New York Mets: Reegie Corona

Minors 7.26.13: Walters breaks saves record

July, 27, 2013
7/27/13
12:20
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SACRAMENTO 9 LAS VEGAS 3: Jordany Valdespin went 4-for-4 and drove in all three Las Vegas runs. He is hitting .472 in nine games since a demotion to Triple-A. Box

TRENTON 4, BINGHAMTON 1
BINGHAMTON 4, TRENTON 1: Richard Lucas hit a game-deciding grand slam and Jeff Walters logged his B-Mets single-season record 29th save in the nightcap as the B-Mets

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Walters
earned a doubleheader split. In Game 1, Trenton scored three first-inning runs against Erik Goeddel. Ramon Flores doubled and scored when Goeddel tossed a wild pitch. Andrew Clark and Kyle Roller added RBI doubles. Binghamton responded with one run in the bottom half. Alonzo Harris blooped a double and scored on Cesar Puello's infield single. In the fifth, Goeddel walked Reegie Corona. With Corona later on third, Clark hit a groundball through the legs of first baseman Joe Bonfe. Goeddel (9-4) surrendered four runs (three earned) in 4 2/3 innings. Both starters, Mikey O’Brien and Greg Peavey, held their opponents hitless through three innings in the nightcap. Trenton then produced three hits against Peavey in the fourth, and Roller cracked the scoreboard with an RBI single. The B-Mets got to O'Brien in the fifth. Lucas blasted a grand slam to give Binghamton its first lead of the series. Peavey, who had been relieving with Triple-A Las Vegas, departed after four innings. He allowed one run and three hits in his first start this season. Armando Rodriguez, demoted with Peavey from the 51s, was credited with the win. He faced the minimum six hitters and struck out four in two innings. In the seventh, Binghamton handed the ball to Walters. After allowing two singles, he forced Casey Stevenson to ground out to end the game. It was Walters’ 29th save of the season, passing Jerrod Riggan for the most by a B-Met in a single year. Box 1, Box 2

ST. LUCIE 5, LAKELAND 1
ST. LUCIE 2, LAKELAND 0 (9 innings): Matt Bowman tossed six scoreless innings in the opener. In a scoreless Game 2 in the top of the ninth, Cory Vaughn and Robbie Shields had RBI singles, making a winner of Hamilton Bennett (3-0). Hansel Robles, Tim Byrdak, Randy Fontanez and Bennett combined on the shutout. Box 1, Box 2

SAVANNAH 9, AUGUSTA 4: The Gnats (14-15/57-14) pounced for nine runs in the first three innings and starter Gabriel Ynoa won his South Atlantic League-leading 11th game. In the first, Maikis De La Cruz and Stefan Sabol each singled. They scored when Eudy Pina’s double traveled over Augusta center fielder Andrew Cain’s head. Then, with the bases loaded in the second, back-to-back two-run doubles from De La Cruz and Sabol put the Gnats up 6-0. Ynoa battled through five innings, allowing four runs on 10 hits. In the third, Phillip Evans and Brandon Nimmo each had run-scoring singles as the Gnats opened a 9-2 lead. Evans finished 3-for-5. Wanel Mesa tiptoed around four walks in three innings to earn his first save of 2013. Box

KINGSPORT 7, BRISTOL 0: Yoan Gonzalez tossed seven scoreless innings and combined with Tyler Bashlor and Edioglis Villasmil on a five-hit shutout. Amed Rosario had a three-run homer. Joe Tuschak added a solo shot in the ninth and finished with two RBIs. Box

BROOKLYN 2, STATEN ISLAND 0: Robert Gsellman lowered his ERA to 1.74 while earning his first New York-Penn League win this season. Both Cyclones runs came via catcher Eddie Rohan, on a homer and RBI double. Gsellman had not allowed an earned run in his first three Brooklyn starts, spanning 18 innings. Friday, he tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing no walks and two hits while striking out five. Ricky Knapp recorded his first save, with two scoreless relief innings. Rohan entered the game with only one RBI for the Cyclones. Box

GCL METS 5, GCL NATIONALS 4: Starter Andrew Church (2-1) tossed five scoreless innings. The Nats scored three runs in the top of the ninth againt Ty Williams, but Cameron Griffin entered with two outs and the tying run on second base and struck out Garrett Gordon to preserve the win. Shortstop Jean Rodriguez had three RBIs. Box

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Minors 7.25.13: Gorski, Reyes toss CGs

