New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Tuesday September 10, 2010
The Usual Suspects
RK - Brooklyn
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: 3-4, 2B, R, CS; NYPL batting champ showed his stuff, batting .474 for the playoffs
- RF Cory Vaughn: 1-4, K, E
- 2B JB Brown: 1-4, 2B, RBI
- 1B Joe Bonfe: 0-3, K
- DH Jeff Flagg: 0-3, BB, K
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-3, K; Bat really disappeared in these playoffs (.071 AVG)
- SP Yohan Almonte: 4.2 IP, 1 ER (2 unearned), 7 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HB; Not great again but really sabotaged by his defense
- RP Angel Cuan: 2.1 IP, 2 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HB
Star of the Night
Fittingly, our last Star of the 2010 season is the Cyclone's CF Darrell Ceciliani, as he was just about the only Cyclone who really showed up last night, going 3-for-4 with a double. He himself had more total bases (4) than the rest of the lineup combined (3). Either way, Ceciliani broke numerous offensive records for Brooklyn this season while also starring in the NYPL's All-Star Game and winning the league's Batting Title. Despite fellow 'Clone Cory Vaughn's impressive mix of plate discipline and power, Ceciliani still managed to look like the most talented player on the field in nearly every game he played in. His long-term ceiling might not be quite as high, but you'd be hard-pressed to find more of a sure-thing to reach the bigs in rookie ball than Ceciliani.
Hard to peg anyone with last night's season-ending loss as there really weren't any standout horrendous performances, just a general, team-wide malaise. Ironically, Brooklyn lost this game like they won the regular season title, in true team fashion. Past the top three spots in the order, the next six guys went a combined 0-for-18 with eight strikeouts and just one walk so let's give the Goat to the Cyclones lineup.
- Unfortunately, the Cyclones couldn't revive the magic of the Semis, falling to the Tri-City Valleycats 5-1 to lose the NYPL Championship Series, thus ending the Mets minor league season in 2010. Starter RHP Yohan Almonte was allright but errors and passed balls got the better of the Cyclones tonight. And to make matters worse, the lineup looked flat-out gassed, managing just five hits, three off the bat of CF Darrell Ceciliani. So many '06 Mets undertones here. Tri-City got on a Cardinals-esque run, squeaking into the playoffs with a final record just two games over .500 to ride some hot arms and eventually topple the two goliaths of the NYPL, Batavia and Brooklyn. For a Brooklyn team that owned this league all summer long, this had to be a disappointing outcome. But despite the way it ended, the Backman Bunch had a hell of a 2010 and with Wally on his way up the ladder next year, this truly was a special, one-of-a-kind type of season in Brooklyn. Boxscore
Sadly, that about does it for our very first season of Daily Minor League Reports. We'll follow with the continuation of the 'Minor League Season in Review' series as well as Minor League Mondays but as far as daily stuff, that's a wrap. I'm sure Alex would agree with me that it was a labor of love this year and the enthusiasm everybody showed was much appreciated. So please, let us know about any of your likes and dislikes from the reports, suggestions, advice, etc as we're always looking to improve because as we all know, Spring Training is always right around the corner!