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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 8/11: Cohoon Shines

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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Tuesday August 10, 2010.

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (62-54)

  • RF Jesus Feliciano: 1-5, K (.349/.394/.435)
  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-3, BB (.333/.429/.417)
  • LF Lucas Duda: 2-4, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB (.321/.391/.663); eight-game hitting streak, and eight straight games where he’s scored at least one run; worth mentioning that he's up to 21 homers this year vs. 24 total before 2010
  • 1B Nick Evans: 2-5, R, 2B, RBI, 2 K (.302/.375/.488)
  • SP Pat Misch: 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR (11-4, 3.23 ERA, 150.2 IP, 150 H, 24 BB, 99 K, 11 HR); lifted after 55 pitches, looks like he'll get the start on Saturday vs. Philly
  • REHAB ALERT: RP Sean Green: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K

AA - Binghamton (56-60)

  • CF Sean Ratliff: 2-4, 3 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K (.330/.369/.603); home run was his 13th in 209 Double-A at-bats
  • 1B Josh Satin: 1-4, R, HR, 3 RBI, BB, K (.308/.401/.441)
  • 3B Zach Lutz: 2-5, R, 2 2B, K (.287/.405/.620)
  • 2B Jordany Valdespin: 0-4, RBI, K (.125/.125/.125); think the promotion may have been a little premature, as Valdespin is something of a low-IQ player—patience issues, runs into a lot of outs, attitude problems
  • SP Mark Cohoon: 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR (2-3, 5.80 ERA, 45.0 IP, 54 H, 11 BB, 34 K, 4 HR); best start of his Double-A career
  • RP Eric Niesen: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR (4-5, 5.04 ERA, 60.2 IP, 58 H, 51 BB, 45 K, 8 HR)

Lo-A Savannah (61-54)

  • CF Matt den Dekker: 1-4, R, 2 RBI, K (.385/.467/.462); off to a good start in the SAL
  • DH Robbie Shields: 1-4, R, 2B (.260/.270/.356); secondary skills are lacking so far—expected more from him
  • RF Cesar Puello: DNP (.294/.379/.361)
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-2, RBI, K, SH (.279/.327/.338)
  • SP Collin McHugh: 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR (3-8, 3.45 ERA, 107.0 IP, 117 H, 32 BB, 104 K, 6 HR); second-straight strong start

 

SHORT-SEASON LEAGUES

 

SS-A Brooklyn (35-17)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-3, BB, K, SB (.382/.434/.559); steal was his 17th in 26 attempts
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 2-4, 2 K, SB (.313/.397/.564), ten steals for Vaughn
  • 3B Brian Harrison: 1-3, R, 2B, BB, K (.274/.339/.538)
  • SP Chris Hilliard: 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR (7-1, 4.50 ERA, 60.0 IP, 68 H, 11 BB, 38 K, 2 HR); has good control and strong ground ball rates, but just allows too many balls in play

RK Kingsport (23-24)

Star of the Night

The Star of the Night is Mark Cohoon, for finally having a start to be proud of. He went seven strong innings, allowing just one run on three hits without walking a batter. While it’s understandable that a pitcher would struggle after skipping a level, it is still a tad distressing; many finesse pitchers sort of hit a wall in Double-A, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Cohoon were one of those.

The Goat is Brooklyn first baseman Jeff Flagg, who went 0-4 with a pair of strikeouts. Three of Flagg’s four outs came with a runner on second. He’s hitting .277/.343/.495 on the season, which isn’t bad until you realize that Flagg turns 25 in November. And then you just find it comical that a 24-year-old is still in short-season ball.

System Roundup

  • Buffalo won its fifth straight on Tuesday, a 6-0 victory over Lehigh Valley, thanks to some great pitching. Pat Misch went five innings allowing just two singles (one to the rehabbing Shane Victorino) before being removed after 55 pitches. Presumably, the reason for the abbreviated outing was to save him for a start with the big club later this week, allowing Hisanori Takahashi to move to the 'pen full-time. But his three successors—Michael O’Connor, Jose de la Torre, and Sean Green—were outstanding in their own right, throwing four innings of scoreless, two-hit ball. The offense did its part, too, as Lucas Duda, Justin Turner, and Nick Evans each had two-hit games, with Duda and J.R. House contributing homers. Boxscore
  • Mark Cohoon had his best outing since being promoted to Double-A as the B-Mets defeated the Harrisburg Senators, 7-1. Cohoon went seven innings, allowing one run on three hits, walking none and striking out five. And the Mets’ bats were working well, too; Zach Lutz hit two doubles, Sean Ratliff had a double and a home run, Josh Satin hit a homer, and the team as a whole drew six walks. In other random news, El Duque pitched in relief against the B-Mets in this one.  Boxscore
  • Lot of rain in south Florida yesterday; St. Lucie’s game against Charlotte was postponed.
  • Down 2-0, Savannah scored three in the eighth and one in the ninth against Charleston to win, 4-2. Matt den Dekker broke the game open with a two-run single in that eighth inning, while doubles by Robbie Shields and Jet Butler brought home the ninth-inning insurance run. Collin McHugh had another solid outing but was stuck with a no-decision. Boxscore
  • After twice coming from behind to tie the game, Brooklyn reliever Daniel Carela allowed a solo home run to Stephen McQuail, and Brooklyn lost to, 4-3. Chris Hilliard threw six decent innings, and Will Cherry and Cory Vaughn had two hits apiece. Boxscore
  • Kingsport had ten hits but scored only two runs and received mediocre pitching performances throughout, as they lost to Princeton, 7-2. Boxscore
  • The GCL Mets’ game against the GCL Marlins was postponed due to rain.

Minor League Logo of the Whenever

The Charleston RiverDogs.