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Mets Daily Farm System Report 8/3: Familia's Poor Return From the DL

*All results from games played on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (47-64)_______________________________________

BUFFALO 3, ROCHESTER 7 (Box) The Red Wings were in no way fooled by lefty finesser Mark Cohoon, whose early showers have taken the appearance of ritual. Cohoon was beat like a drum by the first three batters and when he tried to beat back -- with two dusters -- they didn't hurt. In the 3rd inning Val Pascucci knocked a piece off the four run defecit with a run-making double, and a few innings later dashed home on a sacrifice fly. But by that time the difference was a gaping sore, and a last inning Satin RBI double still left the herd four beans short.

AA - Binghamton Mets (44-66)_____________________________________

BINGHAMTON 3, ALTOONA 11 (Box) If the game were measured in hits we dropped a nail-biter, 15-14. If it were measured in our pitcher's strikeouts we drubbed out a 12-5 win. If it were inversely decided by a count of BB's, we were snowed in a 0-5 romp. And if it's every meaning were eclipsed by the horrendous performance of a newly returned prospect, well, Familia sucked. After sitting down the first three batters, Familia was cut by a ground ball single and soft pop-up that fell in. A wild pitch and a strike out later, a second wild pitch both fooled the batsman and scored a run, putting the whiffer aboard with a teammate across the diamond.  A third single then brought the lead runner home before a third wild pitch pushed two men into scoring position, both of whom moseyed home on the inning's fourth single. At that Familia lost faith, freely passing two batters before his manager yanked the chain. Mad about something, Wally was tossed in the third. 

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (19-18 | 57-50)________________________________________



Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats ( 24-14 | 63-45)__________________________________

AUGUSTA 3, SAVANNNAH 8 (Box) The Gnats swarmed the base paths, em-buzz-ling bags and biting away at Augusta's young arms on route to outpesting the GreenJackets, 8-3. In the second and third innings, we flew out to 3-0 lead on a double, an error, a swiped bag (one of three), an extended single, a sac fly, and a whizzing homer from hero catcher Albert Cordero. The GreenJackets stung back with a run-scoring triple, but at that were torn free from their single-use prick! A four run eighth inning was effected by Rafael Fernandez's table-clearing double, and the Sand Gnats buzzed off from the air battle sated.


Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (24-22)_______________________________________

WILLIAMSPORT 7, BROOKLYN 2 (Box): Javier Rodriguez scorched a double and a triple; Danny Muno stole and yanked a couple singles. In fact the Cyclones pounded out eight hits in this typical nine-inning affair. But it was Williamsport who churned through the Brooklyn chuckers and chased across seven runs, while Brooklyn choked on its own baserunners. 1-10 with RISP, and three "E"s flashed on the electric scoreboard. 

Applachian League (R)- Kingsport Mets (19-22)_______________________________________

Gulf Coast League (R)- GCL Mets (19-17)_______________________________________

GCL METS 0, GCL MARLINS 1 (Box) They call a "0"-filled game of this type "an egg feast," but it was no mimosa-swilling brunch for the Mets staff, who would have pitched 9 innings scoreless were it not for an unearned mid-game run. The shameful inning included a hit batsman, two steals, and a dropped pop-up at first base before a single nicked in the game's lone run. For the Mets, four hits were scattered like easter eggs around the game's wide lawn, and nobody bothered to find them.

 Beaming Star of the Night 

Albert Cordero, who is 5'11" 175, has to be the wispiest catcher I've ever noted. The Caracas, VZ-born youngster launched his fifth home run of the year, added a double, and put the Sand Gnats over the top for the organization's lone win of the night. Albert's slash line is a bit dull -- and he's chased after  eleven passed balls - but at least he's treated the Savannah crowds to an impressive .878 home OPS. Side note: interested in this general question, I inputed "Albert vs. Alberto" into google, and was directed to the facebook page of Mr. Albert V. Alberto.

Stinking Goat of the Night

Second or third favorite pitching prospect Jeurys Familia landed on the DL on July 14th with a right shoulder impingement. Newly returned, Jeurys impinged on the his Bingo battery mate by bouncing three wild pitches, walking a pair, and surrendering four earned runs before a quick second-inning exit. The upside is that he mowed down four batters and touched 97 on the local gun. The downside is -- in addition to all that other stuff -- that amid the heat and wildness he was also repeatedly hit. We'll hope Familia gets back to throwing easy and with the dominance he flashed in Florida. He was only scheduled to chuck fifty pitches, anyway.