New York Mets: Travis Ozga

Around the minors 7.1.12

July, 1, 2012
7/01/12
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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

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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

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Around the minors 6.29.12

June, 29, 2012
6/29/12
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BUFFALO 8, LOUISVILLE 0: Matt Harvey pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out nine. He retired the first 14 batters, until Paul Janish singled with two out in the fifth. Harvey allowed only three batters to reach, on two hits and a walk. Harvey now has an International League-leading 96 strikeouts. His seven wins lead the Bisons. Oswaldo Navarro, Matt den Dekker and Josh Rodriguez all delivered solo homers. It was Navarro's first long ball this season. Rodriguez went 4-for-5 and scored three runs. He is hitting .375 (11-for-29) with three homers and five RBIs since being called up from Double-A Binghamton on June 21. Brad Emaus went 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Den Dekker has hit four homers since a June 12 promotion from the B-Mets. Box

BOWIE 8, BINGHAMTON 5: The Baysox scored 33 runs and collected 49 hits in the four-game series while extending the B-Mets' home losing streak to six games. Dustin Martin's two-run homer off Zach Clark staked the B-Mets to an early lead. Binghamton starter Greg Peavey carried that advantage into the fifth, when his scoreless effort ended. No. 9 hitter Jai Miller squeaked a two-out, two-run homer over the right-field wall to even the score. Bowie took the lead for good with a three-run sixth. Manny Machado made Peavey pay for issuing two walks by stroking a two-run double. Rhyne Hughes followed with an RBI double. Armando Rodriguez surrendered a solo homer in the seventh. Clark settled in after Martin’s homer and retired 14 of the next 15 B-Mets. The stretch came to an end when he walked Eric Campbell to start the seventh. After a single by Wilmer Flores, Travis Ozga provided a two-out RBI single and Sean Kazmar cut the deficit to two with a run-scoring double. Reliever Robert Hinton entered and induced Juan Lagares to ground out to end the inning, stranding the tying run on second. In the eighth, Bowie's Robbie Widlansky singled, moved to second on a throwing error by catcher Francisco Pena, took third on a single and scored on a sac fly. Trailing by three, the B-Mets loaded the bases on three singles in the eighth. They only scratched across one run, on Martin's groundout. Pena struck out to end the inning. After the Baysox added one more run in the ninth against Edgar Ramirez, the B-Mets went down in order against Kyler Newby. Peavey (3-5) surrendered five runs on eight hits over six innings. The B-Mets (36-42) continue their eight-game homestand against Altoona. Zack Wheeler pitches Saturday. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, JUPITER 2 (12 innings): Alonzo Harris Jr. opened the 12th with a triple and scored on Rylan Sandoval's single to break a 4-all tie. Cory Vaughn pushed the lead to two runs later in the frame with a sacrifice fly. Sandoval earlier produced a solo homer. Relievers John Church, Adam Kolarek, Jeffrey Walters and Taylor Whitenton combined for six scoreless innings. T.J. Rivera went 4-for-5. Box

SAVANNAH 6, AUGUSTA 2: Michael Fulmer (5-4) limited Augusta to two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out six in six innings. Dustin Lawley had two RBIs. Box

BLUEFIELD 12, KINGSPORT 3: Starter Christian Montgomery allowed six runs (five earned) on four hits and three walks in three innings. Box

BROOKLYN 5, ABERDEEN 2: The Cyclones tagged Aberdeen starter Cameron Coffey for four third-inning runs, fueled by Phillip Evans' two-out, two-run homer. Following the long ball, Kevin Plawecki was hit by a pitch and scored on Cole Frenzel's triple. Frenzel scored when Stefan Sabol doubled. Brooklyn starter Rainy Lara retired the first 12 batters he faced before surrendering a leadoff triple to Torsten Boss in the fifth. Cameron Edman's ensuing RBI single cut Brooklyn's lead to 4-1. Jerome Pena knocked Lara from the game in the sixth with a two-out solo homer. Lara struck out 10 in 5 2/3 innings. Lara became the 22nd player in Cyclones history to strike out 10 or more in a game, and the first since A.J. Pinera on Aug. 12, 2010 at Auburn. Brooklyn reliever Beck Wheeler took over in the sixth and walked Will Howard. Howard stole second, but Wheeler struck out Boss to end the inning. Back-to-back doubles by Frenzel and Sabol in the eighth gave the Cyclones a 5-2 lead. Frenzel went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Frenzel entered the game with a .486 on-base percentage, which ranked third in the New York-Penn League. Princeton product Matt Bowman picked up his first pro save, striking out three and walking a batter in the ninth. Box

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Around the minors 6.17.12

June, 17, 2012
6/17/12
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PAWTUCKET 6, BUFFALO 1: Garrett Olson gave up four runs in just 2 1/3 innings. Hitting third in the order, Matt den Dekker went 1-for-4. Raul Reyes was the only Bison to notch two hits. He also proved the team’s lone RBI. Buffalo went 1-for-4 with RISP and left six men on base. Jenrry Mejia struggled in his second appearance since moving to the bullpen, giving up two hits and a run in a third of an inning. Manny Acosta provided 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Brandon Duckworth gave up a run on three hits over six innings to improve to 7-1 for the Red Sox. Olson fell to 2-4. Box

