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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report- 5/13/11: LOLpens

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/13

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*All results from games played on Thursday, May 12th 2011

AAA - Buffalo Bisons (15-20)_______________________________________


The Bisons struck early, scoring two in the second, powered by newly promoted 3B Michael Fisher's double, and then one in the third on a solo shot by 1B Valentino Pascucci, but the AAA Yanks clawed their way back into it with a two run double by Doug Bernier in the fifth. That was the only blemish on Josh Stinson's day, though, as he left with two out in the eighth and a 3-2 lead. LHP Taylor Tankersley came in and promptly gave up a line drive single and a walk to bring up Yankees top prospect C Jesus Montero. Manager Tim Teufel went to the bullpen again, bringing in the rehabbing RHP Bobby Parnell. Montero deposited Parnell's second pitch over the fence in right-center and that was that. 

ROSTER MOVES: With F! up with the big club. Michael Fisher was transferred from Binghamton to take his place. Fisher has played just about everywhere in the infield at Bingo. RHP Dylan Owen was also promoted back to Buffalo, after being sent down to Brooklyn on paper to make room for RHP Jeurys Familia. 

REHAB ALERT: After the home run, Parnell settled down and struck out 3 in 1 1/3 innings.


AA - Binghamton Mets (12-19)_____________________________________


RHP Mark Cohoon was effectively wild, setting a season high for walks with five. Fortunately, he only gave up two hits and had his usual strong groundball rate. He was removed with a 4-0 lead after walking two batters to lead off the seventh. Recently promoted RHP Brandon Sage entered the game, and this happened: 1b, 1b, 1b, 1b. Okay, let's try RHP Rhiner Cruz: BB, 1B, SF (hey, an out), F8, E5, 5-3. I believe that is what Fangraphs officially classifies as a meltdown. We'll just call it a seven-run inning, and all the Thunder needed to take the first game of the series.

  • SS Jordany Valdespin: 1-5, 2B, R, 2 K, SB (8) (.277/.320/.445)
  • 3B Eric Campbell: 0-4, RBI, E (6) (.233/.360/.291)
  • 1B Josh Satin: 1-3, 2B, R, 2 BB, K (.324/.441/.486)
  • Kai Gronauer: 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI (.229/.317/.300)
  • 1B Allan Dykstra: 2-2, R, BB; (.270/.405/.444) Also got hit by a pitch to go four for four getting on base.
  • LHP Mark Cohoon: 6 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 5 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (1-2, 42.2, 2.74, 34 K, 14 BB, 39 H, 4 HR)
  • LHP Eric Niesen: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (0-4, 12, 10.50, 7 K, 13 BB, 14 H, 2 HR)


Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (23-11)________________________________________


It was a walk in the park for St. Lucie, despite not getting much offensive support from their erstwhile top prospects. C Francisco Pena was the big star of the night, swatting a two run double in the middle of a five run fifth, and then adding a two-run homer, his second of the year, in the eighth. RHP Tobi Stoner made his season debut, throwing five strong innings. He is coming off a shoulder impingement, and I imagine will make his way back to Buffalo after another rehab start or two.


Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (15-18)__________________________________

HICKORY 1, SAVANNAH 0 (13) (Box)

Savannah went 0-8 with RISP, left 10 men on base, and lost on a wild pitch during an attempted intentional walk. I don't really have anything else to add, other than I wish it had ended earlier.

 Star of the Night 

On a night where runs were at a bit of a premium for the affiliates, St. Lucie C Francisco Pena delivered two extra base hits and four RBIs. The fact that it only raised his OPS to .670 for the year is a testament to his struggles with the bat, but it was still a very nice night.

Goat of the Night

On a night where runs were at a bit of a premium for the affiliates, you probably don't want to throw a wild pitch with a runner on third while trying to intentionally walk a guy. So Savannah RHP Luis Rojas wears the horns of ignominy tonight.