Mets Daily Farm System Report - 8/5: Lutz Homers Twice

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Wednesday August 4, 2010.

The Usual Suspects

AA - Binghamton (54-57)

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 0-4, K (.289/.337/.510)
  • LF Sean Ratliff: 0-4, K (.323/.360/.582); 1 for his last 11
  • 2B Josh Satin: 1-4, K (.307/.400/.432)
  • 3B Zach Lutz: 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI (.297/.417/.645); seven home runs in seven games since his return
  • SP Mike Antonini: 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR (6-9, 4.32 ERA, 131.1 IP, 132 H, 26 BB, 106 K, 17 HR); nice rebound from last week’s terrible start
  • RP Eric Niesen: 0.2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (4-4, 4.83 ERA, 59.2 IP, 57 H, 49 BB, 45 K, 8 HR)
  • RP Roy Merritt: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (3-4, 3.86 ERA, 65.1 IP, 62 H, 19 BB, 50 K, 4 HR)

Hi-A - St. Lucie (57-52)

  • CF Pedro Zapata: 1-4, 2 K (.250/.283/.341)
  • 2B Jordany Valdespin: 1-4, 3B, K (.298/.333/.455)
  • SS Wilmer Flores: 1-3, 3B, K (.313/.325/.440)
  • 1B Stefan Welch: 0-4, 2 K (.267/.335/.409)
  • SP Kyle Allen: 3.0 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (6-8, 5.24 ERA, 101.1 IP, 106 H, 54 BB, 53 K, 6 HR); the complete implosion of his strikeout rate is the most disheartening thing about Allen’s performance
  • RP Scott Moviel: 3.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (2-6, 5.94 ERA, 89.1 IP, 103 H, 51 BB, 67 K, 7 HR)

Lo-A Savannah (55-49)

  • DH Robbie Shields: 0-4 (.234/.250/.319)
  • RF Cesar Puello: 1-4, K (.293/.377/.363); hit streak at 14 games   Rob: UPDATE - For more on Puello take a look at Toby Hyde's blog for a nice 2010 summary; I've also been working on an in-depth Prospect Spotlight featuring Puello for this weekend
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-5, CS (.271/.322/.331)
  • SP John Church: 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 4 H, 4 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (5-1, 2.04 ERA, 70.2 IP, 56 H, 30 BB, 58 K, 0 HR); 5.19 ERA over the past four starts, with three more unearned runs allowed




SS-A Brooklyn (30-15)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-4, R, K, CS (.376/.427/.536)
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 2-4, R, 2B, RBI (.302/.391/.555)
  • SS Rylan Sandoval: 1-3, R, BB, K (.329/.404/.563)
  • C Blake Forsythe: 1-3, R, 2B, K (.250/.326/.400)
  • 3B Brian Harrison: 1-4 (.262/.323/.536); slumping, just 2 for his last 14
  • SP Yohan Almonte: 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR (5-3, 2.03 ERA, 57.2 IP, 46 H, 11 BB, 37 K, 1 HR)
  • The 'Clones will be televised tonight on SNY in the Mets stead and are definitely worth the watch

RK GCL Mets (19-17)

  • SS Randoll Santana: 2-5, R, SB, CS (.259/.344/.328)
  • LF Julio Concepcion: 1-3, 2B, BB (.303/.346/.526); first game back after a few days off with an undisclosed minor injury
  • CF Matt Den Dekker: 1-4, RBI, 2 K (.273/.385/.364); he turns 23 in a few days, so he better dominate
  • C Jeff Glenn: 0-2, R, BB, K (.235/.316/.314)
  • SP Akeel Morris: 3.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (1-0, 1.38 ERA, 13.0 IP, 6 H, 7 BB, 13 K, 0 HR); intriguing arm from 2010 draft has been wild but effective
  • REHAB ALERT: 3B Eric Campbell: 0-3; made his first rehab start since breaking his pinky back in late June

Star of the Night

I’m tempted to give it to Zach Lutz for hitting two home runs, but you know what? Forget him. He didn’t even hit the most home runs in his own game. Instead, I’ll give it to Yohan Almonte for an outstanding pitching performance in Brooklyn. He threw seven shutout innings while only permitting three hits and a walk. The 20-year-old Almonte is light on stuff and can’t really strike anybody out, but his outstanding control makes him a force on the Brooklyn pitching staff. I’m less optimistic at higher levels.

The Goat is reliever Edgar Ramirez, who gave up Danny Espinosa’s third—and game-winning—home run in Binghamton.

System Roundup

  • Buffalo had the day off.
  • Nats prospect Danny Espinosa hit three home runs, including a game-winning, three-run blast in the tenth, as Harrisburg topped the B-Mets 5-3. Michael Antonini threw six solid innings, Jose Coronado had his second straight two-hit game, and Zach Lutz contributed a pair of solo home runs himself, but it just wasn’t enough to overcome Espinosa and the Senators. Boxscore
  • Graham Stoneburner shut down the St. Lucie offense, and Kyle Allen faltered once again, as Tampa beat the Mets, 7-0. Allen was knocked out after just three innings, and Scott Moviel was called in to relieve. Moviel allowed five baserunners in three innings, though only one scored. Oddly enough, the Mets had the same number—two—of triples as singles. Boxscore
  • Savannah took a tie game into the bottom of the eighth but just couldn’t hold it, losing to Rome, 5-3. Reliever Guillaume Leduc gave up a two-run homer to Matt Weaver in that eighth inning to take the loss. R.J. Harris drove in all three Savannah runs, two on a second-inning home run. Boxscore
  • Yohan Almonte and Adam Kolarek combined to hold Batavia to no runs and three hits in a 4-0 Brooklyn victory. Two Brooklyn runs came home in the first when Cory Vaughn singled home Rylan Sandoval, and Darrell Ceciliani came home when Batavia right fielder Nick Longmire bobbled the ball. A Blake Forsythe double led to another in the fifth, a Vaughn double to one in the sixth. Boxscore
  • Kingsport had the day off.
  • The GCL Mets beat the GCL Astros, 5-2. Randoll Santana had two hits and a steal, while Julio Concepcion and Alexander Sanchez contributed doubles. Also, Eric Campbell made his first rehab start. Boxscore
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