-Duda should help a Buffalo offense that is sitting at a meager .200/.277/.321 after four games.
-In two appearances for Buffalo, Igarashi had fanned four, walked one, and did not allow a hit in 3.1 innings.
-The moves leave the Mets with a short bench, which until Jason Bay returns contains: one catcher, Mike Nickeas, one outfielder -either Willie Harris or Scott Hairston - and two infielders, Chin-lung Hu and whoever doesn't start at 2B -Daniel Murphy or Brad Emaus. That's a pretty big handicap for Terry Collins, isn't it?
With the Bisons now short a pitcher, RHP Dylan Owen was promoted from AA Binghamton to the Bisons. RHP Brandon Moore was transferred from the Brooklyn roster to AA-Binghmaton. Owen, who will turn 25 later this summer, has had one awful outing and one solid outing out of the B-Mets' bullpen. Moore, who was exiled on the Brooklyn roster for the season's first four games has not made a game appearance yet.
Jeurys Familia LoveKevin Goldstein writing this morning at Baseball Prospectus on Jeurys Familia:
"Every team has a guy like Familia: young and athletic, with excellent size and stuff, yet the results just aren't there. Familia is repeating the Florida State League after putting up a 5.58 ERA there last year, but at this rate, his return engagement won't last long. Sitting at 90-97 mph with his fastball and showing a much-improved power breaking ball, Familia faced the minimum 21 batters in his seven innings on Friday, allowing just one hit and striking out seven. Six-foot-three and long-armed, the 21-year-old Dominican has a history of control problems and still needs to improve his changeup to avoid a trip to the bullpen.."Even better might be his assessment of the top three Mets' pitching prospects:
"with 2010 first-round pick Matt Harvey and top prospect Jenrry Mejia both impressing in their season debuts, the Mets suddenly have a trio of power arms to make many organizations jealous."New Stance for MartinezRob Castellano, who writes intelligently about the Mets Minor League system at Amazin' Avenue picked up on a new batting stance for Fernando Martinez early this season versus last year. His picture is below.