Around the minors 8.12.12

August, 12, 2012
8/12/12
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BUFFALO 9, PAWTUCKET 3: Jenrry Mejia surrendered two runs, both unearned, on six hits and a walk and notched his first winning decision as a starting pitcher this season. Left fielder Lucas Duda went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, the latter against Mark Prior. Duda scored three runs in his return following a three-day absence while requiring a root canal. Josh Rodriguez contributed a solo homer. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, HARRISBURG 2: Juan Centeno and Allan Dykstra drove in three runs apiece as the B-Mets pounded out 15 hits in the rubber game. The B-Mets got to Senators starter Paul Demny in the third. Binghamton started the frame with three straight singles, including Dykstra’s RBI hit. A walk to Jefry Marte loaded the bases. Centeno then produced his second triple this season. Demny issued two more walks to reload the bases. Reliever Brian Broderick entered and induced Sean Kazmar to ground out to end the four-run inning. B-Mets starter Cory Mazzoni allowed at least one baserunner in each of his first four innings, but did not surrender a run. That changed in the fifth, when the reliever Broderick singled, took second on a balk and scored on back-to-back singles. Mazzoni walked Tim Pahuta to load the bases, but induced Destin Hood to ground out to end the threat. After Broderick retired nine straight, the B-Mets scored a run on three singles in the sixth. Raul Reyes added a solo homer an inning later for a 6-1 lead. Jeff Kaplan replaced Mazzoni and tossed a scoreless sixth. In the seventh, Adam Kolarek surrendered a pinch-hit homer to Jimmy Van Ostrand. The southpaw nonetheless battled through two innings without allowing another run. Dykstra capped his three-RBI day with a sac fly against Rafael Martin in the eighth, extending Binghamton’s lead to five runs for Ryan Fraser. He struck out two and breezed through a perfect ninth. Mazzoni (5-3) scattered six hits while allowing one run over five innings. Box

ST. LUCIE at FORT MYERS (canceled)

SAVANNAH at GREENVILLE (canceled)

DANVILLE 6, KINGSPORT 5 (13 innings): K-Mets reliever Ramon Estevez surrendered a leadoff walk to Logan Robbins in the 13th. Robbins advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored the decisive run on Levi Hyam's two-out single. Akeel Morris had contributed five scoreless relief innings. 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini went 3-for-7 with two RBIs as the DH in his first action since fracturing the tip of his middle finger getting hit by a pitch on Aug. 1. Box

BROOKLYN 10, VERMONT 5: The Cyclones completed the sweep and moved within a game of first-place Hudson Valley. Rainy Lara surrendered more than three earned runs for only the second time this season, while battling through five innings. The Lake Monsters took a second-inning lead when Daniel Robertson doubled and Miguel Marte followed with an RBI single. Vermont made it 2-0 in the fourth, but the Cyclones struck back a half-inning later. Brooklyn batted around in a four-run frame. Dimas Ponce, Phillip Evans and Kevin Plawecki singled to load the bases with no outs. Alex Sanchez then doubled to even the score at 2. Nelfi Zapata delivered a sacrifice fly to score Plawecki and give Brooklyn the lead. After Julio Concepcion walked, Richie Rodriguez singled to score Sanchez and give the Cyclones a two-run cushion. In the fifth, Vermont's Sam Roberts singled and Reynaldo Mateo walked. With runners on the corners after a fielder's choice, Chris Bostick singled to score Roberts and cut the Cyclones' lead to 4-3. Brett Vertigan also singled, tying the game. In the bottom half, Ponce homered -- his first long ball since Aug. 14, 2011. The Cyclones added four runs in the sixth. 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
.299 9 54 76
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 28
RBIL. Duda 85
RD. Murphy 76
OPSL. Duda .831
WB. Colon 14
ERAZ. Wheeler 3.49
SOZ. Wheeler 180