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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/18

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the afternoon/night of Saturday July 17, 2010

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (48-45)

  • RF Fernando Martinez: 0-3, R, K (.256/.316/.456)
  • CF Jesus Feliciano0-4, R, K (.366/.409/.455)
  • LF Lucas Duda: 0-4 (.320/.377/.670) Hit streak ends at 8
  • RP Manny Acosta: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K (2-3, 3.67, 33.1 IP, 27 H, 14 BB, 33 K, 4 HR)
  • REHAB ALERT - LHP Oliver Perez: 6.2 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 7 K, 2 HR; Worked around 86-89mph, threw 61 of 103 pitches for strikes (including many of his breaking pitches), 7-3 groundouts-to-flyouts and one of the two bombs came from a lefty (Braves top prospect Freddie Freeman)
  • REHAB ALERT - RHP Ryota Igarashi1 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K

    AA - Binghamton (50-44)

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 2-5, 2 R, K, SB(13), CS(5) (.304/.345/.532)
  • LF Sean Ratliff: 3-4, 2B, RBI, K, CS(2) (.350/.392/.642)
  • 2B Josh Satin: 1-4, HR(1), 2 RBI, R, K (.298/.391/.421)
  • SP Josh Stinson: 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 6 K, WP (7-1, 3.18, 87.2 IP, 75 H, 34 BB, 59 K, 4 HR)
  • RP Dylan Owen: 2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K (3-1, 3.13, 46 IP, 30 H, 23 BB, 37 K, 3 HR) He's got to get that walk total down if he ever wants to get back to the rotation

  • Hi-A - St. Lucie (48-43)

    • SS Wilmer Flores3-4, 2B, 4 RBI, R, SB(1) (.382/.394/.480)
    • DH Jordany Valdespin:1-5, K (.297/.333/.446) Strange ten-game hit streak where he's had just one hit in seven of those games
    • CF Juan Lagares: 0-4 (.234/.266/.300)
    • RF Rafael Fernandez0-4, K (.370/.386/.574)
    • SP Brad Holt: 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 7 K, 2 HB, WP (2-2, 5.11, 24.2 IP, 22 H, 16 BB, 22 K, 1 HR) Not exactly dominant but hey, baby steps here
    • RP Nick Carr: 2 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 K; After three scoreless appearances in Brooklyn, Carr's rehab ends as he's back in PSL
    • REHAB ALERT - 2B Luis Castillo: 1-3, 2B, 2 R, BB; That's the kind of night that would look nice in Queens right about now

    Lo-A Savannah (52-41)


    SS Brooklyn (18-10)

    • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 3-5, 2 RBI, R, K (.395/.442/.541)
    • RF Cory Vaughn: 2-5, R, K, SB(5) (.275/.358/.577)
    • 1B Jeff Flagg: 2-4, HR(4), RBI, 2 R, BB (.315/.379/.577)
    • 2B JB Brown: 2-4,  HR(1), 2 RBI, R (.284/.313/.392) First pro bomb for the 2010 18th rounder from U of the Pacific
    • SP AJ Pinera6 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 5 K (1-2, 1.33, 20.1 IP, 12 H. 3 BB, 11 K, 0 HR) Great start to his pro career thus far

    RK Kingsport (11-14)

    • CF ZeErika McQueen: 1-5, BB, SB(8) (.318/.356/.412)
    • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-6, 2B, E(7), 2 K (.314/.349/.647) Hit streak at seven
    • RF Javier Rodriguez: 1-6, 2B, 2 R, 3 K (.323/.346/.515)
    • 1B Eddie Lora: 1-3, 2B, RBI, 2 BB, 2 K (.125/.300/.333) I'd probably rather have Wagner...
    • 1B Jordan Schafer: 1-6, 2B, K (.373/.434/.507) Overshadowed by other hitters but Schafer is quietly having a nice year
    • RP Eduardo Aldama: 3 IP, 0 ER (1 unearned), 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K; Like Carr, Aldama's rehab ended last night with his return to the Appy League

    RK GCL Mets (10-11)

