New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - Results from the night of Friday September 10, 2010
The Usual Suspects
- CF Matt den Dekker: 1-4, BB, K, SB
- SS Robbie Shields: 0-3, 3 K; Broke a seven game hit streak
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 3-5, 2 R
- RF Cesar Puello: 0-3, R, BB, 3 K; Made his first appearance since August 14 in the last game of the year
- DH Lucas Stewart: 0-1; Pinch hit
- C Albert Cordero: 1-3, RBI, BB
- SP Taylor Whitenton: 5 IP, 5 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, HB
Star of the Night
The Star is going to be 3B Aderlin Rodriguez off his three-hit performance in Savannah's season finale last night. Despite being the youngest on the team by a decent margin, Aderlin was the only Gnat with more than one hit in their 5-4 loss. In his eight regular season games with Savannah, Rodriguez went .200/.333/.333. In 61 games with Kingsport, he posted a .312/552/.556 line with thirteen home runs (third-most in the league) cementing himself as one of the Mets' more interesting young prospects.
Our Goat here is RHP Taylor Whitenton. Though SS Robbie Shields was 0-3 with a Golden Sombrero, Whitenton gets the horns for continuing the awful streak of overall solid starters who completely blew up under pressure. Mets starting pitchers' ERA in playoff appearances thus far is 9.38. And keep in mind, those are usually the staffs' best pitchers. Not good.
- The Gnats championship run as well as their season ended last night in a 5-4 loss to the Greenville Drive. Starter RHP Taylor Whitenton continued the streak of poor starting pitching in Mets affiliates playoff games allowing five runs over five innings. However, the Gnats offense had some fight, battling back on two separate occasions, led by three hits from teenage 3B Aderlin Rodriguez. The Sand Gnats bullpen also made this game interesting, following Whitenton's performance with four hitless innings to end this game. But ultimately a 2-for-10 with RISP doomed Savannah on this night as they ended their season with the tying run left on second base. Boxscore