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Mets Daily Farm Report, June 26, 2014: All around me are familiar faces

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

Wilmer Flores bids adieu to the Mets...for now
Wilmer Flores bids adieu to the Mets...for now
Bryan Green

*All results from games played on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (47-32)_______________________________________


ROSTER ALERT: Wilmer Flores has been demoted back to AAA-Vegas. The infield, like the outfield, is somewhat crowded, with Danny Muno, Matt Reynolds, Allan Dykstra, Josh Satin, and Anthony Seratelli all vying for playing time. He has experience playing every infield position, has the most upside of those mentioned players, and whose maturation as a player is more important to the organization, so I, for one, expect Wilmer Flores to ride the pine.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (45-32)_____________________________________


ROSTER ALERT: Matt Clark requested, and was granted, his release. With the promotion of numerous players to AA-Binghamton last week, Clark believed that his playing time would be in jeopardy. Clark, 27, hit .297/.380/.498 with 10 HRs in 67 games with Binghamton. The first baseman/DH played for the Chunichi Dragons last season, hitting .238/.328/.457 with 25 HRs (the Central League average was .254/.323/.375) and for the Tucson Padres in 2011 and 2012, where he hit a combined .291/.365/.502 with 45 home runs.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (4-3 / 44-32)_____________________________________


When you score six runs in the first inning, you expect to win, right? Well, not if you're the Mets- and in this case, St. Lucie is close enough to Flushing. Right after being handed a six run cushion, an old friend toed the mound for St. Lucie gave up five runs, recording only a single out- John Lannan. I don't know what issues he was sorting out while on this recent sabbatical, but it is clear that he returned to the game a bit rusty- he walked four batters, including one with the bases loaded. Seth Lugo took over for Lannan and allowed two hits that scored three runs- charged to the Long Beach left-hander- before getting out of the inning. Fort Myers decided to stay with B.J. Hermsen despite St. Lucie beating up on him in the 1st, and the gambit paid off, as he pitched three scoreless innings, scattering a pair of hits and a walk. Lugo, on the other hand, gave up a run in the 4th that tied the game and the go-ahead run in the 5th. St. Lucie was unable to get anything going against the Miracle bullpen and dropped a game that they really should have won.

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (4-3 / 48-25)__________________________________


Robert Gsellman and Dawrin Frias combined to shutout the Riverdogs, allowing a grand total of five hits (all five of which were given up by Gsellman). The Sand Gnats scored a pair of runs in the 3rd on an RBI single by Champ Stuart and an RBI double by Yeixon Ruiz, and then scored two more in the 7th on a Victor Cruzado single. Frias replaced Gsellman in the 8th and pitched two perfect frames, picking up his first save. His work in the 8th was particularly noteworthy- Gsellman was visibly tiring, and allowed two hits and a walk to load the bases loaded before being pulled. Frias got a strikeout and a double play to navigate out of the volatile situation unbloodied.

Short-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (9-4)__________________________________


Aberdeen scored a quick 1st inning run off of Octavio Acosta, but that would be their lone run for the entire game. Janser Severino, the Aberdeen starter was just as good, allowing only two runs through six innings. Those two runs, both coming in the bottom of the 5th, were enough to make him the losing pitcher of record, though. Brooklyn scored three more in the bottom of the 8th to put an exclamation point on the win, their 9th of the year.

Rookie - Kingsport Mets (4-3)__________________________________


A pitchers duel, this was not. Both teams had starters that pitched 3.2 innings, a reliever that relieved the starter that pitched 2.1 innings, a second reliever that pitched two innings, and a final reliever that tossed one. Kingsport simply had the good fortune of beating up on that starter more than Princeton did; they hit Princeton starter Freddy Alvarez for seven runs, while Mets starter Christian Montgomery was only tagged for four. It wasn't pretty, but at the end of the day, that's another ‘W' in the win column.

Rookie - GCL Mets (3-2)__________________________________


The GCL Marlins took the lead early in the game, but the Mets tied it and pulled ahead mid game. In the end, a three run 7th inning did the Mets' bullpen in.

Star of the Night

Not too much to work with last night. Let's go with Octavio Acosta.

Goat of the Night

John Lannan, without a doubt. He's still young, and has put up non-completely terrible numbers over the last year or so, so I hope he gets his act together and is able to continue playing ball.