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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Around the minors 3.18.12

By Adam Rubin

NEW ORLEANS 6, BUFFALO 3: Outfielder Matt den Dekker was 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the loss to Miami's top minor league affiliate. The 24-year-old split last season between Class A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton and combined to post 32 doubles, 11 triples and 17 home runs in 139 games. Infielder Eric Campbell went 2-for-4 with a homer, while outfielder Corey Wimberly went 1-for-2 with a walk and three stolen bases. Wimberly was signed as a free agent this offseason after stealing 15 bases in 58 games with Indianapolis last season. Infielders Zach Lutz and Valentino Pascucci each finished the day 1-for-3 with a double. Righty Armando Rodriguez started for Buffalo and tossed two scoreless innings. However, the Bisons could not hold on an early 3-0 advantage.

JACKSONVILLE 8, BINGHAMTON 3: Binghamton owned a 3-0 lead through five and a half innings before watching the Suns -- the Double-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins -- put up three runs in the sixth, three more in the seventh and two in the eighth. The B-Mets were outhit by an 11-7 margin. Left-hander Darin Gorski made the start for the Double-A Mets and tossed two scoreless frames. The Lancaster, Pa., native gave up one hit, walked one, and struck out two. Gorski spent last season with the St. Lucie Mets (high-A) and was named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Year after going 11-3 with a 2.08 ERA in 21 starts. Outfielder Cory Vaughn was a key member of the offensive attack for the second straight game. The Mets' fourth-round pick in 2010 went 3-for-3, finishing a home run shy of the cycle. Jeff Kaplan struggled in his first appearance of the spring. The righty allowed three runs on four hits in one inning on the mound. The B-Mets enjoy an off day Monday before hosting the Suns on Tuesday for a 1 p.m. game.

Compiled from team reports