New York Mets: Ryan Dent

Minors 7.21.14: Mathieu walk-off HR

July, 22, 2014
Jul 22
TACOMA 11, LAS VEGAS 8: Danny Muno's two-run homer in the top of the seventh against Logan Kensing pulled the 51s even at 8, but Zack Thornton surrendered three runs in the bottom half, including a two-run homer to Humberto Quintero. Rehabbing Taylor Teagarden caught a full game and went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and three runs scored. Wilmer Flores went 3-for-5 to extend his hitting streak to 22 games. Box

PORTLAND 6, BINGHAMTON 4: Brandon Nimmo erased a two-run deficit with one swing in the seventh. Following a leadoff single by T.J. Rivera, Nimmo blasted the first pitch he

saw from reliever Mike McCarthy over the left-center wall to even the score at 3. However, Portland broke the tie in the bottom half against the B-Mets bullpen. After allowing the first two batters he faced to reach, Ryan Fraser departed. Sean Coyle greeted Randy Fontanez by sending a chopper off the plate. The ball bounced high enough to prompt Derrik Gibson to score from third, giving Portland the lead for good. The Sea Dogs kicked their lead to two runs when Blake Swihart scampered home on a wild pitch. Brian Burgamy cut the deficit to 5-4 with a solo homer against McCarthy in the eighth. Burgamy’s 18th homer, and his third in two games, lifted him into a tie with Dustin Lawley for the team lead. The Sea Dogs returned serve yet again in the bottom half, though. Following Ryan Dent's double and a walk to Swihart, defensive replacement and ex-Mets farmhand Stefan Welch laced an RBI single against Fontanez. Robby Scott took over in the ninth and erased Rivera’s leadoff single by inducing Nimmo to bounce into a double play. The southpaw then retired Travis Taijeron to lock down his second save. Fraser (2-2) watched both runs on his tab score under Fontanez’s watch and took the loss. B-Mets starter Gabriel Ynoa allowed three runs (two earned) over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision. Rivera went 4-for-4 to lift his average to .348. Box

TAMPA 5, ST. LUCIE 2: Danny Oh’s three-run triple in a four-run fifth against Domingo Tapia put Tampa ahead for good. For the second straight day the Mets scored a run in the first and went quietly the rest of the way. Cam Maron’s sacrifice fly against Rafael De Paula put the Mets ahead 1-0. Tapia blanked the Yankees over the first four innings, but ran into trouble in his fifth. Aaron Judge singled and Tapia mishandled a bunt from Angelo Gumbs. The error put runners on first and second. Tapia followed with a walk to Trent Garrison to load the bases. After Tapia struck out Jose Rosario, Oh tripled over the head of center fielder Gilbert Gomez, who was playing shallow, to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead. Oh scored one batter later when Cito Culver grounded out. The Yankees added a run in the seventh when Greg Bird's two-out infield single against Julian Hilario brought home Rosario. Gomez tripled to plate Eudy Pina in the eighth to make it 5-2. However, the Mets rally was squashed when Jeff McNeil struck out, L.J. Mazzilli grounded out and Maron struck out against Ramon Benjamin. Tapia (4-7) surrendered four runs (two earned) on four hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out three. Mazzilli was the lone player for either side to have a multi-hit game. He went 2-for-4. The start of the game was delayed by one hour, 50 minutes due to rain. Box

LEXINGTON at SAVANNAH (ppd.): The game will be made up in Lexington later this week as part of a doubleheader.

KINGSPORT 3, PRINCETON 1: Zach Mathieu delivered a walk-off two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth. Mathieu, a 16th-round pick in 2013 from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire, drove in all three K-Mets runs. His seventh-inning sacrifice fly had evened the score at 1. Starter Andrew Massie allowed one run on three hits and three walks in six innings. Matt Blackham, Persio Reyes and Ismael Tijerina (1-0) each contributed a scoreless relief inning. Box

BROOKLYN 5, WILLIAMSPORT 2: Marcos Molina surrendered two first-inning runs, then

tossed six scoreless frames. Relievers Kelly Secrest and Shane Bay combined to retire the final six Crosscutters in order. Bay earned his sixth save. Michael Katz went 4-for-4 with two RBIs. Trailing 2-0 in the third, the Cyclones got on the scoreboard with singles by Tucker Tharp, Adrian Abreu and Amed Rosario. The Cyclones took a 3-2 lead an inning later against Williamsport starter David Whitehead. Michael Conforto had a leadoff double. He advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on Katz's bloop single. Tyler Moore's single advanced Katz to third base. Michael Bernal then produced a fielder's choice groundout that plated Katz with the go-ahead run. In the fifth, Abreu and Jhoan Urena singled and Conforto notched his first professional RBI with a single to right-center. Katz then drove in a run with a single down the third-base line. Molina allowed seven hits and a walk and struck out eight in seven innings. Secrest struck out two in a perfect eighth. Box

