6/28/12

Daily Mets Minors Report

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Daily Mets Minors Report

Date: 6-28-12

Went and sat in with my old band last night at 8pm so this report lacks some information... forgot the words to songs I eben wrote... ha ha.

MLB - Mets:
The Cleveland Indians have claimed infielder/outfielder Vinny Rottino off of outright waivers from the New York Mets. In a corresponding roster move, the Indians have designated right-hander Chris Schwinden for assignment.
I wouldn't be surprsied if the Yankees pick up Chris.
Keith Law :
How's that working out, by the way? RT @TStads20: @keithlaw Zack Wheeler for Carlos Beltran was also crazy talk
Ken Davidoff
This is still a young, developing team, and Collins knows he needs to push different buttons at different times. Yet this is a club that had itself believing it would contend for the duration of the summer. That belief must fuel a Mets resurgence now. The team has enjoyed enough time to rest, even with today’s day game following a night game. “There’s all kind of different elements. Travel is one of them,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum said before the game. “The bottom line is, you have to do it. Day games after night games. You build your roster around people that can handle all of that stuff. Once you get between the lines, you don’t know that you’re traveling or flying or whatever.”
AAA – Buffalo:
Adam Rubin –
Jenrry Mejia again struggled in a bullpen role with Buffalo on Tuesday night. Now, Mejia should be heading back to starting duty in the minors to try to get him on track, even though he still projects as a major league reliever.
TODAY’S GAME: This afternoon, the Buffalo Bisons face the Louisville Bats in the second game of a four-game series from Coca-Cola Field (1:05 p.m.). Buffalo lost to Louisville last night by a score of 5-3. Buffalo has now lost a season-worst seven straight games. The Bisons are 19-18 at Coca-Cola Field this season. vs. BATS: The Bisons are 0-1 against Louisville this season. In 2011, the Herd went 4-4 against the Bats after splitting each series in Buffalo and Louisville. Since their return to the International League in 1998, the Bisons are 60-53 (.5361) overall against the Bats and are 34-23 (.596) at Coca-Cola Field. OLSON: LHP GARRETT OLSON takes the hill today for his 16th start of the season. He is one of five pitchers in the IL with 16 starts this season, matching teammates RHP Matt Harvey and RHP Jeurys Familia. The southpaw is coming off a no-decision in Norfolk (5.0IP, 1ER, 4K). Olson is second on the Bisons in innings pitched (73.1) and strikeouts (69). Overall, he is 2-4 with a 4.79ERA.

AA-Binghamton:  
STARTING PITCHING MATCHUP: RHP Gonzalez Germen (4-4, 3.72) makes his eighth start of the season and looks to earn his fourth straight win. The righty collected the victory in his previous start against the Akron Aeros on June 21. He allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits over six innings while fanning six. The win streak started against the Trenton Thunder on June 8. Over his last three starts, all wins, he has gone at least six innings each time and compiled a 1.89 ERA. Germen was promoted from St. Lucie (High-A) on May 4 after going 3-0 with a 3.04 ERA in five games (four starts) with St. Lucie. -
RHP Tim Bascom (3-5, 4.26) takes the mound for his 15th start of the season. He last appeared in relief for the Baysox on June 22 against the Reading Phillies, following Major League rehabber Matt Lindstrom. Bascom lasted just 1.2 innings, allowing one hit and issuing three walks. Selected in the 4th round of the 2007 draft out of the University of Central Florida, Bascom is in his sixth year with the Orioles organization and fourth season with the Bowie Baysox. He went 9-4 with a 3.11 ERA in 29 games (17 starts) with the club last year.
The Bowie Baysox scored three runs in the first inning for the second consecutivegame and defeated the Binghamton Mets 7-3 Wednesday night at NYSEG Stadium. The B-Mets surrendered a dozen hits in their fourth straight loss at home. Bowie wasted little time grabbing the lead against starter Gonzalez Germen. Antoan Richardson led off the first with a single, stole second and scored on a doubleby Josh Barfield, the first of three RBI’s in the game for the left fielder.Two batters later, Manny Machado lifted his second home run of the series over the right field wall. The two-run shot was his sixth of the season. Wlmer Flores’ homer proved to be the final run allowed by Bascom. He completed his night with two scoreless innings, working around a pair of walks to post a shutout sixth. He surrendered two runs on six hits in six innings of work. Trailing by two, the B-Mets threatened in the seventh against reliever Chris Petrini. Juan Lagares walked and Reese Havens supplied a two-out single, but the rally was cut short when Jefry Marte bounced back to the mound to start an inning-ending double play.

A+ - St. Lucie: -  
The Cubs pounded out 17 hits and pulled away with a six-run fifth as Daytona defeated the St. Lucie Mets 12-1 on Wednesday at Digital Domain Park. Catcher Blake Forsythe went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in eighth inning to lead the Mets offense. Rylan Sandoval went 2-for-5 with a run scored. Yohan Almonte allowed a season-high 11 runs and 12 hits in five innings with one walk and one strikeout. Matt Szczur hit a grand slam off Almonte in the fifth inning to give the Cubs an 11-0 lead. Taylor Whitenton pitched two innings and gave up one run and four hits and recorded one strikeout. Adam Kolarek tossed a pair of scoreless innings and gave up one hit and struck out one.  The Mets will open a three-game road series against the Jupiter Hammerheads on Thursday.  Chase Huchingson is the scheduled starter for the Mets.
A-Low – Brooklyn:
Once, Brandon Nimmo would have been content riding bulls for the rest of his days, up on a 6,000-foot plateau where the wind rarely died and the Rocky Mountains are always visible. Under a clear sky so big that on some days Nimmo could see across the plains for 40 miles in any direction from his home outside Cheyenne, Wyo. - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/27/sports/baseball/brandon-nimmo-mets-prospect-trades-wyoming-for-brooklyn.html?_r=1&smid=tw-nytimes&seid=auto

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