4/12 Minor League Report! EVANS!

An article by posted on April 12, 2010

AAA International League: Buffalo 1/6/2, Syracuse 9/6/0

Bobby Livingston no es bueno, he gave up 8 runs (3 earned) on 5 hits and 4 walks in 4.1 innings to take his first loss of the season. The Bisons managed just a run on 6 hits, the run came on Ike Davis’ 2nd homer of the season, he drew the lone Bison’s walk. Josh Thole, Mike Hessman (0 for 4, 2 Ks, .267), Mike Cervanek (0 for 3, .000) and Ruben Tejada took 0-fers for the Bisons, who went 0 for 3 with RISP and left 6 on base.

cf Jason Pridie 1 for 4, 3 Ks, .143
c Josh Thole 0 for 4, 2 Ks, .063
rf Fernando Martinez 1 for 4, K, .190
1b Ike Davis 1 for 3, run, HR (2), RBI (2), BB, K, .375
2b Russ Adams 2 for 4, 2b, .267
ss Ruben Tejada 0 for 3, .000
Bobby Livingston 4.1 IP, 5 H, 8/3 R/ER, 4/4 BB/K, 6.23 era, L (0-1), 87:53:34, 4:5:4
Kiko Calero 2.2 IP, H, ER, 2/3 BB/K, HR, 2.08 era, 38:22:16, 3:2:3
Manny Acosta IP, 2 Ks, 0.00 era, 12:10:2, 0:0:2

AA Eastern League: Binghamton 7/7/1, Erie 4/3/1

Eddie Kunz’ first pro start was decent, but he displayed the same control issues that have plagued him for two plus seasons now, as he walked 4 in 5 innings, and also allowed a pair of homers in giving up 4 runs (3 earned). Jose De La Torre was brilliant in relief with 3 perfect innings. Roy Merritt notched his first save with a scoreless 9th.

The Mets offense was paced by 2 homers from Nick Evans, who seemingly (over the first 5 games) has regained the stroke that earned him a major league callup in 2008. he paced a 7 hit, 7 walk attack for the Mets, who were 2 for 7 (.286) with RISP and left 4 on base. Jon Malo (2) had the other multi hit game for the Mets, while Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Lucas Duda, Mike Nickeas (0 for 3, BB, 2 Ks, .000) and Carlos Guzman took 0-fers.

cf Kirk Nieuwenhuis 0 for 3, run, BB, K, .318
2b Jon Malo 2 for 4, RBI, K, .222
1b Nick Evans 2 for 4, 2 runs, 2 HR (2), 3 RBI (6), .400
lf Lucas Duda 0 for 4, K, .278
3b Zach Lutz 1 for 3, 2 runs, HR (1), RBI (2), BB, 2 Ks, .333
dh Marshall Hubbard 1 for 4, 2b, RBI, .353
rf Carlos Guzman 0 for 1, run, 3 BBs, K, .333
ss Luis Hernandez 1 for 2, run, BB, .429
Eddie Kunz 5 IP, 2 H, 4/3 R/ER, 4/3 BB/K, 2 HR, 5.40 era, W (1-0), 12:0:3
Jose De La Torre 3 IP, 6 Ks, 1.93 era, 3:0:6
Roy Merritt IP, H, K, 5.40 era, SV (1)

A South Atlantic League: Savannah 0/5/0, Augusta 2/6/0

Taylor Whitenton’s A debut didn’t go well, he gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks in just 3.1 innings to take his first loss. Darin Gorski pitched 4 innings piggybacking, he was very good, giving up just a hit with 7 Ks. None of the pitchers who went today are prospects. The Gnats were held to 5 hits and 2 walks, while going 1 for 7 (.149) with RISP and leaving 6 on base. Rafael Fernandez had the only multi hit game for the Gnats, There were alot of 0-fers.

cf Pedro Zapata 0 for 4, 3 Ks, .111
rf Rafael Fernandez 3 for 4, .300
ss Wilmer Flores 0 for 4, .333
1b Jeff Flagg 1 for 4, K, .313
lf Juan Lagares 1 for 4, 2 Ks, .381
dh Dock Doyle 0 for 4, K, .250
c Kai Gronauer 0 for 3, K, .182
3b Rylan Sandoval 0 for 2, BB, K, .000
2b Alonzo Harris 0 for 2, BB, K, .200
Taylor Whitenton 3.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3/3 BB/K, HR, 5.40 era, L (0-1), 3:3:3
John Church 1.2 IP, H, K, 0.00 era, 3:1:1
Darin Gorski 4 IP, H, 7 Ks, 0.00 era, 2:2:7

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