New York Mets: Dominic Smith

Minors 7.20.14: Oswalt blanks Cutters

July, 20, 2014
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SALT LAKE 3, LAS VEGAS 0: Caleb Clay went the distance in a three-hit shutout for the Bees. Rafael Montero allowed one run on five hits and three walks in four innings in his first Triple-A appearance since June 14. Montero had been dealing with a strained left oblique. Wilmer Flores went 1-for-4 with a seventh-inning single to extend his hitting streak to 21 games. That is the longest streak by a Las Vegas player since J.P. Arencibia had a 21-game streak in 2010 while Vegas was affiliated with the Blue Jays. The Vegas record is 37 games by Joey Cora in 1989. Erik Goeddel allowed two runs in the sixth. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, TRENTON 2: Brian Burgamy belted a pair of two-run homers and Dustin Lawley contributed his team-leading 18th long ball. With Kyle Johnson on second base,

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Burgamy launched the first pitch he saw from Dan Camarena in the first inning into the rail yard beyond the left-field wall. Burgamy snapped an 0-for-18 drought with the shot. Lawley followed by lining an 0-1 pitch just over the left-field fence, giving Binghamton a 3-0 lead. Burgamy struck again in the fifth. After Dilson Herrera ripped his first triple as a B-Met, Burgamy blistered the first pitch he saw off the message board in left field for his 17th homer and a 5-0 lead. B-Mets starter Greg Peavey retired the first five Thunder batters he faced before surrendering a double to Tyler Austin. Peavey responded by retiring 13 of the next 14 batters he faced. Trenton threatened in the seventh, putting the first two aboard via a hit batter and a single. Peavey rebounded with consecutive strikeouts before Francisco Arcia looped a single to shallow left. Rob Segedin scampered home from second with Trenton’s first run before Gary Sanchez was nabbed at third on the play. The Thunder pulled within three runs in the eighth against reliever Jack Leathersich. After Casey Stevenson advanced to third on a double play, Ben Gamel lined an RBI single. Cody Satterwhite worked around a two-out single in a scoreless ninth to secure his eighth save. Peavey (7-1) allowed one run on four hits while collecting seven strikeouts over seven innings. Box

TAMPA 4, ST. LUCIE 1: The Mets mustered five hits, with their lone run coming on a two-out homer in the first inning from L.J. Mazzilli. Aderlin Rodriguez hit a ground-rule double later in the first, but the Mets ultimately stranded the bases loaded when Miguel Sulbaran got Gavin Cecchini to ground into a fielder's choice. Tampa relievers Jacob Lindgren, Brett Gerritse and Cesar Vargas held the Mets to one hit over four innings. Dante Bichette Jr. gave the Yankees the lead for good with an opposite-field two-run homer over the short porch in right field in the fourth. Eric Jagielo lined a homer just fair in the right-field corner and chased starter Luis Cessa in the sixth inning while making the score 3-1. Cessa pitched 5 2/3 innings and struck out six. Danny Oh added an RBI single against Robert Coles in the seventh. Box

SAVANNAH 5, LEXINGTON 0
SAVANNAH 3, LEXINGTON 1: John Gant came within five outs of a seven-inning no-hitter

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in Game 1. He notched his second seven-inning shutout of the season. Gant allowed one hit and one walk while striking out eight to earn his 10th win. With one out in the sixth, Lexington second baseman Carlos Garcia rolled a single through the right side of the infield. The Gnats plated three runs in the third inning. Yeixon Ruiz produced a two-run homer and Nelfi Zapata added an RBI double. In the fifth, Dominic Smith drove in two runs as part of a 3-for-3 game. In Game 2, Smith singled in a run in the fifth to complete the game's scoring. Savannah starter Alex Panteliodis held the Legends to one run in six innings. The lone run he allowed came on a lengthy homer by Legends first baseman Fred Ford. Matt Oberste singled in both games to extend his hitting streak to 20 games, the third-longest streak in the South Atlantic League this season. Box 1, Box 2

KINGSPORT 7, PRINCETON 3: Starter Andrew Church limited Princeton to two unearned runs in six innings. Pedro Perez's two-run homer in the sixth gave the K-Mets a 3-2 lead. Oswald Caraballo had a two-run double in a three-run seventh. Box

BROOKLYN 6, WILLIAMSPORT 0: Corey Oswalt tossed seven scoreless innings and

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combined with Scarlyn Reyes on a two-hit shutout. In a two-run first, Amed Rosario reached on an error by Williamsport starter Ricardo Pinto. Jhoan Urena singled to push Rosario to second base. First-round pick Michael Conforto advanced both runners on a groundout. Michael Katz followed with a routine line drive at left fielder Jiandido Tromp. The ball hit off the heel of Tromp's glove and dropped. Two runs scored on the two-base error. The Cyclones upped their lead to 5-0 in the second inning. Tomas Nido contributed an RBI single and Urena had a two-run double. Williamsport’s fifth error of the game came when shortstop Emmanuel Marrero could not track down a two-out grounder by Michael Bernal in the fifth. Conforto, who went 2-for-4 and started in left field in his second professional game, scored from second base on the play. Box

Compiled with team reports

Morning Briefing: Back to work!

July, 18, 2014
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SAN DIEGO

FIRST PITCH: Play ball!

After a four-day All-Star break, the Mets get back to business, trying to build on their 8-2 homestand that closed the first half.

The Amazin’s resume play against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park at 10:10 p.m. ET Friday. Bartolo Colon (8-8, 3.99 ERA) opposes right-hander Ian Kennedy (7-9, 3.47).


USA TODAY SportsThe Mets open the second half facing Ian Kennedy, Tyson Ross and Odrisamer Despaigne in San Diego.


That kicks off a 10-game trip that also includes stops in Seattle and Milwaukee.

The Padres rank last in the majors in runs (279), average (.214), OBP (.273) and slugging percentage (.334). They lost consecutive 1-0 games to the Los Angeles Dodgers to close the first half. However, San Diego’s staff has a 2.08 ERA in 24 games since June 18.

Read the Mets-Padres series preview here.

Friday’s news reports:

Daniel Murphy tells Marc Carig in Newsday that his agents have not had any extension talks with the Mets. Murphy, making $5.7 million this season, is eligible for arbitration a final time this winter. He is eligible for free agency after the 2015 season.

"I think that anybody would be willing to listen to an extension," Murphy told the newspaper. "They're not just passing out at-bats in this league. I don't know what the years or anything would look like. But at the point you come and say, 'Hey, we trust you with 600 at-bats [in each] of the next three to five years,' you're like, 'Yeah, I would like that.'”

• Former Mets GM Omar Minaya tells Mike Puma in the Post that the contribution of holdovers from his regime -- including Juan Lagares, Jacob deGrom, Murphy, Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia -- does not feel like vindication.

“I don’t think that way,” said Minaya, who is currently helping oversee the Padres in an interim capacity after the firing of Josh Byrnes as general manager. “You do your job. And when teams don’t win in [New York], people’s opinions are a product of it. We felt very comfortable and believed we had a plan in place to get athletes, to get good players to the major leagues. And it’s an organization, not just one person. Part of it has been Paul DePodesta and Sandy Alderson. They are part of bringing these guys along. It’s not an individual thing.”

