Around the minors 6.20.12

NORFOLK 3, BUFFALO 1: Pedro Beato surrendered a tiebreaking solo homer to Nate McLouth in the fifth, while Manny Acosta surrendered the final run, on three hits, in the eighth. Ruben Tejada went 0-for-4 but played a full game at shortstop in his return to the Bisons after two rehab games with Class A St. Lucie. Ronny Cedeño, after five starts at shortstop, shifted to second base and went 1-for-4. Dylan Owen had tossed 71 pitches after four innings, so manager Wally Backman decided to go to the bullpen early, despite Owen having allowed only one run. Meanwhile, 49-year-old Jamie Moyer also logged four innings. Moyer's line: one run on three hits with four strikeouts. The lone run Moyer surrendered was a solo homer to Matt Tuiasosopo. Box


BINGHAMTON 5, AKRON 1: Zack Wheeler suffered his first loss in two months despite allowing only one earned run in the opener, but Cory Mazzoni led the B-Mets to a doubleheader split with a complete game in his Double-A debut in the nightcap. In Game 1, Binghamton’s shaky defense cost Wheeler in the second. With runners at first and second and one out, Ben Copeland sent a potential double-play grounder to short. Josh Rodriguez flipped to Rylan Sandoval for one out, but the relay to first skipped past Eric Campbell, allowing Thomas Neal to score from second. The defensive missteps continued in the third. With one out and runners at the corners, Chun Chen sent a groundball to third that could have ended the inning. Jefry Marte juggled the baseball and settled for one out as Davis Stoneburner scored to give the Aeros a 2-0 lead. Wheeler (6-3) suffered the hard-luck loss, snapping his six-game winning streak. It was the first time Binghamton had lost behind Wheeler since April 24. The righty allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits over six innings. The Binghamton offense awoke in the nightcap. Marte started a two-out rally in the first against Akron starter Francisco Jimenez with a single. Marte stole second and scored when Campbell doubled. It was the first time in seven games the B-Mets have scored first. The Aeros scratched back against Mazzoni in the first. Juan Duaz doubled, took third on a wild pitch and scored on a single from Nick Weglarz. Akron loaded the bases later in the inning, but Mazzoni wiggled out of damage by inducing Matt Lawson to fly out to center. Kai Gronauer broke a 1-all tie in the fourth by drilling a two-run single that bounced off Jimenez’s back and rolled into centerfield. Pedro Zapata brought home another run by beating out a double-play ball. Reese Havens capped the scoring with an RBI single. Mazzoni (1-0) faced two over the minimum over his final six innings. In total, he allowed one run on five hits over seven innings while collecting four strikeouts. He becomes the third Binghamton starting pitcher to win his Double-A debut, joining Darin Gorski and Greg Peavey, who performed the feat in April. Box 1, Box 2

ST. LUCIE 6, BRADENTON 2: After a scoreless inning in a rehab appearance by Ramon Ramirez, Tyler Pill limited Bradenton to one run in 5 1/3 innings. Taylor Whitenton then picked up the win with 1 2/3 scoreless relief innings. St. Lucie broke a 1-all tie with a five-run ninth that included a two-run double by shortstop Wilfredo Tovar (1-for-3). Tovar as well as Wilmer Flores (1-for-3, one RBI) and catcher Francisco Pena (0-for-4) were promoted to Double-A Binghamton after the game. St. Lucie completed the first half with a 49-19 record. Box

PRINCETON 10. KINGSPORT 7: Long Island native Steven Matz -- the Mets' top pick in the 2009 draft, who had been slowed for most of the past two seasons recovering from Tommy John surgery -- allowed five runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks in 3 1/3 innings in his first official professional game. Matz had one of five Kingsport errors. Michael Bernal homered and had three RBIs for the K-Mets. First-round pick Gavin Cecchini went 1-for-5 and committed an error at shortstop in his second professional game. Box

BROOKLYN 7, STATEN ISLAND 2: Luis Cessa (1-0) earned the win, going five innings and allowing six hits, two earned runs, no walks and four strikeouts as Brooklyn won its third straight against the Yankees. The Cyclones received a combined three innings of one-hit relief from Ernesto Yanez, who struck out four batters in two innings, and David Wynn, who tossed a perfect ninth. Trailing 1-0, Stefan Sabol singled in the fourth and advanced to second when DH Julio Concepcion walked. Eudy Pina then homered to give the Cyclones a 3-1 lead. The Cyclones added three runs in the sixth. Concepcion reached on a ground-rule double. Pina and Jeffrey Glenn then drew back-to-back walks before Dimas Ponce plated Concepcion with a sacrifice fly. Richie Rodriguez grounded into a forceout at second to score Pina. With Rodriguez at first, Brandon Nimmo doubled on a line drive to left to bring him home. Nimmo advanced to third on a Yankees fielding error and Phillip Evans walked to put runners on the corners. However, Alex Sanchez ended the inning with a pop out to second. Brooklyn produced its final run in the seventh, as Pina doubled to score Sabol, who had also doubled. Box

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