New York Mets: Gregory Pron

Around the minors 8.21.12

August, 21, 2012
8/21/12
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SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 4, BUFFALO 2: Zack Wheeler cruised into the sixth, when his outing unraveled. The Yankees rallied for three runs in the frame as Corban Joseph, Eduardo Nunez and Kosuke Fukudome all contributed RBI singles. The Bisons had taken a 2-0 lead in the second. Matt Tuiasosopo singled to score Zach Lutz. Oswaldo Navarro then contributed a sacrifice fly. Brandon Laird cut Buffalo's lead to 2-1 in the fourth with a sacrifice fly. Wheeler otherwise cruised early on. He didn't allow a hit until Nunez's blooper over first base in the fourth. He retired the side in order in the fifth. An inning later, though, Chris Dickerson led off with a double and Joseph's RBI single evened the score. Joseph moved to second base on Fred Lewis' throw home, putting him in position to score on Nunez's hit. Two batters later, Fukudome served a Wheeler offering to the opposite field to plate Nunez. Wheeler was charged with four runs (three earned) in 5 1/3 innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 1, NEW HAMPSHIRE 0: Greg Peavey fired seven scoreless innings and the B-Mets scored the game’s only run on a fielding error. Peavey struck out a season-high six in Binghamton’s eighth shutout win of the season. It was a contest loaded with missed opportunities as the teams combined to strand 21 men and go 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position. Binghamton threatened early against Fisher Cats starter Deck McGuire, but stranded seven runners through the first four innings. New Hampshire pressed to break the scoreless game in the fifth. After a one-out double by Jake Marisnick put runners at second and third, Peavey induced Ryan Goins to ground out and intentionally walked Ryan Schimpf to load the bases. The strategy paid off as Brad Glenn struck out to end the inning. Binghamton finally broke through in the bottom half. Dustin Martin led off with single and tried to score on Wilmer Flores’ double, but was gunned down at the plate. Following a groundout that pushed Flores to third, Eric Campbell stroked a groundball to third. The sharp roller bounced through Schimpf's legs, allowing Flores to score. Peavey made the one-run lead stand over his final two innings. He fired a perfect sixth and stranded two runners in the seventh. Over his seven shutout innings, Peavey allowed six hits and left nine men aboard. Jeff Kaplan worked around a two-out single to post a scoreless eighth. Drew Carpenter left the tying run at second base in the ninth to earn his second save as a B-Met. Peavey (7-8) earn his third win in August, the most wins he has had in any month as a B-Met. Box

JUPITER at ST. LUCIE (ppd.)

ASHEVILLE 6, SAVANNAH 0: The Tourists took a 1-0 lead in the second when David Kandilas fisted a single over Brian Harrison at third base to plate Will Swanner, who had doubled. Asheville added three runs in the seventh. Swanner began the inning by ripping the first pitch he saw from Gnats starter Marcos Camarena over the left-field wall for a solo homer. The Tourists outhit the Gnats 11-2. Both Savannah hits were singles. Asheville starter Ben Alsup was perfect into the fourth inning and took a no-hitter into the fifth, when Gregory Pron singled. The Tourists tacked on two runs in the ninth against T.J. Chism. Box

KINGSPORT 4, BURLINGTON 3 (8 innings)
BURLINGTON 4, KINGSPORT 3: Maikis De La Cruz provided a tiebreaking two-run double in extra innings in the opener. Hunter Carnevale allowed a run in the bottom half, but held on for the win by striking out Alex Hudak to leave two in scoring position. In Game 2, Burlington scored three runs in the sixth against Cristian Chivilli and Edioglis Villasmil to overcome a 3-1 deficit. Box 1, Box 2

TRI-CITY 5, BROOKLYN 2: Nelfi Zapata delivered a two-run homer in the third, but the ValleyCats answered in the fifth and went on to defeat Brooklyn. Cyclones starter Rainy Lara loaded the bases in the fifth with two walks and a hit batsman. He struck out Austin Elkins before surrendering a two-run single to Preston Tucker, which tied the score and knocked him from the mound. Tim Peterson entered and allowed a tiebreaking single to Jesse Wierzbicki. Tyler Heineman then delivered a sacrifice fly to make it 4-2. Lara was charged with four earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out three and walked two in his second loss of the year. The Cyclones were in trouble again in the top of the sixth. Reliever Craig Hansen walked Ryan Dineen and hit Dan Gulbransen with a pitch before Joe Sclafani reached on an error by shortstop Phillip Evans. That error allowed Dineen to cross the plate and give the ValleyCats a three-run advantage. For the Cyclones, Matt Koch tossed three scoreless relief innings. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 8.10.12

August, 11, 2012
8/11/12
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SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 10, BUFFALO 4: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's Chris Dickerson led off the contest with his seventh homer of the season, against spot starter Pedro Beato. Eduardo Nunez singled home a pair in the third inning to even the score at 4 and chase Beato. Dickerson plated his second run of the night with a double in the fourth against Elvin Ramirez (3-1) that gave the Yankees a one-run lead. The Bisons kept pace with the Yanks for a while. Josh Satin produced a two-run homer in the first inning against Ramon Ortiz. The long ball was his 13th of the season and extended his hitting streak to nine games. Mike Nickeas and Zach Lutz also drove in runs for the Herd. The Bisons needed the spot starter because Sunday's rainout delayed Zack Wheeler's Triple-A debut a day, to a Monday doubleheader at Syracuse. Scott Patterson, who was charged with two runs on four hits while recording two outs, and C.J. Nitkowski made their Coca-Cola Field debuts. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, HARRISBURG 0: Mark Cohoon took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and struck out a season-high 10 en route to his fifth career shutout. The teams waited through a 49-minute rain delay at the start. Cohoon then retired the first 11 he faced before issuing a walk. Against Harrisburg starter Ryan Perry, Binghamton broke through in the fifth. Jefry Marte doubled and scored when Raul Reyes dumped a double into the right-field corner. Dustin Martin chased Reyes home four batters later with a single. After retiring eight more Senators in a row, Cohoon’s no-hit bid came to an end with one out in the seventh, when Justin Bloxom sent a high pop-up to shallow center. Wilfredo Tovar retreated from shortstop and Reyes raced in from center, but the ball dropped to the grass for a double. Cohoon retired the next two hitters to keep the shutout bid intact. Binghamton added two runs and chased Perry in the seventh. Juan Centeno doubled and scored when Martin tripled. Jimmy Barthmaier took over for Perry and allowed Martin to score on Wilmer Flores’ single. Cohoon cruised through a perfect eighth and helped his cause with an RBI in the ninth, driving in Centeno with a single. After getting the first out in the ninth, the southpaw fell into a bit of trouble, allowing a single and hitting a batter. Cohoon bounced back to strike out Bloxom. He then induced Jimmy Van Ostrand to fly out to end the game. It was Cohoon’s first shutout since he collected three straight with Savannah in June 2010, after which he bypassed St. Lucie and was promoted directly to Binghamton. Box

ST. LUCIE 2, FORT MYERS 1: Alonzo Harris Jr. had a leadoff walk, T.J. Rivera tripled and Danny Muno had an RBI single in a two-run first inning and that held up. Logan Verrett limited Fort Myers to one run on four hits and a walk in 6 1/3 innings. Adrian Rosario, who was demoted from Binghamton with the addition of former major league reliever Drew Carpenter to the B-Mets' bullpen, tossed 1 2/3 scoreless relief innings. Taylor Whitenton notched his seventh save. Box

SAVANNAH 3, GREENVILLE 2
SAVANNAH 9, GREENVILLE 5:
Gregory Pron doubled scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the ninth for the win in Game 1. Cole Frenzel contributed a three-run homer in the first inning and the Gnats won the nightcap. Box 1, Box 2

KINGSPORT 6, DANVILLE 5: Jonathan Leroux went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, including a two-run double in the K-Mets' five-run third. Hunter Carnevale picked up his first save. Box

BROOKLYN 1, VERMONT 0: Cyclones starter Hansel Robles carried a perfect game into the eighth, while Brooklyn was no-hit into the ninth. The Cyclones ultimately produced a walk-off win on Phillip Evans' single in the final frame. Robles had a perfect game until Daniel Robertson's two-out single in the eighth. Cyclones reliever Tyler Vanderheiden entered for the ninth in the scoreless game and surrendered a one-out double to Austin Booker. Addison Russell grounded out to first, moving Booker to third with two outs. Vanderheiden then struck out Brett Vertigan. Dimas Ponce led off the bottom of the ninth with the Cyclones' first hit of the game. Evans then came up and failed twice at a sacrifice bunt, leaving him in an 0-2 hole. The 1-2 offering from Ryan Dull bounced in front of home plate and went to the backstop, allowing Ponce to advance to second. Evans then worked a full count and singled down the left-field line, scoring Ponce and giving the Cyclones the walk-off victory. Box

