Mets Daily Farm System Report - 9/3: Savannah Scores 12

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Thursday September 2, 2010.

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (73-67)

  • RF Jesus Feliciano: 2-5 (.341/.385/.409)
  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-4, R, 2B (.216/.286/.333)
  • 2B Justin Turner: 1-5 (.314/.392/.507)
  • 1B Nick Evans: 0-4 (.311/.381/.561)
  • SP Dillon Gee: 4.0 IP, 7 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR (13-8, 4.96 ERA, 161.1 IP, 174 H, 41 BB, 165 K, 23 HR); Dillon’s not helping himself get a promotion at some point this month
  • RP Chad Cordero: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (1-1, 1.76 ERA, 15.1 IP, 13 H, 5 BB, 12 K, 0 HR)
  • RP Sean Green: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (0-1, 6.19 ERA, 19.1 IP, 23 H, 7 BB, 17 K, 1 HR)

AA - Binghamton (65-72)

  • CF Sean Ratliff: 0-4 (.318/.371/.580)
  • 1B Josh Satin: 2-3, BB (.315/.403/.489)
  • 3B Eric Campbell: 1-3, R, K, SB (.273/.317/.424); committed his sixth error
  • 2B Jordany Valdespin: 2-5, 2B (.234/.240/.309); also committed an error, his seventh
  • SP Eddie Kunz: 4.1 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (7-8, 5.19 ERA, 109.1 IP, 112 H, 67 BB, 62 K, 7 HR); pitched decently in last week’s start but not so much yesterday
  • RP Eric Niesen: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (4-6, 4.76 ERA, 73.2 IP, 72 H, 56 BB, 55 K, 8 HR)

Hi-A - St. Lucie (61-74)

  • CF Pedro Zapata: 0-4 (.247/.269/.286)
  • SS Wilmer Flores: 0-4 (.293/.318/.410); snapped his seven-game hitting streak
  • 1B Stefan Welch: 2-4, R, 2B (.253/.321/.388); now he needs to keep this up to end the season on a high note
  • DH Kai Gronauer: 1-4, RBI, 3 K (.311/.361/.394); strikeout rate has been a smidgeon high
  • C Francisco Pena: 0-4, K (.259/.250/.296)
  • SP Jeurys Familia: 5.0 IP, 7 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 8 K, 0 HR (6-9, 5.58 ERA, 121.0 IP, 117 H, 74 BB, 137 K, 7 HR); no idea what to make of Familia at this point

Lo-A Savannah (72-63)

  • CF Matt den Dekker: 1-6, R, 2B, K (.370/.441/.511)
  • SS Robbie Shields: 1-5, R, BB, 3 K (.289/.329/.463)
  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-5, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI, BB, 2 K (.278/.318/.500)
  • SP Armando Rodriguez: 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR (8-9, 3.08 ERA, 146.0 IP, 116 H, 46 BB, 152 K, 5 HR); high fly ball rate is the only negative in Rodriguez’s performance this year

 

SHORT-SEASON LEAGUES

 

SS-A Brooklyn (49-23)

Star of the Night

The Star was absolutely Savannah catcher Juan Torres for his five-hit performance with a home run. Torres began the year at St. Lucie but he wasn’t getting much playing time and was demoted to Savannah. There, he’s struggled mightily compiling a .225/.270/.333 line. Furtheremore, he’s not much a defensive catcher either, at least not yet. He was originally signed as a third baseman but didn’t really show enough power to stick at the position, so the Mets moved him to catcher in 2008. Next season will be his age 22 season, and I don’t see any particular reason to send him back to St. Lucie, so it’s coming up on make-or-break time.

Our Goat is Jeurys Familia for allowed eight runs.

Binghamton’s offense was dreadful on Tuesday, and Jordany Valdespin’s performance might have been the bottom of a very deep barrel. Valdespin went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. He’s struggled since being promoted, which isn’t terribly surprising given his limited plate discipline.

System Roundup

  • Only a pair of ninth-inning RBI singles from Mike Cervenak and J.R. House prevented a shutout, as Buffalo lost to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 9-2. Dillon Gee had a poor outing, allowing seven runs over four innings of work, and Buffalo had a mere four hits before that ninth inning. Buffalo has now lost six of their last seven games. Boxscore
  • Given the state of the B-Mets’ offense, you could say Thursday’s game was lost as soon as they decided to give Eddie Kunz the start. The struggling offense only scored three runs, and Kunz gave up five in four innings and change, and the B-Mets lost to Portland, 5-3. Binghamton did have 11 base knocks, including multi-hit games from Jordany Valdespin, Josh Satin, Brahiam Maldonado, and Raul Reyes. They just couldn’t string enough of them together to bring home more than three runs. Boxscore
  • Jeurys Familia allowed eight runs on seven hits and three walks before leaving with no out in the sixth, and St. Lucie lost to Bradenton, 9-4. Rafael Fernandez was the standout on offense, knocking two doubles, and it was nice to see Stefan Welch have his second straight multi-hit game. Boxscore
  • The bats are absolutely tearing it up at Savannah, who bombed Greensboro to win 12-2. Catcher Juan Torres had five hits, including a homer, and Aderlin Rodriguez contributed his first A-ball home run. If that wasn’t enough, Jet Butler also homered, and Cody Holliday knocked in three runs. Meanwhile, Armando Rodriguez was his usual dashing self, tossing five shutout innings. Savannah has scored 44 runs over the past four games. Boxscore
  • Yohan Almonte and four relievers combined to throw nine innings of one-run baseball, and Brooklyn defeated Vermont, 8-1. Joe Bonfe hit three singles and scored all three times, twice by Juan Centeno doubles. Boxscore
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