AA Saturday: Rafael Montero Rolls Again; Cory Vaughn Homers Again

AA: Binghamton Mets 3, @ New Hampshire Fisher Cats (TOR) 0 

Montero B-Mets HeadRafael Montero  (pictured) was effective again: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K. Once again, he threw lots of strikes – 68% (65 of 95).

His four-start line: 1.59 ERA, 22.2 IP, 15 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 HR, 1 BB, 27 K, .183 opponents’ average. He’s the owner of a 1% walk rate and a 32% strikeout rate.  That’s a pretty remarkable four-start run for the 22-year old.

LHP Jack Leathersich followed Montero with two scoreless innings with two more walks and four more strikeouts. In 7.2 innings, he’s walked 7 and fanned 12. The more important number is the walks. That’s not going to work.

SS Wilfredo Tovar  (.173/.232/.231 – 16 G) was 2-for-4 with two doubles, lifting his season doubles total to three, and coming up with his second two-hit game of the year.

RF Cory Vaughn homered for the second straight night, his third homer in his last six games to push his season line to .275/.351/.529 with six extra-base hits, six walks and 17 whiffs in 14 games. Vaughn’s buddy, LF Darrell Ceciliani reached base four times, going 2-for-2 with two walks, an stolen base. The free passes were numbers two and three for him in his 14th game and lifted his season average to .222/.276/.296.