New York Mets: Joseph Wendle

Around the minors 7.30.12

July, 31, 2012
7/31/12
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INDIANAPOLIS 6, BUFFALO 2: Returning to the rotation for the first time since June 9, Jenrry Mejia tossed 57 pitches. He went three innings, allowing one run on four hits and three walks. Dylan Owen suffered the loss in relief, allowing four runs in 3 1/3 innings. Kirk Nieuwenhuis struck out as a pinch hitter for Mejia in the fourth in his return to Triple-A. Lucas Duda went 2-for-5 and drove in the game's opening run. Mike Nickeas went 4-for-4. Box

ST. LUCIE 8, CLEARWATER 3: Jack Leathersich and Taylor Whitenton contributed two scoreless innings apiece in relief of starter Chase Huchingson. St. Lucie overcame a 2-0 deficit with a four-run fifth that included RBI singles by Travis Taijeron, Robbie Shields and T.J. Rivera. Box

GREENSBORO at SAVANNAH (ppd.)

JOHNSON CITY 3, KINGSPORT 2: Akeel Morris surrendered a walk-off homer to Trevor Martin leading off the bottom of the ninth. Box

BROOKLYN 5, MAHONING VALLEY 1: Rainy Lara produced 10 strikeouts, becoming the third pitcher in Cyclones history to record double-digit strikeouts multiple times in the same season, and Brandon Nimmo went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles. The Scrappers did score against Lara in the first, but produced no additional damage. Tyler Naquin doubled with one out. After Joseph Wendle flied out for the second out, Charlie Valerio singled, scoring Naquin. Lara did not allow another batter to reach until two outs in the sixth. After Juan Gamboa singled to lead off the third inning for the Cyclones, he was thrown out trying to steal. Dimas Ponce then flied out. But Eudy Pina started a two-out rally by walking. Nimmo then singled and Richie Rodriguez walked to load the bases. Jayce Boyd singled, scoring Pina and Nimmo and giving the Cyclones a 2-1 lead. In the fifth, the Cyclones scored two more runs. Nimmo ripped a one-out double. Rodriguez hit a grounder to the third baseman Wendle, who was unable to field the ball cleanly, allowing Rodriguez to reach. Boyd's groundout moved Nimmo to third and Rodriguez to second. After Alex Sanchez walked to load the bases with two out, Stefan Sabol delivered a two-run single. The Cyclones tacked on a run in the sixth on Nimmo's RBI double. Lara tossed seven innings, allowing one run on three hits and no walks. Box

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Around the minors 7.28.12

July, 29, 2012
7/29/12
1:17
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INDIANAPOLIS 6, BUFFALO 0: Indianapolis opened a four-run second inning against Jeurys Familia with four consecutive hits. The inning included a wild pitch and two-run single by Chase d'Arnaud. An inning later, Brandon Boggs ripped a one-out double off Familia, leading to a run that made it 5-0. Jeff Stevens replaced Familia for the fourth. Indians starter Jeff Locke allowed four hits over seven scoreless innings. Bisons manager Wally Backman joined Familia in the clubhouse prematurely. Backman was ejected in the fourth inning. Reliever Pedro Beato did toss two scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out four. Rehabbing Mike Baxter and recently demoted Mike Nickeas each notched a double for the Herd, although Buffalo mustered only five hits. Baxter went 1-for-4 and played a full game in left field. He is hitting .375 during the Triple-A portion of his rehab assignment. Lucas Duda went 0-for-4 and is now 1-for-12 since joining Buffalo. Box

