New York Mets: Ryan Schimpf

Minors 5.17.14: Koch wins 5th straight

May, 17, 2014
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LAS VEGAS 6, EL PASO 4: Brandon Allen homered as part of a 2-for-5 night as Vegas improved to 31-11. Buddy Carlyle, Zack Thornton and Vic Black (sixth save) combined for three scoreless relief innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 5: Travis Taijeron doubled twice and Kevin Plawecki drove in two runs in Binghamton’s fourth straight win. Binghamton broke a scoreless tie in the third against Fisher Cats starter Matt Boyd. Taijeron had a leadoff double and Wilfredo Tovar plated him by bouncing a single off Boyd’s foot and up the middle. Following a wild

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pitch that moved Tovar into scoring position, Brian Burgamy produced an RBI single for a 2-0 lead. Plawecki capped the inning's scoring by singling to right. Burgamy raced home from second, and needed an acrobatic headfirst dive to avoid a tag. B-Mets starter Rainy Lara's scoreless effort ended in the fourth on Ryan Schimpf's solo homer. Lara then retired seven of the next eight batters. Taijeron struck again for the B-Mets in the sixth. With two outs and Jayce Boyd at first, Taijeron smoked a 1-2 pitch from reliever John Anderson off the top of the left-field fence for his second double of the game. Boyd scored from first to give the B-Mets a 4-1 advantage. Schimpf's second solo homer of the game pulled New Hampshire within 4-2 in the sixth. A half-inning later, Binghamton opened a four-run lead. Anderson bounced a pickoff throw to first, prompting Darrell Ceciliani to scamper to second. With the ball still loose, Ceciliani tried for third. Right fielder Matt Newman’s throw hit Ceciliani, enabling him to race home. Cory Vaughn and Plawecki followed by posting back-to-back two-out doubles. Lara was chased from the game in the seventh. With runners at the corners, Peter Mooney stroked an RBI double. Reliever John Church entered and surrendered a run-producing infield single to Jon Berti. Kenny Wilson followed with an RBI groundout, cutting Binghamton’s lead to 6-5. Church intentionally walked Schimpf, then retired A.J. Jimenez. Church added a perfect eighth. Cody Satterwhite struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his first save in affiliated baseball since July 23, 2011, when he was a Gulf Coast League Tiger. Lara (4-1) matched a season high with seven strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, LAKELAND 3: Unbeaten Matt Koch allowed two runs on seven hits in 7 1/3 innings en route to his fifth win in his last five starts. The Mets scored four eighth-inning

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runs to break a 2-all tie. Flying Tigers second baseman Curt Powell booted a ball with one out in the eighth that allowed Maikis De La Cruz to reach safely. Dilson Herrera followed with a double to place two in scoring position. Lakeland intentionally walked Brandon Nimmo to load the bases, but the plan backfired when Florida State League RBI leader T.J. Rivera singled to plate De La Cruz and put the Mets up 3-2. Jairo Perez then drew a bases-loaded walk and Cam Maron lined his third single of the game to plate another run and make it 5-2. Gilbert Gomez capped the frame's scoring on a sac fly. Koch got one out in the bottom of the eighth before surrendering a single and departing. Randy Fontanez recorded the final five outs. The Mets had taken a 1-0 lead in the third when Herrera got caught in a rundown but kept himself alive long enough to allow De La Cruz to score from third. Lakeland made it 1-1 in the fourth when Chad Wright tripled and scored on a wild pitch. James Robbins gave the Flying Tigers a brief lead when he opened the fifth with a homer. The Mets tied the score in the sixth when Herrera doubled and reached home on Perez's two-out single. Herrera went 3-for-5. Maron went 3-for-4. Box

CHARLESTON 3, SAVANNAH 1: The Gnats (28-13) had runners on base in each inning, but finished 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left 13 men on base. The RiverDogs scored a pair of unearned runs in the first against starter Robert Gsellman, in his return from the disabled list after a three-week absence. Shortstop Gavin Cecchini had a game-opening fielding error. Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar collected RBI singles later in the frame. Charleston added a run in the fifth against reliever John Mincone, on Michael O’Neill's RBI single. The Gnats scored their lone run in the ninth. Champ Stuart began the inning by beating out an infield single with a dive into first. He advanced to second on Cecchini’s single and scored on Stefan Sabol’s infield tapper. Stuart, in his second game as a Gnat, finished 2-for-5 with a stolen base. L.J. Mazzilli was 3-for-5 to lift his season average to .250. Box

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Minors 4.13.14: Tapia 5 no-hit innings

April, 13, 2014
Apr 13
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LAS VEGAS 10, FRESNO 4: Rafael Montero held Fresno hitless until Ydwin Villegas' leadoff double in the sixth. Montero (2-0, 2.60 ERA) eventually was charged with two runs on two hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings. He departed after surrendering a solo homer to Adam Duvall in the seventh. Chris Young went 5-for-5 with two homers, five RBIs and four runs scored in his first rehab game with the 51s. Kirk Nieuwenhuis drove in two runs. Dana Eveland provided 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Duvall had a two-run homer in the ninth against Erik Goeddel to cap the scoring. Eric Campbell extended his hitting streak to 10 games. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 0: Hansel Robles tossed five scoreless innings and the B-Mets cashed in on 10 walks to post their sixth win in seven games. The first challenge

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for Robles arose in the third. After a leadoff walk to Michael Crouse, the Fisher Cats loaded the bases on consecutive one-out singles. Robles ended the threat by striking out Ryan Schimpf and inducing Brad Glenn to ground out. Binghamton scored its first run without the aid of a hit in the fourth. Following Matt Clark's leadoff walk, Aaron Sanchez hit consecutive batters and walked Travis Taijeron to force in a run. Xorge Carrillo then produced a sacrifice fly. Wilfredo Tovar made it 3-0 with an RBI single. Robles faced his final test in the fifth. Crouse started the inning with a triple. Robles hit Kenny Wilson with an 0-2 pitch and walked Schimpf to load the bases with two outs. Robles escaped the jam by striking out Brad Glenn. In the seventh, Darrell Ceciliani led off against Richard Bleier with a single. Ceciliani moved to second on a single, stole third and scampered home with Binghamton’s fourth run on a passed ball by Yusuf Carter. Cody Satterwhite took over for Robles and contributed two scoreless innings. John Church struck out the side in the eighth. Jon Velasquez closed the game with a perfect ninth. Robles (1-0) allowed four hits and struck out six to earn his first Double-A win. Clark walked five times. Ceciliani extended his season-opening hitting streak to seven games with a single in the seventh. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, FORT MYERS 2: Domingo Tapia tossed five innings of no-hit ball before

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being removed with the bid intact because he had reached 85 pitches. Reliever Seth Lugo surrendered the first hit, when Jorge Polanco singled with one out in the sixth. Tapia walked two and struck out two in earning his first win. The Mets roughed up Mason Melotakis in the first. Gilbert Gomez singled to score Brandon Nimmo. Eudy Pina then hit a grounder to the shortstop Polanco, who booted the ball, allowing T.J. Rivera to score. Albert Cordero made it 3-0 on a sac fly. Gomez homered against Melotakis in the third. The Mets made it 6-0 with two more runs in the fourth. The big hit came on a two-out RBI double by Aderlin Rodriguez. Lugo surrendered two runs in the sixth. The Miracle put two runners on with two outs in the ninth, but Randy Fontanez entered and struck out Niko Goodrum to end the game. Leadoff hitter Dilson Herrera went 4-for-5. Nimmo, who doubled in the sixth, has hit safely in nine of 10 games. Box

