5/27 Minor League Report – TEJADA, NIESE, VALDESPIN!

An article by posted on May 27, 2009

Buffalo 3, Lehigh Valley 5

Jon Niese had yet another godawful performance for the Bisons this season, tonight giving up 5 runs in 6 innings. As a sign of how beyond pathetic he’s been this year, tonight’s outing lowered his ERA under 8. (By the way, if you think I’m being overtly critical, keep in mind I LOVE Jon Niese, have since we drafted him in 2005).

The Bisons had 9 hits on the night, and went 2 for 6 with RISP, leaving 6 on base. Argenis Reyes and Jesus Feliciano had multi hit games, while Michel Abreu (0 for 4, .214) and Mike Lamb (0 for 4, .183) took 0-fers.

ss Argenis Reyes 2 for 4, K, .283
cf Cory Sullivan 1 for 4, run, 2b, .244
1b Javier Valentin 1 for 4, .333
rf Willy Mo Pena 1 for 4, 2 Ks, .211
c Rene Rivera 1 for 4, run, 2b, K, .227
lf Jesus Feliciano 2 for 3, run, 2b, RBI, BB, .289
Jon Niese 1 for 2, .200; 6 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 3/2 BB/K, 2 HR, 7.96 era, L (0-4), 106:72:34, 11:5:2
Tim McNab IP, 2 H, 1.72 era, 19:12:7, 2:1
Connor Robertson 2 IP, 2 H, 2 Ks, 3.13 era, 24:17:7, 2:2:2

Binghamton 6, Connecticut 5

The Mets faced one of the Giants best prospects, Tim Alderson today, and Ruben Tejada was 3 for 3 off him, great sign for the 19 year old shortstop. In fact, the 4 thru 8 hitters for the Mets each had multi hit games, and were a combined 13 for 22 with 5 runs scored and 5 RBI. Every Met had a hit, but they were a putrid 4 for 17 with RISP, and left 14 of their 21 runners on base.

Michael Antonini had a GREAT first 6 innings, allowing just a run on 3 hits with 8 Ks. Then he came out for the 7th and allowed 2 hits and a walk, runners which Adam Bostick allowed to score, blowing a 3-1 Met lead. After Bostick, the Mets bullpen shut down the Defenders, allowing just 2 hits and 2 walks in 4 innings as the offense came back from 5-3 down with runs in the 8th and 9th to tie, and 11th to win.

cf Emmanuel Garcia 1 for 6, 2b, 2 Ks, .260
c Josh Thole 1 for 6, K, .349
1b Nick Evans 1 for 6, run, 2b, K, .208
lf Lucas Duda 2 for 5, run, BB, 3 Ks, .297
3b Shawn Bowman 2 for 4, 3 runs, BB, K, .280
rf DJ Wabick 3 for 5, run, 2b, K, .304
ss Jose Coronado 3 for 4, 2 RBI, BB, .289
2b Ruben Tejada 3 for 4, 2b, 2 RBI, .270
Michael Antonini 6.1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2/8 BB/K, 5.02 era, 3:8:8
Adam Bostick 0.2 IP, 2 H, ER, K, 2.60 era, BS (1), 0:1:1, balk
Eric Brown IP, K, 4.08 era, 2:0:1
Julio De La Cruz 2 IP, 2 H, 2/2 BB/K, 2.88 era, 2:2:2
Edgar Alfonzo IP, 5.06 era, W (2-1), 2:1

St. Lucie 5, Brevard County 6, Game 1 – 8 innings

Jenrry Mejia had a rough 4th inning today, giving up 2 hits and 2 walks and 3 runs (2 earned, due to an Ike Davis error), but on the positive side, he did strike out 8. Manuel Alvarez inherited two runners from Nick Waechter and allowed 1 to score to blow a save, and then Jose De La Torre allowed one in the bottom of the 8th (on a wild pitch strike 3) to take the loss.

