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Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/22/11: Six Errors Make Wally Something Something

New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/22

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*All results from games played on Saturday, May 21st 2011

AAA - Buffalo Bisons (18-26)_______________________________________

CHARLOTTE 6, BUFFALO 3 (Box) Not a lot to say here as Buffalo lost their fourth in five games. Pleasant surprise RHP Chris Schwinden started off well, breezing through four but in the fifth things went south in a hurry. A couple single, a walk and a very costly longball later and he Herd was behind for good. Despite the debut of one-time prospect LF Jason Botts the lineup was very quite, tallying a single XBH all game.

  • DH Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-4, 2B, R, 3 K (.306/.406/.538)
  • 2B Michael Fisher: 1-4, 2B, RBI, R (.412/.412/.559)
  • SS Chin-Lung Hu: 0-4
  • RHP Chris Schwinden: L, 6 IP, 4 ER (1 unearned), 5 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, HB (3-2, 2.36, 45.2 IP, 31 H, 14 BB, 41 K, 2 HR) Is this the part when he turns back into a pumpkin?
  • RHP Ryota Igarashi: 1.2 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

AA - Binghamton Mets (13-25)_____________________________________

HARRISBURG 7, BINGHAMTON 2 (Box) For the second straight game the B-Mets lost by the score of 7-2. Starter LHP Robert Carson wasn't sharp surrendering nine baserunners and two bombs but the story in this one was Binghamton's defense or lack thereof. The Mets defenders made a whopping six errors in this game, three from 3B Eric Campbell alone. No word yet on Wally Backman's response but I'm thinking it went something like this.

  • SS Jordany Valdespin: 0-1, BB, K, E(12) (.271.325/.414) Left this one early
  • 3B Eric Campbell: 1-2, BB, K, 3 E(10) (.216/.344/.288) It's been a rough season for Campbell so far
  • 2B Josh Satin: 0-3, 2 K, 2 E(6) (.306/.427/.463)
  • 1B Allan Dykstra: 2-4, HR(4), K (.271.406/.471) 
  • LHP Robert Carson: L, 4.2 IP, 2 ER (3 unearned), 6 H, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 HR (1-5, 3.95, 41 IP, 37 K, 16 BB, 45 H, 6 HR) Typical GB tendencies haven't shown up this year as he's already allowed 6 bombs compared to 12 all of 2010
  • LHP Eric Niesen: 1 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K (0-4, 8.40, 15 IP, 17 H, 15 BB, 13 K, 2 HR) 

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (26-17)________________________________________

ST LUCIE 12 TAMPA 7 (Box) Nice night for Mets hitters who totaled 16 hits and went 6-for-13 with RISP in this one. Strangely 15 of those hits were singles but hey, whatever gets the job done. Big nights from the St. Lucie outfield in this one, including the unheralded LF Pedro Zapata, CF Matt den Dekker and the rehabbing RF Angel Pagan. On the mound RHP Matt Harvey was so-so, allowing seven hits and two homers over five+ innings but his offense masked those efforts and then some scoring five in the final two frames to put this one away. 

  • SS Wilmer Flores: 1-4, RBI (.272/.303/.358) Down to sixth in the order in this one
  • RF Cesar Puello: DNP (.250/.310/.340) Undisclosed injury's kept him out recently
  • CF Matt den Dekker: 2-4, RBI, R, 2 K (.324/.357/.526) Also had an OF assist
  • 3B Jefry Marte: 1-3, RBI, 2 R, BB, K (.295/.373/.455)
  • RF Juan Lagares: DNP (.297/.331/.468)
  • LF Pedro Zapata: 5-6, HR(2), 3 RBI, 4 R, 2 SB(11) (.355/.398/.445) Now that is what I'd call stuffing the stat sheet
  • RHP Matt Harvey: 5.2 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 2 HR (5-2, 2.87, 47 IP, 42 H, 17 BB, 52 K, 5 HR) Suddenly the longball is becoming something of an issue
  • REHAB ALERT - CF Angel Pagan: 3-4, 2 R, BB, CS(1)

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (20-22)__________________________________

GREENVILLE 3 SAVANNAH 5 (Box) Starter RHP Taylor Whitenton put forth a solid effort, dueling Red Sox 2010 first rounder and Belmar, NJ native Anthony Ranaudo over 4+ hard fought innings. And while reliever RHP Gabriel Zavala continued to struggle allowing two more runs in this one, big-bodied lefty Josh Edgin put out the fire and provided three sterling innings of relief work. Suddenly Edgin is on a roll and is looking more and more like he belongs in St. Lucie. Thanks to his good work the Gnats managed to stay in it long enough for a late-game rally sparked by 3B Aderlin Rodrigeuz' two-run triple.

  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 3-3, 3B(1), 2 RBI, 2 R, BB, E(12) (.223/.284/.407) Every night count on this guy to hit for power and/or make errors
  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-4, 2 K (.238/333/.405) He's talented yes, but not quite sure where calls for his promotion have come from, he'll likely spend the full season with Savannah
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 1-4, R, K, E(2) (.317/.457/.455) Suddenly 1 for his last 16
  • 2B Wilfredo Tovar: 1-3, K (.199/.247/.252) After batting .281 with Savannah in 2010 Tovar has had a lot of struggles swinging the lumber this year
  • SS Robbie Shields: 1-3, R (.290/.382/.482) Hit streak at 11
  • C Blake Forsythe: 0-3, R, BB, K (.210/.292/.362)
  • LHP Josh Edgin: 3 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 4 K (1-0, 1.56 ERA, 17.1 IP, 12 H, 8 BB, 21 K, 0 HR) 0 ER over his last 11 IP, including just four hits and 11 K's in that span
  • INJURY UPDATE - C Albert Cordero has been out of the lineup for the last week with tightness in his quad.

 Star of the Night 

Anytime you tally five hits you're a shoo-in but last night St. Lucie's OF Pedro Zapata was just showing off adding a homer and a pair of stolen bases to boot. Though he's not the prospect that den Dekker is, the athletic Zapata is making a push to be the first outfielder promoted to Binghamton and a major league role as a 4th/5th outfielder is not out of reach. 

Goat of the Night
Just as with the hits above, three errors is pretty much an automatic and on this night Bingo's 3B Eric Campbell continued what's been an incredibly rough season with a number of miscues, all of which came on misplayed balls.