New York Mets Daily Farm System Report Results from the night of Tuesday May 11, 2010.
The Usual Suspects
AAA - Buffalo
- SS Ruben Tejada: 0-4, 2 K (.296/.346/.367); also made a fielding error in the eighth
- 3B Mike Hessman: 1-3, 2B, BB, K (.299/.361/.641); Hess was pretty much the brightest spot on a dismal day in Buffalo
- RF Jesus Feliciano: 0-2, BB, HBP (.341/.385/.424)
- SP Bobby Livingston: 4.0 IP, 4 ER, 9 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (1-4, 4.05 ERA, 33.1 IP, 38 H, 15 BB, 17 K, 1 HR); got hit hard last night.
AA - Binghamton
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-4, R, BB, 2 K (.302/.340/.496)
- 1B Nick Evans: 2-4, 2B, R, K (.313/.400/.566); Nick continues to hit, everybody who matters continues not to notice
- DH Lucas Duda: 2-4, RBI, K (.303/.429/.555)
- 3B Zach Lutz: 0-4, K (.275/.410/.532); Lutz currently striking out in nearly 25% of his plate appearances
- SP Scott Shaw: 4.1 IP, 7 ER, 8 H, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HR (4-1, 8.02 ERA, 33.2 IP, 44 H, 14 BB, 22 K, 7 HR); Finesse righty is getting killed in his first year in AA
Hi-A - St. Lucie
- 2B Reese Havens: 1-3, BB, K (.283/.365/.500)
- 3B Eric Campbell: 1-4 (.324/.405/.505)
- RF Sean Ratliff: 1-4, SB (.268/.318/.472)
- DH Josh Satin: 2-3, R, BB, K (.327/.429/.481); Satin's just really hitting right now
- 1B Stefan Welch: 2-4, 2B, R (.311/.361/.479); quietly having a nice season so far
Star of the Night
Let's see. Buffalo lost 11-0. Bingo lost 7-2. St. Lucie lost 3-2. It was a pretty unspectacular day from the entire organization, which didn't have a single homer and only three RBI across all three levels. So I'm going to go with Chris Schwinden, St. Lucie's starting righty yesterday. He went six innings, allowing just one run on five hits while walking no one and striking out three. He lowered his season ERA to 1.57 and boasts a very impressive 22:5 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Schwinden doesn't throw hard, only in the high 80s, but he does have outstanding command and draws praise for his poise on the mound. Unfortunately, he lacks a big breaking ball and he's not a groundball specialist, so his upside is severely limited. In the long run, the 22nd-round pick in 2008 is probably only organizational fodder, but he's a guy worth rooting for. And if he keeps pitching like this, he'll earn a promotion. Honorable mentions go to the aforementioned Nick Evans and Stefan Welch.
Goat of the Night: Scott Shaw. Shaw's just not getting it done in his first season in Double-A, which is no surprise. Like Schwinden, he's a finesse righty who can get lesser hitters out consistently solely with command. But that doesn't work against guys who can actually hit, and he's given up seven homers in 33 innings and change. Furthermore, he's now walked 14 guys, which just won't fly.
- Buffalo lost its second straight to Louisville, 11-0. It was simply a miserable night for all involved as every pitcher who appeared—Bobby Livingston, Adam Pettyjohn, and Kiko Calero—simply succked.
- Similarly, Scott Shaw had a bad outing for Double-A Binghamton, as they lost 7-2 to Portland. Binghamton did manage to bang out 10 hits, but just couldn't get enough of them home to make it interesting.
- St. Lucie had the best showing but still lost 3-2 to Brevard County.
- Savannah had the day off.
Minor League Logo of the Whenever
Finally, I'd like to introduce a new feature I'll run sporadically when I do these: the Minor League Logo of the Whenever. I have no intention of doing these on a daily basis and really have no idea how often I'll do so, but I adore minor league logos. I think they're crazy and wonderfully local. So I'm going to highlight some logo from some organization a Mets affiliate played the night before every so often. First up: the Brevard County Manatees.
Cuter than a pail full of kittens.