July, 25, 2013
7/25/13
10:09
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LAS VEGAS 5, RENO 3: Pedro Feliciano retired both batters he faced to earn the save in his 51s debut. Rafael Montero allowed three runs in six innings. Mike Baxter produced a first-inning solo homer. Wilmer Flores, who had just returned from an ankle injury, sat out with soreness. Box

TRENTON 2, BINGHAMTON 0: Despite Darin Gorski's complete-game gem, the B-Mets produced only one hit and were blanked. Reegie Corona hit a two-run homer with two outs

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in the sixth. Binghamton was shut out for the fifth time this season. The B-Mets got on base with seven walks, three hit-by-pitches and one fielding error, but stranded 11. Their biggest threat came in the third. Trenton starter Nik Turley walked the bases loaded, but Richard Lucas bounced into an inning-ending double play. After Corona's homer, Gorski retired 10 of the final 11 batters. Turley departed after six innings. He struck out eight, walked five and threw 114 pitches. Closer Tommy Kahnle eventually entered with two outs in the eighth. Cesar Puello was in scoring position, but Darrell Ceciliani struck out to end the threat. Binghamton threatened again in the ninth. Alonzo Harris walked with two outs and moved to second on defensive indifference. Danny Muno then hit a groundball that was booted by first baseman Andrew Clark, putting the tying run on first base. But Josh Rodriguez followed by flying out in foul territory to end the game. Gorski (3-1) had his longest career outing. Both B-Mets pitchers to throw complete games this season have lost. The other: Mark Cohoon, May 23 at New Britain. Ceciliani went 0-for-3, snapping his 17-game hitting streak. Box

ST. LUCIE at LAKELAND (ppd.)

AUGUSTA at SAVANNAH (ppd.)

KINGSPORT 3, ELIZABETHTON 1: Persio Reyes tossed a complete game, allowing one run on four hits and no walks. He struck out seven. The lone run against him came on a seventh-inning homer by Dereck Rodriguez. Kingsport (19-14) built a 2-0 lead. Jonathan Leroux scored in the second after drawing a leadoff walk. Leroux then drove in the second run with a bases-loaded infield single in the fifth. Box

BROOKLYN at LOWELL (ppd.)

GCL METS 4, GCL METS 2: Gaby Almonte surrendered a pair of unearned runs in the first inning but no other damage in 6 1/3 innings. A four-run sixth by the Mets (8-22) lifted the club to the win. Travis d'Arnaud had a two-run double and Brian Harrison added a two-run single in the decisive frame. Gaither Bumgardner earned his second save with 2 2/3 scoreless relief innings. D'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a walk. He also committed an error on a pickoff attempt. Lucas Duda started in left field and went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts. Both played seven innings in the field. Box

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Minors 6.30.13: Frenzel walk-off lifts Gnats

June, 30, 2013
6/30/13
9:00
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LAS VEGAS 4, TACOMA 1: Matt Fox limited Tacoma to three hits in six scoreless innings. Las Vegas (43-38) took a 2-0 lead in the second on Jamie Hoffmann's double, which scored Ike Davis and Brandon Hicks. The lead swelled to 4-0 in the fifth on Eric Campbell's double, which plated Davis and Hoffmann. Davis went 1-for-3 with a double and walk and is hitting .290 in the Pacific Coast League since his demotion. Greg Burke recorded the final four outs for his third save. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, TRENTON 4: The B-Mets picked up their 50th win before July 1 for the first time in the franchise’s 22-year history. Noah Syndergaard surrendered a solo homer

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to Ramon Flores on the game's second pitch, but the deficit did not last long. Facing rehabbing Yankee Michael Pineda, Danny Muno walked and Cesar Puello blasted a two-run homer into the railyard in left field. In the second, Pineda surrendered a leadoff single to Richard Lucas, walked Blake Forsythe and plunked Joe Bonfe to load the bases. Two batters later, Pineda walked Muno to force in a run. Pineda struck out the next four batters, but the stretch abruptly ended when Lucas hit a towering solo homer. Pineda allowed four runs, four hits and walked four in three innings. After the game-opening homer, Syndergaard held the Thunder scoreless through the next four innings and departed. He had a season-high nine strikeouts. B-Mets reliever Jim Fuller surrendered a three-run homer to Francisco Arcia in the sixth, tying the score at 4. But in the bottom half, Puello hit a hard groundball that skipped off of third baseman Reegie Corona's glove. It bounced into foul territory and allowed Wilfredo Tovar to score from second. Ryan Fraser and Pedro Feliciano each then contributed a scoreless inning. Closer Jeff Walters allowed two baserunners in the ninth, but struck out Andrew Clark for his league-leading 20th save. Walters is the first B-Met to earn 20 saves in a season since Eddie Kunz in 2008 (27 saves). The B-Mets (50-29) have won 10 consecutive series. They went 19-5 in June. Box