SAVANNAH 6, ROME 2: The Gnats were held to one hit through five innings against rehabbing Braves left-hander Mike Minor, but unleashed six runs over the final two innings. The R-Braves took the lead for the first time all series when a ground-rule double by Joey Meneses plated Reed Harper in the first inning. Gnats starter Chris Flexen then settled down and logged 6 1/3 innings. He allowed two earned runs on six hits while striking out four and walking one. Dominic Smith had a single and Victor Cruzado walked for the only baserunners against Minor. The Braves took a shutout bid into the eighth. Patrick Biondi then led off with a triple against Andy Ubiera. Next, Gavin Cecchini singled home Biondi, who now leads the South Atlantic League with 10 runs scored. After Jeff McNeil's sacrifice bunt and L.J. Mazzilli's groundout, Jared King walked to put runners on first and second. League slugging leader Stefan Sabol (.741) then doubled both runners home to give the Gnats a 3-2 lead. The Gnats added three runs in the ninth against Race Parmenter, highlighted by McNeil’s first professional homer. McNeil now leads the league in extra-base hits with seven. Reliever Akeel Morris earned his first win of the season after pitching the final 2 2/3 innings. He had three strikeouts and now has a league-leading 18.90 strikeouts per nine innings. Box

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Minors 4.12.14: Maron delivers walk-off hit

April, 12, 2014
Apr 12
11:12
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LAS VEGAS 1, FRESNO 0 (10 innings): Kirk Nieuwenhuis delivered a solo homer in the top of the 10th against Erik Cordier for the game's lone run. Vic Black recorded the game's final out for his first save. Daisuke Matsuzaka carried a no-hit bid one out into the sixth inning. He ultimately blanked Fresno for seven innings, allowing two hits and two walks. Matsuzaka struck out eight in a no-decision. He threw 88 pitches (62 strikes). Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 9, BINGHAMTON 4: Tyler Pill (0-2) surrendered seven runs on 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings as the B-Mets had a five-game winning streak snapped. Kevin Nolan drilled an 0-1 pitch over the left-field wall against Pill as New Hampshire took a 3-0 lead in the first. The Fisher Cats padded their lead with a sac fly by Kenny Wilson in the second. Binghamton cracked the scoreboard in the third against Fisher Cats starter Casey Lawrence. Travis Taijeron doubled, took third on a flyout and scored when Kyle Johnson singled. The Fisher Cats stretched their lead to five with another two-out rally in the third. Mike Crouse produced a run-scoring triple. Peter Mooney then made it 6-1 with a run-scoring single. In the fifth, New Hampshire chased Pill with two outs after a pair of singles and a walk. Jack Leathersich inherited the runners and walked Mooney, forcing in the Fisher Cats’ seventh run. Lawrence settled in comfortably after Johnson’s single in the third. He retired 10 of the last 11 batters he faced. New Hampshire added to its lead on Ryan Schimpf's homer in the seventh and a sac fly from Wilson in the eighth. The B-Mets pecked away at the lead against the Fisher Cats bullpen. Matt Clark led off the seventh with a homer against Tyler Ybarra. Binghamton tacked on two runs against John Anderson in the eighth. Cory Vaughn threw out two runners at second base and now has three outfield assists this season. Kevin Plawecki collected his first RBI as a B-Met with a double in the eighth. Box

ST. LUCIE, 5, FORT MYERS 4 (10 innings): Hicksville, Long Island, native Cam Maron delivered the go-ahead hit for a second straight day. This time, Maron delivered a walk-off

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single in the bottom of the 10th. He belted a pitch from Tim Shibuya into right field, scoring Brandon Nimmo from second. Adam Brett Walker’s throw home from right was up the line and skipped away from catcher Tyler Grimes. On Friday, Maron broke a 3-all tie in the eighth with an RBI single en route to a 6-3 win. The Mets (5-4) have now won four in row after losing four straight. Fort Myers' Michael Gonzales launched a solo homer in the second against Michael Fulmer. The Mets tied the score in the fifth on Phillip Evans' groundout. Maron gave the Mets the lead an inning later. He smashed a 3-1 pitch from Jose Berrios over Walker's head for a triple that plated T.J. Rivera. Maron scored moments later on a wild pitch to put the Mets up, 3-1. Reliever Beck Wheeler relinquished the lead in the eighth. Wheeler retired the first two hitters, but walked Jorge Polanco and surrendered a single to Dalton Hicks. Walker then delivered a three-run homer to put the Miracle ahead, 4-3. The Mets answered in their half. Dilson Herrera and Nimmo singled to chase reliever Steven Gruver. Herrera and Nimmo both advanced a base when Brian Gilbert entered and threw a wild pitch. After Rivera struck out, Aderlin Rodriguez brought home Herrera on a groundout to tie the score. That tie held until the 10th, when Maron came through. Fulmer limited the Miracle to Gonzales’ solo homer over seven innings while striking out five. Paul Sewald worked out of jams in the ninth and 10th to earn the win. Box

SAVANNAH 4, ROME 3: Colton Plaia delivered a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth against Rome's Richie Tate. Tim Peterson then tossed two scoreless relief innings for his first save. Starter John Gant limited Rome to three runs on nine hits and two walks in seven innings. Victor Cruzado had three hits and scored twice. Box

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Minors 4.10.14: Bronx's Rivera nets 5 RBIs

April, 10, 2014
Apr 10
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LAS VEGAS 6, SACRAMENTO 5: The 51s scored five runs (four unearned) in the eighth, taking advantage of two Sacramento errors, for the come-from-behind victory. Third baseman Zach Lutz delivered a two-run double to right-center to give Las Vegas the lead. Jacob deGrom allowed one run on four hits and two walks in five innings. He threw 85 pitches (53 strikes). The lone run against him came on a second-inning solo homer by Michael Taylor. Joe Blanton limited the 51s to a solo homer by Danny Muno in 5 2/3 innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 9, NEW HAMPSHIRE 1: Darin Gorski established a Double-A career high in strikeouts with 10 to lead the B-Mets to their fourth straight win. In the second, Jayce Boyd smoked a double against New Hampshire starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx. Dustin Lawley followed with a towering two-run homer. New Hampshire threatened in the third

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with a one-out triple by Michael Crouse, but failed to score. Jon Berti used speed to put the Fisher Cats on the board in the fourth. He led off the frame with a bunt single, stole second and third and scampered home when Kevin Plawecki’s throw to third tailed into left field. Gorski followed by issuing a pair of one-out walks, but avoided more harm by coaxing an inning-ending double-play grounder from Gabe Jacobo. Following two-out singles by Matt Reynolds and Kyle Johnson in the fifth, Brian Burgamy blasted a 2-1 pitch from Bibens-Dirkx off the base of the video board in right-center. His first homer as a B-Met pushed the lead to 5-1. Gorski preserved the lead with a perfect fifth. He worked around two singles to post a scoreless sixth. With runners on first and second, the southpaw capped his performance by striking out Ryan Schimpf to cap a nine-pitch at-bat. Gorski (1-0) was charged with one unearned run on three hits over six innings. Jon Velasquez and Adam Kolarek combined to toss three scoreless relief innings. Gorski’s professional career high in strikeouts came as a St. Lucie Met against Dunedin on May 26, 2011 with 13. Reynolds went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in the ninth spot in the batting order. Darrell Ceciliani extended his season-opening hitting streak to five games. Box

