New York Mets: Jeremy Farrell

Around the minors 7.8.12

July, 8, 2012
7/08/12
11:44
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BUFFALO 10, SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 3: Ex-Met John Maine surrendered homers to Matt den Dekker and Josh Satin as Buffalo entered its All-Star break on a four-game winning streak. Maine was charged with six runs on four hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings as his International League ERA swelled to 7.15. Jenrry Mejia left the game after being struck above the right ankle by a comebacker. He likely was due to depart for Josh Edgin at that point anyway with three of the next four hitters due up left-handed, but Mejia figures to be sore for the time being. Adam Loewen added a solo homer in the ninth against Manny Delcarmen. Den Dekker went 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Loewen had two hits and two walks and scored three times. Collin McHugh picked up his first Triple-A victory, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings. Buffalo hosts the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday. Valentino Pascucci is due to participate in Monday's home run derby. Box

BINGHAMTON 10, ALTOONA 9: The B-Mets pounced on starter Brandon Cumpton in a three-run first with two hits, three steals and a costly error by second baseman Jarek Cunningham. With two outs, Cunningham booted a groundball, allowing two runs to score. The shaky defense continued for Altoona in the third. With runners on first and second, Oscar Tejeda misread a fly ball from Dustin Martin, allowing it to sail over his head for a two-run double. Wilfredo Tovar capped that inning with an RBI single, giving Binghamton a 6-0 lead. The Curve answered a half-inning later against Gonzalez Germen. Altoona took advantage of two walks and collected two hits in a three-run inning. Matt Curry capped the rally with a two-run double. Binghamton restored the lead to six in the fourth with another three-run inning. The first five batters reached against reliever Nathan Baker. Allan Dykstra supplied an RBI single, Jefry Marte walked with the bases loaded and Tovar added a sac fly. After allowing an RBI double to Cunningham in the fourth, Germen (5-6) retired 13 of the next 15 he faced. He tossed a season-high 7 1/3 innings. With the B-Mets leading 10-4, Germen allowed a triple and sac fly before being lifted for Jeff Stevens in the eighth. Stevens allowed all four batters he faced to reach -- on three walks and an RBI double by Jeremy Farrell. Ryan Fraser inherited the bases loaded and induced Robbie Grossman to fly out before surrendering a three-run double to Brock Holt that trimmed Binghamton’s lead to a run. Ex-Mets farmhand Stefan Welch nearly tied the score with a single to center, but Juan Lagares nailed Holt at the plate to end the inning. Bidding for his first save in more than a month, Adrian Rosario allowed a leadoff single to Curry, but was bailed out when Curry was thrown out attempting to steal. Rosario put the tying run back on base with a walk, but struck out Cunningham to secure his third save. Box

ST. LUCIE 9, BRADENTON 3: Rafael Fernandez had a three-run homer in a five-run first inning. T.J. Rivera capped the scoring with a two-run homer in the ninth. Tyler Pill (2-1) allowed one run on two hits and a walk in five innings. Box

CHARLESTON 8, SAVANNAH 4 (13 innings): Aderlin Rodriguez homered for the fourth in his last seven games, but Charleston broke a tie with four runs in the top of the 13th against Savannah reliever Jared West. The Dogs began the decisive inning with three straight singles, culminating in an RBI by Tyson Blaser, which put Charleston ahead 5-4. Blaser finished 4-for-6 with two RBIs. After a Rodriguez throwing error, Casey Stevenson doubled, driving in two to put the ‘Dogs up 8-4. Down 4-0 after two innings, the Gnats steadily ate away until Rodriguez tied the score with a two-run homer in the eighth after Yucarybert De La Cruz reached by walking. In the fifth, Charley Thurber had singled to score Dustin Lawley. In the seventh, Thurber’s RBI groundout brought home Brian Harrison. Rodriguez shot cleared a 16-foot wall in left-center. His 16th homer this season also extended his hitting streak to nine games. Charleston had raced to a 4-0 lead after two innings against Domingo Tapia. Tapia ultimately found his rhythm and retired the final 13 batters he faced while completing seven innings. Box

PULASKI 5, KINGSPORT 3: First-round pick Gavin Cecchini went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a walk in the loss. Akeel Morris dropped to 0-4, after allowing three runs in five innings. Box

