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Sunday, July 1, 2012
Around the minors 7.1.12

By Adam Rubin

DURHAM 12, BUFFALO 6: Jeurys Familia allowed seven runs (six earned) on five hits, three walks and a hit batter in 3 1/3 innings as Bisons pitching allowed 12 runs for the second straight day. Reliever Elvin Ramirez allowed five runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings. Jordany Valdespin and Josh Rodriguez committed errors. Pedro Beato did contribute three scoreless relief innings, although Terry Collins said the length of the appearance was not an indication of an organization plan to stretch out the reliever for starting duty. Ex-Met Jesus Feliciano contributed an RBI single in the fourth inning against his former club. Josh Satin had a two-run homer in the seventh and Rodriguez had a pair of hits and scored twice. Matt den Dekker provided another extra-base hit for the Herd, with an RBI double in the third. Since his promotion from Binghamton, 11 of den Dekker's 16 hits have been for extra bases. Box

ALTOONA 7, BINGHAMTON 4: Ex-Mets farmhand Stefan Welch collected four hits, including a pair of two-run homers, as Binghamton lost its sixth straight. B-Mets starter Cory Mazzoni was tagged for six runs on nine hits in four innings. After Ramon Cabrera singled to drive in a run in the second inning, Welch blasted his first homer to give Altoona a three-run lead. Welch hit his second long ball in the fourth, part of a three-run inning. Forced to play catchup, Binghamton plated three runs in the fourth against starter Matt McSwain. Eric Campbell and Allan Dykstra singled and Travis Ozga got Binghamton on the scoreboard on a fielder’s choice. Wilfredo Tovar plated another run with a double. Pinch hitter Dustin Martin capped the inning with an RBI groundout. Erik Turgeon took over for Mazzoni in the fifth and posted a scoreless inning before allowing a run in the sixth. Jeff Stevens held the deficit at four with a scoreless seventh. The B-Mets inched closer with a run in the seventh against reliever Jeff Inman. Juan Lagares singled, moved to third on a single and double play and scored on a wild pitch. Binghamton threatened in the eighth and ninth to no avail. Lagares struck out against Vic Black while representing the tying run in the eighth. Ozga lined into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded to cap Binghamton’s eighth straight home loss. Box

FORT MYERS 4, ST. LUCIE 2: Angel Cuan allowed four runs on nine hits and a walk in six innings. St. Lucie had built a 2-0 lead on Joe Bonfe's second-inning RBI single and a fourth-inning run from Juan Torres, after Torres led off the inning by doubling. Adam Loewen went 1-for-3 with two walks and played another full game in right field in his second game since returning from a stress fracture in his right foot. Box

SAVANNAH at AUGUSTA (ppd.): Box

GREENEVILLE 12, KINGSPORT 0: Starter Akeel Morris fell to 0-3 with an 8.31 ERA after allowing four runs in six innings. Reliever Miller Diaz allowed eight runs (six earned) while recording only three outs. The K-Mets mustered only three hits. Box

BROOKLYN 3, HUDSON VALLEY 0: Luis Mateo (3-0) tossed six scoreless innings to continue his New York-Penn League dominance and combined with David Wynn and Tyler Vanderheiden on Brooklyn's third shutout this season. Cole Frenzel opened the second by homering against Renegades southpaw Matt Spann. The lefty-hitting Frenzel had only four hits in 26 at-bats against southpaws last season with the Cyclones, but is hitting .538 (7-for-13) against lefties this season. An inning later, the lead swelled to 3-0 thanks to two errors by Hudson Valley third baseman Felix Gonzalez. Dimas Ponce reached on the first error of the frame. A Phillip Evans walk and plunking of Frenzel loaded the bases. Stefan Sabol then hit a hard grounder that was misplayed by Gonzalez, allowing a pair of runs to score. Brooklyn did not produce a hit after the second inning, but Mateo made it stand up. The 22-year-old right-hander scattered three hits while striking out six. He has allowed one run and seven hits while walking two and striking out 22 in 17 2/3 innings this season. Wynn pitched two perfect innings, striking out three. The Renegades loaded the bases with nobody out in the ninth against Vanderheiden, but the sidearmer worked his way out of the jam unscathed for his league-leading fourth save. Box

Compiled from team reports