• In a lengthy ESPNNewYork.com article by Andrew Marchand on Mets fandom, Jonathon Niese said: “We are not filling the stadium. Where are the Mets fans when we are down-and-out? They were here in '06 and '07 when we were really good, but we have struggled and they are not coming to the stadium."

• Puma in the Post chats with Terry Collins on the eve of the second half.

On the Mets’ postseason potential, Collins said: “We’ve got 67 games to go and we’ve got 39 in our division. If we end up having a good record against our division, I think we’re going to be in the mix at the end.”

On whether key bullpen pieces are overworked, the manager said: “Hell, I won’t know that until the end of August. That last month of the season is when those guys who are in the big leagues for that first full season, some of that stuff starts to show up. The fatigue, the pressure of 145 games at that time, and you can start to see it … because their minor-league seasons would have been over and they’re still playing. So how they handle that situation will determine how that last month will go.”

Carlos Torres leads all major league relievers with 59 1/3 innings. Familia’s 45 relief appearances trail MLB co-leaders Brad Ziegler (Arizona) and Will Smith (Milwaukee) by four.

• Back from the Futures Game, Noah Syndergaard allowed seven runs in five innings as Las Vegas lost to Salt Lake, 7-6. Dustin Lawley had a three-run homer and finished with four RBIs as Binghamton beat Trenton, 8-4. Michael Fulmer tossed six scoreless innings in the nightcap as St. Lucie split a doubleheader with Brevard County. Read the full minor-league recap here.

• Ron Darling is “extremely optimistic” about the Mets, he tells Bob Raissman in the Daily News.

• Jared Diamond in the Journal asks three questions: Can the Mets continue to produce at the plate? Will the Mets wheel and deal before July 31? And will Syndergaard debut this season?

• Diamond in the Journal also revisits signing Chris Young over Nelson Cruz.

• Justin Terranova in the Post writes that the Mets can become deadline buyers.

• Matt Ehalt in the Record lists five people under scrutiny in the second half: Collins, Alderson, Travis d'Arnaud, Ruben Tejada and deGrom.

• Tim Healey at MLB.com revisits last August’s trade of Marlon Byrd, which yielded Vic Black and Dilson Herrera.

Jeremy Hefner tossed two innings in the Gulf Coast League on Thursday, in his second game since returning from Tommy John surgery.

Zack Wheeler is one of nine candidates in MLB who could demonstrate significant second-half improvement, Baseball Prospectus suggests. The site writes:

Wheeler has walked more than two batters just twice in past 11 starts (after cracking that threshold five times in his first eight games), and he entered the All-Star break with a string of three consecutive starts in which he pitched six or more innings and surrendered just a single run. He has also honed his stuff since last season, adding 0.5 mph to his fastball (which is now averaging 95.9 mph) and diversifying his pitch mix. He has doubled the frequency of his changeup, and though it is still the weakest offering in a repertoire that features a pair of plus breaking pitches, Wheeler has the potential to be dominant if he can refine el cambio. He has also kept the ball on the ground this season, upping his ground-ball rate by 10 percentage points while surrendering just seven bombs across 108.3 innings (only two homers have come since he turned 24 on May 30th), while his component stats have all trended in positive directions.

• Mike Vorkunov in the Star-Ledger looks at the value of catchers framing pitches.

• Mets first-round pick Michael Conforto was in L.A. on Thursday as a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award as the nation’s top collegiate player. The honor went to the University of Kentucky product A.J. Reed. Conforto is due to rejoin Brooklyn on Friday and make his professional debut shortly thereafter.

• Keith Law placed four Mets prospects in his top 50 in MLB: Syndergaard at No. 16, Conforto at No. 32, Brandon Nimmo at No. 34 and Dominic Smith at No. 49. ESPN Insiders can read the commentary here.

• Friday is the MLB deadline to sign players from June’s draft. The Mets do not plan to sign any more of their remaining picks, DePodesta told ESPNNewYork.com. Eleven college-bound prep players went unsigned: Luke Bonfield (21st round), Richard Moesker (23rd), Tommy Pincin (26th), Keaton McKinney (28th), Chris Glover (32nd), Brady Puckett (33rd), Jordan Hand (34th), Jonathan Teaney (35th), Garett King (36th), Tristan Gray (37th) and Kyle Dunster (38th). Bonfield and McKinney are headed to the University of Arkansas.

• The Padres have narrowed their GM search to four finalists, Scott Miller tweets: Yankees assistant GM Billy Eppler, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen, MLB senior VP Kim Ng and Rangers assistant GM A.J. Preller.

BIRTHDAYS: Hall of Famer Joe Torre, who finished his playing career with the Mets, turns 74. ... Minor-league pitcher Robert Gsellman is 21.

TWEET OF THE DAY: YOU’RE UP: Which Mets player will take the biggest leap forward in the second half?
NEW YORK -- The Mets received an immediate return from the Aug. 30, 2013, trade of Marlon Byrd and John Buck to the Pirates, with Vic Black joining the major league club for the final month of last season. The other piece acquired in that trade is thriving in the minors.

After hitting .307/.355/.410 in the first half with St. Lucie, 20-year-old middle infielder Dilson Herrera ascended to Binghamton during a wave of promotions three weeks ago. The native Colombian is hitting .329 with two homers, 13 RBIs and 10 walks in 17 games since the move to Double-A.

Colombia may not produce the same volume of talent as, say, the Dominican Republic or Venezuela. Of the 224 foreign-born players on MLB rosters on Opening Day, four hailed from Herrera’s native country: then Angel and now Pirate Ernesto Frieri, the White Sox’s Jose Quintana, Marlins’ Donovan Solano and Braves’ Julio Teheran.


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Herrera nonetheless said he grew up playing baseball from a young age -- 3 or 4 years old -- and particularly looked up to Colombia-born Edgar Renteria, who played for 16 seasons in the majors, through 2011.

“Colombia is a big soccer country, but I grew up and never stopped playing baseball,” Herrera said through an interpreter.

As for what he particularly admired about Renteria, Herrera added: “On the field he was a really good player, always clutch, and he always came up big for his team. But what impressed me most was how good of a person he was. That’s what I liked the most about him.”

The Pirates used Herrera exclusively at third base in the Venezuelan Summer League back in 2011, after he first signed. Pittsburgh then only used him at second base for the next two and a half seasons, until last summer’s trade. Herrera continued to exclusively play second base after joining Savannah late last season. He helped the Gnats win the 2013 South Atlantic League championship while manning that position.

This season, he is receiving his first professional exposure to shortstop. With St. Lucie, he appeared in 43 games at second base and 19 games at shortstop during the first half. With Binghamton, the split has been nearly 50/50.

“I grew up playing shortstop,” Herrera said. “With the Pirates they turned me into a second baseman. And now I feel very comfortable at second base. But I can still play shortstop.”

As for the trade that brought him to the Mets, Herrera added: “I was surprised. Obviously I wasn’t expecting it. I was sad about leaving relationships and friendships with the Pirates organization, but was happy for the opportunity. I was excited about the opportunity to come to a new organization.”

