New York Mets: Seth Lugo

Morning Briefing: LOL Phils

August, 30, 2014
Aug 30
5:30
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NEW YORK

FIRST PITCH: The Mets certainly have the number of their rivals from the City of Brotherly Love. The Amazin’s are 12-5 against the Philadelphia Phillies this season -- their most wins in a season series against Philadelphia since 1989.

With a win with Bartolo Colon on the mound Saturday at 7:10 p.m. opposite right-hander Jerome Williams, the Mets can match their most wins ever in a single season against Philadelphia. The Mets won 13 games in the season series in 1970, ’71 and ’72 and ’87.

Meanwhile, the Mets (63-72) must run the table to win 90 games -- not that it was a goal articulated by Sandy Alderson or anything.

Saturday’s news reports:

• Left fielder Grady Sizemore's two-out drop of a routine fly ball with the bases loaded led to three unearned runs in the seventh as the Mets beat the Phillies, 4-1, in Friday’s series opener at Citi Field. The Mets produced three runs in the seventh without a hit -- their first time posting that many runs in a hitless inning since 1999. Jacob deGrom allowed one unearned run in seven innings to rekindle his NL Rookie of the Year chances. Dilson Herrera went 0-for-3 and had a fielding error in his major league debut. Jenrry Mejia became the second-youngest closer in franchise history to reach 20 saves. Eric Campbell swiped home on a double-steal.

The Mets won for the sixth time this season while producing four hits or fewer. That is one shy of matching the franchise record set in 1972, according to statistician Eric Hornick. The Amazin’s opened a 1-game lead on Philadelphia for fourth place.

Read game recaps in the Post, Daily News, Newsday, Star-Ledger, Record, Times, Journal and at MLB.com.

• In a pregame interview, Herrera said he was “in complete shock” upon learning of the promotion late Thursday. He replaced Daniel Murphy, who may miss most of the remainder of the season with a strained right calf. The Mets only view Herrera as a second baseman and do not intend to expose him to shortstop in the majors. Read more on Herrera in the Post, Journal, Star-Ledger and at MLB.com.

• Las Vegas manager Wally Backman was named Pacific Coast League manager of the year. The 51s are headed to the postseason for the second straight year. Read more in the Star-Ledger.

• Alderson told the Post’s Mike Puma that moving Travis d'Arnaud to left field has not been discussed. Asked if it was possible in the future, Alderson added: “No, not really.” (Twitter link)

• Read more on Alderson’s 90-wins spin in the Daily News.

• Columnist Michael Powell in the Times discusses the lament of being a Mets fan entering September. Writes Powell:

There is a metronomic regularity to this annual Mets ruination. The team shows glimmers of hope in the spring, goes on a nice little run in June or July, and elicits hopeful nouns, verbs and adjectives from the news media.

At which point, the Mets collapse, totally, thoroughly and profoundly. The joint goes somnolent. Scalpers despair -- how do you maintain line discipline when there are more sellers than fans stepping off the 7 train? And tickets get really cheap, like this official Mets “deGrom package” (named after one of the Mets’ better young pitchers, Jacob deGrom), which arrived in my email Thursday: four field-level seats for $48.

Gonzalez Germen surrendered five runs in the eighth as Las Vegas lost to Albuquerque, 9-6. Steven Matz matched a career high with 10 strikeouts, but Richmond topped Herrera-less Binghamton, 2-1. Seth Lugo allowed one run in seven innings and struck out a season-high 10 to lead St. Lucie past Palm Beach, 3-1. Colton Plaia and Jorge Rivero homered as Savannah held off Rome, 6-5. Kingsport completed its season with a 5-2 win against Elizabethton. Read the full minor-league recap here.

From the bloggers ... Faith and Fear examines just how youthful the Mets have become.

BIRTHDAYS: The late Tug McGraw was born on this date in 1944. ... Former reliever Jon Adkins turns 37.

TWEET OF THE DAY: YOU’RE UP: Who is more deserving of NL Rookie of the Year -- Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia or Cincinnati’s Billy Hamilton?

Minors 8.29.14: Lugo keeps FSL hopes alive

August, 30, 2014
Aug 30
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ALBUQUERQUE 9, LAS VEGAS 6: The Isotopes homered twice and plated five runs in the eighth against Gonzalez Germen in the come-from-behind win. Andrew Brown homered twice and Cesar Puello also went deep in the defeat. Starter Cory Mazzoni allowed three runs in six innings while striking out 10. After producing a 7.39 ERA in six starts with the 51s, John Lannan moved to a relief role. He allowed one run in one inning. Box

RICHMOND 2, BINGHAMTON 1: The B-Mets collected five hits in their first eight at-bats, but mustered only two hits over the final seven innings. Steven Matz matched a career

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high with 10 strikeouts. The loss, coupled with Portland's win, secured a second-place finish for the B-Mets in the Eastern Division. The B-Mets will host Game Nos. 1 and 2 of the Eastern Division Championship Series, beginning Wednesday. Binghamton scored in the first against Adalberto Mejia. After Kyle Johnson doubled and T.J. Rivera singled, Brian Burgamy snapped a nine-game RBI drought with a single. The Squirrels struck back against Matz in the bottom half. Skyler Stromsmoe led off with a single, swiped second and scored when Mario Lisson doubled. Lisson struck again to give the Squirrels the lead in the third. He yanked a 2-2 pitch with two outs inside the third-base bag and down the left-field line, plating Stromsmoe from second with the go-ahead run. Mejia nearly coughed up the lead in the fourth. After surrendering a leadoff single to Jayce Boyd, the southpaw issued consecutive two-out walks to load the bases. Matz shot a line drive, but was robbed of a hit by first baseman Angel Villalona, who leaped and snared the shot. Matz (6-5) surrendered two runs on five hits over five innings. He also struck out 10 batters with Savannah on June 14, 2013, against Greenville. Box

ST. LUCIE 3, PALM BEACH 1: Seth Lugo allowed one run in seven innings while striking

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out a season-high 10 batters. Lugo fanned Dante Rosenberg on his 100th pitch to finish the seventh inning. Jake Kuebler retired the side in order in the eighth and ninth innings to earn his second save. He struck out three. Lugo and Kuebler combined to retire the final 14 Palm Beach hitters. The Cardinals had taken a 1-0 lead in the second on an RBI groundout by Anthony Garcia. The Mets tied the score in the fourth on a single by Jared King that plated L.J. Mazzilli. Jairo Perez broke the tie with a long homer to left field against Cardinals starter Jimmy Reed with two outs in the sixth. Gavin Cecchini provided the final run when he tripled to score Cam Maron in the seventh. The Mets (75-61 overall) need major help to make the postseason. They need to win at least one of their remaining two games to stay in front of Palm Beach (75-62) in the overall standings. They need to finish with one more win than Bradenton (75-61). And they need to get first-half-champion Fort Myers (38-29) to surpass Bradenton (40-27) and win the second half in the division. Box

SAVANNAH 6, ROME 5: Colton Plaia and Jorge Rivero homered and starter John Gant (11-5) allowed one run in five innings as the Gnats built a 6-2 lead. The Braves produced five straight singles and scored three runs in the eighth against Ricky Knapp to close within a run. Dawrin Frias entered and recorded the final two outs of the eighth to strand two inherited runners. Frias then tossed a perfect ninth for his fourth save. Box

