RHP Matt Bowman picked up plenty of support in his advanced-A debut. Bowman was fine: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K. He held the Cubs off the scoreboard through the first four innings, so perhaps they started to figure him out in the fifth.
On a night when the Mets scored 13 and bopped three homers, there were plenty of strong offensive performances. The most important to me is 3B Aderlin Rodriguez who was 2-for-5 with a homer, his fifth. His nice night pulled him up to .218/.250/.437 for the year. He ended Tuesday with a- .687 OPS his highest since the second day of the season. Again, the power is real.
DH Travis Taijeron continued his latest torrid streak, going 2-for-5 with dinger as well. Taijeron, the reigning FSL player of the week is hitting .419/.538/.839 in his last 10 games with seven doubles and a couple of homers. He’s now 24 in the FSL so this more or less falls into the category of an older guy beating up on younger players.
CF Eudy Pina, hitting in the leadoff spot had a monster day, becoming the first Gnat to hit two homers in a game this year, going 3-for-5 with a double, two homers and four RBI. The 22-year old Pina is heating up after a slow start and is up to .265/.374/.439. He plays a strong right field, and takes the most aggressive hacks at the plate of any Gnat.
SS Philip Evans was 3-for-4 with a homer, his first of the year. Four hits in his last two games have lifted his average back over .200 to .224/.313/.296. At .175/.256/.213 with nine errors in 23 games in April, he had one of the most disappointing first months in the system, but he’s off to a better start in May.
RHP Gabriel Ynoa was homer-prone: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 4 HR (!) as his ERA rose to 4.32.
It’s almost like the wind was blowing out….
No Nimmo. Still sidelined (left hand). He has not played since April 29.