New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 8/18/11

*All results from games played on Wednesday, August 17th 2011

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (53-71)_______________________________________


The Herd grouped some hits together in the first two innings, jumping out to a three run lead after two.  That would be all the run support the pitching staff would need, as starter Miguel Batista went 8 strong and only allowed 5 batters to reach base.  Dale Thayer pitched a scoreless 9th to seal the deal for the Bisons.

AA - Binghamton Mets (52-71)_____________________________________


Binghamton left 11 men on the basepaths last night, leading a very good offensive night in general to produce only three runs.  That scoring output just wasn't enough to cover Brandon Moore who had a very rough outing.  Brad Holt did have a solid inning of work in relief, he's been looking fairly solid in the bullpen lately.

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (32-19)__________________________________


The 6th inning did in the Gnats last night, as the four runs the Tourists put on the board were enough to assure they pulled out the win.  Trailing 5-1 in the 9th, Blake Forsythe killed off any chance of a potential rally by hitting a selfish solo shot to lead off the inning.  With the rally effectively killed before it could start, the Gnats went quietly away to end the game.  The Gnats now head to Greeneville to pay a 4 1/2 game series due to a game suspended earlier in the year.

Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (33-24)_______________________________________


Brooklyn came back from the all star break with very little signs of rust.  They put 4 runs on the board in the first 2 innings en route to their 3rd straight win.  Marcos Camarena had swing and miss stuff tonight, and Danny Muno and Javier Rodriguez continued their run of good play.  Combined with the Staten Island split in their double header, the Clones have now climbed within 4 games of the Yankees.

Applachian League (R)- Kingsport Mets (31-24)_______________________________________
Juan Urbina wasn't dominant, but he kept the Cardinals off balance enough in this one to go 6 strong innings without giving up a run. It's nice to see that kind of outing from Urbina who has struggled more than we expected with the Appy League.  Camden Maron had himself a nice game at the plate, continuing his nice season.

Gulf Coast League (R)- GCL Mets (23-25)_______________________________________


It wasn't a goog night for our GCL affiliate.  Seven Mets pitchers toed the rubber in this one, none of whom lasted over two innings.  They also struggled to make outs on their own, striking out only one batter on the evening.  The offense was pretty good, but 15 runs is just too much to ask most nights.  Chin-Ling Hu went 1-3 on his rehab, upping his batting average to .138 in rookie ball.  Maybe he should be sent down to the DSL since he seems to be overmatched by teenage pitching.

 Star of the Night 

Miguel Batista takes the honors tonight, pitching an extremely nice game for Buffalo

Goat of the Night

Brandon Moore was probably deserving, but I'm going to give it to Chin-Ling Hu for his continued terrible play at the lowest level in the US.  

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