JAMESTOWN 5, BROOKLYN 2: Cyclones starter Luis Cessa did not allow a hit until the third, when Juancito Martinez produced a one-out homer. Jammers pitcher Helpi Reyes cruised through four innings, limiting Brooklyn to one hit. In the fifth, Kevin Plawecki and Stefan Sabol had consecutive one-out singles. Jayce Boyd then ripped a single past diving first baseman Viosergy Rosa to score Plawecki and advance Sabol to third. Jonathan Clark walked to load the bases that inning, but Reyes escaped having surrendered the lone run as Juan Gamboa and Brandon Nimmo struck out. The Jammers retook the lead a half-inning later. Cessa walked Yefri Perez. A bunt by Pedro Mendoza that the catcher Plawecki fielded and threw to second was unsuccessful. Rosa then singled, scoring Perez to give the Jammers a 2-1 lead. After a double play and a hit batter, Beck Wheeler entered and halted any further damage. The Jammers tacked on three more runs in the seventh charged to Wheeler. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 7.7.12

July, 8, 2012
7/08/12
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BUFFALO 7, SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 6: Matt den Dekker's three-run homer in the sixth against Ramon Ortiz rallied the Bisons within a run. A bases-loaded walk to Adam Loewen and sacrifice fly by Josh Satin an inning later gave Buffalo a 6-5 lead. Starter Garrett Olson allowed five runs in four innings as the Bisons fell behind, 5-1. Chris Schwinden tossed two scoreless relief innings after Olson departed, marking the first time Schwinden has worked back-to-back days in his pro career. Josh Edgin surrendered a seventh-inning RBI double to Jack Cust, snapping the southpaw's 8 1/3-inning scoreless streak and evening the score at 6. But Buffalo retook the lead a half-inning later on Brad Emaus' RBI single. Justin Hampson, who had been designated for assignment by the Mets, picked up the save in his return to Triple-A after clearing waivers. Ex-Met John Maine faces the Bisons on Sunday. Ryota Igarashi tossed a scoreless top of the ninth against Buffalo on Saturday. Box

BINGHAMTON 8, ALTOONA 2: Cory Mazzoni fired a career-high seven scoreless innings to snap a personal two-game losing streak. Pitching 120 miles from his hometown of Evans City, Pa., he allowed a season-low three hits and set a season high with six strikeouts. After being held hitless through four innings by Altoona starter Kyle McPherson, Jefry Marte reached on a booted groundball by shortstop Brock Holt in the fifth, and Dustin Martin followed by doubling. With two aboard, Sean Kazmar broke the scoreless tie by dumping a two-run double to left. Juan Lagares capped the inning with a two-out RBI single. Binghamton doubled its lead in the sixth. After Allan Dykstra singled and Marte flied out, reliever Mike Colla entered. Martin greeted him with a single. Francisco Pena then squeaked a three-run homer over the left-field fence. Mazzoni capped his night by working around a leadoff single in the seventh. The Curve jumped on Edgar Ramirez in the eighth. Quincy Latimore doubled and scored on Jeremy Farrell's single. Ramirez’s night came to a close after he loaded the bases on two walks. For the second straight night, Robert Carson entered with the bases loaded and no outs. After Oscar Tejeda cut the deficit to four with a sac fly, Carson retired the next two hitters. Binghamton continued its two-out hitting in the ninth against reliever Jeff Inman. With the bases loaded, Eric Campbell smacked a two-run single. Carson returned for the ninth and worked around a leadoff single to post a scoreless frame, striking out the final three batters. Box

BRADENTON 6, ST. LUCIE 3: Cory Vaughn went 2-for-4 and belted his 16th homer, but the Mets fell to the Marauders. Vaughn's solo shot came in the fourth to cut St. Lucie's deficit to 2-1. Zach Lutz ripped a solo homer to cut the deficit to four runs in the ninth. Richard Lucas delivered a single to score Vaughn and make it 6-3 later in the frame. St. Lucie starter Angel Cuan allowed four runs and six hits over seven innings with five strikeouts and two walks. Gift Ngoepe hit a pair of homers off Cuan and drove in three runs. Alex Dickerson also drove in three runs for Bradenton, including launching a two-run homer off John Church for a 6-1 lead in the eighth. Alonzo Harris Jr. went 2-for-4 in the loss. Box

