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Minors 9.3.13: K-Mets eliminated in Appy

September, 3, 2013
9/03/13
11:02
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GREENEVILLE 7, KINGSPORT 3: One strike away from a first-round playoff victory, the K-Mets surrendered five runs in the top of the ninth and instead were eliminated in a winner-take-all Game 3 in the Western Division title series. Asked to protect a one-run lead, Ricardo Jacquez and Robert Coles combined to allow the damage in the final frame. The K-Mets had taken a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the eighth when Yeixon Ruiz walked and scored on Jeff McNeil's sacrifice fly. K-Mets starter Rob Whalen took a shutout bid and 2-0 lead into the seventh. He ultimately was charged with two runs, although the latter scored after he departed. Kingsport was making its first postseason appearance since 1996. Box

TRI-CITY 6, BROOKLYN 3: The Cyclones' season-ending tailspin continued with a fifth straight loss. Brooklyn (37-37) will enter its season finale Wednesday needing a win to avoid the first losing season in the New York-Penn League team's 13-year history. Last week, John Gant tossed a one-hit complete game against Tri-City. This time, Gant surrendered six runs (five earned) on five hits while walking three and striking out two in two-plus innings. Trailing 2-0, the Cyclones evened the score in the second. James Roche and Matt Oberste had consecutive one-out singles. Eddie Rohan then produced an RBI single and Ismael Tijerina had a run-scoring groundout. But in the bottom half, Tri-City retook the lead. John Gant uncorked a two-out wild pitch with Jake Rodriguez on third base. The ValleyCats took control in the third. Tyler White singled and Conrad Gregor walked. Ronnie Mitchell then had a two-run triple to chase Gant. Cameron Griffin entered and surrendered a sacrifice fly. Oberste's seventh-inning solo homer completed the scoring. The Cyclones loaded the bases for Gavin Cecchini later in the frame, but Tri-City reliever Tyler Brunnemann retired him to end the threat. Griffin, Paul Paez and Ricky Knapp combined for six scoreless relief innings in the loss. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 8.28.13: K-Mets clinch playoffs

August, 29, 2013
8/29/13
12:18
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COLORADO SPRINGS 4, LAS VEGAS 3 (8 innings)
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LAS VEGAS 12, COLORADO SPRINGS 8: Right-hander Jacob deGrom departed Game 1 after two innings with an apparent injury. The 51s suffered a walk-off loss in the eighth as Justin Hampson suffered the defeat. Las Vegas had loaded the bases in the final regulation inning, but Mike Baxter flied out to end the threat. Ex-Met Xavier Nady had a two-run homer against deGrom before he departed. Dustin Lawley started in left field and went 1-for-4 in his Triple-A debut. Las Vegas then posted a seven-run fourth inning in Game 2 to earn a split. Jamie Hoffmann contributed a three-run homer and Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a two-run homer in the nightcap victory. Box 1, Box 2

BINGHAMTON 7, BOWIE 4: Starter Mark Cohoon's outing ended after two scoreless innings because of a rain delay. Box

ST. LUCIE 2, CHARLOTTE 1 (10 innings): Rylan Sandoval's sacrifice fly scored Cam Maron in the bottom of the 10th for the walk-off win. Starter Hansel Robles allowed one run on three hits and three walks in eight innings. Randy Fontanez (9-7) earned the win with two no-hit relief innings. St. Lucie remains mathematically alive for a postseason berth with four games remaining, but faces near-impossible odds because the two teams ahead of the Mets in the division finish the season playing head-to-head. Box

ROME 4, SAVANNAH 1: Starter Julian Hilario (7-7) allowed three runs on nine hits and and three walks in five innings. Box

KINGSPORT 7, BLUEFIELD 6 (10 innings): Jeyckol De Leon delivered his third walk-off hit of the season, this time scoring Yeixon Ruiz in the 10th. Combined Johnson City's loss

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to Burlington, Kingsport (38-27) clinched its first postseason berth in nearly two decades. With Greeneville losing to Danville, the K-Mets also moved into first place in the Appalachian League's West Division by a half-game. The four postseason participants have been determined. The order in terms of division winners and runner-ups is unresolved. With two games remaining in the regular season, Bluefield leads Pulaski by a half-game in the East. The two division winners earn the right to host Game Nos. 2 and 3 in the opening round. Kingsport lost seven of its first nine games, but got into the playoff chase by tallying 21 wins in July.

