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Mets Daily Farm Report - 5/30/13: Rain, Rain, Go Away; Quintanilla's On The Way

Catch up on all of yesterday’s minor league action from around the Mets farm system!

Can Omar Quintanilla keep his hot streak going in Queens?
Can Omar Quintanilla keep his hot streak going in Queens?
J. Meric

*All results from games played on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013*

AAA - Las Vegas 51s (25-26)__________________________________


Raise your hand if you expected Carlos Torres to throw six plus innings of one run ball, striking out seven Reno batters? No one? Didn't think so. Yes indeed, Carlos Torres threw six plus innings of one run ball, en route to a 51s victory. The offense was clicking on all cylinders, knocking in runs left and right. Reno starter Zeke Spruill was roughed up for twelve hits and seven earned runs over his six innings of work. The indomitable Josh Satin had a big game, going 4-5 with 4 RBI, and Brandon Hicks went 2-3 with a triple. Of note, Omar Quintanilla was pulled from the game after going 1-1 with an RBI and a throwing error. Given Ruben Tejada's apparent injury, Quintanilla's call-up to the MLB club seems imminent. In 46 games this season with Las Vegas, the shortstop is hitting .328/.415/.480. Last season, Quintanilla split time between the Mets and the Orioles, and hit .243/.312/.361 in limited at-bats at the major league level, and .282/.345/.494 in 48 games with AAA-Buffalo.

AA - Binghamton Mets (30-23)_____________________________________


Mark Cohoon drew the short end of the stick, matched up against Pirates super prospect Jameson Taillon. Because baseball is baseball, and you can't predict it, the soft-tossing lefty from Burleson, Taxes outpitched his Canadian-American counterpart. Or, rather, didn't struggle as much, as both starters fared relatively poorly. Cohoon gave up two runs in the 1st inning, but Taillon one-upped him, giving up four in the bottom of the frame on a Cesar Puello RBI single and an Allan Dykstra three-run home run. Taillon settled down, as he and the Curve bullpen gave up only two hits over the final eight innings. Cohoon settled down for a few innings as well, but Altoona scratched their way back, scoring a run in the 4th and 5th innings to tie the game. The Curve broke through and recaptured the lead in the 6th, when an unearned run scored off of Chase Huchingson when third baseman Richard Lucas committed a throwing error on a routine play to first. Things really fell apart for Binghamton in the 8th, when Shawn Teufel was brought in to pitch. After allowing a single, he walked three consecutive batters, forcing in a run. After he was removed, another run charged to him was scored via sac fly. The B-Mets couldn't get anything done in the bottom of the 8th or the 9th, and went down listlessly into the night against last place Altoona, snapping their four-game winning streak

Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (29-21)________________________________________



This game was originally started Tuesday night, but was suspended due to inclement weather. Noah Syndergaard initially got the start, but was unable to pitch more than 2.1 innings because of the rain and the game's postponement. Continuing the trend, rain delayed the start of the game, and what was supposed to be an early game finally began in the early afternoon. Jim Fuller took over for Syndergaard when the game started up again last night, and threw three plus solid innings. In the 4th inning, he allowed three consecutive singles to load the bases, but was able to induce a ground out and a double play, limiting the damage to a single run. In the bottom of the 4th, St. Lucie made that run back up. Matt Reynolds led off the inning with a triple, and after Dustin Lawley's flyball wasn't hit far enough to score him, Aderlin Rodriguez showed him how to hit a proper sac fly, tying the game. The game would stay tied until the 7th inning, when a rehabbing Jeurys Familia allowed a run. Familia was close to getting out of the inning, getting the first two batters out no problem, but walked Hammerhead shortstop Austin Nola, unleashed a wild pitch that allowed him to take move over to second, and then gave up a double. Familia's replacement in the 8th inning, Chasen Bradford, had a similar game- he notched the first two outs easily enough, sandwiching a single between the two, but let things get out of control, giving up three consecutive singles that scored two more runs. The offense was unable to score, and St. Lucie dropped the first game of the doubleheader to Jupiter.



St. Lucie burst out of the gates in the nightcap, putting up a four spot in the 1st inning. Hammerhead starter Jose Urena allowed the first five batters to reach base before recording his first out. He ran into trouble in the 2nd and 3rd as well, and St. Lucie chased him from the game early, holding onto a 5-1 lead. In the 5th, St. Lucie scored another two runs on four hits and a walk, all with two outs. Jupiter began something of a comeback in the 6th, scoring a pair of runs. They began the 7th inning in the same fashion, scoring a run before a lengthy rain delay literally put a damper on things. Two hours and eighteen minutes later, the inning finally ended, and the game was put to sleep.

Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (30-21)__________________________________


Greenville Drive starter Justin Haley held the Sand Gnats to five hits over six innings, and his replacement, Jeffrey Wendelken, got an old-fashioned save, shutting Savannah out for another three. The top half of the Sand Gnat offense managed only one hit, a Jayce Boyd single in the 6th that scored Savannah's only run, along with two walks, while the bottom half did marginally better, notching three. Starter Robert Gsellman was shaky, giving up ten hits and allowing five runs. Eudy Pina, who looked good over his last few games, was removed from the game early, seemingly as punishment for falling for a defensive deek and getting caught in a double play. All in all, it was a forgettable performance all around.

Star of the Night

Despite more games than an ordinary night because of the doubleheader, there weren't many performances that went above and beyond last night. It was a toss-up between Allan Dykstra and Dustin Lawley, each of whom collected 3 RBI on the night and hit home runs. Dykstra's home run was against Jameson Taillon though, giving him enough of an edge to earn him the Star of the Night honors.

Goat of the Night

There weren't many standout performances noteworthy for their ineptitude, either. Eudy Pina is as worthy a candidate as anyone to wear the goat horns for his base running gaffe that saw him removed from the game early.

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