Down on the Farm: Sanchez dominates Jupiter

Down on the Farm for June 24: Norfolk rained out ... Binghamton falls 8-2 at Akron, with Willie Collazo taking the defeat ... Jose Sanchez and Carlos Muniz combine to shut out Jupiter for St. Lucie ... Jeff Landing gets the bats to back him for a win ... Brooklyn loses again and Kingsport takes their first defeat.

Norfolk Tides
Triple-A International League

The Norfolk Tides and Charlotte Knights were postponed due to rain on Friday.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, June 24.

Binghamton Mets
Double-A Eastern League

Willie Collazo allowed eight runs in 4.2 innings Friday as the Akron Aeros rolled to an 8-2 victory over the visiting Binghamton Mets.

Collazo (6-5) was rapped for five runs in the second inning, highlighted by Eider Torres' two-run homer, and three more in the fifth before being lifted in favor of Orlando Roman.

Andy Wilson had a run-scoring single in the fourth inning for Binghamton, which managed two runs and six hits in six innings against Akron starter Dan Denham. Jorge Padilla had two runs scored and two hits in four at-bats.

St. Lucie Mets
Single-A Florida State League

Jose Sanchez finished just one out shy of a complete game shutout, scattering six hits in a 4-0 blanking of the Jupiter Hammerheads Friday.

Sanchez (7-4) walked two and struck out six in the effort, allowing a single and a walk with two outs in the ninth inning. Carlos Muniz ended the game by striking out Brad Davis, earning his 15th save.

Mike Carp and Ambiorix Concepcion each drove in two runs for St. Lucie.

Hagerstown Suns
Single-A South Atlantic League

Jonathan Sanchez and Joe Holden homered as the Hagerstown Suns edged the Lakewood Blue Claws, 6-4.

Sanchez had three hits for Hagerstown, which got five innings of three-run ball from starter Jeff Landing (4-7), who picked up the victory. Eric Brown pitched three scoreless innings for his fourth hold and Kevin Tomasiewicz set down Lakewood in the ninth around a run and two hits for his seventh save.

Brooklyn Cyclones
Single-A New York-Penn League

The Brooklyn Cyclones remain in search of their first victory, dropping a 2-1 decision at Aberdeen on Friday. The Cyclones are now 0-4 after losing three straight to the Staten Island Yankees.

Christopher Vinyard's two-run double off Nick Abel in the sixth inning proved to be the difference in the contest. Abel was pitching in relief of Tobi Stoner, who allowed three hits in five shutout innings as he made his professional debut.

Armand Gaerlan had an RBI double for Brooklyn in the fifth inning.

Kingsport Mets
Rookie Appalachian League

The Kingsport Mets suffered their first defeat of the young season Friday, falling 4-2 to the Greenville Astros.

Kingsport starter Julio Polanco allowed three runs (two earned) in 4.1 innings, scattering six hits and striking out nine. Polanco (0-1) also allowed a home run, a solo shot to Andrew Darnell leading off the Greenville fourth.

Kingsport managed just three hits in the contest, scoring both runs against reliever Kevin Fox in the sixth inning on Sean McCraw's two-run double.

On Deck
Saturday, June 24, 2006 – All Times E.T.

MLB: New York at Toronto, 4:07 p.m.
AAA: Norfolk at Charlotte (doubleheader), 6:15 p.m.
AA: Binghamton at Harrisburg, 6:05 p.m.
A: St. Lucie at Jupiter, 6:05 p.m.
A: Lakewood at Hagerstown, 7:05 p.m.
A: Brooklyn at Aberdeen, 7:05 p.m.
Rookie: Kingsport at Johnson City, 7:00 p.m.

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