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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 8/7: TGI Kingsport

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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 8/7

*All results from games played on Saturday, August 6th 2011

My presence at last night's rain-drenched affair + early morning breakfast plans = short and sweet report

AAA - Buffalo Bisons (48-66)_______________________________________

BUFFALO 1, PAWTUCKET 11 (Box) There's very little worth saying about this game. I guess it's notable when IF Josh Satin doesn't get two hits, which he had the past four nights in a row. Starter LHP Pat Misch was predictably meh. The corpse of LHP Gustavo Chacin allowed seven earned in 1/3 of an inning. Former Met farmhand Royce Ring closed the game out for the PawSox; do yourself a favor and check out the 'stache he's currently rocking.

  • 3B Zach Lutz: 1-3, BB; First game back since getting beaned in the head (again) back on July 19th...was hit by a meteor walking back to his car after the game
  • 1B Josh Satin: 2-4, 2B, E(2); Shifted to first with Evans back up, hit streak to 13 in just his 15th Triple-A affair
  • RF Fernando Martinez: 0-4
  • 1B Nick Evans: DNP; I hope somebody is racking up frequent flyer miles for all his trips back and forth this year
  • RF Mike Baxter: 0-3, BB, K, OF Assist; Gunned a man at 3rd
  • SS Ruben Tejada: 1-3, K

AA - Binghamton Mets (46-68)_____________________________________

READING 9, BINGHAMTON 3 (Box)

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (21-21 | 59-53)________________________________________

CHARLOTTE 6, ST. LUCIE 3 (Box

  • RF Cory Vaughn: 0-3, 2 BB, K, 2 OF Assists; Slump continues but six walks over his last three games certainly helps
  • 3B Jefry Marte: 1-5, 2 K
  • SS Wilmer Flores: 3-5, 2B, K
  • CF Cesar Puello: 1-3, R, RBI, 2 BB; Best part of that line are walks no. 14 and 15 as he approaches the century mark in strikeouts

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (27-15 | 66-45)__________________________________

CHARLESTON 6, SAVANNAH 5 (Box)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 2-4, 2 R, RBI, BB, 2 K
  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-5, E(36); Stock is sinking like a stone
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 3-4, BB, CS(7)
  • Albert Cordero: 3-3, 2B, RBI, 2 BB, E(14), PB(12); Despite strong ability he still shows a lot of rawness behind the dish
  • DH Blake Forsythe: 1-5, HR(5), 4 K; Good day? Not so sure
  • LHP Angel Cuan: L, 6 IP, 4 ER (1 unearned), 7 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 2 HR, Balk
  • RHP Gonzalez Germen: 2 IP, 0 ER (1 unearned), 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K, Balk; Expect to see him out of the 'pen for the duration as he's already blown past his 2010 IP as well as career high IP totals

Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (26-22)_______________________________________

STATEN ISLAND 6, BROOKLYN 4 (Box) The 'Clones dropped this one to the hated SI Yanks with their loyal AA contingent in attendance on this night. Talk about unclutch. Starter RHP Jeffrey Walters continued to show off his mediocre skill set, allowing four runs over four innings. And after opening some eyes with a lights out first half with Kingsport, 21-yr old reliever RHP Ernesto Yanez has now allowed runs in each of his three appearances with Brooklyn. Despite the poor pitching both teams were rather evenly matched on this night. However, the deciding factor was Brooklyn's inability to hit with men on -- 3B Brian Harrison's 2-run bomb notwithstanding -- and Staten Island's inability...not to.

Appalachian League (R)- Kingsport Mets (23-23)_______________________________________

KINGSPORT 5, BURLINGTON 1 (Box) Thank goodness for Kingsport, the Mets sole affiliate with a notch in the 'W' column on this night. Heap the praise almost entirely on starter RHP Akeel Morris who is quickly proving that he's the most interesting prospect on this club. Morris is going to need a lot of development time at the higher rungs -- those walks will not fly outside of Rookie-Ball -- but he's got the kind of stuff that could be special. News Flash: 18-yr old with a nearly 13 K/9 is a VERY good thing.

Gulf Coast League (R)- GCL Mets (20-19)_______________________________________

GCL METS 3, GCL ASTROS 5 (Box)
  • DH Eudy Pina: 1-5, R, K; After having good success and showing excellent tools for two straight seasons in the DSL, the toolsy 20-yr old outfielder is finding out that baseball gets a lot harder once you come stateside
  • RF Gilbert Gomez: 1-4, K
  • CF Joe Tuschak: 1-4, RBI, K
  • RHP Craig Missigman: L, 2.2 IP, 4 ER, 0 H, 4 BB, 3 K, WP; Walks, wild pitches and sacrifices means a strange line for the 2011 37th rounder

 Star of the Night 

Brooklyn 3B Brian Harrison will get the honors for his nice 2-for-4 performance, including a double and a 2-run bomb. K-Met RHP Akeel Morris deserves some consideration as well, but not only did Harrison please the AA cheering section on hand, he makes me look a little less dumb for pegging him as a big-time sleeper coming into the season.


Goat of the Night
As stated above, Gustavo 'Bat Boy' Chacin allowed seven runs in a third of an inning pitched. Didn't have much of a choice here.


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