Jenrry Mejia's second start of 2012 in his comeback from Tommy John Surgery was marred only by a home run by former Mets farmhand Stefan Welch. Mejia's line: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 9 ground outs, 1 fly out.
Back when he was rehabbing from his strained shoulder in August of 2010, he had a similarly dominating start on in the Florida State League August 2, fanning seven without issuing a walk in four innings. The real test for Mejia will be his next few outings against upper level competition.
CF Cesar Puello (.286/.333/.446 - 29 games) lifted his first home run of the year in a 1-for-4 night. He's behind last year's home run pace, but his overall extra-base hit rate of 11.6% in 2012 is up over his 7.4% rate in 2011.
2B Danny Muno (.292/.350/.479 - 36 games) was 2-for-3 with a walk and a double.
A: Savannah Sand Gnats 6, @ Charleston River Dogs 4 (10 innings)
RHP Rafael Montero: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K. According to the River Dogs' gameday, he threw strikes with 73% of his pitches (66 of 91). He's walked just four batters in 38.1 IP a rate of 2.6% or 0.94 BB/9. That's an amazing number, leads the SAL by a significant margin.
3B Aderlin Rodriguez was 4-for-5, with four singles, to lift his season line to .214/.278/.351. It was the first game with more than two hits in 2012 for the 20-year old.
23 year old SS/2B TJ Rivera was 2-5 to up his season tally to .365/.457/.540 in 35 games, but committed his team-leading ninth error of the year.