Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/28: Lutz Returns to Bingo

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Tuesday July 27, 2010.

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (52-51)

  • RF Jesus Feliciano: 2-5, 2 R, 2B (.349/.394/.436)
  • CF Fernando Martinez: 0-3, BB, K (.237/.297/.429); three for his last 32
  • 2B Ruben Tejada: 1-4 (.291/.340/.354)
  • DH Lucas Duda: 2-4, R, HR, 3 RBI (.313/.376/.679); 12th homer (18th overall)
  • 1B Mike Jacobs: 0-3, R, BB, K (.263/.318/.483); only two extra-base hits over his last ten games
  • SP Bobby Livingston: 4.0 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 5 BB, 3 K, 1 HR (3-8, 5.34 ERA, 92.2 IP, 108 H, 39 BB, 58 K, 8 HR); has just been terrible this season
  • RP Ryota Igarashi: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (0-1, 4.66 ERA, 9.2 IP, 13 H, 3 BB, 9 K, 2 HR); earned his first Stateside save
  • RP Chad Cordero: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR; fairly uneventful first appearance
  • RP Brian Bruney: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (0-1, 4.50 ERA, 8.0 IP, 9 H, 7 BB, 7 K, 0 HR)

AA - Binghamton (53-51)

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-5, K (.294/.342/.523); hitting just .211 over his last ten games
  • LF Sean Ratliff: 1-5, R, K (.333/.364/.593); has slowed up some
  • 1B Nick Evans: 3-5, 3 2B, 4 RBI, K (.296/.369/.533); insert "Who?" joke here
  • 2B Josh Satin: 2-3, 3 R, 2B, BB (.297/.401/.421)
  • SP Josh Stinson: 2.1 IP, 7 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (8-1, 3.62 ERA, 97.0 IP, 90 H, 42 BB, 65 K, 4 HR); terrible
  • RP Dylan Owen: 3.2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (4-1, 3.06 ERA, 53.0 IP, 35 H, 25 BB, 42 K, 5 HR); pitched great after Stinson bombed
  • RP Eric Niesen: 0.2 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (4-4, 4.24 ERA, 57.1 IP, 52 H, 48 BB, 44 K, 5 HR); hasn’t been much better since switching to relief
  • INJURY UPDATE:  Most recent word out of the Mets is that Reese Havens is not doing well with the oblique he re-strained in late June and may miss the rest of 2010.  Awful news.

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

  • LF Pedro Zapata: 1-4, K (.250/.250/.333); has gone 1-4 each of his three games in the FSL
  • SS Wilmer Flores: 1-4, K (.348/.357/.464); 18:2 K/BB ratio is worrisome
  • 1B Stefan Welch: 0-4 (.273/.344/.408)
  • CF Juan Lagares: 0-4, K (.231/.246/.315)
  • SP Jeurys Familia: 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR (2-7, 6.13 ERA, 79.1 IP, 77 H, 60 BB, 78 K, 4 HR); solid start
  • REHAB ALERT: RP Carlos Muniz: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6.0 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 7 K, 0 HR)
  • REHAB ALERT: RP Sean Green: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR)
  • Quick update, IF Jordany Valdespin will be re-activated tonight after a one week suspension.  He was pulled from the July 20th game after just one ab in which he grounded out.  My assumption has been that he dogged it and for a player who has already had this type issue before, that was probably the last straw.  Interesting note, the team is 0-7 since that game, a tidbit which I'm sure Valdespin isn't broken up over.

