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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/23

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


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.