New York Mets: Sam Dyson

Rapid Reaction: Marlins 9, Mets 6

September, 1, 2014
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MIAMI -- The Mets aimed to reduce the late-season workload on heavily used rookie Jeurys Familia. But with the score tied in the eighth, Terry Collins turned to Familia on Labor Day at Marlins Park.

Three errors in the inning later -- two committed by Familia -- the Marlins had scored three runs despite producing only one hit en route to a 9-6 win against the Mets.

One run scored on a wild pitch by Familia. Another came when he fielded a comebacker and fired wide to the plate.

Erik Goeddel eventually entered in his major league debut. He issued a walk to Giancarlo Stanton with first base open to load the bases, then forced in a run by walking Casey McGehee.

The Mets committed six errors in the game, one shy of matching the franchise record. It marked their most since also committing six in an 18-9 loss at Colorado on April 27, 2012, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

The Mets have allowed at least one unearned run in six of their last 11 games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. They surrendered five unearned runs Monday.

It’s a first: Rookie Dilson Herrera had a big day at the plate and two-error game at second base.

Herrera’s two-run triple against Sam Dyson in the sixth staked the Mets to a 6-5 lead.

Earlier, Herrera produced his first major league homer -- a solo shot to open what became a four-run third inning against Henderson Alvarez as the Mets pulled ahead, 4-2.

Herrera, 20, became the fifth-youngest player to homer for the Mets. Only Jose Reyes, Jose Oquendo, Greg Goossen and Ed Kranepool had gone deep while younger.

Herrera did commit two errors, giving him three in four games.

He booted a two-out grounder from Garrett Jones in the third inning, although Zack Wheeler bailed Herrera out and left the bases loaded that inning by striking out Marcell Ozuna.

Then, making a hurried throw in the sixth after fielding Adeiny Hechavarria’s bunt, Herrera tossed the ball into the stands. He should have held the baseball, with Hechavarria comfortably safe. The misthrow allowed Hechavarria to advance to second base as the potential tying run. Christian Yelich eventually followed with an RBI single against Carlos Torres that evened the score at 6.

Oh, captain: As Wheeler’s pitch count climbed upward, Terry Collins tried to get him through five innings and qualified for a win. Instead, David Wright committed a one-out error in the fifth and three unearned runs charged to Wheeler subsequently scored as Miami took a 5-4 lead.

With the Mets ahead 4-2 and two outs in the fifth, McGehee delivered an RBI double against Wheeler. Then, on his 114th and final pitch, Wheeler surrendered a game-tying RBI single to Jones. Buddy Carlyle entered and allowed an inherited runner to score on Ozuna’s single.

Wheeler’s line in what became a no-decision: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR.

It marked Wheeler’s shortest start since lasting two innings at Oakland on June 25. He had been 2-0 with a 1.04 ERA in five previous career starts against the Marlins.

Ouch: After surrendering a bases-loaded single to Wright in the third, Alvarez departed with a strained left oblique. Three runs scored on the play, including the runner from first after Ozuna threw the ball from center field into the home dugout.

MVP? Stanton opened the game’s scoring by belting a first-inning homer against Wheeler. Stanton now leads the National League with 34 homers and 99 RBIs.

Looks familiar: Ex-Met Jordany Valdespin walked as a pinch hitter in the sixth in his first plate appearance against his former club.

What’s next: Jonathon Niese (7-10, 3.48 ERA) opposes right-hander Brad Penny (1-0, 5.40) on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.

