Trade week is here. For what it’s worth, none of the Mets guys we have been following are likely to go anywhere. Of course, that means the Major League club is out of contention. Oh well, here’s to intriguing new faces showing up soon.
Pawtucket 7, Buffalo 6
Dale Thayer gave up three runs in the top of the ninth to give the Paw Sox the victory. Josh Satin had a two run homer and Rueben Tejada went 2 for 3, but with Carlos Beltran saying he would block a trade to the American League (read: Red Sox), there was even less reasons than usual to watch this game.
Binghamton 10, Reading 1
After leading the Florida State League with a .330 average, the Mets promoted Juan Ligares to Double A Binghamton. He’s showing no ill effects, going 5 for 5 yesterday with an RBI and three runs scored. Brahaim Maldonado hit a three run home run and Jordanny Valdespin contributed a solo shot of his own. Brandon Moore went 6 innings, allowing no runs on two hit while striking out six and walking none.
Brevard County 3, St. Lucie 2 (Game 1)
Darren Gorski took his first loss of the year. Oh well, had to happened sometime. He didn’t pitch that poorly wither, throwing a complete game (7 innings for a double header) giving up three runs on six hits while walking one and striking out four. Cesar Puello generated all the PSL Mets offense with a solo home run, his 18th.
Brevard County 7, St. Lucie 6 (Game 2)
The PSL-ers (The Lucies?) got into a 7-1 hole early and chipped away but never got all the way back. Didn’t help that they only had seven innings to do it. Ceasr Puello went 2 for 3 with a RBI and a run to extend his hitting streak to eight games, Mike Baxter was 2 for 4 with a run, and Robbie Shields hit a two run homer.
Savannah 4, Lexington 2
Hey Bear! Michael Hebert went a stellar six shutout innings, allowing only two hits while striking out nine! Darrell Cecciliani went 3 for 4 with two runs scored, and Albert Cordero added a 3 for 4 effort of his own.
State College 5, Brooklyn 1
The Cyclones really couldn’t get anything going last night, as the Spikes staff held them to seven scattered hits. Travis Taijeron did crack a solo homer, but that was it. State College SS Ashley Ponce went 1 for 4, but more importantly showed up in the boxscore as “A. PONCE”. Oh, I know it’s probably pronounced pon-SAY, just let me have my fun.
Kingsport 5, Bristol 1
A few days after Juan Urbina got his first professional victory, Akeel Morris has joined the win column himself. While his first few starts were all over the place (walks, runs, strikeouts), this was a little steadier, which I feel is a good sign. I’d rather have him stably progress step by step. His line was six scoreless innings, on one hit, with three walks and fours strikeouts. Jeffery Glenn was 1 for 3 with a two run home run to defeat the vicious Chicken of Bristol. Hm? Oh, the White Sox. They’re the Bristol White Sox.