Mets Daily Farm Report - 9/4/13: Oh, Brett! Kingsport Season Ends In Heartbreaking Fashion

Kingsport folded in a collapse worthy of the big league Mets

Catch up on all of yesterday’s minor league action from around the Mets farm system!

*All results from games played on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013*

AAA - Las Vegas 51s (81-63)__________________________________

NO GAME (SCHEDULE)

The Pacific Southern Division winning 51s had the night off, and will prepare to take on the Salt Lake Bees tonight, in a best-of-five series. Matt Fox (8-4, 4.59 ERA) is scheduled to take on that elitist snob, Matt Shoemaker (11-13, 4.64 ERA). Las Vegas played ten games against Salt Lake ties this season, and have a .600 record (10-6) against them.

FINAL SEASON STATISTICS

Player

G

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

AVG

OBP

OBP

SLG

E

Mike Baxter

53

187

38

54

7

22

24

27

4

5

.289

.380

.380

.519

1

Brian Bixler

101

309

40

80

5

27

26

89

7

4

.259

.323

.323

.372

6

Andrew Brown

41

153

39

53

7

41

23

34

0

0

.346

.432

.432

.660

3

Eric Campbell

120

341

61

107

8

66

66

60

12

4

.314

.435

.435

.475

7

Juan Centeno

67

213

25

65

0

28

12

24

1

1

.305

.346

.346

.371

3

Collin Cowgill

37

138

26

42

7

19

18

28

5

0

.304

.396

.396

.507

2

Ike Davis

21

75

21

22

7

13

17

18

0

0

.293

.424

.424

.667

0

Lucas Duda

18

62

13

19

0

8

14

15

1

0

.306

.423

.423

.355

0

Wilmer Flores

107

424

69

136

15

86

25

63

1

3

.321

.357

.357

.531

11

Kai Gronauer

18

36

3

9

1

4

2

10

0

1

.250

.289

.289

.417

0

Reese Havens

38

97

9

23

1

8

10

15

1

0

.237

.312

.312

.330

4

Brandon Hicks

95

318

57

90

11

49

29

111

9

2

.283

.348

.348

.450

15

Jamie Hoffmann

116

365

48

101

9

56

22

59

8

1

.277

.327

.327

.436

4

Juan Lagares

17

78

13

27

3

9

4

14

2

3

.346

.378

.378

.551

2

Dustin Lawley

6

20

3

6

1

4

0

2

0

0

.300

.333

.333

.550

0

Zach Lutz

111

399

62

117

13

80

54

102

0

2

.293

.377

.377

.479

6

Kirk Nieuwenhuis

74

282

60

70

14

37

40

78

6

2

.248

.345

.345

.465

1

Francisco Pena

68

218

22

56

9

39

10

40

1

0

.257

.294

.294

.459

4

Landon Powell

28

69

7

11

2

3

12

21

0

1

.159

.284

.284

.290

0

Omar Quintanilla

48

126

26

42

2

18

20

25

1

1

.333

.419

.419

.484

9

Anthony Recker

5

10

3

4

1

4

2

2

0

0

.400

.500

.500

.900

1

Rylan Sandoval

38

110

20

36

4

12

9

26

4

2

.327

.378

.378

.509

5

Josh Satin

60

220

46

67

9

32

43

45

0

2

.305

.420

.420

.491

1

Ruben Tejada

60

240

38

69

2

24

14

30

1

1

.288

.337

.337

.379

8

Jordany Valdespin

16

58

14

27

3

24

8

7

2

3

.466

.537

.537

.759

4

Travis d'Arnaud

19

56

19

17

2

12

21

12

0

0

.304

.487

.487

.554

2

Matt den Dekker

53

179

34

53

6

38

20

46

