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Series preview: Mets vs. Phillies

July, 18, 2013
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USA TODAY SportsThe Mets face Cole Hamels (Saturday), Kyle Kendrick (Friday) and Cliff Lee (Sunday) in the second-half-opening series.
METS (41-50, fourth place/NL East) vs. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (48-48, third place/NL East)

Friday: RHP Jeremy Hefner (4-6, 3.33) vs. RHP Kyle Kendrick (8-6, 3.68), 7:10 p.m. ET

Saturday: RHP Zack Wheeler (3-1, 3.54) vs. LHP Cole Hamels (4-11, 4.05), 1:10 p.m. ET

Sunday: RHP Matt Harvey (7-2, 2.35) vs. LHP Cliff Lee (10-3, 2.86), 1:10 p.m. ET

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• The Phillies are 6-3 but averaging only 3.6 runs a game since losing Ryan Howard to left knee surgery. The debridement surgery is expected to cost Howard six to eight weeks. Rookie Darin Ruf has handled first base in Howard’s absence. Ruf slugged 38 homers last season with Double-A Reading. He has reached base safely in 18 straight games at the major league level.


Michael Perez/Associated PressBen Revere suffered a broken right ankle on foul ball while batting.


• Center fielder Ben Revere underwent surgery Tuesday for a broken right ankle and also is expected to miss six to eight weeks. It is a big blow to the offense. Revere, the team’s leadoff hitter, had been hitting .305 with 22 steals. Revere suffered the injury fouling a ball off the foot. He had two screws inserted.

GM Ruben Amaro has said the Phillies will shop for a fill-in center fielder. John Mayberry Jr. has handled the position the past two games. Prospect Cesar Hernandez has moved from second base to center field in the minors to provide another option.

• First-time All-Star Domonic Brown is third in the National League with 23 homers, trailing Colorado’s Carlos Gonzalez (25) and Pittsburgh’s Pedro Alvarez (24). Brown’s 67 RBIs rank fourth.

Cole Hamels has a 1.57 ERA with 19 strikeouts and one walk in his last three starts.

Cliff Lee is the only active left-hander to pitch in four All-Star Games.

• The Phillies could be buyers or sellers depending upon the direction their season takes before July 31. They reached .500 on Sunday for the first time since June 7, when they were 31-31. Before the first-half-closing win, they had spent only five days at or above .500 this season. They have won five of their past six series.

Potentially on the block if things go south: centerpiece players Chase Utley, Jonathan Papelbon, Carlos Ruiz and Lee as well as Delmon Young and Michael Young. Utley and Ruiz are eligible for free agency after the season. Lee is owed a combined $50 million in 2014 and ’15, and also has a $12.5 million buyout owed if a $27.5 million club option for 2016 is not exercised. Papelbon is signed at $13 million a season through 2015. He also has a vesting option at that amount for 2016.

Kyle Kendrick limited the Washington Nationals to one run in seven innings in a win in his last start, despite four errors committed by his fielders, including three by Utley.

• Since June 17, Papelbon has five blown saves in 12 chances. Manager Charlie Manuel told SiriusXM that Papelbon was dealing with occasional hip soreness. Papelbon nonetheless has reached 20 saves for the eighth straight season. That is the longest active streak in the majors and the eighth-longest in major league history. Mariano Rivera holds the record with 15 straight 20-plus save seasons, from 1997-2011.

Jimmy Rollins has gone 156 at-bats without a homer.

• Infielder John McDonald was acquired from the Cleveland Indians on June 27 for a player to be named or cash.

• Backup catcher Erik Kratz was activated from the disabled list Sunday after missing 4 weeks with a left knee injury.

• Manuel has 995 career wins. He is due to become the 59th manager in major league history to reach the 1,000-win plateau. There are seven active managers at that level: Dusty Baker, Bruce Bochy, Terry Francona, Davey Johnson, Jim Leyland, Mike Scioscia and Buck Showalter.

