New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the afternoon/night of Thursday June 3, 2010
The Usual Suspects
AAA - Buffalo
- SS Ruben Tejada: 1-3 (.294/.341/.359) Nice single against Strasburg
- 3B Mike Hessman: 0-4, K (.291/.369/.635)
- CF Jesus Feliciano: 2-4, 2B, R (.388/.435/.488) 1-for-2 vs. Strasburg; Call-up rumors abound
- 1B Mike Jacobs: 0-4, 2 K, 2 E(4) (.255/.299/.483) Further proving that he shouldn't play baseball at any level
- SP Dillon Gee: 6 IP, 2 ER (3 unearned), 7 H, 3 BB, 7 K, 2 HR (6-1, 3.92, 59.2 IP, 54 H, 18 BB, 54 K, 8 HR) 6th start in a row giving up at least one bomb
AA - Binghamton
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 2-4, RBI (.284/.322/.468)
- 2B Reese Havens: 0-3, BB, 2 K (.325/.400/.650)
- 1B Nick Evans: 0-4, K (.284/.357/.557)
- 3B Eric Campbell: 0-2, BB (.347/.407/.490)
- SP Michael Antonini: 6.1 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 7 K (3-4, 4.33 ERA, 62.1 IP, 62 H, 8 BB, 39 K, 9 HR) 3.14 ERA over his last 3 starts
- RP Roy Merritt: 2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K (1-3, 3.99 ERA, 4 S, 38.1 IP, 34 H, 11 BB, 31 K, 1 HR)
Hi-A - St. Lucie
- Rain Out
- SS Wilmer Flores: 2-5, 2 2B, RBI , K (.300/.372/.470) Perhaps the light at the end of the tunnel?
- PH-LF Juan Lagares: 1-1, 2B (.291/.307/.467)
- LF Nick Santomauro: 0-3, 2 K (.159/.195/.183) Only 2 XBH's on the year for the Dartmouth product
- 3B Jefrey Marte: 0-4, 2 K (.242/.324/.358) Ends his 8-game hit streak
- DH Cesar Puello: 0-3, 2 K (.225/.305/.269) 0-for with 2 K's was all the rage tonight
- 2B Alonzo Harris: 1-3, HR(2) K, BB, CS(4), PO, E(13) (.246/.277/.359) Even when he hits a HR it's hard to like his night
- SP Jim Fuller: 7 IP, 0 ER (1 unearned), 4 H, 1 BB, 7 K, (5-2, 1.70 ERA, 68.2 IP, 50 H, 18 BB, 69 K, 0 HR) Hell of a game, deserved the W; Still no home runs allowed in 2010
Star of the Night
The star tonight is LHP Jim Fuller who out-pitched the Rockies '09 #11 overall pick and fellow lefty Tyler Matzek and in doing so brought his ERA down to 1.70, good for 4th best in the SAL. After nabbing RHP Dillon Gee in the 21st round in 2007, the Mets found the lefty Fuller in the same round the following year, a local product out of Southern Connecticut State. As we've mentioned in this space before, Fuller is just one of a whole stable of impressive college arms down in Savannah who are all having tremendous seasons and are well on their way to second half promotions. But for now Fuller, Brandon Moore, Mark Cohoon and the rest will work on trying to catch Augusta for the first half title and an automatic bid into the SAL playoffs. Honorable Mention to Jon Malo for knocking in what would be the game winning runs for the B-Mets with just his second bomb on the season.
Goat of the Night: Jacobs. And that's all I have to say about that.
- Strasburg lived up to his billing yesterday as he held down the IL's best offense over 5 very strong innings (5 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K) and led Syracuse to a 7-1 win over the Bisons. For those who didn't get to watch, his fastball wasn't quite hitting it's spots but he was consistently throwing strikes around 97-99 mph and his curve and change were tremendous. He has that same 90-91 mph change as Mejia but with even more arm-side run. Even after Strasburg came out the Herd bats were mostly quiet; that along with Dillon Gee's penchant for giving up bombs (2 more today makes 5 in his last 3 starts) and of course two costly Mike Jacobs' errors and you've got yourself Buffalo's 5th loss in their last 6.
- In this pitchers duel, LHP MIchael Antonini provided a strong start and the B-Mets pen finished just as strong in a 3-2 victory over Bowie. The teams went a combined 2-for-13 with RISP but a clutch 2-run, 8th inning bomb from light-hitting utility man Jonathan Malo gave Binghamton the edge.
- St. Lucie was rained out on Thursday night, no word on the re-scheduled date. But in other news, 4 Mets were named to the FSL All-Star team: CF Sean Ratliff, 2B Josh Satin, RHP Manuel Alvarez & RHP Chris Schwinden. Both Schwinden and Alvarez will not attend as they were promoted to Double-A.
- After an up and down couple of weeks that has seen the Sand Gnats drop back to 3 games out of first in the SAL, they took a page out their early season model with a 3-2 11-inning win over Asheville, powered by a stellar starting pitching performance and a game-winning RBI from SS Wilmer Flores. LHP Jim Fuller out-dueled Rockies top prospect Tyler Matzek for the win and 2B Alonzo Harris also knocked his second HR of the year.