Bluefield jumped to a 4-1 lead by having more success against Rob Whalen than arguably any Appy League team to date. A wild bottom of the seventh then got the K-Mets back into the game. Kingsport scored five runs on three hits in that inning, and benefited from three consecutive errors by the Jays. Bluefield forced extra innings thanks to Franklin Barreto's two-out, two-run double in the ninth against Ricardo Jacquez. Kingsport broke through in the 10th. After Ruiz's infield single, Jeff McNeil's line single advanced him to third. An intentional walk to the newest K-Met position player, 2013 first-round draft pick Dominic Smith, loaded the bases for De Leon, whose flare single to right scored Ruiz with the decisive run. McNeil went 4-for-6. Ruiz, the only K-Met to make the Appalachian League All-Star team, had two hits and scored twice. Smith walked twice off the bench in his K-Mets debut. Box

BROOKLYN 1, TRI-CITY 0: John Gant tossed a one-hit shutout and faced the minimum 27 batters as Brooklyn moved into first place. It marked only the fourth time in Cyclones history that a starting pitcher went nine innings. The last to do so was Hansel Robles against Hudson Valley on Sept. 7, 2012, in Game 1 of the NYPL semifinals. Gant needed 91 pitches to complete his gem. The lone run came in the fifth. Anthony Chavez singled to lead off and moved to second on Kyle Westwood's errant pickoff throw. Eris Peguero then squared to sacrifice Chavez to third, but his bunt went directly down the third-base line for a hit. With men on the corners and nobody out, Gavin Cecchini grounded into a fielder's choice, scoring Chavez and giving the Cyclones a 1-0 lead. With Aberdeen's loss to Lowell, Brooklyn has a half-game division lead with seven games remaining in the regular season. Box

GCL MARLINS 3, GCL METS 2: Starter Craig Missigman (0-4) allowed three runs in five innings. Christian Montgomery tossed three scoreless relief innings. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 8.1.13: Lawley homers twice in FSL

August, 1, 2013
8/01/13
10:27
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NASHVILLE 4, LAS VEGAS 0: Giancarlo Alvarado surrendered one run in 6 1/3 innings. Jack Leathersich was charged with three eighth-inning runs. The 51s (60-51) mustered only four hits against Chris Narveson and three relievers. Box

ALTOONA 2, BINGHAMTON 1 (13 innings): Adam Kolarek suffered the loss in his third inning of relief, on a one-out RBI single in the 13th. B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel had surrendered only one run, unearned, in 6 1/3 innings. Box

ST. LUCIE 10, TAMPA 4: Dustin Lawley homered twice and drove in five runs. Jon Niese pitched four scoreless innings on a major league rehab assignment. He allowed two hits

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while walking one and striking out four. Niese tossed 50 pitches (32 strikes). Lawley hit a two-run homer in the first to give the Mets the lead. The Mets (58-46) scored five times with two outs in the inning. Matt Reynolds had a bases-loaded two-run single. Robbie Shields added an RBI single. Lawley launched a three-run homer in the second to extend the lead to 8-0. Lawley leads the Florida State League with 23 homers and 82 RBIs. T.J. Rivera went 4-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. Lucas Duda went 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI double in his fourth game with St. Lucie on a major league rehab assignment. Hansel Robles picked up the win despite allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits in four innings. Cody Satterwhite struck out the side in the ninth. Box

SAVANNAH 4, GREENVILLE 3: Brian Harrison doubled to lead off the top of the ninth and scored the tiebreaking run on Jeff Reynolds' fielder's choice groundout with the bases loaded. Beck Wheeler notched his 12th save. Box

KINGSPORT 6, JOHNSON CITY 3: Chris Flexen allowed two runs in seven innings. Champ Stuart, Jeff Diehl and Zach Mathieu had two hits apiece. Ricardo Jacquez inherited two runners with two outs in the ninth and struck out Ronnierd Garcia to end the game for his fifth save for the K-Mets (25-15). Box

