Lambin, Bannister lead Tides

Mets Notes & Quotes for August 16: With the major league club off, Chase Lambin and Brian Bannister play starring roles for Norfolk... last-place Binghamton is swept in a deuce by Portland... Vincent Cordova throws a strong effort at St. Lucie...

Minor League Report

TRIPLE-A NORFOLK: Chase Lambin homered and Joe Hietpas collected three RBI, helping lead the Tides to an 8-1 win at Columbus Monday. Brian Bannister (4-1, 2.97) threw 5-2/3 innings of shutout, seven-hit ball, striking out six to earn his fourth victory since being promoted from Double-A Binghamton. Eric Junge allowed a run on three hits over the last 3-1/3 innings for his third save; Prentice Redman and Rodney Nye also added two RBI each to the Tides attack.

DOUBLE-A BINGHAMTON: The B-Mets were swept in a doubleheader at Portland Monday, falling by scores of 8-5 and 3-1. The Sea Dogs' David Murphy and Jeremy West hit back-to-back home runs as part of a six-run fourth inning in the opener; in the nightcap, Portland pushed across two runs in the sixth to take the lead. Lastings Milledge hit his third Double-A homer for Binghamton, which has lost four straight.

CLASS-A ST. LUCIE: Palm Beach's Joe Mather singled in the winning run in the 10th inning Monday, sending St. Lucie to a 4-3 loss. Vincent Cordova gave St. Lucie a strong effort with six innings of two-run, four-hit ball, while Andy Wilson hit his 25th home run, a two-run shot, in the third inning.

CLASS-A HAGERSTOWN: Josh Wyrick started the ninth inning with a double and scored on Matt Fisher's sacrifice fly, lifting the Suns to a 4-3 win over Hickory Monday. The run made a winner of Jason Weintraub (1-0, 0.69), who threw the final three scoreless innings for Hagerstown.

CLASS-A BROOKLYN: Williamsport's Brad Corley doubled in the winning run in the 10th inning, leading his club past Brooklyn, 2-1. The Cyclones led 1-0 until the ninth inning, when Williamsport tied the game with a sacrifice fly facing reliever Joe D'Alessandro. Starter Bobby Parnell threw six shutout innings and outfielder Caleb Stewart added three hits.

ROOKIE-LEAGUE GULF COAST: Junior Contreras hit a three-run homer, his seventh, and Emmanuel Garcia added three hits and two runs scored as the GCL Mets rolled past the GCL Marlins Monday, 9-0. Starter Robert McIntyre (4-1, 3.26) threw the first five innings around only one hit, and relievers Josvic Medina and Grady Hinchman blanked the Marlins for two innings apiece.

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