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Sunday, June 24, 2012
Around the minors 6.23.12

By Adam Rubin

DURHAM 11, BUFFALO 5: Collin McHugh surrendered three homers and was charged with six runs (five earned) in five innings in his second Triple-A start. Ruben Tejada went 1-for-4 with an RBI before being replaced at shortstop by Oswaldo Navarro with the score 11- 1 in the seventh. Jenrry Mejia continued to struggle since a conversion to relief. He was charged with four runs (three earned) while recording only one out. Before the game, the Bisons placed starter Dylan Owen on the disabled list. Box

ERIE 5, BINGHAMTON 3: Greg Peavey surrendered 10 hits as Niuman Romero and Nick Castellanos had two RBIs apiece to snap Binghamton’s three-game winning streak. After Peavey walked leadoff hitter Jamie Johnson, he retired 10 straight. The stretch included five straight strikeouts, matching Peavey’s season-high for a game. The streak came to an abrupt end in the fourth. With one out, Castellanos tied the score at 1 with a solo homer. Rawley Bishop followed with a single, and James McCann gave the SeaWolves the lead for good by pounding an RBI double. Peavey (3-4) allowed five runs over 6 1/3 innings in the losing effort, extending his winless streak to five. Box

ST. LUCIE 10, FORT MYERS 3: Travis Tajieron homered and went 2-for-4 with four RBIs as the Mets posted a six-run third. In his debut after a promotion from low-A Savannah, Rafael Montero held the Miracle scoreless through six innings. He departed after loading the bases with one out in the seventh. Montero ultimately was charged with three runs while allowing three hits over 6 1/3 innings. Reliever Adam Kolarek allowed all three inherited runners to score. Hamilton Bennett retired the side in order in the ninth. Alonzo Harris Jr. singled to plate Richard Lucas and open the scoring in the third. T.J. Rivera's sacrifice fly scored Robbie Shields to extend the lead. Darrell Ceciliani, in his first game since May 30, and Allan Dykstra each drove in a run to help the Mets pull away. Tajieron delivered an RBI single to score Cory Vaughn and make it 5-0. Juan Torres drilled an RBI double to plate Taijeron and cap the inning. Taijeron ripped a three-run homer in the seventh to give the Mets a 10-3 lead. Harris went 2-for-3 with two walks, a run scored and RBI. Ceciliani returned from the disabled list and went 0-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Box

AUGUSTA 1, SAVANNAH 0: In a battle of hard-throwing 19-year-old right-handers, Kyle Crick (49th overall pick in 2011) outdueled Michael Fulmer (44th overall). Fulmer struck out a career-high eight batters in six innings. The GreenJackets scored the game’s lone run in the top of the first. With two outs and the bases empty, Shawn Payne drew a walk, then scored on Ben Thomas’ double in the right-center gap. Fulmer allowed one more hit, a single by Thomas in the sixth. Crick did not allow a hit until ZeErika McQueen doubled with one out in the fifth. He walked four and struck out eight in his six innings. Savannah DH Cam Maron was 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 16 games. That is tied for the second-longest streak in the South Atlantic League in 2012, and one shy of matching Kannapolis' Mark Haddow for the league's longest. Box

GREENEVILLE 9, KINGSPORT 5
GREENEVILLE 9, KINGSPORT 5:
In the resumption of a suspended game, Ramon Estevez surrendered three seventh-inning runs to break a 5-all tie. In the regularly scheduled game, the K-Mets had four errors and lost by the same score. Starter Christian Montgomery allowed four runs (three earned) in 4 2/3 innings. Box 1, Box 2

BROOKLYN 7, ABERDEEN 1: Purdue product Kevin Plawecki, the 35th overall pick in the draft, produced his first professional homer. Cyclones starter Rainy Lara tossed five scoreless innings. Phillip Evans also homered, while Brandon Nimmo had two RBIs. Box

Compiled from team reports