New York Mets: Juan Torres

Around the minors 7.4.12

July, 4, 2012
SYRACUSE 5, BUFFALO 0: Matt Harvey surrendered two runs on four hits while walking two and striking out six in six innings, but he suffered the loss as the Bisons were blanked by Zach Duke and two relievers. Harvey has an International League-leading 102 strikeouts. He became the 17th Buffalo pitcher to reach the 100-strikeout plateau in a season. Dillon Gee has the record, with 165 two years ago. The Bisons mustered only five hits, two by Adam Loewen in his return to Triple-A after rehabbing a stress fracture in his right foot. Loewen, who missed 61 games, also walked. Harvey has only two wins in his past six starts despite a 2.83 ERA and .218 opponent batting average during that stretch. Box

RICHMOND 9, BINGHAMTON 4: The Flying Squirrels pounced on B-Mets starter Greg Peavey en route to collecting 11 hits, 10 for extra bases. Gary Brown led off the first by doubling. He scored when Mark Minicozzi also doubled. Tommy Joseph made it 2-0 with an RBI double. Richmond added a run in the second on Brown's RBI triple. Binghamton answered in the third against Richmond starter Craig Westcott. Peavey bounced a single up the middle, moved to third on a ground-rule double by Reese Havens and scored on a wild pitch. The B-Mets cut the deficit to one run in the fifth. Eric Campbell bounced a groundball off Westcott's foot, which ricocheted into left field, allowing Juan Lagares to score from second. But a half-inning later, Joseph smacked a three-run homer. Peavey’s night came to a close two batters later. He allowed six runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings, extending his winless streak to seven games. After Richmond tacked on two more runs against Adrian Rosario in the sixth, the B-Mets made one last push in the seventh. Lagares reached on a one-out infield single, ending Westcott’s start. Campbell greeted reliever Ari Ronick with a two-run homer to cap a three-RBI night. Ehrie Adrianza wrapped up the Richmond scoring with a solo homer off Erik Turgeon in the eighth. The B-Mets (37-46) continue the series Thursday with former Giants farmhand Zack Wheeler facing his former organization. Box

JUPITER 4, ST. LUCIE 3: T.J. Rivera went 2-for-3 with an RBI double, but the Mets fell short. Chase Huchingson allowed three runs on eight hits and one walk in five innings. Jack Leathersich allowed one run and four hits in 2 1/3 innings with one walk and five strikeouts, but was charged with the loss. Jeff Walters contributed 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Cory Vaughn hit a bases-loaded, two-run single in the third to give the Mets a 2-1 lead. Rivera’s double scored Juan Torres in the fourth to put the Mets ahead, 3-2. St. Lucie was limited to four hits and failed to produce a hit after the fourth inning. Zach Lutz batted third and played third base, finishing 0-for-1 with two walks in his first game with St. Lucie after coming off Triple-A Buffalo’s disabled list. Lutz returned after having a broken hamate bone surgically removed from his hand. The Hammerheads pushed across the go-ahead run in the eighth on a single by Aaron Dudley that plated J.T. Realmuto. Box

CHARLESTON 3, SAVANNAH 2: The Gnats scored both of their runs on solo homers. Aderlin Rodriguez gave Savannah a 1-0 lead with a leadoff homer in the bottom of the second. Down 3-1, Cam Maron went deep in the fifth. It was the 14th homer of the year for Rodriguez and the third for Maron. The RiverDogs had taken the lead with two third-inning runs. A pair of groundball singles and an error by second baseman Brandon Brown loaded the bases with one out. Ali Castillo then put Charleston in front with a two-run single through the hole on the left side. Charleston added another run in the fifth. With two outs and Francisco Arcia at third and Cito Culver at first, Culver took off for second. Catcher Albert Cordero’s throw would have easily beaten Culver, who pulled up short of second. By the time Brown, who fielded the throw, looked toward the plate, Arcia had raced home with Charleston's third run. Brown’s throw to first then hit Culver, allowing him to reach second. Down 3-2, the Gnats rallied in the eighth. Rodriguez singled with two outs. Brian Harrison then doubled, but Rodriguez was thrown out at the plate. Gnats starter Jacob deGrom (3-3, 2.64 ERA) was charged with three runs (two earned) on six hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six and did not walk a batter. He had 46 strikeouts and seven walks in 58 innings this season. Box

ELIZABETHTON 8, KINGSPORT 1: Persio Reyes (0-3) allowed six runs (four earned) on five hits and four walks in three innings. Box

BROOKLYN 9, WILLIAMSPORT 5: Powered by homers from Stefan Sabol and Brandon Nimmo, the Cyclones won their sixth straight. Dawrin Frias (2-0) collected the win, despite facing only one batter in relief. Cole Frenzel extended his hitting streak to six games with a two-run triple in a four-run first. Sabol then became the 26th player in Cyclones history to have a hitting streak of 10 or more games as he ripped an RBI double. Julian Hilario cruised through first four innings, allowing one unearned run. But after striking out Roman Quinn to start the fifth, Hilario yielded a double to Brian Pointer, then a single to Cameron Perkins to put runners on the corners. After striking out Chris Serritella, a two-out RBI single by Mitch Walding cut Brooklyn's lead to 4-2. Yan Carlos Olmo then hit a slow dribbler that third baseman Dimas Ponce threw away, allowing Perkins to score. Larry Greene Jr. doubled to two plate two runs and give the Crosscutters a 5-4 lead. In 4 2/3 innings, Hilario surrendered eight hits and five runs (three earned). Frias entered to face Logan Moore, who grounded out to first base. The next half-inning, Sabol and Nimmo homered. It was Nimmo's second homer this season, this time a three-run shot. Frias combined with fellow relievers Matt Koch and Ernesto Yanez to toss 4 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing up one hit and one walk. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 7.1.12

