Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/18: Golly Gee Whillikers

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Sunday July 18, 2010.

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (49-45)

  • CF Jesus Feliciano: 0-3, HBP, CS (.361/.406/.449); 2-for-18 since his demotion
  • RF Fernando Martinez: 0-0 (.257/.320/.437); didn't start
  • RF Val Pascucci: 1-3, R, BB (.238/.364/.548)
  • 1B Lucas Duda: 0-4, RBI, 2 K (.308/.364/.645); 1-for-13 over his last three games
  • SP Dillon Gee: 8.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 8 K, 0 HR (9-5, 4.51 ERA, 111.2 IP, 109 H, 27 BB, 110 K, 15 HR); simply great

AA - Binghamton (50-45)

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-5, R, HR, RBI, 3 K (.302/.343/.536); six strikeouts over his past three games
  • LF Sean Ratliff: 2-5, 2 2B (.352/.393/.648); Nieuwenhuis Lite
  • DH Josh Satin: 1-5, K (.295/.384/.412)
  • SP Mark Cohoon: 6.0 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 2 HR (0-1, 7.03 ERA, 24.1 IP, 31 H, 6 BB, 20 K, 2 HR); rebounded from a grand slam to pitch six innings
  • RP Roy Merritt: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (2-4, 4.61 ERA, 54.2 IP, 53 H, 18 BB, 38 K, 4 HR); hasn’t had a strikeout in past four appearances

Lo-A Savannah (52-42)

  • 3B Jefry Marte: 3-5, R (.259/.331/.396); hitting .415 over his last ten games
  • RF Cesar Puello: 2-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K, SB (.268/.356/.326); eight-game hitting streak
  • CF Pedro Zapata: 1-5, R, 2B (.280/.339/.367); only hitting .244 over his last ten games
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-3, R (.341/.400/.427)
  • SP Jimmy Fuller: 3.0 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (7-3, 2.06 ERA, 96.1 IP, 82 H, 28 BB, 89 K, 1 HR); shocking when he isn't perfect




SS-A Brooklyn (20-10)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-2, 2 RBI, K (.388/.438/.553); came in as a pinch hitter in the eighth to single home two runs
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 2-4, R, RBI, BB, SB, CS (.271/.366/.604)
  • SS Rylan Sandoval: 2-5, 2B, R, 2 K (.314/.381/.559); has been hitting but has also struck out 10 times over his last 42 at-bats
  • 3B Brian Harrison: 2-4, 2 R, BB (.324/.378/.647); really hitting well so far
  • SP Mitchell Houck: 5.2 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (3-0, 3.19 ERA, 36.2 IP, 31 H, 13 BB, 31 K, 1 HR)
  • RP Adam Kolarek: 2.0 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR (0-0, 3.86 ERA, 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HR)

RK Kingsport (11-16)

  • CF ZeErika McQueen: 1-4, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB, SO, SB (.315/.358/.423)
  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-4, RBI, BB, SO (.302/.342/.623); snapped a seven-game hitting streak
  • RF Javier Rodriguez: 1-5, RBI, K (.317/.339/.500) seven-game hitting streak
  • SP Jonathan Kountis: 2.1 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR; first appearance for Kingsport didn’t go very well

RK GCL Mets (11-12)

  • 2B Randoll Santana: 2-3, R, 2B, RBI (.250/.349/.319)
  • SS Robbie Shields: 2-4, R, 2B, K (.253/.329/.360); snapped an 0-for-13 skid
  • SP Edioglis Villasmil: 5.0 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HR (1-1, 3.33 ERA, 24.1 IP, 27 H, 7 BB, 7 K, 1 HR); seven strikeouts in 24 innings in Rookie ball?
  • REHAB ALERT: DH Mike Hessman: 2-4, R; made his first rehab appearance
  • REHAB ALERT: RP Brant Rustich: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (0-0, 8.44 ERA, 4 H, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR)
  • REHAB ALERT: RP Sean Green: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K

Star of the Night

Dillon Gee was just outstanding. He threw eight innings of one-run, three-hit ball while striking out eight and walking one. Gee’s ERA only stands at 4.51 on the season, but the strikeout-to-walk ratio is excellent at 110:27. He’s been a little unlucky—his BABIP is .324—but his big weakness has been to home runs. He’s allowed 15 so far, which really isn’t too far out of sync with his batted ball profile. But in any event, Gee is in a groove right now; his last four outings have all been strong.

Jonathan Kountis was the 19th round draft pick for the Mets this year, and he’s also our Goat of the Night. After getting demoted from Brooklyn for general ineffectiveness as a reliever, Kountis set a bad tone in his first start for Kingsport.

System Roundup

  • It was the Dillon Gee show on Sunday in Buffalo. Gwinnett starter Jose Ortegano and two relievers held the Bisons to two runs on seven hits, but Gee was even sharper. He threw eight innings, throwing just 97 pitches despite walking one and striking out eight. It was a fantastic performance. On the offensive side of the game, Jorge Padilla had three hits, including an RBI double in the fifth to give the Bisons the 2-1 lead that would hold for the remainder of the game. Boxscore
  • Binghamton starter Mark Cohoon struck out seven but allowed five third-inning runs—four on a grand slam to Eric Thames—as the B-Mets lost, 6-2. Cohoon also gave up a first-inning solo homer to Travis Snider. It was nice to see Cohoon recover enough from that difficult third to make it through six innings. It wasn’t a great day for the Bingo offense, but Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit his 15th homer, Michael Fisher hit his third, and Sean Ratliff added a pair of doubles. Boxscore
  • St. Lucie’s game against Clearwater was suspended in the top of the first inning, the score 0-0. Boxscore
  • Jim Fuller had a rare poor outing, digging the Sand Gnats into a 6-0 hole they couldn’t get out of, losing 8-4 to Greenville. Savannah did make some progress chipping away at the lead, scoring three runs over the last four innings of the game, but there just wasn’t enough time to chip away at eight runs. Cesar Puello had a single and a double, while Jefry Marte had three singles of his own. Boxscore
  • Brooklyn won 7-6 in 10 against Tri-City on Sunday. Will Cherry, Brian Harrison, Cory Vaughn, and Rylan Sandoval all had multi-hit games to make up for some so-so pitching performances. The Cyclones won it in the tenth when Joe Bonfe reached on an error, made his way to third, and scored on a wild pitch. Boxscore
  • It was another stinker for Kingsport, who allowed 15 runs on 19 hits in a 15-5 loss to Johnson City. Jonathan Kountis, freshly demoted from Brooklyn, made his first start and was terrible, while none of the relievers called in to follow were able to put out the fire. Boxscore
  • The GCL Mets beat the GCL Cardinals, 5-3. Boxscore
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