Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/6: Blown Saves Aplenty

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Tuesday July 6, 2010.

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (44-43)

  • RF Fernando Martinez: 0-3, R, BB (.256/.310/.446)
  • PH Val Pascucci: 0-1, K (.227/.343/.529)
  • LF Lucas Duda: 3-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI (.319/.390/.722); the streak is over, but Duda’s still hitting
  • 1B Mike Jacobs: 1-4, K (.257/.311/.474)
  • SP Bobby Livingston: 3.0 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (3-7, 5.00 ERA, 84.2 IP, 95 H, 32 BB, 52 K, 6 HR); made his first start in nearly a month and probably didn’t endear himself to anyone

AA - Binghamton (45-40)

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 4-4, 3 R, 2B, 3 RBI, BB (.296/.341/.515); 12 hits in his last 18 at-bats, seven of them doubles and one a homer
  • LF Sean Ratliff: 3-6, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI (.315/.340/.609)
  • 3B Nick Evans: 1-3, R, HR, RBI, 2 BB, K (.290/.363/.512); yawn
  • 2B Josh Satin: 3-4, R, BB (.317/.394/.415); second-straight multi-hit game
  • SP Mark Cohoon: 4.0 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (1-0, 4.91 ERA, 14.2 IP, 19 H, 2 BB, 7 K, 0 HR); meh
  • RP Dylan Owen: 1.0 IP, 4 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (2-1, 3.40 ERA, 42.1 IP, 27 H, 21 BB, 32 K, 3 HR)

Hi-A - St. Lucie (41-40)

  • 2B Jordany Valdespin: 1-4, RBI, 2 K (.295/.332/.448); one hit in his last 16 at-bats
  • SS Wilmer Flores: 4-5, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI (.431/.441/.500); nice to see the double, but there’s still very little in the way of secondary skills here
  • 1B Stefan Welch: 1-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB, 3 K (.294/.362/.438)
  • RF Juan Lagares: 1-5, SB (.173/.200/.192)
  • LF Joey August: 0-2, R, 2 BB, K, SB (.291/.358/.388)
  • RP Scott Moviel: 0.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (2-6, 6.32 ERA, 68.1 IP, 86 H, 37 BB, 47 K, 6 HR); turned the fire Oliver Perez left into a raging inferno
  • REHAB ALERT: CF Carlos Beltran: 1-2, BB, K (.375/.432/.469)
  • REHAB ALERT: SP Oliver Perez: 5.2 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 K, 0 HR; I guess this means he’s getting closer

Lo-A Savannah (46-35)

  • 3B Jefry Marte: 2-4, R, RBI, BB, CS (.232/.314/.343); struggling Marte needed a solid day but also committed his 21st error
  • DH Cesar Puello: 1-4, RBI, K, SB (.263/.343/.321); stolen base was his 25th in 31 attempts
  • CF Pedro Zapata: 1-3, R, 3B, BB, 2 SB (.286/.349/.377)
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-4, RBI, CS (.390/.457/.439)
  • SP Collin McHugh: 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 9 K, 0 HR (3-6, 3.45 ERA, 78.1 IP, 85 H, 18 BB, 72 K, 4 HR); strikeouts were a season-high

 

SHORT-SEASON LEAGUES

 

SS-A Brooklyn (9-9)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-4, 2B (.373/.427/.600)
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 1-4, 2 K, SB (.264/.349/.542); struggling a little lately—seven of his 12 strikeouts have come in July, only two of his nine walks
  • 1B Jeff Flagg: 1-3, 2 R, 2B (.365/.415/.634)
  • SP Wes Wrenn: 3.0 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (1-2, 4.50 ERA, 20.0 IP, 25 H, 4 BB, 15 K, 0 HR); second-straight poor outing

RK Kingsport (6-9)

