Around the minors 6.10.12

June, 10, 2012
6/10/12
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BUFFALO 4, NORFOLK 2: Back-to-back singles by Sean Kazmar and Corey Wimberly began a third-inning threat. Brad Emaus then bunted the runners ahead, and Fred Lewis delivered a two-run single. A half-inning later, after a double by Lew Ford, former major leaguer Miguel Tejada had an RBI single that cut the Bisons' lead to 2-1. The Tides tacked on another run in the fifth, courtesy of Bill Hall's solo homer against Dylan Owen. However, after Oswaldo Navarro singled in the bottom of the fifth, Kazmar delivered a sacrifice bunt. And Wimberly followed with a run-scoring double. The Herd tacked on the final run in the sixth, on a solo home run by Rob Johnson. Bisons relievers Justin Hampson, Manny Acosta and Fernando Cabrera combined for 4 1/3 scoreless innings. "Our bullpen has been phenomenal lately, especially Cabrera," Wally Backman said. "He's built to be a closer, so to see him deliver the way he is, it's great." Cabrera is a perfect 14-for-14 in save opportunities. Lewis is four plate appearances shy of qualifying for the sixth-highest average (.305) in the International League. Owen is the third straight Bisons starter to last 4 2/3 innings, following Matt Harvey and Jenrry Mejia. Box

TRENTON 3, BINGHAMTON 2 (10 innings): The B-Mets were one out away from securing their first road series sweep of the season, but Shane Brown ripped a two-run single in the bottom of the 10th to give Trenton a walk-off victory. After taking the lead in the top half of the extra frame on a throwing error by third baseman Jose Pirela, the B-Mets looked to Adrian Rosario for the save. The righty recorded two quick outs before Zoilo Almonte dumped a single to right. After Melky Mesa walked, Rosario uncorked a wild pitch, allowing both runners to advance. Brown followed by ripping a 2-0 pitch into left for the game-winner. For the eighth straight game, the B-Mets plated the first run. Matt den Dekker led off the fourth inning with a double against starter Brett Marshall. He moved to third on a groundout and scored when Marshall unleashed a wild pitch. It was the only run Marshall allowed in the game. Binghamton matched a season high by striking out 13 times. B-Mets starter Greg Peavey labored through five innings. The righty dealt with at least one runner in each of his frames. After navigating through four scoreless, Peavey allowed his lone run in the fifth. Jeff Farnham led off with a single and scored three batters later on a sac fly by David Adams. The game remained tied at 1 through nine innings thanks to strong bullpen work. Armando Rodriguez took over for Peavey and struck out four over three scoreless innings. Brad Holt navigated around a one-out double to post a scoreless ninth. Preston Claiborne held the fort down for Trenton in the seventh and eighth with scoreless innings. Lee Hyde pitched a perfect ninth before his defense failed him in the 10th. Juan Lagares started the inning with a single and moved to second on sac bunt. Joe Bonfe followed by sending a chopper to third. Pirela fielded it cleanly, but fired an errant throw to first, allowing Lagares to score from second. Pirela committed another error on the next play, but was bailed out when Pedro Zapata bounced into an inning-ending double play. Rosario (0-1) was saddled with his first loss and first blown save as a B-Met. The runs allowed snapped an 8 1/- inning scoreless streak to start the righty’s Double-A career. The loss snapped Binghamton’s three-game winning streak and dropped them back to one game under .500. Third baseman Jefry Marte, who left Saturday's game after taking a groundball off his right hand, did not play Sunday. He is expected back in the lineup Tuesday. Box

ST. LUCIE 10, CHARLOTTE 3 (14 innings): Hamilton Bennett tossed three scoreless relief innings to improve to 6-0. St. Lucie mustered only one hit through 7 2/3 innings -- on Cory Vaughn's 12th homer this season, in the fourth inning. With two out in the eighth, St. Lucie tied the score at 2 on consecutive doubles by Wilfredo Tovar and Wilmer Flores. The teams traded runs in the 10th inning before the Mets exploded for seven runs in the 14th. Starter Erik Goeddel allowed two runs in five innings in his first. Box

SAVANNAH 1, CHARLESTON 0 (suspended): The game was halted with two out in the bottom of the fourth. Marcos Camarena had tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings. The lone run so far has come on Travis Taijeron's sacrifice fly. 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
12 3.82 130 167
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .301
HRL. Duda 26
RBIL. Duda 76
RD. Murphy 73
OPSL. Duda .837
ERAZ. Wheeler 3.44
SOZ. Wheeler 155