New York Mets: Jefry Marte

Mets acquire OF Cowgill from Oakland

December, 18, 2012
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The Mets announced the acquisition of Collin Cowgill on Tuesday.
The Mets have acquired outfielder Collin Cowgill from the Oakland Athletics for Double-A infielder Jefry Marte.

Cowgill, who bats righty, has hit .255 with two homers and 18 RBIs in 196 at-bats over two seasons at the major league level, with the A's and Arizona Diamondbacks.

He has batted .298 against left-handed pitching and .223 against right-handed pitching, suggesting he could be a platoon mate for Kirk Nieuwenhuis or Mike Baxter.

Given the lack of righty-hitting outfielders, the 26-year-old Cowgill would appear a solid bet to make the team out of spring training.

Marte, 21, hit .251 with nine homers and 58 RBIs in 462 at-bats last season with Double-A Binghamton. With David Wright agreeing to an extension and prospect Wilmer Flores also primarily playing third base, the Mets are in good shape at the hot corner.

Around the minors 9.1.12

September, 1, 2012
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BUFFALO 6, LEHIGH VALLEY 3: Zack Wheeler allowed a solo homer to Cody Overbeck but no other damage in five innings in his final 2012 start. He finished the Triple-A portion of his season 2-2 with a 3.27 ERA. Wheeler stranded runners at third base in each of his final four innings. He allowed two hits and four walks while striking out five. The Bisons broke a 1-all tie with a four-run sixth that included a two-run single by Fred Lewis, who is expected to join the Mets after Buffalo's season wraps up Monday. Box

TRENTON 3, BINGHAMTON 2: The B-Mets put the tying run on base in the ninth, but their comeback bid fell short. The Thunder jumped on B-Mets starter Mark Cohoon in the first. Adonis Garcia doubled and scored two batters later on a sac fly by David Adams. Addison Maruszak capped the four-hit inning with an RBI single, giving Trenton a two-run lead. The visitors tacked on another run in the second on an RBI double by Garcia. Binghamton did not crack the scoreboard until the fourth against starter Craig Heyer. Dustin Martin led off the frame by homering for the second straight game. The B-Mets put runners at second and third later in the frame, but Sean Kazmar grounded out to end the inning. After allowing six hits in the first two innings, Cohoon (8-11) settled in and posted five scoreless innings to cap his final start of the season. He exited having allowed three runs on 10 hits over seven innings. Trying to protect a two-run lead, Trenton's Ryan Pope entered in the ninth and fell into immediate trouble. Martin led off the inning by doubling. With two outs, Jefry Marte cut the deficit to one by bouncing an RBI single to center. Raul Reyes then struck out looking to end the game. Armando Rodriguez tossed two scoreless relief innings for Binghamton. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, BRADENTON 4 (10 innings): Blake Forysthe walked with two outs in the top of the 10th and scored on Cesar Puello's single as St. Lucie posted its 82nd win, topping its 2000 club record. Adrian Rosario walked the leadoff batter in the bottom half but tossed a scoreless frame to improve to 3-0 in the Florida State League. Box

SAVANNAH 6, KANNAPOLIS 2 (11 innings): The Gnats exploded for five runs in the top of the 11th, highlighted by a three-run triple from Yucarybert De La Cruz. Starter Marcos Camarena had limited Kannapolis to one unearned run in nine innings. Box

BROOKLYN 3, STATEN ISLAND 2: Brandon Nimmo got the Cyclones on the scoreboard with a third-inning solo homer and Brooklyn took a 3-0 lead into the ninth behind 6 1/3 scoreless innings from Julian Hilario. Staten Island produced two runs in the bottom of the ninth, but John Mincone replaced Tyler Vanderheiden with the tying run at third base and struck out Taylor Dugas and retired Claudio Custodio on a pop out to preserve the victory. Brooklyn maintained a one-game lead on Batavia for the New York-Penn League wild-card lead. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 8.29.12

August, 29, 2012
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BINGHAMTON 6, READING 2: Gonzalez Germen allowed one run over 7 2/3 innings and the B-Mets scored five two-out runs. The B-Mets grabbed the lead in the first against starter Adam Morgan. Juan Lagares stroked a one-out double and scored when Allan Dykstra singled. Binghamton added to its lead in the fourth. Morgan issued consecutive walks and uncorked a wild pitch to put runners at the corners. Jefry Marte then plated Dykstra with a single for his team-leading 57th RBI. Pedro Zapata added an RBI single. Reading plated its only run against Germen in the fourth, when Cody Asche and Tug Hulett doubled. Germen (8-11) retired the next two batters to end the inning, stranding two runners in scoring position. After Hulett’s double, Germen retired 12 of the next 14 R-Phils he faced. The streak and Germen’s night ended when he allowed back-to-back two-out singles in the eighth. Nursing a two-run lead, Ryan Fraser induced Jake Fox to ground out to strand the inherited runners. The B-Mets added three runs in the ninth against Jay Johnson. Sean Kazmar supplied an RBI single and Lagares dumped a two-out, two-run single into right. Fraser returned for the ninth. With one out, Miguel Abreu scorched a groundball to third that Marte failed to field on the shorthop. Jiwan James followed by bouncing a single just out of the reach of Zapata in left field. With two aboard, Troy Hanzawa zipped a groundball that bounced off the mound and sailed over the head of Wilmer Flores and into right field, allowing Abreu to score. Fraser finally shut the door for his third save by inducing Tyson Gillies to ground out. Flores' nine-game hitting streak ended with an 0-for-5 performance. Box

JUPITER 2, ST. LUCIE 1: Taylor Whitenton allowed the tiebreaking run to score in the eighth, after Logan Verrett limited the Hammerheads to one run in seven innings. St. Lucie had evened the score at 1 in the seventh on Danny Muno's single, which plated Darrell Ceciliani. Box

ASHEVILLE 6, SAVANNAH 0: Miller Diaz allowed six runs (two earned) in 4 2/3 innings. The Gnats committed five errors, including two apiece by shortstop Yucarybert De La Cruz and third baseman Dustin Lawley. Box

BROOKLYN 7, HUDSON VALLEY 4: Brooklyn rallied in the seventh, scoring four runs to take a 5-2 advantage. A single by Phillip Evans followed by doubles by Alexander Sanchez and Jayce Boyd plated the first two runs of the inning. Jorge Rivero then walked. Nelfi Zapata grounded out, advancing both runners. Maikis De La Cruz then delivered a two-run double. The Cyclones put up two more runs in the eighth when Boyd homered, scoring 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini, who was hit by a pitch in his New York-Penn League debut. Justin O’Conner led off the bottom half of the eighth with a single and Joel Caminero reached on a fielder’s choice and advanced to second on a throwing error by second baseman Jeff Reynolds. Caminero then moved to third when Marty Gantt flied out and scored on a Joey Rickard single. Rickard later scored on a double off the bat of Leonardo Reginatto. Brooklyn starting pitcher Gabriel Ynoa threw five innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts. The win went to reliever Logan Taylor, who pitched 2 2/3 innings and surrendered two earned runs. Tyler Vanderheiden pitched a perfect ninth, striking out one, to collect his 11th save. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 8.28.12

