New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Tuesday June 29, 2010.
The Usual Suspects
AAA - Buffalo (40-39)
- RF Fernando Martinez: 2-4, 2B, RBI, R, BB, K (.255/.308/.407); that makes four walks in a week
- PH Val Pascucci: 0-0, BB (.240/.352/.587)
- LF Lucas Duda: 1-3, R, HR, RBI, BB (.306/.358/.612); really hitting the ball well since being promoted
- 1B Mike Jacobs: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, BB (.256/.302/.459)
- SP Dillon Gee: 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR (7-5, 5.00 ERA, 90.0 IP, 95 H, 25 BB, 85 K, 13 HR); nice to see him have a strong outing
- RP Manny Acosta: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (1-2, 3.29 ERA, 27.1 IP, 23 H, 12 BB, 28 K, 2 HR)
- INJURY ALERT: Jason Pridie was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday but felt a twinge in his injured hamstring running out a grounder in the first inning. We’ll hopefully have news as to the extent of the setback later today.
AA - Binghamton (41-36)
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-5, 2 R, 2B, K (.276/.318/.460); also committed his sixth error in the field
- LF Sean Ratliff: 1-2, R, BB (.259/.290/.552)
- 3B Nick Evans: 2-4, R (.288/.357/.515)
- 2B Josh Satin: 0-3, RBI, K (.309/.361/.455); just 1 for his last 10
- SP Eric Niesen: 5.0 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR (4-3, 2.96 ERA, 45.2 IP, 32 H, 33 BB, 33 K, 3 HR); having a very lucky season in terms of BABIP (.234)
- RP Eddie Kunz: 1.1 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (5-4, 5.40 ERA, 66.2 IP, 65 H, 44 BB, 34 K, 3 HR)
- ROSTER MOVES: Sadly, RHP Clint Everts was the 'player to be named later' to complete the recent deal with Toronto for Buffalo's OF Jorge Padilla. [stifles giddy laughter] Everts posted a 6.94 ERA in 26 relief appearances for the B-Mets.
Hi-A - St. Lucie (37-37)
- 2B Jordany Valdespin: 3-5, R, 2 RBI (.305/.340/.461)
- SS Wilmer Flores: 3-5, R (.481/.500/.481); maybe they should have promoted him sooner
- 1B Stefan Welch: 2-5, RBI, K (.305/.369/.460)
- CF Juan Lagares: 0-3, 2 R, BB, HBP, RBI, K, SB (.240/.286/.280)
- LF Joey August: 1-4, R (.305/.364/.390)
- SP Brad Holt: 5.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 5 BB, 5 K, 0 HR (1-1, 5.00 ERA, 9.0 IP, 10 H, 6 BB, 7 K, 0 HR); just one run, but he needs to work on improving his control
- RP Scott Moviel: 3.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (2-6, 6.32 ERA, 68.1 IP, 85 H, 35 BB, 47 K, 6 HR); nice to know he’s no better in relief than he is as a starter
- REHAB ALERT: DH Carlos Beltran: 1-5 (.368/.429/.474). Also, somehow Oliver Perez got out of his box and he'll be joining the team to begin his rehab assignment today.
