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Daily Mets Farm System Report - 7/4: Duda Stopped

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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Saturday July 3, 2010.

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (43-40)

  • RF Fernando Martinez: 1-4 (.250/.299/.413); OBA dips below .300
  • 1B Val Pascucci: 1-4, 3 K (.226/.341/.539)
  • LF Lucas Duda: 0-3, K (.311/.391/.721); all good things must come to an end
  • DH Mike Jacobs: 1-4 (.257/.307/.460)
  • SP Ramon Ortiz: 6.1 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 7 K, 0 HR (0-1, 8.10 ERA, 13.1 IP, 23 H, 5 BB, 9 K, 0 HR); really pitched well on Saturday
  • RP Manny Acosta: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (1-2, 3.03 ERA, 29.2 IP, 23 H, 12 BB, 32 K, 2 HR); really in a groove now

AA - Binghamton (43-39)

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 4-5, 3 R, 3 2B, HR, RBI, K (.281/.328/.496); smells like a Star to me
  • LF Sean Ratliff: 1-4, BB, CS (.299/.329/.597)
  • 3B Nick Evans: 1-5, R, K (.289/.357/.509)
  • 1B Josh Satin: 1-3, R, RBI, BB (.286/.363/.400)
  • SP Josh Stinson: 5.1 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR (5-1, 3.18 ERA, 76.1 IP, 61 H, 30 BB, 50 K, 4 HR); despite a gaudy ERA, just not very excited about what he’s done this year
  • RP Dylan Owen: 2.2 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR (2-1, 2.63 ERA, 41.0 IP, 24 H, 18 BB, 31 K, 3 HR); just demoted—probably wasn’t getting enough work in Triple-A

Hi-A - St. Lucie (40-38)

  • 2B Jordany Valdespin: 0-5 (.308/.339/.471)
  • SS Wilmer Flores: 1-5, 2 R, HR, RBI, K (.422/.435/.489); home run was his first extra-base hit in the FSL
  • 1B Stefan Welch: 2-4, R, 2 RBI, 2 K (.298/.366/.444)
  • CF Juan Lagares: 2-4, R, RBI (.200/.233/.225); snapped a terrible cold streak
  • LF Joey August: 1-4, K (.298/.357/.397)
  • SP Jeurys Familia: 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 5 BB, 6 K, 0 HR (2-4, 5.61 ERA, 61.0 IP, 58 H, 41 BB, 60 K, 2 HR); got away with it, but still walked too many
  • REHAB ALERT: DH Carlos Beltran: 0-4, BB (.367/.412/.467)

Lo-A Savannah (45-35)

  • 3B Jefry Marte: 0-3, BB, 2 K (.232/.314/.344)
  • RF Cesar Puello: 1-3 (.260/.339/.317)
  • CF Pedro Zapata: 0-4 (.288/.348/.376)
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 2-3, RBI, K, SB (.419/.486/.484); really hitting very well since his demotion
  • SP Taylor Whitenton: 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HR (3-4, 3.58 ERA, 60.1 IP, 47 H, 38 BB, 64 K, 4 HR); control has been an issue this season

 

SHORT-SEASON LEAGUES

 

SS-A Brooklyn (9-7)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 0-3, BB, K (.393/.448/.607)
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 0-4, 2 K (.250/.343/.550)
  • 1B Jeff Flagg: 2-4, 2B, 2 K (.333/.377/.540); probably the only Brooklyn hitter to have a good day
  • SP Yohan Almonte: 5.2 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR (2-2, 3.63 ERA, 22.1 IP, 22 H, 6 BB, 13 K, 0 HR)

RK Kingsport (3-9)

  • CF ZeErika McQueen: 2-4, R, 2B, K (.400/.431/.491)
  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-4, R, BB, 2 K (.205/.271/.455); just can’t get anything going lately
  • DH Nelfi Zapata: 2-5, RBI (.250/.368/.281); not showing much power yet
  • RF Javier Rodriguez: 4-5, R, 2 2B, 3 RBI (.442/.479/.721); wow
  • SP Gonzalez Germen: 3.2 IP, 6 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR (1-2, 6.75 ERA, 14.2 IP, 21 H, 4 BB, 12 K, 2 HR); awful

Star of the Night

It’s gotta be Kirk Nieuwenhuis for his four-extra-base hit performance against Portland yesterday. Nicely, done, Cap’n.

I’m going with Gonzalez Germen, who started yesterday’s disaster for Kingsport. Germen allowed seven runs in three innings. He was signed out of the Dominican Republic, and pitched great in the DSL the past two seasons. He got a little taste of American ball last season in the GCL, but he’s really struggling in the Appalachian League so far. He’s on the old side, so he has to start moving now if he’s to have a chance.

System Roundup

  • Heart-breaker in Buffalo yesterday: Ramon Ortiz pitched great through the first six innings but ran into some trouble in the seventh. After walking two straight batters—his first two walks of the game—Ortiz left with the bases loaded and one out. Jose de la Torre was brought in to put out the fire and he promptly plunked Brendan Harris, the first batter he faced. It made the difference, as Rochester won, 1-0. Rochester starter Glen Perkins has had a miserable season, but he stifled the Bisons’ batters into the seventh. Buffalo actually managed five hits and four walks—more baserunners than Rochester had—but they just couldn’t string enough of them together to bring anyone home. Of course, the scoreless game also means Lucas Duda’s home run streak came to an end. Boxscore
  • A six-run fifth inning, headlined by a two-run triple by Raul Reyes and a two-run homer by Mike Nickeas, was the difference as Binghamton topped the Portland Sea Dogs on Saturday, 9-3. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had an outstanding day at the plate, going 4-for-5 with three doubles and a solo homer in the third. Josh Stinson pitched okay, and the newly demoted Dylan Owen pitched two-plus innings of scoreless relief. Boxscore
  • Wilmer Flores broke his streak of extra-base-less games with a homer in the first inning, his first in the FSL, and St. Lucie beat Fort Myers, 6-1. While it was Flores’s sole hit, it was still plenty encouraging to see from a man who’s spent much of the past two months struggling. Meanwhile first baseman Stegan Welch knocked in two runs of his own, and Rafael Fernandez, another recent import from Savannah, had three singles of his own. On the hill, Jeurys Familia only allowed one run over six innings but still demonstrated the shoddy control that has become his calling card, walking five. Boxscore
  • I guess everyone can’t be winners. Savannah just couldn’t find the answer for Greenville outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker, who finished just one single shy of a cycle, and the Sand Gnats lost, 7-1. Hazelbaker, who also had three hits the game before, was on-deck when the game ended, so he had to settle for 3-for-3 with a double, triple, homer, and a walk. As for the Savannah hitters, they were stumped by three Greenville pitchers, and reliever Samuel Martinez killed any chances of the Savannah offense staging a comeback with some poor relief work. Boxscore
  • The Cyclones lost another one to Staten Island, 5-0. Staten Island starter Shane Greene held the Cyclones to three hits and a walk over six innings, while his Brooklyn counterpart, Yohan Almonte, was just slightly less sharp. Jeff Flagg was the lone Cyclone with two hits. Boxscore
  • Back to their old ways I guess. A day after destroying Pulaski, Kingsport found themselves decimated, 14-5. The good news is that Javier Rodriguez keeps on hitting, adding four more hits to his stat line, and Nelfi Zapata, ZeErika McQueen, and Ismael Tijerina had two hits apiece. The bad news is that Gonzalez Germen was abysmal for the second straight start. Boxscore
  • For the second-straight day, the GCL Mets found their game suspended. They were down 3-1 to the GCL Cardinals. Boxscore