New York Mets: Patrick Leonard

Minors 7.3.14: B-Met Johnson homers twice

July, 3, 2014
Jul 3
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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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Minors 7.2.14: Leroux scores tiebreaker

July, 2, 2014
Jul 2
11:51
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SALT LAKE 10, LAS VEGAS 9: Salt Lake, trailing 9-7, rallied for three runs in the ninth against Ryan Reid. Luis Martinez delivered a two-out, two-run double to give the Bees the 10-9 lead. Las Vegas had built a 7-3 lead after two innings. Josh Satin went 2-for-3 with two walks, a double, two RBIs and a run scored. Vegas right-hander Giancarlo Alvarado pitched 4 2/3 innings and allowed seven runs on eight hits and three walks. Box

BINGHAMTON at NEW BRITAIN (ppd.): The game will be made up as part of a 5:05 p.m. doubleheader Thursday.

ST. LUCIE 7, CHARLOTTE 6: St. Lucie stunned Charlotte by erasing a ninth-inning deficit for the second straight night. Trailing 6-5, Eudy Pina led off with a single against Casey

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Weathers. Gilbert Gomez followed with a double to place two in scoring position. With L.J. Mazzilli at the plate, Weathers threw a wild pitch that evened the score. After Mazzilli grounded out, catcher Maxx Tissenbaum failed to reel in a high fastball. It went off his glove and to the backstop. Gomez, who had advanced to third on the original wild pitch, slid safely into the plate on the passed ball for a 7-6 lead. T.J. Chism tossed a perfect bottom half with two strikeouts to notch the save. Robert Coles worked a scoreless seventh and eighth and earned the win. The Stone Crabs had jumped on Mets starter Matt Koch with three second-inning runs. However, the Mets responded with four runs in the third. Leonel Santiago walked two batters and committed an error to load the bases. Mazzilli followed with a two-run double. With two outs, Gavin Cecchini laced a two-run single to put the Mets up 4-3. Maikis De La Cruz made it 5-3 in the fourth when he scored from third on a wild pitch from Kevin Brandt. All told, the Mets scored two runs on wild pitches and the decisive run on a passed ball. The Stone Crabs tied the score at 5 on Tissenbaum’s two-run single against Koch in the fifth. They grabbed a 6-5 lead in the sixth on a two-out RBI single by Patrick Leonard against Julian Hilario. Box

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SAVANNAH 7, CHARLESTON 4: Jon Leroux doubled and scored on Jorge Rivero's groundout as the Gnats snapped a 4-all tie in the sixth en route to their sixth straight victory. Earlier, the Gnats twice had taken two-run leads only to watch the Dogs re-tie the score. In the fifth, Champ Stuart laced his second homer of the season -- a two-run shot. He finished 2-for-3 with a walk, stolen base, two runs scored and two RBIs. Gnats starter John Gant fought his way through seven innings, tying a career-high with 10 strikeouts to earn his eighth win. After allowing four runs, Gant now has a 2.79 ERA. Box

HUDSON VALLEY 1, BROOKLYN 0 (suspended): The game was suspended with two outs in the top of the second. It will be completed on Monday at 6 p.m. Hudson Valley scored a second-inning run on three throwing errors in the frame -- one by third baseman Jhoan Urena and two by second baseman Will Fulmer -- before the game was halted. Box

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Minors 6.17.14: St. Lucie stays alive

June, 18, 2014
Jun 18
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LAS VEGAS 8, NASHVILLE 7: Cesar Puello had a game-tying RBI double and Cory Vaughn plated Travis d'Arnaud with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth. Nashville had taken a 7-6 lead in the top half on Hunter Morris' leadoff homer against Buddy Carlyle. D'Arnaud finished 2-for-5 with a double. He is hitting .395 since his demotion. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, RICHMOND 1: Reigning Eastern League Player of the Week Brian Burgamy launched a grand slam and Matt Bowman fired six scoreless innings. In his last