KINGSPORT 5, ELIZABETHTON 2: The K-Mets completed their season with a 34-34 record after winning the finale. Persio Reyes allowed one run in seven innings and Alex Palsha recorded his first save. Oswald Caraballo drove in two runs. Box

TRI-CITY 3, BROOKLYN 2: Starter Corey Oswalt allowed three runs in six innings. Anthony Chavez's one-out RBI single in the ninth pulled the Cyclones within a run. But Adrian Abreu grounded out. And with two in scoring position, Amed Rosario struck out for the game's final out. Chavez was thrown out at the plate in the seventh -- the second Cyclone in the game to be retired there. Box

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Minors 8.23.14: Centeno's 4 hits lift B-Mets

August, 23, 2014
Aug 23
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LAS VEGAS 10, NEW ORLEANS 8: Pinch hitter Cory Vaughn delivered a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth. Bobby Abreu and Taylor Teagarden drove in three runs apiece. Starter John Lannan allowed eight runs (seven earned) in four innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, AKRON 1: Starter Greg Peavey (11-3) allowed one run on two hits and five walks while striking out nine in five innings. Relievers Hansel Robles, Dario Alvarez and Cody Satterwhite combined to retire 12 of the final 13 batters. Juan Centeno went 4-for-4 with

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two RBIs. In the second, Akron's Justin Toole singled and moved to second on a walk. He scored on Erik Gonzalez's RBI single against Peavey. Binghamton got the run back in the bottom half. Darrell Ceciliani extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a leadoff single against Duke von Schamann. Centeno ultimately drove him in to even the score at 1. The B-Mets took the lead for good in the third. Dilson Herrera walked and stole second. The throw from catcher Jake Lowery sailed into center field, allowing Herrera to advance to third base. Center fielder Ollie Linton then airmailed a toss over third base that plated Herrera. In the fifth, Jayce Boyd had a two-out single. He stole second and moved to third on an error by second baseman Ronny Rodriguez. Ceciliani walked to put runners on the corners. T.J. Rivera and Centeno followed with back-to-back run-scoring singles. The B-Mets capped the scoring in the eighth against Adam Miller. Centeno tallied his fourth hit and moved to second on Kyle Johnson's single. Brandon Nimmo drove him in with a single. At 80-52, Binghamton achieved its high-water mark of the season. Binghamton's 71 hits in a five-game span are its most since April 11-16, 2008 (79). The RubberDucks turned an 8-3-5 triple play in the sixth against Herrera. Box

JUPITER 5, ST. LUCIE 4: Rehabbing Marlin Derek Dietrich hit a solo homer in the seventh to extend the Hammerheads' lead to 5-3. The Mets got a run back in the bottom half on Jairo Perez’s RBI groundout, but failed to pull even. Phillip Evans doubled with one out in the eighth, but Brad Mincey struck out Gilbert Gomez and Eudy Pina to strand the tying run at second. Colby Suggs struck out three in the ninth, working around L.J. Mazzilli's one-out single. The Mets held a 2-0 lead until things unraveled for St. Lucie starter Seth Lugo in a four-run fourth by Jupiter. Blake Barber hit a game-tying two-run homer. After Lugo recorded the second out, he loaded the bases on a single and two walks. Then, on a 1-2 offering, Anthony Gomez produced a two-run single as Jupiter took a 4-2 lead. The Mets closed within 4-3 in the sixth on Gavin Cecchini’s two-out RBI single. However Dietrich launched the homer deep to right in the seventh against Jake Kuebler to restore a two-run lead. Lugo (7-3) surrendered four runs he on six hits and two walks in six innings. Mazzilli led the Mets with three hits. Box

GREENVILLE 7, SAVANNAH 3: Starter Ricky Knapp allowed seven runs (six earned) in six innings. Trailing 4-0, the Gnats posted three runs in the top of the seventh, capped by a two-run single from Dominic Smith. Box

KINGSPORT 11, BLUEFIELD 6
BLUEFIELD 7, KINGSPORT 3: Kingsport produced 10 runs over the first two innings in the opener. Vicente Lupo, Oswald Caraballo and Jose Garcia drove in two runs apiece. In Game 2, the K-Mets jumped to a 3-0 first-inning lead that included run-scoring doubles by Lupo and Luis Ortega. However, Kingsport starter Gaby Almonte allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks in four innings. Box 1, Box 2

TRI-CITY 5, BROOKLYN 0: Cyclones starter Corey Oswalt tossed six scoreless innings. Kelly Secrest, Luis Rengel and Juan Urbina combined to allow five runs over the final two innings. Box

GCL METS 7, GCL NATIONALS 3
GCL METS 11, GCL NATIONALS 7: In the resumption of Friday's game, which was halted after a scary collision at second base sent Manuel Hilario to the hospital, the Mets scored seven unanswered runs. Raphael Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored. In the regularly scheduled game, Dionis Rodriguez went 3-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Box 1, Box 2

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Minors 8.17.14: Oberste RBI lifts Gnats

August, 17, 2014
Aug 17
9:25
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OMAHA 4, LAS VEGAS 0: Noah Syndergaard allowed two runs on three hits, three walks and a hit batter in five innings. Syndergaard (8-7) struck out eight in a 96-pitch effort. The damage included a two-run homer by Carlos Peguero in the fourth that opened the scoring. Jack Leathersich allowed two runs in the sixth, including a solo homer by Peguero. The 51s mustered four hits, including two from Matt Reynolds. Box

READING 1, BINGHAMTON 0: Reading southpaw Hoby Milner went the distance in a three-hit shutout to outduel Steven Matz. Milner faced two over the minimum.

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Binghamton’s magic number to clinch a playoff spot remained at four. The Fightin Phils cracked the scoreboard in the fourth against Matz. Albert Cartwright had a leadoff double. Matz retired the next two batters, but Jake Fox poked an RBI single into right field. Binghamton finally put a threat together in the fifth after Milner retired the first 13 batters he faced. T.J. Rivera singled and produced his first steal as a B-Met. With two outs, Wilfredo Tovar then ripped a 2-1 pitch up the middle, but second baseman Carlos Alonso made a diving catch to end the inning. The B-Mets flashed their own defensive prowess to hold the deficit at 1-0 in the bottom half. After Matz issued a one-out walk to K.C. Serna, Raywilly Gomez deposited a 2-2 pitch into the left-field corner. Dustin Lawley tracked the ball down and fired to Tovar. In one motion, the shortstop received the throw and fired home, where Juan Centeno tagged out Serna. Milner continued his cruise by posting perfect frames in the sixth and seventh before using a double play to erase a single in the eighth. Binghamton had one last chance in the ninth. Kyle Johnson had a leadoff double, but Milner retired the next three B-Mets. He capped his first career complete game by striking out Dilson Herrera looking. Milner (8-6) issued no walks, struck out five and held the B-Mets hitless in four at-bats with runners in scoring position, including three in the ninth. Matz (5-4) surrendered one run on six hits in seven innings. The loss snapped Binghamton’s seven-game winning streak against the Fightin Phils, which dated to last season. Box

