New York Mets: Jim Gallagher

Around the minors 7.23.12

July, 24, 2012
7/24/12
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CHARLOTTE 9, BUFFALO 6: Mike Baxter went 2-for-5 with an RBI while serving as DH in his first rehab game at the Triple-A level. Jeurys Familia's recent string of solid outings was interrupted. Familia allowed seven runs (five earned) on eight hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings. Justin Hampson surrendered a three-run homer to Jim Gallagher in Charlotte's five-run fifth to account for the final two runs charged to Familia. Box

BINGHAMTON 8, NEW BRITAIN 1: The B-Mets matched a season high with four homers, including two by Allan Dykstra, and Greg Peavey allowed one unearned run over seven innings to earn his first win since May 20. Dykstra opened the second inning by blasting his first homer of the night, against starter Aaron Thompson. Binghamton loaded the bases on two singles and a missed-tag error by third baseman Deibinson Romero. Juan Lagares then contributed a sacrifice fly. Reese Havens capped the inning with an RBI single. The Rock Cats took advantage of two B-Mets errors a half-inning later. Joe Benson reached when shortstop Sean Kazmar booted a groundball. Benson stole second and moved to third when catcher Francisco Pena’s throw sailed into center. Romero then delivered a sac fly. Dykstra struck again in the third. The DH deposited a 1-2 pitch from Thompson over the left-center wall to give Binghamton a 4-1 lead. It was Dykstra’s third career multi-homer game and first with the B-Mets. Peavey shook off three errors behind him and matched his longest outing this season. He allowed three singles and struck out three and snapped his personal nine-game winless streak. Against New Britain reliever Edgar Ibarra, Eric Campbell led off the eighth with a towering homer. Ibarra walked Dykstra, and Kazmar lined a two-run homer. For the B-Mets, C.J. Nitkowski struck out three in a scoreless eighth. Ryan Fraser supplied a perfect ninth. Box

BRADENTON 10, ST. LUCIE 2: Yohan Almonte was charged with nine runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings while issuing three walks and striking out two. T.J. Rivera had two hits in the series-opening loss. Blake Forsythe had an RBI groundout in the first inning to plate Rivera and give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Bradenton scored two runs in the second inning and never surrendered the lead. Danny Muno recorded two hits while Travis Taijeron finished 2-for-3 with a walk. Bradenton pulled away with a five-run fifth against Almonte. John Church tossed 2 2/3 innings and allowed one run and four hits. Jeff Walters contributed two scoreless relief innings. Box

KANNAPOLIS 6, SAVANNAH 3: Gnats starter Logan Verrett was perfect into the fifth inning, but Kannapolis scored four runs in the final two frames for a come-from-behind win. Verrett retired the first 14 batters he faced before Bill Rice singled. A third-round pick from Baylor in 2011, Verrett allowed two unearned runs on three hits in the fifth inning, resulting in a 2-all tie. Verrett recovered to retire the side in order in both the sixth and seventh innings. All told, he set down the side in order in six of his seven frames. Verrett struck out six and did not walk a batter in his seven innings. The Gnats had built a 2-0 lead on a pair of RBI from Dustin Lawley. In the first, Gilbert Gomez doubled and scored on Lawley’s single. In the fourth, Lawley launched a solo homer. After the Intimidators evened the score in the fifth, Savannah retook the lead an inning later, again with Lawley’s help. Lawley walked and ultimately scored on Matt Reynolds’ sacrifice fly. Kannapolis took the lead with a three-run eighth. Joey DeMichele delivered a two-run triple against Savannah reliever Randy Fontanez to put Kannapolis in front. The Intimidators added a run in the ninth against Jared West, who surrendered a homer. Box

ELIZABETHTON 3, KINGSPORT 0: Starter Chris Flexen tossed five scoreless innings, but Elizabethton scored three seventh-inning runs against Robert Gsellman. Box

ABERDEEN 2, BROOKLYN 0: Julian Hilario allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in six innings but remained in search of his first 2012 win. In the fourth, Aberdeen's Christian Walker led off with a single. Torsten Boss then doubled to place two in scoring position. After Hilario struck out Joel Hutter, Will Howard grounded out to Jayce Boyd, allowing Walker to score the opening run. In the sixth, the IronBirds plated their second run. Walker walked and Boss again doubled. Hilario then fielded a sharply hit grounder up the middle by Hutter, forcing Walker to hold at third as he threw to first for the first out. Howard collected his second RBI, though, by lifting a fly ball to left field deep enough to score Walker. After Matt Koch entered in the seventh and retired the first batter, a 54-minute delay ensued. Afterward, Beck Wheeler came into the game and retired Scott Kalush and Anthony Vega to end the seventh. Wheeler and David Wynn combined to close out the remainder of the game without allowing a hit. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 5.13.12

