New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/20
*All results from games played on Thursday, May 19th 2011
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (18-24)_______________________________________
BUFFALO 5, INDIANAPOLIS 1 (Box)
RHP Brian Sweeney held the AAA Indians to four hits over seven strong innings, and 2B Michael Fisher continued his hot run since his promotion, knocking four base hits, including a solo home run, as Buffalo captured their first victory of the series. I was rather surprised when Fisher got the call up to Buffalo over IF Josh Satin. Satin had been raking for the B-Mets, and both he and Fisher play basically the same positions. But so far Fisher has been producing for Buffalo, while Satin gets to keep playing Robert Neville in the post-apocalyptic wasteland that is the Binghamton offense.
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 2-4, 2 R, BB (.309/.413/.546); His MLE is .255/.341/.434, in case you were wondering.
- 2B Michael Fisher: 4-5, HR (1), 2 RBI, 2 R (.313/.347/.513); Hitting .423 since promotion to Buffalo.
- C Mike Nickeas: 0-1, HBP (.194/.268/.194)
- RHP Brian Sweeney: W, 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR (1-2, 17, 6.35, 14 K, 2 BB, 21 H, 5 HR)
- LHP Justin Hampson: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K (1-0, 18.2, 1.93, 17 K, 5 BB, 11 H, 1 HR)
AA - Binghamton Mets (13-24)_____________________________________
NEW HAMPSHIRE 7, BINGHAMTON 2 (Box)
So on May 2nd I tweeted this. Since then, RHP Brad Holt has made three starts, not gone more than four innings or walked less than four batters in any of them. Today was a complete disasterl as he walked 8 Fisher Cats in four innings of work. It was bad from the start, as Holt walked three batters in a row with two outs in the first, the last somehow leading to Bingo pitching coach Marc Valdes getting ejected. In that sequence he also mixed in two wild pitches and balked in a run. He would throw four wild pitches on the day to go with his eight free passes. Holt looked like he had turned a corner early this season with the addition of a cutter, but now he might need to be skipped or moved to the pen temporarily to clear his head. On the other side of the ball, as has been the story all year, the Binghamton offense couldn't muster much of an attack. They managed only six hits and went 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position. With their win, the Fisher Cats completed a three game sweep of the B-Mets, leaving Binghamton a mere half game ahead of the Portland Sea Dogs for the worst record in the Eastern League.
- SS Jordany Valdespin: 1-3, RBI, K (.273/.322/.417)
- 3B Eric Campbell: 1-4, RBI (.211/.333/.285)
- 2B Josh Satin: 0-2, 2 BB (.313/.431/.473)
- 1B Allan Dykstra: 0-3, BB, K (.259/.402/.432)
- RHP Brad Holt: L, 4 IP, 4 ER (1 unearned), 2 H, 8 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 4 WP, Balk (1-3, 38.2, 3.72, 25 K, 28 BB, 27 H, 2 HR); Last three starts, 11 1/3 IP, 18 BB
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (25-16)________________________________________
TAMPA 6, ST. LUCIE 4 (Box)
St. Lucie continues to scuffle some after their hot start, dropping their fourth in a row to run their record in May to 6-11. The early start led to a lot of the regulars getting a day off. Not CF Matt Den Dekker, though, who continues to rake against FSL pitching. RHP Colin McHugh had a bit of an unlucky day, recording 9 of his 11 outs by K, yet giving up 7 hits in his spot start. He still left with a lead, but the St. Lucie bullpen took care of that. RHP Michael Powers was the victim this time, giving up back to back to back two out hits to the Tampa Yanks in the 7th to provide the final margin of defeat. Powers has been hit hard this year, giving up 33 hits in 23 2/3 innings.
- CF Matt den Dekker: 3-5, 2B, RBI, K (.331/.366/.546)
- 3B Jefry Marte: 0-5, K (.291/.365/.459)
- RF Juan Lagares: 1-4, 2 K (.308/.342/.486)
- SS Rylan Sandoval: 2-4, R, K (.224/.265/.327)
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (19-21)__________________________________
CHARLESTON 4 SAVANNAH 3 (12) (Box)
The Sand Gnats lost a tough one in extras after clawing back from an early 3-0 deficit. Outside of the three run fourth RHP Gonzalez Germen was dominant, striking out 7 in five innings, and LHP Angel Cuan continued to do good work in long relief. The Savannah offense had trouble making contact all night, as they combined for 14 strikeouts. They were also terrible with RISP, going 1-14. They managed to force extra frames, though, tying the game up on a two run fielding error in the seventh inning. The teams then traded zeroes until the bottom of the 12th, when Charleston's Anderson Feliz ended the evening with a walkoff home run. Feliz was a true Sand Gnat killer tonight, going 3-6 and finishing a single short of the cycle.
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-5, BB, K
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: 0-4, BB, 2 K
- RF Cory Vaughn: 0-5, BB, 2 K
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-5, 2B, R
- DH Robbie Shields: 2-5, 2B, RBI, BB, K
- C Blake Forsythe: 1-5, 2 K, E (3)
- RHP Gonzalez Germen: 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 7 K; More on him below
- LHP Angel Cuan: 3 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K
★ Star of the Night ★
2B Michael Fisher is the easy pick here on a rather lackluster night for the affiliates.