New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/16
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*All results from games played on Sunday, May 15th 2011
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (16-22)_______________________________________
BUFFALO 4, LOUISVILLE 3 (Box)
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 2-3, R, BB, SB(5)
- LF Nick Evans: 1-4, RBI, R, K
- SS Ruben Tejada: 0-1, K; Late defensive replacement
- RHP DJ Carrasco: 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, 4 BB, 3 K, WP, HB
- REHAB ALERT - RHP Pedro Beato: W, 1.1 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K; 13 of 17 for strikes, won't be long now
AA - Binghamton Mets (13-21)_____________________________________
BINGHAMTON 2, TRENTON 3 (Box) Heck of a matchup of New York pitching prospects in this one as RHP Jeurys Familia faced off against Yankees stud Dellin Betances and the results were pretty much what you'd expect. Betances was pulled after five very solid innings thanks to a touch of wildness, but Familia matched him and then some putting up seven shutout innings with just three hits allowed. Double-A does not seem to have fazed him so far. However, as they've been prone to do so often in 2011, the B-Mets 'pen gave this one away, wasting Familia's sterling outing. Specifically, RHP Michael Turgeon allowed three extra-base hits in the bottom of the ninth and suddenly a 2-0 Binghamton lead turned into a 3-2 Thunder walk-off.
- SS Jordany Valdespin: 1-4, SB(10)
- DH Eric Campbell: 0-4, 2 K
- 1B Josh Satin: 1-4, 2B, RBI, R, BB, K
- C Kai Gronauer: DNP
- 1B Allan Dykstra: 1-2, 2 BB
- RHP Jeurys Familia: 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 6 K, HB; 1 earned through 14 Double-A innings so far, GD he's good
- LHP Roy Merritt: .1 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K; .625 average against lefties thus far? That ain't good
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (23-12)________________________________________
Game 1: ST. LUCIE 11, BREVARD COUNTY 0 (Box) Straight-up whitewashing in this one. RHP Matt Harvey was back to his dominant ways, tossing five scoreless with nothing but a few singles ag'in him. And the St. Lucie hitters teed off, tallying 16 hits, including four longballs. Only one walk on the afternoon but hey, on a day like this why stop swinging?
- SS Wilmer Flores: 2-5, 3 RBI, K
- RF Cesar Puello: 2-4, RBI, BB; As much as I'd like to see how he'll do in Double-A, I'm nearly as interested in den Dekker's inevitable promotion to see if Puello will shift to center
- CF Matt den Dekker: 1-5, HR(2), RBI, 3 R
- 3B Jefry Marte: 2-4
- LF Juan Lagares: 3-4, 2 HR(3), 4 RBI, 3 R; Like Puello, a move to center would be very interesting
- 2B Rylan Sandoval: 2-4, HR(1), 2 RBI, 2 R; After hitting 9 bombs in 234 ab's with Brooklyn in 2010, Sandoval finally get on the board
- C Francisco Pena: 1-4, 2B, R
- RHP Matt Harvey: W, 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 4 K; 6:1 GB-to-FB, back to allowing nothing but singles, it shouldn't be long now...
Game 2: ST. LUCIE 4, BREVARD COUNTY 1 (Box) LHP Darin Gorski took the torch from Harvey and tossed an absolute gem, allowing just three singles in six scoreless. The long lefty is absolutely putting himself on the map with his early season performance thus far. At the dish, LF Juan Lagares ripped another bomb while CF Matt den Dekker just kept doing his thing. As previously mentioned it would be really interesting in Lagares or RF Cesar Puello got den Dekker's spot in center once he's promoted. And conversely if it goes to Pedro Zapata I'll be annoyed.
- SS Wilmer Flores: 0-3, RBI, K
- RF Cesar Puello: 1-2, 2B, R, 2 BB, SB(7); Hasn't yet lived up to the hype swirling around him this winter but at least the walks have been there
- CF Matt den Dekker: 2-4, 2B, 3B(7), RBI, R, SB(7); Leads the circuit in three-baggers
- 3B Jefry Marte: 0-4, 3 K
- LF Juan Lagares: 1-3, HR(4), 2 RBI, R; Lagares actually campaigned to make it a triple-header
- 2B Rylan Sandoval: DNP
- C Francisco Pena: DNP
- LHP Darrin Gorski: W, 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 6 K; 1.49 ERA over his last six appearances, with 40 K's versus 8 BB's spanning 24.1 IP
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (18-18)__________________________________
SAVANNAH 8, ROME 3 (Box) The Gnats staff is doing their best to upstage the stellar rotation of 2010 (headlined by Mark Cohoon, Brandon Moore and Jim Fuller) as RHP Greg Peavey tossed yet another strong game. Allowing two earned over six, Peavey brought his season total to 42 K's in 42 IP. Meanwhile 1B Sam Honeck kept up theproduction with another bomb and three more RBI's, CF Darrell Ceciliani got back into the swing of things with his second longball and RF Cory Vaughn stretched his on-base streak to twelve straight.
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-5, 2B, RBI, R
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-5, HR(2), 2 K
- RF Cory Vaughn: 1-3, BB, HBP; Dude gets pegged every other night
- C Albert Cordero: DNP
- 2B Wilfredo Tovar: DNP
- C Blake Forsythe: 2-3, 3B, RBI, 2 R, BB
- SS Robbie Shields: 1-3, R, 2 BB
- RHP Greg Peavey: W, 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 K, WP
- LHP Angel Cuan: S, 3 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR; He's been solid so far but again, strange .346 average against lefties
★ Star of the Night ★
This'll be the first time Harvey will get passed over on a night when he shined. And that's because St. Lucie's Juan Lagares decided to go 4-for-7 with three homers and seven RBI's, ensuring a sweep of the Mets doubleheader. At .302/.340/.479 this season, Lagares is picking up where he left off last season in Savannah except his walks are even up a bit this year. If he can keep up this kind of pace his name will be firmly back on the prospect map.