Jefry Marte (.297/.371/.461): 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI.
Cesar Puello was 2-5 and has now hit safely in his last seven games, going 10-for-29 with two doubles, a triple and a homer in that span with four walks and four strikeouts. He's hitting .345/.424/.586 in those seven games.
I talked to a scout today who saw Puello last year and told me that he thinks Puello "is going to be a star." He might never be a superstar, but who is? In all seriousness, though, he loved the outfielder's five-tool potential.
Wilmer Flores (.265/.296/.365) was 0-4 before earning an ejection in the eighth inning. Think he's frustrated by his .205/.228/.318 line in May?
Tobi Stoner: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 HR, 0 BB, 4 K. In 15 IP in St. Lucie, he's given up 21 hits, 13 runs and three bombs. Forget AAA for a moment, he's not helping St. Lucie.
The lanky lefty is fast becoming one of the cool stories of the 2011 season in the Mets system. Signed as a non-drafted free agent last summer, Huchingson split his time at the University of Central Arkansas as a pitcher and outfielder. He's funky, hides the ball well and has a live arm. He's a three pitch guy right now, fastball, curveball and changeup. He throws out of a low 3/4 arm slot, so there are times when the curve has more sweep to it. Huchingson talked about Tuesday here.
He started the last two times through the Savannah rotation in part so that he can throw more innings, and in part to limit Erik Goeddel's workload. The plan is to have those two guys share the spot in the rotation.
Meanwhile, Erik Goeddel relieved Huchingson and tossed three scoreless, hitless innings of his own.
2B Robbie Shields (.289/.376/.470) was 0-4, snapping his 12-game hitting streak.
Cory Vaughn (.331/.469/.477) was 2-4.
The Gnats, who have won three games in a row, lead the SAL Southern Division at 22-22.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 0-1, 2 BB.
Dylan Owen: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
The B-Mets seventh rainout. Crazy. Awful.
They'll play two Wednesday.