8/11 Minor League Report! LUTZ, Lucas, Hinojosa!

An article by posted on August 11, 2009

INT AAA: Buffalo 8/11/0, Buffalo 6/14/1

2b Argenis Reyes 1 for 4, BB, K, .271
dh Andy Green 2 for 4, run, BB, .233
lf Nick Evans 2 for 5, 2b (9), .190
1b Mike Lamb 1 for 5, run, 2b, 2 RBI, K, .254
rf Jason Dubois 0 for 5, K, .100
cf Chip Ambres 3 for 5, run, 2b, RBI, .246
3b Javier Castillo 1 for 4, 2 runs, K, .251
c Robinson Cancel 1 for 3, RBI, K, .240
ss Wilson Valdez 3 for 4, 2b, RBI, .236
Tobi Stoner 4 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 1/3 BB/K, 2 HR, 5.01 era, L (3-7), 65:45:20, 2:7:3
Eddie Kunz 3 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB, K, 4.59 era, 39:27:12, 6:2:1
Jim Warden 2 IP, 4 Ks, 1.80 era, 32:21:11, 2:0:4

dh Justin Huber 1 for 5, RBI, .266
Kevin Mulvey 5.2 IP, 11 H, 6 ER, 1/3 BB/K, 4.39 era, W (5-7), 83:58:25, 8:5:3

EL AA: Binghamton 4/5/1, Harrisburg 5/8/3

Eric Niesen had a decent outing tonight, giving up 5 hits and 4 runs in 6 innings, (2 earned, Ruben Tejada error (18)), and struck out 8, continuing his vastly improved K rate post-jump to Binghamton (49 in 57.2 innings in St. Lucie (7.65 per 9), 58 in 52.2 innings in Binghamton (9.91 per 9) – although it has come with an dramatic and alarming increase in walks (16 in St. Lucie (2.50 per 9), 30 in Binghamton (5.13 per 9). Jose De La Torre took the loss, giving up a run in the top of the 9th on a hit and walk.

The Mets offense had just 5 hits and 2 walks, while going just 2 for 10 with RISP, leaving 5 on base. Josh Thole (0 for 3, .330), DJ Wabick (0 for 4, .293), and Emmanuel Garcia (0 for 4, K, .249) took 0-fers. No Met had a multi hit game.

ss Ruben Tejada 1 for 4, .293
2b Jose Coronado 1 for 4, K, .262
1b Lucas Duda 1 for 4, run, K, .281
rf Caleb Stewart 1 for 2, 3 runs, HR, RBI, 2 BBs, .200
3b Jon Malo 1 for 4, 2 RBI, K, .250
Eric Niesen 6 IP, 5 H, 4/2 R/ER, 2/8 BB/K, 6.15 era, 6:4:8
Eric Brown 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 Ks, 6.50 era, 0:2:2
Roy Merritt 0.1 IP, 4.03 era, 1:
Jose De La Torre 1.1 IP, H, ER, BB, K, 1.89 era, L (2-1), 3:0:1

FSL A+: St. Lucie 4/8/2, Charlotte 6/9/4

Salvador Aguilar’s second FSL outing of the season went awfully, he gave up 5 runs (4 earned, Carlos Guzman error) on 6 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings to take his first loss in the FSL.

The Mets rallied late, with 3 in the 7th, but fell short, accumulating a total of 8 hits and a walk, while going 3 for 10 with RISP, leaving 8 on base. Zach Lutz (3) and Stefan Welch (2) had multi hit games, while Reese Havens (0 for 5, K, .228), Francisco Pena (0 for 4, run, .222), Brahiam Maldonado (0 for 4, RBI, 2 Ks, .247), and Seth Williams (0 for 4, .267) all took 0-fers. Maldonado is now 0 for his last 15, and 3 for his last 24. Williams is 0 for his last 14, and 6 for his last 34. Lutz has hit 11 2b, 2 3b, and 6 HR in July and August, in just 107 ABs, with a staggering line of approximately .350/.435/.590 (eyeballed). I would say the man is locked in something fierce.

cf Kirk Nieuwenhuis 1 for 4, run, .254
3b Zach Lutz 3 for 5, run 2b (15), HR (10), 3 RBI (56), K, .297
1b Stefan Welch 2 for 4, 2b (7), K, .303
rf Carlos Guzman 1 for 4, K, .270
2b Hector Pellot 1 for 3, run, BB, K, .260
Salvador Aguilar 5 IP, 6 H, 5/4 R/ER, 2/2 BB/K, 6 era, L (0-1), 8:4:2
Tim Stronach 3 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 Ks, 3.73 era, 5:2:2

SAL A: Savannah 4/9/1, Lakewood 8/10/1

Kyle Allen had a very good outing tonight, giving up just a run on 3 hits in 5 innings to lower his season’s ERA to 3.88, and factoring out April, it stands at a sterling 3.23 in 86.1 innings (35/69 BB/K, 1.27 WHIP). Phillips Orta and John Church, however, combined to be awful tonight and give up 6 runs in 2.1 innings to blow the game for Allen, with Church getting the BS and L.

