Around the minors 6.25.11

June, 25, 2011
6/25/11
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BUFFALO 6, NORFOLK 5 (11 innings): Jesus Feliciano's two-out single in the 11th scored Luis Figueroa for the walk-off win. Nick Evans extended his International League hitting streak to 15 games by doubling twice and walking twice in six plate appearances. Fernando Martinez delivered a three-run homer in the seventh that staked the Bisons to a 5-3 lead. The Tides evened the score a half-inning later with two runs against Dale Thayer. Starter Dylan Owen allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings. Ryota Igarashi tossed two no-hit relief innings, while Brian Sweeney picked up the win with a scoreless top of the 11th. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, BOWIE 1: A day after hitting for the cycle, Josh Satin drove in three of Binghamton’s four runs, and the bullpen combined to carry the B-Mets to a victory over Bowie at Prince George’s Stadium. Binghamton clinched the series with the win and has now won a season-high four straight. The B-Mets scored in the first inning for the third straight game. Matt den Dekker laced a double into the left-field corner off Chorye Spoone to lead off. Jordany Valdespin moved him to third on a swinging bunt that was handled by the catcher for the first out. Satin came up next and served a single into right to score den Dekker. Bowie (36-36) answered against spot-starter Roy Merritt in the bottom of the frame. Jeurys Familia, a top-rated prospect, has been pushed back because of soreness that is not considered serious. Buck Britton singled with one out. After Merritt walked L.J. Hoes, Joe Mahoney dropped a single in front of Raul Reyes in right to plate Britton, which evened the score. Merritt settled in from there and fired a career-high five innings of one-run ball to keep the score tied at 1. Michael Powers followed the lefty and offered up two scoreless innings. Meanwhile, Spoone, who allowed four hits in the first inning, limited the B-Mets to two hits in his next six innings. The Baysox right-hander tossed a season-high seven innings, with nine strikeouts. He retired the final 11 B-Mets he faced. Binghamton (27-45) feasted on the bullpen. Raul Rivero entered in the eighth to face the top of the lineup. Den Dekker led off with a seeing-eye single to right. Valdespin followed and bunted a Rivero offering up the third-base line. Carlos Rojas fielded the bunt and attempted to get the lead runner at second, but his throw was late. With two on and nobody out, Satin smoked a double down the left-field line to plate both runners and vault the B-Mets ahead, 3-1. Allan Dykstra closed the scoring with an RBI single to left. Rhiner Cruz entered after the three-run outburst and shut down the Baysox. He allowed one hit and retired the final five men he faced to nail down his third Eastern League save in three chances. Powers earned the win in relief and Rivero was tagged with his second loss after allowing the eighth-inning rally. Den Dekker rapped a team-high three hits out of the leadoff spot as the B-Mets outhit Bowie 11-4. Satin was 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs and upped his hitting streak to nine games. Binghamton will try for the sweep in the finale of the three-game set Sunday at 2:05 p.m. Right-hander Matt Harvey, the Mets’ top pick in the 2010 draft, will make his Double-A debut opposite rehabbing major leaguer Alfredo Simon (1-0, 3.38). Box

ST. LUCIE 5, JUPITER 1
ST. LUCIE at JUPITER (ppd.):
Greg Peavey allowed one run on four hits and three walks while striking out three in five innings in his Florida State League debut after a promotion from Savannah. Josh Edgin contributed two no-hit relief innings for his first save since a promotion from the first-half champion Gnats. Jefrey Marte had two RBIs, while Robbie Shields and Juan Lagares had two hits apiece in the seven-inning win. Game 2 of the doubleheader was rained out. Box 1, Box 2

SAVANNAH 6, AUGUSTA 5: A four-run sixth lifted the Savannah Sand Gnats past the Augusta GreenJackets. The first-half champion Gnats are 2-1 in the second half and 41-31 overall. Down 5-2 entering the sixth, the Gnats used two singles and a walk to load the bases. Second baseman Luis Nieves and center fielder Rafael Fernandez then drew walks to force in runs and pull the Gnats within 5-4. Shortstop Wilfredo Tovar followed by singling through the left side to drive in two runs and give the Gnats the lead. Tovar was 2-for-5 -- one of three Gnats batters with multiple hits. Albert Cordero, who began the sixth-inning rally with a single, was 2-for-4. Sam Honeck was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored. The Gnats took a 2-0 lead with single runs in the first and second innings. The GreenJackets (1-2/32-41) answered with five runs in the third through fifth innings against starter Ryan Fraser. The big blow was a two-run homer in the fifth by first baseman Josh Mazzola, who also had homered Friday. Fraser gave up five runs on six hits and four walks in his five innings. Gnats relievers Todd Weldon and Ronny Morla combined for four scoreless innings, yielding one combined hit. Weldon earned the win to improve to 2-1 while Morla -- making his first Savannah appearance since May 7 -- earned the save, his fifth with the Gnats. Morla was promoted to high-A St. Lucie on May 9 and was returned to Savannah on June 17. The Gnats and GreenJackets finish their four-game series Sunday afternoon. The Gnats will send right-hander Taylor Whitenton (3-1, 3.34) to the mound against left-hander Mike Kickham (1-4, 4.31). Box

KINGSPORT 10, BRISTOL 3: Brett Mitchell, a 12th-round pick in 2010 out of Minnesota State-Mankato, tossed five no-hit innings and earned the win. Alexander Sanchez and Greg Pron (42nd round, West Florida) had three hits apiece. Yucarybert De La Cruz tripled and drove in three runs. Box

BROOKLYN 7, HUDSON VALLEY 2: The Brooklyn Cyclones (6-3) averted a three-game sweep by defeating the Hudson Valley Renegades (4-4) at MCU Park. After amassing two runs in two games on the road, Brooklyn’s bats produced early and were backed by another positive outing from all-time Cyclones wins leader Chris Hilliard (2-0). With Cyclones on first and second in the bottom of the first, Javier Rodriguez doubled down the right-field line to plate a run and put runners on second and third. Brian Harrison followed with a single up the middle to drive in two, giving Brooklyn a 3-0 lead off starter Jacob Partridge (0-1). Partridge pitched five innings, allowing five runs on seven hits. The Renegades scored a run in the top of the third, but the Cyclones responded with a leadoff double by Brandon Brown. He came around to score on an RBI single by Richard Lucas. With a 4-1 lead in the fifth, Brown deposited a 1-0 offering from Partridge over the left-field wall to extend the Brooklyn lead to four runs. The home run was the first of his professional career. An inning later, Juan Torres added a solo homer that sailed well over the left-field wall, his first of 2011. Up 6-1 in the seventh, Brown slugged another home run to left, extending Brooklyn’s lead to six runs. Hilliard, who tossed five scoreless innings on Monday night against Aberdeen, this time tossed 5 1/3 innings and allowed a run. It came on an RBI single through the left side by Gerardo Olivares in the third. The southpaw allowed seven hits with one strikeout, extending his franchise wins record to 12. Hunter Carnevale and T.J. Chism combined to pitch 4 2/3 innings of one-run ball. The Cyclones, who swept the Aberdeen IronBirds in three games earlier in the week at MCU Park, begin a three-game road set against that club Saturday. Marco Camarena (0-0, 4.50) takes the mound for Brooklyn against Aberdeen’s Aaron Wirsch. Box

GCL METS 4, GCL NATIONALS 3: Box

Compiled from team reports
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.287 7 37 57
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 15
RBIL. Duda 50
RD. Murphy 57
OPSL. Duda .841
WB. Colon 8
ERAJ. Niese 3.13
SOZ. Wheeler 112