July, 1, 2012
DURHAM 12, BUFFALO 6: Jeurys Familia allowed seven runs (six earned) on five hits, three walks and a hit batter in 3 1/3 innings as Bisons pitching allowed 12 runs for the second straight day. Reliever Elvin Ramirez allowed five runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings. Jordany Valdespin and Josh Rodriguez committed errors. Pedro Beato did contribute three scoreless relief innings, although Terry Collins said the length of the appearance was not an indication of an organization plan to stretch out the reliever for starting duty. Ex-Met Jesus Feliciano contributed an RBI single in the fourth inning against his former club. Josh Satin had a two-run homer in the seventh and Rodriguez had a pair of hits and scored twice. Matt den Dekker provided another extra-base hit for the Herd, with an RBI double in the third. Since his promotion from Binghamton, 11 of den Dekker's 16 hits have been for extra bases. Box

ALTOONA 7, BINGHAMTON 4: Ex-Mets farmhand Stefan Welch collected four hits, including a pair of two-run homers, as Binghamton lost its sixth straight. B-Mets starter Cory Mazzoni was tagged for six runs on nine hits in four innings. After Ramon Cabrera singled to drive in a run in the second inning, Welch blasted his first homer to give Altoona a three-run lead. Welch hit his second long ball in the fourth, part of a three-run inning. Forced to play catchup, Binghamton plated three runs in the fourth against starter Matt McSwain. Eric Campbell and Allan Dykstra singled and Travis Ozga got Binghamton on the scoreboard on a fielder’s choice. Wilfredo Tovar plated another run with a double. Pinch hitter Dustin Martin capped the inning with an RBI groundout. Erik Turgeon took over for Mazzoni in the fifth and posted a scoreless inning before allowing a run in the sixth. Jeff Stevens held the deficit at four with a scoreless seventh. The B-Mets inched closer with a run in the seventh against reliever Jeff Inman. Juan Lagares singled, moved to third on a single and double play and scored on a wild pitch. Binghamton threatened in the eighth and ninth to no avail. Lagares struck out against Vic Black while representing the tying run in the eighth. Ozga lined into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded to cap Binghamton’s eighth straight home loss. Box

FORT MYERS 4, ST. LUCIE 2: Angel Cuan allowed four runs on nine hits and a walk in six innings. St. Lucie had built a 2-0 lead on Joe Bonfe's second-inning RBI single and a fourth-inning run from Juan Torres, after Torres led off the inning by doubling. Adam Loewen went 1-for-3 with two walks and played another full game in right field in his second game since returning from a stress fracture in his right foot. Box


GREENEVILLE 12, KINGSPORT 0: Starter Akeel Morris fell to 0-3 with an 8.31 ERA after allowing four runs in six innings. Reliever Miller Diaz allowed eight runs (six earned) while recording only three outs. The K-Mets mustered only three hits. Box

BROOKLYN 3, HUDSON VALLEY 0: Luis Mateo (3-0) tossed six scoreless innings to continue his New York-Penn League dominance and combined with David Wynn and Tyler Vanderheiden on Brooklyn's third shutout this season. Cole Frenzel opened the second by homering against Renegades southpaw Matt Spann. The lefty-hitting Frenzel had only four hits in 26 at-bats against southpaws last season with the Cyclones, but is hitting .538 (7-for-13) against lefties this season. An inning later, the lead swelled to 3-0 thanks to two errors by Hudson Valley third baseman Felix Gonzalez. Dimas Ponce reached on the first error of the frame. A Phillip Evans walk and plunking of Frenzel loaded the bases. Stefan Sabol then hit a hard grounder that was misplayed by Gonzalez, allowing a pair of runs to score. Brooklyn did not produce a hit after the second inning, but Mateo made it stand up. The 22-year-old right-hander scattered three hits while striking out six. He has allowed one run and seven hits while walking two and striking out 22 in 17 2/3 innings this season. Wynn pitched two perfect innings, striking out three. The Renegades loaded the bases with nobody out in the ninth against Vanderheiden, but the sidearmer worked his way out of the jam unscathed for his league-leading fourth save. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 6.28.12

June, 28, 2012
BUFFALO 4, LOUISVILLE 2: Jack Egbert tossed two no-hit innings to earn the win in relief of Collin McHugh. In the third, Oswaldo Navarro tripled and scored on McHugh's groundout to open the scoring. Louisville evened the score a half-inning later on back-to-back doubles by Joey Gathright and Mike Costanzo. Bats starter Sean Gallagher's control issues allowed the Bisons to retake the lead in the bottom half of the frame. Josh Satin, Fred Lewis, Valentino Pascucci and Josh Rodriguez consecutively walked to give the Bisons a 2-1 lead. Lucas May tacked on another run with a sacrifice fly. Navarro's RBI single in the sixth accounted for the game's final run. McHugh held the Bats hitless through three innings, but he was unable to complete five innings and be eligible for his first Triple-A win. He was pulled without recording an out in the fifth after walking leadoff batter Daryl Jones, then surrendering singles to ex-Met Willie Harris and Kristopher Negron and hitting Gathright with a pitch. McHugh was charged with two runs on four hits and three walks in four-plus innings. Pascucci walked three times. His 61 bases on balls rank second in the International League. Box

BOWIE 8, BINGHAMTON 6: The B-Mets scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth without a hit, but fell short. Pinch-hitter Francisco Pena, representing the tying run, struck out against reliever Pedro Viola to end the ballgame. The B-Mets walked nine times and collected 11 hits, but stranded 11 and went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position. Jefry Marte gave Binghamton its first lead of the year against Bowie with an RBI single against Bobby Bundy in the first. Wilmer Flores followed with a sac fly and added a run-scoring single in the third, giving Binghamton a 3-0 lead. The Baysox stormed back in the fourth against B-Mets starter Darin Gorski. Josh Barfield singled to spur a four-hit rally. Run-scoring singles by Manny Machado and Buck Britton got Bowie to within one, and an RBI fielder’s choice by Zelous Wheeler tied the score at 3. Catcher Juan Centeno allowed Britton to score the go-ahead run from third when he airmailed a throw to second on a fake steal by Wheeler. Bundy’s night came to an abrupt end in the fourth. With two outs, Marte seared a line drive off the righty’s left leg for a single. Bundy was helped off the field and replaced by Eddie Gamboa.

