New York Mets: Justin O'Conner

Minors 7.3.14: B-Met Johnson homers twice

July, 3, 2014
Jul 3
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LAS VEGAS 9, SALT LAKE 8: Trailing 7-4, Vegas scored five runs in the seventh. Salt Lake produced a run in the ninth and then loaded the bases against Buddy Carlyle, but he retired Luis Jimenez on a pop out to third baseman Josh Satin to end the game. Matt Reynolds finished 2-for-3 with a double, walk, RBI and two runs scored. Matt den Dekker swiped home on a double-steal with Reynolds. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW BRITAIN 4 (9 innings)
BINGHAMTON at NEW BRITAIN (ppd.): Kyle Johnson belted a leadoff homer as well as a tiebreaking long ball in the ninth. Johnson deposited Tyler Duffey’s second pitch of the

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game over the left-field wall for his second leadoff homer this season. Dilson Herrera followed three pitches later with another homer, marking the first time the B-Mets have hit back-to-back shots this season. Binghamton added to its lead in the second on a run-scoring fielder’s choice from Herrera. Trailing by three, New Britain answered against Tyler Pill in the bottom half. Tony Thomas produced a sac fly. Mike Kvasnicka cut the deficit to one by flaring an RBI single. Aaron Hicks then gave New Britain the lead with one swing in the third. Following a two-out walk, Hicks launched a 3-1 pitch for a go-ahead two-run blast. Down 4-3, Binghamton found more power in the fifth. Brian Burgamy led off with his team-leading 14th homer. Pill settled down after Hicks’ blast to retire nine straight Rock Cats. In the seventh, Pill surrendered a one-out single to Stephen Wickens and handed off to Chase Huchingson, who promptly picked off the runner. Huchingson followed by retiring Eddie Rosario to force the seven-inning game into extras. Johnson struck again in the ninth. He took reliever Cole Johnson deep on a 1-2 pitch to start the inning, breaking the tie. Burgamy followed with a triple and scored when Dustin Lawley singled. Cody Satterwhite worked around a two-out single to post a scoreless ninth, securing his sixth save. Huchingson (1-0) also retired the heart of the Rock Cats order in a perfect eighth. Pill allowed four runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings. Binghamton is 10-0 in Pill’s last 10 appearances.

The nightcap of the doubleheader, which was due to feature Gabriel Ynoa's Double-A debut, was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up in Binghamton when the Rock Cats visit in August. Box

ST. LUCIE 7, CHARLOTTE 4: Gavin Cecchini broke a 1-all tie with a sixth-inning grand slam against Zach Cooper as the Mets won their sixth straight game. It marked Cecchini's

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first homer since a June 19 promotion from Savannah. Albert Cordero followed Cecchini’s shot with a double and Jeff McNeil (3-for-4) drove Cordero in with a single to make it 6-1. The Crabs got a run back against Mets starter Luis Cessa in the bottom half, but the Mets responded in the seventh. L.J. Mazzilli doubled, moved to third on Aderlin Rodriguez's single and scored on catcher Justin O’Conner’s throwing error. Mets reliever Tim Peterson ran into trouble in the seventh. He walked three, gave up a hit and threw a wild pitch with a runner on third. However, he struck out Tyler Goeddel to limit the damage to two runs. Paul Sewald worked perfect eighth and ninth innings to earn his fifth save in his last six appearances. He sliced his ERA to 0.79. The Mets got on the board first on Phillip Evans’ two-out RBI single, which plated McNeil. The Crabs tied the score at 1 in the third on an infield hit by Goeddel that plated Patrick Leonard. The Crabs loaded the bases with one out later that inning, but Cessa got two flyouts to keep the score tied. Cessa (6-5) went six innings and allowed two runs on six hits. He walked four and struck out two. Evans, who had two hits, played third base for the first time this season. He cleanly fielded all five balls hit to him and initiated two double plays. Box

SAVANNAH 10, CHARLESTON 5: Alex Panteliodis (2-1) limited the RiverDogs to one run on seven hits and two walks in seven innings as the Gnats raced to a 10-1 lead. Jonathan Johnson went 2-for-2 with two walks and four RBIs. Box

GREENEVILLE 12, KINGSPORT 6 (10 innings): Ramon Estevez and Bryce Beeler combined to surrender six runs (two earned) in the 10th. The K-Mets had forced extra innings on Ivan Wilson's one-out solo homer in the bottom of the ninth. Shortstop Luis Guillorme, who committed three of Kingsport's four errors, also went 4-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored. Box

BROOKLYN at HUDSON VALLEY (ppd.)

