This one had a good, crazy ending. The Mets took a 8-2 lead to the ninth when the Cardinals tied it up with six runs against relievers Kyle Allen and Adrian Rosario. The Mets then won it with two outs in the bottom of the ninth when SS TJ Rivera singled, advanced to second on 2B Danny Muno’s bunt and scored on C Blake Forsythe’s RBI single.
The 23-year old Rivera hit his way out of the SAL and had two knock on Tuesday. While he’s still hitting .307/.346/.411 in the FSL, his power and walk rates have declined versus the SAL. He’ll play in the upper minors as a a nice organizational middle infielder.
Fellow 23-year old Danny Muno had a monster night, going 4-for-4 with a triple and a homerun. He’s hitting .386/.429/.553 in 10 games in August and .286/.378/.437 overall in 65 games in the season in which he was busted for an anabolic steroid metabolite. Most impressively, his Metsian plate discipline: 35 walks against 39 strikeouts.
Jack Leathersich fanned five of the six batters he faced in relief of Chase Huchingson: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K.
No Aderlin Rodriguez again. The 20-year old has not played in a week. I’m not sure why, yet.
After giving up just one earned run in his previous three starts, Alex Panteliodis gave up six in 5.2 innings Tuesday. The lefty’s line: 5.2 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 5 K. I thought the Legends had a really good approach against Panteliodis. They realized at some point that his curveball was a non-factor and were able to poke line drives back into centerfield.