New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Wednesday June 2, 2010.
The Usual Suspects
AAA - Buffalo
- 2B Dan Murphy: 0-2, K (.294/.314/.471); see below
- SS Ruben Tejada: 0-1, K (.293/.341/.359); had the night off but was brought in to replace Murphy
- 3B Mike Hessman: 0-4, 2 K (.296/.376/.648)
- CF Jesus Feliciano: 0-4, K (.386/.434/.482); second-straight hitless game
- 1B Mike Jacobs: 0-3, R, BB (.262/.307/.496)
- C Josh Thole: 0-0 (.254/.333/.413); see below
- SP Bobby Livingston: 3.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 3 BB, 7 K, 0 HR (2-5, 4.18 ERA, 56.0 IP, 55 H, 24 BB, 32 K, 2 HR); was ejected in the fourth for plunking a batter with a 77-mph curveball
- RP Manny Acosta: 1.0 IP, 3 ER, 1 H, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (1-2, 2.93 ERA, 15.1 IP, 13 H, 6 BB, 14 K, 1 HR); ERA doubled after this outing
- INJURIES: Josh Thole had to be removed four batters into the game after catching a backswing upside the head. He’s expected to miss at least one game but is believed to be all right. And Daniel Murphy suffered a hard slide while attempting to turn two in the eighth. He had to be helped off the field.
AA - Binghamton
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 0-5 (.280/.319/.468)
- 2B Reese Havens: 3-4, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, BB, K (.351/.415/.703); that’ll do, Reese
- 1B Nick Evans: 1-5, 2B, K (.291/.365/.570)
- 3B Eric Campbell: 0-2, R, BB, K (.362/.415/.511)
- SP Brad Holt: 4.0 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 5 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (1-4, 9.38 ERA, 24.0 IP, 34 H, 19 BB, 19 K, 2 HR); would really like to see him string a few good starts together, but alas
- RP Eddie Kunz: 0.1 IP, 4 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (4-4, 6.00 ERA, 48.0 IP, 47 H, 30 BB, 29 K, 2 HR)
- RP Roy Merritt: 1.2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (1-3, 4.21 ERA, 36.1 IP, 33 H, 11 BB, 30 K, 1 HR)
Hi-A - St. Lucie
- CF Sean Ratliff: 0-4, 3 K (.276/.330/.444); tried his hardest to vault into the lead for most strikeouts in the organization, but Brahiam Maldonado struck out thrice, too
- 2B Josh Satin: 1-4, K (.322/.408/.475)
- 1B Stefan Welch: 2-4, 2 2B, K (.305/.357/.465); the only St. Lucie Met to really hit yesterday
- SP Robert Carson: 2.1 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 4 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (4-4, 5.44 ERA, 48.0 IP, 64 H, 25 BB, 36 K, 3 HR)
- SS Wilmer Flores: 0-2, BB, HBP (.300/.371/.462); 4 for his last 35
- CF Juan Lagares: 2-4, R, 2B (.288/.304/.460)
- DH Nick Santomauro: 2-4, RBI, K (.165/.202/.190)
- 3B Jefrey Marte: 3-4, R, 2B, 3B, RBI (.248/.332/.366); been hitting well of late
- RF Cesar Puello: 0-4, 2 K (.229/.310/.274)
- 2B Alonzo Harris: 1-4, 3B, K (.245/.272/.344)
- SP Brandon Moore: 7.1 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 0 BB, 9 K, 1 HR (2-4, 2.29 ERA, 59.0 IP, 47 H, 6 BB, 76 K, 4 HR); Ran out of gas; otherwise a very nice outing
Star of the Night
Reese Havens is absolutely our hero of the day. Two homeruns will do that for you. Haven’s is knocking the cover off the ball, showing good power and patience as he does so, and if he can stay healthy for a few weeks and keeps hitting, I don’t see any reason not to promote him to Buffalo. There’s a lot of polish about him, so a slightly aggressive promotion schedule is appropriate. Honorable mentions go to Brandon Moore and Jefry Marte.
Our Goat of the Night goes to the lovely Brad Holt-Eddie Kunz duo in Binghamton, although Robert Carson was almost as bad. Kunz’s simply atrocious performance puts them over the top.
- Buffalo had a rough time Wednesday night. Not only did they lose to Syracuse, 6-3, but Josh Thole and Daniel Murphy suffered injuries, Bobby Livingston was ejected with one out in the fourth after striking out seven, and there was a two-hour rain delay during the game. After holding Syracuse scoreless through sixth, Adam Pettyjohn and Manny Acosta permitted six runs in the seventh and eighth.
- Brad Holt and Eddie Kunz had disastrous outings, giving up seven runs, six hits, and eight walks over four-and-a-third innings. Roy Merritt put out the fire but not before Bowie had everything necessary to win, 8-5. Binghamton wasted an outstanding game by Reese Havens, who homered twice and was more-or-less responsible for four of Bingo’s five runs.
- Tampa pounded St. Lucie, 10-1. Robert Carson was terrible once again, and the St. Lucie hitters couldn’t get anything going against Yankees prospect Andrew Brackman, who threw five scoreless innings and struck out seven.
- Savannah losing 5-2 to Asheville made it a sweep against the Mets’ organization on Wednesday (the only DSL Mets team that played yesterday lost, too). In this case, Brandon Moore ran out of gas in the eighth inning, and Asheville scored three to break a 2-2 tie.