4/23 Minor League Report! VALDESPIN!

An article by posted on April 23, 2009

Binghamton 2, New Hampshire 3

Jose Sanchez gave up 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks in 4.2 innings. Adam Bostick, Julio De La Cruz and John Madden worked 3.1 innings of hitless relief, but the offense fell a run short.

The Mets had 7 hits, and drew 5 walks, but they went 2 for 12 with RISP and left 10 men on base. Emmanuel Garcia (0 for 4, BB, .280) and Carl Loadenthal (0 for 4, run, BB, K, .302) took 0-fers, everyone else had 1 hit today.

c Josh Thole 1 for 5, K, .342
lf Josh Petersen 1 for 2, 2 BBs, K, .333
3b Shawn Bowman 1 for 4, K, .280
dh Caleb Stewart 1 for 3, run, 2b, RBI, BB, .154
1b Mark Kiger 1 for 3, 2b, .313
2b Matt Bouchard 1 for 4, 2b, 2 Ks, .174
ss Ruben Tejada 1 for 4, RBI, 3 Ks, .305
Jose Sanchez 4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2/5 BB/K, 9.88 era, L (1-2), 5:4:5
Adam Bostick IP, 2/2 BB/K, 1.13 era, 0:1:2
Julio De La Cruz 1.1 IP, 2 Ks, 1.50 era, 2:0:2
John Madden IP, BB, 0.00 era, 1:1:0

St. Lucie 2, Jupiter 3

The Mets had 5 hits and drew 5 walks, but only had 3 ABs with RISP, they were 1 for 3 in those situations and left 6 runners on base. The top 2 in the lineup went 2 for 5 with 2 runs, 2 2b and 3 walks. Zach Lutz (0 for 3, RBI, BB, .295), Kirk Nieuwenhuis (0 for 4, .220), Francisco Pena (0 for 4, 2 Ks, .194) and Carlos Guzman (0 for 4, K, .298) all took 0-fers.

Scott Shaw allowed 3 runs on 5 hits in 6 innings to pick up the loss, though he did strike out 7. Nick Carr worked 2 innings in relief, walking 2 and King 3.

2b Greg Veloz 1 for 3, run, 2b, BB, 2 Ks, .315
ss Reese Havens 1 for 2, run, 2b, 2 BBs, .320
1b Ike Davis 1 for 3, RBI, BB, K, .283
lf Brahiam Maldonado 1 for 4, K, .286
dh Hector Pellot 1 for 3, 2 Ks, .143
Scott Shaw 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1/7 BB/K, 2 HR, 2.50 era, L (1-1), 5:5:7
Nick Carr 2 IP, 2/3 BB/K, 2.25 era, 0:3:3

Savannah 5, Rome 2

Jordany. Valdespin. Yeah, exactly, you’re not supposed to know who he is (I barely do). He’s 21 years old, and he is ripping it up in the early going, hitting a blistering .377/.393/.660/1.053 with 7 XBH in 53 ABs. He’s a lefty batter who put up a pedestrian .284/.319/.440/.760 line in 134 ABs in the GCL last year, so to say he’s come from nowhere is entirely accurate.

Aside from Valdespin, Josh Satin had the other multi hit game tonight, while Rafael Fernandez (0 for 4, 2 Ks, .267), Sean Ratliff (0 for 4, K, .281), Jefry Marte (0 for 3, 2 Ks, .268), Eric Campbell (0 for 3, run, BB, .255) and Jose Jimenez (0 for 2, K, .059) all took 0-fers.

Jeff Kaplan worked 5 shutout innings to pick up the win, he struck out 8. Rhiner Cruz picked up the save with a perfect 9th.

2b Jordany Valdespin 3 for 4, 2 runs, 3b, HR, 3 RBI, .377
ss Wilmer Flores 1 for 4, .345
c Kai Gronauer 1 for 4, run, 2b, .241
dh Josh Satin 2 for 4, run, RBI, K, .405
Jeff Kaplan 5 IP, 5 H, 1/8 BB/K, 0.60 era, W (1-0), 5:1:8
Wendy Rosa 3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1/3 BB/K, 7.27 era, 4:3:3
Rhiner Cruz IP, K, SV (3), 1:1:1
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