New York Mets: William Beckwith

Around the minors 8.26.12

August, 26, 2012
8/26/12
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BUFFALO 1, ROCHESTER 0
ROCHESTER 11, BUFFALO 9: Zack Wheeler tossed a seven-inning shutout for his first Triple-A win in Game 1. Wheeler allowed three hits and two walks in the complete game. The lone run came courtesy of Matt den Dekker's sacrifice fly, which scored Adam Loewen. In Game 2, Fred Lewis launched a solo homer to open what became a four-run first. The Red Wings answered with three runs the following half-inning, which were charged to starter Dylan Owen. Consecutive walks to begin the inning set the tone. A two-out double by Matt Carson against reliever Jeff Stevens scored a pair to pull Rochester within 4-3. After Valentino Pascucci homered in the third to extend the Buffalo lead to two runs, the Wings responded with three runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth. C.J. Nitkowski was charged with seven runs in 1 1/3 innings. Buffalo clawed back on a two-run homer from Matt Tuiasosopo in the fifth. The Bisons added two runs in the sixth thanks to another blast, this one a two-run shot by Zach Lutz that pulled Buffalo within 10-9. But the Herd couldn't complete the comeback. Box 1, Box 2

BINGHAMTON 5, PORTLAND 3: Wilfredo Tovar capped a four-hit day by driving in the game-deciding run with a single in the top of the 10th. With the score tied at 3 in the extra frame, Allan Dykstra walked against Portland reliever Michael Olmsted and was replaced by pinch-runner Juan Lagares. With one out, Dustin Martin dribbled a grounder to first. Olmsted received the toss from Travis Shaw, but failed to step on the bag. The righty followed the error by walking Juan Centeno to load the bases. Tovar then lofted a single into shallow center. Lagares scored easily from third and Martin came home as well after a misfire from center fielder Shannon Wilkerson. Brad Holt made the lead stand with a perfect bottom half. Portland left fielder Jeremy Hazelbaker had launched a 2-2 offering from Greg Peavey for his team-leading 18th homer to open the scoring. The B-Mets responded with a four-hit attack in the second against Portland starter Jeremy Kehrt. Centeno bounced into a run-scoring fielder's choice. Reese Havens gave the B-Mets the lead three batters later with an RBI single. Hazelbaker struck again in the third. With a runner aboard, he produced his second homer of the day, giving the Sea Dogs a 3-2 lead. Binghamton used another four-hit inning to tie the contest in the fourth. With runners at the corners, Havens beat out a potential double-play grounder, allowing Tovar to score. Peavey settled down and retired 14 of the final 16 batters he faced, allowing one additional hit. Jeff Kaplan (2-0) bridged the gap to the 10th by allowing one hit over two scoreless innings. Peavey allowed three runs on six hits in seven innings. Box

CHARLOTTE at ST. LUCIE (canceled): The game was called off because of Tropical Storm Isaac and will not be rescheduled.

ROME 4, SAVANNAH 3: Down 4-2, the Gnats rallied for a run the ninth on Albert Cordero’s RBI single. Savannah had the potential tying run at second and winning run at first, but pinch-hitter Dustin Lawley struck out to end the game. The Braves had opened the scoring in the first inning with an unearned run resulting from shortstop Yucarybert De La Cruz dropping a popup in shallow left field. Rome added two runs on four singles in the top of the sixth against Savannah starter Marcos Camarena to establish a 3-0 advantage. Camarena (7-6) completed six innings, allowing three runs (two earned). The Gnats picked up two runs in the sixth. With one out, De La Cruz and Brandon Brown each singled. Gilbert Gomez then delivered a two-run double to pull the Gnats within 3-2. Rome pushed its lead back to two runs in the eighth, when William Beckwith blasted a solo homer off Gnats reliever Randy Fontanez. Box

PULASKI 6, KINGSPORT 4: Pulaski took a 4-0 lead by roughing up Kingsport starter Persio Reyes, who only lasted two innings. In the third, Kingsport got back a pair as Jeffrey Diehl tripled in a run and Joe Tuschak drove him in with a sacrifice fly. Jorge Rivero and Tomas Nido each had RBIs in the sixth as the K-Mets moved within two runs. Carlos Valdez and Luis Rengel threw seven innings of two-run ball in relief. Box

STATEN ISLAND 12, BROOKLYN 2: Cyclones starter Julian Hilario surrendered seven runs (five earned) in the first inning. Back-to-back doubles by Claudio Custodio and Fu-Lin Kuo put the Yankees on the board. Peter O’Brien then singled, before Ravel Santana reached on a fielding error by shortstop Phillip Evans to make it 2-0. Gregory Bird hit a two-run double, but was thrown out at third by second baseman Jeff Reynolds. The Yankees then plated another two runs on four consecutive hits before Hilario was pulled. Tim Peterson entered and got Custodio to ground into a force out, but Daniel Lopez scored. Peterson allowed Bird's solo homer the following inning. The Cyclones ran into more trouble in the fourth. O’Brien hit a two-out single and was plated on a single by Santana. A throwing error by Peterson allowed Santana to advance to second, and he later scored on a single from Bird to give Staten Island a 10-run advantage. Brooklyn plated two runs in the fifth, when Brandon Nimmo homered, scoring Reynolds. Peterson tossed 3 2/3 innings in relief, surrendering three earned runs. Paul Sewald gave up two runs in three innings. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 4.9.12