8

1

.296

.366

.366

.486

1

Player

W

L

ERA

G

GS

IP

H

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

HLD

SV

David Aardsma

1

0

2.05

18

0

22.0

14

5

3

0

15

23

2

3

Giancarlo Alvarado

5

4

3.49

12

12

59.1

67

23

2

2

30

41

0

0

Greg Burke

2

2

4.55

31

0

31.2

33

16

3

2

10

34

14

5

Tim Byrdak

2

0

0.00

11

0

8.0

6

0

0

2

5

10

2

0

Eric Campbell

0

0

36.00

1

0

1.0

4

4

1

0

1

1

0

0

Robert Carson

3

3

4.06

43

0

44.1

48

20

3

0

19

36

6

11

John Church

3

0

3.21

23

0

28.0

27

10

2

1

13

27

4

3

Josh Edgin

2

0

5.91

11

0

10.2

14

7

1

1

2

12

1

0

Jeurys Familia

0

0

0.00

4

0

5.0

5

0

0

0

1

4

0

1

Pedro Feliciano

0

0

0.00

3

0

2.0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Matt Fox

8

4

4.59

20

20

111.2

133

57

11

4

27

76

0

0

Gonzalez Germen

3

3

5.52

35

0

44.0

47

27

7

0

11

51

4

4

Darin Gorski

1

1

6.59

4

3

13.2

17

10

1

1

9

7

0

0

Justin Hampson

6

4

3.63

64

0

67.0

78

27

4

3

27

56

11

2

Aaron Harang

0

0

4.50

1

0

4.0

7

2

1

0

1

5

0

0

Sean Henn

3

5

2.81

52

0

57.2

60

18

0

0

32

49

10

2

Adam Kolarek

0

0

11.25

2

0

4.0

5

5

0

2

3

1

0

0

Aaron Laffey

6

8

6.34

23

22

110.2

140

78

17

10

41

55

0

0

Jack Leathersich

2

0

7.76

28

0

29.0

32

25

2

3

29

47

6

0

Collin McHugh

5

4

3.69

18

18

100.0

109

41

5

7

27

88

0

0

D.J. Mitchell

6

6

7.67

35

14

85.2

119

73

12

3

54

66

1

0

Rafael Montero

5

4

3.05

16

16

88.2

85

30

4

0

25

78

0

0

Dylan Owen

0

3

7.50

15

0

18.0

23

15

3

0

11

12

2

0

Greg Peavey

4

3

5.74

39

1

62.2

67

40

7

2

28

41

1

0

Armando Rodriguez

1

2

4.30

39

0

44.0

55

21

8

3

26

40

3

0

Chris Schwinden

6

9

5.78

29

28

146.1

188

94

23

5

45

89

0

0

Mitch Talbot

1

0

4.15

2

2

8.2

9

4

0

0

5

3

0

0

Daryl Thompson

2

0

3.97

4

2

11.1

12

5

2

2

3

10

0

0

Carlos Torres

6

3

3.89

12

12

71.2

71

31

7

2

19

67

0

0

Cory Wade

0

3

8.50

12

0

18.0

31

17

4

1

7

18

0

1

Zack Wheeler

4

2

3.93

13

13

68.2

61

30

9

2

27

73

0

0

Jacob deGrom

4

2

4.52

14

14

75.2

87

38

6

1

24

63

0

0

AA - Binghamton Mets (86-55)_____________________________________

NO GAME (SCHEDULE)

The Eastern League Eastern Division champion Binghamton Mets finished the regular season with a team-record 86 wins and 55 losses. They look to continue those good vibes with a win over the Trenton Thunder tonight at Arm & Hammer Park over in Trenton. Staff ace Noah Syndergaard (6-3, 3.00 ERA) will be taking the hill for the B-Mets, while Bryan Mitchell (0-0, 1.93 ERA) will be toeing the rubber for the Yankees affiliate. The two teams played each other seventeen times this season, and Binghamton has a winning record against them, taking ten games and dropping seven over the course of the season.

