Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/16: Bisons are Old, Cohoon is Obvious, Meet Jacob DeGrom

Signed: "Goat."

*All results from games played on May 15th, 2012

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (22-17)_______________________________________

GWINNETT 6, BUFFALO 1 (Box)

SP Jeremy Hefner allowed a first inning home run then settled into retire 13 of 14 before losing his grip in a four-run sixth. Miguel Batista nods. The bullpen recovered to strike out a pair for Ramirez and a pair for Stevens, and new Bison Josh Edgin knocked weight off a sorry International-League ERA. But with Lutz out, four of the night's six hits belonged to thirty-something year olds, and the other pair from Corey Wimberly, a 28-year-old Pirate product who slashed .238/.288/.302 in AAA Indianapolis (56 games).

AA - Binghamton Mets (17-19)_____________________________________

TRENTON 10, BINGHAMTON 1 (Box)

I'm not certain of Mark Cohoon's pitch count through seven innings of five-hit, two-run ball, but it couldn't have been high, and manager Pedro Lopez shoved him out there for an eighth helping of the same. Five batters into that experiment, four runs had scored, a runner measured his lead off first, and Mark's wily status was downgraded to candid. This was like the game in Buffalo only moreso. Our boy Reese Havens, who was born on Sullivan's Island, SC, is hitting like the best player from a 2.4-square-mile town 13 feet above sea level. LF Juan Lagares provided a little relief with a pair of hits and the Mets' only RBI.

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (29-8)________________________________________

RAIN OUT. The doubleheader will kick off this morning at 10:30 am with Chris Young's second rehab start.

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (24-13)__________________________________

SAVANNAH 4, CHARLESTON 3 (Box)

A beautiful baseball game in the Holy City. Fine pitching, timely hitting, late drama, and Lo-A fielding. The RiverDogs struck in the third with an unearned run to the shame of 2B T. J. Rivera, but in the subsequent frame, LF Dustin Lawley cracked a let's-start-this-over homer; 1-1. The mound was commanded by a new face, belonging to RHP Jacob DeGrom, which translates to "Jacob, the preteen surfer dude" in Californian. The 23 year old enjoyed a marvelous second start after missing all of 2011 on the Tommy John mend, and the Gnats opened a one-run lead on 3B Aderlin Rodriguez's station-to-station run. In the ninth, DH Brandon Brown doubled in two runs of insurance, and thanks for that, for closer T. J. Chism allowed both of them back, before Camden Maron catcher-interfered the bases loaded. But dribble went the needed groundout, and the Sand Gnats survived.

★ Beaming Star of the Night

Writes Toby Hyde: "One of the pleasant surprises for me in 2012 in the Mets' system has been the one start I saw from RHP Jacob DeGrom." Now having seen two starts, Toby's life is growing incrementally more pleasant.

DeGrom, a shortstop his first two years in college, missed all of 2011 after undergoing Jenrry Mejia Surgery for a torn UCL. At Kingsport in 2010, he posted 22 strikeouts and only 6 walks in 22 innings, a happy ratio he one-upped in his first start (7 K, 0 BB.) His second performance was less flashy, but solidity counts for something.

Toby interviews the 9th-round pick here.

Stinking Goat of the Night

Reese Havens played 32 games in 2010 and 61 games in 2011, but at the start of 2012 Reese still looked like an OK bet to play a little late-summer second base in Queens. Could happen, though a dozen games has yielded just a 7-42 average with three extra base hits, and at 25 years old, well, let's do this.

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