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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 6/13

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the afternoon/night of Saturday June 12, 2010

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (33-28)

  • 1B Mike Jacobs: 1-4, HR(8), K (.270/.308/.514)
  • RF Fernando Martinez: 2-4, HR(3), K (.256/.313/.333) That's a sight for sore eyes
  • Josh Thole: 0-4, K (.254/.329/.310)
  • SP Bobby Livingston: 5 IP, 6 ER, 10 H, 2 BB, 1 K, WP (2-7, 4.90, 68 IP, 73 H, 26 BB, 36 K, 4 HR)
  • RP Bobby Parnell: 2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K (1-1, 4.21, 36.1 IP, 33 H, 16 BB, 40 K, 2 HR) Since I called him out a few weeks back, Parnell really has been better thanks in large part to a tremendous 3.13 GB/FB rate in his late 10 games. Prove me wrong Bobby, prove me wrong.
  • Vote Big Hess to Allentown, PA on July 14 for the International League ASG here

    AA - Binghamton (30-32)

    • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 0-2, BB, K (.282/.322/.468) Left this one early with an apparent injury making a catch
    • 2B Reese Havens: DNP (.348/.400/.662) Still out after soreness to oblique yesterday
    • 1B Nick Evans: 0-4, K (.271/.343/.514)
    • 3B Eric Campbell: 0-2, 2 BB (.312/.372/.416)
    • DH Lucas Duda: 0-3, BB (.287/.415/.510)
    • Mike Nickeas: 1-3 (.284/.400/.349)
    • SP Chris Schwinden: 6 IP, 4 ER, 2 H, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 HR (1-4, 7.01, 25.2 IP, 32 H, 7 BB, 20 K, 3 HR) After a nice start in his Double-A debut, Schwinden has had 4 straight rough outings
    • Vote Captain Kirk into the Eastern League ASG in Harrisburg on July 14 here


    Hi-A - St. Lucie (28-30) ***Florida State League ASG***
  • 2B Josh Satin: 3-5, HR, 3 RBI, R, K (.315/.403/.463) A game-tying 2-run HR in the 8th and a go-ahead single in the 10th won it for the South and earned Satin ASG 'Top Star' honors
  • CF Sean Ratliff: 1-4, K (.273/.329/.431)
  • 1B Stefan Welch: 0-2, K (.296/.347/.455)

Lo-A Savannah (36-25)

  • SS Wilmer Flores: 1-5, HR(7), RBI, 2 R, K (.285/.353/.455) Second homer in 3 days, now he's starting to warm back up
  • LF Juan Lagares: 1-5, 2 R, K, SB(15) (.294/.310/.454) That makes 3 guys on this team with 15+ SB's
  • 3B Jefry Marte: 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB (.233/.318/.337) 2's were wild tonight; the 2 walks/0 strikeouts is a really great sign for Marte and indicative of some strong progress this year
  • 2B Alonzo Harris: 2-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, BB (.248/.283/.387)
  • DH Cesar Puello: 1-3, 2 R, 2 BB (.245/.332/.303)
  • Kai Gronauer: 2-5, RBI, R, K (.259/.349/.353)
  • SP Armando Rodriguez: 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 3 K, HR (4-4, 3.26, 66.1 IP, 48 H, 25 BB, 57 K, 4 HR)  Third of his last four starts with 0 walks is a very good sign

Star of the Night


Let's go with St. Lucie 2B Josh Satin based on his stellar FSL All-Star Game performance last night.  He played the entire game at second, going 3-for-5 at the dish including a 2-run jack in the 8th to tie the game at 4 and then a go-ahead single in the 10th that would win the Southern Division the game.  League officials had already announced that the 10th would be the last inning so Satin really saved the day here by avoiding the tie; what is this the World Cup?  So with all the recent talk about the organization's second base prospects, Satin is really forcing himself into the discussion with a very strong year in the pitcher-friendly FSL.  I don't know if he's going to unseat Reese but definitely an solid player with a shot to be a nice bench/utility piece.

Goat of the Night:  Though he's been solid this season, I'm gonna say LHP Roy Merritt for his one inning, two earned run performance that really put this one out of reach for the B-Mets.

System Roundup

  • Even the force and these awesome jerseys couldn't break the Bisons losing streak which is now at 6 after their 6-3 loss to the IronPigs on Star Wars Night.  All in all a pretty crappy game:  A couple of rain delays, the starter LHP Bobby Livingston sucked (again) and the offense was pretty quiet aside from a couple of solo shots (one from Fernando).  But forget all that negativity, Dora the Explorer will be making an appearance at Coca-Cola Field today!
  • Tough night for Bingo as two Trenton Thunder pitchers held the B-Mets to a 2-hit shutout in a 6-0 Binghamton loss.  RHP Chris Schwinden was roughed up once again and lefty reliever Roy Merritt gave up a couple more in his appearance.  After the long trek back to .500 the B-Mets have dropped back to 2 games under.  Also Havens was held out of this one after feeling some soreness on Friday; just about the only thing that can keep him down at this point is his Fernando-like health.  The rehabbing Johnny Maine will make the start for the B-Mets this afternoon.
  • After Savannah's 11-1 loss on Friday night, the Gnats returned the favor with an 11-2 win over the Grasshoppers Saturday.  The offense really busted out in this one, including a number of really strong performances by 2B Alonzo Harris, 3B Jefry Marte & C Kai Gronauer to name a few.  Also, RHP Armando Rodriguez had a very strong outing, highlighted by the lack of any free passes.  While other Savannah starters like Moore & Cohoon are posting gaudier numbers and awaiting call-ups soon, it's Rodriguez who has the highest upside long-term.