9/2 Minor League Report! KIRK NIEUWENHUIS!!!!, NIESEN, Harris!

An article by posted on September 2, 2009

INT AAA: Buffalo 6/12/2, Scranton 8/14/1

2b Argenis Reyes 3 for 5, 2 runs, 3b, K, .292
ss Andy Green 1 for 4, run, BB, 2 Ks, .242
cf Jesus Feliciano 1 for 4, BB, .300
1b Mike Lamb 2 for 5, 2b, 2 RBI, .260
rf Chip Ambres 1 for 4, BB, K, .258
c Rene Rivera 0 for 5, 3 Ks, .237
dh Jason Dubois 2 for 4, 2 runs, 2 HR, 2 RBI, K, .198
3b Javier Castillo 1 for 4, 2 Ks, .252
lf Josh Petersen 1 for 4, run, HR, RBI, K, .269
Adam Pettyjohn 6 IP, 10 H, 6/4 R/ER, 1/2 BB/K, 4.20 era, L (4-10), 92:61:31, 5:11:2
Jon Switzer 2 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, K, 3.18 era, 24:16:8, 0:3:1
Tim McNab IP, 2 H, ER, 4.18 era, 13:7:6, 3:

EL AA: Binghamton 6/10/0, Bowie 1/5/1

Kirk Nieuwenhuis…I really don’t know what to say. Wow. 4 more hits, 3 for XBH (2 2b, HR), 2 RBI, .538 (7 for 13) in AA. He led the Mets 10 hit, 7 walk attack from the leadoff spot, powering the Mets to a 6-1 victory over the Baysox tonight. Carlos Guzman made his AA debut and went 1 for 5, Zach Lutz notched his first career AA hit.

All of that was in support of Eric Niesen, who had his best outing of the season, pitching into the 8th inning for the first time. He allowed a run on 5 hits in 7.1 innings for his 4th win in Binghamton.

cf Kirk Nieuwenhuis 4 for 5, 3 runs, 2 2b (2), HR (1), 2 RBI (2), K, .538
ss Ruben Tejada 0 for 3, BB, .288
1b DJ Wabick 2 for 4, 2 runs, HR, 2 RBI, BB, .288
c Salvador Paniagua 0 for 2, 3 BBs, K, .200
rf Carlos Guzman 1 for 5, RBI, K
dh Zach Lutz 1 for 4, RBI (1), BB, K, .077
2b Jose Coronado 0 for 4, .266
lf Emmanuel Garcia 2 for 4, run, 2b, .245
3b Mark Kiger 0 for 3, BB, K, .227
Eric Niesen 7.1 IP, 5 H, ER, 3/5 BB/K, 4.86 era, W (4-6), 8:9:5
Jose De La Torre 1.2 IP, H, 2 Ks, 2.22 era, 0:3:2

FSL A+: St. Lucie 4/8/1, Fort Myers 8/9/0 – Game 1

An Eric Campbell error, combined with awful pitching from Angel Calero and Manuel Alvarez, led to 8 runs against St. Lucie in the 5th inning, turning a 3-0 lead into an 8-3 deficit in short order. Calero gave up 5 runs in his outing, though only 1 was earned, he took his 11th loss of the season.

The Mets had 8 hits and drew 6 walks, while going 2 for 10 with RISP and leaving 9 on base. Francisco Pena had the only multi hit game for the Mets, while Eric Campbell (0 for 2, 2 BBs, E), and Richard Pena (0 for 2, BB, K, .234) took 0-fers.

ss Reese Havens 1 for 4, K, .246
dh Josh Satin 1 for 1, 2 runs, HR, RBI, 3 BBs
cf Sean Ratliff 1 for 4, 2 Ks
1b Stefan Welch 1 for 4, run, 2b, RBI (36), .281
c Francisco Pena 2 for 4, K, .223
lf Brahiam Maldonado 1 for 4, run, HR (18*), 2 RBI (68), 2 Ks, .266
2b Hector Pellot 1 for 2, K, .272
Angel Calero 4.2 IP, 4 H, 5/1 R/ER, 3/4 BB/K, 4.61 era, L (3-11), 2:8:4
Manuel Alvarez 1.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, K, HR, 4.64 era, 1:2:1
William Rackel IP, 0.00 era, 2:1