Rapid Reaction: Mets 8, Phillies 0

June, 23, 2013
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PHILADELPHIA -- The only thing that stopped Matt Harvey on Sunday was Mother Nature.

Topping out at 100 mph, Harvey tossed six scoreless innings and drove in a run as the Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-0, in Sunday’s rubber game at Citizens Bank Park.

After opening this trip with a series win in Atlanta, the Mets have now won consecutive series against different opponents for the first time since the season’s opening week.


Tom Mihalek/Associated PressMatt Harvey tossed six scoreless innings before departing after a 20-minute rain delay.


The Mets (30-42) only trail the Phillies by four games for third place in the NL East.

Terry Collins decided to pull Harvey with the Mets leading by six runs and the right-hander’s pitch count at 72 after a 20-minute rain delay in the top of the seventh. Harvey (7-1) limited the Phillies to two hits and a walk while striking out six. He shaved his ERA to 2.05.

Harvey, Eric Young Jr. and David Wright all produced RBI doubles against John Lannan in the fifth to stake the Mets to a 4-0 lead.

The three-run frame began with Juan Lagares reaching on a three-base error by center fielder Ben Revere. The Phillies argued Revere caught Lagares’ shot and the drop was on the transfer for the throw, but second-base ump D.J. Reyburn ruled Revere did not demonstrate complete control.

Wright finished 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and a homer. It marked his first career game with four extra-base hits.

Wright's four extra-base hits tie the franchise record. It was last accomplished by Edgardo Alfonzo at Houston on August 30, 1999. Tim Bogar and Alex Ochoa are the only other Mets to have four extra-base hits in a game against the Phillies in franchise history.

Before the game became lopsided, Harvey maintained the Mets’ 1-0 lead in the fourth by stranding runners on the corners. Facing that predicament with one out, Harvey struck out Domonic Brown and coaxed an inning-ending groundball from Delmon Young.

Smooth: Josh Satin walked twice in five plate appearances. He has reached base in eight of his past 11 plate appearances.

What’s next: After an off-day, the Mets play a two-game interleague series at the Chicago White Sox. Zack Wheeler (1-0, 0.00 ERA) makes his second major league start Tuesday night, opposite Chris Sale (5-6, 2.69). Wheeler traveled from Las Vegas to Chicago today to meet the club.

Rapid Reaction: Phillies 8, Mets 7

June, 22, 2013
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PHILADELPHIA -- Jordany Valdespin did it again. This time it went for naught.

A half-inning after the Mets completed a rally from a six-run deficit, Carlos Torres served up a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth to Kevin Frandsen as the Philadelphia Phillies survived for an 8-7 win against the Mets on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.

A year after Valdespin burst onto the major league stage with a tiebreaking pinch-hit homer against Jonathan Papelbon for his first major league homer, JV1 again homered in the ninth inning against the closer. This time, the one-out solo shot pulled the Mets within 7-6. The Mets then benefited from some Phillies sloppiness to even the score.


H. Rumph Jr./Associated PressRyan Howard homered twice against Dillon Gee.


David Wright reached on third baseman Michael Young's error. Stealing second with two outs and Daniel Murphy at the plate, Wright scored on the play when Murphy punched a single through the vacated hole at shortstop and center fielder Ben Revere flubbed picking up the baseball.

Papelbon suffered his third blown save this season -- and this week.

Oh, Gee: Next time, Dillon Gee might want to pitch around Ryan Howard.

Howard continued to torment the right-hander, homering twice and driving in four runs against Gee.

Howard is now a career 7-for-15 with six homers and 14 RBIs against Gee. He has gone deep in five of the six games in which they have met.

Fellow nemesis Michael Young also had a solo homer against Gee, whose streak of stellar starts was snapped at four.

The all-time homer list versus Gee: Howard 6, Young 3, John Mayberry Jr. 2, Alex Gonzalez 2, Ian Desmond 2, Travis Ishikawa 2.

