New York Mets: Richie Shaffer

Minors 6.19.13: Dykstra homers twice

June, 20, 2013
6/20/13
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LAS VEGAS 8, TUCSON 4: Eric Campbell drove in four runs while Ike Davis went 2-for-2 with three walks, an RBI and two runs scored. Gonzalez Germen and Sean Henn combined for three scoreless relief innings after starter Matt Fox allowed four runs in six innings. Box

RICHMOND 3, BINGHAMTON 2 (8 innings)
BINGHAMTON 8, RICHMOND 1: The B-Mets suffered a walk-off loss in the opener as Chase Huchingson walked the leadoff batter and ultimately surrendered a two-out RBI

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single to Andrew Susac in the bottom of the eighth. Binghamton won the nightcap as Cesar Puello returned from a one-week absence and Allan Dykstra went 3-for-7 with a double, two homers and five RBIs in the twinbill. In Game 1, Richmond starter Carlos Torres walked five batters in his lone two innings, but the B-Mets could not capitalize. Binghamton starter Erik Goeddel hit Mark Minicozzi to start the second inning and surrendered an RBI single later in the frame to Jarrett Parker. Omar Javier took over for Torres in the third and Puello stroked a leadoff double. Dykstra followed with a go-ahead two-run homer. Goeddel preserved that 2-1 lead, but Richmond busted through in the sixth against reliever John Church. Adam Duvall and Minicozzi singled. Duvall eventually scored on Susac's sac fly. The B-Mets loaded the bases in the top of the eighth against Tom Vessella, but Danny Muno struck out looking to end the frame. None of the 10 B-Mets batters who walked scored.

After mustering four hits in the opener, the B-Mets opened the nightcap with the first five batters to face Richmond starter Taylor Rogers reaching safely. Puello delivered an RBI single. Richard Lucas added a two-run single. Xorge Carrillo wrapped up the four-run first with his first RBI as a B-Met. B-Mets starter Darin Gorski allowed a runner to reach in each of his five innings, but surrendered just one run. Puello added an RBI single in the second and Dykstra hammered an RBI double in the fourth. Dykstra also had a two-run homer against reliever Ryan Bradley. Ryan Fraser contributed a scoreless sixth. Adam Kolarek struck out two in the seventh. Lefty reliever Jim Fuller was promoted from St. Lucie. Box 1, Box 2

ST. LUCIE 5, CHARLOTTE 4: St. Lucie (37-30) won seven of its last eight games to close

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the first half. Robbie Shields had two hits, including a leadoff homer in a five-run fourth. Gilbert Gomez followed with an RBI single to tie the score at 2. Matt den Dekker, who finished 0-for-3 in his third game since returning from a broken right wrist, had a sacrifice fly to give the Mets a 3-2 lead. T.J. Rivera and Dustin Lawley each had RBI singles in the frame. St. Lucie starter Rainy Lara struck out back-to-back hitters with the bases loaded and one out in the fifth to close his outing. Lara earned his first Florida State League win. He allowed three runs and seven hits over five innings while walking two and striking out seven. Carlos Vazquez allowed one run and one hit with no walks and two strikeouts in two innings. Chasen Bradford pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts. T.J. Chism struck out Richie Shaffer looking with runners at first and third to earn his eighth save. Box

STATEN ISLAND 5, BROOKLYN 2: Miller Diaz allowed five runs (two earned) in 4 2/3 innings. He allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out four. The damage began in a two-run second. With two outs, Kale Sumner and Bubba Jones consecutively singled. Francisco Rosario then produced a two-run double. An inning later, Derek Toadvine and Michael O’Neill singled to start the inning. With both in scoring position and two outs later in the frame, Isaias Tejeda lofted a fly ball that was botched by left fielder Eris Peguero, allowing two unearned runs to score. Sumner followed with an RBI single for a 5-0 Baby Bombers lead. The Cyclones (0-2) finally broke through in the sixth. LJ Mazzilli doubled with one out and advanced to third on a passed ball. Matt Oberste (3-for-4) eventually singled with two outs to plate him. Oberste, a seventh-round pick from the University of Oklahoma, produced his first professional homer in the ninth. Box

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Minors 4.22.13: Rivera 2 RBIs in St. Lucie W

April, 22, 2013
4/22/13
9:37
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LAS VEGAS at COLORADO SPRINGS (ppd.)

