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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report- 8/14/11: I think I already used 'Bingo Bango' this year

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 8/14

*All results from games played on Friday August 13th, 2011

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (51-69)_______________________________________


Do call it a comeback! Buffalo was down 6-3, but struck for four in the bottom of the eighth to win their second straight against Durham. 3B Zach Lutz started the comeback off with a solo home run, and then a pinch hit, bases clearing double from Bubba Bell put the Bisons ahead for good. RHP Chris Schwinden continues to deal with the specter of BABIP regression, though his FIP and ERA are finally fairly close.

  • 3B Zach Lutz: 1-2, HR (7), 2 R, RBI, 2 BB (.304/.389/.500)
  • 2B Jordany Valdespin: 0-5, K (.295/.338/.479)
  • 1B Josh Satin: 1-3, R, HBP (.317/.385/.427 @ AAA)
  • RF Fernando Martinez: 0-4, 2 K (.259/.329/.418)
  • RHP Chris Schwinden: 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 WP (7-6, 124.1, 3.76, 113 K, 43 BB, 111 H, 12 HR); ERA by month, 1.15, 3.86, 3.26, 4.40, 5.40
  • RHP John Lujan: SV, 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K (2-6, 57.2, 2.81, 61 K, 18 BB, 57 H, 6 HR)


AA - Binghamton Mets (50-70)_____________________________________


After a pair of poor starts since coming back from a shoulder impingement, RHP Jeurys Familia showed a fine return to form, allowing only two baserunners in five innings of work, while setting down seven via the strikeout. Binghamton's offense was on its game as well, featuring a fine performance from CF Matt Den Dekker. I may seem a bit hard on Den Dekker, but his power/speed/defense troika should give him a very respectable MLB career, even if the Ks keep him from being a regular. LF Juan Lagares continues to rake, though I do wonder how long he can maintain a .450 BABIP. 

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (25-23 // 64-55)________________________________________


RHP Zack Wheeler made his third start in a St. Lucie uniform, and the results were so-so. For the first time he struggled with his command, walking three in five innings of work, but he did get a bunch of groundballs and limited the damage to just a single run. Unfortunately the St. Lucie pen let in four more, and the Mets bats weren't able to muster much of a protest, despite nine hits on the evening.

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (30-17 // 69-47)__________________________________

Savannah's game with Greenville was suspended in the top of the fifth with Savannah trailing 1-0.


Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (32-24)_______________________________________


A big win for a Cyclones line-up that was missing several of its big guns and suddenly Brooklyn sits tied for the NYPL wild card lead. It wasn't pretty as Brooklyn left eight men on and went 1-6 with RISP, but the bullpen did a phenomenal job, delivering five perfect innings in relief of starter Randy Fontanez. A Cole Frenzel RBI groundout unknotted a 1-1  game in the sixth, and the Cyclones have a chance to take the wild card lead with another win tomorrow.

Applachian League (R)- Kingsport Mets (28-24)_______________________________________

Gulf Coast League (R)- GCL Mets (21-22)_______________________________________


REHAB NOTICE: Chin-Lung Hu started at SS and went 0-2, walked twice and scored once. RHP Nick Carr started and pitched one scoreless inning, striking out one.


DSL Peek-in

DSL Mets 1 (32-31, 8.0 GB)

OF Vincente Lupo has struggled recently, only hitting .143 in his last ten games. For the season he is hitting .216/.331/.423 so he is showing strong secondary skills at least. 3B Pedro Perez is still just 17, which makes me feel super old. He is showing solid patience and stolen 11 bases n 13 attempts while positing a .267/.358/.348 line. RHP Luis Mateo continues to be ridiculous, striking out 65 in 52 innings while walking just 4. Before you get too excited, he is 21, and RHP Luis Cessa was similarly dominant for DSL 1 and is now struggling in the Gulf Coast League.

DSL Mets 2 (24-41, 18.5 GB)

Oh, 3B Elvis Sanchez, you are still striking out or walking in almost half your plate appearances. I have no idea what to do with you and your .158/.370/.226 line. C Manuel Hilario is 19 and batting .227/.407/.368. Worth maybe keeping an eye on at least, as the Mets have such an obvious dearth of catching prospects.


 Star of the Night 

Binghamton's RHP Jeurys Familia and CF Matt Den Dekker share the honors tonight. Familia's recent inconsistency and shoulder woes worry me, as does the talk of him being in the MLB bullpen next year. He's not as good a prospect as the big three, but he's not substantially worse either, so if the Mets are considering a move to the pen this early, maybe they know something about his arm. Didn't seem to be much of a problem tonight, though. Den Dekker's Ks are going to be an issue, yes, but as long as he shows above average pop to go with his defense, the bat will play in the majors.

Goat of the Night

The St. Lucie bullpen struggled last night, coughing up four runs in a tight contest that ended up being the only loss for the affiliates for the day.