Mets Daily Farm System Report - 8/4: Oh-Fer

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Tuesday August 3, 2010.

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (56-54)

  • SS Ruben Tejada: 0-4, 2 K (.279/.326/.344)
  • RF Val Pascucci: 3-4, 2B, RBI, K (.261/.385/.590); first start since Thursday
  • LF Lucas Duda: 1-4, R, 2B, 2 K (.307/.363/.656)
  • 1B Nick Evans: 0-4, K (.381/.381/.524); first game without a hit since his promotion
  • SP Tobi Stoner: 5.1 IP, 4 ER, 10 H, 4 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (5-10, 6.07 ERA, 115.2 IP, 150 H, 41 BB, 79 K, 18 HR); another tough day for Stoner
  • RP Chad Cordero: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR)
  • REHAB ALERT: RP Sean Green: 0.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K; does anyone particularly want Green back?

AA - Binghamton (54-56)

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 2-5, 2 R, 2B, K (.292/.340/.515); bat seems to be waking up a little again
  • LF Sean Ratliff: 1-4, R, BB, 2 K (.330/.367/.595)
  • 2B Josh Satin: 1-5, 2B, RBI, 2 K (.308/.403/.436); 32 doubles across two levels this season
  • 3B Zach Lutz: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, K (.291/.415/.609); the reigning EL Player of the Week has driven in two or more runs in five of the last six games
  • SP Mark Cohoon: 5.2 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (1-3, 6.63 ERA, 38.0 IP, 51 H, 11 BB, 29 K, 3 HR); was pitching well until the sixth
  • RP Dylan Owen: 0.0 IP, 0 ER (2 unearned), 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (4-2, 3.09 ERA, 55.1 IP, 41 H, 27 BB, 46 K, 5 HR); pitched great after Stinson bombed
  • RP Eric Niesen: 0.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K (4-4, 4.88 ERA, 59.0 IP, 57 H, 49 BB, 45 K, 8 HR); has performed much better against sinisters this season, limiting them to a .226 BAA
  • RP Roy Merritt: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (3-4, 3.92 ERA, 64.1 IP, 61 H, 19 BB, 49 K, 4 HR); since pulling an Ollie on July 11, has only walked one batter
  • RP Eddie Kunz: 1.2 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (5-6, 5.07 ERA, 87.0 IP, 84 H, 53 BB, 46 K, 4 HR)

Hi-A - St. Lucie (57-51)

  • CF Pedro Zapata: 2-5, R, 2B (.250/.286/.350); well the 1-4’s stopped, but he’s right back at .250
  • 2B Jordany Valdespin: DNP (.299/.335/.450)
  • SS Wilmer Flores: 2-5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI (.313/.321/.429); snapped an 0-for-16 skid
  • 1B Stefan Welch: 1-4, 2 RBI, 2 K (.270/.338/.413); 102 strikeouts in 397 at-bats for the year
  • SP Brad Holt: 4.2 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR (2-5, 5.85 ERA, 40.0 IP, 41 H, 26 BB, 35 K, 2 HR); first time he’s allowed fewer than three walks since his FSL debut seven starts ago

Lo-A Savannah (55-48)

  • DH Robbie Shields: 1-5, RBI, 2 K (.256/.273/.349)
  • RF Cesar Puello: 2-5, K, CS (.293/.379/.364); should jump up prospect lists this offseason
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-5 (.273/.326/.336); only turns 19 in a few days, so he has age on his side despite struggles
  • SP Taylor Whitenton: 4.0 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (5-6, 4.52 ERA, 79.2 IP, 79 H, 51 BB, 76 K, 0 HR); third straight disappointing start

 

SHORT-SEASON LEAGUES

 

SS-A Brooklyn (30-15)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 0-4, 3 K (.379/.431/.542); a rare day where he looks overmatched
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 0-4 (.302/.389/.550)
  • SS Rylan Sandoval: 2-4, R, HR, RBI (.329/.402/.567); at 23 years old, really should be promoted
  • 3B Brian Harrison: 1-4 (.272/.333/.556)
  • SP Mitchell Houck: 4.0 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (4-1, 3.73 ERA, 50.2 IP, 53 H, 17 BB, 41 K, 2 HR)

RK Kingsport (18-23)

Star of the Night

It was a weak night for the Mets’ system, so the Star is Wilmer Flores who went 2-for-5 with a homer and a pair of RBI. He’s been slumping badly lately, and has been showing a dearth of power since his promotion to the FSL overall, so it was nice to see him pop one out of the park. Rylan Sandoval is an honorable mention, I suppose.

The Goats are Aderlin Rodriguez and Darrell Ceciliani of Kingsport and Brooklyn respectively. Both had identical lines: 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

System Roundup

  • Despite being a little more wild than usual, Tobi Stoner survived until the sixth inning, when the Lehigh Valley IronPigs scored two to knock him out of the game. The Buffalo defense didn’t do him any favors, however, committing three errors, nor did the offense for that matter. Val Pascucci and Jorge Padilla had three hits apiece, but the team managed only two others, and only one player found home plate as Buffalo lost 6-1. Boxscore
  • Like Stoner, Cohoon was pitching decently until the sixth inning. But defense let the team down in that inning, and Dylan Owen couldn’t stifle the Harrisburg hitters when called upon as Binghamton lost 8-6. Bingo’s offense hit five doubles while Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Jose Coronado had two hits apiece. Boxscore
  • If I were to tell you that a seven-run fifth inning undermined St. Lucie in a 9-5 loss to Lakeland on Tuesday, who would you think was behind it? If you just screamed "Brad Holt!" from your cubicle, fetch yourself a cookie. Holt wasn’t entirely to blame—reliever Elvin Ramirez certainly deserves a share of the credit—Holt gave up five runs in that inning. The good news: at least he only walked two batters. Boxscore
  • Savannah got off to a bad start as Taylor Whitenton allowed three first inning runs to Rome, and the Sand Gnats lost, 7-4. Savannah did have 12 hits, just as many as Rome—not to mention one more total base—but couldn’t string enough together to match the score. Boxscore
  • Brooklyn was held scoreless for seven innings before Rylan Sandoval hit a solo homer in the eighth against Hudson Valley reliever Robert Dickmann. But it was (way) too little, too late, and Brooklyn lost, 8-1. Mitchell Houck continued his trend of mediocre pitching performances, and the Cyclones managed only six hits, four by Jeff Flagg and Sandoval. Boxscore
  • And Kingsport completes the oh-fer! Kingsport committed three errors and were held to just six hits in a 3-2 loss to Elizabethton. Not to be overlooked, Bret Mitchell had himself a fine start. Boxscore
  • The GCL Mets had the day off.
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