Organization leaders

Average: John Mora, GCL Mets, .409; Matt Reynolds, Vegas, .358; Jairo Perez, St. Lucie, .358; T.J. Rivera, Binghamton, .346; Emmanuel Zabala, GCL Mets, .340; Luis Guillorme, Kingsport, .333; Jhoan Urena, Brooklyn, .315; Oswald Caraballo, Kingsport, .314; Jeff McNeil, St. Lucie, .313; Dilson Herrera, Binghamton, .312.

Homers: Andrew Brown, Vegas, 15; Dustin Lawley, Binghamton, 15; Brian Burgamy, Binghamton, 14; Allan Dykstra, Vegas, 12; Wilmer Flores, Vegas, 11.

RBIs: Allan Dykstra, Vegas, 56; L.J. Mazzilli, St. Lucie, 52; T.J. Rivera, Binghamton, 49; Aderlin Rodriguez, St. Lucie, 48; Matt Clark, Binghamton, 46.

Steals: Patrick Biondi, Savannah, 18; Dilson Herrera, Binghamton, 16; Jeff McNeil, St. Lucie, 15; L.J. Mazzilli, St. Lucie, 12; Stefan Sabol, Savannah, 12.

ERA: Marcos Molina, Brooklyn, 0.38; Rob Whalen, GCL Mets, 1.71; Octavio Acosta, Brooklyn, 1.96; Corey Oswalt, Brooklyn, 2.08; Kevin McGowan, St. Lucie, 2.20; Steven Matz, Binghamton, 2.25; John Gant, Savannah, 2.64; Robert Gsellman, Savannah, 2.81; Darin Gorski, Vegas, 2.91; Matt Bowman, Vegas, 3.56.

Wins: John Gant, Savannah, 9; Gabriel Ynoa, Binghamton, 8.

Saves: Chasen Bradford, Vegas, 12; Robert Coles, St. Lucie, 12; Randy Fontanez, Binghamton, 10; Akeel Morris, Savannah, 8; Vic Black, Vegas, 7.

Strikeouts: Darin Gorski, Vegas, 94; Dario Alvarez, Savannah, 86; Matt Bowman, Vegas, 82; Steven Matz, Binghamton, 82; Noah Syndergaard, Vegas, 82.

Short hops

Allan Dykstra has been selected to represent the Mets in the Triple-A All-Star Game. He will serve as the Pacific Coast League’s designated hitter in next Wednesday’s game at Durham, N.C.

Dykstra also will participate in Monday’s Home Run Derby. In fact, four of the six participants have passed through the Mets organization during their career. The others who will be competing in the derby: Mike Jacobs, Francisco Pena and Mike Hessman.

• Four Binghamton players were selected to the Eastern League All-Star Game: infielder Brian Burgamy, outfielder Kyle Johnson and right-handers Cody Satterwhite and Jon Velasquez. The 33-year-old Burgamy, 28-year-old Velasquez and 27-year-old Satterwhite all were signed by the Mets out of independent ball. Johnson arrived in the trade with the Angels for Collin Cowgill. The game will be played next Wednesday in Altoona, Pa. Kevin Plawecki and Matt Reynolds clearly merited selection, but already have been promoted to Triple-A.

Wilmer Flores was named PCL Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday. He became the first Las Vegas player to hit six homers in a five-game stretch since Melvin Nieves in 1994, when the club was affiliated with the Padres. Flores had league highs for the week with 13 hits, 12 runs scored and 16 RBIs.

• 2013 first-round pick Dominic Smith is hitting .439 (25-for-57) in 14 games since June 24.

• Baseball America ranked three Mets prospects in its top 50 in baseball: Noah Syndergaard at No. 19, Plawecki at No. 40 and Brandon Nimmo at No. 48. Syndergaard and Plawecki will represent the Mets in the Futures Game on Sunday at Target Field in Minnesota.

Jeremy Hefner is due to pitch one inning in a minor-league game Saturday. It will mark his first game action since Hefner underwent Tommy John surgery on Aug. 28. Hefner had his procedure performed nearly two months earlier than Matt Harvey had his operation (Oct. 22).

Rafael Montero has thrown live batting practice and is due to enter a game this week for the first time since suffering a left oblique strain and departing a Vegas game after five pitches on June 14.

Dario Alvarez is now a two-time South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week. The 25-year-old Savannah southpaw has not allowed an earned run in his past 22 innings, which spans seven appearances. Alvarez is 6-0 with one save and a 0.87 ERA in 16 appearances (six starts) this season.

The Mets credit Alvarez’s success to cleaning up his delivery, which has improved his consistency and allowed him to throw more strikes. Alvarez had been released by the Phillies after spending three years in that organization, and the Mets’ Dominican-based scouts recommended scooping him up.

• 2013 fifth-round pick Jared King returned to action in the Gulf Coast League on Saturday after recovering from a fractured right fibula. King had been sidelined since last appearing for Savannah on May 11.

• Savannah’s winning streak ended at 11 on Tuesday afternoon when Dawrin Frias surrendered a tiebreaking ninth-inning homer to Augusta’s Ryan Jones. Savannah has produced four 11-game winning streaks since 1993, but none has reached a dozen.

Logan Taylor was due to join Savannah after three Gulf Coast League appearances. Taylor, an 11th-round pick in 2012 from East Oklahoma State College, underwent Tommy John surgery last July. He had a 2.67 ERA in seven starts for the Gnats in 2013.

• Princeton product Matt Bowman, whose delivery incorporates Tim Lincecum’s style, made his Triple-A debut Saturday. He allowed two runs in 3 2/3 innings in a 64-pitch no-decision.

• Right-hander Cory Mazzoni has moved to Double-A, which should be a temporary stop en route to Las Vegas. Mazzoni is working back from a strained lat muscle suffered when he started the Mets’ Grapefruit League finale this spring training. The 2011 second-round pick out of NC State has now appeared in three games -- one apiece in the Gulf Coast, Florida State and Eastern leagues -- since recovering.

Rob Whalen, who was off to a torrid start with Savannah until developing an infection on his hand that required surgery to clean out, logged an inning Saturday in the Gulf Coast League. It was his first appearance in a game since May 1 with the Gnats. Whalen had been 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA in four appearances (three starts) with Savannah before the issue arose.

Marcos Molina has tossed 19 consecutive scoreless innings for Brooklyn.

• Left-hander Kurt Horne, the Mets’ 31st-round pick out of high school in British Columbia, is due to make his professional debut Wednesday.
LAS VEGAS 6, RENO 2: Cory Vaughn hit a pinch-hit three-run homer in the seventh inning to propel the 51s to victory. Matt den Dekker, Josh Satin, Matt Reynolds and Anthony Seratelli had two hits apiece. Logan Verrett improved to 7-2, giving up two runs on six hits in six innings. Box

BINGHAMTON VS. PORTLAND (ppd.): The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday, starting at 5:35 p.m.