FORT MYERS 4, ST. LUCIE 1 (6 innings): Byron Buxton had three hits and scored three runs and Kennys Vargas had two hits and two RBIs as the Miracle won a rain-shortened six-inning game. The Miracle had a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth when the game was called. Rainy Lara (2-3) allowed three runs on six hits over five innings. For St. Lucie (41-37), T.J. Rivera had two hits and scored on Matt den Dekker's RBI double. Box

SAVANNAH 2, ROME 1 (10 innings): Cole Frenzel bounced a single through the left side

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of the infield to drive in Phillip Evans for the walk-off victory. Frenzel also had a walk-off RBI single on April 28 against West Virginia. Evans began the winning rally with a single into center. After Yucarybert De La Cruz popped up a bunt attempt, Brandon Nimmo blooped a single into shallow left field. Newly acquired Kyle Johnson then was hit by a pitch, loading the bases with one out. Stefan Sabol struck out, but Frenzel then poked his game-winner past shortstop Jose Peraza. The Braves had scored the game’s opening run in the seventh when Chase Anselment homered against Gnats starter Luis Cessa. Cessa went 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run on seven hits and a walk. The Gnats (5-5/48-31) evened the score at 1 in the eighth. Nimmo singled, stole second and scored on Johnson’s single. Savannah reliever Beck Wheeler earned his first win of the year for a 1-2-3 10th inning. Box

ELIZABETHTON 5, KINGSPORT 1: K-Mets starter Chris Flexen surrendered five runs, including three homers, in four innings. Andres Perez and Alberto Baldonado combined for five scoreless relief innings. The lone run for Kingsport (3-8) came in the fourth when Jonathan Leroux's sacrifice fly plated Richie Rodriguez, who had doubled. Box

HUDSON VALLEY 1, BROOKLYN 0 (11 innings): In his third relief inning, John Mincone surrendered a leadoff double to Julian Ridings in the bottom of the 11th. Ariel Soriano bunted Ridings to third. With one out, Tyler Young hit a grounder to second baseman LJ Mazzilli, who threw home too late to catch Ridings. Cyclones starter Robert Gsellman tossed eight scoreless innings, limiting Hudson Valley to four hits. Box

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Minors 6.5.13: B-Mets' comeback falls short

June, 5, 2013
6/05/13
11:28
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TRENTON 10, BINGHAMTON 6: The B-Mets (34-25) could not overcome an 8-0 deficit after Trenton jumped on starter Mark Cohoon. The game's first three batters singled to load the bases and Kyle Roller ultimately produced a two-run single in the first. Jose Pirela followed with a sacrifice fly as the Thunder took a 3-0 lead. In the second, Cohoon

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surrendered three more runs. Slade Heathcott had a two-run triple and Tyler Austin added an RBI single. Trenton starter Mikey O’Brien retired the first 10 B-Mets batters before giving up a one-out single to Darrell Ceciliani in the fourth. The B-Mets loaded the bases that frame but could not push a run across. Cohoon also surrendered two runs in the fifth, on a wild pitch and Reegie Corona's RBI double. Trailing 8-0, Binghamton produced a six-run fifth. Danny Muno had an RBI single. After Ceciliani smacked an RBI double, Cesar Puello blasted his 10th homer, bringing Binghamton within three runs. On the next pitch, Allan Dykstra also homered. It marked the first time this season Binghamton hit back-to-back homers. Trenton responded in the seventh. Ryan Fraser walked two batters, then allowed back-to-back run-scoring hits. Binghamton produced only one hit over the final four innings. Cohoon (3-3) surrendered eight runs in five innings. B-Mets manager Pedro Lopez was ejected in the top of the fifth. Ceciliani extended his hitting streak to 12 games. Cory Vaughn was out for a second straight game with elbow soreness and will get an MRI, the Press & Sun-Bulletin reported. Josh Rodriguez -- who has a 20-game hitting streak -- also missed Wednesday's game after cutting his hand the previous game getting stepped on during a rundown, according to the newspaper. Box

LAKELAND 4, ST. LUCIE 2: Lakeland rallied with a four-run sixth and has won the first

