New York Mets: Jeffery Kaplan

Around the minors 4.21.12

April, 21, 2012
4/21/12
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BUFFALO at SYRACUSE (postponed): The teams will play two games on Sunday, starting at noon.

BINGHAMTON 6, PORTLAND 1: Binghamton (8-7) has won three straight after defeating Portland behind seven strong innings from starter Mark Cohoon. Trailing 1-0 in the fifth, Pedro Zapata tied the game at 1-1 on a double play. In the sixth, Josh Rodriguez's RBI single gave the team a 2-1 lead and Travis Ozga boosted the lead to 3-1. Rodriguez went on to steal home to increase the edge to 4-1. Juan Centeno and Matt den Dekker drove in the remaining runs. Cohoon (1-2) threw seven innings of seven-hit ball, the longest outing by any Binghamton player this year. The team will go for the sweep tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. when Colin McHugh takes the hill. Box

ST. LUCIE 9, PALM BEACH 7 (GAME 1): St. Lucie (13-2) scored three runs in the seventh to break open a tie game and get the victory. Cesar Puello's double gave St. Lucie a 5-4 lead and Cory Vaughn boosted it to 6-4 when he doubled in Puello. Wilmer Flores' single made it 7-4 after seven. In the eighth, Wilfredo Tovar and Danny Muno each drove in runs that helped St. Lucie pad its lead. Jeffery Kaplan improved to 2-0 on the year despite giving up three runs and five hits over two innings. Adam Kolarek pitched one out for the save, his second. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, PALM BEACH 1 (GAME 2): St. Lucie (14-2) swept the doubleheader with a 6-1 win in the nightcap. The Mets scored three in the second and three in the fifth to back starter Angel Cuan (2-0), who gave up one run over five innings. In the second, Alonzo Harris tied the game at 1-1 on a groundout and Wilfredo Tovar and Daniel Muno followed with RBI singles to make it 3-1. In the fifth, Wilmer Flores, Tovar and Muno each had RBIs to make it 6-1. The Mets also received two innings out of the pen from Adrian Rosario, who gave up just one hit. St. Lucie has won nine in a row and will go for No. 10 vs. Fort Myers at 4 p.m. Sunday. Box

SAVANNAH 6, HICKORY 1: Savannah (11-7) was the only Mets minor league team to lose Saturday as it lost for the third straight time when it fell to Hickory, 6-1. Hickory led 5-0 before Savannah plated a run in the eighth. Starter Tyler Pill (1-1) struggled, giving up five hits and three earned runs in 3 1/3 innings. He struck out five but walked two and yielded one home run. Marcos Camarena gave up two runs and three hits in 3 2/3 innings of relief and Jack Leathersich gave up one run over the final two innings. Savannah's lone run came on a home run by Tilman Pugh, who hit his first of the year. Savanah looks to avoid a four-game sweep when it hosts Hickory at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday. Box

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187