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Around the minors 8.1.12

August, 1, 2012
8/01/12
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HARRISBURG 3, BINGHAMTON 2: Harrisburg took the lead in the second inning with a two-out rally against B-Mets starter Gonzalez Germen and never trailed. Justin Bloxom doubled and scored on Devin Ivany's single. Dustin Martin’s bobble in left allowed Ivany to take second, setting the stage for Jonathan Tucker's RBI single. The B-Mets were kept in check through the first four innings by starter Kevin Pucetas, who allowed only two baserunners. Binghamton broke through in the fifth. Wilfredo Tovar doubled, took third on a groundout and scored when Germen singled. Against Germen in the sixth, James Skelton singled and scored on Zach Walters’ two-out triple. Pucetas’ night ended after five innings. Paul Demny posted a scoreless sixth and handed off to Marcos Frias in the seventh. Martin helped the B-Mets scratch within a run after a leadoff single. He took second on a sac bunt and, with two outs and pinch-hitter Wilmer Flores at the plate, scampered to third on a wild pitch. Martin scored when the throw from Ivany, the catcher, sailed past Tim Pahuta. The B-Mets failed to get another runner into scoring position. Juan Lagares reached on a bunt single in the eighth against Hector Nelo, but was thrown out attempting to steal. Reese Havens followed with a walk, but was erased on a double play. Germen (6-8) surrendered three runs (two earned) on six hits in seven innings. Frank Francisco threw a scoreless eighth in his fifth and likely final rehab game with Binghamton. The B-Mets (52-57) will face rehabbing National Chien-Ming Wang on Thursday. Box

CLEARWATER 7, ST. LUCIE 3: Starter Erik Goeddel allowed three runs on five hits and five walks in four innings. Yohan Almonte surrendered four runs (two earned) in three relief innings. First baseman Richard Lucas and third baseman Robbie Shields had errors on consecutive plays in Clearwater's three-run sixth. Alonzo Harris Jr. had a two-run homer in St. Lucie's three-run eighth. Box

SAVANNAH 5, GREENSBORO 2
GREENSBORO 1, SAVANNAH 0:
The Grasshoppers scored the lone run in the top of the seventh inning of Game 2, against reliever Carlos Vazquez. Brent Keys, the South Atlantic League’s leading hitter, flipped a one-out single into left field to score Tony Caldwell. The Gnats collected only four hits in the nightcap, squandering another strong outing from left-hander Alex Panteliodis. He tossed six scoreless innings with seven strikeouts and one walk to lower his ERA to 3.20. Panteliodis has struck out 26 batters in his last 19 innings. The Hoppers scored first in Game 1, tallying two runs in the fourth against Savannah starter Michael Fulmer. Wilfredo Gimenez drove in the second run with a double. The Gnats answered in the bottom half with four singles, which led to a three-run frame and 3-2 lead. Brian Harrison and Dustin Lawley each picked up RBI singles before Gregory Pron lifted a sacrifice fly to put the Gnats in front. Fulmer, in his shortest start since May 25, lasted 4 2/3 innings. He allowed two earned runs on seven hits, walked two and struck out two. Box 1, Box 2

GREENEVILLE 7, KINGSPORT 4: 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini was pulled from the game in the sixth inning for a pinch runner. The K-Mets took a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the seventh, when Greeneville posted four runs against Andres Perez and Flabio Ortega, who combined to walk four in the inning. Box

BROOKLYN 3, CONNECTICUT 2: Brandon Nimmo singled to open the bottom of the first and Phillip Evans reached on a fielder’s choice. Jayce Boyd then drew a four-pitch walk. Kevin Plawecki followed with a two-run double. The Tigers evened the score at 2 in the fourth. Danry Vasquez led off with a double. Juaner Aguasvivas then struck out swinging before Devon Travis walked. After Tyler Hanover flied out, Patrick Smith doubled, scoring two. Brooklyn retook the lead in the fifth when Boyd reached on a fielding error by third baseman Edgar Corcino. Nimmo started things off with a single and advanced when Evans grounded out. Nimmo, who went 2-for-4, scored on the error on Plawecki's grounder. In his past three games, Nimmo has gone 9-for-15 with seven runs scored, three doubles, one homer and three RBIs. Brooklyn starting pitcher Gabriel Ynoa (3-1) allowed two earned runs on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings. Matt Koch contributed two scoreless relief innings. Tyler Vanderheiden earned his seventh save. Box

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Around the minors 7.28.12

July, 29, 2012
7/29/12
1:17
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INDIANAPOLIS 6, BUFFALO 0: Indianapolis opened a four-run second inning against Jeurys Familia with four consecutive hits. The inning included a wild pitch and two-run single by Chase d'Arnaud. An inning later, Brandon Boggs ripped a one-out double off Familia, leading to a run that made it 5-0. Jeff Stevens replaced Familia for the fourth. Indians starter Jeff Locke allowed four hits over seven scoreless innings. Bisons manager Wally Backman joined Familia in the clubhouse prematurely. Backman was ejected in the fourth inning. Reliever Pedro Beato did toss two scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out four. Rehabbing Mike Baxter and recently demoted Mike Nickeas each notched a double for the Herd, although Buffalo mustered only five hits. Baxter went 1-for-4 and played a full game in left field. He is hitting .375 during the Triple-A portion of his rehab assignment. Lucas Duda went 0-for-4 and is now 1-for-12 since joining Buffalo. Box

PORTLAND 5, BINGHAMTON 1: Portland pounced on B-Mets starter Greg Peavey as the game's first four batters reached safely. Jackie Bradley walked and Jeremy Hazelbaker gave Portland the early lead with a two-run homer. Marquez Smith followed with a double and scored when Reynaldo Rodriguez doubled. Binghamton responded against Portland starter Jeremy Kehrt in the third. Wilfredo Tovar doubled, took third on Juan Lagares' single and scored when Eric Campbell grounded out. Peavey settled down after allowing an unearned run in the second. The righty retired 14 of the final 15 batters he faced and completed six innings. Portland scratched out its final run against him in the fifth. Hazelbaker reached on a bunt single, stole second and third and scored on Smith’s second sacrifice fly. Kehrt ran into trouble in the sixth. His night ended after issuing a pair of two-out walks. Michael Olmsted entered and induced Tovar to bounce into a fielder’s choice to end the inning. Peavey (4-7) allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits. He struck out four and gave way to Armando Rodriguez in the seventh. Rodriguez allowed two hits and struck out four over two scoreless frames. Adam Kolarek made his Double-A debut in the ninth, striking out two in a perfect inning. Box

ST. LUCIE 8, LAKELAND 3: Aderlin Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with four RBIs, including a bases-clearing double that gave the Mets a 3-2 lead in the fourth. Robbie Shields then doubled to plate Rodriguez and open a two-run lead. The Mets pulled away with a four-run fifth. Cory Vaughn singled to score T.J. Rivera, and Richard Lucas doubled to score Danny Muno and Vaughn for a 7-2 advantage. Rodriguez followed with an RBI single. Tyler Pill tossed seven innings and allowed two runs and seven hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. He won his fifth consecutive game. John Church allowed an unearned run in two innings. Rivera went 2-for-5 and scored two runs. Muno went 1-for-1 with two runs scored and three walks. Winners of five straight, St. Lucie again hosts Lakeland on Sunday as Logan Verrett makes his St. Lucie debut. Box

ROME 9, SAVANNAH 8: Randy Fontanez and Chasen Bradford combined to allow six runs in the seventh as the Gnats squandered a 7-3 lead. Dustin Lawley, Gregory Pron and Cole Frenzel drove in two runs apiece in the loss. Box

KINGSPORT 9, BRISTOL 5: 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini belted a grand slam for his first professional homer, opening a 6-1 lead. The two-out rally in the fifth began as Bradley Marquez reached on a fielding error by Bristol shortstop Nick Basto. A single by Eris Peguero and a walk to Maikis De La Cruz loaded the bases. Cecchini and Sox hurler Tyler Kibby then battled to a full count before Cecchini -- batting cleanup for the first time this season -- cranked Kibby's offering over the left-center wall. Kingsport starter Corey Oswalt put together the deepest outing by a K-Met this season. Oswalt went 7 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on nine hits and two walks. Bristol touched up reliever Christian Chivilli for two runs and had the potential tying run at the plate when Chivilli induced Basto into a game-ending flyout. Marquez made his first start in more than a month, after spending time on the DL with a leg injury. He won't be with the team much longer. Marquez soon reports to Lubbock, where he is a wide receiver on Texas Tech's football team. He went 2-for-4, reached on an error and scored a run while batting leadoff. Box

