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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report- 9/3/11: Playoff baseball in Coney!

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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 9/3

*All results from games played on Friday, September 2nd, 2011

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (60-79)_______________________________________


As much as I have no real desire to ever see LHP Pat Misch start a game for the Mets again, I have to admit he has been quite decent this year. Outside of a bad April, he has been tough on lefties, shown good control, and gotten groundballs. He has not, however, gotten much help from the Buffalo offense. Last night was no exception, as the Bisons managed just a single unearned run off the Iron Pigs pitchers. There were some late inning dramatics at least. With the game knotted at one in the top of the ninth, Phillipe Aumont walked the bases loaded before getting out of the jam. In the bottom of the ninth, the Bisons were not so lucky, as a wild pitch from RHP John Lujan put the winning run in scoring position, and a throwing error by SS Jordany Valdespin sent him home for the walk-off win.


AA - Binghamton Mets (65-73)_____________________________________


Binghamton started their last home series of the season with a bit of a thud, halting their six game winning streak. RHP Tobi Stoner struggled through four--plus, while the Bingo offense flailed against Reading starter J.C. Ramirez. Continuing the theme, the B-Mets made it interesting. After a double by RF Juan Lagares cut the lead to 4-2, Binghamton loaded the bases on a Reese Havens walk. A walk-off win was not in the offering though, as LF Brahiam Maldonado grounded into a double play to end the game.

  • 2B Reese Havens: 1-4, 2B, BB, K
  • PH Eric Campbell: 0-1
  • RF Juan Lagares: 2-5, 2 2B, R, RBI, K; Back to normal
  • CF Matt Den Dekker: 0-4, BB, 2 K, SB (11); He has enough secondary skills, enough speed and defensive value where he doesn't have to hit .300 to be a very nice player. He'll have to hit .250 though, and I don't know that he can do that right now.
  • 1B Allan Dykstra: 2-4, 2B, RBI, 2 K
  • C Kai Gronauer: 1-1


Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (33-34 // 71-66)________________________________________


The St. Lucie bats squandered a good performance from their arms, as the Mets continue to stumble down the stretch. RHP Greg Peavey was on the same pitch count as Wheeler was last night, as he would be slated for Game 3 against Bradenton next week. He tossed a decent  3 2/3, and was relieved by RHP John Church, who was quite good. Unfortunately, the St. Lucie bats were neither decent nor good, managing a scant five hits.

  • RF Cory Vaughn: 0-4, K (.254/.363/.393)  // .215/.309/.375 @ Hi-A)
  • 3B Jefry Marte:  1-3, BB (.249/.315/.346)
  • SS Wilmer Flores: 2-3, BB (.268/.307/.377); Hasn't walked, Hasn't hit for power, and has actually been a bit worse in the 2nd half. Flores is the kind of talent that is always tantalizingly close to putting it all together, but the bloom is almost off the rose here.
  • CF Cesar Puello: 0-4, K (.258/.314/.399)
  • LF Gilbert Gomez: 1-3, BB, 2 K (.267/.345/.417 // .308/.392/.554 @ Hi-A); Refinding some of the patience he showed in the DSL in 2009. 
  • RHP Greg Peavey: L, 3.2 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 K (11-6, 137 IP, 3.48, 108 K, 26 BB, 141 H, 4 HR; Hasn't dominated this year, and has seen the K rate drop at Hi-A, but he can throw multiple pitches for strikes and gets groundballs. The real test will be AA, but all in all, proceeding a pace towards his future as a back of the rotation arm.


Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (39-28 // 78-58)__________________________________


Savannah's magic number remains at 2, as they fell to the Legends. RHP Erik Goeddel struggled with his control, walking 4 in 4 2/3. Some sloppy defense led the three unearned runs off the relief corps, and all in all it was a forgettable game for the Gnats. On the bright side, all three of the recent Kingsport promotions contributed to the offense, including a home run from 3B Dustin Lawley, as some of the Savannah regulars rest up for the playoffs.

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 0-3, 2 BB, 2 K
  • Albert Cordero: 0-3, HBP, CS
  • DH Camden Maron: 1-4, 2 K
  • RHP Erik Goeddel: L, 4.2 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 2 K; Goeddel, Gorski, Peavey and McHugh are all the same type of prospect, advanced college arms with decent velocity that can throw multiple pitches for strikes. Goeddel's secondary stuff is the most advanced, and he probably has the highest ceiling.(though we are basically talking #3 starter) The injury issues mitigate some of that, but if the Mets can get two of those guys to be serviceable back of the rotation arms, that will be a nice outcome.

Short Season A- Brooklyn Cyclones (43-29)_______________________________________


The Cyclones clinched a playoff berth, defeating the division champs Staten Island behind a fine start from recently promoted RHP Domingo Tapia. Tapia was given the start to get a bit more work in, but in the heat of a wild card race he delivered his best outing of the season. He was supported by seven hits scattered among seven Brooklyn batters, as well as a fine three innings of relief from RHP Todd Weldon. Hopefully we can get a report from the AA contingent that was there live last night. (hint hint guys)

 Star of the Night 

RHP Domingo Tapia struggled some at Kingsport this season, but he got better as the year went on. He carried that over to Brooklyn and delivered a stellar start in a big game for the Cyclones.

Goat of the Night
RHP Erik Goeddel will probably be starting game 1 or 2 for Savannah in the playoffs. Let's hope he is a bit better next time out.