New York Mets Daily Farm System Report: 8/23/12- Jenrry Mejia-Lot-Better

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Jenrry Mejia #32 of the New York Mets throws against the Atlanta Braves at Digital Domain Park on February 26, 2011 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

*All results from games played on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (62-70)_______________________________________

SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 2, BUFFALO 1 (Box)

Instead of being called-up to pitch Thursday against the Colorado Rockies, Jenrry Mejia kept on his normal schedule, and pitched against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. This outing was a tremendous improvement over all of his recent starts. Sure, he allowed seven hits issued a walk, and threw two wild pitches over six innings, but he allowed only one run, and perhaps most importantly, he struck out six batters. The Yankees got on the board first on a Chris Dickerson line drive in the 5th, but Buffalo caught up in the 7th on a Matt Den Dekker groundout that scored Adam Loewen. With the score tied, the game progressed into extra innings. Top and bottom of the 10th pass, nothing. Top and bottom of the 11th pass, nothing. Come on guys, I have stuff to do tomorrow morning. Finally, in the 12th inning, a run! Unfortunately, it an RBI off the bat of catcher and douche extraordinaire Francisco Cervelli. Toyota Irrigation got the win for S/W.B. as the Bisons went punchless into the night, and dropped another to the Yankees in this pale AAA imitation of the Subway Series.

  • LF Lucas Duda: 2-4, 1 BB
  • DH Zach Lutz: 0-4, 1 BB, 2 K
  • 3B/1B Josh Satin: 2-5, 1 K; Doing his best Ike David impression, playing firsthird base
  • CF Matt Den Dekker: 0-5, RBI, 3 K
  • RHP Jenrry Mejia: 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 2 WP; I blame Lucas May, who was also charged with an additional passed ball, for those wild pitches.

ROSTER ALERT: Collin McHugh has been added to the taxi squad and will start Thursday in place of an injured Johan Santana

AA - Binghamton Mets (63-67)_____________________________________

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 3 (Box)

Southpaw Mark Cohoon took the mound for the B-Mets and held the Fisher Cats in check (mostly) for seven innings. He allowed a home run, walked three, and gave up 11 hits, but his outing was still of the quality kind. Binghamton jumped ahead, scoring three runs in the 2nd, but New Hampshire chipped away and tied the game over the course of the next two innings. The Mets tacked on another run in the 5th, and then added insurance runs in the 6th and 8th, but they were not needed as the Fisher Cats did not score again. Bradley Holt picked up his sixth hold, pitching a flawless 8th inning, and Andrew Carpenter picked up his third save, pitching a flawless 9th.

Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (28-28 // 77-45)________________________________________

GAME ONE

JUPITER 7, ST. LUCIE 5 (Box)

Originally, I wrote, "St. Lucie fell to the Hammerheads in game one of their doubleheader. Things started off well, as number one and two hitters Alonzo Harris and T.J. Rivera hit back-to-back doubles to put a run on the board almost immediately. They would have trouble scoring after that, though. St. Lucie’s only run came on a Cesar Puello double in the 5th, a hit that drove in Blake Forsythe, tripled in his at-bat." Then, in the bottom of the 7th, Blake Forsythe homered, and a string of singles and a sacrifice tied the game. That’ll teach me to count my chickens before they hatch! In the top of the 9th, the Hammerheads scored a pair of runs, and St. Lucie was not able to play catch-up. With the loss, they fall to .500 for the second half of the season.

GAME TWO

NO GAME (RAIN)

This is ridiculous…

Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (24-34 // 65-60)__________________________________

ASHEVILLE 8, SAVANNAH 7 (Box)

If good pitching performances on both sides is called a pitching duel, this game was the opposite. Domingo Tapia had one of his worst outings pitching 4 innings and giving up seven runs (five earned), ten hits, and the first home run in 102.1 IP this season (an inside-the-park variety, to boot, hit down the third base line). Tourists pitcher Vianney Mayo, determined not to be outdone, pitched 4.2 innings and gave up six runs (one earned), seven hits, and walked three. All in all, of the fifteen runs that scored, eight were unearned. It was one of those kinds of Minor League games

Short Season A - Brooklyn Cyclones (38-24)__________________________________

BROOKLYN 4, TRI-CITY 1 (Box)

Brooklyn put one in the win column against the best team in the NY-Penn League. The offense kept a steady stream of RBIs coming, scoring runs in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th. Stefan Sabol was the only Cyclones batter to hit for extra bases, so the rest of the team made all of their singles, walks, and bases reached on error count. Luis Cessa continued the trend of (generally) good Brooklyn pitching, allowing only a single run in his seven innings of work.

Appalachian League (R) - Kingsport Mets (22-39)__________________________________

GAME ONE

KINGSPORT 2, BURLINGTON 0 (Box)

Game one of today’s doubleheader went Kingsport’s way, just like game one of yesterday’s double-header. Chris Flexen pitched six strong innings, allowing no runs and giving up only three runs. The one negative of his outing was that he walked three- he did strike out five, though. On the offensive side of things, Anthony Chavez and Gavin Cecchini had knocked in an RBI each in the 6th and 7th innings, and that was the ballgame

GAME TWO

BURLINGTON 5, KINGSPORT 1 (Box)

Game two of today’s doubleheader went Burlington’s way, just like game two of yesterday’s double-header. Alberto Baldonado did not bring his best stuff, and gave up four runs in three innings. The Kingsport offense really had nothing the entire game, and as a result, Royals pitcher Tyler Mack put together his first complete game. It almost was a complete game shutout, but with two outs in the 7th inning, Joe Tuschak drove in Jeyckol De Leon from second. Kingsport might have gotten the loss, but at least they still have their dignity.

Star of the Night

Based on his performance, I think Blake Forsythe is deserving of the nod. His two hits were a triple (that must've been fun to watch) and his 8th home run on the season, in addition to a walk,and the homer ignited the 7th inning rally that saw St. Lucie come back from their deficit.

Goat of the Night

Domingo Tapia clearly gets the (dis)honor for GotN. Five earned runs, seven runs allowed total, ten hits, and that first home run of the season (granted, it was a weird situation with the inside-the-parker being disputed by Savannah, but still).

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