ST. LUCIE 13, JUPITER 3: The Mets produced a season-high 20 hits, with everyone in the lineup hitting safely. Jairo Perez went 5-for-6 with two doubles and three runs scored. T.J. Rivera finished 4-for-6 with five RBIs. St. Lucie took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when

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Rivera tagged Jupiter started Josh Hodges for a two-out, two-run single. The Mets broke it open with six runs on eight hits in the second. The team hit for the cycle in the frame. Brandon Nimmo cranked a two-run homer, Dilson Herrera legged out a triple and Perez, Maikis De La Cruz and Eudy Pina doubled. Rivera, Cam Maron and Albert Cordero all singled. All the damage was done against Hodges. The Mets tacked on two more runs in the fourth on two hits, including Rivera’s fourth RBI. He added a run-scoring single in the fifth against Tyler Kane. Rivera now has 10 RBIs, which rank second in the Florida State League. St. Lucie made it 13-1 in the eighth on Aderlin Rodriguez's RBI double. St. Lucie starter Gabriel Ynoa allowed one run and four hits in six innings. He struck out the side in the fourth. Jake Kuebler pitched the final three innings to qualify for the save. Kuebler struck out two and gave up two unearned runs. Joining Perez and Rivera with multihit games: Herrera, Nimmo, Rodriguez and Cordero. Box

SAVANNAH 12, ROME 5: Stefan Sabol had a three-run homer in the first inning and the Gnats never looked back. Jeff McNeil and Jared King also had three RBIs apiece. Patick Biondi went 3-for-4 with a walk and scored three times. Starter Miller Diaz allowed three runs in four innings. Piggybacking Robert Whalen earned the win after limiting Rome to one run on three hits and three walks in four innings. Box

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Minors 9.2.13: Harang debuts with Vegas

September, 2, 2013
9/02/13
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TUCSON 5, LAS VEGAS 4: The 51s (81-63) completed the regular season with the second-best record in the 16-team Pacific Coast League, only a game behind Oklahoma City. In the regular-season finale, Tucson rallied for two runs in the ninth against Cory Wade (0-3), who suffered the blown save. Pitching in relief in his organization debut, Aaron Harang allowed a two-run homer to Cody Decker but no other damage in four innings. Harang surrendered seven hits and one walk while striking out five. Las Vegas will open the PCL Conference Championship Series in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 8, BINGHAMTON 1: Despite the loss, the B-Mets finished the regular season with a franchise-record 86 wins. They will take on Trenton on Wednesday in the first round of the Eastern League postseason. The Fisher Cats scored the game's opening run against Mark Cohoon (9-5) in the third. After Lance Zawadzki singled, Jonathan Jones plated him with a two-out hit. New Hampshire added to its lead in the fourth with another two-out RBI single. Ryan Schimpf delivered the run-producing knock to give the Fisher Cats a 2-0 lead. Cohoon’s day ended after five innings. In the sixth, Armando Rodriguez surrendered two runs. Kevin Nolan hit an RBI single into right field and Schimpf followed with a sacrifice fly. Long Island native Marcus Stroman baffled Binghamton's hitters. He did not allow a baserunner until the fifth, and only allowed two base hits over eight innings. The only time Binghamton got on the scoreboard against the righty came in the sixth. Richard Lucas led off with a double and scored two batters later on Alonzo Harris' sacrifice fly. In a 4-1 game, New Hampshire added insurance against Ryan Fraser in the seventh. Andy Burns delivered an RBI single. Nolan brought home two more on a single. Hamilton Bennett tossed a perfect eighth. Chasen Bradford gave up one unearned run in the ninth. The B-Mets (86-55) begin postseason play at Trenton on Wednesday. Binghamton will send right-hander Noah Syndergaard to the mound opposite Bryan Mitchell. Binghamton has not played in the postseason since 2004. The B-Mets have been held to three hits or fewer in three of their past seven games. Box

GREENVILLE 1, SAVANNAH 0: The first-half-champion Gnats open the Southern Division playoffs on Wednesday at Augusta against the second-half-champion GreenJackets. In the regular-season finale, Greenville (29-40/51-87) scored the game’s lone run in the second inning. With one out, Savannah starter Marco Camarena plunked Keaton Briscoe. He advanced to third on Boss Moanaroa’s single. Leonel Escobar then grounded out to first. Brian Harrison stepped on the bag, but could not throw to second in time to nab Moanaroa for a double play, allowing Briscoe to score. Camarena finished six innings with six strikeouts. Greenville starter Sergio Gomez threw six scoreless innings to earn his first South Atlantic League win. The Gnats (34-35/77-61) went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position. All three Savannah hits were singles. The upcoming playoff series shifts to Savannah for Game 2 on Friday. Game 3, if necessary, in the best-of-three first round will be Saturday. Box

GREENEVILLE 7, KINGSPORT 2: A winner-take-all Game 3 will be played Wednesday to determine the Appy League divisional pennant. Greeneville grabbed a 4-0 lead in the third against K-Mets starter Carlos Gomez. Yeixon Ruiz homered in the fifth and Jeyckol De Leon homered in the sixth to pull the K-Mets within 5-2, but they got no closer. Box

TRI-CITY 3, BROOKLYN 1: The Cyclones (37-36) lost their fourth straight and were eliminated from postseason contention. Brooklyn had taken a 1-0 lead in the second. Singles from Jared King and Alex Sanchez started the rally, and Juan Gamboa’s two-out single plated King. But Tri-City right fielder Ronnie Mitchell gunned down Sanchez at the plate for the final out of the inning. Brooklyn starter Dawrin Frias cruised through three innings, but ran into trouble in the fourth. Consecutive singles from Tyler White and Conrad Gregor put runners on the corners with nobody out. Mitchell produced a game-tying sacrifice fly. That score held until the eighth. Cyclones reliever Cristian Chivilli instantly found himself in trouble. A leadoff single from Ryan Dineen, a wild pitch and a booming double from White broke the 1-all tie. Mitchell’s second sac fly of the game pushed the ValleyCats' advantage to 3-1. The Cyclones close the regular season with two more games at Bruno Stadium against the ValleyCats. Box

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Minors 9.1.13: Flexen wins playoff opener

September, 1, 2013
9/01/13
10:10
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TUCSON 3, LAS VEGAS 2: D.J. Mitchell surrendered a tiebreaking run in the ninth. Greg Peavey returned from Binghamton to start the game, a day after Las Vegas clinched a postseason berth. He allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings. Robert Carson tossed a scoreless inning in his return to the 51s. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 2: Allan Dykstra was named Binghamton’s team MVP

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before the game. He was named Eastern League MVP afterward. In between, Dykstra hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning. Facing Marcus Walden, Joe Bonfe started a third-inning B-Mets rally with an infield single. A throwing error allowed him to reach second. Three batters later, Josh Rodriguez delivered an RBI single. Meanwhile, after allowing a leadoff double in the first inning, Logan Verrett retired 12 straight hitters. In the fifth, Ryan Schimpf ended the stretch with a single. After striking out Kevin Ahrens, Verrett gave up a two-run homer to Lance Zuwadski to give New Hampshire a 2-1 lead. Binghamton responded in the sixth. Rodriguez led off the frame with his third hit of the night, and Dykstra gave the B-Mets the lead for good with a two-run shot. The B-Mets added three unearned runs against Chad Beck in the seventh. Verrett left the game after five strong innings. He only allowed three hits. Reliever Jim Fuller tossed two scoreless innings to collect his third B-Mets win. Frank Francisco and Adam Kolarek each threw a scoreless inning to preserve the lead as the B-Mets collected their 86th win. The teams complete the regular season Monday. Box