ALTOONA 15, BINGHAMTON 6: Travis Ozga hit his fourth home run of the season in a losing cause, as Binghamton was trounced by Altoona, 15-6, on Sunday. Greg Peavey was tagged with the loss. He surrendered seven runs (four earned) on eight hits in five innings. Adrian Rosario and Robert Carson gave up a combined 10 hits and eight runs in relief of Peavy. Pedro Zapata had a pair of hits for the B-Mets. Miles Durham, Stefan Welch and Quincy Latimore all had three hits for the Curve. B-Mets pitchers combined to give up three homers. Box

SAVANNAH 5, ROME 2: Marcos Camarena pitched six innings of one-run ball to improve to 5-1 as the Gnats completed the first half of their season. Camarena has a 1.30 ERA. Travis Taijeron hit his 12th homer. Box

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Around the minors 5.28.12

May, 27, 2012
5/27/12
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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 5.17.12

May, 17, 2012
5/17/12
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BUFFALO 4, GWINNETT 2: Vinny Rottino extended his Triple-A hitting streak to 20 games with a two-run single in the second to cap the scoring. Braves starter Julio Teheran's pitch count reached 86 while lasting only 2 2/3 innings. Corey Wimberly led off the home first with a single. Fred Lewis followed that with a double to score Wimberly from first. With the Herd trailing 2-1, Teheran then walked Valentino Pascucci and Matt Tuiasosopo to load the bases. The Braves' top prospect walked a third straight batter, Brad Emaus, to force in the tying run. In the second, after singles by Bisons starter Chris Schwinden (2-for-2) and Wimberly and a walk to Lewis, Rottino swatted a single to give the Herd the decisive two-run lead. Schwinden pitched six innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out four. It marked Schwinden's first win in four starts -- although he had allowed three runs or fewer in each of those outings. In the ninth, the Herd avoided a Gwinnett threat courtesy of defensive plays by Wimberly and Emaus. Box

BINGHAMTON 12, TRENTON 3: The B-Mets scored nine second-inning runs and Zack Wheeler struck out eight. Trailing by two entering the second, the B-Mets kicked off the frame with four consecutive singles against Trenton starter Cory Arbiso, capped by Kai Gronauer’s RBI. Second baseman David Adams made matters worse by booting a potential double-play ball, allowing another run to score. After Matt den Dekker supplied a sac fly, Josh Rodriguez sent an RBI single up the middle. Jefry Marte walked to load the bases, and Juan Lagares lined one off Arbiso. The pitcher recovered, but his throw sailed past Luke Murton at first and bounced into the stands, allowing two more runs to score. Travis Ozga then launched a three-run homer, his third long ball of the season. By the time Sean Kazmar grounded out to end the inning, the B-Mets had sent 12 men to the plate. It was the most runs scored in one inning for Binghamton since it also plated nine in the third inning against Reading on Aug. 14, 2010. It was more than enough support for Wheeler (3-2) to collect his third straight win. The right-hander was tagged for a two-run home run by Cody Johnson in the first inning, but he did not allow another hit until the sixth. He allowed two total hits and struck out eight over a season-high seven innings. Binghamton tacked onto its lead in the middle innings. Marte ripped a solo homer against reliever Francisco Rondon in the fourth, while den Dekker added an RBI double in the fifth. Kazmar supplied a run-scoring single against Ryan Pope in the sixth. Edgar Ramirez took over on the mound in the eighth and needed nine pitches to toss a perfect frame. Jeff Kaplan allowed one run in the ninth. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, LAKELAND 5: Catcher Blake Forsythe homered twice, including a grand slam, and drove in all six runs. Forsythe's eighth-inning sacrifice fly broke a 5-all tie. Adrian Rosario recorded his 11th save by recording the final five outs. Starter Cory Mazzoni, the Mets' second-round pick last June out of NC State, allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings. Box

AUGUSTA 3, SAVANNAH 2: The GreenJackets scored in the top of the first inning and hung on late. Augusta (18-20) hopped out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the first against Domingo Tapia. Tapia (3-2) lasted four innings, yielding three runs, all earned, on five hits and two walks. He struck out five. The Gnats (24-15) got a run back in the third on Travis Taijeron's RBI single. The teams traded single runs in the fourth on RBI triples -- by Carlos Willoughby in the top half, then Gregory Pron in the bottom to make it 3-2. After Pron’s triple, Augusta pitching retired the next 13 Gnats. Aderlin Rodriguez snapped that streak with a leadoff single in the ninth. Pinch-runner Tillman Pugh stole second, but was stranded. Box

