Around the Mets minors 4.25.12

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.

Compiled from team reports