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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 6/28: Mejia Hurt

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Sunday, June 27 2010.

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (40-38)

  • DH Fernando Martinez: 1-4, K (.248/.295/.401)
  • RF Val Pascucci: 1-3, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI, BB, 2 K (.233/.337/.556); let’s go down the checklist: home run, walk, strikeouts, absolutely nothing else—yep, all there
  • LF Lucas Duda: DNP (.286/.318/.500)
  • 1B Mike Jacobs: 1-4, R (.253/.298/.460)
  • SP Pat Misch: 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (7-3, 3.46 ERA, 96.1 IP, 100 H, 17 BB, 53 K, 7 HR); did his usual thing: a hit an inning, few walks, few strikeouts
  • RP Manny Acosta: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (1-2, 3.42 ERA, 26.1 IP, 23 H, 11 BB, 28 K, 2 HR)

AA - Binghamton (40-36)

  • CF Sean Ratliff: 1-5, R, HR, RBI, K (.245/.259/.509); hitting for power but not getting on-base—pretty much what Ratliff does
  • 1B Nick Evans: 1-4, R, BB, K (.289/.360/.523)
  • 2B Josh Satin: 0-4, R, BB, 2 K (.327/.377/.469); 4:12 BB:K ratio so far in Double-A
  • SP Jenrry Mejia: 1.0 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR; as James mentioned yesterday, Jenrry was removed a few pitches into the second with a shoulder injury
  • RP Chris Schwinden: 5.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (3-5, 5.35 ERA, 38.2 IP, 50 H, 9 BB, 28 K, 3 HR); a strong outing from a struggling arm is always nice
  • RP Roy Merritt: 1.2 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR (1-3, 4.30 ERA, 46.0 IP, 41 H, 14 BB, 36 K, 3 HR)
  • RP Eddie Kunz: 0.1 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (5-4, 5.37 ERA, 65.1 IP, 63 H, 43 BB, 33 K, 3 HR); has struck out just four batters over his last ten appearances (19.2 innings)
  • INJURY UPDATE: Yes, as you read above Mejia left Sunday's game early.  No word on the severity and hopefully some shoulder stiffness is just the benign byproduct of stretching out one's arm.  But it did make me pause when I heard that the Mets decided to go an unorthodox route in stretching Mejia out, starting him with a 45-pitch game and then having him throw on three days rest for the next three starts on a 60-pitch limit.  Even if you want to keep him to 60 pitches, what's wrong with giving him normal rest?  Are we in some sort of rush to get him stretched out?

Hi-A - St. Lucie (36-37)

  • 2B Jordany Valdespin: 0-4 (.295/.331/.456)
  • SS Wilmer Flores: 4-5, R, RBI (.412/.444/.412); 6-for-9 over the last two games, although all singles
  • DH Stefan Welch: 1-4, R, BB, K (.305/.369/.460)
  • CF Juan Lagares: 3-5, R, 2 RBI, CS (.353/.333/.412)
  • LF Joey August: 2-5, R, RBI, K, SB (.297/.350/.387)
  • SP Jeurys Familia: 6.1 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 4 BB, 5 K, 0 HR (1-4, 5.95 ERA, 56.0 IP, 54 H, 36 BB, 54 K, 2 HR); walked too many and didn’t do his usual job at keeping the ball on the ground
  • Beltran took a day off to rest on Sunday

Lo-A Savannah (43-30)

  • Note: Savannah’s game against Asheville was suspended due to rain and will be resumed Monday at 5:05 PM. As a result, the batting lines haven’t changed yet.
  • 3B Jefrey Marte: 0-1 (.245/.326/.356);
  • DH Cesar Puello: 0-1 (.254/.342/.314)
  • CF Pedro Zapata: 0-2 (.288/.354/.377)
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-1 (.375/.500/.375)
  • SP Darin Gorski: 3.0 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (2-2, 2.94 ERA, 49.0 IP, 45 H, 18 BB, 45 K, 3 HR)




SS-A Brooklyn (6-4)