BROOKLYN 9, WILLIAMSPORT 4: A five-run rally with two outs in the seventh allowed the Cyclones (21-22) to avoid the sweep. Brooklyn had trailed 4-2 and had only one hit through six innings -- a two-run homer from James Roche. Jonathan Clark finished 2-for-5 with three RBIs. Brooklyn starter Robert Gsellman (2-2) surrendered a two-run homer in the second inning, although one run was unearned because of one of third baseman Anthony Chavez's two error. The Crosscutters scored again in the third, on Zach Green's RBI single, for a 3-0 lead. The Cyclones clawed back in the fifth on Roche's two-run homer. In the five-run seventh, Colton Plaia's double scored Roche. After Chavez walked, Clark tripled to plate Plaia and Chavez. Gavin Cecchini then singled, scoring Clark. LJ Mazzilli capped the outburst with a run-scoring triple that gave the Cyclones a 7-4 lead. Gsellman entered the game with the third-best ERA in the New York-Penn League, at 1.74. He allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk in six innings. Ricky Knapp pitched three scoreless innings and struck out five for his second save. Box

GCL METS 4, GCL MARLINS 1: Gaby Almonte (2-1) tossed five scoreless innings. Brandon Welch followed with three scoreless innings. Wuilmer Becerra had a two-run double in the first inning. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 7.29.13: 'Spin HR, plunked, ejected

July, 29, 2013
7/29/13
11:10
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LAS VEGAS 8, SACRAMENTO 3
LAS VEGAS 10, SACRAMENTO 4: Starter Matt Fox allowed one run in five innings in Game 1. Matt den Dekker went 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBIs and two runs scored. In the nightcap, Jordany Valdespin had a three-run homer and Jamie Hoffmann went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Pitcher Armando Rodriguez, Valdespin and Wally Backman all were ejected in the seventh inning of Game 2, prompting Ruben Tejada to finish the game at second base. Valdespin had been hit by a pitch in the top half of the inning. The ejections occurred after Rodriguez replied in the bottom half by plunking a Sacramento player. Box 1, Box 2

ST. LUCIE 5, TAMPA 4: Rob Refsnyder’s throwing error allowed two runs to score with two outs in the bottom of the ninth as the Mets rallied past Tampa. Jayce Boyd had a one-out single. After Gilbert Gomez pinch-ran, Kevin Plawecki doubled to put runners at second and third. Matt Reynolds received an intentional walk and Robbie Shields struck out. Then, with the bases loaded and two outs, Kyle Johnson ripped a 2-2 pitch to second. Refsynder knocked it down before throwing the ball away, toward the Yankees dugout, to allow Gomez and Plawecki to score. Lucas Duda went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and played left field in his first game with Class A St. Lucie on a rehab assignment. Johnson went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored. T.J. Rivera had two hits and an RBI double. Shields added a double and a run scored. Rainy Lara received a no-decision despite throwing seven innings and allowing two runs and eight hits with no walks. T.J. Chism allowed two runs with two outs in the top of the ninth as the Yankees took a 4-3 lead. Cody Satterwhite recorded the final out of that half-inning to earn his first win. Box

ASHEVILLE 5, SAVANNAH 4: Hunter Carnevale allowed a pair of seventh-inning runs as Asheville overcame a 4-3 deficit. Box

KINGSPORT 4, ELIZABETHTON 0: Martires Arias tossed seven scoreless innings and combined with Luis Rengel and Ricardo Jacquez on the shutout. Leadoff hitter Yeixon Ruiz scored three runs. Jeff McNeil went 3-for-3. Box

BROOKLYN 4, HUDSON VALLEY 0: Carlos Valdez tossed six scoreless innings as the Cyclones won their fifth straight. It marked the second time this season Valdez went six innings without allowing an earned run. This time, he allowed four hits, walked one and struck out three before handing the ball to Akeel Morris. Morris tossed three shutout innings to continue his spectacular season. Through 25 innings, Morris has yet to allow an earned run. He has struck out 31. Matt Oberste got the Cyclones on the board with a long ball. The homer was Oberste’s second of the season. The other came June 19 against Staten Island. After hitting only four homers through the first 36 games of the season, the Cyclones have now gone deep four times in their last four games. Oberste finished 2-for-3 with a walk. Brooklyn scored two more runs in the fourth. Oberste was involved again, leading off with a walk. Alex Sanchez followed with a double that put two runners in scoring position. James Roche took advantage, producing a two-run double. Roche has 11 doubles, tied for the team lead with Jared King. The Cyclones tallied their final run in the fifth, on a groundball that should have gotten the Renegades out of the inning. With two outs, Sanchez hit a grounder to shortstop Julian Morillo. Morillo intended to get Oberste out on the force at second, but bobbled it as King scored from third. Box

