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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report- 6/10/11: Free the Duda One!

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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 6/10

*All results from games played on Thursday, June 9th 2011

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (27-35)_______________________________________


Hey, that's a good way to end a six game losing streak. But one might ask, Jeffrey, how do you score 15 runs on 11 hits? Well, there is a very simple answer, you also walk nine times. Yes, the Buffalo offense looked kind of like this on Thursday. LHP Pat Misch tossed a solid 7 innings, but really, any performance short of LOLlie would have been sufficient. Oh and LF Lucas Duda hit another home run, because Buffalo played a baseball game and that is what happens when Buffalo plays a baseball game. 2B Luis Hernandez apparently added a grand slam, though my vision was blurry from shaking my head in disbelief while reading the boxscore. So I can't be certain.

  • RF Fernando Martinez: 2-4, 2 RBI, 2 R (.286/.336/.448)
  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1-2, R, K .298/.403/.505); Left game in the 3rd with an apparent left shoulder injury.
  • 3B Michael Fisher: 1-4, 2 R, BB (.277/.342/.426)
  • LF Lucas Duda: 1-3, HR (10), 2 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB (.302/.414/.597); "I won't say a hero, 'cause, what's a hero? But sometimes, there's a man. And I'm talkin' about the Duda here. Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's the Duda, in Flushing."
  • 2B Luis Hernandez: 2-5, 2B, GS (2), 5 RBI, R, K (.221/.263/.288); Everything I know about the world is a lie.
  • LHP Pat Misch: W, 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 2 K (1-3, 36.1 IP, 5.89, 17 K, 9 BB, 43 H, 8 HR)

Roster Moves: Nick Evans is DFA'd (again). He will have to clear waivers and then accept an assignment back to Buffalo. The Mets will make a call-up decision tomorrow, but all signs point to the Duda.

Injury Report: Kirk Nieuwenhuis left the game with a shoulder injury of some sort. I will hold my breath and think happy thoughts until we get an official diagnosis.


AA - Binghamton Mets (19-39)_____________________________________


This game was pretty much a microcosm of  the 2011 Binghamton Mets season. Starting pitching performance, in this case by RHP Brandon Moore, was not terrible, not good mind you, but perfectly pedestrian. The offense was mostly non-existant, but managed to scratch together a handful of runs. The defense committed 3 errors, including 2 on errant pickoffs by Brandon Moore, who does not even have a fast, snappy pickoff move. Still, the game remained close going into the late innings until the Bingo pen took center stage and flopped worse than Moose Murders. LHP Eric Niesen was the culprit,  giving up a three run home run to a SS slugging .392 on the season.  All it was missing was a Backman ejection, but Wally is no doubt too busy spending time in the dugout mentally honing his script for Groundball Day, the story of a beleaguered minor league manager who wakes up every day to a game much like this one, to bother getting tossed.

  • SS Jordany Valdespin: 1-4, RBI, SB (12) (.256/.307/.409)
  • 2B Josh Satin: 1-4, 2 K (.296/.397/.527)
  • PH Reese Havens: 0-1 (.275/.356/.450); Still hasn't started day game after night game yet
  • PH-3B-LF Eric Campbell: 1-3, 2B, RBI, R, K (.192/.316/.266); Only his 9th XBH of the season.
  • 1B Allan Dykstra: 1-4, HR (6), RBI, R, 2 K (.273/.393/.441)
  • RHP Brandon Moore: L, 5 IP, 3 ER (1 unearned), 7 H, 0 BB, 3 K, HBP, WP, 2 E (3) (5-4, 57.1 IP, 3.92, 45 K, 15 BB, 63 H, 6 HR); Against RHB: 31:7 K:BB and a .227 BAA; Against LHB: 14:8 K:BB and a .330 BAA.
  • LHP Eric Niesen: 1 IP, 3 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR (0-5, 28 IP, 8.28, 21 K, 26 BB, 26 H, 4 HR); At least it wasn't 6 straight walks?
Injury Report: C Kai Gronauer who has been out for a few weeks with a hamstring strain is headed for rehab. LHP Robert Carson was scratched from his start Sunday with forearm tightness. He doesn't expect to miss much time.

