Brad Holt pitched to six batters in his return from a sprained ankle. His night: single (by rehabbing Asdrubal Cabrera), walk, flyout, walk, 2 RBI single, 3 run HR, showers. The good news from the B-Mets 8-3 loss to the Aeros: 1B Ike Davis continues to hit. He was 2-4 with two doubles and is now 7-for-16 (.438) with five walks (.571 OBP) and three doubles (.625) in his first five AA games. No, I don't think he's the cure for the Mets offensive woes.
Brandon Knight gave up four runs in 5.1 IP in the Bisons 4-1 loss to Charlotte. The Bisons had four hits.
Savannah's ninth inning rally fell short as the Gnats dropped a 4-3 decision to Charleston. Kyle Allen (5-3, 4.26) gave up four runs on eight hits in 4.2 innings. Eric Beaulac (3-4, 2.72) was dominant out of the bullpen, giving up just a hit and a walk while striking out six in four shutout innings. As a starter in 32.1 IP, Beaulac has walked 4.1/9 while in 24 innings out of the bullpen that drops to 2.25/9. Out of the 'pen, he's striking out 11.6 batters per nine, while as a starter that drops slightly to 9.6. Beaulac and Allen have been operating in tandem, "piggybacking" all season. In April they alternated starts. Beaulac started in May and now Allen has started in June. I like piggybacking pitchers when an organization has enough depth to justify it because it gets everyone plenty of innings. However, Beaulac is 22, St. Lucie needs some pitchers, and I'd sure like to see how he does in the FSL for the season's final two months.