CHARLESTON 9, SAVANNAH 7
SAVANNAH 1, CHARLESTON 0:
Starter Jimmy Fuller tossed five no-hit innings in his second 2012 start before reaching his pitch limit and departing. After walking the leadoff batter in the first inning, Fuller retired the next 15 batters. Reliever T.J. Chism gave up singles to the first two hitters he faced, but retired the next six as Savannah pitching faced three over the minimum in the seven-inning shutout. Aderlin Rodriguez contributed two of Savannah's three hits and drove in Cam Maron with the game’s lone run. The RBI came in the fourth, on a double off the warning track in left field. In Game 1, the Gnats had built a 7-2 lead thanks to a four-run second inning, then a three-run fifth highlighted by Dustin Lawley’s two-run homer. However, the RiverDogs tied the score with a five-run sixth against relievers Marcos Camarena and Randy Fontanez. Dogs third baseman Dante Bichette Jr. evened the score at 7 with a three-run homer. In the seventh, Ben Gamel's two-run triple put Charleston in front. Box 1, Box 2

PULASKI 13, KINGSPORT 2: Starter Robert Gsellman allowed six runs in four innings. Box

JAMESTOWN 6, BROOKLYN 3: Cyclones starter Luis Mateo (3-1) allowed four runs in six innings as his sterling New York-Penn League ERA rose to 1.90 in four starts. The Jammers scored three first-inning runs, highlighted by Anthony Gomez' two-out, two-run single. In the bottom half of the frame, Dimas Ponce reached on an error. He advanced to third on Alex Sanchez's single and Cole Frenzel's groundout. Kevin Plawecki walked to load the bases before Stefan Sabol was hit by a pitch to make it 3-1. But Jayce Boyd left the bases loaded when he was called out on strikes. Jamestown struck for another run in the third as Kentrell Dewitt hit a two-out single and stole second and Gomez followed with an RBI single. Brooklyn picked up a run in the fourth when Ponce singled to score Brandon Nimmo. The Cyclones then moved within a run in the eighth. Sabol hit a one-out double against Jamestown reliever Nick Wittgren. Sabol ultimately scored on a double by Nimmo. However, Nimmo was stranded in scoring position when Eudy Pina flied out. The Jammers added a pair of runs in the ninth against Dawrin Frias, with one run unearned after scoring on a throwing error by Plawecki behind the plate. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 6.16.12

June, 16, 2012
6/16/12
11:15
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PAWTUCKET 8, BUFFALO 5: Starter Jeurys Familia was charged with three runs on five hits and six walks in an 86-pitch effort over four-plus innings and Josh Edgin and Pedro Beato also were roughed up. It marked the sixth time in 14 starts Familia failed to complete five innings. Ronny Cedeño went 0-for-3 with a walk and played nine innings at shortstop in the second game of a rehab assignment. Wally Backman was ejected after a face-to-face argument with ump Gerard Ascani. Former Cub Mark Prior, trying to come back from the same surgery performed on Johan Santana and Chris Young, earned his first professional save with a perfect ninth. Beato's scoreless streak ended at 13 1/3 innings. He was charged with three runs (one earned). Box

ALTOONA 7, BINGHAMTON 1: Altoona jumped on B-Mets starter Darin Gorski in the second inning with three straight hits. Ramon Cabrera and Jeremy Farrell started the frame with singles. Evan Chambers got the Curve on the board with an RBI double. The Curve added to its lead with consecutive sac flies. The Curve upped the score to 6-0 with a three-run fourth. Cabrera started the rally again with a single, and Farrell blasted a two-run homer. Chambers followed with a solo homer. Binghamton collected eight hits, but never had more than one in an inning. Altoona starter Kyle McPherson (1-0), making his first start of the season since after a two-month stay on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation, allowed one run and scattered four hits over five innings. The B-Mets scored their only run in the fourth. Dustin Martin walked with two outs and swiped second, his second stolen base as a B-Met. Rylan Sandoval drove him in with a single. It was Sandoval’s fifth straight at-bat with a hit. Gorski (4-4) matched a season-high with 10 hits allowed. Brandon Moore surrendered a run over two relief innings. Edgar Ramirez and Brad Holt each tossed a scoreless inning. Box

SAVANNAH 9, ROME 8: The Gnats surrendered four runs in the bottom of the ninth, but T.J. Chism held on for his 12th save by coaxing a groundout from pinch hitter Brandon Drury that stranded the bases loaded. Reliever Jared West was charged with four runs in 1 1/3 innings. T.J. Rivera had a three-run homer and Dustin Lawley and Aderlin Rodriguez also went deep for the Gnats. Savannah closes out the first half on Sunday at Rome. Box

Compiled from team reports

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WINS ERA SO IP
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