Upper Levels Thursday: Bats Not Enough for Bisons, Cohoon Sharp in Bingo

AAA: @ Scranton Wilkes-Barre 6, Buffalo Bisons 2

In his first 30 AB in the big leagues, Brad Emaus is hitting .200/.294/.200 and struggling defensively.  In his 29 AB in AAA this year, Justin Turner (pictured) is hitting .310/.355/.448 after a two double performance Thursday.
Zach Lutz had two hits and a walk Thursday and is now up to .333/.400/.556 in his seven games.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis (.269/.424/.462) picked up his first two-hit game of the year.  He didn’t walk, but he did fan twice.  He has seven walks and eight strikeouts in his first 8 games.

Dylan Owen lowered his ERA to 12.46 by giving up four runs, including a pair of homers in three innings.

Also, the Bisons announced that Boof Bonser will have Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the year.

AA: New Hampshire Fisher Cats (TOR) 3, @ Binghamton Mets 2
The ‘Cats scored two runs in the top of the ninth off Ricky Brooks to steal this one from the B-Mets.
The story in this one was Mark Cohoon: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.
For the season: 12 IP, 11 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 3 BB, 9 K.
As TPG pointed out in the game thread Thursday, all of the hits Cohoon has allowed have been singles.  Cohoon is living proof that you don’t have to throw crazy hard, to succeed. Instead, he thrives by throwing strike after strike away from the middle of the plate with movement.
Jesus Feliciano was sent down to Binghamton with the Buffalo outfield getting too crowded.  How excited was he to be back in the Eastern League for hte first time since 2006?  Fired up enough to go 0-4 with a strikeout.
Eric Campbell was 2-4 with a double while playing third base.  He’s played six games at third and three at first thus far, but has not seen any time in the outfield.

There are 2 comments

  1. ElllGeeEmm

    When the Mets are terrible and lose double headers, I dream about the potential of a Mejia, Niese, Familia, Harvey and Cahoon rotation. Wouldn’t that be nice?

    Bonus question: Of Mejia, Familia and Harvey, how do their fastballs rank? From what I gather, I assume it goes in that order.(bonus bonus question, when will there be pitch Fx data from the minors?)

    By the way, in the top 41 prospects list, the link to Mejia seems to be directing to Harvey’s page.

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