Gorski rebounded from the rocky fourth and faced the minimum over his final two innings. He allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits in six innings. He was taken off the hook when the B-Mets fought back to tie the score in sixth against Gamboa. Ryan Fraser took over for Gorski in the seventh and posted a perfect inning before running into trouble in the eighth. Antoan Richardson walked, advanced on a sac bunt and groundout and scored on a passed ball by Centeno. Trailing by a run, Binghamton threatened in the eighth, but Reese Havens struck out looking to strand two in scoring position. In the ninth, the Baysox tagged Robert Carson for three runs. Clayton Schrader then entered and got Binghamton back in the game, walking all three he faced. Viola replaced him and walked Dustin Martin to force in a run. Viola then induced Wilfredo Tover to bounce into a run-scoring double play before striking out Pena to end the ballgame. Fraser (1-1) suffered his first loss as a B-Met. Box

JUPITER 11, ST. LUCIE 4: Chase Huchingson was charged with nine runs (seven earned) on 11 hits in five innings. St. Lucie had built a 4-0 lead behind an RBI groundout by Juan Torres and run-scoring single by T.J. Rivera in the second and a two-run triple by Rafael Fernandez an inning later. Box

CHARLESTON 5, SAVANNAH 4: The Gnats committed four errors as starter Jacob DeGrom allowed four runs (one earned) in 5 2/3 innings. Aderlin Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in the loss. Savannah pulled within a run in the ninth on consecutive inning-opening doubles by Dustin Lawley, Brian Harrison and Rodriguez. Gregory Pron, pinch running for Rodriguez, advanced to third on ZeErika McQueen's groundout. But Pron was stranded there when Albert Cordero and Yucarybert De La Cruz also grounded out. Box

KINGSPORT 4, BLUEFIELD 3: First-round pick Gavin Cecchini went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Shane Bay tossed two scoreless, no-hit relief innings to earn his first professional save. Box

ABERDEEN 5, BROOKLYN 2: Scheduled start Julian Hilario was scratched, leading third-round pick Matt Koch from Louisville to make his pro debut. Koch lasted 1 2/3 innings and surrendered three runs. He unraveled the second, walking two and hitting a batter to open the frame. Beck Wheeler entered with two outs and recorded the inning's final out when the ball hit a baserunner to hold the deficit at 3-0. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 6.23.12

June, 24, 2012
DURHAM 11, BUFFALO 5: Collin McHugh surrendered three homers and was charged with six runs (five earned) in five innings in his second Triple-A start. Ruben Tejada went 1-for-4 with an RBI before being replaced at shortstop by Oswaldo Navarro with the score 11- 1 in the seventh. Jenrry Mejia continued to struggle since a conversion to relief. He was charged with four runs (three earned) while recording only one out. Before the game, the Bisons placed starter Dylan Owen on the disabled list. Box

ERIE 5, BINGHAMTON 3: Greg Peavey surrendered 10 hits as Niuman Romero and Nick Castellanos had two RBIs apiece to snap Binghamton’s three-game winning streak. After Peavey walked leadoff hitter Jamie Johnson, he retired 10 straight. The stretch included five straight strikeouts, matching Peavey’s season-high for a game. The streak came to an abrupt end in the fourth. With one out, Castellanos tied the score at 1 with a solo homer. Rawley Bishop followed with a single, and James McCann gave the SeaWolves the lead for good by pounding an RBI double. Peavey (3-4) allowed five runs over 6 1/3 innings in the losing effort, extending his winless streak to five. Box

ST. LUCIE 10, FORT MYERS 3: Travis Tajieron homered and went 2-for-4 with four RBIs as the Mets posted a six-run third. In his debut after a promotion from low-A Savannah, Rafael Montero held the Miracle scoreless through six innings. He departed after loading the bases with one out in the seventh. Montero ultimately was charged with three runs while allowing three hits over 6 1/3 innings. Reliever Adam Kolarek allowed all three inherited runners to score. Hamilton Bennett retired the side in order in the ninth. Alonzo Harris Jr. singled to plate Richard Lucas and open the scoring in the third. T.J. Rivera's sacrifice fly scored Robbie Shields to extend the lead. Darrell Ceciliani, in his first game since May 30, and Allan Dykstra each drove in a run to help the Mets pull away. Tajieron delivered an RBI single to score Cory Vaughn and make it 5-0. Juan Torres drilled an RBI double to plate Taijeron and cap the inning. Taijeron ripped a three-run homer in the seventh to give the Mets a 10-3 lead. Harris went 2-for-3 with two walks, a run scored and RBI. Ceciliani returned from the disabled list and went 0-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Box