BRADENTON 11, ST. LUCIE 5: Starter Michael Fulmer took the loss, giving up six runs (three earned) on 10 hits in six innings of work. Center fielder Gilbert Gomez and right fielder Eudy Pina had two hits apiece. Box

AUGUSTA 6, SAVANNAH 4: The GreenJackets broke a 4-4 tie with two runs in the top of the ninth to win it, snapping the Sand Gnats' 11-game winning streak. Savannah starter Alex Panteliodis went 7 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on seven hits, with five strikeouts and no walks. Designated hitter Dominic Smith, first baseman Matt Oberste and third baseman Nelfi Zapata had two hits apiece. Box

HUDSON VALLEY 3, BROOKLYN 0: In the 1,000th game in team history, the Cyclones managed just two hits -- singles by first baseman Michael Katz and second baseman Will Fulmer. Starter Brandon Welch took the loss, giving up three runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings. Box

KINGSPORT 6, PULASKI 4: Left fielder Oswald Caraballo went 3-for-4 with a home run, as did first baseman Luis Ortega, and third baseman Pedro Perez went deep as well on his lone hit of the night. Starter Christian Montgomery went 4 2/3, giving up four runs on five hits, with five strikeouts and four walks, and got a no-decision. Matt Blackham earned a win with 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Box

GCL METS 7, GCL CARDINALS 0: Starter Eucebio Arias pitched five shutout innings, giving up just three hits, to earn a win. Third baseman Alvin Maracaro went 3-for-3 with two runs scored, and first baseman Dash Winningham went 1-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Box
RENO 14, LAS VEGAS 8: Starter Giancarlo Alvarado was charged with 12 runs in 2 2/3 innings. Wilmer Flores' streak of five straight games with a homer ended, but he did drive in two runs. Box

BINGHAMTON 11, PORTLAND 4: Travis Taijeron launched two homers and T.J. Rivera
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tied a franchise record with three doubles. Rivera contributed a two-run double and scored on Jayce Boyd's single in a three-run first against Brian Johnson. Cory Mazzoni allowed three runs in five innings in his season debut with the B-Mets after working back from a spring-training lat strain. In the fifth, Taijeron hit his second long ball, this one off Jeremy Kehrt, to put Binghamton up 8-3. It marked the seventh multi-homer game of the season for a B-Met player. Binghamton blew the game open in the sixth against Michael Olmstead. Rivera doubled with one out and Boyd walked to put two on for Brandon Nimmo. He launched a homer for an eight-run lead. 11-3. Randy Fontanez contributed three scoreless relief innings. Box

SAVANNAH 6, AUGUSTA 1: Savannah won its record-tying 11th straight game behind eight strong innings from John Gant. The Gnats also won 11 consecutive games in 1993 (as the Savannah Cardinals), in 2000 and in 2011. The GreenJackets scored their only run against Gant in the first inning, although right fielder Victor Cruzado threw out a runner at the plate to end that inning. After the first inning, Gant allowed only two hits in his next seven innings of work. One runner reached second base during that span. He improved to 9-4 with a 2.64 ERA. Matt Oberste and Dominic Smith accounted for five of the Gnats' nine hits. Oberste finished 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Smith went 2-for-4 to lift his batting average to .296 in 82 games. Box

KINGSPORT 16, PULASKI 11: Oswald Caraballo and Luis Ortega drove in three runs apiece. After Pulaski broke an 8-all tie with three runs in the top of the eighth, the K-Mets answered with eight runs in the bottom half. Box

HUDSON VALLEY 8, BROOKLYN 4: Jhoan Urena had a two-run homer as Brooklyn built a 4-1 lead, but Hudson Valley scored seven runs over the final four innings. Octavio Acosta allowed five runs (three earned) in 6 1/3 innings. Hudson Valley took a 5-4 lead with a two-run seventh that included a throwing error by shortstop Amed Rosario. Tomas Nido went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in the loss. Second baseman Will Fulmer had two of Brooklyn's four errors. Box

GCL METS 6, GCL CARDINALS 2: Blake Taylor, acquired in the Ike Davis trade, tossed four scoreless relief innings to earn the win. Jared King homered and finished 2-for-4 in his third Gulf Coast League game as he returns from a broken right fibula. Manuel Hilario had two RBIs. Box

Minors 7.6.14: Flores homers, again

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LAS VEGAS 12, ALBUQUERQUE 1: Noah Syndergaard allowed just one run in seven innings, with no walks and eight strikeouts. And Wilmer Flores homered again, his sixth long ball in the past four days. Left fielder Cesar Puello hit two home runs in his return from a concussion. Kevin Plawecki had three hits and drove in three runs. Box

ERIE 10, BINGHAMTON 9 (10 innings): Third baseman Dustin Lawley hit his 15th home run of the season in a wild game. Erie tied it when Steven Moya homered off Binghamton's Adam Kolarek in the ninth. The SeaWolves scored twice in the top of the 10th, but Binghamton scored on a bases-loaded walk and then had the bases loaded with nobody out. Kyle Johnson and Dilson Herrera struck out, and Brian Burgamy popped up to end it. Travis Taijeron and T.J. Rivera also homered for the B-Mets. Box

JUPITER at ST. LUCIE (ppd.): The game will be made up as part of an Aug. 22 doubleheader.

SAVANNAH 8, HICKORY 2: Second baseman Jorge Rivero had three hits and drove in three runs for the Sand Gnats. First baseman Dominic Smith, the Mets' first-round draft pick in 2013, also had three hits and drove in two runs. Starter Robert Gsellman allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings for his seventh win of the season. Box

PULASKI 4, KINGSPORT 1: Catcher Jose Garcia had two of the Mets' four hits and drove in their lone run. Starter Andrew Church allowed just one earned run in six innings, with no walks and two strikeouts. Box

BROOKLYN 7, ABERDEEN 0: Carlos Valdez and Gaither Bumgardner combined on a two-hit shutout. First baseman Michael Katz had two doubles and drove in a run. Third baseman Jhoan Urena had three hits and drove in a run. Box
LAS VEGAS 9, SALT LAKE 8 (10 innings): Noah Syndergaaard allowed five runs on 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings as his ERA swelled to 5.70. Josh Satin (2-for-6) delivered a walk-off two-run single to left field with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 10th. Salt Lake had built a 5-0 lead and led 7-3 in the eighth. Las Vegas then rallied for three runs in the eighth and tied the score at 7 in the ninth on a run-scoring infield by Danny Muno (2-for-3, 2 RBIs). Ian Stewart (3-for-5, double) hit a solo homer in the top of the 10th against Buddy Carlyle to give Salt Lake an 8-7 lead. Las Vegas became the first Pacific Coast League team to 50 wins. Box

NEW BRITAIN 9, BINGHAMTON 6: New Britain tagged Hansel Robles for a season-high

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eight runs in three innings, including five in the first. Dustin Lawley launched two homers in the defeat. He deposited a 2-1 pitch from New Britain starter Jason Wheeler over the left-field wall in the second inning, cutting New Britain’s lead to four. He struck again in the fourth with another solo blast, his third homer in three at-bats dating to Monday. New Britain kept up the pressure in the fourth by getting the first five batters safely aboard. After Mike Kvasnicka blasted a two-run homer, Robles loaded the bases on a pair of walks and a single. Reliever Ryan Fraser entered and collected the final three outs of the inning, while allowing one inherited runner to score. Trailing by six in the sixth, Jayce Boyd bounced an RBI triple off the right-center wall for his first three-bagger of the season. The B-Mets plated two more in the eighth, on RBI singles from Brian Burgamy and Brandon Nimmo. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, CHARLOTTE 4: St. Lucie scored five runs over the final two innings for the

