The B-Mets scored five times in the second inning, but it was not enough for Logan Verrett.
Verrett's (6-2, 3.86) line: 5 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HR, 1 HBP. Woof.
Also on the pitching side, LHP Jack Leathersich fanned three more batters, without issuing a walk in a perfect ninth. As Amazin' Avenue's Jeff Paternostro pointed out earlier this week, Leathersich (pictured) has been sitting 93-94 miles an hour with his fastball and touching 95. That's a few ticks harder than he was throwing in April, or when I saw a lot of him in Savannah. At that kind of velocity, I really start to believe in him a whole lot more. Leathersich finished May by allowing no runs and only five hits in his 12.1 innings while walking three and fanning 27 of the 46 batters he faced. That's a walk rate of 6.5% and a strikeout rate of 59%! For reference, in April, he walked batters at a 17% rate, and fanned 'em at a 35% rate. Leathersich has allowed runs in just one of his 19 outings (a four-run blowup at the end of April) and stranded all five runners he has inherited. He's awfully close to punching his ticket to Las Vegas.
RF Cesar Puello (.293/.376/.494 - 45 gms) was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.