New York Mets: Zoilo Almonte

Minors 9.5.13: B-Mets in 0-2 hole in series

September, 5, 2013
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SALT LAKE 5, LAS VEGAS 4: For the second straight game, the 51s suffered a walk-off loss with Robert Carson pitching. Las Vegas now trails the best-of-five series two games to none. After evening the score at 4 in the top of the ninth on Francisco Pena's RBI double, Carson surrendered a leadoff single to Andy Marte in the bottom half. Scott Cousins eventually produced a game-winning sacrifice fly. 51s starter Rafael Montero allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a first-inning solo homer. Box

TRENTON 2, BINGHAMTON 1: The B-Mets mustered only two hits and head back to Binghamton trailing two games to none in the best-of-five series. The B-Mets repeatedly

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threatened against Trenton starter Mikey O’Brien through the first four innings, but failed to break through. They stranded two in each of the first three innings and left seven aboard overall against the Thunder right-hander while failing to capitalize on five walks. Meanwhile, Ramon Flores got the Thunder started in the third by lacing a one-out triple. Zoilo Almonte, playing on major league rehab assignment while recovering from a left ankle sprain, then put Trenton on the board with a sac fly.

Josh Rodriguez put an end to Binghamton’s frustrations in the fifth. After working the count full against O’Brien, Rodriguez homered to even the score at 1. It was Rodriguez’s first homer since July 6. B-Mets starter Darin Gorski preserved the 1-all tie into the seventh. Mason Williams then singled. With two outs and a full count, Ali Castillo doubled as Trenton took a 2-1 lead. Rodriguez’s homer proved to be Binghamton’s final hit. Gorski (0-1) allowed two runs on seven hits over seven innings. Adam Kolarek contributed a perfect eighth in the loss. Facing elimination, the B-Mets continue the Eastern Division Championship Series against the Thunder on Friday at NYSEG Stadium. Right-hander Logan Verrett opposes Trenton right-hander Shane Greene. The two hits were the second fewest ever for the B-Mets in a postseason game. They had one on Sept. 8, 2004 at New Hampshire. Binghamton has left 21 runners on base in the opening two games of this series. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 7.16.12

July, 17, 2012
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TOLEDO 4, BUFFALO 2: Jenrry Mejia suffered the loss, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk in two innings. Matt Harvey, auditioning for Saturday's major league start, took a no-hit bid into the sixth. He departed with a 2-1 lead and two runners in scoring position with two out in the seventh, and reliever Justin Hampson allowed an inherited runner to score to hand Harvey a no-decision. Harvey allowed three hits while walking four and hitting a batter. Adam Loewen homered for the Bisons and Zach Lutz contributed a sacrifice fly. Jason Bay went 0-for-2 with two walks in what should be his final rehab game. Box

TRENTON 6, BINGHAMTON 5: Owning a 5-4 lead entering the eighth, the B-Mets turned to reliever Ryan Fraser. But Zoilo Almonte lined a single off the righty’s leg to start the inning and Melky Mesa doubled. After a walk loaded the bases, J.R. Murphy tied the score with a sac fly. Rob Segedin gave Trenton the decisive lead with an RBI single. It was Trenton's first lead since scoring the first run just three pitches into the game. Jose Pirela led off by crushing a triple against starter Darin Gorski. He scored on the next pitch, once catcher Francisco Pena’s pickoff attempt sailed into left. Binghamton responded with a three-run third against Mikey O’Brien. After singling, Wilfredo Tovar stole second and scored on Juan Lagares' single. Reese Havens then launched a two-run homer, his eighth long ball of the season. Trenton countered in the fourth. Addison Maruszak and Almonte started the inning with back-to-back homers to tie the score at 3. It marked the third time this season Gorski had allowed consecutive homers. Binghamton grabbed the lead back without the aid of a hit in the fourth, during O’Brien’s final inning. Allan Dykstra walked, moved to second on an error and scored on consecutive groundouts. Wilmer Flores added an RBI double against reliever Graham Stoneburner in the fifth. Gorski nearly lost the lead in the sixth, his final frame. With two outs, Mesa bashed a solo homer. Luke Murton doubled and tried to score on a single by Murphy, but was gunned down at the plate by left fielder Eric Campbell. Gorski allowed four runs (three earned) on nine hits. He struck out five. The three homers allowed matched his career high. Fraser (2-2) suffered his first blown save. Box

BREVARD COUNTY at ST. LUCIE (ppd.): The game has been rescheduled for a doubleheader Tuesday.

SAVANNAH 9, LAKEWOOD 8: Dustin Lawley reached in the ninth on a fielding error by Lakewood shortstop Tim Carver and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Lawley then scored the tiebreaking run when second baseman Carlos Perdomo also committed an error. Savannah had taken a two-run lead into the bottom of the eighth, but Estarlin Morel surrendered a pair of runs. Starter Logan Verrett allowed six runs in seven innings. Brian Harrison had three RBIs for the Gnats. Box

KINGSPORT 1, JOHNSON CITY 0
JOHNSON CITY 4, KINGSPORT 1:
John Gant and Shane Bay combined on a four-hit shutout in Game 1. Julio Concepcion provided the lone run with a second-inning homer. In the nightcap, Cristian Chivilli surrendered all four runs (three earned) in three innings. Andrew Massie tossed three scoreless relief innings. Box 1, Box 2