ST. LUCIE 16, JUPITER 0: St. Lucie completed its season with a 71-60 record, but failed to win either half and qualify for the postseason. After Jeurys Familia tossed a scoreless inning in his first game appearance since June 5 surgery to clean out his right elbow, Domingo Tapia tossed five scoreless innings. Angel Cuan completed the shutout with three scoreless frames to earn his first save. St. Lucie had a five-run third and 10-run fifth. Jayce Boyd went 4-for-5 with three RBIs. Matt Reynolds and Nelfi Zapata also drove in three runs apiece. Kevin Plawecki and Boyd were promoted to Binghamton after the game. Dustin Lawley, already promoted to Las Vegas, won the Florida State League home run title with 25. He finished second with 92 RBIs. Box

GREENVILLE 2, SAVANNAH 1: On the regular season's second-to-last-day, Greenville snapped Savannah's five-game winning streak. The Drive (28-40/50-87) scored twice in the third. With a runner at first and one out, Savannah starter Seth Lugo briefly lost home plate, issuing three straight walks to force in the first run. Mario Martinez then lifted a sacrifice fly. Lugo did not allow another runner, retiring the final 11 batters he faced. He tossed six innings, striking out eight and walking three while allowing two runs on two hits. The Gnats (34-34/77-60) got a run back in the sixth. Brandon Nimmo singled, stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error. Nimmo scored on Cole Frenzel’s single. Nimmo finished 1-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch. Frenzel was 3-for-4 with a double. Savannah’s ninth-inning rally came up short. The Gnats left the tying run at third and the go-ahead run at first when Phillip Evans grounded into a game-ending fielder's choice. Marco Camarena (5-3, 3.42 ERA) starts the noon regular-season finale Monday. The Gnats begin the playoffs Wednesday, at home against second-half division champ Augusta. Box

KINGSPORT 3, GREENEVILLE 1: The K-Mets opened their best-of-three Appalachian League playoff series with a victory against the Astros behind five scoreless innings from Chris Flexen. Persio Reyes limited Greeneville to a seventh-inning run in four innings of relief to earn the save. Kingsport jumped to a 2-o lead in the top of the first. Yeixon Ruiz had a leadoff double and Victor Cruzado walked with one out. Jeyckol De Leon and Joe Tuschak followed with run-scoring singles. The K-Mets opened a three-run lead in the fourth on Ruiz's RBI single. Box

ABERDEEN 5, BROOKLYN 4: The Cyclones' postseason chances were dealt a critical blow with a second straight loss to the IronBirds, who now lead the divsion by 1 games. Brooklyn (37-35) has three games remaining. Tied at 1 entering the ninth Sunday, Paul Perez was charged with four runs (three earned) in the top half. With one out, Mike Yastrzemski delivered a three-run double to knock out Perez. Juan Urbina entered, and a wild pitch and error by catcher Colton Plaia allowed Aberdeen to take a 5-1 lead. Brooklyn opened the bottom half with singles from L.J. Mazzilli and Jared King. A throwing error on James Roche's grounder to third base allowed one run to score. Alex Sanchez added a run-scoring groundout and Tomas Nido produced a run-scoring single to pull the Cyclones within a run. Ismael Tierjina pinch ran for Nido, but was stranded at first base when Plaia popped out and Anthony Chavez flied out. Box

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Minors 7.8.13: Johnson 3 runs in FSL debut

July, 8, 2013
7/08/13
11:31
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SALT LAKE 7, LAS VEGAS 1: Starter Giancarlo Alvarado left the game in the second inning with an apparent right hamstring injury suffered during a rundown. Ruben Tejada went 2-for-4 with a double and drove in the lone 51s run. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 7, BINGHAMTON 6: The B-Mets produced back-to-back homers in the ninth, but heavy rain terminated play and halted the comeback bid in the final game before

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the Eastern League All-Star break. The rubber-game defeat snapped Binghamton’s 15-series unbeaten streak. Trailing 7-3 in the ninth and with persistent rain falling, Rhyne Hughes had a leadoff double against reliever Alan Farina. Two batters later, Darrell Ceciliani lined a two-run homer over the right-field wall. Richard Lucas followed by crushing a solo homer. After Farina missed with his first pitch to Danny Muno, crew chief Joe Born summoned the tarp. The teams waited 38 minutes before the contest was called. B-Mets started Darin Gorski retired the first 10 Fisher Cats he faced, including five via strikeouts. New Hampshire finally cracked the scoreboard in the fourth, on Brad Glenn's RBI double for a 1-0 lead. Gorski recorded two outs in the fifth and worked ahead of Jack Murphy with a 1-2 count before heavy rain halted play. Chase Huchingson took over after a 68-minute rain delay and retired Murphy to end the frame. Handed a 3-2 lead for the bottom of the eighth, B-Mets reliever John Church walked three of the first four he faced to load the bases. Pedro Feliciano got the call from the bullpen, but could not bail Church out. Ryan Schimpf banged a bases-clearing double off the wall to give the Fisher Cats a 5-3 lead. Kevin Nolan followed with a single and Kevin Ahrens brought two more home with a double down the third-base line. Church (2-4) was charged with three runs while recording two outs. Feliciano suffered his first blown save. The B-Mets (53-33) head into the two-day All-Star Break with the best record in the Eastern League. B-Mets Cesar Puello, Josh Rodriguez, Allan Dykstra, Logan Verrett and Jeff Walters will represent the Eastern Division at the All-Star Game on Wednesday in New Britain, Conn. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, FORT MYERS 3: Kyle Johnson went 3-for-4 with three runs scored in his Florida State League debut after a promotion from Savannah. Johnson was acquired from the Angels in the trade for Collin Cowgill. Kevin Plawecki drove in two runs. Reliever Chasen Bradford was promoted to Binghamton after tossing a scoreless inning. Starter Rainy Lara allowed three runs in five innings. Box

GREENEVILLE 3, KINGSPORT 2: Kingsport's Victor Cruzado, the Appalachian League Hitter of the Week, continued his hot streak with a two-out solo homer as part of a two-hit night. Martires Arias (0-4) allowed all three runs, but lasted seven innings in what was easily his longest outing this season. Chase McDonald struck first for Greeneville, crushing Arias' two-out offering over the wall in left to stake the Astros to a 2-0 lead. Darwin Rivera reached on an error in the preceding at-bat to prolong the inning. Kingsport quickly answered on Cruzado's solo shot in the bottom of the first. Greeneville gained an insurance run in the third, when Tanner Mathis singled home Brett Phillips following his one-out double. Kingsport had a chance to tie or win it in the ninth. A strikeout, wild pitch and single by Pedro Perez put two men on with one out. However, Greeneville reliever J.D. Osborne struck out Michael Bernal and pinch-hitter Jon Leroux to end the game. Cruzado extended his current hitting streak to nine games. He has six multi-hit performances during that span. Cruzado has homered in back-to-back games. Box