The offense had 9 hits and 2 walks, but were just 2 for 11 (.182) with RISP, and left 8 on base. Jefry Marte (2), and Evan LeBlanc (3) had multi hit games, while Wilmer Flores, Jean Luc Blaquiere (0 for 3, BB, K, .216), and Joey August (0 for 4, RBI, K, .205) took 0-fers.

3b Jefry Marte 2 for 5, .237, E (44)
ss Wilmer Flores 0 for 4, .270
1b Eric Campbell 1 for 5, .248
cf Sean Ratliff 1 for 4, 2b, .272
2b Josh Satin 1 for 4, run, 2b, .291
dh Raul Reyes 1 for 3, 2 runs, BB, .245
rf Evan LeBlanc 3 for 4, run, 2b, 2 RBI, K, .173
Kyle Allen 5 IP, 3 H, ER, 3/4 BB/K, 3.88 era, 74:43:31, 3:7:4
Phillips Orta 1.2 IP, 2 H, 3/2 R/ER, 2/3 BB/K, 4.74 era, 1:1:3
John Church 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 3/1 BB/K, 6.06 era, BS (1), L (0-2), 1:0:1
Brad Burns 1.2 IP, 3 H, R, 1/2 BB/K, 2.70 era, 1:2:2

NYPL A-: Brooklyn 4/7/0, Mahoning Valley 2/4/1

Brandon Moore had an excellent outing tonight, giving up just 2 runs on 4 hits in 7.2 innings, but he was in line for the loss before the Conies forged ahead with 3 in the top of the 9th, the game winner coming off the bat of Scott Grimes. Dock Doyle singled Grimes in with an insurance run to provide the final margin of victory. Michael Powers picked up the win with 1.1 hitless innings of relief.

The Conies had 7 hits and drew 2 walks while going 2 for 8 with RISP, leaving 5 on base. Jake Eigsti (2), Grimes (2), and Robbie Shields (2) had multi hit games, while Justin Garber (0 for 3, BB, .237), Sam Honeck (0 for 4, K, .287), Luis Rivera (0 for 4, 2 Ks, .307), Tyler Vaughn (0 for 3, run, 3 Ks, .282) and Nick Santomauro (0 for 3, run, BB, .245) all took 0-fers.

2b Jake Eigsti 2 for 4, .250
lf Scott Grimes 2 for 4, run, RBI, K, .313
c Dock Doyle 1 for 4, RBI, .256
ss Robbie Shields 2 for 4, run, 2b (2), HR (1), RBI (5), K, .161
Brandon Moore 7.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2/3 BB/K, HR, 2.39 era, 7:12:3
Michael Powers 1.1 IP, BB, K, 2.55 era, W (2-1), 3:0:1

APPY R: Kingsport 5/8/3, Burlington 10/14/3

Angel Cuan snapped a string of 4 consecutive good outings (20 innings, 4 runs 1.80 era), by getting bent over and served to the tune of 9 hits and 7 runs (6 earned) in 4 innings, for his 2nd Appy loss.

The Mets offense had 8 hits and 2 walks, while going 3 for 9 with RISP and leaving 7 on base. Ryan Mollica (3; first game since 7/23), Richard Lucas (2), RJ Harris (2) had multi hit games, while Darrell Ceciliani (0 for 5, K, .236), Joe Bonfe (0 for 4, 2 Ks, .326), Cesar Puello (0 for 3, BB, K, .254), Mike Moras (0 for 4, run, K, .245), Luis Nieves (0 for 4, K, demoted from Brooklyn) all took 0-fers.

2b Ryan Mollica 3 for 5, 2 runs, 2b, HR, 2 RBI, 2 Ks, .277
3b Richard Lucas 2 for 4, run, RBI (18), BB, .406
dh RJ Harris 2 for 4, 2 Ks, .297
lf Pedro Zapata 1 for 4, run, 2b (6), RBI (11), .313
Angel Cuan 4 IP, 9 H, 7/6 R/ER, 4 Ks, 4.76 era, L (1-2), 3:4:4
Zach Von Tersch 3 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 6/4 BB/K, 6.41 era, 2:3:4
Tim Smith IP, BB, K, 7.50 era, 2:0:1
Brian Needham IP, H, K, 6.26 era, 1:1:1

GCL R: Mets 1/6/2, Nationals 6/11/0 (from 8/10)

rf Chase Greene 2 for 4, 2b (3), .241
2b Ray Van Gurp 0 for 4, K, .243
3b Aderlin Rodriguez 1 for 3, BB, .250, E (4)
dh Julio Concepcion 0 for 4, 3 Ks, .312
cf Javier Rodriguez 0 for 4, K, .235
c Nelfi Zapata 1 for 4, K, .284
lf Charlie Hinojosa 2 for 3, run, 2b (9), HR (1), RBI, BB, .350
1b Giovanni Ortiz 0 for 4, K, .250
ss Miguel Tejada 0 for 3, K, .080
Orlando Tovar 5 IP, 4 H, ER, 1/3 BB/K, 4.35 era, 7:3:3
Brian Valenzuela 3 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 1/2 BB/K, 5.79 era, L (0-3), 4:3:2

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