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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/22 Murphy Returns!

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Friday, May 21 2010

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo

  • SS Ruben Tejada: 2-4, 2 RBI (.299/.341/.370) I guess he's not dizzy anymore
  • 3B Mike Hessman: 0-4, R, K, BB (.303/.394/.678)
  • RF Jesus Feliciano: 2-4, R, BB (.371/.423/.452); Leads the league in batting while currently riding a 10-game hit streak (.436 in that span)
  • Josh Thole: 3-4, HR(1), 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, PB(3) (.230/.295/.390); It took a while but Thole got his first bomb and is 7 for his last 13
  • SP Bobby Livingston7 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 6 K (2-5, 3.88, 46.1 IP, 45 H, 19 BB, 25 K, 2 HR); Looks like a Pat Misch-clone
  • REHAB ALERT: RP Ryota Igarashi: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K; 16 pitches, 10 strikes; Another clean inning, he's about ready
  • ROSTER MOVES: Bisons closer RHP Elmer Dessens was called up to Queens last night to take the DL'ed John Maine's spot; what does this mean for Mejia?

AA - Binghamton

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-4, 2 K, E(4) (.300/.335/.465)
  • 1B Nick Evans: 3-4, HR(7) (.295/.376/.543)
  • 3B Zack Lutz: DNP (.262/.396/.500)
  • Mike Nickeas: 1-3, RBI, BB (.329/.420/.400)
  • SP Brad Holt: 2.2 IP, 7 ER , 8 H, 4 BB, 1 K (0-4, 13.20, 15 IP, 30 H, 11 BB, 13 K, 1 HR); Only 15 IP in his 6 starts, by far the biggest disappointment of this season in the Mets system

Hi-A - St. Lucie

  • 2B Josh Satin: 1-4, R, K (.329/.413/.462)
  • LF Eric Campbell: 1-3, 2B, BB (.336/.414/.524)
  • 1B Stefan Welch: 2-5, 2B, R, 2 K (.310/.353/.471) 
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-3, 2 K (.286/.310/.375); Fading fast
  • SP Jeurys Familia: 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 3 K (0-1, 6.08, 26.2 IP, 28 H, 15 BB, 26 K, 0 HR) Also sports a ridiculously good 3.82 GB/FB rate
  • REHAB ALERT: 1B Dan Murphy: 2-3, HR(1), 2 RBI, 2 R; Made his season debut with a bang, at first base

Lo-A - Savannah

  • SS Wilmer Flores: 1-4, RBI, R (.341/.398/.541)
  • 3B Jefry Marte: 0-5 (.202/.313/.303)
  • RF Cesar Puello: 0-4, R, 2 K, 2 E(4) (.219/.296/.253)
  • LF Juan Lagares: 1-3, RBI, BB, K (.302/.321/.508)
  • 2B Alonzo Harris: 2-4, 2B, R, K (.250/.266/.362)
  • RHP Armando Rodriguez: 2 IP, 4 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 4 K (2-4, 3.25, 44.1 IP, 31 H, 21 BB, 42 K, 0 HR)

Star of the Night

How can we not go with the Irish Hammer (not to be confused with the Polish one) after he debuts with a bomb and 2 RBI's?  Nice to see him get right back into the swing of things; expect Murphy to hang around St. Lucie for a little while until he really looks like his timing is back and then head up to play full-time in Buffalo.  Played at first base tonight but again, it's early and I'm sure the organization wants to let him get his feet under him before switching things up.  Good to have you back Dan.

Goat of the Night:  RHP Brad Holt.  After his fifth bad start (out of six), I'm really starting to wonder if he's nursing some sort of injury here.  In a way I almost hope he is because if not, then Holt's electric fastball has seemingly left him and the resulting numbers don't even point to future bullpen material.  Definitely a worrisome situation worth watching.

System Roundup

  • LHP Bobby Livingston followed up Misch's strong start with a fine performance of his own as he allowed only 2 hits and 1 run over 7 very strong innings in the bisons 7-1 win over Charlotte.  Livingston must have been energized by the fact that the Buffalo offense actually showed up for him (12 runs in his prior 7 starts), especially C Josh Thole who probably had his best night at the plate of 2010, finishing a triple short of the cycle.
  • What was worse than hearing 'Let's Go Yankees' chants in Citi Field last night?  Looking up at the scoreboard to see that Binghamton had lost 14-2.  Make it 9 straight losses as the B-Mets were crushed by the Rock Cats.  More of the same here, the hitters couldn't hit and the pitchers couldn't pitch.  Especially RHP Brad Holt who is doing his best John Maine impression; something is really wrong there.
  • Despite 1B Dan Murphy's strong debut, St. Lucie fell to the Lakeland Flying Tigers by the score of 5-4.  Top pitching prospect RHP Jeurys Familia had a nice performance but the bullpen couldn't hold onto this one.  Kind of scary to see how thin the mets high-end pitching depth is with Holt, Familia, Allen & Carson all off to poor starts, Matz on the operating table and Mejia in the Mets bullpen.  Can you guess what direction I'd go on June 7th?
  • Savannah lost a sloppy one to Charleston on Friday night 9-6.  They also suffered some uncharacteristically poor pitching from starter RHP Armando Rodriguez as well as the bullpen and never really got back into it after going down 5 runs in the first.  The Gnats hitters also went 2-for-15 with RISP.