Around the minors 7.10.10

July, 10, 2010
7/10/10
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BUFFALO 11, ROCHESTER 6: Down to their last out, the Bisons picked an excellent time to tie their season high for runs in an inning. Trailing 6-5 entering the top half of the ninth, center fielder Jorge Padilla scored the tying run on third baseman Mike Cervenak’s single. Left fielder Lucas Duda then hit a two-run single with two outs to give the Herd an 8-6 lead. The Bisons poured on three more runs in the final frame behind Russ Adams’ double and Jean Luc Blaquiere’s single. The six-run ninth was the most the Bisons have scored in an inning since also scoring six against Norfolk in early June. This is now the fifth time Buffalo has scored six runs in one inning this season. Duda also homered to deep right field. He has been on a tear, hitting eight home runs in his past 12 games, including a stretch of five straight games. In his 23 games with the Herd this season, Duda is hitting .337 and is flashing power numbers that rival slugger Mike Hessman’s. Duda also has 25 RBIs in his 23 contests with the Herd. On the mound, Dillon Gee went 6 2/3 innings, allowing six hits and four runs (three earned). Gee retired 12 batters in a row at one point. His 11 strikeouts were a career high, and the first time a Bisons pitcher struck out 11 since Jason Bere on May 17, 2003. Gee now has 102 strikeouts this season. He became the first Bisons pitcher to reach the 100-strikeout plateau since 2006, when Hyang-Nam Choi had 103. Gee is 35 strikeouts from matching Vicente Palacios’ 1990 record for most strikeouts for a Bisons pitcher in the modern era. By going 0-for-3, Padilla lost his 12-game hitting streak. Padilla tied outfielder Jesus Feliciano for the longest streak for a member of the Herd this season. The Bisons will wrap up their two-game series with the Red Wings on Sunday when rehabbing Oliver Perez will oppose Ryan Mullins (4-7, 4.70 ERA). Boxscore

BINGHAMTON 5, NEW HAMPSHIRE 1: Vince Bongiovanni’s seventh-inning error snowballed into a four-run rally for Binghamton, leading the B-Mets past New Hampshire. Mike Antonini held the Fisher Cats in check for his third straight quality start. He tossed six innings and had nine strikeouts, which tied a career high. Antonini and New Hampshire starter Zach Stewart matched scoreless frames until the fourth, when the Fisher Cats struck for their only run. Adam Loewen walked with one out. He advanced to second on a balk and reached third on a wild pitch. Brian Jeroloman struck out swinging on an Antonini curveball for what would have been the inning’s third out, but the ball got away from Salomon Manriquez, allowing Jeroloman to reach on a wild pitch and Loewen to score. Binghamton (48-41) responded in the fifth against Stewart. Michael Fisher and Kirk Nieuwenhuis singled and Jon Malo walked, loading the bases. D.J. Wabick followed and hit a slow roller to first, scoring Fisher to tie the score. Antonini departed after the sixth inning. He allowed a run on six hits and walked two, but did not factor in the decision. Stewart also departed after the sixth. The right-hander equaled Antonini with six innings of one-run work on seven hits. He gave way to Bongiovanni, who would cough up the lead in the seventh. The reliever walked Jose Coronado. Fisher bunted him to second. Nieuwenhuis’ flyout to deep right advanced Coronado to third. With two outs, Malo hit a slow roller back to Bongiovanni, but the right-hander threw wild down the right-field line, allowing Coronado to score the go-ahead run and Malo to reach second. Wabick followed and laced a double down the line in right, scoring Malo home and upping the lead to two runs. Marshall Hubbard kept the two-out rally going with a double into the right-field corner. Josh Satin capped the scoring with an RBI hit to right-center, making it 5-1 B-Mets. Dylan Owen, who had hurled a scoreless seventh, gave up a leadoff double to former Mets farmhand Shawn Bowman leading off the eighth. Left-hander Derrick Ellison replaced him and retired the next three hitters, all left-handed batters, to end the inning. Ellison has now recorded nine consecutive scoreless appearances dating to June 25, spanning 11 1/3 innings. John Lujan, who was demoted from Buffalo prior to the game, tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to even the series at a game apiece. Wabick led Binghamton’s 11-hit attack with a 2-for-4 showing, including two doubles and two RBIs. Nieuwenhuis went 1-for-5 to extend his season-high hitting streak to eight games. Owen was credited with the win, his third, and Bongiovanni was hung with the loss for allowing the four-run, seventh-inning outbreak. Boxscore

ST. LUCIE 2, CHARLOTTE 1: Richard Lucas' seventh-inning double scored Michael Barrett with the tiebreaking run. Boxscore

SAVANNAH 5, ASHEVILLE 3 (10 INNINGS): Boxscore

JOHNSON CITY 14, KINGSPORT 4: Boxscore

BROOKLYN 9, STATE COLLEGE 3: The Cyclones completed the three-game sweep to remain a half-game out of first place in the McNamara Division with a record of 13-9. Brooklyn put together another impressive offensive night, using the longball to account for nine runs. Right fielder Cory Vaughn went deep twice -- once in the first inning and again in the seventh -- to improve his league-leading total to six. Shortstop Rylan Sandoval recorded his third home run in the sixth inning, while left fielder Kurt Steinhauer joined in with his second homer in the eighth. On the day, Vaughn went 2-for-3 with four RBIs, two runs and a walk. Sandoval was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs. Steinhauer posted a 1-for-4 night with two runs and one RBI. Second baseman James Shroeder had a near-perfect night at the plate, going 3-for-4 with three doubles, three runs and one RBI. Catcher Taylor Freeman recorded two hits, while first baseman Jeff Flagg, DH Joe Bonfe and 3B Brian Harrison checked in with one hit apiece. Left-hander Chris Hilliard (4-0) allowed three runs on eight hits with four strikeouts and a walk in six innings. Wes Wrenn came on in the seventh and pitched two scoreless frames, while striking out one without allowing a hit. Adam Kolarek made his Cyclones debut in the ninth inning, closing out the game by striking out the side. Boxscore

GCL METS 14, GCL ASTROS 3: Boxscore

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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

WINS LEADER
Carlos Torres
WINS ERA SO IP
2 2.08 11 8
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Lagares .314
HRL. Duda 3
RBIL. Duda 8
RE. Young Jr. 12
OPSL. Duda .841
ERAJ. Mejia 2.81
SOJ. Mejia 18

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