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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Minors 4.9.13: Wheeler faces Giants club

By Adam Rubin

FRESNO 4, LAS VEGAS 1: Facing his former organization, Zack Wheeler was charged with

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four runs (one earned) on eights hits and three walks in an 92-pitch effort over 5 1/3 innings. Wheeler struck out six against the Giants' top farm club. Errors by third baseman Brian Bixler as well as Wheeler resulted in three unearned runs. Wheeler's error came on an misfire to second base after fielding a bunt. Josh Satin had staked Wheeler to an early lead with a second-inning solo homer against former Mets farmhand Yusmeiro Petit. Wheeler also faced his former organization last year in Double-A. He limited Richmond to one run in 7 1/3 innings last July 5. Petit, who was traded by the Mets to the Marlins in the Nov. 24, 2005 Carlos Delgado trade, limited the 51s to one run on eight hits in six innings. Box

ERIE 2, BINGHAMTON 1: Binghamton grabbed the early lead with a two-out rally in the first against Erie starter Kyle Lobstein. Richard Lucas singled and scored when Rhyne Hughes bounced a double off the top of the right-field wall. In his second start with the

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B-Mets, Rafael Montero cruised through five innings. Montero’s smooth stretch came to an abrupt end in the sixth when the SeaWolves plated their first run. Tyler Collins started the rally with a double and Ramon Cabrera tied the score by doubling as well. Montero settled for the no-decision. He allowed one run on six hits in six innings. He struck out seven and did not issue any walks. Lobstein settled in and finished his night with four scoreless innings, exiting in the top of the sixth for reliever Michael Morrison. Erie grabbed the lead against reliever John Church (0-1) in the seventh. James Robbins greeted the righty with a double, moved to third on a groundout and scored the decisive run on Marcus Lemon’s sac fly. Binghamton's Wilfredo Tovar led off the eighth with a single, but was picked off first by catcher James McCann. Alonzo Harris followed with a hit and stole second base, but was doubled off to end the inning. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, PALM BEACH 0: St. Lucie improved to 5-0 as Luis Mateo, Randy Fontanez and T.J. Chism combined on the nine-hit shutout. Mateo (1-0), who made 12 starts for the Brooklyn Cyclones in 2012, was making his Florida State League debut. He allowed four hits and two walks while striking out nine in 6 2/3 innings. St. Lucie opened the scoring in the fourth as Dustin Lawley doubled and later came home on a fielding error. A three-run sixth included a two-run single by Charley ThurberBox

SAVANNAH 7, AUGUSTA 2: Kevin Plawecki went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Jayce Boyd went 3-for-5 and drove in a run. Starter Luis Cessa allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits and a walk while striking out five in 6 2/3 innings. Julian Hilario contributed two scoreless relief innings. Box

Compiled from team reports