GCL NATIONALS 8, GCL METS 3: Starter Eucebio Arias allowed five runs (two earned) in two innings. Box

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Around the minors 7.29.12

July, 29, 2012
BUFFALO 3, INDIANAPOLIS 2: Lucas May drove in all three runs as the Bisons won despite mustering only four hits. May ripped a two-out, two-run double to left field in the second inning as Buffalo overcame an early deficit. With the Bisons still leading 2-1 in the seventh, May then came up with another big hit. After Matt den Dekker led off with a double and advanced to third on a wild pitch, May plated him with a single. Chris Schwinden allowed one run on three hits and a walk in seven innings. Fernando Cabrera surrendered an eighth-inning run, but recently promoted Robert Carson earned his first Triple-A save. Carson entered with two outs in the eighth and retired four of the five batters he faced. Carson struck out ex-Met Anderson Hernandez to end the game with the tying run on first base. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, PORTLAND 2: The B-Mets used eight walks and a half-dozen hits to defeat Portland. Portland starter Stolmy Pimentel struggled from the get-go, walking Juan Lagares to open the game. He issued four free passes to the first five batters, forcing in a run with a walk to Jefry Marte. The righty plunked Dustin Martin to force in another run and surrendered a two-run single to Juan Centeno. Pimentel was pulled having recording only one out. Sean Kazmar added to Binghamton’s lead with a long homer off Caleb Clay in the second. B-Mets starter Mark Cohoon took the five-run lead and breezed through five innings, allowing one hit. Portland’s biggest threat came in the sixth, when Jackie Bradley Jr. launched a solo homer. Cohoon bounced back by recording two outs, but could not close out the frame. The southpaw surrendered a pair of doubles, which cut Binghamton’s lead to three runs. A walk to Dan Butler and an infield single by Peter Hissey loaded the bases and ended Cohoon’s day. With the tying run on first, Adrian Rosario entered and struck out Derrik Gibson on three pitches to end the inning. Frank Francisco made his third rehab appearance and worked around a bunt single in a scoreless seventh. Facing reliever Will Latimer a half-inning later, the B-Mets took advantage of two more walks. Martin capped a terrific series with an RBI single. In four games against Portland, Martin went 7-for-11 with six RBIs. Ryan Fraser posted a scoreless eighth and returned for the ninth. He hit Gibson to start the inning and struck out Ryan Dent before being lifted for C.J. Nitkowski. The southpaw struck out both lefties he faced on three pitches apiece to end the game. Cohoon (6-7) earned his third straight win. He allowed two runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings. The B-Mets (51-56) enjoy a day off before starting a three-game series against Harrisburg on Tuesday with Zack Wheeler scheduled to pitch. Box

LAKELAND 6, ST. LUCIE 4: T.J. Rivera went 1-for-5 with two RBIs, but Lakeland rallied in the final two innings to avoid a sweep. The Mets were limited to two hits and broke up a no-hit bid by the Flying Tigers with two outs in the seventh on a double by Alonzo Harris Jr. The Mets trailed 2-1 entering the seventh, but rallied with three runs with two outs. Richard Lucas scored on a wild pitch to even the score. Rivera then singled to plate Travis Taijeron and Harris and give the Mets a 4-2 lead. The Flying Tigers scored two runs in the eighth to tie the score. Hamilton Bennett issued two walks and allowed two runs. Lakeland jumped ahead with two runs in the ninth off Jeff Walters, who allowed five hits in 1 2/3 innings. Logan Verrett made his St. Lucie debut and received a no-decision. He allowed two runs and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings while striking out four and walking none. The Mets were 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position and were unable to take advantage of seven walks. Box

ROME 6, SAVANNAH 2: Starter Marcos Camarena allowed five runs on 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings, including a pair of homers. Charlie Thurber drove in both runs for the Gnats. Box

JOHNSON CITY 6, KINGSPORT 2: Chris Flexen suffered the loss, allowing three runs on eight hits and a walk in six innings. Johnson City opened a four-run lead with a three-run seventh against reliever Robert Gsellman. Box

