New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 8/19
*All results from games played on Thursday, August 18th 2011
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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (53-72)___________________
TOLEDO 4, BUFFALO 0 (Box)
Live on SNY, it's the Teufel Kerfluffle. Yes, in case you missed it Shawn Teufel, son of Bisons manager, Tim, started against his pop's team last night. He may be a 25 year old pitching in his first game above A-ball, but he still managed to baffle the Buffalo bats last night, hurling six shutout innings and striking out a career high seven. LHP Pat Misch took the bump for the Bisons and, outside of a rough fourth inning, (where he was hurt by a Fernando Perez miscue) was his solid, unspectacular self. The Bisons offense left twelve men on base en route to going a putrid 2-14 with RISP. Oh, and 1B Josh Satin got two hits, but, as this is a Bisons recap, that statement is kind of redundant. Satin is also scheduled to be the subject of Minor League Ball's 'Prospect of the Day' feature today, so be sure to check it out.
- 3B Zach Lutz: 0-4, BB, K
- SS Jordany Valdespin: 2-4, 2B, BB
- 1B Josh Satin: 2-5, 2 K; I am picking nits here, but I would much rather see Satin get more reps at 2B over Luis Hernandez. He has little value at 1B.
AA - Binghamton Mets (53-71)_____________________________________
BINGHAMTON 8, NEW BRITAIN 7 (Box)
Walk-off fun at NYSEG park last night. Of course, Bingo was up 6-3 early off a grand slam from 1B Allan Dykstra, but LHP Robert Carson struggled and the Bingopen was the Bingopen. RHP Josh Stinson gave up two runs in the eighth to knot things at 7, necessitating a little late inning drama. C Kai Gronauer drew a lead-off walked and was pinch ran for by IF Michael Fisher. A sacrifice got him to second, a wild pitch to third, and a sacrifice fly from 3B Jon Malo, sealed the deal. Okay, not the most exciting ninth inning, but a win is a win, and Bingo is now a half game up on the Bisons and out of the basement.
- 2B Reese Havens: 1-3, R, RBI, K, HBP
- 1B Eric Campbell: 1-4, 3B, R, K
- CF Matt Den Dekker: 1-3, 2B, R, K, HBP
- 1B Allan Dykstra: 1-4, GS (16), R, 4 RBI, K
- C Kai Gronauer: 0-3, BB
- LHP Robert Carson: 5 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
- RHP Josh Stinson: BS, W, 2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 K; For all the talk that Stinson might be bullpen filler later this season, Holt has been better out of the pen.
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (27-24 // 65-57)________________________________________
PALM BEACH 3, ST. LUCIE 0 (Box)
How dare you not score runs for LHP Darin Gorski, St. Lucie offense? You get nothing tonight. Go to your room an think about what you did.
- RF Cory Vaughn: 0-3, BB, 2 K
- 3B Jefry Marte: 2-4
- SS Wilmer Flores: 0-4, K
- CF Gilbert Gomez: 1-3, BB, K, HBP; The 19 year old, GCL-conscripted OF is holding his own so far.
- LHP Darin Gorski: : L, 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 2 WP; Hard luck loss for the Gorsk.
- RHP Gregory Peavey: 3 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR; Expect to see more pen work and shorter starts from the 2010 draftee as he is over 120 IP on the year.
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (35-19 // 74-49)__________________________________
GAME ONE: SAVANNAH 3, GREENVILLE 1 (Box)
The completion of last week's suspended game, Savannah used another late inning comeback to pick one off from Greenville. A two-out RBI single by CF Darrell Ceciliani in the seventh, plate the second run of the inning and put the Sand Gnats up, and they would add an insurance run in the eighth on another two-out single, this one off the bat of 3B Aderlin Rodriguez. RHP Michael Hebert pitched well in relief of 'starter' Yohan Almonte who, in one of those fun baseball quirks, was also scheduled to pitch Game 2, but the runs came too late to get Almonte two wins in one day.
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: 2-4, RBI
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 2-4, RBI, K
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 2-4, K, SB (12)
- C Blake Forsythe: 0-3, BB, K
- DH Albert Cordero: 0-4
- RHP Yohan Almonte: 5 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 4 K
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: 2-5, 2B, 2 R, RBI, K
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-5, 3B, R, 2 RBI
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 2-5, 2 R
- DH Blake Forsythe: 2-3, HR (7), R, RBI, BB
- C Albert Cordero: 3-5, R
- RHP Yohan Almonte: 5 IP, 5 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 2 HR
Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (34-24)_______________________________________
BROOKLYN 5, JAMESTOWN 2 (Box)
The Cyclones playoff push continues with their second consecutive 5-2 victory over the Jammers. A one hour and twenty five minute rain delay in the third necessitated an early exit for the Admiral, RHP Eduardo Aldama, but the Cyclones' bats dried off and heated up during a four run seventh to put them ahead for good. 2011 4th round pick RHP Tyler Pill picked up his first professional win in relief. With the win, Brooklyn remains tied with Williamsport for the wild card lead and moves just three back of Staten Island for control of the division.
- SS Danny Muno: 1-4, 2B,
- LF Javier Rodriguez: 1-3, BB, K
- DH Brian Harrison: 1-3, BB, R
- CF Tillman Pugh: 0-2, BB, K, R
- 1B Cole Frenzel: 3-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI, K
- RHP Eduardo Aldama: 2.1 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K, WP
- RHP Tyler Pill: W, 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K
ROSTER MOVES: Kingsport CF Tillman Pugh to man some center in the absence of Travis Taijeron, who hasn't played in a week. He hasn't been officially DL'd yet, though.
RELEVANT TWEET: From Keith Law:
Good arm, reliever only. RT @tpgMets: @keithlaw Is #Mets 5th rounder LHP Jack Leathersich on your radar? Tiny sample
★ Star of the Night ★
No real standout performances tonight, so let's give it to Brooklyn 1B Cole Frenzel. His RBI double in the seventh put Brooklyn ahead for good and keyed a four run rally, and he added two more hits on the night for good measure.
Goat of the Night