Mets Daily Farm System Report PM Edition - 6/19: Val Goes Yard Thrice

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Friday, June 18, 2010

For anyone who didn't hear, the big news in the system yesterday was the demotion of RHP Brad Holt from Binghamton down to St. Lucie. Frankly, he has been downright awful this season and deserved this step backwards.  Read more about the move here.

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (36-32)

  • CF Fernando Martinez: DNP (.267/.313/.457) Probably just needed a day off but at this point everything makes me worry
  • LF Lucas Duda: 0-4, 2 K (.200/.250/.400)
  • Josh Thole: 1-3, 2B, R, BB, PB(6) (.285/.360/.464)
  • RF Val Pascucci: 3-4, 3 HR(7), 5 RBI, 3 R, K (.231/.341/.538) Only the 3rd Bison to accomplish this feat
  • RP Bobby Parnell: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K (1-1, 4.24, 40.1 IP, 36 H, 17 BB, 41 K, 3 HR)
  • REHAB ALERT: John Maine: 4.1 IP, 0 ER (1 unearned), 1 H, 3 BB, 4 K; Threw 50 of 88 pitches for strikes but didn't get above 88 mph
  • ROSTER MOVE: The Mets kicked off their summer trading season today by acquiring Triple-A masher OF Jorge Padilla from Toronto.  No word as of yet about who the Mets gave up.  As for a profile of the '98 third rounder, he's only got 25 career major league ab's but he's spent the last few years destroying all aspects of Triple-A; let's just say you can call him Hessman Jr.

AA - Binghamton (33-34)

  • CF Sean Ratliff: 0-4, (.294/.294/.353) 
  • 1B Nick Evans: 2-3, 2B, BB (.283/.356/.524)
  • 2B Josh Satin: 0-3, K (.313/.353/.438)
  • 3B Eric Campbell: 0-3, K (.295/.358/.453) He's cooled off, going 1 for his last 14
  • LF Brahiam Maldonado: 3-3, 2B, HR(2) (.260/.337/.468) His 6th inning homer ended up being the difference
  • SP Chris Schwinden: 6.1 IP, 0 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 5 K (2-4, 5.63, 32.0 IP, 39 H, 8 BB, 25 K, 3 HR) Strong bounce back performance after 4 straight clunkers

Hi-A - St. Lucie (30-31)

  • 2B Jordany Valdespin: 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, R (.294/.325/.486) He and Tovar juggle SS & 2B
  • 1B Stefan Welch: 1-4, 2B, RBI, K (.307/.358/.477)
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 3-5, R, K (.293/.323/.370) The only St. Lucie batter with multiple hits on the day; picking up right where he left off in late may
  • SP Scott Moviel: 5 IP, 2 ER (1 unearned), 5 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 2 WP (2-6, 6.56, 60.1 IP, 78 H, 27 BB, 42 K, 5 HR) The problem here is that this was his best start in a month, and it wasn't that good; Moviel may be the odd man out with the imminent Savannah SP promotions and Holt's demotion

Lo-A Savannah (41-27)

  • SS Wilmer Flores: 1-4 (.280/.343/.437) Slump is in full effect, batting .209 over his last 10 games
  • CF Juan Lagares: 0-3, RBI, K (.295/.312/.456)
  • CF Pedro Zapata 1-5, K (.285/.351/.377)
  • 3B Jefry Marte: 2-3, 2B, BB, K (.245/.328/.363)
  • 2B Alonzo Harris: 0-4, E(16) (.237/.274/.369)
  • SP Colin McHugh: 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR (2-5, 3.77, 59.2 IP, 66 H, 14 BB, 53 K, 3 HR)

SS-A Brooklyn (1-0)

Star of the Night

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Obviously Buffalo RF Val Pascucci gets the nod tonight after a stellar 3-4 with 3 homers and 5 RBI's.  Right on time too as he'd batted .090 over his last 9 games with 0 extra-base hits.  Hopefully a Pascucci resurgence along with the addition of a Triple-A masher in Jorge Padilla will get the Herd lineup back to firing on all cylinders.

Goat of the Night:  The honors go to Savannah longman/spot starter RHP Taylor Whitenton whose 2 inning, 5 run appearance (including a Grand Slam) took a manageable 1 run deficit and blew it up, taking the Gnats right out of this one.

 

System Roundup

  • The Bisons managed to hold onto this one as they managed to outlast the Indianapolis Indians 6-4.  For the most part the pitching was strong, including another solid rehab outing for John Maine and an appearance from the good Bobby Parnell.  But the story tonight was cult hero RF Val Pascucci going yard not once, not twice but three times in this game, nearly doubling his HR total on the year.  His 5 RBI's ended up being all the Bisons would need in this one.
  • For the 2nd night in a row the B-Mets won a nail-biter against the Thunder 1-0.  The pitching star tonight was RHP Chris Schwinden whose solid start, along with a very strong night by the bullpen, kept the Thunder bats off the board while the Bingo hitters managed just enough to pull this one out.  Both teams were 0-for with RISP.
  • St Lucie starter RHP Scott Moviel was better but still not good enough as the Mets dropped this one to the Palm Beach Cardinals by the score of 4-3.  The Mets did all of their scoring in the 5th and couldn't make anything else happen as Moviel and the 'pen gave up just enough to lose this one.  At this point the Mets lineup is nearly devoid of any legitimate prospect talent and it's showing.
  • The clinch will have to wait for another night as Savannah was beat up by Augusta 7-1 in this one.  The usually dependable Gnats staff had a rough showing and on a night when the bats went 0 for 6 with RISP, that's the recipe for a loss.  Savannah still needs just one more win in their final 2 games of the first half to clinch that automatic playoff berth.
  • The Cyclones started their season off on the right foot with a nice 5-3 win over the hated SI Yankees.  Even better, they were able to come back from a 0-3 deficit to take this one.
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