Week in Review Across The Farm

Gorski has been one of the FSL's best in 2011

Last week saw a fairly good balance of bats and pitching. At the higher levels, some notable bats had strong weeks, while it was the arms that made the biggest impressions at the lower levels. Who in Triple-A is pushing for a look? Who continues to roll in A-ball and what kind of damage is a pair of Savannah pitchers inflicting? Look inside for the answers to those questions and more.

Buffalo Bisons

Fernando Martinez: 8-for-23, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, 2 2B

Martinez's week wasn't especially stand out, but he continues what is already a strong season. Martinez is hitting .375 with three home runs, six RBI and a .400 OBP/1.119 OPS over his last 10 games. He is now up to a .307 average and .867 OPS for the season. However, one area that could help Martinez's good season become an even better one is improving upon his .192 average with runners in scoring position.

Lucas Duda: 11-for-26, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 8 R, 2 2B, 5 BB

Duda, conversely, has not had any problems driving in runs. His best night of the week came on Wednesday when he went 3-for-3 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored. Duda has been killing the ball since his return from the disabled list, hitting .428 (12-for-28) with five home runs, nine RBI, a .525 OBP and 1.492 OPS. He has homered eight times in 111 at-bats with the Bisons this season. He is hitting .304 with runners in scoring position.

Mark Cohoon: Win, 5 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, K, 2 BB, HR

Cohoon's win wasn't the prettiest of efforts, but he nevertheless earned the ‘W' in his first Triple-A start. The left-hander was promoted from Double-A last week after going 1-3 with a 3.81 ERA and a 44/17 strikeout-to-walk ratio in nine starts with Binghamton.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis returned to the field on Saturday after missing roughly 10 days with a shoulder injury. He went 0-for-3 with one walk.

Binghamton Mets

Reese Havens: 7-for-21, 2 RBI, R, 2 2B, BB

Havens' week was highlight by a 3-for-5 effort on Friday. It was his first multi-hit game since his return to Double-A, including his first extra-base hit. He followed that up with a 2-for-5 night on Saturday. Havens has driven in a run in each of his last two games. He is 9-for-29 (.310) since returning to the B-Mets lineup.

Brad Holt: 0-1, 10 IP, 4 ER, 5 R, 8 H, 6 K, 5 BB, 2 HR

Holt's week was rather vanilla. He was solid but the stat line was not overly impressive. Two areas that limited Holt's week were the home runs, but also the near 1-for-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. That ratio has been a sore spot most of the season (35 K, 34 BB). Holt gave up one earned run on six hits over four innings with three strikeouts and three walks on Saturday.

Robert Carson: Loss, 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 2 K, BB

Carson is perhaps been the most snake-bitten B-Mets pitcher. He took his seventh loss of the season (1-7) despite putting together a solid effort in which he induced more than two ground balls for every fly ball. It was the second straight loss for Carson, despite throwing a quality start each time out.

Brandon Moore: 2-0, 2 GS, 12 IP, ER, 7 H, 10 K, 5 BB

Moore had a big bounce-back week after he gave up 13 runs (seven earned) combined in starts on May 17 and May 24. He took the ball last Sunday, allowing one earned run on four hits in six innings with six strikeouts. He followed that effort up with an even better showing on Friday. That day, he blanked Akron for six innings, giving up three hits with four strikeouts and three walks. Moore is 5-3 with a 3.78 ERA and a 42/15 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 10 starts this season.

Jeurys Familia: Loss, 4 IP, 6 R (3 ER), 7 H, 4 K, 3 BB, HR

Familia was once again stymied and is still in search of his first victory in Double-A. Wednesday was Familia's shortest outing since his promotion and the seven hits were the most he has allowed in five outings with the B-Mets. He stands at 0-2 with a 2.89 ERA in 28 innings (five starts) in Binghamton.

St. Lucie Mets

Darin Gorski: Win, 7 IP, 5 H, 3 K

Gorski didn't tally double-digit strikeouts, but the left-hander continues to roll. He has now allowed just two earned runs over his last 29 2/3 innings with 36 strikeouts and eight walks. Gorski's 1.85 ERA leads the Florida State League and he ranks fourth in the league with 66 strikeouts. He has allowed 10 earned runs all season – the fewest of anyone ranked in the top 25 in ERA in the FSL. The opposition is hitting just .135 with RISP off Gorski.

Matt Harvey: ND, 5 IP, ER, 6 H, 9 K, 2 BB

The Mets' 2010 top pick put together another strong outing on Thursday, giving up one earned run and fanning nine against Clearwater. Harvey's 71 strikeouts ranks third in the Florida State League and he sits fourth with a 2.44 ERA in 11 starts.

Armando Rodriguez: ND, 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 H, 4 K, BB, HR

Rodriguez had a decent outing in his second appearance since returning from the disabled list, where he was until late-May with a chest muscle injury. Rodriguez also started on May 28, going three scoreless innings in which he gave up one hit, struck out five and walked three. Rodriguez was added to the 40-man roster during the offseason.

Savannah Sand Gnats

Cory Vaughn: 8-for-29, 3 RBI, R, 3B, SB

Vaughn was cooled off a bit last week. He had a 6-game hitting streak snapped on Saturday. Vaughn is hitting .352 (25-for-71) with runners in scoring position this season.

Darrell Ceciliani: 5-for-25, 4 RBI, 4 R, 2B, 2 BB, 3 SB

Ceciliani has yet to truly find a rhythm this season. However, he has hit safely in 8 of his last 10 games. The Gnats outfielder hit .229 in 26 games in May. He is 8-for-9 in stolen base attempts, while 12 of his 31 hits have gone for extra bases.

Greg Peavey: Win, 6 IP, 3 H, 7 K, BB

Peavey continued his hot hand as he tossed a scoreless outing for the second consecutive start. He has allowed nine hits in his last 13 innings, while striking out 11 and walking just one. Peavey's 2.85 ERA ranks 7th in the South Atlantic League and his 55 strikeouts ranks 11th.

Chase Huchingson: 1-0, 2 GS, 10 IP, ER, 6 H, 13 K, 3 BB

However, no one is rolling more than Chase Huchingson. The Gnats left-hander has allowed just one earned run over his last 15 innings with 20 strikeouts and five walks, and four earned runs over 20 innings over his last four starts. He has not allowed a home run since April 22 – his only long ball surrendered this season. His 2.14 ERA ranks atop the SAL (11 ER in 46 1/3 inn.)

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