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come-from-behind win. Trailing 4-3 entering the ninth, Gavin Cecchini flied out and Phillip Evans grounded out to open the inning. Maikis De La Cruz then singled and Jeff McNeil walked. Eudy Pina followed with a game-tying RBI single. Gilbert Gomez then produced a two-run double. Paul Sewald stranded two baserunners in scoring position and earned his fourth save in the bottom half by getting Tyler Goeddel to fly out. Starter Cory Mazzoni, continuing to work back from a spring-training lat strain, allowed two runs in five innings. Box

SAVANNAH 9, CHARLESTON 8: After usually invincible Akeel Morris allowed a three-run homer to Gosuke Katoh in the top of the ninth, Savannah answered with three runs in the bottom half for the walk-off win. Following Charleston errors that allowed two runs to score, Victor Cruzado eventually walked with the bases loaded as the winning run trotted home. 2013 first-round pick Dominic Smith finished 4-for-4 with a walk. Morris had allowed only one run in 36 2/3 innings this season before the three-run ninth by Charleston. Cruzado also contributed a two-run homer in the second inning. Box

GREENEVILLE 4, KINGSPORT 3: The K-Mets fought back from a 4-0 deficit, getting an RBI single from Wuilmer Becerra in the sixth and a two-run single from Pedro Perez in the seventh. However, Kingsport stranded Eudor Garcia on second base as the potential tying run in the seventh when Jose Figuera struck out and Jose Garcia grounded out. Box

HUDSON VALLEY 8, BROOKLYN 6: Starter Alberto Baldonado allowed five runs on three hits and three walks in three innings. Hudson Valley added two runs in the fourth against Brandon Welch to take a 7-4 lead. The Cyclones pulled within a run in the fifth on Michael Katz's sacrifice fly and Michael Bernal's run-scoring double. Bernal was stranded at third base that inning when reliever Isaac Gil entered and struck out Tyler Moore. Jeff Diehl earlier contributed a three-run homer. Box

GCL NATIONALS 1, GCL METS 0 (suspended): The game was suspended in the bottom of the first. Mets starter Eucebio Arias had allowed a run in the top half. Box

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LAS VEGAS 7, SALT LAKE 3: Greg Peavey, promoted from Double-A before the game, carried a 7-1 lead into the eighth. Allan Dykstra and Brandon Allen homered in the win. Peavey recorded the victory with a season-high eight innings pitched. He allowed eight hits, three runs, issued no walks and struck out three in 99 pitches (67 strikes). It matched the longest outing by a Las Vegas pitcher this season (also Logan Verrett vs. Memphis, June 23). Box

BINGHAMTON 8, NEW BRITAIN 3: Dustin Lawley launched his 11th homer and finished

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with four RBIs as Binghamton won its 17th in 20 games. Binghamton loaded the bases in the second against Taylor Rogers. Rylan Sandoval then plated Brandon Nimmo and Travis Taijeron with a two-run single. In the bottom half, Reynaldo Rodriguez blasted a solo homer against Rainy Lara. Binghamton stretched its 2-1 lead with two-out production in the seventh. After Kyle Johnson was plunked with two outs and Dilson Herrera walked on four pitches, New Britain dipped into its bullpen. Jayce Boyd greeted Adrian Salcedo with an RBI single and Lawley capped the inning by ripping a two-run double. Lawley capped the B-Mets night emphatically in the ninth. Following a four-pitch walk to Boyd, the cleanup hitter crushed an 0-1 pitch from Jim Fuller over the left-field wall. Lara (5-2) surrendered one run on five hits over six innings to earn his first victory since May 17. Three B-Mets relievers combined to allow two runs over the final three innings. Lawley’s production capped a month in which he launched seven homers and collected 18 RBIs. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, BRADENTON 2: Eudy Pina’s two-run triple in the fourth erased a 2-1 deficit.

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Pina then scored on L.J. Mazzilli’s two-out hit for a 4-2 lead. Pina also provided an insurance run with a single in the sixth that plated Maikis De La Cruz. Pina finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs. He batted.375 in June. On the mound, Kevin McGowan took over for John Lannan with two outs in the fourth. McGowan did not allow a run and finished out the last 5 2/3 innings of the game. He only gave up three hits. It was McGowan’s first relief appearance of the season. He started 10 games with Savannah and won his first Florida State League start last week. Lannan cruised until running into trouble in the fourth. He allowed three straight one-out hits, the last a two-run triple by Eric Wood that put the Marauders up 2-1. McGowan entered and struck out Walker Gourley and got a groundout from Taylor Lewis to prevent Wood from scoring. Pirates top pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow had trouble with his command in his start. The fireballer needed 70 pitches to get through 2 2/3 innings. He walked four and struck out five. The Mets had their chances to pounce on Glasnow early, but the only run they managed against him came on Gilbert Gomez's solo homer in the third. De La Cruz went 1-for-3 and scored twice. Gomez went 2-for-5. Box

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SAVANNAH 8, ROME 1: Matt Oberste had his second straight big game for the Gnats. After going 4-for-4 with six RBIs and his first homer on Sunday, Oberste followed that up with a 3-for-3 game Monday that included long ball No. 2. Champ Stuart and Dominic Smith each reached base three times. Stuart singled twice and walked while Smith singled twice and doubled into the left-field corner. Dario Alvarez continued his strong season by blanking Rome for five innings. He earned his fifth win and lowered his ERA to 0.96, with 78 strikeouts against 12 walks. The Gnats improved to 14-2 against Rome this season. Box

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JOHNSON CITY 3, KINGSPORT 2: In Game 1, Oswaldo Caraballo had a tiebreaking two-run homer in a three-run sixth. David Roseboom tossed 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn his first professional win. In the nightcap, K-Mets starter Andrew Massie allowed three runs in four innings. With Kingsport trailing 3-0, Luis Ortega had a two-run single in the fourth. Brandon Brosher is out with a broken fibula. Box 1, Box 2

GCL NATIONALS 3, GCL METS 2: Milton Ramos' single plated Darryl Knight to even the score at 2 in the top of the seventh, but the Nats retook the lead in the bottom half against Darwin Ramos. Former Pirates farmhand Blake Taylor allowed two unearned runs in 2 2/3 innings. He allowed no hits, but issued three walks. Box

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Minors 6.10.14: Ceciliani homers twice

June, 10, 2014
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LAS VEGAS at COLORADO SPRINGS: Giancarlo Alvarado took a no-hit bid two outs into the sixth before Rafael Ynoa singled. Omar Quintanilla went 3-for-5 with five RBIs and finished a single shy of the cycle. Travis d'Arnaud made his first start since a demotion to Triple-A and went 2-for-4 with a walk. Danny Muno was ejected by plate umpire Adam Schwarz in the first inning after being called out on strikes. Box

