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Mets Daily Farm System Report 8/31 -- Gorski Lives Up, the Batsmen of Kingsport, Everybody Wins

*All results from games played on Tuesday, August 30th 2011

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons _______________________________________



AA - Binghamton Mets (63-72)_____________________________________

BINGHAMTON 4, ERIE 3 (Box) Thanks to the work of Mets Minor League Blog's Michael Diaz, we have a fine scouting report on Robert Carson; through that lens interpret a 5 K, 0 BB, somewhat too hittable outing that ended with three runs allowed through five-and-a-third. Unfortunately, those runs erased a 3-0 lead, built on an RBI single (Lagares) and a run-scoring balk (Erie pitcher dude), both coming in the fifth. Carson fell apart thereafter, surrendering a triple, a double, and two singles before taking his shower -- then the game fell quiet until the top of the ninth. Therein, LF Brahaim Maldanoda blasted off his 26th home run of the year for the 5-4 lead, and win. 15 of their last 17 now! 

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (33-31)________________________________________

FORT MYERS 1, ST. LUCIE 2 (Box) The Florida State League's Player of the Year lived up to his honorific, chucking five clean innings of two-hit ball, with no walks and four strikeouts. Show us them ivories, Gorski!


Of the boys with bats, Wilmer Flores and Jefry Marte sent four balls whistling, with a double apiece -- and Cesar Puello, hot as fart in hell, cracked a 2-RBI single in the 8th to leap the Miracle for the deciding 2-1 lead. 



Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (38-27)__________________________________

CHARLESTON 8, SAVANNNAH 11 (Box) CF Darrell Ceciliani clocked a double, hammered a triple, worked out a walk, and stole his 25th base. It was the ripsnorting Darrell we knew and loved in Brooklyn, not the .259-hitting Darrell we are forced to be patient with today. The game was a 2-2 knot in the fourth inning, when the Gnats sent 11 men to the plate: four consecutive walks and a HBP somewhat helped, but a pair of big hits from Bonfe and Forsythe tore the game open. That is, before Charleston's 5-run charge -- but the Gnats, give them credit, held tight.


Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (40-29)_______________________________________

BROOKLYN 3, LOWELL 0 (Box) The Cyclones staff twirled a 1-hit beauty, with ten strikeouts and two walks between three strong arms. 5'11" lefthander Carlos Vasquez, not yet twenty-years-old, has struck out 49 and walked 12 in his 65.1 IP, enjoying a 3.31 ERA in the team's still uncertain grab at the wild-card. Travis Taijeron, crashing a two-run double in the ninth, once again played offensive star,

Applachian League (R)- Kingsport Mets (40-29)_______________________________________

 Beaming Star of the Night 

The Mets tossed $650,000 at 15th-rounder Philip Evans to keep him away from San Diego State, the equivalent, I'm told, of supplemental first round money -- and also providing him a better academic environment than San Diego State. Hiyo! Here he is "cracking" a homer in high school, with that horrible, horrible ping sound. The talented short stop smacked a couple proper-sounding hits in last night's win, in addition to working a walk and tallying two RsBI. But I sort of misread the stats (as two homers) and he isn't the star after all!

Instead, shimmering across galaxies is Evans' teammate Camden Maron, a left-hand hitting catcher from Huntington, NY, who has whaled out a line of .345/.476/.512 in the month of August -- including last night's double-laden 4-4 with a walk. Maron is 20-years-old Met fan drafted in the 34th round (2009) out of Hicksvile High School; long ago he auditioned to be the Mets "announcer for a day," and long before that he rocked a Mets onesie! In the minors, his OBP has stayed ever-north of .400 as he's steadily garnered more playing time in rookie ball (.434 OBP in 58 games this year, 38 walks.) High school scouts had liked his D behind the plate. Impressive.

Stinking Goat of the Night