Around the minors 4.7.12

April, 7, 2012
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BUFFALO 4, ROCHESTER 2: Vinny Rottino celebrated his 32nd birthday with a big day at the plate, driving in the first three runs at Frontier Field. His bases-loaded double in the third drove in a pair and gave Buffalo a 2-1 advantage. The outfielder added a sacrifice fly in the fifth. Rottino rounded out his day with a single in the eighth. He scored the Herd's fourth run on Rob Johnson's sac fly four batters later. That was more than enough for the Bisons' bullpen, which remained perfect in 2012. Justin Hampson worked a 1-2-3 sixth inning in relief of Chris Schwinden. Jack Egbert retired all five batters he faced, including a pair via strikeouts in the seventh inning with Rochester threatening. Closer Fernando Cabrera worked a perfect ninth inning for his second save in two days. The Bisons' most valuable pitcher a season ago, Schwinden (1-0) was sharp. Both runs scored on the righty were unearned. He fanned four and allowed four hits in five innings. Both teams had chances to score early before the bullpens locked the game down. Zach Lutz was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double to lead off the second. In the bottom of the frame, Schwinden threw out Red Wings outfielder Rene Tosoni trying to score on a squeeze. Bobby Scales finished 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a perfect sacrifice bunt in the third inning that set up the Bisons' two-run rally. Box

BINGHAMTON 2, AKRON 1: Left-hander Darin Gorski struck out seven and allowed just one hit over six scoreless innings. Gorski, last year’s Florida State League Pitcher of the Year, started his Double-A career on the right foot by retiring the side in order in the first inning. The Mount Joy, Pa., native faced one over the minimum and never allowed an Akron Aero to reach second base. The southpaw got all the offense he needed from the B-Mets in the first inning. Matt den Dekker doubled to left-center off Steven Wright and scored two batters later on Allan Dykstra’s hard-hit single up the middle. It was Dykstra’s first RBI of the year. Wright settled down after the first and did not allow another run. He departed with two outs in the sixth and a runner at third. Rob Bryson got the call from the bullpen and struck out Eric Campbell to thwart the B-Mets’ would-be insurance run. Erik Turgeon took over for Gorski in the seventh and produced a scoreless inning. Turgeon fanned Nick Weglarz, who stranded runners at second and third. The B-Mets added to the lead in the seventh. Jefry Marte hit a wind-aided triple to lead off against Bryson. He scored on Oswaldo Navarro’s sacrifice fly. Robert Carson, in his first full season as a reliever, entered in the eighth and overpowered Adam Abraham and Davis Stoneburner to rack up two strikeouts. His solid appearance came to an abrupt end when Roberto Perez launched an opposite-field home run over the right-field fence to cut the B-Mets' lead to 2-1. Josh Edgin took over in the ninth after Binghamton failed to cash in with the bases loaded a half-inning earlier. The left-hander worked around a two-out walk to Chun Chen and got stellar defense from shortstop Sean Kazmar to earn his first Double-A save. Kazmar was involved in all three outs in the inning. Gorski earned the win, his first as B-Met. The B-Mets (1-2) enjoy a day off Sunday before welcoming in the Erie SeaWolves for a three-game set starting Monday. Right-hander Greg Peavey makes his B-Mets debut. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, BRADENTON 2: Chase Huchingson limited the Marauders to three hits and a walk while striking out five in 6 2/3 innings in his Florida State League debut. Danny Muno had a double and triple and scored twice. Darrell Ceciliani had two RBIs. Box

SAVANNAH 7, AUGUSTA 1: Aderlin Rodriguez belted a three-run homer in a five-run while also committing his fifth error at third base in three games. Brian Harrison had two doubles and an RBI. Dustin Lawley went 3-for-4 and scored twice. Alex Panteliodis, a ninth-round draft pick from the University of Florida last June, limited Augusta to an unearned run in five innings in his professional debut. He had arrived from college with a hip injury the Mets knew about and did not pitch last season with the organization. Tyson Seng, T.J. Chism and Jared West combined for four scoreless relief innings. 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
.295 7 39 60
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 18
RBIL. Duda 57
RD. Murphy 60
OPSL. Duda .856
WB. Colon 10
ERAJ. Niese 3.23
SOZ. Wheeler 121