Gee ultimately was charged with six runs (five earned) on eight hits in a 67-pitch effort over five innings. He had produced a 1.53 ERA over his previous four starts.

Gee’s career numbers in Philly: 1-2 with a 10.38 ERA in six appearances (five starts).

Comeback: The Mets began their rally from a six-run deficit in the seventh -- the inning after Phillies starter Jonathan Pettibone was forced to depart with lower-back tightness.

After Omar Quintanilla’s RBI single pulled the Mets within 7-2, Josh Satin walked to load the bases and chase Michael Stutes. Eric Young Jr. followed with a two-run double against Justin De Fratus. Valdespin then had an RBI groundout as the Mets pulled within two, 7-5.

The four-run frame ended when left-hander Jacob Diekman entered and struck out a perturbed Murphy looking, stranding two runners.

Satin, who is due to start at first base Sunday, has reached base in six straight plate appearances (three hits, three walks).

Buck-E: John Buck had a passed ball in the first inning that contributed to an unearned run charged to Gee.

With Greg Burke pitching in the sixth, Ben Revere stole second and third against the tandem and scored on Buck’s errant throw to third base as the Phillies took a 7-1 lead.

Welcome back: Burke, who surrendered the unearned run in one inning of work, was making his first appearance since returning to the majors this weekend. His promotion coincided with Jonathan Niese landing on the disabled list.

Burke may not be around long. The Mets will need to clear a roster spot Tuesday when Zack Wheeler is re-promoted to face the Chicago White Sox.

What’s next: Matt Harvey Day! Harvey (6-1, 2.16 ERA), who took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning in Atlanta in his last start, opposes left-hander John Lannan (0-1, 5.49) in the rubber game at 1:35 p.m. Sunday.

Series preview: Mets at Phillies

June, 21, 2013
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Getty ImagesThe Mets face (l to r) Cole Hamels, Jonathan Pettibone and John Lannan this weekend.
METS (28-41, fourth place/NL East) vs. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (35-38, third place/NL East)

Friday: RHP Jeremy Hefner (1-6, 3.96) vs. LHP Cole Hamels (2-10, 4.40), 7:05 p.m. ET

Saturday: RHP Dillon Gee (5-7, 4.56) vs. RHP Jonathan Pettibone">Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.40), 4:05 p.m. ET

Sunday: RHP Matt Harvey (6-1, 2.16) vs. LHP John Lannan (0-1, 5.49), 1:35 p.m. ET

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Cole Hamels’ 10 losses are tied with the Angels’ Joe Blanton for the major league lead. Hamels is the first Phillie with 10 losses before the All-Star break since Kyle Abbott in 1992.

• Left-hander John Lannan faced his former club, the Washington Nationals, on Monday in his first major league start in two months. Lannan allowed two runs in five innings. He had been on the DL since an April 17 appearance at Cincinnati with a strained tendon in his right knee. The Long Beach, L.I., native signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with Philadelphia on Dec. 18.


Matt Slocum/Associated PressJonathan Papelbon blew his first two saves this season against Washington this week.


Chase Utley, who has missed a month with a right oblique strain, began a rehab assignment Wednesday with Double-A Reading. He is expected to return at some point this weekend. Kevin Frandsen has started the past four games at second base. He is hitting .350 with two RBIs and a .435 on-base percentage over his last eight games (five starts).

Carlos Ruiz was activated from the DL on Tuesday after missing four weeks with a strained right hamstring.

Jonathan Papelbon blew his first two saves of the season in a three-day span against the Nationals this week.

• Rookie Jonathan Pettibone’s rotation spot may be in jeopardy. Carlos Zambrano tossed seven scoreless innings for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday. He will make another minor league start Sunday, but can opt out if he is not promoted by July 1. Zambrano is 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA in five minor league starts over three different levels. He signed with Philadelphia on May 15. Pettibone is coming off an outing at Colorado in which he surrendered seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits and a walk in three innings.

• Left fielder Domonic Brown is hitting .135 with no extra-base hits in 37 at-bats over his past 10 starts.

