Mets Farm Report: July 9th, 2011 – Cory Vaughn Goes Justin Turner

Buffalo Bisons 0 – Pawtucket Red Sox 2

This was a beautifully pitched games by both teams, but it was one Zach Lutz error that resulted in the only two runs and cost the Herd the game. Pat Misch had runners at second and third with one out and get a enormous strikeout, but then Lutz missed the catch at first to end the inning and two runs scored. Lutz recovered to throw the runner trying to advance to second.

Michael Fisher hit a single in the 1st, Jesus Feliciano doubled in the 5th, and Mike Nickeas doubled in the 6th. That was the entire offense.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Michael Fisher (1-for-4)
  • Zach Lutz (0-for-4, E)
  • Fernando Martinez (0-for-3)

Stars of the Game: 1. Pat Misch (7pts) 2. Jesus Feliciano (15pts) 3. Michael Fisher (28pts)

Binghamton Mets 7 – New Britain Rock Cats 6

It was another wild start for big ol’ Robert Carson. In the 2nd he gave up a single, hit a batter, and walked the bases loaded all with one out. Two runs scored on a groundout and infield single. On the infield single, however , the runner tried to come all the way around from second and got thrown out at the plate. I can’t even try to imagine how this play worked out except that the ball deflected off Josh Satin at third base and went far into foul territory. Minor League Baseall at its finest. An unearned run scored in the 2nd inning because of Jose Coronado error, but Carson walked the man who scored so he is just as much to blame in my opinion. He came back with two perfect innings, but let four straight men reach in the 5th without recording an out before being pulled. Erik Turgeon let two inherited runners to score and still earned the win.

The B-Mets went into Super Saiyan level 5 in the 4th inning and scored an absurd seven runs. Salomon Manriquez brought home the first run with a single and then later with the bases loaded Raul Reyes cleared them with a triple. Matt Den Dekker had a two-out hit to drive in one and Jordany Valdespin capped things off with a two RBI double.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Matt Den Dekker (1-for-4, R, RBI, 2 K)
  • Jordany Valdespin (2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, K)
  • Josh Satin (2-for-2, 2B, R, BB, HBP)
  • Allan Dykstra (0-for-3, R, BB)
  • Robert Carson (4 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO, HBP, 4:5 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Raul Reyes (22pts) 2. Josh Satin (75pts) 3. Jordany Valdespin (52pts)

Binghamton Mets 9 – New Britain Rock Cats 5

Jeurys Familia was tagged for a pair of two run homers in 5.1 innings. The first shot came after he hit a batter and the second one was following a walk. After the second one he gave up a single that knocked him out of the game. Edgar Ramirez finished off the game fresh off his 50 game suspension.

The B-Mets didn’t put up seven in an inning again, but they got two six and all with two outs. The Rock Cats helped them out with two errors in the inning, but it is still impressive nonetheless. Of the nine runs the B-Mets scored in this game only four were earned. The defense may have screwed up, but the Mets still had to make them pay. Raul Reyes had another triple, but this time he only drove in two with it…

Top propsect performances (Boxscore):

  • Matt Den Dekker (2-for-5, 2B, 2 R, 2 K)
  • Jordany Valdespin (0-for-3, BB)
  • Josh Satin (0-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB)
  • Jeurys Familia (W, 5.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 7 SO, HBP, 2 HR, 5:2 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Raul Reyes (25pts) 2. Matt Den Dekker (13pts) 3. Jeurys Familia (9pts)

St. Lucie Mets 1 – Tampa Yankees 3

A very meh start by Kyle Allen. He was in consistent trouble the whole game, but worked out of it most of the time. It was just his inability to get the third out of the inning that cost him dearly. John Church gets two thumbs up for his relief work. Allowed just one hit in three innings.

The offense was awful. They got just two hits all game. Luckily one of those hits was a homerun by Stefan Welch so they didn’t get shutout. Dock Doyle got on once again. Not saying he is special, but the way the Mets handled him will remain one of the biggest mysteries to me.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Cesar Puello (0-for-3, 2 K)
  • Juan Lagares (1-for-2, BB)
  • Cory Vaughn (0-for-3)
  • Wilmer Flores (0-for-3, 2 K)

Stars of the Game: 1. Stefan Welch (30pts) 2. Juan Lagares (46pts) 3. John Church (1pt)

St. Lucie Mets 6 – Tampa Yankees 5

A 4th inning collapsed by Scott Moviel forced the Mets to play five extra innings in the back end of the double header. Moviel helped dig his own grave by failing to catch a pop up that would have been the second out of the inning. A run scored on that play and then he allowed three straight singles and hit a batter before being pulled. Brandon Sage didn’t do him any favors by allowing two inherited runners to score, but I can’t blame the bullpen who pitched nearly nine scoreless innings.

