@ St. Lucie Mets 9, Jupiter Hammerheads 1 (7 innings)
The Mets banged out 18 runs on 23 hits over 14 innings and allowed three runs on ten hit in their doubleheader sweep Wednesday.
- Cory Vaughn left game one early in the fifth. I don't know why. The Mets starting outfield had Pedro Zapata in left, Cesar Puello in center and Vaughn in right. When Vaughn departed, Dock Doyle took over in left, Pedro Zapata slid over to center, pushing Puello to right. Huh? No question Puello has the best outfield arm of the group, but it does that justify moving the other two guys?
- Greg Peavey tossed three scoreless innings in game one, yielding one hit, one walk and fanning one. After fanning a 8.0 batters per nine in Savannah and walking 1.3/9 ip, in St. Lucie he's down to 5.8 K/9 with 2.2 BB/9.
- Cory Mazzoni followed Peavey, and gave up a homer and struck out a batter in his one inning of work.
- Pedro Zapata was a hitting star for St. Lucie, picking up two hits in both both games with a double and a triple in game one. The 23-year old is hitting .315/.354/.415 in 96 games in the FSL.
- Cesar Puello was 1-3 in both games and added a double and two RBI in game two. After his big July (.297/.337/.571) he's off to a slow start in his first ten games in August (.206/.300/.235) although he's already drawn four walks, which more than any other month except for May, when he earned seven.
- John Church in game two: CG, W, 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K