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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/24

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the afternoon/night of Friday July 23, 2010

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (51-46)

  • Rain Delay (Bisons trailing 0-6 in the 5th, Gee on the hook)

AA - Binghamton (51-49)

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-4 (.294/.342/.520)
  • LF Sean Ratliff: 0-3, K (.347/.381/.618)
  • 3B Nick Evans: 1-4, HR(17), K (.287/.363/.520) Apparently Big Nick is working on a sweet/weird mullet
  • 1B Josh Satin: 0-3 (.296/.389/.415) Playing a lot of first lately
  • SP Mark Cohoon: 5.1 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 K, HB, Pickoff (1-3, 6.37, 29.2 IP, 36 H, 9 BB, 23 K, 3 HR) Not surprisingly he's been very up and down as he adjusts to Double-A
  • RP Manny Alvarez: 1.2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K (3-0, 2.52, 25 IP, 21 H, 3 BB, 33 K, 0 HR) After a bewildering lack of use in Buffalo (because Bruney & Acosta are so good), Alvarez is back in Binghamton and as dominant as ever


Hi-A - St. Lucie (50-48)

  • SS Wilmer Flores: 2-4, K (.349/.359/.452)
  • CF Juan Lagares: 1-5, 2B, R, 2 K (.237/.254/.331)
  • DH Robbie Shields: 0-3, BB (.286/.375/.286)
  • SP Kyle Allen: 5.2 IP, 4 ER, 4 H, 4 BB, 3 K, WP (6-6, 5.28, 92 IP, 94 H, 50 BB, 52 K, 6 HR) Walks are killing this guy 
  • RP Erik Turgeon: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K (2-0, 1.56, 17.1 IP, 16 H, 8 BB, 17 K, 0 HR) Turgeon continues his excellent season


Lo-A Savannah (53-45)

  • 3B Jefry Marte: DNP (.264/.332/.401)
  • DH Cesar Puello: 3-5, HR(1) (.274/.363/.337) Finally hit his first bomb on the season after hitting five last year in Kingsport
  • CF Pedro Zapata: 3-6, HR(2), 2 K (.288/.343/.384)
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: DNP (.302/.388/.404)
  • 2B Alonzo Harris: 0-5, 2 K (.222/.268/.333) 3 for his last 36 (.083), I'd say Harris has officially lost prospect status
  • SP Colin McHugh: 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 4 BB, 11 K, HB (3-6, 3.28, 93.1 IP, 101 H, 26 BB, 91 K, 5 HR) Strange line


SS-A Brooklyn (24-11)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 2-5, 2B, 3B (.384/.430/.543)
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, K (.326/.409/.614)
  • SS Rylan Sandoval: 2-3, HR(7), RBI, 2 R, BB, SB(5), CS(4), E(6) (.320/.394/.582) The third musketeer thus far for Brooklyn
  • Blake Forsythe: 1-3, R, BB
  • 1B Jeff Flagg: 2-4, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, K (.310/.370/.581)
  • 3B Brian Harrison: 2-4, RBI, R, K (.298/.346/.553)
  • SP Mitchell Houck: 5 IP, 2 ER (5 unearned), 8 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, WP, HB (4-0, 3.24, 41.2 IP, 39 H, 13 BB, 36 K, 2 HR) Defense let him down in this one


RK Kingsport (14-17)


RK GCL Mets (13-14)

  • 2B Randoll Santana: 1-4, 2B, R, K (.250/.333/.330)
  • LF Julio Concepcion: 2-4, HR(2), K (.319/.354/.527)
  • SP Juan Urbina: 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR (3-2, 5.47, 24.2 IP, 25 H, 10 BB, 24 K, 3 HR) Continues the roller coaster ride with a nice start on Friday
  • REHAB ALERT - 3B Zack Lutz: 3-5, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, R, K (.316/.350/.526) Hopefully we'll be seeing some more of this in Bingo before too long