AUGUSTA 1, SAVANNAH 0: In a battle of hard-throwing 19-year-old right-handers, Kyle Crick (49th overall pick in 2011) outdueled Michael Fulmer (44th overall). Fulmer struck out a career-high eight batters in six innings. The GreenJackets scored the game’s lone run in the top of the first. With two outs and the bases empty, Shawn Payne drew a walk, then scored on Ben Thomas’ double in the right-center gap. Fulmer allowed one more hit, a single by Thomas in the sixth. Crick did not allow a hit until ZeErika McQueen doubled with one out in the fifth. He walked four and struck out eight in his six innings. Savannah DH Cam Maron was 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 16 games. That is tied for the second-longest streak in the South Atlantic League in 2012, and one shy of matching Kannapolis' Mark Haddow for the league's longest. Box

In the resumption of a suspended game, Ramon Estevez surrendered three seventh-inning runs to break a 5-all tie. In the regularly scheduled game, the K-Mets had four errors and lost by the same score. Starter Christian Montgomery allowed four runs (three earned) in 4 2/3 innings. Box 1, Box 2

BROOKLYN 7, ABERDEEN 1: Purdue product Kevin Plawecki, the 35th overall pick in the draft, produced his first professional homer. Cyclones starter Rainy Lara tossed five scoreless innings. Phillip Evans also homered, while Brandon Nimmo had two RBIs. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 6.11.12

June, 11, 2012
NORFOLK 5, BUFFALO 4 (5 innings): Jeurys Familia's outing turned from a scoreless effort to a rain-shortened loss in the span of three outs. Buffalo took a 4-0 lead into the top of the fifth, when Familia surrendered five runs, including a two-run homer by Lew Ford. The game was called due to rain after the Bisons went down scoreless in the bottom half of the inning. Corey Wimberly tripled and scored in the first inning. Brad Emaus contributed an RBI single an inning later. Emaus also produced a two-run homer in the fourth. Buffalo will welcome center fielder Matt den Dekker, who received a promotion from Double-A Binghamton. Den Dekker, the reigning Easterl League Player of the Week, will lead off for the Bisons, manager Wally Backman said. Box

ST. LUCIE 3, CHARLOTTE 2 (12 innings): Francisco Pena delivered a leadoff homer in the top of the 12th. Juan Torres drove in St. Lucie's other runs, on a two-run single in the second inning. Kyle Allen contributed three scoreless relief innings with five strikeouts. John Church had a scoreless 11th to improve to 2-2. Adam Kolarek notched his 10th save. Box

CHARLESTON at SAVANNAH (ppd.): The Gnats' games were postponed by rain. Monday’s regularly scheduled game has been rescheduled for Wednesday as part of a doubleheader. The two teams also are scheduled for two on Tuesday. The first game will be the completion of Sunday’s game in Charleston, which was suspended with the Gnats leading 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning. The second game will be scheduled for seven innings.

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 6.4.12

June, 4, 2012
BUFFALO 2, TOLEDO 1 (10 innings): In the top of the 10th, Dustin Martin led off with a line-drive double. Corey Wimberly then attempted a sacrifice bunt, and Hens closer David Downs airmailed the throw to first, scoring Martin. The Bisons owed it to Pedro Beato for keeping them in the game. After Justin Hampson surrendered a solo homer to Brad Eldred to tie the score at 1, Beato -- still on a major league rehab assignment -- tossed three scoreless innings. Beato (2-0) earned the win. Starter Jenrry Mejia, whom manager Wally Backman planned to keep on a pitch limit, tossed five scoreless innings, allowing two hits and no walks while striking out three. Mejia didn't give up a hit through his first three innings. He ultimately threw 72 pitches (43 strikes). Fred Lewis stole three bases. Box

BINGHAMTON 2, AKRON 2 (suspended)
The B-Mets and Akron Aeros reached the top of the sixth inning tied at 2 before enduring their second suspension in two days. The teams were attempting to complete a game that was suspended in the fourth inning on Sunday. The game will be finished in Akron on June 19. The regularly scheduled game for Monday will also be made up during the series in Akron. Inheriting a 3-1 count from Sunday’s starter Greg Peavey, reliever Armando Rodriguez struck out Nick Weglarz to end the top of the fourth inning. After reliever Toru Murata bottom half, the Aeros tied the score in the fifth. Matt Lawson doubled against Rodriguez to start the frame. With one out, he stole third and came home when catcher Kai Gronauer’s throw skipped past Jefry Marte and rolled into left field. The run proved pivotal when play was halted in the sixth. With one out and Adam Abraham owning a 1-2 count, heavy rain forced the stoppage of play. After a 59-minute delay, the field was inspected and deemed unplayable. In total, the game has spanned two days and seen four delays, totaling 2:32. Box

TAMPA 2, ST. LUCIE 1 (10 innings): St. Lucie's four-game winning streak ended despite a late rally. Blake Forsythe hit a two-out, game-tying single to right-center to score Alonzo Harris in the ninth. Forsythe was caught between first and second as he attempted to advance, and Wilmer Flores was thrown out at home trying to score from third base to end the inning. Kelvin Castro delivered a two-out RBI double in the 10th inning against Mets reliever Adam Kolarek. The Mets (44-13) had a runner at second with two outs in the 10th, but pinch hitter Juan Torres flied out. Yankees left-hander Matt Tracy had tossed 5 1/3 no-hit innings before ZeErika McQueen drilled a single to center with one out in the six. Tracy allowed three hits over seven innings. Chase Huchingson allowed one run on six hits with three walks and four strikeouts over five innings. Jack Leathersich allowed two hits over 2 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out six. Taylor Whitenton was charged with the loss, allowing a walk with two strikeouts over 1 1/3 innings. The Mets host Clearwater on Tuesday. 2011 fourth-round pick Tyler Pill is scheduled to make his Florida State League debut. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 6.3.12