BRADENTON 3, ST. LUCIE 0: Pirates top pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow mowed down the St. Lucie lineup, striking out eight and allowing one walk and two singles in seven scoreless innings. He required only 80 pitches and retired the final 10 batters he faced. Josh Smith followed with two perfect innings to earn his sixth save. Justin Howard homered on the first pitch of the bottom of the second against Seth Lugo to put the Marauders on the board. Jose Osuna’s two-out solo homer in the sixth against Lugo made it 2-0. Jordan Steranka doubled to plate a run against reliever Ryan Fraser in the eighth. L.J. Mazzilli had both Mets hits. The first came with two outs in the first. The latter came with one out in the fourth. Mazzilli stole second, but then was caught too far off the bag by catcher Jin-De Jhang and was tagged out trying to reach third. From that point, the Mets went 16 up, 16 down the rest of the way. Gilbert Gomez was the only other baserunner for the Mets. He reached on a walk in the third. He was picked off first by Jhang. Glasnow and Smith combined to face one over the minimum. Lugo pitched well in his second start this season. He tossed a season-high seven innings and allowed five hits and the two solo homers. The Marauders won the season series, 10-8, and increased their first-place lead to 6 1/2 games over the Mets with 14 games remaining. Box

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SAVANNAH 3, GREENVILLE 2: Champ Stuart bunted his way aboard and scored on Matt Oberste's double as the Gnats broke a 2-all tie in the sixth en route to a series sweep. The Drive had opened the scoring in the second on Danny Bethea's two-run homer against John Gant. Gant allowed no further damage and struck out nine in five innings. Savannah evened the score with two runs in the third. Dominic Smith plated Stuart with a double to tie the score at 2. Reliever John Mincone picked up the win after producing a scoreless sixth. Akeel Morris converted his 15th save in 16 chances. Box

KINGSPORT 4, GREENEVILLE 3 (12 innings): Vicente Lupo and Wuilmer Becerra had inning-opening singles and Zach Mathieu followed with a run-scoring groundout as the K-Mets took the lead in the top of the 12th. Ismael Tijerina allowed a run in the bottom of the ninth as Greeneville forced extra innings. Box

BROOKLYN 7, VERMONT 3: Michael Conforto had an RBI single and Jhoan Urena had a two-run double in a five-run sixth as the Cyclones overcame a 2-0 deficit. Starter Casey Meisner allowed three runs (one earned) and struck out 10 in 6 2/3 innings. Box

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Minors 8.12.14: Syndergaard no-decision

August, 13, 2014
Aug 13
12:17
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LAS VEGAS 6, IOWA 5: Noah Syndergaard allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings and left with a lead, but the 51s couldn't hold it and needed to score a ninth-inning run to win. Josh Satin's one-out double in the ninth brought home the winning run. Syndergaard allowed five hits, walked two and hit a batter, and had eight strikeouts. Syndergaard held top Cubs prospect Kris Bryant to an infield hit in three at-bats, but Bryant homered off Chasen Bradford in the eighth. Felix Doubront, who began the season with the Red Sox but was traded to the Cubs in late July, started for Iowa. Box

ERIE at BINGHAMTON (ppd.)

ST. LUCIE 8, FORT MYERS 6
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Cole Frenzel's double broke a ninth-inning tie and gave the Mets a win in the completion of a suspended game from June 26. Right fielder Eudy Pina hit two home runs for the Mets, who had 14 hits. Shortstop Gavin Cecchini hit a first-inning grand slam in the regularly-scheduled game, and the Mets held on for another win. Designated hitter L.J. Mazzilli had three hits and drove in two runs. Starter Seth Lugo allowed five runs in five innings, and Paul Sewald was perfect in two innings for a six-out save. Box 1, Box 2

ASHEVILLE 3, SAVANNAH 2: Starter Rob Whalen carried a shutout into the eighth inning, but he gave up three runs in the eighth and was charged with his first South Atlantic League loss after beginning the season with seven straight wins. The Sand Gnats scored their two runs in the second inning, on a Yeixon Ruiz sacrifice fly and a Champ Stuart single. Box

KINGSPORT 8, JOHNSON CITY 7: Right fielder Wuilmer Becerra and designated hitter Vicente Lupo both homered in a four-run eighth inning, and David Roseboom stranded the tying run at third base in the ninth. Center fielder Ivan Wilson hit a three-run home run. Box

LOWELL at BROOKLYN (ppd.)

GCL METS 4, GCL NATIONALS 1: Center fielder Raphael Ramirez had a double and two singles for the Mets. Designated hitter Dash Winningham drove in three of the four runs on a bases-loaded double in the third inning. Five Mets pitchers combined to allow one run on seven hits. Box

Minors 8.6.14: Hefner lasts one inning

August, 6, 2014
Aug 6
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BINGHAMTON 5, RICHMOND 1: Brian Burgamy and Dustin Lawley homered and Greg Peavey picked up his team-leading ninth Eastern League win. Peavey (9-2) tossed 6 2/3

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scoreless innings and allowed three hits. Dilson Herrera departed the game in the sixth after getting caught stealing. He jammed a finger on a headfirst slide. Brandon Nimmo remained out of the lineup with hand soreness. He last played Sunday. Binghamton jumped on Richmond starter Chris Stratton with a three-run first inning that included a solo homer from Burgamy. Lawley then walked and moved to third on Darrell Ceciliani's single. Ceciliani stole second and the throw from catcher Tyler LaTorre went into center field, allowing Lawley to score. T.J. Rivera's single plated Ceciliani. Against Edwin Quirarte in the sixth, Binghamton built a 5-0 lead as Burgamy worked a two-out walk and Lawley homered. Richmond's lone run came in the ninth against Cody Satterwhite. Chase Huchingson recorded the final out of the seventh in relief of Peavey, but was ejected after the frame by plate umpire John Libka. Richmond hitting coach Ken Joyce was tossed in the same inning. Jon Velasquez tossed a scoreless eighth. At 69-47, Binghamton achieved its high-water mark of the season. Ceciliani and Burgamy extended season-high hitting streaks to eight and 10 games, respectively. Binghamton walked nine times. The B-Mets are 5-0 against Richmond in 2014. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, FORT MYERS 5: Miracle first baseman Dalton Hicks was unable to squeeze a throw from Niko Goodrum that would have ended the sixth inning, opening the floodgates

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in St. Lucie's comeback. The Mets took advantage of the miscue by scoring five runs on four hits and a walk to overcome a 5-1 deficit. After Hicks’ error, Gilbert Gomez produced a two-run double. Jeff McNeil then walked. Maikis De La Cruz singled home Gomez to bring the Mets within a run. L.J. Mazzilli followed with a game-tying single. Jared King made it three straight hits when a bloop into right field dropped to bring home De La Cruz and put the Mets in front. All the damage was done against starter Matt Tomshaw, who also had allowed a two-out RBI single to Gomez in the fourth. All six runs were unearned. Julian Hilario stranded the tying run on third base in the seventh when Stuart Turner popped out. Beck Wheeler tossed two scoreless innings to record his ninth save. Seth Lugo pitched five innings in relief to earn the win. He surrendered a two-run homer to Levi Michael as the Miracle took a 5-0 lead in the fourth, but no other damage. Jeremy Hefner, in his third Florida State League rehab start and sixth minor-league outing overall, lasted only one inning . He allowed three runs on three hits and walked two. He tossed 28 pitches. Gavin Cecchini went 3-for-3 with a walk. Gomez, De La Cruz and Mazzilli had two hits apiece. De La Cruz has five multi-hit performances in his past six games. Box