PORTLAND 5, BINGHAMTON 1: Portland pounced on B-Mets starter Greg Peavey as the game's first four batters reached safely. Jackie Bradley walked and Jeremy Hazelbaker gave Portland the early lead with a two-run homer. Marquez Smith followed with a double and scored when Reynaldo Rodriguez doubled. Binghamton responded against Portland starter Jeremy Kehrt in the third. Wilfredo Tovar doubled, took third on Juan Lagares' single and scored when Eric Campbell grounded out. Peavey settled down after allowing an unearned run in the second. The righty retired 14 of the final 15 batters he faced and completed six innings. Portland scratched out its final run against him in the fifth. Hazelbaker reached on a bunt single, stole second and third and scored on Smith’s second sacrifice fly. Kehrt ran into trouble in the sixth. His night ended after issuing a pair of two-out walks. Michael Olmsted entered and induced Tovar to bounce into a fielder’s choice to end the inning. Peavey (4-7) allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits. He struck out four and gave way to Armando Rodriguez in the seventh. Rodriguez allowed two hits and struck out four over two scoreless frames. Adam Kolarek made his Double-A debut in the ninth, striking out two in a perfect inning. Box

ST. LUCIE 8, LAKELAND 3: Aderlin Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with four RBIs, including a bases-clearing double that gave the Mets a 3-2 lead in the fourth. Robbie Shields then doubled to plate Rodriguez and open a two-run lead. The Mets pulled away with a four-run fifth. Cory Vaughn singled to score T.J. Rivera, and Richard Lucas doubled to score Danny Muno and Vaughn for a 7-2 advantage. Rodriguez followed with an RBI single. Tyler Pill tossed seven innings and allowed two runs and seven hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. He won his fifth consecutive game. John Church allowed an unearned run in two innings. Rivera went 2-for-5 and scored two runs. Muno went 1-for-1 with two runs scored and three walks. Winners of five straight, St. Lucie again hosts Lakeland on Sunday as Logan Verrett makes his St. Lucie debut. Box

ROME 9, SAVANNAH 8: Randy Fontanez and Chasen Bradford combined to allow six runs in the seventh as the Gnats squandered a 7-3 lead. Dustin Lawley, Gregory Pron and Cole Frenzel drove in two runs apiece in the loss. Box

KINGSPORT 9, BRISTOL 5: 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini belted a grand slam for his first professional homer, opening a 6-1 lead. The two-out rally in the fifth began as Bradley Marquez reached on a fielding error by Bristol shortstop Nick Basto. A single by Eris Peguero and a walk to Maikis De La Cruz loaded the bases. Cecchini and Sox hurler Tyler Kibby then battled to a full count before Cecchini -- batting cleanup for the first time this season -- cranked Kibby's offering over the left-center wall. Kingsport starter Corey Oswalt put together the deepest outing by a K-Met this season. Oswalt went 7 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on nine hits and two walks. Bristol touched up reliever Christian Chivilli for two runs and had the potential tying run at the plate when Chivilli induced Basto into a game-ending flyout. Marquez made his first start in more than a month, after spending time on the DL with a leg injury. He won't be with the team much longer. Marquez soon reports to Lubbock, where he is a wide receiver on Texas Tech's football team. He went 2-for-4, reached on an error and scored a run while batting leadoff. Box

MAHONING VALLEY 3, BROOKLYN 2: David Wynn surrendered a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth to give the Scrappers the come-from-behind win. After being shut out Friday, Brooklyn's bats continued to struggle. The Cyclones did not collect a hit after the fourth inning. Brandon Nimmo opened the game with a single and scored on Kevin Plawecki's two-out double. The lead was short-lived. Mahoning Valley drew even in the second. Brooklyn starter Hansel Robles surrendered a leadoff double to Richard Stock. Logan Vick's single then put runners on the corners with none out. After a strikeout, Andrew Campbell singled to even the score. In the third, Eudy Pina had a leadoff single and moved into scoring position on a groundout by Phillip Evans. Jayce Boyd's two-out single scored Pina to put Brooklyn in front, 2-1. Robles departed after five innings, having allowed one run on five hits while striking out seven. John Mincone entered and found himself in a jam. Joseph Wendle and Joe Sever started the sixth with singles, but the southpaw worked his way out of trouble. Mincone added a spotless seventh to extend his scoreless streak to 17 1/3 innings dating to June 22. In the eighth, the Scrappers broke through. Wynn allowed a walk and three hits, including the two-run homer by Sever. Box

Compiled from team reports

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.289 9 57 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187