New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/21
*All results from games played on Friday, May 20th 2011
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (18-25)_______________________________________
BUFFALO 2 INDIANAPOLIS 3 (Box) Not much to discuss here in a game that took just over 2:20. Only three XBH's by either team. The big 2-run home run came off the bat of former top prospect Andy 'Holier than Wright' Marte. RHP DJ Carrasco continued to redefine the word mediocre while RHP Bobby Parnell had his second straight strong outing.
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-4, RBI (.308/.410/.538) Also had an outfield assist nailing a runner at home
- 2B Michael Fisher: 2-4, RBI (.433/.433/.567) Doing his best Justin Turner impression
- SS Chin-Lung Hu: 1-4; 2011 Bisons debut
- RHP DJ Carrasco: L, 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR (1-2, 4.85, 26 IP, 33 H, 12 BB, 19 K, 3 HR) Just goes to show that despite a nice 9:0 GB-to-FB, meatballs are meatballs
- RHP Bobby Parnell: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K (1-0, 4.76, 5.2 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HR) .273 average against so far in Triple-A
- RHP Manny Acosta: 1 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K (1-0, 2.35, 15.1 IP, 10 H, 15 BB, 19 K, 0 HR)
- So the world hasn't ended just yet but do you want to see a true sign that we're on the brink? These mascot races are just getting out of hand...
AA - Binghamton Mets (13-24)_____________________________________
- RAINED OUT -- That makes six times already in 2011 after they were rained out six times all of 2010.
- But for the record their offer still stands, come to the game dressed as a pirate and you get in free.
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (25-17)________________________________________
ST LUCIE 4 TAMPA 5 (12) (Box) Rough one for St. Lucie who led 3-1 coming into the eighth after LHP Darin Gorski dodged danger all day, but some shoddy relief work including RHP Jeff Kaplan's fourth blown save of 2011 put them behind by the ninth. A big 2B Rylan Sandoval RBI single forced extras but ultimately the leaky Mets 'pen gave this one away in twelve.
- SS Wilmer Flores: 1-6, K (.272/.301/.361) Still waiting for one of those trademark hot streaks
- CF Matt den Dekker: 0-6 (.320/.354/.527)
- 3B Jefry Marte: 2-5, R, K (.294/.366/.458)
- RF Juan Lagares: 0-4, R, 3 K (.297/.331/.468) Redeemed himself with two OF assists
- SS Rylan Sandoval: 1-5, RBI, K (.223/.263/.321)
- C Francisco Pena: 1-5, RBI (.242/.280/.368)
- LHP Darin Gorski: 4 IP, 1 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 6 K (1-0, 2.38, 34 IP, 35 H, 12 BB, 50 K, 1 HR) Much shakier start in this one but managed to limit the damage and 50 K in 34 IP is outstanding
- RHP Nick Carr: 2 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K (2-0, 1.59, 11.1 IP, 9 H, 4 BB, 15 K, 1 HR) After missing over a month with a separation of his non-pitching shoulder Carr is getting right back to a very promising early season
- REHAB ALERT - CF Angel Pagan: 0-4, K; Batting .100 over five rehab games, no put-outs in this one
- All weekend anyone with a valid military ID gets into Digital Domain Field for free
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (19-22)__________________________________
GREENVILLE 9 SAVANNAH 3 (Box) Rough start for RHP Greg Peavey who allowed four hits, a walk and a hit batsman on the way to a four-run first. But to his credit he settled down and managed to make it through five, retiring 10 of the last 11 batters he'd face. The Gnats bats responded early thanks to a two RBI-single from the underrated LF Rafael Fernandez but that was pretty much it was they went an ugly 1-for-12 with RISP.
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-4, RBI, R (.209/.257/.417)
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-3, 2 BB (.238/337/.413)
- RF Cory Vaughn: 0-5, K (.319/.461/.461)
- 2B Wilfredo Tovar: 0-4, K (.196/.247/.250)
- SS Robbie Shields: 2-4, 2B, 2 R, E(8) (.290/.383/.486); Hit streak at ten games, batting .442 over that time, still needs some work with the glove though
- C Blake Forsythe: DNP (.216/.293/.373)
- RHP Greg Peavey: 5 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 2 K, HB (3-2, 3.64, 47 IP, 48 H, 9 BB, 44 K, 1 HR) Battled through this one
- ROSTER UPDATE - OF Javier Rodriguez was sent back to XST a couple weeks back for undisclosed reasons though you have to imagine that his .209 AVG and .284 OBP didn't help. Also, no word yet on the undisclosed injury keeping C Albert Cordero out of the lineup.
★ Star of the Night ★
Not really any big performances last night so we'll go back to the well with Buffalo's IF Michael Fisher whose 2-for-4 extended his blistering hot start with the Bisons, pushing his OPS over 1.000.