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SAVANNAH 5, CHARLESTON 3: Rob Whalen and Akeel Morris combined on a four-hit shutout in the opener. Whalen improved to 7-0 with a 1.42 ERA in the South Atlantic League. Morris handled the final five outs to notch his 13th save. Yeixon Ruiz doubled and scored on Dominic Smith's groundout in the first for the lone run the Gnats needed. In the nightcap, Jeff Glenn had a leadoff single and Stefan Sabol had a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to break a 3-all tie. Box 1, Box 2

MAHONING VALLEY 2, BROOKLYN 1 (12 innings): Luis Rengel surrendered a walk-off sacrifice fly to Leo Castillo in the bottom of the 12th. Brooklyn had evened the score at 1 in the eighth on John Mora's two-out RBI double. Brooklyn starter Scarlyn Reyes limited the Scrappers to two hits and a walk in six scoreless innings. Box

GCL MARLINS 6, GCL METS 1: Enmanuel Zabala's third-inning RBI single plated the Mets' lone run. Starter Jose Celas allowed two runs (one earned) in the first inning and ultimately departed trailing 2-1 in the fifth. Adonis Uceta was charged with four eighth-inning runs. Box

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Minors 7.22.14: Flores hit streak ends

July, 22, 2014
Jul 22
11:31
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LAS VEGAS 4, TACOMA 0

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TACOMA 4, LAS VEGAS 3: Noah Syndergaard limited the Rainiers to four hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings and combined with Gonzalez Germen on the seven-inning shutout in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Matt den Dekker had a game-opening homer and Josh Satin had a two-run shot later in the first inning against James Paxton. Den Dekker finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Wilmer Flores went 0-for-4 as his 22-game hitting streak ended. Syndergaard (8-5) walked three and struck out five and tossed 109 pitches. In Game 2, starter Giancarlo Alvarado allowed three runs in three innings. Trailing 4-1 in the final frame, den Dekker had a two-out, two-run double. However, he was stranded at second base when Matt Reynolds struck out. Box 1, Box 2

PORTLAND 4, BINGHAMTON 3: B-Mets reliever Jon Velasquez surrendered a walk-off RBI

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double to Jonathan Roof. Dilson Herrera went 3-for-4 and fell a double shy of the cycle. He was ejected in the eighth inning for arguing after being called out at home plate. Binghamton had opened the scoring in the third. Travis Taijeron and Herrera singled and Brian Burgamy walked to load the bases. With Dustin Lawley at the plate, Luis Diaz tossed a wild pitch and Taijeron scored for a 1-0 lead. The Sea Dogs responded with a three-run fourth against Rainy Lara. After the righty retired 10 of the first 11 batters he faced, rehabbing Ryan Lavarnway launched a solo homer to tie the score. Later in the frame, Sean Coyle and Stefan Welch singled and Shannon Wilkerson plated both. The B-Mets evened the score at 3 a half-inning later on solo homers by Taijeron and Herrera. Velasquez (4-3) went 1 2/3 innings in the losing effort. Lara tossed 5 1/3 innings and allowed three runs on six hits. Box

TAMPA 3, ST. LUCIE 2: Greg Bird’s solo homer on the first pitch from John Lannan in the bottom of the sixth broke a 2-all tie. Trailing 2-1 in the sixth, Jared King had tied the score

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when he scampered home on Kyle Haynes’ wild pitch. That same wild pitch moved Cam Maron to third base with no outs. Yet the Mets couldn’t get Maron home. After Aderlin Rodriguez walked, Gavin Cecchini struck out, Jeff McNeil lined out to shallow center and Eudy Pina flied out. Earlier in the game, the Mets had the bases loaded with one out in the fourth. However, Cecchini struck out and McNeil grounded out. Tampa’s first two runs came in a three-error third inning and were unearned. Lannan struck out Claudio Custodio, but Custodio reached first base safely because strike three was a wild pitch. Lannan then appeared to have Custodio picked off at first, but Rodriguez dropped the throw and Custodio advanced to second. Custodio advanced to third on Jose Rosario's single. It looked like Lannan was poised to get a double play to escape unharmed, but umpire Brennan Miller ruled Phillip Evans didn’t hold the bag at second and Custodio scored. Later in the inning, Rodriguez committed a fielding error at first base that allowed Rosario to score as the Yankees took a 2-0 lead. Lannan took the loss despite limiting the Yankees to one earned run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings. Seth Lugo retired all eight batters he faced after taking over for Lannan. Taylor Garrison and Cesar Vargas combined to strike out seven of the last eight St. Lucie hitters. Box

KINGSPORT 5, GREENEVILLE 0: Blake Taylor, the player to be named in the Ike Davis trade, allowed one hit and two walks in six scoreless innings. He combined with Christian Montgomery, David Roseboom and Nicco Blank on a two-hit shutout. Wuilmer Becerra went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and three RBIs. Oswald Caraballo went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Box

ABERDEEN 7, BROOKLYN 6: The Cyclones nearly overcame a five-run deficit, but tying run Anthony Chavez was stranded at second base in the ninth when Amed Rosario struck out. Michael Conforto's run-scoring groundout had capped a three-run eighth that pulled Brooklyn within 7-5. Rosario and Jhoan Urena drove in two runs apiece for Brooklyn. The IronBirds broke a 2-all tie with a five-run fifth against Alberto Baldonado and Cameron Griffin. Box

GCL NATIONALS 5, GCL METS 1: Jeremy Hefner allowed one run in three innings in his third start since returning from Tommy John surgery. Audry German then surrendered four fourth-inning runs as the Nats built a 5-0 lead. German subsequently contributed four scoreless frames. The Mets' lone run came in the fifth on a leadoff homer by Hengelbert Rojas. Box

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Minors 7.17.14: Syndergaard stumbles

July, 18, 2014
Jul 18
12:27
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SALT LAKE 7, LAS VEGAS 6: Noah Syndergaard, who picked up the save in Tuesday's

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Futures Game with a scoreless ninth, allowed seven earned runs in five innings in his return to the 51s. Syndergaard surrendered seven hits, including a two-run homer by Tommy Field, and issued three walks. Vegas stormed back with a five-run eighth that began with triple by Matt den Dekker and also included den Dekker getting hit by a pitch to force in a run. Vegas left the tying run at second base in the ninth when Brandon Allen grounded out. Since returning to Triple-A in mid-June, den Dekker is hitting .411 (35-for-85). Right-handers Cory Mazzoni and Rafael Montero both have joined Las Vegas after recovering from side-muscle injuries. Box

BINGHAMTON 8, TRENTON 4: Dustin Lawley launched a three-run homer in the first inning against Manny Banuelos to highlight a four-RBI game as Binghamton won its fourth

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straight. Lawley’s blast was his team-leading 17th -- and 13th since June 10. Steven Matz (3-1) allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out four in five innings. Trenton pulled within 3-2 in the third. Mason Williams and Rob Segedin had consecutive one-out singles. Brandon Nimmo bobbled the ball on the latter hit, allowing Williams to score an unearned run. The B-Mets took control with a three-run fifth. Nimmo walked and moved to second on Dilson Herrera's single. Both runners advanced on Brian Burgamy's groundout. Lawley then singled to plate Nimmo. T.J. Rivera added a sacrifice fly. The ball eluded catcher Gary Sanchez on the play, allowing Lawley to take second base. Darrell Ceciliani then singled to plate Lawley for a 6-2 lead. The lead swelled to six runs the following inning against Jairo Heredia. Xorge Carrillo doubled and moved to third on Kyle Johnson's single. Consecutive wild pitches allowed Carrillo to score and moved Johnson to third base. Johnson scored on Herrera's ensuing sacrifice fly. Trenton produced two runs in the seventh against Ryan Fraser. Randy Fontanez and Jack Leathersich each contributed a scoreless frame. Leathersich struck out all three batters he faced in the ninth. Box