The Mets got things done early with two outs. Wilmer Flores delivered a two-out double in the 1st inning to score the first run and then Juan Lagares came back in the 2nd with a two-out three-run homerun. In the 12th inning the pitcher intentionally walked Pedro Zapata and Lagares to load the bases and face Cory Vaughn. Vaughn did what he does best and took one for the team with the walkoff hit by pitch.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Juan Lagares (3-for-6, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, BB, K, SB)
  • Cory Vaughn (1-for-5, R, HBP, K)
  • Wilmer Flores (1-for-6, 2B, RBI, 3 K)
  • Cesar Puello (1-for-6, R, 3 K, SB)
  • Josh Edgin (2 IP, H, BB, 2 K, 3:1 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Juan Lagares (49pts) 2. Pedro Zapata (27pts) 3. Cory Vaughn (13pts)

Savannah Sand Gnats 0 – Greensboro Grasshoppers 5

Yohan Almonte was good enough in this game. He allowed three doubles in the 4th inning to score two runs, but that was really the only bad inning he had. This is the type of start I have come to expect from him that is not necessarily a bad thing. Wilfredo Tovar and Juan Torress committed back-to-back errors to leadoff the 6th inning that were responsible for two runs two score.

The offense had 18 hits yesterday so you have to cut them some slack, but they just stunk it up today. They worked eight walks in the game and couldn’t score a run? That is pretty bad.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Wilfredo Tovar (0-for-4, BB)
  • Darrell Ceciliani (1-for-2, 2 BB)
  • Albert Cordero (0-for-3)
  • Aderlin Rodriguez (0-for-3, BB, K)
  • Yohan Almonte (L, 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 6 SO, 6:1 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Darrell Ceciliani (40pts) 2. Yohan Almonte (10pts) 3. Aderlin Rodriguez (41pts)

Brooklyn Cyclones 4 – Connecticut Tigers 2

The 2011 draft picks had a pretty good day. Danny Muno picked up two hits and two RBI, Cole Frenzel made his presence felt in his first game with two hits including a double, Travis Taijeron drove in the game winning run, Cory Mazzoni earned his first career win by just allowing a walk in an inning of relief, and Tyson Seng picked up a hold with a perfect inning.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Danny Muno (2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI)
  • Cole Frenzel (2-for-5, 2B, 2 K)
  • Javier Rodriguez (1-for-5, 2B, SB)
  • Richard Lucas (2-for-3, 2B, R, BB)
  • Brian Harrison (1-for-4)
  • Travis Taijeron (1-for-4, RBI, 3 K)
  • Ismael Tijerina (1-for-4, R, K)
  • Carlos Vazquez (6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 SO, HBP, HR, 7:3 GO:AO)
  • Cory Mazzoni (W, IP, BB, 1:0 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Danny Muno (16pts) 2. Richard Lucas (9pts) 3. Cole Frenzel (1pt)

Kingsport Mets 3 – Elizabeth Twins 6

The early returns on the season haven’t been kind to Juan Urbina. His command was shaky and he walked five in 3.2 innings, while giving up five runs to earn his second loss.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

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

Stars of the Game: 1. Jeff Glenn (10pts) 2. Julio Concepcion (10pts) 3. Chad Zurcher (7pts)

GCL Mets 3 – GCL Cardinals 2

Edioglis Villasmil allowed just a single in the 2nd and nothing else. Ryan Hutson needed just a triple for the cycle, so the seven inning double header kinda screwed hime over.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Randoll Santana (1-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI, K)
  • Eudy Pina (0-for-3)
  • Ryan Hutson (3-for-3, 2B, HR, R, RBI)
  • Edioglis Villasmil (W, 5 IP, H, 5 SO, 6:2 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Ryan Hutson (11pts) 2. Edioglis Villasmil (2pts) 3. Randoll Santana (3pts)

GCL Mets 1 – GCL Cardinals 0

Michael Hebert was terrific. He as throwing a no-hitter until the 6th inning and combined with Richard Ruff to allow just two hits all game.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Dimas Ponce (0-for-2, RBI)
  • Eudy Pina (1-for-3, K)
  • Gilbert Gomez (1-for-3)
  • Michael Hebert (W, 6 IP, H, BB, 6 SO, 7:4 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Michael Hebert (3pts) 2. Dimas Ponce (5pts) 3. Thomas De Wolf (1pt)

I want to apologize for the length and possibly the quality of this recap (I didn’t have a chance to proof read it). It was an extremely busy day for me and I wanted to give a heads up that I have orientation for the next three days and I am not sure if I will have internet connection for at least two of the days.