August, 29, 2012
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ROCHESTER 10, BUFFALO 4: The 25th season at Coca-Cola Field came to a close in front of 14,697 in downtown Buffalo. The Bisons finish the 2012 season with five road games. The Mets are expected to change affiliations this offseason. The Herd finished the season 32-39 at home. Rochester scored solo runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to erase an early 2-0 Bisons advantage. The fifth-inning tally was compliments of former Bisons catcher Rene Rivera, who homered against Collin McHugh. Rivera also doubled in a run in a two-run eighth. The Wings tacked on five runs in the ninth. Buffalo's four runs came on two swings of the bat. Matt Tuiasosopo hit a two-run homer in the second inning to give Buffalo a 2-0 lead. For the team's 2012 Community Service Award winner, it was his 12th homer this season. After being crowned the team MVP before the game, Fred Lewis hit a two-run shot in the ninth. McHugh started for Buffalo but was on a pitch count and allowed two runs in 4 2/3 innings before departing. He struck out three and walked two. Prior to the game, the Bisons also announced Matt Harvey as the club's Most Valuable Pitcher. Left-hander Justin Hampson earned the "Hometown Hero" award, his third Bisons award in two seasons. Box

READING 12, BINGHAMTON 8: Wilmer Flores had a three-hit night and finished a homer shy of the cycle in the loss. He extended his hitting streak to nine games and has hit safely in 16 of his last 17 games. The R-Phils opened the scoring against starter Cory Mazzoni. In the first, Tug Hulett laced an RBI single and Tommy Joseph lined a run-scoring double. Binghamton answered in the fourth, hanging six runs on starter Ethan Martin. After Flores' leadoff double, Martin walked three straight, including Jefry Marte to force in a run. Francisco Pena then cleared the bases with a double. Juan Lagares contributed a two-run homer. Mazzoni failed to hold the four-run lead in the bottom half. With two outs and runners on the corners, R-Phils reliever Colby Shreve beat out a potential double play, allowing a run to score. The play extended the inning for Tyson Gillies, who cut the deficit to one with a two-run homer. After Cody Asche doubled and Darin Ruf walked, Jake Fox chased Mazzoni with a game-tying RBI. The B-Mets countered with two runs off Shreve a half-inning later. Flores singled, took second on a wild pitch and scored when Raul Reyes singled. Marte brought Reyes home with a triple. Armando Rodriguez (2-3) posted a perfect fifth inning and retired the first two he faced in the sixth before things unraveled. Asche singled and Ruf crushed his league-leading 37th homer to even the score. Fox added a tiebreaking solo shot. Reading tacked on three more runs against reliever Brad Holt, capped by Joseph’s two-run homer. Box

JUPITER 5, ST. LUCIE 4
JUPITER 4, ST. LUCIE 2: Cory Vaughn slugged his Florida State League-leading 23rd homer -- a three-run shot in the sixth -- to stake St. Lucie to a 4-1 lead in Game 1. But Adam Kolarek suffered the loss, allowing a walk-off two-run homer to Marcell Ozuna, who also slugged No. 23 on the season. In the nightcap, Angel Cuan was knocked out in a four-run first inning. It marked the second straight start Cuan failed to get out of the opening frame. Box 1, Box 2

ASHEVILLE 6, SAVANNAH 5: Domingo Tapia allowed five runs in 6 1/3 innings. Trailing 6-2, the Gnats scored three runs in the ninth, but Brian Harrison's groundout left the tying run at third base. Box

PULASKI 5, KINGSPORT 2: Jeffrey Diehl drove in both runs in the loss. Kingsport completed its season at 23-43. Box

BROOKLYN 6, ABERDEEN 3 (11 innings): Luis Cessa took a perfect game into the sixth before allowing three runs and Matt Bowman and John Mincone combined for five scoreless relief innings. Dimas Ponce had a tiebreaking two-run double in the 11th. In the fourth, Jayce Boyd homered against Cameron Coffey for a 1-0 lead. An inning later, new arrival Maikis De La Cruz tripled and Brandon Nimmo doubled for a two-run lead. Cessa did not allow a baserunner until the sixth, when Hector Veloz was hit by a pitch to open the inning. Will Howard moved Veloz to second with a single. Anthony Vega doubled with one out, scoring Veloz. Torsten Boss eventually gave Aberdeen the lead, 3-2, with a two-run triple. Brooklyn tied the score in the seventh. Jeff Reynolds singled and De La Cruz walked. With one out, a passed ball from Sam Kimmel advanced the runners. Ponce then hit a fly ball to center field that was deep enough for Reynolds to score. In the top of the 11th, the Cyclones produced three runs. Reynolds walked with one out and reached third when shortstop Joel Hutter committed an error on a grounder by De La Cruz. After Nimmo struck out for the second out, Ponce doubled, scoring Reynolds and De La Cruz. Phillip Evans then walked and Kevin Plawecki singled to score Ponce. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 8.25.12

August, 25, 2012
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BUFFALO 5, ROCHESTER 3: With Buffalo down 3-0, Matt den Dekker and Mike Nickeas singled to open the third. Fred Lewis then produced an RBI double in what became a four-run inning. Starter Chris Schwinden allowed three runs (two earned) on nine hits and a walk in 6 2/3 innings. Drew Carpenter, Garrett Olson and Fernando Cabrera combined for 2 1/3 scoreless relief innings. Valentino Pascucci's solo homer in the seventh capped the scoring. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, PORTLAND 1: Darin Gorski matched a season high with nine strikeouts while limiting Portland to one run. Reese Havens contributed a two-run homer that snapped his 0-for-21 drought. The Sea Dogs needed a break in the first to score their lone run. With two outs and Jeremy Hazelbaker on first, Bryce Brentz lifted a fly ball to right. Dustin Martin got a late read and the ball landed inside the line for a single, plating Hazelbaker. The B-Mets cracked the scoreboard in the third against starter Drake Britton. Allan Dykstra drove in Wilmer Flores from first by doubling. Dykstra scored the go-ahead run when shortstop Xander Bogaerts booted Jefry Marte's groundball. After allowing a single to Derrik Gibson in the second, Gorski retired 12 straight Sea Dogs. The B-Mets added to their lead and chased Britton in the fourth. After consecutive one-out singles, Britton walked Pedro Zapata to load the bases. Havens then rolled a groundball to shortstop and beat out the potential double play, allowing a run to score. Will Latimer replaced Britton and got the final out of the frame. In the sixth, Havens blasted his 10th homer, kicking Binghamton’s lead to four. Brentz snapped Gorski’s impressive stretch in the sixth with a two-out single. Travis Shaw walked to increase the threat, but Gorski induced Boagaerts to line out. With a runner aboard in the eighth, Gorski racked up his ninth strikeout, painting the outside black against Hazelbaker. Ryan Fraser recorded the final out of eighth and tossed a scoreless ninth. Gorski (9-7) earned his third win in his last four starts, allowing five hits over 7 2/3 innings. Box

