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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/15: All-Star Wednesday

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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Wednesday July 14, 2010.

The Usual Suspects

Hi-A - St. Lucie (46-42)

  • DH Jordany Valdespin: 1-4 (.302/.339/.453)
  • SS Wilmer Flores: 2-4, R, CS (.400/.415/.500); broke an 0-for-10 skid
  • 1B Stefan Welch: 0-4, K (.289/.357/.426)
  • CF Juan Lagares: 3-4, R, RBI, K, SB (.232/.256/.256); 17 of his 19 hits since his promotion have been singles
  • SP Eric Beaulac: 4.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (4-2, 3.27 ERA, 71.2 IP, 66 H, 37 BB, 45 K, 0 HR); also charged with two unearned runs
  • RP Scott Moviel: 3.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR (2-6, 5.85 ERA, 75.1 IP, 90 H, 38 BB, 54 K, 6 HR); maybe his best performance of the season
  • RP Ryota Igarashi: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (0-0, 1.86 ERA, 7.2 IP, 10 H, 1 BB, 11 K, 0 HR)
  • REHAB ALERT: 2B Luis Castillo: 0-2, R, BB (.000/.333/.000); first rehab appearance

Lo-A Savannah (50-40)

  • 3B Jefry Marte: 0-4, 2 K (.251/.327/.388); if this season is any indication, cue the scene where Marte goes into a horrible slump
  • RF Cesar Puello: 2-3, R, BB, SB, CS (.262/.350/.315); stolen base his 28th
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-3, BB (.338/.400/.426)
  • SP Darin Gorski: 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 7 K, 0 HR (3-4, 3.52 ERA, 69.0 IP, 68 H, 24 BB, 62 K, 7 HR); after a series of mediocre outings, he needed this

 

SHORT-SEASON LEAGUES

 

SS-A Brooklyn (16-10)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 2-5, R, K (.388/.438/.553)
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 2-3, R, HR, RBI, BB (.271/.366/.604); Keith Law’s still unimpressed
  • 1B Jeff Flagg: 0-4, 2 K (.307/.360/.554); no hits in his last 13 at-bats
  • SS Rylan Sandoval: 2-5, R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, K (.322/.396/.589)
  • SP Yohan Almonte: 4.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (3-2, 2.73 ERA, 33.0 IP, 26 H, 8 BB, 19 K, 0 HR)
  • Watch both of those homers here, via MetsMinorLeagueBlog.com 

RK Kingsport (9-13)

  • CF ZeErika McQueen: 0-5, K (.337/.363/.432)
  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 2-5, 2 R (.302/.344/.628); has hit safely in nine of the last ten games
  • DH Nelfi Zapata: 1-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI (.269/.364/.373); would be nice if his bat were to come alive
  • RF Javier Rodriguez: 2-5, R, 2B, K (.332/.365/.554)
  • SP Jake deGrom: 5.1 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR (1-1, 4.24 ERA, 17.0 IP, 22 H, 2 BB, 15 K, 1 HR); control has been outstanding

Star of the Night

It was a light day for the Mets’ minors, and kind of a so-so one at that, so I’ll do the sentimental thing and select Luke Stewart for his first pro homer, a two-run homer in the seventh for Kingsport. Stewart was drafted out of UAB in the 20th round of this year’s draft after smacking 21 homers as a senior. Stewart’s had some trouble hitting for average in the past, and the bat just isn’t very fast. But he is tall and strong, and he has an extremely patient approach at the plate—maybe even too patient. I’d keep an eye on him, but I’m not expecting too much.

The Goat of the Night is Jeff Flagg who is really in a rough spell right now.

System Roundup

  • The International and Pacific Coast Leagues played their All-Star Game last night with the IL winning, 2-1. The only Bison to appear was Pat Misch, who threw a scoreless fifth inning, walking one and striking out two. Boxscore
  • It was also All-Star night for the Eastern League. The West destroyed the East, 10-3. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Mike Nickeas, and Josh Stinson played for the Mets. Nieuwenhuis and Nickeas both went 0-2 with a strikeout, while Stinson pitched a perfect second, recording a strikeout. Boxscore
  • St. Lucie won a walk-off on Wednesday, beating Dunedin 4-3. Eric Beaulac gave up three first-inning runs, but he, Scott Moviel, and Ryota Igarashi held the D-Jays scoreless the rest of the way. St. Lucie tied the game in the third but had to wait until the last at-bat of the game to take the lead, as Ryan Mollica singled home Hector Pellot to win it. Luis Castillo also began his rehab assignment, going 0-2 with a walk. Boxscore
  • After Darin Gorski provided seven innings of three-hit ball, relievers Brandon Sage and Luis Rojas let it get away and the Sand Gnats lost, 4-2 to Greenville. Cesar Puello and Juan Torres had two hits apiece, while Alex Gregory and Nick Santomauro each had a double, but that was pretty much it from the offense. Actually, there’s no "pretty much" about it—that was it. Boxscore
  • Brooklyn played Mahoning Valley, winning 7-4. Five Cyclones had multi-hit games, while Rylan Sandoval and Cory Vaughn hit home runs. Boxscore
  • Jake deGrom pitched well despite hitting some trouble in the sixth inning, but the bats gave him plenty of backup as Kingsport beat Bluefield, 8-3. First baseman Luke Stewart hit his first professional home run, while Aderlin Rodriguez, Javier Rodriguez, and Justin Schafer each had a pair of hits. Boxscore
  • The GCL Mets had the day off.