Mets Lower Minors: Vaughn Keeps Mashing, Koch Gets Torched, Urbina K’s 6

An article by posted on August 17, 2012

St. Lucie 7, Palm Beach 5

Angel Cuan had a solid outing, but a near bullpen meltdown brought the game to a much closer, 7-5 St. Lucie wIN

Key Players:

  • Cory Vaughn – 2 for 4, 2-run home run, 1 stolen base
  • Cesar Puello – 3 for 4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, 1 stolen base
  • Aderlin Rodriguez – 1 for 4
  • Danny Muno – 2 for 3, 2 walks, 1 run, 1 stolen base
  • Angel Cuan – 7 IP, 6 hits allowed, 1 run, 3 strikeouts
Player Of The Game: Cory Vaughn, who went 2 for 4 with his 21st home run of the season as well as 17th steal. Vaughn still strikes out at a healthy rate, but when nearly half of your hits go for extra bases, its a good sign.

Savannah 6, Hickory 5

A late inning home run by Yucarybert De La Cruz saved a dissapointing outing from Domingo Tapia from becoming a loss, and Savannah won 6-5

Key Players:

  • Yucarybert De La Cruz – 2 for 4, 3-run homer, 2 runs scored, 1 strikeout
  • Cam Maron – 0 for 4, 2 RBI, 1 strikeout
  • Matthew Reynolds – 1 for 4, 1 double, 1 strikeout
  • Gilbert Gomez – 1 for 2, 1 RBI
  • Domingo Tapia – 6.2 IP, 6 hits allowed, 4 runs (3 earned), 3 walks, 6 strikeouts
Player Of The Game: Yucarybert De La Cruz, who’s home run changed this from a loss into a win very quickly.

Tri-City 4, Brooklyn 2

Matt Koch took a beating in relief, and the Cyclones lost 4-2 to Tri-City

Key Players:

  • Brandon Nimmo – 1 for 4, 1 strikeout
  • Phillip Evans, 0 for 4, 1 run scored, 1 strikeout
  • Kevin Plawecki – 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 strikeout
  • Matt Bowman – 4 IP, 1 hit allowed, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts
  • Matt Koch – 2 IP, 4 hits allowed, 4 runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
Player Of The Game: Matt Bowman for a short, but effective outing. Had it not been for the Koch explosion, his start may have been seen in a different light

Johnson City 14, Kingsport 3

Corey Oswalt was awful today, and the bullpen wasn’t much better in the K.Mets 14-3 loss

Key Players:

  • Brandon Kaupe – 0 for 3, 2 strikeouts, 1 walk
  • Gavin Cecchini – 1 for 4, 1 strikeout
  • Anthony Chavez – 2 for 4, 2 strikeouts, 1 RBI
  • Corey Oswalt – 2.1 IP, 8 hits allowed, 7 runs, 1 strikeout
  • Juan Urbina – 2 IP, 1 hit allowed, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts

Player Of The Game: Juan Urbina with his most impressive professional outing yet. Control still plagues Urbina, but striking out every batter you face is impressive.

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