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (31-29)________________________________________


Oof. St. Lucie only managed five hits against starter Merrill Kelly. RHP Kyle Allen continues to struggle with throwing strikes, or even throwing the ball 60 feet as he added his 6th and 7th wild pitches of the year to go with four walks.

  • RF Cesar Puello: 1-3 (.231/.290/.324); Dropped to 7th in the order
  • CF Matt den Dekker: 0-4, K (.301/.353/.496)
  • 3B Jefry Marte: 1-4, K, E (12) (.271/.341/.394)
  • LF Juan Lagares: 2-3 (.329/.373/.482); He's been hitting, but not a ton of secondary skills and he's an ugly 3 for 8 on stolen base attempts
  • 2B Rylan Sandoval: 0-2, K (.196/.238/.273)
  • RHP Armando Rodriguez: L, 4 IP, 1 ER, (1 unearned) 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K (0-1, 12 IP, 2.25, 11 K, 5 BB, 12 H, 1 HR)
  • RHP Kyle Allen: 4 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 1 K, 2 WP (1-2, 44 IP, 5.32, 26 K, 27 BB, 45 H, 5 HR); Control has completely collapsed at this point.
VIP (Very Important Promotion) News: Florida Mets fans. For just five dollars at the Fusion Spa and Salon at Digital Domain stadium you can get a "rally mohawk" and get free admission to St. Lucie's final nine first half home games. 

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (33-26)__________________________________


This one looked like a tough loss for the Sand Gnats as they failed to plate any runs against GreenJackets starter Michael Kickham, but the Augusta bullpen did their best B-Mets imitation, coughing up five runs in the seventh. The first five Sand Gnats reached safely and later on 3B Aderlin Rodriguez broke a 3-3 tie with a 2 run single. The Sand Gnats pen shut the door, as newly minted all star closer LHP Josh Edgin struck out two in a perfect ninth.

  • 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 2-4, 2 RBI (.214/.267/.384)
  • CF Darrell Ceciliani: 3-5, 2B, RBI, R, K (.257/.347/.401)
  • RF Cory Vaughn: 1-4, 2 K (.316/.436/.448)
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 3-4, RBI, R (.218/.270/.267)
  • DH Robbie Shields: 1-2, RBI, R, 2 BB (.276/.354/.424)
  • C Blake Forsythe: 1-4, 2B, K (.215/.295/.362)
  • RHP Gonzalez Germen: 6 IP, 2 ER (1 unearned), 8 H, 0 BB, 8 K (4-2, 63 IP, 3.57, 63 K, 18 BB, 68 H, 5 HR); A K per inning and a hit per inning is weird, but Savannah's defense isn't exactly great. 3.00 GO:AO ratio tonight.
  • LHP Angel Cuan: W, 2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K (5-1, 39.1 IP, 2.97, 36 K, 6 BB, 42 H, 3 HR)
  • LHP Josh Edgin: SV (13), 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K (1-0, 27 IP, 1.00, 39 K, 10 BB, 13 H, 0 HR); Simply been dominant.
Your South Atlantic League All-Stars: The Sand Gnats had six selections to the Sally league All-Star Game. Tyler Whitenton will start for the Southern Division and be joined on the mound by Greg Peavey, Chase Hunchingson and Josh Edgin. Cory Vaughn and Robbie Shields also made the team.

 Star of the Night 

Sigh. I tried to make a case for someone else, but it has to go to SS Luis Hernandez, who now has more grand slams this year than the 2011 Mets. Or the 2010 Mets.

Goat of the Night

This can go collectively to the St. Lucie offense. Yeesh. They've only scored 21 runs in their last ten games, and are 3-7 over that span.