Mets Farm Report: July 5th, 2011 – Gnats Win 11th Straight

Buffalo Bisons 11 – Syracuse Chiefs 6

Dylan Owen allowed just one hit in this game. That one hit just happened to be a homerun in the 4th that followed a walk and was responsible for the only two runs against him. Recently signed Miguel Batista got into his first action and got shellacked. He only recorded one out and let four runs come in on five hits. His ERA with the Mets is a mere 108.00.

A leadoff error in the 3rd inning opened the floodgates for five runs to score. With one on and two out the Bisons worked back-to-back walks, scored a run on a passed ball, and then Luis Hernandez hit his third homerun of the year, a three-run homerun. The offense kept at it and put up one in the 4th inning, two in the 5th, and another in the 6th. In the 8th Valentino Pascucci managed to hit, his first in nearly two years. Unfortunately for Pascucci, Michael Fisher was put into the game to run for him because of the possibility of a sac fly and Pascucci didn’t get his last chance to complete the cycle in the 9th inning when his spot in the order came up.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Nick Evans (2-for-6, R, K)
  • Michael Fisher (0-1, R)
  • Zach Lutz (0-for-3, 2 R, 2 BB, K)

Stars of the Game: 1. Val Pascucci (12pts) 2. Luis Hernandez (14pts) 3. Dylan Owen (9pts)

Binghamton Mets 3 – Portland Sea Dogs 6

Collin McHugh was pitching a great game until the 5th. The only run he had given up at that point was because of a throwing error by Dusty Ryan who tried to pickoff the runner at first and threw it into right field. A leadoff hit by pitch in the 5th would be the first of six baserunners in the inning. The Sea Dogs followed up with two singles to score a run and then on an attempted sac bunt McHugh threw the ball away to let the batter reach. He got a pop up and then intentionally walked a batter before getting to two outs. A two-out single scored two and put the Sea Dogs up by three. Roy Merritt worked around an error in the 6th, but allowed a double and two-out single to score a run in the 7th.

In the 2nd inning Matt Den Dekker delivered a two-out double to bring home to runs, but got thrown out trying to advance to third base. He must have not got the memo—never make the last out at third. Den Dekker drove in the only other run with a double to bring home Jose Coronado. Den Dekker moved to third, but got stranded with Josh Satin and Allan Dykstra back-to-back strikeouts.

Top prospect performanes (Boxscore):

  • Matt Den Dekker (3-for-4, 2 2B, 3B, 4 RBI, K)
  • Jordany Valdespin (1-for-4, CS)
  • Josh Satin (2-for-3, 2 2B, K)
  • Allan Dykstra (0-for-2, BB, K)

Stars of the Game: 1. Matt Den Dekker (11pts) 2. Josh Satin (66pts) 3. Jose Coronado (1pt)

Binghamton Mets 5 – Portland Sea Dogs 15

Wow… 15 runs and 19 hits in just seven innings. Too bad there’s not a mercy rule. Tobi Stoner was responsible for the first five runs and 10 hits, while Ricky Brooks took the biggest blow by giving up seven runs on six hits. Brad Holt attempted to pitch today, but failed. After a three-run homerun and his catcher getting ejected for arguing calls, Holt actually got two outs in a row to end the B-Met’s misery.

Things looked promising for the B-Mets early on. Jordany Valdespin, Josh Satin, and Allan Dykstra went back-to-back-to-back, all collecting their 10th homerun of the season, and got the lead for the pitching staff in the 1st inning. Satin and Dykstra combined for the other run in the 4th with a double and single respectively. Matt Den Dekker followed up his huge game one with another good game, earning three walks.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Matt Den Dekker (0-for-1, R, 3 BB)
  • Jordany Valdespin (1-for-4, HR, R, 2 RBI, E)
  • Josh Satin (2-for-3, 2B, HR, 2 R, RBI)
  • Brad Holt (IP, 3 H, 3 R, SO, HR)

Stars of the Game: 1. Josh Satin (69pts) 2. Allan Dykstra (45pts) 3. Jordany Valdespin (51pts)

St. Lucie Mets 9 – Fort  Myers Miracle 2

Armando Rodriguez has been nearly unhittable thus far. For the season he is holding batters to just a .193 batting average and gave up just three hits tonight. Unfortunately for Rodriguez he threw a wild pitch to score a run and then balked home another one to account for the only two runs against him in the ballgame. Estarlin Morla came in to bail Rodriguez out of a mini jam in the 6th and went on to pitch 1.2 perfect innings. Josh Edgin capped it off an extended his scoreless streak in St. Lucie to reach 11.1 innings.