BINGHAMTON 8, AKRON 1
BINGHAMTON 10, AKRON 5: In Game 1, Angel Cuan tossed a seven-inning complete

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game, limiting Akron to five hits. Kyle Johnson had a first-inning homer and Darrell Ceciliani went deep twice in a three-RBI game. Second baseman Brian Burgamy was ejected in the first inning for arguing a called third strike. Dustin Lawley also drove in three runs. In Game 2, spot starter Hamilton Bennett allowed three first-inning runs in his first professional start, but the B-Mets roared back, scoring 10 unanswered runs. Lawley and Xorge Carrillo homered. The B-Mets turned a 3-all game into a blowout with seven runs in the fifth inning. After a leadoff walk to Rylan Sandoval, Burgamy chased starter Matt Packer with a single. Kevin Plawecki greeted reliever Adam Miller by punching a two-run single into right, giving Binghamton the lead for good. Binghamton hung five more runs on Miller, highlighted by an RBI double by Travis Taijeron and a two-run homer by Carrillo, his first long ball of the season. T.J. Chism (1-0) tossed two scoreless innings to earn his first career Double-A victory. Box 1, Box 2

ST. LUCIE 6, JUPITER 3: Jairo Perez lined a two-out, two-run homer in the

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first against Josh Hodges and St. Lucie led wire to wire en route to snapping a three-game skid. In the fourth, the Mets increased their lead to 4-0. Maikis De La Cruz singled home Cam Maron and Eudy Pina hit a sac fly that plated Aderlin Rodriguez. Mets starter Luis Cessa cruised through three scoreless innings, but he ran into trouble in the fourth. Terrence Dayleg drove in Matt Juengel with a single and Dayleg later scored on a wild pitch to make it 4-2. Cessa got a fielder's choice groundout with the bases loaded to end the threat. The Mets got one run back in the fifth when Gilbert Gomez doubled and scored on T.J. Rivera’s single. Jupiter tried to rally again in the fifth. Viosergy Rosa singled in a run to make it 5-3. Cessa again loaded the bases, but struck out Noah Perio to finish the inning. Cessa surrendered three runs and seven hits in five innings. He struck out three and walked three. Yeixon Ruiz added an RBI single in the sixth to complete the scoring. Jake Kuebler pitched two scoreless relief innings. Randy Fontanez pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth to earn his team-leading ninth save. Maron and Rivera had three hits apiece. With the win, the Mets kept pace with Fort Myers, which won its game against Charlotte. The Mets trail the Miracle by 1.5 games in the Florida State League South Division. Five games remain in the first half. Box

SAVANNAH 3, KANNAPOLIS 2: Trailing 1-0, the Gnats got a game-tying run in the eighth when Amed Rosario tripled and scored on Colton Plaia's single. The Gnats then grabbed a 3-1 lead in the top of the ninth on a throwing error and fielder's choice. Jeff McNeil had walked to open the inning and moved to second on L.J. Mazzilli's single. Both then advanced on Dominic Smith's sacrifice bunt. In the bottom half, Robert Coles surrendered a two-out RBI single to Tyler Shyrock that advanced the tying run to third base. Coles then struck out Trey Michalczewski looking to end the game and notch his 11th save. Starter Ricky Knapp allowed one run on five hits and three walks in seven innings. Dawrin Frias (4-0) tossed a scoreless eighth. Box

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Minors 6.9.14: 'D' falters behind Montero

June, 9, 2014
Jun 9
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COLORADO SPRINGS 11, LAS VEGAS 5: Rafael Montero allowed six runs (one earned) on seven hits and two walks in three innings in his second start since rejoining Vegas. Third baseman Zach Lutz committed two errors behind Montero. Travis d'Arnaud had a pinch-hit single in his season debut with the 51s. Chasen Bradford allowed three eighth-inning runs in his Triple-A debut. Lutz and Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered in the loss. Vegas has lost 17 of its last 22. Box

AKRON 10, BINGHAMTON 2: Hansel Robles loaded the bases in the first inning but limited the damage to one run, on a fielder’s choice by Tony Wolters. Robles settled down after his bumpy start and held the RubberDucks hitless over the next three innings. That success ended in the fifth when he walked Jordan Smith and surrendered a two-run homer to Tyler Naquin for a 3-0 lead. RubberDucks starter Duke von Schamann silenced the B-Mets through five scoreless innings. Following a walk to open his start, he retired 10 straight B-Mets until Kevin Plawecki singled. Binghamton finally got to the 6-foot-5 righty in the sixth. After Kyle Johnson was thrown out attempting to steal second, von Schamann reopened the door by walking Brian Burgamy with two outs. Plawecki followed with a run-scoring double. Dustin Lawley cut Akron’s lead to 3-2 in the seventh by launching his fifth homer of the season. Akron answered in the bottom half against Chase Huchingson, who was making his first Double-A appearance since before last season's 50-game suspension for a drug of abuse. Jordan Smith reached on an error. Ollie Linton followed with a single. Smith raced from first to third and dashed home when Travis Taijeron’s throw from right bounced off his back and rolled away. Francisco Lindor capped the inning with an RBI single. The RubberDucks then produced a five-run eighth. Wolters launched a two-run homer against Huchingson and Linton tacked on a two-run double against Adam Kolarek. Robles (3-4) was tagged for three runs on three hits over six innings. B-Mets manager Pedro Lopez was ejected in the sixth by home plate umpire Alex Tosi for arguing a foul-ball call. Plawecki notched his team-leading 20th multi-hit game. Box

PALM BEACH 9, ST. LUCIE 5: Domingo Tapia and Hunter Carnevale each surrendered three-run homers. Tapia (2-6) allowed four runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. All four runs he gave up came with two outs in the third. Breyvic Valera drove in a run on a comebacker that deflected off Tapia . Two batters later, Alex Mejia clubbed a three-run homer to put the Cardinals up 4-3. That score held until the seventh. Carnevale gave up a hit and walked two to load the bases with no outs. Mejia drove in a run with a groundout. Bruce Caldwell then launched his three-run homer for an 8-3 lead. Mejia added his fifth RBI in the eighth on a single against Alex Panteliodis. The Mets got a couple of runs back against Kyle Barraclough in their half of the eighth. Aderlin Rodriguez drove in T.J. Rivera with a double. Cole Frenzel made it a perfect 4-for-4 night when his single brought in Rodriguez. However, Barraclough got Eudy Pina to pop out to end the threat. In the ninth, Danny Miranda induced a game-ending double-play ball off the bat of Rivera. The Mets scored the first three runs in the second on RBI doubles by Frenzel and Maikis De La Cruz and a run-scoring single by Yeixon Ruiz. However, Ruiz was caught in a rundown and tagged out and Gilbert Gomez grounded out to put the brakes on the inning. Rehabbing Gonzalez Germen entered with two outs and two runners on in the sixth and retired the lone batter he faced. Box

KANNAPOLIS 4, SAVANNAH 2: Starter Kevin McGowan allowed four runs on seven hits and five walks in 4 2/3 innings. He surrendered a pair of home runs. Dominic Smith went 3-for-5 with an RBI in the loss. Tim Peterson tossed 3 1/3 no-hit relief innings, striking out six. Box

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Morning Briefing: A day of rest

June, 9, 2014
Jun 9
5:36
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Andy Marlin/Getty ImagesDavid Wright reiterated he has no regrets signing an extension with the Mets.
SAN FRANCISCO

FIRST PITCH: And on Day 21 the Mets rested.