BROOKLYN 10, MAHONING VALLEY 5: Brandon Nimmo led the Cyclones, going 4-for-6 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Beck Wheeler earned his first win, tossing three scoreless innings while walking two and striking out six. The Cyclones scored three times in the first. Nimmo began the game with a single and Jeff Reynolds walked. Phillip Evans then produced a three-run homer, his fourth long ball of the season. Mahoning Valley starter Ryan Merritt retired the next two Brooklyn batters before being replaced by Josh Martin. A groundout by Stefan Sabol ended the inning, but the Cyclones scored twice against Martin in the second. After retiring Alex Sanchez and Edward Rohan, Martin allowed consecutive homers to Julio Concepcion and Nimmo to give Brooklyn a 5-0 advantage. Brooklyn starter Julian Hilario's night ended after three innings. He surrendered two earned runs on five hits with a walk and four strikeouts. In the fifth, the Cyclones struck again. Back-to-back singles by Reynolds and Evans and a walk to Kevin Plawecki loaded the bases. Jayce Boyd then hit a sacrifice fly. After the run scored, James Stokes entered and struck out Sabol, but then surrendered a single to Sanchez, which brought home Evans and gave Brooklyn a five-run cushion. The following inning, Concepcion singled and advanced to second on a throwing error by catcher Charlie Valerio. A double by Nimmo plated Concepcion. Consecutive singles by Reynolds and Evans later scored Nimmo to make it 9-2. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 4.15.12

April, 15, 2012
BUFFALO 10, PAWTUCKET 9 (10 innings): Jordany Valdespin's single in the bottom of the 10th scored Rob Johnson from second to give the Bisons a walk-off win. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak. Pawtucket held leads of 6-0 and 9-3, but the Bisons stormed back thanks to a big day from Adam Loewen. He drove in six runs with a pair of homers. After the PawSox broke a scoreless tie with six runs in the top of the fourth off Herd starter Matt Harvey, Loewen hit a two-run shot in the bottom half. Buffalo added a third run in the inning on one of Zach Lutz's four walks. The deficit grew to 7-3 in the fifth and 9-3 after five and a half. Loewen then launched a grand slam as part of a five-run sixth. A converted pitcher, it was Loewen's first career grand slam. The Bisons completed the comeback in the eighth. With runners on the corners and one out, pinch runner Omar Quintanilla slid hard into second base to break up a potential inning-ending double play. That set the stage for a dramatic win in the 10th. Loewen walked to lead off the inning -- his fifth time on base. Johnson's sac-bunt attempt went right back to pitcher Clayton Mortensen, who pivoted and threw to second for the force out. Although he didn't advance the runner, Johnson made up for it as he stole second on the next pitch. Valdespin followed with a line drive into right-center for the game-winning run. The win went to Fernando Cabrera, who worked two scoreless innings. Jack Egbert retired eight straight batters before Cabrera. Before the game, the Bisons placed reliever Daniel Herrera on the disabled list with a left elbow sprain. Brad Holt was summoned from Double-A Binghamton. He allowed three runs in 1 2/3 innings. Josh Satin also returned to the Bisons. He was placed on the Mets' 24-hour taxi squad as backup in case David Wright couldn't go this weekend. Box

BINGHAMTON 9, PORTLAND 2: The B-Mets set season-highs with nine runs and 15 hits and earned a four-game series split. Greg Peavey fired five scoreless innings to earn his second win in two career Double-A starts. Against Portland starter Chris Balcom-Miller in the first, Matt den Dekker started the attack with his first homer of the season. Juan Lagares followed with a walk and stole second. That paid dividends when Jefry Marte singled him home. An error by Ryan Dent at second prolonged the inning, and Josh Rodriguez made Portland pay by lining an RBI single. The B-Mets tacked on two more runs in the second. Juan Centeno and Sean Kazmar began the rally with singles. Lagares' ensuing walk started a parade around the bases. Balcom-Miller’s day ended after he walked Eric Campbell to force in a run. Michael Lee entered and walked the first man he faced, Oswaldo Navarro, to kick Binghamton’s lead to five runs. Navarro had replaced Marte (hamstring tightness, according to the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin) in the second inning. Meanwhile, Peavey has not allowed a run in the first 10 2/3 innings with the B-Mets. He allowed four hits, struck out four and issued one walk. In his final inning, he allowed a pair singles but retired the final three Sea Dogs. Binghamton added to its lead with a run on Heiker Meneses’ throwing error in the fifth and another on Navarro’s solo homer over the “Maine Monster” in the seventh. Travis Ozga lined a two-run homer to right in the ninth. It was his first home run since August 2010, when he was a member of the Savannah Sand Gnats. B-Mets reliever Armando Rodriguez took over in the sixth and cruised through three innings. The right-hander faced one over the minimum, striking out five. The Sea Dogs finally cracked the scoreboard by plating two runs on four hits against Erik Turgeon. He was replaced by Josh Edgin, who retired the only batter he faced. The B-Mets (4-5) open a three-game series in New Hampshire on Monday. Left-hander Mark Cohoon opposes right-hander Ryan Tepera. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, CHARLOTTE 4: St. Lucie took a 5-4 lead with a four-run seventh highlighted by Francisco Pena's two-run double, followed by a two-run single from Danny Muno. Ryan Fraser tossed two scoreless, no-hit innings to pick up the win in relief. Box

