1. Chris Schwinden tossed two scoreless relief innings after Olson departed, marking the first time Schwinden has worked back-to-back days in his pro career. Josh Edgin surrendered a seventh-inning RBI double to Jack Cust, snapping the southpaw's 8 1/3-inning scoreless streak and evening the score at 6. But Buffalo retook the lead a half-inning later on Brad Emaus' RBI single. Justin Hampson, who had been designated for assignment by the Mets, picked up the save in his return to Triple-A after clearing waivers. Ex-Met John Maine faces the Bisons on Sunday. Ryota Igarashi tossed a scoreless top of the ninth against Buffalo on Saturday. Box

BINGHAMTON 8, ALTOONA 2: Cory Mazzoni fired a career-high seven scoreless innings to snap a personal two-game losing streak. Pitching 120 miles from his hometown of Evans City, Pa., he allowed a season-low three hits and set a season high with six strikeouts. After being held hitless through four innings by Altoona starter Kyle McPherson, Jefry Marte reached on a booted groundball by shortstop Brock Holt in the fifth, and Dustin Martin followed by doubling. With two aboard, Sean Kazmar broke the scoreless tie by dumping a two-run double to left. Juan Lagares capped the inning with a two-out RBI single. Binghamton doubled its lead in the sixth. After Allan Dykstra singled and Marte flied out, reliever Mike Colla entered. Martin greeted him with a single. Francisco Pena then squeaked a three-run homer over the left-field fence. Mazzoni capped his night by working around a leadoff single in the seventh. The Curve jumped on Edgar Ramirez in the eighth. Quincy Latimore doubled and scored on Jeremy Farrell's single. Ramirez’s night came to a close after he loaded the bases on two walks. For the second straight night, Robert Carson entered with the bases loaded and no outs. After Oscar Tejeda cut the deficit to four with a sac fly, Carson retired the next two hitters. Binghamton continued its two-out hitting in the ninth against reliever Jeff Inman. With the bases loaded, Eric Campbell smacked a two-run single. Carson returned for the ninth and worked around a leadoff single to post a scoreless frame, striking out the final three batters. Box

BRADENTON 6, ST. LUCIE 3: Cory Vaughn went 2-for-4 and belted his 16th homer, but the Mets fell to the Marauders. Vaughn's solo shot came in the fourth to cut St. Lucie's deficit to 2-1. Zach Lutz ripped a solo homer to cut the deficit to four runs in the ninth. Richard Lucas delivered a single to score Vaughn and make it 6-3 later in the frame. St. Lucie starter Angel Cuan allowed four runs and six hits over seven innings with five strikeouts and two walks. Gift Ngoepe hit a pair of homers off Cuan and drove in three runs. Alex Dickerson also drove in three runs for Bradenton, including launching a two-run homer off John Church for a 6-1 lead in the eighth. Alonzo Harris Jr. went 2-for-4 in the loss. Box

CHARLESTON 9, SAVANNAH 7
SAVANNAH 1, CHARLESTON 0:
Starter Jimmy Fuller tossed five no-hit innings in his second 2012 start before reaching his pitch limit and departing. After walking the leadoff batter in the first inning, Fuller retired the next 15 batters. Reliever T.J. Chism gave up singles to the first two hitters he faced, but retired the next six as Savannah pitching faced three over the minimum in the seven-inning shutout. Aderlin Rodriguez contributed two of Savannah's three hits and drove in Cam Maron with the game’s lone run. The RBI came in the fourth, on a double off the warning track in left field. In Game 1, the Gnats had built a 7-2 lead thanks to a four-run second inning, then a three-run fifth highlighted by Dustin Lawley’s two-run homer. However, the RiverDogs tied the score with a five-run sixth against relievers Marcos Camarena and Randy Fontanez. Dogs third baseman Dante Bichette Jr. evened the score at 7 with a three-run homer. In the seventh, Ben Gamel's two-run triple put Charleston in front. Box 1, Box 2

PULASKI 13, KINGSPORT 2: Starter Robert Gsellman allowed six runs in four innings. Box

