Around the minors 7.7.12

July, 8, 2012
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BUFFALO 7, SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 6: Matt den Dekker's three-run homer in the sixth against Ramon Ortiz rallied the Bisons within a run. A bases-loaded walk to Adam Loewen and sacrifice fly by Josh Satin an inning later gave Buffalo a 6-5 lead. Starter Garrett Olson allowed five runs in four innings as the Bisons fell behind, 5-1. Chris Schwinden tossed two scoreless relief innings after Olson departed, marking the first time Schwinden has worked back-to-back days in his pro career. Josh Edgin surrendered a seventh-inning RBI double to Jack Cust, snapping the southpaw's 8 1/3-inning scoreless streak and evening the score at 6. But Buffalo retook the lead a half-inning later on Brad Emaus' RBI single. Justin Hampson, who had been designated for assignment by the Mets, picked up the save in his return to Triple-A after clearing waivers. Ex-Met John Maine faces the Bisons on Sunday. Ryota Igarashi tossed a scoreless top of the ninth against Buffalo on Saturday. Box

BINGHAMTON 8, ALTOONA 2: Cory Mazzoni fired a career-high seven scoreless innings to snap a personal two-game losing streak. Pitching 120 miles from his hometown of Evans City, Pa., he allowed a season-low three hits and set a season high with six strikeouts. After being held hitless through four innings by Altoona starter Kyle McPherson, Jefry Marte reached on a booted groundball by shortstop Brock Holt in the fifth, and Dustin Martin followed by doubling. With two aboard, Sean Kazmar broke the scoreless tie by dumping a two-run double to left. Juan Lagares capped the inning with a two-out RBI single. Binghamton doubled its lead in the sixth. After Allan Dykstra singled and Marte flied out, reliever Mike Colla entered. Martin greeted him with a single. Francisco Pena then squeaked a three-run homer over the left-field fence. Mazzoni capped his night by working around a leadoff single in the seventh. The Curve jumped on Edgar Ramirez in the eighth. Quincy Latimore doubled and scored on Jeremy Farrell's single. Ramirez’s night came to a close after he loaded the bases on two walks. For the second straight night, Robert Carson entered with the bases loaded and no outs. After Oscar Tejeda cut the deficit to four with a sac fly, Carson retired the next two hitters. Binghamton continued its two-out hitting in the ninth against reliever Jeff Inman. With the bases loaded, Eric Campbell smacked a two-run single. Carson returned for the ninth and worked around a leadoff single to post a scoreless frame, striking out the final three batters. Box

BRADENTON 6, ST. LUCIE 3: Cory Vaughn went 2-for-4 and belted his 16th homer, but the Mets fell to the Marauders. Vaughn's solo shot came in the fourth to cut St. Lucie's deficit to 2-1. Zach Lutz ripped a solo homer to cut the deficit to four runs in the ninth. Richard Lucas delivered a single to score Vaughn and make it 6-3 later in the frame. St. Lucie starter Angel Cuan allowed four runs and six hits over seven innings with five strikeouts and two walks. Gift Ngoepe hit a pair of homers off Cuan and drove in three runs. Alex Dickerson also drove in three runs for Bradenton, including launching a two-run homer off John Church for a 6-1 lead in the eighth. Alonzo Harris Jr. went 2-for-4 in the loss. Box

CHARLESTON 9, SAVANNAH 7
SAVANNAH 1, CHARLESTON 0:
Starter Jimmy Fuller tossed five no-hit innings in his second 2012 start before reaching his pitch limit and departing. After walking the leadoff batter in the first inning, Fuller retired the next 15 batters. Reliever T.J. Chism gave up singles to the first two hitters he faced, but retired the next six as Savannah pitching faced three over the minimum in the seven-inning shutout. Aderlin Rodriguez contributed two of Savannah's three hits and drove in Cam Maron with the game’s lone run. The RBI came in the fourth, on a double off the warning track in left field. In Game 1, the Gnats had built a 7-2 lead thanks to a four-run second inning, then a three-run fifth highlighted by Dustin Lawley’s two-run homer. However, the RiverDogs tied the score with a five-run sixth against relievers Marcos Camarena and Randy Fontanez. Dogs third baseman Dante Bichette Jr. evened the score at 7 with a three-run homer. In the seventh, Ben Gamel's two-run triple put Charleston in front. Box 1, Box 2

PULASKI 13, KINGSPORT 2: Starter Robert Gsellman allowed six runs in four innings. Box

JAMESTOWN 6, BROOKLYN 3: Cyclones starter Luis Mateo (3-1) allowed four runs in six innings as his sterling New York-Penn League ERA rose to 1.90 in four starts. The Jammers scored three first-inning runs, highlighted by Anthony Gomez' two-out, two-run single. In the bottom half of the frame, Dimas Ponce reached on an error. He advanced to third on Alex Sanchez's single and Cole Frenzel's groundout. Kevin Plawecki walked to load the bases before Stefan Sabol was hit by a pitch to make it 3-1. But Jayce Boyd left the bases loaded when he was called out on strikes. Jamestown struck for another run in the third as Kentrell Dewitt hit a two-out single and stole second and Gomez followed with an RBI single. Brooklyn picked up a run in the fourth when Ponce singled to score Brandon Nimmo. The Cyclones then moved within a run in the eighth. Sabol hit a one-out double against Jamestown reliever Nick Wittgren. Sabol ultimately scored on a double by Nimmo. However, Nimmo was stranded in scoring position when Eudy Pina flied out. The Jammers added a pair of runs in the ninth against Dawrin Frias, with one run unearned after scoring on a throwing error by Plawecki behind the plate. 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 4.01 132 172
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .301
HRL. Duda 26
RBIL. Duda 76
RD. Murphy 73
OPSL. Duda .824
ERAZ. Wheeler 3.45
SOZ. Wheeler 163