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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/23

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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the afternoon of Saturday, May 22 2010

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo

  • SS Ruben Tejada: 1-3, BB (.306/.349/.373) Finally made it over .300
  • 3B Mike Hessman: 0-4, K (.295/.386/.660); 0 for his last 12 with 4 K's 
  • LF-RF Jesus Feliciano: 2-4, 2B, K, BB (.375/.430/.461); Hit streak to 11 games
  • Josh Thole: 1-3, 2B, 2 R, BB (.233/.302/.398)
  • SP Dillon Gee6.2 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HR (5-1, 3.86, 53.2 IP, 48 H, 17 BB, 45 K, 6 HR) That's two straight good ones

AA - Binghamton

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-4, HR(5) (.299/.335/.465)
  • 1B Nick Evans: 1-4, R, K (.293/.373/.534)
  • 3B Zach Lutz: DNP (.262/.396/.500); Haven't heard anything but possibly nursing an injury?
  • DH Marshall Hubbard: 1-2, HR(5), 2 BB (.265/.347/.490)
  • 3B Eric Campbell: 0-3; Welcome to Binghamton
  • SP Chris Schwinden: 6 IP, 1 ER , 6 H, 0 BB, 5 K; Broke the 9-game losing streak in his Binghamton debut, that'll earn you some brownie points
  • ROSTER MOVES: St. Lucie 3B/LF RHP Eric Campbell got the well-deserved promotion yesterday after tearing up the FSL for the first couple months; expect to see him in LF until Duda returns (strained hamstring) when he'll probably bounce around all 4 corner spots.  Also, St. Lucie closer RHP Emary Frederick got the call-up after allowing only one earned run in his first 18 innings.

Hi-A - St. Lucie

  • 2B Josh Satin: 0-4, 2 K (.329/.413/.462)
  • LF Eric Campbell: 1-3, 2B, BB (.336/.414/.524)
  • 1B Stefan Welch: 1-4, 2B, R, 2 K (.310/.353/.471) 
  • 3B Richard Lucas: 2-4, HR(6), 3 RBI (.221/.287/.375)
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 2-5, 3B, R (.295/.310/.375); Fading fast
  • SP Robert Carson: 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 H, 3 BB, 2 K (3-3, 5.12, 38.2 IP, 53 H, 21 BB, 29 K, 3 HR) Survived all the traffic with 10 GB vs. 4 FB, leading to 2 key DP's.  However, those season peripherals portend for worse results to come
  • REHAB ALERT: 1B Dan Murphy: 1-3, RBI, BB; I'm considering this rehab until he gets to Buffalo

Lo-A - Savannah

  • SS Wilmer Flores: 1-5, RBI, R (.337/.396/.531)
  • 3B Jefry Marte: 2-6, 2B, R, K (.209/.313/.313); Only his 8th XBH all season (Wilmer has 22, Lagares 21)
  • RF Cesar Puello: 0-4, K (.219/.296/.253)
  • CF Juan Lagares: 0-6, R, SB(10) (.292/.311/.492); Becomes far more valuable if he can really play CF
  • 2B Alonzo Harris: 1-4, R, BB (.250/.270/.359)
  • SP Mark Cohoon: 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 0 BB, 5 K (2-4, 2.05, 57 IP, 52 H, 12 BB, 47 K, 2 HR); Very strong command for this lefty may allow for success at the highest levels

Star of the Night

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Maybe it wasn't the most dominant performance of the night but we're going to reward the newest B-Met, RHP Chris Schwinden (pictured), for his timing in crushing that awful 9-game streak by Binghamton.  He went a strong six, allowing only a run on six hits while striking out five.  Schwinden had been very strong as the longman/spot starter in St. Lucie (3-0, 1.83) and picked up right where he left off.  The Mets drafted the 6'3" righty in the 22nd round of the 2008 draft out of Fresno-Pacific University.  He pitches in the same mold as a Dillon Gee, relying heavily on hitting his spots and changing speeds to get hitters out.  Also like Gee, he doesn't throw any plus pitches instead featuring a mix of four solid ones.  Wouldn't be surprised at all to see him follow the same path as Gee, Dylan Owen or Brian Bannister.

Goat of the Night:  Easy call here, Savannah relief man RHP Mark Power earned the horns by blowing a 4-run lead in the bottom of the 9th, leading to extras where he would go on to lose it in the 11th after advancing the winning runner on a wild pitch.


System Roundup

  • Buffalo topped the Phillies Triple-A Lehigh Valley Ironpigs affiliate 4-1 on Saturday afternoon on the strength of another nice performance by RHP Dillon Gee.  Neither offense did all that much but the Bisons were able to capitalize on some poorly-timed errors by the Ironpigs.
  • RHP Chris Schwinden stepped up big in his first start since being called up to Double-A and halted the losing streak at 9 games with a fine performance to give the B-Mets a 3-1 victory over the Rock Cats.  The Binhamton offense still wasn't great but a couple of bombs (from Captain Kirk & DH Marshall Hubbard) hopefully point to good things on the horizon.
  • Keeping with the trend from the entire organization yesterday, solid pitching ruled the day in a 5-2 St. Lucie win over Lakeland.  LHP Robert Carson was shaky but effective over 6 innings while the bullpen (newly short of their called-up closer) locked up the final 3.  Somehow the pitching staff kept Lakeland to only 2 runs despite allowing 13 hits, 5 walks and a HBP.  Maybe they got a little lucky here.
  • Savannah played in extra innings (again) on Saturday but eventually dropped this one to Charleston in the 11th, 7-6.  All was going according to the Gnats early-season plan (nice pitching performance by LHP Mark Cohoon, early lead) when leading 6-2 bottom nine, reliever RHP Michael Powers had by far his worst outing of his season, surrendering 4 runs and eventually throwing a wild pitch in the 11th that led to the losing run.