GCL CARDINALS 5, GCL METS 2: With the score tied at 2, Gaither Bumgardner (0-2) was charged with three runs on four hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings. Travis d'Arnaud caught four innings and went 0-for-3. Vicente Lupo homered in the loss. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 7.7.13: Fulmer debuts with St. Lucie

July, 8, 2013
7/08/13
1:04
AM ET
TUCSON 4, LAS VEGAS 3: A half-inning after Wilmer Flores tied the score at 3 with a two-run double, Justin Hampson surrendered the decisive run in the bottom of the seventh. Wally Backman and Zach Lutz were ejected that inning after Lutz was called out on strikes. Backman mimicked ejecting the umpire, according to the Arizona Daily Star. Flores started at first base -- only his fourth game at the position this season. Ruben Tejada went 0-for-4 and is hitting .095 in the Pacific Coast League. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 16, BINGHAMTON 5: B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel (7-3) walked a career-high seven and was tagged for seven runs over 4 2/3 innings in his first loss since

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April 19. The Fisher Cats hammered five homers, including four in an eight-run seventh. New Hampshire took advantage of nine walks to hand the B-Mets their most lopsided loss since April 26, 2012 -- a 16-3 defeat, also to New Hampshire. Goeddel loaded the bases on three straight walks in the third. Clint Robinson then hammered a grand slam. Following two more walks in the fifth, Ryan Schimpf laced an RBI single to end Goeddel’s night. Ryan Fraser entered and surrendered a two-run double to Brian Van Kirk and an RBI single to Jon Talley. Fisher Cats starter Marcus Stroman, a product of Patchogue-Medford High on Long Island, allowed four hits and struck out eight over seven innings. The B-Mets only highlights against Stroman came on a pair of homers -- by Allan Dykstra in the fourth and Travis Taijeron in the seventh. It was Dykstra’s 14th homer this season. In the seventh, Andy Burns led off with a solo homer against Fraser. Following a hit batter and a walk, Talley crushed a three-run homer. Adam Kolarek relieved Fraser after another walk, but could not stop the bleeding. Robinson singled and Brad Glenn launched a three-run homer. Burns capped the frame with a solo homer, his second long ball of the inning, for a 16-2 lead. Box

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FORT MYERS 3, ST. LUCIE 0: After recovering from spring-training surgery to repair a torn meniscus and making two Gulf Coast League starts, Michael Fulmer made his Florida State League debut. Fulmer, the 44th overall pick in the 2011 draft, surrendered three first-inning runs. He ultimately completed five innings, surrendering no additional damage. St. Lucie (44-39) mustered only two hits -- a two-out single in the first by Jayce Boyd and a leadoff single in the seventh by Dustin Lawley. Angel Cuan and Chasen Bradford tossed two scoreless relief innings apiece. Box

GREENVILLE 6, SAVANNAH 4: Jake Kuebler surrendered six runs (five earned) in four innings. Savannah (50-36) had posted three runs in the top of the first, highlighted by Maikis De La Cruz's two-run triple and Stefan Sabol's RBI double. Trailing by two runs in the ninth, Phillip Evans had a leadoff double and Chad Zurcher walked. But Brandon Nimmo grounded into a double play and Kyle Johnson flied out. Julian Hilario tossed three scoreless relief innings. Johnson, the outfielder acquired from the Angels in the Collin Cowgill trade, is due to join St. Lucie on Monday after a promotion from Savannah. Box

KINGSPORT 3, GREENEVILLE 0
KINGSPORT 4, GREENVILLE 1:
Carlos Gomez, Alberto Baldonado and Ricardo Jacquez combined on a two-hit shutout in Game 1. Victor Cruzado homered and Chris Flexen allowed one run in six innings in the nightcap as the K-Mets improved to 7-10. Box 1, Box 2