GCL METS 4, GCL METS 1: Milton Ramos had an RBI single and Raphael Ramirez had a run-scoring groundout in the third inning as the Mets took a 2-1 lead. Dash Winningham's ninth-inning solo homer capped the scoring. Starter Logan Taylor (2-0) allowed one run in five innings. Gabriel Feliz, Tyler Badamo and Waldo Rodriguez combined for four scoreless relief innings. Box

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Minors 5.4.14: Koch, Lugo blank Crabs

May, 4, 2014
May 4
11:48
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LAS VEGAS 7, TACOMA 5 (suspended)
LAS VEGAS at TACOMA (ppd.): The first game of a scheduled doubleheader was

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suspended with one out in the top of the final inning and will resume Monday. Andrew Brown had belted a two-run homer in that frame against Zach Miner to give the 51s a 7-5 lead. Vegas starter Rafael Montero allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and three walks in five innings. He struck out six in a 98-pitch effort. Brandon Allen had a third-inning solo homer and Wilmer Flores had a three-run shot the following frame as the 51s built a 5-1 lead. Tacoma plated four sixth-inning runs against Montero and Jeff Walters. Kirk Nieuwenhuis left the game after two innings with an elbow injury after colliding with the outfield wall on a catch. Box 1

PORTLAND 4, BINGHAMTON 1: Facing B-Mets starter Rainy Lara in the first, Mookie Betts singled and Travis Shaw subsequently pulled a double off the right-field wall. Cory Vaughn mishandled the ricochet, allowing Betts to score. In the second, Henry Ramos lifted a fly ball to right to start the inning. Battling a stiff wind, Vaughn watched the ball sail over his head for a double. Heiker Meneses followed with an RBI single. After a sac bunt, Betts singled, plating Meneses with Portland’s third run. Portland starter Mike McCarthy faced the minimum through four innings. He used double plays to erase leadoff singles in the first two innings and picked off Wilfredo Tovar in the third. Binghamton finally broke through in the fifth. After Matt Clark's leadoff walk, Kevin Plawecki sent a bouncer to the mound. McCarthy fired to second, but Deven Marrero muffed the throw, allowing both runners to reach safely. Jayce Boyd followed with a single to load the bases. Tovar then chopped a grounder to third that Meneses smothered with a dive. Tovar beat the throw to first, bringing home Clark with Binghamton’s lone run. McCarthy induced Darrell Ceciliani to fly out to limit the damage. Lara capped his fifth start of the season with three scoreless innings before handing off to Cody Satterwhite for the sixth. Satterwhite tossed two scoreless innings to extend his season-opening scoreless streak to 16 2/3. Miguel Celestino allowed consecutive two-out singles in the ninth, but induced Brian Burgamy to bounce into a fielder’s choice to secure his second save. Lara (2-1) allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits in five innings in his first Double-A loss. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, CHARLOTTE 0: For the fourth consecutive game, the Mets scored two runs in the first inning. Jeff Ames walked Dilson Herrera and Brandon Nimmo to begin the game,

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and T.J. Rivera singled to load the bases. Jairo Perez drove in Herrera with a single and Cam Maron followed with a sac fly to plate Nimmo and make it 2-0. That would be plenty for Mets starter Matt Koch, although he had to pitch out of a first-inning jam. Koch walked two batters and allowed a single to load the bases, but recovered to strike out Justin O’Conner and maintain the lead. The Mets added their three runs in the fourth. Eudy Pina singled to score Maron and Aderlin Rodriguez. Herrera added an RBI single. Stone Crabs reliever Ryan Garton proceeded to retire 10 in a row, but Koch and Seth Lugo combined to provide the Mets their second shutout in four games. Koch earned his third win, limiting the Crabs to five hits in five scoreless innings. Lugo scattered three hits over the final four innings to pick up his second save. The Crabs loaded the bases on Lugo in the eighth with two outs, but Lugo ended the threat by striking out O’Conner. The Mets only collected only six hits. Nimmo walked three times. He now leads the Florida State League with 31 walks. Box