BREVARD COUNTY 6, ST. LUCIE 1
ST. LUCIE 3, BREVARD COUNTY 2: After a two-hour, 32-minute delay at the start, the teams split a doubleheader. In the nightcap, Michael Fulmer tossed six scoreless innings

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and struck out a season-high nine. He scattered four singles and walked one. The Mets got to reliever Martin Viramontes in the fifth. He walked Gilbert Gomez and Maikis De La Cruz to start the frame. He ten threw Eudy Pina’s sac bunt over the head of first baseman Alfredo Rodriguez to allow Gomez to score. Later in the inning, Jared King beat out an infield hit with the bases loaded to plate De La Cruz and make it 2-0. Pina’s sac fly in the sixth plated Gavin Cecchini to put the Mets up 3-0. Paul Sewald allowed a two-out, two-run double in the seventh to Jose Sermo. Sewald recovered to get Tyrone Taylor to fly out to end the game with the tying run on third and go-ahead run on second. In Game 1, the Manatees battered John Lannan for four runs on nine hits in four innings. That was plenty of offense for starter Tyler Wagner, who went the distance. Wagner allowed four hits. The lone run he surrendered came on a solo homer by Pina. The Manatees plated two more runs later in the game against reliever Seth Lugo. Box 1, Box 2

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ASHEVILLE 8, SAVANANH 7 (14 innings): The Gnats got a two-run homer in the top of the 14th from Matt Oberste, but Hunter Carnevale and Paul Paez combined to allow three runs in the bottom half for the walk-off loss. Oberste finished 3-for-7 with two homers, three RBIs and three runs scored. He has a 17-game hitting streak, which has lifted his season average to .321. Bret Mitchell, Dario Alvarez and Akeel Morris had combined for seven scoreless relief innings. Box

KINGSPORT 5, BURLINGTON 2: K-Mets starter Martires Arias allowed two runs (one earned) in the first inning, then contributed four scoreless frames. Relievers Bryce Beeler and Ty Williams added two scoreless innings apiece. Williams, a 35th-round pick in 2013, notched his first professional save. Oswald Caraballo and Pedro Perez had third-inning sacrifice flies as Kingsport took a 4-2 lead. Wuilmer Becerra added an eighth-inning solo homer. Box

JAMESTOWN 8, BROOKLYN 6 (10 innings): Cyclones reliever Shane Bay (0-1) allowed two runs in the top of the 10th. Amed Rosario went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs in the loss. Jhoan Urena also drove in two runs. Box

GCL METS 9, GCL CARDINALS 7: Jeremy Hefner allowed one run on two hits and struck out a batter in two innings in his second start since returning from Tommy John surgery. John Mora went 5-for-5 with a double, two triples, three RBIs and two runs scored. The Mets broke a 7-all tie in the bottom of the seventh when Mora tripled and scored on Enmanuel Zabala's single. They opened a two-run lead the following inning on Mora's RBI double. Jose Medina had allowed five runs in 1 1/3 innings in relief of Hefner. Alex Palsha earned his second save. Box

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Minors 6.22.14: Pina, Maz double doubles

June, 22, 2014
Jun 22
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MEMPHIS 7, LAS VEGAS 5 (11 innings): Randal Grichuk produced a tiebreaking two-run double against Zack Thornton in the top of the 11th. The 51s had rallied from a 5-0 deficit, tying the score with a four-run seventh that was capped by Josh Satin's RBI double. Satin finished 3-for-4 with a walk and three doubles. Recently promoted Matt Reynolds finished 3-for-6 with two doubles and an RBI. Travis d'Arnaud struck out as a pinch hitter in the 11th, dipping his Triple-A batting average to .444. Starter Joel Carreno pitched five innings in a no-decision. He allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out two. Box

BOWIE 2, BINGHAMTON 0: Zach Davies tossed seven scoreless innings and the B-Mets mustered three hits as their five-game winning streak ended. Kyle Johnson doubled on the second pitch of the game. He took third on a groundout, but was stranded after Kevin Plawecki lined out and Matt Clark bounced out. B-Mets starter Matt Bowman stumbled in the third. David Adams singled and K.D. Kang walked with two outs. Niuman Romero then produced an RBI single. Following Johnson’s double, Davies retired 10 straight B-Mets. Binghamton threatened to break through against Davies in the fourth. Plawecki reached after getting hit by a pitch and Clark walked. With two on and one out, though, Jayce Boyd sent a line drive to the right side. First baseman Christian Walker snared the drive in the air and fired to second to double off Plawecki, ending the inning. Kang jumped on the first pitch he saw from Bowman in the fifth and cleared the right-field wall for his sixth homer and a 2-0 lead. Davies did not allow another hit after Johnson’s first-inning double. In fact, he prevented the B-Mets from hitting any balls out of the infield. Binghamton had a final threat in the ninth. Brian Burgamy had a leadoff double against Oliver Drake and Plawecki singled. Drake struck out the next two hitters and induced Darrell Ceciliani to ground out to end the game. Bowman (5-5) allowed two runs on eight hits in seven innings. Box

ST. LUCIE 10, JUPITER 6 (8 innings): St. Lucie clubbed 19 hits, one shy of its season high, and won the rain-shortened game. Eudy Pina and L.J. Mazzilli laced two doubles apiece. Pina, Gavin Cecchini and Maikis De La Cruz had three-hit games. Jairo Perez had three RBIs. The Mets tagged Jake Esch for four runs in the second inning. Gilbert Gomez, Pina and Cecchini lined run-scoring doubles in the frame. Jupiter snapped a 39-inning scoreless drought when Domingo Tapia threw a wild pitch that allowed Matt Juengel to score in the second. The Hammerheads cut their deficit to 4-2 on Noah Perio's RBI groundout later in the frame. In the third, De La Cruz put the Mets up 5-2 with his second RBI single. Mazzilli doubled to plate Pina in the fourth and Perez followed with a sac fly to make it 7-2. Mazzilli collected his second RBI double in the eighth, against Brad Mincey. Perez then singled home two runs to put the Mets up 10-4. Colin Moran cut the Hammerheads deficit to four runs with a two-run homer against Seth Lugo in the eighth, but a severe thunderstorm ended any rally chance. Jupiter lost its ninth consecutive game. Tapia (3-6) surrendered three runs on seven hits in five innings. Box

GREENVILLE 7, SAVANNAH 3: Chris Flexen allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings and Paul Paez surrendered four runs (one earned) in 2 1/3 innings. Colton Plaia went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI in the loss. Plaia and Nelfi Zapata each had errors as Greenville posted a combined six runs in the sixth and seventh innings. Box

KINGSPORT 5, BLUEFIELD 2: Brandon Brosher and Ivan Wilson each had solo homers in a three-run third inning as Kingsport took a 5-0 lead. Starter Yoryi Nuez allowed one run on one hit and two walks in 5 1/3 innings. Box

BROOKLYN 2, ABERDEEN 1: Michael Bernal's solo homer in the fourth broke a 1-all tie. Starter Carlos Valdez allowed one run in five innings. Gaither Bumgardner handled the final four innings, blanking Aberdeen while allowing one hit and one walk and striking out five. Box

