Last Night on the Farm - 6/2/12
Yesterday was a special no-hitter edition of last night on the farm and today is a special championship edition, as the St. Lucie Mets won the FSL South division championship! Elsewhere on the farm, Pedro Beato made his final preparations for a big league promotion, Darin Gorski went back to pitching well, Jacob DeGrom pitched another gem, Jim Fuller made his season debut, and the good ole DSL got under way. There’s a lot going on so let’s get to it: Toledo 3, Buffalo 2 A day before he’s eligible to come off the disabled list Pedro Beato pitched 2 shutout innings of relief, giving up 2 hits and a walk while striking out 1. He gave up 1 run in 5.2 innings while at Buffalo during his rehab, walking 4 and striking out 5. The other guys that could get back to the big leagues soon Josh Satin and Rob Johnson were both 0 for 4. Binghamton 5, Akron 4 Darin Gorski cruised through 6 innings before running into a little trouble in the 7th. He ended up going 6.1 innings, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits, while striking out 3. Brad Holt, Adrian Rosario, and Robert Carson all pitched in relief to help secure the win, with Carson getting the save. Matt Den Dekker, Travis Ozga, and Juan Centeno all had 2 hits each. Den Dekker hit his 8th homerun of the year. Rylan Sandoval tripled and drove in 2 runs. Reese Havens was 0 for 3 with a walk and a run scored. Although Havens continues to struggle, one thing he has been able to do is draw walks, score runs, and even drive in runs even though he’s not hitting. St. Lucie 2, Tampa 0 Game 1, 7 innings Angel Cuan was masterful for 6 scoreless innings and Adam Kolarek struck out 2 in a scoreless frame to get the save in game 1 of the double header. Jason Bay made his first rehab appearance and went 0 for 3 with 2 strikeouts. Cory Vaughn, Francisco Pena, and Robbie Shields all had doubles. Pena and St. Lucie’s other catcher Blake Forsythe both had a really good month of May swinging the bat, and if either or both can keep it up the Mets could have some real life catching prospects. St. Lucie 6, Tampa 5 Game 2, 7 innings Down 5-2, the Lucies scored 3 in the 6th to tie the game. Then in the 7th Cory Vaughn scored on a walk-off error to win the game, sweep the double header, and clinch the FSL South Division first half title! Erik Goeddel started and did not have his best outing, giving up 3 runs on 9 hits over 3 innings. Taylor Whitenton ended up with the win after pitching a perfect 7th with 2 strikeouts. Before that Jim Fuller made his first appearance in a year and a half, giving up a run on 3 hits with 1 strikeout. At the plate Alonzo Harris, Wilfredo Tovar, and Juan Torres all had 2 hits each. Tovar, Blake Forsythe, and Luis Nieves all had a double. With the win the Lucies are guaranteed a spot in the FSL playoffs in September. Savannah 2, Greensboro 1 Jacob DeGrom had another real nice outing, pitching 6 shutout innings allowing just 4 hits and a walk while striking out 5. Marcos Camarena blew the save in the 7th but ended up getting the win. T.J. Chisms got the final 4 outs of the game, picking up his 9th save. The Gnats had 7 hits from 7 different players. Aderlin Rodriguez hit his 9th homer of the year. Brandon Brown and Travis Taijeron both doubled. Also of note, the Dominican Summer League got underway yesterday. As always, the Mets are fielding two separate teams, both of who lost on opening day. We probably won’t have daily DSL updates, but the DSLMets2 do have a handful of pretty intriguing prospects.