AA Friday: Cesar Puello Keeps On Hitting. (We Like This Story)

AA: Binghamton Mets 3, @ Altoona Curve 2 

Puello ST Stance (BeGreen90)RF Cesar Puello was 2-for-3 with a walk, his 14th of the year and two stolen bases, numbers 16 and 17 of 2013. He has multi-hit games in each of his last four contests, but perhaps more importantly, four walks in his last 10 games as part of an absurd .421/.500/.921 line with four doubles and five homers. He’s up to .326/.404/.603 for the year and is 17-for-20 stealing bases. Puello has power and speed and makes both play in games: he’s third in the Eastern League in steals, tied for second in homers (12), and is leading the league in slugging and HR/AB rate. This is real and for a Mets’ team desperate for outfield help and offensive help, one of the best possible developments of the first half of the minor league season.

LF Darrell Ceciliani left this one in the second inning after a double. Hamstring perhaps?

Logan Verrett fought his way through six innings: 6 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K. The B-Mets’ recap makes it sound like he owes CF Alonzo Harris a thank you gift for two plays, one diving coming in, and one running on the warning track that saved hits and runs.