Around the minors 5.16.10


NORFOLK 5, BUFFALO 4: The Bisons’ four-game winning streak came to an end. The Tides took an early 2-0 advantage in the top of the first inning and, although the Bisons threatened to take the lead several times, Norfolk never relinquished it. The Herd got an RBI double from Andy Green, scoring Russ Adams, in the second inning to make it a one-run game. In just his third game removed from being sent down to the minors by the Baltimore Orioles, Nolan Reimold extended the Tides’ lead to three runs with a two-run homer in the sixth. A two-RBI double by Adams in the bottom of the sixth again made it a one-run ballgame, but the Herd never got any closer. Adams finished the day 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs. Valentino Pascucci got his second homer in three games with the Bisons since being signed by the Mets before Friday's series opener. Bobby Livingston dropped to 1-5. He gave up four runs on five hits in six innings. Mike Hessman went 0-for-3, ending his hitting streak at 10 games. Josh Thole went 0-for-4 in his first game back with the Bisons after being optioned by the Mets on Saturday with Henry Blanco rejoining the big league club. Right-hander Kiko Calero was released by the Mets before the game. Despite Sunday’s loss, the Bisons’ 21-16 record through the first 37 games is an 11-win improvement from last season (10-27). Boxscore

TRENTON 13, BINGHAMTON 7: Nick Evans broke out of a slump with a two-hit performance including his sixth homer of the year -- a two-run, first-inning shot -- but Binghamton could not keep up with Trenton’s scoring attack. Evans came into the game mired in a 1-for-15 slide before hitting the long ball. The B-Mets have now lost six in a row. Binghamton (19-18) jumped on Thunder starter Jeremy Bleich in the first inning. The erratic lefty walked Jonathan Malo with one out leading to Evans, who sent his homer over the wall in right, making it 2-0 B-Mets. Trenton (21-15) responded in the bottom half with a homer of its own. Daniel Brewer lined a 3-2 offering from Scott Shaw over the center-field wall to get within a run. The B-Mets struck back in the second. Carlos Guzman singled to start things. Jose Coronado followed with a single to left-center that moved Guzman to third. Michael Moras’ groundout to the pitcher advanced Coronado to scoring position. With Hector Pellot at the plate, Bleich fired a pitch to the backstop, scoring Guzman. Pellot followed with a sacrifice fly to center that plated Coronado, extending the lead to 4-1. In the fifth, the Thunder took command. Shaw, who had not allowed a run since the homer in the first, permitted a single to Kevin Smith to start a rally. Edwar Gonzalez stepped in next and swung at the first pitch, sending Shaw’s fastball over the wall in left, cutting the deficit to one run. With two on and two out, David Adams singled home a run to tie the score. The decisive blow was delivered by Brandon Laird, who jacked a three-run homer to left, giving the Thunder a 7-4 advantage. Binghamton answered with two runs in the sixth to get within a run, but would get no closer. Trenton put up a five-spot in the sixth to take a commanding lead. Shaw was charged with his second straight loss after allowing seven runs over 4 1/3 innings. Shaw gave up a season-high three homers. Boxscore

ST. LUCIE 5, DAYTONA 3: Boxscore

AUGUSTA 1, SAVANNAH 0 (18 innings): With one out in the 18th, Ryan Lollis singled, chasing Gnats reliever Brandon Sage in favor of John Church. Evan Crawford greeted him with a single, and the ball was misplayed by right fielder Cesar Puello, allowing Lollis to score from first on the error. Shortstop Wilmer Flores, who is leading the South Atlantic League in batting, was 3-for-6 with a double to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. He was intentionally walks twice. Left fielder Juan Lagares was 2-for-7 to run his hitting streak to eight straight games. Starter Armando Rodriguez gave Savannah seven scoreless innings during which he allowed three hits. Collin McHugh (five innings), Michael Powers (three innings) and Sage (2 1/3 innings) then held the GreenJackets in check until the 18th. The game was the longest for the Gnats since becoming a Mets affiliate at the beginning of the 2007 season. Boxscore

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