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Minors 8.11.13: Johnson belts walk-off HR

August, 11, 2013
LAS VEGAS 4, OKLAHOMA CITY 3: The 51s overcame a 3-0 deficit with two runs apiece in the fourth and fifth innings. Matt den Dekker had a double and RBI single during that two-inning stretch. Lucas Duda manned first base for the first time since his minor league tour began. Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-2 with two walks. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, ERIE 1: Cory Vaughn drove in four runs and Mark Cohoon allowed one run over six innings. In the bottom of the first, Eugenio Suarez doubled against Cohoon.

Ramon Cabrera gave Erie a lead with an RBI groundout, but that was Erie's lone run of the game. Binghamton took the lead in the third against Erie starter Ramon Garcia. With Danny Muno breaking from first base, Vaughn launched a payoff pitch over the left-field wall. Vaughn’s blast, his third since returning from the disabled list on Aug. 5, gave the B-Mets a 2-1 advantage. Travis Taijeron padded Binghamton’s lead by ripping a solo homer in the sixth. Cohoon sailed through four scoreless innings before facing his biggest challenge in the sixth. Cabrera reached with two outs on an infield single, and Cohoon hit Tyler Collins and walked James McCann to load the bases. The southpaw pitched himself out of trouble, inducing Wade Gaynor to bounce back to the mound. The B-Mets then enjoyed a three-run seventh. Wilfredo Tovar scampered to second when Daniel Fields dropped his fly ball in shallow center. Reliever Justin Souza entered and walked Muno before surrendering an RBI double to Josh Rodriguez. Vaughn capped the inning by lacing a two-run single. Chasen Bradford contributed two perfect relief innings. Cohoon (8-3) struck out three while allowing one run on five hits. He has gone 4-0 with a 1.78 ERA in his last four starts. Vaughn is hitting .360 (9-for-25) with three homers and 11 RBIs since returning from the DL. Box

ST. LUCIE 9, PALM BEACH 8 (12 innings): Kyle Johnson hit a walk-off homer leading off

the bottom of the 12th against Iden Nazario to end the 4-hour, 25-minute game. The Mets trailed 7-2 in the fifth before scoring four times in the frame to cut the deficit to a run. Gilbert Gomez had a two-out, two-run double in the seventh to tie the score at 8. Gomez finished 3-for-6 with two RBIs. Johnson was 2-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Dustin Lawley had two hits and an RBI. Jayce Boyd had two hits with two RBIs. Kevin Plawecki went 1-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Alex Panteliodis allowed seven runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings. Shawn Teufel picked up the victory with two scoreless relief innings. Box

HICKORY 2, SAVANNAH 1: Joey Gallo blasted his South Atlantic League-leading 27th homer to break a 1-all tie. Hunter Carnevale (0-3) surrendered the decisive ninth-inning long ball. The Gnats scored their lone run in the first inning. Jorge Rivero reached on shortstop Nick Urbanus' fielding error on a line drive. Rivero scored on Brian Harrison’s single. The Crawdads evened the score at 1 in the fourth against Luis Cessa. Gallo walked with one out and scored on David Lyon's single. The Gnats (68-47) mustered only three hits -- none between the first and eighth innings. Box

KINGSPORT 7, GREENEVILLE 2: Joe Tuschak went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Michael Bernal capped the scoring with a two-run homer in the eighth. Box

BROOKLYN 9, STATE COLLEGE 2: LJ Mazzilli went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs in the victory. State College had taken the lead in the third in bizarre fashion. Steven Ramos bunted down the first-base line. Starting pitcher Carlos Valdez threw to first and Ramos was called safe. Alex Sanchez thought Ramos was out and went to throw the ball around the infield. His throw went into left field and Ramos broke for second. Left fielder Jonathan Clark retrieved the ball but overthrew Mazzilli covering second. As the ball headed toward the Cyclones dugout, Ramos started toward third. He then noticed nobody was covering home and headed for the plate. Eddie Rohan came up with the ball after it caromed off the front of the dugout and raced home, but Ramos narrowly beat him, giving the Spikes a 1-0 lead. The official scoring: a bunt single and two Cyclones errors. Brooklyn answered in a four-run second, thanks to three hits and two errors. Rohan and Anthony Chavez doubled. Patrick Biondi walked and Gavin Cecchini grounded into a run-scoring fielder's choice. Mazzilli then singled and right fielder Luis Perez allowed the ball to get behind him as Biondi scored. Shortstop Cesar Valera's error on James Roche's grounder extended Brooklyn’s lead to 4-1. In the fourth, Rohan again doubled, and moved to third on a groundout. Biondi then reached on a bunt, scoring Rohan and giving the Cyclones a four-run cushion. State College scored a run in the seventh against David Wynn to pull within 6-2. In a three-run eighth, Cecchini doubled and scored on Mazzilli's single. Sanchez then belted a two-run homer. Box

