5/4 Minor League Report!

An article by posted on May 4, 2009

Binghamton 6, Portland 11

Roy Merritt’s 2 blown saves (including tonight) have yielded all of his runs allowed (all 6), he gave up 3 more runs tonight in blowing the save, when he was asked to work 2 innings, and had to removed after retiring just one batter. In between, he allowed 3 runs on 3 hits (including a homer). Every pitcher the Mets threw out there gave up runs, The starter, Jose Sanchez, gave up 2, John Madden, Merritt and Nick Abel each gave up 3.

The Mets offense certainly did their job in scoring 6 runs, but were woeful with RISP (5 for 19), and left 12 runners on base. Emmanuel Garcia, Josh Thole and DJ Wabick had multi hit games.

cf Emmanuel Garcia 2 for 5, 2 Ks, .287
2b Jon Malo 1 for 3, 2 runs, 2b, RBI, BB, K, .333
c Josh Thole 2 for 4, run, BB, .352
3b Shawn Bowman 1 for 5, RBI, K, .244
1b Lucas Duda 1 for 5, run, 2 Ks, .292
dh Josh Petersen 1 for 4, run, RBI, BB, .273
lf DJ Wabick 3 for 5, 2 2b, 3 RBI, K, .271
ss Ruben Tejada 1 for 4, run, 2 Ks, .243
rf Carl Loadenthal 1 for 5, K, .247
Jose Sanchez 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 4/4 BB/K, 7.40 era, 10:3:4
John Madden 1.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2/1 BB/K, HR, 5.91 era, 0:2:1
Roy Merritt 0.1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, HR, 3.60 era, BS (2), L (0-2), 1:0:0
Nick Abel 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1/2 BB/K, 7.15 era, 2:0:2

St. Lucie 7, Palm Beach 6, in 10 innings

Matt Bouchard and Francisco Pena committed key errors in the 8th inning, leading to 3 Cardinals runs off Brant Rustich, those runs briefly gave the Cardinals a 6-3 lead. In the bottom half, Bouchard got those runs back with his first homer of the season. Bouchard, along with Greg Veloz, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Pena, had multi hit games, while both Reese Havens and Ike Davis took 0-fers.

Angel Calero started this game and was not very good, lasting just 5 innings, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits (including a homer) and 3 walks. Brant Rustich walked 4 in his 3 innings, in addition to giving up those 3 UER. Jose De La Torre got the win with 2 shutout innings.

2b Greg Veloz 2 for 5, 2b, RBI, K, .225
cf Kirk Nieuwenhuis 2 for 5, 3b, RBI, 3 Ks, .253
ss Reese Havens 0 for 5, 4 Ks, .292
1b Ike Davis 0 for 3, 2 BBs, K, .292
c Francisco Pena 2 for 5, run, .229
rf Carlos Guzman 1 for 3, 2 runs, 2 BBs, K, .297
dh Seth Williams 1 for 4, run, K, .280
3b Matt Bouchard 2 for 4, 2 runs, HR, 4 RBI, .208
lf Brahiam Maldonado 1 for 4, run, RBI, .236
Angel Calero 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3/1 BB/K, HR, 2 era, 9:5:1
Brant Rustich 3 IP, 3 R, 4/1 BB/K, 1.13 era, 5:3:1
Jose De La Torre 2 IP, 2 H, K, 3.65 era, W (1-1), 2:3:1

Savannah 3, Asheville 5

Errors by Jefry Marte (13) and Sean Ratliff (3), led to 3 UER off Robert Carson in the 3rd inning, and that doomed the Gnats tonight, as they lost 5-3. Carson pitched extremely well aside from the error filled third, working 6 innings of 3 hit ball. Erik Turgeon allowed a pair of runs in the 8th inning to take the loss.

The offense was pretty much stymied all night, gathering just 5 hits and drawing 2 walks, going 1 for 5 with RISP and leaving 4 on base. Sean Ratliff, fresh off an 8 for 8 two game stretch, went 0 for 4 with 2 Ks. Marte, Kai Gronauer (0 for 3, BB, 2 Ks, .208), and Stefan Welch (0 for 3, 2 Ks, .000) also took 0-fers.

rf Rafael Fernandez 1 for 4, 2b, K, .250
ss Wilmer Flores 1 for 4, run, K, .279
1b Eric Campbell 1 for 3, run, BB, .281
2b Josh Satin 1 for 4, 2b, 2 RBI, K, .349
lf Juan Lagares 1 for 3, run, .268
Robert Carson 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3/2 BB/K, 2.70 era, 9:6:2
Erik Turgeon 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2/2 BB/K, 4 era, 2:0:2
Jimmy Johnson 1.2 IP, 2 Ks, 1.17 era, 1:2:2

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