New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Sunday May 23, 2010.
The Usual Suspects
AAA - Buffalo
- SS Ruben Tejada: 2-4, RBI, K, CS (.312/.353/.377); OBA jumped up 20 points over the weekend
- 3B Mike Hessman: 2-5, RBI, K (.298/.386/.652); snapped an 0-for-8 skid
- 1B Val Pascucci: 0-1, BB, K (.167/.268/.472)
- RF Jesus Feliciano: 3-5, 3B, 2 R, RBI (.383/.435/.481)
- C Josh Thole: 3-5, 2B, R, K (.250/.314/.417); had a very nice weekend, going 7-for-11 since Thursday
- SP Tobi Stoner: 6.0 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR (3-4, 4.98 ERA, 47.0 IP, 55 H, 17 BB, 31 K, 5 HR)
- RP Bobby Parnell: 2.0 IP, ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR (0-1, 4.56 ERA, 23.2 IP, 23 H, 14 BB, 24 K, 1 HR)
AA - Binghamton
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-4, RBI, K (.298/.332/.472); has gone 1-4 over each of the past four games
- 1B Nick Evans: 0-4, K (.285/.363/.516)
- 3B Eric Campbell: 1-4, R (.143/.143/.143); Campbell’s first hit for Binghamton
- DH Marshall Hubbard: 1-3, 2B, BB (.267/.352/.495)
- SP Scott Shaw: 4.1 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 4 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (4-3, 8.72 ERA, 42.1 IP, 56 H, 20 BB, 25 K, ); third-straight outing where Shaw couldn’t get out of the fifth
Hi-A - St. Lucie
- 1B Dan Murphy: 5-5, 2B, 3 RBI (.727/.769/1.091)
- CF Sean Ratliff: 0-4, BB, K (.287/.331/.476)
- 2B Josh Satin: 1-3, BB, CS (.320/.406/.447)
- 1B Stefan Welch: 2-4, R, HR, RBI (.311/.352/.485); Welch has four triples on the season—strikes me as odd
- SP Scott Moviel: 2.1 IP, 5 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, (2-4, 6.50 ERA, 44.1 IP, 58 H, 20 BB, 30 K, 2 HR)
- SS Wilmer Flores: 0-4, RBI, 2 K (.330/.388/.520); just 4 for his last 28, all four hits being singles
- LF Juan Lagares: 1-4, R, SO (.291/.310/.487)
- DH Nick Santomauro: 0-3, R, RBI (.125/.157/.167)
- 3B Jefrey Marte: 0-4, (.202/.304/.303)
- 2B Alonzo Harris: 0-3, R, BB (.245/.269/.352)
- SP Brandon Moore: 2 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (2-2, 2.01 ERA, 44.2 IP, 34 H, 6 BB, 57 K, 3 HR); did not come back out after a long rain delay
Star of the Night
Daniel Murphy was certainly the only true star yesterday. Murphy,on a rehab assignment, went 5-for-5 with a double and three RBI. But if you want someone who isn’t just in high-A ball on a rehab assignment, I’ll go with Jesus Feliciano. Feliciano went 3-for-5 with a couple runs scored, an RBI, and a triple. The 31-year-old journeyman is raising some eyebrows with his .383 batting average in the International League, but it’s important to be cautious. He’s not a plus defender, and he has no patience or power to speak of. And he’s not a .383 hitter, no matter what his current batting line says. Still, he’s been playing fantastically, and I wouldn’t mind seeing it rewarded at some point this season.
Goat of the Night: Scott Moviel has been disappointing in the early going for St. Lucie. The 22-year-old pitcher made 13 starts for St. Lucie last season and pitched okay, but he’s been terrible in nine starts this year. While he’s still young enough to figure things out, and it is a positive that he’s healthy, he needs to make some progress this year.
- Buffalo banged out 15 hits to sneak by Lehigh Valley for their fifth-straight victory, 6-5. Buffalo’s now won 10 of their last 12 to find themselves tied with Syracuse for first in the Northern division of the International League.
- Binghamton lost to New Britain, 5-2. Scott Shaw was lackluster once again, and the B-Mets’ offense couldn’t get much going against Twins prospect Carlos Gutierrez, who kept the ball on the ground all game long. They’ll start a three-game set against the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Monday.
- St. Lucie got killed, 10-4, by Lakeland. They dropped three out of four to Lakeland and have lost five of their last six.
- An 80-minute rain delay paused the Sand Gnats’ 6-2 victory over Charleston on Sunday. Savannah did commit three errors—by Wilmer Flores, Jefry Marte, and Alonzo Harris, who now have a combined 34 on the season—making both runs allowed unearned.
Minor League Logo of the Whenever
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs:
Yes, that is a pig with rivets.