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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 7/5: Fireworks in Jamestown

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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Sunday July 4, 2010.

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (44-40)

  • RF Fernando Martinez: 2-4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI, BB, K (.256/.307/.433); three-run shot capped a great night
  • 1B Val Pascucci: DNP (.226/.341/.539)
  • LF Lucas Duda: 0-4, RBI, K (.292/.365/.677)
  • 1B Mike Jacobs: 1-3, 2 R, HR, RBI, 2 BB, K (.258/.313/.470); has a .360 OBA over his last 10 games
  • SP Dillon Gee: 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR (8-5, 4.82 ERA, 97.0 IP, 100 H, 25 BB, 91 K, 13 HR); love that strikeout-to-walk ratio

AA - Binghamton (44-39)

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 3-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI (.286/.332/.505); seven hits in his last 10 at-bats
  • LF Sean Ratliff: 3-5, 2B, RBI (.317/.345/.610)
  • 3B Nick Evans: 0-4, BB, K (.285/.355/.502); 3-for-14 against Portland this weekend
  • 2B Josh Satin: 1-4, 2 R, RBI, BB, 2 K (.284/.365/.392); had kind of a standard day for him lately: a single, a walk, a couple strikeouts
  • SP Eric Niesen: 1.2 IP, 4 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (4-3, 3.61 ERA, 47.1 IP, 35 H, 37 BB, 35 K, 3 HR); didn’t have it Sunday
  • RP Roy Merritt: 1.2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (2-3, 4.62 ERA, 48.2 IP, 47 H, 14 BB, 36 K, 4 HR); did have it Sunday
  • RP Eddie Kunz: 3.2 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR (5-5, 5.78 ERA, 71.2 IP, 72 H, 47 BB, 38 K, 3 HR); never has it

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

  • St. Lucie’s game last night was suspended in the eighth inning; it will be resumed today.
  • 2B Jordany Valdespin: 0-3 (.303/.333/.463); hitless in his last 8 at-bats
  • SS Wilmer Flores: 1-3 (.417/.429/.479)
  • 1B Stefan Welch: 1-3, K (.299/.366/.443)
  • CF Juan Lagares: 0-3 (.186/.217/.209)
  • LF Joey August: DNP (.298/.357/.397)
  • SP Robert Carson: 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 0 HR (6-4, 4.37 ERA, 80.1 IP, 93 H, 32 BB, 64 K, 4 HR); pitched a solid game
  • REHAB ALERT: CF Carlos Beltran: 1-2, BB, K (.375/.432/.469)

Lo-A Savannah (46-35)

 

SHORT-SEASON LEAGUES

 

SS-A Brooklyn (9-8)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 3-6, 2B, 3B, 2 K (.403/.448/.607); really starting to wonder whether there is any point to keeping him in Brooklyn—other than competing for the NYPL title, of course
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 3-4, 3 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI (.281/.365/.594)
  • 1B Jeff Flagg: 3-3, 3 R, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, BB (.364/.411/.606); another guy who probably needs to be promoted—he’s already 24
  • SP Chris Hilliard: 5.1 IP, 5 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (3-0, 3.52 ERA, 23.0 IP, 22 H, 4 BB, 16 K, 0 HR); really didn’t hit much trouble until the sixth

RK Kingsport (4-9)

  • CF ZeErika McQueen: DNP (.400/.431/.491)
  • CF Chase Greene: 1-3, R, BB (.333/.400/.444); toolsy outfield prospect hasn’t seen much playing time
  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-4, R, HR, 2 RBI (.208/.269/.500); well, the power looks good
  • DH Nelfi Zapata: 2-5, RBI (.250/.368/.281); not showing much power yet
  • RF Javier Rodriguez: 1-4, 2 K (.426/.462/.681); it’s a letdown whenever he doesn’t get three hits now
  • SP Mike Hebert: 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR (1-1, 3.86 ERA, 14.0 IP, 14 H, 9 BB, 11 K, 2 HR); solid outing from a guy who needs them
  • RP Adam Kolarek: 3.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP, 0 HR (0-0, 4.32 ERA, 8.1 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 15 K, 1 HR); more than doubled his strikeout total

Star of the Night

I'll go with Fernando, because he really needed that little pick-me-up, and no one was obviously better yesterday. Fernando went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer. If he can finish the year out strong, he'll prevent himself from becoming an after-thought to both fans and members of the front office.

Hunter Carnevale is the obvious selection as today's Goat. He gave up five runs in zero innings. He faced five batters, giving up two singles and three walks. He didn't let all of them score, but he was responsible for all five. A terrible game for the 33rd round pick in this year's draft.

System Roundup

  • Buffalo, fresh off their difficult defeat the night before, pummelled the Syracuse Sky Chiefs, 10-2. Dillon Gee pitched great, allowing two runs on five hits and no walks while striking out six, and Bobby Livingston closed out the final two innings in relief. And the offense had a great day. Luis Hernandez paced the team with three hits: a triple and two singles. And Mike Jacobs and Fernando Martinez provided the power, both men chipping in homers, Martinez’s a three-run shot. An outstanding day all-around for Buffalo. Boxscore
  • Whenever I glance at the Binghamton linescore and see that the other team put up eight runs, I just kind of naturally assume Eddie Kunz was involved. And sure enough he was, giving up four runs in 3 2/3 innings. But luckily the offense did its job and the B-Mets wound up on top, 10-8 over Portland. Captain Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Sean Ratliff continued their hot-hitting, and Mike Nickeas added three hits to raise his batting average to .321. Starter Eric Niesen got bombed early, and calling on Eddie "The Tourniquet" Kunz to replace him proved unwise (surprise, surprise). But Roy Merritt, Emary Frederick, Derrick Ellison, and Edgar Ramirez kept the Sea Dogs scoreless the rest of the way. Boxscore
  • St. Lucie’s game against the Charlotte Stone Crabs was suspended with two out in the top of the eighth inning with the Stone Crabs up 6-0. Starter Robert Carson was really pretty effective, but reliever Erik Turgeon gave up three runs in the eighth. St. Lucie only had four hits when play ended. Check back tomorrow for how this exciting drama ends! Boxscore
  • Savannah won a 1-0 nail-biter over Rome. John Church made his second pro start and threw seven more scoreless innings, stretching his scoreless streak to 17 innings. Church and two others held Rome to just four hits and one walk, but they also only struck out a pair of Braves. The Sand Gnats didn’t generate much more offense—they were held to three hits—scoring a second-inning run on a Jet Butler RBI double. Boxscore
  • Brooklyn blew a 12-2 lead against the Jamestown Jammers on Sunday, eventually losing 13-12. The Jammers scored seven eighth-inning runs to tie the game, and they won the game on a walk-off RBI single by Alfredo Lopez. If you are a Jamestown Jammers fan, it’s probably the game of the year. Of course, if you’re a Brooklyn Cyclones fan, it was an embarrassment. Reliever Hunter Carnevale failed to get a single out, and Jonathan Kountis, Hamilton Bennett, and Johan Figuereo weren’t any better. Boxscore
  • Kingsport breat Greeneville 4-0. Mike Hebert pitched capably over the first four innings, but it was Adam Kolarek who was the real revelation, as Kolarek struck out eight of the ten batters he faced. The Mets only found five hits but still brought home four runs. Aderlin Rodriguez hit his fourth home run. Boxscore
  • The GCL Mets had the day off.

Minor League Logo of the Whenever

If anybody wants to give me a Christmas gift, I'd love a six-foot-tall Jammer grape guy cutout.