Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/23: 15 innings in Savannah

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the afternoon/night of Thursday July 22, 2010.

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (51-46)

  • CF Jesus Feliciano: 3-5, 2B (.362/.405/.448) Just about the only Bison that didn't hurt his stat line last night
  • DH Mike Hessman: 0-3, BB, K (.280/.361/.591)
  • RF Fernando Martinez: 0-4, K (.249/.302/.433) Coldest streak of his season thus far: 1 for his last 22 with nine strikeouts and just a single walk
  • SS Ruben Tejada: 1-3, BB, 2 K (.295/.344/.364)
  • LF Lucas Duda: 1-3, 2B, BB (.302/.369/.647)
  • 3B Justin Turner: 1-4, BB, E(10) (.281/.333/.392) Only his third game at 3B in 2010
  • SP Bobby Livingston: 3 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, E(3) (3-8, 5.28, 88.2 IP, 103 H, 34 BB, 55 K, 7 HR) Rough day
  • RP Brian Bruney: 1 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 0 K (0-1, 7.20, 5 IP, 9 H, 8 BB, 6 K, 0 HR) Only 13 of 29 pitches for strikes, yuck 

AA - Binghamton (52-48)

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 0-3, BB, K (.295/.343/.523) Slumping a bit with the bat but that makes five walks in his last four games
  • LF Sean Ratliff: 2-4, 2B, R, K (.355/.388/.631)
  • 3B Nick Evans: 0-3, BB, K (.287/.364/.514)
  • 1B Josh Satin: 2-3, 2B, RBI, R, BB (.303/.396/.424)
  • SP Josh Stinson: 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 H, 5 BB, 4 K, 2 E(4) (8-1, 3.04, 94.2 IP, 83 H, 34 BB, 59 K, 4 HR) He's quietly been quite good, due in large part to his 1.56 GB:FB ratio
  • RP Eric Niesen: 1 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K (2-4, 3.74, 55.1 IP, 46 H, 46 BB, 41 K, 3 HR) He's thrown 26 base on balls since his last walk-less appearance on June 5th

 

Hi-A - St. Lucie (50-47)

  • SS Wilmer Flores: 0-4, K (.344/.355/.451)
  • 1B Stefan Welch: 0-3, 2 K (.281/.352/.419)
  • CF Juan Lagares: 1-5, 2B, R, 2 K (.243/.261/.339)
  • 3B Richard Lucas: 2-4, HR(11), 2 RBI, R, K (.206/.280/.354) Not having a great year overall but his previous career high in homers was four last season
  • DH Robbie Shields: 2-4, RBI, SB(1); '09 third rounder making his St. Lucie debut
  • SP Brad Holt: 5.1 IP, 6 ER, 8 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 2 WP, E(2) (2-3, 6.00, 29.2 IP, 30 H, 19 BB, 25 K, 1 HR) What happened to the guy that dominated this league in 2009?
  • RP Nick Carr: 1 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 3 BB, 2 K; His second appearance since coming up from the GCL
  • REHAB ALERT - RHP Sean Green: 1 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K; Shouldn't be too much longer now
  • REHAB ALERT - RHP Carlos Muniz: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K

 

Lo-A Savannah (52-44)

  • 3B Jefry Marte: 2-5, K, 2 E(25) (.264/.332/.401) It had been a while since his last error
  • RF Cesar Puello: 1-4, 3 R, BB, 3 SB(36) (.269/.360/.324) He's 36/43 in stolen bases this year
  • CF Pedro Zapata: 2-7, R, SB(27) (.284/.341/.375)
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-7, K (.302/.388/.404) That'll hurt the old batting average
  • LF-P RJ Harris: 2-7, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, R, 2 K (.190/.289/.280) Throw in 2/3 of an inning pitched that included a wild pitch and a walk-off walk and I'd say Harris had an eventful night
  • SP John Church: 4.2 IP, 2 ER (1 unearned), 4 H, 4 BB, 4 K, WP (5-0, 1.46, 61.2 IP, 46 H, 24 BB, 52 K, 0 HR)
SHORT-SEASON LEAGUES

 

SS-A Brooklyn (23-11)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 3-5, 2 2B, 2 K (.383/.432/.526)
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 4-5, 2B, 2 RBI (.326/.403/.620) The Mets really go out of their way to keep Brooklyn's roster chock full of talent but these two guys may not end the season as Cyclones
  • SS Rylan Sandoval: 0-5 (.311/.379/.555)
  • Blake Forsythe: 1-4, K
  • SP AJ Pinera: 4 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR (1-2, 2.22 ERA, 24.1 IP, 16 H, 5 BB, 15 K, 1 HR)