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Minors 6.17.14: St. Lucie stays alive

June, 18, 2014
Jun 18
12:18
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LAS VEGAS 8, NASHVILLE 7: Cesar Puello had a game-tying RBI double and Cory Vaughn plated Travis d'Arnaud with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth. Nashville had taken a 7-6 lead in the top half on Hunter Morris' leadoff homer against Buddy Carlyle. D'Arnaud finished 2-for-5 with a double. He is hitting .395 since his demotion. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, RICHMOND 1: Reigning Eastern League Player of the Week Brian Burgamy launched a grand slam and Matt Bowman fired six scoreless innings. In his last

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six games, Burgamy has produced 13 hits, including four homers, and 13 RBIs. Burgamy kick-started the B-Mets with a one-out double in the first against Ty Blach. He moved to third on Matt Reynolds' single. Kevin Plawecki then put Binghamton on the board with a sac fly, for his 41st RBI. Bowman retired the first eight batters he faced and allowed three hits in six scoreless innings. His biggest challenge came in the sixth when Richmond loaded the bases with two outs. Bowman (5-4) escaped by inducing Devin Harris to bounce back to the mound. The B-Mets came alive in the bottom half, loading the bases against Andrew Carignan. With two outs, Burgamy greeted new reliever Josh Osich by hammering the lefty’s first pitch into the rail yard beyond the left-field wall. His team-leading 11th homer gave Binghamton a 5-0 lead. After Chase Huchingson and Ryan Fraser each tossed a scoreless inning, Jack Leathersich was touched for one run in the ninth. Burgamy’s grand slam was the first by a B-Met since Richard Lucas against Trenton on July 26, 2013. Box

ST. LUCIE 10, CHARLOTTE 5: St. Lucie kept its first-half championship alive in a must-win game. The Mets still trail Fort Myers by a half-game in the Florida State League South Division. It all comes down to the final game of the first half on Wednesday. The Mets need to beat Charlotte and have Fort Myers lose to Bradenton to win the first half and clinch a playoff spot. It looked dicey early for the Mets (40-29) on Tuesday. Charlotte scored two runs in the first and Josh Sale’s RBI double with no outs in the second gave the Stone Crabs a 3-0 lead. Mets starter Luis Cessa would be pulled with two outs in the second inning. But the Mets responded in their half of the second. Maikis De La Cruz and Yeixon Ruiz both hit groundouts that plated runs to cut the deficit to 3-2. The Mets blew the game open in the third with seven runs on five hits. The Stone Crabs helped out by committing two errors. Starter Blake Snell also walked two and threw two wild pitches in the frame. Jairo Perez tied the score at 3 with a sacrifice fly. Then, with runners at first and second, Aderlin Rodriguez grounded back to Snell for what looked like a sure out. With the sun in his eyes, first baseman Patrick Leonard ducked on Snell’s throw and it went over his head. T.J. Rivera scored to give the Mets a 4-3 lead as Brandon Nimmo and Rodriguez advanced to third and second, respectively. The wheels came off for the Crabs. De La Cruz drove in a run on a grounder that was booted by shortstop Leonardo Reginatto, Eudy Pina doubled in a run, Ruiz singled in a run and Dilson Herrera drove in Ruiz with a double. By the end of the third, the Mets led 9-3. Reliever Bruedlin Suero balked in a run in the fourth to complete the Mets' scoring. Meanwhile, Seth Lugo recorded the final out of the second and proceeded to strike out seven over 5 1/3 innings. His only blemish was surrendering a two-run homer to Justin O’Connor that made it 10-5. Julian Hilario recorded the final six outs. Ruiz finished 4-for-5. Box

SAL SOUTH 4, SAL NORTH 4 (10 innings): Gnats closer Robert Coles allowed two runs in the bottom of the 10th for the blown save as the South Atlantic League All-Star Game ended in a draw. Savannah pitchers actually surrendered all four runs scored by the North. Kevin McGowan allowed a second-inning run and Dario Alvarez was charged with a run in the eighth. Gavin Cecchini played a full game at shortstop and went 1-for-4 with a walk and run scored. Box

BROOKLYN 5, HUDSON VALLEY 1: Corey Oswalt tossed six scoreless innings in his season debut, limiting the Renegades to three hits while striking out eight. Scarlyn Reyes earned the save. He allowed one unearned run in three relief innings. Brooklyn scored three first-inning runs. After an error and single, Michael Katz had a two-run triple. Tomas Nido followed with a run-scoring groundout. Joe Tuschak added a solo homer in the fourth for a 4-0 lead. In the ninth, the first baseman Katz mishandled a groundball to his left, allowing Hudson Valley's lone run to score. Box

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Minors 6.8.14: Vaughn nets 1st Vegas HR

June, 8, 2014
Jun 8
9:03
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LAS VEGAS 5, FRESNO 4: Cory Vaughn went 3-for-4 and produced his first Triple-A home run -- a two-run shot in a four-run first inning. Right-hander Logan Verrett recorded his fifth victory. He allowed three runs (two earned) in five innings. Ryan Reid surrendered two hits in the ninth, but stranded the tying run at second base by getting Travis Ishikawa to line out and Juan Ciriaco to strike out. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, NEW BRITAIN 3: The B-Mets scored four runs in the eighth to break a 3-all tie and snap a four-game losing streak. The Rock Cats got on the board in the second against Tyler Pill. After the first two batters reached, Matt Koch singled. Reynaldo Rodriguez tried to score, but was thrown out at the plate by Travis Taijeron. However, ensuing batter Kyle Knudson also singled, plating Brad Boyer with the game’s first run. Binghamton answered in the third against Taylor Rogers. Taijeron doubled. Following back-to-back walks, Matt Reynolds chopped a potential inning-ending double play to shortstop. New Britain got the force at second, but Eddie Rosario’s throw to first sailed into the stands, bringing home two runs. The Rock Cats responded in the fifth. Sam Fuld and Rosario walked. With one out, Kennys Vargas hit a sacrifice fly to tie the score at 2. In the bottom half, Taijeron led off with a double. Three batters later, Brian Burgamy brought him home with a single and the B-Mets took a 3-2 lead. The score stayed that way until the top of the seventh. With T.J. Chism in his second inning of relief, Rosario reached on a two-out single. Nate Hanson doubled to put runners at second and third. Vargas responded with a single to even the score at 3. The B-Mets took the lead for good in the eighth against Cole Johnson. Kyle Johnson doubled and Rylan Sandoval following with an RBI single. Following a single and walk, Jayce Boyd golfed an RBI single. Matt Clark scampered home on a wild pitch and Darrell Ceciliani capped the inning's scoring with a sac fly. Cody Satterwhite (3-1) tossed a scoreless eighth to earn the win. Pill allowed two runs on four hits over five innings. Box