Lo-A Savannah (44-32)
- 3B Jefrey Marte: 0-3, 2 BB, K (.239/.322/.346); just two hits in his last 22 at-bats
- RF Cesar Puello: 2-5, R, RBI (.250/.335/.306)
- CF Pedro Zapata: 1-5, 2 RBI, 2 K (.283/.347/.372)
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-4, SB (.389/.450/.389)
- SP John Church: 4.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (3-0, 1.34 ERA, 40.1 IP, 27 H, 13 BB, 38 K, 0 HR); rewarded for his fine bullpen work this season with his first start as a professional
SS-A Brooklyn (8-4)
- DH Darrell Ceciliani: 1-4, R, 2B, RBI, BB, 2 K, CS (.396/.408/.604); finally drew his first walk
- CF Cory Vaughn: 2-3, 2 R, HR, BB, SB (.279/.385/.651); has been very impressive in the early going, showing far more plate discipline than expected
- 1B Jeff Flagg: 1-3, R, BB (.340/.392/.532)
- SP Chris Hillard: 5.2 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR (3-0, 2.04 ERA, 17.2 IP, 14 H, 2 BB, 13 K, 0 HR); also allowed two unearned runs
RK Kingsport (2-6)
- CF ZeErika McQueen: 2-7, 2B, K (.333/.368/.389)
- 3B-DH Aderlin Rodriguez:1-6, 2B, RBI, BB (.258/.324/.613)
- DH-C Nelfi Zapata: 0-5, BB, K (.217/.308/.261)
- RF Javier Rodriguez: 3-6, R, 2B, K (.333/.414/.458); if Javier can turn things around this season, that’d be a big boost to the system
- SP Mike Hebert: 4.0 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, 5 BB, 5 K, 2 HR (0-1, 6.00 ERA, 9.0 IP, 10 H, 7 BB, 7 K, 2 HR)
- SP Lachlan Hodge: 1.1 IP, 4 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 1 K, 2 HR (0-2, 16.62 ERA, 4.1 IP, 9 H, 7 BB, 3 K, 2 HR); absolutely terrible
Star of the Night
I’m going to go with Buffalo starter Dillon Gee, who’s had sort of a rough season in Triple-A but had a very nice night on Tuesday. Gee really hasn’t been as bad as his ERA appears; the strikeout and walk ratios are still very strong, and his BABIP is a very high .340. His big nemesis this year has been the home run. He’s already allowed 13 of them, and he does allow an awful lot of balls in the air, indicating the long ball may just be something he has to deal with throughout his career. But so long as he does a good job limiting his baserunners, he still has hope.
Our Goat is Kingsport starter Lachlan Hodge. Hodge was signed out of the Australian Academy back in 2007, getting the largest contract of any player the Academy has ever produced. He pitched decently in the GCL last season (3.35 ERA, 56 strikeouts and 28 walks in 53.2 innings). When he’s on, he produces lots of ground balls, but he really needs to watch his control.
- Dillon Gee had an outstanding outing, allowing just four baserunners and one run over seven innings, as Buffalo beat Syracuse, 6-1. The Bisons seemed to have little trouble with Sky Chiefs starter Erik Arnesen or any of his replacements; they had 12 hits and six walks, including Lucas Duda’s third home run. They also hit four doubles, making it an impressive victory all around. In more disappointing news, Jason Pridie, activated that very day, re-aggravated his hamstring injury and may have suffered a setback. There will hopefully be more news later today on that front. Boxscore
- Binghamton beat the Altoona Curve, 9-5. It wasn’t an especially pretty win: Eric Niesen and Eddie Kunz didn’t pitch especially well, and Bingo committed three errors. But Raul Reyes hit a grand slam in the bottom of the third and added another RBI in the first on a sacrifice fly, and Mike Nickeas and Nick Evans also had two hits apiece. Boxscore
- Brad Holt wasn’t really effective Tuesday afternoon despite only allowing one run. He still managed to walk five batters and was lucky to escape with as little damage as he did. But the offense was in fine form, banging out 15 hits to lead the Mets to a 7-3 win over Jupiter. Wilmer Flores had his fourth-straight multi-hit game, and Jordany Valdespin added three of his own. Strangely enough, 14 of the Mets’ 15 hits were singles. The sole extra-base hit was a double by third baseman Richard Lucas. Boxscore
- In Greenville, John Church got his first start of the season for Savannah, and he threw four strong innings. Luis Rojas and Gabriel Zavala threw the remaining five innings, and the Sand Gnats won, 6-1. Alonzo Harris hit a sixth-inning three-run home run, the only extra-base hit among Savannah’s nine off Greenville starter Ryan Pressly and reliever Dennis Neuman. Boxscore
- Brooklyn scored four in the fourth, but two ninth-inning runs on a a solo homer by Cory Vaughn and an RBI single by Joe Bonfe proved to be instrumental when reliever Nelson Pereira gave up two runs in the bottom of the inning. Bonfe had another great day, contributing three hits and a walk. Boxscore
- Kingsport played two and got killed in both. Mike Hebert was the main culprit in the first game, allowing five runs over five innings. Greeneville held the Mets to just three hits, and Greeneville won, 7-2 (Boxscore). Kingsport managed seven hits in the second game, but only one of those came around to score (shortstop Justin Schafer). Starter Lachlan Hodge was just terrible, giving up six runs (four earned) over an inning and a third. Boxscore
- The GCL Mets had the day off.