Fawning Over Flores after a Gnats Win

@ Savannah Sand Gnats 4, Augusta GreenJackets 1

The Gnats snapped a four-game losing streak and evened their record at 4-4 with Mark Cohoon’s second win of the season.
The Big News is that Wilmer Flores (.364/.382/.424) was 2-3 with a walk and an RBI.  His hits weren’t all that impressive in terms of making hard contact: a fisted flare into shallow right and a ground ball that snuck through the hole at short.  In 33 AB, he’s now drawn one walk and has not struck out.  His ability to make contact is just crazy good.  He also made another strong throw from the outfield grass to nail a slowish runner at first.  For my money, he has the best infield arm in the system.

Mark Cohoon (2-0, 0.77) worked around four hits and two walks in six innings for his second win.  He won’t overpower anyone, but he throws strikes and can spin a breaking ball and mix in a change, and in the SAL, that’s more than enough.

There are 6 comments

  1. theperfectgame

    Is Marte expected back soon? I guess it turned out to be a little more than cramping.

    Also, any word on Brad Holt? He’s not pulling a Nathan Vineyard is he?

    1. Toby Hyde

      I thought I’d written this multiple times, but Marte’s diagnosis was upgraded to a strained L hamstring…
      Holt has a “minor” hand injury.

  2. LoveOfTheGame

    Quote: For my money, he has the best infield arm in the system. UNQUOTE

    Toby, don’t you think it would be in your best interest to say:

    “Flores has serious arm strength and although I sit in booth isolated to Savannah, it’s safe to say, Flores may have the best arm strength of any infielder in the entire Mets minor league system.”

    Because Toby, you’re writing for SNY’s site, and things you state are taken with great value, (or you lose creditability when you make statements and they aren’t accurate) when you are stuck in a booth in Savannah and what you see is in Savannah or last year in Brooklyn.

    Now that being said, I’m not doubting Flores has a great arm, but the best in the system?

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