Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/21: Shutout for Buffalo

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Tuesday July 20, 2010.

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (51-45)

  • RF Jesus Feliciano: 1-3, RBI (.357/.399/.441); brought home the game’s only run on a sac fly
  • DH Mike Hessman: 0-4 (.284/.364/.604)
  • CF Fernando Martinez: 0-3, BB, 2 K (.252/.314/.450)
  • LF Lucas Duda: 0-4, 2 K (.301/.365/.646); the home run Monday aside, still struggling the past few games
  • 1B Mike Jacobs: 1-4, 2 K (.269/.322/.505)
  • SP Ramon Ortiz: 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 8 K, 0 HR (1-2, 5.34 ERA, 32.0 IP, 34 H, 6 BB, 23 K, 1 HR); seems to either pitch terribly or great
  • RP Ryota Igarashi: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (0-0, 4.05 ERA, 6.2 IP, 8 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HR)
  • RP Manny Acosta: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (2-3, 3.47 ERA, 36.1 IP, 28 H, 15 BB, 36 K, 4 HR); his fifth save
  • ROSTER MOVE: Well that didn't take long; IF Justin Turner follows Ruben Tejada down to Triple-A in order to make space for Ollie.  Sucks for Turner but this Bisons roster is getting stronger every day.

AA - Binghamton (50-47)

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 0-4, BB, K (.297/.342/.526); three walks over the past two games
  • LF Sean Ratliff: 2-5, R, K (.351/.389/.634)
  • 3B Nick Evans: 0-4, RBI, K (.289/.362/.521)
  • DH Josh Satin: 1-3, 2 R, 2B, BB, K (.288/.384/.408)
  • SP Mike Antonini: 3.2 IP, 8 ER, 10 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 3 HR (6-8, 4.20 ERA, 115.2 IP, 116 H, 21 BB, 91 K, 14 HR); ten hits and three homers = not good
  • RP Dylan Owen: 3.1 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 2 HR (3-1, 3.28 ERA, 49.1 IP, 34 H, 23 BB, 40 K, 5 HR)

Hi-A - St. Lucie (50-44)

  • DH Jordany Valdespin: 0-1 (.293/.333/.437); had to be removed from the game in the first—no clue why yet
  • SS Wilmer Flores: 0-4 (.360/.371/.474); .233/.233/.372 over the past ten games
  • 1B Stefan Welch: 0-3, BB, K (.283/.353/.423)
  • CF Juan Lagares: 0-4, CS (.236/.255/.330)
  • DH Joey August: 0-3, BB (.274/.345/.363); 5 for his last 30
  • SP Brandon Moore: 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 4 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (2-2, 2.70 ERA, 30.0 IP, 26 H, 13 BB, 25 K, 0 HR); a little wild again on Tuesday

Lo-A Savannah (52-43)

  • 3B Jefry Marte: 1-4, 2 K (.259/.331/.394)
  • RF Cesar Puello: 0-3, BB, K (.266/.355/.323); eight-game hitting streak snapped
  • CF Pedro Zapata: 2-4, R, 3B, RBI (.282/.340/.375)
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-3, BB (.329/.394/.412)
  • SP Darin Gorski: 4.0 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR (3-5, 3.82 ERA, 73.0 IP, 73 H, 25 BB, 67 K, 8 HR); has allowed five homers over his last four starts




SS-A Brooklyn (21-11)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 2-4, R, RBI, K, 2 SB (.387/.434/.524)
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 3-5, R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, K, SB (.303/.381/.607)
  • SS Rylan Sandoval: 2-3, R, RBI, 2 BB, K, 2 SB (.321/.393/.578); another outstanding day
  • 3B Brian Harrison: 0-2, R, RBI (.275/.333/.550)
  • SP Chris Hilliard: 6.1 IP, 1 ER, 7 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR (5-0, 3.86 ERA, 39.2 IP, 44 H, 6 BB, 23 K, 1 HR)
  • ROSTER MOVE: This year's third round pick out of Tenn. C Blake Forsythe was moved up to Brooklyn and made his debut last night (0-for-4, 2 K)

