Anthony Kay's first start for Triple-A Syracuse didn't exactly go as planned.
The 31st-overall pick in the 2016 draft pitched a scoreless first inning against Gwinnett, but the Stripers got after the lefty in the second inning, striking for three runs on four hits in the frame.
Overall, Kay allowed five earned runs over four innings of work, striking out six hitters. Kay showed some command issues on Friday, as only 49 of his 83 pitches were strikes. He also allowed a two-run home run to Sean Kazmar in the third inning.
Prior to being called up to Triple-A, Kay had posted a 7-3 record with a 1.49 ERA record for Double-A Binghamton. The lefty is rated as the Mets' seventh-best prospect by MLB Pipeline.