After playing 20 games in 20 days, the Mets take a day off before opening a homestand against the Milwaukee Brewers.

In Tuesday’s series opener, Daisuke Matsuzaka makes his second start since the demotion of Rafael Montero. Matsuzaka (2-0, 3.21 ERA) opposes right-hander Marco Estrada (5-2, 4.19).

The Mets (28-35) have lost a season-high six straight games. The Amazin’s are a season-worst seven games under .500.

“I guess there’s always a silver lining where you can find good things here and there, but ultimately it’s about wins and losses,” David Wright told reporters postgame Sunday. “These last six days have been losses. It sucks. It’s tough to find those kinds of positives.”

One Mets will not be off Monday. Daniel Murphy and family visit the White House to promote parental rights in the workplace.

Monday’s news reports:

• Wright, who has a no-trade clause, told columnist Kevin Kernan in the Post he is not going anywhere.

“When I signed my extension, I knew that things were not going to be easy,’’ Wright told Kernan. “If I wanted the easy way out, I would have signed somewhere else. The challenge of it, the loyalty to the organization, the direction I think we’re going, yes, we’ve gone through some rough stretches these last couple of years and the last few days have not been easy, but this is the process.”

Paul Lo Duca suggested last week that Wright would be better off elsewhere.

“I love Paulie,” Wright said. “He was one of my favorite teammates. But that is a reflection of his thoughts. That’s not what I’m thinking.’’

Zack Wheeler had the shortest start of his career, lasting only 3 2/3 innings, and the Mets were swept in San Francisco with a 6-4 loss Sunday. Curtis Granderson had two homers in the defeat. Wright had a pinch-hit strikeout, but Terry Collins would not allow the captain to start the game.

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

• With Travis d’Arnaud demoted, Collins said Anthony Recker and former Ranger/Oriole Taylor Teagarden will share the catching duties. The manager expects d’Arnaud to be in the minors for “a while.” Read more in the Post, Daily News, Newsday, Star-Ledger and at MLB.com.

• After working back-to-back days with St. Lucie, reliever Gonzalez Germen may be ready to be activated from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday. Sandy Alderson told ESPNNewYork.com Sunday that team officials needed to first discuss whether there was merit in Germen appearing briefly with Las Vegas for more rehab work.

• Cory Vaughn went 3-for-4 and launched his first Triple-A homer as Las Vegas beat Fresno, 5-4. Rylan Sandoval had a tiebreaking RBI single in a four-run eighth as Binghamton beat New Britain, 7-3. Jeff McNeil and Dominic Smith each had three RBIs as Savannah beat Charleston, 11-6. Read the full minor-league recap here.

Buddy Carlyle, who tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings over two relief appearances with the Mets, cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Vegas.

From the bloggers … Blogging Mets says Mets fans are not delusional, just desperate.

BIRTHDAYS: Right-hander Jason Anderson, who was acquired by the Mets from the Yankees for Armando Benitez, turns 35.

TWEET OF THE DAY: YOU’RE UP: How long should Travis d’Arnaud spend in the minors?

Minors 6.8.14: Vaughn nets 1st Vegas HR

June, 8, 2014
Jun 8
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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 6.7.14: Gnat Gant blanks RiverDogs

June, 7, 2014
Jun 7
11:32
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FRESNO 7, LAS VEGAS 2: Right-hander Joel Carreno suffered the loss. He pitched six innings and allowed six runs. Allan Dykstra went 3-for-3 with a homer in the loss. Box

NEW BRITAIN 6, BINGHAMTON 4: The B-Mets have lost four straight and seven of their last eight games. B-Mets starter Greg Peavey surrendered a game-opening double to Sam Fuld and a single to Eddie Rosario. Nate Hanson drove Fuld in with a single. Two batters later, Reynaldo Rodriguez produced a sacrifice fly for a 2-0 lead. Binghamton got on the board in the second against Pat Dean. Jayce Boyd blasted a 2-0 pitch over the left-center wall to cut the deficit to 2-1. It was his first home run since May 8. In the fourth, Boyd reached on a fielder’s choice and Darrell Ceciliani singled to put two on with one out for Travis Taijeron. He doubled to plate both runners and give the B-Mets a 3-2 lead. After a groundout, Kyle Johnson tripled to extend Binghamton’s lead to 4-2. New Britain came right back in the fifth. Jairo Rodriguez singled. That brought up Rosario, who tied the score at 4 with a two-run blast. The Rock Cats took a two-run lead in the seventh against Jack Leathersich. Kennys Vargas worked a two-out walk and moved to second on Reynaldo Rodriguez's single. Brad Boyer then tripled. Leathersich (1-2) allowed two runs on four hits over 2 1/3 innings, matching his longest appearance of the season. Peavey was tagged for four runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings. Box

DUNEDIN 4, ST. LUCIE 2: K.C. Hobson broke a 2-all tie in the third when he doubled against Steven Matz to score Dalton Pompey and Marcus Knecht. Dunedin's Chad Girado pitched out a jam in the sixth when he loaded the bases with one out. He fell behind Cole Frenzel 3-1, but rallied for a strikeout. Girardo then got Eudy Pina to ground out. Matz surrendered four runs and eight hits in six innings. It was the first start in which Matz allowed more than two earned runs this season. Dunedin struck for two runs in the first inning. Knecht grounded out to score Dwight Smith Jr. from third. Hobson followed with an RBI single. The Mets answered with a run in the second. Frenzel doubled to score Jairo Perez, who had tripled. Cam Maron briefly tied the score at 2 in the third when he doubled to plate Maikis De La Cruz. The Mets went 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position. Perez went 2-for-4 in the loss. He has multi-hit performances in four straight games and has upped his league-leading average to .360. Gonzalez Germen allowed a hit and two walks in a scoreless inning in his latest rehab appearance. Box

SAVANNAH 4, CHARLESTON 0: John Gant limited Charleston to three hits and a walk in seven scoreless innings. Gant (6-2, 2.36 ERA) combined with Tim Peterson and Robert Coles on the shutout. L.J. Mazzilli went 3-for-5 with a walk and two RBIs. Patrick Biondi and Jeff McNeil each went 2-for-5 with an RBI. McNeil is now hitting .346. Dominic Smith also had two hits for the Gnats, who improved to 40-19. Box

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Minors 5.30.14: Nimmo idle with pinkeye

May, 30, 2014
May 30
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EL PASO 4, LAS VEGAS 3: Josh Satin had a two-out RBI triple in the top of the ninth to pull Las Vegas within a run, but was stranded there when Zach Lutz ultimately grounded into a game-ending fielder's choice. Starter Giancarlo Alvarado (1-2) allowed three runs in five innings. Box

