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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 8/21

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Friday August 20, 2010

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (68-56)

  • RF Fernando Martinez: 1-4, R, 3 K (.255/.320/.462) Looks like all of that major league pitching did wonders for his plate discipline
  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: DNP (.235/.328/.392)
  • DH Lucas Duda: 1-3, 2B, 2 R, BB (.318/.389/.650) That's 59 XBH's on the season (his previous high was 40 in '08)
  • 1B Nick Evans: 2-4, HR(3) 2 RBI, R (.320/.393/.547) And that makes 20 homers total in 2010
  • SP Raul Valdes: 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, HB (1-1, 2.11, 21.1 IP, 15 H, 5 BB, 24 K, 2 HR)
  • RP Chad Cordero: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K (1-0, 0.96, 9.1 IP, 7 H, 4 BB, 7 K, 0 HR) Stuff isn't nearly what it used to be but he's certainly been effective through ten appearances with Buffalo

AA - Binghamton (60-63)

  • CF Sean Ratliff: DNP (.332/.371/.611) Still out with an undisclosed injury
  • 1B Josh Satin: 0-3, RBI, 2 BB, 2 K (.323/.414/.493) Broke his ten-game hit streak; also that's eight K's in his last thirteen ab's
  • LF Eric Campbell: 1-6, R, K (.294/.353/.476)
  • 3B Zach Lutz: 1-5, RBI, 2 K (.285/.398/.591)
  • 2B Jordany Valdespin: 3-6, 2B, 2 RBI, R, K, SB(2) (.278/.297/.333) His best effort in Double-A so far
  • SP Robert Carson: 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 1 K (1-4, 7.43, 36.1 IP, 50 H, 18 BB, 21 K, 6 HR)
  • RP Manny Alvarez: 1 IP, 0 ER(1 unearned), 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K (3-1, 3.05, 41.1 IP, 32 H, 6 BB, 49 K, 4 HR)
  • RP Roy Merritt: 2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K (4-4, 3.72, 75 IP, 67 H, 23 BB, 59 K, 4 HR) 1.21 Post-ASB ERA

Hi-A - St. Lucie (55-68)

  • CF Pedro Zapata: 1-4, R, 3B, RBI (.248/.259/.305)
  • SS Wilmer Flores: 0-3, R, BB, K (.294/.314/.412) Batting .195 over his last ten games
  • C Kai Gronauer: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI (.333/.388/.409) His 26 games with the club have been one of the few bright spots in PSL
  • SP Brad Holt: 5.1 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 5 BB, 6 K, 3 WP, HB (2-7, 6.26, 54.2 IP, 56 H, 42 BB, 47 K, 3 HR) Approaching the FSL leaders in Hit Batsmen in approximately half the innings

Lo-A Savannah (65-58)

  • Rained Out




SS-A Brooklyn (40-20)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 0-4, K, SB(20) (.354/.409/.521)
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-5, R, SB(4) (.357/.357/.357) Running a whole lot more with Brooklyn
  • SP Chris Hilliard: 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 6 K, WP (8-1, 4.23, 66 IP, 73 H, 11 BB, 44 K, 2 HR)
  • RP Nelson Pereira: 3 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K (0-0, 3.42, 26.1 IP, 20 H, 7 BB, 31 K, 1 HR)

RK Kingsport (24-31)

  • LF ZeErika McQueen: 0-3, R, BB (.280/.325/.369)
  • CF Chase Greene: 0-4, BB (.235/.297/.304) Batting .175 with 0 XBH in his last ten
  • 1B Luke Stewart: 2-4, 2B, R(.279/.388/.477)
  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-1, K, E(19) (.299/.338/.551) Left this one after two innings
  • RF Javier Rodriguez: 0-2, K (.319/.353/.513) Came out after five in his second game back
  • SP Michael Hebert: 4 IP, 3 ER (2 unearned), 5 H, 5 BB, 2 K, HB (3-6, 4.83, 50.1 IP, 58 H, 26 BB, 46 K, 2 HR)

RK GCL Mets (27-22)

