Mets Daily Farm System Report - 9/8: Cyclones Tie Series, Gnats Fall Behind

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Wednesday September 8, 2010.

The Usual Suspects

Lo-A Savannah

SHORT-SEASON LEAGUES

 

SS-A Brooklyn

Star of the Night

Our star is Juan Centeno, because I’d feel stupid naming Jamestown reliever John Hodges. The Brooklyn catcher had a great day: he doubled twice and had another single, and the second single set up the walk-off victory when pinch runner ZeErika McQueen scored on a wild pitch. Centeno tore it up down the stretch, hitting .371/.417/.517, but some skepticism is warranted: he has never hit anything close to this well before, it’s only 89 at-bats, and his approach at the plate seems very simple.

Our Goat is the normally great Armando Rodriguez, who cost Savannah their playoff game..

System Roundup

  • Savannah ended the season on a high note, but in their playoff opener with Greenville they looked more like the team that struggled for most of the second half. Savannah jumped out to a 1-0 lead after Luis Nieves led the game off with a double and scored on an error, but Armando Rodriguez just didn’t have it. He allowed five runs in the third and another in the fourth when he was removed with no out and Jeremy Hazelbaker on third. Hazelbaker would go on to score to put Savannah in a 7-1 hole. Savannah would scratch out two more runs but lost 8-3. They’ll play Game 2 on Friday in Savannah with Taylor Whitenton taking the hill against Chris Balcom-Miller.Boxscore
  • Fittingly, it was a real roller-coaster in Brooklyn, where the Cyclones took on the Jamestown Jammers in Game 2 of their playoff series. Down 2-1, Brooklyn scored four in the fifth on two doubles, two singles, and a throwing error. But reliever Johan Figuereo replaced starter Angel Cuan in the eighth, and he allowed four runs in a third of an inning to put Brooklyn down 7-6. The Cyclones offense answered back in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single by J.B. Brown. The two sides exchanged runs again in the ninth to send the game into extras with the score tied at eight. And it stayed that way until the bottom of the 12th when cacther Juan Centeno knocked a double to lead off the inning. Wally Backman then brought in ZeErika McQueen to pinch run, and he advanced to third on a sac bunt. And that’s when it happened: John Hodges uncorked the fourth Jammer wild pitch of the game to bring home McQueen to even up the series. The two teams will play the deciding game tonight. Boxscore
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