April, 9, 2012
4/09/12
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ROCHESTER 3, BUFFALO 2: Red Wings shortstop Brian Dozier hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to give Rochester a comeback victory, snapping Buffalo's three-game winning streak. Dozier is hitting .474 to open the season. The Bisons bullpen entered the game with 14 scorelesss innings to begin the season. Protecting a 2-1 lead, lefty Chuck James made his Bisons debut with a scoreless frame in the sixth. But with two outs in the seventh, Dylan Owen (1-1) walked Tsuyoshi Nishioka on seven pitches to bring Dozier to the plate. The shortstop hit a full-count pitch from Owen into deep left field. The Bisons had just five hits in the game, with three coming in a two-run third. Zach Lutz roped a two-out RBI double to give Buffalo the lead. Matt Tuiasosopo followed with a blooper into shallow right field that fell in to score Lutz from second. Garrett Olson started for Buffalo. The southpaw allowed one run on four hits in five innings. He struck out four and received a no-decision. The last two Opening Day roster Bisons yet to get into a game played Monday night. Michael Fisher got the start at second base and was 0-for-3 at the plate. James also made his first appearance. The Bisons will wrap up their season-opening trip in Rochester on Tuesday afternoon. The club's home opener is Wednesday at 2:05 p.m. against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. Box

BINGHAMTON 8, ERIE 0: The B-Mets pounded out 11 hits, including seven for extra bases, and Greg Peavey allowed one hit in his Double-A debut. Every B-Met had a hit. After Peavey retired the side in order in the first, Pedro Zapata led off the bottom half with a triple against Erie starter Ramon Garcia. Juan Lagares gave the B-Mets the early lead by launching his first homer. Lagares had two homers in 162 at-bats with Binghamton last year. Eric Campbell, celebrating his 25th birthday, then shot a double to right-center and Jefry Marte brought him home with a two-bagger. Oswaldo Navarro capped the four-run outburst with an RBI single. Peavey worked around three errors to post 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He struck out five and issued no walks. Peavey capped his night by striking out Brandon Douglas and Tony Plagman in the sixth before Kevin Mulvey replaced him. The B-Mets added to their lead in the fifth on an opposite-field homer from Allan Dykstra, his first long ball of the season. Zach Samuels allowed three runs on two hits and three walks in the seventh. Mulvey allowed one hit and walked two over 2 1/3 scoreless frames. Armando Rodriguez tossed a scoreless ninth to secure Binghamton’s first shutout of the year. Over the last 24 innings, B-Mets pitchers have allowed one run. Peavey earned the win. The B-Mets (2-2) continue their series against the SeaWolves Tuesday night. Left-hander Mark Cohoon makes his first B-Mets start of the season, against right-hander James Avery. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, CHARLOTTE 5: Darrell Ceciliani hit a walk-off homer to lead off the bottom of the ninth. Ceciliani, who went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs, drilled reliever Nate Garcia’s pitch over the right-field fence. In the first, Cory Vaughn doubled down the left-field line to plate Ceciliani to make it 1-1. The Mets took the lead in the third when Ceciliani tripled, scoring Danny Muno. Trailing 3-2, the Mets responded in the home half of the fourth as Francisco Pena hit a towering drive over the left-field fence for his first homer of the season and a one-run lead. In the seventh, Vaughn ripped a solo homer. Vaughn went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Yohan Almonte started for the Mets and allowed three runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings while striking out two and walking one. Adam Kolarek pitched an 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts. John Church allowed two unearned runs with a walk and two strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings. Jeff Kaplan allowed one hit over 1 1/3 innings, but did allow an inherited runner to score on a game-tying single as a part of a two-run eighth inning for Charlotte. Box

SAVANNAH 1, ROME 0 (12 innings): With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th, Luis Nieves singled down the first-base line, past diving first baseman William Beckwith to score Dustin Lawley with the winning run. The Gnats (3-2) won their second game in their final turn at bat on the season-opening seven-game homestand. The pitchers were dominant for both teams. Savannah pitchers struck out 17 Braves. Starter Tyler Pill, in his Gnats debut, shut out the Braves through six innings on three hits. He struck seven and did not walk a batter. Left-hander Jack Leathersich followed Pill and whiffed six Braves in his three innings to keep the game scoreless through nine innings. Jared West earned his first career win with three scoreless relief innings. He punched out four Braves and gave up one hit and a walk. Lawley, the Gnats’ left fielder, led off the bottom of the 12th with a single. An out later, Travis Taijeron looked like he had delivered the game-winning hit when he pounded a double deep into left-center. However, the ball bounced over the wall for a ground-rule double, holding Lawley at third base. The Braves intentionally walked Albert Cordero to bring Nieves to the plate. Nieves drove home Lawley on a 1-2 pitch. The Gnats and Braves play Game 2 of their three-game series Tuesday. The Gnats are scheduled to send right-hander Michael Fulmer to the hill against Braves right-hander Rafael Briceno. Box

Compiled from team reports

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