FINAL SEASON STATISTICS

Player

G

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

AVG

OBP

SLG

E

Joe Bonfe

43

110

11

27

1

12

6

31

2

1

.245

.301

.309

3

Xorge Carrillo

34

108

12

32

0

13

8

21

0

0

.296

.350

.352

2

Darrell Ceciliani

113

418

61

112

6

44

29

105

31

7

.268

.322

.380

7

Juan Centeno

6

23

4

6

0

3

0

5

0

0

.261

.261

.391

1

Allan Dykstra

122

372

56

102

21

82

102

123

0

0

.274

.436

.503

6

Blake Forsythe

88

307

36

59

10

33

32

101

3

0

.192

.271

.362

1

Alonzo Harris

101

354

43

77

4

24

34

89

25

9

.218

.285

.305

4

Rhyne Hughes

53

162

20

45

5

30

20

61

1

1

.278

.364

.463

1

Richard Lucas

99

345

42

71

8

32

21

103

5

3

.206

.257

.316

16

Daniel Muno

127

449

86

112

9

67

92

97

15

11

.249

.384

.379

15

Francisco Pena

21

69

4

17

0

4

7

4

0

1

.246

.321

.333

2

Cesar Puello

91

331

63

108

16

73

28

82

24

7

.326

.403

.547

4

Matt Reynolds

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

.000

.000

1

Josh Rodriguez

127

441

77

120

6

52

70

94

5

3

.272

.371

.390

17

Travis Taijeron

65

232

33

57

14

42

24

77

0

0

.246

.322

.504

2

Wilfredo Tovar

133

441

70

116

4

36

33

49

12

7

.263

.323

.340

11

Cory Vaughn

71

262

40

70

10

50

24

78

9

1

.267

.346

.424

2

Travis d'Arnaud

7

27

2

6

1

3

3

9

0

0

.222

.300

.481

2

Player

W

L

ERA

G

GS

IP

H

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

HLD

SV

Scott Atchison

1

0

0.00

4

0

4.0

2

0

0

0

0

4

1

0

Hamilton Bennett

1

0

1.46

8

0

12.1

7

2

1

0

2

12

1

0

Joe Bonfe

0

0

0.00

1

0

0.1

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Chasen Bradford

3

1

0.71

20

0

25.1

19

2

1

0

8

18

7

1

John Church

2

4

3.44

32

0

36.2

30

14

2

0

13

41

9

0

Mark Cohoon

9

5

3.99

25

21

119.2

146

53

9

8

28

89

0

0

Angel Cuan

0

1

4.50

1

1

6.0

7

3

0

1

1

5

0

0

Josh Edgin

0

0

7.88

5

0

8.0

10

7

2

0

5

10

0

0

Pedro Feliciano

0

0

1.26

14

0

14.1

9

2

0

1

2

14

6

0

Frank Francisco

0

0

0.00

2

0

2.0

2

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

Ryan Fraser

1

2

5.63

27

0

38.1

51

24

4

5

26

25

5

0

Jim Fuller

3

2

7.50

9

0

18.0

18

15

1

1

9

27

3

0

Erik Goeddel

9

7

4.37

25

25

134.0

135

65

14

7

58

125

0

0

Darin Gorski

6

1

1.83

14

13

78.2

46

16

1

2

22

67

0

0

Chase Huchingson

3

2

1.61

45

0

67.0

55

12

4

6

29

68

13

1

Adam Kolarek

3

3

1.71

44

0

63.0

47

12

3

2

22

63

10

1

Jack Leathersich

2

0

1.53

24

0

29.1

19

5

1

1

16

55

5

3

Luis Mateo

0

1

12.00

1

1

3.0

6

4

1

0

3

2

0

0

Cory Mazzoni

5

3

4.36

13

12

66.0

70

32

4

2

19

74

0

0

Jenrry Mejia

2

0

0.82

2

2

11.0

6

1

1

0

4

9

0

0

Rafael Montero

7

3

2.43

11

11

66.2

51

18

2

0

10

72

0

0

Dylan Owen

0

0

9.00

2

0

2.0

4

2

0

0

2

0

0

0

Greg Peavey

2

2

3.00

6

5

33.0

27

11

1

4

10

24

0

0

Tyler Pill

1

1

7.58

4

4

19.0

29

16

1

0

8

17

0

0

Armando Rodriguez

1

2

5.95

11

0

19.2

17

13

2

0

7

21

2

0

Adrian Rosario

0

0

10.13

6

0

8.0

7

9

1

1

12

9

0

0

Noah Syndergaard

6

1

3.00

11

11

54.0

46

18

8

0

12

69

0

0

Shawn Teufel

0

0

4.26

15

0

19.0

14

9

2

2

20

21

1

0

Logan Verrett

12

6

4.25

24

24

146.0

136

69

21

3

31

132

0

0

Jeff Walters

4

3

2.09

53

0

56.0

46

13

2

1

16

60

0

38

Jacob deGrom

2

5

4.80

10

10

60.0

69

32

4

2

20

44

0

0

Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (34-30 / 71-60)________________________________________

NO GAME (SEASON OVER)

