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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/2: Flores, Vaughn, Muno, Bam, Boom, Pow

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Hats off, Cory Vaughn.
Hats off, Cory Vaughn.

*All results from games played on May 1st, 2012

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (14-11)_______________________________________

SYRACUSE 8, BUFFALO 0 (Box) The Bisons faced former Pirate Zach Duke who, in 2009, became possibly the first pitcher in history to appear in the All-Star game in the same year as he lost the most games in baseball (16). Now pitching in the Nats’ org, Duke and his relief corps snapped a four-game winning streak by the Herd, who managed just four safe knocks and none with RISP (0-8). California lefty Garret Olson absorbed a bruising to retain a 3.29 ERA, but has walked 15 batters in just 27.1 innings (with 23 strikeouts). He’s 28 years old.

AA - Binghamton Mets (12-12)_____________________________________

BINGHAMTON 5, AKRON 6 (Box)

2010’s 6th-round pick, RHP Greg Peavey has thus far lived up to his reputation of the control artist who might want to loosen up a bit. While walking none, Peavey gave up 6 hits in 6 innings, earning the 24-year-old two runs and striking out four. That’s a perfectly acceptable start, of course, but is also something of a piece with his giving up 32 hits in 22.2 innings while walking just four on the year. If there’s such a thing as a too high H/BB ratio, "8" probably qualifies.

The game was heart-rending. With two on in the top of the first, SS Josh Rodriguez, in the 3-hole, bunted unsuccessfully and the Mets settled for one. MDD doubled the lead with a second-inning single, and in the seventh, with the game returned to a tie, LF Pedro Zapata had the crucial swing in a 3-run rally. Reliever Kevin Mulvey surrendered a long ball just as soon as he could, and the lead was cut to one before LHP Robert Carson could come to the rescue. RHP Elvin Ramirez’s 4-out save attempt was dashed before an out was recorded in the ninth. The game was tied, for the moment, and lost in extras.

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (21-4. Yeah, 21-4.)________________________________________

JUPITER 6, ST. LUCIE 15 (Box)

Thank Jeebus for St. Lucie. The not-St. Lucie Mets (and Bisons) lost 20-8 last night. So what does St. Lucie do but score 15 runs. Of particular note, the bottom of the second, in which 13 Mets batters dug in and 9 returned home safely. I know I like a nap after scoring 9 runs, but St. Lucie heroes like 2B Danny Muno, RF Cory Vaughn, 3B Wilmer Flores, and CF Cesar Puello kept stomping the gas; just those four guys bashed 13 hits in 23 tries. Lucas, Shields, Vaughn, Flores, and Tovar all homered. Somebody pitched, too.

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (14-11)__________________________________

OFF DAY

Though he's not really a prospect, it should be pointed out that Gnats infielder T.J. Rivera won the SAL Player of the Week. The 23-yr old is currently batting .389 with four homers and 16 RBIs in 95 at-bats. He also has walked 15 times and been hit by pitches twice, giving him a .478 on-base percentage. The one-time undrafted free agent is a product of the Bronx who signed with the organization last July out of Troy University. Rubin has more on Rivera here.

Beaming Star of the Night

So do I go with the 4-6 with a homer or the 3-6 with a homer and 4 ribbies? Then again, the guy who went 2-4 with a homer and 4 ribbies didn’t strike out like the guy who went 3-6 with a homer and 4 ribbies, and the guy who went 3-5 with a double and two runs also stole a base and walked, showing versatility. Hell, the tie goes to Wilmer "Danny" Vaughn


Goat of the Night

Josh Satin, 0-4, K on the no-run Bisons.