PALM BEACH 4, ST. LUCIE 3: Aderlin Rodriguez launched a two-run homer with one out in the ninth against Cardinals starter Thomas Lee to cut the deficit to one run, but the Mets could not score again. Chris Thomas entered and got Gilbert Gomez to ground out and Albert Cordero to strike out to end the game. For 8 1/3 innings, Lee was a force on the mound. He needed 81 pitches to get through the first eight innings. He induced three double-play balls. Of the four hits he surrendered over the first eight innings, three were infield singles. Before Rodriguez’s ninth-inning shot, the only run the Mets scored was unearned. It came in the second inning on Gomez's groundout. Mets starter Michael Fulmer flirted with trouble for most of his five innings. He surrendered a run-scoring groundout with the bases loaded in the second to open the scoring. In the third, Fulmer loaded the bases with no outs but only gave up a sac fly to Bruce Caldwell. It appeared Fulmer had settled down, but with two outs in the fifth Caldwell launched a two-run homer to give the Cardinals a 4-1 lead. Fulmer was charged with four earned runs on eight hits in five innings while striking out three. Seth Lugo pitched four innings of scoreless relief and struck out four to keep the Mets in the game. Box

SAVANNAH 11, CHARLESTON 6: Jeff McNeil and Dominic Smith drove in three runs apiece. L.J. Mazzilli went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Patrick Biondi also had three hits. Box

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Minors 6.2.14: Brown, Muno homer for 51s

June, 3, 2014
Jun 3
1:18
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LAS VEGAS 6, RENO 4: Andrew Brown and Danny Muno contributed two-run homers. Starter Logan Verrett allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings. Verrett's fourth-inning RBI single broke a 2-all tie and the 51s never trailed again. Miguel Socolovich tossed two scoreless relief innings to earn his first save. Box

DAYTONA 3, ST. LUCIE 1: A ninth-inning rally by St. Lucie fell short when Phillip Evans struck out after Cubs reliever Michael Jensen walked Cam Maron to load the bases. Nathan Dorris needed only 78 pitches to shut down the Mets through 6 2/3 innings. He allowed a leadoff triple to Dilson Herrera in the first and T.J. Rivera’s sacrifice fly two batters later. Mets starter Michael Fulmer labored through five innings. He allowed two runs on eight hits, three walks a hit batter. Chad Krist put the Cubs on the board in the first on a bases-loaded single. Maikis De La Cruz threw out Zeke DeVoss at the plate on Krist’s hit to keep it 1-0. The Cubs broke the 1-all tie for good in the third. Dan Vogelbach led off with a double. With Vogelbach on third base and two outs, Jeimer Candelario hit a ball up the middle that was backhanded by T.J. Rivera. Rivera’s throw to first appeared to be on time, but the one-hopper could not be scooped by Jairo Perez to end the inning. Vogelbach scored to make it 2-1. Fulmer ended up throwing 94 pitches. The Cubs picked up their final run in the sixth against Seth Lugo. Lugo plunked Gioskar Amaya to start the inning and threw a wild pitch to advance him to second. Later in the inning, with runners on first and second, DeVoss hit a grounder. Herrera threw to Rivera at second for one out, but Rivera’s turn to first on the double-play attempt was wide of Perez . The throwing error allowed Amaya to score. Gonzalez Germen pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a rehab appearance. He walked one and struck out two. Herrera and Rivera had four of the Mets' seven hits. Box

ASHEVILLE 2, SAVANNAH 1 (10 innings): Asheville's Emerson Jimenez drove in Max White with a triple into the right-center gap in the top of the 10th against reliever Robert Coles. The Gnats (37-17) squandered the best start of the year by Chris Flexen, who struck out a season-high 10. Flexen allowed one run on three hits and a walk in seven innings. The Tourists scored their run against Flexen in the sixth, when 2012 first-round pick David Dahl singled home White. The Gnats tied the score in the seventh. Victor Cruzado doubled and scored on Stefan Sabol’s single. L.J. Mazzilli singled in the 10th inning to extend his hitting streak to 12 straight games. The Gnats put two runners aboard in the 10th, but could not get the game-tying run home. Box

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EL PASO 7, LAS VEGAS 4: Starter Joel Carreno allowed two runs on six hits and four walks in five innings. John Church surrendered three sixth-inning runs as the Chihuahuas opened a 5-1 lead. Josh Satin and Andrew Brown homered in the loss. Omar Quintanilla went 3-for-5 with two doubles. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, NEW HAMPSHIRE 2: Brian Burgamy ripped a two-run homer during a three-hit game to lift Binghamton to the series win. New Hampshire opened the scoring

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against Hansel Robles in the second when Hector Gimenez produced a solo homer. The Fisher Cats loaded the bases an inning later, but Robles escaped with a strikeout and a groundout. Robles (3-2) allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings in his longest start of the season. He struck out five and held the Fisher Cats hitless in eight at-bats with runners in scoring position. Aaron Sanchez held Binghamton to one hit through three innings. In the fourth, Burgamy and Kevin Plawecki opened the inning with singles. With Matt Clark at the plate, Sanchez threw a wild pitch that allowed Burgamy to score. Clark followed with an RBI double. Three batters later, Travis Taijeron also doubled, giving the B-Mets a 3-1 lead. In the fifth, Nelfi Zapata singled and scored on Darrell Ceciliani's double. With two outs, Clark singled to plate Ceciliani for a 5-1 lead. After a leadoff walk to Ceciliani in the seventh, Sanchez was pulled. Burgamy greeted reliever Austin Bibens-Dirkx with a two-run homer, his seventh long ball of the season. Jack Leathersich took over for Robles in the seventh and retired all four batters he faced. Cody Satterwhite allowed one run in the ninth. Zapata played third base for the first time in his career. Plawecki’s fourth-inning single extended his hitting streak to eight games. Box

BREVARD COUNTY 9, ST. LUCIE 1: Tyler Wagner tossed eight innings and limited St. Lucie to a fifth-inning solo homer by Phillip Evans. With the Manatees already leading 2-1, Seth Lugo surrendered a two-out, two-run double to Tyrone Taylor in the seventh. Brevard County then sent 10 batters to the plate against Lugo and Beck Wheeler in the eighth, scoring five runs on six hits. Mike Garza, Jose Sermo, Orlando Arcia and Taylor all had run-scoring hits in the frame. Luis Cessa took the loss, although he did not pitch poorly. The first four batters of the game reached -- on three doubles and a single -- and two scored. Cessa settled down to strand runners at second and third. He did not allow another run. Cessa struck out five and gave up seven hits in six innings. The Mets only had six hits. Half came from Jairo Perez, who went 3-for-4 for the second straight game. Box

SAVANNAH 3, ROME 2 (12 innings): L.J. Mazzilli plated Patrick Biondi with a walk-off

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single in the bottom of the 12th as the Gnats (35-15) moved 20 games over .500. Starter Ricky Knapp allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings. Akeel Morris, Robert Coles, John Mincone and Tim Peterson (3-0) combined for 5 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Amed Rosario, the 18-year-old signed for $1.75 million out of the Dominican Republic, went 0-for-5 with five strikeouts as the DH in his first official 2014 minor-league game. Rosario, who had been playing in extended spring training, is briefly with Savannah before joining Brooklyn for its season, which begins June 13. Rosario hit .241 with three homers in 212 at-bats last season with short-season Kingsport. Box

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Minors 5.23.14: Plawecki sizzling in May

May, 23, 2014
May 23
11:37
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SACRAMENTO 6, LAS VEGAS 5: Stephen Vogt delivered a go-ahead two-run homer against Buddy Carlyle in the eighth after Carlyle inherited a runner at third base from Zack Thornton. Josh Satin went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs in the loss. Matt den Dekker tripled and had an RBI during a two-hit game. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, NEW BRITAIN 2: Kevin Plawecki’s tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth helped Binghamton snap a five-game losing streak. He now has 19 RBIs in May. New Britain

