New York Mets: Jai Miller

Around the minors 6.29.12

June, 29, 2012
BUFFALO 8, LOUISVILLE 0: Matt Harvey pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out nine. He retired the first 14 batters, until Paul Janish singled with two out in the fifth. Harvey allowed only three batters to reach, on two hits and a walk. Harvey now has an International League-leading 96 strikeouts. His seven wins lead the Bisons. Oswaldo Navarro, Matt den Dekker and Josh Rodriguez all delivered solo homers. It was Navarro's first long ball this season. Rodriguez went 4-for-5 and scored three runs. He is hitting .375 (11-for-29) with three homers and five RBIs since being called up from Double-A Binghamton on June 21. Brad Emaus went 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Den Dekker has hit four homers since a June 12 promotion from the B-Mets. Box

BOWIE 8, BINGHAMTON 5: The Baysox scored 33 runs and collected 49 hits in the four-game series while extending the B-Mets' home losing streak to six games. Dustin Martin's two-run homer off Zach Clark staked the B-Mets to an early lead. Binghamton starter Greg Peavey carried that advantage into the fifth, when his scoreless effort ended. No. 9 hitter Jai Miller squeaked a two-out, two-run homer over the right-field wall to even the score. Bowie took the lead for good with a three-run sixth. Manny Machado made Peavey pay for issuing two walks by stroking a two-run double. Rhyne Hughes followed with an RBI double. Armando Rodriguez surrendered a solo homer in the seventh. Clark settled in after Martin’s homer and retired 14 of the next 15 B-Mets. The stretch came to an end when he walked Eric Campbell to start the seventh. After a single by Wilmer Flores, Travis Ozga provided a two-out RBI single and Sean Kazmar cut the deficit to two with a run-scoring double. Reliever Robert Hinton entered and induced Juan Lagares to ground out to end the inning, stranding the tying run on second. In the eighth, Bowie's Robbie Widlansky singled, moved to second on a throwing error by catcher Francisco Pena, took third on a single and scored on a sac fly. Trailing by three, the B-Mets loaded the bases on three singles in the eighth. They only scratched across one run, on Martin's groundout. Pena struck out to end the inning. After the Baysox added one more run in the ninth against Edgar Ramirez, the B-Mets went down in order against Kyler Newby. Peavey (3-5) surrendered five runs on eight hits over six innings. The B-Mets (36-42) continue their eight-game homestand against Altoona. Zack Wheeler pitches Saturday. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, JUPITER 2 (12 innings): Alonzo Harris Jr. opened the 12th with a triple and scored on Rylan Sandoval's single to break a 4-all tie. Cory Vaughn pushed the lead to two runs later in the frame with a sacrifice fly. Sandoval earlier produced a solo homer. Relievers John Church, Adam Kolarek, Jeffrey Walters and Taylor Whitenton combined for six scoreless innings. T.J. Rivera went 4-for-5. Box

SAVANNAH 6, AUGUSTA 2: Michael Fulmer (5-4) limited Augusta to two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out six in six innings. Dustin Lawley had two RBIs. Box

BLUEFIELD 12, KINGSPORT 3: Starter Christian Montgomery allowed six runs (five earned) on four hits and three walks in three innings. Box

BROOKLYN 5, ABERDEEN 2: The Cyclones tagged Aberdeen starter Cameron Coffey for four third-inning runs, fueled by Phillip Evans' two-out, two-run homer. Following the long ball, Kevin Plawecki was hit by a pitch and scored on Cole Frenzel's triple. Frenzel scored when Stefan Sabol doubled. Brooklyn starter Rainy Lara retired the first 12 batters he faced before surrendering a leadoff triple to Torsten Boss in the fifth. Cameron Edman's ensuing RBI single cut Brooklyn's lead to 4-1. Jerome Pena knocked Lara from the game in the sixth with a two-out solo homer. Lara struck out 10 in 5 2/3 innings. Lara became the 22nd player in Cyclones history to strike out 10 or more in a game, and the first since A.J. Pinera on Aug. 12, 2010 at Auburn. Brooklyn reliever Beck Wheeler took over in the sixth and walked Will Howard. Howard stole second, but Wheeler struck out Boss to end the inning. Back-to-back doubles by Frenzel and Sabol in the eighth gave the Cyclones a 5-2 lead. Frenzel went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Frenzel entered the game with a .486 on-base percentage, which ranked third in the New York-Penn League. Princeton product Matt Bowman picked up his first pro save, striking out three and walking a batter in the ninth. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 6.12.12

