Daily Mets Farm System Report - 8/26

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Wednesday August 25, 2010.

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (70-60)

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 0-5, RBI, 2 K (.215/.292/.369); ten strikeouts over his last six games
  • DH Lucas Duda: 0-4, 1 K (.319/.392/.639)
  • 1B Nick Evans: 3-4, R, 3B (.326/.407/.611)
  • SP Raul Valdes: 7.0 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR (1-1, 2.54 ERA, 28.1 IP, 22 H, 8 BB, 29 K, 2 HR); pitched pretty well but didn’t get much help
  • RP Sean Green: 0.2 IP, 4 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (0-1, 7.07 ERA, 14.0 IP, 19 H, 6 BB, 13 K, 1 HR); awful outing
  • ROSTER MOVES: For anyone that didn't hear, RF Fernando Martinez was placed on the DL with right knee soreness yesterday, his third trip to the DL this season.  Taking his place on the roster is Binghamton catcher Mike Nickeas.

AA - Binghamton (61-66)

  • CF Sean Ratliff: 2-4, R, BB, K (.340/.385/.630)
  • 1B Josh Satin: 1-4, BB (.329/.413/.506)
  • LF Eric Campbell: 1-5, RBI, 2 K (.281/.333/.452)
  • DH Zach Lutz: 2-4, 2 RBI, BB (.291/.397/.591)
  • 2B Jordany Valdespin: 2-5, R, K (.276/.288/.345)
  • SP Robert Carson: 4.0 IP, 7 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR (1-5, 8.26 ERA, 40.1 IP, 57 H, 20 BB, 23 K, 7 HR); Double-A has been nothing short of a disaster for Carson, whose ground ball rate has dropped like a cannonball tied to an anvil
  • RP Eric Niesen: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (4-6, 4.92 ERA, 67.2 IP, 68 H, 54 BB, 53 K, 8 HR)
  • RP Roy Merritt: 0.2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (4-4, 3.69 ERA, 75.2 IP, 67 H, 23 BB, 59 K, 4 HR)
  • RP Eddie Kunz: 1.1 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (6-7, 5.22 ERA, 100.0 IP, 100 H, 64 BB, 58 K, 5 HR)

Lo-A Savannah (66-62)

  • CF Matt den Dekker: 0-2, K (.413/.464/.540)
  • SS Robbie Shields: 0-2, K (.264/.288/.397)
  • SP Taylor Whitenton: 4.2 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR (8-7, 3.90 ERA, 101.2 IP, 94 H, 62 BB, 104 K, 6 HR); 5.5 walks per nine innings at A-ball isn’t exactly encouraging

 

SHORT-SEASON LEAGUES

 

SS-A Brooklyn (39-20)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-4, R, 2 K (.349/.405/.510); hitting .239/.314/.283 over his last ten games
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 2-4, R, 2B, RBI (.304/.393/.542)
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-4, R, BB, 2 RBI (.333/.385/.375)
  • C Blake Forsythe: 0-3, R, BB, K (.224/.295/.365)
  • SP Jonathan Kountis: 0.1 IP, 3 ER, 1 H, 4 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (0-1, 6.55 ERA, 11.0 IP, 9 H, 11 BB, 18 K, 0 HR); second start didn’t go so well

RK Kingsport (27-33)

RK GCL Mets (29-24)

  • LF Julio Concepcion: 0-4, K (.281/.330/.481)
  • DH Francisco Pena: 1-4, BB, 2 K (.313/.436/.344)
  • C Jeff Glenn: 0-5, 2 K (.227/.293/.307)
  • SP Juan Urbina: 3.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (5-3, 5.03 ERA, 48.1 IP, 54 H, 14 BB, 38 K, 0 HR); kind of a lackluster day

Star of the Night

We’ll make Kingsport catcher Albert Cordero our Star of the Game for going 3-for-4 with a double and a triple. Cordero would be more interesting if he had even a hint of plate discipline, but he’s still shown some pop in his bat this season—20 extra-base hits in 185 at-bats—and the ability to make contact. I haven’t heard much about his defense, but he has done a decent job throwing out would-be base stealers over his career. It’s way too early to get excited about him, but he is someone to keep an eye on next year.

The Goats are the Sean Green-Adam Pettyjohn tag team that pitched such a lovely tenth inning in Buffalo last night. One inning, five runs, two singles, two walks, and a grand slam.

System Roundup

  • Buffalo suffered a brutal loss on Wednesday, a real gut punch. After Buffalo tied the game at three in the eighth on a Val Pascucci solo home run, the game was sent into extra innings. Sean Green came into the game in the eighth and wasn’t exactly at his sharpest. He walked two batters, then allowed a pair singles to put Pawtucket up by a run with the bases loaded and two out. Jack Voigt and Ricky Bones—manager Ken Oberkfell was ejected in the ninth—then decided they had seen enough and brought in Adam Pettyjohn to face Josh Reddick. A grand slam ensued, and Pawtucket won, 8-3. Boxscore
  • A late ninth-inning rally was too late and the chasm too wide, as Binghamton lost to New Britain, 8-6. Robert Carson had another poor outing, allowing five runs over the first four innings before permitting the first two batters he faced in the fifth to reach base. Tim Teufel then opted for Ol’ Gasoline Can Eddie Kunz to put out the fire with predictable results, and by the end of the sixth inning, Bingo found themselves five runs behind. On the bright side, Brahiam Maldonado homered for the second straight game, and four B-Mets had multi-hit games. Boxscore
  • St. Lucie’s doubleheader against Bradenton was rained out.
  • Often, you’ll feel cheated when your team loses in a game that was cut short due to rain. That wasn’t the case in Savannah yesterday: the rain was a gift from the gods, a mercy as Savannah lost 8-0 to Charleston. Starter Taylor Whitenton was poor, reliever Guillaume Leduc was a lot worse. And the offense? One hit, no walks at the hands of Yankees prospect Brett Marshall. Boxscore
  • Although starter Jonathan Kountis had absolutely nothing—just one-third of an inning, three runs, one hit, four walks—the offense took the lead back in the second inning, and they tacked on three fifth-inning insurance runs to provide Brooklyn with the victory over Aberdeen, 7-4. Brooklyn hit five doubles, and Will Cherry hit his third home run. Boxscore
  • Carlos Vazquez pitched well in his first start since being promoted from the GCL, and Kingsport beat Burlington, 5-2. Catcher Albert Cordero went 3-for-5 with a double and triple. John Semel and Charles Hinojosa also had two-hit days. Boxscore
  • The GCL Mets scored two sixth-inning runs to tie the score with the GCL Marlins at 2-2. The tie held until the 11th inning, when Ernesto Yanez allowed an RBI double to Kentrell Dewitt and later balked him home to put the Marlins up 4-2. Boxscore
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