• Third baseman Michael Young notched his 1,000th RBI on Wednesday, on a two-run homer against Washington’s Gio Gonzalez. He is the 18th active player to reach that threshold.

Ben Revere has a 10-game hitting streak during which he is hitting .391. Revere has spent the past seven games in the leadoff spot.

Cliff Lee, who potentially could be traded, has a 1.97 ERA in his last nine starts and has won seven straight decisions. He is owed $25 million a season in 2014 and ’15, and has a $27.5 million club option for 2016 with a $12.5 million buyout.

Series preview: Mets vs. Phillies

April, 25, 2013
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The Mets face (l to r) Kyle Kendrick, Jonathon Pettibone and Cole Hamels this weekend at Citi Field.
METS (10-10, second place/NL East) vs. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (9-14, fourth place/NL East)

Friday: RHP Dillon Gee (1-3, 5.95) vs. RHP Kyle Kendrick (1-1, 3.28), 7:10 p.m. ET

Saturday: RHP Shaun Marcum (0-0, -.--) vs. RHP Jonathan Pettibone (0-0, 3.38), 1:05 p.m. ET

Sunday: LHP Jonathon Niese (2-1, 3.81) vs. LHP Cole Hamels (0-3, 5.40), 1:10 p.m. ET

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Jonathan Pettibone is making his second major league start Saturday. He is the son of right-hander Jay Pettibone, who started four games -- all losses -- for the Minnesota Twins in 1983, on a team that included Tim Teufel and Frank Viola. The younger Pettibone debuted Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates and accomplished something his father failed to do: participate in a win. Pettibone, 22, limited the Pirates to a pair of solo homers and four other hits in 5 1/3 innings while striking out six and walking none. The Phillies won, 3-2.


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Carlos Ruiz is due to be activated Sunday after serving a season-opening 25-game suspension.


Carlos Ruiz is eligible to be activated Sunday after completing a 25-game suspension for testing positive for a banned amphetamine. Ruiz’s tune-up for activation was slowed because he was hit on his left wrist with a pitch in an extended spring training game last Friday. X-rays were negative. Erik Kratz and Humberto Quintero have handled the catching in Ruiz’s absence.

Delmon Young, who signed for a guaranteed $750,000 and incentives on Jan. 22, has started a rehab assignment and is due to join the Phillies within weeks -- although not for this Mets series. He underwent right ankle surgery during the offseason. Young is the projected right fielder, although he must get acclimated. He had not played in a game there since 2007 until rehab games this week. John Mayberry Jr. has produced with Young out.

• The Phillies, who are struggling on offense, went four full games without a walk until Chase Utley got a free pass on April 19. How rare is that? In the NL, the last teams to have gone four straight games without a walk were the 2009 Arizona Diamondbacks, 1976 Montreal Expos, 1952 New York Giants and 1935 Chicago Cubs.

• Utley already has four errors.

Ryan Howard homered for only the second time this season on Wednesday, against Wandy Rodriguez. In that game, Charlie Manuel split up Utley and Howard in the lineup so opposing managers could not insert one lefty specialist to face both without seeing a righty batter in between.

• This is the deepest Cole Hamels has gone into a season without a win since 2009, when it took the southpaw until his fifth start on May 8 for a victory.

• Manuel is in the final year of a contract. He told ESPN’s Jayson Stark: "I plan to keep managing -- unless I decide all of a sudden I don't want to do it."

Said GM Ruben Amaro about the subject: “Honestly, I don't think about his situation at all. I don't think the players give two craps about it. I don't think it's even a factor, not with our guys … I don't know if a contract for the manager should be a motivating factor for any player. They should be motivated by winning. That's it."

• Center fielder Ben Revere is battling a nagging quadriceps injury. After Revere started every previous game this season, ex-Mets farmhand Ezequiel Carrera instead was inserted in the lineup Thursday afternoon.

• The Phillies have lost three in a row (with Hamels, Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee pitching) and eight of 11.