    • SS Robbie Shields: 0-4, K (.239/.321/.338)
    • Blake Forsythe: DNP (.286/.286/.286)
    • LF Julio Concepcion1-2, 2B, RBI, BB, K (.316/.325/.474)
    • SP Juan Urbina: 2 IP, 5 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 2 HR, HB (2-2, 6.41, 19.2 IP, 21 H, 9 BB, 18 K, 2 HR) Allowed his first two career homers
    • REHAB ALERT - DH Zach Lutz:  Look who's back; After fracturing his foot, Lutz hasn't played since early May and begins his rehab DH'ing in the GCL

    Star of the Night

    Not many standout performances last night so the star is going to be Brooklyn's RHP AJ Pinera off his best start as a pro.  He's come out of the gates strong thus far since being drafted in the 18th round last June.  This University of Tampa product fits right into the trend of this last draft, high pitchability, low ceiling.  Also, on top of the Star of the Night, Pinera wins the coveted goofiest smile award.

    As for the goat, I'm gonna have to go with LHP Juan Urbina off his second career poor start.  In a way this was his worst as he allowed a couple bombs but really, nothing to stress over as the kid is still just 17.


    System Roundup

    • For the third straight night extra innings were required but eventually it was the Bisons who prevailed 4-3 over the Gwinnett Braves in walk-off fashion.  LHP Oliver Perez was OK in his second relief outing with Buffalo, limiting the walks and earning a few more strikeouts but also allowing two homers.  After last night's late-inning debacle, the Herd 'pen managed to lock this one down and force extras where after a hit, an error and a walk loaded the bases, pinch hitter OF Jorge Padilla hit a walk-off sac fly to win this one.  Boxscore
    • The B-Mets took this game 5-1 over the Fisher Cats on the strength of a nice pitching performance by RHP Josh Stinson.  After a rough patch over his last few starts, the big righty from Shreveport got back on track with six very strong innings.  The B-Mets pen wasn't too shabby either as RHP Dylan Owen & RHP John Lujan provided three more innings of scoreless, hitless relief.  On the offensive side, Binghamton got all they'd need on homers by 2B Josh Satin & DH Marshall Hubbard.  Boxscore
    • The Mets finished off a series win over the Blue Jays with their 5-1 win tonight.  RHP Brad Holt got the win in this one (that feels nice to say) and while I'm not going to complain all that much over a start where he allowed just a run and K'd seven, he did dodge bullets all night as Dunedin stranded two runners on base in three of Holt's five innings.  Whatever, slight progress is still progress.  In his return to Hi-A RHP Nick Carr performed his own high wire act, allowing five baserunners but no runs over two innings.  On the offensive side, SS Wilmer Flores was the main attraction, tallying three hits, including a double, four RBI's and even his first stolen base in Hi-A.   Boxscore
    • The Sand Gnats couldn't quite claw back last night as they lost 4-2 to the Drive.  Starter RHP Armando Rodriguez was shaky early but after allowing three earned runs in the first three innings, he retired the final twelve batters he would face.  However, despite a nice 7-for-12 for the 2 through 4 spots in the lineup, Gnats batters could only come up with two runs in the game based on an awful 1-for-18 from the 5 through 9 spots.   Boxscore 
    • Make it five straight for the 'Clones as they took their opener with Tri-City 8-0 last night.  RHP AJ Pinera had his strongest start as a pro last night, throwing six shutout innings.  The 2010 18th rounder out of the U of Tampa has been excellent since his debut in late June, allowing just three earned runs in 20 innings.  The Cyclones lineup was strong as usual in battering Tri-City pitching; the 1 through 4 spots had a combined nine hits including three more from CF Darrell Ceciliani, extending his streak to seven games.  Boxscore
    • The K-Mets needed twelve innings to settle this one and eventually loss to Johnson City 7-6.  RHP Eduardo Aldama made his 2010 Kingsport debut yesterday and was strong over three innings but in a game where the K-Mets made four errors leading to five unearned runs, the pitching didn't stand much of a chance.  Boxscore
    • The GCL Mets were crushed yesterday by the Nats 12-2.  Starter LHP Juan Urbina had his second career rough start in this one, allowing five runs over just a couple innings, including his first two homers allowed.  The Mets hitters were eh last night, tallying just six hits and only one XBH; on the bright side one of them came from the rehabbing 3B Zach Lutz.  Boxscore