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Around the minors 5.13.12

May, 13, 2012
5/13/12
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BUFFALO 7, CHARLOTTE 6: When Josh Edgin replaced Fernando Cabrera in the bottom of the ninth, his task was simple: Get one out and the Bisons' three-game losing streak would be over. Easier said than done, but Edgin ultimately was up to the challenge. Charlotte's Dan Johnson popped out to shortstop Omar Quintanilla. The Bisons had not made it easy on themselves. With his club down 7-4 entering the bottom of the ninth, Charlotte's Jim Gallagher singled to start things off. Ray Olmedo then walked. Cabrera rebounded to strike out two, but Drew Garcia then ripped a two-run double. Herd manager Wally Backman inserted Edgin at that point for his first Triple-A save. Trailing 4-2, the Herd produced a five-run eighth. Lucas May opened the inning with a single, and Fred Lewis reached with one out on a throwing error that sent May to second. Vinny Rottino then provided a double that scored May, at which point the Knights made a pitching change with a 4-3 lead. The change proved ineffective, as the Herd scored four more runs. After Valentino Pascucci struck out, Matt Tuiasosopo came through with a single that scored Lewis and Rottino for a 5-4 lead. Josh Satin and Dustin Martin then produced consecutive RBI doubles. Matt Harvey got the start for the Herd and did not factor in the decision. He allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six in six innings. He threw 91 pitches (63 strikes) and surrendered a solo homer to Tyler Kuhn. Elvin Ramirez (2-0) relieved Harvey and allowed one hit in two scoreless innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, NEW HAMPSHIRE 6: The B-Mets belted three homers to match a season high, including a go-ahead blast by Jefry Marte in the seventh. The seesaw battle saw Binghamton grab its first lead using a two-out rally against starter Randy Boone in the third. Rylan Sandoval started the charge with a double and Pedro Zapata followed by reaching on third baseman Mark Sobolewski’s throwing error. Matt den Dekker extended his hitting streak to nine games with a two-run double. The Fisher Cats answered the following half-inning. With two outs and a runner on, Sobolewski hammered his league-leading eighth homer to tie the score. After a hit batsman and a single, Brian Van Kirk delivered a two-run double. The B-Mets answered with a pair of long balls in the fifth. Sean Kazmar ripped a homer and den Dekker tied the score with a shot off the batter’s eye. Kazmar’s homer was his first since July 2011. New Hampshire took the lead right back with another two-out hit the next half-inning. Brian Van Kirk laced a run-scoring single to plate Sobolewski, giving the Fisher Cats a 5-4 advantage. It was the final inning for Greg Peavey, who allowed five runs on seven hits over five frames.

Trailing by one with two men aboard in the sixth, Travis Ozga delivered. After going hitless in his first 16 at bats against the Fisher Cats in 2012, Ozga dumped an RBI single to right against reliever Danny Farquhar to score Eric Campbell and knot the game at 5. In the seventh against reliever Aaron Loup with two outs, Juan Lagares reached on another throwing error by Sobolewski. Marte immediately launched a two-run homer to give Binghamton a 7-5 lead. It was Marte’s first home run with the B-Mets. After Armando Rodriguez tossed a scoreless sixth and seventh, the Fisher Cats threatened in the eighth by putting two men aboard with one out against Jeff Kaplan. After falling behind Brian Jeroloman 1-0, Kaplan was replaced by Robert Carson. Fisher Cats manager Sal Fasano countered by pinch-hitting for Jeroloman with A.J. Jimenez. Jimenez popped out in foul territory and Justin Jackson flied out to end the threat. It did not get any easier for Carson in the ninth after two singles and a wild pitch put runners at second and third with one out. Mike McDade cut the deficit to one with a sac fly, but Brad Glenn stranded the tying run at second by striking out on three pitches. Rodriguez (2-0) has not allowed a run in more than 13 innings on the hill. Carson collected his first career save. The B-Mets (17-18) enjoy a day off Monday. Box

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Around the minors 5.3.12

May, 3, 2012
5/03/12
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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 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 4.29.12

April, 29, 2012
4/29/12
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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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Around the minors 4.28.12

April, 28, 2012
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BUFFALO 4, ROCHESTER 3: Vinny Rottino's RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning drove home Omar Quintanilla with the winning run. Buffalo (13-10) has now won three straight and eight of its past 11 games. The Herd is a season-best three games over .500. Rottino brought a nine-game hitting streak into the contest, but was staring at an 0-for-4 day before getting his chance in the ninth inning. With the bases loaded and two outs, he drove an offering from Rochester reliever Esmerling Vasquez back through the middle. Just as Quintanilla crossed the plate, the rest of the Bisons mobbed Rottino at first base. The Bisons loaded the bases for Rottino without hitting the ball out of the infield. Quintanilla was hit by Vasquez to lead off the inning and then sacrificed to second by Andres Torres. Rochester intentionally walked Bobby Scales and unintentionally issued a free pass to Valentino Pascucci to load the bases. Buffalo had built a 3-0 advantage through the first three innings. In his first game against his former team, Dustin Martin hit a solo homer to deep left-center in the second inning. Martin, who signed with the Mets on Wednesday, played 392 games over the past three seasons with Rochester. The Bisons added two runs in the third inning. Red Wings third baseman Ray Chang hit Torres in the back on an attempted force play at home. Matt Tuiasosopo followed with a sacrifice fly. Rochester scored two in the fifth, on Joe Benson's homer, and once in the sixth on Brian Dozier's RBI single. Jeremy Hefner started for Buffalo and worked a Bisons season-best 7 2/3 innings. The righty did not issue a walk and struck out five in his first game since being optioned back from the Mets. Pascucci singled in the seventh inning to increase his hitting streak to 12 games. The stretch is the second-longest active streak in the International League. Torres went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in his second game with the Herd. He is expected to travel to Houston on Sunday and be activated from the DL for Monday's series opener. Box

