Minors 4.11.13: Late homers sink B-Mets

April, 11, 2013
4/11/13
10:28
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LAS VEGAS 14, FRESNO 3: Zach Lutz had a first-inning grand slam and finished with five RBIs. Juan Lagares also homered in the five-run first inning. Collin McHugh limited Fresno to two unearned runs in seven innings. He allowed four hits and no walks while striking out five. Jeurys Familia allowed two hits in a scoreless eighth. Josh Satin went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and two RBIs. He is hitting .500 for the season. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 3, BINGHAMTON 1: Behind two late homers, New Hampshire spoiled the B-Mets' home opener. Binghamton's Josh Rodriguez doubled down the left-field line in the fourth, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored the game's opening run on a fielder’s choice from Cesar Puello. But New Hampshire starting pitcher Deck McGuire held the B-Mets to that lone run on two hits in seven innings. Binghamton starter Logan Verrett wriggled free of trouble nearly the entire night, but lost the lead after surrendering a solo homer to ex-Mets farmhand Adam Loewen in the seventh. Verrett scattered seven hits over seven innings. In the next frame, Kevin Pillar hit the game-deciding two-run homer off reliever John Church. Darrell Ceciliani and Rodriguez reached base to start the bottom of the ninth, but Fisher Cats closer Chad Beck retired the next three hitters to earn his third save. On the night, the B-Mets mustered three hits -- two from Rodriguez. Box

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PALM BEACH 7, ST. LUCIE 4: Starter Domingo Tapia was knocked out in the first inning, having surrendered three runs on a hit, four walks and two wild pitches while recording only two outs. Two of the first-inning runs scored on wild pitches. Reliever Jim Fuller entered and coaxed a flyout to strand two and end the first inning. Fuller went on to contribute two additional scoreless frames. T.J. Rivera went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs in the loss. His two-run single in the third pulled St. Lucie within 3-2. Marcos Camarena surrendered three runs in three innings after replacing Fuller. Box

SAVANNAH at ROME (ppd.)

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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
.294 7 37 56
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 14
RBIL. Duda 49
RD. Murphy 56
OPSL. Duda .832
WB. Colon 8
ERAJ. Niese 2.96
SOZ. Wheeler 105