New York Mets: Wilkin Ramirez

Around the minors 8.27.12

August, 28, 2012
8/28/12
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ROCHESTER 6, BUFFALO 1: Jenrry Mejia allowed five runs on four hits and four walks in six innings. Zach Lutz went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and scored the Bisons' lone run, on Matt Tuiasosopo's single. Rochester's Wilkin Ramirez drove in four runs -- on a bases-loaded triple and solo homer, both against Mejia. Outfielder Fred Lewis left the game after injuring himself while running out an infield single in the first inning. The Bisons play their final 2012 home game -- and likely last as a Mets affiliate -- on Tuesday. Box

READING 4, BINGHAMTON 1: Phillies top prospect Trevor May surrendered only two hits in eight innings -- a solo homer in the first inning by Wilmer Flores, then a seventh-inning single, also by Flores. Binghamton’s elimination number was cut to one. The R-Phils answered Flores' solo homer with a run in the bottom of the first against Mark Cohoon. Cody Asche singled and scored two batters later when Jake Fox doubled. Reading grabbed the lead in the third after loading the bases on two singles and a walk against Cohoon. Tug Hulett smacked a two-run double for a 3-1 R-Phils lead. Darin Ruf continued his red-hot month in the fifth. The Eastern League's leader in homers blasted No. 36 on the season. It was Ruf’s 18th homer in August. Justin Friend struck out the side in order in the ninth to secure his league-leading 23rd save. Cohoon (8-10) allowed double-digit hits for the second straight start. He surrendered four runs on 10 hits over five innings, in his shortest outing since May 21. Edgar Ramirez supplied two perfect relief innings. Box

ST. LUCIE at JUPITER (ppd.)

PULASKI 5, KINGSPORT 4: Robert Gsellman tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings, but Pulaski rallied with five runs over the final two frames. Catcher Jeyckol De Leon and reliever Martires Arias committed errors as Pulaski overcame a one-run deficit in the ninth. Box

BROOKLYN 2, ABERDEEN 1: Rainy Lara collected his league-leading eighth win after tossing six scoreless innings. Lara (8-2) allowed three hits and a walk while striking out four. The Cyclones took advantage of a pair of IronBirds miscues to open the scoring in the third. Richie Rodriguez singled and Julio Concepcion reached safely on Aberdeen first baseman Cameron Edman's error. After Brandon Nimmo popped out for the first out, Dimas Ponce hit into what looked like an inning-ending double play. Instead, Aberdeen second baseman Creede Simpson’s throw to first went wide, allowing Rodriguez to score. Brooklyn took a 2-0 lead in the sixth, on Jayce Boyd's solo homer. The IronBirds avoided the shutout in the ninth and nearly evened the score. Tyler Vanderheiden retired the first two batters before Cameron Edman connected on a two-strike double. Manuel Hernandez then was hit by a pitch. Will Howard followed by singling into left field, which should have loaded the bases. But Concepcion misplayed the ball, allowing Edman to score and moving Hernandez to third base. Vanderheiden responded, striking out Chase Weems to end the game. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 5.9.12

May, 10, 2012
5/10/12
12:07
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BUFFALO 4, GWINNETT 1: Zach Lutz's two-out single plated two runs to cap the scoring in a three-run seventh that broke a 1-all tie. The Bisons have taken the first three of a four-game set with the G-Braves. Oswaldo Navarro and Jean Luc Blaquiere singled to start the decisive inning and advanced on a balk. The bases were loaded when Fred Lewis' single scored Blaquiere. Lutz followed with the exclamation point. Buffalo starter Jeurys Familia allowed one run in six innings, the lone damage coming courtesy of Stefan Gartrell's RBI single in the first inning. Familia (3-1, 4.41 ERA) allowed four hits and struck out six. For the G-Braves, starting pitcher Yohan Flande gave up eight hits but was able to avoid trouble until the seventh. Flande struck out six batters as well, and allowed three runs (two earned) in 6 1/3 innings. After the Bisons took the three-run lead in the top of the seventh, the bullpen stepped in to preserve the lead. Justin Hampson pitched a sound seventh but found some trouble in the eighth, allowing singles to Jose Constanza and Gartrell. But with runners on first and second and one out, Elvin Ramirez relieved Hampson and struck out consecutive batters to end the inning. Ramirez retired the side in order in the ninth to earn his first Triple-A save. Lewis went 3-for-5 with an RBI on the night. Box

NEW BRITAIN 5, BINGHAMTON 1: Jefry Marte’s fielding error in the eighth set the table for a four-run inning as the Rock Cats completed a two-game series sweep. With the game tied at 1, Marte booted Joe Benson’s groundball to third to start the eighth. The Rock Cats tagged reliever Erik Turgeon for four hits, including three doubles, and scored four unearned runs to take the lead for good. For the second straight game, the B-Mets grabbed the lead first. In the second, Binghamton collected three consecutive singles against starter Steve Hirschfeld to get on the board. Marte and Raul Reyes started the rally with hits and Juan Lagares gave Binghamton a 1-0 lead with a single. The disastrous eighth overshadowed another strong pitching performance from B-Mets starter Collin McHugh. The right-hander allowed one run on six hits over seven innings. He walked two and struck out four. His only blemish was Wilkin Ramirez's solo homer in the seventh. Turgeon (1-3) took over for McHugh in the eighth when things came unglued. Deibinson Romero and Danny Lehmann supplied RBI doubles and James Beresford supplied a run-scoring single. After getting on the board in the second, the B-Mets offense went silent. Binghamton had three hits after the third inning. The B-Mets (14-17) now head to Manchester to start a four-game series against the Fisher Cats on Thursday. Zack Wheeler is due to return from the disabled list for a fingernail issue in the opener. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, BREVARD COUNTY 2: Jenrry Mejia pitched five solid innings in his first minor league start since before Tommy John surgery on May 16, 2011 and the Mets pushed across the go-ahead run in the eighth inning. Mejia allowed two runs on four hits with two walks and one strikeout. Mejia pitched five games with Triple-A Buffalo last season before the injury. Angel Cuan (3-1) tossed three scoreless innings in relief to pick up the victory. Cuan allowed one hit and struck out two. Adrian Rosario pitched a scoreless ninth inning and recorded a pair of strikeouts for his ninth save. The Mets took their first lead in the eighth. Wilfredo Tovar hit a leadoff double. Danny Muno reached on a bunt single and Robbie Shields followed with a walk to load the bases with no outs. Wilmer Flores grounded into a double play as Tovar scored the go-ahead run. In the ninth, Cesar Puello tripled and scored on an errant throw past third base. The Mets trailed 1-0 entering the third inning, before pushing across a run to even the score. Alonzo Harris singled and reached second on a balk. Tovar delivered an RBI double. In the fourth, Rafael Fernandez ripped his first homer of the season, a game-tying solo blast over the right-field fence. Chris Young is due to throw 75 pitches for St. Lucie at Brevard County on Thursday. Box

Compiled from team reports

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TEAM LEADERS

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