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Minors 5.22.13: Wheeler wins in 51s return

May, 22, 2013
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LAS VEGAS 9, IOWA 4: After missing a turn in the rotation and receiving a cortisone shot

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Wheeler
for inflammation in the AC joint in his right shoulder, Zack Wheeler earned a win in his return to Pacific Coast League action. Wheeler surrendered solo homers to Brian Bogusevic and Edwin Maysonet and was charged with three earned runs on five hits, two walks and a hit batter while striking out two in five innings. He threw a conservative 67 pitches (43 strikes). Collin Cowgill's fourth-inning grand slam helped the 51s build an 8-2 lead. Ex-Yankee David Aardsma made his Las Vegas debut in the ninth, walking three but also striking out three in a scoreless frame. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a game-opening homer against Guillermo Moscoso. Omar Quintanilla went 2-for-2 with a triple, two walks and three runs scored. The 51s returned pitching prospect Rafael Montero to Binghamton after the right-hander's spot start Tuesday. Box

BINGHAMTON 8, NEW BRITAIN 3: Josh Rodriguez led Binghamton’s 11-hit attack with two run-scoring singles and a double. The Rock Cats sent seven men to the plate in the second inning against starter Erik Goeddel and plated two runs. The righty surrendered

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Rodriguez
three hits, including an RBI single by Danny Santana, and issued a bases-loaded walk. New Britain starter Alex Meyer faltered in the fourth. After Allan Dykstra (nine-game hitting streak) started the inning with a walk, Binghamton loaded the bases on singles by Cory Vaughn and Darrell Ceciliani. Blake Forsythe put the B-Mets on the board with a sac fly. Richard Lucas followed by rolling a potential inning-ending double play to shortstop. Santana fielded it cleanly, but double-clutched and fired errantly to second. Vaughn scored, tying the game at 2. Wilfredo Tovar and Rodriguez then provided RBI singles. Goeddel settled in. He posted three scoreless innings and retired 10 of 11 Rock Cats before walking Josmil Pinto with one out in the sixth. Danny Ortiz then singled. But with the tying run aboard, Goeddel capped his night by inducing Jordan Parraz to fly out. John Church inherited two runners and defused the situation by inducing Reynaldo Rodriguez to fly out. Binghamton (26-20) scored four more times over the final three innings. Dykstra provided an RBI single in the seventh and Danny Muno had a run-scoring single in the eighth. Bobby Lanigan took over and surrendered an RBI single to Rodriguez and gave up another run on a bases-loaded walk in the ninth. Jack Leathersich struck out three over the final two scoreless innings. Goeddel (4-2) allowed two runs and five hits over 5 2/3 innings to collect his third May win. Box

DUNEDIN 5, ST. LUCIE 3: Facing Toronto Blue Jays farmhands from his former

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Syndergaard
organization, Noah Syndergaard suffered the loss in his return to Dunedin, Fla. The Mets (25-19) had a 3-2 lead entering the fifth, but Matt Newman and Andy Burns had back-to-back RBI doubles against Syndergaard. Syndergaard pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed four runs (three earned) and seven hits while striking out four and walking two. Gilbert Gomez had an RBI double in the second inning to score Charley Thurber. Thurber ripped a two-run homer to right-center in the fourth to give the Mets a 3-2 lead. Jim Fuller pitched 1 1/3 innings and struck out two. He surrendered a two-out homer to Burns in the seventh. Ryan Fraser allowed one hit in a scoreless eighth. Jenrry Mejia will make his second start on a major league rehab assignment for St. Lucie in Thursday's 6:30 p.m. ET series finale. Box

CHARLESTON 4, SAVANNAH 2: Rainy Lara, who has earned two of the past three South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week awards, suffered the loss. Lara (4-2) allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk in 4 2/3 innings. His ERA crept upward to 1.42. Savannah (25-19) pulled within two runs in the ninth on Kevin Plawecki's two-out RBI single. But Cole Frenzel lined out to center field to strand two. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 5.22.12