FINAL SEASON STATISTICS

Player

G

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

AVG

OBP

OBP

SLG

E

Joe Bonfe

3

8

0

2

0

0

0

1

0

1

.250

.250

.250

.375

0

Jayce Boyd

58

209

28

61

4

37

26

29

2

0

.292

.372

.372

.421

2

Xorge Carrillo

2

7

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

.000

.000

.000

.000

0

Jonathan Clark

20

42

5

8

0

1

5

13

4

3

.190

.277

.277

.238

0

Albert Cordero

24

82

9

18

0

6

7

6

1

2

.220

.297

.297

.268

2

Yucary De La Cruz

17

53

3

10

0

8

4

15

1

1

.189

.246

.246

.264

2

Lucas Duda

7

28

4

7

1

5

2

7

0

0

.250

.300

.300

.429

0

Gilbert Gomez

115

366

40

79

1

27

46

110

4

7

.216

.309

.309

.262

11

Brian Harrison

9

32

5

7

1

5

4

4

0

1

.219

.350

.350

.344

0

Brandon Hicks

2

8

1

2

0

2

0

2

0

0

.250

.250

.250

.375

0

Kyle Johnson

48

187

42

52

3

14

17

35

12

5

.278

.344

.344

.380

1

Dustin Lawley

122

469

69

122

25

92

36

111

6

3

.260

.313

.313

.512

4

Cam Maron

84

285

25

67

0

29

38

49

1

0

.235

.327

.327

.295

8

Kevin Plawecki

60

204

25

60

2

37

19

21

0

0

.294

.391

.391

.392

3

Dimas Ponce

10

26

1

1

0

2

2

10

0

0

.038

.103

.103

.038

3

Matt Reynolds

117

433

59

98

5

49

36

80

9

2

.226

.302

.302

.337

20

T.J. Rivera

125

502

76

145

2

51

34

73

6

2

.289

.348

.348

.351

10

Aderlin Rodriguez

62

246

27

64

9

41

11

43

1

1

.260

.295

.295

.427

10

Edward Rohan

1

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.250

.250

.250

.250

0

Rylan Sandoval

63

222

28

54

1

22

16

49

3

2

.243

.309

.309

.320

10

Robbie Shields

93

337

31

78

2

19

25

71

5

5

.231

.287

.287

.312

11

Travis Taijeron

55

188

33

57

9

27

23

54

1

1

.303

.396

.396

.564

2

Charley Thurber

79

277

38

63

5

39

25

64

3

3

.227

.301

.301

.343

2

Cory Vaughn

12

39

5

8

0

3

8

9

5

0

.205

.354

.354

.282

0

Nelfi Zapata

10

30

3

4

0

3

5

10

0

0

.133

.257

.257

.200

0

Matt den Dekker

14

58

8

16

0

4

3

6

1

0

.276

.306

.306

.310

0

Player

W

L

ERA

G

GS

IP

H

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

WHIP

HLD

SV

Octavio Acosta

1

1

5.79

2

2

9.1

8

6

1

0

6

10

1.50

0

0

Hamilton Bennett

3

0

1.96

38

0

46.0

39

10

0

0

12

48

1.11

3

9

Matthew Bowman

6

4

3.18

16

16

96.1

83

34

8

4

31

90

1.18

0

0

Chasen Bradford

6

2

3.71

30

0

43.2

45

18

3

0

9

43