Star of the Night

Brooklyn's SS Rylan Sandoval is our Star of the Night.  While the Dynamic Duo seems to get all the cred, Sandoval has been nothing short of outstanding, swatting seven bombs while batting .320 all from the shortstop position.  Sandoval has a very interesting back story:  Originally drafted by the Mets in 2007 out of a Cali. junior college, Sandoval opted to instead transfer to baseball powerhouse Long Beach St., in the hopes of boosting his draft stock.  The opposite occurred as Sandoval saw sporadic playing time among a roster full of top prep players and went undrafted in his final two years of school.  Determined to make it, Sandoval shelled out $3,000 to play in the independent Arizona Winter League where he was spotted by none other than Manager Wally Backman.  After learning of his story, Backman contacted Mets Farm Director Adam Wogan and Sandoval was promptly signed as as undrafted free agent and is currently excelling as the Cyclones leadoff hitter.

In just half a game RHP Dillon Gee managed to earn the Goat tag by allowing two homers and six earned runs before the rain delay in the fifth.  We've got to remember that as good as Gee has looked on his hot streaks, he's looked equally bad on each cold streak.  He'd probably be serviceable as the Mets fifth starter right now but it's hard to argue that we could legitmiately expect more than Takahashi is currently giving.


System Roundup

  • Mother Nature pulled RHP Dillon Gee in this one as rain delayed the game in the fifth inning.  Gee had already allowed six runs, including two homers as the Herd trailed the Mudhens 6-0.  The game will be picked up tomorrow as part of a Saturday double header.
  • Binghamton couldn't get anything going off of Erie's Thad Weber who hurled a CG gem in this 2-1 B-Mets defeat.  After a first inning bomb off the bat of Big Nick Evans the B-Mets offense was largely silent, compiling just three more hits.  Binghamton starter LHP Mark Cohoon was strong, as was the newly returned RHP Manny Alvarez and surprisingly RHP Eddie Kunz too but on this night two runs allowed just wasn't good enough.  Boxscore
  • St. Lucie too was shut down by lockdown pitching as they fell to Daytona 7-0.  Like Binghamton, the St. Lucie hitters totaled just four hits as well as ten strikeouts versus just a single walk.  Unfortunately St. Lucie pitching wasn't quite as strong as the Binghamton staff as three of the four Mets pitchers allowed runs, including four in 5.2 innings by RHP Kyle Allen.  The fading top prospect has now allowed at least three earned runs in eight of his last nine starts.  Boxscore
  • After that 15 inning beast last night, Savannah went into extras once again but this time finished off the Drive in the tenth, 6-3.  All but one Gnats starter had a hit in this game; 2B Alonzo Harris was the party pooper.  But after going down 3-0 in the first, the Gnats slowly whittled away at the lead and finally pulled ahead in the tenth thanks to consecutive doubles from C Dock Doyle and Thursday's lightning rod LF RJ Harris.  Give a lot of credit to the Savannah pitchers who, after allowing three runs in the first, provided nine more innings of scoreless ball.  Boxscore
  • Brooklyn topped the hated S.I. Yankees 12-7 in a bit of a slugfest last night.  While Brooklyn starter LHP Mitchell Houck wasn't bad, the Yankees capitalized on three infield errors in the fifth to score five unearned runs but they just couldn't keep pace with the NYPL's leading offense.  As usual the 'Clones slugged their way to victory as every hitter notched at least one hit and six of them had more than one.  While Ceciliani & Vaughn get all the attention SS Rylan Sandoval continues to excel, knocking his seventh bomb of the year, good for third overall in the NYPL.  Boxscore
  • Kingsport took this one over Greeneville 7-4 thanks to some solid pitching and timely hitting.  The strong-armed righty from Venezuela Eduardo Aldama was fine in his second Appy League start while the K-Mets hitters went 6-for-12 with RISP.  Boxscore
  • The GCL Mets edged the Cardinals 4-3 in a game where big hits were hard to come by.  With a combined 4-for-27 with RISP, both teams left a lot of scoring chances on the basepaths but ultimately it was the Mets pitching that held onto this one.  LHP Juan Urbina had another strong outing and despite a couple of leaks, in the end the bullpen made homers from the toolsy LF Julio Concepcion and the rehabbing 3B Zack Lutz stand up.  Boxscore