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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 4/18/12

Wilmer Flores, courtesy Rob "The Ravin' Maven" Castellano
Wilmer Flores, courtesy Rob "The Ravin' Maven" Castellano

*All results from games played on Monday, April 17th

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (6-7)_______________________________________


SP Chris Schwinden hit the tops of lots of bats, inducing 12 fly balls in a 7-inning, 4-hit bid to lurk on the big league doorstep. He struck out and walked 1 batter each, facing only 5 more than the minimum in a 1-run performance. 3B Zach Lutz has faced more injury-related bad luck, as David Wright's awesomely broken finger is blocking a well-deserved cup of coffee. Lutz keeps crushing the ball (2-3, 2B), and we keep saying stuff about lightning not striking six times, while knocking wood. Pat Misch pitched for the IronPigs. I don't Misch Pat guy.

AA - Binghamton Mets (5-6)_____________________________________


The B-Mets slashed out 6 runs in the top of the third without a long ball, complementing a pair of 2-run attacks in a double-digit high-flyer in Bingo. Every Met except 1B Travis Ozga enjoyed a hit, while Navarro, Den Dekker, Cambell, Lagares, Rodriguez, and Centeno each collected two. SP Collin McHugh has now struck out 16 in 16.2 innings, while walking 5 and scattering 15 hits for 4 earned runs. The 6'2" Georgian worked a nifty 5 innings before entrusting the lead to the shaky right arm of Kevin Mulvey. Mulvey was hit pretty good, but it was a pretty good lead, also absorbing a solo blast off our boy Josh Edgin.

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (10-2)________________________________________


3B Wilmer Flores pounded a pair of doubles and notched 2 RBI in a 1-2-4 attack that together went 5-11 with 4 doubles, 4 RBI, and 2 walks. (SS Daniel Muno and CF Cesar Puello, who also stole a base, were the other top-of-the-order heroes.) SP Gonzalez Germen allowed just one hit through four innings, then limited damage in a 2-on-no-out fifth. His lovely 1.65 ERA is a nice testament to 14 Ks and 4 BBs in 16.1 IP. Like in 2011, the wee-Mets are off to a lighting fast start.

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (8-4)__________________________________

SUSPENDED - Power Outage (Partial Box)

SP Logan Verrett had struck out a pair, walked a pair, and surrendered 4 hits in 3 IP before the lights went out at State Mutual Stadium in Rome, GA, and the Sand Gnats were the better team by a run, 2-1. Our beans came, in part, off the tripling bat of Aderlin Rodriguez, and 1B Brian Harrison deserves mention for a 2-2 effort with a double. We'll start afresh with a day-night double header beginning this afternoon.

Beaming Star of the Night

Each Met team that finished a game triumphed, and each side featured its share of great heroes. Little Wilmer Flores twinkled with rare luster (2-3, 2 2B, BB) but those who error must share. So Chris Schwinden -- together with his luck, his 7 innings, and his 1-run allowed -- likewise anchors this comely constellation. Chris pitched 21 innings in the show last year, striking out 17, walking 6, and running a 4.71 ERA.

Stinking Goat of the Night

Only the lack of juice in Rome, GA, my friends. This is my first recap of the fresh season, and it's good to see you all.