MAHONING VALLEY 3, BROOKLYN 2: David Wynn surrendered a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth to give the Scrappers the come-from-behind win. After being shut out Friday, Brooklyn's bats continued to struggle. The Cyclones did not collect a hit after the fourth inning. Brandon Nimmo opened the game with a single and scored on Kevin Plawecki's two-out double. The lead was short-lived. Mahoning Valley drew even in the second. Brooklyn starter Hansel Robles surrendered a leadoff double to Richard Stock. Logan Vick's single then put runners on the corners with none out. After a strikeout, Andrew Campbell singled to even the score. In the third, Eudy Pina had a leadoff single and moved into scoring position on a groundout by Phillip Evans. Jayce Boyd's two-out single scored Pina to put Brooklyn in front, 2-1. Robles departed after five innings, having allowed one run on five hits while striking out seven. John Mincone entered and found himself in a jam. Joseph Wendle and Joe Sever started the sixth with singles, but the southpaw worked his way out of trouble. Mincone added a spotless seventh to extend his scoreless streak to 17 1/3 innings dating to June 22. In the eighth, the Scrappers broke through. Wynn allowed a walk and three hits, including the two-run homer by Sever. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 7.26.12

July, 27, 2012
7/27/12
12:47
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BUFFALO 10, LOUISVILLE 7: Josh Rodriguez and Zach Lutz combined to drive in eight runs to support Gonzalez Germen in his Triple-A debut. Lutz delivered a two-run homer in the first. Two innings later, with the Bisons trailing 4-2, Rodriguez evened the score when he plated a pair of runners with the first of his three doubles. Lutz followed with a single to drive in Rodriguez for the 5-4 advantage. Buffalo did not trail again. Rodriguez doubled to kick off a two-run seventh. His third double plated three more runs to put the Bisons into double-digits. Overall, Rodriguez finished 3-for-5 with five RBIs and two runs scored. Lutz was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two walks. Germen allowed four runs in his first two innings, but then held the Bats off the scoreboard for five more frames. He struck out three and walked two. Germen was promoted to fill the spot opened by Matt Harvey's promotion. Lucas Duda went 0-for-4 with a walk in his first game with the Bisons since being optioned by the Mets. Fred Lewis went 4-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored in the leadoff spot. Mike Baxter went 2-for-5 in his fourth rehab start with the Bisons. He's hitting .438 with Buffalo. Box

PORTLAND at BINGHAMTON (ppd.): The game will be made up as part of a 5:35 p.m. doubleheader Friday. Cory Mazzoni returns from the DL to oppose left-hander Drake Britton in Game 1. Darin Gorski opposes right-hander Mike McDonald in the nightcap.

ST. LUCIE 7, LAKELAND 2: Left-hander Shawn Teufel, son of Mets third base coach Tim Teufel, allowed seven runs and nine hits in five innings for the Tigers. Erik Goeddel tossed six strong innings and struck out six and Rafael Fernandez went 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs for St. Lucie. Cory Vaughn homered and scored twice and Aderlin Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Goeddel allowed two runs and four hits with two walks. Hamilton Bennett tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings and walked two with one strikeout. Jeff Walters pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings and gave up two hits. Vaughn's solo homer in the first inning opened the scoring. The Mets pulled away with a four-run fourth. Richard Lucas had a sacrifice fly to score Vaughn. Fernandez drilled a three-run homer to extend the lead to 5-0. The Mets earned a victory on Gary Carter Tribute Night. Pregame ceremonies were held in memory of Carter. Carter's wife, Sandy, threw out the ceremonial first pitch and was accompanied by family members. Carter’s former teammate, Howard Johnson, escorted the Carter family to the field. Box

SAVANNAH 4, KANNAPOLIS 2: Matt Reynolds broke a 1-all tie with a two-run single in the eighth to help the Gnats to their third straight win. Cam Maron and Dustin Lawley each drew walks to start the frame. After a sacrifice bunt, the Intimidators intentionally walked Cole Frenzel to load the bases. Reynolds followed by shooting his single into right. Charley Thurber followed with a sacrifice fly to give the Gnats a 4-1 advantage. Reynolds finished 2-for-3 and was hit by a pitch. Gnats starter Alex Panteliodis allowed one unearned run in seven innings but did not factor in the decision. Panteliodis, one start after striking out a career-high 10 batters, fanned nine and walked one. Savannah starters had a 0.73 ERA (4 ER/49 IP) during the team’s eight-game homestand. The Intimidators scored the game’s first run in the second inning on a throwing error by Maron trying to cut down Leighton Pangilinan, who stole third. Savannah evened the score at 1 a half-inning later, when Thurber drove home Gregory Pron. Reliever Randy Fontanez earned the win with a scoreless eighth. T.J. Chism allowed a run in the ninth, but converted his 16th save in 17 chances. Box

KINGSPORT 1, BRISTOL 0
KINGSPORT 6, BRISTOL 3:
Steven Matz made his third straight scoreless start, limiting Bristol to two hits and three walks while striking out eight in six innings in Game 1. Persio Reyes allowed one unearned run in five innings in the nightcap. Box 1, Box 2

BROOKLYN 7, BATAVIA 1: Jayce Boyd and Kevin Plawecki each collected three hits and contributed to eighth- and ninth-inning rallies. After wasting several scoring chances, the Cyclones broke through in the eighth. Phillip Evans, Boyd and Plawecki consecutively singled to load the bases. Alex Sanchez then tied the score at 1 on a sacrifice fly. Stefan Sabol doubled for the second time in the game, scoring Boyd, for a 2-1 lead. Jeff Glenn walked to reload the bases, and Jeff Reynolds delivered an RBI single. Eudy Pina added a sacrifice fly. Brandon Nimmo then connected on an RBI single to cap the five-run outburst. In the ninth, Boyd and Plawecki again singled to start the frame. Both scored when Dimas Ponce laid down a sacrifice bunt that Batavia pitcher Joe Scanio fielded but threw away while attempting the out at third base. Cyclones starter Luis Mateo allowed one run on six hits in 6 2/3 innings while striking out seven in a no-decision. Logan Taylor (1-0), who recorded the final out in the seventh, and was credited with the win. Matt Koch tossed two scoreless innings, allowing only one hit, to close out the win. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 7.22.12

July, 22, 2012
7/22/12
11:14
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CHARLOTTE 10, BUFFALO 8: The Bisons scored the last five runs of the game on Sunday, but their rally fell short in a 10-8 defeat to the Charlotte Knights. Buffalo has now lost three in a row. After being shutout in back-to-back games, the Bisons' offense broke out to score eight runs on 11 hits. However, the team never could gain the lead against the IL South's top team. Charlotte scored four runs in the first inning and built a 10-3 lead after four-and-a-half. The Herd began their rally in the bottom of the fifth as Josh Rodriguez drove home Matt den Dekker for his second RBI of the game. Buffalo plated two runs in the sixth, with the first coming on an unconventional play. Zach Lutz led off the frame and lined a pitch to center. The Knights' Justin Greene broke in on the ball, only to watch it sail over his head. Cutoff man Drew Garcia then threw the ball into the dugout to score Lutz, who credited with a triple. Buffalo got two more in the seventh as Lutz singled home Rodriguez and Adam Loewenscored on Josh Satin's RBI-ground out to pull the club within 10-8. But Lutz was left stranded in scoring position and the Bisons didn't threaten again.The loss to Buffalo went to Garrett Olson, who was filling in for the recently promoted Jeremy Hefner. Jeff Stevens pitched an inning of shutout relief. Box

BOWIE 6, BINGHAMTON 2: Caleb Joseph homered twice to lead the Bowie Baysox past the Binghamton Mets by a 6-2 score Sunday. The B-Mets suffered their sixth loss in the last seven games. For the fourth straight night, the Baysox drew first blood. Rhyne Hughes ripped a double off the right field wall to start the rally in the second against starter Darin Gorski. Joseph capped a lengthy battle by sending the ninth pitch of his at bat over the left field wall for a two-run homer. He followed the round tripper with a solo bomb to lead off the fourth. Things only got worse for Gorski later in the fourth. The lefty issued four walks and allowed another run to score without giving up a hit. The southpaw finished the inning, but did not return for the fifth. He allowed four runs on five hits, struck out five and walked six, a career-high. His streak of quality starts was snapped at five. Binghamton could not get the offense going against Bowie starter Mike Wright. Adrian Rosario kept the B-Mets within striking distance after taking over in the fifth. The righty posted three scoreless innings. Meanwhile, Robert Hinton took over and posted two scoreless innings before the B-Mets offense cracked the scoreboard in the eighth. Juan Lagares started a two-out rally by tripling to right. Reese Havens brought him home by dumping a single to shallow right. With their lead cut to three, the Baysox fought back in the bottom of the eighth against Robert Carson. The lefty walked one and allowed three hits, capped by Ty Kelly's two-run single. Down by five, Binghamton staged a comeback against reliever Clay Schrader. The righty recorded just one out, allowed a single and issued three walks. He was pulled after walking Francisco Pena to force in a run.With Wilfredo Tovar at the plate representing the tying run, Kyler Newby entered from the bullpen. Pitching for the second straight night, the righty induced Tovar to bounce into a game-ending double play to collect his seventh save. Gorski (5-5) suffered his first loss since April 26, while Wright (1-3) collected his first Double-A victory. Mike Baxter went 1-for-3 and was hit by a pitch in his third rehab game with Binghamton. Box

