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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report- 8/12/12: Found Nimmo

Back in white (assuming the Cyclones didn't wear one of their twenty alternate jerseys yesterday)
Back in white (assuming the Cyclones didn't wear one of their twenty alternate jerseys yesterday)

*All results from games played on Saturday August 11th

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (58-63)_______________________________________


A familiar story in Buffalo, as the Bisons' pen surrendered four runs in the late inning to squander a solid start from Zack Wheeler. Wheeler's second AAA start was much like his first. He retired fifteen in a row at one point, but his control abandoned him as he got deeper into his start. He walked two batters in a row with one out in the sixth, but got a double play grounder to get out of the inning. All told, he threw 54 strikes and 39 balls, which is an okay, but not great strike percentage.

AA - Binghamton Mets (58-62)_____________________________________


More bullpen follies in Pennsylvania, as the B-Mets fell victim to a walk-off infield hit against the Senators. I suppose it's not all on the pen, as a throwing error from Wilmer Flores allowed the winning run to come around and score, but the game-tying home run Brandon Moore allowed in the eighth is definitely on the bullpen. Flores would normally be a strong candidate for goat of the night, but he went 3-5 on the evening, and let's face it, is not really a second baseman. Binghamton scored four runs in the first two innings, but their bats went quiet after that.

Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (25-24 // 74-43)________________________________________


Jacob DeGrom's Advanced A debut went swimmingly, as the righthander tossed seven one-hit innings and struck out eight. The win moved St. Lucie to one game over .500 in the second half and into a tie with Bradenton for first place in the division. The Mets don't see Bradenton again until the last three games of the season for what could be a very important series. Of course, if St. Lucie keeps up this pace, they could have the division locked up well before then.

  • RF Cesar Puello: 0-3, K; That would be his 48th strikeout against just five walks.
  • LF Cory Vaughn: 1-4, 2B, K
  • 2B-SS Danny Muno: 1-3, 2B, R, BB
  • C Blake Forsythe: 0-3, 2 RBI, K
  • RHP Jacob DeGrom: W, 7 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K; Unlike Pill and Verrett, I think the stuff is good enough that he should maintain his peripherals as a starter through AA at least.
ICYMI: Toby Hyde is reporting that Rafael Montero will be shut down for the season, having reached his innings limit. Montero threw 122 innings this year for both A-ball affiliates after throwing 71 in 2011, his first professional season.

Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (21-27 // 62-53)__________________________________

Savannah's contest with Greenville was rained out. It will not be made up.

      Short Season A - Brooklyn Cyclones (33-20)__________________________________

      BROOKLYN 6, VERMONT 3 (Box)

      Brandon Nimmo returned to the Cyclones' line-up after missing most of the week as a precaution after getting plunked last weekend. He quickly got back into the swing of things and was one of four Brooklynites with multi-hit games. Starter Julian Hilario threw five solid innings, and despite a hiccup from Matthew Koch, the bullpen took it home from there. You might recognize the name of the Lake Monsters' starter. Yep, that is the same Michael Ynoa that got $5,000,000+ from the A's as a 18 year old in 2008. TINSAAPP, you guys.

    • CF Brandon Nimmo: 2-4, 2B, 2 R, BB, K; Short season #s mean pretty much nothing, but I still didn't expect Nimmo to have this much success at the level.
    • SS Philip Evans: 2-3, R, RBI, BB, K
    • C Kevin Plawecki: 2-3, HR (4), R, 2 RBI, BB
    • 2B Juan Carlos Gamboa: 0-4, K
    • RHP Julian Hilario: W, 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
    • RHP Matt Koch: 1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

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


      Kingsport needs more rainouts.

      Star of the Night

      Jacob DeGrom says "Why didn't you promote me sooner?" with a great start in Fort Myers.

      Goat of the Night

      The Buffalo bullpen says "Help is not on the way," again.