New York Mets: Toru Murata

Minors 8.22.13: Whalen 7 shutout for K-Mets

August, 22, 2013
LAS VEGAS 5, FRESNO 0: Giancarlo Alvarado tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings and combined with Robert Carson on a six-hit shutout. Zach Lutz drove in three runs as the 51s improved to 74-57. Box

AKRON 7, BINGHAMTON 3: A day after clinching their first division title since 2000, the B-Mets committed four errors and allowed a season-high five unearned runs. The Aeros

lashed out 14 hits, including five in a four-run first inning. Jose Ramirez led off with a single against Mark Cohoon. Ramirez took off for second as Tyler Naquin bounced a grounder to second base. Screened, Josh Rodriguez booted the grounder, putting runners on the corners. Cedric Hunter put the Aeros on the board with an RBI single. Cohoon then coaxed a double play from Jesus Aguilar, but could not silence the Aeros. Carlos Moncrief and Tyler Holt singled. Binghamton trapped Holt in a rundown, but Rodriguez fumbled a toss from Allan Dykstra, allowing Moncrief to score. Right fielder Travis Taijeron capped the forgettable inning by misreading a fly ball, handing an RBI double to Ronny Rodriguez.

The B-Mets' tribulations continued in the second. Alex Monsalve reached when Dykstra booted a chopper to first. Monsalve took second on a single, advanced to third on a fielder’s choice and scored when Hunter singled. Akron starter Toru Murata cruised through five innings, facing two over the minimum to preserve a 5-0 lead. Binghamton cracked the scoreboard in the sixth. After Wilfredo Tovar’s leadoff single, Alonzo Harris tripled, his first three-bagger as a B-Met. Cory Vaughn followed Rodriguez’s walk with a run-scoring fielder’s choice, cutting Akron’s lead to three. With one out, Kyle Crockett entered and walked the first batter he faced, allowing the B-Mets to bring the tying run to the plate. But the southpaw ended the threat by fanning Taijeron and inducing Blake Forsythe to ground out. Akron restored the lead to five with two runs on four hits and one error in the sixth against reliever Ryan Fraser. Binghamton plated its final run in the seventh, when Richard Lucas walked and scored. Cohoon (9-4) was tagged for five runs (one earned) on nine hits in five innings in his first loss since June 5. Box

PALM BEACH 6, ST. LUCIE 3: Angel Cuan surrendered four runs in six innings. Trailing 4-0, St. Lucie posted three runs in the seventh, highlighted by a two-run single by Matt Reynolds. The rally ended when T.J. Rivera grounded out with the bases loaded. The Cardinals tacked on two runs a half-inning later against Bret Mitchell. Kyle Johnson went 0-for-2 with two walks, snapping a 16-game hitting streak. Box

KANNAPOLIS 1, SAVANNAH 0: Julian Hilario suffered the tough-luck loss despite surrendering one run on six hits in seven innings. Maikis De La Cruz had two of Savannah's five hits. He was thrown out at the plate to end the top of the first inning while trying to score from first base on Cole Frenzel's double to right field. Eudy Pina tripled with two outs in the third but was stranded when Brandon Nimmo grounded out. After De La Cruz's leadoff double in the fourth, Frenzel, Stefan Sabol and Jeff Reynolds consecutively struck out. Box

KINGSPORT 7, BLUEFIELD 0: Rob Whalen limited Bluefield to four hits in seven scoreless innings and combined with Alberto Baldonado on the shutout. Jeyckol De Leon, Victor Cruzado and Michael Bernal homered for the K-Mets (34-25). Box

STATEN ISLAND 7, BROOKLYN 1: Jonathan Clark opened the bottom of the first inning with a homer, but the Cyclones were blanked the rest of the way. Starter John Gant allowed two runs in five innings. Box

GCL MARLINS 4, GCL METS 3: Luis Guillorme had an RBI double in a two-run ninth, but the Mets fell a run short. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 6.4.12

June, 4, 2012
BUFFALO 2, TOLEDO 1 (10 innings): In the top of the 10th, Dustin Martin led off with a line-drive double. Corey Wimberly then attempted a sacrifice bunt, and Hens closer David Downs airmailed the throw to first, scoring Martin. The Bisons owed it to Pedro Beato for keeping them in the game. After Justin Hampson surrendered a solo homer to Brad Eldred to tie the score at 1, Beato -- still on a major league rehab assignment -- tossed three scoreless innings. Beato (2-0) earned the win. Starter Jenrry Mejia, whom manager Wally Backman planned to keep on a pitch limit, tossed five scoreless innings, allowing two hits and no walks while striking out three. Mejia didn't give up a hit through his first three innings. He ultimately threw 72 pitches (43 strikes). Fred Lewis stole three bases. Box

BINGHAMTON 2, AKRON 2 (suspended)
The B-Mets and Akron Aeros reached the top of the sixth inning tied at 2 before enduring their second suspension in two days. The teams were attempting to complete a game that was suspended in the fourth inning on Sunday. The game will be finished in Akron on June 19. The regularly scheduled game for Monday will also be made up during the series in Akron. Inheriting a 3-1 count from Sunday’s starter Greg Peavey, reliever Armando Rodriguez struck out Nick Weglarz to end the top of the fourth inning. After reliever Toru Murata bottom half, the Aeros tied the score in the fifth. Matt Lawson doubled against Rodriguez to start the frame. With one out, he stole third and came home when catcher Kai Gronauer’s throw skipped past Jefry Marte and rolled into left field. The run proved pivotal when play was halted in the sixth. With one out and Adam Abraham owning a 1-2 count, heavy rain forced the stoppage of play. After a 59-minute delay, the field was inspected and deemed unplayable. In total, the game has spanned two days and seen four delays, totaling 2:32. Box

TAMPA 2, ST. LUCIE 1 (10 innings): St. Lucie's four-game winning streak ended despite a late rally. Blake Forsythe hit a two-out, game-tying single to right-center to score Alonzo Harris in the ninth. Forsythe was caught between first and second as he attempted to advance, and Wilmer Flores was thrown out at home trying to score from third base to end the inning. Kelvin Castro delivered a two-out RBI double in the 10th inning against Mets reliever Adam Kolarek. The Mets (44-13) had a runner at second with two outs in the 10th, but pinch hitter Juan Torres flied out. Yankees left-hander Matt Tracy had tossed 5 1/3 no-hit innings before ZeErika McQueen drilled a single to center with one out in the six. Tracy allowed three hits over seven innings. Chase Huchingson allowed one run on six hits with three walks and four strikeouts over five innings. Jack Leathersich allowed two hits over 2 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out six. Taylor Whitenton was charged with the loss, allowing a walk with two strikeouts over 1 1/3 innings. The Mets host Clearwater on Tuesday. 2011 fourth-round pick Tyler Pill is scheduled to make his Florida State League debut. Box

Compiled from team reports



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