New York Mets: Tim Fedroff

Around the minors 6.3.12

June, 3, 2012
6/03/12
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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

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Around the minors 5.3.12

May, 3, 2012
5/03/12
10:54
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BUFFALO 6, SYRACUSE 5: Buffalo (16-11) scored two runs in the sixth inning and two more in the eighth for its sixth win in the last seven games. Eleven of the Herd's wins have come in games in which it has trailed. On Thursday, Syracuse took a 4-2 lead into the bottom of the sixth before the Herd rallied. Rob Johnson homered to lead off the frame and pinch hitter Michael Fisher scored all the way from first on Dustin Martin's double to tie the score. In the eighth, Bisons manager Wally Backman went to the bench three times to scratch across a pair of runs. A single from Brad Emaus and a double from Johnson had the Herd set up at second and third with no outs. Pinch hitter No. 1 Valentino Pascucci struck out and pinch hitter No. 2 Bobby Scales was intentionally walked. Pinch hitter No. 3 Lucas May then beat out a potential inning-ending double play to allow a run to score. Vinny Rottino added much-needed insurance with an RBI single. It proved to be the game-deciding run. Rottino had two hits, extending his hitting streak to a Bisons season-high 14 games. The win for Buffalo went to reliever Jack Egbert, who got the Herd out of a jam in the seventh. Fernando Cabrera pitched the ninth for his sixth save. Jeurys Familia started for the Bisons and allowed three runs (two earned) in five innings. He also had an RBI double in the second inning -- the sixth RBI by a Bisons pitcher this season, matching last year's total. In two games since being activated from the DL, Johnson is 5-for-7 with double, triple, homer and two RBIs. Mets right-hander D.J. Carrasco joined the Bisons on his rehab assignment and allowed a sixth-inning homer to Carlos Maldonado. He also picked up a strikeout in one inning. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, AKRON 3: Collin McHugh tossed 7 1/3 strong innings and Raul Reyes ripped a three-run homer as the B-Mets avoided getting swept in the four-game series. Facing spot starter Mason Radeke, the B-Mets took advantage of a rare Akron error in the first. A two-out walk to Reese Havens started the rally and shortstop Juan Diaz’s fielding error on Jefry Marte’s groundball set the table for Reyes. It was Akron’s 14th error as team, fewest in the Eastern League. Reyes cashed in by ripping his first long ball of the season. Binghamton doubled its lead in the fourth against former B-Met Jose De La Torre. Juan Lagares greeted the reliever by doubling. Travis Ozga brought him home by banging a double. Juan Centeno pushed Ozga to third my dribbling a single to the pitcher’s mound. Matt den Dekker plated Ozga with a sac fly. Josh Rodriguez gave Binghamton a six-run edge my lacing a double. Pedro Zapata and den Dekker laced back-to-back doubles to tack on another run in the sixth. It was all McHugh needed to rack up his team-leading fourth win. After side-stepping trouble in the first two innings, the righty cruised from the third onward. He retired 18 of 19 Aeros before Michel Hernandez doubled in the eighth. McHugh’s night was done after allowing run-scoring hits to Tim Fedroff and Juan Diaz. McHugh’s 7 1/3 innings were the most by any B-Met starter this year. He allowed three runs on six hits and struck out five while walking one. Erik Turgeon took over and allowed an RBI single to Jared Goedert before getting two outs to end the frame. Robert Carson tossed a perfect ninth to cap the victory. Box

JUPITER 6, ST. LUCIE 1: St. Lucie's seven-game winning streak was snapped despite Cory Vaughn delivering his team-leading seventh homer in the fourth inning. Vaughn drilled Matt Neil's offering over the left-center fence to cut the deficit to 3-1. Mets left-hander Angel Cuan (2-1) was dealt the loss, despite tossing six innings and allowing three runs on six hits with five strikeouts. Ryan Fraser allowed one run on three hits in two relief innings. John Church pitched the ninth and gave up two runs on one hit. Jupiter took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning on home runs by Marcell Ozuna and J.T. Realmuto. The Hammerheads picked up a run in the fifth after a balk was issued to Cuan to allow Yeison Hernandez to score from third. Hernandez delivered an RBI single in the seventh off Fraser to extend the lead to 4-1. Jupiter loaded the bases with one out in the ninth. Third baseman Wilmer Flores' throw toward second base on a potential double-play chance sailed into right field. The error allowed two runs to score. Box