CHARLOTTE 2, ST. LUCIE 1 (12 innings): Todd Glaesmann’s leadoff homer against Jeff Walters in the 12th inning proved to the difference. Mets left-hander Chase Huchingson came within one out of a complete-game shutout, before Glaesmann’s RBI single with two outs in the ninth tied the score. Huchingson pitched 8 2/3 innings and allowed one run and three hits with one walk and three strikeouts. Adam Kolarek tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings and worked around a hit and walk. Walters allowed one run and three hits in two innings. Richard Lucas had scored from third on a wild pitch in the second inning for the lone run by the Mets. Darrell Ceciliani finished 3-for-5 with a walk. T.J. Rivera went 2-for-6. The Mets finished 0-for-14 with runners in scoring position and left 14 on base. Box

ROME 2, SAVANNAH 0
ROME 4, SAVANNAH 1: Rome did all the Game 1 scoring in the fifth inning, on Ross Heffley two-run homer. Rome starter A.J. Holland shut out the Gnats through six innings. Savannah starter Yohan Almonte (0-2) surrendered Heffley’s long ball. In Game 2, the Gnats opened the scoring in the third on Yucarybert De La Cruz's sacrifice fly. The Braves rallied in the sixth against Savannah starter Alex Panteliodis.(4-8). With two outs and the bases empty, three singles evened the score at 1. Robbie Hefflinger then produced a three-run homer against Panteliodis. Rome starter Greg Ross threw a complete-game shutout. Box 1, Box 2

BLUEFIELD 7, KINGSPORT 0: Starter John Gant allowed five runs (three earned) in five innings. Right-handers Brandon Welch (fifth round) and Rob Whalen (12th round) made their professional debuts in relief, each allowing one run in one inning. Kingsport committed five errors, three from shortstop Anthony Chavez. Box

BROOKLYN 11, STATEN ISLAND 0: Hansel Robles tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out eight. He leads the New York-Penn League with a 1.20 ERA and a 0.75 WHIP. Robles has not allowed an earned run in his last 31 innings, dating to July 28, and has not allowed any run in 22 innings. In the first, Dimas Ponce and Phillip Evans singled and Eudy Pina reached on a throwing error by shortstop Claudio Custodio. With the bases loaded, Kevin Plawecki delivered a sacrifice fly. In the fifth, Yankees starter Gabriel Encinas surrendered another two runs. Jeff Reynolds walked and Julio Concepcion singled. Reynolds scored on Brandon Nimmo's double. Evans' ensuing single scored Concepcion. Brooklyn batted around in an eight-run seventh. Ponce hit a two-run triple. Zach Woods replaced Encinas, but Evans hit his third single of the night to plate Ponce. Pina and Alex Sanchez walked later in the inning. Jeff Glenn contributed a two-run single. Reynolds then blasted his second homer of the season, a three-run shot, to make it 11-0. Logan Taylor and Tyler Vanderheiden each threw an inning of hitless relief for the Cyclones. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 8.24.12

August, 24, 2012
8/24/12
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SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 6, BUFFALO 4: The first six batters of the game reached against Jeurys Familia in a four-run first inning, while ex-Met John Maine limited his former organization to two unearned runs in six innings. Chris Dickerson singled and Corban Joseph hit a two-run homer against Familia in the opening frame. Eduardo Nunez followed with a double and later scored on a wild pitch. Two more singles and an error gave the Yankees a 4-0 lead. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre had four more consecutive hits to open the second, with Dickerson scoring. Familia did rally. He allowed one hit over his final four innings, but ultimately was charged with five runs on 10 hits in six innings. The Herd scored a pair of runs in the third inning to get on the board. Fred Lewis came around on a throwing error by Maine. Valentino Pascucci later doubled home Lucas Duda for his team leading 58th RBI. Pascucci scored on a wild pitch in the eighth. Before the game, reliever Drew Carpenter joined the Bisons from Binghamton. He pitched an inning of scoreless relief. Armando Rodriguez returned to the B-Mets. Familia struck out seven batters to take over the team lead, with 119. Box

PORTLAND 4, BINGHAMTON 3: Wilmer Flores’ two-run homer in the ninth was not enough as the B-Mets’ comeback bid fell short. Sea Dogs starter Brandon Workman baffled the B-Mets, allowing one run over seven innings. Portland broke a scoreless tie in the third against starter Gonzalez Germen. With a runner on first, Jeremy Hazelbaker smacked an RBI triple over Juan Lagares’ head in center. Bryce Brentz followed with a run-scoring single. Workman cruised through five innings, facing one over the minimum. After surrendering a single to Eric Campbell in the second, he retired 13 straight B-Mets. Binghamton scratched out a run in the sixth, a rally ignited by a one-out triple by Pedro Zapata. Lagares then pushed an RBI bunt single down the third-base line. Lagares, representing the tying run, advanced to third on a stolen base and groundout, but was stranded. After allowing six hits over his first three innings, Germen no-hit the Sea Dogs over his next four frames. He got two quick outs in the eighth before allowing back-to-back homers, to Travis Shaw and Xander Bogaerts. Brad Holt entered and recorded the final out of the inning. The cushion factored in heavily. Workman tossed a scoreless seventh before handing a one-run lead to the bullpen. Caleb Clay tossed a perfect eighth, but nearly blew a three-run lead in the ninth. After Lagares singled, Flores blasted a two-run homer. Raul Reyes reached on a two-out single, but Jefry Marte struck out looking to end the game. Germen (7-11) suffered his fifth loss in his last six B-Mets starts. He allowed four runs on nine hits while collecting seven strikeouts. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, CHARLOTTE 5: Cory Vaughn hit his 22nd homer and drove in two runs as the Mets held off Charlotte. Darrell Ceciliani went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Richard Lucas finished 1-for-3 with an RBI. Aderlin Rodriguez also had a hit and drove in a run. Jacob deGrom picked up the victory, tossing 5 2/3 innings and allowing three runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out three. Adrian Rosario pitched 1 1/3 innings and gave up an unearned run with one walk and one strikeout. Taylor Whitenton tossed 1 2/3 innings and gave up three hits and one run with four strikeouts. Adam Kolarek recorded the final out to preserve the win for his 17th save. Box

SAVANNAH 6, ROME 2: Cam Maron delivered a three-run homer in the first. He finished 2-for-3 with two walks and four RBIs. Carlos Vazquez (6-2) earned the win with four scoreless relief innings. Box

KINGSPORT 7, BLUEFIELD 4: Tomas Nido produced a two-run homer in the first inning. Nido then broke a 4-all tie in the fifth when he was hit by a pitch, advanced on another hit by pitch and walk, and scored on a wild pitch. The K-Mets opened a three-run lead an inning later when Branden Kaupe tripled and scored on Gavin Cecchini's single. Cecchini scored on a triple by Joe Tuschak. Nido departed the inning after being struck with the pitch. Juan Urbina (1-0) and Matt Budgell combined for five scoreless relief innings. Budgell earned his first professional save. Box

STATEN ISLAND 5, BROOKLYN 1: A late-inning meltdown wasted a stellar performance from Brooklyn starter Luis Mateo, who tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out six. The Cyclones scored their lone run in the fifth. Eudy Pina and Brandon Nimmo singled. A swinging bunt from Phillip Evans eventually put runners on second and third with two outs. Kevin Plawecki then smashed a line drive too hot for Staten Island third baseman Matt Duran to handle, allowing Pina to score for a 1-0 lead. In the eighth, Craig Hansen failed to record an out. He walked the first batter he faced, then hit a batter before allowing a single to Exicardo Cayones to load the bases with none out. Hansen then also plunked Ravel Santana to force in a run and even the score. Beck Wheeler, who was tagged with Thursday's loss after allowing an 11th-inning homer, once again fell victim to the long ball. Duran greeted him with a grand slam. Despite the loss, the Cyclones remain three games ahead of Batavia in the wild-card race. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 8.20.12

