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Saturday, April 21, 2012
Around the minors 4.20.12

By Mike Mazzeo

BUFFALO 6, SYRACUSE 4: Matt Harvey struck out a career-high tying 10 over six innings and picked up his first Triple-A victory. The 23-year-old also picked up his first professional hit and RBI as the Bisons won their third game in four days. Valentino Pascucci and Rob Johnson added home runs as the Bisons pulled to an even 8-8 on the season. Six of the first seven outs Harvey recorded were strikeouts. Harvey’s 10 strikeouts are the most by a Bisons pitcher since Dillon Gee fanned 11 in the first game of a doubleheader on August 29, 2010 in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Harvey struck out 10 on two separate occasions last year in his first professional season. He fanned 10 on May 27, 2011 with Single-A St. Lucie and matched the total on July 28 while pitching for Double-A Binghamton. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, PORTLAND 5: Three B-Mets relievers combined for 5 1/3 scoreless innings, and the B-Mets reached double-digits in hits for the second straight game in a 7-5 win over the Portland Sea Dogs Friday night at NYSEG Stadium. Erik Turgeon, Robert Carson and Josh Edgin were forced to piece things together after starter Greg Peavey suffered his worst outing as a B-Met. The righty allowed five runs on eight hits and was pulled with two outs in the third. The pen allowed just three hits and struck out four to secure the win. The B-Mets offense kept their hot streak going. After collecting eleven hits Thursday night, Binghamton knocked out 13 hits Friday night. It was the fourth time in the last six games the team has had 10 hits or more. Box

PALM BEACH 2, ST. LUCIE 0 (suspended): The game was suspended after one inning and will resume Saturday.

HICKORY 3, SAVANNAH 2 (13 innings): The Hickory Crawdads struck for three runs in the top of the 13th inning to defeat the Savannah Sand Gnats 5-2 in 13 innings Friday night at Historic Grayson Stadium in Savannah. The Crawdads (10-5) have taken the first two games of the series and handed the Gnats (10-6) their first back-to-back losses of 2012. In the 13th, with two outs and runners at second and third, Hickory third baseman Drew Robinson dumped a double just inside the left-field line beyond the dive of Gnats’ left fielder Dustin Lawley to drive home two runs, putting Hickory in front 4-2. Robinson then scored on an RBI single by center fielder Chris Grayson for a 5-2 Hickory advantage. The Gnats had just one baserunner, with two outs in the bottom of the 13th, in extra innings. Box

Compiled from team reports