"Wilmer Flores couldn't play short stop on my son's little league team... The New York Mets. Hiyo!"
*All results from games played on May 23, 2011
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (20-26)_______________________________________
CHARLOTTE 2, BUFFALO 6 -- OFFICIAL AFTER 5 INNINGS (RAIN) (Box) An off day in Queens meant that most of the Buffalo Bisons you've heard of didn't play baseball. Nevertheless, the Herd scratched together a run on a couple singles and a sac fly in the second, before setting the table for Val Pascucci to knock a base-clearing double and establish an early 4-0 lead. Dylan Owen promptly gave half of it back and was lifted after throwing 99 pitches in just three innings. In what would prove to be the game's conclusion, big Bubba Bell scored on a wild pitch after serving as the front-half of a double steal with Jesus Feliciano, who was singled home in turn by Raul Chavez. Then the clouds wept.
- 3B Michael Fisher: 0-2, R, BB (in 10 games after the call up to Buffalo: .378/.410/.514)
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 0-1, R, 2 BB (.305/.406/.530)
- RHP Dylan Owen: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K (28.1 IP, 6.04, 11 BB, 23 K, 7 HR)
AA - Binghamton Mets (13-26)_____________________________________
FOR THE RAIN IT RAINETH EVERY DAY -- Bingo's 7th PPD this season.
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (26-19)________________________________________
ST. LUCIE 3, DAYTONA 8 (Box) Rehabbing Stoner gets smoked again. The SL Mets have now dropped seven of their last eight.
- SS Wilmer Flores: 0-4, 3 K (.271/.302/.373) Also got tossed arguing a called third strike in the eighth
- RF Cesar Puello: 2-5, R, 2 K (.255/.313/.348)
- CF Matt den Dekker: 0-4, K (.309/.345/.503); a slow May continues.
- 3B Jefry Marte: 3-4, R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, K (.286/.363./441)
- DH Juan Lagares: 0-4, K (.294/.325/.454); For you Seinfeld fans, Juan was born in Costanza, DR
- LF Pedro Zapata: 0-4, 2 K (.351/.393/.439)
- RHP Tobi Stoner: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 2 HR (15 IP, 7.80, 2 BB, 10 K, 3 HR)
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (22-22)__________________________________
GREENVILLE 0, SAVANNAH 1 (Box) A couple tall, strapping boys of opposite handedness mowed down the Greenville order, allowing just two hits on the night, both singles against the starting lefty. 1B Joe "the Bonfire" Bonfe drove home Albert Cordero in the 5th, with one of the Gnats six hits on the night. It was enough. Huchingson and Goeddel both continue to impress.
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-4, K (.215/.269/.424)
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: 0-4, K (.228/.317./.380)
- RF Cory Vaughn: 2-3, BB (.324/.463/.473)
- C Albert Cordero: 1-3, R, 2B, K, E(4) (.198/.210/.260)
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-2, K (.194/.246/.245)
- 2B Robbie Shields:0-4, K (.289/.376/.470)
- DH Blake Forsythe: 1-3, 2B, 2 K (.21/.299/.369)
- LHP Chase Huchingson: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K (31.1 IP, 2.87, 29 H, 9 BB, 36 K, 1 HR)
- RHP Erik Goeddel: 3 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K (43 IP, 2.72, 35 H, 9 BB, 46 K, 5 HR)
★ Star of the Night ★
Nineteen-year-old 3B Jefry Marte earns the laurels with a 3-4 night with a pair of doubles, helping to catch his May up to his fantastic .321/.396/.524 April. He's kept his BB rate up around 10% -- encouraging -- but it'd be great to see him continue to hit the long ball; 4 of his 5 came in April, and his prospect status owes something considerable to his power potential. Errors (8) remain a bit of a problem, but all around a stock-raising start. Also a sweet night for Cory Vaughn.