Last Night on the Farm - 7/21/11
The trade rumors are flying around, with the Phils the favorite to land Carlos Beltran. However, I am hearing reports that the Red Sox are in the lead for acquiring his mole. Now let’s get crackin’ on last night’s action while we fight off a case of heat-induced swamp tushy. And why not? Good news all around – everybody won, including some serious thrashings! Buffalo 5, Syracuse 2ESPN’s Keith Law recently said that AAA these days (not necessarily the Mets) was less a prospect destination and more a glorified taxi squad (AA being the level to watch when you look for prospects). Looking at the Buffalo roster, it’s hard to argue – not to mention the way the Mets have had to shuttle players back and forth all year. Josh Satin will be joining the herd soon, so that’ll be something to watch. Rueben Tejada went 0 for 3, bringing the slump he was in at the major league level back to Buffalo. Binghamton 11, Reading 1AS mentioned, Josh Satin took his bow for the B-Mets last night, going 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI. His splits for the year at Double A are .325/.423/.538. Not only impressive, but with Reese Havens healthy (as of this writing) the keystone was getting crowded. In other news, the B-Mets forgot when batting practice ended and the game began. Matt den Dekker, Brahaim Maldonado, Jordanny Valdespin (twice!), Allen Dykstra and Dusty Ryan all homered in the 15 hit explosion. St. Lucie 14, Brevard County 3Who needs David Wright? The PSL Mets banged out 12 hits in a drubbing of the Manatees. Juan Ligares and César Puello both homered with Puello knocking in 4 runs and Juan two. Wilmer Flores and Robbie Shields also had a hit and an RBI a piece. Savannah 3, West Virginia 2 They can’t all be blowouts. Blake Forsythe scored in a throwing error with two outs in the bottom of the 9th to give the Sand Gnats the victory. Angel Cuan dueled Power starter and last year’s #2 overall pick Jameson Taillon to a draw, and Adam Kolarek picked up the win with three shutout innings of relief, lowering his ERA to 1.08 Brooklyn 13, Aberdeen 0Back to the scoring! Travis Taijeron (pronounce ty-RONE) was the hitting star, going 4 for 4 with a double, homer and 4 RBI. Danny Muno also added a solo home run of his own. Jeffery Walters, Steven Winnick and Eric Beaulac combined for the 5 hit shutout. Kingsport 7, Johnson City 6Nestor Moreno bases loaded single with two outs in the bottom of the 9th allowed the K-Mets to edge the Cardinals in a thriller. Jacob Lugo was roughed up for 5 runs (4 earned) in 3.2 innings, but Miller Diaz stabilized the game and Hansel Robles pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless ball for the win.