Savannah shut out Asheville behind the pitching of Robert Carson, Michael Powers, and Chris Schwinden. Outfielder Raul Reyes' three hits, including a homer, increased his average to .300. Prospect Jefry Marte appears overmatched in the South Atlantic League. He's now hitting only .191.
In St. Lucie, both Ike Davis and Reese Havens appear to be overrated. Though Davis is hitting .281, he's been having trouble making contact with the ball. Last night, in four at-bats, he struck out three times. And Havens went hitless, lowering his average to .230. On the plus side, outfielder Carlos Guzman's three hits upped his average to .305.
In Binghamton, Nick Evans had a hit, but he's hitting only .214. He seems to have lost the ability to hit. He couldn't get the job done in Triple-A and now appears to be struggling in Double-A. In contrast, Josh Thole's two doubles upped his average to .356. If I were Minaya, I'd promote him to Triple-A soon to see how well he can hit at that level.
Buffalo lost again. They're now 13-32. How Minaya could stock a Triple-A team with players unable to succeed at that level befuddles me. It's a bad reflection on the state of the Mets farm system.