The Bisons overcame a short, wild start from Jeurys Familia thanks to homers from C Lucas May and SS Omar Quintanilla. Familia: 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 7 BB, 3 K. He threw just 39 of his 80 pitches for strikes in a start when he tied his career-high for walks.. For the year, he's walked 22 batters in 21.2 innings pitched. That's bad. Hey, at least he's whiffed 26. Still, his control is a wreck right now.
Jack Egbert followed Familia and settled things down with three scoreless innings. Egbert's 1.88 ERA is deceivingly good; half of the six runs he's allowed have been unearned.
CF Andres Torres was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, a walk, and a stolen base in his first rehab game in AAA.
The homerun for May was his second in as many games. The 27-year old is sitting at .209/.261/.558 with seven of his nine hits for extra-bases. Mike Nickeas looks safe for now with May's slow start, especially after the Bisons placed C Rob Johnson on the disabled list with a left knee sprain retroactive to Wednesday.
Lets start with one of the most pleasant surprises for the Mets in April: 3B Jefry Marte who was 2-for-3 with a walk to push his line so far to .375/.429/.500 with five walks against nine strikeouts. It's a lot of batting average, but it's also a lot of hits for a 20-year old in AA.
Matt den Dekker (.296/.356/.519 - 20 G) who was 0-for-3, was also hit by a pitch and was caught stealing. He's now just 2-for-6 stealing bases. That's... not good.
The B-Mets had more walks (6) than hits (4) in this one.
Mark Cohoon was fine: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 K. In 24 innings this year, he's walked nine and fanned 10. As his 6.11 ERA in AAA in 2011 illustrated, that's not going to work.
Fresh off his three days hanging around the big club, LHP Robert Carson tossed two scoreless innings with three strikeouts.
Elvin Ramirez retired the side in order in the ninth, to run his scoreless innings streak to 11.1. Look past the absurd 26 strikeouts for a moment and the five walks will illustrate that he's not quite ready for the next level.