• Since surrendering seven runs in four innings against the Mets on April 8, Halladay is 2-0 with a 1.71 ERA in three starts. He has allowed eight hits in 21 innings over that span.

• At 9-14, the Phillies are in the midst of their worst start since 2006.

Rapid Reaction: Phillies 7, Mets 3

April, 10, 2013
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WHAT IT MEANS: Jeremy Hefner allowed the first six batters to reach base in what became a five-run first inning and the Mets lost a rubber game to the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-3, on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park.

Lucas Duda homered twice and John Buck had a solo shot in the loss.


Eric Hartline/USA TODAY SportsJohn Buck produced his fifth homer of the season -- matching the total of all Mets catchers in 2012.


The damage against Hefner came on a two-run homer by Chase Utley and three-run homer by Domonic Brown.

Hefner had failed to retire any of the seven batters he faced in a Sept. 20 start against the Phillies last year at Citi Field. Combine the two outings and 13 straight Phillies reached base against him over two starts.

After being charged with five earned runs on six hits and three walks over three innings Wednesday, Hefner now has a career 15.68 ERA against the Phillies in four appearances (three starts).

Since Sunday, Mets starting pitchers have logged 4 1/3 innings (Aaron Laffey), seven innings (Matt Harvey), three innings (Dillon Gee) and three innings (Hefner). That has strained the bullpen.

LaTroy Hawkins surrendered a two-run homer in the sixth to Laynce Nix to push Philadelphia's lead to 7-2.

The game included a 27-minute rain delay in the fourth.

BUCK O' FIVE: Buck mashed his fifth homer of the season, a solo shot in the second against Kyle Kendrick that pulled the Mets within 5-1. Buck's long-ball total matches the total the Mets received from all of their catchers in 2012 (Kelly Shoppach 3, Josh Thole 1, Mike Nickeas 1).

The Mets have now homered in all nine games, establishing a new franchise record to open a season. They went deep in eight straight to begin the 1987 season.

Buck's 15 RBIs are two shy of matching his career high for a month (17 in August 2004). He has homered in three straight games for the first time in his career.

'SPINSANITY: After Buck's second-inning homer, the Mets loaded the bases trailing 5-1. But Hefner and Jordany Valdespin consecutively struck out looking to end the threat.

Valdespin had fouled off three full-count pitches before being called out on strikes on a borderline pitch deemed on the inside corner by plate umpire John Hirschbeck.

Valdespin did finish with a career-high three hits (all in the infield). And he had a stellar play in center field. He charged in to take away a potential bloop hit from Erik Kratz that ended the third inning and left the bases loaded.

Duda's solo homer in the fourth pulled the Mets within 5-2. Justin Turner, pinch-hitting for Hefner, stranded Mike Baxter at third base with an inning-ending groundout that frame and the Mets got no closer.

MUPHY'S FLAW: In the fifth, the Mets had two runners in scoring position with one out after Kendrick delivered a wild pitch. But on Ike Davis' ensuing flyout to shallow center, Daniel Murphy started toward third base and did not retreat in time. He was doubled off second base by center fielder Ben Revere.

WHAT'S NEXT: The Mets fly into wintery Minnesota tonight and spend Thursday's off-day in the Twin Cities. Several players plan to watch the NHL's Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues face off. Jonathon Niese (1-0, 2.13 ERA) opposes right-hander Vance Worley (0-1, 5.73), a former Phillie, in Friday's series opener. Weather permitting.

