Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/22

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Wednesday July 21, 2010.

First off, for anyone that didn't hear the Mets and Bisons have extended their partnership for at least two more seasons.  After a bit of a shaky first season, 2010 has been a good year in Buffalo and ultimately both sides just have too much to gain from one another not to do this.  Definitely good news.

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (51-46)

  • CF Jesus Feliciano: 1-3, HBP (.356/.401/.440)
  • DH Mike Hessman: 1-4, 2 K (.284/.363/.598)
  • RF Fernando Martinez: 0-4, K (.249/.308/.442); one hit in his last 18 at-bats
  • SS Ruben Tejada: 1-3, 2B, RBI (.295/.340/.364); played well in his triumphant return to Triple-A
  • 1B Mike Jacobs: 0-4 (.265/.319/.498); also committed two errors
  • SP Pat Misch: 5.2 IP, 6 ER, 10 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 2 HR (9-4, 3.56 ERA, 124.0 IP, 129 H, 23 BB, 73 K, 11 HR); poor outing from a guy who’s been pretty great this year

AA - Binghamton (51-47)

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB (.297/.344/.528)
  • LF Sean Ratliff: 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 K (.350/.385/.628)
  • 3B Nick Evans: 1-3, R, 2 BB, K (.290/.365/.519)
  • 1B Josh Satin: 2-4, R, K (.295/.387/.411)
  • SP Robert Carson: 6.2 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (0-2, 6.75 ERA, 10.2 IP, 13 H, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 HR); not a great outing, but a very significant improvement over his first
  • RP Roy Merritt: 0.2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (2-4, 4.47 ERA, 56.1 IP, 55 H, 18 BB, 43 K, 4 HR); the last five outs he’s recorded have all been strikeouts

Hi-A - St. Lucie (50-45)

  • SS Wilmer Flores: 1-4, CS (.356/.367/.466)
  • 1B Stefan Welch: 1-3, RBI, K (.283/.353/.422)
  • CF Juan Lagares: 2-4, R, K (.245/.263/.336); only multi-hit game for St. Lucie yesterday
  • DH Joey August: 0-3, K (.269/.339/.356); just in a freefall now
  • SP Jeurys Familia: 5.2 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 6 BB, 5 K, 3 HR (2-6, 6.38 ERA, 73.1 IP, 71 H, 58 BB, 71 K, 3 HR); way too wild again

Lo-A Savannah (52-44)

  • 3B Jefry Marte: 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, K (.262/.332/.401); slugging percentage is over .400!
  • RF Cesar Puello: 2-4, 2 R, K, 2 SB (.269/.356/.325); 33 steals on the season
  • CF Pedro Zapata: 2-5, RBI, 2 K (.284/.341/.375)
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-4, RBI, K (.326/.388/.404)
  • SP Taylor Whitenton: 2.2 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (5-5, 4.14 ERA, 74.0 IP, 69 H, 45 BB, 72 K, 4 HR); nothing too exciting here

 

SHORT-SEASON LEAGUES

 

SS-A Brooklyn (22-11)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 0-4, BB, K, CS (.375/.426/.508)
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 1-2, RBI, 2 BB, K, SB (.306/.389/.605)
  • SS Rylan Sandoval: 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, K (.325/.394/.579)
  • SP Angel Cuan: 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR (3-0, 1.71 ERA, 42.0 IP, 36 H, 8 BB, 28 K, 0 HR); also allowed four unearned runs

RK Kingsport (13-16)

  • LF ZeErika McQueen: 2-5, 2 R, BB, 2 K (.319/.368/.429); stolen base streak was snapped
  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 2-5, R, 2B, RBI, K (.310/.363/.619)
  • DH Nelfi Zapata: 1-5, RBI (.253/.330/.345)
  • RF Javier Rodriguez: 1-6, R, 2 RBI (.298/.319/.465); only hitting .200 over the last ten games
  • SP Gonzalez Germen: 7.0 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HR (2-3, 5.45 ERA, 33.0 IP, 39 H, 9 BB, 30 K, 2 HR); decent start

RK GCL Mets (11-14)

  • 2B Randoll Santana: 1-4 (.263/.352/.338)
  • SS Robbie Shields: 1-4 (.244/.330/.341)
  • SP Domingo Tapia: 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (0-3, 5.59 ERA, 19.1 IP, 27 H, 6 BB, 10 K, 0 HR); has now made two solid starts in a row
  • REHAB ALERT: DH Zach Lutz: 1-4 (.214/.267/.214)
  • REHAB ALERT: RP Brant Rustich: 2.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (0-0, 7.36 ERA, 7.1 IP, 6 H, 4 BB, 6 K, 0 HR)

Star of the Night

Last night’s star was Ismael Tijerina for finally ending last night’s Kingsport game. It wasn’t a great day for individuals in the Mets’ system with a whole lot of sub-par or similar-looking performances, so I’ll go with the guy who had the big hit, even if he didn’t start the game. Tijerina was signed out of Mexico a couple years ago, spending the past two seasons in Venezuela. Judging from his past performance, he’s not much of a hitter (he hit .276 last season, .214 the year before) but will take the occasional walk. So far, he hasn’t seen a lot of playing time for Kingsport, which is telling. But when he’s played, he’s played very well, hitting .343/.425/.429.

Taylor Whitenton, who gave up six runs in two-plus innings is our Goat. Whitenton was a 39th-round pick in 2009 and isn’t a real prospect despite having a little projection left. His fastball only sits in the upper 80s, and he has a decent changeup and a less decent slider.

System Roundup

  • A day after getting a fantastic pitching performance from an unlikely source in Ramon Ortiz, Buffalo got a terrible one from one of their most dependable stalwarts as they lost to Rochester, 9-2 on Wednesday. Pat Misch allowed seven runs over 5 2/3 innings, surrendering a pair of home runs. Andy Green was the sole Bison to have a nice game, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Boxscore
  • Binghamton made a valiant effort at a comeback down three runs in the ninth inning, but they came up just short, losing to Bowie 6-5. Robert Carson looked strong in his second Double-A start until the seventh inning when he seemed to run out of gas. Unfortunately, reliever Edgar Ramirez wasn’t effective enough to snuff out the Bowie rally. Boxscore
  • St. Lucie looked lackluster in a 6-1 loss to Clearwater. Jeurys had another disappointing start, walking six batters, while the lineup couldn’t manage even one extra-base hit. A boring game devoid of highlights for St. Lucie. Boxscore
  • The West Virginia Power beat Savannah again on Wednesday, 8-4. Taylor Whitenton got touched early, allowing four first-inning runs. Six of the Sand Gnats’ nine hits came from three sources: Pedro Zapata, Cesar Puello, and Jefry Marte; Marte’s pair of doubles were the team’s lone extra-base hits. Savannah has now lost four in a row. Boxscore
  • Brooklyn won over Lowell on an eighth-inning sacrifice fly by Cory Vaughn that brought home Juan Centeno. The final score was 5-4. I’m not exactly sure Brooklyn deserved to win, however; they committed four errors, including two by starter Angel Cuan. Boxscore
  • Ismael Tijerina singled home Javier Rodriguez in the bottom of the 13th to give Kingsport the 7-6 victory over Bluefield, moving the Mets out of the cellar. Luke Stewart and John Semel each had three hits, and starter Gonzalez Germen was strong aside from a four-run fourth. Boxscore
  • The GCL Mets just couldn’t get anything going against the GCL Marlins, losing 3-0. Starter Domingo Tapia pitched a solid five innings, but it’s impossible to win when your team scores nada on just six singles. Boxscore
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