New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Sunday June 6, 2010.
The Usual Suspects
AAA - Buffalo (33-24)
- 3B Mike Hessman: 0-3, BB (.287/.369/.616); hitting .190 over his last 42 at-bats
- 1B Val Pascucci: 2-4, 2 R, BB (.250/.339/.538)
- CF Jesus Feliciano: 1-6, 2 RBI, K (.385/.426/.481); supposedly on his way to the bigs, what a birthday gift
- DH Mike Jacobs: 2-5, 2B, K (.288/.329/.531)
- SP Pat Misch: 6.2 IP, 6 ER, 13 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (5-1, 3.33 ERA, 70.1 IP, 70 H, 11 BB, 41 K, 5 HR); ran into trouble in the seventh when he gave up four runs on five singles and a home run
AA - Binghamton
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-5, K (.285/.324/.468)
- 2B Reese Havens: 2-5, R, HR, 3 RBI, K (.327/.393/.727); six homers in his past ten games
- 1B Nick Evans: 1-4, 2 K (.284/.356/.543)
- 3B Eric Campbell: 3-4, 2 R, 2B (.339/.397/.468); hitting .339, but isolated power and discipline are still down from St. Lucie
- LF Lucas Duda: 1-4, 2B (.295/.428/.532)
- SP Chris Schwinden: 4.2 IP, 5 ER, 9 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR (1-3, 7.32 ERA, 34.1 IP, 30 H, 3 BB, 15 K, 2 HR); seems to be throwing too many strikes
- RP Roy Merritt: 0.2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (1-3, 3.92 ERA, 39.0 IP, 34 H, 13 BB, 31 K, 1 HR)
Hi-A - St. Lucie
- SS Jordany Valdespin: 3-7, R, RBI, K (.321/.346/.513)
- CF Sean Ratliff: 1-5, BB, 2 K (.272/.327/.432); only one extra-base hit in his last ten games, batting just .237 over that span
- DH Josh Satin: 0-6, K (.316/.402/.472)
- 1B Stefan Welch: 1-3, BB, HBP (.298/.355/.452)
- SP Eric Beaulac: 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR (2-1, 3.86 ERA, 39.2 IP, 38 H, 23 BB, 21 K, 0 HR)
- SS Wilmer Flores: 1-5, K (.295/.363/.455); error #12
- LF Juan Lagares: 3-5, K (.297/.312/.466); has a seven-game hitting streak going
- PH Nick Santomauro: 0-1 (.157/.193/.181)
- 3B Jefrey Marte: 2-5, K (.243/.325/.353); another multi-hit game but also committed error #17
- RF Cesar Puello: 0-4 (.223/.308/.272)
- 2B Alonzo Harris: 0-3, K, HBP (.244/.277/.363)
- SP Collin McHugh: 8.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 0 HR (2-3, 2.52 ERA, 53.2 IP, 50 H, 12 BB, 48 K, 2 HR)
Star of the Night
I’m going with Eric Beaulac who threw six shutout innings, walking none and striking out six. Beaulac has a starter’s build, but he ultimately projects as more of a reliever. He has low-90s heat and may add a tick when pitching out the bullpen, and he has a very good slider that can consistently get righties out. As a two-pitch guy, he’s probably lacking a deep enough repertoire to start in the long run. He’s always posted excellent strikeout rates, paired with iffy command. This year, however, the strikeout rate has taken a dive, so it’s nice to see him strikeout a batter an inning yesterday.
Our Goat of the Night is Josh Satin. He was the only player on St. Lucie who failed to get a hit, going 0-for-6. Satin doesn’t make great contact, but his breadth of secondary skills is usually enough to keep him from getting Goat prizes. Not Sunday.
- Down 6-5 after Pat Misch imploded in the seventh, the Bisons scored two on an error by Robert Andino and tacked on an insurance run in the ninth on a Russ Adams home run. The win was Buffalo’s third straight. Minor league veterans Val Pascucci, Andy Green, and J.R. House had six of Buffalo’s eleven hits.
- Chris Schwinden had another rough outing, as Binghamton lost to New Britain, 5-4. Bingo staged a comeback in the ninth inning, scoring a run after a Eric Campbell double started a rally, but it came up just short as Reese Havens flied out with runners on first and second. Don’t blame Reese too much, however, since he hit yet another home run.
- St. Lucie won over Dunedin, 3-2 in 13 innings. Richard Lucas singled in the top of the 13th and was sacrificed over to second by Hector Pellot. Jordany Valdespin then singled to put the Mets on top, and Rhiner Cruz pitched a perfect bottom half of the inning for his first save.
- Savannah managed ten hits but scored zero runs as they lost 2-0 to the Killer Ks from Kannapolis. Collin McHugh pitched well once again, but the Sand Gnats just couldn’t string enough hits together to make a winner out of him.