SAVANNAH 5, ROME 1: Behind an outstanding outing from Domingo Tapia, the Savannah Sand Gnats defeated the Rome Braves 5-1 Sunday to earn a split of their four-game series at Historic Grayson Stadium. Tapia took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and allowed just one unearned run in his seven innings. The Braves (16-14/34-66) scored their only run in the top of the first without a hit. CF Tony Mueller walked, stole second, went to third on a passed ball, and scored on an RBI grounder. The Gnats (13-17/54-43) answered back with three runs in the bottom of the first. RF Gregory Pron evened the game with an RBI single into rightfield and then 1B Cole Frenzel ripped a double down the rightfield line to put the Gnats ahead 3-1. The 20-year old Tapia did not allow a hit through the first six innings. However, Braves’ LF Robby Hefflinger began the seventh by singling cleanly through the left side for Rome’s first hit. Hefflinger was eliminated when the next batter, Kyle Kubitza grounded into a 3-6-1 double play. The Gnats completed the game’s scoring with two runs in the fifth inning on one hit. The runs scored on a fielders’ choice groundout and a wild pitch. Savannah will send RHP Logan Verrett (3-2, 3.43) to the mound Monday. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, DUNEDIN 2: St. Lucie scored four in the first inning to pick up a shortened win against Dunedin. St. Lucie also tacked on two runs in the fifth before the game was stopped after five innings. Cory Vaughn gave St. Lucie a 1-0 lead on an RBI single and Blake Forsythe later cleared the bases on a double to give St. Lucie a 4-0 edge. Dunedin scored a run in the first and second against starter Tyler Pill to slice the lead to 4-2, but St. Lucie quickly got those runs back. Alonzo Harris made it 5-2 with a sacrifice fly and T.J. Rivera drove in the final run of the game with a single. Pill improved to 4-1 with the win, pitching four innings and giving up four hits while striking out three. Jack Leathersich pitched a scoreless fifth inning. Forstythe led the offensive assault with his 2-for-3 day with three RBIs and a run scored. The second game was postponed. Box

KINGSPORT 6, ELIZABETHTON 5: Kingsport held off a late rally by Elizabethton Saturday night. Kingsport took a 6-3 lead after six before Elizabethton scored runs in the seventh and ninth. Kingsport took a 2-0 lead when Maikis De La Cruz doubled in a pair of runs. Jeffrey Diehl homered in the third to make it 3-0 and Gavin Cecchini's sacrifice fly in the fifth boosted the lead to 4-1. After Elizabethton sliced it to 4-2, Anthony Chavez and Jonathan Leroux each plated runs to make it 6-2. The strong offensive showing made a winner of Corey Oswalt, who improved to 2-1 with five innings of two-run ball. Shane Bay picked up his fourth save of the year. Box

BROOKLYN 2, STATEN ISLAND 1: The Cyclones snapped a five-five game home game losing streak -- the second longest in franchise history -- with a 2-1 walkoff win against the Staten Island Yankees Sunday night. Brooklyn put a run on the board in the bottom of the fourth. Dimas Ponce began the inning with a double, but he tried stretching that into a triple and was thrown out running back to second. Up next, Phillip Evans also doubled on a line drive to left field. Evans moved to third on a groundout by Kevin Plawecki and then scored on a double by Alex Sanchez. Robles retired the first eight batters of the game in order before allowing back-to-back singles in the third. After Claudio Custodio grounded into a fielder’s choice to end the frame, the Yankees failed to get another man on base until the seventh. During that frame, Staten Island knotted the game at 1-1 when Jose Rosario hit a line drive double to left field. Matt Snyder had singled to reach base, and later advanced to second on a single by Exicardo Cayones. When Rosario doubled, Snyder scored and Cayones was tagged out at the plate to end the inning. Robles threw a season-high 8.0 innings, holding the Yankees to one earned run off six hits. He walked none and struck out nine batters. That’s the most he’s fanned in his six appearances this summer.In the bottom of the tenth, Pina led off with a single. Juan Gamboa followed with a sacrifice bunt. Staten Island then tried to double up on Pina, but first baseman Saxon Butler threw the ball into the outfield. Pina moved to third on the error. Yankees reliever Mariel Checo then intentionally walked Ponce and Evans to load the bases with one out. Plawecki hit a fly ball to right field for the second out, however it was not far enough to plate Pina at third. Sanchez grounded out to second to end the Cyclones’ chance. The Cyclones pulled ahead in the 12th. Dimas Ponce hit a one-out single to left before advancing to third on a single off the bat of Plawecki. Sanchez hit a two-out single up the middle to plate Ponce and win the game. Tyler Vanderheiden earned the win for Brooklyn, pitching 1.0 inning, walking two and striking out one. Also working in relief, John Mincone held the Yankees to one hit in three scoreless innings. Box

Around the minors 7.19.12

July, 19, 2012
7/19/12
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BUFFALO 9, TOLEDO 8: After loading the bases with none out and failing to push across the winning run a night earlier, the Bisons avoided a repeat against Mud Hens closer Chris Bootcheck. This time, Raul Reyes dropped a one-out, bases-loaded single into shallow left to score Adam Loewen and Zach Lutz for the walk-off win. Buffalo actually took a 7-4 lead into the top of the ninth, but Danny Dorn hit a grand slam against Herd closer Fernando Cabrera. Bisons starter Chris Schwinden allowed three earned runs (two earned) on eight hits in an 88-pitch effort spanning five innings. It was his second start for the Bisons since being reclaimed by the Mets off waivers on July 5. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, BOWIE 3 (10 innings): Allan Dykstra drove in the game-deciding run with a two-out double and Robert Carson struck out three to collect the victory. After blowing a one-run lead in the eighth, the B-Mets answered in the ninth. Trailing by one against reliever Chris Petrini, Jefry Marte singled and Sean Kazmar reached on a bunt. Juan Centeno tied the score with an RBI single. Carson picked up two outs in the ninth and returned for the 10th after Dykstra’s hit provided a lead. The lefty worked around a two-out single and posted a scoreless inning, striking out Jonathan Schoop to end the game. The victory was Carson's first since August 2011. Box

DUNEDIN 5, ST. LUCIE 2: Erik Goeddel allowed five runs in 6 1/3 innings. Box

ROME 2, SAVANNAH 1: Gnats starter Michael Fulmer limited Rome to one run in six innings with seven strikeouts in a no-decision. Gregory Pron extended his hitting streak to eight games with a fifth-inning double. He scored the team’s only run on an RBI groundout by Gilbert Gomez that inning to even the score at 1. The Braves broke that tie against reliever Randy Fontanez in the seventh. Chase Anselment drew a walk, moved to second on Brandon Drury’s single and scored on Fernando De Los Santos’ single. The throw from left fielder Dustin Lawley beat Anselment to the plate, but kicked away from catcher Albert Cordero on a high bounce. Fulmer, who walked two and struck out seven, lowered his ERA to 2.67. All four hits he allowed were singles. Box

BRISTOL at KINGSPORT (ppd.)

BROOKLYN 1, STATEN ISLAND 0 (15 innings): Dimas Ponce opened the top of the 15th with a double, advanced to second on Jonathan Clark's bunt single and scored on Richie Rodriguez's sacrifice fly to break the scoreless deadlock. The game ended with catcher Nelfi Zapata holding on to the ball in a plate collision to complete a double play. Cyclones pitchers surrendered only four hits in 15 innings. Starter Gabriel Ynoa went six innings and allowed one hit and two walks. Beck Wheeler, Tim Peterson, John Mincone, Paul Sewald, Ernesto Yanez and Tyler Vanderheiden combined on the shutout. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 7.15.12

July, 15, 2012
7/15/12
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PAWTUCKET 5, BISONS 4 (14 innings): Nate Spears homered against Dylan Owen to open the bottom of the 14th as Pawtucket snapped the Bisons' seven-game winning streak. Owen was entering his second inning of relief. Manny Acosta, Fernando Cabrera and Elvin Ramirez earlier had contributed two scoreless innings apiece. Jason Bay went 2-for-4 with a walk and steal and played nine innings in left field before departing. Against Bisons starter Collin McHugh, Pawtucket opened the scoring in the second. Che-Hsuan Lin delivered a one-out triple and Jose Iglesias plated him with a groundout. Scott Podsednik added an RBI single and the Bisons trailed 2-0. Raul Reyes doubled to lead off the following half-inning. Valentino Pascucci's single eventually loaded the bases against PawSox starting pitcher Brandon Duckworth. Brad Emaus then walked as Duckworth forced in Buffalo's opening run, although Matt Tuiasosopo popped out to strand three. Adam Loewen's fifth-inning homer evened the score at 2. McHugh allowed four runs on eight hits in six innings. Trailing 4-2 in the seventh, Bay led off with a single. Pascucci launched a two-run homer to again even the score. Box