June, 3, 2012
BUFFALO 5, TOLEDO 3: Matt Harvey did not allow a run, but the right-hander was pulled after four innings, having allowed four hits and five walks and with his pitch count having reached 84. Matt Tuiasosopo delivered a grand slam against starter Adam Wilk in the sixth to break a scoreless tie. Toledo answered in the bottom half, scoring on a two-run single by Ryan Raburn against Josh Edgin. Brad Emaus contributed a solo homer in the ninth to bump the Bisons' lead to 5-2. Fernando Cabrera recorded his 12th save despite allowing a solo homer to pull even with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre closer Kevin Whelan for the International League lead. The Bisons added Manny Acosta to replace promoted Josh Satin on the roster. Box

BINGHAMTON 2, AKRON 1 (suspended): Heavy rain suspended action in the top of the fourth inning. The game will resume Monday at 10:35 a.m. Nick Weglarz had a 3-1 count with a runner on first base and two outs when the umpiring crew opted to place the tarp on the field. The game was officially suspended after the teams waited through a 53-minute delay. The first three and half innings were interrupted by a pair of brief delays. The first pitch was bumped 29 minutes due to impending rain. Following the delay, B-Mets starter Greg Peavey began the game with a perfect inning. Binghamton plated two runs in the second against Akron starter T.J. House. After Juan Lagares stole second with two outs, Joe Bonfe singled through the hole on the left side to give Binghamton the lead. Bonfe scored one batter later when center fielder Tim Fedroff bobbled a single by Kai Gronauer. The Aeros scored a run in the third on a single by Davis Stoneburner. Play was interrupted for another 11 minutes following the completion of the half-inning. The teams nearly squeezed in a full inning before heavy rain rolled back through the area, prompting the game's suspension. In accordance with Rule 4.12(a)(8) of the Major League Rulebook, Monday's regularly scheduled game with be seven innings and will be played following the completion of the suspended game. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, TAMPA 3: Cory Mazzoni tossed six effective innings and struck out six and the Mets rallied with a five-run sixth. The Mets have won all three games in the series to improve to 44-12. Jason Bay played in his second game on a major league rehab assignment as he recovers from a fractured left rib. Bay went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles, a walk and an RBI. Bay batted third in the order and served as the designated hitter. Mazzoni (5-0) allowed two runs on five hits with one walk. John Church gave up a run on a hit while walking two and striking out one in relief. Ryan Fraser tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings to earn his second save. ZeErika McQueen had three hits, a run scored and an RBI. Alonzo Harris, Wilfredo Tovar and Juan Torres each drove in a run. The Mets loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth. Torres delivered an RBI single to score Wilmer Flores. McQueen came through with a game-tying single to plate Richard Lucas. Harris then drew a bases-loaded walk to bring home Torres and give the Mets a 3-2 lead. Tovar also walked with the bases loaded to score Robbie Shields. Bay added a sacrifice fly to give the Mets a 5-2 advantage. Box

GREENSBORO 8, SAVANNAH 6: Down 6-0 in the bottom of the fifth, Brandon Brown hit the first of the Gnats’ four homers. However, Savannah missed a chance to draw closer when it left the bases loaded for the second straight inning. In the seventh, Travis Taijeron and Aderlin Rodriguez consecutively went deep to pull Savannah within 7-4. Rodriguez finished 4-for-5. He also had homered Saturday. It was his second four-hit game of 2012. In the ninth inning with two outs, Rodriguez singled and Brian Harrison homered as the Gnats closed to within two runs. Charley Thurber then singled to bring Albert Cordero to the plate as the tying run, but he grounded out to end the game. The Hoppers broke in the second inning against starter Alex Panteliodis. The Hoppers loaded the bases with three straight singles to start the frame and then scored runs with a pair of RBI groundouts. Greensboro chased Panteliodis with four runs in the fourth inning to expand its advantage to 6-0. The last batter he faced, Brent Keys, who was leading the SAL in batting average and on-base percentage entering Sunday, singled to score two runs. Panteliodis, who was charged with the loss, has not finished the fourth inning in four of his past five starts. The Gnats are off Monday. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 5.28.12

