Jeurys Familia's last three starts have been his best run of success this year. 20.2 IP, 13 hits, 4 BB, 20 K. Mike Baxter joins Buffalo in the next step of his rehab assignment. Over the weekend Buffalo added Jeff Stevens back to their pen to offset losing Elvin Ramirez to the Mets.
AA: Binghamton Mets (46-54) @ NewBritain RockCats [MIN] (57-44) 7:05
RHP Greg Peavey 3-6, 6.09 vs. LHP Aaron Thompson 3-4, 5.57
The Mets get REO Speadwagon and New Britain gets Lady Gaga to perform... how does that add up?
Pedro Zapata was activated from the DL.
A+: Bradenton Marauders [PIT] (17-12) @ St. Lucie Mets (12-18) 6:30 ET
RHP Tyler Waldron 6-7, 4.96 vs. RHP Yohan Almonte 7-4, 5.92
St. Lucie returns home after a 2-9 roadtrip. Sunday's game was rained out after they managed to play just 5 innings of Saturday's game spread over a rainy weekend in Dunedin.
A: Kannapolis Intimidators [CH-AL] (12-17) @ Savannah SandGnats (13-17) 7:05LHP Jarrett Casey 4-3, 6.08 vs. RHP Logan Verrett 3-2, 3.43
Logan Verrett has walked just 9 batters in 57.2 IP this year, while allowing 7 HR. He's been up and down, with two rough outings and a complete game shutout in his last three starts, but the lack of walks has been consistent.
SSA: Aberdeen IronBirds (11-23) [BAL] @ Brooklyn Cyclones (20-12) 7:00 ETRHP Sebastian Vader 0-4, 6.92 vs. RHP Julian Hilario 0-2, 3.75
Kevin Plawecki is 9 of 22 in his last five games, with 3 doubles and 2 BB.
Aberdeen's Vader is allowing batters to hit .342 against him through hits first six starts.
R: Elizabethton Twins [MIN] (22-11) @ Kingsport Mets (9-20) 7:00 ETRHP Angel Mata 2-1, 3.20 vs. RHP Chris Flexen 0-0, 32.40
Chris Flexen made his professional debut 9 days ago with a rough 1.2 IP (6 hits, 1 BB, 6 K), now he gets his first start.