  • LF ZeErika McQueen: 0-5, RBI, K (.369/.397/.462)
  • CF Chase Greene: 1-5, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI (.286/.333/.429); '09 16th rounder easing his way back into the lineup
  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 2-4, R, 2B (.263/.311/.579)
  • DH Nelfi Zapata: 2-3, R, K (.238/.360/.262)
  • RF Javier Rodriguez: 0-4, RBI (.392/.429/.627); it’s been three days since his last multi-hit game—time to jump off the bandwagon
  • SP Brett Mitchell: 6.2 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR (2-1, 1.65 ERA, 16.1 IP, 13 H, 3 BB, 20 K, 1 HR); find him intriguing but hope he doesn’t get lost along the way like Brandon Moore
  • RP John Holdzkom: 1.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (0-0, 33.75 ERA, 1.1 IP, 3 H, 5 BB, 2 K, 0 HR); lowered his ERA from 108.00 to 33.75, and at this rate he’ll have it under 10 in no time at all!

RK GCL Mets (6-5)

Star of the Night

It’s Kirk Nieuwenhuis for the second time in three days. Dude went 4-for-4 with a double, three RBI, and a walk. It’s enough to beat out Wilmer Flores, who had four hits and a double of his own. Kirk’s really hitting well right now and showing a little more patience than he had for most of the season, drawing six walks over the last ten games.

The Goat of the Night is Brandon Sage, who blew the save for Savannah. Sage, a 37th round pick from South Alabama in 2009, has a chance to be a LOOGY but little else. He has little velocity (mid-to-high 80s) and a slurve that just isn’t a pitch that can be expected to fool righties. His control is great, to his benefit, but it’s only resulted in a so-so season at Savannah thus far.

System Roundup

  • Buffalo rewarded Bobby Livingston for a couple of solid relief performances lately with a start, though an abbreviated one. Unfortunately, he gave up three runs over his three innings of work, and reliever John Lujan permitted two more in the sixth to give Syracuse a 6-5 win. Buffalo scored three runs off Syracuse starter Jeff Mandel, but were held scoreless by the five relievers who followed. Lucas Duda was nigh-impossible to contain again, collecting three hits and a pair of RBI. Boxscore
  • The B-Mets brought their bats to Altoona, taking an 11-6 victory. After scoring a run on a Marshall Hubbard RBI single in the first, Binghamton scored four more on back-to-back homers by Sean Ratliff and Nick Evans. Captain Kirk Nieuwenhuis had four more hits, while Ratliff, Josh Satin, and Salomon Manriquez had three more apiece. Marshall Hubbard also chipped in three RBI. On the pitching side of things, Mark Cohoon was just so-so, lasting only four innings, and Dylan Owen followed him up with a rough inning of relief before Edgar Ramirez and Derrick Ellison shut the door over the final four innings. Boxscore
  • St. Lucie scored seven runs over the first three innings as a rehabbing Oliver Perez kept Charlotte scoreless through five before giving up two runs in the sixth, and St. Lucie went on to win, 8-5. Wilmer Flores had four hits—only three singles!—and the also rehabbing Carlos Beltran provided two more. Boxscore
  • Savannah blew a 6-2 lead in the eighth inning, losing to Rome 7-6. Luis Rojas started the five-run eighth, but Brandon Sage was the man who lost it for good. Their collective effort ruined a great start from Collin McHugh, who struck out nine in six innings. Boxscore
  • While Joe Bonfe and Kurt Steinhauer hit home runs and JB Brown and Brooklyn scored five runs, the pitching faltered as Brooklyn lost to Jamestown, 7-5. Wes Wrenn got off to a bad start and was followed by Nelson Pereira, who gave up three runs over an inning of work. Maybe Bubba Grape the Baseball Ape put some sort of voodoo hex on the Cyclones’ pitching staff. Boxscore
  • Kingsport beat Greeneville, 6-2, and appear to have themselves a little bit of a winning streak going. Brett Mitchell had yet another solid outing, and Aderlin Rodriguez, Justin Schafer, Nelfi Zapata, and Albert Cordero all had multi-hit games. Boxscore
  • The GCL Mets managed only three hits en route to a 4-1 loss to the GCL Marlins. All four Marlins runs came against reliever Tony Feliz, after Edioglis Villasmil and old friend Carlos Muniz held them scoreless for seven innings. The Mets’ lone run came on a solo homer by 2010 37th rounder Dylan Brown. Boxscore
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