Minors 5.16.13: Lara tosses 8 scoreless

OMAHA 5, LAS VEGAS 4: Andrew Brown tripled and scored on Wilmer Flores' groundout to open the ninth, but the 51s ultimately stranded the bases loaded as Donnie Joseph struck out Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Omaha had taken a 5-3 lead in the eighth on run-scoring groundout against Josh Edgin in the southpaw's Pacific Coast League debut after a promotion from Binghamton. Starter D.J. Mitchell (1-1) surrendered four runs on 10 hits and a walk in five innings as his ERA swelled to 6.75. Eric Campbell went 3-for-3 with two RBIs in the loss. Flores also had two RBIs for the 51s (18-20). Box

BREVARD COUNTY 4, ST. LUCIE 3: T.J. Mittelstaedt had a walk-off RBI double in the ninth against T.J. Chism. The Mets (23-15) dropped three of four games in the series. Noah

lastname Syndergaard Syndergaard received a no-decision despite striking out a season-high 10 batters in 6 2/3 innings while walking none. He allowed seven hits and two runs. Throw out an April 18 start in which Syndergaard allowed seven runs in three innings and he otherwise has a 1.30 ERA in seven starts. Cameron Garfield's two-run triple in the sixth tied the score at 2 against Syndergaard. Rylan Sandoval had a bases-loaded two-run single in the top half of that inning. Hamilton Bennett pitched a scoreless relief inning and had three strikeouts. Randy Fontanez suffered the loss. He allowed one hit and struck out two in an inning. Chism came on in relief with a runner at second and two outs in the ninth before allowing the game-winning hit. Jenrry Mejia will make the start on a major league rehab assignment for the Mets as Friday's starter at Bradenton. Box

lastname Lara SAVANNAH 6, AUGUSTA 0 (11 innings): The Gnats ended a scoreless duel with six runs in the 11th, highlighted by a pinch-hit two-run single from Maikis De La Cruz. A pair of throwing errors by Augusta third baseman Mitchell Delfino resulted in four unearned runs. Starter Rainy Lara surrendered only two hits and a walk in eight innings. He combined with Bret Mitchell (1-1) and Beck Wheeler on the four-hit shutout. Lara retired the final 11 batters he faced and shaved his ERA to 1.17, which ranks second in the South Atlantic League. Box

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