Tuesday in Short-Season Ball: Danny Muno Hits, Philip Evans Debuts, Juan Urbina’s Up and Down Start

SSA: @ Tri-City ValleyVats 7, Brooklyn Cyclones 4

 

SS Danny Muno just keeps hitting: 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.  The Mets eight-round pick out of Fresno State, the 22-year old Muno is sitting at .332/.434/.492, tops in the NYP in on-base percentage and third in slugging.

 

R – APP
Danville Braves 7, @ Kingsport Mets 5

LHP Juan Urbina, coming off one of his best outings of 2011 cruised through three innings, allowing just a single over the minimum before it fell apart on him in a six-run fourth inning. His final line: 4 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR.

R- GCL
@ GCL Mets 4, GCL Cardinals 2

SS Philip Evans, the Mets 15th round pick, who received the third-highest signing bonus in the Mets draft class, made his professional debut going 1-for-3 with a walk, a strikeout and two runs scored from the #3 spot in the batting order.
Hitting in front of Evans, CF Brandon Nimmo was 0-4 with three strikeouts. As people pointed out to me on both twitter and email, he’s now whiffed in seven of his last eight at bats. My response: chill. He’s played four games as a professional at age 18 without having played high school baseball.

Bob Gsellman, the Mets’ 13th rounder out of Santa Monica, made his first professional start, tossing three innings of one-run ball with no walks, two hits and a strikeout.