JAMESTOWN 6, BROOKLYN 3: Cyclones starter Luis Mateo (3-1) allowed four runs in six innings as his sterling New York-Penn League ERA rose to 1.90 in four starts. The Jammers scored three first-inning runs, highlighted by Anthony Gomez' two-out, two-run single. In the bottom half of the frame, Dimas Ponce reached on an error. He advanced to third on Alex Sanchez's single and Cole Frenzel's groundout. Kevin Plawecki walked to load the bases before Stefan Sabol was hit by a pitch to make it 3-1. But Jayce Boyd left the bases loaded when he was called out on strikes. Jamestown struck for another run in the third as Kentrell Dewitt hit a two-out single and stole second and Gomez followed with an RBI single. Brooklyn picked up a run in the fourth when Ponce singled to score Brandon Nimmo. The Cyclones then moved within a run in the eighth. Sabol hit a one-out double against Jamestown reliever Nick Wittgren. Sabol ultimately scored on a double by Nimmo. However, Nimmo was stranded in scoring position when Eudy Pina flied out. The Jammers added a pair of runs in the ninth against Dawrin Frias, with one run unearned after scoring on a throwing error by Plawecki behind the plate. Box

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Around the minors 4.14.12

April, 14, 2012
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PAWTUCKET 9, BUFFALO 6: Given new life in the fifth inning, the Red Sox scored five unearned runs to hand Buffalo its third straight loss and fifth in six games. The Herd was nursing a 2-1 advantage until Pawtucket loaded the bases with walks to Alex Hassan and Daniel Nava and an intentional free pass to Ryan Lavarnway. Two batters later, Lars Anderson hit a sharp grounder that made it through Herd first baseman Zach Lutz. The error allowed two runners to score as Pawtucket regained the lead. Two pitches later, top Red Sox prospect Will Middlebrook made the miscue really hurt with a three-run homer off reliever Jeff Stevens. After the Bisons cut the PawSox lead to 6-4, Pawtucket pulled away with three seventh-inning runs. All four hits in that rally were grounders that found their way through the infield. In defeat, Bobby Scales collected four hits for Buffalo and finished a triple away from the cycle. The veteran had a two-run homer in the seventh, during a failed comeback bid. Scales now leads all International League hitters with a .567 on-base percentage. Garrett Olson, who suffered the loss, was charged with four runs (one earned) in 4 1/3 innings. The Bisons bullpen allowed five runs (three earned) in 4 2/3 innings. Prior to the game, the Bisons activated catcher Jean Luc Blaquiere. Buffalo had a roster spot as infielder Josh Satin was placed on the Mets' 24-hour taxi-squad list. New in 2012, major league teams can place minor league players on a taxi squad for 24 hours as part of consideration for a promotion. That way, minor league teams can replace that player and play their game at full strength. Chuck James threw two scoreless relief innings to increase his season total to five scoreless frames spanning four appearances. Box

PORTLAND 5, BINGHAMTON 3: The Sea Dogs took advantage of seven walks -- three in the decisive sixth inning, during which Portland scored three runs and broke a tie. B-Mets starter Darin Gorski cruised through three innings. However, the southpaw ran into trouble in the fourth. Following a leadoff walk to Juan Carlos Linares and a wild pitch, Bryce Brentz laced an RBI double. Brentz scored on Oscar Tejeda’s double, giving Portland a 2-0 lead. Binghamton answered against Portland starter Billy Buckner in the fifth. Buckner walked Josh Rodriguez and Juan Centeno singled. Sean Kazmar then lined a two-run double off the left-center wall. The B-Mets nearly cracked a half-inning later. After Heiker Meneses was hit by Gorski, Derrik Gibson pushed a bunt up the third-base line. Gorski cleanly fielded the roller, but his throw to first tailed toward the runner. Gibson ran into Allan Dykstra’s left arm and the ball rolled down the line. When the dust settled, Portland had runners at second and third, Dykstra was pulled from the game and Gorski’s day was done. The southpaw struck out five while allowing two runs over four innings in a no-decision. Kevin Mulvey entered and escaped unscathed. After recording a strikeout, he walked Linares intentionally to load the bases. The gamble paid off when Brentz flied out and Reynaldo Rodriguez grounded out to end the inning. Binghamton threatened in the top of the sixth, but failed to come through against reliever Will Latimer. The lefty allowed the first two batters to reach, and move to second and third, but Latimer battled back to strand both. Mulvey (0-1) then walked the first three batters he faced on 14 pitches to load the bases in the bottom of the sixth. Edgar Ramirez entered and allowed a two-run double to Gibson to break the tie game. In the eighth, Juan Lagares greeted Josh Fields with a double and scored on Oswaldo Navarro’s single to cut Portland’s lead to two. The B-Mets loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth, but Fields caught Eric Campbell looking to end the game. The B-Mets (3-5) look for the series split Sunday. Greg Peavey gets the nod for Binghamton against right-hander Chris Balcom-Miller. Box

