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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/12/12: All-Star Game in Buffalo, Campbell Earns MVP Honors

How in God's name did they convince Tom Seaver to go to Buffalo? Seriously.
How in God's name did they convince Tom Seaver to go to Buffalo? Seriously.

*All results from games played on Wednesday July 11th, 2012

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (46-45)_______________________________________


Relatively uneventful game so I'll just provide some random video from the festivities:

To their credit the Bisons managed to get some dude named Tom freakin' Seaver to throw out the first pitch. SPOILER ALERT: He really likes the ol' "on the mound-off the mound" bit.

Matt Harvey notches a K on a filthy curve

Fernando Cabrera notches a K on a FAR less filthy curve

Big Val rips a double to -- you guessed it -- left field

Celery gets blindsided, Chicken Wing takes the W

  • DH Val Pascucci: 1-1, 2B, 3 BB (.229/.370/.411)
  • RHP Matt Harvey: 2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K (7-4, 3.39, 98.1 IP, 87 H, 42 BB, 102 K, 7 HR); Only pitcher in the game to go two innings
  • RHP Fernando Cabrera: 0.1 IP, 1 K (2-3, 3.46, 41.2 IP, 39 H, 20 BB, 34 K, 6 HR)

AA - Binghamton Mets (41-47)_____________________________________

EL West , EL East (Box)

From the B-Mets last night:

"Binghamton Mets infielder Eric Campbell singled in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Eastern Division past the Western Division by a 5-4 score in the Eastern League All-Star Game at FirstEnergy Stadium on Thursday night. Campbell, enjoying his professional All-Star Game, went 2-for-3 and was named Most Valuable Player."

  • PH-3B Jefry Marte: 1-1, RBI (.260/.333/.384) Batting .148 so far in July
  • PH-1B Eric Campbell: 2-3, 2B, RBI, R, GIDP (.328/.432/.487) Too bad he doesn't have a position
  • RHP Armando Rodriguez: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K (2-0, 2.79, 48.1 IP, 38 H, 11 BB, 50 K, 7 HR)
    Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (9-10)________________________________________


    Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (7-12)__________________________________


    Another nice game for Gnats starter Jacob DeGrom. The 24-yr old righty is utilizing a nice blend of power stuff -- namely a mid-90's sinker -- and spot on command to hold SAL hitters to a .236 opponent average. On the offensive side, big day for 2011 14th rounder Xorge Carrillo who knocked his first homer of the season in this one. PS - the immortal rehabbing Endy Chavez was 1-for-4 with a run and and RBI for Delmarva in this one.

    3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-4, R, K (.274/.336/.497); Breaks a nice ten-game hitting streak

    C Camden Maron: 1-4 (.296/.369/.403)

    CF Gilbert Gomez: 0-3, BB, 2 K (.250/.327/.303)

    SS Matthew Reynolds: 1-4, RBI

    RHP Jacob DeGrom: 5 IP, 1 ER, (1 unearned), 2 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HB (4-3, 2.57, 63 IP, 57 H, 9 BB, 51 K, 3 HR); Gotta love that K:BB rate

    More importantly, vote for Xorge Carrillo in the annual Minor League Moniker Madness tournament; unfortunately he's in the same bracket as the always tough Gift Ngoepe.

    Oh and if you're wondering why ZeErika McQueen isn't named in said tournament, well that's because the best name in the Mets farm system has retired, as of last week.

      Short Season A - Brooklyn Cyclones (14-9)__________________________________


      Tigers 21-yr old Taiwanese international signee Hua-Wei Lo made his NYPL debut in this one and looked good, holding the Cyclones bats to just three hits as they were shut out for the first time this season. Rough break for Brooklyn starter Julian Hilario who spun another very solid performance for naught.

    • CF Brandon Nimmo:0-4, 3 K (.195/.364/.325); Now batting .138 against lefties with ten strikeouts in 29 at bats
    • SS Philip Evans: 1-4 (.227/.320/.375); 2 for his last 20
    • C Kevin Plawecki: 1-4, K (.220/.361/.340)
    • RHP Julian Hilario: 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 5 K (0-1, 2.61, 20.2 IP, 24 H, 19 K, 4 BB, 0 HR); Nice 10:1 ground-to-fly rate
    • RHP Matthew Koch: 1.2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K

    Appalachian League (R) - Kingsport Mets (4-16)__________________________________

    Postponed - Rain

      Star of the Night

      Well, Campbell already got a shiny new MVP let's go with Xorge Carrillo, who played the dual roles of catcher and hero for the Gnats on this fine evening. Plus his game actually counted. Carrillo knocked his first homer of the year in this game and drove in three on the whole. Yeah, he has a .267 OBP for the year, so what? He's got a kickass name dammit.

      Goat of the Night

      That'd be the Nimmo off a rough 0-for-4 with 3 K's