 

RK Kingsport (13-18)

 

RK GCL Mets (12-14)

  • 2B Randoll Santana: 0-4 (.250/.337/.321)
  • LF Julio Concepcion: 1-3, 3B, R (.310/.347/.483) Athletic outfielder is batting .414 in his last ten
  • SP Akeel Morris: 3 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 4 K (0-0, 1.50, 6 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 6 K, 0 HR) The Virgin Islands product allowed his first pro earned run but he also struck out a career high four

 

Star of the Night

On another night that didn't feature many standout performances, I'm gonna go with Bingo starter RHP Josh Stinson off a very strong seven inning, one run performance last night.  For a former 37th rounder in 2006, I'd say Srinson is doing pretty well for himself.  After a couple of mediocre seasons in A-Ball (mostly out of the 'pen), Stinson has shown that a move back to the rotation may have been the right move.  Most feel that he's in line for a shift to the bullpen for his long-term role but he's certainly helping make that decision a little more difficult with his consistently strong performance this year.  Stinson's ERA's by month: April 3.05 | May 3.13 | June 2.96 | July 3.04

0-for-7 nights pretty much scream "Goat!" so unfortunately for Savannah's SS Wilfredo Tovar he gets the horns after last night's ugly extra-inning performance.

 

System Roundup

  • Ugly day game for the Herd as they were blown out by the Red Wings, 10-0.  This one was over by the third as the Rochester offense opened the game scoring 2, 1, 3 in the first three innings.  LHP Bobby Livingston was awful allowing five runs and the bullpen was just as bad allowing five more.  The Herd batters were just as bad, compiling seven hits, just three over the final four innings.  Only CF Jesus Feliciano can stand tall after this one as he accounted for three of the seven.  Boxscore
  • Binghamton stopped their four game losing streak with a win against Erie, 3-1.  The star of this one was RHP Josh Stinson who had one of his best starts in what has been a pretty good year for him.  The offense didn't help him all that much, squandering most of their opportunities but in the seventh they managed to pull ahead for good thanks to extra-base hits from 2B Josh Satin & RF Brahiam Maldonado.  Boxscore
  • St. Lucie dropped this one to Daytona, 8-3.  Things were moving right along until RHP Brad Holt exploded in the fourth, allowing six runs on seven hits in the inning and pretty much put this one out of reach.  The Mets offense was also pretty bad tonight, going 1-for-8 with RISP and striking out eleven times compared to one walk.  On a side note, there were a number of rehab additions from the GCL Mets who appeared tonight including RHP Sean Green and SS Robbie Shields (who will likely stick at DH with the presence of Flores at short)   Boxscore
  • Rough, rough loss for the Gnats last night in a 15 inning marathon against the Drive that ended up 7-6.  These are the kinds of games that are so crushing to be on the losing end of.  It began as a seesaw affair that had six lead changes in regulation; then in the twelfth Savannah plated two but West Virginia managed to match them with two more in the bottom of the inning.  By the 15th Gnats manager Pedro Lopez has run out of pitchers and rather than compromise his rotation he called LF RJ Harris in from left field to take the mount.  Needless to say the lefty has no pro experience on the mound and though he managed to get the first two men of the inning out, he then walked four straight to lose this one in excruciating fashion.  This game spanned 4 hours and 57 minutes and included a thirteen minute rain delay for good measure.  Boxscore
  • Brooklyn walked off last night against the Lowell Spinners, winning by the score of 4-3.  The Spinners did all of their scoring in the third while the Cyclones chipped away run by run until the ninth when (who else) CF Darrell Ceciliani & RF Cory Vaughn provided the hits that would win this one.  The Dynamic Duo was a combined 7-for-10 in the game as they continue to force the idea of a possible promotion. Boxscore
  • Kingsport dropped this one 2-1 to Bluefield last night.  Not much to say here as the K-Mets managed just three baserunners.  Kingsport pitching wasn't bad as RHP Michael Hebert bounced back after a couple of rough outings.  Boxscore
  • The GCL Mets topped the Nats 4-1 in this game on the strength of some very solid pitching.  RHP Akeel Morris continued to impress as he struck a career-high four batters in a career-high three innings pitched; it should be interesting to see how he performs once they really stretch him out.  Relievers LHP Carlos Vazquez & RHP Tony Feliz were incredible, closing it out with six more innings of scoreless relief and didn't allow a single baserunner in that time.  Boxscore

Minor League Logo of the Whenever

 

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So apparently this is what a Sea Wolf looks like.  There's something very unsettling about this.

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