Hope you all enjoyed the fireworks. Let’s see what the minors had in store for us. Syracuse 4, Buffalo 2Luis Hernandez’ 2 run pinch single tied the game in the top of the 7th, but Dale Thayer gave the two runs right back in the bottom of the frame and that was the difference. Nick Evans was 1 for 3 and the new healthy (for now) Zach Lutz was 1 for 4. Binghamton 7, Portland 6The B-Mets had a seven run explosion in the 2nd, and the pitching staff barely hung on as Binghamton beat the Sea Dogs. What we all want to know is how Jeurys Familia did in his first start in over two weeks, so let’s take a peek, shall we? 5IP, O runs, 3 hits, 3BB, 6K – to notch his first win at Double A. His ERA is now 3.02. Jordanny Valdespin continues his hot hitting, going 2 for 4 with a run scored. This was his fifth straight multi-hit game. Fort Myers 9, St. Lucie 5The Miracle broke through for a 5 run third inning off Scott Moviel, sinking any chance the PSL Mets had to take this one. Juan Ligares knocked in two runs, and Jefry Marte, Cory Vaughn, Cesar Puello and Wilmer Flores all had a hit. Savannah 6, Augusta 5 (10 innings) Hamilton Bennet and his Moustache of Doom coughed up the lead in the 9th inning, but Alberto Cordero singled in Rafael Fernandez in the bottom of the 10th to win it. Aderlin Rodriguez went 1 for 5 but knocked in two key runs. Brooklyn 10, Staten Island 3After a pair of tough losses, the Cyclones brought their hitting shoes out for the 4th of July. Ismael Tijerina hit a solo homer and knocked in another run as part of a 13 hit barrage. Brian Harrison went 3 for 5 with 3 RBNI, and Charles Thurber followed suit with 2 RBI. Kingsport 7, Johnson City 6 (13 innings)The K-Mets starting pitching just has not been good thus far. Last night Domingo Tapia was bombed for 9 runs (7 earned) on 10 hits in just 3.2 innings. The offense tried to make it interesting as 2B TJ Rivera was 2 for 4 with 2 runs and an RBI, OF Dustin Lawley was 4 for 5 with a 3 run homer as part of a 4 RBI night, and C Camden Maron was 3 for 5 with a run.