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six games, Burgamy has produced 13 hits, including four homers, and 13 RBIs. Burgamy kick-started the B-Mets with a one-out double in the first against Ty Blach. He moved to third on Matt Reynolds' single. Kevin Plawecki then put Binghamton on the board with a sac fly, for his 41st RBI. Bowman retired the first eight batters he faced and allowed three hits in six scoreless innings. His biggest challenge came in the sixth when Richmond loaded the bases with two outs. Bowman (5-4) escaped by inducing Devin Harris to bounce back to the mound. The B-Mets came alive in the bottom half, loading the bases against Andrew Carignan. With two outs, Burgamy greeted new reliever Josh Osich by hammering the lefty’s first pitch into the rail yard beyond the left-field wall. His team-leading 11th homer gave Binghamton a 5-0 lead. After Chase Huchingson and Ryan Fraser each tossed a scoreless inning, Jack Leathersich was touched for one run in the ninth. Burgamy’s grand slam was the first by a B-Met since Richard Lucas against Trenton on July 26, 2013. Box

ST. LUCIE 10, CHARLOTTE 5: St. Lucie kept its first-half championship alive in a must-win game. The Mets still trail Fort Myers by a half-game in the Florida State League South Division. It all comes down to the final game of the first half on Wednesday. The Mets need to beat Charlotte and have Fort Myers lose to Bradenton to win the first half and clinch a playoff spot. It looked dicey early for the Mets (40-29) on Tuesday. Charlotte scored two runs in the first and Josh Sale’s RBI double with no outs in the second gave the Stone Crabs a 3-0 lead. Mets starter Luis Cessa would be pulled with two outs in the second inning. But the Mets responded in their half of the second. Maikis De La Cruz and Yeixon Ruiz both hit groundouts that plated runs to cut the deficit to 3-2. The Mets blew the game open in the third with seven runs on five hits. The Stone Crabs helped out by committing two errors. Starter Blake Snell also walked two and threw two wild pitches in the frame. Jairo Perez tied the score at 3 with a sacrifice fly. Then, with runners at first and second, Aderlin Rodriguez grounded back to Snell for what looked like a sure out. With the sun in his eyes, first baseman Patrick Leonard ducked on Snell’s throw and it went over his head. T.J. Rivera scored to give the Mets a 4-3 lead as Brandon Nimmo and Rodriguez advanced to third and second, respectively. The wheels came off for the Crabs. De La Cruz drove in a run on a grounder that was booted by shortstop Leonardo Reginatto, Eudy Pina doubled in a run, Ruiz singled in a run and Dilson Herrera drove in Ruiz with a double. By the end of the third, the Mets led 9-3. Reliever Bruedlin Suero balked in a run in the fourth to complete the Mets' scoring. Meanwhile, Seth Lugo recorded the final out of the second and proceeded to strike out seven over 5 1/3 innings. His only blemish was surrendering a two-run homer to Justin O’Connor that made it 10-5. Julian Hilario recorded the final six outs. Ruiz finished 4-for-5. Box

SAL SOUTH 4, SAL NORTH 4 (10 innings): Gnats closer Robert Coles allowed two runs in the bottom of the 10th for the blown save as the South Atlantic League All-Star Game ended in a draw. Savannah pitchers actually surrendered all four runs scored by the North. Kevin McGowan allowed a second-inning run and Dario Alvarez was charged with a run in the eighth. Gavin Cecchini played a full game at shortstop and went 1-for-4 with a walk and run scored. Box

BROOKLYN 5, HUDSON VALLEY 1: Corey Oswalt tossed six scoreless innings in his season debut, limiting the Renegades to three hits while striking out eight. Scarlyn Reyes earned the save. He allowed one unearned run in three relief innings. Brooklyn scored three first-inning runs. After an error and single, Michael Katz had a two-run triple. Tomas Nido followed with a run-scoring groundout. Joe Tuschak added a solo homer in the fourth for a 4-0 lead. In the ninth, the first baseman Katz mishandled a groundball to his left, allowing Hudson Valley's lone run to score. Box

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LAS VEGAS 7, TACOMA 5
TACOMA 3, LAS VEGAS 2: Vic Black tossed a scoreless bottom of the seventh with one strikeout to secure his second save as Las Vegas completed a 7-5 win in the resumption of Sunday's suspended game. Andrew Brown had delivered a tiebreaking two-run homer in the top half of the seventh Sunday. Noah Syndergaard started Monday's regularly scheduled game. He allowed one run on seven hits and three walks while striking out eight in 5 2/3 innings. He threw 95 pitches (61 strikes) and departed with the score tied at 1. Taylor Teagarden hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the top of the ninth against Clay Rapada, but Jeff Walters surrendered two runs in the bottom half to suffer the blown save. Kirk Nieuwenhuis remained out of the lineup a day after injuring an elbow colliding into the outfield wall on a catch. Box 1, Box 2