SAVANNAH 6, AUGUSTA 1: After posting consecutive shutouts, the Gnats took a scoreless effort into the eighth inning Sunday behind six scoreless innings from Tyler Pill. Augusta finally broke through with an unearned run against Tyson Seng, after third baseman Aderlin Rodriguez committed his seventh error of the young season. Rodriguez, Dustin Lawley and Travis Taijeron all homered for the Gnats. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 4.13.12

April, 13, 2012
SCRANTON/WILKES BARRE 7, BUFFALO 5: Yankees center fielder Dewayne Wise took a home run away from Valentino Pascucci and ignited his Scranton/Wilkes-Barre teammates to rally for a rubber-game victory over the Bisons on Friday afternoon. The defeat was the Bisons' fourth in five days. The Herd had a 2-0 lead in each of those contests. Vinny Rottino got Buffalo on the board when he doubled home a pair in the bottom of the first. Lucas May homered with one out in the second inning to make it 3-0. Josh Satin then singled with one out in the third inning to start another rally. But that's when the game changed for the Yankees. Bidding for his International League-leading fifth homer, Pascucci launched a moonshot into the gap in left-center. Wise raced to his right, timed his jump perfectly and reached over the wall to bring back the would-be long ball. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre then scored a run in the fourth and four more in the fifth -- aided by a two-run, go-ahead single by Wise. Jeremy Hefner (1-1) suffered the loss. He allowed five runs (two earned) in 4 1/3 innings. Zach Lutz extended his hitting streak to eight games with a ninth-inning double. May's homer was his first as a Bison. Buffalo's 11 home runs on the season are second most in the International League. Bobby Scales walked two more times and has now walked five times in three games on this homestand. Box

PORTLAND 4, BINGHAMTON 3: Zack Wheeler struck out nine Sea Dogs and stood to be the winner until Juan Carlos Linares launched a two-run homer in the eighth inning for a comeback win. The B-Mets had jumped to an early lead against Portland starter Chris Hernandez. After Matt den Dekker doubled and Allan Dykstra reached on a fielding error, Eric Campbell conquered the “Maine Monster” with a three-run homer. The B-Mets first baseman launched a 1-2 pitch over the 37-foot left-field fence for his first homer this season. Wheeler struck out the side in order in the first and fanned Dan Butler in the second to make it four in a row. He breezed through four innings before pitching himself into trouble in the fifth. Following a leadoff single by Oscar Tejeda, Wheeler hit two batters in a row to load the bases. Yet Wheeler escaped unharmed by fanning Ryan Dent and Bryce Brentz and inducing a comebacker from Derrik Gibson. Portland finally broke through with its first of four unanswered runs in the sixth. Following consecutive hits against Wheeler, Tejeda plated the Sea Dogs’ first run with a sac fly. Binghamton searched for insurance in the seventh by loading the bases on three straight singles to chase Eammon Portice from the game. Caleb Clay entered with no outs and changed the momentum. The righty forced Juan Lagares to pop out and induced Dykstra to bounce into an inning-ending double play. Wheeler’s night was done after six frames. He allowed one run on five hits and struck out nine. He did not issue any walks. Erik Turgeon took over in the seventh and allowed a solo homer to Brentz that cut Binghamton’s lead to one. The lead disappeared on one swing in the eighth against Turgeon. With a man aboard, Linares ripped a 1-0 pitch over the “Maine Monster” to give Portland a 4-3 lead. Aaron Kurcz made the lead stick with a scoreless ninth. Turgeon suffered his first loss. The B-Mets (3-4) continue their four-game series against the Sea Dogs on Saturday afternoon as left-hander Darin Gorski opposes Portland right-hander Billy Buckner. Box

ST. LUCIE 2, PALM BEACH 0: Starter Chase Huchingson combined with Adam Kolarek and Adrian Rosario on a seven-hit shutout. Danny Muno's two-out double in the third scored Joe Bonfe, who also had doubled, with the lone run St. Lucie needed. Box

SAVANNAH 10, AUGUSTA 0: Brandon Brown had two triples and four RBIs. Travis Taijeron and Albert Cordero had three hits apiece. Alex Panteliodis tossed five scoreless innings and combined with Jack Leathersich, T.J. Chism and Jared West on the four-hit shutout. Box

Compiled from team reports



Daniel Murphy
.289 9 57 79
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187