BROOKLYN 3, LOWELL 0: Miller Diaz picked up his first win with the Cyclones and recorded a season-high eight strikeouts in five scoreless innings. Diaz got into trouble only once. He loaded the bases in the fifth, but struck out Tzu-Wei Lin. Juan Gamboa led off the fourth with a walk and moved into scoring position on LJ Mazzilli's single. With two outs, Alex Sanchez hit a hard groundball that was fielded by the second baseman Cleuluis Rondon. But Rondon threw it passed first, allowing Gamboa to score from second. Jorge Rivero followed with a single that drove in Mazzilli for a 2-0 lead. In the eighth, Patrick Biondi walked and stole second -- his sixth steal in four games. Gamboa's bunt landed Biondi on third. Mazzilli then hit a long fly ball to center field that was caught on an amazing leaping grab by center fielder Manuel Margot, resulting in a sac fly. Brooklyn’s bullpen closed the door. David Wynn and Ricky Knapp combined for three scoreless innings. Shawn Teufel pitched a perfect ninth to record his second save. Box

Compiled from team reports

Minors 6.24.13: Ike homers again for 51s

June, 24, 2013
6/24/13
11:28
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LAS VEGAS 6, SALT LAKE 5: Ike Davis' two-out, two-run homer highlighted a five-run seventh. Davis has five homers in his past four games. He went 2-for-3 with a double and walk and is now hitting .333 in the Pacific Coast League. Justin Hampson surrendered three eighth-inning runs, but the 51s (40-36) held on. Box

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BINGHAMTON 3, PORTLAND 0: Erik Goeddel (7-2) tossed seven scoreless innings and combined with Pedro Feliciano and Jeff Walters on a seven-hit shutout. Walters earned his 18th save. Feliciano has produced four scoreless appearances with Binghamton. The B-Mets (47-28) took a 1-0 lead in the second when Xorge Carrillo's two-out single plated Rhyne Hughes, who had doubled. An inning later, Cesar Puello's single drove in Danny Muno. Puello also had an RBI double in the eighth. Box

BRADENTON 6, ST. LUCIE 4 (12 innings): Randy Fontanez surrendered a two-run homer in the top of the 12th. In the bottom half, Dustin Lawley led off with a double and Robbie Shields walked with two outs, but pinch hitter Charley Thurber struck out to end the game. Tim Byrdak tossed a scoreless relief inning in his first Florida State League appearance since shoulder surgery. Dustin Lawley's two-run homer in the eighth had evened the score at 4. It was Lawley's 15th homer this season. Starter Alex Panteliodis allowed four runs in six innings. Box

AUGUSTA 3, SAVANNAH 2: Eudy Pina struck out to end the game with the tying run on third base in the top of the ninth inning. Trailing 3-1 entering the final frame, Phillip Evans walked with two outs. Jeff Glenn then singled to put runners on the corners. Albert Cordero reached on a fielding error at second base that scored Evans and advanced pinch runner Yucarybert De La Cruz to third base, but Pina K'd. Gnats starter Jake Kuebler, in his return from the DL, allowed three runs (two earned) in five innings. Outfilder Maikis De La Cruz landed on the DL with a fractured right ring finger. Box

KINGSPORT 3, BRISTOL 1: Edioglis Villasmil (1-0) and Ricardo Jacquez (first save) combined for five no-hit relief innings. Jeff Diehl's fourth-inning homer evened the score at 1. Bradley Marquez delivered a go-ahead RBI double an inning later for the K-Mets (2-3). Box

BROOKLYN 3, HUDSON VALLEY 2: Gavin Cecchini's sacrifice fly scored Ismael Tijerina with the tiebreaking run in the top of the ninth. Box

GCL CARDINALS 6, GCL METS 0: Lenny Rosario surrendered five runs in 3 1/3 innings. Gaither Bumgardner, a 23rd-round pick from the University of South Carolina Upstate, tossed a scoreless relief inning in his pro debut. Third-round pick Ivan Wilson had two of the Mets' three hits. Branden Kaupe had the other. Box

Compiled from team reports

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