Mets Farm Report: July 7th, 2011 – Gorski Improves to 8-0

Buffalo Bisons 2 – Scranton/WB Yankees 6

Mark Cohoon went from baby steps to huge strides with this game. Head and shoulders his best start at Triple-A. This was just the second time in eight starts he has walked none, the first time he has struckout at least one batter per inning, and just his second quality start. Cohoon was touched for two runs in the 2nd inning on two doubles, a single, and a sac fly. He had a huge strikeout in the middle of the inning to prevent further damage. In the 4th inning it was a double and single that plated one. Brian Sweeney was greeted rudely with a two-run homer to push the game out of reach.

Luis Figueroa struckout to open the the game, but reached because of a wild pitch. This extended the inning to allow Fernando Martinez to get up in the inning and F-Mart hit a two-run bomb that accounted for all of the Herds offense in the game. The Bisons threatened in the 2nd and 9th with leadoff doubles, but couldn’t do anything after that.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Michael Fisher (0-for-4, 2 K)
  • Zach Lutz (2-for-4, K)
  • Fernando Martinez (1-for-3, HR, R, 2 RBI, 2 K, HBP)
  • Mark Cohoon (L, 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 7 SO, WP, 7:2 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Fernando Martinez (32pts) 2. Zach Lutz (33pts) 3. Mark Cohoon (1pt)

Binghamton Mets 10 – Portland Sea Dogs 4

Brandon Moore was sensational out there today and helped the B-Mets recover from getting swept in a double header last night. Moore gave up a single, walk, and two-out RBI single in the 1st inning, but that would be all. The Sea Dogs didn’t get another hit until the 6th and they didn’t have any great scoring chances until Josh Stinson came in. The demotion or move to the bullpen haven’t really seemed to help out Stinson all that much. Stinson allowed a two-out two RBI double in the 8th inning and a tw0-out RBI single in the 9th to account for the three runs he allowed in two innings.

Every single batter contributed in some way to this outburst. They got some bad defense from the Sea Dogs early on and pounced all over the starter. They loaded the bases with no outs in the 2nd inning and then saw the defense commit back-to-back errors on balls hit by Jose Coronado and Matt Den Dekker to see three runs score. Josh Satin drove in two more with a double to push the starter out of the game. Dusty Ryan had a huge game rehabbing and drove in the next two runs with a solo homerun and RBI double. Allan Dykstra picked up the golden sombrero.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Matt Den Dekker (1-for-5, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, K)
  • Jordany Valdespin (2-for-4, R, RBI, K, HBP)
  • Josh Satin (2-for-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, BB)
  • Allan Dykstra (1-for-5, 4 K)

Stars of the Game: 1. Dusty Ryan (3pts) 2. Josh Satin (73pts) 3. Brandon Moore (5pts)

St. Lucie Mets 5 – Fort Myer Miracle 1

There is nothing left for Darin Gorski to prove at High-A. Gorksi has now allowed one earned run or less in 15 of his 18 appearances this year. has not allowed more than four runs in any game, and no more than two in any start. Gorski walked the opening batter of the game who would have scored, but Cory Vaughn picked up his pitcher and threw the runner out while trying to score from first on a double. The 6th inning was close to being a disaster for Gorski. After a leadoff double, Wilmer Flores made a mental mistake by trying to get the lead man at third on a groundball, but the throw was late and it left runners at the corners with no outs. Gorski allowed a single to load the bases and then the batter laid down a perfect bunt, a run scored, and the bases remained loaded. Gorski picked up a gigantic 5-2-3 double play and strikeout to stop any more runs from scoring.