BROOKLYN 4, LOWELL 3: Jared King doubled twice, including a shot that produced the go-ahead run in the eighth. Cyclones starter John Gant did not surrender a hit until the sixth inning, on a seeing-eye single that just made it by second baseman LJ Mazzilli. Lowell nonetheless posted a run in the first inning. Gant walked leadoff man Tzu-Wei Lin, who then attempted to steal second. Catcher Colton Plaia’s throw short-hopped Mazzilli and caromed into shallow right-center, advancing Lin to third. Manuel Margot then produced a sac fly. An inning later, poor defense contributed to another Spinners run. Reed Gragnani walked and stole second base. Later in the inning, Gant threw a pitch in the dirt that was smothered by Plaia. Gragnani strayed too far from third and Plaia tried to pick him off. The throw went into left field, scoring Gragnani for a 2-0 lead. Brooklyn responded in the bottom half. King doubled and moved to third on a single by Matt Oberste, which snapped an 0-for-16 slump. Plaia then atoned for his two errors with an RBI double. James Roche then produced the third double of the inning, scoring Oberste and Plaia for a 3-2 Cyclones lead. Lowell tied the score in the eighth. But Patrick Biondi led off the bottom half with a walk and moved to second on a sac bunt by Juan Gamboa. After Mazzilli struck out, King hit a soft liner into left-center that caused the center fielder Margot and right fielder Aaron King to collide. Box

GCL METS 5, GCL MARLINS 3
GCL MARLINS 5, GCL METS 2: Scott Atchison pitched one inning in Game 2, in his second appearance since landing on the DL with a groin injury. He allowed one run on two hits while striking out two. Luis Guillorme and Leon Canelon each went 3-for-4 and combined for three RBIs in Game 1. Box 1, Box 2

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Minors 7.7.13: Fulmer debuts with St. Lucie

July, 8, 2013
7/08/13
1:04
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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

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Minors 7.5.13: Jeyckol 3-run HR lifts K-Mets

July, 5, 2013
7/05/13
11:30
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TUCSON 3, LAS VEGAS 2: Justin Hampson surrendered a pair of ninth-inning runs as Tucson claimed a walk-off victory. Las Vegas started Matt Fox tossed six scoreless innings. Ruben Tejada was 1-for-3 with a walk. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 6, BINGHAMTON 5: Fisher Cats second baseman Ryan Schimpf launched a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth to hand the B-Mets (52-31) their first road loss in more than two weeks. Facing reliever Ryan Fraser with two on and two outs, Schimpf produced his league-leading 17th long ball. Fraser (0-1) suffered his first blown save. Darrell Ceciliani and Blake Forsythe had produed consecutive solo homers a half-inning earlier to stake Binghamton to a 5-3 lead and chase New Hampshire starter Deck McGuire. It was Ceciliani's first homer since May 26, snapping a 26-game drought. B-Mets starter Mark Cohoon struck out five while allowing three runs on three hits over five innings in a no-decision. In the first, A.J. Jimenez homered against Cohoon. Binghamton tied the score in the second against McGuire on Forsythe's bases-loaded, run-scoring groundout. In the third, Rhyne Hughes forced in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk. Travis Taijeron staked Binghamton to a 3-1 lead with a sacrifice fly. The Fisher Cats broke through in the fifth against Cohoon. After a hit batsman and single, Kevin Ahrens laced an RBI single. Adam Loewen followed with a run-producing fielder’s choice, tying the score at 3. Chase Huchingson struck out three in two scoreless innings to close Binghamton’s pitching tab. Box

JUPITER 4, ST. LUCIE 1: St. Lucie starter Matt Bowman (4-2) surrendered four runs on six hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings. Marlins prospect Christian Yelich produced a solo homer against Bowman in the first inning. St. Lucie's lone run came in the seventh on consecutive doubles by Nelfi Zapata and Charley Thurber. Box

GREENVILLE 8, SAVANNAH 4: Reliever Tyler Vanderheiden (4-1) surrendered four runs while recording only one out in the sixth as Greenville overcame a 4-3 deficit. Eudy Pina contributed a solo homer in the loss. Box

KINGSPORT 5, JOHNSON CITY 3: Jeyckol De Leon produced a three-run homer in a four-run fifth for the K-Mets (5-9). Yoan Gonzalez earned the win in relief, allowing one run in four innings. Robert Coles earned his first save with a scoreless ninth. He allowed a pair of hits, but stranded both runners in scoring position by coaxing a game-ending lineout from Ronnierd Garcia back to the pitcher. Box

ABERDEEN 6, BROOKLYN 5 (11 innings): The Cyclones (6-12) forced extra innings with a four-run eighth, highighted by Anthony Chavez's three-run homer. But Shawn Teufel surrendered a leadoff double to Jared Breen in the bottom of the 11th. Breen scored the winning run when first baseman Alex Sanchez had a throwing error on Kris Richards' ensuing sacrifice bunt. Box

GCL NATIONALS 7, GCL METS 6: Starter Jenrry Mejia, returning from a forearm issue that nagged him since spring training, allowed two runs on five hits and a walk and issued two wild pitches in four innings. Trailing 7-4, the Mets (2-9) got a two-out, two-run double in the top of the ninth from first-round pick Dominic Smith. But after Oswald Caraballo pinch-ran for Smith, Wuilmer Becerra struck out swinging against Michael Boyden to end the game. Mets second baseman Leon Canelon went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and scored twice. Box

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Minors 7.4.13: B-Mets' Muno 2 HRs, 7 RBIs

July, 4, 2013
7/04/13
11:17
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TUCSON 6, LAS VEGAS 5: Jacob deGrom hit his first speed bump in Triple-A, allowing six runs in five innings. The 51s (45-40) clawed to within a run on Brandon Hicks' two-out solo homer in the ninth. Mike Baxter started for the first time since returning from paternity leave. Ruben Tejada went 0-for-5. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, NEW HAMPSHIRE 6: Danny Muno had two homers and a career-high seven RBIs and Cesar Puello ended Binghamton's victory by throwing out the potential tying run at the plate. Muno belted a game-tying grand slam in the fifth and gave the B-Mets the lead for good with a three-run shot an inning later. His RBI total fell one shy of the

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Binghamton-record eight produced by Jorge Toca against Reading on June 25, 1999. It was Muno's first career multi-homer game. B-Mets starter Logan Verrett surrendered four runs (three earned) in the third and departed with two outs in his shortest pro outing. Jim Fuller (2-0) took over and retired all 11 Fisher Cats he faced, including a stretch of six consecutive via strikeout. Fuller retired Ryan Schimpf to start the seventh before handing off to John Church to close out the scoreless frame. The Fisher Cats took advantage of two misplays to scratch out a run in the eighth. Andy Burns reached to start the frame on a dropped third strike by Blake Forsythe and moved to second on a single. After Pedro Feliciano entered with one out, Clint Robinson bounced a potential double-play grounder to second. Muno flipped to Wilfredo Tovar for one, but the relay throw to first skipped away, allowing Burns to score. Feliciano returned for the ninth and struck out Schimpf. Jeff Walters took over with one out and fell into trouble. Brian Van Kirk singled and Jon Talley doubled. Walters bounced back to strike out Adam Loewen for the second out. With the tying run on second, Burns singled into right field. Van Kirk scored easily from third, but pinch-runner Kevin Ahrens was gunned down by Puello to end the game as Forsythe hung on after a collision. Walters earned his league-leading 22nd save. Puello’s outfield assist was his team-leading sixth. Box

ST. LUCIE 3, JUPITER 2: Kevin Plawecki’s go-ahead RBI groundout in the sixth scored Jayce Boyd and the Mets (43-37) held off Jupiter. The Mets pushed across two runs in the

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second to jump to a lead. Matt Reynolds' sacrifice fly scored Dustin Lawley. Charley Thurber’s two-out single plated Plawecki to make it 2-0. The Hammerheads tied the score in the third on Christian Yelich's two-run homer. Hansel Robles allowed two runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings while issuing two walks and fanning five in his return from the disabled list. The Hammerheads had the bases loaded with one out in the fifth before Chasen Bradford retired the final two batters to escape the jam. Bradford tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out two to earn his sixth win. Bret Mitchell added two scoreless innings. T.J. Chism retired the side in order in the ninth with two strikeouts for his 10th save. Box

SAVANNAH at GREENVILLE (ppd.)