BINGHAMTON 13, ERIE 3: Gonzalez Germen matched a career high by tossing eight innings and the B-Mets produced a season high for runs while posting their fourth straight win. The B-Mets scored nine runs in the first two innings and finished one shy of a season high with 17 hits. Seven of their nine starters collected multiple hits, led by Allan Dykstra’s 4-for-4 performance. After the SeaWolves grabbed a lead on Jordan Lennerton’s RBI single in the first, the B-Mets struck back in the bottom half. Binghamton unloaded on starter Kelvin De La Cruz for six runs on six hits in the frame. Wilmer Flores started the scoring with an RBI double. Eric Campbell gave the B-Mets the lead for good with a run-scoring single. Jefry Marte drove in another, and Dustin Martin continued the scoring with a two-run triple. Juan Lagares, the inning's 10th batter, singled in another run to end De La Cruz’s day. Jared Gayhart entered and struck out Reese Havens to finally end the inning. Erie scratched back a run in the second on an RBI double by Wes Thigpen, but Binghamton continued its onslaught. After a single and walk, Martin blasted a two-run triple for the second straight inning. Juan Centeno added an RBI single, giving Binghamton a 9-2 lead. After allowing a double to Thigpen in the second, Germen (7-7) settled in. The righty retired the next 18 SeaWolves, cruising into the eighth. The stretch was disrupted when Michael Rockett launched a pinch-hit homer. For Binghamton, Flores added a solo homer in the sixth. Edgar Ramirez replaced Germen for the ninth and worked a perfect inning. Box

ST. LUCIE 7, BREVARD COUNTY 3: Tyler Pill tossed a season-high seven innings and struck out seven and Mike Baxter began a major league rehab assignment by going 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Pill (3-1) allowed one run and four hits with two walks. The Mets jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first on Cory Vaughn's RBI double. The following inning, Baxter ripped a double to score Travis Taijeron and Danny Muno. The Mets pulled away with a four-run fifth. Baxter scored from third base on an errant pickoff attempt with Vaughn at first. Richard Lucas then drilled a double to plate Vaughn and Blake Forsythe. T.J. Rivera added a run-scoring infield single to give the Mets a 7-0 lead. Vaughn went 2-for-4. Jeff Walters tossed 1 2/3 innings and allowed two unearned runs while issuing two walks and recording one strikeout. Taylor Whitenton needed one pitch in the ninth to record his third save. Box

LAKEWOOD 6, SAVANNAH 5: Brian Harrison delivered a two-out, two-run single in the ninth to pull the Gnats within a run, but Dustin Lawley struck out to strand Cam Maron at third base. Lawley nonetheless went 3-for-5 with a double and scored twice. Gregory Pron also had three hits. Starter Domingo Tapia allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk in 4 1/3 innings. Lakewood broke a 3-all tie with a three-run eighth against Chasen Bradford (2-3). Box

KINGSPORT at JOHNSON CITY (ppd.): Box

BROOKLYN 3, STATE COLLEGE 2: After waiting out a 119-minute rain delay, Alex Sanchez went 3-for-4 and plated what proved to be the game-deciding run with an RBI single. The Cyclones struck first with a pair of runs in the third. Back-to-back doubles from Brandon Nimmo and Jonathan Clark provided a 1-0 lead. After a groundout by Juan Gamboa advanced Clark, Dimas Ponce plated the speedy outfielder with a sacrifice fly. Brooklyn starter Luis Cessa ran into his first trouble spot in the fourth. Barrett Barnes led off the frame with a solo homer. The Cyclones restored a two-run lead their next turn at-bat. Ponce doubled and scored on Alex Sanchez's single. The seesaw scoring continued in the sixth with State College mounting a two-out rally. After Cessa retired the first two batters, Jacob Stallings doubled and Samuel Gonzalez's single. That would be Cessa’s last inning. He finished the night allowing two runs on six hits while walking two and striking out two in six innings. Princeton product Matt Bowman pitched a career-high three scoreless relief innings to collect his second save. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 7.14.12

July, 14, 2012
7/14/12
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BUFFALO 8, PAWTUCKET 2: Buffalo grabbed an early 4-0 lead en route to its seventh straight win. With two outs in the second, the Bisons loaded the bases for Fred Lewis, who kept a hot streak alive with a two-run single. An inning later, Matt den Dekker and Zach Lutz drove in runs. In his first start since rejoining the Bisons, Chris Schwinden allowed one run and six hits in four innings. Jenrry Mejia allowed a solo homer to J.C. Linares in 1 2/3 relief innings. First baseman Adam Loewen ripped a two-out double in the first inning and added singles in his next two at-bats en route to a 3-for-5 night. Jason Bay went 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts while serving as DH. With a 2-for-5 effort, Josh Rodriguez improved his Bisons batting average to .321. Box

BINGHAMTON 1, ERIE 0: Zack Wheeler faced three over the minimum in his first career complete-game shutout. Wheeler (9-4, 2.39 ERA) scattered six hits and struck out seven in a 106-pitch effort. Reese Havens launched his seventh homer to lead the B-Mets to their third straight victory. Making his third start against Erie, Wheeler got off to a bumpy start by walking Jamie Johnson in the first. The free pass quickly was erased when Niuman Romero bounced into a double play, the first of three twin killings by Erie. Wheeler faced the minimum over his first five frames. Erie’s only threat came in the sixth, when Tony Plagman led off with a double and moved to third on a sac bunt. Wheeler shut the door by striking out James McCann and inducing Jamie Johnson to ground out to second on a strong barehanded play by Havens. Erie starter James Avery kept the B-Mets in check, allowing one hit through five scoreless innings. The success came to an end in the sixth. With one out, Havens sent a solo homer over the left-field wall. Given a one-run lead, Wheeler tossed a perfect seventh and worked around a hit batsman and a single in a scoreless eighth. Wheeler returned for the ninth and induced McCann to ground out to start the frame. Johnson followed by dumping a single into left, but was thrown out at second trying to stretch it into a double. Romero kept Erie alive with a single, but Nick Castellanos struck out to end the game. Box

ST. LUCIE 3, TAMPA 1: Angel Cuan limited the Yankees to one run in 7 2/3 innings and Adam Kolarek notched his 14th save. Alonzo Harris Jr. tied the score at 1 with a homer in the third. Aderlin Rodriguez and Kai Gronauer added RBIs. Gronauer was playing his first game since landing on the DL with Binghamton on June 21 with a right calf strain. Danny Muno went 0-for-3 with a walk and started at second base in his return from a 50-game suspension for testing positive for what MLB had announced as a positive test for a metabolite of Drostanolone, a performance-enhancing drug. Box

LAKEWOOD 8, SAVANNAH 1: Starter Jim Fuller was charged with eight runs in 3 1/3 innings. Jared West and Randy Fontanez combined for 4 2/3 scoreless relief innings. Savannah's lone run during the first game of its lone New Jersey trip came on third-inning RBI groundout by Charley Thurber. It plated Gregory Pron, who had tripled during a 3-for-3 night. Box

JOHNSON CITY 11, KINGSPORT 3: Persio Reyes (0-4) surrendered five runs in four innings. Reliever Chris Flexen, the Mets' 14th-round pick out of high school in Newark, Calif., was charged with six runs in 1 1/3 innings in his professional debut. Flexen just turned 18 on July 1. Box

BROOKLYN 6, STATE COLLEGE 3: Luis Mateo tossed seven scoreless innings and outlasted opposing starter Clay Holmes to earn his fourth victory. Holmes tossed five scoreless innings for the Spikes, and held the Cyclones to one hit. Mateo allowed one hit, one walk and struck out eight. Against State College reliever Emmanuel De Leon in the sixth, Eudy Pina and Jeff Reynolds singled to place runners on the corners. Dimas Ponce then doubled to plate Pina and advance Reynolds to third, but the Cyclones failed to capitalize. Phillip Evans grounded out to shortstop Jodaneli Carvajal and Alex Sanchez popped out to second baseman Yhonathan Barrios. Jayce Boyd then drew a walk, but Stefan Sabol grounded into a fielder's choice. In the seventh, Brandon Nimmo walked and Jeff Glenn flied out. Pina then reached when Barrios had a throwing error. Nimmo advanced to second, the to third on a single by Reynolds. Josh Smith entered from the State College bullpen. A sacrifice fly by Ponce allowed Nimmo to score for a 2-0 lead. Evans' single scored Pina for a three-run cushion. Sanchez reached on a fielding error by third baseman D.J. Crumlich as Reynolds scored. Brooklyn added two runs in the eighth as Nimmo contributed an RBI triple to score Sabol and Glenn singled. Reynolds went 2-for-5 with a run scored, while Nimmo went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. The Spikes rallied in the ninth, scoring three runs -- twice against Cyclones reliever David Wynn. Tyler Vanderheiden entered with the Cyclones leading 6-2. He allowed a single to Barrios to load the bases, then issued a walk to force in a run. Vanderheiden then struck out Ryan Hornback to secure his fifth save. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 7.12.12

