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Mets Daily Farm System Report (PM Edition) - 7/25

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Saturday July 24, 2010

Sorry about the tardiness, with an old friend in town I've been living on the links this weekend which has left me sun burnt and exhausted and then we had a house warming tonight to boot.  Still, the show must go on so for all you night owls out there, this one's for you.

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (51-49)

    Game One (Friday's rain delayed game)
  • CF Jesus Feliciano: 1-5, 2B, 2 RBI, R, K
  • DH Mike Hessman: 0-5, 3 K
  • RF Fernando Martinez: DNP; Mired in a deep slump, he took a mental health day
  • SS Ruben Tejada: 1-3, R, BB
  • LF Lucas Duda: 0-4, 2 K
  • 3B Justin Turner: 1-3, RBI, 3 K (.291/.333/.392) Only his third game at 3B in 2010
  • SP Dillon Gee4 IP, 6 ER, 9 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 2 HR (9-6, 4.82, 115.2 IP, 118 H, 27 BB, 115 K, 17 HR) So ends the hot streak
  • RP Dylan Owen: 2 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR (3-4, 7.11, 44.1 IP, 59 H, 14 BB, 41 K, 6 HR) After a month back in Bingo, he was as bad as ever in his first game back with the Herd
  • RP Brian Bruney2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K (0-1, 5.14, 7 IP, 9 H, 7 BB, 7 K, 0 HR)
  • ROSTER MOVES: RHP Manny Acosta was optioned up to the big club yesterday after Fernando Nieve was designated for assignment.  Also, C Michael Barrett was added to the Bisons roster (for some reason) and RHP Dylan Owen returned to Buffalo in the roster spots left open with RHP Manny Alvarez sent to Bingo and C Jean Luc Blaquiere on his way back to PSL.
    Game Two
  • CF Jesus Feliciano: 0-4, 3 K (.352/.394/.439) A sub-400 OBP? Cut his ass
  • DH Mike Hessman: 2-3, 2B, R (.279/.358/.583)
  • RF Fernando Martinez: 1-3, HR(10) (.244/.303/.446) Maybe this will break him out of that slump?
  • SS Ruben Tejada: DNP (.296/.347/.363)
  • LF Lucas Duda: 2-3, 2B, HR(11), 2 RBI, R, K (.301/.365/.659) His OPS remains above 1.000
  • SP Tobi Stoner: 5 IP, 5 ER, 9 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR (5-8, 5.67, 106.1 IP, 131 H, 35 BB, 78 K, 14 HR) It may have been premature to assume he could handle Triple-A this year
  • REHAB ALERT - RHP Ryota Igarashi: 1 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K (0-0, 3.52, 7.2 IP, 9 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR) Don't get too comfortable Acosta



AA - Binghamton (52-49)

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 3-5, 2B, HR(16), 4 RBI, 2 R (.299/.345/.532) Big game
  • LF Sean Ratliff: 2-5, HR(9), 2 RBI, 2 R, K (.349/.381/.631) I keep waiting for some regression...could this possibly go on all summer?
  • 3B Nick Evans: 3-4, RBI, 3 R, BB (.292/.369/.523)
  • 1B Josh Satin: 0-3, BB (.290/.389/.406)
  • SP Chris Schwinden: 1.1 IP, 2 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 K (4-6, 5.55, 61.2 IP, 77 H, 15 BB, 48 K, 6 HR) A nearly two hour rain delay cut his night short
  • RP Roy Merritt: 3.2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K (3-4, 4.20, 60 IP, 56 H, 18 BB, 46 K, 4 HR) Despite his toughest season yet, he's still sporting a 2.19 ERA vs. lefties


Hi-A - St. Lucie (51-48)

  • SS Wilmer Flores: 2-4, HR(3), 2 K (.354/.360/.470) Batting fourth now
  • CF Juan Lagares: 0-4, K (.230/.254/.325)
  • RF Pedro Zapata: 1-4, 2B, RBI, 3 K; St. Lucie debut for the now former Sand Gnat
  • SP Angel Calero: 3.2 IP, 5 ER, 4 H, 4 BB, 3 K, WP (1-2, 5.40, 18.1 IP, 25 H, 10 BB, 21 K, 2 HR) Beaulac was scheduled to start this one so we'll have to watch for any injury news
  • RP Scott Moviel: 3.1 IP, 5 ER, 6 H, 5 BB, 1 K, 1 HR (2-6, 6.16, 83.1 IP, 99 H, 48 BB, 61 K, 7 HR)
  • ROSTER MOVE: St. Lucie added Savannah's CF and most consistent hitter in 2010 Pedro Zapata yesterday.  An already offensively challenged Gnats lineup is really going to miss him.


