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Minors 6.9.13: Taijeron on tear in Double-A

6/9/2013

lastname Torres LAS VEGAS 7, TACOMA 1: Starter Carlos Torres contined to resurrect his season. The ex-Rockies/White Sox pitcher tossed a complete game two-hitter. He has produced consecutive complete games and won his past five starts. Since allowing nine runs on May 8 against Round Rock, the right-hander has a 1.65 ERA over six starts. Brandon Hicks contributed a grand slam and Eric Campbell also homered for the 51s (33-28). Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, ALTOONA 2: Travis Taijeron completed a four-RBI night with a tiebreaking three-run homer in the ninth. Taijeron launched a 1-1 offering from reliever Jason Townsend over the right-field fence for his second homer in two games since a promotion. He is 5-for-9 with six RBIs since joining the B-Mets (38-25). Jeff Walters retired all three batters in the ninth for his league-leading 15th save. Justin Howard had


lastname Taijeron given the Curve the early lead with a solo homer against B-Mets starter Jacob deGrom. Howard struck again in the fourth with an RBI single. Altoona spot starter Ethan Hollingsworth had a scoreless effort through four innings. Allan Dykstra cut the deficit to 2-1 in the fifth with his eighth homer. Altoona reliever Kenn Kasparek surrendered three singles in the seventh, capped by Taijeron tying the score at 2 by dumping an RBI hit into center. DeGrom returned for the seventh and ended his night with a perfect frame. He allowed two runs on six hits and struck out four over seven innings. Jack Leathersich walked a tightrope with two outs in the eighth. The southpaw walked Adalberto Santos and surrendered a double to Alex Dickerson. With two runners in scoring position, Leathersich preserved the tie and ended the inning by striking out Drew Maggi. Leathersich (2-0) collected the win after Taijeron’s blast in the ninth. Josh Rodriguez extended his hitting streak to an Eastern League-best 21 games with a single in the seventh. Box

JUPITER 2, ST. LUCIE 1 (8 innings)

ST. LUCIE 4, JUPITER 1 (14 innings): In a game suspended from Saturday, Jupiter won in walk-off fashion in the eighth when Brent Keys doubled with two outs and shortstop Matt Reynolds had a throwing error on Austin Barnes' ensuing grounder. St. Lucie (31-29) then won the regularly scheduled game in 14 innings. The Mets loaded the bases with none out in the top of the 14th on Reynolds' leadoff double, Aderlin Rodriguez's walk, a wild pitch, then an intentional walk to Dustin Lawley with first base open. Charley Thurber's ensuing grounder to first base resulted in a forceout at the plate, but catcher Wilfredo Gimenez's throwing error allowed Rodriguez to score. Robbie Shields and Cam Maron followed with RBI singles in the three-run frame. Chasen Bradford tossed a perfect bottom half for his third save. Starter Matt Bowman limited Jupiter to one run in six innings. T.J. Chism, Hamilton Bennett, Carlos Vazquez, Estarlin Morel and Chism combined for eight scoreless relief innings. Box 1, Box 2

ROME 6, SAVANNAH 3: Hunter Carnevale and South Atlantic League All-Star Bret Mitchell combined to surrender six runs over the final two innings as the Gnats (37-25) squandered a late three-run lead. Tied at 3 entering the bottom of the ninth, Mitchell surrendered a three-run walk-off homer to Josh Elander. Mitchell had allowed four earned runs in 25 innings all season, but allowed another four earned runs in 1 2/3 innings Sunday. The defeat spoiled six scoreless innings from Luis Cessa, who allowed seven hits and no walks while striking out six. Savannah had broken a scoreless tie with a three-run seventh that included Brandon Nimmo's RBI double and Jayce Boyd's run-scoring single. Box

Compiled from team reports