August, 20, 2012
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SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 7, BUFFALO 5: With the score knotted at 2, Chris Schwinden fanned Scranton/Wilkes-Barre second baseman Corban Joseph for what looked like the third out of the fifth inning. But the ball hit the dirt and skipped past catcher Mike Nickeas, allowing Joseph to reach first base safely. The Yankees jumped on the extra chance and took control of the game. After a second wild pitch moved Joseph to second, Eduardo Nunez singled for the 3-2 advantage. Nunez then stole second and scored on a single from Brandon Laird. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tacked on two more runs an inning later as Chris Dickerson and Nunez drove in runs for a 6-2 cushion. That rally capped six unanswered runs by the Yankees that followed Matt Tuiasosopo's two-run homer in the second. Buffalo pulled to within 6-3 with a Josh Satin sacrifice fly in the seventh. The Herd scored two more in the ninth and brought the tying run to the plate. Former Bisons reliever Ryota Igarashi retired Fred Lewis on a sharply hit lineout to center to end the contest. Schwinden allowed four runs in five innings. He struck out eight batters, giving him 216 for his Bisons career. The total is the sixth most in the Buffalo modern era. Prior to the game, the International League named Collin McHugh its pitcher of the week. The righty allowed one run over two starts and picked up the win with seven shutout frames Saturday at Fenway Park. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 3, BINGHAMTON 2: The B-Mets struck out 14 times for the second time in a week and the Fisher Cats took advantage of shaky glove work by first baseman Jefry Marte to break a scoreless tie in the fourth. With one out and the bases loaded, Brian Jeroloman chopped a potential double-play ball to Marte. Playing in just his fifth game at first, Marte bobbled the grounder, allowing a run to score. The Fisher Cats plated another run one batter later when Marte dropped a throw from third baseman Wilmer Flores that would have ended the inning. Binghamton answered against New Hampshire starter Sean Nolin in the fourth. Flores doubled and scored when Allan Dykstra also doubled. It was the only run Binghamton managed against the southpaw in his Double-A debut. Reliever Marcus Stroman took over in the sixth, walked the first two batters, uncorked a wild pitch and surrendered a game-tying sac fly to Eric Campbell. The tie score did not last for long. Darin Gorski loaded the bases in the seventh on two hits and a walk. John Tolisano then worked the count full and took ball four low to force in the go-ahead run. Gorski (8-7) struck out a season-high nine, but allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks over seven innings. Ryan Fraser closed Binghamton’s pitching tab with two scoreless innings. Box

ASHEVILLE 5, SAVANNAH 2: The Gnats took a 2-0 lead two batters into the bottom of the first inning. Brandon Brown led off with a single and Matt Reynolds homered off the left-field foul pole to put the Gnats up 2-0. Reynolds' seven-game hitting streak is his longest as a professional. Asheville had runners aboard in three of the first four innings against starter Alex Panteliodis, only to break through in the fifth. With two outs, two singles followed by a three-run homer from Sam Mende gave the Tourists a 3-2 lead. Panteliodis made it through 5 2/3 innings before hitting his pitch limit. He was charged with his seventh loss. The Tourists added two unearned runs on a throwing error on Brown in the ninth. Box

BURLINGTON 5, KINGSPORT 4 (12 innings): Carlos Valdez failed to protect a lead in the 11th for a blown save, then suffered the loss an inning later when he surrendered a game-ending RBI single to Fred Ford. The K-Mets had taken the 4-3 lead in the top of the 11th when Jorge Rivero singled and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Box

BROOKLYN 6, ABERDEEN 2: Eudy Pina and Stefan Sabol each connected on his fifth homer this season and Julian Hilario (3-3) tossed six scoreless innings. In the second inning, Juan Gamboa reached on an error and Nelfi Zapata followed with a single to put runners on the corners. Pina then connected on a homer to center, clearing the 405-foot mark with ease, to give Brooklyn a 3-0 lead. Brandon Nimmo kept the rally going, beating out an infield single and stealing second. Phillip Evans singled to plate Nimmo. The combination of Nimmo and Evans again led to a run in the sixth. Nimmo walked for the second time in the game and scored when Evans' single was misplayed by right fielder John Wooten, giving Brooklyn a 5-0 advantage. Hilario scattered five hits and three walks while striking out four. He is now 3-0 with a 0.56 ERA in August. With Hilario out of the game in the seventh, Vermont got on the scoreboard. Jacob Tanis welcomed reliever Logan Taylor by reaching on a fielding error. Taylor made quick work of the next two batters, but Brett Vertigan connected on a two-out triple to score Tanis and slice Brooklyn's advantage to 5-1. The unearned run is the only blemish through the first 13 2/3 innings of Taylor’s pro career. The Cyclones tacked on a run in the ninth on Sabol's solo homer. The Lake Monsters scored another unearned run in their half, but Tyler Vanderheiden limited the damage. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 8.16.12

August, 16, 2012
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LEHIGH VALLEY 5, BUFFALO 2: Zack Wheeler surrendered five runs on eight hits, including a solo homer to Sebastian Valle, while striking out eight and walking none in five innings. Wheeler now has a 4.60 ERA through three Triple-A starts. Justin Hampson and Garrett Olson combined for four scoreless relief innings. Lucas May and Lucas Duda contributed a sacrifice flies in consecutive innings. Brad Emaus and Fred Lewis scored, both after doubling. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 5, BINGHAMTON 2: New Hampshire's John Tolisano launched a tiebreaking three-run homer off Greg Peavey in the fourth inning and the B-Mets stranded 10 runners. Binghamton struck first, plating a run in the second inning against starter Fernando Hernandez. Jefry Marte reached on a one-out walk, took second on a passed ball, advanced on a single and scored when Wilfredo Tovar beat out a double play. The Fisher Cats tagged Peavey for four runs in the fourth. After Jake Marisnick’s leadoff single, Brad Glenn tied the score with a double. Ryan Goins then singled to set the stage for Tolisano, who blasted a 1-0 pitch over the right-field fence. Binghamton threatened, placing two runners aboard in the fourth and sixth, but failed to score in either frame. Sean Ochinko extended the Fisher Cats' lead with a solo homer in the sixth. Binghamton’s struggles with runners on base continued in the seventh. Ronald Uviedo allowed a pair to reach, but struck out Eric Campbell to end the inning. The B-Mets plated their final run in the eighth. Uviedo departed after issuing a leadoff a walk to Raul Reyes. After Marte greeted reliever Chorye Spoone with a single, Francisco Pena rolled into a double play that left Marte as the surviving runner at second. Tovar brought him home with a single. Spoone retired Pedro Zapata to end the inning and handed off to Sam Dyson for the ninth. Dyson threw a perfect frame. Peavey (6-8) went a career-high eight innings, but allowed five runs on eight hits. It was his second complete this season. Box

