Upper Minors Friday: Frank Francisco Rehabs in B-Mets DH Sweep

AAA: @ Louisville Bats (CIN) 3, Buffalo Bisons 1 

Lucas Duda was 1-for-4 and played right for the second straight night as a member of the Bisons.

CF Matt den Dekker: 0-for-4 with a strikeout to slip to .201/.229/.414 in 41 games in AAA with 56 strikeouts in 41 games.

LHP Rob Carson threw two innings in his AAA debut: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K.


AA: @ Binghamton Mets 2, Portland Sea Dogs 1 (7 innings)
@ Binghamton Mets 3, Portland Sea Dogs 1 (7 innings) 

Yeah, when the two starting pitchers combine to allow one run over 12 innings, that will make a sweep easier.

Game 1, Cory Mazzoni: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Game 2, Darin Goski (pictured): 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

Despite a 3.21 ERA, Mazzoni has fanned just 5.8 batters per nine IP (27 K/42) in AA. I don’t see an MLB starter here. Maybe a bullpen arm.

Frank Francisco handled the save in game one, yielding one hit in his first save in AA.

Gorski’s key ratios in 104 innings in AA: 7.1 K/9, a  3.5 BB/9 and a 1.2 HR/9 on the way to a 3.98 ERA.

Meanwhile CF Juan Lagares is not just hitting, he’s starting to hit for power: a triple in game one, and a double in game two to take him to .327/.342/.477 in 25 games in July and .282/.331/.387 in 101 games for the year.

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