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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report: 7/9/11: Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall

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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/9

*All results from games played on Friday, July 8th 2011

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Yeah, so not much baseball to report on. I am hitting four games in CT this weekend, Binghamton at New Britain doubleheader today and Monday, and Brooklyn at the CT Tigers Sunday. If you are at any of the games, feel free to hit me up to chat prospects or whatever. I'm usually somewhere behind home plate taking copious notes. I'll have a report on Familia, Den Dekker, Taijeron, and some others up early next week.

 

AAA - Buffalo Bisons (29-43)_______________________________________

In what would become the theme of the evening, Buffalo and Scranton Wilkes Barre had their game postponed due to rain.

AA - Binghamton Mets (31-55)_____________________________________

The B-Mets and Rock Cats were rained out and will play a doubleheader today. Which means I get to go to an extra game for free!

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (8-5 // 46-37)________________________________________

"Oh and it never rains around here, it just comes pouring down."

Make-up game is part of a doubleheader tomorrow. I don't get to go to that one.

 

INJURY REPORT: SS/2B Robbie Shields has missed the last few games with back stiffness, and RHP Nick Carr is back on the 7-day DL.

Actual baseball after the jump...

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (13-3 // 52-33)__________________________________

SAVANNAH 11, GREENSBORO 4 (Box)

The Sand Gnats nipped their little two game losing streak in the bud as the bats took care of business against the Grasshoppers. C Albert Cordero had a night for the ages, falling just a home run short of the cycle amongst his five hits. 3B Aderlin Rodriguez drove in four and didn't make an error, the latter being more noteworthy at this point. All in all, Savannah pounded out 18 hits in support of LHP Angel Cuan. Cuan was roughed up in the third inning to the tune of four runs, which put Greensboro ahead 4-3, but the bats took over from there, Cuan settled down to finish 6 innings and record his seventh win of the year. Savannah improved to a league best 13-3 in the 2nd half, as they continue to run roughshod over the South Atlantic League.


Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (11-10)_______________________________________

"Now there's three things you can do in a baseball game: You can win, you can lose, or it can rain."

It was a very wet day on the Eastern seaboard. No make-up date announced for Brooklyn and Vermont. Anyone with a ticket to this game can exchange it for any other Cyclones home game.

Applachian League (R)- Kingsport Mets (8-10)_______________________________________
 
KINGSPORT 7. PRINCETON 2 (Box)

34th round draft pick RHP Jacob Lugo made his third start of the year for Kingsport, and it was an interesting one. He tossed five no-hit innings, but also walked five. All in all, the K-Mets held the Rays hitless for six, while their league best offense continued to pile up runs. 6 of Kingsport's 7 runs were produced by the longball as CF Tillman Pugh, 3B Dustin Lawley and C Tyler Carpenter all went deep.


Gulf Coast League (R)- GCL Mets (8-6)_______________________________________

GCL MARLINS 6, GCL METS 5 (Box)

The GCL Mets lost a tough game and their lead in the division to the GCL Marlins yesterday. It was a seesaw affair in the late innings. The GCL Marlins tied it in the top of the eighth, only to see the GCL Mets strike back in the bottom half to regain the lead when 2B Donnie Tabb doubled in RF Gilbert Gomez. However, RHP Luis Cessa, who had coughed up the lead in the eighth, came back out for the ninth and promptly walked two and committed a error on a pickoff attempt. Both baserunners would come around to score and give the GCL Marlins a 6-5 lead. The Mets went quietly in the bottom of the ninth and now find themselves a half game behind the Marlins in the GCL East division.


REHAB ALERT: Bisons RHP Jose De La Torre made his fifth rehab appearance for the GCL Mets, pitching the first inning and striking out the side.

ROSTER UPDATE?: If MLB ever lets the Mets make his signing official, it looks like supplemental pick Michael Fulmer will be assigned to the GCL.


DSL LOOK-IN: On the DSL Mets 1, OF Vincente Lupo continues to struggle with contact, striking out in a third of his plate appearances. The tools are showing up, though, as half his hits have been for extra bases, and he is showing decent patience. Considering he doesn't turn 18 until November, that is not bad for a kid playing against rosters 3-5 years older than him.

On the DSL 2 Mets, 3B Elvis Sanchez continues to walk, strike out, and do almost nothing else. Through 34 games he has 34 walks and 34 strikeouts for a .196/.417/.293 line. 


AND A THOUGHT: I've seen a lot of talk bandied about amongst Mets fans, here and elsewhere, about bringing back Scott Kazmir on a minor league deal. I'm not saying he wouldn't be a nice drawing card for Buffalo, or an upgrade over Jack Egbert or Brian Sweeney, but if he wasn't a former Mets prospect, and a rather infamous one at that, would we really be having this discussion? He's having trouble cracking 87 with the fastball, and the arm is basically swiss cheese. It's a nice bit of nostalgia, but if you really want to see a former Mets prospect who actually might have a chance to be a useful part for the major league team at some point, well, this guy's been doing pretty okay in Mexico. And he's always thrown 87.


 Star of the Night 

On night's like these, when there's only a few teams playing, sometimes it is difficult to find a star that was particularly bright. Sometimes you just have to find a guy who went 2-4 with a couple of RBIs or something. Last night that was not an issue. Savannah C Albert Cordero would have been the star on pretty much any night this year.


Goat of the Night

RHP Luis Cessa was dominant in the Dominican Summer League and certainly earned his promotion to the Gulf Coast League. The 19 year old couldn't get the job done yesterday and has to wear the horns.