New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/1
*All results from games played on Thursday, June 30th 2011
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (36-46)_______________________________________
BUFFALO 4, LEHIGH VALLEY 2 (Box)
The streak is dead, long live the streak. 1B Nick Evans ended his ridiculous 19 game hit streak in the most emphatic way possible, striking out three times and grounding into a double play on the one ball he did put in play. RHP Dylan Owen turned in another solid start, Buffalo's offense put up a pair in the third and the fourth and the bullpen shut the door. Injuries and call-ups have reduced my list to a scant two players, though if they would just call up IF Josh Satin...well, I would have three players.
- 1B Nick Evans: 0-4, 3 K; Nick Evans does not do anything halfway, gentlemen
- 2B Michael Fisher: 1-4, RBI
AA - Binghamton Mets (28-50)_____________________________________
BOWIE 14, BINGHAMTON 6 (Box)
For the second straight game, manager Wally Backman had to turn to a position player to take the mound, and for the second straight game, they were the only reliever who could keep the opponent off the board. Today's lucky moundsmen was SS-RHP Jose Coronado who followed up 1B Travis Ozga's fine performance in mop-up duty yesterday with one of his own. The lack of days off recently, coupled with short outings from the B-Mets starters, plus RHP Jeurys Familia's now troubling absence from the rotation, has led to a quite beleaguered Binghamton pen. As for the actual game, Bowie stretched a one run lead into four in the sixth inning, blew the game open with three more in the seventh, and then just piled on with 6 in the eighth. LHP Roy Merritt once again got shelled, giving up 8 runs in 2.1 IP. It seems, weirdly, that his only good outings of the year has come as a starter. The Bingo offense managed a nice stat padding rally in the last two frames but it was not nearly enough.
- 3B-2B Josh Satin: 1-4, 2 R
- CF Matt Den Dekker: 0-4, BB, K
- DH-1B Allan Dykstra: 2-3, R, 2 BB
- 2B-SS Jordany Valdespin: 2-5, R, 2 SB (24); Valdespin continues to impress
- SS-RHP Jose Coronado: 0-4, 2 K // 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K; Ozga has better control.
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (4-3)________________________________________
GAME 1: ST. LUCIE 2, FORT MYERS 1 (Box)
Nice win for the St. Luciens in Game 1. Facing off against rehabbing Kevin Slowey and Jason Kubel, the Hi-A Mets snuck out a squeaker. They only had four hits on the evening, but made them count as a third inning double by RF Cory Vaughn was followed by a home run from C Francisco Pena. Vaughn has been scorching hot since is overdue promotion to the Florida State League, and so far Hi-A (and tonight, MLB) pitching has been no problem for him. The also recently promoted RHP Greg Peavey made the start, and despite the odd lack of strikeouts, managed a fine five innings of work. St. Lucie brought in LHP Josh Edgin to get the two inning save, and after a quiet sixth inning, went single, K, single, K, BB, K, to preserve the win. Maybe he thought the game had been a bit too boring up until then.
- DH Juan Lagares: 0-3
- RF Cory Vaughn: 2-3, 2B, R, K
- 3B Jefry Marte: 0-3, K
- SS Wilmer Flores: 0-3
- CF Cesar Puello: 0-3
- 2B Robbie Shields: 0-2, BB
- C Francisco Pena: 1-2, HR (4), 2 RBI, R
- RHP Gregory Peavey: W, 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 0 K, WP: Peavey does his ode to Kevin Slowey.
- LHP Josh Edgin: S (2), 2 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 K; Edgin does his ode to K-Rod
- CF Juan Lagares: 1-4
- RF Cory Vaughn: 0-2, K, HBP
- 3B Jefry Marte: 0-4, 2 K
- SS Wilmer Flores: 2-3
- RHP Armando Rodriguez: L, 4.2 IP, 3 ER, 2 H, 4 BB, 5 K, 2 HR; A lot of Rodriguez's success the last few years has been based on his control and ability to keep the ball inside the park. Neither was present tonight.
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (7-1)__________________________________
SAVANNNAH 4, ROME 2 (Box)
The Sand Gnats continue their hot start to the second half, completing a four game sweep of the Rome Braves. It wasn't the prettiest win, as Savannah went 1-16 with RISP and RHP Ryan Fraser walked as many as he struck out. Savannah scored on an error, a sac fly, a fielder's choice, and another error. But a win is a win. C Blake Forsythe was the offensive hero of the night, going 2-3 with a pair of doubles. Still not betting on those Blake Forsythe Bowman rookie cards to pay for my kid's college, though.
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: 0-4, BB, K
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-4
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-4, 2 RBI
- C Blake Forsythe: 2-3, 2 2B, BB, K
- DH Albert Cordero: 0-4
- RHP Ryan Fraser: W, 6 IP, 1 ER (1 unearned) 5 H, 4 BB, 4 K
Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (9-5)_______________________________________
BROOKLYN 16, HUDSON VALLEY 5 (Box)
After splitting 1-0 pitcher's duels, the bats came out in force last night in the valley. The Renegades scored four first inning runs, powered by two home runs off Brooklyn starter LHP Chris Hillard, but from there it was emphatically all Cyclones. After a five run fourth featuring four doubles, Brooklyn scored ten runs in the last four frames, the big blow a grand slam coming off the bat of RF Javier Rodriguez. But it was a total team effort as every name penciled into the lineup either got a hit, scored a run, or drove in a run.
- RF Javier Rodriguez: 3-5, 2 2B, GS (1), 6 RBI, 3 R, 2 K
- 1B Brian Harrison: 2-5, 2B, RBI, 2 R
- CF Travis Taijeron: 3-5, 2B HR (1), 3 RBI, 3 R
- C Nelfi Zapata: 0-4, RBI, K
- LHP Chris Hillard: W, 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HR
- RHP Tyson Seng: SV (1) 3 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 0 K
- C Camden Maron: 0-2, 2 BB, 2 K
- LF Julio Concepcion: 0-4, 2 K
- OF Gregory Pron: 0-2, BB, SB (4)
- 1B Alexander Sanchez: 1-4
- DH Jeffrey Glenn: 0-3, 2 K
- CF Eudy Pina: 1-4, 2B, R, K
- DH Jeyckol De Leon: 0-4, 2 K
- RF Gilbert Gomez: 0-3, RBI, K
- SS Randoll Santana: 0-4, 2 K
- LHP Alberto Baldonado: L, 3 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K
★ Star of the Night ★
Brooklyn OF Javier Rodriguez filled up the stat sheet in what has been a lost season for the toolsy former second round draft pick. He's still only 21, so he has time, but washing out in the South Atlantic League was a bad sign.