Last Friday, Jeurys Familia (pictured) landed on Baseball America’s prospect Hot Sheet for a pair of strong starts in which he pitched with “increased tempo.” Monday, he had the same control issues that have plagued him all year: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K – 60% strikes.
Mike Baxter DHed in his first game with the Bisons and was 2-for-5 with a pair of strikeouts and an RBI.
Zach Lutz, who has five hits in his last two games pulled himself back to the .300 mark wit ha 2-for-5 with a double and a homer. At age 26, he’s hitting .300/.406/.492 in 38 games with the Bisons with 41 strikeouts.
DH Allan Dykstra hit a pair of homers and walked twice. Injuries have held the 25-year old to just 27 games, but when he’s played, he’s bopped .329/.477/.529 with four homers, and 21 walks against 26 strikeouts in 27 games. His age and the strikeouts argue strongly against his ability to be a productive Major League hitter, but the fact that the Mets turned Eddie Kunz into a minor league masher is some kind of win.