    Game One
  • SS Randoll Santana: 0-3, K
  • LF Julio Concepcion: 0-3; Back in the starting lineup today
  • SP Akeel Morris: 4 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR (1-1, 1.37, 19.2 IP, 11 H, 14 BB, 22 K, 0 HR) Followed Urbina's solid start with one of his own
  • REHAB ALERT: C Francisco Pena: 0-3, PB; Caught the first six innings of this one


Star of the Night

Not a ton of stellar performances last night so let's go with the always deserving Nick Evans as he blasted his third Triple-A homer of the season last night, and his twentieth of 2010.  After the mess that was 2009, Nick has rebounded about as well as anyone could have hoped and should be doing enough to place himself firmly back into the team's plans going forward, as a righty off the bench if nothing else.  'Should' is the operative word here though so don't be surprised if you happen upon Evans trolling this winter.

The Goat of the Night is going to Binghamton's LHP Eric Niesen after he followed a very strong effort by the B-Mets bullpen by giving up the walk-off run in the bottom of the twelfth inning.  I know I've said this here before but it's incredible to think that Niesen was actually getting a look as the 2nd lefty out of the major league 'pen during ST (and if not for Hisanori may have gotten it) and now he's seemingly following the path that Brad Holt blazed back down to St. Lucie.  My how things have changed.


System Roundup

  • Winners of 16 of their last 19 games, Buffalo completed the sweep of Rochester last night with a 7-3 win.  Former New Jersey Jackal LHP Raul Valdes started this one and held the Red Wings to just two runs over seven very strong innings.  Meanwhile, the offense came to life with two outs in the bottom of the eighth when the Red Wings committed infield errors in back-to-back at bats allowing two runs to score.  Then DH Russ Adams broke it open by capping the inning with his eleventh bomb of the season.  Having won their last four straight, the Herd is now just two games back from Louisville in the IL Wild Card race.   Boxscore
  • The B-Mets battled to come back and tie this game up, but eventually Altoona prevailed in a 6-5 twelve inning loss for Binghamton.  As has been the case for Binghamton for the better part of three weeks, if it isn't Mejia or Cohoon on the hill, generally the pitching has been pretty poor.  Tonight the culprit was LHP Robert Carson who was very meh over six mediocre innings and though the bullpen was strong enough to force extras, LHP Eric Niesen eventually cracked, allowing a run on two singles in the twelfth.  Remember this spring when he was actually considered a prospect?  Boxscore
  • Another all around crummy night For St. Lucie as they dropped Friday's game against Palm Beach 7-3.  RHP Brad Holt was extremely wild yet again but despite keeping the team somewhat in the game, the bullpen finished the job by allowing four runs over the final three innings of this one.  The everyday guys are not innocent in all this though as the defense committed two errors and the lineup was a combined 1-for-7 with RISP.  With fifteen games left to play, the season may as well be over in Port St. Lucie.  Boxscore
  • With more strong pitching and timely hitting, the Cyclones are just making it look easy this season as they continued their domination of the NYPL with a 6-1 victory over the Lake Monsters last night.  Actually it's pretty amazing that they scored six runs with just six hits and a 1-for-9 with RISP; walks are nice.  LHP Chris Hilliard was very strong over six innings and LHP Nelson Pereira followed his five no-hit innings last Sunday with three more no-hit innings in relief on Friday.  Boxscore
  • The K-Mets dropped this one to Burlington 7-2, officially moving them into the Appy League cellar.  Despite matching their hit total (8) as well as their hits with RISP (3), Kingsport managed to score five less runs than the Royals (see: three errors).  Starter RHP Michael Hebert was bad again and with just a single XBH by a lineup that sorely missed it's two big boppers for most of the day, the K-Mets were never really in this game.   Boxscore
  • Game One was dreadful, just six hits combined and only two of them belonged to the GCL Mets who were shut out 1-0 by the Marlins.  The only thing worth mentioning from this game was yet another strong showing from 2010 draftee RHP Akeel MorrisBoxscore  Game Two was a bit more palatable as the Mets compiled eight hits and actually, you know, scored runs in their 2-1 win over the Marlins.  Again, not a whole lot to discuss, though it was nice to see LF Julio Concepcion making conseuctive starts after being nicked up for most of the month.   Boxscore

Minor League Logo of the Whenever


Since their inception in '06 I've always felt that the Vermont Lake Monsters cap insignia is pretty great