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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/13: Captain of the Week

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the afternoon/night of Monday July 12, 2010

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (46-43)

  • All-Star Break

AA - Binghamton (48-43)

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 2-5, 2B, R (.306/.348/.541) When you knock twelve doubles in ten games apparently they give you EL 'Hitter of the Week' honors
  • LF Sean Ratliff: 2-4, HR(8), BB, K (.333/.376/.639) Just Keeps rolling after a couple days off
  • C Mike Nickeas: 1-5, 2B, 2 RBI, K (.307/.421/.430)
  • 2B Josh Satin: 1-3, R, 2 BB, K (.314/.397/.419)
  • DH Michael Fisher: 2-5, HR(2), K (.393/.393/.607) Off of Clint Everts!
  • SP Chris Schwinden: 5 IP, 5 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 2 HR (4-5, 5.04, 55.1 IP, 70 H, 10 BB, 48K, 5 HR) Merritt wasn't good but Schwinden deserved the L tonight

Hi-A - St. Lucie (45-42)

  • SS Wilmer Flores0-5 (.376/.391/.471) The 15-game streak is over and he's currently 1 for his last 14
  • 2B Jordany Valdespin: 2-5, 2 RBI (.303/.341/.457)
  • CF Juan Lagares: 2-5, SB(5) (.205/.232/.231)
  • RF Rafael Fernandez: 4-5, 2B, 2 HR(2), 3 RBI, 2 R (.385/.390/.615) Heck of a night for the unsung hero of the bunch promoted from Savannah
  • SP Kyle Allen: 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 HR, HBP (6-5, 5.23, 86 IP, 90 H, 46 BB, 49 K, 6 HR) He's lucky Holt is getting all the attention because he's been pretty damn bad himself
  • REHAB ALERT - Ryota Igarashi was flat-out dominant tonight over two clean innings, allowing just a hit while striking out five

Lo-A Savannah (50-39)

  • 3B Jefry Marte: 2-3, RBI, BB, CS(5) (.254/.324/.389) 8-game hit streak
  • RF Cesar Puello: 1-4, K, (.258/.346/.374)
  • CF Pedro Zapata: DNP (.286/.346/.374) Hasn't played since last Thursday, expect some injury news
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 2-4, 2B, RBI (.354/.403/.393)
  • SP Jim Fuller: 4 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 K (7-2, 1.83, 97.1 IP, 78 H, 29 BB, 89 K, 1 HR) First start in a couple weeks after some elbow pain; believe it or not, his 2.25 July ERA is his highest of any month


SS Brooklyn (14-10)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 2-4 (.376/.431/.559)
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 0-3, BB, K (.256/.340/.544)
  • SS Rylan Sandoval: 2-5, 2B, K (.321/.396/.531)
  • SP AJ Pinera4 IP. 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K (0-2, 1.88, 14.1 IP, 10 H. 3 BB, 6 K, 0 HR) Good night for the 2010 18th rounder
  • RP Jonathan Kountis2 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 3 K (0-1, 7.94, 5.2 IP, g H, 3 BB, 9 K, 0 HR) Not a good night for the 2010 19th rounder
  • REHAB ALERT - RHP Nick Carr: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K

RK Kingsport (7-12)

  • CF ZeErika McQueen: 2-4, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 BB, CS(3) (.356/.381/.456)
  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 2-5, RBI, 2 R (.296/.341/.642) Not so fast Captain, guess who's the Appy League 'Hitter of the Week'?  Aderlin is the second consecutive Met to earn this honor (last week was J-Rod)
  • Nelfi Zapata: 4-5, 2B, HR(1), 5 RBI, R, SB(1) (.270/.361/.365) Now that's an all-around great night
  • RF Javier Rodriguez: 1-5, HR(3), 3 RBI, 2 R, 2 K (.333/.361/.551)
  • SP Bret Mitchell: 4 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 2 E(2) (2-1, 3.10, 20.1 IP, 19 H, 4 BB, 25 K, 2 HR) First tough start for the 2010 12th rounder

RK GCL Mets (9-9)