Lo-A Savannah (54-45)

  • 3B Jefry Marte: DNP (.264/.333/.401) Second straight day off, looking for any updates
  • DH Cesar Puello: 1-5, RBI, R (.272/.361/.335) 
  • SS Robbie Shields: 1-4, 2 RBI, R; After a brief stop in PSL, Shields makes his Savannah debut (and two more errors)
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: DNP (.302/.362/.375) Like Marte that's two straight, keeping my ear to the ground
  • 2B Alonzo Harris: 3-5, 2B, 2 R, BB (.229/.275/.344)
  • SP Armando Rodriguez: 5.1 IP, 5 ER (1 unearned), 7 H, 3 BB, 6 K (5-6, 3.39, 106.1 IP, 83 H, 38 BB, 95 K, 4 HR)


SS-A Brooklyn (24-12)


RK Kingsport (15-17)

  • LF ZeErika McQueen: 0-4, K (.299/.348/.402) Currently in a 1-for-12 slump, McQueen was moved out of the leadoff spot for the first time all year
  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 2-4, 2B, R (.306/.362/.597) Another day, another XBH
  • RF Javier Rodriguez: 1-4, 2B, RBI, R, K (.301/.336/.488)
  • 1B Lucas Stewart: 1-3, HR(4), 2 RBI, 2 R, BB, 2 K (.306/.419/.469)
  • SP Jonathan Kountis: 3.1 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 4 BB, 0 K (01, 7.94, 5.2 IP, 9 H, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HR) More effective than his first outing but too many walks this time


RK GCL Mets (13-14)

  • Off Day


Star of the Night

The Captain was our Star last night off his 3-for-5 night, with four RBI's and his 16th homer of the season.  Though we'd all love to see more walks, this guy can undeniably hit for power and he's even hitting lefties this year (.291 vs. LHP).  It's basically all but certain that he's the Mets best OF prospect at this point.

Goat of the Night was 26 year old Binghamton reliever RHP Edgar Ramirez off his 3 inning, six earned run showing.  Yes, Dylan Owen was worse but that one was pretty much already over, Ramirez completely let Erie back into their game and needed a Captain Kirk bomb to save him from giving this one away.

System Roundup

  • In the final 4.5 innings of the rain delayed game on Friday, RHP Dylan Owen matched RHP Dillon Gee's 6-runs allowed but did so in half the innings as the Mudhens would double up the Herd, 12-6.  Mid-season additions IF Justin Turner & OF Jorge Padilla did their best to make this one respectable (combined 7-for-9 with three doubles) but Buffalo never stood much of a chance.  Boxscore  In the second game of this twin bill, RHP Tobi Stoner continued the trend of awful starting pitching as the Bisons once again succumbed to Toledo, 5-4 in seven innings.  Despite a nice 6-for-12 from their 2-5 spots in the order (including late-inning bombs from both Duda & Fmart), the Bison lineup just couldn't quite match the Mudhens early offensive attack.  Boxscore
  • Binghamton won this rain-shortened affair 13-8 over Erie on the strength of aseason-high eight run first inning.  Sadly for Erie pitching, the B-Mets only needed three hits to accomplish the feat as they also garnered six walks and three wild pitches.  SeaWolf batters did their best to get back in this one, teeing off on Binghamton pitching early but LHP Roy Merritt stopped the bleeding and allowed Captain Kirk to bring this one back out of reach with a timely 3-run bomb, his 16th of the year.    Boxscore
  • St. Lucie was blown out in a game that their bullpen did not fill in admirably for a scratched RHP Eric Beaulac.  Erstwhile starter RHP Scott Moviel showed us all once again why he's barely fit for the bullpen and last minute starter and PED offender RHP Angel Calero wasn't any better.  Besides SS Wilmer Flores' third bomb since joining St. Lucie, the Mets offense was mostly quiet.  Boxscore
  • For the third straight night, the Gnats played extra baseball but lost this one to the Lexington Legends, 9-8 in ten.  Despite a nice offensive attack, the Sand Gnats in no way deserved this game as they made five total errors leading to four unearned runs.  The worst offender was SS Robbie Shields as he made a couple throwing errors in his SAL debut.  RHP Armando Rodriguez wasn't particularly good though, allowing ten baserunners in five innings.  On the bright side, all but one starter had a hit, including three from the reeling 2B Alonzo Harris.  Boxscore
  • Brooklyn had an uncharacteristically quiet night with the bats as they dropped this one 3-2 to the hated SI Yankees.  In fact, after opening the game with a run on three hits, the Cyclones managed just three more hits the rest of the way.  Also, starter RHP Yohan Almonte allowed more than one earned for the first time in over a month and despite two more brilliant innings of relief from the Brooklyn 'pen (namely LHP Adam Kolarek & RHP Ryan Fraser), they just couldn't find the offense to tie this one up.  Boxscore
  • Kingsport won this one against Greeneville 5-3 Saturday night.  This was a nice team effort by the pitching staff as five K-Mets pitchers combined to limit the Astros to just three runs.  On the offensive side, the hitters managed five extra-base hits and took advantage of three Greeneville errors to get on top for good.   Boxscore