New York Mets: Joel Hutter

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

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Around the minors 7.23.12

July, 24, 2012
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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

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WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
9 4.03 100 134
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 17
RBIL. Duda 53
RD. Murphy 58
OPSL. Duda .855
ERAJ. Niese 3.13
SOZ. Wheeler 121