New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 5/6/11: Somebody's Taking Extra Infield Tomorrow
*All results from games played on Thursday, May 5th, 2011
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (12-16)_______________________________________
BUFFALO 6, LOUISVILLE 5 (Box)
The bullpens played hot potato in this one as RHP Dale Thayer coughed up a 4-3 Bisons lead in the top of the ninth. Luckily, Bats' closer Jerry Gil was more than happy to up the late inning drama even further, loading the bases with Bison in the bottom half, before LF Jesus Felicano cleared them with a two out, two run walkoff single. RHP DJ Carrasco pitched a bit better in his second start at AAA, going 5 innings and giving up three runs while striking out three.
- RF Fernando Martinez: 2-4, BB (.286/.375/.408); All these walks are nice, but where has the power gone?
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-5, K (.310/.420/.550)
- 1B Nick Evans: 0-2, R, 2 BB, K (.235/.274/.378); Has a chance to play his way onto the Mets' bench, but just not hitting.
- LF Lucas Duda: DNP (.257/.364/.432)
- SS Ruben Tejada: 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI (.284/.350/.422)
- 2B Luis Hernandez: 1-4, 2B, R, BB (.167/.203/.197)
- C Mike Nickeas: 1-3, RBI, R, (.125/.222/.125)
- RHP DJ Carrasco: 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR (0-1, 9 IP, 6.00, 5 K, 2 BB, 12 H, 1 HR)
AA - Binghamton Mets (9-14)_____________________________________
BINGHAMTON 7, ERIE 1 (Box)
Brandon Moore continues to beguile at Binghamton tossing a career best 8 1/3 innings while baffling the Seawolves' batsman. 17 of his 25 recorded outs were via the strikeout or groundball, and while Moore scuffled a bit at the start of the season, he has now turned in back to back strong outings. He might not light up the radar gun, and is nine months older than Jon Niese, but he just keeps plugging along. The frisbee slider might not work forever, but Moore has passed every test so far. Bingo's offense provided plenty of support as well, led by 2B Michael Fisher's 3-run blast in the seventh. SS Jordany Valdespin added three hits as well.
- SS Jordany Valdespin: 3-4, 2B, 2 R (.282/.333/.388); Nice game, but lacking in secondary skills this year.
- 3B Eric Campbell: 1-3, 2 RBI, R, K (.218/.319.244); Just two extra base hits all year. Not good whether you are an old shortstop or a young third baseman.
- 1B Josh Satin: 1-3, 2B, RBI, R (.329/.440/.476); Leading the Bingo offense in OPS right now.
- DH Allan Dykstra: 1-4, 2B, RBI (.262/.373/.452); Such a weird prospect. Can't play defense even at first, strikes out a bunch, walks a bunch, lacks elite power.
- C Kai Grounauer: 1-3, 2B (.218/.323/.291)
- RHP Brandon Moore: W, 8.1, 0 ER (1 unearned), 5 H, 1 BB, 5 K, HBP; 11/4 GO/FO (3-0, 29.1 IP, 2.76, 24 K, 4 BB, 25 H, 2 HR)
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (19-9)________________________________________
BRADENTON 4, ST. LUCIE 2 (Box)
St. Lucie contiued to scuffle, but you can't blame Jeurys Familia for that. He continues to go toe to toe with Matt Harvey for top pitching prospect in St. Lucie, surrendering only one run in 6 1/3 against the same Bradenton team that knocked him around in his last outing. Unfortunately, that was one more run than his offense could manage over the same time frame, and thus he gets saddled with the hard luck loss. St. Lucie managed only five hits against the Marauders pitching staff, including whiffing six times against Bradenton middle reliever Brett Lorin.
- RF Cesar Puello: 2-3, BB, SB (4) (.259/.306/.321)
SS Wilmer Flores: 1-4, 2B (.286/.317/.366)
LF Matt den Dekker: 0-4, K (.352/.385/.574); Some time in a corner while Pagan rehabs. Added an outfield assist gunning down Marauder 3B Elevys Gonzalez at the plate.
- 3B Jefry Marte: 1-4, 2B, R, K (.323/.404/.566); If his bat can stay there, doesn't matter what position he ends up at.
- C Francisco Pena: 0-3, K (.267/.313/.317); The Mets few catching prospects are not doing so well.
- RHP Jeurys Familia: L, 6.1 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 6 K, HBP (1-1, 36.1 IP, 1.49, 36 K, 8 BB, 21 H, 1 HR); Yes, that is a 0.80 WHIP
REHAB ALERT: A full game in centerfield for Angel Pagan. He batted second and went 0-4 with 2 Ks.
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (10-16)__________________________________
ROME 2, SAVANNAH 0 (Box)
Another great start, another anemic offensive performance. Greg Peavey turned in a real gem, surrendering only three hits in six innings while striking out six Braves batters. Unfortunately, the Sand Gnats only managed five hits and went 0-7 with runners in scoring position. SS Robbie Shields made sure to put a masterlock on Goat of the Night, making three errors in the field. The Sand Gnats made four errors overall on the night, and unsurprisingly both of Rome's runs were unearned
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-4, 2 K, E (5) (.206/.229/.412)
- RF Cory Vaughn: 0-3, BB, K, SB (5) (.295/.417/.420)
- C Albert Cordero: 0-3, K, PB (6) (.200/.208/.271)
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-3, BB (.247/.300/.312)
- SS Robbie Shields: 1-4, 3 E (7) (.235/.353/.412); Added a GIDP for good measure.
- DH Blake Forsythe: 0-2, BB, K (.191/.253/.397); Think the Giants would give up Posey for Reyes? Yeah, me neither.
- RHP Greg Peavey: 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 6 K, HBP (1-1, 30 IP, 3.60, 30 K, 7 BB, 33 H, 1 HR); Could end up being a steal in round number six.
— ★ —Star of the Night — ★ —
Some great pitching performances up and down the farm system tonight. But Familia will have plenty of chances to win this award, and Moore gave up a run, so let's go with RHP Greg Peavey. An intriguing sixth round pick last year, Peavey has been just as dominant as some of the bigger name prospects in the organization.
Goat of the Night