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Mets Daily Farm Report - 8/26/13: Win Some, Lose Some, Really Lose Some

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

Rafae; Montero
Rafae; Montero

*All results from games played on Sunday, August 25th, 2013*

AAA - Las Vegas 51s (76-58)__________________________________


Rafael Montero had an elevated pitch count forced out of the game earlier than optimum, but the right-hander was still solid in his start, pitching five plus innings, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk. His Fresno opposite, Eric Surkamp, was dominant, allowing only four hits and two walks over eight strong innings. The 51s got on the board in the 8th, Surkamp's last inning of work, when Matt den Dekker drove in Brian Bixler with an RBI double.

AA - Binghamton Mets (82-52)_____________________________________


The B-Mets dropped the series to the red-hot  Akron Aeros with their 6-2 loss last night. The Aeros jumped all over Greg Peavey in the early going, scoring three runs in the bottom of the 1st and another three in the bottom of the 2nd. The recently promoted Cody Anderson labored a bit, needing 78 pitches to get through four innings, but he kept the division winners in check and prevented them from slowly chipping away at the big cushion Akron built up in the first two innings. Binghamton scored in the 2nd, and once more in the 5th, but were unable to cash in further.

Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (31-28 / 68-58)________________________________________


ST. LUCIE 1, FORT MYERS 5 / 7 (Box)

The St. Lucie Mets fell to the Miracle in game one of their doubleheader when Rainy Lara fell apart in the 5th inning. Until that point, the game was tied 1-1, with both teams scoring in the 3rd inning. In the 5th, Lara walked a batter, hit a batter, and then gave up a home run to Fort Myers left fielder, J.D. Williams. Byron Buxton promptly hit a triple and was driven in, giving the Miracle a four run edge that St. Lucie was unable to overcome.


ST. LUCIE 2, FORT MYERS 8 / 7 (Box)

Game two of the doubleheader was the game postponed from Saturday. Octavio Acosta got the start, and the Mexican right-hander wasn't particularly effective. In three innings, Acosta allowed three runs on three hits, five walks, and a wild pitch. Bret Mitchell pitched the 4th and 5th, and was much more effective, though he did allow an unearned run in the 4th, when he threw the ball away attempting to pick off J.D. Williams at first. St. Lucie was hard pressed to score runs. Though they scored a run in the opening inning of game two, they failed to score again until the 6th, when Rylan Sandoval hit a triple and was driven in by Jayce Boyd, the DH's second RBI of the game. Though the score was 4-2 going into the 6th inning, St. Lucie was still in the game. That all fell apart when Shawn Teufel gave up four runs, putting run-hungry St. Lucie down by six runs- and it proved a deficit too great for them to surmount.

Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (29-31 / 72-57)__________________________________


The Sand Gnats scored all of their runs thanks to the wildness of West Virginia's starter, John Kuchno. In the 1st, Eudy Pina singled to start the contest off, Brandon Nimmo walked, and Maikis De La Cruz singled as well, to load the bases with no outs. Kuchno then proceeded to walk the next two batters, forcing in two runs. Savannah would be unable to cash in further, as Brian Harrison struck out, and Jeff Reynolds hit ino an inning ending double play. In the 5th, with bases loaded once again, Cole Frenzel was hit by a pitch, forcing in another run. Once again, the Sand Gnats would end the inning with the bases loaded. That would come back to bite them, as West Virginia would come on strong in late innings. In the top of the 3rd, the Power got on the board, scoring one run, but Savannah offset that run by scoring one of their own in the bottom of the 5th. In the 7th, West Virginia number nine hitter, Jimmy Rider, hit a three-run home run to put the Power ahead, hitting his third of four eventual hits in four at-bats. The homer ruined a decent performance by Seth Lugo, who would end up earning his first loss with the Sand Gnats. Estarlin Morel kept Savannah in the game, but the offense wasn't able to touch up the Power bullpen.

Short-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (34-31)


The Cyclones kept pace with Aberdeen with their win over Vermont, showing the baseball world that there's no reason to be afraid of Lake Monsters with a blowout at Centennial Field yesterday evening. Brooklyn scored three runs in the top of the 1st inning and really set the tone for the rest of the game. They would go on to score two in the 3rd, one in the 4th, one in the 6th, four in the 7th, and one in the 8th. The Lake Monsters did have some bite, scoring four runs of their own, but their measly offense paled in comparison to the devastation that the Cyclones were causing to the ERAs of Vermont's pitchers. Every Cyclone except for Juan Carlos Gamboa had a hit, and every batter except for Jonathan Clark, Edward Rohan, and Gamboa drove in at least one run. The one bad thing that the Cyclones had to contend with last night was that starter Akeel Morris had something of a dud performance. It is only the young Virgin Islander's second start this season, so we can cut him some slack, but the same problems that have always plagued him- control- were an issue, as he walked four batters in one inning plus.

Rk - Kingsport Mets (35-27)_____________________________


Kingsport got shutout in a blowout, 15-0. Nothing to see here; move along.

Rk - GCL Mets (18-38)_______________________________


Star of the Night

The middle of the Cyclones' order was phenomenal last night. Mazzilli, King, Roche, and Sanchez went a combined 10-18 with a double, 6 runs scored, 4 walks, 10 RBI and 4 home runs.

Goat of the Night

The Kingsport Mets.

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