A passed ball brought home Juan Lagares, who had doubled to leadoff the 1st, to score the first run of the game. After Gorski gave up the lead in the top of the 6th, the offense rallied to put them back on top on help Gorski out. Flores hit a two-run homerun and then it was Dock Doyle at it again with a two-out RBI double to score Stefan Welch.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Cesar Puello (0-for-4, 2 K)
  • Juan Lagares (1-for-4, 2B)
  • Jefry Marte (0-for-3, R, BB)
  • Cory Vaughn (2-for-3, R, BB, K, Outfield assist)
  • Wilmer Flores (2-for-4, HR, R, 2 RBI)
  • Darin Gorski (W, 6 IP, 6 H, R, 2 BB, 4 SO, 6:5 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Wilmer Flores (45pts) 2. Cory Vaughn (12pts) Darin Gorski (14pts)

Savannah Sand Gants 4 – Greensboro Grasshoppers 5

Gonzalez German picked up the L, although he is hardly at fault for the loss. German allowed just a run to score in the 4th on a groundout. Chase Huchingson actually got touched up in relief for three runs, however, only one of them was earned so his ERA stays pretty. Huchingson was a bit erratic in this performance and it wound up costing him.He walked the leadoff batter in the 7th, threw a wild pitch to advance him to second, and then allowed him to score on a single. A Blake Forsythe error in the inning caused one of the unearned runs of the game to score. An Aderlin Rodriguez error in the 8th was responsible for the other unearned run against Huchingson.

The Gnats did nothing until the bottom of the 9th and then almost pulled off a miraculous comeback. Rafael Fernandez got things started with a double and Forsythe quickly brought him home with a two-run homer. Albert Cordero was hit by a pitch and A-Rod walked to bring the tying run up to the plate before the Grasshoppers changed pitchers. Sam Honeck struckout, but Alonzo Harris singled to bring home one and advanced on the throw to put the tying runs in scoring position. Juan Torres pinch hit and hit a groundball that brought home a run, but also caused the second out of the inning and then it was Darrell Ceciliani who struckout swinging with the tying run at third base—better than looking I guess.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Darrell Ceciliani (2-for-5, 2 K)
  • Wilfredo Tovar (0-for-4)
  • Albert Cordero (1-for-3, R, K, HBP)
  • Aderlin Rodriguez (0-for-3, R, BB)
  • Chase Huchingson (3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 ER, BB, HBP, 3 SO, WP, 4:2 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Blake Forsythe (33pts) 2. Alozno Harris (15pts) 3. Albert Cordero (17pts)

Brooklyn Cyclones 4 – Vermont Lake Monsters 5

Eduardo Aldama wasn’t in their very long, but he was dominating while he was. He just needs the command to harness that stuff. 5th round pick Jack Leathersich made his first appearance and had a perfect inning strikingout the side. Brandon Brown continues his attempt to be Jose Bautista and go from zero to big time slugger with a three-run homer. It is always good to see Danny Muno back in the lineup.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Danny Muno (2-for-4, R, BB, 2 K)
  • Javier Rodriguez (2-for-4, 2B, RBI)
  • Richard Lucas (2-for-4, 2 K)
  • Brian Harrison (0-for-4, 3 K)
  • Travis Taijeron (0-for-3, K)
  • Eduardo Aldama (3.2 IP, 3 H, R, 3 BB, 7 SO, 1:3 GO:AO)
  • Jack Leathersich (IP, 3 SO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Brandon Brown (9pts) 2. Danny Muno (13pts) 3. Javier Rodriguez (21pts)

Kingsport Mets 7 – Elizabeth Twins 9

A pretty disappointing start from Brett Mitchell. I expected more of him. I don’t think there is anyone who doesn’t hit in the happy. There was only two men on either side who didn’t have a hit, Julio Concepcion was one of them. He also struckout five times and got the rare platinum sombrero.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Yucarybert De La Cruz (3-for-5, 2 R)
  • Chad Zurcher (1-for-3, BB)
  • Greg Pron (1-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K)
  • Julio Concepcion (0-for-5, 5 K)
  • Camden Maron (2-for-4, 2 R, BB, 2 K)
  • Jeff Glenn (2-for-4, HR, R, 2 RBI, 2 K)
  • Brett Mitchell (L, 3.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, HBP, HR, 0:4 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Jeff Glenn (7pts) 2. Yucarybert De La Cruz (9pts) 3. Greg Pron (14pts)

GCL Mets – GCL Astros (Suspended)

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