New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 8/5
*All results from games played on Thursday, August 4th 2011
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (48-62)_______________________________________
BUFFALO 5, PAWTUCKET 4 (10) (Box)
Buffalo compiled a nice comeback to take the first game of a four with the PawSox. Down 4-1 early, the Bisons offense came alive in the sixth, as SS Ruben Tejada knocked a bases loaded single to cut the lead to one, and later in the inning 2B Luis Figueroa tied it with a single of his own. It stayed that way into bonus baseball, where CF Jesus Feliciano singled in the winning run in the tenth.
- 3B Josh Satin: 2-4, 2B, R, BB, K; A smooth .365/.431/.500 since his promotion. What else is there to say?
- RF Fernando Martinez: 1-3, 2B, 2 BB, K
- 1B Nick Evans: 2-5, R, K
- LF Mike Baxter: 0-5, K
- SS Ruben Tejada: 1-5, 2 RBI, K; Can't seem to get it going back in Buffalo.
AA - Binghamton Mets (45-67)_____________________________________
BINGHAMTON 3, ALTOONA 0 (Box)
Hey, remember when we were worried about RHP Matt Harvey's adjustment to AA? Yeah, me neither. Harvey twirled another gem, though he got pulled after 5 for a pinch hitter as Binghamton tried to add to their lead. Runs were in short supply all night, but Binghamton managed to push across all their runs in a three run sixth off former prospect Tim Alderson.
- PH Reese Havens: 1-1
- LF Juan Lagares: 2-5, 2B, 2 K
- 3B Eric Campbell: 1-4, 2 B, R, RBI
- CF Matt Den Dekker: 0-3, 2 BB, 2 K
- 1B Allan Dykstra: 1-5
- SS Jordany Valdespin: 1-5, K
- C Kai Gronauer: 2-3, 2 RBI, HBP
- RHP Matt Harvey: W, 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K, WP; Last 4 starts: 22 IP, 28 K, 7 BB
- RHP Josh Stinson: SV, 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K; Good bounce back from last night.
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (20-20 // 58-52)________________________________________
JUPITER 2, ST. LUCIE 0 (Completion of susp. game) (Box)
Oof. Picking up from yesterday, the St. Lucie bats were a bit late to the ball park, managing only two hits and striking out nine times against a cadre of Hammerhead pitchers. RHP John Church and RHP Michael Powers combined to throw six strong innings, but Jupiter was able to scratch out two runs despite their best efforts, and that was more than enough.
- RF Cory Vaughn: 0-1, BB
- 3B Jefry Marte: 0-3, K
- SS Wilmer Flores: 0-3, K
- CF Cesar Puello: 0-3, K
- C Francisco Pena: 1-2, K
- RHP Kyle Allen: L, 3.2 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 WP
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (26-14 // 65-44)__________________________________
SAVANNNAH 5, GREENSBORO 3 (Box)
The Sand Gnats continue their dominance over the Sally league, using some late inning heroics to win their fifth in the last six. Savannah continues to limit RHP Tyler Whitenton's innings, as he only tossed three tonight, his second start after a two week furlough from the mound. Luis Rojas came in and promptly coughed up a three run lead, and the Sand Gnat bats fell silent until the eighth, when some smallball led to a pair of runs. The rest of the bullpen fared quite nicely and Savannah maintained their stranglehold on the South Division as they look to pull off the rare two half title.
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: 2-5, 2B, 2 R
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-3
- 2B Wilfredo Tovar: 2-4, R, SB (14)
- C Blake Forsythe: 0-3, BB, 2 K
- DH Albert Cordero: 0-3, RBI; If only we could combine Cordero's defense with Forsythe's secondary skills.
- RHP Taylor Whitenton: 3 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K
Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (25-21)_______________________________________
WILLIAMSPORT 5, BROOKLYN 1 (Box)
Live on SNY, the Cyclones took on the Crosscutters on Dillon Gee night. The Cyclones did their ode to Dillon Gee by batting about .250 on balls in play. RHP Eduardo Aldama pitched well, if you give him a mulligan for the third, where he gave up five runs on five consecutive hits. The Cyclones offense couldn't muster even the hint of a comeback. In a bright spot, the bullpen continues to be outstanding, throwing three shutout innings while striking out five.
- SS Danny Muno: 0-2, 2 BB
- RF Javier Rodriguez: 0-4, 2 K
- 3B Brian Harrison: 0-4, K
- LF Travis Taijeron: 0-4, 2 K
- RHP Eduardo Aldama: L, 6 IP, 5 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
- DH Camden Maron: 2-4, R, 2 RBI, K
- LF Julio Concepcion: 1-4, RBI, K
- RF Gregory Pron: 1-4
- C Jeffrey Glenn: 1-4
- LHP Juan Urbina: W, 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 2 WP; Slowly but surely seems to be figuring it out, 18 Ks vs. 3 BBs in his last 3 starts.
- CF Eudy Pina: 1-5, K
- RF Gilbert Gomez: 1-4, R, BB, 2 K
- 1B Ryan Hutson: 1-5, K
- SS Juan Carlos Gamboa: 1-5, 2 K
- RHP Gabriel Ynoa: 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 1 K
- RHP Robert Gsellman: 2 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K
★ Star of the Night ★
Not much offense on the night, so let's give it to Kingsport LHP Juan Urbina. One of the Mets top pitching prospects coming into the season, Urbina hadn't looked it early on, but he seems to have figured something out as his last few starts he is once again missing bats.