ROME 7, SAVANNAH 3: Rome's Joey Meneses had a three-run double in the first inning and the Braves ultimately snapped Savannah's five-game winning streak. The Gnats (19-9) picked up a run in the second, when Dominic Smith walked and scored on Gavin Cecchini’s sacrifice fly. Cecchini extended his hitting streak to a season-best seven games with a first-inning single. He departed after seven innings, but the issue was not immediately clear. Rome added two runs in the third inning for a 5-1 lead. Victor Caratini singled and A.J. Kirby-Jones lined a two-run homer. The Gnats picked up a run in the bottom half when Jared King singled home L.J. Mazzilli. Savannah starter Chris Flexen held the Braves off the scoreboard in the fourth and fifth innings, but was tagged with his third loss. He allowed five runs on eight hits in five innings. The Braves tacked on single runs in the eighth and ninth innings against Savannah reliever Tim Peterson. Box

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Minors 4.29.14: McGowan blanks Birds

April, 29, 2014
Apr 29
10:51
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RENO 7, LAS VEGAS 5: Starter Rafael Montero allowed five runs (three earned) on three hits and four walks in four innings. He threw 93 pitches (54 strikes). Vegas committed four errors as Reno took a 7-1 lead. Juan Lagares had a pinch-hit double. He is due to start Wednesday for the 51s, then be activated from the disabled list on Thursday in Denver. Wilmer Flores, who jammed a finger Sunday, returned to the lineup but started at first base rather than shorstop. The 51s pulled within two runs in the eighth on an RBI groundout by Cesar Puello and Eric Campbell's RBI single. Box

AKRON 4, BINGHAMTON 3: Hansel Robles surrendered a game-tying two-run homer to Giovanny Urshela in the sixth and the RubberDucks took the decisive lead an inning later

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against Jack Leathersich. Binghamton had raced to a 3-1 lead. Kyle Johnson opened the game by getting hit by Kyle Davies’ 1-2 pitch. Johnson moved into scoring position when Dustin Lawley walked. Matt Clark brought him home with a single. Tyler Naquin used his speed to tie the score in the bottom half. The Akron leadoff hitter singled, stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Francisco Lindor's groundout. With Xorge Carrillo on second base in the second inning, Wilfredo Tovar launched a 2-0 pitch over the left-field wall for his first homer of the season. Robles got into trouble in the sixth. Naquin capped an eight-pitch at-bat with a leadoff double. Two batters later, Urshela lifted an 0-2 pitch over the left-field fence, tying the score at 3. Akron then chased Robles with back-to-back two-out singles. Leathersich (1-1) entered and struck out Tony Wolters to prevent further damage. Akron grabbed its first lead an inning later. Justin Toole singled and moved into scoring position on Naquin’s bunt. With two outs, Lindor singled. As Toole rounded third, right fielder Cory Vaughn bobbled the roller, allowing the go-ahead run to score standing up. Protecting a 4-3 lead, Akron reliever Jordan Cooper walked Matt Reynolds to open the eighth. Reynolds advanced to third with two outs, but was stranded when Vaughn struck out. Robles allowed three runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision. Box

CHARLOTTE 11, ST. LUCIE 2: Starter Gabriel Ynoa surrendered seven earned runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings. Thomas Coyle homered as the second batter of the game and Josh Sale went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and a triple for the Stone Crabs. It was only 3-0 with two outs in the fourth, but Ynoa could not finish off the Crabs. Justin O’Conner belted a two-run double and Sale followed with his long ball to make it 7-0. The Mets got a run back in the fifth when Aderlin Rodriguez hit his fourth homer in six games, on the first pitch he saw from Crabs starter Austin Pruitt. Other than allowing the Rodriguez homer, Pruitt comfortably navigated through the best hitting lineup in the Florida State League, allowing only three hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out three. Dilson Herrera went 2-for-5 and was the only Met with a multi-hit game. Florida State League batting co-leaders Brandon Nimmo and T.J. Rivera were held hitless. Nimmo did have a walk. Box

SAVANNAH 4, DELMARVA 0: Kevin McGowan tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings and combined with Robert Coles for the shutout. McGowan outdueled Hunter Harvey, the

