New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 6/18
*All results from games played on Friday June 17th 2011
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (28-41)_______________________________________
NORFOLK 9, BUFFALO 0 (Box)
A rising tide lifted all batters, as Norfolk knocked around the Bisons pitching staff while Rick VandenHurk, of all people, baffled the Buffalo batsmen. With their two best prospects out of the line-up with injuries, Buffalo only managed 7 hits and went an anemic 1-8 with RISP. LHP Mark Cohoon continued to struggle both with his control and the home run ball, two things he absolutely needs as positives if he wants to have a major league career. I know Buffalo is strapped for pitching, but they rushed Cohoon up to AAA, and it is showing.
- RF Nick Evans: 2-2, 2B, 2 BB (.259/.306/.401) ; 3 doubles in two games since he cleared waivers. Again.
- DH Zach Lutz: 0-4, K (.328/.408/.493)
- 2B Luis Hernandez: 1-4 (.223/.264/.288)
- LHP Mark Cohoon: L, 5 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 1 K, 2 HR (1-3, 9.00, 20 IP, 8 K, 10 BB, 26 H, 5 HR); Everything's gone backwards in a hurry for Cohoon in Buffalo.
AA - Binghamton Mets (22-43)_____________________________________
BINGHAMTON 10, TRENTON 4 (Box)
A Binghamton line-up without 2B Reese Havens or 1B/DH Allan Dykstra? Facing Yankees star farmhand Manny Banuelos? Of course they score ten runs. How silly of me to think otherwise. Yes, Bingo beat up on Banuelos, chasing him after the first six batters all reached safely in the fourth. The B-Mets scored five in the frame, and continued to add runs against the Trenton bullpen. 3B Jon Malo and LF Brahiam Maldonado both homered and IF Josh Satin continues to just steadily hit night after night. The B-Mets pitching tandem of LHP Robert Carson and RHP Colin McHugh were solid, if unspectacular, but it was good to see Carson show no ill effects from the forearm stiffness that caused him to miss his last start.
- SS Jordany Valdespin: 2-5, R, K (.280/.329/.464)
- RF Eric Campbell: 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB (.201/.325/.271)
- DH Josh Satin: 2-4, 2B, R, BB (.299/.405/.505) ; Sees ball, hits ball
- LHP Robert Carson: 5 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 7 K, 2 HR (2-7, 4.19, 58 IP, 47 K, 19 BB, 62 H, 8 HR) ; Not an amazing start, but nice to see the Ks come back for a night.
- RHP Colin McHugh: SV (1), 4 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR (1-3, 5.40, 55 IP, 51 K, 20 BB, 64 H, 5 HR); The old four inning save capped off a nice outing for McHugh.
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (35-32)________________________________________
St. Lucie goes into the FSL All-Star Weekend with a two game lead on the South Division with three games left to play in the first half.
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (39-28)__________________________________
GREENVILLE 5, SAVANNAH 0 (Box)
RHP Yohan Almonte's first bad start since returning from injury doomed the Sand Gnats, as their bats were unable to pick Almonte up, or really do much of anything against Greenville starter Miguel Celestino. Savannah left 13 men on base and went 2-10 with RISP. Almonte, meanwhile, was victimized by the longball, surrendering two home runs. At least LHP Chase Huchingson stifled the Drive after that, as he continues to pay big dividends as an undrafted free agent. The Sand Gnats just couldn't muster any offense, and OF Cory Vaughn's slump is starting to get concerning.
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-5, K, E(22) (.223/.271/.373): So...probably...not a third baseman in the end.
- OF Darrell Ceciliani: DNP (.242/.332/.373)
- CF Cory Vaughn: 1-4, BB, 2 K (.291/.413/.418)
- C Albert Cordero: 1-4 (.222/.242/.301)
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 2-4, K, HBP (.240/.294/.300); 1.144 OPS over his last 10 games. It's a start.
- C Blake Forsythe: 0-3, BB, 2 K (.220/.295/.353)
- RHP Yohan Almonte: L, 5 IP, 4 ER (1 unearned) 8 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 2 HR (2-3, 3.50, 43.2 IP, 27 K, 4 BB, 38 H, 7 HR)
- LHP Chase Huchingson: 3 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 5 K (4-2, 1.86, 53.1 IP, 63 K, 17 BB, 39 H, 1 HR); Continuing the proud tradition of Savannah pitchers putting up ludicrous HR ratios.
Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (1-0)_______________________________________
BROOKLYN 5, STATEN ISLAND 3 (Box)
Brooklyn kicked off the season in poor weather on the island, but made the ferry trip worth it as they dispatched the Yanks 5-3. The newly minted Mets draftees were the story tonight. Danny Muno started at short, and although his defense was a little spotty, he knocked two hits, including a run-scoring single in Brooklyn's three run second. CF Travis Taijeron, the Mets 18th round pick out of Cal Poly Pomona, reached base all four times he batted, scored twice and rapped a triple. The Cyclones pitching staff put in a solid nine, as five pitchers held Staten Island to three runs and chalked up ten strikeouts (they also walked six batters, but it is the NYPL)
★ Star of the Night ★
We'll copout and give it to the Binghamton offense for showing up against a pretty good pitching prospect without two of their better hitters. Honorable mention goes to Chase Huchingson. I think Peavey and Germen get promoted before he does, and there is no need to rush the recent mound convert, but he certainly has done enough to earn a trip to St. Lucie.