May, 13, 2012
5/13/12
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BUFFALO 7, CHARLOTTE 6: When Josh Edgin replaced Fernando Cabrera in the bottom of the ninth, his task was simple: Get one out and the Bisons' three-game losing streak would be over. Easier said than done, but Edgin ultimately was up to the challenge. Charlotte's Dan Johnson popped out to shortstop Omar Quintanilla. The Bisons had not made it easy on themselves. With his club down 7-4 entering the bottom of the ninth, Charlotte's Jim Gallagher singled to start things off. Ray Olmedo then walked. Cabrera rebounded to strike out two, but Drew Garcia then ripped a two-run double. Herd manager Wally Backman inserted Edgin at that point for his first Triple-A save. Trailing 4-2, the Herd produced a five-run eighth. Lucas May opened the inning with a single, and Fred Lewis reached with one out on a throwing error that sent May to second. Vinny Rottino then provided a double that scored May, at which point the Knights made a pitching change with a 4-3 lead. The change proved ineffective, as the Herd scored four more runs. After Valentino Pascucci struck out, Matt Tuiasosopo came through with a single that scored Lewis and Rottino for a 5-4 lead. Josh Satin and Dustin Martin then produced consecutive RBI doubles. Matt Harvey got the start for the Herd and did not factor in the decision. He allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six in six innings. He threw 91 pitches (63 strikes) and surrendered a solo homer to Tyler Kuhn. Elvin Ramirez (2-0) relieved Harvey and allowed one hit in two scoreless innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, NEW HAMPSHIRE 6: The B-Mets belted three homers to match a season high, including a go-ahead blast by Jefry Marte in the seventh. The seesaw battle saw Binghamton grab its first lead using a two-out rally against starter Randy Boone in the third. Rylan Sandoval started the charge with a double and Pedro Zapata followed by reaching on third baseman Mark Sobolewski’s throwing error. Matt den Dekker extended his hitting streak to nine games with a two-run double. The Fisher Cats answered the following half-inning. With two outs and a runner on, Sobolewski hammered his league-leading eighth homer to tie the score. After a hit batsman and a single, Brian Van Kirk delivered a two-run double. The B-Mets answered with a pair of long balls in the fifth. Sean Kazmar ripped a homer and den Dekker tied the score with a shot off the batter’s eye. Kazmar’s homer was his first since July 2011. New Hampshire took the lead right back with another two-out hit the next half-inning. Brian Van Kirk laced a run-scoring single to plate Sobolewski, giving the Fisher Cats a 5-4 advantage. It was the final inning for Greg Peavey, who allowed five runs on seven hits over five frames.

Trailing by one with two men aboard in the sixth, Travis Ozga delivered. After going hitless in his first 16 at bats against the Fisher Cats in 2012, Ozga dumped an RBI single to right against reliever Danny Farquhar to score Eric Campbell and knot the game at 5. In the seventh against reliever Aaron Loup with two outs, Juan Lagares reached on another throwing error by Sobolewski. Marte immediately launched a two-run homer to give Binghamton a 7-5 lead. It was Marte’s first home run with the B-Mets. After Armando Rodriguez tossed a scoreless sixth and seventh, the Fisher Cats threatened in the eighth by putting two men aboard with one out against Jeff Kaplan. After falling behind Brian Jeroloman 1-0, Kaplan was replaced by Robert Carson. Fisher Cats manager Sal Fasano countered by pinch-hitting for Jeroloman with A.J. Jimenez. Jimenez popped out in foul territory and Justin Jackson flied out to end the threat. It did not get any easier for Carson in the ninth after two singles and a wild pitch put runners at second and third with one out. Mike McDade cut the deficit to one with a sac fly, but Brad Glenn stranded the tying run at second by striking out on three pitches. Rodriguez (2-0) has not allowed a run in more than 13 innings on the hill. Carson collected his first career save. The B-Mets (17-18) enjoy a day off Monday. 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