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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/24/12: Harvey Solid, Mejia Less So

Jenrry Mejia is on his way to Buffalo.
Jenrry Mejia is on his way to Buffalo.

*All results from games played on Thursday May 24th, 2012

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (27-20)_______________________________________


Matt Harvey looked very good early in this one. In fact, he didn't allow his first baserunner until the fourth and his first hit until the fifth. Unfortunately three straight hits -- including a two-run double -- chased Harvey with one out in the sixth, putting a damper on an otherwise impressive day. This goes back to the point Sandy brought up on the broadcast last night about consistency. Either way, Elvin Ramirez did his thing, quieting the Yankee rally and ensuring a Bisons victory. It really shouldn't be much longer before we see him in Queens, ideally swapping roster spots with the completely overmatched Manny Acosta. (As an aside I'm thinking Acosta may be out of options, meaning he'd be exposed to waivers but at this point I don't really care enough about him to check.)

  • 2B Jordany Valdespin: 2-4, R, RBI, K, CS(3)
  • 1B Josh Satin: 2-4, R, BB
  • RHP Matt Harvey: W, 5.1 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 K; 11 of 14 outs on the ground
  • RHP Elvin Ramirez: 1.2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP
  • Harvey strikes out two Yankees batters:

    AA - Binghamton Mets (22-23)_____________________________________


    In his final appearance in Binghamton, rehabbing righty Jenrry Mejia wasn't stellar. A couple singles followed by a bomb to center field in the first got things started on the wrong foot. He settled down after that, allowing a couple more hits through four more innings of work, though he did walk three batters. Either way he's on his way north to Buffalo as we speak where he'll see a couple more starts before he's likely transitioned into the Mets bullpen. Back to game action, 24-yr old Gonzalez Germen was solid through two innings of relief but allowed a homer of his own in the bottom of the eighth that put the B-Mets behind for good.

    Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (36-11)________________________________________

    ST. LUCIE 5, DAYTONA 2 (Box)

    Another day, another St. Lucie victory. More big hits from Wilmer Flores, a nice day for 2009 third rounder Robbie Shields and the second consecutive game with a homer for the erstwhile struggling Cory Vaughn were more than enough in this one.

    • 3B Wilmer Flores: 3-5, RBI
    • CF Cesar Puello: 0-5, R, K; First appearance since last Sunday
    • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-4, BB, E(6); That's 13 walks versus 11 strikeouts
    • RF Cory Vaughn: 1-4, HR(10), RBI, 2 R, BB
    • 2B Robbie Shields: 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R, 2 SB(6)
    • RHP Yohan Almonte: W, 5.2 IP, 1 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 1 WP
    • RHP Ryan Fraser: S, 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
    • INJURY UPDATE: Apparently the rehabbing Darrell Ceciliani is progressing nicely and may be reactivated for this weekend's series. Ceciliani has not appeared in a game since April 22.

    Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (28-18)__________________________________

    SAVANNAH 2, AUGUSTA 3 (10) (Box)

    The Gnats weren't able to capitalize on a very strong performance from starter Tyler Pill, dropping this one in ten. Pretty much everyone let Pill down after he went 7+ strong. His defense made a brutal four errors in that time, allowing a couple unearned. Aside from yet another homer from the surging Aderlin Rodriguez, the Savannah lineup left Pill hanging as well. And finally, Jeff Walters was solid but allowed a run for just the second time this season, giving the GreenJackets a walkoff win on this night.

    • C Albert Cordero: 1-4, 2B, E(3)
    • 1B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-3, HR(6), 2 RBI, R, BB, E(10); Batting .364 over his last ten games with 3 hrs and even better, 7 walks vs. 6 K's...still making errors at first though
    • CF Travis Taijeron: 2-4, 2B, R, 2 K
    • RF Gilbert Gomez: 3-4, 2B, BB, CS(2), E(1); Batting .571 in 5 games since joining Savannah but obviously the 20-yr old is still quite raw
    • RHP Tyler Pill: 7.1 IP, 0 ER (2 unearned), 5 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HB; Continues to fill the strike zone, with 47 K's vs just 7 walks in 48.2 IP
    • RHP Jeffrey Walters: L, 2.1 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K

    Star of the Night

    His teammates may not have picked him up last night but we'll recognize Tyler Pill's nice effort here. Perfect candidate for promotion to Hi-A following the ASB.

    Goat of the Night
    Savannah's 3B Brandon Brown typified the Savannah defeat last night with a brutal 0-for-4, 3 strikeout performance.