Lo-A Savannah (55-47)

  • DH Robbie Shields: 2-5, 3 R, HR, RBI (.167/.167/.333); nice day
  • 3B Jefry Marte: DNP (.264/.333/.401); sat out again
  • CF Cesar Puello: 2-4 (.277/.363/.344)
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-5, 2B (.301/.357/.379)
  • SP Taylor Whitenton: 1.2 IP, 4 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (5-5, 4.52 ERA, 75.2 IP, 72 H, 48 BB, 74 K, 4 HR); second straight miserable start




RK Kingsport (17-18)

  • CF Chase Greene: 1-5, K, CS (.318/.348/.455)
  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-4, R, HR, RBI, BB, K (.304/.358/.594); ninth home run
  • C Nelfi Zapata: 1-4, K (.262/.327/.340)
  • RF Javier Rodriguez: 1-4, K (.316/.343/.493); streak is at seven games
  • SP Gonzalez Germen: 8.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR (2-3, 4,83 ERA, 41.0 IP, 45 H, 9 BB, 35 K, 2 HR); pitching better lately

RK GCL Mets (14-16)

  • SS Randoll Santana: 1-3, K (.253/.339/.323); hasn’t looked great as his skills have taken a hit across the board
  • LF Julio Concepcion: 1-4, R, HR, RBI, BB, 2 K (.311/.348/.524); power is intriguing, but shoddy plate discipline may be his undoing at higher levels
  • C Jeff Glenn: 1-3, R, SB (.256/.304/.349)
  • SP Domingo Tapia: 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR (1-3, 5.18 ERA, 24.1 IP, 32 H, 6 BB, 14 K, 0 HR); this start was almost indistinguishable from his last
  • Expect to see 2010 5th rounder U. of Florida senior and center fielder extraordinaire Matt den Dekker join the club soon as he recently agreed to terms; details about the terms not yet available.

Star of the Night

I’m gonna go with Zach Lutz as yesterday’s star over honorable mentions Nick Evans and Gonzalez Germen. Lutz had three hits (including a homer), three runs scored, and three RBI for Binghamton yesterday in his first game back since injuring himself in late May. Lutz isn’t a young guy anymore at 24, and he’s only seen 150 or so plate appearances this season due to various injuries. It’s a good thing he’s hit a ton when he’s played and should be looking forward to opening 2011 in Buffalo.

Josh Stinson deserves last night’s Goat honors. Giving up seven runs will do that.

System Roundup

  • Three first-inning runs courtesy of Lucas Duda’s 12th home run staked starter Bobby Livingston to an early lead, but Livingston just couldn’t command his pitches well enough and gave all three runs back by the end of the fourth inning. But Buffalo scratched out another in the fifth and brought home the winning run in the seventh on a Jorge Padilla sacrifice fly to beat Columbus, 5-4. Duda, Jesus Feliciano, and Luis Hernandez had two hits apiece for the Bisons. Boxscore
  • The Binghamton offense really piled it on Portland, and it’s a good thing, too, because Josh Stinson was terrible, giving up seven runs over 2 1/3. But the lineup brought home 12, winning 12-8. Dylan Owen threw three-plus innings of scoreless relief after Stinson was bounced early. Nick Evans hit three doubles, Josh Satin and Zach Lutz scored three runs apiece, while Lutz, Jose Coronado, and Marshall Hubbard hit home runs. Boxscore
  • St. Lucie was shut out by starter Darren Byrd and Brevard County, 2-0 which was their seventh loss in a row. Jeurys Familia had a successful start for a change, and it would have been nice if his offense could have rewarded him with a victory. Instead, he was saddled with his seventh loss. Hector Pellot had the Mets’ lone two-hit game and their lone extra-base hit, a double. Boxscore
  • The Lexington Legends pummeled the Sand Gnats, 13-6. Taylor Whitenton was awful for the second-straight start and the relievers that followed were more gasoline than band-aids. On the plus side, Robbie Shields played well, going 2-5 with three runs scored and a solo home run. Cesar Puello and Travis Ozga also provided two hits apiece. Boxscore
  • Brooklyn had the day off.
  • Princeton edged out Kingsport, 3-2. Gonzalez Germen threw eight strong innings, and Kingsport managed to get 12 men on base, but they weren’t able to drive enough of them home to provide Germen support. Boxscore
  • Luke Montz and Julio Concepcion hit home runs, as the GCL Mets scored seven runs to beat the GCL Nats, 7-5. Alexander Sanchez also chipped in a pair of RBI, while starter Domingo Tapia earned his first win in the GCL. Boxscore
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