Around the minors 9.2.12

September, 2, 2012
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LEHIGH VALLEY 6, BUFFALO 0: Expected call-up Jenrry Mejia allowed six runs on 11 hits in six innings in his final 2012 Bisons appearance. Buffalo managed only three hits. The season, and likely the Mets' affiliation with Buffalo, concludes Monday at 1:35 p.m. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, TRENTON 4: The B-Mets scored three runs on three Thunder errors in the bottom of the ninth. Trailing 4-2 in the final frame, Francisco Pena singled against Ryan Pope. Wilfredo Tovar then hit a fly ball to the warning track that left fielder Shane Brown dropped. With two aboard, Pedro Zapata pushed a bunt down the third-base line. Catcher J.R. Murphy airmailed a throw to first, allowing Pena to score. Pope’s first pitch to the next batter, Juan Lagares, got past Murphy and rolled to the backstop, prompting Tovar to scamper home and even the score. Zapata moved into scoring position on the wild pitch, setting the table for the final play. After fouling off three pitches with two strikes, Lagares sent a groundball to shortstop. Addison Maruszak fired to third in an attempt to nab Zapata, but David Adams mishandled the toss, allowing the ball to roll toward the Thunder dugout. With the ball loose, Zapata raced home with the winning run. The B-Mets (68-73) conclude their 21st season Monday at 1:05 p.m. Right-hander Gonzalez Germen gets the start for Binghamton. Box

ST. LUCIE 3, BRADENTON 1: St. Lucie heads into the postseason on a winning note. The Florida State League club finished the regular season with an 83-52 overall record. St. Lucie plays its best-of-three first-round opener Tuesday at Jupiter. Erik Goeddel limited Bradenton to one run on two hits while striking out eight in seven innings in the regular-season finale. Robbie Shields' fifth-inning solo homer gave St. Lucie a 3-0 lead. Box

SAVANNAH 2, KANNAPOLIS 1: The Gnats overcame an early deficit with a two-run single by Yucarybert De La Cruz in the fifth. Randy Fontanez tossed 4 1/3 scoreless relief innings to earn the win. Carlos Vazquez notched the save with two scoreless innings. Box

STATEN ISLAND 1, BROOKLYN 0: Despite a strong outing by Brooklyn starter Rainy Lara, one blast by the Baby Bombers dropped the Cyclones into a first-place tie in the wild-card standings with three games remaining. Yankees catcher Peter O’Brien hit a solo shot for his 10th homer this season. The Cyclones mustered one hit in the first five frames. In the sixth, back-to-back two-out singles by Phillip Evans and Kevin Plawecki put the tying run on third, but the Cyclones were unable to capitalize as Jayce Boyd flied out. Yankees starting pitcher Andrew Benak earned his fifth win, going five innings and allowing one hit and two walks. Rehabbing Pedro Feliciano and James Pazos combined for three scoreless relief innings. Lara suffered his third loss despite holding Staten Island to one run on four hits in seven innings. He walked two and fanned eight batters. In relief, Logan Taylor threw two innings, allowing one hit and one walk with one strikeout. Evans went 2-for-4 in the loss. The Cyclones begin a three-game series against Lowell on Monday night at MCU Park. 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