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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 4/17: Down By The Bay

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 4/17

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*All results from games played on Saturday, April 16th 2011

AAA - Buffalo Bisons (4-5)_______________________________________

BUFFALO 1, PAWTUCKET 1 (Box) Suspended in the ninth, to be completed today at 1:05PM. It should be mentioned that RHP Chris Schwinden subbed in for Pat Misch at the last minute and threw a heck of a start for the Herd.

  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-3, K, SB(1)
  • 1B Nick Evans: 0-3, K; Make that 0 for his last 19
  • PH Zach Lutz: 1-1, 2B, RBI; 8 for his last 15 with four doubles and a homer in that stretch
  • LF Lucas Duda: 0-3, K
  • 3B Justin Turner: 1-3, R
  • SS Ruben Tejada: 1-3, K, CS(1)
  • 2B Luis Hernandez: 0-3, K, E(1)
  • RHP Chris Schwinden: 5 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 9 K; Heck of a start after he was called up at the last minute to replace Misch, Schwinden posted a 5.56 ERA in Bingo in '09
  • RHP Jose De La Torre: 1 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Manny Alvarez: L, 1.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 K
  • ROSTER UPDATE - With the decsion to have RHP Dillon Gee make today's start in Atlanta, RHP Josh Stinson was called up to Buffalo yesterday. He posted a 2.57 ERA in four starts with the Bisons in 2010.
  • INJURY UPDATE - Newcomer OF Lorenzo Scott was placed on the disabled list after injuring his shoulder during last monday's game

AA - Binghamton Mets (2-6)_____________________________________


Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (9-1)________________________________________

CHARLOTTE 4, ST LUCIE 5 (Box) The Mets stretched their win streak to eight games with their second straight 5-4 win over Charlotte. Starter RHP Collin McHugh has managed to stay under the radar but after a very good year in Savannah in 2010 and five more innings of very solid ball this season he's making a name for himself as a smart, reliable pitcher. Both Jason Bay and Ronny Paulino appeared in this for six innings with little news, which is a good thing.

  • SS Wilmer Flores: 2-3, K, HBP; Dropped down to fifth after a slow start
  • RF Cesar Puello: DNP
  • CF Matt den Dekker: 2-4, 3B, 2 R, SB(1)
  • 3B Jefry Marte: 1-3, 2B, RBI, K
  • LF Juan Lagares: 0-1, RBI
  • RHP Collin McHugh: 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 1 K, WP
  • RHP Nick Carr: W, 2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K; 1.35 ERA so far in 2011
  • REHAB ALERT - LF Jason Bay: 1-2, IBB; Both guys played six innings, Bay made one put-out in left
  • REHAB ALERT - C Ronny Paulino: 0-3, 2 K

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (4-5)__________________________________

GREENVILLE 5, SAVANNAH 6 (Box) The Gnats managed to outlast Greensboro in this 14-inning, four+ hour marathon. Despite the fact that Savannah didn't tally a hit from the seventh inning on, consecutive doubles from OF Javier Rodriguez and IF Wilfredo Tovar broke that streak and sent everyone home in the bottom of the 14th. Rule 5 selection RHP Ronny Morla was the goat of the game allowing the tying run on two hits a walk and a wild pitch and pushing this thing to extras. Starter RHP Erik Goeddel was decent in this one though a bit wild while lefty Angel Cuan bounced back from a rough start to 2011 with four very strong innings.

★ Star of the Night ★

The honors go to Buffalo soldier RHP Chris Schwinden who stepped up and threw five very strong inning -- including a Buffalo season high nine strikeouts -- after being tapped on short notice thanks to the last minute call-up of Pat Misch.

The Goat of the Night is going to Savannah's 3B Aderlin Rodriguez for his rough 0-for-6 performance in last night's 14 inning win and his even more rough .086 AVG to start the season. Still way too early to get worried by this but it's certainly not how we'd all hoped to see the top prospect start his 2011 campaign.