May, 22, 2012
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INDIANAPOLIS 6, BUFFALO 3: Buffalo committed three costly errors in the finale and 12 in the four-game series. With Jeff Clement batting in the first inning, Chris Schwinden threw a wild pitch to score ex-Met Anderson Hernandez. In an attempt to throw out Hernandez, catcher Jean Luc Blaquiere's throw was offline to Schwinden at the plate, allowing Alex Presley also to score. With the Bisons behind 3-0 in the third, Starling Marte led off with a single. With Hernandez at the plate, Marte stole second and Blaquiere's throw sailed into center. The error would set up Hernandez to single home Marte and make it 4-0. "I'm hoping this off-day tomorrow will help us get it together mentally and physically," manager Wally Backman said. "A couple of our guys have been banged up so they need the rest." With the bases loaded an none out in the fourth, the Herd plated a pair with RBI groundouts by Omar Quintanilla and Blaquiere. With the bases loaded in the seventh, Matt Tuiasosopo hit an infield single to score Corey Wimberly and cut the Indians' lead to 4-3. But Brad Emaus grounded into a forceout to end the inning. Box

NEW BRITAIN 3, BINGHAMTON 0: The Rock Cats packed all of their offense into the seventh inning while handing Binghamton its sixth shutout loss. The starters -- Binghamton's Collin McHugh and Logan Darnell -- matched zeroes through the first six innings. McHugh's start took a turn for the worse in the seventh. The righty had his stretch of 13 straight scoreless innings snapped on his first pitch of the inning, when Rock Cats right fielder Evan Bigley ripped a homer. McHugh then hit Nate Hanson with his next pitch. Plate umpire Joey Amaral ejected McHugh and the B-Mets were forced to summon Brad Holt from the bullpen. The Rock Cats greeted Holt with two bunt singles to load the bases. Chris Herrmann extended New Britain's lead with a two-run double -- his fourth hit of the game and eighth of the series. The Rock Cats appeared to score their fourth run of the inning on sac fly by Deibinson Romero, but runner Estarlin De Los Santos was ruled out on appeal for leaving third early. Trailing 3-0, the B-Mets threatened in the eighth against reliever Luis Perdomo. Singles by Josh Rodriguez and Eric Campbell and a walk to Jefry Marte loaded the bases. The veteran righty escaped harm by inducing Raul Reyes to fly out to end the inning. Bobby Lanigan pitched the ninth and navigated around a one-out walk to collect his third save. McHugh (4-3) was saddled with the loss. The B-Mets (21-22) continue their series against the Rock Cats on Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. Zack Wheeler opposes right-hander David Bromberg. Box

DAYTONA 6, ST. LUCIE 5 (10 innings): John Church issued a leadoff walk to Matthew Szczur, who ultimately scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th on Richard Jones' single. Starter Cory Mazzoni allowed three runs in five innings. Left-hander Jack Leathersich was charged with two runs in 2 2/3 in his Florida State League debut. Richard Lucas had two RBIs. Box

SAVANNAH 5, CHARLESTON 3: Trailing 3-2 heading to the bottom of the eighth, T.J. Rivera and Aderlin Rodriguez drew walks, placing the tying and go-ahead runs on base. With two outs, Brian Harrison, who has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games, roped a single to drive in Rivera with the tying run. Charley Thurber followed by ripping a triple to score Rodriguez and Harrison for the decisive two-run margin. Thurber, who finished 2-for-3 with a double, triple and walk, also was responsible for the first Gnats run of the night. In the second, he doubled, advanced to third on center fielder Mason Williams' fielding error and scored on a wild pitch to put the Gnats in front 1-0. In the fourth, Rodriguez lined an RBI single to drive in Rivera for a 2-0 lead. The RiverDogs bounced back to take the lead with a three-run sixth against Savannah reliever Randy Fontanez. Savannah reliever Chasen Bradford worked scoreless seventh and eighth innings with two strikeouts for his first Savannah win. T.J. Chism set down the 'Dogs 1-2-3 in the ninth to earn his sixth save. Savannah starter Alex Panteliodis fought his way through four innings and allowed five hits and three walks, but no runs. Box

Compiled from team reports

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Juan Lagares
BA HR RBI R
.314 1 7 8
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 3
RBID. Wright 10
RE. Young Jr. 14
OPSJ. Lagares .816
WC. Torres 2
ERAJ. Niese 2.84
SOB. Colon 18

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