Mets Daily Farm System Report 4/19: Wheeler, Hefner, Montero, Leathersich all deal

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*All results from games played on Wednesday, April 18th

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (7-7)_______________________________________

LEHIGH VALLEY 1, BUFFALO 4 (Box)

The Mets claimed RHP Jeremy Hefner off waivers from the Pirates this winter, about a month after being released from his original club, the Padres, and only a year since he'd ranked top-15 in the San Diego system (Baseball America). He traveled a rocky road in his 2011 AAA debut, but has looked sharp in Bisons attire, never more than in last night's 7 solid with 3 K's, 4 hits, a walk, and none earned. Wally ventured some small ball to bust up a 1-1 clinch in the 7th, but broke the old adage, playing for one and getting Val Pascucci. Big Val singled a pair home, the Bisons tacked on 3, and, lo!, 3B Zach Lutz crashed an RBI double to keep his shit rolling.

AA - Binghamton Mets (5-7)_____________________________________

BINGHAMTON 0, NEW HAMPSHIRE 2 (Box)

Smyrna, GA's Zack Wheeler had one bad start out of the gate, and since has rocked 12 innings of 17 strikeout, 2 walk baseball. Remember, Beltran would have been gone either way, friends. From here on it's gravy. The B-Mets faced off against Blue Jays top prospect Deck McGuire, which is just what I'd like to do, and hard!. But not really. The B-Mets were shut out and 2-hit by McGuire, but all in the service of a sparkling duel.

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (10-2)________________________________________

DAY OFF

    Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (10-4)__________________________________

    GAME ONE (7 Innings) : SAVANNAH 2, ROME 0 (Box)

    Nothing-nothing, top of the seventh, two outs, nobody on, until the 2011 Brooklyn Cyclones stepped up and made it happen. Little Charley Thurber clacked a hit like the keys of his namesake's patent typewriter. Travis "TY-RONE" Taijeron drew a pass, Gregory Pron (not of the Cyclones) lined up the middle, scoring one, and Luis Nieves drew blood with a frozen rope to center field. On the hill, RHP Rafael Montero picked up on the theme of excellent cross-system pitching. The Dominican 21-year-old has dazzled, striking out 15 and walking uno on the year (16.2 IP).

  • C Cam Maron: 2-3
  • CF Travis Taijeron: 0-2, R, BB
  • DH Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-3
  • RHP Rafael Montero: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 7 K, 0 BB
  • RHP Esterlin Morel: 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K

  • GAME TWO: SAVANNAH 4, ROME 3 (Box)

    This was called "Game Two," but in fact it finished out Tuesday's game where the lights had shorted out or something. RHP Marcos Camarena stepped in and tossed a decent four innings and the big lefty Leathersich bottled 'em up. How about the night of 1B Brian Harrison?

    Beaming Star of the Night

    Brian Harrison played college ball for the Furman Palladins, almost like Cecil in Final Fantasy 2. In high school he took AP Physics, and in college he thumped 5 homers in 6 games to squeak his team into the playoffs, wherein he went a bossly 5 for 9. Last year, his second in pro ball, he stunk quite a lot in Brooklyn, batting .237 and slugging below his OBP, which sucked quite a lot, too. But on April 17th, he was a beaming star.

    Very honorable mention: Jeremy Hefner

    Stinking Goat of the Night

    Pedro Zapata, with 3 Ks, just misses the sombrero. What's the opposite of Vive Zapata?

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