KINGSPORT 20, JOHNSON CITY 4: Pedro Perez homered twice and had seven RBIs. Joe Tuschak went 4-for-5 with two doubles and four runs scored. Box

ABERDEEN 5, BROOKLYN 1: Hector Veloz hit two homers and had four RBIs for Aberdeen. Brooklyn starter Seth Lugo (1-1) was tagged with the loss after allowing four earned runs on five hits in five innings. In the fifth, Brooklyn mounted its only offensive rally as James Roche and Tomas Nido connected on back-to-back doubles to push across the lone run. Box

GCL MARLINS 10, GCL METS 6: First-round pick Dominic Smith produced his first professional homer, a two-run shot in the fifth, that briefly gave the Mets a 5-3 lead. The Marlins answered with five runs a half-inning later against Ty Williams and Ramon Estevez. Box

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Minors 5.31.13: Maikis homers for Gnats

May, 31, 2013
5/31/13
11:03
PM ET
LAS VEGAS 7, RENO 0: D.J. Mitchell, Justin Hampson, Josh Edgin and David Aardsma combined on the shutout, despite allowing 10 hits and five walks. Jamie Hoffmann belted a grand slam and had five RBIs. Collin Cowgill had a solo homer while going 3-for-3 with a walk. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 8, BINGHAMTON 7: B-Mets starter Logan Verrett surrendered a career-high eight runs on 11 hits, including a go-ahead grand slam by Adam Loewen in the sixth. Verrett (6-2) suffered in his first loss in his last five starts. Binghamton (31-24) had

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grabbed a 5-0 lead in the second against New Hampshire starter Deck McGuire. Cory Vaughn singled and Darrell Ceciliani doubled. Blake Forsythe then produced a run-scoring infield single. Richard Lucas added a two-run double. Wilfredo Tovar also doubled. Josh Rodriguez capped the rally and extended his hitting streak to 17 games with an RBI double. Verrett faltered in the fourth, surrendering a pair of runs on four hits and a hit batsman. Clint Robinson got New Hampshire on the board with an RBI single and Sean Ochinko delivered a two-out RBI double. The Fisher Cats tagged Verrett with more two-out offense in the fifth. The righty surrendered a double to Brian Van Kirk and was taken deep to right by Ryan Schimpf, cutting Binghamton’s lead to one. New Hampshire delivered the knockout blow in the sixth on Loewen's slam, which gave the Fisher Cats an 8-5 lead and chased Verrett. Binghamton’s offense finally awoke in the ninth after six hitless innings. Forsythe blasted an RBI double and scored on a pair of groundouts to cut New Hampshire’s lead to one. Tyson Brummett then battled back to retire Danny Muno and earn his second save. Ryan Fraser made his season debut with the B-Mets and posted two scoreless relief innings. Jack Leathersich struck out the side in a perfect eighth. The last nine outs recorded by Leathersich spanning three appearances have been strikeouts. Box

ST. LUCIE at CHARLOTTE (ppd.)

SAVANNAH 6, KANNAPOLIS 2: Maikis De La Cruz's two-run homer in the third opened the scoring. Julian Hilario earned the win in relief of Jake Kuebler with three scoreless innings. Kuebler went four innings in his second start since relocating from the bullpen. De La Cruz finished 3-for-5 and scored twice for the Gnats (32-22). Box

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Around the minors 8.21.12

August, 21, 2012
8/21/12
10:37
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SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 4, BUFFALO 2: Zack Wheeler cruised into the sixth, when his outing unraveled. The Yankees rallied for three runs in the frame as Corban Joseph, Eduardo Nunez and Kosuke Fukudome all contributed RBI singles. The Bisons had taken a 2-0 lead in the second. Matt Tuiasosopo singled to score Zach Lutz. Oswaldo Navarro then contributed a sacrifice fly. Brandon Laird cut Buffalo's lead to 2-1 in the fourth with a sacrifice fly. Wheeler otherwise cruised early on. He didn't allow a hit until Nunez's blooper over first base in the fourth. He retired the side in order in the fifth. An inning later, though, Chris Dickerson led off with a double and Joseph's RBI single evened the score. Joseph moved to second base on Fred Lewis' throw home, putting him in position to score on Nunez's hit. Two batters later, Fukudome served a Wheeler offering to the opposite field to plate Nunez. Wheeler was charged with four runs (three earned) in 5 1/3 innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 1, NEW HAMPSHIRE 0: Greg Peavey fired seven scoreless innings and the B-Mets scored the game’s only run on a fielding error. Peavey struck out a season-high six in Binghamton’s eighth shutout win of the season. It was a contest loaded with missed opportunities as the teams combined to strand 21 men and go 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position. Binghamton threatened early against Fisher Cats starter Deck McGuire, but stranded seven runners through the first four innings. New Hampshire pressed to break the scoreless game in the fifth. After a one-out double by Jake Marisnick put runners at second and third, Peavey induced Ryan Goins to ground out and intentionally walked Ryan Schimpf to load the bases. The strategy paid off as Brad Glenn struck out to end the inning. Binghamton finally broke through in the bottom half. Dustin Martin led off with single and tried to score on Wilmer Flores’ double, but was gunned down at the plate. Following a groundout that pushed Flores to third, Eric Campbell stroked a groundball to third. The sharp roller bounced through Schimpf's legs, allowing Flores to score. Peavey made the one-run lead stand over his final two innings. He fired a perfect sixth and stranded two runners in the seventh. Over his seven shutout innings, Peavey allowed six hits and left nine men aboard. Jeff Kaplan worked around a two-out single to post a scoreless eighth. Drew Carpenter left the tying run at second base in the ninth to earn his second save as a B-Met. Peavey (7-8) earn his third win in August, the most wins he has had in any month as a B-Met. Box

JUPITER at ST. LUCIE (ppd.)

