Collin McHugh has struck out 15 and walked 4 over 18 IP. With Laffey having been DFA its worth noting that McHugh would be on turn to pitch Fri or Sat should Shawn Marcum not be available to start for the Mets. Recently signed Sean Henn joined the 51s yesterday and chipped in, getting out of a mess in the 7th. Adam Kolarek was returned to Binghamton, and now that Robert Carson has joined the Mets the 51s are a man short in the pen.
Christian Friedrich has not pitched more than 4 innings in any of his three starts, striking out 6 and walking 7 over 10 IP. He has not allowed a homer and has twice been the victim of multiple unearned runs.
Ten days ago Logan Verrett faced NH, going 7 IP with 7 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K. On the year he has struck out 11 and walked 6, with 3 homers. Deck McGuire matched Verrett on that day with 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K, and got the win when the Cats scored in the 8th against John Church. Church has allowed 3 runs in 7 appearances (10K, 3 BB, 8.1 IP), but has managed to pick up two Losses.
Charlotte batters are last in the FSL with 29 walks, and return home having taken 2 out of 3 in Jupiter after losing 2 of 3 in St. Lucie.
Logan Taylor has struck out 9 and walked 1 over 9 IP in his two starts, his last was 4 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K.
Matt Koch has gone 1-1, 12.71 following Taylor, striking out 8 and walking none. That ERA will need a while to recover from his 6 ER in 1.2 IP first outing.
Shane Watson has struck out 13 and walked 3 over his 17 IP this year.