RF Travis Taijeron was 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and two RBI. The 24-year-old Taijeron (.245/.330/.526 – 56 gms in AA) has pretty much gone for an all-or-nothing approach in AA as he has more extra-base hits (29) than singles (19) and a whole mess of strikeouts 66. It’s certainly a modern baseball approach in which power is a priority amid the recognition that doubles and homeruns are more valuable than singles (duh!). The cost is that a player will be on base less, and that too has value.
RHP Logan Verrett (11-6, 4.37): 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
RHP Jeff Walters (36th save): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2K. That’s 57 K/16 BB for Walters in 53 innings. See you on the 40-man roster. One interesting piece is that while many prospects are dealing with major innings jumps this time of year, Walters, a reliever a year ago between Savannah and St. Lucie is not. He threw a combined 54.2 innigns in 2012 and is sitting on 53.0 right now. If he appears in a few more games in the regular season and the Eastern League playoffs, he should still have a few bullets left if the Mets want to give him a look in the big leagues in mid-late September. The other option for the Mets, instead of a big league look, is to give him a month off and then send him out to the Arizona Fall League.