The St. Lucie offense is just rolling, pounding out 10 runs on 15 hits. The latest addition was rehabbing CF Andres Torres who was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. He played six innings defensively. With the news that Jason Bay has bruised ribs, Torres' return would give the Mets more options if Bay needs to miss time. For example, Kirk Nieuwenhuis could slide to a corner, and with Torres in center, the Mets' outfield defensive should measurably improve.
DJ Carrasco threw a scoreless inning with a strikeout to begin the ballgame in his first rehab appearance.
Who else did the hitting?
RF/CF Cesar Puello: 3-5, 2 2B, RBI
LF Cory Vaughn: 3-4, HR, HBP, 3 RBI
Puello (.244/.306/.400 - 11 G) seems to be settling in a little bit. After 10 strikeouts in his first five games, sandwiched around a week off to rest a bruise on his foot, the 21-year old has whiffed just three times in his last six games and picked up four doubles and a triple over that time.
Vaughn (pictured at right) is off to a strong start going .314/.417/.529 in 14 games. It's still early and all, but his strikeout rate is lower than at either Savannah or St. Lucie last year and his extra-base hit rate is higher.
Gonzalez Germen was very hittable: 3.1 IP IP, 5 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 HR.
Kyle Allen, making his first appearance of 2012, was not: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, ER, 0 BB, 3 K. Allen is now 22, and will be repeating the FSL for the third straight year.