Around the minors 7.15.12

July, 15, 2012
7/15/12
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PAWTUCKET 5, BISONS 4 (14 innings): Nate Spears homered against Dylan Owen to open the bottom of the 14th as Pawtucket snapped the Bisons' seven-game winning streak. Owen was entering his second inning of relief. Manny Acosta, Fernando Cabrera and Elvin Ramirez earlier had contributed two scoreless innings apiece. Jason Bay went 2-for-4 with a walk and steal and played nine innings in left field before departing. Against Bisons starter Collin McHugh, Pawtucket opened the scoring in the second. Che-Hsuan Lin delivered a one-out triple and Jose Iglesias plated him with a groundout. Scott Podsednik added an RBI single and the Bisons trailed 2-0. Raul Reyes doubled to lead off the following half-inning. Valentino Pascucci's single eventually loaded the bases against PawSox starting pitcher Brandon Duckworth. Brad Emaus then walked as Duckworth forced in Buffalo's opening run, although Matt Tuiasosopo popped out to strand three. Adam Loewen's fifth-inning homer evened the score at 2. McHugh allowed four runs on eight hits in six innings. Trailing 4-2 in the seventh, Bay led off with a single. Pascucci launched a two-run homer to again even the score. Box

BINGHAMTON 13, ERIE 3: Gonzalez Germen matched a career high by tossing eight innings and the B-Mets produced a season high for runs while posting their fourth straight win. The B-Mets scored nine runs in the first two innings and finished one shy of a season high with 17 hits. Seven of their nine starters collected multiple hits, led by Allan Dykstra’s 4-for-4 performance. After the SeaWolves grabbed a lead on Jordan Lennerton’s RBI single in the first, the B-Mets struck back in the bottom half. Binghamton unloaded on starter Kelvin De La Cruz for six runs on six hits in the frame. Wilmer Flores started the scoring with an RBI double. Eric Campbell gave the B-Mets the lead for good with a run-scoring single. Jefry Marte drove in another, and Dustin Martin continued the scoring with a two-run triple. Juan Lagares, the inning's 10th batter, singled in another run to end De La Cruz’s day. Jared Gayhart entered and struck out Reese Havens to finally end the inning. Erie scratched back a run in the second on an RBI double by Wes Thigpen, but Binghamton continued its onslaught. After a single and walk, Martin blasted a two-run triple for the second straight inning. Juan Centeno added an RBI single, giving Binghamton a 9-2 lead. After allowing a double to Thigpen in the second, Germen (7-7) settled in. The righty retired the next 18 SeaWolves, cruising into the eighth. The stretch was disrupted when Michael Rockett launched a pinch-hit homer. For Binghamton, Flores added a solo homer in the sixth. Edgar Ramirez replaced Germen for the ninth and worked a perfect inning. Box

ST. LUCIE 7, BREVARD COUNTY 3: Tyler Pill tossed a season-high seven innings and struck out seven and Mike Baxter began a major league rehab assignment by going 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Pill (3-1) allowed one run and four hits with two walks. The Mets jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first on Cory Vaughn's RBI double. The following inning, Baxter ripped a double to score Travis Taijeron and Danny Muno. The Mets pulled away with a four-run fifth. Baxter scored from third base on an errant pickoff attempt with Vaughn at first. Richard Lucas then drilled a double to plate Vaughn and Blake Forsythe. T.J. Rivera added a run-scoring infield single to give the Mets a 7-0 lead. Vaughn went 2-for-4. Jeff Walters tossed 1 2/3 innings and allowed two unearned runs while issuing two walks and recording one strikeout. Taylor Whitenton needed one pitch in the ninth to record his third save. Box

LAKEWOOD 6, SAVANNAH 5: Brian Harrison delivered a two-out, two-run single in the ninth to pull the Gnats within a run, but Dustin Lawley struck out to strand Cam Maron at third base. Lawley nonetheless went 3-for-5 with a double and scored twice. Gregory Pron also had three hits. Starter Domingo Tapia allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk in 4 1/3 innings. Lakewood broke a 3-all tie with a three-run eighth against Chasen Bradford (2-3). Box

KINGSPORT at JOHNSON CITY (ppd.): Box

BROOKLYN 3, STATE COLLEGE 2: After waiting out a 119-minute rain delay, Alex Sanchez went 3-for-4 and plated what proved to be the game-deciding run with an RBI single. The Cyclones struck first with a pair of runs in the third. Back-to-back doubles from Brandon Nimmo and Jonathan Clark provided a 1-0 lead. After a groundout by Juan Gamboa advanced Clark, Dimas Ponce plated the speedy outfielder with a sacrifice fly. Brooklyn starter Luis Cessa ran into his first trouble spot in the fourth. Barrett Barnes led off the frame with a solo homer. The Cyclones restored a two-run lead their next turn at-bat. Ponce doubled and scored on Alex Sanchez's single. The seesaw scoring continued in the sixth with State College mounting a two-out rally. After Cessa retired the first two batters, Jacob Stallings doubled and Samuel Gonzalez's single. That would be Cessa’s last inning. He finished the night allowing two runs on six hits while walking two and striking out two in six innings. Princeton product Matt Bowman pitched a career-high three scoreless relief innings to collect his second save. 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
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.301 9 53 73
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 26
RBIL. Duda 76
RD. Murphy 73
OPSL. Duda .824
WB. Colon 12
ERAZ. Wheeler 3.45
SOZ. Wheeler 163