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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report- 7/29/12: Gavin is Grand

/has no idea where ball is going.
/has no idea where ball is going.

*All results from games played on Saturday July 28th

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (52-56)_______________________________________


Jeurys Famiia gave up five runs in three innings. Indianapolis' Jeff Locke gave up no runs in seven innings. And just to add insult to injury, Josh Satin was double switched out of the game in the fourth. Boo!

  • 3B Zach Lutz: BB, HBP; Was pinch-hit for in the sixth after getting plunked. Sigh.
  • 1B Josh Satin: 0-2, K
  • PH Valentino Pascucci: 1-1
  • RHP Jeurys Familia: L, 3 IP, 5 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 WP; No reason to move him to the bullpen now, but looking more likely like that is where he ends up.
  • LHP Justin Hampson: 0.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K

AA - Binghamton Mets (50-56)_____________________________________


After a solid start in New Britain on Monday, Greg Peavey struggled against the Sea Dogs, who struck for three in the first and cruised from there. Bingo's offense was not much better than Buffalo's managing just six hits while striking out nine times.

Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (17-19 // 66-38)________________________________________


Yay! Runs! A win! I was getting worried there for a second. Tyler Pill continues his strong 2012 campaign while Aderlin Rodriguez drove in four. After a bad start to the second half, St. Lucie has won five straight and is just 2.5 games behind Bradenton in the FSL South Division.

  • RF Cory Vaughn: 1-4, R, RBI, K
  • 3B Aderlin Rodrigurez: 2-4, 2B, R, 4 RBI, K
  • LF Travis Taijeron: 0-3, BB, 3 K; Sigh, this is why you can't get too excited about college guys mashing the South Atlantic League.
  • 2B Danny Muno: 1-1, 2B, 2 R, 3 BB; .418 OBP since coming back from his suspension.
  • C Blake Forsythe: 0-2, 2 R, 2 BB, K
  • RHP Tyler Pill: W, 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 R, 7 H, 2 BB, 7 K; Stuff isn't quite as good as the stats, but he has posted very nice stats.

Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (16-20 // 57-46)__________________________________


As many jokes as we made in these pages about the Bingo bullpen last year, this season's Savannah pen might be even shakier. Domingo Tapia was a bit wild, but still left the game with a 7-3 lead, but Randy Fontanez and Chase Bradford combined to surrender six runs in the seventh to Rome. Ouch.

  • DH Cam Maron: 3-3, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB;
  • C Albert Cordero: 2-4, BB; BA up over .200 finally. One of these days I'll get the full story of what happened here.
  • CF Gilbert Gomez: 1-4, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Domingo Tapia: 5.1 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 6 K, HBP; Fastball was all over the map from the third inning on.

    Short Season A - Brooklyn Cyclones (23-17)__________________________________


    More bullpen woes, as David Wynn gave up two unearned runs in the eighth to let the Scrappers sneak this one out. At least Hansel Robles continues to impress. The 21 year old has a 6:1 K:BB ratio this year in the New York Penn League.

  • CF Brandon Nimmo: 1-4, R, 2 K
  • SS Philip Evans: 0-4, K
  • C Kevin Plawecki: 1-4, 2B, RBI, K
  • 2B Juan Carlos Gamboa: 0-3
  • RHP Hansel Robles: 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 7 K; One of the few Brooklyn arms I haven't seen this year, but Dave Gershman of the Penn League Report likes him more than Mateo or Ynoa, which is high praise.

    Appalachian League (R) - Kingsport Mets (12-23)__________________________________


    Kingsport benefited from five Bristol errors and a Gavin Cecchini grand slam. That would be the first professional home run for the Mets 1st round pick.

    Star of the Night

    Hey, a grand slam is a pretty awesome way to get your first professional home run. Cheers to Mr. Cecchini.

    Goat of the Night

    Giving up six runs in one inning is not awesome. Boo to Randy Fontanez and Chase Bradford.