Series preview: Mets at Phillies

April, 7, 2013
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The Mets face (l to r) Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Kyle Kendrick this week in Philly.
METS (4-2, second place/NL East) at PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (2-4, fourth place/NL East)

Monday: RHP Matt Harvey (1-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Roy Halladay (0-1, 13.50), 7:05 p.m. ET

Tuesday: RHP Dillon Gee (0-1, 1.42) vs. LHP Cliff Lee (1-0, 0.00), 7:05 p.m. ET

Wednesday: RHP Jeremy Hefner (0-1, 1.50) vs. RHP Kyle Kendrick (0-1, 7.94), 7:05 p.m. ET

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• Roy Halladay’s fastball averaged 89.6 mph and he used it far less often than is customary while surrendering five runs in 3 1/3 innings in his season opener at Atlanta. The fastball velocity is down from an average of 90.6 mph last season, 92.0 mph in 2011 and 92.6 mph in 2010. Halladay dealt with shoulder issues last season. He is seeking his 200th career win Monday. He is 7-0 with a 1.78 ERA against the Mets since 2010.

• Phillies pitchers have surrendered an NL-leading 32 runs. The relief corps has allowed 10 of 11 inherited runners to score.


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Former Cubs great Ryne Sandberg is Philadelphia's new third-base coach.


Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley have started 962 games as a middle-infield combo, second to the Yankees’ Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano (1,036 games) among active double-play partners. Rollins passed Richie Ashburn on Thursday for the second-most games played in Phillies history, with No. 1,795. Mike Schmidt is the franchise leader with 2,404 games played as a Phillie.

• Third baseman Michael Young was acquired from the Texas Rangers in December for right-handers Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla.

• Center fielder Ben Revere was acquired from the Minnesota Twins in December for right-handers Vance Worley and Trevor May. Revere has played 166 straight error-free games. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Revere has 1,092 career plate appearances without a homer -- the most among active players. The next 35 on that list are pitchers.

• Opening Day starter Cole Hamels, whom the Mets do not face, is 0-2 with a 10.97 ERA.

• First baseman Ryan Howard is hitting .167 with no homers and eight strikeouts in 24 at-bats. He has yet to produce an extra-base hit through six games.

• Backup outfielder Ezequiel Carrera, who was claimed off waivers from the Cleveland Indians last Tuesday, originally was signed by the Mets out of Venezuela. He was part of the three-team trade on Dec. 11, 2008 that landed J.J. Putz and Sean Green in Flushing.

Cliff Lee -- who was winless until a July 4 victory at Citi Field last season, and who went 6-9 overall in 2012 despite a 3.16 ERA -- is off to a more favorable start this season. Lee tossed eight scoreless innings at Atlanta on Thursday, limiting the Braves to two hits and no walks while striking out eight. Lee’s victory snapped Atlanta’s streak of winning 23 straight games started by Kris Medlen. Lee has made 18 straight starts of six-plus innings with one or fewer walks. That is a modern-era record, topping the 14 straight by Christy Mathewson (1908) and Greg Maddux (1997).

• Catcher Carlos Ruiz is serving a 25-game MLB suspension to open the season after testing positive for the stimulant Adderall. Fill-in Erik Kratz caught 40 percent of would-be base stealers last season.

• The Phillies overhauled Charlie Manuel’s coaching staff. The newcomers: third base coach Ryne Sandberg, hitting coach Steve Henderson, assistant hitting coach Wally Joyner and bullpen coach Rod Nichols.

Delmon Young, who signed with the Phillies in January, is playing in extended spring training games. He underwent ankle surgery in November.

• The Phillies’ primary batting order is:

Revere, cf
Rollins, ss
Utley, 2b
Howard, 1b
Young, 3b
Domonic Brown, lf
John Mayberry Jr. (RH)/Laynce Nix (LH), rf
Kratz, c

