Around the minors 4.15.12

April, 15, 2012
4/15/12
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BUFFALO 10, PAWTUCKET 9 (10 innings): Jordany Valdespin's single in the bottom of the 10th scored Rob Johnson from second to give the Bisons a walk-off win. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak. Pawtucket held leads of 6-0 and 9-3, but the Bisons stormed back thanks to a big day from Adam Loewen. He drove in six runs with a pair of homers. After the PawSox broke a scoreless tie with six runs in the top of the fourth off Herd starter Matt Harvey, Loewen hit a two-run shot in the bottom half. Buffalo added a third run in the inning on one of Zach Lutz's four walks. The deficit grew to 7-3 in the fifth and 9-3 after five and a half. Loewen then launched a grand slam as part of a five-run sixth. A converted pitcher, it was Loewen's first career grand slam. The Bisons completed the comeback in the eighth. With runners on the corners and one out, pinch runner Omar Quintanilla slid hard into second base to break up a potential inning-ending double play. That set the stage for a dramatic win in the 10th. Loewen walked to lead off the inning -- his fifth time on base. Johnson's sac-bunt attempt went right back to pitcher Clayton Mortensen, who pivoted and threw to second for the force out. Although he didn't advance the runner, Johnson made up for it as he stole second on the next pitch. Valdespin followed with a line drive into right-center for the game-winning run. The win went to Fernando Cabrera, who worked two scoreless innings. Jack Egbert retired eight straight batters before Cabrera. Before the game, the Bisons placed reliever Daniel Herrera on the disabled list with a left elbow sprain. Brad Holt was summoned from Double-A Binghamton. He allowed three runs in 1 2/3 innings. Josh Satin also returned to the Bisons. He was placed on the Mets' 24-hour taxi squad as backup in case David Wright couldn't go this weekend. Box

BINGHAMTON 9, PORTLAND 2: The B-Mets set season-highs with nine runs and 15 hits and earned a four-game series split. Greg Peavey fired five scoreless innings to earn his second win in two career Double-A starts. Against Portland starter Chris Balcom-Miller in the first, Matt den Dekker started the attack with his first homer of the season. Juan Lagares followed with a walk and stole second. That paid dividends when Jefry Marte singled him home. An error by Ryan Dent at second prolonged the inning, and Josh Rodriguez made Portland pay by lining an RBI single. The B-Mets tacked on two more runs in the second. Juan Centeno and Sean Kazmar began the rally with singles. Lagares' ensuing walk started a parade around the bases. Balcom-Miller’s day ended after he walked Eric Campbell to force in a run. Michael Lee entered and walked the first man he faced, Oswaldo Navarro, to kick Binghamton’s lead to five runs. Navarro had replaced Marte (hamstring tightness, according to the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin) in the second inning. Meanwhile, Peavey has not allowed a run in the first 10 2/3 innings with the B-Mets. He allowed four hits, struck out four and issued one walk. In his final inning, he allowed a pair singles but retired the final three Sea Dogs. Binghamton added to its lead with a run on Heiker Meneses’ throwing error in the fifth and another on Navarro’s solo homer over the “Maine Monster” in the seventh. Travis Ozga lined a two-run homer to right in the ninth. It was his first home run since August 2010, when he was a member of the Savannah Sand Gnats. B-Mets reliever Armando Rodriguez took over in the sixth and cruised through three innings. The right-hander faced one over the minimum, striking out five. The Sea Dogs finally cracked the scoreboard by plating two runs on four hits against Erik Turgeon. He was replaced by Josh Edgin, who retired the only batter he faced. The B-Mets (4-5) open a three-game series in New Hampshire on Monday. Left-hander Mark Cohoon opposes right-hander Ryan Tepera. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, CHARLOTTE 4: St. Lucie took a 5-4 lead with a four-run seventh highlighted by Francisco Pena's two-run double, followed by a two-run single from Danny Muno. Ryan Fraser tossed two scoreless, no-hit innings to pick up the win in relief. Box

SAVANNAH 6, AUGUSTA 1: After posting consecutive shutouts, the Gnats took a scoreless effort into the eighth inning Sunday behind six scoreless innings from Tyler Pill. Augusta finally broke through with an unearned run against Tyson Seng, after third baseman Aderlin Rodriguez committed his seventh error of the young season. Rodriguez, Dustin Lawley and Travis Taijeron all homered for the Gnats. 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
Juan Lagares
BA HR RBI R
.314 1 7 8
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 3
RBIL. Duda 8
RE. Young Jr. 12
OPSJ. Lagares .816
WC. Torres 2
ERAJ. Mejia 2.81
SOJ. Mejia 18

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