Mets Farm Report: July 3rd, 2011 – Cory Mazzoni Debuts

Buffalo Bisons 4 – Syracuse Chiefs 10

The blistering bats were out against Jack Egbert and the Bisons. This is just another showing that Egbert’s stuff is too diminished to get out advanced hitters. When a team gets seven hits and nine total base runners against you in less than three innings it is clear no one is being fooled by what you’re throwing. The score could have been much worse had Raul Chavez and Michael O’Connor not bail him out in the 3rd with a caught stealing and coming in to strand the bases loaded. Taylor Tankersley didn’t feel his 6.24 ERA was high enough so he decided not to pretty much get anyone out and give up six runs.

Michael Fisher was moved from second in the order to sixth and responded with a good game. He delivered a two-out single in the 1st inning to drive in a run and a two-out single in the 3rd to help try and create a two-out rally with Val Pascucci, but it feel short. Luis Figueroa delivered two two-out RBI hits in this game.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Nick Evans (0-for-4, 2 K)
  • Michael Fisher (2-for-4, RBI)

Stars of the Game: 1. Luis Figueroa (10pts) 2. Bubba Bell (11pts) 3. Michael Fisher (27pts)

Binghamton Mets 3 – Bowie Baysox 4

A pretty good start from Robert Carson, a quality one at least. He was able to settle down after a rough first inning and make it six innings. He didn’t have ideal control yet again, but it wasn’t too bad. Ricky Brooks tried to go two innings in relief, but gave off a leadoff double in the second inning of work and would come around to score a costly run.

Matt Den Dekker huge made a huge base running in the 4th. With two runs already on the board, Den Dekker on first, and Jordany Valdespin at the plate with two outs, Den Dekker got caught stealing second and Valdespin never got a chance to swing. When he completed the at-bat in the next innings he singled. At that point in the game Valdespin also already had a two-out RBI. In the 9th, however, it was Valdespin’s chance to make a base running mistake. With two outs yet again, he single and tried to stretch it into a double he got thrown out to end the game. It was nice aggressiveness to try and get the team going, but a poor decision.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Matt Den Dekker (1-for-5, K, SB, CS)
  • Jordany Valdespin (4-for-5, 2B, RBI, 2 SB, CS)
  • Josh Satin (1-for-4, BB, 2 K)
  • Allan Dykstra (0-for-1 – Pinch hit)
  • Robert Carson (6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 SO, 5:7 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Jordany Valdespin (50pts) 2. Eric Campbell (19pts) 3. Jean Luc Blaquiere (5pts)

St. Lucie Mets 8 – Bradenton Marauders 1 (F/5)

Damn the weather is absolutely killing the Baby Mets right now.

An actual encouraging start from Kyle Allen. He should life for the first time in ages. He picked up the “complete game” victory, struckout more than a batter per inning, and picked up a heavy amount of ground balls. Allen didn’t allow a hit until a leadoff homer in the 4th. I also found it funny how is birthplace randomly changed from Florida to Portugal. Strange.

The offense was on fire from the get-go. Wilmer Flores and Dock Doyle combined to drive in three runs with two outs in the 1st innings. They scored three more runs in the 2nd inning, including another two-out single from Flores. The two-out rally continued in 3rd when back-to-back doubles by Pedro Zapata and Juan Lagares scored two.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Juan Lagares (2-for-3, 2B, R, RBI, K)
  • Jefry Marte (0-for-2, R, BB)
  • Wilmer Flores (3-for-3, 2 RBI)
  • Cesar Puello (0-for-3, K)

Stars of the Game: 1. Wilmer Flores (42pts) 2. Pedro Zapata (20pts) 3. Kyle Allen (4pts)

Savannah Sand Gnats 7 – Augusta GreenJackets 1

Angel Cuan was commanding the ball and absolutely dominant tonight. He allowed a runner to get into scoring position just three times and two of them were with two outs. The one time it wasn’t the runner came in to score on a sac fly. Since becoming a starter Cuan is 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA, a 2:9 BB:K, and a 1.31 GO/AO in three games. Adam Kolarek went three innings and earnd his first save of the year and continued his dominance over Low-A hitters, but a still question if he can handle more advanced batters.

The offense score early and often. They walked to load the bases in the 1st, scored two on an error and then had a Sam Honeck double drive in two more. In the 2nd inning it was three straight singles and an error that scored three runs. After that they mustered just two hits. A double by Blake Forsythe and a single by Darrell Ceciliani.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore)

  • Darrell Ceciliani (2-for-5, R, K, SB)
  • Wilfredo Toavr (1-for-3, 2 R, RBI, BB, HBP)
  • Alberto Corder (0-for-4, R, RBI)
  • Aderlin Rodriguez (0-for-4)
  • Angel Cuan (W, 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 7 SO, 4:3 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Angel Cuan (4pts) 2. Blake Forsythe (28pts) 3. Darrell Ceciliani (23pts)

Brooklyn Cyclones 2 – Staten Island Yankees 3

Carlos Vazquez didn’t last very long, but was pretty good. The only thing I worry about is that five f the seven hits he gave up were doubles. They were hitting him pretty hard. 2nd round pick Cory Mazzoni got into his first action and picked up two strikeouts swinging, but also gave up a hit and a walk. The winning run only got on base because of an error by Ismael Tijerina. The Cyclones had two hits including a double and two-run homer from Luke Stewart in the 1st, but just a single in the 3rd and single in the 6th after that. Travis Taijeron and Stewart were the only batters to reach twice.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Ismael Tijerina (1-for-4, 2B, R, K)
  • Javier Rodriguez (1-for-4)
  • Richard Lucas (0-for-4, K)
  • Travis Taijeron (1-for-2, 2 BB, K)
  • Carlos Vazquez (4.1 IP, 7 H, 2 R, BB, 5 SO, 4:1 GO:AO)
  • Cory Mazzoni (IP, H BB, 2 SO, 1:0 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Luke Stewart (8pts) 2. Travis Taijeron (10pts) 3. Carlos Vazquez (5pts)

Kingsport Mets 7 – Johnson City Cardinals 6

Another terrible outing from Juan Urbina. For the third straight start he failed to make it to the 5th inning. He didn’t give up many hits today, but displayed poor command once more. Chad Zurcher is going for the .400 average again, sitting at a pretty .379 and a near .500 OBP.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Yucarybert De La Cruz (2-for-7, 3B, R, RBI, 4 K)
  • Chad Zurcher (2-for-4, RBI, 2 BB, K, E)
  • Alex Sanchez (1-for-5, K)
  • Julio Concepcion (2-for-5, R, BB, K)
  • Tillman Pugh (3-for-5, 3B, 2 R, RBI, K)
  • Jeff Glenn (2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, K, E)
  • Camden Maron (2-for-5, R, 2 K)
  • Juan Urbina (4 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 3 SO, HBP, WP, 3:5 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Tillman Pugh (7pts) 2. Chad Zurcher (5pts) 3. Jeff Glenn (4pts)

GCL Mets 2 – GCL Marlins 8

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Eudy Pina (1-for-3, RBI)
  • Breiner Soto (1-for-2, K)
  • Edioglis Villasmil (L, 3.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 6 BB, 2 SO, 5:0 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Eudy Pina (11pts) 2. Ariel Mercedes (2pts) 3. Randoll Santana (1pt)