5/21 Minor League Report! THOLE, EVANS!

An article by posted on May 22, 2010

AAA International League: Buffalo 7/14/0, Charlotte 1/3/1

Ruben Tejada and Josh Thole continued their recent hot streak, with a combined 5 for 8 and 4 RBI. Thole had his first AAA homer amongst his 3 hits, and Tejada had 2 hits and 2 RBI, climbing back over .300.

rf Jesus Feliciano 2 for 4, run, BB, .371
2b Russ Adams 2 for 5, 2 2b, RBI, K, .306
1b Mike Jacobs 1 for 5, 2 Ks, .269
3b Mike Hessman 0 for 4, run, BB, K, .303
dh Val Pascucci 1 for 4, run, 2b, K, .188
c Josh Thole 3 for 4, 2 runs, 2b (11), HR (1), 2 RBI (13), .230
lf Andy Green 3 for 4, run, 2 RBI, .295
ss Ruben Tejada 2 for 4, 2 RBI (10), .305
cf Emmanuel Garcia 0 for 4, K, .111
Bobby Livingston 7 IP, 2 H, ER, 1/6 BB/K, 3.88 era, W (2-5), 72:53:19, 5:10:6
Ryota Igarashi IP, BB, K, 0.00 era, 16:10:6, 1:0:1
Mike O’Connor IP, H, 1/3 BB/K, 3.94 era, 27:16:11

AA Eastern League: Binghamton 2/7/2, New Britain 14/15/0

Brad Holt got shelled again, this time for 7 runs on 8 hits and 4 walks in 2.2 innings for his 4th loss. It got so bad, Marshall Hubbard, the Mets DH, pitched the final 2 innings of the game. Roy Merritt got ripped for 6 runs on 5 hits and a walk after Holt, putting the game well out of reach. The Mets offense had 7 hits and 4 walks, but were hitless in 4 ABs with RISP, left 7 on base, and struck out 11 times. Luis Hernandez and Nick Evans had multi hit games, while Marshall Hubbard, Carlos Guzman, Jose Coronado (0 for 3, BB, .241), Brahiam Maldonado and Hector Pellot (0 for 3, BB, 2 Ks, .145) all took 0-fers.

cf Kirk Nieuwenhuis 1 for 4, 2 Ks, .300
ss Luis Hernandez 2 for 4, run, K, .293
1b Nick Evans 3 for 4, run, HR (7), RBI (27), .295
dh, p Marshall Hubbard 0 for 3, BB, K, .260; 2 IP, 2 H, ER, 4.50 era, 2:4
c Mike Nickeas 1 for 3, RBI, BB, .329
rf Carlos Guzman 0 for 4, 2 Ks, .275
lf Brahiam Maldonado 0 for 4, 3 Ks, .242
Brad Holt 2.2 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 4/1 BB/K, 13.20 era, L (0-4), 3:4:1
Roy Merritt 1.1 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, BB, 4.34 era, 2:2
Edgar Ramirez 2 IP, 2.83 era, 2:4

A+ Florida State League: St. Lucie 4/8/0, Lakeland 5/12/1

Jeurys Familia had a good outing today, giving up a run on 6 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings, but he took the loss after Jimmy Johnson got ripped for 3 runs on 5 hits in 1.2 innings, though Rhiner Cruz gave up both of Johnson’s IHRs.

The Mets offense had 8 hits and drew 4 walks, while going 3 for 9 with RISP, and leaving 6 on base, along with 6 strikeouts. Daniel Murphy, on rehab, had the lone multi hit game for the Mets, while Raul Reyes (0 for 5, 2 Ks, .191) and Wilfredo Tovar (0 for 3, 2 Ks, .286) took the only 0-fers. Tovar is in a 1 for 16 skid, his first high A slump, and he’s struck out 8 times during the slump, after 4 Ks in his first 40 ABs. Juan Centeno PH for Tovar in the 9th and made an out.

2b Josh Satin 1 for 4, run, K, .329
1b Daniel Murphy 2 for 3, 2 runs, HR, 2 RBI, BB
lf Eric Campbell 1 for 3, 2b (13), BB, .336
dh Stefan Welch 1 fro 4, RBI (32), .308
3b Richard Lucas 1 for 3, run, BB, .212
c Jean Luc Blaquiere 1 for 4, K, .196
rf Joey August 1 for 3, RBI, BB, .250
Jeurys Familia 5 IP, 6 H, ER, 2/3 BB/K, 6.08 era, 11:1:3
Jimmy Johnson 1.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, BB, K, 7.17 era, L (2-3), 4:0:1
Rhiner Cruz 1.1 IP, H, ER, 1/2 BB/K, 5.79 era, BS (2), 1:1:2

A South Atlantic League: Savannah 6/8/3, Charleston 9/13/4

Armando Rodriguez, one start after his best outing of the season, had his worst, giving up 5 runs (4 earned), on 3 hits and 3 walks in 2 innings, for his 4th loss. Lance Hoge ended up giving up the decisive runs, though, as the Gnats offense rallied back for 6 runs, on 8 hits, 2 walks and 4 Charleston errors. Despite the offense, the Gnats were just 2 for 15 (.133) with RISP, left 10 on base, but struck out just 5 times. Jefry Marte, Rafael Fernandez, Cesar Puello and Alex Gregory (0 for 3, run, K, .253) all took 0-fers, while Pedro Zapata and Alonzo Harris had multi hit games.

cf Pedro Zapata 3 for 5, 2 runs, 2b (7), RBI (15), .268, SB (15)
dh Juan Lagares 1 for 3, RBI (31), BB, K, .302
ss Wilmer Flores 1 for 4, run, RBI (31), .341
3b Jefry Marte 0 for 5, .202
lf Rafael Fernandez 0 for 4, BB, .269
c Dock Doyle 1 for 5, .161
rf Cesar Puello 0 for 4, run, 2 Ks, .219
2b Alonzo Harris 2 for 4, run, 2b (10), K, .250
Armando Rodriguez 2 IP, 3 H, 5/4 R/ER, 3/4 BB/K, 3.25 era, L (2-4), 1:1:4
Lance Hoge 2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, K, 5.48 era, 4:1:1
Collin McHugh 4 IP, 5 H, ER, 5 Ks, 3.21 era, 6:1:5

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