The big minor league news is that Mike Pelfrey once again looked impressive, as the St Lucie Mets beat the Daytona Cubs 4-1. Pelfrey gave up just an unearned run in the first, allowing only four hits and walked none, striking out seven. His ERA remains a Bluto Blutarski-like 0.00. It’s probably only a matter of time before he’s in Binghamton, and for the hitters in the Florida State League, it probably can’t happen soon enough. The SL Mets improved to 5-1, just like the big league Mets.
Jose Lima got the win, and Heath Bell got the save in a 6-4 Tides victory over the Buffalo Bisons. Lima went six innings, allowing one run on four hits, striking out three. It was the bullpen that allowed the Bisons to get back in this one, as Barolome Fortunado had a Jorge Julio-like game, allowing three runs in 2/3 of an inning. Bell got the final four outs to record the save, striking out three without allowing a baserunner. Lastings Milledge went 1 for 3 with a double. The Tides improved to 2-4 with the win.
The B-Mets continued their winning ways, scoring an 8-7 win over Reading. The B-Mets trailed 7-6 in the bottom of the ninth, and needed two runs to pull out the win. Not a great day for starter Evan MacLane, allowing five runs in five innings. Carlos Gomez, an outfield prospect that the Mets reportedly love as much, if not more than Lastings Milledge, went 1 for 4, raising his average to .160. He’s going to have to hit better than that if he wants to remain in the Mets’ good graces. The B-Mets now stand at 5-1, which is a popular record in the Mets’ organization.
And Hagerstown won another close one over Lakewood 3-2. Suns pitching did not allow an earned run, combining to allow only three hits and striking out seven. Catcher Rafael Arroyo went 2 for 3 with a double, run scored and an RBI. Hagerstown improves to 2-4 with the win, which is another popular record in the Mets’ organization, though a less positive one.