ST. LUCIE 7, PALM BEACH 5: Angel Cuan limited the Cardinals to one run in seven innings. Palm Beach rallied from a 7-1 deficit with a four-run eighth against Jeffrey Walters. Cory Vaughn launched his 21st homer and Alonzo Harris Jr. also had a two-run shot. Box

SAVANNAH 6, HICKORY 5: Yucarybert De La Cruz produced a three-run homer in the seventh as the Gnats overcame a 4-3 deficit. T.J. Chism picked up his 18th save. Box

JOHNSON CITY 14, KINGSPORT 3: Starter Corey Oswalt allowed seven runs on eight hits in 2 1/3 innings. Box

TRI-CITY 4, BROOKLYN 2: With three Cyclones starting pitchers having appeared in Tuesday's New York-Penn League All-Star Game, Brooklyn leaned on its relief corps. Matt Bowman made his first professional start and tossed four scoreless innings, allowing one hit and a walk while striking out two. Tri-City starter Lance Day matched Bowman until the fifth, when Brooklyn opened the scoring. Jeff Glenn doubled and moved to third on Juan Gamboa's groundout. Dimas Ponce then singled to plate Glenn. Matt Koch replaced Bowman and found himself in a fifth-inning jam. M.P. Cokinos and Jean Batista connected on back-to-back hits that put two in scoring position with one out. After Dan Gubransen's sacrifice fly, Emilio King launched a two-run homer to put Tri-City ahead, 3-1. Brooklyn answered a half-inning later, after a fielding error and a walk put a pair of runners aboard. Kevin Plawecki singled to score Phillip Evans and slice Brooklyn's deficit to one run. In the seventh, the ValleyCats restored a two-run lead, although Logan Taylor limited the damage. After entering with the bases loaded and nobody out, Taylor induced a sacrifice fly and a double play to hold the deficit to 4-2. In the eighth, Jayce Boyd doubled and Plawecki singled, but Stefan Sabol and Glenn struck out to end the threat. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 8.12.12

August, 12, 2012
8/12/12
9:39
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BUFFALO 9, PAWTUCKET 3: Jenrry Mejia surrendered two runs, both unearned, on six hits and a walk and notched his first winning decision as a starting pitcher this season. Left fielder Lucas Duda went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, the latter against Mark Prior. Duda scored three runs in his return following a three-day absence while requiring a root canal. Josh Rodriguez contributed a solo homer. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, HARRISBURG 2: Juan Centeno and Allan Dykstra drove in three runs apiece as the B-Mets pounded out 15 hits in the rubber game. The B-Mets got to Senators starter Paul Demny in the third. Binghamton started the frame with three straight singles, including Dykstra’s RBI hit. A walk to Jefry Marte loaded the bases. Centeno then produced his second triple this season. Demny issued two more walks to reload the bases. Reliever Brian Broderick entered and induced Sean Kazmar to ground out to end the four-run inning. B-Mets starter Cory Mazzoni allowed at least one baserunner in each of his first four innings, but did not surrender a run. That changed in the fifth, when the reliever Broderick singled, took second on a balk and scored on back-to-back singles. Mazzoni walked Tim Pahuta to load the bases, but induced Destin Hood to ground out to end the threat. After Broderick retired nine straight, the B-Mets scored a run on three singles in the sixth. Raul Reyes added a solo homer an inning later for a 6-1 lead. Jeff Kaplan replaced Mazzoni and tossed a scoreless sixth. In the seventh, Adam Kolarek surrendered a pinch-hit homer to Jimmy Van Ostrand. The southpaw nonetheless battled through two innings without allowing another run. Dykstra capped his three-RBI day with a sac fly against Rafael Martin in the eighth, extending Binghamton’s lead to five runs for Ryan Fraser. He struck out two and breezed through a perfect ninth. Mazzoni (5-3) scattered six hits while allowing one run over five innings. Box

ST. LUCIE at FORT MYERS (canceled)

SAVANNAH at GREENVILLE (canceled)

DANVILLE 6, KINGSPORT 5 (13 innings): K-Mets reliever Ramon Estevez surrendered a leadoff walk to Logan Robbins in the 13th. Robbins advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored the decisive run on Levi Hyam's two-out single. Akeel Morris had contributed five scoreless relief innings. 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini went 3-for-7 with two RBIs as the DH in his first action since fracturing the tip of his middle finger getting hit by a pitch on Aug. 1. Box

BROOKLYN 10, VERMONT 5: The Cyclones completed the sweep and moved within a game of first-place Hudson Valley. Rainy Lara surrendered more than three earned runs for only the second time this season, while battling through five innings. The Lake Monsters took a second-inning lead when Daniel Robertson doubled and Miguel Marte followed with an RBI single. Vermont made it 2-0 in the fourth, but the Cyclones struck back a half-inning later. Brooklyn batted around in a four-run frame. Dimas Ponce, Phillip Evans and Kevin Plawecki singled to load the bases with no outs. Alex Sanchez then doubled to even the score at 2. Nelfi Zapata delivered a sacrifice fly to score Plawecki and give Brooklyn the lead. After Julio Concepcion walked, Richie Rodriguez singled to score Sanchez and give the Cyclones a two-run cushion. In the fifth, Vermont's Sam Roberts singled and Reynaldo Mateo walked. With runners on the corners after a fielder's choice, Chris Bostick singled to score Roberts and cut the Cyclones' lead to 4-3. Brett Vertigan also singled, tying the game. In the bottom half, Ponce homered -- his first long ball since Aug. 14, 2011. The Cyclones added four runs in the sixth. Box

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Around the minors 8.11.12

August, 11, 2012
8/11/12
11:46
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SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 5, BUFFALO 1: After surrendering two hits, including Eduardo Nunez's RBI double, in the first inning, Zack Wheeler tossed five n0-hit innings in his second Triple-A start. He issued two walks in the sixth, but departed with his pitch count at 93 and the score tied at 1 after coaxing an inning-ending double play from Nunez. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre scored four runs against the Bisons bullpen, starting with Brandon Laird's tiebreaking homer off Dylan Owen in the seventh. Ronnier Mustelier clubbed a two-run homer off Fernando Cabrera in a three-run eighth. Buffalo scored its lone run in the fifth. Matt den Dekker doubled and scored on a pair of groundouts. Josh Satin singled in four trips to the plate to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. Lucas Duda missed his third consecutive game because of a root canal. Box