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Orioles' first-round pick in 2013, to earn his first South Atlantic League win. The Gnats (15-8) took advantage of Harvey’s control problems in the first to score a run without a hit. Stefan Sabol drew a bases-loaded walk to force home Gavin Cecchini, who also had walked. Harvey walked three batters and hit one in the inning. The two starters controlled the middle innings. Harvey retired 10 batters in a row through the end of the fourth. McGowan set down 10 batters in a row from the fourth through two outs in the seventh, striking out five during that span. McGowan tossed his longest outing of the season. The Gnats produced three runs in the sixth against Harvey and reliever Williams Louico. L.J. Mazzilli singled and scored when Jared King tripled to deep right-center. After Sabol walked, Harvey was lifted for Louico. Matt Oberste walked. King then scored on a wild pitch and Sabol came home on Colton Plaia's sacrifice fly. The Shorebirds did not get a runner past first base against McGowan and Coles after the second inning. Box

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Around the minors 8.30.12

August, 30, 2012
8/30/12
11:21
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BUFFALO 10, ROCHESTER 3: Jeurys Familia struck out nine, matching a season high, in seven innings and Fred Lewis and Josh Satin homered as Buffalo snapped a three-game losing streak. Familia's 28 starts will either lead or share the lead in the International League. In fact, only one other Bisons pitcher in the past 17 seasons has started 28 games in a season -- Dillon Gee in 2010. Rochester tallied solo runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings, but the Bisons never trailed. Lewis' two-run shot opened the scoring in the second. Buffalo blew the game open with a five-run ninth that was highlighted by Satin's three-run shot. Satin's long ball was his 14th of the season and gave him 59 RBIs. He is two behind Valentino Pascucci for the club lead. Lewis extended his hitting streak to nine games, a personal season best. C.J. Nitkowski and Drew Carpenter combined for two perfect innings. The Bisons' record for starts in a season is 29, set by Dave Johnson (1988) and matched by Dorn Taylor (1990) and Tim Wakefield (1994). Box

READING 7, BINGHAMTON 2: The R-Phillies scored six runs in the second inning and the B-Mets never recovered. Darin Gorski capped his otherwise strong season on a sour night, lasting two innings. The inning's damage all came with two outs. With runners on first and second, R-Phils starter Austin Hyatt got Reading on the board by dumping a two-run double into left. Tyson Gillies followed by squirting an RBI double up the third-base line and Cody Asche was hit by a pitch to set the stage for Darin Ruf. He blasted a pitch from Gorski over the left-field fence for his record-setting 38th homer. The Nebraska native surpassed Ryan Howard for the Reading Phillies' single-season homer record while giving the R-Phils a 6-0 lead. Gorski matched his shortest career start, set as a Brooklyn Cyclone in 2009. Edgar Ramirez entered in the third and posted three scoreless innings. Binghamton scratched back with a run in the third off Hyatt. Pedro Zapata doubled and scored on Sean Kazmar’s sacrifice fly. Eric Campbell cut the deficit to four with a solo homer in the sixth, his first longball since July 24. Hyatt took a four-run lead into the seventh and got two outs before being replaced by Jordan Whatcott. The righty induced Kazmar to ground out to end the inning. He posted a scoreless eighth after the R-Phils tacked on a run against reliever Brandon Moore. Whatcott returned for the ninth, but was pulled after loading the bases on three singles. Justin Friend entered with one out and collected his 24th save by getting Kazmar to bounce into a game-ending 1-2-3 double play. Gorski (9-7) ended his first year at Double-A with a 4.00 ERA. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, BRADENTON 1: Jacob deGrom pitched six effective innings and struck out six to improve to 3-0 in the Florida State League. He allowed one run and five hits while issuing two walks. Hamilton Bennett tossed two scoreless innings and struck out one. Adrian Rosario pitched a scoreless ninth. Travis Taijeron's solo homer in the fifth tied the score. Danny Muno’s RBI groundout gave the Mets a 2-1 advantage in the fifth. Robbie Shields added an RBI to extend the lead. T.J. Rivera went 3-for-4 with a run scored. Darrell Ceciliani finished 1-for-3 with an RBI single. Aderlin Rodriguez had a hit and drove in a run. Box

ASHEVILLE 6, SAVANNAH 2: Yohan Almonte surrendered six runs in five innings. Savannah's runs came on a two-run homer in the third by Gilbert Gomez. Box

