New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/23
*All results from games played on Friday, July 22nd 2011
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (42-58)_______________________________________
PAWTUCKET 4, BUFFALO 2 (Box)
The last few starts not been kind to Bisons RHP Chris Schwinden. He looked like a pleasant surprise for much of the year, but as the BABIP and HR rates regress to more expected levels, so goes the ERA. The strikeouts were still there tonight, but he put a lot of guys on base and was victim to the longball. On the other side of the plate, the Bisons bats struggled to make the most of their opportunities, going just 2-11 with RISP. 2B Luis Hernandez homered in his second straight game, which, while perhaps a sign of the apocalypse, was not a harbinger of victory. Oh, and some guy named Satin debuted at third base.
- 3B Josh Satin: 1-4, 2 K; So it wasn't a dream...
- SS Ruben Tejada: 0-5, 2 K
- RHP Chris Schwinden: L, 4.1 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 4 BB, 7 K, 2 HR; The Ks were there, but the command wasn't. Combine that with his flyball tendencies and bad things can happen.
AA - Binghamton Mets (40-60)_____________________________________
READING 5, BINGHAMTON 2 (Box)
Speaking of home run streaks, CF Matt Den Dekker bopped his fourth one in three games. But Binghamton's bats were quiet otherwise, and while RHP Toby Stoner kept the B-Mets in the game, LHP Eric Turgeon was there to let in some runs out of the bullpen and put the game out of reach.
- 2B Reese Havens: 0-3, BB, K (.278/.348/.487 // .261/.343/.413 @ AA)
- 3B Eric Campbell: 1-1 (.222/.336/.285); Got tossed arguing a play at the plate. Looks like he will be back at 3B full time with Satin in Buffalo
- CF Matt Den Dekker: 1-4, HR (6), R, 2 RBI, K (.240/.317/.472)
- 1B Allan Dykstra: 0-3, BB, K (.267/.389/.465); If only that slugging percentage was like 50 points higher...
- SS Jordany Valdespin: 0-3, BB, 2 K (.302/.348/.488)
- RHP Brad Holt: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K (4-7, 74 IP, 5.11, 58 K, 50 BB, 62 H, 6 HR) ; Reports have him hitting 94 out of the pen, which is certainly a tick higher than he was as a starter. 20 K, 8 BB as a reliever, though overall results have be decidedly mixed and he has had some outings where he has gotten knocked around.
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (17-9 // 55-41)________________________________________
The rain that affected the Mets/Marlins game caused a postponement in St. Lucie. Game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday.
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (17-11 // 56-41)__________________________________
SAVANNNAH 3, WEST VIRGINIA 1 (Box)
RHP Yohan Almonte won a pitcher's duel for Savannah, which after starting the 2nd half strong, now finds themselves in a dogfight for the SAL South Division lead. LF Alonzo Harris provided all the offense for the Gnats, knocking a two run single in the fifth and a solo shot in the 8th.
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-4, 2B, K (.241/.333/.347)
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-2, R, BB, K (.222/.277/.373)
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-4 (.229/.290/.281)
- DH Blake Forsythe: 1-3, 2B, K (.231/.332/.370)
- C Albert Cordero: 0-3, K, 3 E (13) (.239/.273/.312); I know errors aren't the be all and end all for catchers, and he has a very good defensive rep, but yeesh.
- RHP Yohan Almonte: W, 7 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 4 K, HBP (4-5, 80 IP, 3.49, 48 K, 16 BB, 73 H, 11 HR)
Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (19-15)_______________________________________
BROOKLYN 11, ABERDEEN 1 (Box)
Brooklyn's bats were bopping for the second straight game as they once again beat up on Manatee pitching. SS Danny Muno was the offensive hero tonight, with a pair of doubles amongst his four hits. He plated two Cyclones and scored three times himself. Three Cyclones pitchers combined to allow just one unearned run on 5 hits, while striking out 10 Aberdinians.
- SS Danny Muno: 4-5, 2 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI (.358/.458/.556); Kid can flat out hit. Blahblahblah small sample size, college guy in the NYPL. That is all true, but the kid can flat out hit.
- LF Javier Rodriguez: 1-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI ( .244/.314/.419 // .267/.333/.427 @ SS-A
- 3B Brian Harrison: 1-4, HR (1), 2 R, 2 RBI, K (.265/.356/.333); Hasn't shown the same pop so far this year.
- CF Travis Taijeron: 0-4, K (.275/.391/.505)
- C Nelfi Zapata: 1-4, R, 2 K (.224/.216/.347)
- RHP Tyson Seng: SV (2), 3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 4 K (0.1, 21.1 IP, 0.42, 19 K, 4 BB, 16 H, 0 HR)
- DH Camden Maron: 1-4, R, K (.297/.413/.352)
- RF Tillman Pugh: Defensive replacement (.258/.327/.438)
- LF Julio Concepcion: 0-4, 2 K (.339/.360/.440)
- OF Gregory Pron: 3-4, R, RBI, K (.294/.351/.422)
- LHP Juan Urbina: W, 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR (1-3, 25 IP, 8.28, 21 K, 13 BB, 36 H, 4 HR); Step in the right direction, I guess.
- CF Joe Tuschak: 0-1, RBI, 3 BB, K (.158/.360/.158)
- RF Gilbert Gomez: 0-4, 3 K (.239/.302/.318)
- 1B Ryan Hutson: 0-4 (.236/.364/.375)
★ Star of the Night ★
I guess SS Danny Muno would be the best candidate, but I'm going to order off the menu tonight and give you Kingsport 1B Luke Stewart. He drove in more than half of Kingsport's runs. Yes, RBIs are a terrible measure of actual value, and are a function of men on base. But six RBIs is six RBIs