Triple-A International League
Two errors in the 12th inning cost the Tides Wednesday as Rochester edged Norfolk, 6-5. With Heath Bell on in relief, Rochester's Josh Rabe singled and was sacrificed to second, but Chris Basak committed an error, allowing Shawn Wooten to reach base and putting runners at the corners with one out.
Bell struck out Glenn Williams for the second out, but Juan Tejeda booted Jason Tyner's ground ball, allowing Rabe to score the winning run.
Double-A Eastern League
Jonathan Slack laced a two-run single in the ninth inning to move into extra innings, but Adam Lind came through with a run-scoring single facing Anderson Garcia in the 11th, allowing New Hampshire to defeat Binghamton Wednesday, 4-3.
Corey Ragsdale plated the B-Mets' first run in the fourth with a groundout, scoring Brett Harper. Eddie Camacho gave Binghamton four scoreless, hitless innings of relief after taking over for starter Miguel Pinango with one out in the sixth.
St. Lucie Mets
Single-A Florida State League
Mike Pelfrey, the Mets' first-round selection in the June 2005 First-Year Player Draft, suffered his first professional defeat Wednesday. Pelfrey allowed two runs and five hits in five innings as St. Lucie fell at Daytona, 4-0.
Pelfrey allowed a solo home run to catcher Jake Fox in the second inning and allowed a run-scoring single to Alan Rick in the fifth. The 6-foot-7 right-hander, who missed time with a sprained ankle, walked none and struck out five.
Single-A South Atlantic League
For the second day in a row, Hagerstown mounted a ninth-inning rally, plating three runs against West Virginia pitching. But on Wednesday, the outburst fell short as Hagerstown fell to the visiting Power, 5-4.
Hagerstown put up all their runs in the final two innings. Nick Evans stroked a run-scoring double off Steve Palazzolo in the eighth and Rafael Arroyo reached the hurler for a solo homer with one out in the ninth, Arroyo's first of the year.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
MLB: New York at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.
AAA: Norfolk at Rochester, 6:35 p.m.
AA: Erie at Binghamton, 6:00 p.m.
A: Palm Beach at St. Lucie, 7:00 p.m.
A: West Virginia at Hagerstown, 6:35 p.m.
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