Around the minors 7.26.12

July, 27, 2012
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BUFFALO 10, LOUISVILLE 7: Josh Rodriguez and Zach Lutz combined to drive in eight runs to support Gonzalez Germen in his Triple-A debut. Lutz delivered a two-run homer in the first. Two innings later, with the Bisons trailing 4-2, Rodriguez evened the score when he plated a pair of runners with the first of his three doubles. Lutz followed with a single to drive in Rodriguez for the 5-4 advantage. Buffalo did not trail again. Rodriguez doubled to kick off a two-run seventh. His third double plated three more runs to put the Bisons into double-digits. Overall, Rodriguez finished 3-for-5 with five RBIs and two runs scored. Lutz was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two walks. Germen allowed four runs in his first two innings, but then held the Bats off the scoreboard for five more frames. He struck out three and walked two. Germen was promoted to fill the spot opened by Matt Harvey's promotion. Lucas Duda went 0-for-4 with a walk in his first game with the Bisons since being optioned by the Mets. Fred Lewis went 4-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored in the leadoff spot. Mike Baxter went 2-for-5 in his fourth rehab start with the Bisons. He's hitting .438 with Buffalo. Box

PORTLAND at BINGHAMTON (ppd.): The game will be made up as part of a 5:35 p.m. doubleheader Friday. Cory Mazzoni returns from the DL to oppose left-hander Drake Britton in Game 1. Darin Gorski opposes right-hander Mike McDonald in the nightcap.

ST. LUCIE 7, LAKELAND 2: Left-hander Shawn Teufel, son of Mets third base coach Tim Teufel, allowed seven runs and nine hits in five innings for the Tigers. Erik Goeddel tossed six strong innings and struck out six and Rafael Fernandez went 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs for St. Lucie. Cory Vaughn homered and scored twice and Aderlin Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Goeddel allowed two runs and four hits with two walks. Hamilton Bennett tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings and walked two with one strikeout. Jeff Walters pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings and gave up two hits. Vaughn's solo homer in the first inning opened the scoring. The Mets pulled away with a four-run fourth. Richard Lucas had a sacrifice fly to score Vaughn. Fernandez drilled a three-run homer to extend the lead to 5-0. The Mets earned a victory on Gary Carter Tribute Night. Pregame ceremonies were held in memory of Carter. Carter's wife, Sandy, threw out the ceremonial first pitch and was accompanied by family members. Carter’s former teammate, Howard Johnson, escorted the Carter family to the field. Box

SAVANNAH 4, KANNAPOLIS 2: Matt Reynolds broke a 1-all tie with a two-run single in the eighth to help the Gnats to their third straight win. Cam Maron and Dustin Lawley each drew walks to start the frame. After a sacrifice bunt, the Intimidators intentionally walked Cole Frenzel to load the bases. Reynolds followed by shooting his single into right. Charley Thurber followed with a sacrifice fly to give the Gnats a 4-1 advantage. Reynolds finished 2-for-3 and was hit by a pitch. Gnats starter Alex Panteliodis allowed one unearned run in seven innings but did not factor in the decision. Panteliodis, one start after striking out a career-high 10 batters, fanned nine and walked one. Savannah starters had a 0.73 ERA (4 ER/49 IP) during the team’s eight-game homestand. The Intimidators scored the game’s first run in the second inning on a throwing error by Maron trying to cut down Leighton Pangilinan, who stole third. Savannah evened the score at 1 a half-inning later, when Thurber drove home Gregory Pron. Reliever Randy Fontanez earned the win with a scoreless eighth. T.J. Chism allowed a run in the ninth, but converted his 16th save in 17 chances. Box

KINGSPORT 1, BRISTOL 0
KINGSPORT 6, BRISTOL 3:
Steven Matz made his third straight scoreless start, limiting Bristol to two hits and three walks while striking out eight in six innings in Game 1. Persio Reyes allowed one unearned run in five innings in the nightcap. Box 1, Box 2

BROOKLYN 7, BATAVIA 1: Jayce Boyd and Kevin Plawecki each collected three hits and contributed to eighth- and ninth-inning rallies. After wasting several scoring chances, the Cyclones broke through in the eighth. Phillip Evans, Boyd and Plawecki consecutively singled to load the bases. Alex Sanchez then tied the score at 1 on a sacrifice fly. Stefan Sabol doubled for the second time in the game, scoring Boyd, for a 2-1 lead. Jeff Glenn walked to reload the bases, and Jeff Reynolds delivered an RBI single. Eudy Pina added a sacrifice fly. Brandon Nimmo then connected on an RBI single to cap the five-run outburst. In the ninth, Boyd and Plawecki again singled to start the frame. Both scored when Dimas Ponce laid down a sacrifice bunt that Batavia pitcher Joe Scanio fielded but threw away while attempting the out at third base. Cyclones starter Luis Mateo allowed one run on six hits in 6 2/3 innings while striking out seven in a no-decision. Logan Taylor (1-0), who recorded the final out in the seventh, and was credited with the win. Matt Koch tossed two scoreless innings, allowing only one hit, to close out the win. 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
10 3.88 106 141
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .295
HRL. Duda 19
RBIL. Duda 60
RD. Murphy 62
OPSL. Duda .864
ERAJ. Niese 3.23
SOZ. Wheeler 125