New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/29
*All results from games played on Thursday, July 28th 2011
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (43-63)_________________
SCRANTON W-B 6, BUFFALO 3 (Box)
LHP Mark Cohoon continued to pitch sort of okay but not really that great, but a Valentino Pascucci solo shot in the sixth tied the game up at 3, holding out the hope of possible late inning heroics. Which is what happened, but not for the good guys. Scranton put up a three spot in the eighth off reliever Brian Sweeney. Bisons killer Jorge Vazquez broke the tie with a leadoff home run, and the Yanks added two more on an RBI single and a sac fly. In good, if totally expected, news 3B Josh Satin went 3-4.
- 3B Josh Satin: 3-4, R
- RF Mike Baxter: 1-4, 2 K
- LHP Mark Cohoon: 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 3 K, HBP; Since his promotion, Ks down, GBs down, HRs up. That's 0-3
AA - Binghamton Mets (42-64)_____________________________________
HARRISBURG 2, BINGHAMTON 1 (14) (Box)
Binghamton played into the wee hours of the morning, just to lose a heartbreaker in extra frames. After a nearly two hour rain delay, we got underway and RHP Matt Harvey did his best to hurry things along, throwing a dominant 7 innings against the Senators. Unfotunately, outside of a solo home run by LF Juan Lagares, the Bingo offense was downright anemic, only managing four other hits in their fourteen times at bat. They only had three at bats with RISP and went 0-3. The pen did an admirable job, but finally ran out of gas in the bottom of the fourteenth.
- PH-2B Reese Havens: 1-2, K
- LF Juan Lagares: 1-6, HR (1), R, RBI, 2 K
- 3B Eric Campbell: 0-5, K
- CF Matt Den Dekker: 0-6, 3 K; Batting average killer right there.
- PH Allan Dykstra: 0-1, K
- SS Jordany Valdespin: 1-6,
- C Kai Gronauer: 0-4, BB, K; Just 1-16 since his return from the DL
- RHP Matt Harvey: 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 10 K; Your move, Mr. Wheeler.
- RHP Josh Stinson: 2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (19-14 // 57-46)________________________________________
ST. LUCIE 3, DAYTONA 1 (Box)
The legendary pitching tandem of LHP Johan Santana and RHP Greg Peavey shut down Daytona, as the High A Cubs never even got out of pit row. The rest of the Mets were rather uninspiring, committing three errors and not managing much offense themselves. CF Cesar Puello continued his strong July, going 2-3 with a triple.
- RF Cory Vaughn: 1-3, R, CS
- 3B Jefry Marte: 0-4, 2 E (22); Still got a ways to go to catch Rodriguez.
- SS Wilmer Flores: 0-4, K
- CF Cesar Puello: 2-3, 3B, R, RBI, K, SB (14); .545 SLG in July. So there's that. There is also a 26:2 K:BB ratio this month, though.
- 2B Robbie Shields: 1-3, R, K
- C Francisco Pena: 1-3, RBI, 2 K
- RHP Gregory Peavey: W, 5.2 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 8:4 GO:FO; His St. Lucie stint has been quite the roller coaster so far.
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (21-12 // 60-42)__________________________________
GREENSBORO 7, SAVANNAH 6 (Box)
A poor start from RHP Yohan Almonte in this one doomed the Sand Gnats' chances at extending their lead in the SAL South Division. Savannah did their best to mount a comeback, but a rally killing two-run homer in the ninth by 1B Joe Bonfe ended those hopes. Stupid rally killers.
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: 0-4, R, RBI
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-4, 2 K
- 2B Wilfredo Tovar: 1-4
- DH Blake Forsythe: 1-4, 2B, 3 K
- C Albert Cordero: 2-4, HR (4), 2 R, RBI; Still not walking, but .359/.350/.513 over his last 10 games is not too shabby.
- RHP Yohan Almonte: 6 IP, 6 ER, 9 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 2 HR
Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (22-17)_______________________________________
BROOKLYN 2, CONNECTICUT 1 (Box)
A pitcher's duel at Coney, as the two staffs combined for 19 strikeouts and a mere ten hits allowed. CF Travis Taijeron made his one hit count, though, as it was of the walk-off home run variety. 2011 draftee RHP Randy Fontanez continues to pitch well in his professional debut, and the Cyclones pen combined for 4 1/3 scoreless to set up the dramatic finish. Fun fact: This was only the sixth walk-off home run in Brooklyn's history.
- SS Danny Muno: 1-4
- LF Javier Rodriguez: 0-3, BB, K
- DH Brian Harrison: 1-3, BB
- CF Travis Taijeron: 1-3, HR (6), R, RBI, K, HBP
- RHP Tyson Seng: 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K; 2011 draftee has been dominant out of the pen this year
- DH Camden Maron: 0-4, K
- CF Tillman Pugh: 1-1, 2B
- LF Julio Concepcion: 2-4, 2 RBIs
- OF Gregory Pron: 1-4, HR (5) R, RBI, K
- C Jeffrey Glenn: 1-3, BB
- LHP Juan Urbina: L, 4.1 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR
- CF Eudy Pina: 0-3, BB, K
- OF Joe Tuschak: 0-3, R, 2 K
- RHP Tyler Pill: 1 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K
- RHP Robert Gsellman: 2 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 0 K, WP, HBP
★ Star of the Night ★
RHP Matt Harvey likely has a few more mediocre starts in AA in his future. He will also have plenty of starts like last night's. No need to overreact to either variety, but this was clearly a Star of the Night performance from our top prospect.