ST. LUCIE 2, PALM BEACH 1: Yohan Almonte limited Palm Beach to one run in 5 1/3 innings, while relievers Taylor Whitenton and Jeffrey Kaplan combined to strike out six and yield one hit the rest of the way. Wilmer Flores' sacrifice fly in the fifth broke a 1-all tie. Box

SAVANNAH 6, AUGUSTA 0: Domingo Tapia tossed seven scoreless innings and Marcos Camarena had two no-hit relief innings as the Gnats shut out Augusta for the second straight day. Savannah had a six-run fourth inning that included a two-run triple by T.J. Rivera as well as five walks, a passed ball and two wild pitches. Box

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Around the minors 4.13.12

April, 13, 2012
4/13/12
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SCRANTON/WILKES BARRE 7, BUFFALO 5: Yankees center fielder Dewayne Wise took a home run away from Valentino Pascucci and ignited his Scranton/Wilkes-Barre teammates to rally for a rubber-game victory over the Bisons on Friday afternoon. The defeat was the Bisons' fourth in five days. The Herd had a 2-0 lead in each of those contests. Vinny Rottino got Buffalo on the board when he doubled home a pair in the bottom of the first. Lucas May homered with one out in the second inning to make it 3-0. Josh Satin then singled with one out in the third inning to start another rally. But that's when the game changed for the Yankees. Bidding for his International League-leading fifth homer, Pascucci launched a moonshot into the gap in left-center. Wise raced to his right, timed his jump perfectly and reached over the wall to bring back the would-be long ball. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre then scored a run in the fourth and four more in the fifth -- aided by a two-run, go-ahead single by Wise. Jeremy Hefner (1-1) suffered the loss. He allowed five runs (two earned) in 4 1/3 innings. Zach Lutz extended his hitting streak to eight games with a ninth-inning double. May's homer was his first as a Bison. Buffalo's 11 home runs on the season are second most in the International League. Bobby Scales walked two more times and has now walked five times in three games on this homestand. Box

PORTLAND 4, BINGHAMTON 3: Zack Wheeler struck out nine Sea Dogs and stood to be the winner until Juan Carlos Linares launched a two-run homer in the eighth inning for a comeback win. The B-Mets had jumped to an early lead against Portland starter Chris Hernandez. After Matt den Dekker doubled and Allan Dykstra reached on a fielding error, Eric Campbell conquered the “Maine Monster” with a three-run homer. The B-Mets first baseman launched a 1-2 pitch over the 37-foot left-field fence for his first homer this season. Wheeler struck out the side in order in the first and fanned Dan Butler in the second to make it four in a row. He breezed through four innings before pitching himself into trouble in the fifth. Following a leadoff single by Oscar Tejeda, Wheeler hit two batters in a row to load the bases. Yet Wheeler escaped unharmed by fanning Ryan Dent and Bryce Brentz and inducing a comebacker from Derrik Gibson. Portland finally broke through with its first of four unanswered runs in the sixth. Following consecutive hits against Wheeler, Tejeda plated the Sea Dogs’ first run with a sac fly. Binghamton searched for insurance in the seventh by loading the bases on three straight singles to chase Eammon Portice from the game. Caleb Clay entered with no outs and changed the momentum. The righty forced Juan Lagares to pop out and induced Dykstra to bounce into an inning-ending double play. Wheeler’s night was done after six frames. He allowed one run on five hits and struck out nine. He did not issue any walks. Erik Turgeon took over in the seventh and allowed a solo homer to Brentz that cut Binghamton’s lead to one. The lead disappeared on one swing in the eighth against Turgeon. With a man aboard, Linares ripped a 1-0 pitch over the “Maine Monster” to give Portland a 4-3 lead. Aaron Kurcz made the lead stick with a scoreless ninth. Turgeon suffered his first loss. The B-Mets (3-4) continue their four-game series against the Sea Dogs on Saturday afternoon as left-hander Darin Gorski opposes Portland right-hander Billy Buckner. Box

ST. LUCIE 2, PALM BEACH 0: Starter Chase Huchingson combined with Adam Kolarek and Adrian Rosario on a seven-hit shutout. Danny Muno's two-out double in the third scored Joe Bonfe, who also had doubled, with the lone run St. Lucie needed. Box

SAVANNAH 10, AUGUSTA 0: Brandon Brown had two triples and four RBIs. Travis Taijeron and Albert Cordero had three hits apiece. Alex Panteliodis tossed five scoreless innings and combined with Jack Leathersich, T.J. Chism and Jared West on the four-hit shutout. Box

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RBIL. Duda 92
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ERAJ. Niese 3.40
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