New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/13
*All results from games played on Thursday, May 12th 2011
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (15-20)_______________________________________
SCRANTON-WB 5, BUFFALO 3 (Box)
The Bisons struck early, scoring two in the second, powered by newly promoted 3B Michael Fisher's double, and then one in the third on a solo shot by 1B Valentino Pascucci, but the AAA Yanks clawed their way back into it with a two run double by Doug Bernier in the fifth. That was the only blemish on Josh Stinson's day, though, as he left with two out in the eighth and a 3-2 lead. LHP Taylor Tankersley came in and promptly gave up a line drive single and a walk to bring up Yankees top prospect C Jesus Montero. Manager Tim Teufel went to the bullpen again, bringing in the rehabbing RHP Bobby Parnell. Montero deposited Parnell's second pitch over the fence in right-center and that was that.
- RF Fernando Martinez: Enjoying the wonderful Denver weather (.292/.361/.477)
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis:1-4, K (.304/.412/.536)
- LF Nick Evans: 2-4, R, 2 K (.224/.261/.336)
- LF Lucas Duda: DNP, still out with a back injury. (.241/.354/.398)
- SS Ruben Tejada: 0-3, BB (.284/.360/.433)
- 2B Luis Hernandez: 0-4, R, SB (3) (.204/.229/.237)
- RHP Josh Stinson: 7.2 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR (1-3, 32.1, 5.01, 13 K, 15 BB, 29 H, 2 HR); First good start of the year for Stinson.
AA - Binghamton Mets (12-19)_____________________________________
TRENTON 7, BINGHAMTON 4 (Box)
RHP Mark Cohoon was effectively wild, setting a season high for walks with five. Fortunately, he only gave up two hits and had his usual strong groundball rate. He was removed with a 4-0 lead after walking two batters to lead off the seventh. Recently promoted RHP Brandon Sage entered the game, and this happened: 1b, 1b, 1b, 1b. Okay, let's try RHP Rhiner Cruz: BB, 1B, SF (hey, an out), F8, E5, 5-3. I believe that is what Fangraphs officially classifies as a meltdown. We'll just call it a seven-run inning, and all the Thunder needed to take the first game of the series.
- SS Jordany Valdespin: 1-5, 2B, R, 2 K, SB (8) (.277/.320/.445)
- 3B Eric Campbell: 0-4, RBI, E (6) (.233/.360/.291)
- 1B Josh Satin: 1-3, 2B, R, 2 BB, K (.324/.441/.486)
- C Kai Gronauer: 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI (.229/.317/.300)
- 1B Allan Dykstra: 2-2, R, BB; (.270/.405/.444) Also got hit by a pitch to go four for four getting on base.
- LHP Mark Cohoon: 6 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 5 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (1-2, 42.2, 2.74, 34 K, 14 BB, 39 H, 4 HR)
- LHP Eric Niesen: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (0-4, 12, 10.50, 7 K, 13 BB, 14 H, 2 HR)
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (23-11)________________________________________
ST. LUCIE 7, LAKELAND 0 (Box)
It was a walk in the park for St. Lucie, despite not getting much offensive support from their erstwhile top prospects. C Francisco Pena was the big star of the night, swatting a two run double in the middle of a five run fifth, and then adding a two-run homer, his second of the year, in the eighth. RHP Tobi Stoner made his season debut, throwing five strong innings. He is coming off a shoulder impingement, and I imagine will make his way back to Buffalo after another rehab start or two.
- SS Wilmer Flores: 0-5 (.277/.309/.358)
- RF Cesar Puello: 0-4, RBI, K (.241/.291/.299)
- CF Matt den Dekker: 1-5, K, SB (6) (.333/.366.530); I suppose I at least have to mention he has a 31:6 K:BB ratio this year.
- 3B Jefry Marte: 1-3, R, BB (.297/.378/.500)
- LF Juan Lagares: 3-4, 2 RBI, 2 R (.282/.326/.365)
- 2B Rylan Sandoval: 2-4 (.200/.234/.289)
- C Francisco Pena: 2-4, 2B, HR (2), 4 RBI, 2 R (.250/.288/.382)
- RHP Tobi Stoner: W, 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (15-18)__________________________________
HICKORY 1, SAVANNAH 0 (13) (Box)
Savannah went 0-8 with RISP, left 10 men on base, and lost on a wild pitch during an attempted intentional walk. I don't really have anything else to add, other than I wish it had ended earlier.
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-6 2 E (11); Don't want to be a groundball pitcher in Savannah.
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-4, BB, 2 K
- RF Cory Vaughn: 3-4, 2 BB; More walks make me happy. The fact that he reached base five times and didn't score, less so.
- C Albert Cordero: 1-5, K
- 2B Wilfredo Tovar: 0-6, K; That's the kind of night that hurts the ol' batting average.
- SS Robbie Shields: 2-5
- RHP Ryan Fraser: 6.2 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K, HBP
- LHP Angel Cuan: 1.1 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K, HBP; K:BB = 15:1
★ Star of the Night ★
On a night where runs were at a bit of a premium for the affiliates, St. Lucie C Francisco Pena delivered two extra base hits and four RBIs. The fact that it only raised his OPS to .670 for the year is a testament to his struggles with the bat, but it was still a very nice night.