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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report- 8/5/12: Santana Stopped Those Evil Ways

We're all excited to see Johan on the mound again
We're all excited to see Johan on the mound again

*All results from games played on Sunday, August 5, 2012

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (56-58)_______________________________________


Zack Wheeler’s first AAA has been postponed. The game has been rescheduled for a doubleheader on Monday; Wheeler will be starting game one (5 PM)

AA - Binghamton Mets (54-60)_____________________________________


Mark Cohoon threw 5.2 innings of serviceable ball, surprisingly striking out seven batters, while giving up six hits and a walk. The long ball was his problem, allowing two home runs that were good for four runs (an additional unearned run scored on a home run because of a Jefry Marte error). The bullpen shut the door and did not allow the Reading Phillies to score again, but the B-Met offense could not break through. After scoring a run in the first and the second, Binghamton was blanked for the rest of the night.

Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (21-23 // 70-42)________________________________________


A hit parade was held down in St. Lucie, as the two teams combined for 20 hits. The best part? Sixteen of them were hit by St. Lucie Mets. Two of the Miracle’s hits came in the first inning, and scored a run. This would be the only run they would score the entire game, as Chase Huchingson battened down the hatches and allowed only two more hits in the next five innings. He did walk four batters, but none came back to bite him. The offense knocked around Miracle pitcher Tom Stuifbergen, to the tune of eight hits and five runs in four innings pitched. His replacement, Ryan O'Rourke, fared just as bad, allowing six hits and four runs in 2.2 innings pitched.

Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (18-26 // 59-52)__________________________________


Another loss for Savannah, and while this one wasn’t exactly a blowout, it might hurt more than the 9-1 schlubbing from the other day. The home runs kept flying, and unlike last night, they all belonged to Sand Gnat batters. The Tourists were staked to a 4-0 lead going into the sixth inning. Jacob DeGrom wasn’t pitching all that poorly, giving up four runs (three earned), but the offense could muster nothing against Asheville pitcher Chris Jensen. Then, in the sixth inning, an offensive explosion: two singles, and two home runs tied the game! The game would stay tied in the 9th, and beyond. In the 11th inning, Brandon Sage started things out on the right foot, striking out his first batter swinging. Two consecutive doubles later, another notch in the loss column.

Short Season A - Brooklyn Cyclones (29-18)__________________________________


The Cyclones punished the Doubledays, scoring an impressive 8 unanswered runs, but that wasn’t the story of the game. Making his first rehab start, Johan Santana threw three scoreless innings against his former Minor League team, walking one batter, striking out three, and giving up only one hit. He threw 38 pitches, 29 for strikes, locating his fastball and his breaking pitches. Barring no complications, Santana is expected to return to the Mets on Saturday, to pitch against the Atlanta Braves.

REHAB ALERT: Johan Santana allowed one hit in 3 IP, walking one and striking out three

Appalachian League (R) - Kingsport Mets (14-28)__________________________________


Kingsport’s lack of flashy names and crazy good young players is the reason they have 28 losses this season, but tonight they were good enough, and notched their 14th win of the season. Yeixon Ruiz and Jeyckol De Leon combined for two homers and three RBI, and that is all that was needed to sink the Rays. Miller Diaz pitched seven strong innings, allowing only one run and Akeel Morris picked him up in the 8th and 9th, notching his first save.

  • 3B Yeixon Ruiz: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, HR (1)
  • 1B Jeyckol De Leon: 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K, HR (3); I hope, one day, De Leon’s career pans out in some way, so we can make Jeyckol and Hyde jokes
  • DH Tomas Nido: 3-4, 1 R
  • RF Jeffrey Diehl: 2-4, 1 K
  • RHP Miller Diaz: 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 7 K
  • RHP Akeel Morris: 2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K; Morris hasn’t been very good so far this year, but I hope this move to the BP is not something permanent. It just leaves a bad taste in my mouth

Star of the Night

Though it’s not like he faced stiff competition, Johan Santana is our Star of the Night. He did not show any ill effects from his ankle injury, was working in his usual velocity range, had command of all of his pitches, and got results.

Goat of the Night

Rain is the Goat of the Night. I need to know if Wheeler needs to be traided now, now three three hour intervals from now!