New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Thursday September 9, 2010.
The Usual Suspects
- CF Darrell Ceciliani:2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, K, SB; hit .545 over the three games
- CF Cory Vaughn: 1-4, RBI, K, CS; also committed an error and was picked off first
- 1B Joe Bonfe: 0-4
- C Juan Centeno: 2-4, R, 2B, RBI; hit .385 with three doubles in the series
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-1, BB, SH
- LF Will Cherry: 2-4, 2 R
- C Blake Forsythe: 1-3, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
- SP Chris Hilliard: 6.0 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR; not great but good enough
Star of the Night
The Star is Darrell Ceciliani, who had a simply awesome series. He didn’t provide much power—one double—but he batted .545, walked four times, and stole four bases. He was the perfect leadoff man.
Our Goat is Cory Vaughn. There weren’t a lot of options, and Vaughn didn’t have a terrible game, even knocking in a run. But he also ran into two outs on the basepaths and committed an error in right field.
- It was the perfect night in Brooklyn. Everything went according to plan. Brooklyn struck early against Jammers starter Zach Neal. They scored a run in the first when Darrell Ceciliani led off with a double, advanced to third, and scored on a groundout. And Ceciliani brought home two more with a single in the second. After a third-inning, two-run homer by Blake Forsythe, the Cyclones found themselves with a 5-1 lead. The Jammers made things a little frightening in the third when three straight singles against starter Chris Hilliard loaded the bases, and a Pedro Mendoza single that was bobbled by Cory Vaughn in right brought home two. A third man scored on a sac fly a play later, making the score 5-4. But the bullpen buckled down, and the Cyclones tacked on an insurance run in the eighth, winning 6-4. The victory means that Brooklyn advances to the next round to take on the Tri-City ValleyCats for the crown. Boxscore