HittersThe FSL Mets pounded out 11 runs on 16 hits, which is nice.
- CF Cesar Puello, in his second game back from a dislocated finger was 4-for-4 with two stolen bases, numbers 16 and 17 on the year. After swiping 45 bags in the SAL last year, I'm a little surprised to see him shy of 20 at this point in the year. Still, the important thing is that Puello is hitting. After a .242/.297/.350 line in 64 games in the first half, the 20-year old is up to .280/.341/.467 in 45 games in the second half. It's the second year in a row in which he's had a big second half. For reference, the FSL has hit .262/.331/.385 as a league in 2011. Is that enough to earn him a shot at AA to start 2012, or will the Mets start him back in the Florida State League with an eye on a mid-season promotion to Binghamton? I suspect it'll be the later.
- DH Cory Vaughn was 2-5 with a pair of homers, a two-run jack and a three run shot that put the game out of reach in the ninth. In 55 games in the FSL, he's hit .233/.330/.394 with seven jacks after four homers in 68 games in the SAL.
- Gilbert Gomez was 4-5 with a pair of solo home runs. The 19-year old was shifted from the GCL to the Florida State League when the FSL team was short on outfielders in the second half after Matt den Dekker and Juan Lagares were promoted to AA Binghamton and really started playing when both Puello and Vaughn were banged up. He's more than held his own which is impressive in its own right considering the levels (NYP, SAL) he's skipped. His big day Sunday moved his triple-slash line from .268/.348/.439 to .326/.392/.609 in 14 games. Yay for fun with small samples. At 6'3", 190lbs, he's played nearly every day for the last two weeks, mixing two games in centerfield with four in right field and seven in left.
- 1B Stefan Welch (.271/.360/.446) was 2-5 with a triple and a homer - his 16th of the year. The Aussie turned 23 a few weeks ago. He should get his first crack at AA next year.
PitchersRHP Greg Peavey: 4 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 Er, 2 BB, 2 K. I'd hoped for better from Peavey than a 4.07 ERA and just 36 K in 55.1 IP in the FSL.
LHP Josh Edgin: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K. Nice bounce-back after blowing a save Friday. So, 23 relief appearances in the FSL: 1.89 ERA, 33.1 IP, 28 H, 35 K, 11 BB. See you in AA in 2012.