*All results from games played on Friday, August 24th
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (52-62)_______________________________________
SCRANTON W-B 6, BUFFALO 4 (Box)
Jeurys Familia continues to baffle. He gave up five runs in the first two innings of this one, so you might think he was all over the place. But he walked zero on the evening, giving up those five runs on nine hits. He settled down after that, going six innings and striking out seven. I saw his last start, Sunday against Pawtucket, and one out of every four pitches looked like they were coming out of the hand of a future #2 starter. The other three looked like they were coming out of the hand of a guy that had no idea where they were going to end up. Not much to speak of on offense for the Bisons who scored three of their four runs with the help of the Yanks' shoddy defense. Buffalo went just 2-15 with RISP.
- 3B Zach Lutz: DNP (.290/.407/.484)
- CF Matt Den Dekker: 0-4, 2 K (.212/.246/.383)
- 2B Josh Satin: 1-5, 2B, RBI, K, E (6) (.286/.390/.447); Struggling over the last couple weeks. Everybody slumps. Even Josh Satin. HAIL!
- LF Lucas Duda: 1-5, 2B, R, K (.260./327/.396)
- RHP Jeurys Familia: L, 6 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, 2 WP, HBP (130 IP, 4.78, 119 K, 72 BB, 137 H, 8 HR)
AA - Binghamton Mets (63-69)_____________________________________
PORTLAND 4, BINGHAMTON 3 (Box)
Binghamton did their best to make a game out of this one. Down 4-1 heading into the top of the ninth, Wilmer Flores blasted a home run in his second straight start, a two-run blast to cut the lead to 4-3. Raul Reyes added a two-out single to bring Jefry Marte to the plate as the go-ahead run, but alas there would be no late-inning magic for the B-Mets as Marte would be called out on strikes. Gonzalez Germen turned in an okay 7 2/3 innings of work, which is pretty much how every Gonzalez Germen start goes. He was victimized by a pair of home runs, including one from Red Sox wunderprospect Xander Bogaerts.
- CF Juan Lagares: 2-4, R, RBI, K (.280/.334/.381)
- 3B Jefry Marte: 0-4, 2 K (.258/.326/.376); Note for next year, buy Jefry Marte a calendar for his apartment that just says April every month.
- DH Reese Havens: 0-4, 2 K (.220/.349/.353)
- 2B Wilmer Flores: 1-4, HR (16), R, 2 RBI, K (.302/.353/.467)
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-3, 2 K (.226/.276/.299)
Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (30-29 // 79-48 )________________________________________
ST. LUCIE 6, CHARLOTTE 5 (Box)
St. Lucie has finally righted the ship, but it might be too late to claw their way back into 2nd half race. Jacob DeGrom couldn't make it through six innings, despite being staked to a 6-0 lead, and the bullpen made it interesting from there, but the Mets managed to eek out their second straight win against Port Charlotte.
- CF Cesar Puello: 1-3, 2B, R (.259/.323/.418)
- DH Darrell Ceciliani: 2-4, 2 R, K (.313/.366/.453); Graduate of the Zach Lutz, "when he's healthy he hits" school.
- RF Cory Vaughn: 1-3, HR (22), R, 2 RBI, BB, K (.243/.352/.460)
- LF Alonzo Harris: 1-4, R (.293/.362/.441): I feel like I am the only Mets prospect guy that is just not buying into the Alonzo Harris breakout season thing.
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-3, RBI, E (10) (.250/.299/.477)
- 2B Danny Muno: 0-3, R, BB, K (.287/.381/.430)
- RHP Jacob DeGrom: W, 5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 K, WP, HBP (105.1 IP, 2.48, 90 K, 18 BB, 86 H, 3 HR)
- LHP Adam Kolarek: SV, 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K (53 IP, 2.21, 66 K, 18 BB, 45 H, 2 HR)
Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (25-34 // 66-60)__________________________________
SAVANNAH 6, ROME 2 (Box)
Savannah managed to get this one in after a forty minute rain delay at the start, and good thing too, as it resulted in a rare second half win for the Sand Gnats. Cam Maron had a banner day with the back, socking a home run, driving in four and drawing two walks, while four Savannah pitchers combined to allow just seven Rome hits.
- C Cam Maron: 2-3, HR (5), R, 4 RBI, 2 BB, K, CS (.302.401/.415)
- SS Matthew Reynolds: DNP (.259/.335/.367)
- CF Gilbert Gomez: 1-4, R, BB, 2 K (.271/.381/.356)
- LHP Carlos Vasquez: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K (75 IP, 3.12, 71 K, 26 BB, 56 H, 4 HR)
- CF Brandon Nimmo: 1-4, 2 K (.268/.384/.411); Another guy who has cooled down recently, still quite a fine season from the 19 year-old.
- SS Philip Evans: 1-3, BB (.242/.325/.339)
- C Kevin Plawecki: 1-4, RBI, 3 K (.242/.352/.381)
- RHP Luis Mateo: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K (66.1, 2.58, 77 K, 8 BB, 53 H, 2 HR)
Short Season A - Brooklyn Cyclones (38-26)__________________________________
STATEN ISLAND 5, BROOKLYN 1 (Box)
Well this one was a swift kick between the legs for the Cyclones. The Yankees scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth to blow this one open and cut the Cyclones Wild Card lead to just three games. Nursing a 1-0 lead, Craig Hansen couldn't record an out in the eighth, walking one, hitting two and giving up a base hit. All four runners would eventually come around to score, and it would take three Cyclones arms to get through the frame. Luis Mateo was excellent in his seven innings of work as he continues his strong Penn League campaign, but the offense never made it onto the ferry. These two teams go at it again tonight at MCU Park, and I will be working the game, so feel free to stop by behind home plate and say hi if you are in the neighborhood.
Appalachian League (R) - Kingsport Mets (23-39)__________________________________
KINGSPORT 7, BLUEFIELD 4 (Box)
Juan Urbina got the win and struck out five in three innings of work. In other words...
Star of the Night
Cam Maron had a fine game for the offensively starved Sand Gnats. Now if only he could throw any base stealers out. But hey, Rod Barajas has had a nice career in the majors!
Goat of the Night
Adding this one to the GOTN bylawas. ERA of infinity = Goat of the Night. Sorry Craig Hansen.