1.24

4

3

Tim Byrdak

1

1

2.19

14

0

12.1

6

3

0

0

7

13

1.05

3

3

Marcos Camarena

0

1

8.83

6

3

17.1

28

17

4

1

12

9

2.31

0

0

T.J. Chism

1

4

2.21

47

0

61.0

52

15

2

4

15

56

1.10

0

20

Angel Cuan

8

3

3.57

27

12

103.1

101

41

14

8

22

82

1.19

1

1

Jeurys Familia

0

1

3.00

3

1

3.0

2

1

0

0

2

3

1.33

1

0

Pedro Feliciano

0

0

1.93

5

0

4.2

5

1

0

0

2

4

1.50

2

0

Randy Fontanez

9

7

3.41

45

0

60.2

55

23

2

4

17

83

1.19

6

1

Frank Francisco

0

0

0.00

5

0

5.0

1

0

0

0

2

6

0.60

1

0

Ryan Fraser

0

0

4.15

5

0

4.1

5

2

0

1

2

0

1.62

0

0

Jim Fuller

1

0

0.84

16

0

32.0

15

3

1

1

16

31

0.97

5

0

Michael Fulmer

2

2

3.44

7

7

34.0

24

13

1

4

18

29

1.24

0

0

Robert Gsellman

1

0

3.00

2

2

9.0

5

3

1

0

5

5

1.11

0

0

Rainy Lara

4

5

3.76

14

13

79.0

78

33

5

6

20

54

1.24

0

0

Luis Mateo

1

1

4.15

3

1

8.2

10

4

1

0

3

11

1.50

0

0

Jenrry Mejia

0

0

4.50

2

2

8.0

10

4

0

0

4

14

1.75

0

0

Wanel Mesa

0

1

10.13

12

0

13.1

16

15

3

1

13

10

2.18

1

0

Bret Mitchell

1

0

1.76

21

0

30.2

19

6

2

1

22

34

1.34

6

0

Estarlin Morel

4

3

4.33

21

0

35.1

40

17

4

1

10

19

1.42

2

0

Alex Panteliodis

6

6

4.75

19

19

102.1

129

54

11

1

29

56

1.54

0

0

Hansel Robles

5

4

3.72

16

15

84.2

83

35

8

6

29

66

1.32

0

0

Cody Satterwhite

2

2

2.78

16

0

22.2

24

7

1

0

13

23

1.63

2

0

Noah Syndergaard

3

3

3.11

12

12

63.2

61

22

3

1

16

64

1.21

0

0

Domingo Tapia

3

9

4.62

23

22

101.1

87

52

3

5

63

89

1.48

0

0

Shawn Teufel

1

0

6.00

7

0

9.0

11

6

0

1

8

7

2.11

0

0

Carlos Vazquez

1

0

2.29

10

1

19.2

15

5

1

1

3

13

0.92

1

0

Ty Williams

0

0

18.00

2

0

2.0

6

4

0

0

2

3

4.00

0

0

Jacob deGrom

1

0

3.00

2

2

12.0

12

4

1

1

2

13

1.17

0

0

Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (34-35 / 77-61)__________________________________

NO GAME (SCHEDULE)

The Sand Gnats ended the regular season with a loss, but they'll look to continue their winning ways tonight, when they take on the Augusta GreenJackets in the best-of-three South Atlantic League Southern Division Championship Series. Gabriel Ynoa (15-4, 2.72 ERA) will get the start for Savannah, while the GreenJackets have yet to announce their Game One starter. The two teams played each other twenty-four times during the regular season. Savannah won sixteen games, while Augusta won eight.