HARRISBURG 5, BINGHAMTON 4: The Senators scored five unanswered runs and plated the walk-off winner on second baseman Wilmer Flores' throwing error. The B-Mets mustered three hits after the second inning. Brandon Moore suffered the B-Mets' first blown save since July 19. Ex-Blue Jay Drew Carpenter tossed a scoreless relief inning in his debut with the organization. Facing starter Danny Rosenbaum for the fourth time this season, Binghamton jumped on the lefty for three runs in the first as Jefry Marte and Francisco Pena contributed RBI singles. Wilfredo Tovar capped the output with a sac fly. The B-Mets threatened in the second with three hits and a walk, but settled for one run. Armando Rodriguez started the inning with a double for his first pro hit, and scored on Eric Campbell’s single. The Senators answered in the second. With a man aboard, Sean Nicol launched a full-count offering from Rodriguez into the left-field seats. It was the only blemish for Rodriguez, who went four innings in this third spot start. Brad Holt took over in the fifth, and Justin Bloxom blasted a solo homer to trim Binghamton’s lead to one. Holt retired the next five batters to cap a two-inning relief appearance. Signed by the Mets and added to the roster on Friday, Carpenter fanned two and worked around a one-out single in a scorelesss frame. Carpenter was the only B-Mets reliever who did not surrender a run. Moore watched Binghamton’s one-run lead disappear in the eighth. Tim Pahuta led off by launching the first pitch over the right-center fence to tie the score at 4. After the B-Mets were put down in order in the ninth by Pat McCoy, Moore had more trouble. Jose Lozada led off with a single and moved to second when Jonny Tucker’s bunt attempt was caught by the catcher Pena near the backstop. Brian Goodwin then sent a slow chopper behind the mound. Flores charged from second and made an errant throw to first, which sailed wide. Lozada scored standing up. Box

ST. LUCIE 3, FORT MYERS 0: Jacob deGrom, a ninth-round pick in 2010 out of Stetson, surrendered one hit in seven scoreless innings in his Florida State League debut, after a promotion from Savannah. John Church added two scoreless relief innings for his first save. St. Lucie scored two first-inning runs, on Blake Forysthe's sacrifice fly and Rafael Fernandez's RBI single. Forsythe's sixth-inning fielder's choice plated Danny Muno, who had doubled. DeGrom struck out eight and allowed three walks. Box

GREENVILLE at SAVANNAH (canceled)

DANVILLE 9, KINGSPORT 4: Chris Flexen allowed seven runs (six earned) in 2 1/3 innings. Jonathan Leroux had a two-run homer in the eighth in the loss. Box

BROOKLYN 6, VERMONT 3: Kevin Plawecki went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs and a walk and 2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo returned after a five-day absence. Brooklyn starter Julian Hilario struck out the side in the first. The Cyclones then scored twice in the bottom half. Nimmo, appearing for the first time since he was hit by a pitch on his right shoulder, led off with a walk. Phillip Evans followed with a single. With Jayce Boyd batting, Nimmo scored on a balk by Vermont starter Michael Ynoa. Boyd lined out to second baseman Chris Bostick. However, Evans advanced on a wild pitch. Plawecki's single then scored Evans for a 2-0 lead. Three consecutive singles gave the Cyclones two more runs in the fourth. Eudy Pina produced a two-out hit, stole second and scored on Nimmo's single. Nimmo advanced to second on the throw to the plate and scored when Evans singled. The Lake Monsters got on the board in the fifth. Back-to-back singles by Jacob Tanis and Kelvin Rojas put a runner in scoring position. Addison Russell's forceout moved Tanis to third, and a double by Austin Booker plated him. Vermont had a chance for more, but left the bases loaded when John Wooten lined out. Plawecki gave Brooklyn a four-run advantage with a solo shot -- his fourth homer this season. That lead was cut in half, however, in the sixth. After Wilfredo Solano walked, three Vermont singles made it 5-3. Pina hit his fourth homer of the season in the sixth. Hilario ultimately earned his second win, throwing five innings and allowing one earned run on five hits. Matt Koch surrendered two earned runs on four hits and a walk in an inning. Beck Wheeler pitched a perfect eighth. Paul Sewald threw a hitless ninth and earned his fourth save. Box

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Around the minors 8.10.12

August, 11, 2012
8/11/12
12:10
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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 8.9.12

August, 9, 2012
8/09/12
11:23
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BUFFALO 10, LEHIGH VALLEY 1 (seven innings): Josh Satin went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and four runs scored in the rain-shortened game while extending his hitting streak to eight games. The Bisons grabbed the lead with a three-run second. Satin led off with a double and Matt Tuiasosopo walked. Matt den Dekker then lined a two-run double to right field. Den Dekker stole third base and Mike Nickeas took advantage with a sacrifice fly. The Herd tacked on four runs an inning later, the big blow coming on a three-run homer by Valentino Pascucci for a seven-run lead. Chris Schwinden retired nine of the first 10 batters he faced. The lone IronPig to reach during that stretch was Hector Luna, who singled in the second inning. Luna produced an RBI double in the fourth. Schwinden pitched all six innings for the Herd, allowing the one run on four hits. He has won his past three starts (2R, in 19 innings) and has a 1.65 ERA the last six outings. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW BRITAIN 4: Allan Dykstra led off the fourth with a walk from starter Logan Darnell, took second on a single and scored on consecutive groundouts. The floodgates opened on Darnell an inning later. After two singles, Wilmer Flores produced an RBI double. Eric Campbell followed with a run-scoring single. After Flores scored on a wild pitch, Jefry Marte capped the four-run inning with an RBI double, which gave Binghamton a 5-0 lead. B-Mets starter Greg Peavey skated through the first five innings without allowing a run, but that stretch came to a halt in the sixth on a sac fly by Oswaldo Arcia. With two on for New Britain in the seventh, Nate Hanson and Estarlin De Los Santos contributed RBI singles. Peavey exited with one out. Jeff Kaplan entered and Aaron Hicks greeted the righty with a run-scoring fielder’s choice, cutting Binghamton’s lead to one. New Britain’s threat ramped up as Kaplan allowed a single and walked a batter to load the bases for Chris Colabello. Kaplan escaped, though, by inducing an inning-ending force out. Juan Centeno added an insurance run with an RBI single off Jose Gonzalez before Kaplan returned to toss a perfect eighth. Ryan Fraser worked around a two-out walk to secure his second save. Peavey (6-7) was charged with four runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings. He earned his third win in his last four starts. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, PALM BEACH 2: Jack Leathersich, Jeff Walters and Hamilton Bennett each tossed two scoreless relief innings and St. Lucie rallied. Palm Beach produced a two-run first inning against reigning Florida State League player of the month Tyler Pill. Blake Forsythe's three-run homer in the fourth gave the Mets the lead. Box

GREENVILLE 0, SAVANNAH 0 (suspended): The game was halted after one inning. Box

KINGSPORT at BRISTOL (canceled)

LOWELL 3, BROOKLYN 1: The Cyclones took a 1-0 lead in the top of the sixth, but Lowell answered with a three-run bottom half of the frame. Brooklyn's only three hits in the game came from Stefan Sabol, Alex Sanchez and Eudy Pina. Sabol's two-out double plated Kevin Plawecki, who had walked, for Brooklyn's lone run. In the bottom half, Luis Cessa's scoreless effort unraveled. Dreily Guerrero led off with a single, but was caught stealing. David Chester, though, followed with a homer to tie the score. Mookie Betts then singled and Matthew Marquis homered. Cessa (3-3) surrendered three earned runs on seven hits in six innings. Matt Bowman tossed two scoreless relief innings. Box

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Around the minors 8.5.12

August, 5, 2012
8/05/12
10:46
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SYRACUSE at BUFFALO (ppd.): Zack Wheeler's Triple-A debut was rained out. The teams will make up the game with a 5 p.m. doubleheader Monday at Syracuse. Wheeler will start Game 1, with Jenrry Mejia handling the nightcap.