ERIE 3, BINGHAMTON 2: The B-Mets left nine men on base, including the potential tying run at second in the ninth. B-Mets starter Collin McHugh battled low temperatures and command issues in the first two innings, walking four and reaching a full count against five batters. In spite of the difficulties, he managed to escape unharmed with two scoreless innings. After working quick innings in the third and fourth, McHugh ran into a roadblock in the fifth. He allowed his first hit with one out, on an infield single to short by Niuman Romero. After Brandon Douglas sneaked a bunt single to third, both runners moved up an additional base when Jefry Marte uncorked a wild throw to first. Rob Brantly gave Erie the lead by lacing a two-run, opposite-field double. The hit ended McHugh’s day after 4 1/3 innings. He walked a season-high four and struck out four. Kevin Mulvey entered and surrendered an RBI single to Ben Guez, giving the SeaWolves a three-run edge. Binghamton finally plated a run without the benefit of a hit in the seventh. After cruising through six frames, Avery pitched himself out of the game by walking Travis Ozga and Rafael Fernandez. Reliever Michael Morrison replaced him and walked Kai Gronauer and uncorked a wild pitch, allowing Ozga to score Binghamton’s first run. Pedro Zapata flied out to end the inning. The walks continued in the eighth. Morrison was pulled after putting the first three on base, all via base on balls. Marte greeted reliever Kenny Faulk with a bloop single, scoring Matt den Dekker. The single by Marte was Binghamton’s first hit with a runner in scoring position in more than 29 innings. Faulk retired the next three he faced to preserve the one-run lead. Binghamton pushed the tying run to second in the ninth against Faulk, but failed to come through with the big hit. Zapata reached on an infield single and swiped second base with two outs. He was stranded when Oswaldo Navarro struck out. McHugh (3-2) had his three-game winning streak snapped. Zack Wheeler opposes right-hander Mark Sorensen on Sunday. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, FORT MYERS 0: Cory Mazzoni tossed five scoreless innings and combined with relievers Ryan Fraser, Taylor Whitenton and Adam Kolarek on the shutout. Cory Vaughn produced his fourth homer, a solo shot in the fourth inning that opened the scoring. Alonzo Harris went 3-for-4 with a double and scored twice. Box

LEXINGTON 5, SAVANNAH 4 (11 innings): T.J. Chism surrendered a walk-off homer to Drew Muren to lead off the bottom of the 11th. T.J. Rivera belted a three-run homer and drove in all four runs in the loss. Box

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Around the minors 4.19.12

April, 20, 2012
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LEHIGH VALLEY 8, BUFFALO 4: The series finale between the division rivals was a run-of-the-mill 2-2 game until a crazy top of the eighth. That's when a force out that wasn't opened the floodgates to a five-run rally for the IronPigs. The inning started when Valentino Pascucci bobbled a grounder to first base from Hector Luna. Cody Overbeck followed with a bunt to third base, but Josh Satin had no one to throw to after he fielded it. After a successful sacrifice and an intentional walk to Joe Thurston, the IronPigs were set up with the bases loaded and one out. Erik Kratz followed with a fly ball that dropped into shallow right. Matt Tuiasosopo came up throwing and sent a missile to home plate, where Rob Johnson missed the tag on Luna. However, no tag was needed as it was a force play. It was ruled that Luna beat the throw, and the umpire stood by his call even after Herd manager Wally Backman argued the play. Lehigh Valley's 3-2 lead quickly grew as Scott Podsednik singled home two runs on the next pitch. The IronPigs increased their lead to 7-2 with an RBI groundout from Andres Blanco and throwing error from Johnson. The Bisons scored two in the eighth in a rally that came up short, with Tuiasosopo and Satin driving in runs. Buffalo had already came back from 2-0 down with home runs from Pascucci and Jordany Valdespin. The loss for Buffalo was charged to Jack Egbert (0-1). He pitched the decisive eighth inning, giving up his first runs of the season. Bobby Scales reached base twice, with singles in the third and fifth innings. He has reached base at least twice in all 12 games he has started. Vinny Rottino and Zach Lutz did not start for the first time this season. However, both were used as pinch hitters in the contest. Pascucci's home run was his 43rd as a Bison. He is now in sole possession of ninth in the team's modern era. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, PORTLAND 0: Darin Gorski allowed one hit over six shutout innings and the B-Mets racked up 11 hits. Three B-Mets pitchers limited the Sea Dogs to three hits in their second shutout win of the season. Gorski, in his third B-Mets start, navigated his only threat in the second. With two outs, Gorski plunked Reynaldo Rodriguez and gave up a single to Ronald Bermudez. He escaped the jam by inducing Dan Butler to ground out. It was the only time Portland had a runner reach second against Gorski. The southpaw fired four perfect innings and capped his night by retiring Oscar Tejeda to end the sixth. It was the second time this season Gorski has given up one hit and tossed six scoreless innings. The B-Mets tagged starting pitcher Billy Buckner for six hits over five innings. Eric Campbell started the attack with a two-out, run-scoring single in the third. Travis Ozga (3-for-4) led off the fourth by launching the first pitch over the right-field fence, giving Binghamton a 2-0 lead. The drive was Ozga’s second long ball of the season, putting him in the team lead. Campbell added a sacrifice fly in the fifth. Michael Lee took over in the sixth and allowed the first five batters to reach. Josh Rodriguez laced an RBI single up the middle and Pedro Zapata drove home a pair with a bouncer to center. By the time Lee recorded his first out, the B-Mets held a six-run lead. Elvin Ramirez worked around a walk and an error to post a scoreless seventh. He then side-stepped a two-out double in the eighth. Ramirez has three consecutive appearances with four strikeouts. Armando Rodriguez shut the door with a scoreless ninth. The B-Mets (6-7) continue their four-game series against the Sea Dogs on Friday night. Greg Peavey, the reigning Eastern League Pitcher of the Week, opposes Chris Balcom-Miller. Box

