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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 9/6: See Ya St. Lucie

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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report -- Results from Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Usual Suspects

AAA - Buffalo (75-68)

  • RF Jesus Feliciano: 1-4 (.339/.385/.408)
  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 2-4, HR(2), RBI, 2 R, BB (.219/.294/.351) It'd be nice to see him end the season on a good streak
  • 3B Zach Lutz: 2-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI (.267/.313/.667)
  • 2B Justin Turner: 0-5 (.305/.366/.464) All is not lost for Turner as Omar said after yesterday's game that "more guys [from the minor leagues] may be on the way"
  • RP Fernando Nieve: 2.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 2 BB, 3 K (2-1, 5.63, 36.2 IP, 41 H, 13 BB, 31 K, 2 HR)
  • Yesterday was the finale of the Buffalo Wingfest where in the outfield after the game professional eater Joey Chestnut was upset in a wing-off by the Black Widow with an uncomfortably amazing 181 chicken wings eaten in twelve minutes.

AA - Binghamton (66-74)

  • CF Sean Ratliff: 1-4, R, K (.319/.374/.569)
  • 1B Josh Satin: 1-4 (.309/.396/.478) 
  • 3B Eric Campbell: 1-2 (.278/.325/.443)
  • 2B Jordany Valdespin: 1-4, R, E(8) (.233/.245/.308) For someone that gets so much love from scouts he makes a ton of errors
  • SP Scott Shaw: 2.2 IP, 6 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR (4-7, 8.42, 72.2 IP, 96 H, 39 BB, 45 K, 16 HR) First appearance since July 9th
  • RP Eric Niesen: 2 IP, 5 ER, 8 H, 4 BB, 3 K (4-6, 5.14, 77 IP, 80 H, 60 BB, K 59, 8 HR) And the walks take the lead

Hi-A - St. Lucie (62-76)
  • SS Wilmer Flores: DNP (.300/.324/.415)
  • 1B Stefan Welch: 1-4, K (.256/.325/.395)
  • DH Kai Gronauer: DNP (.324/.376/.403)
  • Francisco Pena: 0-4, 2 K (.270/.300/.324)
  • RF-CF: Rafael Fernandez: 1-3, BB (.300/.341/.440)
  • SP Brad Holt: 3.1 IP, 6 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 9 K, 0 HR, 5 WP, 1 HB (2-9, 7.48, 24 IP, 26 H, 9 BB, 25 K, 2 HR) The stuff is clearly still there but any semblance of command has completely left him

Lo-A Savannah (74-64)

  • CF Matt den Dekker: 0-4, K (.350/.409/.470) Suddenly he's 2 for his last 20
  • DH Robbie Shields: 2-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 K (.290/.331/.457) Yet Shields just keeps heating up with a seven-game hit streak
  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-2, R, 2 BB, K (.214/.314/.357)
  • SP Darin Gorski: 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 8 K (6-8, 4.58, 114 IP, 125 H, 43 BB, 109 K, 12 HR)




SS-A Brooklyn (50-24)

  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 2-3, 3B, RBI, R, CS(14) (.351/.410/.531) Sealed up the NYPL batting title after missing about a week; The only big weakness in his game this year has been those caught stealings (21 sb's in 35 attempts)
  • CF ZeErika McQueen: 0-1 (.167/.263/.176) Pinch hit
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 2-3, 2B, HR(14), 2 RBI, 2 R, SB(12) (.307/.396/.557)
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-3 (.265/.311/.324)
  • C Blake Forsythe: DNP (.238/.310/.396)

Star of the Night

Let's go with Savannah starter LHP Darin Gorski who was very strong over six one-run innings yesterday as he outpitched Rockies top pitching prospect Tyler Matzek.  It was a tale of two seasons for Gorski who posted a 2.94 ERA before the break but a 5.82 ERA afterwards.  Good to see Gorski finish strong as he may log some important innings come playoff time and beyond that, he's a solid lefty that certainly has the potential to pitch at the higher levels of the minors.

Our Goat of the Night could really go to either B-Mets pitcher noted above, RHP Scott Shaw or LHP Eric Niesen after the two of them gave up a combined eleven runs in less than five innings pitched.  But we're going to tab Niesen with the horns as Shaw was making his first start sine July and Niesen's 2010 is just such a disappointment after he came into the year as a legit pitching prospect.


System Roundup

  • With no playoffs in sight and just two games left to finish out the string, the Bisons opened their final series of the year with a 6-4 win over Rochester.  They took a lead early on DH Val Pascucci's seventeenth homer of the year and though the Red Wings rallied back to force extras, 3B Zach Lutz had a big two-RBI double in the tenth to put Buffalo over the top.  Boxscore
  • In their penultimate game of 2010, Binghamton showed why they're not playoff bound as they were hammered 13-3 by Harrisburg.  RHP Scott Shaw, who hasn't pitched since the ninth of July due to a right shoulder strain, made the start and looked like a guy who hadn't pitched in two months.  The bats weren't great but t's tough to win when the opposition goes 10-for-17 with RISP.  Boxscore
  • In their final game of the season, a shorthanded St. Lucie lineup was overpowered by Twins first rounder Alex Wimmers 12-2 in a matinee game.  The Mets hitters managed just one extra base hit and only put four men in scoring position but on the mound, things were even worse.  RHP Brad Holt finished off the year with one of his most perplexing starts, striking out nine batters but also walking four and throwing 5(!) wild pitches while allowing six runs.  I just don't understand what's happened here but the good news for Holt is that 2010 is over.  Boxscore
  • The Gnats won their second to last game before their playoff run by the score of 5-1 against Asheville on the strength of some very strong pitching.  Starter LHP Darin Gorski was tremendous over six innings, allowing a single run and striking out eight Tourists hitters.  The bullpen provided three more innings of scoreless relief and so a nice three run inning inning in the eighth was more than enough.    Boxscore
  • Brooklyn capped off their incredible regular season by edging Tri-City 6-5 yesterday.  This was a bullpen effort as Backman rested his arms and teamed six different short stints to handle this one but the credit goes to the offense in this one.  RF Cory Vaughn blasted his thirteenth bomb of the season and after missing about a week with injury, CF Darrell Ceciliani came back with his twelfth triple on the season; both players knocked in a couple of runs.  Boxscore