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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report- 6/21/11: St. Lucie Puts a Cherry on it

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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 6/21

*All results from games played on Monday, June 20th 2011

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Funny how Rob planned his wedding/honeymoon for right when all the short season leagues start...


AAA - Buffalo Bisons (29-43)_______________________________________


A day after scoring sixteen runs, the Bisons could only manage one, as a good start from RHP Dylan Owen went to waste. A solo home run from DH Zach Lutz, his second of the year, was a welcome sign, but it was also the sum total of Buffalo's offense on the evening. The Bisons managed eight other hits, but they were all singles. Somehow SS Luis Figueroa got caught stealing home. Yes, it was one of those games. 

  • LF Nick Evans: 2-4, K; Starting for your 2012 Yokohama Bay Stars...
  • DH Zach Lutz: 2-4, HR (2), RBI, R; Hitting .343 since coming back from injury. 
  • 2B Luis Hernandez: 0-2
  • 3B Michael Fisher: 1-4, K
  • RHP Dylan Owen: L, 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR; Pitched well enough to win, but the Bisons offense didn't get the memo. 

AA - Binghamton Mets (23-44)_____________________________________

The B-Mets have a day off before continuing their homestand against the Akron Aeros. For me, this is a welcome respite from having to come up with another piece of existential literature to use in reference the plight of Josh Satin.

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (35-32)________________________________________

ST. LUCIE 3, CHARLOTTE 2 (11) (Box)

St. Lucie finally put the finishing touches on the FSL South Division, but they had to do it in the most dramatic fashion possible. RHP Matt Harvey made his likely final start in the FSL and was quite effective, if not as dominant as we've seen him. St. Lucie's offense was sluggish, plating only a pair before Harvey was pulled after a leadoff walk in the seventh. A bunt single, error, and sac fly tied the game at 2, where it would remain into extra innings. In the eleventh, 1B Travis Ozga drew a one out walk, and after SS Wilmer Flores popped out, RF Cesar Puello delivered a two-out double over the left fielder's head, and St. Lucie went crazy. I wonder where I can scam one of these t-shirts, though.

CF Matt Den Dekker: 1-4, R, BB, K; Scuttlebutt (re: Adam Rubin) has him in Bingo soon as well.

LF Juan Lagares: 1-5

3B Jefry Marte:  3-5, E (15); Heating up again? Batting .382 over St. Lucie's last ten games

SS Wilmer Flores: 0-4

RF Cesar Puello: 3-5, 2B, RBI, K

2B Robbie Shields: 1-4, R, E (1); Curious as to why they've put Shields at 2B instead of short. Neither Flores nor Shields will end up there, but you have to be realistic about Flores at some point and start to figure out where he will play.

Francisco Pena: 1-3, RBI, BB

RHP Matt Harvey: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER (1 unearned), 5 H, 2 BB, 4 K, WP; Bingo's staff just got a bit better.

LHP Josh Edgin: 2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 K

RHP Nick Carr: 2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K

Roster Moves: Nothing official yet, but Rubin expects Harvey, Den Dekker, Carr and Gorski (GORSKI!) to be on the move soon.


Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (39-30)__________________________________

Savannah is off until Thursday for the South Atlantic League All-Star break. They kick off the second half of the season against the Augusta GreenJackets.

Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (3-1)_______________________________________


As seen on SNY (at least by those without DISH Network, grrr), Brooklyn overcame some shoddy bullpen work to notch another victory. The Cyclones performed an ode to former scrappy, winning manager Wally Backman, scoring runs on a balk, a bunt, and a bloop. Ah, the New York-Penn League. LHP Orlando Tovar was ineffective out of the pen, letting Aberdeen back into the game in a three run sixth, and closer Jeremy Gould gave up a solo home run to start the ninth and put the tying run on second with one out, before settling down to gently close the door behind him, lest he wake the neighbors.

  • SS Danny Muno: 1-3, 2 R, BB, K; 3 errors in 4 games, but a shortstop's glove is not his ticket to the show anyway.
  • RF Javier Rodriguez: 1-3, RBI, BB, K
  • DH Brian Harrison: 1-4, 2B, R
  • CF Travis Taijeron: 1-4, RBI, 2 K
  • LHP Chris Hillard: W, 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 K

  • Gulf Coast League (R)- GCL Mets (0-1)_______________________________________


    It only took two batters for RHP Gabriel Ynoa to give up his first home run of the season, which is as many as he gave up in 72 1/3 in the Dominican Summer League last year. The Mini-Nats added two more in the fourth, singling Ynoa to death in the frame. The GCL Mets bats finally awoke in the later innings to make a game out of it. Down 5-1 in the ninth, C Jeyckol De Leon singled with the bases loaded, only their second hit with RISP of the game. That brought the go ahead run to the plate, but LF Ariel Mercedes flew out harmlessly to end the contest.

  • CF Eudy Pina: 1-5, 2 K; I like Pina in a sleepery kind of way, but he's a tad older for the GCL. 
  • Jeyckol De Leon: 2-4, 2 RBI; Staking his claim on the Minor League Mets All-Name team. Tough competition at catcher, though.
  • RF Gilbert Gomez: 1-3, 2B, BB, 2 K
  • 1B Ryan Hutson: 0-4, K; Mets 36th rd pick this year out of UT-San Antonio.
  • SS Juan Carlos Gamboa: 2-5, R, K
  • RHP Gabriel Ynoa: L, 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, HBP; Fun Fact: This projectable righty was born two months before Siamese Dream came out. Walked just 8 in the DSL last year, but only 35 Ks to go with it.

  •  Star of the Night 

    RF Cesar Puello had a perfectly fine evening, even before he doubled in the division clinching run for St. Lucie. Well met, Mr. Puello.

    Goat of the Night

    No particularly noteworthy stinkers tonight, so let's give it to SS Luis Figueroa for screwing up the double steal of home. As Keith would say "If you go, you better be sure you make it." (or something like that)