New York Mets Daily Farm System Report: 8/12/12- Three Blowouts And A Funeral

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Jenrry Mejia #32 of the New York Mets pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 15 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

*All results from games played on Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (59-63)_______________________________________

BUFFALO 9, PAWTUCKET 3 (Box)

Back in the starting rotation, Jenrry Mejia threw five innings of ball, scattering six hits and allowing only two unearned runs. The Buffalo offense knocked around Red Sox starter Zach Stewart to the tune of three runs in three innings, and another six off of three other relievers (including Mark Prior, who is amazingly is only 31 despite it feeling like a million years ago since he first debuted). Andrew Bailey is the only Paw Sox pitcher to fare well, blanking the Bisons in 1.1 innings of work.

AA - Binghamton Mets (59-62)_____________________________________

BINGHAMTON 7, HARRISBURG 2 (Box)

In the rubber game against the Senators, the B-Mets banged out 15 hits and 7 runs, notching the series win, the team’s second in a row. Harrisburg starter Paul Demny lasted only 2.2 innings, and was the victim of some good situational hitting and Binghamton capitalizing on the free passes he handed out. Cory Mazzoni walked a tightrope every inning he pitched, but was able to escape from danger every inning except for the 5th, where he gave up a run. Adam Kolarek pitched the 7th, and also gave up a run.

Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (25-24 // 74-43)________________________________________

NO GAME (CANCELLED- RAIN)

The game between St. Lucie and the Fort Myers Miracle was cancelled on a part of rain making the field unplayable. St. Lucie begins a three-game series with the Palm Beach Cardinals Tuesday. All three days are part of their August Baseball Camp promotion, and Thursday is College Night- if you’re are planning to go to the game, wear a T-shirt with a college on it, and you’ll get a discount. And they say a college education isn’t worth anything anymore…

Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (21-27 // 62-53)__________________________________

NO GAME (OFF DAY)

The Sand Gnats will kick off a three-game series Monday against the Lexington Legends. Monday is Dollar Monday, Tuesday is Two-for-one Natty Lights and Wednesday is Webkinz Wednesday, so if you’re in Savannah, this week is your chance to nab all kind of free/cheaper-than-usual stuff.

Short Season A - Brooklyn Cyclones (34-20)__________________________________

BROOKLYN 10, VERMONT 5 (Box)

Rainy Lara notched his 7th win of the season, but didn’t pitch all that well- he didn’t pitch horribly, though, either- giving up four earned runs in five innings, while allowing 7 hits, walking one, and striking out six. Luckily, the Brooklyn offense was there to pick him up- they scored four runs twice, in the 4th inning and the 6th inning. The top half of Brooklyn’s line-up went a combined for 12 for 23

Appalachian League (R) - Kingsport Mets (16-32)__________________________________

DANVILLE 6, KINGSPORT 5 (Box)

On Church Bulletin Night, Kingsport proved that God is not all-good and all-loving, or else he/she/he-she/it would have spared us yet another morale-crushing extra innings loss. Miller Diaz started for Kingsport and didn’t pitch too poorly, but his defense let him down. He allowed two earned runs, but another three unearned runs. Akeel Morris came out in relief of him and absolutely dominated, allowing two hits over five innings, walking two and striking out nine. In the top of the 13th, with Ramon Estevez on the mound, Logan Robbins walked and was driven home on a Levi Hyams after being moved to second with a bunt. Kingsport’s 2, 3, and 4 hitters came up to bat in the bottom of the 13th, but struck out, grounded out, and flied out, respectively, to end the ballgame.

Star of the Night

Even though there were three high scoring wins, there weren't too many SotN worthy individual performances. Not that there weren't a few real good ones (Alex Sanchez, Juan Centeno, Sean Kazmar, and Lucas Duda, I'm looking at you guys), but nothing particularly stands out as whoa. Starting pitching wise, the same. Looking at relief pitchers, Akeel Morris' line made me go "Whoa...Nice" very much like this. So, as a result, he's our SotN

Goat of the Night

Just like the SotN, there weren't any standout, craptastic, utterly futile performances last night. A few guys that we know can do better didn't do that great, but that happens from time to time. So, as a result, I'm going to nominate Jenrry Mejia's strikeout rate as the GotN.

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