5/3 Minor League Report! FERNANDO, HAVENS, RATLIFF!

An article by posted on May 3, 2009

Buffalo 4, Louisville 1

Brandon Knight had an outstanding start this afternoon, firing 7 innings of 5 hit shutout ball as the Bisons won for the 2nd time in 3 games, 4-1 over the Bats. Fernando Martinez had another huge day with 3 hits, including his 10th double and 3rd homer. Martinez has raised his average 54 points in the last 4 games (going 8 for 14 with 2 2b, 2 HR and 5 RBI in that span). Ramon Martinez, in his season debut, also had a multi hit game. Willy Mo Pena (0 for 3, RBI, .313), Mike Lamb (0 for 4, .095), and Robinson Cancel (0 for 3, BB, .205) took 0-fers.

cf, lf Jesus Feliciano 1 for 4, run, .296
2b Ramon Martinez 2 for 3, 2 runs, 2b, BB
rf Fernando Martinez 3 for 4, run, 2b, HR, 3 RBI, .287
lf, 1b Nick Evans 1 for 4, K, .108
ss Jose Coronado 1 for 3, 2b, BB, .149
Brandon Knight 7 IP, 5 H, 9 Ks, 3.96 era, W (1-2), 100:73:27, 4:8:9
Elmer Dessens 2 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 Ks, 1.38 era, 31:19:12, 3:1:2

Binghamton 3, New Hampshire 4

Dylan Owen had another rough outing today, giving up 7 hits and 3 runs in 5 innings (leaving him with a very evil ERA), to pick up his 2nd loss, as the Mets lost again to New Hampshire, 4-3.

The Mets offense had 7 hits and drew 5 walks, but were just 1 for 8 with RISP, and left 9 men on base. The top 3 in the order (Loadenthal, Malo, Thole) were a combined 0 for 10). Mark Kiger (0 for 4, 4 Ks) also took an 0-fer, while DJ Wabick and Ruben Tejada had multi hit games.

rf Josh Petersen 1 for 4, run, 2b, .275
1b Lucas Duda 1 for 4, K, .300
dh Shawn Bowman 1 for 3, run, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K, .247
lf DJ Wabick 2 for 4, .241
ss Ruben Tejada 2 for 3, run, BB, .242
Dylan Owen 5 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1/3 BB/K, 6.66 era, L (0-2), 4:7:3
Edgar Alfonzo IP, H, ER, 2/1 BB/K, 1.35 era, 2:0:1
Eric Brown 2 IP, 3/1 BB/K, 4.24 era, 3:2:1
Roy Merritt IP, 2 BBs, 1.84 era, 2:1:0

St. Lucie 3 Sarasota 4

The Mets had their 5 game winning streak snapped today, as Scott Shaw turned in a very uneven performance, surrendering 4 runs on 6 hits (including 2 homers) in 6 innings.

The Mets pounded out 14 hits and drew 2 walks, but went just 2 for 8 with RISP, and left 12 men on base. Only 3 players failed to get multi hit games, the top 2 in the order (Veloz and Nieuwenhuis) were a combined 0 for 9 with 3 Ks, and then Carlos Guzman had just 1 hit.

ss Reese Havens 3 for 5, run, HR (5), RBI (14), .308
1b Ike Davis 2 for 5, .301
c Francisco Pena 2 for 5, K, .215
rf Carlos Guzman 1 for 4, run, BB, K, .295
lf Seth Williams 2 for 4, 2b, .283
dh Brahiam Maldonado 2 for 4, 2b, RBI, .235
3b Hector Pellot 2 for 4, run, HR (1), RBI (5), .188
Scott Shaw 6 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 6 Ks, 2 HR, 3.41 era, L (1-2), 5:7:6
Edgar Ramirez 1.1 IP, 2 H, K, 0.00 era, 0:3:1
Matias Carrillo 0.2 IP, K, 4.50 era, 0:1:1

Savannah 7, Asheville 0

Jeff Kaplan had another dominant outing today for Savannah, scattering 3 hits over 7 innings for his 2nd win. The Gnats pounded out 10 hits and took advantage of 2 Tourist errors to score 7. They went 2 for 6 with RISP, and left just 4 men on base. Sean Ratliff had another 4 for 4 game, he’s now 8 for his last 8 with 6 2b and a HR. Jefry Marte and Jean Luc Blaquiere (0 for 4, RBI, .229) took 0-fers.

cf Rafael Fernandez 1 for 4, .250
ss Wilmer Flores 1 for 4, run, .280
1b Eric Campbell 1 for 3, 2 runs, BB, .280
dh Sean Ratliff 4 for 4, 3 runs, 3 2b (9,10,11), HR (3), 3 RBI (14), .354
2b Josh Satin 1 for 3, run, 2 RBI, BB, .354
rf Raul Reyes 1 for 4, K, .214
lf Juan Lagares 1 for 3, .266
Jeff Kaplan 7 IP, 3 H, 1/3 BB/K, 1 era, W (2-1), 10:7:3
Manuel Olivares 2 IP, H, 3.52 era, 1:5:0

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