HUDSON VALLEY 3, BROOKLYN 1: Paul Sewald surrendered a tiebreaking two-run homer in the ninth to Leonardo Reginatto. The Cyclones had been first on the board, scoring a run in the first. Richie Rodriguez and Maikis De La Cruz hit back-to-back singles before Brandon Nimmo grounded into a forceout. Rodriguez came home on the play to make it 1-0. The Renegades tied the score in the fourth. After throwing three perfect innings, Brooklyn starter Luis Mateo hit Joey Rickard with a pitch. He advanced to second on a groundout. With Ryan Dunn batting, a passed ball by Nelfi Zapata then allowed Rickard to move to third. Mateo walked Dunn and surrendered a run-scoring single to Justin O’Conner. Mateo ultimately surrendered one earned run on four hits with one walk and eight strikeouts, including striking out the side in the sixth. Sewald entered to pitch the eighth with the score tied at 1. He gave up a double, followed by a single to put the go-ahead run on third base. But Sewald escaped that jam when he got Shaffer to ground into an inning-ending double play. Box

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Around the minors 8.29.12

August, 29, 2012
8/29/12
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BINGHAMTON 6, READING 2: Gonzalez Germen allowed one run over 7 2/3 innings and the B-Mets scored five two-out runs. The B-Mets grabbed the lead in the first against starter Adam Morgan. Juan Lagares stroked a one-out double and scored when Allan Dykstra singled. Binghamton added to its lead in the fourth. Morgan issued consecutive walks and uncorked a wild pitch to put runners at the corners. Jefry Marte then plated Dykstra with a single for his team-leading 57th RBI. Pedro Zapata added an RBI single. Reading plated its only run against Germen in the fourth, when Cody Asche and Tug Hulett doubled. Germen (8-11) retired the next two batters to end the inning, stranding two runners in scoring position. After Hulett’s double, Germen retired 12 of the next 14 R-Phils he faced. The streak and Germen’s night ended when he allowed back-to-back two-out singles in the eighth. Nursing a two-run lead, Ryan Fraser induced Jake Fox to ground out to strand the inherited runners. The B-Mets added three runs in the ninth against Jay Johnson. Sean Kazmar supplied an RBI single and Lagares dumped a two-out, two-run single into right. Fraser returned for the ninth. With one out, Miguel Abreu scorched a groundball to third that Marte failed to field on the shorthop. Jiwan James followed by bouncing a single just out of the reach of Zapata in left field. With two aboard, Troy Hanzawa zipped a groundball that bounced off the mound and sailed over the head of Wilmer Flores and into right field, allowing Abreu to score. Fraser finally shut the door for his third save by inducing Tyson Gillies to ground out. Flores' nine-game hitting streak ended with an 0-for-5 performance. Box

JUPITER 2, ST. LUCIE 1: Taylor Whitenton allowed the tiebreaking run to score in the eighth, after Logan Verrett limited the Hammerheads to one run in seven innings. St. Lucie had evened the score at 1 in the seventh on Danny Muno's single, which plated Darrell Ceciliani. Box

ASHEVILLE 6, SAVANNAH 0: Miller Diaz allowed six runs (two earned) in 4 2/3 innings. The Gnats committed five errors, including two apiece by shortstop Yucarybert De La Cruz and third baseman Dustin Lawley. Box

BROOKLYN 7, HUDSON VALLEY 4: Brooklyn rallied in the seventh, scoring four runs to take a 5-2 advantage. A single by Phillip Evans followed by doubles by Alexander Sanchez and Jayce Boyd plated the first two runs of the inning. Jorge Rivero then walked. Nelfi Zapata grounded out, advancing both runners. Maikis De La Cruz then delivered a two-run double. The Cyclones put up two more runs in the eighth when Boyd homered, scoring 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini, who was hit by a pitch in his New York-Penn League debut. Justin O’Conner led off the bottom half of the eighth with a single and Joel Caminero reached on a fielder’s choice and advanced to second on a throwing error by second baseman Jeff Reynolds. Caminero then moved to third when Marty Gantt flied out and scored on a Joey Rickard single. Rickard later scored on a double off the bat of Leonardo Reginatto. Brooklyn starting pitcher Gabriel Ynoa threw five innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts. The win went to reliever Logan Taylor, who pitched 2 2/3 innings and surrendered two earned runs. Tyler Vanderheiden pitched a perfect ninth, striking out one, to collect his 11th save. Box

