Mets' Minor League Notebook for April 23rd

Tuesday was a day of streaks in the Mets' farm system. The Tides keep winning despite Jose Reyes' cold streak at the plate; Only an off day could cool down the Bmets' hitters as their 5-game winning streak came to an end; David Wright is streaking at the plate while Wayne Lydon is blistering hot on the base paths; Alhaji Turay keeps on trucking for the Bombers; all this and the "Top Five" in each hitting category in the Mets Minor League Notebook.

Player

.Avg

Team

Player

HR

Team

R. Acuna

.396

BMets

D. Wright

3

St. Lucie

D. Garcia

.385

BMets

A. Baldiris

3

Bombers

R. Gonzalez

.383

Tides

A. Turay

2

Bombers

J. Slack

.354

Bombers

D. Garcia

2

BMets

D. Wright

.347

St. Lucie

Redman/Gonzalez

2

Tides

Player

Runs

Team

Player

RBI

Team

J. Slack

14

Bombers

A. Turay

20

Bombers

A. Turay

13

Bombers

D. Wright

16

St. Lucie

R. Parker

13

Bombers

D. Garcia

12

BMets

J. Reyes

11

Tides

R. Gonzalez

12

Tides

D. Garcia

11

BMets

A. Baldiris

11

Bombers

Player

SB

Team

Player

2B

Team

J. Reyes

13

Tides

D. Garcia

8

BMets

W. Lydon

12

St. Lucie

D. Wright

8

St. Lucie

R. Parker

7

Bombers

A. Turay

6

Bombers

J. Duncan

6

BMets

M. Scutaro

5

Tides

D. Watts

6

Bombers

J. Toca

5

Tides

Player

BB

Team

Player

OBP

Team

B. Whealy

15

Bombers

J. Slack

.500

Bombers

J. Slack

13

Bombers

R. Gonzalez

.464

Tides

R. Johnson

12

Tides

R. Acuna

.431

BMets

J. Duncan

11

BMets

D. Wright

.417

St. Lucie

R. Parker

11

Bombers

D. Garcia

.414

BMets



Norfolk Tides: OF Raul Gonzalez went 2-4 with 3 RBI in Norfolk's 5-2 win over Toledo Tuesday, extending his hitting streak to seven games. Gonzalez is hitting .345 (10-29) during his hitting streak, lowering his batting average to .383 on the year. SS Jose Reyes went 0-5 Tuesday and has just two hits in his last 18 at-bats (.111), lowering his average to .261. SP Jeremy Griffiths continues to impress at AAA. Griffiths (1-1, 3.31 ERA) made his third start of the season Tuesday, shutting out the Mudhens for six innings. He allowed six hits and one walk, giving the Tides six wins in eight games against Toledo this season.

Binghamton Mets: It appears the only thing that could have cooled off the hot bats of Binghamton was an off day! The B-Mets had their five-game winning streak snapped with a 5-1 loss to the Portland Sea Dogs Tuesday in game where Binghamton managed to collect just four hits. During their winning streak, the B-Mets averaged 8 runs per game. 2B Danny Garcia, though he drove in the only run of the game Tuesday with a sacrifice fly, went 0-2 and is hitting just .100 (1 for his last 10) in the last 3 games, dipping his average to .385 for the season. CF Jeff Duncan has been a great story at the leadoff spot for the B-Mets. Duncan stole a base for the second straight game (he has three stolen bases in his last four games) and he has drawn four walks in his last four games. Despite a .286 average, Duncan boasts a .410 on-base percentage and has been a catalyst for the B-Mets offense this season. SP Phil Seibel (1-2, 2.08 ERA), who entered Tuesday's start allowing just one run and one walk in 10 innings, walked three of the first four batters (four total walks for the game) en route to his second loss of the season. Seibel allowed just two hits in three innings Tuesday and opposing batters are hitting a paltry .191 against him this season.

St. Lucie Mets: Two streaks continued Tuesday in St. Lucie's 3-2 loss to Daytona: OF Wayne Lydon stole a base in his fourth straight game and 3B David Wright (1-4) extended his hitting streak to 9 games. Lydon went 2-4 with one run scored and a stolen base. He has six stolen bases in his last four games. As impressive as that streak is, David Wright has been the story for the Mets. Wright has been scolding hot during his 9-game hit streak, hitting .387 (12-31) with 8 RBI and 6 runs scored….raising his average to .347 for the year. St. Lucie's starter Tuesday, Jason Scobie, also continues to impress in Florida. Scobie (2-1) allowed just one run on four hits in five innings, lowering his ERA to 1.31 for the season. For the second straight game, Scobie did not walk a batter and has just four walks in 20 2/3 innings this season and now has a microscopic 1.11 WHIP ratio (walks + hits per innings pitched).

Capital City Bombers: SP Miguel Pinango lowered his season ERA to 1.89 with five shutout innings in the Bombers' 2-1 loss to Kannapolis Tuesday. Pinango allowed just four hits and one walk, while striking out four batters. Coming off a stellar season in Brooklyn last year, opposing batters are hitting just .211 against him this season. OF Alhaji Turay went 2-2 with an RBI (his 20 RBI lead all Mets' minor leaguers) Tuesday and is hitting .583 (7-12) over his last four games, raising his average to .286 for the year. While Turay has been hot, 3B Aaron Baldiris has not. Baldiris went 0-2 and has a 3-game hitless streak working. In his last five games, Baldiris is just 2-18 (.111) and has seen his average dip to .283. While Baldiris has been cold at the plate, OF Jonathan Slack has been cold on the base paths. Slack was caught stealing for the second straight game and has been caught three times in the last five games. SP Matthew Lindstrom has a scoreless streak of nine innings working at the start of the 2003 season. He allowed just one walk in three innings as the starter of the completed game Tuesday. Lindstrom did walk five batters though but has 11 strikeouts this season.



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