RK Kingsport (12-16)

  • LF ZeErika McQueen: 1-3, 2 R, 2B, BB, SB (.316/.362/.430); six straight games with a stolen base
  • CF Chase Greene: 2-3, R, RBI, BB, 2 SB, CS (.286/.348/.381); played back-to-back games for the first time in a month
  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-2, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB, SB (.306/.356/.620)
  • SP Jake DeGrom: 5.0 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR (1-1, 4.50 ERA, 22.0 IP, 27 H, 5 BB, 18 K, 2 HR); has been less than impressive on the whole so far

RK GCL Mets (11-13)

  • 2B Randoll Santana: 2-4, 2B, 2 K (.263/.356/.342); second-straight two-hit game
  • DH Robbie Shields: 0-3, 2 BB (.244/.333/.346)
  • C Jeff Glenn: 0-4, RBI, 2 K (.243/.300/.351); just 2 for his last 20
  • SP Ernesto Yanez: 2.2 IP, 4 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (0-0, 4.38 ERA, 12.1 IP, 10 H, 5 BB, 4 K, 1 HR)
  • REHAB ALERT: 3B Zach Lutz: 1-4, K (.200/.273/.200)
  • REHAB ALERT: RP Sean Green: 1.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K; allowed first run in three innings of work

Star of the Night

Last night’s star was definitely Ramon Ortiz, for throwing seven shutout innings, walking none, and striking out eight. I don’t especially relish the thought of having him in the organization, but I have to give credit where it’s due, and he hasn’t really been quite as bad as his ERA indicates, thanks to great control. That said, I’m still praying he never sees time on the major league roster.

The Goat is Mike Antonini for that lovely display—eight runs allowed. He and Dylan Owen combined to allow five homers in six innings of work. Beautiful.

System Roundup

  • Buffalo won a pitcher’s duel with Rochester, 1-0. Ramon "Feast or Famine" Ortiz was simply outstanding, allowing just three hits and no walks while striking out eight over seven innings. The Bisons’ lone run came in the seventh, when Russ Adams led off with a double, was sacrificed to third, and came into score on a deep fly by Jesus Feliciano. Mike Cervenak also had three hits. Boxscore
  • Binghamton lost to Bowie 10-5. Mike Antonini and Dylan Owen allowed seven runs in the third inning, and that was all that was needed to sink the B-Mets. Positives? Jose Coronado and Sean Ratliff had two hits apiece, but it wasn’t a great day for the Bingo offense on the whole, which only had eight hits and struck out twelve times. Boxscore
  • Brandon Moore ran into just enough trouble in the fourth inning to undo St. Lucie, who lost 4-3 to Clearwater. Three hits and a walk led to three runs for Clearwater that inning, and St. Lucie just wasn’t able to generate enough offense to win the game. Ryan Mollica, who replaced Jordany Valdespin in the first, did have a nice day, driving in two. Boxscore
  • The West Virginia Power held the Sand Gnats to just four hits, winning by the lopsided score of 9-2. Darin Gorski was merely so-so, and his bullpen provided him no support. And the Sand Gnats’ lineup’s sole bright spot was leadoff hitter Pedro Zapata, who had half their hit output with a single and a triple. Boxscore
  • Brooklyn won 7-2 over Lowell on Tuesday. The Cyclones had 13 hits, every one of them—except for two doubles by Cory Vaughn—a single. The Cyclones also stole five bases and featured a strong start by Chris Hilliard. Boxscore
  • Kingsport won over Bluefield, 6-3. Kingsport had just seven hits, and five of them were singles, but they were aggressive on the basepaths, swiping five bags, and relievers T.J. Chism and Michael Weldon were effective over the final four innings. Boxscore
  • Starter Ernesto Yanez gave up four third-inning runs, and the GCL Mets weren’t able to recover as the GCL Astros won, 7-4. Boxscore
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