Notably, Ruben Tejada (.295/.344/.364) played second and turned a double play. At the plate he was 1-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
Fernando Martinez (.243/.303/.433) was 0-4. Since his two home run game on July 15th, Martinez is a whopping 1-for-22 in six games with a plate appearance with nine strikeouts against one walk. His only hit in the last week was a solo home run. That's right. It's been a one-hit week for the 21-year old.
Bobby Livingston (3-8, 5.28) was bad: 3 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
AA: @ Binghamton Mets 3, Erie Seawolves 1Josh Stinson (8-1, 3.04) held the Seawolves to one run despite eight hits and five walks, helped by the four double plays the B-Mets turned behind him. The 22-year old has been better than I expected, but I can't get excited about a pitcher with a K/9 of 6.0 and a BB/9 of 3.7.
CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis was 0-3 with a walk and a strikeout. He's 1-12 with five walks in four games in the #3 hole. The five walks suggest to me that he's not pressing, but is seeing fewer pitches to hit. Or maybe this might be mere statistical noise over four games without a hit.
LF Sean Ratliff (.355/.388/.631) was 2-4 with a double and a strikeout. We discussed this a little bit in yesterday's comment section, but that's now 29 strikeouts with seven walks in 141 AB for Ratliff in AA. He's not going to hit .355 or slug .631 as he's currently doing with those kind of numbers. At some point very soon, pitchers are just going to stop throwing him strikes. If AA pitchers can't figure that out, AAA pitchers will.
DH Josh Satin was 2-3 with a walk and is up to .303/.396/.424 in 132 AB in 36 games for Binghamton. This batting line while a little high, looks more sustainable than Ratliff's because the 25-year old Satin has earned 18 walks.