Around the minors 8.16.12

August, 16, 2012
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LEHIGH VALLEY 5, BUFFALO 2: Zack Wheeler surrendered five runs on eight hits, including a solo homer to Sebastian Valle, while striking out eight and walking none in five innings. Wheeler now has a 4.60 ERA through three Triple-A starts. Justin Hampson and Garrett Olson combined for four scoreless relief innings. Lucas May and Lucas Duda contributed a sacrifice flies in consecutive innings. Brad Emaus and Fred Lewis scored, both after doubling. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 5, BINGHAMTON 2: New Hampshire's John Tolisano launched a tiebreaking three-run homer off Greg Peavey in the fourth inning and the B-Mets stranded 10 runners. Binghamton struck first, plating a run in the second inning against starter Fernando Hernandez. Jefry Marte reached on a one-out walk, took second on a passed ball, advanced on a single and scored when Wilfredo Tovar beat out a double play. The Fisher Cats tagged Peavey for four runs in the fourth. After Jake Marisnick’s leadoff single, Brad Glenn tied the score with a double. Ryan Goins then singled to set the stage for Tolisano, who blasted a 1-0 pitch over the right-field fence. Binghamton threatened, placing two runners aboard in the fourth and sixth, but failed to score in either frame. Sean Ochinko extended the Fisher Cats' lead with a solo homer in the sixth. Binghamton’s struggles with runners on base continued in the seventh. Ronald Uviedo allowed a pair to reach, but struck out Eric Campbell to end the inning. The B-Mets plated their final run in the eighth. Uviedo departed after issuing a leadoff a walk to Raul Reyes. After Marte greeted reliever Chorye Spoone with a single, Francisco Pena rolled into a double play that left Marte as the surviving runner at second. Tovar brought him home with a single. Spoone retired Pedro Zapata to end the inning and handed off to Sam Dyson for the ninth. Dyson threw a perfect frame. Peavey (6-8) went a career-high eight innings, but allowed five runs on eight hits. It was his second complete this season. Box

ST. LUCIE 7, PALM BEACH 5: Angel Cuan limited the Cardinals to one run in seven innings. Palm Beach rallied from a 7-1 deficit with a four-run eighth against Jeffrey Walters. Cory Vaughn launched his 21st homer and Alonzo Harris Jr. also had a two-run shot. Box

SAVANNAH 6, HICKORY 5: Yucarybert De La Cruz produced a three-run homer in the seventh as the Gnats overcame a 4-3 deficit. T.J. Chism picked up his 18th save. Box

JOHNSON CITY 14, KINGSPORT 3: Starter Corey Oswalt allowed seven runs on eight hits in 2 1/3 innings. Box

TRI-CITY 4, BROOKLYN 2: With three Cyclones starting pitchers having appeared in Tuesday's New York-Penn League All-Star Game, Brooklyn leaned on its relief corps. Matt Bowman made his first professional start and tossed four scoreless innings, allowing one hit and a walk while striking out two. Tri-City starter Lance Day matched Bowman until the fifth, when Brooklyn opened the scoring. Jeff Glenn doubled and moved to third on Juan Gamboa's groundout. Dimas Ponce then singled to plate Glenn. Matt Koch replaced Bowman and found himself in a fifth-inning jam. M.P. Cokinos and Jean Batista connected on back-to-back hits that put two in scoring position with one out. After Dan Gubransen's sacrifice fly, Emilio King launched a two-run homer to put Tri-City ahead, 3-1. Brooklyn answered a half-inning later, after a fielding error and a walk put a pair of runners aboard. Kevin Plawecki singled to score Phillip Evans and slice Brooklyn's deficit to one run. In the seventh, the ValleyCats restored a two-run lead, although Logan Taylor limited the damage. After entering with the bases loaded and nobody out, Taylor induced a sacrifice fly and a double play to hold the deficit to 4-2. In the eighth, Jayce Boyd doubled and Plawecki singled, but Stefan Sabol and Glenn struck out to end the threat. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 5.28.12

