8/24 Minor League Report! NIEUWENHUIS (OMG!), Welch, JROD

An article by posted on August 25, 2009

INT AAA: Buffalo 7/13/0, Scranton 2/6/1

ss Argenis Reyes 2 for 5, 2 runs, RBI, .281
cf Chip Ambres 1 for 5, run, 2 Ks, .255
lf Nick Evans 2 for 5, 2b (12), RBI (30), K, .211
1b Mike Lamb 2 for 5, 2 RBI, .259
3b Javier Castillo 1 for 5, RBI, 3 Ks, .251
rf Jason Dubois 1 for 4, run, HR, RBI, 2 Ks, .149
c Robinson Cancel 1 for 4, run, 2 Ks, .241
dh Josh Petersen 2 for 4, run, K, .257
2b Luis Rivera 1 for 3, run, RBI, BB, .306
Lance Broadway 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2/5 BB/K, 6.17 era, W (5-9), 96:56:40, 7:4:5
Atuaro Lopez 2.2 IP, H, 2/1 BB/K, 3.28 era, 51:28:23, 4:3:1
Eddie Kunz IP, BB, 4.82 era, 14:10:4, 2:1

EL AA: Binghamton 6/10/2, Connecticut 9/14/1

Dylan Owen had another rough outing tonight, giving up 5 runs (4 earned), on 8 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings, but the Mets offense kept pace, until Edgar Alfonzo gave up a 4 spot in the 7th, though only 2 were earned (due to his own error).

The Mets offense had 10 hits and drew 6 walks, while going a pathetic 2 for 16 (.125) with RISP, and leaving 10 on base. Ruben Tejada (0 for 4, RBI (39), BB, .282) and Josh Thole (0 for 5, RBI (45), .328) took 0-fers, while Jose Coronado, Shawn Bowman, Caleb Stewart and DJ Wabick all had multi hit games.

2b Jose Coronado 2 for 5, 2b, RBI, K, .270
3b Shawn Bowman 2 for 4, 2 runs, 2 2b (23), BB, .296
rf Caleb Stewart 2 for 4, run, 2b, RBI, BB, K, .233
lf DJ Wabick 2 for 5, run, 2 Ks, .285
1b Mark Kiger 1 for 3, run, RBI, 2 BBs, .250
cf Emmanuel Garcia 1 for 4, RBI, K, .251
Dylan Owen 6 IP, 8 H, 5/4 R/ER, 2/6 BB/K, 5.60 era, 6:6:6 (bwhahahaha)
Edgar Alfonzo 2 IP, 6 H, 4/2 R/ER, K, HR, 4.06 era, L (4-4), 1:3:1

FSL A+: St. Lucie 12/12/2, Fort Myers 2/9/3

Kirk Nieuwenhuis is just absolutely en fuego right now atop the Mets lineup, and the rest of them aren’t doing so bad, either. The Mets have now scored 92 runs in their last 13 games, going 9-4 over that span. Nieuwenhuis had the only multi hit game tonight, but it was a doozy, with 3 more XBH, including his league leading 16th homer, and 31st, and 32nd double. Nieuwenhuis now has his batting average up to .270, roughly 3 weeks ago, it stood in the mid .240s, he has done some monumental heavy lifting in the last month. The Mets hammered out 12 hits, while also walking 9 times, and were 7 for 18 (.389) with RISP, while leaving 10 on base.

Scott Moviel was the beneficiary of the outburst tonight, he had a so so outing, with just 4 hits allowed over 5 innings, though he walked 4, he also struck out 8. Josh Stinson bounced back off a dreadful outing, working the final 2 innings for his 4th save (Mets put up 7 in the 9th).

cf Kirk Nieuwenhuis 4 for 5, 3 runs, 2 2b (32), HR (16), 2 RBI (68), BB, .270 (.340/.404/.681/1.085, 32 for 94, 19 runs, 10 2b, 2 3b, 6 HR, 22 RBI, 9/16 BB/K in August…WOW – oh yeah, his last 10 games? Think of what you can do in a video game…now triple it. Nieuwenhuis’ last 10 games: 21 for 43 (.488), 13 runs, 8 2b, 2 3b, 6 HR, 17 RBI, 6/9 BB/K, .488/.551/1.186/1.737). Two 3 hit games, Two 4 hit games, and two 2 hit games.
ss Reese Havens 1 for 4, 2 runs, RBI (47), 2 BBs, .242
3b Zach Lutz 1 for 4, run, 2 RBI (59), 2 BBs, K, .281
rf Carlos Guzman 1 for 6, run, 2 Ks, .283
1b Stefan Welch 1 for 2, run, 3b (2), 4 RBI (29), 3 BBs, K, .292
c Francisco Pena 1 for 5, K, .219
dh Brahiam Maldonado 1 for 5, run, HR (16), 2 RBI (64), 2 Ks, .261
lf Seth Williams 1 for 4, 3 runs, 2b, BB, .268
2b Hector Pellot 1 for 5, K, .271
Scott Moviel 5 IP, 4 H, R, 4/8 BB/K, 4.25 era, W (3-5), 3:3:8, 2 E (4)
Jose Sanchez 1.1 IP, 3 H, ER, 1/2 BB/K, 4.26 era, 2:0:2
Stephen Clyne 0.2 IP, K, 1.27 era, 1:0:1
Josh Stinson 2 IP, 2 H, 1/2 BB/K, 2.43 era, SV (4), 1:3:2

SAL A: Savannah 3/8/1, Rome 5/8/0

Brad Burns got a spot start tonight and was extremely ineffective, giving up 4 runs (2 earned, Jefry Marte’s 49th error) on 4 hits and 2 walks in 3 innings for his 2nd loss. Sam Martinez and John Church finished out the game.

