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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 8/16: Cyclones in 14

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the afternoon/night of Sunday August 15, 2010

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (64-56)

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 0-4 (.275/.370/.450) 0 for his last 9
  • 1B Lucas Duda: 0-4, BB, 4 K (.318/.389/.659) Ouch
  • 1B Nick Evans: 0-2, BB (.322/.394/.542)
  • 2B Justin Turner: 0-4, BB, K (.304/.368/.451) Noticing a trend here?
  • SP Raul Valdes: 4.2 IP, 2 ER, 1 H, 3 BB, 3 K (1-1, 1.88, 14.1 IP, 9 H, 4 BB, 17 K, 1 HR)
  • RP Jose De La Torre: 2.1 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR (2-1, 2.75, 39.1 IP, 30 H, 17 BB, 43 K, 4 HR) Diminutive righty still has a 0.93 ERA in August
  • RP Ryota Igarashi: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K (2-1, 3.31, 16.1 IP, 18 H, 6 BB, 16 K, 2 HR)

AA - Binghamton (58-61)

  • Rained Out

Hi-A - St. Lucie (52-66)

  • SS Wilmer Flores: 1-4, R, 2B, RBI (.296/.317/.416)
  • RF Rafael Fernandez: 1-5, R, 2 K (.311/.348/.459)
  • Kai Gronauer: 1-4 (.299/.368/.351) First game back at catcher since June 18th
  • 1B Stefan Welch: 1-3, HR(8), 2 RBI, R, 2 K (.260/.330/.401) .296 AVG before the ASB, .220 AVG after
  • SP Scott Moviel: 4 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 5 K (2-6, 5.87, 95 IP, 112 H, 53 BB, 75 K, 7 HR)
  • RP Nick Carr: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K (0-0, 6.23, 13 IP, 15 H, 13 BB, 15 K, 2 HR)
  • REHAB ALERT - DH Eric Campbell: 3-4, 2B, RBI, CS(5); Batting .333 (7-for-21) since joining PSL but that was his first XBH

Lo-A Savannah (62-56)

  • Rained Out




SS-A Brooklyn (38-19)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-7, RBI, 2 K (.364/.416/.535)
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 0-5, 2 BB, K (.308/.399/.556)
  • DH Brian Harrison: 3-7, 2B, K, SB(2) (.286/.352/.548)
  • Blake Forsythe: 0-5, BB, 4 K, PB(3) (.246/.312/.362)
  • SP Nelson Pereira: 5 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 6 K, HB (0-0, 4.91, 18.1 IP, 20 H, 7 BB, 22 K, 1 HR) Not a bad first start of the season for the little lefty

RK Kingsport (23-29)

RK GCL Mets (25-19)

Star of the Night

He wasn't able to continue his no-hit effort due to pitch count so let's give Cyclones' starter LHP Nelson Pereira the Star tonight as consolation.  The diminutive lefty from El Salvador is actually new to the organization this season after getting released by the Pirates after 2009.  However, it wasn't for a lack of success as he hadn't been awful but as Pittsburgh restocks their system with talented arms it was more an issue of not enough innings to go around, especially for a low ceiling guy.  Pereira actually looks a lot like Cyclones' small-statured starter LHP Angel Cuan who doesn't dial it up but features a strong changeup from the left side.  With a bunch of starters already in Brooklyn who knows if he'll get more starts but after yesterday's five inning, no-hit effort I'd be inclined to give him a look.

The default Goat of the Night is Buffalo's 1B/LF Lucas Duda as a result of yesterday's golden sombrero (Kingsport's RHP Michael Weldon lucked out after his 0 IP, 4 ER night).  No matter, Duda has been spectacular for the Bisons since his promotion in June and as FMart continues to struggle (2-for-13 since being recalled) there is more and more reason to wonder why Duda isn't in Queens.  Duda has hit .361 against righties with a nearly 1.200 OPS in 2010 and would most likely thrive as a lefty platoon player (though Carter's presence makes that a little pricklier).


System Roundup

  • After winning eight straight the Bisons dropped their second game in a row on Sunday as Pawtucket topped them 3-1.  The story in this one was Red Sox pitching, namely former budding star Rich Hill who held the Herd bats to just two hits over five innings and was followed by four sterling innings of scoreless relief work.  Buffalo's only run came on DH Val Pascucci's fourteenth homer of the season but the fearsome foursome of Duda, Niuewenhuis, Evans & Turner went a combined 0-for-14.  Boxscore
  • Like I said yesterday, when St. Lucie pitches well, they can't score and when they score a lot of runs...well Sunday night was a 8-7 loss to the Charlotte Stone Crabs.  And not surprisingly the poor pitching came on a night when RHP Scott Moviel made his first start in a couple months.  But despite an early three-run deficit, the Mets actually went into the ninth with a one run lead.  Well newly promoted RHP Michael Powers made quick work of that, allowing two runs on two hits and three walks.  At the very least the lineup was clicking tonight, as all but one Met hitter had a hit, rehabbing 3B/OF Eric Campbell had three and 2B Michael Fisher & 1B Stefan Welch both hit homers.  Either ay that makes eight straight losses...again.  Boxscore
  • Brooklyn won a fourteen inning marathon over Williamsport last night, 3-2.  Nearly all of the credit goes to the Cyclones pitching staff which was spectacular in this one, starting with RHP Nelson Pereira tossing five no-hit innings.  After he was pulled due to his pitch count, the 'Clones pen provided nine more innings of one run baseball until the lineup finally did their part.  Specifically, 2B JB Brown capped his excellent 4-for-7 night with a fourteenth inning single, stolen base and the eventual winning run on a 1B Jeff Flagg sac fly.  Boxscore
  • Everything was going well for Kingsport who looked like they'd break their five-game skid last night until the top of the ninth when Bristol rallied for four runs and stole this one 5-4.  Starter RHP Orlando Tovar was very strong, allowing no runs over the first five, as was LHP Josh Edgin who provided three innings of one-run relief, delivering the K-Mets into the ninth with a nice 4-1 lead.  Unfortunately, 2010 27th rounder RHP Michael Weldon was atrocious in the ninth, allowing four runs without recording an out and throwing this game away.  Boxscore
  • The GCL Mets won this rain-shortened affair 4-3 over the GCL Marlins.  RHP Marcos Camarena was solid again, going the complete seven innings in this one and allowing three runs, giving the lineup just enough margin to pull it out.  The second game of the day was once again postponed by rain.  Boxscore