ASHEVILLE 6, SAVANNAH 0: The Tourists took a 1-0 lead in the second when David Kandilas fisted a single over Brian Harrison at third base to plate Will Swanner, who had doubled. Asheville added three runs in the seventh. Swanner began the inning by ripping the first pitch he saw from Gnats starter Marcos Camarena over the left-field wall for a solo homer. The Tourists outhit the Gnats 11-2. Both Savannah hits were singles. Asheville starter Ben Alsup was perfect into the fourth inning and took a no-hitter into the fifth, when Gregory Pron singled. The Tourists tacked on two runs in the ninth against T.J. Chism. Box

KINGSPORT 4, BURLINGTON 3 (8 innings)
BURLINGTON 4, KINGSPORT 3: Maikis De La Cruz provided a tiebreaking two-run double in extra innings in the opener. Hunter Carnevale allowed a run in the bottom half, but held on for the win by striking out Alex Hudak to leave two in scoring position. In Game 2, Burlington scored three runs in the sixth against Cristian Chivilli and Edioglis Villasmil to overcome a 3-1 deficit. Box 1, Box 2

TRI-CITY 5, BROOKLYN 2: Nelfi Zapata delivered a two-run homer in the third, but the ValleyCats answered in the fifth and went on to defeat Brooklyn. Cyclones starter Rainy Lara loaded the bases in the fifth with two walks and a hit batsman. He struck out Austin Elkins before surrendering a two-run single to Preston Tucker, which tied the score and knocked him from the mound. Tim Peterson entered and allowed a tiebreaking single to Jesse Wierzbicki. Tyler Heineman then delivered a sacrifice fly to make it 4-2. Lara was charged with four earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out three and walked two in his second loss of the year. The Cyclones were in trouble again in the top of the sixth. Reliever Craig Hansen walked Ryan Dineen and hit Dan Gulbransen with a pitch before Joe Sclafani reached on an error by shortstop Phillip Evans. That error allowed Dineen to cross the plate and give the ValleyCats a three-run advantage. For the Cyclones, Matt Koch tossed three scoreless relief innings. Box

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Around the minors 8.15.12

August, 15, 2012
8/15/12
11:51
PM ET
LEHIGH VALLEY 4, BUFFALO 1: A four-run fourth inning doomed Chris Schwinden, who was charged with four runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out three in five innings. First baseman Adam Loewen had an error in the inning. C.J. Nitkowski, Elvin Ramirez and Garrett Olson combined for four scoreless relief innings. Olson was making his first appearance since clearing waivers and rejoining the Bisons. Loewen had doubled and scored on Matt den Dekker's single as the Bisons took a 1-0 lead in the second. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 2: Raul Reyes homered and had four RBIs and Darin Gorski allowed two runs (one earned) in seven innings to collect his team-leading eighth win. Reyes got the B-Mets on the board in the fourth against starter Deck McGuire. With a runner aboard, Reyes blasted the first pitch of the at-bat off the batter’s eye in center field. The B-Mets added two more runs in the inning on three additional hits, including Juan Lagares' RBI double. The Fisher Cats took advantage of an error to answer with a run in the fourth. With a runner on first, Wilfredo Tovar bobbled a possible double-play ball, allowing both runners to reach safely. Following a walk to load the bases, Brian Van Kirk delivered a sac fly. Gorski limited the damage by inducing Sean Ochinko to bounce into a fielder’s choice to end the inning. Against reliever Matt Daly in the fifth, Reyes produced a two-out, two-run single. Staked to a five-run lead, Gorski held off the Fisher Cats in the sixth. New Hampshire loaded the bases with one out on two singles and a walk. Gorski then got Ochinko to roll into a double play to end the threat. Gorski allowed his only earned run in the seventh, on a two-out solo homer by Ryan Schimpf. Gorski ended his night by retiring Jake Marisnick on an inning-ending groundout. Gorski (8-6) had his second-longest appearance as a B-Met. He went eight innings against Altoona on June 16. Brad Holt and Drew Carpenter combined for two scoreless relief innings. McGuire suffered his league-leading 14th loss, and fourth against the B-Mets. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, PALM BEACH 0: Erik Goeddel tossed seven scoreless innings and struck out eight. He surrendered two hits and walked two en route to his fourth victory. Cory Vaughn drilled a two-run homer in the fourth, his 20th long ball this season. In the fifth, Travis Taijeron ripped a two-run homer to extend the lead to 4-0. Blake Forsythe hit a solo homer and Cesar Puello produced an RBI double in the sixth. Hamilton Bennett tossed two scoreless innings in relief and struck out two. Box

SAVANNAH 8, LEXINGTON 2: Brian Harrison helped power the Sand Gnats, who took two of three from Lexington and finished a six-game homestand at 5-1. Harrison went 3-for-4 with a two-run double and solo homer. The Gnats scored three first-inning runs. With two aboard, Harrison laced a two-run double to put Savannah in front. Harrison scored on Greg Pron’s groundout for a 3-0 advantage. Harrison homered to lead off the third, providing the Gnats with a four-run cushion. Savannah starter Marcos Camarena worked around baserunners in the first three innings. After a 1-2-3 fourth, the Legends broke through for two unearned runs in the fifth, thanks to Harrison's fielding error on a groundball to his right at first base. Camarena departed after five innings. Reliever Randy Fontanez contributed three scoreless innings. The Gnats pulled away with four runs in the eighth. With two outs and the bases empty, Harrison singled and Dustin Lawley doubled to plate him. Albert Cordero singled home Lawley. Charley Thurber completed the scoring with a two-run double. Box

KINGSPORT 14, JOHNSON CITY 4: Maikis De La Cruz went 4-for-5 with four RBIs. Jorge Rivero and Yeixon Ruiz drove in three runs apiece. John Gant surrendered one run, unearned, in six innings. Box

TRI-CITY 6, BROOKLYN 2: Jayce Boyd went 2-for-5 with an RBI, but the Cyclones fell in the first game after the league's All-Star break. St. John's product Craig Hansen, a former first-round pick of the Red Sox, who did not pitch last season, made his organization debut in the eighth. Hansen, 28, allowed a run on three hits and a walk. Tri-City opened the scoring with a two-run fourth. Brooklyn starter Luis Cessa allowed three consecutive singles to load the bases. Jarrod McKinney then hit a groundball to Cessa, who committed a throwing error. Jesse Wierzbicki and M.P. Cokinos scored. The Cyclones placed a runner on third in the fifth, after Juan Gamboa walked and advanced on a fielding error, but were unable to capitalize. The ValleyCats put up another run in the bottom half of the frame. With one out, Neiko Johnson reached on a throwing error by third baseman Dimas Ponce. Preston Tucker followed with an RBI double. Brooklyn's Eudy Pina opened the seventh with a double. Brandon Nimmo then had a bunt single and Phillip Evans reached on a fielder’s choice to load the bases. With Boyd batting, Tri-City reliever Jeremiah Meiners threw a wild pitch, allowing Pina to score and the runners to advance. Boyd grounded out to the shortstop, but Nimmo came home on the play to cut the ValleyCats’ lead to 3-2. In the bottom of the seventh, Tri-City scored two more runs, charged to reliever Tim Peterson. Box

