Around the minors 8.5.12

August, 5, 2012
8/05/12
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SYRACUSE at BUFFALO (ppd.): Zack Wheeler's Triple-A debut was rained out. The teams will make up the game with a 5 p.m. doubleheader Monday at Syracuse. Wheeler will start Game 1, with Jenrry Mejia handling the nightcap.

READING 5, BINGHAMTON 2: After waiting through an 85-minute rain delay, the B-Mets took advantage of Reading starter Brody Colvin’s wildness in the first two innings. Through the first 10 batters, Colvin issued three walks, hit a batter and uncorked a wild pitch. Allan Dykstra gave Binghamton the lead with an RBI single in the first. Francisco Pena scampered home on Colvin’s wild pitch in the second. Colvin (1-0) settled down and retired 12 of the final 13 B-Mets he faced, while working into the sixth inning. He surrendered one hit and struck out five to earn his first Double-A victory. Trailing 2-0 in the fourth, the R-Phils began to turn the tide with one swing against starter Mark Cohoon. With one out, Darin Ruf launched a solo homer. It was his fourth home run of the series and 22nd second of the season, matching the league lead. Another long ball burned the B-Mets in the fifth. A throwing error by Jefry Marte and a single by Miguel Abreu set the stage for Cody Asche. The third baseman squeezed a high-arching, three-run homer over the left-fence wall, giving Reading a 4-2 lead. Cohoon’s night came to an end in the sixth. After D’Arby Myers singled and Brandon Tripp walked, Troy Hanzawa flied out. Myers raced to third on the play and scampered home when Juan Lagares failed to return the ball to the infield quickly. Cohoon (6-8) allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits while striking out seven, a season-high. C.J. Nitkowski, Jeff Kaplan and Brad Holt combined for 2 1/3 scoreless innings for the B-Mets. Box

ST. LUCIE 9, FORT MYERS 1: Richard Lucas went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs as the Mets pounded out 16 hits. Chase Huchingson allowed one run and four hits over six innings to earn his seventh win. Huchingson walked four and struck out five. John Church tossed two scoreless innings with two strikeouts and two walks. Jeff Walters contributed a scoreless inning with a pair of strikeouts. Kai Gronauer finished 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs. Alonzo Harris Jr. went 3-for-5 with a run scored and RBI. T.J. Rivera went 2-for-5 with a run scored. Robbie Shields finished 3-for-4, Cory Vaughn went 1-for-4 with an RBI, and Travis Taijeron had an RBI double. Box

ASHEVILLE 5, SAVANNAH 4 (11 innings): Brandon Sage surrendered consecutive one-out doubles to David Kandilas and Ryan Casteel in the 11th as the Gnats suffered a walk-off loss. Savannah had rallied to tie the score in the sixth on two-run homers by Charley Thurber and Matt Reynolds. Box

KINGSPORT 3, PRINCETON 1: Miller Diaz limited the Rays to one run on five hits and a walk in seven innings and Akeel Morris contributed two scoreless relief innings for his first save. The K-Mets broke a 1-all tie on Jeyckol De Leon's two-run homer in the sixth. Box

BROOKLYN 8, AUBURN 0 (8 innings): Johan Santana tossed three scoreless innings in a rehab start, allowing one walk and one hit -- a single by Mike McQuillan in the second. Brandon Nimmo opened the bottom of the first by getting hit by a pitch. Phillip Evans then walked and Jayce Boyd grounded out to third. With Nimmo and Evans in scoring position, Kevin Plawecki delivered a two-run single. Plawecki advanced to second on a throwing error by center fielder Narciso Mesa. He scored on Stefan Sabol's double. The Cyclones scored another three runs in the second. Dimas Ponce reached on a fielding error by third baseman Khayyan Norfork. With Nimmo batting, another Auburn error -- this time a throwing error by starting pitcher Brett Mooneyham on a pickoff attempt -- moved Ponce to second. After Nimmo was called out on strikes, Evans homered to give Brooklyn a five-run lead. Boyd walked and advanced to second on Plawecki's single. Boyd scored on a two-out double by Nelfi Zapata, which knocked Mooneyham from the game. After giving up a walk and a hit in the second, Santana pitched a perfect third. He was replaced on the mound by Julian Hilario. Hilario earned the win, tossing five scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and three walks while striking out three. The game was called after eight innings due to rain. 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
.291 0 7 11
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 4
RBID. Wright 12
RE. Young Jr. 18
OPSL. Duda .798
WJ. Mejia 3
ERAJ. Mejia 1.99
SOB. Colon 26

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