New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/26
*All results from games played on Wednesday May 25th 2011
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (20-27)_______________________________________
Buffalo had the day off. They start a four game series with the Gwinnett Braves tomorrow night. D.J. Carrasco will be on the hill for the Bisons.
AA - Binghamton Mets (14-28)_____________________________________
The B-Mets played two last night to make up for Monday's rainout. And I was there front and center. Yay!
NEW BRITAIN 4 BINGHAMTON 3 (8) (Box)
Binghamton got off to a good start in this one, taking an early 2-0 lead on an RBI triple by LF Brahiam Maldonado in the 1st and a wall-scraping solo blast by SS Jose Coronado in the 2nd. That practically qualifies as an offensive explosion for them these days. LHP Mark Cohoon was not at his sharpest, giving up more flyballs and hard hit balls then you would like to see. New Britain struck back for one each in the third and the fourth innings to knot the game back up. Binghamton scratched out a run on an RBI groundout from C Solomon Manriquez in the fifth. Cohoon couldn't hold the lead though, as he had a wild 6th inning, walking two and letting the tying run score on a wild pitch. We went to extras, and after New Britain's own Eddie Gaedel, Chris Cates, singled to lead off the bottom of the eighth, the Rock Cats bunted him over to second. I turned to my father to complain about how the Rock Cats actually decreased their chance of scoring a run in this inning, especially with the eight and nine hitters coming up. So of course, New Britain LF Mark Dolenc immediately blooped one down the first base line for the walkoff hit, completing a 4-4 game.
- DH Eric Campbell: 0-4
- 2B Josh Satin: 1-3, 2B, BB, K
- 1B Allan Dykstra: 0-3; He's an adventure even at first, I will say that.
- LF Brahiam Maldonado: 2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, 2 K; Crushes two balls, but strikes out on a fastball at his eyes, and a breaking ball at his feet.
- LHP Mark Cohoon: 5.2 IP, 3 ER, 9 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, WP, Balk, PO; I still have no idea how the balk was a balk, yet the pickoff wasn't a balk.
BINGHAMTON 6, NEW BRITAIN 2
Another fast start for the B-Mets, as 2B Jon Malo led off the game with a triple and scored on 3B Josh Satin's sacrifice fly. RHP Brad Holt was on the mound for the first time after his 8 walk, 4 wild pitch outing, and he struggled with his command early, giving up back to back doubles off the wall in the first. But Holt settled down afterwards and pitched a nice, if not exactly dominant, game. Binghamton gave him plenty of support, helped along by New Britain reliever Santos Arias. In the fourth, after back to back one out singles, Arias walked the next two to force in a run. Then Satin bounced a two out triple off the wall to clear the bases. That was more than enough for Holt on this evening, and the B-Mets managed a split.
- 1B Eric Campbell: 0-3; Back under the mendoza line.
- 3B Josh Satin: 1-3, 3B, 4 RBI, 2 K; Triple didn't look THAT hard hit, but balls were carrying well all night.
- LF Brahiam Maldonado: 0-3, K
- RHP Brad Holt: 6.1 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 K, WP, HBP; I will have a lot more to say about Holt and the rest of the Bingo crew after I go through my notes, but this was a nice bounce back start. His approach all night was odd, though.
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (26-21)________________________________________
DAYTONA 5, ST LUCIE 0 (Box)
Not much to see here, let's move along. St. Luice batters struck out 11 times on the night, and had no extra base hits. Daytona scored four in the fifth off starter Jack Egbert and reliever John Church, despite sacrificing after a leadoff single. #trusttheprocess
- SS Wilmer Flores: 1-3
- 2B Reese Havens: 0-4, 4 K; Ouch
- RF Cesar Puello: 0-4, 2 K, E(4)
- DH Matt den Dekker: 1-4, 2 K; Hitting just .209/.261/.233 his last 10 with 10 Ks against 3 BBs.
- 3B Jefry Marte: 1-4, K
- LF Juan Lagares: 2-3, K
- C Francisco Pena: 0-3
REHAB ALERT: Angel Pagan played nine innings in center field and went 1-4 with a K.
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (23-22)__________________________________
SAVANNAH 6, AUGUSTA 5 (14) (Box)
It took a few extra innings, but Savannah finally got back above .500 with their win last night. RHP Gonzalez Germen continued to pitch well, and left with a 5-2 lead, but as has been the story often this year with the affiliates, the bullpen couldn't hold it. This one wasn't all Luis Rojas's fault though, as back to back errors in the eighth led to three unearned runs. The pen settled down after that and pitched 6+ scoreless innings, striking out 8 Greenjackets. Finally, in the 14th, C Blake Forsythe capped a nice day at the plate, singling in RF Cory Vaughn, and giving the Sand Gnats the win.
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 2-7, K
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: 0-6, R, BB, 2 K, E (2); Not good for the old batting average
- RF Cory Vaughn: 1-6, 3 R
- DH Albert Cordero: 0-5
- 2B Wilfredo Tovar: 0-5, R, BB, SB (3)
- SS Robbie Shields: 2-7, 2B, RBI, R, K, E (9); 14th double this year, a sign of power to come?
- C Blake Forsythe: 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB; That is a fine game right there.
- RHP Gonzalez Germen: 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR; I really like Germen.
- LHP Josh Edgin: 2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K
Star of the Night
2B Josh Satin had a pair of extra base hits on the night, four rib eye steaks in Game 2, and continues to be the best hitter in Bingo by a bunch.
Goat of the Night