Around the minors 6.23.10

BUFFALO 5, GWINNETT 4: Ramon Ortiz allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk in four innings in his debut with the Mets organization. The Bisons used the longball once again to get their second straight victory. The Herd struck first on a two-out rally in the first inning, stringing together four straight hits to take a 3-0 lead. The Braves, however. came back to chip away at the lead with single runs in the first, third and fifth innings to tie the score at 3. Mitch Jones connected for his second home run in two days with his solo shot in the fifth to tie it. Mike Jacobs came back a half-inning later to give the Bisons a 4-3 lead in the sixth on his ninth homer of the year. Two batters latter, Lucas Duda struck for his first homer with Buffalo on a laser over the right-field wall to extend the Bisons’ lead to 5-3. Duda had six homers in 45 games at Double-A Binghamton earlier this year. The Braves scored a run in the seventh to make it a 5-4 game and threatened again in the ninth. However, with runners on first and second and one out, Manny Acosta struck out Jones. The runner on second, Jordan Schafer, took off on the pitch and was thrown out by the catcher Josh Thole at third, for a game-ending double play. Ortiz threw 42 strikes and 14 balls. He was pitching in a game for the first time since May 19, when he made his final appearance with the Los Angeles Dodgers. With a base hit in the ninth inning, Mike Cervenak extended his hitting streak to five games. Justin Turner failed to reach base for just the second time in 25 games with Buffalo. Boxscore

NEW BRITAIN 10, BINGHAMTON 2: Jenrry Mejia allowed one run on two hits while walking two and striking out three in 2 1/3 innings in his season debut as a Binghamton starter. Manager Tim Teufel and pitcher Scott Shaw were ejected in the seventh inning by umpire Chris Hamner. Catcher Omir Santos and third baseman Eric Campbell were placed on the DL with broken fingers. Boxscore



HUDSON VALLEY 5, BROOKLYN 2: Brooklyn lost its second game of the season. Starting pitcher Yohan Almonte suffered the loss, allowing five runs (four earned) on five hits in 6 2/3 innings. Almonte was cruising through the first six innings, with Brooklyn maintaining a 2-1 lead, but ran into trouble in the seventh frame, and the Renegades plated four runs to take the lead for good. The Cyclones managed just three hits -- by left fielder Will Cherry, shortstop Rylan Sandoval and center fielder Cory Vaughn. Cherry's hit drove in the only two runs of the game for Brooklyn. Boxscore