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Around the minors 7.12.12

July, 12, 2012
BUFFALO 8, PAWTUCKET 5: The Bisons resumed play after their All-Star break with a four-run ninth -- all with two out, all unearned runs, and with the benefit of one hit and five straight walks -- to rally for their fifth straight win. Matt den Dekker reached on an error by Pawtucket first baseman Lars Anderson. Clayton Mortensen then walked Josh Satin and was replaced by Garrett Mock. He walked Valentino Pascucci to load the bases with the Bisons trailing, 5-4. Matt Tuiasosopo, Rob Johnson and Fred Lewis then consecutively walked as well to force in three runs. Josh Rodriguez greeted Tony Pena with an RBI single to cap the four-run frame before Adam Loewen flied out. All-Star closer Fernando Cabrera had an uneventful ninth for Buffalo to collect his 17th save. Starter Jeremy Hefner was charged with four runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings, although Jenrry Mejia allowed a pair of those runs to score after inheriting two runners. Mejia surrendered consecutive hits before recording a pair of outs. He was charged with an unearned run because of Johnson's passed ball. Garrett Olson, bumped to the bullpen, tossed three scoreless, no-hit relief innings to earn the win. Zach Lutz went 1-for-5 with a double and an RBI in his first Triple-A game since returning from surgery to remove a broken hamate bone in his hand. Carl Crawford went 2-for-3 for Pawtucket. Box

ERIE 11, BINGHAMTON 7: After the SeaWolves jumped to a three-run lead against starter Greg Peavey, the B-Mets answered with two runs in the second, on Juan Centeno's RBI single and Wilfredo Tovar's sacrifice fly. Binghamton took its only lead against starter Ramon Garcia on a two-run double by Dustin Martin in the third. Erie retook the lead with a pair of runs in the fourth, but Binghamton tied the score in the bottom half on Juan Lagares' homer. In the fifth, the SeaWolves plated two runs to take a 7-5 lead. Binghamton again wiped that deficit away in a three-batter span as Jefry Marte and Sean Kazmar homered to tie the score. Peavey departed after five innings, having allowed seven runs (six earned) on eight hits. His winless streak reached eight starts. Armando Rodriguez entered in a tie game and walked leadoff hitter Brandon Douglas. Douglas took second on a wild pitch, stole third and scored on Jamie Johnson’s sac fly, one of four in the game for Erie. Garcia was shelled for seven runs on a career-high 13 hits, but handed off to the bullpen with a chance to win. After adding three runs in the ninth against Brad Holt, the SeaWolves looked to closer Bruce Rondon. The B-Mets loaded the bases, but Rondon induced three consecutive flyouts to end the game. Rodriguez (2-1) did not allow a hit in two relief innings, but suffered the loss. The B-Mets matched a season high by stranding 13. Box

Yankees farmhands Jose Ramirez and Braden Pinder combined to toss a seven-inning no-hitter in Game 2 of the doubleheader. Rafael Montero suffered his first Florida State League loss despite limiting Tampa to one run on three hits and two walks while striking out eight in six innings. In the opener, starter Chase Huchingson walked four and allowed two hits and was pulled after recording only two outs in Tampa's three-run first. Kyle Allen tossed 3 1/3 scoreless relief innings. Jason Bay went 0-for-3 with a walk and strikeout and manned left field for St. Lucie in the opener. Aderlin Rodriguez started at third base after a promotion from Savannah and went 1-for-3 with a double. Box 1, Box 2

DELMARVA 3, SAVANNAH 2: Starter Michael Fulmer (5-5) allowed two runs on three hits and three walks in five innings. The Gnats closed within a run in the ninth on Gregory Pron's single, which scored Dustin Lawley after a leadoff double. But after a walk to Albert Cordero put a second runner on base, Brandon Brown grounded out as Delmarva held on. Box


BROOKLYN 4, CONNECTICUT 1: Rainy Lara (3-1) allowed one run on three hits in six innings while striking out eight as Brooklyn snapped a four-game losing streak. Lara took the New York-Penn League lead with 31 strikeouts. Dimas Ponce singled, Phillip Evans walked and Alex Sanchez -- who has hit safely in every road game this season -- responded with a line-drive single for a 1-0 lead in the first. Jake Stewart led off the bottom half with a solo homer. Lara, though, retired 16 in a row from that point. In the second inning, Stefan Sabol doubled and Brandon Nimmo worked a one-out walk. With Eudy Pina batting, a wild pitch advanced both runners. Pina then contributed an RBI groundout. Juan Gamboa added an RBI single for a 3-1 lead. The Cyclones capped the scoring in the fifth as Ponce worked a two-out walk, stole second and scored on Evans' single. Logan Taylor, the Mets' 11th-round pick last month, made his professional debut with a perfect seventh. Paul Sewald tossed a scoreless eighth. John Mincone earned his second save. Box

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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



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