Week in Review Across the Farm
Humber had a very sharp week
Humber had a very sharp week
Inside Pitch Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2007


Here is a rundown of some of the top performers at all four levels currently in season. The Binghamton Mets and the Savannah Sand Gnats both got a taste of their Yankees' equivalents for the first time this season. Inside Pitch details who stood out amongst their respective teammates.

NEW ORLEANS:

After four straight losses, the Zephyrs recovered this week and posted a 5-2 mark. The starting pitching came up large as each starter notched a victory. Combined, the rotation registered 30 innings pitched. They allowed only seven earned runs in the five wins. The Zephyrs took back first place in the Pacific Coast League American South thanks to their successful week.

Pitching Performance of the Week

Philip Humber: 13 IP, 2 ER, 11 H, 7 K, 2 BB

Humber was in full control during his 2 starts against Nashville and Albuquerque. He continued his hot start and has his ERA back to 3.00. He would have earned his third win of the season if not for a blown save by Jose Santiago on Saturday versus Albuquerque. The stud of the Mets’ system continues to impress this season. Right now, not much more can be expected or asked of the young right-hander.

Offensive Performance of the Week

Mike DiFelice: 8-18, HR, 5 RBI, 5 runs, 2 doubles

The veteran catcher led the way for the Zephyrs at the dish this week. In the team’s largest scoring output of the season on April 16th, he went 3-4 with two doubles and 3 RBI. His fifth inning home run on April 19th against Memphis turned out to be the deciding run in their tight 7-6 win. He currently leads the team with a .368 average.


BINGHAMTON:

The B-Mets have now racked up ten postponements this season thanks to four cancelled games this week. A four game homestand versus New Britain was wiped out but with the improved weather they did meet up with the Yankees Double-A squad , the Trenton Thunder. They are off to a rocky start, but things should turn around once they can get on the field consistently. They were 1-2 for the abbreviated week.

Pitching Performance of the Week

Jose Sanchez: 5 IP, 1 ER, 2 R, 2 H, 1 BB

Sanchez was the most impressive of the B-Mets three starters this week. While his teammates in the rotation struggle to find consistency, he has been spot on during his two starts. He has allowed just two earned runs in nine innings pitched. However, he has totaled just one strike out. Coaches surely would like that number to go up. He recovered well in second start after allowing four walks on April 10th; he issued just one free base Friday versus the Thunder.

Offensive Performance of the Week:

Miguel Negron: 5-14, R, 3 RBI, SB

The rightfielder had the strongest weekend for the inconsistent hitting B-Mets. His three RBI on the 19th was the difference in the final score as the team got first licks against the Thunder. His 3-for-6 night on Friday pushed his batting average above .300. He is currently one of three B-Mets hitting at or above that mark.


ST. LUCIE:

The St. Lucie Mets recovered from a four-game losing streak to start the week with two strong pitching performances and wins over Daytona on Friday and Saturday. After a four game win streak to start the season, the team has yet to put all the pieces back together. Their nine runs on Saturday were a season high; a good sign for a team that has been shutout three times already in 15 games.

Pitching Performance of the Week

Robert Parnell: 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 9 K, 2 BB

Parnell out-dueled Daytona’s Scott Taylor for a dominating win. A bullpen implosion caused him to lose his last outing versus Brevard County; he allowed only one earned run in five innings in the start. He has posted a 1.80 ERA in three starts with a 20/4 strikeout-to-walk ratio. So far, he and Jonathan Niese have led the way for the St. Lucie staff.

Offensive Performance of the Week:

Jose Castro: 10-30, 4 R, HR, RBI

The St. Lucie shortstop had the most efficient week for the soft-hitting Mets. The team currently has only six players hitting above .250 and need someone to step up and guide the team to runs. He cracked his first home run of the season in the first inning of Friday night’s game which led to a four-hit game. He had three multi-hit games for the week.


SAVANNAH:

The Sand Gnats had their best week yet as they won three of their four games on the season. Savannah currently sits 10 games behind first place Augusta in the SAL Southern Division. They ended the week with a series-opening loss against the Yankees’ affiliate, the Charleston RiverDogs.

Pitching Performance of the Week:

Greg Mullens: 8 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, 3 K, 2 BB

The six-foot-six, 22-year-old shut down Kannapolis, in his first start, in a close 3-2 win on the 16th. He faced four over the minimum and induced two double-plays as he earned his first win of the season. He entered the game on the 21st in relief of Josh Stinson and gave up 2 earned runs in 3 2/3 innings. He has the lowest ERA for any Sand Gnat who has started a game this season.

Offensive Performance of the Week:

Hector Pellot: 11-23, 5 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 2B, 5 SB

The Sand Gnats starting second baseman had a torrid week which helped the team have their success. He showed off his speed and raised his stolen base total to seven for the season. His power surge was a welcomed surprise as he looks to improve his batting average and on-base percentage. If his hitting can improve, he should see his spot in the order climb.


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