Around the minors 7.11.10

July, 11, 2010
7/11/10
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ROCHESTER 5, BUFFALO 4: D'Angelo Jimenez’s tiebreaking RBI single in the bottom of the ninth gave the Red Wings a walk-off victory. The Red Wings trailed most of the game before scoring two runs in the eighth inning and one more in the ninth to hand the Bisons a tough loss to think about during the three-day All-Star Break. It was the second straight game in Rochester that the Herd led in the eighth inning only to let the advantage slip away. Buffalo built a 4-2 lead, but Tobi Stoner, working in relief of Mets rebabbing hurler Oliver Perez, walked Wilson Ramos to lead off the eighth inning. He then allowed an RBI double to former Mets farmhand Dustin Martin. Bison-killer Trevor Plouffe followed with another double off Brian Bruney to pull Rochester even. Bruney then allowed a Jose Morales single and walked Matt Macri and Ramos in the ninth inning. With the bases loaded and one out, Jimenez chopped a 1-2 pitch from Mike O'Connor over the third-base bag for the game-winning hit. The game began with all the attention on Mets' Perez. The southpaw was making his third rehab start -- and first with the Bisons -- since New York placed the southpaw on the disabled list on June 5 with patella tendinitis in his right knee. The good news for Perez was he allowed just one run in five innings and left in position to earn the victory. He wiggled in and out of trouble as the Bisons built a 3-1 advantage. Perez's outing, however, wasn't easy. He made an error and tossed a wild pitch in the first inning as Rochester got on the board first. He hit a batter, walked another and tossed a second wild pitch in the second inning, but got out of that jam. Perez also walked a batter in the third, fourth and fifth innings and hit a second batter in the fourth. He finished his outing with 52 of his 100 pitches going for strikes. He walked five and struck out three, with two hit batters and two wild pitches. The Bisons scored a run in the second on Lucas Duda's 27th RBI in 24 games. Justin Turner homered in the fifth and Mike Cervenak plated a run in the sixth. The Bisons scored a fourth run in the top of the eighth on single, a walk and a Rochester error. After the Bisons game in Rochester, the Mets announced that they have optioned outfielder Jesus Feliciano back to Buffalo to clear room for Carlos Beltran. Turner's home run was his third in his last four games. Turner enters the break on a seven-game hitting streak. Mike Jacobs was 1-for-4 with a run scored to extend his hitting streak to nine games. Boxscore

NEW HAMPSHIRE 8, BINGHAMTON 6: Binghamton hurlers combined to walk eight New Hampshire hitters, including five in the Fisher Cats’ six-run fourth inning. Kirk Nieuwenhuis extended his season-long hitting streak to nine games with a double and a homer in five trips to pace the B-Mets' offense. Binghamton (48-42) took an early lead against right-hander B.J. LaMura in the second inning. With one out, Mike Nickeas teed off on a 3-2 fastball from the starter, sending it over the wall in left-center for his third homer of the season. Two batters later, Michael Fisher ripped his first homer in a B-Mets uniform, a solo blast to right, making it 2-0. New Hampshire (54-36) responded in a big way in the fourth. Adam Loewen chopped a single into right to reach against starter Mark Cohoon. After Jonathan Jaspe struck out, Matt Liuzza laced an RBI double to the gap in left, cutting the lead in half, 2-1. Cohoon proceeded to walk Jonathan Diaz, leading to Darin Mastroianni, who had already doubled twice off the left-hander. Mastroianni punished Cohoon again with a double down the third-base line, chasing Liuzza and Diaz home to give the Fisher Cats a 3-2 lead. Adeiny Hechavarria kept the rally going with an RBI single to center, forcing Cohoon from the game. Roy Merritt followed and walked four straight hitters, pushing two more runs across to up New Hampshire’s lead to 6-2. Cohoon was charged with five runs on six hits over a season-low 3 2/3 innings and took the loss. Marshall Hubbard issued a response in the fifth. With Nieuwenhuis in scoring position following a leadoff double, Hubbard smacked a two-out, two-run shot to right, trimming the lead to two. It was Hubbard’s sixth homer and first since May 22. LaMura departed to the win, his third, after the fifth. The New York native allowed four runs on six hits over five innings. The Fisher Cats got a run back in the sixth courtesy of a Loewen RBI single off Emary Frederick, plating Eric Thames, who had doubled earlier in the frame, upping the lead to three. The B-Mets rallied to within a run in the seventh. Nieuwenhuis ripped a line-drive bomb to right off reliever Ronald Uviedo with the bases empty and one out to get Binghamton within two. Uviedo exited after allowing the next two to reach on an error and a single. Danny Farquhar replaced him and promptly hit the Hubbard to load the bases. Josh Satin followed with an RBI bloop single to right, moving Binghamton with a run. However, with the bases loaded and one out, Raul Reyes hit into an inning-ending 1-2-3 double play to end the threat. Thames added a home run in the eighth off Eddie Kunz, his 15th, providing the final margin. Kunz retired every hitter he faced over three innings with the exception of Thames' shot. Tim Collins nailed down his ninth save in 10 chances for the Fisher Cats with a 1-2-3 ninth. Boxscore

CHARLOTTE 5, ST. LUCIE 4: Ryota Igarashi tossed a scoreless relief inning. Boxscore

SAVANNAH 3, ASHEVILLE 2 (SUSPENDED): Boxscore

JOHNSON CITY AT KINGSPORT: Boxscore

BROOKLYN 4, LOWELL 1: Boxscore

GCL METS 2, GCL MARLINS 1: Boxscore

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

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
12 3.82 130 167
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .301
HRL. Duda 26
RBIL. Duda 76
RD. Murphy 73
OPSL. Duda .848
ERAZ. Wheeler 3.44
SOZ. Wheeler 155