Anthony Kay has been tearing up Double-A, and the Mets rewarded him with a promotion to Triple-A Syracuse, sources told SNY's Andy Martino. Ryley Gilliam was also promoted with Kay.
In 12 starts this season, Kay owns a stellar 1.49 ERA and 0.92 WHIP with 70 strikeouts to 23 walks over 66.1 innings.
Back on May 20, Kay threw a seven-inning no-hitter during a doubleheader with Binghamton. Shutouts have been common for Kay this season, with his last start resulting in no runs coming across on three hits over 5.1 innings.
His performance this season vaulted him up Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects list, and now he's moving up the ranks for the Mets as well. If Kay can have the same success in Triple-A as he did in Double-A, a stint with the Mets near the end of the season would certainly be in the cards.
And if he does make it to the Mets, Kay won't be fazed by the moment.
"He's gonna want the ball," his former UConn coach Josh MacDonald told SNY back in May. "And he's certainly not afraid of the moment -- at least for us he wasn't. I think he's one of these guys who -- he's going out there to win the game."