New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Wednesday July 7, 2010.
The Usual Suspects
AAA - Buffalo (45-43)
- RF Fernando Martinez: 1-3, 2 BB (.257/.317/.444); can’t remember the last time he had multi-walk game
- LF Lucas Duda: 2-4, R, HR, RBI (.329/.395/.750); I don’t even have a comment anymore—his eighth
- 1B Mike Jacobs: 2-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI (.260/.312/.495); fourth homer in past four games
- SP Pat Misch: 9.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR (9-3, 3.12 ERA, 112.1 IP, 112 H, 19 BB, 64 K, 8 HR); a rare minor league complete game and both runs he allowed were unearned
AA - Binghamton (46-40)
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 3-5, 2 R, 2 2B, BB, K (.301/.347/.524); now 15 for his last 23 with 10 extra-base hits
- LF Sean Ratliff: 4-6, R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, K (.337/.359/.633); speaking of which, Ratliff is 7 for his last 12
- 1B Nick Evans: 2-6, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI (.290/.363/.518); trees falling in the woods, folks
- 2B Josh Satin: 3-6, 2 R, 3 2B, RBI, 2 K (.330/.400/.455); still no homers but nine doubles and a triple since being promoted
- SP Chris Schwinden: 4.2 IP, 3 ER, 10 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (4-5, 4.65 ERA, 50.1 IP, 62 H, 9 BB, 36 K, 3 HR); just spent too much time in the strike zone
- RP Roy Merritt: 2.2 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (2-3, 4.56 ERA, 51.1 IP, 49 H, 14 BB, 37 K, 4 HR)
- RP Eddie Kunz: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (5-5, 5.70 ERA, 72.2 IP, 73 H, 48 BB, 39 K, 3 HR); earned the save, his second
Hi-A - St. Lucie (41-40)
- St. Lucie’s game against the Miracle was suspended in the fifth. We’ll post the full results at a later time.
Lo-A Savannah (47-35)
- 3B Jefry Marte: 2-4, 2B, RBI (.236/.316/.349)
- RF Cesar Puello: 1-2, 2 BB, SB (.264/.348/.322); batting .393 over his last nine games
- CF Pedro Zapata: 1-5, 2 K, SB (.285/.346/.375); steal was number 24 for Zapata
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, K (.386/.460/.455)
- SP Darin Gorski: 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 8 H, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR (3-4, 3.77 ERA, 62.0 IP, 65 H, 22 BB, 55 K, 7 HR)
RK Kingsport (6-10)
- CF ZeErika McQueen: 1-4, K (.362/.389/.449); up to 20 strikeouts in 69 at-bats
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-3, R, 2B, RBI (.267/.308/.583)
- DH Nelfi Zapata: 1-3, BB (.244/.370/.267); Nelfi Zapata, walk machine?
- RF Javier Rodriguez: 1-4, 3B, RBI, 2 K (.382/.417/.636)
- SP Jeff Walters: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR (0-2, 8.10 ERA, 10.0 IP, 13 H, 6 BB, 9 K, 2 HR); not a great outing
- RP Adam Kolarek: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (0-0, 3.48 ERA, 10.1 IP, 3 H, 4 BB, 16 K, 1 HR)
RK GCL Mets (7-4)
- SS Randoll Santana: 1-5, R, K (.227/.333/.227); continues to struggle
- DH Robbie Shields: 0-6, R, BB (.238/.304/.357)
- 3B Brian Harrison: 1-3, R, HR, 2 RBI (.364/.364/.727); first professional homer
- SP Zach Dotson: 4.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (0-1, 3.97 ERA, 11.1 IP, 10 H, 8 BB, 11 K, 0 HR); solid start
- SP Domingo Tapia: 3.2 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (0-1, 8.22 ERA, 7.2 IP, 11 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR); started the suspended game on the second
Star of the Night
I’m really running late this morning, so I’ll have to be even more terse than usual, but I’m going with Pat Misch, who gets the nod for throwing a complete game. Misch really has shown outstanding control, and he might deserve a chance to replace Tak should the Mets decide to pull him from the rotation. Of course, Misch’s control has never been as good at the major league level as it has been in the International League this season.
The Goat of the Night is Jeff Walters who really wasn’t that bad, but it was a very good day for the Mets organization on the whole. Walters is just Goat by Default.
- All-Star Pat Misch was back at it again, throwing a complete game as the Bisons beat the Syracuse Sky Chiefs, 6-2. Misch went the whole nine, allowing just two runs in the eighth inning. Meanwhile, five different Bisons had two hits, and five of their six runs came via the home run. Mike Jacobs hit two out, and Lucas Duda added yet another, while Justin Turner knocked his second out. Boxscore
- Binghamton played an extra-innings affair on Wednesday, beating Altoona 9-6 in ten innings. Marshall Hubbard had the go-ahead hit in the tenth, a two-run double. Josh Satin then proceeded to double home Hubbard. Inexplicably, Tim Teufel brought in Ruff Eddie Kunz to close out the game in the tenth inning, and, equally inexplicably, Kunz did the job. Sean Ratliff, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, and Josh Satin all continued to absolutely rake. Boxscore
- St. Lucie’s game against Fort Myers was suspended in the fifth with St. Lucie up 4-1. The game will resume this afternoon. Boxscore
- Savannah got their revenge against Rome for last night’s disaster, winning 6-2. Starter Darin Gorski gave up eight hits but held the Braves to just two runs over five innings, and the Savannah offense hit four doubles. Even Alonzo Harris got in on the action, knocking in two runs. Boxscore
- Brookyln had the day off. You can catch Cory Vaughn, Darrell Ceciliani and the rest of the Cyclones tonight live on SNY as they take on the State College Spikes.
- Bristol scored three runs in the fourth off starter Jeff Walters to beat Kingsport, 3-2. The Kingsport offense just couldn’t get enough going. Both their runs did come via extra-base hit, but they just didn’t put enough baserunners on. Boxscore
- The GCL Mets played a game and a half yesterday, first completing a suspended game against the GCL Nationals from last week. In that game, the Mets were down 5-1 when play resumed, and they ended up losing, 8-4 (Boxscore). In the second, they started at the beginning and fared better, winning 2-0. Zach Dotson threw four scoreless innings, and Brian Harrison hit his first homer as a professional. Boxscore