NEW BRITAIN 4, BINGHAMTON 0: The B-Mets struck out 14 times, went hitless after the fourth inning and went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position in their fourth shutout loss of the season. Over the first four innings, Rock Cats starter Sean Gilmartin allowed five hits, walked one and hit a batter, but prevented Binghamton from cracking the scoreboard. He stranded two runners in three straight innings and racked up seven strikeouts along the way. The Rock Cats struck in the fourth against Angel Cuan. Nate Hanson broke a scoreless tie with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly. After a walk reloaded the bases, Mike Kvasnicka produced a three-run double. Gilmartin capped his night with two less-taxing frames, retiring seven of the final eight B-Mets he faced. In six scoreless innings, the southpaw allowed five hits, matched a season high with nine strikeouts and held the B-Mets hitless in seven at-bats with runners in scoring position. Reliever D.J. Baxendale retired all five batters he faced. Ryan O’Rourke fanned Matt Clark to end the eighth inning. Matt Summers allowed the first two to reach in the ninth before closing out the game with two strikeouts. Cuan (1-2) allowed four runs on five hits over five innings in the loss. He struck out a season-high five and issued three walks. Ryan Fraser closed Binghamton’s pitching tab with two scoreless innings. Box

BREVARD COUNTY 3, ST. LUCIE 1: The Mets had no answer for Austin Ross en route to their fourth loss in five games. The Manatees starter surrendered four hits and one run in seven innings. The lone run came on Eudy Pina's sac fly in Ross' final frame and was set up by Gilbert Gomez’s walk and Cole Frenzel's double. The Manatees scored all the runs they needed in the fifth. With two outs, Cameron Garfield belted a two-run double against Matt Koch. Both runs were unearned. Third baseman Jairo Perez had committed an error to open the frame. After throwing 88 pitches through five innings, Koch returned to start the sixth. He surrendered consecutive singles to Yadiel Rivera and Mike Garza to put runners on the corners. Koch got Jose Sermo to ground into a double play, but Rivera scored to make it 3-0. Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Jose De La Torre struck out the side in the eighth for Brevard County. Mark Williams pitched around a two-out error in the ninth by striking out Pina to end the ballgame. 2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo will miss three days after developing pinkeye. Box

ROME 7, SAVANNAH 6: Blake Brown had a tiebreaking two-run triple in the top of the ninth to help the Braves complete a comeback win. The loss snapped the Gnats’ four-game winning streak. In a 5-all game in the ninth with two outs and nobody aboard, Savannah reliever Tyler Vanderheiden walked two batters in front of Brown, who made him pay with a sharp triple into the right-center gap. The Gnats (35-16) got a run back in the bottom of the ninth when Stefan Sabol doubled home L.J. Mazzilli. However, the game ended with the tying run stranded at second as Matt Oberste grounded out. Savannah had taken a 5-3 lead with three runs in a busy bottom of the fifth. Colton Plaia singled to start the inning and scored on a wild play in which the Braves committed two errors and Gavin Cecchini finished at second. Cecchini then scored the go-ahead run on Jeff McNeil’s double. Dominic Smith singled to score McNeil and gave the Gnats a 5-3 lead. The Braves (16-38) cut the Gnats’ lead to 5-4 on Jake Schrader's solo homer in the seventh against reliever Dawrin Frias. An RBI groundout in the eighth evened the score at 5. McNeil was 2-for-5 to lift his season average to .345. Box

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Minors 5.22.14: Diaz, Gnats toss shutout

May, 23, 2014
May 23
12:30
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FRESNO 6, LAS VEGAS 3: Jeff Walters and Ryan Reid combined to allow four seventh-inning runs as Fresno overcame a 3-2 deficit. Starter Dana Eveland allowed two runs in six innings. Box

PORTLAND 6, BINGHAMTON 5: Mookie Betts produced a walk-off, two-run triple in the ninth to send Binghamton to its fifth straight defeat. With the B-Mets clinging to a 5-4 lead,

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Cody Satterwhite walked Peter Hissey on four pitches. Shannon Wilkerson then had a bunt single. Satterwhite got ahead of Betts, 0-2, before the Eastern League's batting-average leader delivered the game-winning hit. B-Mets starter Rainy Lara allowed three runs on two hits and four walks in three innings. It marked his shortest outing as a starter since he pitched in the Dominican Summer League in 2010. Jack Leathersich took over in the fourth and fanned four Sea Dogs in two scoreless innings. Portland starter Mickey Pena silenced the B-Mets through five innings, allowing one single and one walk. Following a one-out double by Matt Reynolds in the first, Pena retired 15 of the next 16 batters. Kevin Plawecki ended Pena’s roll in the sixth. Following Kyle Johnson’s one-out single, Plawecki blasted a first-pitch fastball over the “Maine Monster." His blast cut Portland’s lead to 3-2. Binghamton took the lead in the seventh. Pena walked Travis Taijeron to load the bases. Miguel Celestino entered and Wilfredo Tovar greeted the righty with a two-run single for a 4-3 lead. Portland answered in the bottom half with a run against John Church. The B-Mets retook the lead against Celestino in the eighth. Jayce Boyd doubled and Dustin Lawley followed by singling into right. Rylan Sandoval, pinch-running for Boyd, scored. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, CLEARWATER 4: Alex Panteliodis earned the victory in his season debut. The former Florida Gator limited the Threshers to two runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out five and did not walk a batter while throwing 87 pitches. With the score tied at 2 in the sixth, Cam Maron, Jairo Perez and Cole Frenzel hit consecutive RBI singles. T.J. Rivera doubled home Dilson Herrera in the seventh to make it 6-2. The Threshers scored two runs against Chase Huchingson in the eighth, but Huchingson struck out Brian Pointer as the tying run to end the threat. Huchingson, returning from a 50-game suspension, was making his first appearance this season. Beck Wheeler worked a perfect ninth with two strikeouts to earn his sixth save. The Threshers are an MiLB-worst 9-35. Brandon Nimmo produced a solo homer in the third. Rivera went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. He leads the Florida State League with 40 RBIs. Box

SAVANNAH 4, LEXINGTON 0: Miller Diaz tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings and combined

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with Akeel Morris and Tyler Vanderheiden on a five-hit shutout. Diaz (5-0) allowed five hits and three walks while striking out eight. Morris upped his scoreless streak to 24 1/3 innings. Vanderheiden lowered his ERA to 0.79. Lexington starter Matt Tenuta surrendered six hits and three earned runs, including Victor Cruzado's sacrifice fly in the second inning that gave the Gnats a 1-0 lead. Tenuta ran into trouble again in the sixth when Jeff McNeil singled home Patrick Biondi. McNeil then scored on Dominic Smith's double to extend the lead to 3-0. L.J. Mazzilli’s eighth-inning homer, his fourth long ball of the season and second in three games, capped the scoring. Mazzilli went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. McNeil (2-for-4) extended his hitting streak to added to 14 games. He upped his average to .347. Box

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.295 8 42 62
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 19
RBIL. Duda 60
RD. Murphy 62
OPSL. Duda .864
WB. Colon 10
ERAJ. Niese 3.23
SOZ. Wheeler 125