SAVANNAH 3, DELMARVA 1: Domingo Tapia was dominant over 7 1/3 innings, in the longest start this season by a Gnats pitcher. The Gnats (16-11) won their fourth straight. Tapia gave up a pair of singles in the first inning, but escaped trouble with the help of third baseman Aderlin Rodriguez, who threw out a runner at the plate for the inning’s second out. That began a stretch during which Tapia (2-1) set down 14 batters in a row through the end of the fifth. The Gnats opened the scoring in the bottom of the first. Brandon Brown led off with a double and scored on DH Travis Taijeron’s single. Albert Cordero gave the Gnats a 2-0 advantage with a solo homer in the second. It was his first longball this season. Savannah made it 3-0 in the sixth. Taijeron reached on an infield single and scored on Charley Thurber’s triple. The Shorebirds (13-13) scored their only run in the eighth. After Tapia recorded the first out of the frame, a single and walk chased him. Reliever Estarlin Morel walked No. 9 hitter Mychal Givens to load the bases. He then gave up a sacrifice fly to Glynn Davis. With the tying run at first base, Gnats left fielder Gregory Pron made a diving catch to take a base hit away from the subsequent batter, Sammie Starr, to end the frame and preserve a two-run lead. Morel worked an uneventful ninth to wrap up his second save. The Gnats look for the sweep Friday when right-hander Tyler Pill (2-1, 2.11) opposes right-hander Tyler Wilson (3-1, 2.45). Box

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Around the minors 5.1.12

May, 1, 2012
5/01/12
11:46
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SYRACUSE 8, BUFFALO 0: Zach Duke pitched Syracuse passed Buffalo, snapping the Bisons' four-game winning streak. Duke, the former National League All-Star while with Pittsburgh, held the Herd to three hits over a season-high seven innings. The southpaw struck out five Bisons and didn't allow a hit in eight chances with runners in scoring position. His Chief teammates, meanwhile, got plenty of big hits. Right fielder Brett Carroll opened the scoring with a solo homer to lead off the fourth inning against Garrett Olson. Corey Brown added two more in the fourth with a double. Syracuse increased its lead to 5-0 in the sixth inning on an RBI single from Jarrett Hoffpauir and a sac fly from Mark Teahan. Former Bisons outfielder Jason Michaels added a two-run double in the eighth against left-hander Josh Edgin. Chuck James pitched two innings of scoreless relief. He has allowed one run in nine appearances this year. Valentino Pascucci went 0-for-4 and saw his Bisons-best 13-game hitting streak end. Vinny Rottino had one of Buffalo's four hits. His hitting streak now reached 12 games. Fred Lewis made his Bisons debut, going 0-for-4 while manning center field. The Bisons will look to even the series Wednesday with Matt Harvey on the mound. Box

