Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/27

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Wednesday May 26, 2010.

The Usual Suspects

AA - Binghamton

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 2-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI, K (.302/.337/.500)
  • 1B Nick Evans: 0-5, 2 R, RBI (.273/.351/.493); you don’t often see somebody who goes 0-5 score two runs and knock in a third
  • 3B Eric Campbell: 2-4, R, 2 RBI (.350/.350/.400); another good performance
  • LF Marshall Hubbard: 2-2, 2 R, RBI, BB (.282/.372/.500)
  • SP Eric Niesen: 3.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (0-2, 3.12 ERA, 17.1 IP, 11 H, 15 BB, 15 K, ); looked a little rusty but was returning from injury

Hi-A - St. Lucie

  • CF Sean Ratliff: 0-3, BB, 2 K, CS (.274/.321/.451); struggling after a hot start, batting just .231 over his last 10 games
  • 2B Josh Satin: 1-5, R, HR, RBI, 3 K (.316/.399/.437)
  • 1B Stefan Welch: 1-5, 2 K (.307/.349/.469)
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-4, K (.273/.300/.364); also committed an error at short
  • SP Jeurys Familia: 4.0 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HR (0-2, 5.58 ERA, 30.2 IP, 33 H, 17 BB, 32 K); gave up three unearned runs and surrendered his first homerun of the season, but the strikeouts are encouraging

Lo-A Savannah

  • SS Wilmer Flores: 1-6, 2 RBI, 2 K (.313/.373/.490)
  • DH Juan Lagares: 1-6, 2 K (.290/.308/.480)
  • LF Nick Santomauro: 0-3, (.117/.143/.150)
  • 3B Jefrey Marte: 1-5, BB, K (.209/.305/.306)
  • RF Cesar Puello: 3-6, R, 2B, 2 K (.223/.297/.267); well, at least one Savannah hitter had a noteworthy performance
  • 2B Alonzo Harris: 1-5, BB (.247/.274/.347)
  • SP Armando Rodriguez: 5.1 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR (2-4, 3.44 ERA, 49.2 IP, 38 H, 21 BB, 46 K, 1 HR); like Familia, Rodriguez gave up his first homer of the season

Star of the Night

Luis Hernandez, who went 3-for-5 with a double and a homerun. Hernandez was the starting shortstop for both the Orioles and Royals at various points in his career and is known for being a brilliant defender. Unfortunately, the 26-year-old is a career .244/.284/.276 hitter in the pros, and that includes a flukey .290/.300/.362 line he put up in 2007. When you’re talking about just 221 at-bats, it can be difficult to identify what is a fluke and what isn’t, but Hernandez’s minor league performance clearly illuminates his true talent level with the bat—he’s a career .251/.300/.326 hitter in the minors. Which probably means you shouldn’t think too much of his performance in Binghamton either. No only is he a little old for the level, but it’s still just a small sample size. Besides, I doubt he’s present in the Mets’ plans in any way.

Goat of the Night: The entire St. Lucie defense, which made three errors and were responsible for seven unearned runs. Errors were made by Josh Satin, Stefan Welch, and Wilfredo Tovar. Usually it’s Savannah that makes an art form out of multi-error games.

System Roundup

  • Buffalo had the day off.
  • For the second straight game, Binghamton destroyed the Richmond Flying Squirrels, this time by a score of 9-1. Five B-Mets had multiple-hit games, and Eric Niesen made his return from a concussion he suffered a month ago.
  • Pitchers Jeurys Familia and Brian Needham had rough outings on Thursday, as St. Lucie lost to Jupiter, 8-2. St. Lucie hitters struck out 14 times during the game, while walking just once.
  • All right, this is getting a little ridiculous. Savannah saw yet another extra-inning game on Thursday, winning this one 5-4 over Kannapolis when Pedro Zapata singled home Luis Rivera in the bottom of the fourteenth. Zapata also homered, and Cesar Puello had three hits. The bullpen—Erik Turgeon, Collin McHugh, and Brandon Sage—was fantastic, throwing 8 2/3 innings of one-run ball while striking out 12 and walking just two.

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