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Around the minors 7.18.12

July, 18, 2012
7/18/12
11:56
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TOLEDO 4, BUFFALO 1 (10 innings): Jeurys Familia allowed one run on three hits and two walks in a career-high eight innings and struck out a season-high nine, and the Bisons forced extra innings with a run in the bottom of the ninth, but came up short. Manny Acosta suffered the loss after being charged with three runs in the 10th. Trailing 1-0, Adam Loewen opened the bottom of the ninth with a single. He advanced to second when Chris Bootcheck hit Zach Lutz with a pitch. Loewen scored the tying run on Valentino Pascucci's ensuing sacrifice bunt, when Bootcheck threw away the baseball. With Lutz and Pascucci in scoring position and no out, Josh Satin was intentionally walked. However, Buffalo stranded the bases loaded as Matt den Dekker and Matt Tuiasosopo consecutively struck out and Rob Johnson flied out. Familia has allowed two runs in his past 20 2/3 innings. Box

TRENTON 7, BINGHAMTON 1: The Thunder led wire-to-wire after scoring the game’s first run in the opening inning against starter Cory Mazzoni. Jose Pirela led off with a single and scored two batters later on a double play. Trenton added another run in the second on an RBI double by Jose Gil. Binghamton scratched out its only run in the second off starter Vidal Nuno. Eric Campbell walked, moved to third on Allan Dykstra’s single and scored when Jefry Marte bounced into a double play. The B-Mets loaded the bases later in the inning, but failed to break through. Juan Lagares flied out to end the threat. Nuno faced one over the minimum over his final four innings. He left after allowing one run on six hits over six frames. After allowing Gil’s double, Mazzoni retired 10 straight batters before his day ended. He allowed two runs on three hits over five innings. Trenton blew the game open in the seventh against the B-Mets bullpen. Jeff Stevens and Adrian Rosario were tagged for three runs on four hits, including three doubles. Mazzoni (3-3) had his personal two-game winning streak and a 14-inning scoreless streak end. Box

BREVARD COUNTY 9, ST. LUCIE 7: Mike Baxter went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts as the DH as his rehab assignment continued. Brevard County chased starter Chase Huchingson with two outs in a five-run first inning. Box

BRISTOL 10, KINGSPORT 7: Starter Akeel Morris allowed seven runs in 2 1/3 innings. Box

BROOKLYN 7, HUDSON VALLEY 3: After going 10 games without a homer, the Cyclones connected on a pair of round-trippers. And Rainy Lara improved to 4-1 after allowing three runs (two earned) in five innings. Kevin Plawecki paced the Brooklyn bats with a 3-for-3 performance, including an RBI double. Jeff Reynolds, making only his second start, connected on a leadoff homer in the first -- his first professional long ball. Brooklyn’s lead swelled in the fourth. Dimas Ponce connected on a two-out single and Eudy Pina followed with a homer for a 3-0 lead. In the bottom half, Tommy Coyle answered with a solo homer against Lara. Trailing 4-2, the Renegades cut into the lead in the sixth, taking advantage of a pair of Cyclones miscues. Pina dropped a foul pop that would have been the first out, extending the at-bat for Justin O’Conner, who then singled. O'Conner moved into scoring position on a passed ball that eluded Jeff Glenn and scored on Coyle's single. But David Wynn followed with three scoreless relief innings to preserve the one-run lead. In the ninth, Brooklyn extended its lead courtesy of Brandon Nimmo. Pina had a two-out single and Reynolds walked. Nimmo then plated both with a double. Renegades shortstop Ryan Dunn allowed Nimmo to score with an error. Tyler Vanderheiden pitched a perfect ninth. Box

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Around the minors 6.26.12

June, 27, 2012
6/27/12
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LOUISVILLE 5, BUFFALO 3: Jenrry Mejia and Fernando Cabrera allowed two runs apiece as the Bisons failed to protect a 3-1 lead entering the eighth and lost their seventh straight. Mejia, who was charged with two runs on two hits and two walks in one inning, now has a 14.40 ERA in six relief appearances with the Bisons. He pitched to three batters in the eighth, in his second inning of work, and retired none before Cabrera entered. Cabrera suffered his first blown save in 16 chances this season. With the score tied entering the ninth, Louisville loaded the bases with one out. Cabrera then walked Daniel Dorn to score Felix Perez. Bill Rhinehart added a sacrifice fly. Buffalo starter Jeurys Familia rebounded from a rough outing at Norfolk, allowing one run on six hits and two walks while striking out three in five innings. With Buffalo trailing 1-0, Matt den Dekker homered to even the score. With the bases loaded in the fourth, Raul Reyes scored on a passed ball to give the Bisons the lead. The Bisons placed Josh Satin and Fred Lewis in scoring position in the seventh and Matt Tuiasosopo doubled. Satin scored for a 3-1 lead, but Lewis was thrown out at the plate. Den Dekker's third homer for the Bisons was his ninth extra-base hit in 13 hits since being promoted. Box

