Around the minors 7.23.12

July, 24, 2012
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CHARLOTTE 9, BUFFALO 6: Mike Baxter went 2-for-5 with an RBI while serving as DH in his first rehab game at the Triple-A level. Jeurys Familia's recent string of solid outings was interrupted. Familia allowed seven runs (five earned) on eight hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings. Justin Hampson surrendered a three-run homer to Jim Gallagher in Charlotte's five-run fifth to account for the final two runs charged to Familia. Box

BINGHAMTON 8, NEW BRITAIN 1: The B-Mets matched a season high with four homers, including two by Allan Dykstra, and Greg Peavey allowed one unearned run over seven innings to earn his first win since May 20. Dykstra opened the second inning by blasting his first homer of the night, against starter Aaron Thompson. Binghamton loaded the bases on two singles and a missed-tag error by third baseman Deibinson Romero. Juan Lagares then contributed a sacrifice fly. Reese Havens capped the inning with an RBI single. The Rock Cats took advantage of two B-Mets errors a half-inning later. Joe Benson reached when shortstop Sean Kazmar booted a groundball. Benson stole second and moved to third when catcher Francisco Pena’s throw sailed into center. Romero then delivered a sac fly. Dykstra struck again in the third. The DH deposited a 1-2 pitch from Thompson over the left-center wall to give Binghamton a 4-1 lead. It was Dykstra’s third career multi-homer game and first with the B-Mets. Peavey shook off three errors behind him and matched his longest outing this season. He allowed three singles and struck out three and snapped his personal nine-game winless streak. Against New Britain reliever Edgar Ibarra, Eric Campbell led off the eighth with a towering homer. Ibarra walked Dykstra, and Kazmar lined a two-run homer. For the B-Mets, C.J. Nitkowski struck out three in a scoreless eighth. Ryan Fraser supplied a perfect ninth. Box

BRADENTON 10, ST. LUCIE 2: Yohan Almonte was charged with nine runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings while issuing three walks and striking out two. T.J. Rivera had two hits in the series-opening loss. Blake Forsythe had an RBI groundout in the first inning to plate Rivera and give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Bradenton scored two runs in the second inning and never surrendered the lead. Danny Muno recorded two hits while Travis Taijeron finished 2-for-3 with a walk. Bradenton pulled away with a five-run fifth against Almonte. John Church tossed 2 2/3 innings and allowed one run and four hits. Jeff Walters contributed two scoreless relief innings. Box

KANNAPOLIS 6, SAVANNAH 3: Gnats starter Logan Verrett was perfect into the fifth inning, but Kannapolis scored four runs in the final two frames for a come-from-behind win. Verrett retired the first 14 batters he faced before Bill Rice singled. A third-round pick from Baylor in 2011, Verrett allowed two unearned runs on three hits in the fifth inning, resulting in a 2-all tie. Verrett recovered to retire the side in order in both the sixth and seventh innings. All told, he set down the side in order in six of his seven frames. Verrett struck out six and did not walk a batter in his seven innings. The Gnats had built a 2-0 lead on a pair of RBI from Dustin Lawley. In the first, Gilbert Gomez doubled and scored on Lawley’s single. In the fourth, Lawley launched a solo homer. After the Intimidators evened the score in the fifth, Savannah retook the lead an inning later, again with Lawley’s help. Lawley walked and ultimately scored on Matt Reynolds’ sacrifice fly. Kannapolis took the lead with a three-run eighth. Joey DeMichele delivered a two-run triple against Savannah reliever Randy Fontanez to put Kannapolis in front. The Intimidators added a run in the ninth against Jared West, who surrendered a homer. Box

ELIZABETHTON 3, KINGSPORT 0: Starter Chris Flexen tossed five scoreless innings, but Elizabethton scored three seventh-inning runs against Robert Gsellman. Box

ABERDEEN 2, BROOKLYN 0: Julian Hilario allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in six innings but remained in search of his first 2012 win. In the fourth, Aberdeen's Christian Walker led off with a single. Torsten Boss then doubled to place two in scoring position. After Hilario struck out Joel Hutter, Will Howard grounded out to Jayce Boyd, allowing Walker to score the opening run. In the sixth, the IronBirds plated their second run. Walker walked and Boss again doubled. Hilario then fielded a sharply hit grounder up the middle by Hutter, forcing Walker to hold at third as he threw to first for the first out. Howard collected his second RBI, though, by lifting a fly ball to left field deep enough to score Walker. After Matt Koch entered in the seventh and retired the first batter, a 54-minute delay ensued. Afterward, Beck Wheeler came into the game and retired Scott Kalush and Anthony Vega to end the seventh. Wheeler and David Wynn combined to close out the remainder of the game without allowing a hit. 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
.298 8 43 62
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 19
RBIL. Duda 60
RD. Murphy 62
OPSL. Duda .864
WB. Colon 10
ERAJ. Niese 3.23
SOZ. Wheeler 125