BROOKLYN 7, STATE COLLEGE 4: Hansel Robles surrendered four runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings, but the Cyclones swept the Spikes. With two outs in the second inning, Stefan Sabol, Jayce Boyd and Dimas Ponce consecutively singled for a 1-0 lead. State College evened the score in the third as Tyler Gaffney doubled and Dave Valesente followed with an RBI single. A half-inning later, Boyd singled and Ponce walked. Eudy Pina then doubled, scoring Boyd for a 2-1 lead. Poor defense in the fourth cost the Cyclones three unearned runs. Jacob Stallings walked and Chris Diaz sent a grounder to Richie Rodriguez for a potential inning-ending double play. Rodriguez, though, botched the play. Yhonathan Barrios came up with runners on the corners and one out and grounded into a fielder's choice, allowing Stallings to score. Jared Lakind walked to place runners on first and second with two outs. With Alex Fuselier batting, Robles threw a wild pitch, advancing both runners. Fuselier then singled, scoring two as the Spikes took a 4-2 lead. In the fifth, hot-hitting Brandon Nimmo led off with a single. After a passed ball, Phillip Evans singled, moving Nimmo to third. Alex Sanchez struck out and Kevin Plawecki walked to load the bases. Sabol grounded into fielder's choice, allowing Nimmo to score and moving Evans to third. The second passed ball of the inning by catcher Dave Valesente allowed Evans to score. Boyd walked to put runners on first and second with two out. Ponce again came through, singling to score Sabol and move Boyd to third. Pina then delivered another RBI single to give the Cyclones a 6-4 lead. The Cyclones bullpen contributed 3 1/3 scoreless innings, surrendering one hit and one walk. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 6.10.12

June, 10, 2012
6/10/12
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BUFFALO 4, NORFOLK 2: Back-to-back singles by Sean Kazmar and Corey Wimberly began a third-inning threat. Brad Emaus then bunted the runners ahead, and Fred Lewis delivered a two-run single. A half-inning later, after a double by Lew Ford, former major leaguer Miguel Tejada had an RBI single that cut the Bisons' lead to 2-1. The Tides tacked on another run in the fifth, courtesy of Bill Hall's solo homer against Dylan Owen. However, after Oswaldo Navarro singled in the bottom of the fifth, Kazmar delivered a sacrifice bunt. And Wimberly followed with a run-scoring double. The Herd tacked on the final run in the sixth, on a solo home run by Rob Johnson. Bisons relievers Justin Hampson, Manny Acosta and Fernando Cabrera combined for 4 1/3 scoreless innings. "Our bullpen has been phenomenal lately, especially Cabrera," Wally Backman said. "He's built to be a closer, so to see him deliver the way he is, it's great." Cabrera is a perfect 14-for-14 in save opportunities. Lewis is four plate appearances shy of qualifying for the sixth-highest average (.305) in the International League. Owen is the third straight Bisons starter to last 4 2/3 innings, following Matt Harvey and Jenrry Mejia. Box

TRENTON 3, BINGHAMTON 2 (10 innings): The B-Mets were one out away from securing their first road series sweep of the season, but Shane Brown ripped a two-run single in the bottom of the 10th to give Trenton a walk-off victory. After taking the lead in the top half of the extra frame on a throwing error by third baseman Jose Pirela, the B-Mets looked to Adrian Rosario for the save. The righty recorded two quick outs before Zoilo Almonte dumped a single to right. After Melky Mesa walked, Rosario uncorked a wild pitch, allowing both runners to advance. Brown followed by ripping a 2-0 pitch into left for the game-winner. For the eighth straight game, the B-Mets plated the first run. Matt den Dekker led off the fourth inning with a double against starter Brett Marshall. He moved to third on a groundout and scored when Marshall unleashed a wild pitch. It was the only run Marshall allowed in the game. Binghamton matched a season high by striking out 13 times. B-Mets starter Greg Peavey labored through five innings. The righty dealt with at least one runner in each of his frames. After navigating through four scoreless, Peavey allowed his lone run in the fifth. Jeff Farnham led off with a single and scored three batters later on a sac fly by David Adams. The game remained tied at 1 through nine innings thanks to strong bullpen work. Armando Rodriguez took over for Peavey and struck out four over three scoreless innings. Brad Holt navigated around a one-out double to post a scoreless ninth. Preston Claiborne held the fort down for Trenton in the seventh and eighth with scoreless innings. Lee Hyde pitched a perfect ninth before his defense failed him in the 10th. Juan Lagares started the inning with a single and moved to second on sac bunt. Joe Bonfe followed by sending a chopper to third. Pirela fielded it cleanly, but fired an errant throw to first, allowing Lagares to score from second. Pirela committed another error on the next play, but was bailed out when Pedro Zapata bounced into an inning-ending double play. Rosario (0-1) was saddled with his first loss and first blown save as a B-Met. The runs allowed snapped an 8 1/- inning scoreless streak to start the righty’s Double-A career. The loss snapped Binghamton’s three-game winning streak and dropped them back to one game under .500. Third baseman Jefry Marte, who left Saturday's game after taking a groundball off his right hand, did not play Sunday. He is expected back in the lineup Tuesday. Box

ST. LUCIE 10, CHARLOTTE 3 (14 innings): Hamilton Bennett tossed three scoreless relief innings to improve to 6-0. St. Lucie mustered only one hit through 7 2/3 innings -- on Cory Vaughn's 12th homer this season, in the fourth inning. With two out in the eighth, St. Lucie tied the score at 2 on consecutive doubles by Wilfredo Tovar and Wilmer Flores. The teams traded runs in the 10th inning before the Mets exploded for seven runs in the 14th. Starter Erik Goeddel allowed two runs in five innings in his first. Box

SAVANNAH 1, CHARLESTON 0 (suspended): The game was halted with two out in the bottom of the fourth. Marcos Camarena had tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings. The lone run so far has come on Travis Taijeron's sacrifice fly. Box

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BA HR RBI R
.295 9 54 75
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 27
RBIL. Duda 83
RD. Murphy 75
OPSL. Duda .827
WB. Colon 14
ERAJ. Niese 3.55
SOZ. Wheeler 173