AKRON 6, BINGAMTON 5 (10 innings): Chun Chen came off the bench for the Aeros and supplied three hits, including a walk-off single in the 10th, as the B-Mets could not hold a three-run lead and Elvin Ramirez was charged with a blown save and loss. After Binghamton jumped to a 5-2 lead in the seventh, the Aeros put up two in the bottom half against Kevin Mulvey and handed Ramirez his first blown save with a run in the ninth. Chen ripped the game-winning hit to right against Jeff Kaplan to give the Aeros their league-leading ninth one-run win. For the second night in a row, the B-Mets got on the board first. In his Double-A debut, Akron starter T.J. House hit his first batter. After the hit batsman, a single and a fielder’s choice, Jefry Marte singled to give Binghamton the lead. Rylan Sandoval doubled in the second and scored on a single from Matt den Dekker. After two bumpy innings, House settled in to blank the B-Mets for four consecutive innings. He retired 12 straight B-Mets before walking Eric Campbell to start the seventh. Akron tied the score with two runs in the fourth against B-Mets starter Greg Peavey. After allowing two singles and a fielder’s choice, Peavey surrendered his first run by uncorking a wild pitch. Ben Copeland tied the game with a double. The B-Mets got the lead back with a three-run seventh. A walk and fielding error from Kyle Bellows at third ended the night for House. Bryan Price entered and loaded the bases with a walk to Sandoval. Kai Gronauer and Pedro Zapata provided consecutive run-scoring singles before Oswaldo Navarro supplied a sac fly. After two rocky outings, Peavey turned in a strong performance. The righty allowed two runs on six hits and struck out four over six innings. Akron responded against Mulvey. Ryan Rohlinger ripped a solo homer to start the inning. Bellows walked and was quickly chased home by Chen’s pinch-hit double. Robert Carson relieved Mulvey and recorded two outs to preserve the lead. The Aeros nearly broke through in the eighth. They loaded the bases with no outs, but failed to get the timely hit. After Carson got two straight outs, Ramirez entered and induced Bellows to fly out to end the inning. Akron finally tied it in the ninth. Chen started the rally with a single, advanced to second on a walk to Tim Fedroff and scored on Juan Diaz’s single. In the 10th, the B-Mets were kept in check by Mason Radeke, making his Double-A debut. In the bottom of the 10th, Ramirez walked Rohlinger and gave up a single to Bellows to set the table to Chen. Kaplan entered and watched Chen lace his second pitch into right to give Akron the walk-off win. The teams continue their four-game series Wednesday as left-handers Mark Cohoon and Giovanni Soto face off. Box

ST. LUCIE 15, JUPITER 6: St. Lucie exploded for a nine-run second inning while winning its sixth straight game. D.J. Carrasco -- working a second straight day, a prerequisite to be activated from the DL -- retired the side in order in the seventh with two strikeouts. The Mets hit five homers and pounded out 19 hits to improve to 21-4. Richard Lucas opened the Mets' scoring in the second with a two-run homer. Robbie Shields drilled a three-run shot to give the Mets a 5-1 lead. Cesar Puello extended the lead with an RBI single. The Mets batted around in the second and Lucas also ripped a two-run single in the frame. Wilfredo Tovar hit a leadoff homer in the third to make it 10-1. Cory Vaughn and Wilmer Flores hit back-to-back homers in the fifth for a 12-3 lead. Vaughn also had an RBI groundout in the seventh and delivered a two-run double to left in the eighth. Yohan Almonte allowed six runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings with three walks and three strikeouts and picked up his second victory. Ryan Fraser induced an inning-ending double play in the sixth inning after Jupiter loaded the bases and scored three times. Hamilton Bennett tossed two scoreless innings and allowed two hits with one strikeout. Vaughn had three hits with two runs scored and four RBIs. Lucas went 2-for-4 with four RBIs. Flores went 4-for-6 with two runs and an RBI. Danny Muno and Puello each had three hits, while Tovar had two hits and three runs scored. Erik Goeddel starts for St. Lucie on Wednesday. Box

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Around the minors 4.30.12

April, 30, 2012
4/30/12
10:34
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ROCHESTER at BUFFALO (ppd.): The rainout will be made up during Rochester's Aug. 25-28 visit to Buffalo. Box

AKRON 3, BINGHAMTON 2: A groundball to third base in the bottom of the eighth started a chain of events that gave the Akron Aeros the lead for good. With the game knotted at 1 and two men aboard, Aeros second baseman Ryan Rohlinger sent a chopper to Jefry Marte at third base. The ball took an awkward hop, bounced past Marte and rolled into left field, allowing Chun Chen to score from second. Left fielder Pedro Zapata missed the cutoff man with his throw to home, enticing pinch runner Ben Copeland to try for third. Catcher Juan Centeno’s throw to the bag was on time, but Marte muffed it, allowing the ball to roll into left again. Copeland scampered home, giving Akron a two-run lead. The Aeros held off a late rally by the B-Mets in the ninth.

