The story here is Luis Mateo’s AA debut. It did not go well, and then it ended early. His line: 3 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 2 Balks.
Mateo came out for the fourth, but after a visit from the trainer and manager Pedro Lopez, he left the game.
Lopez said Mateo’s issue was in his right forearm/elbow. Mateo got checked out by the team doctor, but he may also get an MRI to be safe.
— Lynn Worthy (@PSBLynn) April 16, 2013
Baseball Prospectus’ Hudson Belinsky has more details and they are not good. Via twitter, “A little bit more detail on Luis Mateo: threw three pitches in the top of the fourth inning, all fastballs in the low 80s. This after running the FB up to 95 in the inning prior. Looked to be in pain, catcher walked out after third pitch, then he left the game.”
Mateo has a history of elbow problems: his original contract with the Giants in 2008 was voided when the team found bone chips in his elbow.
The B-Mets had only four hits, and none in the first six innings. Cesar Puello had one of ‘em, a double, his second extra-base hit in 10 games over which time he has hit .242/.342/.303 with four walks and 12 strikeouts.