New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Sunday May 18, 2010.
The Usual Suspects
AAA - Buffalo
- CF Jason Pridie: 1-4, K (.282/.331/.387) Left the game: Hamstring
- 2B Ruben Tejada: 0-1, K, 2 E (.289/.336/.355); Left the game: Dizziness
- 3B Mike Hessman: 2-3, R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, K (.306/.381/.672)
- DH Val Pascucci: 1-6, R, HR, RBI, 3 K (.190/.227/.619); Three True Outcomes Hero
- RF Jesus Feliciano: 2-3, 3 BB, SB (.375/.431/.446); Feliciano's having the best season of his career in his age 31 season
- 1B Mike Jacobs: 1-6, R, 4 K (.253/.307/.495)
- C Josh Thole: 2-4, 2B, RBI, BB (.198/.265/.319); Left the Game: Tripped over bat?
- SP Tobi Stoner: 5.0 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR (2-4, 4.83 ERA, 41.0 IP, 49 H, 15 BB, 25 K, 5 HR)
- INJURY-MANIA: 1) Tejada left the game after making 2 errors then complaining of dizziness. 2) Thole tripped on a bat left in the on-deck circle and was immediately taken out of the game; Manager Ken Oberkfell was optimistic about his hasty return. 3) Jason Pridie left the game after pulling a hamstring running to first; sounds like he's headed for the DL. 4) Nick Green took a pitch off the hand and left the game.
Hi-A - St. Lucie
- LF Eric Campbell: 0-3 (.344/.420/.534)
- CF Sean Ratliff: 1-2, K, HBP (.291/.335/.497)
- 2B Josh Satin: 0-3, K (.331/.422/.469)
- 1B Stefan Welch: 0-3 (.308/.354/.459)
- SP Scott Moviel: 5.0 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR (2-3, 5.40 ERA, 42.0 IP, 52 H, 18 BB, 28 K, 2 HR); meh
- SS Wilmer Flores: 1-4 (.364/.410/.570); yet another error for Wilmer
- LF Juan Lagares: 0-4 K (.296/.311/.515)
- RF Nick Santomauro: 1-3, K (.118/.143/.147)
- 3B Jefrey Marte: 0-4, 2 K (.220/.336/.330)
- DH Cesar Puello: 0-3, K (.222/.300/.259)
- 2B Alonzo Harris: 0-3, K (.248/.266/.358); Ol' Reliable
- SP Brandon Moore: 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 12 K, 0 HR (2-2, 2.11 ERA, 42.2 IP, 31 H, 6 BB, 55 K, 3 HR); Moore has been absolutely dominant at Savannah and could stand a promotion
Star of the Night
I'm going to go with Brandon Moore, one of my personal favorites from the 2008 draft. As you can see above, Moore threw seven shutout innings and tied a season high with 12 strikeouts. The Mets took Moore in the 14th round as a senior out of Indiana Wesleyan. He's had some inconsistent velocity this season, but it's been back in the high-80s recently, still not quite where it had been a couple years ago. If he can get that back up to 90+, he'll greatly improve his chances to make an impact. While his slider should be effective against righties, it's not a great pitch, having no depth whatsoever. He's had impeccable control this year, walking just six over 42.2 innings. Great command can make up for some shortcomings in stuff, after all. At 24, he's old for the Sally though and really should be promoted at first opportunity. It's now or never time.
Goat of the Night: I'll say Richard Lucas for going 0-3 with three strikeouts against Cubs prospect Chris Archer. Lucas was a fourth-round pick back in 2007, taken out of a Jacksonville High School, and has endured a roller coaster career ever since. He's got good bat speed, some raw power, and plate discipline but has battled knee issues, has iffy defense at third, and was pushed to St. Lucie, skipping Savannah (where he did play a little -- terribly -- in 2008) and the results have been predictable.
- Beyond the 4 separate Bison injuries (listed above), the gruesome twosome of Mike Hessman and Val Pascucci both homered but Buffalo lost 8-6 to Charlotte in 11 innings, snapping their six-game winning streak. Neither Dan Hudson nor Tobi Stoner was particularly effective starting, but the two teams' bullpens combined to only allow three runs over 12 innings of work. Charlotte scored two in the top of the eleventh off John Lujan.
- Binghamton's game against Bowie was postponed due to rain.
- Daytona beat St. Lucie, 4-1. St. Lucie just couldn't get anything going against Chris Archer, who threw six shutout innings, walking none and striking out ten Mets. Raul Reyes and Richard Lucas each struck out thrice, although Reyes was responsible for the Mets' only run, a solo homer.
- Savannah went up against 2009 first rounder Zack Wheeler on Tuesday and lost 1-0 to Augusta. Wheeler threw six shutout innings but was actually outdueled by Moore. Augusta won on a walk-off RBI single by Evan Crawford off Savannah reliever John Church.