*All results from games played on Wed, June 1 2011
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (25-29)_______________________________________
BUFFALO 10, CHARLOTTE 3 (Box)
The story of this game was simple, Lucas Duda went off. Five plate appearances resulted in a pair of walks and three extra base hits (including two bombs). While the Mets continue to feel the lack of David Wright and Ike Davis in the heart of their order, the Duda has picked a fine time to show off what he could do if called up. Dylan Owen also pitched a pretty good game, striking out 7 to seal the win for the herd. In the most surprising event of the evening, Chin-Lung Hu got on base when he discovered that letting the ball hit you is actually more effective than swinging the bat.
- RF Fernando Martinez: 2-5, R
- LF Lucas Duda: 3-3, 2 BB, 2 HR(7), 2B, 4 RBI, 3 R; Batting .471 with 4 homers in six games since returning, and with Ike sidelined and offense struggling suddenly a call-up is likely...goodbye Willie Harris?
- 2B Chin Lung Hu: 0-0, R, HBP
- C Mike Nickeas: 1-4, RBI, K
- 2B Luis Hernandez: 0-3, 3 K, RBI
- RHP Dylan Owen: 5 IP. 6 H, 1 ER, 7 K, 1 BB, HR
AA - Binghamton Mets (16-34)_____________________________________
BINGHAMTON 3, ERIE 12 (Box)
Jeurys Familia didn't pitch well, but the defense didn't do him any favors either. A blown double play by Reese Havens and an airmailed throw by Jonathan Malo certainly forced Familia to throw more pitches than he had to, adding to his run total and shortening his night in the shortest start of his brief double A career. Jordany Valdespin was the lone B-Met to have a good night offensively, so even without the shoddy defense the pitching wasn't good enough to get it done tonight anyway. Eric Niesen was surprisingly under control tonight, showing a rare flash of why he was a dark horse for a bullpen spot out of spring training a few seasons ago.
- 2B Reese Havens: 1-5, 3 K, E
- SS Jordany Valdespin: 4-5, HR(3), 2 RBI, R
- LF Eric Campbell: 0-3, RBI
- 1B Allan Dykstra: 0-4, K
- RHP Jeurys Familia: 4 IP, 7 H, 6 R (3 ER), 4 K, 3 BB, HR
- LHP Eric Niesen: IP, 2 K
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (29-24)________________________________________
ST. LUCIE 3, CLEARWATER 0 (Box)
It was a very mediocre night for the Mets offense in Florida, nobody really did anything of note but pretty much everyone contributed something to the cause. In the end it was enough, as Darin Gorski put up yet another impressive start as he continues to hold his ERA under 2 for the season despite merely average stuff. Nick Carr also had a very impressive inning of work tonight as he sealed the win for division leading St. Lucie.
- SS Wilmer Flores: 2-4, RBI, R
- RF Cesar Puello: 1-4, K, CS
- CF Matt den Dekker: 1-4, R
- 3B Jefry Marte: 1-4, E (11)
- LF Juan Lagares: 2-4, B, RBI, R
- C Francisco Pena: 1-4, K
- LHP Darin Gorski: 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 3 K
- RHP Nick Carr: IP, H, 3 K
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (29-23)__________________________________
SAVANNAH 5, KANNAPOLIS 3 (Box)
Taylor Whitenton was good last night, and like St. Lucie the Gnats managed to make it count for a win. Savannah now sits a comfortable 3.5 games ahead of second place, and with their pitching continuing to be solid and the bats finally starting to show some life they might just pull away for the first half title. As usual, Aderlin Rodriguez showed power when he makes contact, and Cory Vaughn just continues to hit.
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-4, 2B, R
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, K
- RF Cory Vaughn: 1-4, K
- SS Robbie Shields: 0-4
- RHP Taylor Whitenton: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, BB, 6 K
- LHP Angel Cuan:2.1 IP, 5 H, ER, HR, 2 K
- LHP Josh Edgin: 1.2 IP, 3 K
Star of the Night
You shouldn't need help with this one, but re-read the title if you have to. Power and patience at the plate are a beautiful combination.