New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the afternoon/night of Thursday June 10, 2010
The Usual Suspects
AAA - Buffalo (33-28)
- 3B Mike Hessman: DNP (.287/.369/.616) For anyone who hasn't heard, Hessman was hit on the hand by a pitch on Sunday and is expected back this weekend.
- 1B Mike Jacobs: 1-4, RBI, K (.277/.316/.514)
- RF Val Pascucci: 0-2, 2 BB (.234/.355/.469)
- C JR House: 2-3, BB (.275/.315/.392) Thole is still out after being hit by a backswing last week
- SP Dylan Owen: 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR (2-2, 6.11, 28 IP, 33 H, 8 BB, 28 K, 5 HR) Set his Triple-A high for strikeouts in this one
- Once again, vote Big Hess (and hell, Val Pascucci too) to Allentown, PA on July 14 for the Triple-A ASG here
AA - Binghamton (30-30)
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-3, HR(9), 2 RBI, R
- 2B Reese Havens: 0-3
- 1B Nick Evans: 1-3
- 3B Eric Campbell: 0-2
- DH Lucas Duda: 2-3, K
- C Mike Nickeas: 1-3, 2B, R, K (.283/.402/.349)
- SP Michael Antonini: 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HR (4-4, 4.02, 69.1 IP, 66 H, 10 BB, 46 K, 8 HR) His best start of the season
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-2, RBI, K (.289/.327/.480)
- DH Reese Havens: 2-3, K, CS(2) (.343/.405/.672)
- 1B Nick Evans: 0-2, BB (.285/.358/.549)
- 3B Eric Campbell: 0-1, RBI (.324/.415/.524) Gotta love that 17:17 strikeout-to-walk ratio
- LF Lucas Duda: 1-3, 2B, R (.300/.427/.533) 28:23, touche
- C Omir Santos: 1-2, 2B, R, BB (.103/.212/.172)
- SP Josh Stinson: 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 K (2-1, 2.83, 54 IP, 39 H, 22 BB, 34 K, 3 HR) 1.84 ERA in his 3 starts thus far
- To send Kirk to the Eastern League ASG, July 14 in Harrisburg, vote here
Hi-A - St. Lucie (28-30)
- SS Jordany Valdespin: 1-4, K, SB(5) (.311/.347/.522)
- 2B Josh Satin: 1-2, 2 BB, SB(1), CS(5) (.315/.403/.463) Apparently he's not that quick
- CF Sean Ratliff: 0-2, 1 BB, RBI, R, K (.273/.329/.431)
- 1B Stefan Welch: 2-4, 3B, RBI, R, K (.296/.347/.455)
- LF Brahiam Maldonado: 0-3, BB, 2 K (.268/.330/.481)
- SP Kyle Allen: 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 K (5-3, 4.55, 61.1 IP, 58 H, 36 BB, 37 K, 3 HR) Very nice start, but he's got to keep working on that K:BB
- REHAB ALERT: DH Fernando Martinez: 0-3, BB, K; Played a full game for the 2nd straight day, he's expected in Buff this weekend
Lo-A Savannah (36-25)
- SS Wilmer Flores: 2-5, HR(6), RBI, R, K (.287/.357/.451) He needed that one in the worst way
- LF Juan Lagares: 0-5 (.296/.313/.462)
- 3B Jefry Marte: 0-5, K (.231/.313/.333)
- 2B Alonzo Harris: 1-3, HR(3), 3 RBI, R, K (.248/.281/.383)
- RF Cesar Puello: 2-4, 2 R, 2B, K, 2 SB(21) (.243/.326/.297)
- CF Pedro Zapata: 2-4, RBI, R, K, SB(18) (.271/.337/.369) That's a couple of really fast dudes
- SP Mark Cohoon: 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K (6-1, 1.44, 71.1 IP, 64 H, 15 BB, 68 K, 2 HR) That makes 6 hits and 0 runs allowed in his last 18 innings
Star of the Night
There were a number of worthy pitchers in the organization yesterday but we've got to give it up for Savannah lefty Mark Cohoon who is just on another planet right now after throwing his second straight complete game shutout Thursday night. Once again he allowed just 3 hits and lowered his league-leading ERA to 1.44. In all of pro baseball the only other pitchers with 2 CG SO's so far are Roy Halladay, Matt Cain & Ubaldo JIminez; that's some nice company. People can say all they want about this big former linebacker from Texas dominating younger competition but this is just flat out impressive. Do his numbers point to a future ace? No, probably not but it's definitely not bad to see this sort of performance, especially out of a lefty. Like I've said before, it's only a matter of time before he, Moore & Fuller are all promoted, probably during the break in a couple weeks.
Goat of the Night: 3B Jefry Marte will get the hard-luck horns, partly because there weren't too many bad performances Thursday night and partly because his 0-for-5 brings him to 1 for his last 13.
- The D-Bulls used the same cunning 'score a lot of runs early' strategy that led to success on Wednesday only last night the Herd didn't really fight back much in a 6-1 loss. Tonight it was RHP Dylan Owen who gave up 4 runs early on a grand slam in the 2nd, extending his homer(s) allowed streak to 5 games. Eh, Dillon Gee laughs at your puny streak. Actually, besides that one inning, Owen was pretty good as he didn't allow anything else and struck out 7 Bulls. Tomorrow Buffalo tosses LHP Pat Misch against personal Rule 5 favorite (had we not thrown it away for a few bucks) Aneurys Rodriguez (2-4, 3.80). Durham will be going for the 4-game sweep to determine once and for all who is mightier, the Bull or the Bison?
- On a day when Binghamton took both ends of a doubleheader, pitching was the key that finally ended the long journey back to .500. In Game 1, LHP Michael Antonini shined as he pitched a 7 inning CG, allowing just a run on 4 hits and 7 punch outs. Captain Kirk's 2-run bomb was all the B-Mets would need to win the opener against Bowie 3-1. In Game 2, B-Mets starter RHP Josh Stinson was just as impressive. In his third start since making the move from the bullpen 2 weeks ago, Stinson was excellent over 5 very strong innings, allowing no runs and only 2 hits. Everts and Merritt provided 2 innings of lockdown relief and once again, the bats weren't great but were good enough; and somehow even with his injury Lucas Duda still leads the team in doubles.
- St. Lucie got the memo tonight as they too 'pulled a Savannah', getting great pitching and scoring just enough runs to take this one with Jupiter, 3-0. RHP Kyle Allen notched his fifth win on 5 very strong innings. The Mets 'pen (Cruz, Johnson & Frederick) were spotless tonight and a couple of timely hits by Aussie sensation 1B Stefan Welch were more than enough. In other news, fellow Pac-10 products 2B Josh Satin and CF Sean Ratliff prepare to take part in the FSL All-Star Game tomorrow in Viera.
- So there's been a lot of clamor around these reports to get this Savannah rotation up to St. Lucie and LHP Mark Cohoon's performance last night is only going to stoke those flames as the lefty tossed his second consecutive CG shutout in a 7-0 win against Greensboro. Cohoon became the first minor leaguer of 2010 to double up on the feat and lowered his ERA to a microscopic 1.44, tops in the SAL and 6th in all of MiLB. Another great sign from this game, a nice night for Wilmer who hit his first homer in a month. Hopefully that means the end of this terrible cold stretch that has him batting .161 in June. Savannah is now just 1 game back of Augusta for the top spot and the automatic playoff bid.