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three games of the series, holding the Mets to three combined runs. St. Lucie starter Rainy Lara retired 13 straight at one point and had been cruising through five innings before the Flying Tigers rallied. Lara committed a throwing error to first, and Chad Wright’s RBI single pulled Lakeland within 2-1. Cam Maron had a missed catch at home plate for an error that resulted in the second run of the inning. Jeff McVaney’s go-ahead RBI single made it 3-2. The Flying Tigers added a run on an RBI fielder’s choice from Jason Krizan. Lara allowed four runs (one earned) and five hits over 5 1/3 innings with one walk and five strikeouts in his second Florida State League start. Jim Fuller pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief. Hamilton Bennett pitched a scoreless eighth. T.J. Chism worked around a bases-loaded jam in the ninth. The Mets (30-27) jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first. Dustin Lawley’s ground-rule double scored T.J. Rivera to make it 1-0. Aderlin Rodriguez’s groundout then scored Matt Reynolds. Box

LEXINGTON 4, SAVANNAH 0: Starter Robert Gsellman allowed three runs on nine hits and a walk in six innings. The Gnats (35-23) were shut out by Alec Mills and two relievers. Maikis De La Cruz had two of Savannah's seven hits. Box

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Minors 5.6.13: Mazzoni, Robles return

May, 7, 2013
5/07/13
12:09
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LAS VEGAS 0, SACRAMENTO 0 (suspended): The game was suspended because of rain after Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Collin Cowgill consecutively walked to open the first inning. Box

TRENTON 5, BINGHAMTON 0: Cory Mazzoni surrendered four first-inning runs in his return from the disabled list. He ultimately was charged with five runs (two earned) on

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seven hits and one walk in a 57-pitch effort over three-plus innings. Mazzoni had missed 24 games due to right elbow neuritis. With father Tim Teufel watching from the stands, left-hander Shawn Teufel tossed three scoreless relief innings. Adam Kolarek added two scoreless frames. Yankees farmhands Matt Tracy, Aaron Dott and Branden Pinter combined on a two-hit shutout. The B-Mets did not muster a hit until Darrell Ceciliani's one-out single to center in the sixth off the end of his bat. The other hit belonged to Cesar Puello in the seventh, after originally being scored an error. The hit extended Puello's hitting streak to 13 games. The five-run first against Mazzoni began with two hits and Tyler Austin's sac fly. With a runner on third, J.R. Murphy sent a chopper back to the mound. Mazzoni fielded cleanly and threw to third, but Josh Rodriguez muffed the throw, allowing Jose Pirela to dive back safely. The misplay led to three unearned runs on Mazzoni’s tab when Slade Heathcott chipped in with an RBI groundout and Reegie Corona laced a two-run single. Box

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Robles
ST. LUCIE 6, DAYTONA 2: Hansel Robles, who had been dealing with an upper-back issue, allowed one run on two hits while striking out five in five innings in his first start since April 21. Rehabbing Frank Francisco allowed one hit in a scoreless frame. Francisco was pitching for the Florida State League club for the second straight day. Second baseman T.J. Rivera went 5-for-5 with two doubles and scored a run. Aderlin Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs. Rylan Sandoval's fourth-inning double plated Travis Taijeron to open the scoring. Sandoval eventually scored on a groundout. Rodriguez's three-run double highlighted a four-run fifth as St. Lucie built a 6-1 lead. Box

HICKORY 4, SAVANNAH 3 (8 innings)
HICKORY 5, SAVANNAH 3: In Game 1, the Gnats rallied with a two-run seventh to tie the score at 3 against Crawdads reliever Cody Kendall and force extra innings. The tying run came via an error by Hickory shortstop Luis Marte. In extra innings, however, the Crawdads took advantage of an error by Gnats shortstop Phillip Evans to win the game. With two outs in the 8th, Joey Gallo blooped a double into shallow center to put the winning run in scoring position. Ryan Rua followed with a hard-hit ball up the middle. Evans reached the grounder but drop it trying to take it from his glove. The error allowed Rua to reach and Gallo to score all the way from second. Savannah reliever Jake Kuebler (0-2) took the loss. In Game 2, Savannah took a 2-1 lead in the second on Cole Frenzel's two-run homer, but the 'Dads plated three runs in the bottom half against Luis Cessa. Box 1, Box 2

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.287 7 38 57
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 15
RBID. Wright 51
RD. Murphy 57
OPSL. Duda .840
WB. Colon 9
ERAJ. Niese 3.13
SOZ. Wheeler 112