  • DH Darrell Ceciliani: 2-4, 2 R, 2B, 3B, RBI (.375/.375/.600); nice day for the 20-year old but he’d really help his chances with more patience
  • CF Cory Vaughn: 1-4, R, HR, 2 RBI, K (.222/.349/.444)
  • 1B Jeff Flagg: 2-4, R, 2B, RBI, SB (.317/.333/.463)
  • SP Mitchell Houck: 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 8 K, 0 HR (2-0, 1.32 ERA, 13.2 IP, 11 H, 6 BB, 14 K, 0 HR); gave up his first runs of the season and has been getting a ton of ground balls

RK Kingsport (2-5)

  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez:0-3 (.280/.333/.680)
  • DH Nelfi Zapata: 1-4, 2B (.278/.350/.333); also had two pickoff attempts sail into right
  • SP Gonzalez Germen: 5.2 IP, 4 ER, 10 H, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR (1-1, 4.09 ERA, 11.0 IP, 13 H, 3 BB, 8 K, 1 HR); also allowed an unearned run
  • RP Adam Kolarek: 1.0 IP, 3 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR (0-0, 12.00 ERA, 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR)

RK GCL Mets (5-1)

  • SS Randoll Santana: 1-1, RBI, BB (.286/.400/.286)
  • DH Robbie Shields: 2-4, R, HR, RBI, K, CS (.167/.250/.389)
  • SP Carlos Vazquez: 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR (1-0, 5.06 ERA, 10.2 IP, 6 ER, 15 H, 1 BB, 11 K, 1 HR); sort of a so-so day

Star of the Night

I really have to go with Wilmer Flores, who paced the organization with four hits yesterday. They were all singles, and they weren’t big hits, but they were very welcome. With Wilmer slumping so badly in Savannah, it was certainly questionable to give him a promotion to St. Lucie, but he’s now posted two solid games in a row, something that probably last happened a couple months ago in Savannah. Here’s to hoping Flores was just a little bored in Savannah and will now go on a tear.

Our Goat is Kingsport outfielder ZeErika McQueen, who went 0-4 with three strikeouts out of the leadoff spot for Kingsport. McQueen is a speedy center field-type who’s pretty raw but hopes to evolve into something more than a fifth outfielder and pinch runner. So the development of plate discipline will be instrumental. It’s not off to a promising start: he’s walked just twice and struck out 10 times over his first 29 at-bats.

System Roundup

  • Charlotte starter Jeffrey Marquez baffled the Buffalo lineup for six innings on Sunday, but Buffalo finally got to him in the seventh and scored three runs. They put up another three in the eighth on a Val Pascucci home run, taking the game 6-3. Buffalo starter Pat Misch was solid yet again, allowing just two runs over six frames.
  • Chris Schwinden threw five scoreless innings in relief, and the offense scored eight runs on twelve hits en route to an 8-5 victory over Akron. Unfortunately, the win was tainted by the abrupt removal of starter Jenrry Mejia in the second inning with the word being a shoulder issue. Hopefully it was just some shoulder stiffness as a result of his arm stretching out.
  • Jeurys Familia was a little stinky, but Jupiter couldn’t really take advantage, scoring just twice off him despite getting eight men on base in six innings and change. And meanwhile, St. Lucie newcomers Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares contributed a combined seven singles, as seven different Mets came around to score. The final: St. Lucie 7, Jupiter 3.
  • The Sand Gnats’ game against Asheville was suspended after three innings, with Asheville up 2-0. The game will resume today at 5:05 PM.
  • Brooklyn took out the Aberdeen IronBirds, 6-3. Joe Bonfe had three hits—two of them doubles—and Darrell Ceciliani added a double and a triple while Mitchell Houck limited the IronBirds to just two runs over seven innings of work, striking out eight. One disappointing fact about the game: Brooklyn didn’t draw a single walk. Maybe Aberdeen’s pitchers just spent too much time in the strike zone.
  • Kingsport found themselves pummeled by the Elizabethton Twins, 8-0. Twins starter Adrian Salcedo and reliever Andrei Lobanov held the Mets to just four hits and struck out 12.
  • The GCL Mets beat the GCL Nationals by a score of 6-4. Five different GCL Mets had two hits, and, among the starters, only outfielder Dylan Brown failed to register at least one.