READING 5, BINGHAMTON 2: After waiting through an 85-minute rain delay, the B-Mets took advantage of Reading starter Brody Colvin’s wildness in the first two innings. Through the first 10 batters, Colvin issued three walks, hit a batter and uncorked a wild pitch. Allan Dykstra gave Binghamton the lead with an RBI single in the first. Francisco Pena scampered home on Colvin’s wild pitch in the second. Colvin (1-0) settled down and retired 12 of the final 13 B-Mets he faced, while working into the sixth inning. He surrendered one hit and struck out five to earn his first Double-A victory. Trailing 2-0 in the fourth, the R-Phils began to turn the tide with one swing against starter Mark Cohoon. With one out, Darin Ruf launched a solo homer. It was his fourth home run of the series and 22nd second of the season, matching the league lead. Another long ball burned the B-Mets in the fifth. A throwing error by Jefry Marte and a single by Miguel Abreu set the stage for Cody Asche. The third baseman squeezed a high-arching, three-run homer over the left-fence wall, giving Reading a 4-2 lead. Cohoon’s night came to an end in the sixth. After D’Arby Myers singled and Brandon Tripp walked, Troy Hanzawa flied out. Myers raced to third on the play and scampered home when Juan Lagares failed to return the ball to the infield quickly. Cohoon (6-8) allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits while striking out seven, a season-high. C.J. Nitkowski, Jeff Kaplan and Brad Holt combined for 2 1/3 scoreless innings for the B-Mets. Box

ST. LUCIE 9, FORT MYERS 1: Richard Lucas went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs as the Mets pounded out 16 hits. Chase Huchingson allowed one run and four hits over six innings to earn his seventh win. Huchingson walked four and struck out five. John Church tossed two scoreless innings with two strikeouts and two walks. Jeff Walters contributed a scoreless inning with a pair of strikeouts. Kai Gronauer finished 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs. Alonzo Harris Jr. went 3-for-5 with a run scored and RBI. T.J. Rivera went 2-for-5 with a run scored. Robbie Shields finished 3-for-4, Cory Vaughn went 1-for-4 with an RBI, and Travis Taijeron had an RBI double. Box

ASHEVILLE 5, SAVANNAH 4 (11 innings): Brandon Sage surrendered consecutive one-out doubles to David Kandilas and Ryan Casteel in the 11th as the Gnats suffered a walk-off loss. Savannah had rallied to tie the score in the sixth on two-run homers by Charley Thurber and Matt Reynolds. Box

KINGSPORT 3, PRINCETON 1: Miller Diaz limited the Rays to one run on five hits and a walk in seven innings and Akeel Morris contributed two scoreless relief innings for his first save. The K-Mets broke a 1-all tie on Jeyckol De Leon's two-run homer in the sixth. Box

BROOKLYN 8, AUBURN 0 (8 innings): Johan Santana tossed three scoreless innings in a rehab start, allowing one walk and one hit -- a single by Mike McQuillan in the second. Brandon Nimmo opened the bottom of the first by getting hit by a pitch. Phillip Evans then walked and Jayce Boyd grounded out to third. With Nimmo and Evans in scoring position, Kevin Plawecki delivered a two-run single. Plawecki advanced to second on a throwing error by center fielder Narciso Mesa. He scored on Stefan Sabol's double. The Cyclones scored another three runs in the second. Dimas Ponce reached on a fielding error by third baseman Khayyan Norfork. With Nimmo batting, another Auburn error -- this time a throwing error by starting pitcher Brett Mooneyham on a pickoff attempt -- moved Ponce to second. After Nimmo was called out on strikes, Evans homered to give Brooklyn a five-run lead. Boyd walked and advanced to second on Plawecki's single. Boyd scored on a two-out double by Nelfi Zapata, which knocked Mooneyham from the game. After giving up a walk and a hit in the second, Santana pitched a perfect third. He was replaced on the mound by Julian Hilario. Hilario earned the win, tossing five scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and three walks while striking out three. The game was called after eight innings due to rain. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 8.4.12

August, 5, 2012
8/05/12
1:38
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BUFFALO 1, SYRACUSE 0: Chris Schwinden, Robert Carson and Fernando Cabrera combined on a 10-hit shutout. Lucas Duda's sixth-inning double plated Fred Lewis with the game's lone run. Schwinden worked six innings, scattering eight hits and a walk. After yielding two hits in the fourth inning, Schwinden got Brett Carroll to bounce into a comebacker to end the inning. Syracuse had two doubles in the fifth, but Schwinden threw out the lead runner in between on Tanner Roark's bunt attempt. The Chiefs then had three singles in the sixth, but Schwinden wiggled out unscathed with a strikeout and groundout. Schwinden lowered his ERA to 2.96, the seventh-lowest mark in the International League. Cabrera picked up his IL-leading 19th save with a 1-2-3 ninth. Hitting coach George Greer managed the Bisons after the International League suspended Wally Backman for three games. Syarcuse's Tanner Roark allowed one run on four hits in seven innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, READING 2
READING 3, BINGHAMTON 1:
The B-Mets rode a five-run fifth inning and Greg Peavey's second career complete game in the opener. With the bases loaded against starter Julio Rodriguez in the second, Wilfredo Tovar produced an RBI single and Peavey followed with a run-scoring fielder’s choice to give the B-Mets a 2-0 lead. Reading erased the deficit a half-inning later. Leandro Castro doubled and scored on Brandon Tripp's single. After a single put two aboard, Troy Hanzawa sent a chopper to second that had double play potential. The shortstop Tovar recorded the first out, but his low throw to first skipped past Jefry Marte and allowed Tripp to score the tying run. The game remained tied until the B-Mets unloaded on Rodriguez (6-5) in the fifth. Following a one-out walk to Juan Lagares, the B-Mets tagged Rodriguez with three consecutive doubles. Reese Havens drove in Lagares with a two-bagger to left-center and Wilmer Flores added to Binghamton’s lead with a double to the same spot. Eric Campbell made it a three-run lead. Dustin Martin capped the frame by blasting a two-run homer, his third long ball as a B-Met. It extended Martin's hitting streak to nine games. The second inning proved to be the only blemish for Peavey (5-7), who scattered seven hits, induced two double plays and struck out four in his second career seven-inning complete game.

