6/12 Minor League Report! NIESE!!!

An article by posted on June 12, 2009

Well, wasn’t that fun?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Buffalo 1, Durham 0

Jon Niese had an outstanding outing today, easily his best AAA outing ever, he pitched into the 8th, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 7 for his first win of the season. Over his last two outings, he’s allowed just 2 runs on 8 hits with 11 strikeouts over 13.1 innings.

cf Cory Sullivan 1 for 4, .269
lf Jesus Feliciano 1 for 4, .299
dh Javier Valentin 1 for 4, .286
1b Willy Pena 1 for 4, .262
rf Chip Ambres 0 for 3, BB, K, .249
c Rene Rivera 2 for 4, run, 2b, K, .231
3b Mike Lamb 2 for 3, 2b, RBI, .195
2b Jon Malo 0 for 2, BB, .189
ss Luis Rivera 1 for 3, K, .375
Jon Niese 7.1 IP, 2 H, 3/7 BB/K, 6.31 era, W (1-6), 105:62:43, 9:5:7
Elmer Dessens 1.2 IP, H, 4 Ks, 1.15 era, SV (9), 29:18:11, 0:1:4

Binghamton 0, Trenton 1

Michael Antonini gave up a solo homer in the first inning, the only blemish either staff made, and on this night, enough to give the lefty his 2nd loss of the season. Antonini had a great outing, scattering 7 hits and that lone run over 7 innings. The Mets were 3 hit in the loss, and were 0 for 1 with RISP, leaving 5 on base.

cf Emmanuel Garcia 1 for 4, 2 Ks, .279
1b Nick Evans 0 for 1, K, .241 (was replaced in the 5th inning)
lf Josh Petersen 0 for 2, .287
c Josh Thole 1 for 4, .355
rf Matt Watson 0 for 4, 3 Ks, .200
lf, 1b Lucas Duda 1 for 4, 2 Ks, .272
3b Shawn Bowman 0 for 2, BB, .281
dh DJ Wabick 0 for 3, .261
ss Ruben Tejada 0 for 3, .281
Michael Antonini 7 IP, 7 H, ER, 1/5 BB/K, HR, 4.95 era, L (4-2), 7:8:5
Edgar Alfonzo IP, BB, 3.91 era, 1:2

St. Lucie 3, Tampa 5

Dylan Owen’s first high A start of the year resulted in a loss, despite pitching well (3 runs, 2 earned, over 7 innings). Emary Frederick gave up the eventual deciding runs in the 8th inning (2 of them).

The Mets had 6 hits and 2 walks, but their only offense was a 2 run Ike Davis homer, and a Kirk Nieuwenhuis RBI single. For Davis, it was his 6th of the year, and 2nd in 3 games, 3rd in 5 and 4th in 10. Davis had the only multi hit game, while Matt Bouchard (0 for 4, K, .223), Hector Pellot (0 for 3, .254), Rafael Arroyo (0 for 3, 2 Ks, .105) and Richard Pena (0 for 1, run, 2 BBs, .087) took 0-fers.

lf Seth Williams 1 for 4, K, .294
cf Kirk Nieuwenhuis 1 for 4, run, RBI (24), K, .256
1b Ike Davis 2 for 4, run, HR (6), 2 RBI (25), .289
3b Zach Lutz 1 for 4, .256
dh Brahiam Maldonado 1 for 3, K, .227
Dylan Owen 7 IP, 6 H, 3/2 R/ER, 1/4 BB/K, 2.45 era, L (0-1), 7:10:4
Emary Frederick 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB, K, HR, 3.38 era, 3:2:1

Savannah 3, Augusta 2

Chris Schwinden had a good outing today, surrendering just 2 runs on 6 hits in 6.1 innings, but it was Manuel Olivares who got the win with 2.2 scoreless innings of relief, as the Gnats rallied for 2 in the bottom of the 9th to walkoff.

The Gnats had 7 hits and 4 walks in going 2 for 8 with RISP, and they left 8 men on base. Sean Ratliff had the only multi hit game for the Gnats, while Rafael Fernandez (0 for 3, BB, .252), Jefry Marte and Josh Satin (0 for 2, run, 2 BBs, .309) took 0-fers. The starter for Augusta worked 5 innings, and recorded EVERY SINGLE OUT via groundball. That’s right, he went 15:0:0, but he’s 24 1/2 years old in the Sally League, with a 11.00 GO/FO ratio.

lf Sean Ratliff 2 for 3, BB, K, .300
ss Wilmer Flores 1 for 4, .259
rf Raul Reyes 1 for 4, run, .270
2b Matt Gaski 1 for 3, run, RBI, .389
c Jean Luc Blaquiere 1 for 3, RBI (walkoff), .200
1b Stefan Welch 1 for 3, .231
Chris Schwinden 6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1/4 BB/K, 3.86 era, 6:8:4
Manuel Olivares 2.2 IP, 2 H, BB, K, 2.84 era, W (1-3), 3:4:1

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