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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report- 8/12/11: Another day, another game where Reese Havens was not put on the DL

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 8/12

*All results from games played on Thursday August 11th, 2011

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (49-69)_______________________________________


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.

AA - Binghamton Mets (49-69)_____________________________________


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.

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (24-22 // 63-54)________________________________________


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.

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (29-17 // 68-47)__________________________________


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.

Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (30-24)_______________________________________


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.


Game two didn't go quite as well. The pitching showed up once again, as RHP Jeffrey Walters got groundballs in buckets and only gave up one unearned run, but the Cyclones only managed four singles and RHP Jeremy Gould faltered in his third inning of relief, giving up a walk-off double to the Muckdogs.

  • 3B Danny Muno: 0-4, R, K
  • LF Javier Rodriguez: 1-4, RBI, K
  • CF Travis Taijeron: 1-3, 2 K
  • 1B Cole Frenzel: 1-2, BB, K

  • Applachian League (R)- Kingsport Mets (26-24)_______________________________________

    Gulf Coast League (R)- GCL Mets (21-21)_______________________________________

    GCL METS 6, GCL ASTROS 3 (Box)

    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

    I'm actually going to go off the board a bit tonight and give it to Brooklyn LHP Jack Leathersich. He pitched great, striking out five in two innings and recording his first professional save. There is some debate on whether he is a reliever or starter in the end, though every indication is that the Mets will try him as a starter at Savannah next year, but he has been dominant, supposedly hitting 98 in these relief stints. Given that he is a shade under 6' feet, he may not have the stamina or repeatable mechanics to take the mound every fifth day, but he has closer upside out of the pen.

    Goat of the Night

    Savannah C Albert Cordero has been hitting well enough to erase some of my concerns about his complete lack of secondary skills this season, but last night was not a great example of that, as he went 0-4 with a pair of Ks and a added in a throwing error. I am sure being put in the Prospect Spotlight recently had nothing to do with it, jinxjinxjinx.