Minors 7.23.16: Desmond Lindsay homers in Brooklyn season debut


BINGHAMTON 7, PORTLAND 4: Tyler Pill became the all-time winningest pitcher in B-Mets history after his teammates plated two runs in a wacky seventh inning. Pill secured his 24th career win with Binghamton and improved to 5-0 in his past five starts. With the game knotted at 3 in the seventh, Sea Dogs infielder Ryan Court saw Phillip Evans’ scorcher to third roll through his legs. With one out and the bases full, Dominic Smith chopped a potential double-play ball to second and narrowly beat the throw to first, allowing Kyle Johnson to score the go-ahead run. Four pitches later, Sea Dogs reliever Ty Buttrey spiked a pitch in the dirt. Evans scampered home on the wild pitch. Pill had been handed a 3-0 lead after the B-Mets got a two-run single from Smith and a run-scoring single from L.J. Mazzilli in the first. Jayce Boyd capped Binghamton’s scoring with a two-run double in the ninth -- his fifth extra-base hit in four games since returning from the disabled list. Pill (8-8) allowed three runs on six hits and four walks in six innings. He passed Mark Cohoon (2010-13) for the B-Mets' all-time wins mark. David Roseboom worked a perfect ninth to secure his fifth save. Box

LAKELAND 9, ST. LUCIE 5: A seven-run fifth inning that chased starter Scarlyn Reyes undid St. Lucie. The teams entered the frame tied at 1. Reyes then had a throwing error and tossed two run-scoring wild pitches. Joey Pankake crushed a three-run homer against Reyes to put the Flying Tigers ahead 7-1. Wade Hinkle then greeted reliever Domingo Tapia with a first-pitch solo homer. The Mets drew 10 walks, but only one of those runners came around to score. Jonathan Johnson opened the game with a walk and crossed the plate on David Thompson’s RBI groundout. The Mets went 3-for-17 with runners in scoring position and stranded a season-high 15 baserunners. Pinch hitter Jhoan Urena ripped a two-run double and Thompson followed with a two-run homer in a four-run eighth that cut St. Lucie's deficit to 8-5. Thompson finished 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Johnson walked three times and was also hit by a pitch. Box

LEXINGTON 8, COLUMBIA 2: Fireflies starter Kevin Canelon (5-8) allowed six runs on eight hits and a walk in three innings. Eudor Garcia contributed a solo homer in the loss. Box

PULASKI 5, KINGSPORT 4: Shortstop Oliver Pascual's throwing error in the bottom of the ninth allowed the winning run to score. Pulaski had evened the score at 4 with three eighth-inning runs against Darwin Ramos. Box

BROOKLYN 7, ABERDEEN 2: Desmond Lindsay contributed a solo homer in his season debut with the Cyclones. Lindsay, a second-round pick in 2015, had been scheduled to open the season with Brooklyn but was slowed by a hamstring injury. Peter Alonso and Darryl Knight also homered. Justin Dunn, a first-round pick this year, contributed three scoreless innings. Box

GCL MARLINS 13, GCL METS 5: Third baseman Rigoberto Terrazas committed two of the Mets' four errors, which led to 10 unearned runs. Box

Compiled with team reports