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Mets Daily Farm System Report 6/28 -- Gorski Good, a Sand Gnat Fussillade

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*All results from games played on Monday, June 27th, 2011

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (34-45)_______________________________________

NORFOLK 3, BUFFALO 4 (Box) A first inning drum roll of singles, a second inning error-bunt-single-sac grinder, and the Herd had enough to smallball them through the Norfolk Tides. Lefty Mark Cohoon was so-so, something of a milestone as he adjusts to AAA hitting. With half the lineup out, it was left to white-hot Nick Evans to captain our little dinghy. She was yar.

  • 1B Nick Evans: 1-4, R, RBI; hit in 17 straight
  • 3B Zach Lutz: DNP. After HBP, "the doctor saw things [on a preliminary test] that he wants to reevaluate and take his time with," according to Teufel. Zach apparently feels well enough to play.**
  • 2B Michael Fisher: 1-3, R, BB
  • LHP Mark Cohoon: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR; (30.2, 7.63, 12 BB, 14 K, 7 HR)

**UPDATE** 3B Zach Lutz was placed on the DL this afternoon with a concussion after being hit in the head by a pitch on Friday night; he was replaced on the roster by IF Jon Malo. That’s the second time this season that an errant ball has sent Lutz to the DL. It goes without saying but this guy has some seriously bad luck.

Also, reliever RHP Jose De La Torre was taken off the Bisons DL and transferred to the GCL Mets to begin his rehab from a strained right shoulder that has kept him out for nearly 40 games.

AA - Binghamton Mets (27-46)_____________________________________

BINGHAMTON 1, ERIE 7 (Box) eerie Erie Sea Wolves emerged from the wine-dark waves to tear the throat of righty starter Brandon Moore; seven runs in the first couple of innings, with a team cycle in that mix. On the other side of the ball, the wolves struck out fourteen Mets. Josh Satin broke up a no-hit bid in the sixth and Salomon Manriquez clubbed a ninth inning homer, for dignity's sake.

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (3-1)________________________________________

BRANDENTON 2, ST. LUCIE 5 (Box) Seven runs were scored in this game and each in a separate inning. The Mets started it rolling with a Marte RBI single in the first and kept nudging it along like a greedy cat does her bowl. A Puello steal and wild pitch in the second set up an RBI grounder; a Zapata steal and wild pitch in the fifth set up an RBI Shields single; Cory cracked one in the sixth; and Shields's double was featured in the seventh. All that lefty Darin Goski allowed was a solo long ball and some scattered hits in his 7 strong innings, with five strikeouts and zippo walks. Gorski has 1.55 ERA and is 6-0 winz-wise.

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (4-1)__________________________________

SAVANNNAH 13, ROME 8 (Box) Savannah must have learned from the Mets how to score lots and lots of runs without giving away souvenirs. Not only did they score 13 runs without a homer; they did it without a double, though they did leg out a pair of triples as part of a recent organization-wide phenomenon. Perhaps Jose Appleseed's made the rounds. Big ups to two favorite former Cyclones of mine: Joe "the bonfire" Bonfe (.630 OPS) and Slammin' Sammy Honeck (.635 OPS), two non-prospects who were a combined 8-9 last night and scored 7 runs. Gotta believe.

Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (7-4)_______________________________________

BROOKLYN 3, ABERDEEN 4 (Box): Here's a little something you might not know. Aberdeen, an Orioles' affiliate, is owned by Cal Ripken, Jr., plays in Ripken Stadium in Ripken's hometown, and is nicknamed the "IronBirds"... get it? Perhaps a bit much, but buying a minor league team is literally the first thing I'd do were I very rich and narcissistic. Aberdeen has dropped nine straight after an opening day win over Hudson Valley, but topped our heroes last night on the strength of a two out rally in the eighth. Cyclones drop 1.5 games behind the hated Yankees.

Applachian League (R)- Kingsport Mets (3-4)_______________________________________

Gulf Coast League (R)- GCL Mets (4-2)_______________________________________

GCL METS 9, GCL Astros 3 (Box): 9 runs scored in this one without a homer.

Beaming Star of the Night

Savannah's Joe Bonfe stroked four singles, notched three ribbies, crossed the plate thrice, and a stole a base besides. Watch The Bonfire snap, crackle, and dance. Honorable mention to Darin Gorski, who continues to delight.

Stinking Goat of the Night

Binghamton's RHP Brandon Moore, 5 ER in 3 IP.