FINAL SEASON STATISTICS

Player

G

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

AVG

OBP

SLG

E

Jayce Boyd

65

249

40

90

5

46

35

32

0

4

.361

.441

.494

3

Albert Cordero

40

129

10

30

0

10

9

28

2

0

.233

.293

.271

3

Maikis De La Cruz

96

349

50

91

3

41

39

81

17

3

.261

.342

.372

3

Yucary De La Cruz

48

170

23

36

0

5

11

35

3

2

.212

.262

.288

4

Phillip Evans

106

350

35

71

2

25

30

60

4

2

.203

.268

.263

26

Cole Frenzel

119

422

51

99

7

60

51

85

2

0

.235

.333

.346

18

Jeff Glenn

70

225

21

44

3

30

34

75

1

0

.196

.303

.276

5

Brian Harrison

23

75

6

10

0

6

6

28

0

1

.133

.224

.173

1

Dilson Herrera

116

442

75

118

11

60

40

116

14

6

.267

.334

.416

0

Kyle Johnson

8

27

1

5

0

3

5

2

2

1

.185

.371

.222

0

Brandon Nimmo

110

395

62

108

2

40

71

131

10

7

.273

.397

.359

7

Eudy Pina

126

450

72

105

10

49

57

123

21

7

.233

.334

.396

4

Kevin Plawecki

65

245

35

77

6

43

23

32

1

0

.314

.390

.494

4

Dimas Ponce

34

101

12

20

0

2

6

20

1

0

.198

.250

.267

3

Greg Pron

56

176

16

33

1

21

25

47

8

3

.188

.298

.256

1

Jeff Reynolds

96

330

31

80

2

33

26

75

0

5

.242

.312

.303

14

Jorge Rivero

33

129

18

36

0

10

11

19

3

2

.279

.340

.333

5

Stefan Sabol

105

365

42

74

8

42

47

116

13

7

.203

.298

.345

1

Nelfi Zapata

23

74

9

16

1

10

8

24

0

0

.216

.298

.257

1

Chad Zurcher

50

174

25

48

0

12

37

30

4

3

.276

.409

.316

3

Player

W

L

ERA

G

GS

IP

H

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

HLD

SV

Matthew Bowman

4

0

2.64

5

5

30.2

28

9

0

1

4

26

0

0

Marcos Camarena

5

4

3.27

17

10

77.0

81

28

2

9

15

39

2

0

Hunter Carnevale

0

3

3.57

44

0

58.0

49

23

5

0

18

66

13

2

Luis Cessa

8

4

3.12

21

21

130.0

136

45

11

0

19

124

0

0

Robert Gsellman

2

3

3.72

5

5

29.0

35

12

2

1

6

14

0

0

Julian Hilario

7

7

3.77

35

5

86.0

84

36

5

3

27

76

5

1

Matthew Koch

6

4

4.70

18

15

82.1

100

43

7

2

4

68

0

0

Jake Kuebler

3

6

2.76

21

11

81.2

75

25

3

7

17

57

2

1

Rainy Lara

4

2

1.42

8

8

50.2

39

8

1

0

6

51

0

0

Seth Lugo

2

2

2.53

5

5

32.0

22

9

2

1

6

39

0

0

Steven Matz

5

6

2.62

21

21

106.1

86

31

4

5

38

121

0

0

Wanel Mesa

2

2

5.46

15

0

31.1

30

19

1

3

19

37

0

1

Bret Mitchell

3

2

2.35

22

0

30.2

23

8

2

0

7

41

0

10

Estarlin Morel

1

1

1.89

10

0

19.0

17

4

0

0

2

15

0

0

Tim Peterson

1

0

5.13

18

3

26.1

29

15

3

1

6

30

2

0

Dimas Ponce

0

0

0.00

1

0

1.0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Paul Sewald

3

2

1.77

35

0

56.0

48

11

0

3

7

67

6

8

Logan Taylor

1

1

2.67

7

7

30.1

28

9

0

1

9

35

0

0

Shawn Teufel

0

0

2.79

9

0

9.2

7

3

0

2

4

11

2

1

Tyler Vanderheiden

4

2

5.97

30

0

37.2

49

25

3

5

21

34

1

0

Beck Wheeler

1

6

2.32

43

0

50.1

34

13

5

3

16

74

1

19

Gabriel Ynoa

15

4

2.72

22

22

135.2

123

41

9

1

16

106

0

0

Short-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (37-37)

BROOKLYN 3, TRI-CITY 6 (Box)

After a slow start to the year, the Cyclones surged late in the season to close the gap and come neck-and-neck with the Aberdeen IronBirds for control of the McNamara Division. Brooklyn's pitching staff led the charge, allowing only six earned runs in 45.1 innings in late August. Unfortunately, the team chose the worst possible time to start a four-game losing streak, their longest losing streak of the season. Over the weekend, they lost a crucial series against Aberdeen, and lost control of the division with the sweep.