BOWIE 10, BINGHAMTON 1: Starter Cory Mazzoni (0-1) struggled in his home B-Mets debut, allowing seven runs (six hits) on a career-high 10 hits over six innings. Adrian Rosario fared no better, surrendering three runs on four hits while walking two in one inning. Brad Holt did post two scoreless innings. The Baysox took the lead on a three-run homer from Manny Machado in the first inning. In the sixth, they scored three runs on five hits, highlighted by a solo homer by Robbie Widlansky and RBI double by Buck Britton. Making his first start for the Baysox in 2012, left-hander Rick Zagone cruised through six innings, facing two over the minimum. The B-Mets' lone offensive highlight was provided by Eric Campbell in the seventh with his fifth homer this season. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, DAYTONA 3 (12 innings): Alonzo Harris Jr. had four hits and singled to score Travis Taijeron in the bottom of the 12th. Taijeron was drilled by a pitch with one out. Robbie Shields singled to place runners at first and second with two outs. Harris, who finished 4-for-7 with two RBIs and a run scored, then line a hit to center. The Mets had a 2-0 lead entering the eighth, but the Cubs pushed across a pair of runs to tie the score, then jumped ahead on an RBI triple by Arismendy Alcantara in the ninth. The Mets rallied in the bottom half send it into extra innings. Harris ripped a leadoff double. Rylan Sandoval followed with a game-tying RBI single. Shields went 4-for-5 with an RBI and walk while Sandoval finished 3-for-6 with an RBI. Blake Forsythe and Taijeron each had two hits. Tyler Pill tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out six in his fourth Florida State League start. He allowed five hits and walked one. Jack Leathersich allowed three runs on three hits in 1 2/3 innings with two walks and three strikeouts. John Church contributed two scoreless innings. Hamilton Bennett notched his seventh victory in relief. He tossed a scoreless 12th. Box

CHARLESTON 7, SAVANNAH 6 (10 innings): Chasen Bradford surrendered a single to Francisco Arcia in the bottom of the 10th that scored Cito Culver with the winning run. Culver had reached on an error by second baseman Brandon Brown. Savannah squandered a 6-2 lead when Jared West was charged with four seventh-inning runs. Gilbert Gomez, Cam Maron and Brian Harrison had three hits apiece in the loss. Box

DANVILLE 5, KINGSPORT 3: Left-hander Steven Matz, the organization's top pick in 2009, limited Danville to two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk in five innings but suffered his first professional loss. Gavin Cecchini went 2-for-4 with a triple and RBI and Tomas Nido also had two hits in the loss. Corey Oswalt allowed three runs in three relief innings. Box

HUDSON VALLEY 4, BROOKLYN 2: Luis Cessa's strong start was undermined by three unearned runs in the seventh as a 2-1 lead slipped away. In the second inning, Brooklyn's Kevin Plawecki walked, Stefan Sabol singled and Jeff Glenn walked to load the bases with none out. Cole Frenzel then singled to score Plawecki. After Dimas Ponce struck out, Eudy Pina singled to plate Sabol and make it 2-0. After Cessa surrendered a run to Hudson Valley in the third, the right-hander kept the Renegades off the scoreboard the remainder of his outing. Dawrin Frias then pitched a scoreless sixth, but ran into trouble in the seventh. After a one-out single by Justin O’Conner, Frias walked Leonardo Reginatto. Thomas Coyle then hit a shot in the direction of the sure-handed first baseman Frenzel. But when the former Arizona Wildcat tried to turn two, his throw to second eluded Phillip Evans and went sailing into left field, allowing the tying run to score. A wild pitch to Deshun Dixon allowed Reginatto to cross the plate. Coyle's sacrifice fly pushed across another run. Box

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