Monday 5/20 Games

Rafael Montero gets a shot at AAA as each affiliate begins a new series today.
Andrew Brown was probably the most likely candidate to see some first base time with the Mets in the near future, but he’s gone on the DL with an oblique strain suffered in last nights game.

AA: Binghamton Mets (24-19) @ New Britain Rock Cats [MIN] (20-23) Listen
Monday 6:35 ET – RHP Logan Verrett (5-1, 3.15) vs. LHP Pat Dean (1-4, 5.67)

Logan Verrett allowed 3 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks, striking out 5 over 7 IP in this last start.
Cory Vaughn has been named Eastern League player of the week for May 13-19 hitting .400 with 9 RBI.
Pat Dean gave up 7 runs on 6 hits and 2 BB/2 K in his last start at Bowie. He has a 3.45 ERA at home.
New Britain is on a 7 game losing streak, falling to four games back of Binghamton for second place. They are led offensively by C Josmil Pinto (.329/.414/.551) with 8 home runs and OF Daniel Ortiz (.293/.337/.490) who is currently on a 7 game hitting streak. Their pitching is last in the EL with a 1.48 whip


A+: St. Lucie Mets (24-17) @ Dunedin Blue Jays [TOR] (24-16) Listen
Monday 6:30 ET – RHP Matt Bowman (2-0, 2.08) vs. RHP Josh Johnson (NR)

Matt Bowman had it all working in his last start, allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 9 over 7 IP. Over two levels he has struck out 42 over 43.2 IP and has as many wins as walks (6).
Josh Johnson is doing some rehab with Dunedin tonight.  3B/SS Andy Burns leads their offense with a .331/.421/.545 line with 4 triples, 14 SB in 20 attempts, and 22 BB to 19 K.  The Dunedin staff has put up the best whip in the FSL at 1.12 and the second best ERA at 3.15 allowing the least hits in the league.


A: Charleston RiverDogs [NYY] (24-16) @ Savannah Sand Gnats (24-17) Listen
Monday 7:05 ET – RHP Cesar Vargas (1-1, 4.11) vs. RHP Gabriel Ynoa (4-2, 4.08)

Cesar Vargas limited the Gnats 1 run in his last start despite 4 hits, 3 walks, and 1 K over 3.1 IP.
In his last start Gabriel Ynoa pitched into the 7th inning for the third time this year, going 6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 6K against the RiverDogs. He has struck out 37 and walked 7 in 39.2 IP over 7 starts.
Brandon Nimmo still hasn’t found his hand well enough to return to the lineup.
Charleston won 3 of 4 against Greenville to remain a half game ahead of the Gnats for first place. Their pitching leads the SAL in strike outs with 10.3/9 IP.  Catcher Pete O’Brien is hitting .325/.381/.573 with 14 doubles and 5 home runs, and is on a 9 game hitting streak. He was the Yankees 2nd round pick last year.


AAA: Las Vegas 51s (20-21) @ Iowa Cubs [CHC] (16-24) Listen
Monday 7:35 ETRHP Rafael Montero (4-3, 3.47 in AA) vs. RHP Barret Loux (2-2, 8.22)

Tonight’s game has been postponed to tomorrow.  They will play two beginning at 1:05 ET.

Brian Bogusevic leads the Iowa Cubs hitting .362/.454/.531 with 9 SB.
Blake Parker has struck out 21 and walked 9 while picking up 5 saves over 13 relief appearances.

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