5/5 Minor League Report! Duda, HENRIQUEZ, Niesen!

An article by posted on May 5, 2009

Buffalo 0, Lehigh Valley 3

Nelson Figueroa gave up 2 runs on 3 hits in 5 innings, enough to take the loss as the Bisons managed just 3 hits on offense, from just two players. Jesus Feliciano (2 for 3, .311) and Ramon Martinez (1 for 3, 3 for 6) had the hits, everyone else took 0-fers.

rf Fernando Martinez 0 for 3, .278
1b Willy Mo Pena 0 for 3, K, .263
3b Mike Lamb 0 for 3, K, .083
lf Nick Evans 0 for 3, K, .103
c Robinson Cancel 0 for 2, .195
ss Jose Coronado 0 for 1, BB, K, .147
Nelson Figueroa 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2/5 BB/K, 2.57 era, L (0-2), 81:46:35, 7:3:5
Carlos Muniz IP, H, ER, 2 BBs, 6 era, 23:12:11, 2:1:0

Binghamton 4, Portland 1

Ryan Coultas had another very very good start for the BMets, scattering 4 hits and a run over 7 innings, as the Mets won 4-1. Coultas, who started his career as a shortstop, has 27.2 innings in 5 starts, and is holding the EL to a .240 BAA. Reportedly, he can get his fastball up into the low to mid 90s (93, 94) as a starter, so he could be a very intriguing candidate for a September callup this year.

The Mets had 8 hits and drew 5 walks, but as has been the case virtually all season, they struggled mightily with RISP, going just 2 for 13 and leaving 10 men on base. Lucas Duda had the only multi hit game, his odd season continues. He’s now hitting .309/.455/.412 (roughly), with a 17/17 BB/K ratio.  Odd, because he was drafted as a power hitter (especially with a 6’4/225 frame), and he’s got just 4 XBH in 68 ABs. However, it is extremely encouraging to see the high average and high OBP, and power should come naturally. Jon Malo (0 for 4, BB, .286) took the only 0-fer for the Mets.

cf Emmanuel Garcia 1 for 5, 3b, 2 RBI, 2 Ks, .283
c Josh Thole 1 for 3, RBI, K, .351
3b Shawn Bowman 1 for 4, 2b, .245
1b Lucas Duda 2 for 3, run, BB, .309
rf Josh Petersen 1 for 3, run, BB, .277
lf DJ Wabick 1 for 4, 2 Ks, .270
dh Mark Kiger 1 for 2, 2 runs, 2 BBs, K, .250
ss Ruben Tejada 1 for 3, RBI, .247
Ryan Coultas 7 IP, 4 H, ER, 1/5 BB/K, 2.60 era, W (2-1), 9:7:5
Julio De La Cruz 2 IP, H, 2.92 era, SV (1), 3:2:0

St. Lucie 5, Palm Beach 1

Eric Niesen and Nick Carr combined to hold the Cardinals to 5 hits, and struck out 10 in St. Lucie’s early morning 5-1 victory.

The Mets offense generated 10 hits and drew 7 walks, going 4 for 13 with RISP, but leaving 10 men on base. Ike Davis, Ralph Henriquez and Hector Pellot had multi hit games, while Kirk Nieuwenhuis (0 for 3, run, 2 BBs, .245), Reese Havens and Carlos Guzman (0 for 4, .284) took 0-fers.

2b Greg Veloz 1 for 5, 3 Ks, .224
ss Reese Havens 0 for 3, run, 2 BBs, K, .283
1b Ike Davis 2 for 2, run, 2b, 2 BBs, .306
c Ralph Henriquez 3 for 4, run, 2 RBI
dh Seth Williams 1 for 3, run, K, .283
lf Brahiam Maldonado 1 for 4, RBI, K, .237
3b Hector Pellot 2 for 3, 2b, 2 RBI, BB, K, .216
Eric Niesen 6 IP, 3 H, ER, 2/5 BB/K, 2.25 era, W (1-2), 5:8:5
Nick Carr 3 IP, 2 H, 5 Ks, 1.42 era, SV (1), 1:1:5Buffalo 0, Lehigh Valley 3

