Down on the Farm for May 8: Miguel Perez takes a loss for Norfolk ...
Triple-A International League
The Tides managed three hits in seven innings off Columbus starter Kris Wilson and Melky Cabrera slugged a two-run homer as Norfolk fell Sunday, 4-1.
Miguel Perez (0-2) allowed two runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings for Norfolk, walking five and striking out two while throwing a run-scoring wild pitch.
The Tides scored their run in the fifth inning as Chris Basak stole second and came home to score on a double error, with catcher Wil Nieves tossing the ball into center field and Cabrera committing a second error on the play in center field.
Notes: Victor Diaz (.222) and Chase Lambin (.185) each had two hits for the Tides. … Anderson Garcia allowed two runs in relief, raising his ERA to 1.93.
Double-A Eastern League
Carlos Gomez drove in three runs, including a two-run double in the seventh inning, as Binghamton edged New Hampshire Sunday, 5-4.
Gomez and Jay Caligiuri also homered for Binghamton, which pulled ahead with a three-run seventh. With the bases loaded, Gomez stroked a two-base hit to tie the game and Jonathan Slack plated the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly.
Notes: Ryan Cullen (1-3) picked up the victory with two innings, allowing a solo home run. … Miguel Pinango started for Binghamton and allowed three runs and seven hits over six innings, striking out two and walking two. … Eddie Camacho nailed his first save with a scoreless ninth, striking out one.
St. Lucie Mets
Single-A Florida State League
Shawn Bowman and Jesus Flores homered as St. Lucie powered past Fort Myers Sunday, 9-6.
Driving in three runs and scoring two, Bowman led a Mets offense that scored in every inning but the first and the eighth. Corey Coles and Mike Carp added three hit days, supporting starter Mike Devaney (2-2), who allowed three runs (two earned) and five hits in 6 1/3 innings. Devaney walked three and struck out four.
Notes: Carlos Muniz recorded the final two outs after Rafael Cova allowed three runs in two innings. That gave Muniz his ninth save. … Flores struck out three times and is batting .202.
Single-A South Atlantic League
Starter Bobby Parnell allowed two unearned runs in three innings Sunday as Hagerstown fell at Lakewood, 3-2.
Parnell (0-1) saw the runs score in the third, as third baseman Matt Anderson committed a one-out throwing error. The right-hander walked two in the inning, including a bases-loaded pass to Clay Harris and a wild pitch that plated Greg Golson.
Nick Evans stroked a RBI single in the first inning and Drew Butera added a ground-rule double in the eighth, coming around to score on a wild pitch, to account for Hagerstown's scoring.
Notes: Hagerstown actually played two games Sunday, completing their 22-hour marathon from April 26. Lakewood pulled the game out on four walks in the 22nd inning, two by Josh Appell and two by Grady Hinchman.
Monday, May 8, 2006 – All Times E.T.
MLB: New York – Off Day
AAA: Norfolk at Toledo, 6:35 p.m.
AA: Connecticut at Binghamton, 6:00 p.m.
A: Fort Myers at St. Lucie, 7:00 p.m.
A: Hagerstown at Lakewood, 6:35 p.m.
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