The game had started as a duel as Darin Gorski and Steven Wright matched zeroes for four innings. In the fifth, Binghamton's Travis Ozga led off by doubling. Matt den Dekker pushed him to third with a single. Josh Rodriguez brought Ozga home with a sacrifice fly. The lead was short-lived. Facing the bottom third of the batting order, Gorski allowed the first three batters to reach on two walks and a single. With the bases loaded, Tim Fedroff tied the score with a groundout to first base. Gorski escaped any further damage. Wright put up a scoreless sixth before seeing his night end in the seventh. After Lagares walked to start the inning and was bunted to second, Wright was replaced by Rob Bryson. With the potential go-ahead run on base, the righty got out of the inning by inducing Ozga to fly out and Zapata to ground out. Gorski allowed two runners in the sixth, but put up a scoreless inning to end his outing. The southpaw allowed one run on six hits and struck out three over six innings in the no-decision.

After tossing a scoreless seventh, reliever Edgar Ramirez allowed the first two batters to reach to set the table for the decisive play in the eighth. The final run proved vital for Akron as Binghamton put up a rally in the ninth against Bryson. Lagares scorched a two-out single. He moved to third on an infield single by Centeno and throwing error by Rohlinger at second. Ozga cut the deficit to one with a single. Rafael Fernandez was called upon to pinch hit for Zapata, but stranded the tying run at third by striking out to end the game. Although only one run was earned, Ramirez (0-1) suffered his first loss. The B-Mets (12-11) continue their series Tuesday as right-hander Greg Peavey opposes left-hander T.J. House, who makes his Double-A debut. Box

ST. LUCIE 2, FORT MYERS 1: Blake Forsythe delivered the tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning as St. Lucie won its fifth straight. Rehabbing D.J. Carrasco opened the game with a scoreless inning. Adam Kolarek picked up a six-out save without allowing a hit. Box

SAVANNAH 10, LEXINGTON 9 (12 innings): Travis Taijeron doubled and scored on a wild pitch in the 12th for the decisive run. Taijeron also homered twice and drove in five runs. T.J. Rivera, who was named South Atlantic League Player of the Week on Monday, as well as Cam Maron and Brian Harrison also produced long balls. Box

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Around the minors 4.6.12

April, 6, 2012
4/06/12
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BUFFALO 2, PAWTUCKET 1: Omar Quintanilla's ninth-inning RBI followed some solid bullpen work, giving the Herd a split of its two-game opening series. Quintanilla's first hit as a Bison came with two outs in the top of the ninth after it looked like PawSox reliever Tony Pena Jr. was going to wiggle out of trouble. Zach Lutz and newly promoted Raul Reyes collected back-to-back one-out singles, but pinch runner Bobby Scales was thrown out at home on a grounder from catcher Rob Johnson. With two outs, Quintanilla worked Pena Jr. to a 2-2 count before lining the fifth pitch into right field for the game-deciding run. Trailing 1-0 since the first inning, the Herd got the game-tying run in the fifth when Lutz singled home Vinny Rottino. The win for Buffalo went to Dylan Owen (1-0), who was very sharp in relief of Triple-A rookie Jeurys Familia. Owen put up 3 1/3 scoreless frames, allowing two hits. Familia worked the first 4 2/3 innings and allowed one run, five hits and three walks. The 22-year-old Familia struck out four and threw 95 pitches in his Bisons debut. Fernando Cabrera pitched the ninth for his first save. It was Cabrera's first appearance with the team since pitching in 78 games for Buffalo in 2004-2006. Cabrera saved 44 games with Pawtucket during the 2009 and '10 seasons. The Bisons' road trip continues Saturday at Rochester. Reyes was in the lineup after being promoted from Double-A Binghamton to replace Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Nieuwenhuis is on his way to New York for his major league debut. Incidentally, Quintanilla is the first Bisons player with a last name to begin with Q since outfielder Carlos Quintana played 39 games with the Herd in 1954. Box