ST. LUCIE 1, PALM BEACH 0 (six innings): St. Lucie Mets left-hander Chase Huchingson tossed five shutout innings and shortstop Wilfredo Tovar hit a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth as the Mets won a rain-shortened six-inning game. The Mets won their sixth consecutive game. Huchingson improved to 3-0 and has not allowed a run in 17 2/3 innings this season. He allowed four hits and one walk with three strikeouts. Tovar finished 2-for-2. In a scoreless game in the fifth, Richard Lucas reached second on a throwing error by Cardinals shortstop Ronny Gil. With Lucas at third and two outs, Tovar lined a single to right field off the glove of second baseman Starlin Rodriguez. Taylor Whitenton tossed a scoreless sixth, working around a hit and walk. The game was delayed due to rain after the third inning. Huchingson came back strong in the fourth and fifth innings to keep the Cardinals off the scoreboard. Danny Muno, Cory Vaughn and Wilmer Flores each recorded a hit for the Mets. Box

HICKORY 7, SAVANNAH 1: The Crawdads used three triples to snap the Sand Gnats’ six-game winning streak. Hickory (9-5) scored in three of the first four innings to take a 4-0 lead. In the first inning, Hanser Alberto tripled and scored, and in the second Chris Grayson did the same to put Hickory up 2-0. The Crawdads doubled their advantage with two unearned runs in the fourth against starter Alex Panteliodis. The Gnats (10-5) pushed across their only run in the bottom of the fourth. Brian Harrison singled and advanced around the bases on a balk, a groundout and an RBI groundout by Charley Thurber. Savannah had the bases loaded down 5-1 in the fifth, but could not find the hit to draw closer as Harrison and Aderlin Rodriguez consecutively struck out. Hickory out-hit Savannah 13-2. Panteliodis was charged with four runs, only one of which was earned, in four innings to take his first loss of the year. Hickory reliever Santo Perez shut down the Gnats over the final four innings to pick up his first save. The Gnats and Crawdads resume their four-game series Friday. Savannah right-hander Domingo Tapia (1-0, 2.25) opposes left-hander Will Lamb (0-1, 2.00). Box

