Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/30

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Thursday July 29, 2010.

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (52-53)

  • RF Fernando Martinez: 3-5, R, 2B, K (.246/.300/.427)
  • SS Ruben Tejada: 1-4, R, 2B, RBI, K (.284/.332/.350)
  • 1B Val Pascucci: 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, BB, K (.246/.372/.577); back in the lineup for the first time in eleven days
  • LF Lucas Duda: 0-4, R, K (.301/.365/.664)
  • DH Mike Jacobs: 0-5, K (.260/.313/.478)
  • SP Tobi Stoner: 4.0 IP, 7 ER. 9 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 4 HR (5-9, 6.04 ERA, 110.1 IP, 140 H, 37 BB, 79 K, 18 HR); four homers—ouch
  • RP Ryota Igarashi: 1.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (0-1, 5.06 ERA, 10.2 IP, 16 H, 3 BB, 11 K, 2 HR)
  • RP Chad Cordero: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR)

AA - Binghamton (53-53)

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: DNP (.290/.337/.516)
  • CF Sean Ratliff: 1-5, 3 K (.333/.363/.601)
  • 1B Nick Evans: 1-4, R, 2B, RBI, 2 K (.294/.366/.527)
  • 2B Josh Satin: 2-4, 2B, RBI, K (.303/.409/.434); hitting .367 over his last ten games
  • 3B Zach Lutz: DNP (.291/.417/.575)
  • SP Chris Schwinden: 5.1 IP, 2 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 8 K, 0 HR (4-6, 5.35 ERA, 67.1 IP, 85 H, 16 BB, 56 K, 6 HR); eight hits isn’t so great, but eight strikeouts is another story
  • RP Eric Niesen: 1.1 IP, 5 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 0 K, 3 HR (4-4, 4.91 ERA, 58.2 IP, 57 H, 49 BB, 44 K, 8 HR); yikes!
  • RP Eddie Kunz: 1.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (5-6, 5.17 ERA, 85.1 IP, 81 H, 53 BB, 43 K, 4 HR); well, at least he was better than Niesen

Hi-A - St. Lucie (50-52)

  • CF Pedro Zapata: 1-4 (.250/.250/.300); the string of 1-4’s continues—five straight
  • 2B Jordany Valdespin: 2-3, R, HR, 2 RBI (.301/.339/.453)
  • SS Wilmer Flores: 0-4 (.336/.345/.445)
  • DH Stefan Welch: 0-4, K (.272/.342/.413)
  • RF Juan Lagares: DNP (.233/.248/.316)
  • SP Kyle Allen: 6.1 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (6-7, 5.03 ERA, 98.1 IP, 99 H, 53 BB, 52 K, 6 HR); only allowed three runs, but the walks have now surpassed the strikeouts

Lo-A Savannah (55-48)

  • SS Robbie Shields: 0-4, K (.136/.136/.286)
  • RF Cesar Puello: 2-3, R, SB (.281/.367/.347); batting .400/.478/.550 with eight steals over his last ten games
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-5 (.287/.342/.361); really struggling right now
  • SP John Church: 4.0 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR (5-1, 1.78 ERA, 65.2 IP, 52 H, 26 BB, 56 K, 0 HR); has looked decidedly human the past couple starts




SS-A Brooklyn (27-13)

RK Kingsport (17-20)

Star of the Night

Definitely Justin Turner. Turner had eleven total bases—two homers, a double, and a single. He’s simply been great since coming over to the Mets’ organization, batting .323/.370/.465 in 198 at-bats. While he’s probably just having a peak season, Turner could probably help some organization off the bench despite not getting much of a chance when he joined the Mets last week.

The Goat is Eric Niesen who has done much to kill the marginal prospect status he had a year ago.

System Roundup

  • Buffalo wasted a tremendous offensive performance from Justin Turner—four hits, two homers, a double—by losing to Columbus, 11-8. Tobi Stoner was knocked out with no out in the fifth after surrendering seven runs, including four solo homers. Had the bullpen done its job and halted the damage, the game could have been won, but Michael O’Connor and Ryota Igarashi both allowed runs to score. Boxscore
  • Bingo’s bullpen imploded in Erie last night, as the B-Mets lost 8-2. Chris Schwinden actually had a very solid start, striking out eight over 5 2/3 innings, but Eddie Kunz started the disaster by letting the tying run come home in the sixth, while Eric Niesen simply crapped the bed, giving up five runs over his inning and a third. Boxscore
  • St. Lucie tied the game at 1 in the sixth inning on a Jordany Valdespin homer, but they gave up two runs in the seventh, and they lost to Brevard County, 4-2. Prospect Kyle Heckathorn did a good job at holding back the St. Lucie offense, limiting them to just five baserunners over seven innings. Boxscore
  • Savannah couldn’t score a run against Augusta until the eighth inning when Cesar Puello was hit by a pitch, stole second, and scored on a single. The final score was Augusta 4, Savannah 1. Puello also had two of the Sand Gnats’ five hits. Boxscore
  • Brooklyn took a tie game with Aberdeen into the ninth inning on Thursday night. They broke it open at that point on conesecutive singles by Joe Bonfe, Brian Harrison, and Jeff Flagg, and Luis Nieves brought home an insurance run a couple batters later with another single. Boxscore
  • Kingsport gave up 11 runs for the second consecutive game, this time losing to Pulaski 11-3. Eduardo Aldama was the starter, giving up four runs on five hits and five walks over 3 1/3 innings. Reliever Peter Birdwell took the brunt of the damage however, allowing seven runs (three earned) over two innings of work. Boxscore
  • The GCL Mets had the day off.
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