The Gnats offense had 8 hits and 2 walks, while going 1 for 4 with RISP and leaving 5 on base. Wilmer Flores, Eric Campbell (0 for 2, 2 BBs, .251), and Joey August 0 for 4, K, .212) took 0-fers, while Jefry Marte and Raul Reyes had multi hit games.

ss Wilmer Flores 0 for 4, K, .263
3b Jefry Marte 2 for 4, run, K, .231
2b Josh Satin 1 for 4, run, K, .292
dh Nick Giarraputo 1 for 4, RBI, K, .435
cf Raul Reyes 2 for 4, run, 3b (7), RBI (41), .248
c Jean Luc Blaquiere 1 for 4, RBI, .230
1b Jose Jimenez 1 for 3, 2 Ks, .163
Brad Burns 3 IP, 4 H, 4/2 R/ER, 2/2 BB/K, 2.61 era, L (0-2), 4:3:2
Sam Martinez 3 IP, 2 H, ER, 5.63 era, 4:5
John Church 2 IP, 2 H, 2 Ks, 6.05 era, 1:3:2

NYPL A-: Brooklyn 6/7/0, Vermont 7/8/2

Michael Powers had an incredly rough outing tonight, giving up 4 hits and a walk, along with 4 runs, turning a 6-3 Cyclones lead into a 7-6 Lake Monster victory. Darin Gorski started the game and was decent, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk in 6 innings, and was in line for the win, before Powers implosion.

The Cyclones certainly did their fare share of hitting (and walking) with 7 hits and 7 walks, while going just 2 for 11 (.182) with RISP and leaving 8 on base. Richard Lucas and Luis Rivera had multi hit games, while Sam Honeck (0 for 4, BB, K, .259), Scott Grimes (0 for 2, RBI, 2 BBs, 2 Ks, .190), Dock Doyle (0 for 2, run, 2 BBs, K, .243), and John Servidio (0 for 3, K, .188) all took 0-fers.

cf Justin Garber 1 for 3, 2 runs, BB, .265
2b Jordany Valdespin 1 for 5, run, RBI (2), 3 Ks, .231
3b Richard Lucas 2 for 4, 2b (2), 3b (2), RBI (3), K, .368
lf Luis Rivera 2 for 4, run, BB, .304
ss Robbie Shields 1 for 4, run, RBI (7), .178
Darin Gorski 6 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1/3 BB/K, 4.70 era, 9:6:3
Manuel Olivares 2 IP, H, BB, K, 0.00 era, 2:3:1
Michael Powers IP, 4 H, 4 ER, BB, 3.72 era, BS (1), L (2-2), 1:2

APPY R: Kingsport 3/5/1, Bristol 4/6/8 (EIGHT!)

Yohan Almonte had his second best Appy League outing of the season, allowing just 3 hits and 2 runs in 6 innings, while striking out 8, but it was all for naught after Julio Bello blew the save by allowing a run in the 7th inning. Jonathan White then completed the disaster by allowing a run in the 8th to lose the game.

The Mets had 5 hits, along with 8 Bristol errors, but they went just 1 for 8 (.125) with RISP and left 7 on base. Pedro Zapata (2) had the only multi hit game, while Darrell Ceciliani (0 for 3, K, .234, SB (13)), Jeff Flagg (0 for 4, 2 Ks, .294), Cesar Puello (0 for 4, K, .266, CS (3)), Juan Torres (0 for 4, .326) and Luis Nieves (0 for 3, RBI (6), K, .273, E (5)) all took 0-fers.

2b Alonzo Harris 1 for 4, run, HR (9), RBI (36), .271, CS (5)
lf RJ Harris 1 for 3, run, 2 Ks, .301, SB (13)
3b Joe Bonfe 1 for 4, RBI, K, .336
dh Pedro Zapata 2 for 4, run, 2b (11), K, .346, 2 SB (13)
Yohan Almonte 6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1/8 BB/K, 4.86 era, 8:2:8
Julio Bello IP, 2 H, ER, 2 Ks, 4.76 era, BS (2), 1:0:2
Jonathan White IP, H, ER, BB, 6.58 era, L (1-4), 3:

GCL R: Mets 6/9/2, Cardinals 2/4/5

rf Chase Greene 0 for 3, run, .286
>>rf ZeErika Hall 1 for 1, run, 2b (9), .305
ss Wilfredo Tovar 1 for 3, run, 2b (5), .254
lf Charlie Hinojosa 0 for 4, K, .339
dh Juan Lagares 1 for 4, run, 2 Ks
3b Aderlin Rodriguez 1 for 4, run, K, .268, E (9)
cf Javier Rodriguez 4 for 4, run, 2b (7), 3b (1), .238
c Camden Maron 1 for 3, 2b (1), 2 RBI, BB, K, .267
1b Giovanni Ortiz 0 for 4, .186
2b Marshal Davis 0 for 2, BB, K, .150
Lachlan Hodge 4 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3/7 BB/K, 3.02 era, 1:3:7
Luis Rojas 3 IP, H, 1/2 BB/K, 3.38 era, W (2-1), 3:2:2
William Rackel 2 IP, 1/2 BB/K, 3.65 era, 2:2:2

About the Author ()

Comments are closed.