May, 27, 2012
SCRANTON WILKES-BARRE 1, BUFFALO 0: Steve Pearce's 6th-inning solo homer provided the only scoring, and Scranton left Buffalo with a 1-0 victory. The clubs split the 4-game set at two games apiece in a unique series where the Yankees batted last as the home team. Pearce hit his moon shot off Bisons' starter Chris Schwinden. Although Pearce was able to muscle the ball out of the park, Bisons manager Wally Backman didn't think it was the result of a bad pitch. Schwinden suffered the loss and falls to 3-4. The lack of run support is becoming a growing trend in Schwinden's starts, and Sunday saw the right-hander's second 1-0 loss of the season. Going into Sunday, the Bisons averaged 3.1 runs per game when Schwinden took the mound. Schwinden kept Scranton hitters off-balance, inducing a fairly even mix of groundouts, fly outs, and strikeouts in his 5.2 innings of work. Aside from Pearce's homer, Schwinden allowed only one other extra-base hit on the day. After Schwinden was relieved, the Bisons bullpen was able to lock down Yankees hitters for the rest of the game. A trio of relievers combined to hold Scranton without a hit for the remaining 2.1 innings. But offensive struggles with runners in scoring position kept the Bisons from turning the pitching force's effort into a victory. The Herd went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position Sunday, failing to take advantage of potential scoring opportunities. One of these opportunities came in the 6th inning, after Fred Lewis hit a hard line drive into the right-field corner for a 1-out double. Josh Satin was up next, and he hit a grounder to shortstop, close to Lewis. Instead of holding up at second base, Lewis ran and found himself trapped between second and third. The Yankees put Lewis out, ending the speedster's threat to score. Lewis may have been caught off guard by Yankees shortstop Ramiro Pena's ability to keep the ball in the infield on the play, Backman said. On a more positive note, Lewis continued his string of extra-base offensive production Sunday. Lewis complemented his Friday and Saturday home runs (his first two of the season) with two doubles. Despite Lewis' performance -- as well as the sound all-around pitching effort -- the Herd was unable to secure the win Sunday. The Bisons had their fair share of hits -- 9, compared to Scranton's 4 -- but couldn't manage to send runners across the plate. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 1: Mark Cohoon allowed one run over seven innings to lead the B-Mets past the New Hampshire Fisher Cats by a 6-1 score Sunday night at NYSEG Stadium. The B-Mets compiled two three-run innings and went 5-for-8 with runners in scoring position to snap a three-game losing streak. After three scoreless innings, the Fisher Cats scratched out their only run of the game in the top of the fourth. Sean Ochinko doubled to left to start the inning and scored on Brian Bocock's single to center. It was the only blemish for Cohoon on the night. The B-Mets had a quick rebuttal and took the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth, pounding out three consecutive singles against spot starter Fernando Hernandez. Raul Reyes, on base after a fielder's choice, scored Binghamton's first run on a single from Travis Ozga. Juan Lagares plated another run with a single to the right side. Reese Havens capped the three-run inning with a sac fly to center. Binghamton tacked on three more in the sixth against reliever Sam Dyson. Jefry Marte reached to start the frame on a fielding error by second baseman Ryan Goins. Following a walk to Ozga, Lagares ripped an RBI single to right and Havens singled to load the bases. After Juan Centeno bounced into a run-scoring double play, Pedro Zapata legged out an infield single to plate a run, giving the B-Mets a 6-1 lead. The cushion was more than enough for Cohoon (3-5) to earn his first win in the month of May. After allowing a run in the fourth, the lefty tossed three scoreless innings to cap his night. He allowed five hits, walked two and struck out two while matching a season-high with seven innings. Robert Carson worked around a hit and two walks to post two scoreless innings to cap the win. Hernandez (0-2) suffered his second loss. The B-Mets (23-25) complete their Memorial Day Weekend series against the Fisher Cats tomorrow afternoon at 1:05 PM. RHP Collin McHugh takes the ball against RHP Deck McGuire. Box

SAVANNAH 5, AUGUSTA 4: Savannah plated two runs in the ninth for a thrilling 5-4 win at Augusta on Sunday. Savannah trailed 4-3 with just three outs left before tallying the tying and game-winning runs. Savannah got it started in the first when Travis Taijeron doubled in a run, and Aderlin Rodriguez's fielder's choice made it 2-0. Augusta rallied for three in the next three innings against Jacob DeGrom. In the seventh, Rodriguez singled in another run to tie it, but Augusta went ahead in the eighth against reliever Chasen Bradford. In the 9th, Albert Cordero singled to tie the game, and Gregory Pron's single tallied the game-winning run. Bradford picked up the win to improve to 2-0 and T.J. Chism recorded his eighth save. Box

ST. LUCIE 2, CHARLOTTE 1: Joe Bonfe delivered a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning as the Mets won their fifth straight game with a 2-1 victory over the Charlotte Stone Crabs on Sunday.The Mets (39-11) completed a three-game sweep and have won all nine meetings against the Stone Crabs. In the sixth, Francisco Pena drew a two-out walk and advanced to third on a Juan Torres double to left. Bonfe followed with a base hit to center to plate Pena and Torres to give the Mets the lead. Hamilton Bennett (5-0) pitched two scoreless innings and allowed two hits with one walk to earn the victory in relief. Erik Goeddel received a no-decision and allowed one run on four hits in five innings with four walks and four strikeouts. Adam Kolarek tossed two scoreless innings and struck out three to earn his seventh save of the season. The Mets will look for their sixth straight win on Tuesday as they visit the Palm Beach Cardinals at 6:35 p.m. Cory Mazzoni is the scheduled starter. Box