PORTLAND 8, BINGHAMTON 2: Five B-Mets errors led to seven unearned runs and undermined Jacob deGrom's second Double-A start. Center fielder Alonzo Harris failed to catch a long fly ball with one out in the first, allowing Xander Bogaerts to reach third. The error set the table for Travis Shaw's run-scoring groundout. Following a hit batsman and a

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walk, Michael Almanzar blasted a two-run double over the head of right fielder Cory Vaughn, giving Portland a 3-0 lead. With two aboard an inning later, Shannon Wilkerson shot a 1-2 pitch up the middle. Christian Vazquez scored easily from third and Derrik Gibson came in from second when Harris bobbled the grounder for his second error. Meanwhile, the B-Mets failed to score against rehabbing major leaguer John Lackey. He tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out five and allowing three hits and two walks. It marked Lackey's first appearance since suffering a strained right biceps with the Red Sox on April 6. Portland benefited from two more B-Mets errors in the fourth. Gibson reached on a throwing error by shortstop Danny Muno. Wilkerson then reached on a fielder's choice and advanced to third on a single. He scored when Vaughn’s throw to third bounced off him and skipped into the stands. In five innings, deGrom allowed seven hits and six runs (one earned). He walked four. The fielding also let down reliever Chase Huchingson in the sixth. On J.C. Linares' single, the ball skipped past left fielder Darrell Ceciliani, plating two unearned runs. Muno got the B-Mets on the board with a two-run single in the seventh. Box

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ST. LUCIE 2, CHARLOTTE 1: T.J. Rivera drove in the tiebreaking run with a seventh-inning single. The hit plated Charley Thurber, who had doubled. Rivera (2-for-4, walk) also drove in St. Lucie's first run, on a two-out single in the fifth. He upper his average to .310. T.J. Chism tossed two scoreless innings for his second save. Starter Marcos Camarena limited the Stone Crabs to one run on five hits and three walks while striking out two in 4 2/3 innings. Randy Fontanez entered with the score tied at 1 in the fifth and inherited a runner on second base from Camarena. Fontanez proceeded to coax a pop out to second base from Richie Shaffer. In all, Fontanez contributed 2 1/3 scoreless innings. Box

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Around the minors 9.7.12

September, 7, 2012
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BROOKLYN 4, HUDSON VALLEY 0: Hansel Robles threw a nine-inning complete game to lead the Cyclones to a victory in Game 1 of the playoffs. It was the third nine-inning complete game in franchise history, and the first since Aug. 28, 2010, by Yohan Almonte. Robles allowed four hits and no walks while striking out 10. He has not allowed an earned run in 45 innings. After surrendering a single to the second batter he faced, Robles retired the next 12 Renegades.

The Cyclones took a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI single by Jayce Boyd. Brandon Nimmo began the frame with a single and moved to second when Dimas Ponce was hit by a pitch. Phillip Evans then grounded into a double play, which advanced Nimmo to third.

The Cyclones extended their lead in the second, scoring three runs. Stefan Sabol singled and took second on a throwing error by third baseman Richie Shaffer. Juan Gamboa then sacrifice bunted, and reached first safely as Renegade pitcher Jesse Hahn committed a fielding error. After Eudy Pina struck out swinging, Jorge Rivero doubled to plate Sabol. Hahn then intentionally walked Nimmo, and gave up back-to-back singles to Ponce and Evans to give the Cyclones a four-run advantage.

Hahn suffered the loss, lasting three innings. He surrendered four runs (three earned) on seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts. Entering the game, Hahn had allowed one run over his last 20 innings.

Evans and Gamboa led the Cyclones with two hits apiece.

