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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report- 6/11/11: No Duda, No Wins; Know Duda, Know Wins

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New York Mets Daily Farm System Report - 6/11

*All results from games played on Friday, June 10th 2011

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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (27-36)_______________________________________


The Bisons were on the losing end of a second straight slugfest with the Indians. The teams combined for 18 runs on 30 hits, and neither starter worked into the sixth. LHP Mark Cohoon was lit up for his third consecutive start, as AAA hitters have feasted on his repertoire, knocking out 21 hits, including four home runs in just fifteen innings. It will be interesting to see if he can make the right adjustments, and crucial if he wants to have a major league career. The Buffalo bullpen didn't help much either as LHP Mike O'Connor and RHP Dylan Owen were touched up for 6 runs. The Bisons offense was robust, at least, as returning 3B Zach Lutz didn't miss a beat after missing six weeks, going 2-5 with a double, and 1B Valentino Pascucci proved an able understudy for Duda's role as "Guy That Hits a Home Run Every Day."

  • RF Fernando Martinez: 2-4, R, BB, K
  • CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: DNP; No word on the severity of his injury yet.
  • 3B Zach Lutz: 2-5, 2B 2 R, 2 K; Back after being out since April 21st. Picking up right where he left off.
  • LF Lucas Duda: Abiding in Flushing. 
  • SS Luis Hernandez: 2-5, R, BB, K
  • 2B Michael Fisher: 1-4, 2 BB, E (4)
  • LHP Mark Cohoon: L, 5 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 2 HBP, PO; About the only thing that has held up on his move to AAA has been the groundball rate and the pickoff move. 10.20 ERA in 3 starts.
  • LHP Mike O'Connor: 2 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 2 K; Exhibit A on why he shouldn't face righties.

AA - Binghamton Mets (19-40)_____________________________________


What is going on with RHP Brad Holt? I don't know, but he has now issued 40 free passes in 57 innings, including 6 in 3 frames tonight as Binghamton continued to carve out their spot in the cellar of the Eastern League. The B-Mets actually outhit the Thunder 11-7, but went 0-8 with RISP. SS Jordany Valdespin provided most of the B-Mets offense on the evening, knocking out their only two extra base hits, including his fifth home run of the season. He seems to put up a game like this every couple weeks, in between stretches of middling performance. IF Josh Satin continues to plug along, waiting for a call to Buffalo that never comes. At this point I half suspect they have forgotten he exists and will just board him up inside NYSEG stadium like the footman at the end of The Cherry Orchard.

  • 2B Reese Havens: 0-4, RBI, 2 K
  • SS Jordany Valdespin: 4-5, 2B, HR (5), RBI, 2 R; Monster game. The tools are there, and if he ever puts it all together, he could be an all-star middle infielder. 
  • RF Eric Campbell: 1-4, K; Not positive, but I think that is his first start in RF this year.
  • DH Josh Satin: 2-5, K
  • 1B Allan Dykstra: 0-4, K, E (7)
  • RHP Brad Holt: L, 3 IP, 5 ER (2 unearned), 4 H, 6 BB, 3 K, 2 WP, Balk; I give up. Just put him in the pen already.

Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (31-30)________________________________________


Somehow the St. Lucie Mets are still tied for first in the FSL South Division, despite going 6-18 over their last 24 games. RHP Scott Moviel continued to struggle, getting knocked around for 12 hits in 5 1/3. At this point he looks like a complete waste of a second round pick. Moviel is now spending his THIRD year in Hi-A, and is perhaps having his worst season of the three. The only plus offering he has right now is height. In more pleasant news, CF Matt Den Dekker notched his third home run in his last seven games. St. Lucie starts the stretch run with a home series against third place Jupiter, who are just two games behind St. Lucie and Jupiter.

Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (34-26)__________________________________


Savannah maintained their 4 game lead over the Greenville Drive and reduced their first half magic number to 7 with a sound drubbing of the GreenJackets. The Sand Gnats again used the big inning as a blunt instrument, scoring 3 in the fourth and 5 in the 6th. Every Sand Gnat starter reached base, and RHP Greg Peavey continued his utter domination of Sally League batters, tossing six scoreless. He should be recieving a one way ticket to St. Luice after his all-star game appearance in a couple weeks. Savannah has now won 15 of 19, including 5 of 6 against Augusta in that span

 Star of the Night 

Binghamton SS Jordany Valdespin had another one of those nights that reminds you why scouts think he could be an elite middle infielder someday. It's just all the other days where he is popping out and throwing his helmet and bat that are the problem.

Goat of the Night

I've been RHP Brad Holt's biggest supporter this year, but even I think its time to end the starter experiment. These bouts of Rick Ankiel disease might actually be worse in the pen, though.