AKRON 2, BINGHAMTON 1: In his first start as a Binghamton Met, Zack Wheeler allowed two runs and four hits while walking three and hitting a batter in a 71-pitch effort over three innings. Wheeler, who struck out four, was tagged with the loss. Regarded as the top prospect in the New York Mets system, Wheeler kicked off his Double-A career by striking out Tim Fedroff to start the game. He escaped unscathed after walking a pair in the inning by inducing Ryan Rohlinger to bounce into a double play. After fanning two in a scoreless second, the righty from Georgia ran into trouble in the third. Michel Hernandez lined a single up the middle and Fedroff reached on an infield single to third. With runners on first and second, Juan Diaz dumped a double just inside the left-field line. The hit brought home Akron’s only runs of the game. T.J. McFarland made the start for Akron and tossed three scoreless innings before allowing the B-Mets to crack the scoreboard in the fourth. Allan Dykstra led off the frame by looping a double to right. He scored two batters later when Jefry Marte one-hopped a double against the right-center wall. It would be the only offense supplied by the B-Mets. McFarland worked around a double by Pedro Zapata to post a scoreless fifth and handed things off to the bullpen. After firing seven scoreless innings Thursday night, the Aeros pen came through agai. Three relievers combined to hurl four scoreless frames. After Eric Campbell’s leadoff single in the sixth against Bryan Price, the final 12 B-Mets were retired in order. Price put up two scoreless innings, Bryce Stowell tossed a scoreless eighth and Preston Guilment notched the save in his Double-A debut with a scoreless ninth. The B-Mets bullpen pulled together and put up a strong effort. Edgar Ramirez, Elvin Ramirez, Brad Holt and Josh Edgin combined to throw six scoreless innings. They allowed one hit and struck out eight. The B-Mets fanned 12 Aeros in the game. The B-Mets (0-2) wrap up their series against the Aeros on Saturday afternoon. Left-hander Darin Gorski will make his Double-A debut. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, BRADENTON 1: Gonzalez Germen limited the Marauders to one run and six hits while striking out three and walking none in six innings for the win in his Florida State League debut. Taylor Whitenton and Adam Kolarek combined for three scoreless relief innings. Darrell Ceciliani and Cory Vaughn each had two hits, including a double, and scored twice. Richard Lucas went 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Box

AUGUSTA 6, SAVANNAH 5: Estarlin Morel suffered the blown save, allowing three ninth-inning runs. Third baseman Aderlin Rodriguez had three RBIs, but also committed his fourth error in two games, leading to an unearned run. Trailing 5-3, Augusta (1-1) put the first two men on against Morel, on a walk and a single. After a sacrifice bunt, Jose Cuevas lined a single into left field to tie the score at 5. Ben Thomas followed with a double into the left-field corner bringing home Cuevas with the go-head run. The Gnats had built a 4-0 advantage through five innings. Center fielder Tillman Pugh scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the first for a 1-0 lead. In the fifth, Rodriguez ripped a three-run double deep to right-center. The GreenJackets began their comeback against Savannah starter Rafael Montero in the sixth. A hit-by-pitch and a pair of singles helped produce two runs in the frame. Montero tossed 5 2/3 innings, yielding two runs and five hits, with four strikeouts and no walks. The teams traded runs in the seventh inning to run the score to 5-3. Right-hander Cody Hall earned the win for Augusta for throwing a scoreless 8th and 9th inning with two strikeouts. The Gnats and GreenJackets play game three of their four-game set Saturday. Savannah will send left-hander Alex Panteliodis to the hill against left-hander Adalberto Mejia for the 'Jackets. Box

