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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/15: Wally's Walk-Off Winner

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/15

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*All results from games played on Saturday, May 14th 2011

AAA - Buffalo Bisons (15-22)_______________________________________

BUFFALO 3, LOUISVILLE 8 (Box) The Bisons dropped their third straight and once again shoddy pitching was the culprit. In fact, this was the seventh straight game that the Herd staff allowed five or more runs. Once again the Bats'...bats jumped out to an early lead, scoring four in the first off of Yonkers native RHP Brian Sweeney. The Mercy college grad settled down for a while but once again loaded the bases in the fifth and the rehabbing RHP Bobby Parnell couldn't bail him out, allowing a couple of doubles and basically putting this one out of reach. Side note -- the Lousville starter was some guy named Dontrelle who is currently sporting a sub-3 ERA in the International League.

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 0-4, K (.299/.401/.545) Dropped below .300 for the first time since mid-April
  • LF Nick Evans: 2-4, 2B, R (.241/.275/.376)
  • SS Ruben Tejada: 0-5 (.271/.344/.417) Who would have guessed he'd be out-slugging Big Nick at this point?
  • REHAB ALERT - RHP Bobby Parnell: 1 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K; Threw 13 of 21 pitches for strikes, came into the game with the bases loaded and allowed two straight doubles

AA - Binghamton Mets (13-20)_____________________________________

BINGHAMTON 3, TRENTON 2 (Box) This one ought to cheer Wally up. Great game for Bingo yesterday as LHP Robert Carson pitched perhaps his best game in Double-A, holding the opposition Thunder to just two runs over seven very strong innings. Trailing 2-1 coming into the ninth, the pleasantly surprising 1B Allen Dysktra smacked a two-run bomb which would put the B-Mets ahead for good. As I said yesterday, I'm still somewhat skeptical about Dykstra as a long-term factor but he's doing a hell of a job changing my mind.

  • SS Jordany Valdespin: 1-4, 2 K, SB(9) (.276/.316/.433)
  • DH Eric Campbell: 0-4, K (.225/.300/.317)
  • 1B Josh Satin: 0-4, K (.311/.424/.462)
  • C Kai Gronauer: DNP (.229/.317/.300)
  • 1B Allan Dykstra: 2-4, HR(3), 2 RBI, R, 2 K (.271/.402/.471) Who said they weren't sold on him?
  • LHP Robert Carson: 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 2 WP (1-4, 36.1, 3.96, 39 H, 13 BB, 33 K, 4HR)
  • INJURY UPDATE - With 2B Reese Havens finally playing in extended spring training games, it won't be much longer before he re-joins the B-Mets lineup.

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (23-12)________________________________________

  • Now seems like the right time to highlight St. Lucie's 'Mustache May', where anyone who bears an 'impressive mustache' -- deemed so by a Mets staff member -- receives half-price admission for the entire month.
  • Also, don't miss Monday's Tool Time-esque 'Salute to Root Beer', because frankly you just can't beat a big ass root beer float for two bucks.

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (17-18)__________________________________

SAVANNAH 12 1, ROME 2 (Box) The Gnats astonishing run of strong pitching continued yesterday as the underrated RHP Gonzalez Germen threw seven innings of two-run ball against the Braves. Gnats pitchers haven't allowed more than three runs in a game since the third of May. At the dish, Gnats hitters went off, tallying 16 hits and a dozen runs thanks in large part to an impressive 11-for-17 showing from their 1-3 hitters with three doubles and ten RBI's.

  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-4, HR(7), 2 RBI, R, K (.206/.253/.404) Still not hitting all that well but you just can't keep him in the park
  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 5-5, 2B, 3 RBI, 4 R, SB(4) (.278/.371/.407) Raised his average 74 points in this one...he's baaaack
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 3-6, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K (.345/.473/.462) Not hitting a bunch of longballs bit still
  • C Albert Cordero: DNP (.202/.215/.258)
  • 2B Wilfredo Tovar: 0-3, 2 R, 2 BB (.214/.272/.270)
  • C Blake Forsythe: 2-4, BB, 2 K (.218/.269/.379)
  • SS Robbie Shields: 3-6, 2B, 3B(4), 5 RBI, R, CS(3) (.263/.350/.458) By the end of the season I don't see many in this system who will climb as much as the athletic Shields
  • RHP Gonzalez Germen: W, 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 4 K, 2 HR (3-1, 3.41, 31.2 IP, 36 H, 11 BB, 32 K, 3 HR)

Star of the Night

As Keith would say, hang with 'em Robert Carson and Gonzalez Germen. Both starters threw seven strong innings in their respective games but thanks to a huge 5-for-5 performance, last night was Darrell Ceciliani's night, we were all just living in it.

Goat of the Night
Not really any stand-out poor performances last night so we're going to go with Binghamton's Lorenzo Scott for pulling a Willie Harris, pinch-running in the ninth inning of a one-run game and promptly getting caught stealing. At least in this one Allen Dykstra bailed him out with a bomb.