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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 6/5: Havens Homers Twice (again)

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Friday June 4, 2010

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (31-24)

  • SS Justin Turner: 3-4, RBI, 2 R, BB, CS(1) (.286/.352/.393) Turner bested his former team (of one week ago)
  • 3B Mike Hessman: 1-4, RBI, R, BB (.291/.370/.628)
  • CF Jesus Feliciano: 0-5, RBI, R (.377/.422/.474) Apparently once Blanco heals up and Omir is no longer required, Feliciano will get the call; Do you think his first major league call-up would make this soon to be 31yr old career minor leaguer's birthday this Sunday?
  • 1B Mike Jacobs: 2-4, 2B, RBI, 2 R, (.262/.309/.490)
  • RF Val Pascucci: 2-5, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R, 2 K (.205/.286/.545) All in favor of calling him Skooch?
  • SP Tobi Stoner: 6 IP, 2 ER (1 unearned), 7 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR (3-5, 4.91, 58.2 IP, 68 H, 19 BB, 43 K, 8 HR)
  • RP Bobby Parnell: 2 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 3 K, HBP, BS(2) (1-1, 4.73, 3 S, 32.1 IP, 30 H, 14 BB, 20 K, 4 HR) I've heard about his resurgent stretch of late but I don't really see it
  • RP Manny Acosta: 1 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K (1-2, 2.76, 16.1 IP, 14 H, 6 BB, 14 K, 1 HR) Bisons pitching coach Ricky Bones recently recommended that both Acosta and Parnell are ready for a call-up, if/when needed

AA - Binghamton (26-28)

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 0-3, R, BB (.280/.321/.462)
  • 2B Reese Havens: 2-4, 2 HR(5), 3 RBI, 2 R, K, BB (.341/.420/.773) Second 2 HR game in 3 days; Suddenly a Havens-Davis right side doesn't look too far away
  • 1B Nick Evans: 1-4, 2B, BB (.283/.358/.556)
  • 3B Eric Campbell: 0-5, K (.347/.373/.444)
  • LF Lucas Duda: 1-5, RBI, K, E(2) (.290/.427/.527) Look who's back, back again
  • SP Josh Stinson: 5.1 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 1 K (2-1, 3.12, 49 IP, 37 H, 20 BB, 29 K, 3 HR) Solid again in his 2nd start of the year
  • RP Clint Everts: 2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 2 BB, 4 K (3-1, 6.99, 4 S, 28.1 IP, 35 H, 16 BB, 32 K, 2 HR)

Hi-A - St. Lucie (25-27)

  • Rain Out (again)

Lo-A Savannah

  • SS Wilmer Flores: 0-4 (.297/.366/.461) Average down below .300
  • CF Juan Lagares: 1-4, RBI, 2 K ,SB(13) (.290/.306/.463)
  • 3B Jefrey Marte: 0-3, 2 K, BB, E(16) (.242/.324/.358) 
  • DH Cesar Puello: 1-2, 2B, R, 2 HBP (.228/.314/.277) 
  • 2B Alonzo Harris: 1-3, 3B, 2 RBI, R, 2 K (.246/.278/.369)
  • SP Mark Cohoon: 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 10 K (5-1, 1.62, 72.1 IP, 61 H, 14 BB, 63 K, 2 HR) Like about 5 other Gnats pitchers, he's ready for the next level; strangely all 3 hits came off the bat of the Tourists SS, Joey Wong.

Star(s) of the Night

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For the first time ever, co-stars of the night:  B-Mets second baseman Reese Havens was the man last night, plain and simple.  For the second time in 3 days he homered twice and the second one was the game winner in the 11th inning.  Havens is well on his way in Double-A, providing the pop and solid plate discipline many drooled over when the Mets drafted him in the first round out of South Carolina in '08.  At this rate he could pull an Ike, breaking out in Bingo and forcing his way into the major league plans early next year; as long as my prayers are answered and his health issues are behind him.

Not to be outdone, Savannah starting pitcher LHP Mark Cohoon tossed his second CG shutout of the season, lowering his ERA to 1.62 and overtaking teammate LHP Jim Fuller for 4th in the league.  He allowed only 3 hits and struck out a season-high 10 batters.  Another product of the '08 draft (12th round), Cohoon has done everything he can do in Lo-A and I'll be really curious to see how he handles more advanced hitters, most likely in the second half of this year.

Goat of the Night:  RHP Bobby Parnell was not good again tonight.  After some talked about how Parnell had looked better of late, he goes and ruins it tonight.  Plus, if you're named Robert Allen, it's obviously better to go by R.A.  At this point, I've kind of jumped the shark on Parnell; I mean the guy has never posted a full season ERA better than 4.19 at any level (including college) and though he's still only 24, his complete lack of anything resembling consistent secondary stuff makes me pretty pessimistic overall.


System Roundup

  • Weird one tonight for the Herd who wasted a nice outing by RHP Tobi Stoner and somehow squandered a 6-run lead only to score 5 more runs in the 9th and grab an 11-6 win against Norfolk in the first of an 8 game road trip.  I guess we should give the entire offense a nice pat on the back (7 Bisons had an RBI) while RHP Bobby Parnell gets to wear the horns for his performance (2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER).  Yet he gets the W; seems fair.
  • Binghamton continued the long journey back to .500 in a 4-3 win over the Rock Cats.  Nice job by the B-Mets pitchers tonight but the hero in this game was one Reese Havens.  2 more bombs makes 5 homers in his last 6 games; he drove in 3 of the 4 Binghamton runs including the game-winning home run in the 11th.  And just to give credit where credit is due, RHP Clint Everts was integral finishing this game off with 2 great innings.
  • Apparently PSL has been inundated with rain the last couple days; last night's game against Tampa was rained out and today's make-up doubleheader was also rained out.  The games will not be made up.
  • If you like pitching, Savannah is your team.  They won 6-0 over Asheville and as is the custom in Savannah received an absolutely tremendous outing from their starter.  On Friday that happened to be LHP Mark Cohoon whose CG, 3-hit, 10 K shutout is in the running for the organization's best pitched game of the year.  I don't know how many times I can say this but this staff is really, really good; their team ERA is 2.46, yes you read that right.  Kudos to the Gnats hitters for a nice 5-10 night with RISP.