By: Stache Staff

Down On The Farm: August 12, 2012

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Buffalo Bisons (58-63; 9 1/2 GB)

-The Bisons are five games under .500 and 9 1/2 out from a division title as they sit in last place of the International League’s North Division. Theres only three more full weeks of games and to make up that many games in such a span would be an amazing yet still unlikely feat. The team however does play at Fenway Park in Boston this coming Saturday against the Red Sox AAA Affiliate the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Binghamton Mets (58-62; 12 1/2 GB)

-Binghamton isn’t in last place but they are 12 1/2 games out from the division lead currently occupied by the Trenton Thunder who are 21 games over .500. Two members of the Mets’ 40-Man Roster have really had ho-hum years as they just haven’t developed as the Mets would have liked, here are their seasons…

St. Lucie Mets (25-24; Clinched Playoff Berth)

-St. Lucie continues to await their playoff foe after already clinching their playoff berth in the first half of the season. As of right now they are currently tied for the top spot in the division with Bradenton, and if the regular season ended that way then Bradenton would be the Mets’ semi final opponent in the playoffs. All the teams in the division entering Sunday are within five games of first place heading into the final three weeks of the season.

Savannah Sand Gnats (21-27; 8 GB)

-Savannah, like Buffalo will need a miracle to get out of the cellar and climb their way back into the playoff picture as they currently sit eight games out of first place in the South Division of the South Atlantic League. The Rome Braves are currently on top with a 2 1/2 game lead on Lexington who the Sand Gnats play next beginning on Monday evening.

Brooklyn Cyclones (33-20; 2 GB)

-Brooklyn trails the Hudson Valley Renegades by two games as they enter action on Tuesday against Vermont. The team travels up to the capital region of New York for a set with the Tri-City Valley Cats before taking a trip to Vermont to take on the same Lake Monsters. The most impressive game of possibly the Minor League week came on Friday when both Brooklyn and Vermont took no-hitters into the seventh inning, EACH! Brooklyn ended up winning the game 1-0 in the bottom of the 9th as both no-hitters were broken up.

A quick look at how the Vermont and Brooklyn pitchers fared in Friday’s near double no-hitter.

Kingsport Mets (16-31; 17 GB)

-Kingsport is 15 games under .500 and 17 games back in the division race…safe to say the season is over with only 19 games left to play in 2012. The pitching has been near abysmal for the team with the exception of 2009 First-Round draftee Steven Matz who is well on his way back from Tommy John Surgery with a 1.55 ERA in 29 innings pitched, however he hasn’t pitched since July 26.

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