Waiting for the Beltran deal to formally be announced reminds me of the time the Mets traded for Barry Larkin around the All Star break in 2000, but he eventually said no (after some serious lobbying on the part of Steve Phillips, his birth mark, and several Met players). Anyone else wonder what would have happened the rest of that season? I also wonder who else the Mets are slated to get from the Giants. And to report form here, Brewster beat Chatham 6-1 in the Cape Cod League. Onto the farm!
Scranton 3, Buffalo 2
Every Bisons starter had a hit, but they all also only had one. Chris Schwinden threw seven solid innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits while waslking only one and striking out two. Fellow Northwestern alum George Kontos got the win for Scranton.
Portland 5, Biunghamton 2
Jordanny Valdespin was pulled after two at bats, but he still had a hit. The B-Mets went down 5-0 and could never quite get themselves out of the hole.
St. Lucie 7, Daytona 2
Cesar Puello stays how with a 2 for 4 effort, including a solo homer and three RBI. Wilmer Flores also went 2 for 4 and Jefry Marte knocked in a pair of runs, though was held hitless on the evening.
Connecticut 9, Brooklyn 6
Jeffrey Walters gave yup five runs (four earned) in four innings of work, but he did strike out five (I’m looking for silver linings here). The scouting report on Danny Muno was that he is a hitting machine. So far that has proven to be an apt description. He was 2 for 5 on the night with a solo homer, raising his average to .376. Richard Lucas was 2 for 4 on the night and Xorge (pronounced like Jorge I believe, but I like to imagine it involves some sort of glottal sound)Carillo had a two run homer.
Kingsport 13, Greeneville 8
It was not, in fact, Miller Time as Miller Diaz could not get out of the third after being staked to an 8-1 lead. Jacob Lugo got the win with 4.1 scoreless relief innings. Luke Stewart (2 run) Julio Concepcion (2 run) and Gregory Pron (solo) all homered