July, 12, 2012
7/12/12
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BUFFALO 8, PAWTUCKET 5: The Bisons resumed play after their All-Star break with a four-run ninth -- all with two out, all unearned runs, and with the benefit of one hit and five straight walks -- to rally for their fifth straight win. Matt den Dekker reached on an error by Pawtucket first baseman Lars Anderson. Clayton Mortensen then walked Josh Satin and was replaced by Garrett Mock. He walked Valentino Pascucci to load the bases with the Bisons trailing, 5-4. Matt Tuiasosopo, Rob Johnson and Fred Lewis then consecutively walked as well to force in three runs. Josh Rodriguez greeted Tony Pena with an RBI single to cap the four-run frame before Adam Loewen flied out. All-Star closer Fernando Cabrera had an uneventful ninth for Buffalo to collect his 17th save. Starter Jeremy Hefner was charged with four runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings, although Jenrry Mejia allowed a pair of those runs to score after inheriting two runners. Mejia surrendered consecutive hits before recording a pair of outs. He was charged with an unearned run because of Johnson's passed ball. Garrett Olson, bumped to the bullpen, tossed three scoreless, no-hit relief innings to earn the win. Zach Lutz went 1-for-5 with a double and an RBI in his first Triple-A game since returning from surgery to remove a broken hamate bone in his hand. Carl Crawford went 2-for-3 for Pawtucket. Box

ERIE 11, BINGHAMTON 7: After the SeaWolves jumped to a three-run lead against starter Greg Peavey, the B-Mets answered with two runs in the second, on Juan Centeno's RBI single and Wilfredo Tovar's sacrifice fly. Binghamton took its only lead against starter Ramon Garcia on a two-run double by Dustin Martin in the third. Erie retook the lead with a pair of runs in the fourth, but Binghamton tied the score in the bottom half on Juan Lagares' homer. In the fifth, the SeaWolves plated two runs to take a 7-5 lead. Binghamton again wiped that deficit away in a three-batter span as Jefry Marte and Sean Kazmar homered to tie the score. Peavey departed after five innings, having allowed seven runs (six earned) on eight hits. His winless streak reached eight starts. Armando Rodriguez entered in a tie game and walked leadoff hitter Brandon Douglas. Douglas took second on a wild pitch, stole third and scored on Jamie Johnson’s sac fly, one of four in the game for Erie. Garcia was shelled for seven runs on a career-high 13 hits, but handed off to the bullpen with a chance to win. After adding three runs in the ninth against Brad Holt, the SeaWolves looked to closer Bruce Rondon. The B-Mets loaded the bases, but Rondon induced three consecutive flyouts to end the game. Rodriguez (2-1) did not allow a hit in two relief innings, but suffered the loss. The B-Mets matched a season high by stranding 13. Box

TAMPA 4, ST. LUCIE 2
TAMPA 1, ST. LUCIE 0:
Yankees farmhands Jose Ramirez and Braden Pinder combined to toss a seven-inning no-hitter in Game 2 of the doubleheader. Rafael Montero suffered his first Florida State League loss despite limiting Tampa to one run on three hits and two walks while striking out eight in six innings. In the opener, starter Chase Huchingson walked four and allowed two hits and was pulled after recording only two outs in Tampa's three-run first. Kyle Allen tossed 3 1/3 scoreless relief innings. Jason Bay went 0-for-3 with a walk and strikeout and manned left field for St. Lucie in the opener. Aderlin Rodriguez started at third base after a promotion from Savannah and went 1-for-3 with a double. Box 1, Box 2

DELMARVA 3, SAVANNAH 2: Starter Michael Fulmer (5-5) allowed two runs on three hits and three walks in five innings. The Gnats closed within a run in the ninth on Gregory Pron's single, which scored Dustin Lawley after a leadoff double. But after a walk to Albert Cordero put a second runner on base, Brandon Brown grounded out as Delmarva held on. Box

BURLINGTON at KINGSPORT (ppd.)


BROOKLYN 4, CONNECTICUT 1: Rainy Lara (3-1) allowed one run on three hits in six innings while striking out eight as Brooklyn snapped a four-game losing streak. Lara took the New York-Penn League lead with 31 strikeouts. Dimas Ponce singled, Phillip Evans walked and Alex Sanchez -- who has hit safely in every road game this season -- responded with a line-drive single for a 1-0 lead in the first. Jake Stewart led off the bottom half with a solo homer. Lara, though, retired 16 in a row from that point. In the second inning, Stefan Sabol doubled and Brandon Nimmo worked a one-out walk. With Eudy Pina batting, a wild pitch advanced both runners. Pina then contributed an RBI groundout. Juan Gamboa added an RBI single for a 3-1 lead. The Cyclones capped the scoring in the fifth as Ponce worked a two-out walk, stole second and scored on Evans' single. Logan Taylor, the Mets' 11th-round pick last month, made his professional debut with a perfect seventh. Paul Sewald tossed a scoreless eighth. John Mincone earned his second save. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 6.28.12

June, 28, 2012
6/28/12
11:45
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BUFFALO 4, LOUISVILLE 2: Jack Egbert tossed two no-hit innings to earn the win in relief of Collin McHugh. In the third, Oswaldo Navarro tripled and scored on McHugh's groundout to open the scoring. Louisville evened the score a half-inning later on back-to-back doubles by Joey Gathright and Mike Costanzo. Bats starter Sean Gallagher's control issues allowed the Bisons to retake the lead in the bottom half of the frame. Josh Satin, Fred Lewis, Valentino Pascucci and Josh Rodriguez consecutively walked to give the Bisons a 2-1 lead. Lucas May tacked on another run with a sacrifice fly. Navarro's RBI single in the sixth accounted for the game's final run. McHugh held the Bats hitless through three innings, but he was unable to complete five innings and be eligible for his first Triple-A win. He was pulled without recording an out in the fifth after walking leadoff batter Daryl Jones, then surrendering singles to ex-Met Willie Harris and Kristopher Negron and hitting Gathright with a pitch. McHugh was charged with two runs on four hits and three walks in four-plus innings. Pascucci walked three times. His 61 bases on balls rank second in the International League. Box

BOWIE 8, BINGHAMTON 6: The B-Mets scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth without a hit, but fell short. Pinch-hitter Francisco Pena, representing the tying run, struck out against reliever Pedro Viola to end the ballgame. The B-Mets walked nine times and collected 11 hits, but stranded 11 and went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position. Jefry Marte gave Binghamton its first lead of the year against Bowie with an RBI single against Bobby Bundy in the first. Wilmer Flores followed with a sac fly and added a run-scoring single in the third, giving Binghamton a 3-0 lead. The Baysox stormed back in the fourth against B-Mets starter Darin Gorski. Josh Barfield singled to spur a four-hit rally. Run-scoring singles by Manny Machado and Buck Britton got Bowie to within one, and an RBI fielder’s choice by Zelous Wheeler tied the score at 3. Catcher Juan Centeno allowed Britton to score the go-ahead run from third when he airmailed a throw to second on a fake steal by Wheeler. Bundy’s night came to an abrupt end in the fourth. With two outs, Marte seared a line drive off the righty’s left leg for a single. Bundy was helped off the field and replaced by Eddie Gamboa.

Gorski rebounded from the rocky fourth and faced the minimum over his final two innings. He allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits in six innings. He was taken off the hook when the B-Mets fought back to tie the score in sixth against Gamboa. Ryan Fraser took over for Gorski in the seventh and posted a perfect inning before running into trouble in the eighth. Antoan Richardson walked, advanced on a sac bunt and groundout and scored on a passed ball by Centeno. Trailing by a run, Binghamton threatened in the eighth, but Reese Havens struck out looking to strand two in scoring position. In the ninth, the Baysox tagged Robert Carson for three runs. Clayton Schrader then entered and got Binghamton back in the game, walking all three he faced. Viola replaced him and walked Dustin Martin to force in a run. Viola then induced Wilfredo Tover to bounce into a run-scoring double play before striking out Pena to end the ballgame. Fraser (1-1) suffered his first loss as a B-Met. Box

JUPITER 11, ST. LUCIE 4: Chase Huchingson was charged with nine runs (seven earned) on 11 hits in five innings. St. Lucie had built a 4-0 lead behind an RBI groundout by Juan Torres and run-scoring single by T.J. Rivera in the second and a two-run triple by Rafael Fernandez an inning later. Box

CHARLESTON 5, SAVANNAH 4: The Gnats committed four errors as starter Jacob DeGrom allowed four runs (one earned) in 5 2/3 innings. Aderlin Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in the loss. Savannah pulled within a run in the ninth on consecutive inning-opening doubles by Dustin Lawley, Brian Harrison and Rodriguez. Gregory Pron, pinch running for Rodriguez, advanced to third on ZeErika McQueen's groundout. But Pron was stranded there when Albert Cordero and Yucarybert De La Cruz also grounded out. Box