The Mets were held to just 6 hits, but did draw 4 walks and hit 3 homers, while going 1 for 7 with RISP and leaving 5 on base. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had the only multi hit game for the Mets, while Carlos Guzman (0 for 4, K, .283), Ike Davis (0 for 4, 3 Ks, .275), Francisco Pena (0 for 4, 2 Ks, .207), and Luis Rivera (0 for 4, K, .125) all took 0-fers.

dh Kirk Nieuwenhuis 2 for 4, 2b, .255
ss Reese Havens 1 for 3, run, BB, K, .231
3b Zach Lutz 1 for 2, run, HR (3), 3 RBI (13), 2 BBs, .254
lf Brahiam Maldonado 1 for 3, run, HR (4), RBI (18), K, .209
rf Daniel Stegall 1 for 2, 2 runs, HR, RBI, BB
Jenrry Mejia 4 IP, 4 H, 3/2 R/ER, 4/8 BB/K, 2.06 era, 2:3:8
Nick Waechter 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, K, 4.56 era, 2:1:1
Manuel Alvarez 1.2 IP, 2 H, K, 3.68 era, BS (1), 3:1:1
Jose De La Torre 0.2 IP, H, ER, BB, K, 5.40 era, L (1-3), 2:0:1

St. Lucie 5, Brevard County 0

Eric Niesen was fantastic yet again, allowing just 5 hits in 6 innings for his 3rd win of the season, and the Mets exploded in Game 2 with 12 hits and a walk in their win over the Manatees. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Carlos Guzman, Ike Davis and Brahiam Maldonado had multi hit games, while Rafael Arroyo (0 for 4, 2 Ks, .107) and Dan Stegall (0 for 3, K, .200) took 0-fers in Game 2.

dh Kirk Nieuwenhuis 2 for 4, run, K, .261
ss Reese Havens 1 for 4, run, .232
cf Carlos Guzman 3 for 4, 2 runs, RBI, .294
3b Zach Lutz 1 for 3, run, RBI, K, .257
1b Ike Davis 2 for 3, 2b, 2 RBI, BB, .282
2b Matt Bouchard 1 for 4, RBI, 2 Ks, .218
lf Brahiam Maldonado 2 for 3, .220
Eric Niesen 6 IP, 5 H, 2/6 BB/K, 2.16 era, W (3-2), 3:9:6
Edgar Ramirez IP, H, K, 0.00 era, 1:1:1

Savannah 1, Lexington 3

Jeff Kaplan had his best outing of the season, throwing a 6 hit shutout over 7.2 innings, but Josh Stinson allowed 3 runs on a hit and 2 walks in 0.2 innings (Jimmy Johnson allowed 2 of his IHR to score), to blow a 1-0 lead and take the loss.

The Gnats had 11 hits and a walk, while going just 1 for 13 with RISP and leaving 11 men on base. Sean Ratliff snapped a very long 0-fer (0 for 30) with a multi hit game. Wilmer Flores, and Jordany Valdespin also had multi hit games, while Jefry Marte (0 for 5, run, K, .190) and Raul Reyes (0 for 4, 2 Ks, .277) took 0-fers.

rf Rafael Fernandez 1 for 5, 2 Ks, .254
1b Josh Satin 1 for 4, BB, .325
cf Sean Ratliff 2 for 4, RBI, .255
c Kai Gronauer 1 for 4, K, .232
2b Jordany Valdespin 3 for 4, 2b, K, .295
dh Jean Luc Blaquiere 1 for 4, K, .216
Jeff Kaplan 7.2 IP, 6 H, 2/3 BB/K, 1.05 era, 12:6:3
Josh Stinson 0.2 IP, H, 3 ER, 2 BBs, 3.91 era, BS (1), L (1-2), 2:0
Jimmy Johnson 0.1 IP, 2 H, BB, 0.71 era, 1:
Rhiner Cruz 0.1 IP, 2.42 era, 0:1

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