New York Mets: Samuel Deduno

Series preview: Mets vs. Astros

September, 25, 2014
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Getty ImagesThe Mets conclude the season facing Brad Peacock, Samuel Deduno and Nick Tropeano.
METS (77-82, second place/NL East) vs. HOUSTON ASTROS (69-90, fourth place/AL West)

Friday: LHP Jonathon Niese (9-11, 3.50) vs. RHP Brad Peacock (4-9, 4.82), 7:10 p.m. ET

Saturday: RHP Rafael Montero (1-3, 4.38) vs. RHP Samuel Deduno (2-6, 4.66), 7:10 p.m. ET

Sunday: RHP Bartolo Colon (14-13, 4.08) vs. RHP Nick Tropeano (1-2, 3.78), 1:10 p.m. ET

Astros short hops

• Long Islander Nick Tropeano is product of West Islip High School and Stony Brook University. A fifth-round pick in 2011, he made his major league debut Sept. 10.

• Ex-Met Collin McHugh had been lined up to face the Mets on Saturday, but the Astros shut him down because of an innings cap. McHugh went 11-9 with a 2.73 ERA in 25 starts for Houston after being claimed off waivers last offseason from the Colorado Rockies.

Samuel Deduno was claimed off waivers from the Minnesota Twins on Aug. 30. He has allowed four runs (three earned) in 4 2/3 innings in four relief appearances this month since joining Houston.

• UConn product George Springer has been shut down for the season with a strained left quadriceps, which has sidelined him since July 19.

Jose Altuve has 222 hits, 46 doubles and 56 steals. The only other player in major league history to reach those levels in those three categories was Ty Cobb in 1911 (248 hits, 47 doubles and 83 steals). Altuve’s hit total is the most by a second baseman since Charlie Gehringer had 227 with the 1936 Detroit Tigers. Altuve’s .343 average leads the majors.

Chris Carter's 37 homers are tied for second in MLB, trailing only Baltimore’s Nelson Cruz (40).

• The Astros have won 18 more games than in 2013. The franchise record is a 21-game improvement from 2000 (72-90) to 2001 (93-69).

Around the minors 4.27.12

April, 27, 2012
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BUFFALO 7, ROCHESTER 3: Lucas May hit a three-run homer and the bullpen worked six solid innings as the Herd (12-10) began an eight-game homestand with a victory. Valentino Pascucci added two RBIs, on a single that extended his hitting streak to 11 games. Rochester couldn't take advantage of control issues from Bisons starter Jeurys Familia. Familia walked a season-high seven batters in three-innings plus, but the Bisons found themselves down only 1-0 in the bottom of the third. Andres Torres, in his first of two games with Buffalo to complete a rehab assignment, played all nine innings in center field and went 0-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base. Bobby Scales tied the score when he doubled in May in the third. Pascucci added a two-run single that frame. An inning later, May busted the game open with a laser three-run homer to left field. It was May's second home run in two games and third of the season. The Bisons' pen took over from there. Jack Egbert (1-2) earned the win with three scoreless innings. Chuck James worked the seventh, and Justin Hampson pitched the final two frames for his second save. Omar Quintanilla added a solo homer in the eighth. Wings starter Samuel Deduno left the game after six pitches -- all balls -- with an apparent injury. James allowed a run for the first time this season. The southpaw had made seven scoreless appearances to begin the season. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, ERIE 1: Rylan Sandoval launched a solo homer and the B-Mets took advantage of six walks in a comeback win. Mark Cohoon allowed one run over six innings to earn his second straight win. For the SeaWolves in the third, Brent Dlugach led off with a single. Michael Rockett replaced him at first on a fielder’s choice. He moved to second on a groundout and scored on Niuman Romero’s single. Juan Lagares’ throw from right field was in time, but catcher Juan Centeno could not hold the ball, allowing Rockett to score. Sandoval came through for Binghamton in the fifth. The DH ripped a 3-1 pitch from starter Kelvin De La Cruz for his first homer this season. Of Sandoval’s six hits with the B-Mets, four have been run-scoring extra-base hits. Lagares used his arm to keep the score tied in the fifth. Brent Dlugach led off the inning by walking and advanced to second on a groundout. With two outs, he attempted to score on Romero’s single, but was gunned down by Lagares. Binghamton took the lead without the aid of a hit in the seventh. De La Cruz issued walks to Centeno and Joe Bonfe. Reliever Jared Gayhart entered and walked Sandoval to load the bases. Gayhart then issued a free pass Pedro Zapata to force in a run. Cohoon (2-2) allowed just one run on four hits over six innings. Although he walked a season-high four, he fanned three and stranded five runners on base. Binghamton tacked on a run in the eighth off reliever Ryan Robowski. Josh Rodriguez started the frame with a walk, moved to second on Jefry Marte’s single, and advanced to third on a throwing error by Rockett in right field. The error proved crucial when Rodriguez scored on Centeno’s sac fly. Robert Carson took over for Cohoon and put up two scoreless innings. The lefty was optioned back to Binghamton on Thursday after spending three days with the Mets. Elvin Ramirez posted a perfect ninth inning to collect his first save. The B-Mets (11-9) continue their three-game series against the Sea Wolves on Saturday. Right-hander Collin McHugh opposes right-hander James Avery. Box

ST. LUCIE 3, JUPITER 2 (10 innings): Cory Vaughn's solo homer with two out in the top of the 10th lifted St. Lucie to the win. The Mets had forced extra innings on Blake Forsythe's one-out single in the ninth, which scored Richard Lucas. John Church, Hamilton Bennett (1-0) and Adrian Rosario (fourth save) combined for 4 2/3 scoreless relief innings. Wilmer Flores contributed his 17th RBI. Box

SAVANNAH 6, WEST VIRGINIA 2: Gregory Pron and T.J. Rivera had two hits and two RBIs apiece, with Pron producing a pair of doubles. Travis Taijeron had opened the scoring with a second-inning solo homer. Tyler Pill limited West Virginia to two runs in six innings. Estarlin Morel, T.J. Chism and Jared West each contributed a scoreless, no-hit relief inning. 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