FSL A+: St. Lucie 2/4/0, Fort Myers 1/8/3

The Mets rallied for 2 in the 7th to beat the Miracle in Game 2 of their twinight doubleheader, with the winning run scoring on an error. Will Morgan, who allowed a run in the top of the 7th, picked up the win. Nick Waechter started and allowed just 5 hits in 5 shutout innings. The Mets had just 4 hits and a walk on the day, going 1 for 5 with RISP and leaving 3 on base.

ss Reese Havens 1 for 3, K, .247
2b Josh Satin 0 for 3, K, .250
cf Sean Ratliff 0 for 3, 2 Ks, .143
lf Eric Campbell 1 for 3, run, 2b, .200
1b Stefan Welch 1 for 3, run, .281
rf Brahiam Maldonado 1 for 3, .266
3b Jake Eigsti 0 for 2, BB, .225
c Tony MaCcani 0 for 3, RBI, .190
dh Richard Pena 0 for 2, K, .228
Nick Waechter 5 IP, 5 H, 3/4 BB/K, 5.40 era, 4:7:4
Will Morgan 2 IP, 3 H, ER, 4 Ks, 2.70 era, W (1-1), 1:1:4

SAL A: Savannah 4/10/0, Augusta 5/11/0

Eric Beaulac had a good second to last outing, but Jimmy Johnson got tagged for a pair of runs in the bottom of the 9th to blow Beaulac’s win and take his first Sally League loss. Beaulac went the first 6, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits with 8 Ks.

The Gnats offense had 10 hits and a walk, while going 1 for 3 with RISP and leaving 4 on base. Alonzo Harris, Wilmer Flores and Mike Moras had multi hit games, while Jeff Flagg (0 for 4, 3 Ks, .000), and Juan Lagares (0 for 4, .270) took 0-fers.

2b Alonzo Harris 2 for 3, 2 RBI (2), BB, .375
ss Wilmer Flores 2 for 4, .264
3b Nick Giarraputo 1 for 4, run, K, .368
cf Raul Reyes 1 for 4, run, HR, 2 RBI, .252
dh Kai Gronauer 1 for 4, K, .247
c Mike Moras 2 for 4, run, K, .421
lf Evan LeBlanc 1 for 3, run, 2b, .193
Eric Beaulac 6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1/8 BB/K, HR, 2.97 era, 5:4:8
Brad Burns IP, K, 1.98 era, 1:1:1
Jimmy Johnson 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, K, HR, 1.10 era, BS (1), L (1-1), 2:1:1
Rhiner Cruz H, BB, 1.82 era

NYPL A-: Brooklyn 2/9/0, Hudson Valley 4/11/0

Carlos Beltran began his rehab tonight, going 1 for 3 with an RBI, walk and strikeout. He was the DH.

Wes Wrenn had a very bad outing, giving up 4 runs on 8 hits in 4.2 innings for his first loss of the season. Lance Hodge had a great outing in long relief, allowing just 3 hits in 4.1 innings, but the Cyclones couldn’t manage to tie the game.

The Conies had 9 hits and a pair of walks on the game, while going 1 for 7 (.143) with RISP and leaving 7 on base. Matt Gaski (3) had the only multi hit game, while Luis Rivera (0 for 4, 3 Ks, .294) and Richard Lucas (0 for 4, .280) took 0-fers.

ss Jordany Valdespin 1 for 4, run, 2 Ks, .278
2b Matt Gaski 3 for 4, .297
DH CARLOS BELTRAN 1 for 3, RBI, BB, K
1b Sam Honeck 1 for 4, K, .250
lf Nick Santomauro 1 for 3, run, HR, RBI, BB, K, .239
c Dock Doyle 1 for 4, 2 Ks, .256
cf RJ Harris 1 for 3, K, .300
>>ph Ralph Henriquez 0 for 1, .248
Wes Wrenn 4.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 1/5 BB/K, 4.15 era, L (2-1), 5:3:5
Lance Hodge 4.1 IP, 3 H, 1/5 BB/K, 2.66 era, 5:3:5

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