KINGSPORT 4, BLUEFIELD 3: First-round pick Gavin Cecchini went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Shane Bay tossed two scoreless, no-hit relief innings to earn his first professional save. Box

ABERDEEN 5, BROOKLYN 2: Scheduled start Julian Hilario was scratched, leading third-round pick Matt Koch from Louisville to make his pro debut. Koch lasted 1 2/3 innings and surrendered three runs. He unraveled the second, walking two and hitting a batter to open the frame. Beck Wheeler entered with two outs and recorded the inning's final out when the ball hit a baserunner to hold the deficit at 3-0. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 6.25.12

June, 26, 2012
6/26/12
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DURHAM 14, BUFFALO 10: Durham completed the four-game sweep, sending the Bisons to their 11th loss in 12 games. Josh Satin went 4-for-5 with two homers and four RBIs and Raul Reyes went 4-for-5 with a solo homer in the loss. In a call-up from Binghamton to take injured Dylan Owen's rotation spot, Mark Cohoon allowed seven runs on eight hits, including homers by Luke Scott and Stephen Vogt, in 3 2/3 innings. Reliever Jack Egbert (2-4) followed by allowing five runs while recording only two outs. Scott's second homer came off Elvin Ramirez in the seventh. Of the five Bisons pitchers used Monday, Pedro Beato was the only one to hold Durham scoreless. Valentino Pascucci was the lone Bison to go hitless. Pascucci went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts, but did walk twice. He is 1-for-his-last-21, albeit with 10 walks during that seven-game stretch. Box

BINGHAMTON 11, ERIE 5: Zack Wheeler got the win despite allowing five runs, the most in any start since being acquired by the Mets. The B-Mets matched a season-high with 18 hits. Wilfredo Tovar tied a career high with four hits. Erie starter James Avery, who twice had beaten Binghamton this season, was tagged for a career-high 13 hits and surrendered eight runs (seven runs) in 4 1/3 innings. The B-Mets jumped out to a six-run lead over the first three innings. Dustin Martin gave Binghamton the lead by shooting a bases-loaded, two-run single through the hole on the right side in the first inning. Reese Havens crushed a two-run homer in the second. It was his fifth home run of the season; three have been hit at Jerry Uht Park. Tovar made it 6-0 with a two-run single in the third. Wheeler used the healthy lead and cruised through the first three innings, facing the minimum. He hit a speed bump in the fourth. After a walk to leadoff hitter Jamie Johnson, Niuman Romero ripped a run-scoring double. Following a wild pitch, Nick Castellanos cut the lead to four with a sac fly. Binghamton answered in the fifth. Martin tripled. Francisco Pena then doubled and scored two batters later when Pedro Zapata beat out a potential double play. After a scoreless fifth, Wheeler battled through two more innings to cap his night. The righty allowed two runs in the sixth and one more in the seventh, but exited with Binghamton owning an 8-5 lead and having allowed eight hits over seven innings. Box

DAYTONA 7, ST. LUCIE 3
DAYTONA 4, ST. LUCIE 3 (12 innings):
Starter Angel Cuan allowed five runs (four earned) and lasted only 1 1/3 innings in the opener. Hamilton Bennett (6-1) suffered his first 2012 loss in the nightcap, when he allowed an RBI double in the 12th to Dustin Harrington. Box 1, Box 2

CHARLESTON 3, SAVANNAH 2: The Gnats scored twice in the ninth, but left the bases loaded when Gilbert Gomez lined out to right field. Savannah scored in the final frame on RBI singles by Brian Harrison and Gregory Pron. Box

DANVILLE 10, KINGSPORT 2: Starter Akeel Morris allowed five runs (four earned) in four innings, while reliever Edioglis Villasmil allowed five runs (four earned) in one inning. Box

BROOKLYN 3, HUDSON VALLEY 0: Luis Mateo pitched six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk, while striking out seven. Reliever Paul Sewald added two perfect innings, striking out three batters, while Tyler Vanderheiden earned his second save. The Cyclones got to Hudson Valley starter Taylor Guerrieri in the second. Cole Frenzel singled, advanced to third on a double by Eudy Pina and scored on a balk. Brooklyn added two runs in the eighth on a bases-loaded single by Pina that plated Kevin Plawecki and Frenzel. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 6.24.12

June, 24, 2012
6/24/12
9:57
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DURHAM 4, BUFFALO 3: Matt Harvey allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six in five innings. Harvey threw 93 pitches in the no-decision. Buffalo has now lost 10 of 11 to drop to 38-39. Fred Lewis went 3-for-3 with two solo homers in the loss. Lewis' fourth-inning homer evened the score at 1. Josh Rodriguez also homered, which tied the score at 2 in the sixth. A half-inning later, though, Justin Hampson (4-2) surrendered two runs. Matt Mangini gave Durham the lead with a leadoff homer. Jeff Salazar doubled and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Lewis pulled the Bisons within a run in the eighth with his second homer. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, ERIE 5: Robert Carson capped a five-out save by striking out Jordan Lennerton to strand the tying run on base. Wilmer Flores drove in two runs in a four-hit game. Nick Castellanos gave Erie a first-inning lead with a solo homer off Armando Rodriguez. Rodriguez filled in for scheduled starter Mark Cohoon, who was promoted to Buffalo. The B-Mets responded against Jared Wesson in the second. Flores doubled and scored when Francisco Pena also doubled. Pedro Zapata gave Binghamton the lead with a two-out RBI single. Erie tied the score at 2 in the bottom of the frame. Tony Plagman reached on an infield single, stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored when Rodriguez uncorked a wild pitch. Binghamton used another two-run inning to take the lead for good in the third. After Wesson loaded the bases by allowing a single and issuing two walks, Flores stroked his second double, driving in two and giving Binghamton a 4-2 edge. Lennerton had a solo homer in the third. But Jefry Marte scored in the fifth on Cesar Carrillo's wild pitch. Zapata greeted Michael Morrison with a homer in the sixth. Reese Havens capped Binghamton’s scoring with a solo homer off Robbie Weinhardt in the eighth. Erik Turgeon and Ryan Fraser (1-0) combined for four scoreless relief innings. Adrian Rosario then took a four-run lead into the eighth. He paid immediately for walking Jamie Johnson when Niuman Romero laced an RBI double. After a single and walk loaded the bases, Carson entered. With the tying run on first, the southpaw induced Plagman to fly out and struck out Brandon Douglas to end the inning. In the ninth, Luis Sanz singled and Johnson reached on a fielding error by Havens at second. Castellanos cut the deficit to two by lining a two-out, run-scoring single. Lennerton then struck out on three pitches. Fraser earned his first win as a B-Met. Carson collected his sixth save. The B-Mets (35-38) complete the series Monday as Zack Wheeler pitches. Box

DAYTONA at ST. LUCIE (ppd).: Postponed because of inclement weather, the game will be made up as part of a 4 p.m. doubleheader Monday.

AUGUSTA 2, SAVANNAH 1: Augusta no-hit the Gnats into the seventh inning and then held on late. Savannah’s Cam Maron went 0-for-4, snapping his hitting streak at 16 games, tied for the second-longest in the South Atlantic League in 2012. Left-hander Jimmy Fuller made his first Savannah start since Aug. 1, 2010. He finished that season with St. Lucie, but missed last year following labrum surgery. In the second inning, Joe Staley blooped a two-out single into shallow right field and scored on Brett Krill’s double. Augusta opened a 2-0 lead in the fourth. Wes Hodges doubled to chase Fuller, who had reached his pitch limit. Garrett Buechele followed with an RBI single against Randy Fontanez, who otherwise tossed three scoreless innings. Augusta left-hander Adalberto Mejia was pulled with a no-hitter intact through six innings because of a pitch limit. The Gnats broke through for their first hits and only run in the seventh against reliever Andrew Berger. Dustin Lawley drew a one-out walk. Aderlin Rodriguez then rolled a swinging bunt up the third-base line that stopped in fair territory for the Gnats’ first hit. Gregory Pron followed with a clean single into right field to drive in Lawley. After a botched rundown, Rodriguez advanced to third and Lawley, as the potential go-ahead run, followed the play into second. However, 2011 14th-round pick Xorge Carillo, in his first Savannah start, struck out to strand the runners in scoring position. Box

KINGSPORT 8, GREENEVILLE 3: Right-hander Robert Gsellman, the Mets' 13th-round pick in 2011, allowed only one run, unearned, in six innings. Maikis De La Cruz went went 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs. Gavin Cecchini had two RBIs. Box