Around the minors 4.29.12

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BUFFALO 8, ROCHESTER 2: In his second start since entering the rotation, Dylan Owen dominated as Buffalo won its fourth straight and ninth in its past 12 games. Owen needed 78 pitches to complete seven innings. He retired the first seven batters he faced and 11 straight from the fourth inning into his final frame. Owen required only six pitches to retire the Red Wings in the second inning. In the sixth, he struck out former Mets farmhand Drew Butera looking on three pitches, fanned Ben Revere swinging on three pitches and induced Darin Mastroianni into a weak pop out on four pitches. Owen reached a three-ball count only twice. In the seventh inning, the Red Wings finally got a run when Aaron Bates followed Joe Benson's two-out triple with a single. Owen then retired Rene Rivera on a popout to end his outing. Overall, Owen allowed four hits without issuing a walk. He lowered his season ERA from 4.02 to 3.18. The top of the Bisons batting order did the heavy lifting. Bobby Scales, Vinny Rottino and Valentino Pascucci combined to go 8-for-15 with four doubles, four RBIs and four runs scored. Rottino and Pascucci got aboard in the fourth inning to set up RBI hits from Matt Tuiasosopo and Brad Emaus. Scales and Rottino drove in two more runs for a 4-0 lead in the fifth. Pascucci hit a two-rocket off the wall in center field to drive in two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Omar Quintanilla added his third homer in four games with a solo shot in the eighth. Emaus, signed last week, went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and a walk in his Bisons debut. Pascucci (13 games), Rottino (11 games), Scales (7 games) and Josh Satin (6 games) all extended their season-high hitting streaks. The Bisons will go for the four-game sweep Monday. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, ERIE 1: In his first game this season, Reese Havens collected three hits, including a two-run home run. The B-Mets pounded out 10 hits, five for extra bases, to make a winner of Zack Wheeler (1-2) for the first time in his Double-A career. Binghamton jumped on Erie starter Mark Sorensen in the first. Matt den Dekker started the attack with a double. Havens, activated from the disabled list before the game, ripped a two-run homer to right field on his first swing of the season. Havens launched six home runs in 58 games with Binghamton last year. An inning later, Pedro Zapata dumped a single to center and was quickly brought home when den Dekker tripled. Rodriguez followed by with a walk to put runners at the corners. With Havens at the plate, Rodriguez forced himself into a rundown and stayed alive long enough for den Dekker to score. Sorensen could not reach the third. Patrick Cooper took over and put up a scoreless frame before allowing a leadoff triple to Zapata in the fourth. The speedy outfielder scored one batter later on den Dekker’s sac fly. Cooper allowed two more runs in the fifth. Eric Campbell singled and moved to third on a pair of wild pitches. Travis Ozga brought him home with a single. Juan Centeno scored later in the frame when Zapata beat out a potential double play. The offensive support was long overdue for Wheeler. In his first four starts, the B-Mets had scored a total of four runs. Eventually working with a seven-run cushion, Wheeler did not allow a hit until the fourth. He surrendered two over his 5 2/3 innings. In the sixth, Wheeler allowed a double to Brandon Douglas before inducing Rob Brantly to fly out. With two outs, manager Pedro Lopez replaced Wheeler with Jeff Kaplan. Wheeler finished with six strikeouts. Jordan Lennerton greeted Kaplan by pounding an RBI double, with the run charged to Wheeler. Kaplan then forced Ben Guez to ground out to end the inning. He worked around a two-out single to put up a scoreless seventh. Armando Rodriguez followed with two scoreless innings. The B-Mets (12-10) head to Akron to start a four-game series Monday. Left-hander Darin Gorski opposes right-hander Steven Wright. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, FORT MYERS 1: Gonzalez Germen limited the Miracle to one run in seven innings. Adrian Rosario entered with two runners on base in the ninth and secured his fifth save by producing a strikeout, then inducing a double play. Cory Vaughn and Juan Torres homered for St. Lucie. Torres was playing his first game this season with St. Lucie. Box

SAVANNAH 9, LEXINGTON 3: Marcos Camarena tossed five scoreless innings to improve to 2-0. Dustin Lawley went 3-for-3 with two walks. Brandon Brown and Aderlin Rodriguez drove in two runs apiece. Box

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Carlos Torres
WINS ERA SO IP
2 1.86 12 9
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Lagares .314
HRL. Duda 3
RBID. Wright 10
RE. Young Jr. 14
OPSJ. Lagares .816
ERAJ. Niese 2.84
SOB. Colon 18

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