May, 27, 2012
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SCRANTON WILKES-BARRE 1, BUFFALO 0: Steve Pearce's 6th-inning solo homer provided the only scoring, and Scranton left Buffalo with a 1-0 victory. The clubs split the 4-game set at two games apiece in a unique series where the Yankees batted last as the home team. Pearce hit his moon shot off Bisons' starter Chris Schwinden. Although Pearce was able to muscle the ball out of the park, Bisons manager Wally Backman didn't think it was the result of a bad pitch. Schwinden suffered the loss and falls to 3-4. The lack of run support is becoming a growing trend in Schwinden's starts, and Sunday saw the right-hander's second 1-0 loss of the season. Going into Sunday, the Bisons averaged 3.1 runs per game when Schwinden took the mound. Schwinden kept Scranton hitters off-balance, inducing a fairly even mix of groundouts, fly outs, and strikeouts in his 5.2 innings of work. Aside from Pearce's homer, Schwinden allowed only one other extra-base hit on the day. After Schwinden was relieved, the Bisons bullpen was able to lock down Yankees hitters for the rest of the game. A trio of relievers combined to hold Scranton without a hit for the remaining 2.1 innings. But offensive struggles with runners in scoring position kept the Bisons from turning the pitching force's effort into a victory. The Herd went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position Sunday, failing to take advantage of potential scoring opportunities. One of these opportunities came in the 6th inning, after Fred Lewis hit a hard line drive into the right-field corner for a 1-out double. Josh Satin was up next, and he hit a grounder to shortstop, close to Lewis. Instead of holding up at second base, Lewis ran and found himself trapped between second and third. The Yankees put Lewis out, ending the speedster's threat to score. Lewis may have been caught off guard by Yankees shortstop Ramiro Pena's ability to keep the ball in the infield on the play, Backman said. On a more positive note, Lewis continued his string of extra-base offensive production Sunday. Lewis complemented his Friday and Saturday home runs (his first two of the season) with two doubles. Despite Lewis' performance -- as well as the sound all-around pitching effort -- the Herd was unable to secure the win Sunday. The Bisons had their fair share of hits -- 9, compared to Scranton's 4 -- but couldn't manage to send runners across the plate. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 1: Mark Cohoon allowed one run over seven innings to lead the B-Mets past the New Hampshire Fisher Cats by a 6-1 score Sunday night at NYSEG Stadium. The B-Mets compiled two three-run innings and went 5-for-8 with runners in scoring position to snap a three-game losing streak. After three scoreless innings, the Fisher Cats scratched out their only run of the game in the top of the fourth. Sean Ochinko doubled to left to start the inning and scored on Brian Bocock's single to center. It was the only blemish for Cohoon on the night. The B-Mets had a quick rebuttal and took the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth, pounding out three consecutive singles against spot starter Fernando Hernandez. Raul Reyes, on base after a fielder's choice, scored Binghamton's first run on a single from Travis Ozga. Juan Lagares plated another run with a single to the right side. Reese Havens capped the three-run inning with a sac fly to center. Binghamton tacked on three more in the sixth against reliever Sam Dyson. Jefry Marte reached to start the frame on a fielding error by second baseman Ryan Goins. Following a walk to Ozga, Lagares ripped an RBI single to right and Havens singled to load the bases. After Juan Centeno bounced into a run-scoring double play, Pedro Zapata legged out an infield single to plate a run, giving the B-Mets a 6-1 lead. The cushion was more than enough for Cohoon (3-5) to earn his first win in the month of May. After allowing a run in the fourth, the lefty tossed three scoreless innings to cap his night. He allowed five hits, walked two and struck out two while matching a season-high with seven innings. Robert Carson worked around a hit and two walks to post two scoreless innings to cap the win. Hernandez (0-2) suffered his second loss. The B-Mets (23-25) complete their Memorial Day Weekend series against the Fisher Cats tomorrow afternoon at 1:05 PM. RHP Collin McHugh takes the ball against RHP Deck McGuire. Box

SAVANNAH 5, AUGUSTA 4: Savannah plated two runs in the ninth for a thrilling 5-4 win at Augusta on Sunday. Savannah trailed 4-3 with just three outs left before tallying the tying and game-winning runs. Savannah got it started in the first when Travis Taijeron doubled in a run, and Aderlin Rodriguez's fielder's choice made it 2-0. Augusta rallied for three in the next three innings against Jacob DeGrom. In the seventh, Rodriguez singled in another run to tie it, but Augusta went ahead in the eighth against reliever Chasen Bradford. In the 9th, Albert Cordero singled to tie the game, and Gregory Pron's single tallied the game-winning run. Bradford picked up the win to improve to 2-0 and T.J. Chism recorded his eighth save. Box

ST. LUCIE 2, CHARLOTTE 1: Joe Bonfe delivered a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning as the Mets won their fifth straight game with a 2-1 victory over the Charlotte Stone Crabs on Sunday.The Mets (39-11) completed a three-game sweep and have won all nine meetings against the Stone Crabs. In the sixth, Francisco Pena drew a two-out walk and advanced to third on a Juan Torres double to left. Bonfe followed with a base hit to center to plate Pena and Torres to give the Mets the lead. Hamilton Bennett (5-0) pitched two scoreless innings and allowed two hits with one walk to earn the victory in relief. Erik Goeddel received a no-decision and allowed one run on four hits in five innings with four walks and four strikeouts. Adam Kolarek tossed two scoreless innings and struck out three to earn his seventh save of the season. The Mets will look for their sixth straight win on Tuesday as they visit the Palm Beach Cardinals at 6:35 p.m. Cory Mazzoni is the scheduled starter. Box

Compiled from team reports

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187