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Around the minors 4.18.12

April, 18, 2012
4/18/12
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BUFFALO 4, LEHIGH VALLEY 1: A day after snapping Lehigh Valley's six-game winning streak, the Bisons won again by the same score as Jeremy Hefner (2-1) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings. The only blemish on Hefner's line: an unearned run in the first inning on a passed ball. Hefner faced the minimum in innings four through seven. Hot-hitting Zach Lutz doubled home Bobby Scales in the fourth inning to tie the score. In the seventh, Scales provided the clutch hit with a two-out RBI double. Scales then scored along with Jordany Valdespin on Valentino Pascucci's two-run single. With a walk and a double, Scales upped his streak of getting on base twice to 11 straight games. His on-base percentage actually went down on Wednesday to .551 after going 1-for-3 with a walk. Justin Hampson retired all six batters he faced to earn his first save. Hampson's save was the second of his pro career. He earned the first on April 21, 2011 against Rochester. Buffalo will go for the series win Thursday afternoon, with Garrett Olson facing ex-Bison Scott Elarton. Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the series finale. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 2, BINGHAMTON 0: The B-Mets scratched out only two hits and were shut out for the second time this season. The game was a battle of prospects as Zack Wheeler made the start for Binghamton against right-hander Deck McGuire for New Hampshire. With the help of timely Fisher Cats hits, McGuire triumphed. Wheeler turned in a solid performance in his third Double-A start. He struck out six in his first three innings before allowing a run in the fourth. Mike McDade led off the frame by dumping a single to left field. He advanced to second on a groundout and scored on Kevin Howard’s double to right-center. It was the only run allowed by Wheeler in his six innings. The right-hander struck out eight and walked two, but got no help from the offense. The B-Mets struggled to put solid contact on the ball against McGuire. The righty had just three strikeouts, but allowed only one hit in 6 2/3 scoreless innings. Binghamton threatened with two runners on base with one out in the second, but McGuire struck out Josh Rodriguez and induced Juan Centeno to ground out. Binghamton would not have another scoring chance until the seventh, when Eric Campbell walked to start the inning. Juan Lagares traded places with him on a fielder’s choice, but was quickly erased by catcher A.J. Jimenez on a steal attempt. McGuire’s night ended after he walked Travis Ozga with two outs. Former B-Met Clint Everts entered from the bullpen and allowed a single to Rodriguez, but bounced back to strike out Centeno, stranding both runners. After Everts breezed through the eighth and the Fisher Cats added an insurance run against Edgar Ramirez in the bottom of the inning, Ronald Uviedo took over in the ninth. He issued a pair of walks, but induced Centeno to pop out in foul territory to end the game. Uviedo earned his fourth save. The B-Mets (5-7) head back to Binghamton for a seven-game homestand, starting Thursday night against Portland. Left-hander Darin Gorski opposes right-hander Billy Buckner. Box

SAVANNAH 4, ROME 3
SAVANNAH 2, ROME 0:
In the resumption of Tuesday's suspended game, Savannah rallied with two seventh-inning runs for a comeback victory. Brian Harrison contributed a game-tying RBI double as part of a 4-for-5 game spanning two days. Jack Leathersich earned the save with two no-hit relief innings that included three strikeouts. In the regularly scheduled game, which was limited to seven innings, Rafael Montero and Estarlin Morel combined on a three-hit shutout. Savannah scored both runs in the final frame, all with two out. Charlie Thurber singled. Travis Taijeron walked. Then Gregory Pron and Luis Nieves contributed RBI singles. Box 1, Box 2

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Around the minors 4.17.12

April, 17, 2012
4/17/12
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BUFFALO 4, LEHIGH VALLEY 1: Chris Schwinden induced 12 fly-ball outs over seven innings of one-run ball as the Herd snapped Lehigh Valley's six-game winning streak. Schwinden faced five more than the minimum through his seven innings. He struck out only one batter, but also only issued a one walk. The righty kept the outfielders busy with four fly-ball outs to left field, five to center and three more to right. Schwinden didn't allow more than one baserunner in any inning. The duo of Jack Egbert and Fernando Cabrera then kept the lead intact. Egbert increased his scoreless-innings streak to begin the season to eight with a 1-2-3 eighth. Cabrera worked the ninth for his third save. Trailing 1-0, the Bisons took the lead with two runs in the fifth inning against ex-Met Pat Misch. Lucas May hit Buffalo's first triple of the year to score Vinny Rottino from first base. Omar Quintanilla then gave the Herd the lead with a run-scoring groundout. Bobby Scales added insurance with a solo homer in the sixth. Scales also singled in the eighth to continue his streak of reaching base twice in all 10 games he has started this season. Buffalo plated a fourth run in the ninth inning when Domonic Brown dropped a deep fly ball off the bat of Josh Satin. Jordany Valdespin finished the game 0-for-4 and saw an end to his seven-game hitting streak. Zach Lutz went 2-for-3 to raise his average to .364. It was Lutz's fourth multi-hit game this homestand. Before May, the last Bisons catcher to triple was Josh Thole, on May 9, 2010 in Indianapolis. Misch (1-2) was charged with three runs and five hits while striking out two in 5 2/3 innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 10, NEW HAMPSHIRE 6: The B-Mets sent 10 men to the plate and scored six runs in the third inning. Binghamton started the scoring early against New Hampshire starter Chad Jenkins. Sean Kazmar led off the game by walking and Oswaldo Navarro followed with a single. Matt den Dekker gave the B-Mets the lead and extended his hitting streak to nine games by ripping an RBI single past Mike McDade at first base. Navarro scored one batter later when Eric Campbell bounced into a double play. Binghamton truly turned up the heat in the third. The B-Mets set a season high for runs in an inning by crossing home six times on seven hits. Navarro, den Dekker, Campbell and Juan Lagares pounded out consecutive hits against Jenkins. Following a flyout by Travis Ozga, the B-Mets chased Jenkins with three straight hits, capped by Rylan Sandoval’s two-run triple. It was Sandoval’s first hit as a B-Met. Matt Wright entered in relief and doused the flames by inducing Kazmar to ground out. Wright struck out the side in order in the fourth, but hit a speed bump with two outs in the fifth. Josh Rodriguez started the rally by producing his first homer of the season. Juan Centeno followed with a double. He scored two batters later on Kazmar’s single. B-Mets starter Collin McHugh earned his second win of the trip. For the second straight start, McHugh racked up six strikeouts. He capped his night by fanning Brian Van Kirk to end the fifth. The righty allowed one run on four hits and walked two. His only blemish was a solo homer by Mark Sobolewski in the second. Up 10-1, Kevin Mulvey allowed the first three to reach to start the seventh, in his second inning. Ryan Goins cleared the bases with a triple. He scored one batter later on Van Kirk’s sacrifice fly. After a double and a walk, Robert Carson relieved Mulvey and ended the threat. The southpaw allowed the first two to reach in the eighth, but retired the next three Fisher Cats to post 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Josh Edgin took over in the ninth. Brad Glenn blasted a one-out solo homer. A.J. Jimenez followed by flying out and Sobolewski struck out to end the game. The B-Mets (5-6) complete their first trip of the season Wednesday night. It will be a matchup of top prospects as right-hander Zack Wheeler opposes right-hander Deck McGuire. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, CHARLOTTE 1: Gonzalez Germen limited Charlotte to one run on two hits and three walks while striking out five in 5 1/3 innings. Relievers John Church, Adam Kolarek and Adrian Rosario combined to blank the Stone Crabs, surrendering only one hit and one walk, the rest of the way. Wilmer Flores went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a walk and two RBIs. Cesar Puello and Wilfredo Tovar also had two hits apiece. Box

