New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Tuesday August 24, 2010.
The Usual Suspects
AAA - Buffalo (70-59)
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2 K (.233/.313/.400)
- DH Lucas Duda: 2-4, 2 2B (.325/.395/.650); 40 extra-base hits in 234 Triple-A at-bats
- 1B Nick Evans: 1-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI (.308/.388/.582)
- SP Michael Antonini: 8.0 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 HR (1-2, 4.50 ERA, 26.0 IP, 32 H, 3 BB, 17 K, 2 HR); very solid outing
- RP Yhency Brazoban: 1.0 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR (0-0, 8.31 ERA, 4.1 IP, 7 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR); oh, Yhency
AA - Binghamton (61-65)
- Binghamton played a doubleheader, so these numbers reflect two games.
- CF Sean Ratliff: 3-5, 4 R, 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB (.338/.381/.632); an outstanding day in his return from a hamstring issue
- 1B Josh Satin: 4-8, 3 R, 2B, 3 K (.331/.414/.510); lately, 4-for-8 is almost disappointing
- LF Eric Campbell: 2-7, R, 2B, 2 RBI (.284/.338/.461); didn’t do too poorly yesterday, but numbers have generally fallen off since returning earlier this month
- 3B Zach Lutz: 3-4, R, 2B, RBI, K (.286/.393/.593); skipped the second game
- 2B Jordany Valdespin: 2-8, 2 R, 2B (.264/.278/.340); hitting a little better of late
- SP Mark Cohoon: 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 8 K, 0 HR (4-3, 4.97 ERA, 58.0 IP, 66 H, 13 BB, 47 H, 4 HR); three straight very good starts
- SP Jenrry Mejia: 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR (2-0, 1.31 ERA, 27.1 IP, 24 H, 15 BB, 36 K, 0 HR); 17.2 straight scoreless innings
Lo-A Savannah (66-61)
- CF Matt den Dekker: 5-6, 4 R, 2B, 3 RBI, K, SB (.426/.478/.557); five hits is okay, I suppose
- SS Robbie Shields: 1-5, R, RBI, BB (.269/.293/.403)
- SP Darin Gorski: 3.2 IP, 6 ER, 8 H, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR (5-8, 4.76 ERA, 104.0 IP, 109 H, 41 BB, 97 K, 11 HR); 22 runs allowed over his last three starts
RK Kingsport (26-33)
- CF ZeErika McQueen: 0-3, R, SB (.272/.323/.360); .216/.293/.243 over his last 10 games
- 1B Luke Stewart: 0-4, K (.280/.384/.476)
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-4, 2 K (.298/.337/.539)
- DH Nelfi Zapata: 1-3, BB, K (.238/.309/.311); my enthusiasm for Nelfi is officially abated
- C Taylor Freeman: 1-3, 2 K (..158/.200/.158); turned 23 yesterday and finds himself playing sparingly in Kingsport with 10 strikeouts in 19 at-bats
- SP Chase Huchingson: 3.0 IP, 5 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR (0-1, 5.63 ERA, 8.0 IP, 9 H, 2 BB, 9 K, 1 HR); signed with the Mets this summer after being cut by two other organizations
- RP Zachary Von Tersch: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR (0-2, 9.28 ERA, 10.2 IP, 5 BB, 11 K, 7 HR): seven home runs in 10.2 IP!? Get some sleep, Zach!
RK GCL Mets (29-23)
- LF Julio Concepcion: 0-3, K, HBP (.288/.333/.494); struggling some lately
- C Francisco Pena: 3-3, 2 R, 2B, BB (.321/.441/.357)
- SP Domingo Tapia: 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 7 H, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR (4-3, 3.45 ERA, 47.0 IP, 49 H, 10 BB, 29 K, 0 HR); nice day yesterday but strikeout rate is still on the low side on the whole
Star of the Night
Sean Ratliff certainly deserves some mention, but I’ll go with Matt den Dekker, who is now hitting .426 in limited action for Savannah. Den Dekker is still old for the level at 23, but it is nice to see him dominating the competition, considering his defense in center is also considered top-notch. There are still some issues: he’s very singles-oriented right now, the patience is just okay, and the strikeout rate is a tad high, but there’s certainly some reason for optimism.
Darin Gorski is once again the Goat, though Taylor Freeman, Chase Huchingson, and Yhency Brazoban deserve some flak, too.
- Mike Antonini pitched well over eight innings, but, down 4-3 in the ninth inning, Yhency Brazoban allowed three runs, killing any chance of a comeback in the bottom half of the inning. Buffalo wound up losing to Pawtucket, 7-3. Lucas Duda was the Bisons’ highlight on offense, knocking a pair of doubles. Boxscore
- Bingo played two against New Britain on Tuesday to make up for some rain, and they won them both in dominating fashion. They scored 15 total runs over the 14 innings, and they saw two complete games. Cohoon pitched the first, while Josh Satin and Zach Lutz each had three-hit performances. And Sean Ratliff chipped in a three-run home run for good measure, as the B-Mets rolled to an 8-1 victory (Boxscore). And Jenrry Mejia was just as great in the second game, allowing just three hits in a 7-0 shutout. Ratliff slugged two more doubles, and Brahiam Maldonado hit his 11th home run. Boxscore
- St. Lucie’s game against Bradenton was postponed due to rain. It will be made up tomorrow.
- A high-octane day for Savannah. While Darin Gorski had yet another dreadful start, allowing seven runs in less than four innings, but the offense came out to back him up. Matt den Dekker had five hits, and Luis Nieves had four more, and Savannah crushed Asheville, 16-8. Only Sand Gnat without a hit: Nick Santomauro, whose average dropped to .189. Boxscore
- Rain also prevented Brooklyn game against Hudson Valley. It will not be made up.
- Chase Huchingson made his first start in the Mets organization, and it was a poor one: he allowed five runs over three innings of work. Zach von Tersh Boxscore
- Domingo Tapia threw six strong innings, Francisco Pena had three hits, and Gilbert Gomez and Marinus Vernooij had two apiece, as the GCL Mets defeated the GCL Astros, 4-2. Boxscore