Eliminated from playoff contention, the Cyclones began their last series of the 2013 season, a three-game set against the Tri-City ValleyCats, playing for nothing but a .500-plus season. Things didn't get off to a good start for Brooklyn, as John Gant was a lot more hittable than he was in his last outing, when he fired off a complete game one-hitter. The right-hander allowed three consecutive hits to start the game, and Gavin Cecchini and Ismael Tijerina both committed errors on the same play, resulting in two Tri-City runs in the bottom of the 1st. The Cyclones turned the tables on the ValleyCats in the top of the 2nd. Mr. James Roche got things started with a single, and Matt Oberste and Edward Rohan followed suit, pushing one run across the plate. Ismael Tijerina hit into a fielder's choice that scored a second run, tying the game. Those plucky ValleyCats played a little small-ball in the top of the 3rd, and it paid dividends when Gant uncorked a wild pitch with a runner on third, allowing him to score and Tri-City to retake the lead. In the bottom of the 3rd, they added to their lead. After allowing a single, a walk, and a triple, Gant's night was done. His replacement, Cameron Griffin, allowed an inherited runner to score, putting Tri-City up 6-2.

Neither team scored in the game's middle innings. ValleyCat starter Evan Grills continued chugging along, while Brooklyn's bullpen stabilized things. In the top of the 7th, Matt Oberste hit a solo home run off of Tri-City reliever Kevin Comer to cut the deficit by one. His home run would be the last run that the Cyclones scored, though. With the loss, Brooklyn lost their 5th game in a row, and dropped back to .500

Rk - Kingsport Mets (40-27)_____________________________

GAME ONE: KINGSPORT 3, GREENEVILLE 1

GAME TWO: GREENEVILLE 7, KINGSPORT 2

APPALACHIAN LEAGUE WESTERN DIVISION GAME THREE

GREENEVILLE 7, KINGSPORT 3 (Box)

After starter Carlos Gomez got knocked around in Game Two, Kingsport needed to recover and win Game Three of the three game set for the Appalachian League Western Division pennant. Luckily, they had their ace, Robert Whalen, on the mound. For the season, Whalen compiled a 3-2 record, with a 1.87 ERA, 17 walks, and 76 strikeouts in 72.1 innings. Things got off to a good start for Kingsport. In the 1st inning, with two outs, Victor Cruzado hit a triple. The Greeneville starter, Frederick Tiburcio, struck out Jeyckol De Leon for the third out, but Astros catcher Brian Holberton was able to contain what was ruled a wild pitch- De Leon stole first, and Cruzado scampered home from third, scoring Kingsport's first run. Both starters navigated around trouble for the next few innings, until the bottom of the 6th, when Kingsport scored on a crazy play. Yeixon Ruiz walked, and was moved over to third on a sac bunt that turned into an error when Tiburcio threw the ball away. With Dom Smith batting, Ruiz strayed too far from the bag, and was dead to rights when Tiburcio threw the ball over to Greeneville third baseman Darwin Rivera. Caught in a rundown, Ruiz improbably scored, able to evade everyone's tags and haul it to home plate.

In the top of the 7th, it looked like Rob Whalen ran out of gas- he allowed a double to start the inning, and then allowed a single to pinch hitter Angel Ibanez that plated a run. Luis Rengel replaced Whalen, and promptly added more gas to the fire, walking a batter and hitting a batter to load up the bases. Without recording a single out, he was removed from the game in favor of Ricardo Jacquez. Jacquez walked his first batter- a run charged to Whalen- but was able to get the next two crucial outs. The inning ended with the two playoff hopefuls in a dead heat.

