Around the minors 6.21.12

June, 22, 2012
6/22/12
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NORFOLK 5, BUFFALO 3: The Tides used a five-run third against Jeurys Familia to send the Bisons to their seventh loss in eight games. Familia lasted 2 2/3 innings and surrendered six hits and three walks while hitting a batter, committing a balk and tossing a wild pitch. The Tides got things started when Familia walked Carlos Rojas. L.J. Hoes followed with a single to place runners on first and second with none out. Following a flyout by Nate McLouth, Lew Ford drilled a line-drive hit to score Rojas and cut the Bisons' lead to 2-1. Miguel Tejada then singled to tie the score. With runners on first and third, Bill Hall singled and Jamie Hoffmann doubled. The fifth run scored when Familia balked by making a move to third without a glove on. Buffalo loaded the bases with one out in the seventh, but came away with only a run, on Ruben Tejada's groundout. Ronny Cedeño stranded two with a strikeout. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, AKRON 2: Eric Campbell had a pair of RBI doubles and three newcomers contributed. Trailing 2-1 in the sixth, Campbell tied the score with his first double. Catcher Francisco Pena ripped a solo homer, third baseman Wilmer Flores provided the go-ahead single in the sixth and shortstop Wilfredo Tovar made two terrific defensive plays as the trio made their Double-A debuts. The Aeros had grabbed the lead in the first against starter Gonzalez Germen as Juan Diaz doubled and Chun Chen delivered an RBI single. Binghamton responded in the third. In his first Double-A at-bat, Pena led off the inning by crushing a 1-1 offering from Giovanni Soto over the left-field wall. Akron took the lead back in the fourth. Adam Abraham doubled, then scampered to third on a wild pitch. He scored on a passed ball by Pena, giving the Aeros a 2-1 advantage. Germen ultimately allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits and struck out five in six innings. Ryan Fraser entered in relief and fanned three over two scoreless innings. The B-Mets cashed in on another leadoff walk in the eighth. Reliever Bryce Stowell put Reese Havens aboard and paid for it when Campbell scorched an RBI double. Leading 4-2, Robert Carson walked leadoff hitter Ryan Rohlinger in the ninth. The lefty battled back to retire the next three Aeros to secure his fifth save. Germen (4-4) earned his third straight win. Box

FORT MYERS 9, ST. LUCIE 5: Yohan Almonte suffered his second loss of the season, allowing seven runs and seven hits in 2 1/3 innings, as St. Lucie opened the second half with a defeat. Almonte allowed five runs in the first inning. He allowed the first eight batters to reach. He was chased during a three-run third. The Mets scored three runs in the second to cut the deficit to 5-3. Robbie Shields doubled to score Blake Forsythe and Richard Lucas. Alonzo Harris Jr. added an RBI double. Trailing 9-3 entering the fifth, Cory Vaughn hit a two-run blast for his 13th homer. Allan Dykstra -- who had last played with Binghamton on April 14, when he suffered a fractured left forearm reaching into a runner for a throw -- went 3-for-4 with a run scored in his first game with St. Lucie after being reinstated from the Double-A DL and transferred. T.J. Rivera had a ninth-inning single and finished 1-for-5 in his first game after being promoted from low-A Savannah. Fellow ex-Gnat Travis Taijeron went 0-for-4 and struck out twice in his St. Lucie debut. Shields had two hits, a run scored and two RBIs. Kyle Allen tossed 2 2/3 innings and gave up two runs on five hits and one walk. John Church pitched two scoreless innings. Hamilton Bennett also notched a scoreless inning. Jeff Walters pitched in his first game with St. Lucie after being promoted from Savannah. He retired the side in order in the ninth. Box

AUGUSTA 9, SAVANNAH 8: The GreenJackets took the lead with four runs (one earned) in the fourth against Savannah starter Logan Verrett. Verrett had retired the first seven batters he faced and struck out six in the first three innings. Augusta added a run against reliever Randy Fontanez in the sixth for a 5-0 advantage. Augusta starter Clayton Blackburn had been perfect through four innings. But Savannah used doubles from Gilbert Gomez, Cam Maron, Aderlin Rodriguez and Charley Thurber in the fifth to pull within 5-4. Maron, who was 1-for-5, extended his hitting streak to 14 games, the longest by a Gnat in 2012. Augusta scored four runs in the eighth against relievers Jeremy Gould, who was making Savannah debut, and Jared West. Savannah rallied again in the ninth. The first four batters all singled to produce two runs and two runners on base while slicing the GreenJackets’ lead to 9-6 and bringing the tying run to the plate. After two outs, Rodriguez ripped a two-RBI single to move Savannah within a run. However, pinch runner Gregory Pron was stranded at first when Brian Harrison flied out. In the seventh -- with two outs, the Gnats down 5-4 and the potential tying run at third -- the game had some controversy. Maron thought he was hit by a pitch, but plate umpire Shawn Ryan ruled the pitch missed. Gnats manager Luis Rojas was ejected. The Gnats committed two errors in each of the GreenJackets’ four-run innings. Box

PRINCETON 15, KINGSPORT 2: Persio Reyes and Edioglis Villasmil surrendered a combined 11 runs. Box

STATEN ISLAND 8, BROOKLYN 1: Hansel Robles pitched five innings and surrendered one run, but the bullpen combined to give up seven runs on six hits and five walks. In the seventh, the Yankees sent 11 men to the plate and scored six runs. Rich Ruff came out for his second inning of work that frame and walked the first two batters. Manager Rich Donnelly inserted Beck Wheeler. He surrendered two singles, then two doubles before recording the inning's first out. After giving up another double and a walk, the Yankees led 7-0. The Cyclones' lone run came on a seventh-inning homer by Phillip Evans. Reliever Tyler Vanderheiden tossed a scoreless ninth. 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

BA LEADER
David Wright
BA HR RBI R
.298 1 12 9
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 3
RBID. Wright 12
RE. Young Jr. 16
OPSL. Duda .796
WJ. Mejia 3
ERAJ. Mejia 1.99
SOJ. Mejia 25

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