New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Thursday August 12, 2010.
The Usual Suspects
Hi-A - St. Lucie (52-62)
- CF Pedro Zapata: 1-3, K (.257/.276/.311)
- SS Wilmer Flores: 0-4, K (.304/.322/.428)
- 1B Stefan Welch: 0-4, SB (.259/.328/.395); .154 over his last ten games
- SP Jeurys Familia: 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 7 H, 0 BB, 9 K, 0 HR (3-8, 5.51 ERA, 98.0 IP, 96 H, 64 BB, 101 K, 4 HR); excellent start and has now walked two or fewer batters over his last four starts
- REHAB ALERT: 3B Eric Campbell: 1-3, BB, K, CS
Lo-A Savannah (61-55)
- CF Matt den Dekker: 3-4, 3 2B, K (.471/.526/.706); also committed an error, but still another big game
- SS Robbie Shields: 0-4, K (.247/.256/.338)
- RF Cesar Puello: 1-4, 2 K (.294/.378/.359); curiously batted cleanup yesterday
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: DNP (.279/.327/.338)
- SP Armando Rodriguez: 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 9 K, 0 HR (6-8, 3.51 ERA, 123.0 IP, 101 H, 41 BB, 116 K, 5 HR); outstanding outing
SS-A Brooklyn (36-18)
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: 2-5, R, 2B, K (.370/.425/.555)
- RF Cory Vaughn: 2-3, 2B, BB (.317/.401/.569)
- C Blake Forsythe: 0-4, 4 K (.266/.324/.391); golden sombrero
- 3B Brian Harrison: 1-3, R, 2B, BB (.268/.333/.527)
- SP A.J. Pinera: 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 10 K, 0 HR (2-3, 1.79 ERA, 45.1 IP, 40 H, 9 BB, 38 K, 2 HR); great outing for the 2010 18th rounder
- RP Adam Kolarek: 3.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (1-0, 1.50 ERA, 18.0 IP, 9 H, 11 BB, 17 K, 1 HR); earned his first save
- Rob: INJURY UPDATE - Just heard from a source with the Cyclones who said that Brooklyn's All-Star shortstop and leadoff hitter Rylan Sandoval will likey miss the rest of the season after x-ray results showed a broken hand from a HBP last Sunday. Really rough news for Sandoval who was batting .330 with a .950 OPS and was doing a damn good job of showing everyone why he should not have gone undrafted last June.
RK Kingsport (23-26)
- CF ZeErika McQueen: 1-4, R, K (.283/.329/.382)
- LF Chase Greene: 1-3, BB (.268/.318/.354)
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 2-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI, K (.296/.338/.561); nice day but still looking a little one-dimensional to me so far
- DH Taylor Freeman: 0-3, 3 K (.200/.273/.200)
- SP Jonathan Kountis: 4.0 IP, 3 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HR (0-1, 4.35 ERA, 20.2 IP, 2 H, 10 BB, 16 K, 3 HR)
RK GCL Mets (23-19)
- SS Randoll Santana: 1-3, R, K (.258/.349/.320)
- LF Julio Concepcion: 2-7, 2 R, 2B, RBI, K (.292/.333/.500)
- SP Akeel Morris: 2.2 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 4 BB, 5 K, 0 HR (1-0, 1.15 ERA, 15.2 IP, 8 H, 11 BB, 15 K, 0 HR); gave up five unearned runs
- SP Juan Urbina: 5.0 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HR (5-2, 5.36 ERA, 40.1 IP, 43 H, 12 BB, 32 K, 5 HR); long ball hurt him yesterday
- REHAB ALERT: DH Rod Barajas: 1-4, R, HR, 3 RBI, K; started the second game as a DH in his first rehab start
Star of the Night
Definitely Jeurys Familia, who had his best start of the season last night. He allowed just one run on seven hits, but, most importantly, he didn’t walk a soul. He has been pitching better of late—though still not necessarily well—so this was a very welcome sight. He’s now walked just six batters over his last 24.2 innings after walking 29 over his previous 30.1.
Tie. I’m giving Goat "honors" to both Blake Forsythe, who had a golden sombrero in Brooklyn, and Todd Weldon, who blew the Kingsport game. One of the biggest worries over Forsythe at the draft was his prodigious strikeout rate, and they’ve certainly been a problem thus far in Brooklyn, having struck out one third of the time he’s approached the plate. As for Weldon, he was the Mets’ 27th round draft pick this year, and he’s been pitching pretty well in relief, for the most part. He was a small-school guy, one of the Mets’ many selections from the NAIA. He brings a good fastball and little else, so he might be a guy who struggles at higher levels.
- Buffalo’s game against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre was postponed due to rain. They will play a doubleheader on August 28th.
- Binghamton’s game against Harrisburg was likewise postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up in a doubleheader on September 3rd.
- Ahead 1-0 in the seventh, St. Lucie starter Jeurys Familia gave up the tying run, and the bullpen blew it in the eighth as Palm Beach won, 4-2. A ninth inning rally proved too little. St. Lucie’s offense was held to just seven singles and two walks. Boxscore
- Armando Rodriguez pitched great. He went six innings, allowing just two first-inning runs on six hits with no walks and nine strikeouts. But those two runs were enough to sink the Sand Gnats, who were shut out by 2009 draftee Ryan Buch and two Kannapolis relievers. Boxscore
- The Cyclones were held scoreless by the Auburn Doubledays over the first six innings of Thursday’s game, but Joe Bonfe led off the seventh with a home run, and then the offense exploded. J.B. Brown tripled home another run and then scored on an error, and then Jeff Flagg singled with the bases loaded to knock home two more. That was all the scoring Brooklyn did, but it was enough to win, 5-2. Boxscore
- Kingsport took a 5-4 lead against Elizabethton into the ninth inning, but reliever Todd Weldon allowed four runs in the ninth, and Kingsport lost, 8-5. Aderlin Rodriguez hit a homer and a double, while Brandon Brown had three hits. Boxscore
- The GCL Mets played two games—one home, one away—against the GCL Cardinals on Thursday. They lost the first one despite scoring five runs in the first. But the pitching staff allowed seven runs over the next three innings, and a sixth-inning insurance run clinched an 8-7 Cardinals victory (Boxscore). The second game was similar in that the Mets jumped out to a 6-0 league, and the Cardinals answered back with four runs. But the pitching stabilized itself, and the Mets held on to win, 7-5. Boxscore