6/3/12

6-3-12 - Daily Mets Minors Report

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Date: 6-1-12

Carlos Beltran -     "They've pitched better than us, they've hit better than us and they've played better defense than us."

                                      Chris Schwinden‏ -             “Thank you met fans. Will miss you. Been a good family going up. Have a lot of talent in the minors. Appreciate the support.”



RHP Chris Schwinden was signed by Toronto.
RP Ramon Ramirez pulled a hammy during the no-hitter celebration on the pitchng mound last night.
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It was an amazing night. Seasons are made by events like this. I don’t know what direction this team is going for the remainder of this year, but it’s obvious these ballplayers love playing with each other.
 It’s becoming fun to be a Mets fan again.
Ironically, it was also cut day with around a dozen minor leaguers being given their walking papers.
Among them:
C Dock Doyle – was on 50-game suspension
Belguin-born OF Thomas DeWolf - .179 for the GCL Mets in 2011
OF Ariel Mercedes - .240 for the GCL Mets
P Robert Lake  -  0-0, 5.61 in 2011 for GCL/K-Port
SS Randoll Santana - .215 for GCK Mets in 2011
OF Miguel Tejada - .125 for Savannah in 2011
P Dustin Emmons – 2-0, 3.78 for K-Port in 2011 
Mets:
Ben Yoel reported that the Astros are calling up Fernando Martinez. He has a .319 8HR 38RBI line in 51 games this season at AAA. There was a time that I was so frustrated by this guy, but that was when the Mets paid his paycheck. Now, I just wish him good health and success at the game. It’s still hard to believe the Mets just cut him, but that seems to be the way these guys do their business. I mean, Chris Schwinden will back me up on this. 

AAA – Buffalo:
We’ll keep an eye out tonight to see if Josh Satin is pulled early. Also, Raul Reyes is NOT in the lineup, so he could be the guy to replace Mike Baxter.
CF Matt Tuiasosopo (.287) doubled in RF Val Pascucchi (.262) in the 6th and tied up the game in the 7th on an error.
A big positive tonight is two more scoreless innings from Pedro Beato. This should do it for his rehabbing (1.59) and I would expect him on a direct to LaGuardia in the morning.  
AA-Binghamton 
Travis Ozga (.172) playing first base while Eric Campbell (.308) DHs tonight.
The B-Mets broke the ice in the 3rd on CF Matt den Dekker’s (.300) 8th home run of the season. They went on to score four more in 4th, all coming from the bottom of the lineup.

Darin Gorski had another spotty outing tonight: 6.1-IP, 4-H, 3-R, 4.59. He’s had only three quality starts in the last 10. Another pitcher bites the AA dust.
2B Reese Havens – 0-3, .154. 
A+ - St. Lucie:  
I received a confirmation from the Mets that CF Darrell Cecilliani did re-aggravate the hammy he pulled going back to the beginning of 2011 in Savannah. He reinjured earlier this year during a walk-off celebration at home and this time it came after three at bats on a ground out. It’s obvious that DC keeps getting back in the lineup too early and I suggest they sit him down until either winter ball or next spring. (update – DC was placed on the DL).
Jason Bay DH’d for Lucy tonight. 0-3... no Bay second game… poor baby.
First game starts off with doubles by Francisco Pena (.257) and Robbie Shields (.254) in the second inning.  It was a fast game, dominated by SP Angel Cuan (6.0-IP, 0-R, 3-H, 4-K, 0-BB, 2.40). Adam Kolarek (1.73) with his 8th save.
In the 2nd game, SP Eric Goeddel struggled through his most testy outing of the season – 3.0-IP, 9-H, 3-ER, 2-K, 1-BB, 2.00. Goeddel has been a breath of fresh air this season, so, we’ll give him this one. Remember what Dillon Gee told me – “For every 10 starts, two are great, two suck, and the others you just work through…” Lucy walked away in the 7th when Corey Vaughn scored from second on an error.
The St. Lucie Mets clinched the first half of the season championship about a gazillion days before the end of the half-season. 

A – Savannah:
1B-3B-OF Brian Harrison (.268) returns from the DL and was back in the lineup, hitting 6th.
A fantastic pitching duel between Greesboro’s Charlie Lowell (4.67) and Jacob deGrom (1.85).  
The Sand Gnats scored first in the 6th on 3B Aderlin Rodriguez’ (.251)  9th home run of the season. His last 10 games now are: .286/.381/.686/1.067, 4-HR, 8-RBI
deGrom – 6.0-IP, 4-H, 0-R, 5-K, 1-BB, 1.48 – guess we have to put this kid on the prospect watch…
A – Brooklyn:
Season starts June 18
Rookie – Kingsport:
Season starts June 19th
DSL Mets:
The DSL-1 team opened up with a 7-3 loss to the Nationals.
SP Lenny Rosario – 4.0-IP, 0-ER, 5-K, 1-BB, 0.00
The DSL-2 team also lost their opener, 8-7, to the Red Sox.
Prospect 3B Elvis Sanchez went 1-4, 2B, 2-RBI

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