AA Saturday: Cesar Puello and Travis Taijeron Support Rafael Montero

AA: Binghamton Mets 9, @ Altoona Curve (PIT) 3 

Montero B-Mets HeadSo, Rafael Montero seems to have AA figured out. His line Saturday: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K. He threw 67% of his pitches (65 of 96) for strikes. In his three starts since his AAA cameo, Montero has just dominated the AA Eastern League: 20 IP, 11 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 18 K.

RF Cesar Puello continues to just crush the baseball. After a Saturday in which he was 3-for-5 with a homer (his sixth) and four RBI he has four straight multi-hit games and is  up to .333/.408/.619 in 51 games in AA with 11 doubles and 13 homers. His six games in the month of June: .600/.630/1.440 (15-for-25) with three doubles and six homers.

LF Travis Taijeron had a nice AA debut, falling a triple shy of a cycle in a 3-for-5 effort with a homer. Taijeron was on fire in his last month in advanced-A: .349/.429/.675 w/ 17 2B, 8 HR, 13 BB, and 36 K in his last 36 gms in dating back to April 26.