Nelson Figueroa gave up 2 runs on 3 hits in 5 innings, enough to take the loss as the Bisons managed just 3 hits on offense, from just two players. Jesus Feliciano (2 for 3, .311) and Ramon Martinez (1 for 3, 3 for 6) had the hits, everyone else took 0-fers.

rf Fernando Martinez 0 for 3, .278
1b Willy Mo Pena 0 for 3, K, .263
3b Mike Lamb 0 for 3, K, .083
lf Nick Evans 0 for 3, K, .103
c Robinson Cancel 0 for 2, .195
ss Jose Coronado 0 for 1, BB, K, .147
Nelson Figueroa 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2/5 BB/K, 2.57 era, L (0-2), 81:46:35, 7:3:5
Carlos Muniz IP, H, ER, 2 BBs, 6 era, 23:12:11, 2:1:0

Binghamton 4, Portland 1

Ryan Coultas had another very very good start for the BMets, scattering 4 hits and a run over 7 innings, as the Mets won 4-1. Coultas, who started his career as a shortstop, has 27.2 innings in 5 starts, and is holding the EL to a .240 BAA. Reportedly, he can get his fastball up into the low to mid 90s (93, 94) as a starter, so he could be a very intriguing candidate for a September callup this year.

The Mets had 8 hits and drew 5 walks, but as has been the case virtually all season, they struggled mightily with RISP, going just 2 for 13 and leaving 10 men on base. Lucas Duda had the only multi hit game, his odd season continues. He’s now hitting .309/.455/.412 (roughly), with a 17/17 BB/K ratio.  Odd, because he was drafted as a power hitter (especially with a 6’4/225 frame), and he’s got just 4 XBH in 68 ABs. However, it is extremely encouraging to see the high average and high OBP, and power should come naturally. Jon Malo (0 for 4, BB, .286) took the only 0-fer for the Mets.

cf Emmanuel Garcia 1 for 5, 3b, 2 RBI, 2 Ks, .283
c Josh Thole 1 for 3, RBI, K, .351
3b Shawn Bowman 1 for 4, 2b, .245
1b Lucas Duda 2 for 3, run, BB, .309
rf Josh Petersen 1 for 3, run, BB, .277
lf DJ Wabick 1 for 4, 2 Ks, .270
dh Mark Kiger 1 for 2, 2 runs, 2 BBs, K, .250
ss Ruben Tejada 1 for 3, RBI, .247
Ryan Coultas 7 IP, 4 H, ER, 1/5 BB/K, 2.60 era, W (2-1), 9:7:5
Julio De La Cruz 2 IP, H, 2.92 era, SV (1), 3:2:0

St. Lucie 5, Palm Beach 1

Eric Niesen and Nick Carr combined to hold the Cardinals to 5 hits, and struck out 10 in St. Lucie’s early morning 5-1 victory.

The Mets offense generated 10 hits and drew 7 walks, going 4 for 13 with RISP, but leaving 10 men on base. Ike Davis, Ralph Henriquez and Hector Pellot had multi hit games, while Kirk Nieuwenhuis (0 for 3, run, 2 BBs, .245), Reese Havens and Carlos Guzman (0 for 4, .284) took 0-fers.

2b Greg Veloz 1 for 5, 3 Ks, .224
ss Reese Havens 0 for 3, run, 2 BBs, K, .283
1b Ike Davis 2 for 2, run, 2b, 2 BBs, .306
c Ralph Henriquez 3 for 4, run, 2 RBI
dh Seth Williams 1 for 3, run, K, .283
lf Brahiam Maldonado 1 for 4, RBI, K, .237
3b Hector Pellot 2 for 3, 2b, 2 RBI, BB, K, .216
Eric Niesen 6 IP, 3 H, ER, 2/5 BB/K, 2.25 era, W (1-2), 5:8:5
Nick Carr 3 IP, 2 H, 5 Ks, 1.42 era, SV (1), 1:1:5

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