Its Zack Wheeler day in the media and Adam Rubin provides an in depth piece about his childhood, the competitiveness between he and his two brothers, and his fathers worries about living up to the fans expectations.
Jeff Ferrell has struck out 19 and walked 13 over 7 starts. In his last start he allowed 3 runs on 9 hits over 6.2 IP.
Noah Syndergaard had his last start cut short by rain, striking out 2 over 2.1 IP before the game was halted. He’s struck out 54 and walked 15 over 52.2 IP. St. Lucie has not been able to play an as scheduled 9 inning game unaffected by rain since last Sunday May 26th.
In his last four starts Carlos Torres has allowed 8 runs (7 ER) on 19 hits and 4 walks, while striking out 25 over 25.2 IP.
Mike Kickham filled in for Vogelsong last week, allowing 4 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks over 2.1 IP. He had put up a 1.74 ERA in five May starts for the Grizzlies, earning the chance on the big league level.
AA: Binghamton Mets (33-24) off
Beginning Tuesday the B-Mets will host Trenton (31-26) for a three game set as the two New York affiliates battle for first with Portland. In early May Binghamton lost two of three in Trenton. Since then a change at the top of the batting order has sparked the B-Mets offense, as Danny Muno and Josh Rodriguez have taken over the top two spots in the lineup and the team has gone 13-6 since. This is the first time since July 5th 2008 that Binghamton has been 9 games over .500
A: Savannah Sand Gnats (34-22) off
The Gnats have a three game home stand against Lexington (30-27) before heading to Rome for 4 games in 3 days there. Lexington sits in 6th place 4.5 games back of the Gnats. Savannah went 18-13 in May, but lost 5 of 6 to Charleston (33-21) allowing them to move into first place, percentage points ahead with 14 games left for the first half title. Charleston plays last place Greenville at home this week, then plays them again next week on the road.