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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report- 7/15/11: Let's Play Two

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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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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (29-43)_______________________________________

BUFFALO 5, ROCHESTER 3 (Box)

The Bisons offense staked starting pitcher Miguel Batista (seriously, Buffalo?) to a 5-0 lead and while the pen sputtered a bit, they managed to hold on for the win. Buffalo was helped out by ten walks from the Red Wings pitching staff. 1B/3B Zach Lutz continues to hit when healthy and IF Michael Fisher had a nice game for the Bisons. 

AA - Binghamton Mets (36-56)_____________________________________

GAME ONE: NEW HAMPSHIRE 5, BINGHAMTON 3 (8) (Box)

GAME TWO: BINGHAMTON 1, NEW HAMPSHIRE 0 (Box)

Binghamton's winning streak came to an end in game one, but they managed to salvage a split on the day, as the B-Mets pen, the source of much consternation for the author, pieced together 7 shutout innings in the night cap. In the first game, Binghamton struck for two in the bottom of the fourth on a Josh Satin double (shocker) and an Allan Dykstra single to tie up the contest at 3. That is where they would stay into extras where Binghamton let in two runs off errors (double shocker) including C Dusty Ryan's throwing error after a base on balls. I can't figure it out either. I have theories, but I don't think I really want to know.

In Game 2, LHP Roy Merritt stymied the Fisher Cats' bats, tossing 4 shutout innings before turning it over to the rest of the pen to close the door. Binghamton got their lone run on an RBI groundout in the second inning, and it was all they would need. Merritt now has a 7.39 ERA as a reliever and a 0.69 ERA as a starter this year. Clearly, that is sustainable.

  • 2B Josh Satin: 1-6, 2B, R, RBI, BB, 3 K; Another day, another double.
  • CF Matt Den Dekker: 1-7, 2B, 4 K
  • 1B Allan Dykstra: 2-5, HR (11), R, RBI, K
  • SS Jordany Valdespin: 1-7, R, 3 K, 2 E (23)
  • RHP Brandon Moore: 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 4 K, HBP; This start is pretty much Brandon Moore in a nutshell. Even down to the positive, but not overly impressive groundball rate (5:3)
  • RHP Josh Stinson: 2 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (11-8 // 49-40)________________________________________

LAKELAND 4, ST. LUCIE 3 (Box)

St. Lucie fell a half game back in the division with their loss to the Flying Tigers last night. Lakeland got to RHP Kyle Allen early with a three run home run off the bat of Tony Plagman. St. Lucie tried to crawl out of a 4-0 deficit, and Lakeland did their best to oblige, committing three errors which lead to two unearned runs. But 3B Jefry Marte managed to ground into a double play with the tying run on third in the eighth. Which is pretty impressive, considering there was no one else on base.

DOCK DOYLE ALERT: Dock Doyle pinch hit and grounded out to end the game.

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (14-7 // 53-37)__________________________________

LEXINGTON 7, SAVANNAH 1 (Box)

Not much of a peep from the lumber in this one, as the sum total of the Sand Gnats offense came off the bat of 27th century bounty hunter and occasional leftfielder Jet Butler. He went 2-4 with a double and a solo shot, which comprised a third of Savannah's hits and all of their extra base hits. RHP Gonzalez Germen pitched well enough to win, but did not pitch to the score. And we all know which is more important.

JET BUTLER ALERT: As reported above, Jet Butler was the sum total of the Sand Gnats offense last night. He went 2-4 with a double and home run.

Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (13-13)_______________________________________

BROOKLYN 2, AUBURN 0 (Box)

Brooklyn stopped their slide and got back to .500 with a win over the Doubledays on Coney Island. The Cyclones staff held Auburn to a mere three singles, led by five strong innings from RHP Eduardo Aldama. The "Admiral" (we'll see if this sticks) has been lights out this year, posting a sub 2.00 ERA and more than a strikeout per inning. He was backed by the rehabbing  RHP Jose De La Torre and recent draftee LHP Jack Leathersich who is currently registering a 22.5 K/9 ratio in the massively meaningful sample of 2 innings. They have been a very nice two innings, though. Brooklyn only managed four singles themselves, but two were of the RBI variety off the bat of 1B Cole Frenzel. 

REHAB ALERT: Jose De La Torre continues his glacial rehab stint, tossing two scoreless for the Cyclones and striking out four.


Applachian League (R)- Kingsport Mets (10-13)_______________________________________
 
KINGSPORT 6, DANVILLE 5 (Box)
Gulf Coast League (R)- GCL Mets (12-9)_______________________________________

GAME ONE: GCL CARDINALS 7, GCL METS 1 (Box)
GAME TWO: GCL METS 5, GCL CARDINALS 1 (Box)

 Star of the Night 

Cyclones RHP Eduardo Aldama played the roll of stopper, halting Brooklyn's losing skid at three games. The 21 year old has now struck out 35 in 27 innings of work and is fast approaching sleeper status.


Goat of the Night

Not a good night for Savannah CF Darrell Ceciliani. Last year's breakout campaign in the NYPL is well in the rear view mirror now and with tonight's 0-4, his 2011 OPS drops under .700