New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 6/17
*All results from games played on Thursday, June 16th 2011
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (28-40_______________________________________
BUFFALO 7, NORFOLK 4 (Box)
RHP Chris Schwinden was a little erratic, but managed to limit the damage by getting strikeouts with ducks on the pond. The Bisons offense picked him up, scoring four runs in the seventh to blow the game open. 3B Zach Lutz gave Buffalo the lead with a two run double, then he scored on back to back wild pitches. Later in the inning LF Nick Evans doubled in the red hot 1B Valentino Pascuscci. The Italian Stalion went 2-2 with a pair of doubles and 3 walks and has a 1.048 OPS in June. Your weird fact of the day: This was Buffalo's first win against a left-handed starter on the road this year.
- RF Fernando Martinez: 0-2; Limped off the field, so we'll probably see him again in August.
- 2B Michael Fisher: 2-4, 2B, 2 R, BB, E(6)
- LF Nick Evans: 1-4, 2B, RBI, BB, K
- 3B Zach Lutz: 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB; Paging Zach Lutz to the white courtesy phone? Just crushing since he came back, and with Duda maybe going down for an arm temporarily, and his ability to play 3rd, could be the next Buffalo soldier to Flushing.
- RHP Chris Schwinden: 5.2 IP, 1 ER (2 unearned) 8 H, 3 BB, 7 K, WP, HBP; Weird stat line
AA - Binghamton Mets (21-43)_____________________________________
RICHMOND 11, BINGHAMTON 9 (Box)
RHP Brad Holt continues his nightmare season. The walks weren't the problem this time as Richmond just teed off on his offerings. Richmond broke the ice the old fashioned way, by scoring from second on a sac fly. Somehow manager Wally Backman's head didn't immediately explode, and he stuck around to see Richmond score four runs each in the second and the fourth. Bingo's offense tried to make it a game, as SS Jordany Valdespin continues to rake, adding two more home runs tonight, giving him four home runs and a .711 slugging percentage in his last 10 games. The B-Mets scored four runs in the ninth inning to make it interesting, and even brought the tying man to the plate, but 3B Josh Satin struck out to give the B-Mets another tough loss. Binghamton actually outhit the Flying Squirrels 17-9, but went 4-20 with RISP.
- 2B Reese Havens: 2-5, 2B, R, BB
- SS Jordany Valdespin: 3-6, 2 HR (7), 4 RBI, 2 R, SB(16), E(15); Another monster game
- RF Eric Campbell: 1-5, 2B, 2 RBI, R, 3 K
- 3B Josh Satin: 3-5, 2 R, BB, 2 K
- 1B Allan Dykstra: 0-5
- RHP Brad Holt: L, 3.2 IP, 7 ER (1 unearned), 6 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, HBP, WP
- LHP Eric Niesen: 1 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 0 K, WP
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (35-32)________________________________________
St. Lucie played two to make up yesterday's rainout.
GAME 1: PALM BEACH 9, ST. LUCIE 6 (Box)
St. Lucie staked RHP Scott Moviel to a three run lead after jumping on Palm Beach starter John Gast in the first. He gave up a three run homer in the second, and then balked two runners into scoring position in the fourth who later scored on a double. RHP Michael Powers gave up three runs in relief to put the game out of reach and spoil a nice performance by the St. Lucie offense.
- SS Wilmer Flores: 1-3, 2 RBI, BB, E (7)
- RF Cesar Puello: 1-4, RBI, K
- CF Matt den Dekker: 1-3, 2B, 2 R, K, HBP
- 3B Jefry Marte: 2-3, 2 RBI, R, BB
- LF Juan Lagares: 2-4, 3B, R, K
- 2B Robbie Shields: 0-3, K
- C Francisco Pena: 1-3, HR (3), RBI, R, E (5)
- RHP Scott Moviel: L, 3 IP, 4 ER, (2 unearned) 5 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, Balk
St. Lucie once again jumped out to a big league for spot starter Jack Egbert. By the time they closed the book on Egbert, though, the game was tied at 5. Hmm, this sound familiar. Palm Beach was kind enough to walk SS Wilmer Flores with the bases loaded in the sixth to eek out a go-ahead run and give the win to LHP Josh Edgin in his FSL debut. Closer Nick Carr made it exciting though, walking the bases loaded with two outs, before striking out Ted Obregon looking to end the game. With the split, St. Lucie stays two up on Fort Myers for the South division lead.
- SS Wilmer Flores: 2-3, 2 RBI, R, BB, K;
- RF Cesar Puello: 3-4, 2B, R, K
- CF Matt den Dekker: 0-3, BB, 2 K
- 3B Jefry Marte: 1-4, 2B
- DH Juan Lagares: 3-4, R; 5-8, with a 3B and 2 Rs in the DH, as his bat continues to carry him.
- 2B Robbie Shields: 1-2, 2 RBI, R; Decent debut in the FSL for Mr. Shields, curious to see how he performs in a slightly more age appropriate league.
- LHP Josh Edgin: W, 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K
- RHP Nick Carr: SV (7), 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 3 BB, 1 K; Mr. Excitement.
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (39-27)__________________________________
GREENVILLE 3, SAVANNAH 2 (Box)
RHP Tyler Whitenton struggled to start the game, walking the bases loaded in the first, and then giving up a two run single. He would then retire 16 of the next 17 batters he faced. He still left the game down 2-0, but Savannah scratched out a run in each of the seventh and the eighth inning on an RBI ground out and a throwing error. But with Sand Gnats closer LHP Josh Edgin recently promoted to St. Lucie, RHP Gabriel Zavala came into handle the bottom of the ninth. He made it quick at least. After striking out the first batter, a double and a single ended the game with a Drive victory.
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