All the bats (except Francisco Pena…) got in on the action tonight. Pedro Zapata and Juan Lagares scored in the first on a Stefan Welch sac fly and a Wimer Flores two-out RBI single. Dock Doyle actually got into a game and hit his first homerun of the year. Rylan Sandoval scored on a Jefry Marte sac fly in the 6th. In the 7th inning Cory Vaughn singled and scored as part of a Zapata bases loaded triple.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Juan Lagares (2-for-3, 3B, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 BB)
  • Jefry Marte (2-for-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI)
  • Wilmer Flores (2-for-5, R, RBI)
  • Cory Vaughn (1-for-5, R)
  • Armando Rodriguez (5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, WP, 2 Balks, 4:6 GO:AO)
  • Josh Edgin (2 IP, H, BB, SO, 2:3 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Juan Lagares (44pts) 2. Jefry Marte (37pts) 3. Dock Doyle (3pts)

Savannah Sand Gnats 1 – Rome Braves 0

The Gnats won their 11th straight in a big pitcher’s duel. Ryan Fraser faced just four over the minimum in seven innings. He had the hitters at bay and struckout a season-high seven men and the two hits allowed also tie a season-low. Rafael Fernandez saved the game in the 8th inning when he threw a runner out trying to score from second base. Ronny Morla pitched a perfect 9th to for seventh save of the season.

In the 6th inning Albert Cordero singled to right field with Aderlin Rodriguez on first base. Rodriguez tried to go first to throw and was thrown out, but Cordero was alert on the play and moved to second. This allowed for Sam Honeck to single him home with two outs and score the only run of the game.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Darrell Ceciliani (1-for-4)
  • Wilfredo Tovar (0-for-3, BB)
  • Aderlin Rodriguez (0-for-3, BB, K)
  • Albert Cordero (1-for-4, R)
  • Ryan Fraser (W, 7 IP, 2 H, 4 BB, 7 SO, 7:1 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Ryan Fraser (10pts) 2. Sam Honeck (14pts) 3. Rafael Fernandez (32pts)

Brooklyn Cyclones 5 – Staten Island Yankees 6

In the 11th inning an errand pickoff attempt by Nelfi Zapata and wild pitch by Jeremy Gould moved Cito Culver up to third base and allowed him to score on a wild pitch with two outs to win the game for the Yankees.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Ismael Tijerina (1-for-5, R, BB, K)
  • Javier Rodriguez (2-for-6, HR, R, RBI)
  • Richard Lucas (1-for-4, RBI, BB, K)
  • Brian Harrison (1-for-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 BB)

Stars of the Game: 1. Brian Harrison (11pts) 2. Javier Rodriguez (20pts) 3. Charley Thurber (8pts)

Kingpsort Mets 4 – Elizabeth Twins 6

Akeel Morris got taken for a three-run homerun by top prospect Miguel Sano to make his day only look decent.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Chad Zurcher (0-for-5, K)
  • Yucarybert De La Cruz (1-for-4)
  • Julio Concepcion (1-for-4)
  • Greg Pron (2-for-3, R, BB)
  • Camden Maron (2-for-3, HR, R, 3 RBI, BB, K)
  • Jeff Glenn (0-for-4, 2 K)
  • Akeel Morris (5 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO, 2:2 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Camden Maron (15pts) 2. Tant Sheppard (2pts) 3. Greg Pron (13pts)

GCL Mets 7 – GCL Nationals 5

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Randoll Santana (1-for-4, HR, R, RBI, K)
  • Eudy Pina (0-for-3, R, HBP, K, SB, CS)
  • Gilbert Gomez (2-for-3, 2 RBI)
  • Dimas Ponce (2-for-3, 2 2B, RBI)
  • Alberto Baldonado (4.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 7:3 GO:AO)
  • Craig Missigman (2 IP, 2 H, BB, SO, 2:1 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Dimas Ponce (3pts) 2. Sneider Batista (2pts) 3. Breiner Soto (1pt)