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Around the minors 4.5.12

April, 5, 2012
4/05/12
11:07
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PAWTUCKET 4, BUFFALO 2: In hit Triple-A debut, 2010 first-round pick Matt Harvey (0-1) allowed four runs in 4 1/3 innings . He threw 54 of his 95 pitches for strikes, walking four, striking out three and tossing two wild pitches. Both Bisons homers came in the fourth inning, as Josh Satin and Valentino Pascucci drove shots out to left field. While the Bisons left the yard, the Red Sox didn't need to leave the infield to deal the Herd their its loss of the season. Pawtucket collected five infield hits and benefited from a pair of Bisons errors to hand Buffalo a 4-2 Opening Night defeat from McCoy Stadium. All three times Pawtucket dented the scoreboard they benefited by a play in the infield. Pawtucket second baseman Pedro Ciriaco blooped a soft liner over the mound in the third inning and scored on Mauro Gomez's RBI single to give the PawSox a 1-0 lead. After the Bisons took a 2-1 lead in the fourth, the PawSox put two on in bottom of the inning and escaped a potential inning-ending double play, when Jordany Valdespin couldn't handle Alex Hassan's grounder. Ciriaco took advantage with a single to center field to plate two more runs. An insurance run for the PawSox came in the fifth after a pair of walks drove Harvey from the game. Infield singles from Will Middlebrooks and Jason Repko off reliever Jeff Stevens produced a fourth Pawtucket run. Justin Germano (1-0) was credited with the win for Pawtucket, allowing two runs in five innings. This is the fourth consecutive year the Bisons have begun the season with a loss. Their last Opening Day victory was a 9-4 win in Norfolk on April 3, 2008. Pascucci's home run was his 39th as a Bison. Buffalo went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position while Pawtucket was 4-for-16 in the same situation. Box

AKRON 4, BINGHAMTON 0: The B-Mets could only muster three hits, all singles, against four Akron Aeros pitchers in their season opener, at NYSEG Stadium. Binghamton only pushed one runner to second base and failed to reach third during the game. The Binghamton lineup was held hitless over the final four innings. Binghamton bounced into two double plays and had a pair of runners gunned down on steal attempts by Akron catcher Roberto Perez. Collin McHugh, last year’s B-Mets Pitcher of the Year, made the start and tossed two scoreless innings before running into trouble in the third. Leadoff hitter Ben Copeland walked on four pitches and scored two batters later on Tim Fedroff’s double to right-center. After a Juan Diaz single, Jared Goedert ripped an RBI single to left to give the Aeros a 2-0 lead. Akron starter Paolo Espino fired two scoreless innings before running into trouble of his own in the third. After allowing a leadoff single to Juan Centeno and working the count to 1-1 against Sean Kazmar, the Panamanian left the game with an injury. He was replaced by Kyle Landis, who induced Kazmar to bounce into a double play on his first pitch. Landis then struck out Pedro Zapata to end the inning. Landis’ frame started the bullpen dominance by the Aeros. Landis tossed a scoreless fourth and handed off to Jose De La Torre. A former B-Met, De La Torre worked around a two-out single to put up a scoreless fifth. McHugh’s night ended after five innings. The right-hander allowed two runs on four hits and struck out four while walking three. Kevin Mulvey, in his return to the organization entered in the sixth and allowed a leadoff double to Ryan Rohlinger. With two runners aboard following a Chun Chen walk, Nick Weglarz bounced a potential double-play ball to second baseman Josh Rodriguez. The new B-Met flipped to second, but shortstop Kazmar at shortstop muffed the throw, allowing Rohlinger to score. Owning a 3-0 lead, De La Torre cruised through the sixth and worked around a one-out walk to toss a scoreless seventh. Matt Langwell took over in the eighth and struck out the side in order. The Aeros tacked on an run against Armando Rodriguez in the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Juan Diaz. The B-Mets went in order in the ninth against Langwell, who secured his first save of the season. De La Torre earned the win, while McHugh was saddled with the loss. The Aeros bullpen combined for seven shutout innings. The B-Mets (0-1) continue their series against the Akron Aeros on Friday night at 7:05. Right-hander Zack Wheeler makes his Double-A debut for Binghamton against left-hander T.J. McFarland. Box

BRADENTON 3, ST. LUCIE 2 (11 innings): After allowing a leadoff single in the 11th and sacrifice bunt, Ryan Fraser walked two and had a throwing error to load the bases. Fraser then hit former Mets farmhand Stefan Welch with a pitch to force in the winning run. 2011 second-round pick Cory Mazzoni allowed two unearned runs in five innings in his first St. Lucie start. Hamilton Bennett, Adrian Rosario and Jeffrey Kaplan combined for five scoreless relief innings. Box

SAVANNAH 3, AUGUSTA 2: Charley Thurber's bases-loaded single scored Luis Nieves for the walk-off win. Starter Logan Verrett limited Augusta to one unearned run in five innings. Carlos Vazquez had 2 1/3 scoreless, no-hit relief innings with five strikeouts. Box

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