June, 13, 2012
BUFFALO 8, NORFOLK 7: Fernando Cabrera recorded his International League-leading 15th save, in 15 attempts, by recording the final four outs. He allowed a ninth-inning run on a bases-loaded walk to Nate McLouth, but stranded the bases full of Tides by getting Chris Robinson to ground out. The Tides committed six errors on the game, including three in the decisive seventh, when the Bisons scored three runs. After Sean Kazmar flied out to lead off for the Bisons that inning, newly promoted Matt den Dekker doubled. Right fielder Jai Miller's attempt to throw out den Dekker went offline, moving the speedy center fielder to third. Corey Wimberly then drove in den Dekker with a single to even the score at 6. Fred Lewis then grounded into a would-be double play. But Lewis reached second after Tides first baseman Jamie Hoffmann failed to make the catch. Josh Satin followed with routine fly ball, but Miller bobbled it. Lewis scored on the error and Satin advanced to third. Zach Phillips then tossed a wild pitch to score Satin as the Bisons took an 8-6 lead. The Herd earlier had scored on Kazmar's two-run double and Satin's two-run homer. Den Dekker in his Bisons debut manned center field, led off and went 1-for-4 with a walk and run scored. Dustin Martin was transferred from Buffalo to Binghamton to make room for den Dekker. Garrett Olson lasted 4 1/3 innings -- making him the fourth Bisons pitcher in the past five games to fail to complete five innings. Pedro Beato (3-0) contributed 1 2/3 scoreless relief innings. Box

READING at BINGHAMTON (ppd.): Tuesday’s game between the B-Mets and Reading Phillies was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader Wednesday at 5:35 p.m. The teams will play two seven-inning contests. The postponement marks the fifth of the season and third in the past two weeks. Mark Cohoon now opposes right-hander Jonathan Pettibone in Wednesday's opener. Collin McHugh faces right-hander Austin Hyatt in the nightcap.

PALM BEACH 7, ST. LUCIE 6: Center fielder Alonzo Harris Jr. had three hits and two RBIs, but the Mets' late-inning rally fell short. The Mets trailed 7-2 entering the eighth, but Harris had an RBI triple to score ZeErika McQueen to start the comeback bid. Wilmer Flores delivered an RBI double to left-center to score Harris. Flores came around to score on a wild pitch to cut the deficit to 7-5. Francisco Pena reached on an error to begin the ninth inning. Harris followed with an RBI single to score Pena and make it 7-6. But with Harris at second, Flores struck out swinging and Cory Vaughn popped out to shortstop Ronny Gil to end the game. Tyler Pill allowed four runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings with two walks and one strikeout and suffered the loss. Cardinals DH Chris Edmondson ripped a three-run homer off Pill in the sixth inning to give the Cardinals a 4-2 lead. Edmondson drove in five runs in the game. John Church walked three batters and allowed three runs over one inning. Jim Fuller pitched 2 2/3 innings and allowed one walk and two hits while striking out two. Flores drove in two runs. Wilfredo Tovar went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Box

CHARLESTON at SAVANNAH (ppd.): The two teams are now scheduled for two on Wednesday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The first game will be the completion of Sunday’s game in Charleston, which was suspended with the Gnats leading 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning. The second game will be scheduled for seven innings. The games originally scheduled for Monday and Tuesday have been canceled.

Compiled from team reports



Bartolo Colon
14 4.02 143 190
BAD. Murphy .295
HRL. Duda 27
RBIL. Duda 83
RD. Murphy 75
OPSL. Duda .827
ERAJ. Niese 3.55
SOZ. Wheeler 173