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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 4/25: Wheeler Wild, Bisons Powerless, Sand Gnats Swarm

Zack Wheeler, wild man.
Zack Wheeler, wild man.

*All results from games played on April 24, 2012

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (10-10)_______________________________________

BUFFALO 3, LEHIGH VALLEY 4 (Box -- 11 Innings)

The Bisons are none too potent with their three best hitters defected to Queens, a point they made interminably in an 11 inning 4-3 loss to the IronPigs. Last year, as Duda, Turner, and Tejada filtered up, 1B Josh Satin knocked down the door in AA and grew famous for his repeated two-single performances in Buffalo, earning a front-heavy slashline of .317/.381/.393. Last night he lived up to expectations. 3B Matt Tuiasosopo continues his sharp play -- the 25-year-old is 5 of his last 10 -- and another virgin Met, LF Vinny Rottino cracked his first home run for the world famous org. The Bisons actually pulled back from a 3-2 disadvantage with a 9th inning rally, but righty Jack Egbert, in the eleventh, gave up a hit, walked aman, and threw Scott Podsednik a spinner to end it.

AA - Binghamton Mets (9-8)_____________________________________


SP Zack Wheeler walked half the world but somehow judiciously, exiting after the 5th inning in the throes of a 0-0 draw. The 6'4" 185-pounder chucked 93 pitches, barely half of which were strikes, and induced 5 grounders and 3 fly balls amid 3 well-spaced hits and the 6 walks. In all but 1 of Zach's innings did 2 batters reach base. Alas, the Bingo batters were likewise allergic to scoring some damn runs. Shut-out, they nevertheless managed 8 hits, placing 3 men in scoring position including the tripling hero RF Juan Lagares.

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (15-3)________________________________________


3B Wilmer Flores, still born in August of 1991 after all these years, clubbed his second home run on the season and is slashing .394/.425/.697 in his last 10 games. Andres Torres evidently continues to work on some things. Other than that, forget it.

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (11-8)__________________________________


You don't often see a number like 8-for-21 with runners in scoring position. It'll take a graphing calculator to figure out if that's even any good. It is! Fully 6 Gnats sprayed out multiple hits, and 2B T.J. Rivera bested them all with a homer, 4 hits, and as many RBI. The skinny right-hander Rafael Montero has walked just 1 batter -- one! -- in 4 starts spanning 22.2 innings, striking out 18 by the by. It won't take a graphing calculator to discover that's an 18/1 K/BB ratio, besting his 2011 mark of 60/13 in 68 innings across rookie ball and A-. The Dominican righty is 21.

★ Beaming Stars of the Night

The Savannah Sand Gnats, with special twinkles from 2B T.J. Rivera and 3B Dustin Lawley, scattered across the vauling skies via Montero's pin-point control.

Stinking Goats of the Night

Right reliever Jack Egbert stepped into a drawn out contest and ended it rather quickly. But the Bingo batters were perhaps more maddening, climbing aboard and roosting like big fat stupid hens. Anyone who did that, and Cory Vaughn, wear the big fat shameful horns.


Due to a mix up, we didn't get a MDFSR up yesterday and for that we sincerely apologize. Know this: Dylan Owen smoked a long-goner in Buffalo, the first home run by a Bison pitcher in 17 years!