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Around the minors 5.25.12

May, 26, 2012
SCRANTON 8, BUFFALO 7: Jack Cust cranked a solo homer off Bisons reliever Edgar Ramirez to give Scranton the 8-7 victory. Cust has had some major-league success in the past, and his game-winning effort came as no surprise to the Herd. Facing a 3-0 count, Cust saw a pitch he liked and took advantage. The Herd needed to support its pitching staff with offensive production to stay competitive in the game. Making his 10th start of the year, Jeurys Familia found early trouble, hitting Scranton leadoff hitter Kevin Russo on his second pitch. Things would not improve for Familia, as he allowed 4 runs over just 2 innings of work. The outing added to a series of shaky performances for Familia, who is playing his first season of Triple-A ball. Wally Backman saw inconsistency in Familia's throwing motion, contributing in the decision to relieve the right-hander after two innings. Despite Familia's struggles, offensive production kept the Herd from ever trailing in regulation. The Bisons got off to a very quick start, jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first. Leadoff man Corey Wimberly was hit by a pitch, and Fred Lewis followed by singling on a looping fly ball to left-center field that fell between the Yankees defenders. Yankees starter Dellin Betances then sent the Bisons baserunners to second and third on a balk. Josh Satin came to the plate next, and his sharp grounder toward second base scored Wimberly to give the Herd the early lead. Betances then walked three consecutive Bisons batters, allowing two more runners to score. But the Bisons would ultimately go only 1-for-16 on the game with runners in scoring position, leaving 12 men on base. The Bisons failed to make the most of their chances throughout the game, and it proved costly in the end. With the Bisons leading 6-5 after six innings, a Fred Lewis solo homer in the 7th gave the Herd a little breathing room heading into the 7th-inning stretch. But in accordance with the trend of the night, Scranton quickly responded. With two outs and a runner on second, Pedro Beato -- on rehabilitation assignment from the Mets -- came in to finish the inning for the Herd. But Scranton's Ronnier Mustelier had other plans, blasting a two-run shot to deep left field that tied the game. Mustelier's shot served as the set-up, and Cust came through in the 10th to finish the job. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 9, BINGHAMTON 3: The New Hampshire Fisher Cats pounded out 14 hits, including seven extra-base hits, to defeat the Binghamton Mets 9-3 Friday night at NYSEG Stadium. Brad Glenn and Brian Van Kirk provided home runs to power the Fisher Cats offense. For the third time this season, the Fisher Cats bats were alive against B-Mets starter Darin Gorski. They grabbed the lead against the lefty in the second with an RBI single from Brad McElroy. The B-Mets briefly tied the game in the third against New Hampshire starter Joel Carreno. Kai Gronauer ripped a 1-2 pitch over the left field fence for his first home run of the season. It was the only blemish for Carreno (1-1) in his third start with the Fisher Cats since being optioned from the Toronto Blue Jays earlier in the month. The righty struck out seven and allowed just two hits over five innings in the win. Brad Glenn countered for the Fisher Cats with a solo home run of his own in the fourth. Brian Van Kirk added a two-run shot against Gorski in the fifth. It was the second time in as many games that Gorski has allowed two home runs. A double by Brian Bocock chased the southpaw from the game. Gorski (2-3) was tagged for four runs on seven hits over 4.2 innings in the losing effort. After the Fisher Cats extended their lead to 5-1 with a run against Kevin Mulvey in the sixth, Jefry Marte supplied an RBI groundout in the bottom of the inning against reliever Scott Gracey. Yet again, New Hampshire responded with a run as Glenn provided a sacrifice fly against Armando Rodriguez in the top of the seventh. Josh Rodriguez singled home Matt den Dekker in the eighth to cut the deficit to three, but it was as close as the B-Mets would get. The Fisher Cats scored three runs on four hits in the ninth against Brad Holt to put the game out of reach. Aaron Loup worked around a lead-off single to post a scoreless ninth to cap the win. Box

AUGUSTA 2, SAVANNAH 1: Savannah plated the winning run in the sixth to down Savannah. Savannah took a 1-0 lead in the first on a sacrifice fly by T.J. Rivera that scored Gilbert Gomez. That would be the extent of Savannah's production. Augusta scored one in the fourth against starter Michael Fulmer, and then plated the winning run against Marcos Camarena. Fulmer threw four innings of five-hit ball, giving up one run. Camarena gave up one run over four. Savannah had nine hits in the loss. Box

ST. LUCIE 8, CHARLOTTE 3: Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores homered and Robbie Shields had three hits and two RBIs as the Mets won their third straight game with an 8-3 victory over the Charlotte Stone Crabs on Friday. The Mets have won the first seven meetings between the two teams this season. Flores ripped a two-run home run to left in the first inning to give the Mets a 2-0 advantage. Juan Torres and Wilfredo Tovar each had RBI singles in a three-run second inning as the Mets opened up a 5-0 lead Shields delivered an RBI single in the fourth inning to extend the Mets lead to 6-2. Alonzo Harris added an RBI triple to center in the eighth inning to plate Tovar to make it 7-3. Shields followed with an RBI infield single to score Harris. Chris Young earned his first win of the season as he pitched 6 1/3 innings and allowed three runs on five hits with one strikeout. Taylor Whitenton tossed a scoreless inning in relief, working around two hits and a walk. Adam Kolarek picked up his sixth save as he tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings while walking two batters and recording a pair of strikeouts. Darrell Ceciliani went 1-for-4 in his return from the disabled list. Tovar finished with two hits, a run scored, and an RBI. Box

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Around the minors 5.6.12

May, 6, 2012
BINGHAMTON 2, HARRISBURG 1: Josh Rodriguez singled in the bottom of the ninth to score Pedro Zapata with the winning run for the B-Mets' first walk-off victory this season. Zapata started the ninth with a single off reliever Marcos Frias (0-2) and moved to second on a groundout. With two outs, Rodriguez shot a groundball into right field. Zapata rounded third and scored without a throw after Chris Rahl bobbled the ball in the outfield. Binghamton had been 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Losers of two straight, Binghamton sent Greg Peavey to the mound hoping to avoid the sweep. He delivered his longest appearance this season, allowing one unearned run over seven innings. He struck out three and allowed four hits in a no-decision. Harrisburg scored its only run on a throwing error in the fourth. With two outs in a scoreless game, Rahl attempted to steal third base. Catcher Juan Centeno’s throw to third was off target and rolled into left field, allowing Rahl to score. Binghamton tied the score in the fifth on a throwing error by Harrisburg’s catcher. With the bases loaded, Reese Havens sent a chopper to first that Tim Pahuta fielded and fired to the plate to nab Peavey. Sandy Loen’s throw back to first bounced off Havens’ helmet and allowed Matt den Dekker to score from second to tie the game. Following Peavey’s strong outing, Armando Rodriguez (1-0) took the reins in the eighth. He threw two scoreless innings without allowing a hit and earned his first win thanks to Binghamton’s rally in the ninth. The B-Mets (14-15) open a three-game series Monday against New Britain. Left-hander Mark Cohoon opposes left-hander Andrew Albers. Box

