Around the minors 5.21.12

May, 22, 2012
5/22/12
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INDIANAPOLIS 8, BUFFALO 6: Two ninth-inning errors were the deciding factor. Oswaldo Navarro, who replaced starting shortstop Omar Quintanilla in the ninth, attempted to retire Starling Marte at first base, but the throw was wide left. The error put Marte at second with no outs. After a perfectly placed sacrifice bunt by Alex Presley, catcher Lucas May fired a throw to first to try to get Presley, but the throw was offline. Josh Edgin then hit Matt Hague with a pitch, setting up Jordy Mercer to line the decisive two-run single. The Bisons have committed nine errors in the past three games. Trailing 6-3 in the seventh, Corey Wimberly and Fred Lewis had back-to-back singles with one out. After Josh Satin walked, Wimberly scored on Jose Morales' passed ball to cut the deficit to 6-4. Valentino Pascucci's sacrifice fly then pulled Buffalo within a run. Navarro doubled in the eighth to bring in Dustin Martin to tie the score at 6. Satin is 6-for-11 in his past four games, with six walks. Box

NEW BRITAIN 10, BINGHAMTON 7: The B-Mets scored five runs in the ninth inning, but could not overcome an early deficit. After waiting through a 74-minute rain delay to start the game, the Rock Cats grabbed an early lead with two unearned runs in the first. New Britain took advantage of a throwing error from shortstop Sean Kazmar. Binghamton answered against New Britain starter Steve Hirschfeld in the fourth. After three consecutive singles loaded the bases, Juan Centeno got the B-Mets on the board with a sac fly. It was the only run they scratched out against Hirschfeld (3-4). The righty went five innings in his first win since mid-April. The Rock Cats tagged B-Mets starter Mark Cohoon for seven runs on eight hits, plating two in the fourth and three more in the fifth. Evan Bigley’s two-run single gave the Rock Cats a 7-1 lead and chased the southpaw from the game. Cohoon (2-5) walked two and struck out two. After the B-Mets plated a run in the eighth on a sac fly from Juan Lagares, the Rock Cats stretched their lead to eight runs with a three-run frame. New Britain pounded out five hits, including three doubles against Armando Rodriguez. The inning proved vital as the B-Mets put up five runs in the ninth against reliever Daniel Turpen. Josh Rodriguez tripled two runs home and scored on a groundout. After Jefry Marte singled, Raul Reyes crushed a two-run homer to cut the deficit to three. Turpen ended the game by inducing Lagares to ground out. Box

DAYTONA 4, ST. LUCIE 3: Daytona scored three-runs in the bottom of the ninth for the walk-off win, spoiling five scoreless innings from starter Erik Goeddel. Working a second inning of relief, Adam Kolarek started the final frame and surrendered two singles and a walk. Taylor Whitenton entered and surrendered a single and hit a batter before allowing a game-ending sacrifice fly to Greg Rohan. Box

CHARLESTON 5, SAVANNAH 3 (11 innings): In the 11th, the Dogs scored the go-ahead run on an RBI double from DH Kelvin De Leon off Gnats reliever Jeffrey Walters. Immediately thereafter, Gnats pitching coach Frank Viola was ejected by plate umpire Junior Valentine for arguing balls and strikes. Charleston added the fifth run on a sacrifice fly by Mason Williams. The earned runs allowed by Walters were his first of 2012. The Gnats had taken a 2-1 lead with two runs in the bottom of the first. T.J. Rivera singled and scored on Dustin Lawley’s double to deep right-center. Lawley scored on an RBI single by Brian Harrison. The Gnats added a run for a 3-1 lead in the second on a Rivera sacrifice fly. Savannah starter Jacob deGrom allowed his first earned run of the year, in his third start. He was charged with three runs (two earned) in 5 2/3 innings, striking out six and walking one. 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
Jenrry Mejia
WINS ERA SO IP
3 1.99 25 22
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .291
HRL. Duda 4
RBID. Wright 12
RE. Young Jr. 18
OPSL. Duda .798
ERAJ. Mejia 1.99
SOB. Colon 26

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