Around the Mets minors 4.25.12

April, 25, 2012
4/25/12
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BUFFALO 12, LEHIGH VALLEY 1: After waiting more than 17 years to get a home run from a pitcher, theBisons got their second this week as Matt Harvey blasted one out in a 12-1 domination of the IronPigs on Wednesday at Coca-Cola Park. Harvey hit a two-run, no-doubter to left-center in the fifth inning off B.J. Rosenberg for his first-career home run. His blast came two days after Dylan Owen left the yard in Lehigh Valley. Owen's homer was the first by a Herd pitcher since John Hope went deep on August 6, 1994 against Indianapolis. Prior to Harvey’s blast, the Bisons right-hander had retired all 12 IronPigs he faced. Following up a 10-strikeout performance on Friday in Syracuse, the Mets' prospect struck out five and walked none in seven shutout innings for the win. The seven innings was a season high for Harvey. His performance lowered his season-ERA almost two full runs from 6.63 to 4.85.

BINGHAMTON 9, NEW HAMPSHIRE 5: Six different B-Mets collected multiple hits and the bullpen allowed just one run over 5.2 innings in a 9-5 victory over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Wednesday night. Binghamton finished with 14 hits, one shy of a season-high. Jeff Kaplan and Elvin Ramirez picked up the slack for Darin Gorski who struggled through 3 2/3 innings. The southpaw walked a season-high four and gave up four runs on five hits. Kaplan chewed up 3 2/3 frames and Ramirez tossed two perfect innings to secure the win. Matt den Dekker jump-started the offense in the first against starter Deck McGuire. The center fielder dumped a double into left and came home on Oswaldo Navarro’s double to right-center. Navarro later scored on a sac fly from Jefry Marte. Binghamton added three more in the second. Rafael Fernandez singled in his first Double-A plate appearance, advanced on Juan Centeno’s double and scored on a groundout by Pedro Zapata. Den Dekker cleared the bases with a two-run bomb to right, his second homer of the season.

JUPITER 5, ST. LUCIE 4: Andres Torres went 1-for-4 at the plate with a double in a Class A rehab start. Third baseman Wilmer Flores hit his third homer in the sixth. Yohan Almonte started and gave up four earned runs in six innings.

WEST VIRGINIA 2, SAVANNAH 1: Alex Panteliodis threw 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball, but Jack Leathersich gave up an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth, and Savannah fell to West Virginia, 2-1, on Wednesday afternoon. Dustin Lawley went 2-for-4 for the Sand Gnats, while Aderlin Rodriguez added a hit and the team’s only RBI. Leathersich retired the first hitter he faced in the eighth, but gave up a one-out single to Junior Sosa. Sosa proceeded to steal second, and moved to third on a throwing error by Savannah first baseman Brian Hanson. Sosa scored on Alan Hanson’s single to left. The Sand Gnats went 1-2-3 in the ninth.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
13 4.14 136 182
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .296
HRL. Duda 27
RBIL. Duda 81
RD. Murphy 74
OPSL. Duda .817
ERAJ. Niese 3.55
SOZ. Wheeler 173