Mets Farm Report: August 5th, 2011 – Reese Havens 3-4, HR!

Buffalo Bisons 5 – Pawtucket Red Sox 6

Miguel Bautista‘s command was all over the place in this one and it cost him. In the 1st inning a leadoff double came around to score and then with two outs Bautista let up a solo homerun. In the 2nd inning, Bautista’s first walk of the game pushed the runner on first into scoring position and allowed him to score on a groundout the next at-bat when Bautista failed to catch the throw at first while covering for the backend of the double play. It was a leadoff walk that came around to score on a two-out single in the 3rd inning. Bautista allowed a baserunner in each of the next three innings, but didn’t allow any runs to score in part because of two double play ground balls. Dale Thayer was brought on to hold the tie in the 8th inning and was successful. In the 9th inning, however, he had runners at the corner and two out, but allowed a single and both runs came around to score.

After it went to a quick two outs in the 1st inning, Josh Satin (single), Val Pascucci (homer), and Fernando Martinez (double) all picked up hits to score two runs. Mike Baxter and Satin lead the 6th off with a walk and single respectively. F-Mart drove in Baxter with his second double of the game and then Satin came in on a groundout by Nick Evans. It was F-Mart who drove in the go ahead run in the 8th with a two-out double that chased Satin home all the way from first.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Josh Satin (2-for-3, 3 R, BB)
  • Fernando Martinez (3-for-4, 3 2B, 2 RBI)
  • Nick Evans (0-for-3, BB, RBI, K)
  • Ruben Tejada (2-for-4)

Stars of the Game: 1. Fernando Martinez (38pts) 2. Josh Satin (13pts) 3. Val Pascucci (22pts)

Binghamton Mets 6 – Reading Phillies 3

Brandon Moore got taken for all three runs in 1st inning. All the runs were products of the two homeruns Moore let up. The B-Mets held them scoreless for the rest of the game. Collin McHugh was terrific in relief, pitching three scoreless with six strikeouts to earn his second “save”.

Reese Havens hit a solo homer in the 1st to get the scoring started and then the B-Mets exploded for four runs, all with two outs, in the 3rd inning. Havens got that rally going with a double and was followed by Brahiam Mladonado with a homerun. With that homerun Maldonado became the first prospect to reach 20 homers. Allan Dykstra doubled, Eric Campbell had an RBI triple, Raul Reyes was hit by a pitch, and Kai Gronauer finished it off with an RBI single before the Phillies changed pitchers and got out of the inning.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Matt Den Dekker (0-for-3, BB, K, CS)
  • Reese Havens (3-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI)
  • Allan Dykstra (1-for-3, 2B, R, RBI, BB)

Stars of the Game: 1. Reese Havens (19pts) 2. Brahiam Maldonado (45pts) 3. Eric Campbell (26pts)

St. Lucie Mets 7 – Jupiter Hammerheads 6

Uh oh. Four more runs allowed by Darin Gorksi. Gorski threw a wild pitch in the 2nd inning to score the first run against him and then gave up a two-out, thee-run homer in the 4th. Gorski was perfect for the last seven outs after the homer. Cory Mazzoni, who was recently promoted, got into his first game today and threw a scoreless inning. After the Mets gained the lead in the top of the 10th, Eric Niesen gave up two unearned runs to blow it, but both runs were entirely his fault as he was the one who committed the error and he also threw a wild pitch that enabled the tying run to score.

The Mets threw up a four spot in the 4th. They had bases loaded with two 0uts and Cory Vaughn walked in the first run then Travis Ozga cleared the bases with a single thanks to an error. The Mets had another two-out rally in the 10th. Cesar Puello singled to start things, stole second, and came in on a Wilmer Flores single. Flores moved to second on an error, which resulted in him scoring on a single by Stefan Welch. Jefry Marte‘s two-out single in the 12th scored Puello to win the game.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Cesar Puello (2-for-6, 3 R, K, SB)
  • Wilmer Flores (3-for-5, 2B, 2 R, RBI, K)
  • Jefry Marte (1-for-5, RBI, BB, 2 K)
  • Cory Vaughn (0-for-3, R, RBI, 3 BB, K)
  • Darin Gorski (6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 SO, HR, 8:5 GO:AO)
  • Cory Mazzoni (IP, H, 3:0 GO:AO)
  • Josh Edgin (2 IP, H, BB, SO, 4:0 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Wilmer Flores (54pts) 2. Cesar Puello (40pts) 3. Cory Vaughn (19pts)

Savannah Sand Gnats 10 – Charleston River Dogs 5

Adam Kolarek‘s first career start didn’t go quiet so well. Kolarek had allowed four total runs in the FSL up until today and let five score today (two were unearned). It was an Aderlin Rodriguez error on the first batter of the game that allowed the first two runs to score, but it is not like Kolarek pitched well in either of the next two innings. Chase Huchingson came in for long relief because of Kolarek’s short outing and was sensational to earn the victory.

The offense was on top of things early. They scored five runs with two outs in the 1st inning that was highlighted by a Juan Torres three-run homer. They put up four runs over the next two innings and then Torres hit his second homerun of the game in the 5th inning. Darrell Ceciliani was the only batter without a hit, but he did walk twice.

Top prospect performnace (Boxscore):

  • Darrell Ceciliani (0-for-2, 2 BB, 2 K)
  • Wilfredo Tovar (1-for-4, R, RBI, K, CS)
  • Albert Cordero (3-for-5, R)
  • Aderlin Rodriguez (2-for-5, R, 2 RBI, K, E)
  • Adam Kolarek (2.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, SO, 3:3 GO:AO)
  • Chase Huchingson (W, 3 IP, H, SO, 3:4 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Juan Torres (3pts) 2. Albert Cordero (30pts) 3. Aderlin Rodriguez (52pts)

Brooklyn Cyclones 9 – Staten Island Yankees 4

I just want to say I walked past who I believe was Richard Lucas in the hallway, he is listed at 6’1″, and we were about the same height and I might have been taller—I just went to the docs and was 5’11.5″. I wish I could just give myself those extra couple of inches in real life so I can be 6’1″/6’2″. Oh well. Lucas, by the way, drove in four RBI in the game.

Top prospect performance (Boxscore):

  • Danny Muno (1-for-4, 2 R, 2 BB, K)
  • Javier Rodriguez (1-for-1, 2B, 2 R, 4 BB)
  • Richard Lucas (2-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBI, E)
  • Cole Frenzel (1-for-3, R, RBI, BB, HBP, K)
  • Travis Taijeron (2-for-4, 2 RBI)
  • Carlos Vazquez (4.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, BB, 6 SO, HR, 1:5 GO:AO)
  • Jack Leathersich (1 IP, H, BB, SO, 2:0 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Javier Rodriguez (31pts) 2. Richard Lucas (21pts) 3. Travis Taijeron (20pts)

Kingsport Mets 7 – Elizabeth Twins 4

Nice bounce back outing from Domingo Tapia.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Yucarybert De La Cruz (1-for-5, K, CS)
  • Camden Maron (1-for-3, 2 R, HBP)
  • Julio Concepcion (1-for-3, R, BB, K)
  • Greg Pron (2-for-4, 2B, R, 2 RB, 2 K)
  • Domingo Tapia (W, 6 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 11:4 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Greg Pron (25pts) 2. Domingo Tapia (5pts) 3. Camden Maron (18pts)