Around the minors 4.13.12

April, 13, 2012
4/13/12
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SCRANTON/WILKES BARRE 7, BUFFALO 5: Yankees center fielder Dewayne Wise took a home run away from Valentino Pascucci and ignited his Scranton/Wilkes-Barre teammates to rally for a rubber-game victory over the Bisons on Friday afternoon. The defeat was the Bisons' fourth in five days. The Herd had a 2-0 lead in each of those contests. Vinny Rottino got Buffalo on the board when he doubled home a pair in the bottom of the first. Lucas May homered with one out in the second inning to make it 3-0. Josh Satin then singled with one out in the third inning to start another rally. But that's when the game changed for the Yankees. Bidding for his International League-leading fifth homer, Pascucci launched a moonshot into the gap in left-center. Wise raced to his right, timed his jump perfectly and reached over the wall to bring back the would-be long ball. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre then scored a run in the fourth and four more in the fifth -- aided by a two-run, go-ahead single by Wise. Jeremy Hefner (1-1) suffered the loss. He allowed five runs (two earned) in 4 1/3 innings. Zach Lutz extended his hitting streak to eight games with a ninth-inning double. May's homer was his first as a Bison. Buffalo's 11 home runs on the season are second most in the International League. Bobby Scales walked two more times and has now walked five times in three games on this homestand. Box

PORTLAND 4, BINGHAMTON 3: Zack Wheeler struck out nine Sea Dogs and stood to be the winner until Juan Carlos Linares launched a two-run homer in the eighth inning for a comeback win. The B-Mets had jumped to an early lead against Portland starter Chris Hernandez. After Matt den Dekker doubled and Allan Dykstra reached on a fielding error, Eric Campbell conquered the “Maine Monster” with a three-run homer. The B-Mets first baseman launched a 1-2 pitch over the 37-foot left-field fence for his first homer this season. Wheeler struck out the side in order in the first and fanned Dan Butler in the second to make it four in a row. He breezed through four innings before pitching himself into trouble in the fifth. Following a leadoff single by Oscar Tejeda, Wheeler hit two batters in a row to load the bases. Yet Wheeler escaped unharmed by fanning Ryan Dent and Bryce Brentz and inducing a comebacker from Derrik Gibson. Portland finally broke through with its first of four unanswered runs in the sixth. Following consecutive hits against Wheeler, Tejeda plated the Sea Dogs’ first run with a sac fly. Binghamton searched for insurance in the seventh by loading the bases on three straight singles to chase Eammon Portice from the game. Caleb Clay entered with no outs and changed the momentum. The righty forced Juan Lagares to pop out and induced Dykstra to bounce into an inning-ending double play. Wheeler’s night was done after six frames. He allowed one run on five hits and struck out nine. He did not issue any walks. Erik Turgeon took over in the seventh and allowed a solo homer to Brentz that cut Binghamton’s lead to one. The lead disappeared on one swing in the eighth against Turgeon. With a man aboard, Linares ripped a 1-0 pitch over the “Maine Monster” to give Portland a 4-3 lead. Aaron Kurcz made the lead stick with a scoreless ninth. Turgeon suffered his first loss. The B-Mets (3-4) continue their four-game series against the Sea Dogs on Saturday afternoon as left-hander Darin Gorski opposes Portland right-hander Billy Buckner. Box

ST. LUCIE 2, PALM BEACH 0: Starter Chase Huchingson combined with Adam Kolarek and Adrian Rosario on a seven-hit shutout. Danny Muno's two-out double in the third scored Joe Bonfe, who also had doubled, with the lone run St. Lucie needed. Box

SAVANNAH 10, AUGUSTA 0: Brandon Brown had two triples and four RBIs. Travis Taijeron and Albert Cordero had three hits apiece. Alex Panteliodis tossed five scoreless innings and combined with Jack Leathersich, T.J. Chism and Jared West on the four-hit shutout. 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
.289 7 38 58
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 17
RBIL. Duda 53
RD. Murphy 58
OPSL. Duda .855
WB. Colon 9
ERAJ. Niese 3.13
SOZ. Wheeler 121