The Cyclones will play Game 2 Saturday at Hudson Valley at 7:05 p.m. Luis Mateo (4-5) starts for Brooklyn opposite Jeff Ames (6-1). Box

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Around the minors 8.30.12

August, 30, 2012
8/30/12
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BUFFALO 10, ROCHESTER 3: Jeurys Familia struck out nine, matching a season high, in seven innings and Fred Lewis and Josh Satin homered as Buffalo snapped a three-game losing streak. Familia's 28 starts will either lead or share the lead in the International League. In fact, only one other Bisons pitcher in the past 17 seasons has started 28 games in a season -- Dillon Gee in 2010. Rochester tallied solo runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings, but the Bisons never trailed. Lewis' two-run shot opened the scoring in the second. Buffalo blew the game open with a five-run ninth that was highlighted by Satin's three-run shot. Satin's long ball was his 14th of the season and gave him 59 RBIs. He is two behind Valentino Pascucci for the club lead. Lewis extended his hitting streak to nine games, a personal season best. C.J. Nitkowski and Drew Carpenter combined for two perfect innings. The Bisons' record for starts in a season is 29, set by Dave Johnson (1988) and matched by Dorn Taylor (1990) and Tim Wakefield (1994). Box

READING 7, BINGHAMTON 2: The R-Phillies scored six runs in the second inning and the B-Mets never recovered. Darin Gorski capped his otherwise strong season on a sour night, lasting two innings. The inning's damage all came with two outs. With runners on first and second, R-Phils starter Austin Hyatt got Reading on the board by dumping a two-run double into left. Tyson Gillies followed by squirting an RBI double up the third-base line and Cody Asche was hit by a pitch to set the stage for Darin Ruf. He blasted a pitch from Gorski over the left-field fence for his record-setting 38th homer. The Nebraska native surpassed Ryan Howard for the Reading Phillies' single-season homer record while giving the R-Phils a 6-0 lead. Gorski matched his shortest career start, set as a Brooklyn Cyclone in 2009. Edgar Ramirez entered in the third and posted three scoreless innings. Binghamton scratched back with a run in the third off Hyatt. Pedro Zapata doubled and scored on Sean Kazmar’s sacrifice fly. Eric Campbell cut the deficit to four with a solo homer in the sixth, his first longball since July 24. Hyatt took a four-run lead into the seventh and got two outs before being replaced by Jordan Whatcott. The righty induced Kazmar to ground out to end the inning. He posted a scoreless eighth after the R-Phils tacked on a run against reliever Brandon Moore. Whatcott returned for the ninth, but was pulled after loading the bases on three singles. Justin Friend entered with one out and collected his 24th save by getting Kazmar to bounce into a game-ending 1-2-3 double play. Gorski (9-7) ended his first year at Double-A with a 4.00 ERA. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, BRADENTON 1: Jacob deGrom pitched six effective innings and struck out six to improve to 3-0 in the Florida State League. He allowed one run and five hits while issuing two walks. Hamilton Bennett tossed two scoreless innings and struck out one. Adrian Rosario pitched a scoreless ninth. Travis Taijeron's solo homer in the fifth tied the score. Danny Muno’s RBI groundout gave the Mets a 2-1 advantage in the fifth. Robbie Shields added an RBI to extend the lead. T.J. Rivera went 3-for-4 with a run scored. Darrell Ceciliani finished 1-for-3 with an RBI single. Aderlin Rodriguez had a hit and drove in a run. Box

ASHEVILLE 6, SAVANNAH 2: Yohan Almonte surrendered six runs in five innings. Savannah's runs came on a two-run homer in the third by Gilbert Gomez. Box

HUDSON VALLEY 3, BROOKLYN 1: Paul Sewald surrendered a tiebreaking two-run homer in the ninth to Leonardo Reginatto. The Cyclones had been first on the board, scoring a run in the first. Richie Rodriguez and Maikis De La Cruz hit back-to-back singles before Brandon Nimmo grounded into a forceout. Rodriguez came home on the play to make it 1-0. The Renegades tied the score in the fourth. After throwing three perfect innings, Brooklyn starter Luis Mateo hit Joey Rickard with a pitch. He advanced to second on a groundout. With Ryan Dunn batting, a passed ball by Nelfi Zapata then allowed Rickard to move to third. Mateo walked Dunn and surrendered a run-scoring single to Justin O’Conner. Mateo ultimately surrendered one earned run on four hits with one walk and eight strikeouts, including striking out the side in the sixth. Sewald entered to pitch the eighth with the score tied at 1. He gave up a double, followed by a single to put the go-ahead run on third base. But Sewald escaped that jam when he got Shaffer to ground into an inning-ending double play. Box

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
8 4.12 95 126
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .288
HRL. Duda 14
RBID. Wright 50
RD. Murphy 57
OPSL. Duda .829
ERAJ. Niese 3.13
SOZ. Wheeler 112