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Around the minors 8.26.11

TOLEDO 1, BUFFALO 0: Dylan Owen retired the final 12 batters he faced, but ex-Met Timo Perez's single broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the eighth. Owen threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings with five hits, seven strikeouts and two walks. He departed after 107 pitches (70 strikes). Justin Hampson plunked Will Rhymes and allowed a single to Justin Henry before Perez's game-deciding single. Enrique Gonzalez struck out Zach Lutz, forced Valentino Pascucci to fly out and struck out Josh Satin for the save. Toledo starter Jacob Turner threw six shutout innings, but left with a scoreless tie after allowing four hits, six strikeouts and one walk. Jesus Feliciano’s walk and Luis Hernandez’s single put runners on the corners in the seventh, but Toledo reliever Brayan Villareal escaped by coaxing a double play from Raul Reyes. Villareal earned the win with two scoreless innings. Hernandez and Jordany Valdespin each had two hits. Reliever Jose De La Torre rejoined the active roster before the game, taking the spot of Miguel Batista, whom the Mets called up. Valdespin stole his second base as a Bison. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, ALTOONA 1: Jose Reyes launched a solo homer and Collin McHugh fired six scoreless innings to lead the B-Mets in front of 6,033 spectators at NYSEG Stadium. McHugh retired the side in order in the first inning, capping the frame by striking out Jeremy Farrell on a curveball. It was the first of eight strikeouts for the B-Mets hurler. The Atlanta native allowed the leadoff batter to reach in the second and third, but escaped unscathed using a strikeout to end each inning. McHugh came back with a perfect fourth. Curve starter Michael Colla kept pace with McHugh in the first inning, setting the B-Mets down in order. The righty faced the minimum over the first three, but the B-Mets struck in the fourth. Colla got the first two outs in the frame before Reese Havens singled. With Juan Lagares at the plate, Colla tossed a pivotal wild pitch, allowing Havens to advance to second. Lagares, entering the game 5-for-10 with runners in scoring position and two out since a promotion from St. Lucie, delivered. He drove in Havens with a double, giving Binghamton a 1-0 lead. McHugh worked around a two-out single to post a scoreless fifth, but fell into trouble in the sixth. He hit leadoff batter Starling Marte and allowed him to move to third when he bounced a pickoff throw to first. A one-out walk to Farrell put runners at the corners. McHugh bounced back by striking out Andrew Lambo and inducing Tony Sanchez to fly out to deep right-center. McHugh exited with the lead after allowing three hits and racking up eight strikeouts over six scoreless innings. Reyes led off the sixth and gave the large crowd a charge. In his second rehab game, Reyes ripped a 1-2 pitch from Colla deep over the right-field fence to give Binghamton a 2-0 lead. Matt den Dekker followed with a double and Lagares drove him home with a single. The hit capped Lagares’ fifth three-hit game as a B-Met. He extended his hitting streak to 16 games. Lagares’ hit chased Colla. Tim Alderson entered and shut down the B-Mets, striking out a pair to end the inning. Jack Egbert took the mound for Binghamton in the seventh and was greeted harshly by Altoona first baseman Matt Curry, who homered. Egbert then retired the next three batters and worked around a one-out single in a scoreless eighth. The Rutgers product, who is working back from Tommy John surgery, returned for the ninth and tossed a perfect frame to nail down his fifth save. McHugh earned his sixth straight win. Reyes wraps up his three-game rehab assignment Saturday as right-hander Tobi Stoner (4-5, 5.31) opposes Altoona right-hander Brent Sinkbeil (0-0, 2.25). Box

