New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 4/29/11: Hide the Women and Children
*All results from games played on Thursday, April 28th 2011
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (9-13)_______________________________________
ROCHESTER 8, BUFFALO 6 (Box)
The Bisons' starting pitching was their undoing as Pat Misch got roughed up to the tune of 8 runs in five innings of work, achieving a WHIP of 3.00 for the start. This would be only the third highest WHIP by a Mets pitcher on the night. Buffalo did score three in the eighth to cut the deficit to two. The big blow was a two run double from F-Mart, who then scored on a single from perpetually rehabbing Ronnie Paulino. Buffalo then brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth in the form of DH Kirk Nieuwenhuis, but the Cap'n was called out on strikes. The Bisons will try to salvage a split with the Red Wings tonight
- RF Fernando Martinez: 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI, R
- DH Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 0-3, 2 BB, 2 K; 0-7 since the hitting streak ended, OPS still over 1.000
- 1B Nick Evans: 0-4, 3 K; Wears the sombrero
- LF Lucas Duda: 0-4
- SS Ruben Tejada: 4-5, HR (2), 3B, RBI, 3 R; Showing some nice and unexpected pop this year so far.
- 2B Luis Hernandez: 0-4, K
- LHP Pat Misch: L (0-2) 5 IP, 7 ER (1 unearned) 13(!) H, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HR, HBP
- RHP Jose De La Torre: 2 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB
AA - Binghamton Mets (6-11)_____________________________________
PORTLAND 12, BINGHAMTON 5 (Box)
Robert Carson saw Pat Misch's 3.00 WHIP and said, "That's for amateurs... watch this...3.66!" Granted, his defense didn't help, as the B-Mets committed three errors, including another botched pickoff throw, which seems to be a recurring theme in my recaps lately. The B-Mets bullpen stumbled upon a perfectly good bonfire and decided to throw a gas can on it. An already flaming gas can. They surrendered three home runs, running the staff's total to five on the night. Dingers! The Sea Dogs scored early and scored often, though they still managed to get the massacre completed in three hours flat.
- SS-2B Jordany Valdespin: 1-5, R, K, SB (6), E (5); Slid over after Jose Coronado pinch ran in the 7th.
- 3B Eric Campbell: 1-4, RBI, BB, 3 K, E (3)
- 1B Josh Satin: 2-4, RBI, 2 R, BB
- C Kai Gronauer: DNP
- DH Allan Dykstra: 0-3, BB, K; OPS is .747. Still not Eddie Kunz.
- LHP Robert Carson: L (1-3) 3 IP, 5 ER (3 unearned) 8 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 2 HR, WP, Balk, E (1); Also known as the pupu platter of pupu.
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (18-4)________________________________________
BRADENTON 6, ST. LUCIE 4 (5) (Box)
The Mets pitching woes spread all the way down the east coast to the Sunshine State, as this time it was wunderkind Matt Harvey's turn to get touched up a bit. And here I had already penciled in his 0.00 ERA for the year. Harvey lost his command early, walking two and hitting a batter as Bradenton tagged him for two in the first inning. Harvey settled down a bit after that, throwing three shutout frames, though the Marauders continued to put runners on base. St. Lucie clawed back, taking a 4-2 lead on a two run home run in the fourth by DH Pedro Zapata. Harvey couldn't hold the lead though, getting knocked around for four runs in the fifth, the big blow being a three run home run by Bradenton DH Calvin Anderson. Then, as God was upset with the way Bradenton had treated his protege, the skies opened, lightning flashed across the heavens, and the game was called after five. No doubt the rain will last for forty days and forty nights to properly punish the Marauders for their impudence.
- SS Wilmer Flores: 0-1, RBI
- RF Cesar Puello: 0-3, K
- CF Matt den Dekker: 2-3, 3B, R, CS; Still raking. Wouldn't be shocked to see him in Binghamton soon.
- 3B Jefry Marte: 0-2, E (4); I blame myself for tweeting the 'bold' prediction that he would end the year as the Mets best position prospect. He's 6-26 since my tweet.
- LF Juan Lagares: 0-2, R
- RHP Matt Harvey: L (4-1) 3.1 IP, 4 ER, (2 unearned), 9 H, 1 BB, 3 K, HR, HBP, E (1); Raised his ERA from a Sidd Finch-like 0.00 to a merely Bob Gibson-like 1.37.
- RHP Eric Beaulac: 0.2 IP, 0 ER, H
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (7-13)__________________________________
DELMARVA 8, SAVANNAH 3 (Box)
The Sand Gnats dropped their sixth straight despite 3B Aderlin Rodriguez homering for the fourth time in five games. His three run shot in the top of the eighth tied it up, but Delmarva exploded for five runs in the bottom half of the frame off RHP Gabriel Zavala. The Shorebirds rattled off six consecutive hits, and Zavala mixed two wild pitches in for variety's sake, squandering a nice start by LHP Chase Huchingson. Okay, it wasn't that nice, but the bar was pretty low last night.
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-4, HR (4), 3 RBI, R, K, E (2); 8 RBI in his last five games. .930 OPS in his last ten.
- RF Cory Vaughn: 2-3, 2B, K, E (1)
- C Albert Cordero: DNP
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 2-4, R
- DH Robbie Shields: 1-4, 2B, 2 K
- C Blake Forsythe: 1-4, K, PB (3)
- LHP Chase Huchingson: 6 IP, 2 ER (1 unearned) 8 H, 2 BB, 4 K, HBP, WP; He continues to intrigue, 20 K and 5 BB in 18.1 IP, 1.20 GO/AO.
- RHP Gonzalez Germen: IP, 0 ER, H, BB, K
- RHP Gabriel Zavala: L (0-2) IP, 5 ER, 7 H, K, HR, 2 WP; 7.00 WHIP. Your move, Robert Carson.
Star of the Night
Not a good night for the Metropolitan Minor League squads, but SS Ruben Tejada put up a very pretty line for the Bisons in a losing effort. Four hits, nine total bases, including his second home run of the year, and he scored half of Buffalo's runs. No errors either, which isn't a guarantee with him lately.
Goat of the Night