In the bottom of the 8th, Kingsport took the lead once again. Almost imitating what happened in the 6th inning, Yeixon Ruiz walked, and made it to third when the Astros pitcher- this time, Sebastian Kessay- committed an error. Jeff McNeil hit a sac fly, and with only three outs remaining, Kingsport had the lead. Jacquez remained in the game to close it out. The first batter, Angel Ibanez, grounded out to Dom Smith at first base for the first out. The next batter, Ariel Ovando, doubled to left, making things very interesting. The next batter, Thomas Lindauer, struck out swinging for the second out. Up came Brett Phillips, the Houston Astros' 6th pick in the 2012, a centerfielder hitting .242/.347/.331 for the season. Strike one. Strike two. Down to their very last strike, Brett laced a double down the line into left that tied the game. Jacquez was removed in favor of Robert Coles, who intentionally walked his first batter to set up the force out at any base. From there, things went tragically wrong. A single down the line scored the go-ahead run. Another single added an insurance run. Greeneville first baseman Chase McDonald doubled, scoring a pair. When the dust cleared, Kingsport went from the brink of moving on to the Appalachian League finals to finding themselves down by five runs. Joe Tuschak popped up to for the first out, Jeff Diehl struck out for the second, and Champ Stuart popped up, fittingly, to Chase McDonald to end the game.

Just like that, the Kingsport Mets season is over...

Rk - GCL Mets (20-40)_______________________________

NO GAME (SEASON OVER)

FINAL SEASON STATISTICS

Player

G

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

AVG

OBP

SLG

E

Wuilmer Becerra

52

173

21

42

1

25

20

60

5

6

.243

.351

.295

2

Brandon Brosher

22

61

10

11

3

6

12

23

1

2

.180

.324

.344

0

Jose Garcia

39

118

11

27

0

12

12

23

1

0

.229

.311

.237

6

Luis Guillorme

41

159

22

41

0

11

17

17

6

4

.258

.337

.283

8

Branden Kaupe

41

131

20

28

0

3

29

33

8

1

.214

.354

.214

10

Vicente Lupo

37

109

13

24

4

15

13

50

4

3

.220

.310

.385

1

Dominic Smith

48

167

23

48

3

22

24

37

2

4

.287

.384

.407

6

Jhoan Urena

47

157

19

47

0

20

13

34

4

1

.299

.351

.376

17

Ivan Wilson

47

160

16

35

1

15

22

65

13

2

.219

.321

.300

6

Player

W

L

ERA

G

GS

IP

H

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

HLD

SV

Gaby Almonte

3

2

2.31

10

7

46.2

43

12

3

5

19

34

---

0

Gaither Bumgardner

2

2

4.68

18

0

25

28

13

0

2

10

23

---

3

Andrew Church

3

3

5.91

9

6

35

49

23

2

2

8

19

---

0

Casey Meisner

1

3

3.06

10

4

35.1

31

12

0

1

10

28

---

0

Craig Missigman

0

4

3.95

9

3

27.1

26

12

3

3

7

22

---

0

Marcos Molina

4

3

4.39

11

6

53.1

56

26

3

7

14

43

---

0

Yoryi Nuez

2

2

3.89

11

7

39.1

38

17

0

9

22

32

---

1

Star of the Night

Tonight, the Star of the Night is us, the fans. More specifically, the Cyclones fans. For the 13th straight season, the Brooklyn faithful have packed out Keyspan/MCU Park, as the Cyclones led the NY-Penn League in attendance for the 13th straight season. All in all, given the destruction that Hurricane Sandy had on MCU Park, Coney Island, and the tri-state area in general, this validates the Cyclones season, despite their failure to make the playoffs, and the possibility of a sub .500 record.

Goat of the Night

I'm not sure who deserves more blame, Ricardo Jacquez or Robert Coles, the two relievers that let the Kingsport game get out of hand. Either way, the Kingsport Mets ended their season in heartbreaking fashion because of the bullpen's inability to put Greeneville away.

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