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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 6/27

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*All results from games played on Monday, June 26th 2011

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (33-45)_______________________________________


Chris Schwinden got off to a rough start in this one, giving up 3 runs in the first inning.  Buffalo matched that number though, and Schwinden went on to allow only one more hit through his next six innings of work.  Nick Evans had a great game, hitting a pair of doubles and walking twice in his four trips to the plate.

AA - Binghamton Mets (27-46)_____________________________________


Matt Harvey made his AA debut but took the loss for his efforts.  His struggled with the strike zone for most of the evening, allowing his pitch count to get pretty high pretty early.  Giving up nine base hits never helps limit pitches either.  Harvey left trailing 4-1, but Allan Dykstra and Eric Cambell each drove in a run to cut the deficit to one in the fifth.  Brad Holt promptly allowed Bowie to stretch the lead back to three, however, as they manged to collect four hits and a walk off of him in an inning and a third.

  • IF Josh Satin: 0-3, BB, 3 K
  • 3B Eric Campbell: 1-4, RBI, K
  • CF Matt Den Dekker: 0-5, 3 K - Not a great game for Den Dekker
  • 1B Allan Dykstra: 1-3, RBI
  • SS Jordany Valdespin: 2-5, K, SB, CS
  • RHP Matt Harvey: 4.2 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 4 K, 2 BB - Rough debut, the infield defense didn't help the cause though.  It will be fun to watch him in the futures game.
  • RHP Brad Holt: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 K, BB - Holt the reliever looks like Holt the starter in shorter outings

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (2-1)________________________________________


St. Lucie jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in this one, and Scott Moviel looked like he was capable of making that stand up today.  The St. Lucie bullpen was less than stellar, however, with Brandon Sage, Eric Niesen, and Jon Church giving up 3 earned runs apiece in a combined 2 innings of work.  Niesen was particularly unimpressive, allowing all three runners he faced to reach base.

  • LF Juan Lagares:2-4
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 1-3, 2B, RBI
  • 3B Jefry Marte: 1-4, 2B, RBI
  • SS Wilmer Flores: 1-3, K - Rather than moving Robbie Shields to second, maybe the Mets should look to switch Flores off of short at some point soon
  • CF Cesar Puello: 1-3, R - Looked solid in center again, making a pinpoint throw to nail a runner at the plate and showing good range
  • RHP Scott Moviel: 5 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 5 K, 2 BB 


Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (3-1)__________________________________


The Gnats only manged five hits on the afternoon, but their pitching staff managed to limit Augusta to the same.  Taylor Whitenton managed to spread four of those over his six innings of work to lead the Gnats to their eighth shutout of the season.  No Augusta baserunners managed to advance beyond second base in this one.

Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (7-3)_______________________________________


Brooklyn jumped out to an early lead, and it proved to be all the run support Marcos Camarena needed.  Javier Rodriguez had a strong game, going three for four with several very nice plays in the field.  Games like this one show flashes of what convinced the Mets to spend a second round pick on him.  With the win, the Cyclones sit 1/2 a game out of first.

Applachian League (R)- Kingsport Mets (3-3)_______________________________________

The Kingsport offense was a little slow to get going today, but managed to take advantage of walks, errors, and wild pitches in the bottom of the fifth to get jump started with four runs.  They also had an opportunistic seventh, taking advantage of passed balls, a HBP, and some shaky fielding.  The Mets pitching was solid, although they didn't have anybody go over three innings on the day.

 Star of the Night 

It has to be Amazin Avenue legend Nick Evans today.  If only he did that a little more at the major league level he'd probably be able to end the Willie Harris "DH" era for us.

Goat of the Night

There were a few good candidates in this one, but I'm going to hand out a trio of horns to the St. Lucie bullpen.  They were pretty awful on the whole last night.