New York Mets Daily Farm System Report- 6/4/11: Phone's Ringing, Duda

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 6/4

*All results from games played on Friday, June 3rd 2011

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (26-30)_______________________________________

BUFFALO 3, GWINNETT 2 (Box)

With prospects Brandon Moore, Armando Rodriguez and Chase Huchingson going last night, of course the best start in the system tonight belonged to RHP D.J. Carrasco. Just one out from a complete game, Carrasco was pulled after 111 pitches, only to have newly promoted RHP Erik Turgeon promptly give up a home run to blow Carrasco's shutout. Turgeon got the next batter to preserve the win at least. Buffalo's offense consisted of three solo home runs, one each by 1B Valentino Pascucci, 3B Michael Fisher, and LF Lucas Duda. 

Roster Moves: Binghamton reliever Erik Turgeon gets the call up, because I guess someone from the Bingo pen had to move up.

AA - Binghamton Mets (17-35)_____________________________________

BINGHAMTON 6, AKRON 2 (Box)

A veritable offensive explosion from the B-Mets the day after I call them out in the Farm System Report. Coincidence? Probably. But give me a call anyway, Wally, I am available to be a bench coach. Some of it might have to do with 2B Reese Havens adding another actual bat to the line-up, but Binghamton rapped out 12 hits, despite starting four players with a sub .200 batting average. RHP Brandon Moore made it two good starts in a row, tossing six scoreless. 

  • 2B Reese Havens: 3-5, 2B, RBI, K (.292/.370/.333)
  • 1B Eric Campbell: 1-4, 2B, BB (.191/.318/.259)
  • DH Allan Dykstra: 1-5, R, 3 K (.258/.377/.422)
  • RHP Brandon Moore: W, 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 4 K, HBP (5-3, 52.1 IP, 3.78, 42 K, 15 BB, 56 H, 3 HR)
  • LHP Eric Niesen: 2.2 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K (0-4, 22 IP, 6.95, 19 K, 18 BB, 23 H, 3 HR)

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (29-26)________________________________________

CLEARWATER 5, ST. LUCIE 4 (10) (Box)

St. Lucie drops a tough one, making it fourteen losses in their last eighteen games, as Savannah has passed them by for best record in the system. RHP Armando Rodriguez made his second start of the year, allowing nine baserunners in five innings, but somehow only giving up two runs. He left a 3-2 lead to struggling RHP Kyle Allen who gave up  the lead on a two run homer in the seventh. St. Lucie struck back immediately with a solo shot by CF Matt Den Dekker in the eighth. We went to extras where newly minted FSL all-star RHP Jeffrey Kaplan gave up a one out walk-off single in the tenth. 

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (30-24)__________________________________

SAVANNAH 3, KANNAPOLIS 1 (Box)

The Sand Gnats only managed three hits on "As Seen on TV" night, but they made the most of Kannapolis starter Dexter Carter's wildness, scoring two of their three runs on wild pitches. Savannah starter LHP Chase Hunchingson continued his strong 2011, only allowing three baserunners and striking out seven in his five innings of work. For a guy who couldn't get Southland Conference batters out two years ago, to be whiffing 10.9 per 9 in the Sally league is pretty impressive. Savannah's bullpen looked good as well, allowing only a single unearned run over four innings, sending the fans home from Historic Grayson Stadium home happy and probably with some useless junk like a slap chop or something.

  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-2, BB, K (.201/.257/.378)
  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-2, 2 R, BB, HBP, SB (8) (.229/.327/.366)
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 1-4, RBI (.332/.454/.477)
  • DH Albert Cordero: 0-3, 2 K (.203/.213/.263)
  • 2B Wilfredo Tovar: 1-2, R, BB (.193/.248/.235)
  • SS Robbie Shields: 0-3, K (.284/.353/.443)
  • C Blake Forsythe: 0-2, BB (.204/.288/.350)
  • LHP Chase Hunchingson: W, 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 7 K, WP (3-2, 46.1 IP, 2.14, 56 K, 15 BB, 37 H, 1 HR); Buckets of swinging strikes with the curve and change last night. I think he might be a real sleeper, especially considering he is new to pitching. 

 Star of the Night 

OF Lucas Duda has simply been crushing since he came back from injury. He deserves some props here, and may have played his way onto the big league club if they ever decide to dispose of the desiccated corpse of Willie Harris.

Goat of the Night

I can't give this to K-Rod, so I guess it goes to Luis Hernandez and his 0-fer, which I should really just start cut and pasting into every report.
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