BROOKLYN 10, ABERDEEN 5: Gabriel Ynoa (1-0) had a scoreless effort through six innings, while Alex Sanchez went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Brandon Nimmo worked a one-out walk in the first and moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. Sanchez then singled to plate Nimmo for a 1-0 lead. In the fourth, consecutive singles by Sanchez, Nelfi Zapata and Cole Frenzel loaded the bases. Eudy Pina then delivered a two-run double. The lead swelled to 6-0 in the fifth. Richie Rodriguez and Nimmo walked and advanced on a groundout. Sanchez drove in his second run with a single and later scored on a two-RBI hit from Frenzel. In the sixth, Phillip Evans plated Jonathan Clark with a single. An inning later, Zapata’s solo homer made it 8-0. Ynoa allowed a walk and a single to open Aberdeen's half of the seventh inning before giving way to Ernesto Yanez, who walked a batter to load the bases. Yanez then served up a grand slam to Doug Bream. John Mincone pitched two scoreless innings to close out the game and collect his first save. Box

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Around the minors 6.21.12

June, 22, 2012
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NORFOLK 5, BUFFALO 3: The Tides used a five-run third against Jeurys Familia to send the Bisons to their seventh loss in eight games. Familia lasted 2 2/3 innings and surrendered six hits and three walks while hitting a batter, committing a balk and tossing a wild pitch. The Tides got things started when Familia walked Carlos Rojas. L.J. Hoes followed with a single to place runners on first and second with none out. Following a flyout by Nate McLouth, Lew Ford drilled a line-drive hit to score Rojas and cut the Bisons' lead to 2-1. Miguel Tejada then singled to tie the score. With runners on first and third, Bill Hall singled and Jamie Hoffmann doubled. The fifth run scored when Familia balked by making a move to third without a glove on. Buffalo loaded the bases with one out in the seventh, but came away with only a run, on Ruben Tejada's groundout. Ronny Cedeño stranded two with a strikeout. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, AKRON 2: Eric Campbell had a pair of RBI doubles and three newcomers contributed. Trailing 2-1 in the sixth, Campbell tied the score with his first double. Catcher Francisco Pena ripped a solo homer, third baseman Wilmer Flores provided the go-ahead single in the sixth and shortstop Wilfredo Tovar made two terrific defensive plays as the trio made their Double-A debuts. The Aeros had grabbed the lead in the first against starter Gonzalez Germen as Juan Diaz doubled and Chun Chen delivered an RBI single. Binghamton responded in the third. In his first Double-A at-bat, Pena led off the inning by crushing a 1-1 offering from Giovanni Soto over the left-field wall. Akron took the lead back in the fourth. Adam Abraham doubled, then scampered to third on a wild pitch. He scored on a passed ball by Pena, giving the Aeros a 2-1 advantage. Germen ultimately allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits and struck out five in six innings. Ryan Fraser entered in relief and fanned three over two scoreless innings. The B-Mets cashed in on another leadoff walk in the eighth. Reliever Bryce Stowell put Reese Havens aboard and paid for it when Campbell scorched an RBI double. Leading 4-2, Robert Carson walked leadoff hitter Ryan Rohlinger in the ninth. The lefty battled back to retire the next three Aeros to secure his fifth save. Germen (4-4) earned his third straight win. Box

FORT MYERS 9, ST. LUCIE 5: Yohan Almonte suffered his second loss of the season, allowing seven runs and seven hits in 2 1/3 innings, as St. Lucie opened the second half with a defeat. Almonte allowed five runs in the first inning. He allowed the first eight batters to reach. He was chased during a three-run third. The Mets scored three runs in the second to cut the deficit to 5-3. Robbie Shields doubled to score Blake Forsythe and Richard Lucas. Alonzo Harris Jr. added an RBI double. Trailing 9-3 entering the fifth, Cory Vaughn hit a two-run blast for his 13th homer. Allan Dykstra -- who had last played with Binghamton on April 14, when he suffered a fractured left forearm reaching into a runner for a throw -- went 3-for-4 with a run scored in his first game with St. Lucie after being reinstated from the Double-A DL and transferred. T.J. Rivera had a ninth-inning single and finished 1-for-5 in his first game after being promoted from low-A Savannah. Fellow ex-Gnat Travis Taijeron went 0-for-4 and struck out twice in his St. Lucie debut. Shields had two hits, a run scored and two RBIs. Kyle Allen tossed 2 2/3 innings and gave up two runs on five hits and one walk. John Church pitched two scoreless innings. Hamilton Bennett also notched a scoreless inning. Jeff Walters pitched in his first game with St. Lucie after being promoted from Savannah. He retired the side in order in the ninth. Box

AUGUSTA 9, SAVANNAH 8: The GreenJackets took the lead with four runs (one earned) in the fourth against Savannah starter Logan Verrett. Verrett had retired the first seven batters he faced and struck out six in the first three innings. Augusta added a run against reliever Randy Fontanez in the sixth for a 5-0 advantage. Augusta starter Clayton Blackburn had been perfect through four innings. But Savannah used doubles from Gilbert Gomez, Cam Maron, Aderlin Rodriguez and Charley Thurber in the fifth to pull within 5-4. Maron, who was 1-for-5, extended his hitting streak to 14 games, the longest by a Gnat in 2012. Augusta scored four runs in the eighth against relievers Jeremy Gould, who was making Savannah debut, and Jared West. Savannah rallied again in the ninth. The first four batters all singled to produce two runs and two runners on base while slicing the GreenJackets’ lead to 9-6 and bringing the tying run to the plate. After two outs, Rodriguez ripped a two-RBI single to move Savannah within a run. However, pinch runner Gregory Pron was stranded at first when Brian Harrison flied out. In the seventh -- with two outs, the Gnats down 5-4 and the potential tying run at third -- the game had some controversy. Maron thought he was hit by a pitch, but plate umpire Shawn Ryan ruled the pitch missed. Gnats manager Luis Rojas was ejected. The Gnats committed two errors in each of the GreenJackets’ four-run innings. Box

PRINCETON 15, KINGSPORT 2: Persio Reyes and Edioglis Villasmil surrendered a combined 11 runs. Box

STATEN ISLAND 8, BROOKLYN 1: Hansel Robles pitched five innings and surrendered one run, but the bullpen combined to give up seven runs on six hits and five walks. In the seventh, the Yankees sent 11 men to the plate and scored six runs. Rich Ruff came out for his second inning of work that frame and walked the first two batters. Manager Rich Donnelly inserted Beck Wheeler. He surrendered two singles, then two doubles before recording the inning's first out. After giving up another double and a walk, the Yankees led 7-0. The Cyclones' lone run came on a seventh-inning homer by Phillip Evans. Reliever Tyler Vanderheiden tossed a scoreless ninth. Box

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Around the minors 6.15.12

June, 15, 2012
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PAWTUCKET 8, BUFFALO 3: Matt den Dekker produced his first Triple-A homer. Jenrry Mejia tossed a scoreless inning, allowing one hit, in his first relief appearance of a two-week program to ready him for major league bullpen duty. Justin Turner at second base and Ronny Cedeño at shortstop each went 1-for-4 as part of a rehab assignment. Turner was redirected to New York after the game. He should end a rehab assignment early and replace Jason Bay on the major league roster. Cedeño, who was making his first rehab start with the Bisons, struck out twice. Starter Dylan Owen and reliever Jack Egbert combined to allow seven runs (five earned) and three homers in four innings as Buffalo trailed 7-1. Manny Acosta tossed two scoreless relief innings despite allowing three hits. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, ALTOONA 3: Rylan Sandoval led the B-Mets with three hits, including a go-ahead RBI single in Binghamton’s decisive three-run sixth. Binghamton overcame a 3-0 deficit. After B-Mets starter Gonzalez Germen hit Quincy Latimore to start the second inning, former Mets farmhand Stefan Welch sent a potential double-play bouncer to first base. The B-Mets failed to record an out. Eric Campbell’s throw to second sailed into left field. Drew Maggi then delivered an RBI double. Altoona's Jarek Cunningham led off the third with a single and scored two batters later when Ramon Cabrera doubled. Altoona starter Brandon Cumpton made that 2-0 lead stand early. The righty faced one over the minimum through his first four frames, allowing only a harmless single to Juan Centeno in the third. In the fifth, Altoona converted three singles and a throwing error by third baseman Jefry Marte into a three-run lead. Binghamton started its comeback in the fifth against Cumpton. Dustin Martin led off with a double off the base of the center-field wall. Sandoval had an RBI single. With the deficit cut to two, Germen (3-4) returned to the mound and capped his night with a perfect sixth. The righty allowed three runs (one earned) on eight hits and struck out six over six innings. In the sixth, Reese Havens’ one-out single started a streak of six straight B-Mets reaching safely. Marte and Campbell followed with singles to load the bases. Martin tied the score with a two-run single that ricocheted off Cumpton’s glove and rolled into right field. With runners at the corners, reliever Kris Harvey entered. Sandoval greeted the righty by ripping an RBI single. B-Mets reliever Ryan Fraser struck out all three he faced in a perfect seventh. Armando Rodriguez took over in the eighth and used two strikeouts to navigate around a pair of walk in a scoreless frame. He returned for the ninth and nailed down his first career save. Box

SAVANNAH 5, ROME 4: Gregory Pron drove in three runs with a fourth-inning double that staked Savannah to a 4-2 lead. Cam Maron had three hits. Box

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