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Minors 7.15.13: Verrett goes 8 for 9th win

July, 15, 2013
BINGHAMTON 7, RICHMOND 3: Logan Verrett fired eight strong innings and earned his league-leading ninth win. Binghamton is 25 games over .500 for the first time since Sept. 3,

2000. Justin Turner went 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs scored in his first rehab game in Double-A. Verrett struck out nine in his first win in exactly a month. For the sixth straight game, the B-Mets (59-34) scored in the first inning. Against Richmond starter Taylor Rogers, Allan Dykstra blasted a two-run homer. It was Dykstra’s team-leading 16th long ball. Richmond's Jarrett Parker answered with a homer in the second against Verrett, but Binghamton plated four runs in the bottom half. Alonzo Harris had an infield single. Darrell Ceciliani followed with a single. And Turner poked a groundball into right field to make it 3-1. Josh Rodriguez followed with a two-run double. Before the inning's end, second baseman Mike Minicozzi booted a routine groundball, allowing Rodriguez to score Binghamton’s sixth run. After surrendering a leadoff single in the fifth, Verrett retired 11 straight batters. In the eighth, Verrett retired the first two batters, but then gave up a single, walk and a two-run double to Joe Panik to make it a 7-3 game. Chasen Bradford induced three straight groundballs in the ninth to secure the victory. Rodriguez and Ceciliani extended their hitting streaks to 10 games. Verrett has thrown at least eight innings three times this season. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, DUNEDIN 2: In the resumption of a suspended game, St. Lucie scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh for the walk-off win. Yucarybert De La Cruz had a game-tying RBI double and Kyle Johnson contributed a game-ending sacrifice fly. Rainy Lara allowed two runs in four innings and earned the win. In Game 2, Domingo Tapia departed after 1 2/3 innings due to ineffectiveness. He allowed three hits and four walks. Tim Byrdak tossed a scoreless relief inning. T.J. Rivera went 3-for-4 and Johnson scored twice. Box 1, Box 2

In the resumption of a suspended game, Aneury Tavarez tripled up the left-center gap with one out in the ninth against Jake Kuebler to drive home David Chester with the go-ahead run. In Game 2, the Gnats overcame a 3-1 deficit with a three-run sixth. Jorge Rivero picked up the Gnats’ first hit of the game, leading off the inning with a single. After Brandon Nimmo reached on an error, Maikis De La Cruz singled home Rivero. Nimmo scored on a wild pitch to even the score. DH Eudy Pina brought home De La Cruz with a sacrifice fly. The Gnats added insurance runs in the seventh and eighth innings, while the Drive got a run back in their half of the eighth for the final margin. Savannah starter Luis Cessa allowed three runs (two earned) in seven innings. He struck out six and earned his fifth win. Box 1, Box 2

KINGSPORT 7, BURLINGTON 1: Chris Flexen tossed a seven-inning shutout, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out nine, in the opener. In Game 2, Andrew Massie earned his first professional win. He allowed one run on two hits and a walk in six innings. Pedro Perez and Jeyckol De Leon drove in two runs apiece. Box 1, Box 2

BROOKLYN 5, CONNECTICUT 4 (12 innings): After Connecticut rallied to erase a two-run deficit in the ninth, the Cyclones ultimately answered. Matt Oberste’s RBI double in the top of the 12th provided the winning margin. Jared King opened the frame with a walk and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Eris Peguero. Oberste then laced a double into center field. In the bottom half, right-hander Tim Peterson out of the University of Kentucky tossed a scoreless frame, issuing one walk, to collect his first save. Johnny Magliozzi had failed to hold the two-run lead in the ninth. After allowing a leadoff single and a walk, the ex-Florida Gator seemed like he would be able to wiggle free, recording two outs. But with a pair of runners in scoring position, Pat Leyland dropped a perfectly placed single into right field, allowing both runners to score to knot the score at 4. John Mincone and Connecticut reliever Tanner Bailey matched zeroes from that point until the 12th. Box

GCL METS 3, GCL MARLINS 0: Frank Francisco struck out the side in one inning of work in Game 1. It was his second rehab appearance. Starter Yoryi Nuez (1-0) allowed two runs in five innings. In Game 2, Lenny Rosario, Dan Herrmann and Gaither Bumgardner combined on a two-hit shutout, although Rosario walked five in five innings. Box 1, Box 2

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Minors 7.14.13: B-Mets' Goeddel 6 scoreless

July, 14, 2013
BINGHAMTON 4, PORTLAND 0: Erik Goeddel scattered four hits in six scoreless innings and combined with Ryan Fraser, Pedro Feliciano and Adam Kolarek on the shutout.

Binghamton scored in the first inning for the fifth straight game. With two outs, Portland catcher Chris Vazquez attempted a snap throw to first base to pick off Rhyne Hughes. The throw hit Hughes’ helmet and bounced into the stands, allowing Josh Rodriguez to score from second base. Two innings later, Binghamton extended its lead against Portland starter Matt Barnes. Travis Taijeron hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to plate Danny Muno.

Portland reliever Nate Striz, in his Double-A debut, got into trouble in the fourth. Wilfredo Tovar singled, stole second and scored on Xorge Carrillo's single. Later in the frame, Carrillo advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on Alonzo Harris' single. Fraser took over for Goeddel and tossed a 1-2-3 seventh. He returned in the eighth, but did not record an out. The righty gave up two singles and a walk to load the bases. Feliciano entered and rose to the occasion. He struck out Travis Shaw and Michael Almanzar and got Matt Spring to fly out to escape the jam without surrendering an inherited run. In the ninth, Kolarek worked through a double and a walk to preserve the shutout and give the B-Mets their 58th win. Goeddel (8-3) is now tied for the league lead in wins. Binghamton is 24 games over .500 for the first time since it ended the 2000 season with an 82-58 record. Box

ST. LUCIE 1, DUNEDIN 1 (suspended): Michael Fulmer pitched three innings and allowed one run while issuing one walk and striking out one before the game was halted. Nick Baligod’s solo homer gave the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead in the second. Sergio Santos pitched a scoreless first inning for the Blue Jays. Aaron Sanchez allowed one run in the second inning, on Matt Reynolds' solo homer. The game will resume Monday. Box


KINGSPORT 6, BURLINGTON 4: Starter Persio Reyes allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings. Joe Tuschak had a second-inning solo homer. Kingsport took a 6-1 lead with a five-run fifth, which included Yeixon Ruiz's two-run double. Box

CONNECTICUT 6, BROOKLYN 4: Starter John Gant took a scoreless effort and 4-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth before stumbling. Gant led off by walking Duncan McAlpine, then struck out Javier Azcona and induced Pat Leyland to fly out. But Brett Harrison was hit by a pitch. And after Curt Powell delivered an RBI single, Brooklyn manager Rich Donnelly summoned David Wynn, who struggled with command. Austin Schotts walked to load the bases. Kasey Coffman then singled, scoring two Tigers and narrowing Brooklyn's lead to 4-3. Wynn then walked Raphael Rhymes, and Paul Paez replaced him. Dominic Ficociello drew a bases-loaded walk to tie the score -- the fourth walk issued in the inning. Paez avoided further damage by inducing McAlpine to pop out to shortstop Ismael Tijerina. Connecticut took its first lead in the eighth with two runs against Paez. Box

Compiled from team reports



Bartolo Colon
15 4.09 151 202
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187