5/14 Minor League Report! THOLE, FAMILIA!

An article by posted on May 14, 2009

Binghamton 8, Trenton 7

Josh Thole BUSTED out of a slump in a HUGE way, going 5 for 5 and igniting the Mets decisive 3 run bottom of the 9th with a leadoff single. He would score on Josh Petersen’s game tying homer. Later in the 9th, Ruben Tejada hit a grounder to second, which was booted for an error, scoring DJ Wabick with the winning run. Mark Kiger, Thole, and Petersen had multi hit games, while Emmanuel Garcia (0 for 4, run, BB, 3 Ks, .248), Shawn Bowman (0 for 4, RBI, BB, 2 Ks, .300), Carl Loadenthal (0 for 3, run, 2 BBs, 2 Ks, .255) and Ruben Tejada (0 for 5, K, .240) all took 0-fers. The Mets had 12 hits and drew 5 walks, and were 3 for 10 with RISP, leaving 11 men on base.

Dylan Owen put the Mets in an early 7-4 hole, but Eric Brown did a simply phenominal job in long relief, going 6.1 innings, allowing just 2 hits and a walk, earning the win after the Mets walked off in the 9th.

2b Mark Kiger 3 for 4, 2 runs, HR, 2 RBI, BB, .254
C JOSH THOLE 5 for 5, 2 runs, 2b, RBI, .349
dh Josh Petersen 2 for 5, run, HR, 3 RBI, K, .286
1b Lucas Duda 1 for 5, 2 Ks, .284
lf DJ Wabick 1 for 4, run, 2b, BB, .258
Dylan Owen 2.2 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 4/3 BB/K, HR, 6.82 era
Eric Brown 6.1 IP, 2 H, 1/2 BB/K, 3.41 era, W (3-2), 10:7:2

St. Lucie 4, Fort Myers 19

Do I need to say anything? OK, I will. Fort Myers had 27 ABs with RISP. Think about that, a perfect game features 27 ABs, and Fort Myers had that many with RISP. Oh, they had 14 hits in those 27 ABs. Every pitcher the Mets sent out there got touched up, with Matias Carrillo taking a severe beatdown, 6 runs in an inning of work. Scott Shaw (the starter), Nick Waechter and Jose De La Torre each gave up 4 runs. Ouchies for their ERAs. Also – all the runs (all NINETEEN) were earned. Double ouchies.

On the positive side, Reese Havens had a breakout game, he’d been mired in a deep slump prior to tonight (9 for 43; 3 for 32). He broke out in a big way (not as big as Josh Thole, though), going 3 for 5 and driving in all 4 of the Met runs. Hector Pellot continued his awesome May with another multi hit game (his 7th in the last 10 games, hitting .444 over that span (16 for 36), and for May, he’s hitting .444/.535/.750/1.285). The Mets went 2 for 8 with RISP and left 9 on base.

2b Hector Pellot 2 for 3, run, BB, .287
cf Kirk Nieuwenhuis 1 for 5, 2 runs, 2b, 2 Ks, .246
ss Reese Havens 3 for 5, 2b, 4 RBI, .266
1b Ike Davis 1 for 5, 2 Ks, .289
c Francisco Pena 0 for 4, .216
rf Carlos Guzman 1 for 4, K, .288
3b Matt Bouchard 0 for 4, K, .200
dh Greg Veloz 1 for 3, BB, .220
lf Brahiam Maldonado 0 for 3, run, BB, K, .216
Scott Shaw 5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 2/3 BB/K, 4.02 era, L (1-3), 7:5:3
Nick Waechter IP, 3 H, 4 ER, BB, 4.66 era, 1:2:0
Jose De La Torre 0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 2 BBs, 5.28 era, 1:1:0
Matias Carrillo IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 2 Ks, 9.90 era, 1:0:2
Manuel Alvarez IP, 3 H, ER, K, 10.13 era, 1:1:1

Savannah 8, Bowling Green 1

Jeurys. Familia. Familiarize yourself with this name if you haven’t already. He carried a no hitter until 2 outs in the 7th, when he gave up a solo homer and was removed from the game. It was his longest outing of the season, and one of the longest of his pro career. And keep in mind, he plays all season at 19 (turning 20 on 10/10).

The Gnats had 12 hits and drew a ridiculous 10 walks en route to 8 runs, they went just 4 for 16 with RISP and left General McArthur’s army on base (16). Juan Lagares, Josh Satin, Sean Ratliff and Luis Alen had multi hit games, while Jordan Valdespin (0 for 4, run, RBI, 2 BBs, .314, 0 for his last 16), Jefry Marte, and Jean Luc Blaquiere (0 for 4, 2 Ks, .203) took 0-fers.

lf Juan Lagares 2 for 5, 2 runs, BB, 2 Ks, .262
2b Josh Satin 2 for 5, run, 2 2b, BB, K, .330
cf Sean Ratliff 4 for 6, 3 runs, 2 3b, 3 RBI, K, .360
1b Eric Campbell 1 for 2, 2b, 2 RBI, 2 BBs, .254
rf Rafael Fernandez 1 for 4, run, 2b, 2 BBs, K, .256
dh Luis Alen 2 for 3, 2 BBs, .333
Jeurys Familia 6.2 IP, H, ER, 2/7 BB/K, HR, 1.24 era, W (3-2), 9:3:7
Jimmy Johnson 1.1 IP, H, BB, K, 0.98 era, 2:1:1
Manuel Olivares IP, H, K, 3.63 era, 1:1:1

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