Mets Lower Minors: Vaughn Hits His 22nd, Hansen Struggles In Return, Nido Goes Yard

An article by posted on August 25, 2012

St Lucie 6, Charlotte 5

Jacob DeGrom had another quality outing, but a strong day at the plate by Cory Vaughn helped seal the S.Mets 6-5 win

Key Players

  • Cory Vaughn – 1 for 3, 2-run homer, 1 walk, 1 strikeout.
  • Darrel Ceciliani – 2 for 4, 2 runs scored, 1 strikeout
  • Aderlin Rodriguez – 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 10th error on the season
  • Jacob DeGrom – 5.2 IP, 6 hits allowed, 3 runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts
  • Taylor Whitenton – 1.2 IP, 3 hits allowed, 1 run scored, 4 strikeouts

Player Of The Game: Cory Vaughn – 22 home runs in St. Lucie. Despite the low batting average, the pop and plate discipline are real. 2013 will be the definitive season on where Vaughn ends up

Savannah 6, Rome 2

The Gnats offense excelled, and four Gnats pitchers combined to hold the Rome offense to 2 runs

Key Players

  • Cam Maron – 2 for 3, 3-run homer, 2 walks, 1 strikeout
  • Yucarybert De La Cruz – 2 for 3, 2 runs scored, 1 double, 1 walk
  • Gilbert Gomez – 1 for 4, 1 run scored, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, 1 caught stealing
  • Brandon Brown – 1 for 3, 1 run scored, 1 walk, 1 stolen base,
  • Carlos Vazquez – 4 IP, 2 hits allowed, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts

Player Of The Game: Cam Maron. Hitting .302 on the season and proving to be consistent offensively.

Staten Island 5, Brooklyn 1

Craig Hansen struggled in his return to professional baseball, and the Cyclones lost 5-1

Key Players

  • Kevin Plawecki – 1 for 4, 3 strikeouts, 1 RBI
  • Julio Concepcion – 2 for 4
  • Phillip Evans – 1 for 3, 1 walk
  • Luis Mateo – 7 IP, 5 hits allowed, 0 runs, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts
  • Craig Hansen- 0 IP, 1 hit, 4 runs, 1 walk, 2 HBP

Player Of The Game: Luis Mateo for his outstanding outing on the mound, despite the result.

Kingsport 7, Bluefield 4

The K.Port offense had a strong day, and strong outings by Juan Urbina and Matt Budgell helped to seal the 7-4 win

Key Players

  • Tomas Nido – 2 for 2, 2-run homer, 2 runs scored
  • Maikis De La Cruz – 1 for 4, 2 stolen bases, 1 strikeout
  • Yeixon Ruiz – 3 for 4, 2 runs scored, 1 walk, 1 strikeout,
  • Gavin Cecchini – 1 for 5, 1 run, 1 RBI
  • Juan Urbina – 3 IP, 0 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts
  • Matt Budgell – 2 IP, 1 hit, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts

Player Of The Game: Tomas Nido, proving that catcher depth in the Mets system is not so barren down in the lower levels

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