A full slate of evening action, following the Mets hosting the Cubs
AAA: Buffalo Bisons (44-45) @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (48-41) 7:00 ET
LHP Garrett Olsen 3-5, 4.78 vs. Ramon Ortiz 6-3, 2.85
Olsen’s rotation spot has been strangely secure this year. However with the return of Hefner and Schwinden, and the likely promotion of Zack Wheeler after the all star break, that would seem to be coming to an end. His whip is 1.67 on the season. Jack Egbert has been put on the DL.
The SWB active roster includes former Mets/Bisons: John Maine, Nelson Figueroa, Mike O’Connor, Ryota Igarashi, and Gustavo Molina. This is not a joke, or it’s on SWB fans.
AA: Binghamton Mets (39-46) @ Altoona Curve (42-43) @ 7:00 ET
RHP Cory Mazzoni 1-2, 6.35 vs. RHP Kyle McPherson 1-2, 4.76
Mazzoni allowed 9 hits including 2 HR over 4 IP in his last start, which was against Altoona.
Francisco Pena is hitting .242 (8 of 33) / .306 / .424 since his promotion to AA, catching every other day for the most part. For St. Lucie his OPB was .305 and his SLG was .423… eerie.
A+: Bradenton Marauders (10-6) @ St. Lucie Mets (7-9) 6:30 ET
LHP Eliecer Navarro 2-4, 3.71 vs. LHP Angel Cuan 4-5, 3.34
Both starting pitchers are from Panama. That has to be a rare occurrence, even at this level.
A: Charleston RiverDogs (9-6) @ Savannah Sand Gnats (5-10) 5:05 ET
RHP William Oliver 3-3, 4.43 vs. RHP Alex Panteliodes 3-4, 3.81
RHP Brett Gerritse 1-3, 5.02 vs. LHP Jim Fuller 3-4, 3.81
Panteliodes and Fuller piggybacked last Saturday, so its a good day for two. They combined for 6.2 innings of shut out ball.
SSA: Jamestown Jammers (6-12) @ Brooklyn Cyclones (14-5) 6:00 ET
RHP Matt Milroy (0-0, 6.00) vs. RHP Luis Mateo (3-0, 0.51)
Mateo has struck out 22 and allowed 9 base runners in his first three starts, 17.2 IP.
R: Kingsport Mets (4-11) @ Pulaski Mariners (7-10) 7:00 ET
RHP Robert Gsellman 1-0, 3.72 vs. RHP Rigoberto Garcia 2-1, 4.34
18 year old Californian Gsellman issued 5 BB in his last start, after none in his first start.