SAVANNAH 2, ROME 1 (suspended): The game was halted in the top of the fifth inning because of a power failure. Before the stoppage, Aderlin Rodriguez contributed an RBI triple and scored on Dustin Lawley's sacrifice fly in the third. The game will resume Wednesday. Box

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Around the minors 4.16.12

April, 16, 2012
4/16/12
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LEHIGH VALLEY 8, BUFFALO 2: Lehigh Valley scored four runs in the first inning against Jeurys Familia and rode the early advantage to their sixth straight win. Walks continue to be Buffalo's bugaboo. The Bisons issued 10 free passes, with four coming around to score. Andres Blanco was walked by Familia (1-1) in the first inning and came around on a throwing error from Adam Loewen for a 2-0 IronPigs advantage. Two batters later, Derrick Mitchell doubled in two more runs, including Joe Thurston, who was on via another free pass. Familia walked Hector Luna to lead off the fifth, and the former Bison scored as part of a two-run IronPigs rally. Reliever Dylan Owen issued a free pass to Scott Podsednik to begin another two-run Lehigh Valley inning in the sixth. After scoring 35 runs in the first five games of the homestand, the Bisons' bats were mostly held in check. Omar Quintanilla and Lucas May drove in the Herd's runs. A day after losing his nine-game hitting streak in a four-walk afternoon, Zach Lutz went 3-for-5 to raise his average to .341. Bobby Scales kept his streak of reaching base at least twice in every game he's started this season alive. The veteran went 1-for-3 with a pair of walks in the loss. A unique pitching match is set for Tuesday. The Bisons' 2011 Most Valuable Pitcher, Chris Schwinden, faces the Herd's top pitcher from 2010, Pat Misch. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 2, BINGHAMTON 1: The B-Mets left nine runners on base and went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. The B-Mets had a runner on base in each inning and at least one runner in scoring position in five different frames, but scratched out just one run in the first game of the three-game series. The Fisher Cats cracked the scoreboard in the third. B-Mets starter Mark Cohoon walked Jonathan Diaz, New Hampshire’s No. 9 hitter, to kick off the inning. Diaz advanced to second on an errant pickoff throw by Cohoon and scored when John Tolisano doubled. After Ryan Goins sacrificed Tolisano to third, Cohoon uncorked a wild pitch, allowing New Hampshire’s second run to come home. Binghamton finally broke through in the sixth. Matt den Dekker led off by ripping a single off the glove of Mark Sobolewski at third. That extended his hitting streak to eight games. After den Dekker stole second and Travis Ozga walked, Oswaldo Navarro dumped an RBI single into right field to cut New Hampshire’s lead in half. Binghamton loaded the bases later in the inning against reliever Matt Daly, but Pedro Zapata struck out on three pitches to end the threat. In the seventh, den Dekker doubled off Aaron Loup but was stranded on third when Juan Lagares grounded out. Binghamton’s last threat came in the eighth when Navarro singled and advanced to second on Justin Jackson’s fielding error in center field. With the potential game-tying run on second, Ronald Uviedo came out of the bullpen and induced Josh Rodriguez to ground out to third to end the threat. Uviedo returned in the ninth and worked a perfect frame to collect his third save. Cohoon went a season-high six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits. The southpaw walked two and struck out one. Elvin Ramirez chipped in with two scoreless innings of relief, collecting four strikeouts along the way. The B-Mets (4-6) continue their three-game series Tuesday. Right-hander Collin McHugh makes his third start of the season for Binghamton. Box