NEW HAMPSHIRE 5, BINGHAMTON 0: After taking over for rehabbing major leaguer Casey Janssen, Scott Copeland tossed eight scoreless innings to hand Binghamton its third consecutive loss. Binghamton threatened against Janssen in the first, but failed to

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break through. Kyle Johnson opened the game by zipping Janssen’s first pitch into center for a single. Matt Reynolds also singled, but Janssen used a pair of groundouts to escape. B-Mets starter Tyler Pill stumbled in the third. Andy Fermin pulled a solo homer inside the right-field pole for a 1-0 lead. Copeland used a double play to erase a leadoff single in the second, tossed a perfect third, worked around a two-out single in the fourth and used another twin-killing to post a scoreless fifth. New Hampshire tacked on two more runs in their half of the fifth. After Brad Glenn doubled, Brian Van Kirk bounced a grounder to third and reached safely when Brian Burgamy’s throw pulled Matt Clark off first base. Following a walk to load the bases, Jon Jones beat a potential double-play throw to first as a run scored. Jon Berti brought in New Hampshire’s third run with a bunt single down the third-base line. Overall, Copeland allowed only one B-Met to reach second base. Pill (0-5) suffered his second straight hard-luck loss. He allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits over five innings. The B-Mets have scored a total of eight runs in Pill’s five starts. All three of Binghamton’s shutout losses have come in games started by Pill. Cory Vaughn collected his team-leading fifth outfield assist. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, CHARLOTTE 2: Gabriel Ynoa rebounded from three consecutive subpar outings to limit the Stone Crabs to two runs in six innings. Ynoa had been roughed up by the Crabs for seven runs in 4 2/3 innings last Tuesday. This time, Ynoa struck out the side

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in the fourth, was able to strand a runner on third with less than two outs in the fifth, and pitched around a two-out single in the sixth. He struck out three and scattered six hits. The Mets only totaled five hits, but they managed to manufacture key runs. Jairo Perez doubled against Alex Colome in the second and moved to third on a wild pitch. He came home on another wild pitch by Colome. Maikis De La Cruz added a two-out single that frame to plate Cam Maron and make it 2-0. Charlotte scored a run in the second when Kes Carter tripled and Tyler Goeddel singled, but Perez would get the run back nearly on his own in the third. Perez turned a double into a hustle triple with a late burst of speed. Then, on Maron’s one-out grounder to third, Perez waited until Goeddel threw to first and took off. Perez beat first baseman Patrick Leonard’s throw to the plate to make it 3-1. Josh Sale led off the bottom of the third with another triple against Ynoa and scored on a sac fly by Andrew Toles to cut the Mets’ lead to 3-2. Reliever Paul Sewald pitched around a two-out walk in a scoreless seventh. The Mets added two insurance runs in the eighth, on Aderlin Rodriguez's single and Maron's fielder's choice. Beck Wheeler retired all six batters he faced, including striking out four straight to end the ballgame. Goeddel is the brother of Mets farmhand Erik Goeddel. Box

SAVANNAH 5, ROME 1: Savannah went 6-1 on its homestand and allowed two runs or fewer in all six wins. The Gnats (20-9) broke a 1-all tie with a four-run sixth. Stefan Sabol, Dominic Smith and Jon Leroux all walked. Sabol scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch by reliever Tyler Brosius. Jeff Glenn then delivered an RBI single. The final two runs scored on Gavin Cecchini’s chopper under the glove of Braves third baseman Carlos Franco, who was charged with an error. The Braves had opened the scoring with an unearned run in the second. Savannah starter Kevin McGowan allowed only that run on six hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings. Savannah tied the score at 1 in the fourth when Sabol had a leadoff homer against Brosius. McGowan departed with the score tied at 1, two outs and the bases loaded in the sixth. Akeel Morris entered and induced a fly ball to end the threat. He earned the win after logging 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Cecchini’s third-inning double extended his hitting streak to eight games. The 2012 first-round pick returned to the lineup a day after getting pulled for lack of hustle. Box

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OTHER LEADERS
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RBIL. Duda 51
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OPSL. Duda .850
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ERAJ. Niese 3.13
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