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had opened the scoring in the fourth on Daniel Ortiz's RBI single against Tyler Pill. Binghamton answered in the bottom half. Matt Reynolds singled and stole second against Taylor Rogers. Plawecki then doubled to drive in Reynolds. An inning later, Travis Taijeron had a leadoff double. Following a walk to Wilfredo Tovar and a passed ball, the B-Mets had two in scoring position with none out. Kyle Johnson then rolled an infield single deep in the hole at shortstop to bring home Taijeron with the go-ahead run. New Britain came back in the eighth against Binghamton reliever Jon Velasquez. Corey Wimberly produced a two-out single and stole second. Brad Boyer then laced a double past a diving Cory Vaughn in right-center that plated Wimberly to knot the score at 2. In the bottom half, Plawecki homered for the second straight game. He laced Cole Johnson’s 1-0 pitch over the left-field wall for his third long ball this season. Chasen Bradford retired the Rock Cats in order in the ninth for his ninth save. Velasquez (3-2) allowed one run on two hits in two relief innings. He suffered his second blown save, but was credited with the win. Pill allowed one run on six hits over six innings. Reynolds’ fourth-inning single extended his hitting streak to 10 games. It is his second double-digit-game hitting streak this season. Pill has held opponents to two runs or fewer in each of his last five starts. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, CLEARWATER 2: Dilson Herrera and Brandon Nimmo each had two hits and scored twice and Matt Koch improved to 6-0 as St. Lucie won its fifth straight. Koch took a

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scoreless effort into the sixth. He ultimately was charged with two runs on six hits and one walk in six innings. In the first, Jeb Stefan walked Herrera. Nimmo followed with an RBI double. After T.J. Rivera grounded out to advance Nimmo to third, Jairo Perez produced a sac fly. Rivera launched a double in the the third that plated Herrera for a 3-0 lead. It was Rivera’s Florida State League-leading 41st RBI. The Threshers (9-36) answered in the sixth, but a major mistake cost them a shot at tying the score or taking the lead. K.C. Serna doubled home Angelo Mora to put Clearwater on the board. After a bunt single, Chris Swauger grounded into a double play that forced home a run against Koch and made it 3-2. Art Charles then singled with two outs and Logan Moore doubled to put runners at second and third. However, Mets manager Ryan Ellis reviewed his lineup card with plate umpire David Arrieta and both had Moore batting out of turn. Andrew Knapp was supposed to be batting in that slot. Arrieta ruled Moore out and the rally ended. Phillip Evans capped a three-run eighth with a two-run double. Seth Lugo pitched the final three innings, retiring nine of the 10 batters he faced, to earn his third save. The Mets (29-19) moved a season-high 10 games over .500. Box

LEXINGTON 6, SAVANNAH 5 (13 innings): Humberto Arteaga delivered a walk-off RBI single in the 13th against Robert Coles to sink the Gnats. After rallying in the seventh to tie the score, the Gnats bullpen combined for seven scoreless innings before Coles surrendered the final run. Savannah starter Robert Gsellman struggled, allowing 10 hits and a season-high five earned runs through 5 1/3 innings. With Lexington leading 5-0, the Gnats charged back in the seventh. Reliever Luke Farrell surrendered consecutive bases-loaded singles to Matt Oberste and Jeff Glenn. With the bases still loaded, Stefan Sabol was forced home when Farrell hit Patrick Biondi with a pitch. Oberste then scored on Gavin Cecchini's sacrifice fly. Next, Glenn capped the scoring in the five-run frame by crossing the plate on L.J. Mazzilli's single. Reliever Tim Peterson followed with two perfect innings, striking out three, to give the Gnats a chance to take the lead in extras. Savannah threatened in the 10th inning when Glenn hit a one-out double against Farrell. Savannah, however, could not plate his pinch runner, Jorge Rivero. Savannah lefty Paul Paez put up two more scoreless frames for the Gnats before Coles stumbled. Jeff McNeil went 0-for-6, snapping his hitting streak at 14 games. Box

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Minors 5.19.14: McGowan, Paez blank Dogs

May, 19, 2014
May 19
11:35
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FRESNO 7, LAS VEGAS 5: Greg Peavey allowed six runs on eight hits and two walks in his first Triple-A appearance this season. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, PORTLAND 0
PORTLAND 8, BINGHAMTON 2: In Game 1, Hansel Robles tossed six scoreless innings

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and combined with Cody Satterwhite on the shutout. Matt Clark's three-run homer in the fifth opened a 4-0 lead. Matt Reynolds (1-for-2, 2 BB) and Clark scored two runs apiece. Kevin Plawecki and Darrell Ceciliani each had two hits and an RBI. Robles (2-2) allowed six hits and issued no walks while striking out two. In Game 2, starter Angel Cuan surrendered eight runs on 12 hits and a walk in four innings. He allowed two homers. Cuan was making his season debut with the B-Mets. Starter Greg Peavey was promoted to Las Vegas to fill a rotation spot with Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom in the majors. Box 1, Box 2

ST. LUCIE 5, LAKELAND 4 (11 innings): Dilson Herrera capped a 3-for-6 night by driving in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning and Beck Wheeler retired the side in order in the bottom half. The Mets won three of four games against Lakeland and moved a half-game

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ahead of Fort Myers for first place in the Florida State League South Division. Herrera now has nine multi-hit games in his last 10 contests. His go-ahead double came against Tyler Clark with no outs and plated Maikis De La Cruz, who led off the frame with a single. Wheeler struck out the side in the 10th and struck out two more in the 11th to earn the win. Three Mets pitchers -- starter Steven Matz, Seth Lugo and Wheeler -- combined for 19 strikeouts, a season high for the St. Lucie staff. The Mets got on the board in the third inning when Cam Maron delivered a two-out, two-run single. Brandon Nimmo laced an RBI double in the fourth to make it 3-0. That looked like plenty of support for Matz, who cruised through the first five innings, striking out six and allowing three hits. However, the Flying Tigers belted four consecutive hits to start the sixth. Chad Wright's two-run double cut St. Lucie's lead to 3-2. Jeff McVaney then singled and left fielder Gilbert Gomez misplayed the ball, allowing Wright to score and tie the game. McVaney was on third with no outs, but Matz struck out two and induced a groundout to keep the score even. Herrera broke the tie in the eighth with a two-out single against Calvin Drummond that plated Eudy Pina. That lead did not last. Curt Powell provided an RBI single with two outs against Lugo in the bottom half to tie the score at 4. Box

SAVANNAH 6, CHARLESTON 0: Kevin McGowan tossed a career-high seven innings and combined with Paul Paez on the shutout as the Gnats snapped a three-game losing streak.

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McGowan
McGowan allowed two hits and two walks while striking out four. The Gnats (29-14) produced two runs apiece in each of the first three innings. In the first, Jeff McNeil's double plated Patrick Biondi. Dominic Smith added an RBI single. An inning later, Jorge Rivero produced a two-run homer -- his first long ball since 2012. L.J. Mazzilli, starting at shortstop with Gavin Cecchini missing a second straight game with a hand injury, led off the third with a homer for a 5-0 lead. Later in the inning, Champ Stuart produced his first RBI with the Gnats, on a single that scored Victor Cruzado. Smith left the game after grounding into a double play in the fifth inning. He fouled a ball off his foot earlier in the at-bat. Earlier in the day, Dario Alvarez was named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week. Box

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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