ST. LUCIE 2, CHARLOTTE 0: Cory Mazzoni, Hamilton Bennett and Jeffrey Kaplan combined on the four-hit shutout. Box

SAVANNAH 6, ROME 5 (12 innings): Rome scored three ninth-inning runs against Jared West to force extra innings, but the Gnats won in the 12th on Dustin Lawley's leadoff homer. Travis Taijeron also went deep in the game for Savannah. Box

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Around the minors 4.15.12

April, 15, 2012
4/15/12
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BUFFALO 10, PAWTUCKET 9 (10 innings): Jordany Valdespin's single in the bottom of the 10th scored Rob Johnson from second to give the Bisons a walk-off win. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak. Pawtucket held leads of 6-0 and 9-3, but the Bisons stormed back thanks to a big day from Adam Loewen. He drove in six runs with a pair of homers. After the PawSox broke a scoreless tie with six runs in the top of the fourth off Herd starter Matt Harvey, Loewen hit a two-run shot in the bottom half. Buffalo added a third run in the inning on one of Zach Lutz's four walks. The deficit grew to 7-3 in the fifth and 9-3 after five and a half. Loewen then launched a grand slam as part of a five-run sixth. A converted pitcher, it was Loewen's first career grand slam. The Bisons completed the comeback in the eighth. With runners on the corners and one out, pinch runner Omar Quintanilla slid hard into second base to break up a potential inning-ending double play. That set the stage for a dramatic win in the 10th. Loewen walked to lead off the inning -- his fifth time on base. Johnson's sac-bunt attempt went right back to pitcher Clayton Mortensen, who pivoted and threw to second for the force out. Although he didn't advance the runner, Johnson made up for it as he stole second on the next pitch. Valdespin followed with a line drive into right-center for the game-winning run. The win went to Fernando Cabrera, who worked two scoreless innings. Jack Egbert retired eight straight batters before Cabrera. Before the game, the Bisons placed reliever Daniel Herrera on the disabled list with a left elbow sprain. Brad Holt was summoned from Double-A Binghamton. He allowed three runs in 1 2/3 innings. Josh Satin also returned to the Bisons. He was placed on the Mets' 24-hour taxi squad as backup in case David Wright couldn't go this weekend. Box

BINGHAMTON 9, PORTLAND 2: The B-Mets set season-highs with nine runs and 15 hits and earned a four-game series split. Greg Peavey fired five scoreless innings to earn his second win in two career Double-A starts. Against Portland starter Chris Balcom-Miller in the first, Matt den Dekker started the attack with his first homer of the season. Juan Lagares followed with a walk and stole second. That paid dividends when Jefry Marte singled him home. An error by Ryan Dent at second prolonged the inning, and Josh Rodriguez made Portland pay by lining an RBI single. The B-Mets tacked on two more runs in the second. Juan Centeno and Sean Kazmar began the rally with singles. Lagares' ensuing walk started a parade around the bases. Balcom-Miller’s day ended after he walked Eric Campbell to force in a run. Michael Lee entered and walked the first man he faced, Oswaldo Navarro, to kick Binghamton’s lead to five runs. Navarro had replaced Marte (hamstring tightness, according to the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin) in the second inning. Meanwhile, Peavey has not allowed a run in the first 10 2/3 innings with the B-Mets. He allowed four hits, struck out four and issued one walk. In his final inning, he allowed a pair singles but retired the final three Sea Dogs. Binghamton added to its lead with a run on Heiker Meneses’ throwing error in the fifth and another on Navarro’s solo homer over the “Maine Monster” in the seventh. Travis Ozga lined a two-run homer to right in the ninth. It was his first home run since August 2010, when he was a member of the Savannah Sand Gnats. B-Mets reliever Armando Rodriguez took over in the sixth and cruised through three innings. The right-hander faced one over the minimum, striking out five. The Sea Dogs finally cracked the scoreboard by plating two runs on four hits against Erik Turgeon. He was replaced by Josh Edgin, who retired the only batter he faced. The B-Mets (4-5) open a three-game series in New Hampshire on Monday. Left-hander Mark Cohoon opposes right-hander Ryan Tepera. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, CHARLOTTE 4: St. Lucie took a 5-4 lead with a four-run seventh highlighted by Francisco Pena's two-run double, followed by a two-run single from Danny Muno. Ryan Fraser tossed two scoreless, no-hit innings to pick up the win in relief. Box

SAVANNAH 6, AUGUSTA 1: After posting consecutive shutouts, the Gnats took a scoreless effort into the eighth inning Sunday behind six scoreless innings from Tyler Pill. Augusta finally broke through with an unearned run against Tyson Seng, after third baseman Aderlin Rodriguez committed his seventh error of the young season. Rodriguez, Dustin Lawley and Travis Taijeron all homered for the Gnats. Box

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Juan Lagares
BA HR RBI R
.314 1 7 8
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 3
RBIL. Duda 8
RE. Young Jr. 12
OPSJ. Lagares .816
WC. Torres 2
ERAJ. Mejia 2.81
SOJ. Mejia 18

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