BRADENTON 3, ST. LUCIE 1

BRADENTON 3, ST. LUCIE 0: Armando Rodriguez tossed six scoreless innings in Game 1. He was in line for the win, but the bullpen could not hold a 1-0 lead. Travis Ozga had given the Mets the one-run advantage, singling home Pedro Zapata in the fifth. The Marauders rallied in the top of the seventh, scoring three times while taking advantage of two passed balls by Dock Doyle. Stefan Welch drew a one-out walk in the bottom of the seventh, but the Mets could not rally. Josh Edgin took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) in the final frame. The Mets managed only four hits, two by Gilbert Gomez. The Mets received another fantastic outing by their starting pitcher in Game 2 as Michael Powers got the spot start. Powers pitched five innings of no-hit baseball before being lifted to start the sixth inning. The Mets could not pick up their starter in Game 2, managing only three hits in the 3-0 loss. The Marauders got to Mets reliever Estarlin Morel for three runs, spoiling the earlier no-hit bid by Powers. Powers allowed with only one Marauder to reach base and faced the minimum 15 batters. Cory Mazzoni tossed a scoreless sixth, but allowed the first Marauders hit of the game. Morel took the loss, allowing all three Bradenton runs on three hits in the seventh inning. Pedro Zapata, Cory Vaughn and Jose Coronado accounted for the only three Mets hits. Coronado was the only Met to reach second base. Zack Wheeler starts Saturday. He is 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA in four starts for St. Lucie since arriving in a trade with San Francisco for Carlos Beltran. Wheeler has struck out 23 while walking five and is holding opposing batters to a .253 batting average in 20 Florida State League innings. Box 1, Box 2

SAVANNAH 7, CHARLESTON 6: Savannah won in the bottom of the ninth on Luis Nieves' bunt single, which scored Blake Forsythe. The Gnats snapped a five-game losing streak. Aderlin Rodriguez and Forsythe contributed solo homers and combined to score five runs. Darrell Ceciliani went 4-for-5 with a triple. Chase Huchington and Ronny Morla (3-3) combined for three no-hit relief innings in relief of Angel Cuan, who was charged with six runs (five earned). Box

PULASKI 12, KINGSPORT 4: Starter Miller Diaz allowed five runs, but only one earned, in six innings. Tant Shepherd homered in the loss. Box

BROOKLYN 7, HUDSON VALLEY 4

BROOKLYN 3, HUDSON VALLEY 0: Trailing 4-0 entering the bottom of the fourth in Game 1, the Cyclones matched the largest deficit they have overcome this season. With two outs, Danny Muno was hit with the bases loaded to force in the first run. Brandon Brown then doubled to clear the bases. Javier Rodriguez gave Brooklyn a 5-4 lead with a ground-rule double after a diving Craige Lyerly was unable to come up with the catch. An inning later, two more runs scored, with a bases-loaded hit batter and walk. Orlando Tovar earned his first save by contributing 2 2/3 innings with three strikeouts and two hits. In Game 2, starter Randy Fontanez struck out three and allowed four baserunners in four innings, but received a no-decision. Right-hander Steve Winnick (3-0, 2.93 ERA) earned the win in relief after tossing a scoreless fifth. The Cyclones broke up a no-hit bid in the fourth with Muno’s leadoff single. Muno was promptly brought around to score by Ismael Tijerina on a double. Later that inning, Richard Lucas kept the rally moving with an RBI triple. He then scored on a suicide squeeze bunt laid down by Brown, giving Brooklyn a 3-0 lead. Left-hander Jeremy Gould tossed a scoreless sixth. Left-hander T.J. Chism allowed a leadoff single in the seventh, but notched his fourth save. Although Williamsport and Staten Island won, Brooklyn's sweep allowed it to gain a half-game. The Cyclones lead Williamsport by a half-game in the wild-card standings and trail the Yankees in the McNamara Division by 3½ games. Because of Hurricane Irene, the Cyclones don’t return to MCU Park until Monday, for a 6 p.m. doubleheader against Hudson Valley. Right-hander Marco Camarena (2-3, 3.27) pitches Game 1, followed by right-hander Eduardo Aldama pitches the nightcap. Box 1, Box 2

GCL ASTROS 1, GCL METS 0: Julian Hilario tossed five scoreless innings. Tenth-round pick Matt Budgell took the hard-luck loss in relief, allowing one run in 3 2/3 innings. Box

Compiled from team reports