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Around the minors 8.14.12

August, 14, 2012
8/14/12
11:02
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BUFFALO 6, LEHIGH VALLEY 0: Jeurys Familia tossed seven scoreless innings and combined with Robert Carson on the five-hit shutout. Matt den Dekker belted a grand slam in a five-run seventh inning against Joe Savery. Den Dekker became the first Bison to have two grand slams in a season since Chris Clapinski had four in 2004 when Buffalo was affiliated with the Indians. The Bisons had opened the scoring in the fourth when Fred Lewis led off with his 22nd double of the season and eventually raced home on a wild pitch. Familia allowed four hits and one walk while striking out eight in a 94-pitch effort. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 5, BINGHAMTON 2: The B-Mets struck out a season-high 14 times and mustered only five hits against five Fisher Cats pitchers, including rehabbing major leaguer Brandon Morrow. Against B-Mets starter Gonzalez Germen in the fourth, New Hamsphire opened the scoring when Brad Glenn singled, moved to third on two groundouts and came home on Ryan Schimpf’s single. Morrow, making his second rehab appearance with the Fisher Cats, struck out six over 4 2/3 scoreless innings. He allowed three hits while issuing no walks. Morrow exited after allowing a two-out double to Francisco Pena in the fifth. Michael Dubee entered the one-run game and struck out Wilfredo Tovar to strand the tying run on base. New Hampshire added to its lead a half-inning later. With a runner aboard, Kevin Howard blistered the first pitch from Germen over the right-field wall. Dubee returned for the sixth and surrendered Binghamton’s only runs. With two outs, Eric Campbell singled and Allan Dykstra blasted a two-run homer to trim the deficit to 3-2. But the Fisher Cats plated two runs in the sixth against Germen. With the bases loaded, Brian Jeroloman dribbled a groundball up the first-base line. Germen fielded the roller cleanly, but his throw home sailed past Pena, allowing two runs to score. Jeff Kaplan closed the inning by getting two outs. He added a scoreless seventh. Edgar Ramirez threw a perfect eighth after getting activated from the disabled list before the game. Germen (6-10) suffered his fourth straight loss with the B-Mets. Box

ST. LUCIE 9, PALM BEACH 8: Kyle Allen and Adrian Rosario combined to surrender six runs in the top of the ninth as St. Lucie squandered an 8-2 lead. But the Mets produced a walk-off win a half-inning later when Blake Forsythe's single scored T.J. Rivera. Cory Vaughn, Robbie Shields and Danny Muno each contributed early homers. Chase Huchingson limited the Cardinals to two runs in six innings and Jack Leathersich tossed two scoreless relief innings as St. Lucie took a six-run lead to the ninth. Box

LEXINGTON 10, SAVANNAH 1: The Legends built a 10-0 lead as the Gnats failed to score until two outs in the bottom of the ninth, when Charley Thurber's single plated Albert Cordero, who had doubled. The Legends began the scoring with two runs in the second inning, added a run in the third, then chased Gnats starter Alex Panteliodis with four runs in the sixth. Panteliodis was charged with seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings. The seven runs allowed by Panteliodis were his most in a start since May 16. Matt Reynolds and Cam Maron picked up two hits apiece in the loss. Box

KINGSPORT 4, JOHNSON CITY 2
JOHNSON CITY 4, KINGSPORT 2: Matt Budgell tossed three scoreless relief innings to earn the win in the opener. The K-Mets overcame a 2-0 deficit with a three-run third, which included a two-run double by Yeixon Ruiz. In the nightcap, Kingsport trailed 4-0 entering the bottom of the final frame. Jeyckol De Leon then contributed a two-run double, but Johnson City reliever Ronald Shaban entered and struck out Anthony Chavez and coaxed a game-ending groundout from pinch hitter Jonathan Leroux. Box 1, Box 2

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Around the minors 5.7.12

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BUFFALO 4, GWINNETT 3: Rob Johnson's two-run single with two outs in the top of the eighth gave the Bisons the victory. The win was Buffalo's 12th comeback triumph already this season, accounting for two-thirds of the club's 18 wins overall. In the latest edition, the Bisons trailed 3-1 thanks to solid work from 2011 International League's Most Valuable Pitcher Julio Teheran. Buffalo was 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and in danger of wasting Dustin Martin's one-out single in the eighth inning. Josh Satin drew a two-out walk and Matt Tuiasosopo battled back from down 0-2 in the count to earn another free pass from Gwinnett reliever Jaye Chapman. Fred Lewis had an easier time drawing his walk, watching four pitches sail outside the zone to force in a run. Down 3-2, Johnson gave the Bisons their only lead with a single through the left side of the infield. Buffalo's only hit with runners in scoring position gave the Herd a 4-3 advantage. Fernando Cabrera nailed down Elvin Ramirez's first Triple-A win with his seventh save. Ramirez came on with the bases loaded in the seventh inning and struck out Josh Wilson. Chris Schwinden started for Buffalo in his first game since a two-start stint with the Mets. He struck out eight batters but left after five innings with a 2-1 deficit. Buffalo scored their first run of the game in the third inning on Martin's sacrifice fly. Box

NEW BRITAIN at BINGHAMTON (ppd.): The contest will be made up as part of a doubleheader at NYSEG Stadium on Aug. 7 at 5:35 p.m. The B-Mets (14-15) will start their rain-shortened series against the Rock Cats on Tuesday. Left-hander Mark Cohoon takes the mound for Binghamton against left-hander Andrew Albers.

ST. LUCIE 5, DUNEDIN 4: Francisco Pena delivered a go-ahead sacrifice fly as the Mets rallied with a two-run eighth inning. St. Lucie (25-6) trailed 4-3 entering the bottom of the eighth. Wilmer Flores then hit a leadoff solo homer. Richard Lucas followed with a double down the left-field line and reached third on a sacrifice bunt by Cesar Puello. Pena then lined a pitch into left. Lucas tagged up from third and was able to beat the throw at home to give the Mets a 5-4 lead. The Blue Jays put together a comeback bid in the ninth as Ryan Schimpf doubled with one out to put runners at second and third against Adam Kolarek. Adrian Rosario issued an intentional walk to the next batter to load the bases. Rosario was able to induce a shallow flyball out for the second out. Rosario then induced a grounder to retire Michael Crouse to close the game as Danny Muno flipped to Robbie Shields at second for the force. Rosario earned his eighth save. Taylor Whitenton (2-1) picked up the victory in relief. He tossed 2 1/3 innings and allowed one hit and had one strikeout. Yohan Almonte received a no-decision. He allowed four runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts. Almonte allowed four consecutive hits in the first inning as the Blue Jays jumped to a 3-0 lead. But he was able to settle down and retired 13 straight. The Mets responded with a three-run first to even the score. Richard Lucas reached on an error that allowed Shields and Flores to score. Puello delivered an RBI single to plate Lucas with the third run. Flores went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Erik Goeddel opens a series at Brevard County on the mound Tuesday. Box

SAVANNAH 5, LAKEWOOD 0: Savannah pitching faced one batter over the minimum, retiring 27 of 28 Lakewood batters. The Gnats (19-12) have won five of the first six games on their seven-game homestand. Jacob deGrom made his Savannah debut and was perfect into the fifth inning. With two outs in that frame, he gave up a double to Maikel Franco, who was the only runner of the night for Lakewood (10-19). DeGrom, the Mets’ ninth-round pick in the 2010 draft out of Stetson, retired 20 of 21 before departing with his pitch count approaching 80. The Gnats scored the game’s first runs in the seventh. With one out, BlueClaws starter Ethan Stewart walked three batters to load the bases. Lakewood then called on reliever Gabriel Arias. Albert Cordero swung at the first pitch from Arias, sending a sharp groundball inside the first-base bag and down the line for a two-run double. Luis Nieves followed with a bloop single, plating two more runs for a 4-0 lead. Nieves finished 3-for-3 with three singles. Reliever Carlos Vazquez, who entered for deGrom for the final out in the top of the seventh, retired all seven batters he faced to earn his third win. He struck out two. In the eighth, Brian Harrison doubled, driving in Travis Taijeron to cap the scoring. Box

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