Around the minors 5.6.12

May, 6, 2012
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BINGHAMTON 2, HARRISBURG 1: Josh Rodriguez singled in the bottom of the ninth to score Pedro Zapata with the winning run for the B-Mets' first walk-off victory this season. Zapata started the ninth with a single off reliever Marcos Frias (0-2) and moved to second on a groundout. With two outs, Rodriguez shot a groundball into right field. Zapata rounded third and scored without a throw after Chris Rahl bobbled the ball in the outfield. Binghamton had been 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Losers of two straight, Binghamton sent Greg Peavey to the mound hoping to avoid the sweep. He delivered his longest appearance this season, allowing one unearned run over seven innings. He struck out three and allowed four hits in a no-decision. Harrisburg scored its only run on a throwing error in the fourth. With two outs in a scoreless game, Rahl attempted to steal third base. Catcher Juan Centeno’s throw to third was off target and rolled into left field, allowing Rahl to score. Binghamton tied the score in the fifth on a throwing error by Harrisburg’s catcher. With the bases loaded, Reese Havens sent a chopper to first that Tim Pahuta fielded and fired to the plate to nab Peavey. Sandy Loen’s throw back to first bounced off Havens’ helmet and allowed Matt den Dekker to score from second to tie the game. Following Peavey’s strong outing, Armando Rodriguez (1-0) took the reins in the eighth. He threw two scoreless innings without allowing a hit and earned his first win thanks to Binghamton’s rally in the ninth. The B-Mets (14-15) open a three-game series Monday against New Britain. Left-hander Mark Cohoon opposes left-hander Andrew Albers. Box

DUNEDIN 5, ST. LUCIE 3
ST. LUCIE 8, DUNEDIN 0:
In the first game, the Blue Jays jumped to the lead with a four-run fourth inning off Mets starter Chase Huchingson. Huchingson (4-2) allowed five runs on seven hits with four walks and six strikeouts. Despite trailing 5-0, the Mets rallied with a three-run fifth. Wilfredo Tovar had a run-scoring fielder’s choice and Danny Muno added an RBI groundout. Still, the Blue Jays limited the Mets to three hits. John Church pitched two scoreless innings with two walks and three strikeouts in relief. In the second game, the Mets scored single runs in the first and third innings. The Mets added to their lead with three runs in the fifth and three in the sixth. Richard Lucas went 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Cesar Puello had three hits, including a double, and two runs scored. Rafael Fernandez also recorded three hits and drove in two. Muno had two hits and hit his third homer of the season. Juan Torres added an RBI single. Kyle Allen pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings and worked around seven hits with three strikeouts. Ryan Fraser pitched 1 1/3 innings and allowed two hits. Hamilton Bennett pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief with two strikeouts. Box 1, Box 2

LAKEWOOD 4, SAVANNAH 0: Lakewood snapped the Gnats’ six-game winning streak. Lakewood (10-18) scored the game’s first runs in the fifth against Savannah starter Rafael Montero. After a single and walk, Gustavo Gonzalez brought home the game’s first run with a single. Two batters later, Gauntlett Eldemire singled to plate the inning’s second run. Montero (2-2) lasted five innings, yielding two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three. Montero entered Sunday with only one walk in 27 2/3 innings, but twice walked BlueClaws shortstop Tyler Greene. The BlueClaws doubled their lead to 4-0 in the sixth with a two-run homer from Aaron Altherr. The Gnats (18-13) collected four hits in the game, and only put one runner on third base all game. T.J. Rivera was 2-for-4 to lift his batting average to .368 in 29 games. 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

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187