  • SS Robbie Shields: 3-4, 2B, R, 3 RBI (.293/.344/.414) Hey look at that, no errors!
  • RF Gilbert Gomez: 0-4 (.259/.317/.345)
  • 2B Randoll Santana: 2-5, 2B, SB(7) (.250/.350/.308)
  • SP Edioglis Villasmil: 4.2 IP, 4 ER, 9 H, 2 BB, 1 K, HB (0-1, 2.79 ERA, 26 IP, 31 H, 7 BB, 8 K, 1 HR) An error later changed to a hit ruined his line

Star of the Night

So many stars to choose from.  It could be Kingsport's Nelfi Zapata off his 4-for-5 night, St. Lucie's Rafael Fernandez off his two-homer night.  But no, it's going to be Binghamton's 2B/DH Michael Fisher mainly because he hit a bomb off of the newest Fisher Cat, Clint 'The Goat' Everts.  I just couldn't let that go by.  Also, after getting on a roll in Savannah Fisher has just kept on hitting no matter what level he's at.  The Braves must be at least a little peeved as Fisher's previous career high in homers was four, a number he's already matched going into the break.  Considering he finished the last two seasons batting .238 and .253 respectively, chances are Fisher is little more than injury depth but hey, he helped Savannah to their first playoff berth in years so he's already been worth it.  And more importantly, anyone that annoys Atlanta is allright by me.

After a night off, we're going back to the struggling relievers here but today it's a group Goat award.  Relievers throughout the system sucked last night as bullpens in six of the seven games last night gave up runs, several to blow leads late.

System Roundup

  • The B-Mets lost this see-saw affair 6-5 to New Hampshire yesterday afternoon.  Put most of the onus on floundering B-Mets starter RHP Chris Schwinden who after a nice stretch in June, is struggling once more.  However, the lineup deserves some of the blame; despite battling back a couple times in a game that saw the lead change five times, B-Mets hitters went a combined 1-for-11 with RISP.  In a one-run game maybe just one more big hit could have taken this one.  This marked Binghamton's first series loss in their last eight.  Boxscore
  • St. Lucie managed to top the Stone Crabs 6-4 in this one.  RHP Kyle Allen wasn't good but he was effective enough to allow his offense to carry him last night.  He seemed to make pitches when it counted, holding Charlotte 0-for-4 with RISP.  Credit RF Rafael Fernandez on a career night that included two bombs and a double; Fernandez doubled his home run total in one night.  Also give a lot of credit to RHP Ryota Igarashi and RHP Erik Turgeon who closed this one out with three innings of scoreless relief.  Boxscore
  • It was a pretty demoralizing night in Savannah.  First, in the completion of yesterday's rain delayed game, the Gnats entered the ninth with a 4-2 lead.  Unfortunately, Savannah closer RHP Michael Powers walked two men in the final frame and with only an out to go allowed a two-run double to tie it, followed by a single to give it away, 5-4.  Boxscore  In the night cap, Savannah once again went into the ninth leading by two.  Manager Pedro Lopez stayed away from his once-bitten closer but LHP Brandon Sage fared no better.  Like Powers, Sage was only an out away from the win when he imploded allowing a double, a wild pitch, another double and finally the walk-off single.  Heartbreaking.  All but one Gnat had a hit in this one though their cumulative 7:1 K-to-BB ratio precluded any tack-on efforts.  Boxscore
  • Despite a late rally, the Cyclones weren't able to avoid a 3-2 defeat to the Lowell Spinners.  This was a rough one to lose as Brooklyn outhit the Spinner eleven to four; four Cyclones hitters had multi-hit games while only four Spinners hitters even had hits.  That's what a 10:1 K-to-BB and a 2-for-10 with RISP gets you.  I guess you can't blame SS Rylan Sandoval for getting nabbed trying to steal home; sounds like Wallyball to me.  Boxscore
  • You know you're in good shape when you score eleven runs in the final four innings.  And Kingsport was in good shape last night as they trounced Johnson City 13-6.  Six different K-Mets hitters had multi-hit games, including 4-for-5 nights from C Nelfi Zapata & DH Albert CorderoRHP Brett Mitchell had the first poor outing of his pro career in this one but the offense more than picked him up.   Boxscore
  • The GCL Mets were outclassed in this one 8-4 by the GCL Nationals and the rehabbing Scott Olsen.  Mets hitters managed just a hit off Olsen in three innings and aside from SS Robbie Shields & 2B Randoll Santana at the top of the order, they didn't really manage much else.  Boxscore