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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report- 8/26/11: Gloves of Iron

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 8/26

*All results from games played on Thursday, August 25th 2011

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (57-75)_______________________________________


LHP Mark Cohoon dug the Bisons an early hole that their offense was not able to dig out of as Buffalo fell further behind Binghamton for the ignominious title of "Worst Affiliate." The command and control specialist walked six batters and allowed ten baserunners and four runs before being pulled after an inning and two thirds. The Buffalo bats managed eight hits, but had trouble driving in runs as they limp towards the finish line.

AA - Binghamton Mets (59-72)_____________________________________


After two starts where his command looked sharp again coming off his shoulder problems,  RHP Jeurys Familia struggled with wildness last night. He had the full pu pu platter of control issues; a pair of walks, two wild pitches, and a hit batsman in five innings of work. Bingo rallied to tie it up, but RHP Josh Stinson gave up a solo home run in the ninth, and the B-Mets couldn't answer in the bottom half. 

  • 2B Reese Havens: 2-3, HR (5), 3 R, 2 RBI, BB; Killing the ball in August. Sandy Alderson says he's the most overlooked player in the system. 
  • PH Eric Campbell: 0-1
  • CF Matt Den Dekker: 0-4, K
  • 1B Allan Dykstra: 1-4, 2 K
  • LF Juan Lagares: 1-3, BB, SB (6); Walk is good. Walks would be better.
  • RHP Jeurys Familia: 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 2 WP, HBP; Control continues to come and go. Looks like he will get one more start on the season.
  • RHP Brad Holt: 2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K; Control hasn't been 'great' out of the pen, but the K rate is good enough he could play as a late inning reliever at some point.
  • RHP Josh Stinson: L, IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (29-28 // 68-60)________________________________________


A mishmash of pitchers held the Miracle in check, and an eighth inning RBI single from LF Gilbert Gomez broke a 1-1 tie. St. Lucie tacked on two more to get back above .500. Dock Doyle started at catcher, which is of course the real story here.

  • RF Cory Vaughn: 1-4, 2B, R, K
  • 3B Jefry Marte: 0-4
  • SS Wilmer Flores: 1-4, RBI
  • LF Gilbert Gomez: 1-4, R, RBI; Bizarrely good small sample in the FSL for the 19 year old who was grabbed as triage for the outfield and didn't really hit in the GCL.
DOCK DOYLE WATCH: Dock Doyle started at catcher and went 3-3 (!) with a walk, RBI and two runs scored.


Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (35-25 // 74-55)__________________________________


With their fifth straight loss, Savannah dropped percentage points behind Augusta for the lead in the South Division. It was a sloppy loss, too, as the Sand Gnats D committed four errors leading to three unearned runs charged to RHP Taylor Whitenton. Whitenton was stellar in his six innings of work, but got saddled with the loss.

Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (36-28)_______________________________________


  • SS Danny Muno: 2-4, 2B, R, BB, K, SB (6), 2 E (11); Hmm, you know, I might move Muno to Savannah for the playoffs. Get him some more ABs and try him for a couple games at 2B next to Tovar, cause that is where he is ending up.
  • CF Tillman Pugh: 3-4, 3B, R, 2 RBI, K, 2 SB (2)
  • DH Brian Harrison: 0-3, R, B, 2 K
REHAB ALERT: RHP Nick Carr pitched a scoreless ninth, notching the save for the Cyclones.

Applachian League (R)- Kingsport Mets (35-28)_______________________________________

Rain ended this one quickly, and six errors from Pulaski ended their hopes slightly faster. Kingsport remains a game and a half back for the second playoff spot in the West division.
  • DH Camden Maron: 1-2, 2 R, BB
  • LF Julio Concepcion: 2-4, 2B, R, RBI
  • RF Gregory Pron: 2-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, K
  • RHP Akeel Morris: W, 5 IP, 3 ER, 2 H, 6 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 2 WP; It's the Caribbean Oliver Perez! I actually like Morris a lot, but he has allowed more walks than hits his year.

Gulf Coast League (R)- GCL Mets (26-28)_______________________________________

The GCL Mets were off. They pick back up tomorrow with 10th round pick Matthew Budgell on the mound.

 Star of the Night 

Binghamton 2B Reese Havens has been crushing the ball in August, to the tune of a .364/.456/.591 line. Despite all the injuries, there has been little erosion in skills, and he may indeed still be the longterm answer at 2B for the Mets.

Goat of the Night

Let's give it to the defense tonight. 4 errors each for Buffalo and Savannah. Guess everyone has some extra infield to look forward to tomorrow.