In the first game, the Blue Jays jumped to the lead with a four-run fourth inning off Mets starter Chase Huchingson. Huchingson (4-2) allowed five runs on seven hits with four walks and six strikeouts. Despite trailing 5-0, the Mets rallied with a three-run fifth. Wilfredo Tovar had a run-scoring fielder’s choice and Danny Muno added an RBI groundout. Still, the Blue Jays limited the Mets to three hits. John Church pitched two scoreless innings with two walks and three strikeouts in relief. In the second game, the Mets scored single runs in the first and third innings. The Mets added to their lead with three runs in the fifth and three in the sixth. Richard Lucas went 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Cesar Puello had three hits, including a double, and two runs scored. Rafael Fernandez also recorded three hits and drove in two. Muno had two hits and hit his third homer of the season. Juan Torres added an RBI single. Kyle Allen pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings and worked around seven hits with three strikeouts. Ryan Fraser pitched 1 1/3 innings and allowed two hits. Hamilton Bennett pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief with two strikeouts. Box 1, Box 2

LAKEWOOD 4, SAVANNAH 0: Lakewood snapped the Gnats’ six-game winning streak. Lakewood (10-18) scored the game’s first runs in the fifth against Savannah starter Rafael Montero. After a single and walk, Gustavo Gonzalez brought home the game’s first run with a single. Two batters later, Gauntlett Eldemire singled to plate the inning’s second run. Montero (2-2) lasted five innings, yielding two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three. Montero entered Sunday with only one walk in 27 2/3 innings, but twice walked BlueClaws shortstop Tyler Greene. The BlueClaws doubled their lead to 4-0 in the sixth with a two-run homer from Aaron Altherr. The Gnats (18-13) collected four hits in the game, and only put one runner on third base all game. T.J. Rivera was 2-for-4 to lift his batting average to .368 in 29 games. Box

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Around the minors 4.29.12

April, 29, 2012
BUFFALO 8, ROCHESTER 2: In his second start since entering the rotation, Dylan Owen dominated as Buffalo won its fourth straight and ninth in its past 12 games. Owen needed 78 pitches to complete seven innings. He retired the first seven batters he faced and 11 straight from the fourth inning into his final frame. Owen required only six pitches to retire the Red Wings in the second inning. In the sixth, he struck out former Mets farmhand Drew Butera looking on three pitches, fanned Ben Revere swinging on three pitches and induced Darin Mastroianni into a weak pop out on four pitches. Owen reached a three-ball count only twice. In the seventh inning, the Red Wings finally got a run when Aaron Bates followed Joe Benson's two-out triple with a single. Owen then retired Rene Rivera on a popout to end his outing. Overall, Owen allowed four hits without issuing a walk. He lowered his season ERA from 4.02 to 3.18. The top of the Bisons batting order did the heavy lifting. Bobby Scales, Vinny Rottino and Valentino Pascucci combined to go 8-for-15 with four doubles, four RBIs and four runs scored. Rottino and Pascucci got aboard in the fourth inning to set up RBI hits from Matt Tuiasosopo and Brad Emaus. Scales and Rottino drove in two more runs for a 4-0 lead in the fifth. Pascucci hit a two-rocket off the wall in center field to drive in two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Omar Quintanilla added his third homer in four games with a solo shot in the eighth. Emaus, signed last week, went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and a walk in his Bisons debut. Pascucci (13 games), Rottino (11 games), Scales (7 games) and Josh Satin (6 games) all extended their season-high hitting streaks. The Bisons will go for the four-game sweep Monday. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, ERIE 1: In his first game this season, Reese Havens collected three hits, including a two-run home run. The B-Mets pounded out 10 hits, five for extra bases, to make a winner of Zack Wheeler (1-2) for the first time in his Double-A career. Binghamton jumped on Erie starter Mark Sorensen in the first. Matt den Dekker started the attack with a double. Havens, activated from the disabled list before the game, ripped a two-run homer to right field on his first swing of the season. Havens launched six home runs in 58 games with Binghamton last year. An inning later, Pedro Zapata dumped a single to center and was quickly brought home when den Dekker tripled. Rodriguez followed by with a walk to put runners at the corners. With Havens at the plate, Rodriguez forced himself into a rundown and stayed alive long enough for den Dekker to score. Sorensen could not reach the third. Patrick Cooper took over and put up a scoreless frame before allowing a leadoff triple to Zapata in the fourth. The speedy outfielder scored one batter later on den Dekker’s sac fly. Cooper allowed two more runs in the fifth. Eric Campbell singled and moved to third on a pair of wild pitches. Travis Ozga brought him home with a single. Juan Centeno scored later in the frame when Zapata beat out a potential double play. The offensive support was long overdue for Wheeler. In his first four starts, the B-Mets had scored a total of four runs. Eventually working with a seven-run cushion, Wheeler did not allow a hit until the fourth. He surrendered two over his 5 2/3 innings. In the sixth, Wheeler allowed a double to Brandon Douglas before inducing Rob Brantly to fly out. With two outs, manager Pedro Lopez replaced Wheeler with Jeff Kaplan. Wheeler finished with six strikeouts. Jordan Lennerton greeted Kaplan by pounding an RBI double, with the run charged to Wheeler. Kaplan then forced Ben Guez to ground out to end the inning. He worked around a two-out single to put up a scoreless seventh. Armando Rodriguez followed with two scoreless innings. The B-Mets (12-10) head to Akron to start a four-game series Monday. Left-hander Darin Gorski opposes right-hander Steven Wright. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, FORT MYERS 1: Gonzalez Germen limited the Miracle to one run in seven innings. Adrian Rosario entered with two runners on base in the ninth and secured his fifth save by producing a strikeout, then inducing a double play. Cory Vaughn and Juan Torres homered for St. Lucie. Torres was playing his first game this season with St. Lucie. Box

SAVANNAH 9, LEXINGTON 3: Marcos Camarena tossed five scoreless innings to improve to 2-0. Dustin Lawley went 3-for-3 with two walks. Brandon Brown and Aderlin Rodriguez drove in two runs apiece. Box

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Bartolo Colon
15 4.09 151 202
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187