In Game 2, the B-Mets were held to three singles and had only five batters reach base against Jordan Whatcott, Kyle Simon and Tyler Knigge. After spot starter Armando Rodriguez recorded two outs in the third, Darin Ruf broke the scoreless game with a homer -- his 21st of the season, tied for the league lead. D’Arby Myers added a solo homer in the fourth against Rodriguez. Jeff Kaplan, pitching for the first time since May 20, allowed one run on three hits in the fifth. Brad Holt navigated around a single and a walk in a scoreless sixth. Binghamton’s only threat materialized in the sixth. Simon issued two-out walks to Flores and Raul Reyes. Allan Dykstra then stroked a long fly ball off the base of the right-field wall, plating Flores. The rally ended abruptly as Dykstra was thrown out at second by the right fielder Castro. Box 1, Box 2

FORT MYERS 5, ST. LUCIE 4: Alonzo Harris Jr. went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, but the Mets were unable to hold a late-inning lead as Fort Myers posted a three-run seventh. The Mets committed three errors in that frame -- by Aderlin Rodriguez, Danny Muno and Richard Lucas. The Mets loaded the bases in the eighth, but Michael Tonkin struck out Lucas to end the threat. Rodriguez struck out with the tying run on second in the ninth. T.J. Rivera went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and Lucas finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Cesar Puello went 1-for-3 with an RBI in his return from the disabled list. Cory Vaughn went 1-for-3 with a first-inning RBI. The Mets added a run in the second inning on an RBI infield single by Puello. Rivera had a two-run single in the fourth. Logan Verrett tossed six innings and allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits with one walk and two strikeouts. Jack Leathersich allowed an unearned run and a hit with a walk and two strikeouts over two innings. Taylor Whitenton pitched a scoreless inning and allowed one hit. Box

ASHEVILLE 9, SAVANNAH 1: Marcos Camarena allowed six runs (five earned) in five innings, including a pair of homers. Cam Maron's sacrifice fly plated Matt Reynolds with the Gnats' lone run. Box

PRINCETON 7, KINGSPORT 5 (10 innings): Working a fourth inning in relief, Robert Gsellman allowed two runs in the 10th and suffered the loss. Box

BROOKLYN 4, AUBURN 1: Hansel Robles allowed an unearned run on three hits, walked none and struck out eight in seven innings. Paul Sewald handled a scoreless eighth and Tyler Vanderheiden notched his eighth save. For the second consecutive game, Brandon Nimmo led off the first inning with a double that was followed by a single by Phillip Evans. With men on the corners and nobody out, Doubledays catcher Spencer Kieboom committed a pass ball, allowing Nimmo to score. The Doubledays took advantage of a defensive miscue by third baseman Dimas Ponce in the sixth. Narciso Mesa sent a grounder to Ponce deep behind the bag, and Ponce threw it over the head of first baseman Jayce Boyd and into the Cyclones dugout. Kieboom bunted Mesa to third. Mike McQuillan then grounded out, plating Mesa to tie the score. In the the seventh, the Cyclones scored three runs. Ponce doubled and moved to third on Richie Rodriguez's bunt. Nimmo and Evans walked to load the bases. Boyd also walked, giving the Cyclones a 2-1 lead. Kevin Plawecki's sac fly scored Nimmo for a two-run cushion. After the fourth walk of the inning, to Stefan Sabol, reloaded the bases, Alex Sanchez beat out an infield single as the third run of the inning scored. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 7.31.12

August, 1, 2012
8/01/12
12:00
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BUFFALO 5, INDIANAPOLIS 4 (11 innings): With runners on first and second and one out in the 10th, Bisons closer Fernando Cabrera struck out the next two batters. Buffalo's Zach Lutz then took advantage, launching his second homer of the game in the 11th. Entering the bottom of the ninth, the Herd led 4-2. But Indianapolis' Brandon Boggs, batting with runners on first and second and one out, ripped a line drive into the right-field corner against Cabrera to score two. Cabrera survived the inning from that point, aided by Matt den Dekker's sliding catch on the warning track in right-center that retired the side. After Lutz's 11th-inning heroics, Bisons reliever Jeff Stevens made quick work of Indy, retiring the side in order. Bisons started Collin McHugh tossed six innings, allowing two runs on three hits. Lutz finished 3-for-5 with two homers. Lutz's first homer came on a solo shot in the seventh. Josh Satin also homered for the Herd, with a two-run shot in the fifth. Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 2-for-4. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, HARRISBURG 2: Entering off two subpar performances, Zack Wheeler produced a season-high 11 of Binghamton's 17 strikeouts in a rebound performance. Wheeler allowed two runs on four hits. The strikeout total was one shy of Wheeler's career high, set last season with the San Jose Giants. The B-Mets scored in the first against starter Danny Rosenbaum (7-8) on a fortunate bounce. With Wilmer Flores at first, Jefry Marte zipped a groundball down the third-base line that struck the tarp and ricocheted back into left field, allowing Flores to score the game’s first run. Harrisburg got on the scoreboard a half-inning later. Zach Walters doubled, took third on a single and scored on Sean Nicol’s sacrifice fly. Tim Pahuta gave Harrisburg a brief lead with a solo homer in the fourth. It was only the second homer allowed by Wheeler this season. Binghamton responded with a run the next half-inning. The B-Mets cracked three hits to start the frame, but a baserunning mistake by Marte forced Flores to get thrown out at home. Francisco Pena made up for the miscue with a game-tying RBI groundout.

The B-Mets took the lead for good in the sixth. Flores walked and took second on a groundout. After Dustin Martin bounced out to the mound for the second out, Pena sent a high chopper to second. Jose Lozada attempted to field the in-between hop, but the ball squirted under his glove. The error allowed Flores to score. Given the lead, Wheeler (10-6) capped his night with two strikeouts in the seventh. He fanned the final four batters he faced before giving way to C.J. Nitkowski. Pinch-hitter Jonathan Tucker greeted the lefty by launching a long fly ball to left, but was robbed of a hit by Pedro Zapata, who made a running catch on the warning track. Frank Francisco needed only 11 pitches to strike out the side in the eighth. In the ninth, Adam Kolarek struck out the first two batters before surrendering consecutive singles. With the tying run on second, Kolarek locked down his first Double-A save by striking out Lozada. The 17 strikeouts are the most collected by the B-Mets since they struck out 19 in a 14-inning game against Harrisburg on July 28, 2011. The total was one shy of a franchise record for a nine-inning game, set against New Haven on April 10, 1995. Box

ST. LUCIE 3, CLEARWATER 2: Rafael Montero struck out 14 while limiting Clearwater to two runs on five hits in six innings. Taylor Whitenton notched his fifth save. St. Lucie broke a 1-all tie in the sixth on T.J. Rivera's RBI single and Blake Forsythe's sacrifice fly. Box

SAVANNAH 2, GREENSBORO 1 (11 innings): Dustin Lawley delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the 11th, scoring Gilbert Gomez. Lawley went 2-for-5 and drove in both Savannah runs. The Hoppers scored their lone run against Savannah starter Jacob deGrom in the first inning. With one out, Austin Barnes doubled and scored on Wilfredo Gimenez’s double. DeGrom completed seven innings and lowered his ERA to 2.37. After stranding the bases loaded in the third inning, he retired 13 of the final 15 batters to face him. In his seven innings, he yielded one run on four hits, walking two and fanning five. The Gnats evened the game at 1 in the fifth. Cam Maron drew a leadoff walk, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on Lawley’s single under the glove of Hoppers shortstop Austin Nola. Relievers Estarlin Morel, T.J. Chism and Chasen Bradford combined for four scoreless innings, twice stranding a runner at third. Bradford worked a 1-2-3 11th with two strikeouts to earn the win. Box

KINGSPORT at JOHNSON CITY (ppd.)

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Carlos Torres
WINS ERA SO IP
2 2.08 11 8
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Lagares .314
HRL. Duda 3
RBIL. Duda 8
RE. Young Jr. 12
OPSJ. Lagares .816
ERAJ. Mejia 2.81
SOJ. Mejia 18

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