Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/18

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Monday, May 17 2010

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo

  • SS Ruben Tejada: 2-4, 2B, R, K, CS(1) (.284/.333/.345)
  • 3B Mike Hessman: 2-5, 2B, RBI, 2 K (.306/.381/.672); His OPS is 1.052
  • CF Jason Pridie: 3-4, HR(3), 3 RBI, 3 R, BB (.271/.319/.361) Nice way to break a 1-for-17 slump
  • RF Jesus Feliciano: 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R (.356/.402/.423)
  • C Josh Thole: 0-4, K (.193/.258/.313); Apparently he doesn't take getting sent down well
  • SP Dillon Gee: 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 7 K (4-1, 4.21, 47 IP, 45 H, 14 BB, 40 K, 4 HR)
  • RP Bobby Parnell: 2.2 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 2 K (0-1, 4.57, 21.2 IP, 18 H, 13 BB, 17 K, 1 HR) Another bad outing
  • Some big news today: 1) The knuckleballing RHP R.A. Dickey is on his way to Washington to take Wednesday's start and more importantly 2) RHP Jenrry Mejia is (finally) on his way back to the minors to get his development as a starter back on track

Hi-A - St. Lucie

  • 2B Josh Satin: 0-4, K (.339/.430/.480); The streak dies at 13 games
  • CF Sean Ratliff: 0-4, 2 K (.289/.329/.490) Back in CF
  • LF-3B Eric Campbell: 1-3, RBI, R, BB (.352/.427/.552)
  • 1b Stefan Welch: 1-4, 2 RBI, K (.317/.364/.465) 
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-4, 2B, RBI (.389/.421/.472); Start paying attention to Wil Tovar
  • SP Robert Carson: 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 9 K (2-3, 5.51, 33.2 IP, 44 H, 18 BB, 27 K, 3 HR); In his most dominant outing of the season Carson amassed half as many K's as his season total coming into the game
  • REHAB ALERT: RP Ryota Igarashi: 2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K, WP; Iggy once again started the game and his stuff once again looked good though he pitched to far better results.  Look for him to pitch on back-to-back days soon.

Lo-A - Savannah

  • SS Wilmer Flores: 0-3, BB (.357/.414/.578); You saw that right...no hits and his OPS drops below 1.000 to boot. May God help us all.
  • 3B Jefry Marte: 1-2, 2B, 2 BB (.229/.348/.344) Very encouraging night as the K:BB rate reaches a very healthy 1.5 (vs. an awful 4.67 in '09)
  • RF Cesar Puello: 0-3, SB(14) (.227/.306/.265)
  • LHP Mark Cohoon: 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 2 K (4-1, 1.94, 51 IP, 45 H, 12 BB, 42 K, 2 HR); The lefty groundball machine couldn't survive all those baserunners

Star of the Night

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Pridie, you're a star.  At least last night he was, as he broke out of a 1-for-17 slump with a nice 3-4, 3 RBI, 3 run night including his 3rd homer on the season.  We've talked about Pridie quite a bit around these reports as he represents an obvious improvement for the 4th/5th OF role over GMJ thanks to his acceptable offensive ability and his plus plus defensive ability in center.  A while back Psiogen boldly commented on the familiarity of that profile, namely Pridie's potential to be the next Endy and I wholeheartedly agree.  Alas, Jerry's current strategy is to play the worst player on the roster more (consequently benching one of the hottest hitters in the lineup) in a misguided attempt to "get him going."  In other words, not many doubles will be dropping in the gaps at Coca-Cola Field this summer.  Also, does anyone else think Pridie totally looks like he should be going by his middle name, Orville?

Goat of the Night:  Not many terrible performances to choose from so let's tap Thole on his 0-for-4 night, as he once again succumbs to the Buffalo blues going 0-for-8 since rejoining the Bisons lineup.

 

System Roundup

  • RHP Dillon Gee took a step back in the right direction tonight, continuing the streak of fine starting pitching for Buffalo in their 11-4, series-clinching victory.  The true key here though was the Bisons offense that was hitting on all cylinders against Norfolk lefty Troy Patton.  At this point, it's news when Mike Hessman doesn't homer.
  • Binghamton was off on Monday night as they prepare for a stretch of nearly 3 straight weeks of baseball.  Their next day off will be on June 7th.
  • Thanks to a few nice pitching performances (including Igarashi) and some timely hitting, St. Lucie topped the rad Daytona Cubs 5-2.  1B Stefan Welch got the big hit in the game, a based-loaded, 2 out single that capped the rally in the 8th and extended their win streak to 6 games; Reese who?
  • In a growing rivalry of Southern Division leaders that Toby Hyde called the "Battle of the Bugs", the Gnats were shut out by the Green Jackets for the second night in a row, 3-0.  LHP Mark Cohoon wasn't bad but the Greenville staff was better, allowing only 2 hits.  The strong pitching/Wilmer the Great has masked the fact that the Savannah offense needs to get going.
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