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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report- 8/19/11: Teufel Kerfluffle

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)___________________


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.
ROSTER MOVES: With outfield depth at AAA low, the Mets moved Raul Reyes up from Binghamton. The 24 year old has quietly put together a decent season at AA, so good for him. Also up from Bingo is C Salomon Manriquez

AA - Binghamton Mets (53-71)_____________________________________


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.

ROSTER MOVES: Taking Reyes' roster spot is C Jean-Luc Blaquiere, who was activated off the DL.

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (27-24 // 65-57)________________________________________


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)__________________________________


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.


Helped out by five (!) Greenville errors, Savannah cruised to victory in Game 2. RHP Yohan Almonte's 'second' start of the evening did not go quite as well as the first, but he successfully pitched to the score to pick up the win. RF Rafael Fernandez knocked in four to pace a Sand Gnat attack that bludgeoned the Drive for thirteen hits, including five of the extra base variety. The 'sweep' puts Greenville seven back of the surging Sand Gnats and into fourth place in the South Division.

Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (34-24)_______________________________________


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.

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.


Good arm, reliever only. RT :  Is  5th rounder LHP Jack Leathersich on your radar? Tiny sample

    Applachian League (R)- Kingsport Mets (31-25)_______________________________________

    Kingsport's silent bats snap six game win streak. RHP Domingo Tapia continues to make steady improvement after a rough start, tossing one of his best starts of the season.

  • C Camden Maron: 1-4, K
  • DH Julio Concepcion: 0-4, 2 K
  • RF Gregory Pron: 2-4, K
  • RHP Domingo Tapia: L, 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 WP; 10:3 GB:FB last night and a 2.0 GO:AO ratio on the season. 

  • Gulf Coast League (R)- GCL Mets (23-26)_______________________________________

    GCL CARDINALS 2, GCL METS 1 (10)  (Box)

  • RF Eudy Pina: 0-3, BB, K
  • 1B Ryan Hutson: 0-2, 2 BB
  • CF Joe Tuschak: 0-4, 2 K
  • LHP Alberto Baldonado: 4 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Craig Missigman: 4 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 4 K

     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


    Buffalo OF Raul Reyes was rudely welcomed to AAA with an 0-3, 3 K night. He can feel free to accept this award on behalf of an entire line-up that couldn't knock out an FSL arm.