New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 8/12
*All results from games played on Thursday August 11th, 2011
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (49-69)_______________________________________
BUFFALO 3, SYRACUSE 2 (Box)
Not much offense in this one as the Bisons' bats were quiet for most of the afternoon, managing only one extra base hit. It was well-timed though, as it arrived in the form a walkoff double off the bat of 3B Zach Lutz. From the bump Buffalo's arms held the Chiefs at bay, despite some FIP ugliness from RHP Miguel Batista who walked five and struck out only two. Syracuse could never fully take advantage, going 0-8 with men in scoring position.
- 3B Zach Lutz: 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2 K
- SS Jordany Valdespin: 1-4, RBI; Apparently not running out grounders, though.
- 2B Josh Satin: 1-4
- RHP John Lujan: 1.2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K; Making a strong case for one of the open bullpen slots in 2012.
AA - Binghamton Mets (49-69)_____________________________________
TRENTON 8, BINGHAMTON 5 (Box)
Bingo jumped out to an early lead in this one, but RHP Brandon Moore and LHP Erik Turgeon couldn't hold the lead, as Binghamton's pen continues to be its Achilles' heel this season. Well, it's biggest Achilles' heel. DH Brahiam Maldonado had a nice game, knocking out four hits, and superutility man Jon Malo hit a two-run homer, but the B-Mets left 14 men on base.
- 2B Reese Havens: 2-4, BB; juststayhealthyjuststayhealthyjuststayhealthy
- LF Juan Lagares: 2-5, K; Creeping back towards .400 at AA.
- 1B Eric Campbell: 1-4, BB, R; Very quietly hitting better the last six weeks as he tries to salvage a lost season.
- CF Matt Den Dekker: Pinch ran
- C Kai Gronauer: 1-5, 2B, R, RBI, K, E (2)
- RHP Brandon Moore: L, 5 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 4 K, WP, HBP
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (24-22 // 63-54)________________________________________
ST. LUCIE 14, JUPITER 6 (Box)
RHPs Scott Moviel and Kyle Allen were mediocre, but the Mets bats were anything but, cracking 16 hits and scoring 14 runs to beat up on the Hammerheads. Every member of the line-up reached base at least once and the Mets sent four balls out of Digital Domain Park. St. Lucie continues to make hay against the last place Jupiter squad, and is now within three and a half games of division leading Bradenton, and the Mets still have six to play against the first place Marauders.
- PR-3B Jefry Marte: 1-2, HR (6), 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB
- SS Wilmer Flores: 1-4, HR (9), 2 R, 2 RBI,
- RF Cesar Puello: 2-2, 2 RBI; Left in the 2nd for a pinch-runner...
- C Francisco Pena: 1-5, R, RBI, 2 K
- RHP Kyle Allen: W, 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K, WP
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (29-17 // 68-47)__________________________________
SAVANNAH 5, GREENVILLE 3 (Box)
Savannah held off the hard charging Drive last night to hold onto their slim lead in the South Division. LHP Angel Cuan continues to thrive in the starter's role, striking out nine in six innings of work, and LHP Chase Huchingson continued to be strikingly effective out of the pen for the Gnats. The offense peppered the Drive pitchers for twelve hits, including three each from 3B Joe Bonfe and 1B Jet Butler.
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: 2-4, RBI, K
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-4, 2 RBI
- DH Blake Forsythe: 1-4, K
- C Albert Cordero: 0-4, 2 K, E (15)
- LHP Chase Huchingson: 2 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K, HBP
- LHP Angel Cuan: W, 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 9 K
Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (30-24)_______________________________________
GAME 1: BROOKLYN 3, BATAVIA 1 (Box)
It's a long bus ride from Coney Island to Batavia, but the Cyclones made the most of the trip. Game One of yesterday's double dip was a pitcher's affair, and Brooklyn rolled out arguably their two best. "The Admiral" RHP Eduardo Aldama started and was dominant, putting up five goose eggs. He handed the reins over to 2011 draftee LHP Jack Leatherisch, who despite surrendering his first run in 2011, continued to straight up dominate. The offense did just enough, and SS Danny Muno continued to rake.
- SS-3B Danny Muno: 3-4, 2B, R
- LF Javier Rodriguez: 0-3, RBI, K
- 3B Brian Harrison: 0-2; Left game one and didn't play in game two.
- CF Travis Taijeron: 1-3, K
- 1B Cole Frenzel: 1-3, 2 K
- RHP Eduardo Aldama: W, 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 2 WP
- LHP Jack Leatherisch: SV, 2 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K; 16 K, 2 BB in 7 IP. I mean, it's 7 innings, but I don't know how many more he needs to throw at this level.
- DH Camden Maron: 2-4, RBI, K
- CF Tillman Pugh: 2-3, 2B, R, RBI
- LF Julio Concepcion: 1-4, K
- OF Gregory Pron: 1-3, R, K
- C Jeffrey Glenn: 0-3
- RHP Domingo Tapia: W, 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 3 B, 2 K
- DH Eudy Pina: 2-3, R, RBI, BB
- C Jeyckol De Leon: 2-4, 3B, 2 R, RBI, K
- RF Gilbert Gomez: 2-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
- 1B Ryan Hutson: 1-4, R, K
- CF Joe Tuschak: 1-3, RBI, BB
REHAB NOTICES: These probably really don't qualify as 'alerts,' but LHP Roy Merritt and SS Chin-Lung Hu both played in yesterday afternoon's game. Merritt pitched a scoresless inning and Hu went 0-5. Hu is just 1-12 in his 3 rehab games thus far. If it makes you feel better, Michael Antonini is having merely a humdrum year for the Dodegrs in AA.
★ Star of the Night ★