Jeurys Familia: 4 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 6 BB, 3 K. Yuck.
The 'Pigs touched Familia for four runs in the first on three hits, two walks. He walked a batter an inning in each of the second through fourth innings and gave up a pair of hits in the third, but did not allow a run. He then left two runners aboard (at first and second with no out) in the fifth and Dylan Owen allowed both to score. His three-start line is not pretty: 13.2 IP, 15 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 12 BB, 15 K. It's not good, but it's only three starts in AAA. Obviously, he's struggling to throw strikes. As with Harvey, if his ERA is still north of six in a month, then it's time to be concerned. Familia walked too many hitters in the low minors; in 2010, he walked 74 in 121 innings in advanced-A on his way to a 5.58 ERA. The last time he issued as many as six walks in a game: July 21, 2010 against Clearwater, like the Iron Pigs, a Phillies affiliate.
After going 0-2 with four walks Sunday, Zach Lutz was 3-for-5 Monday. The 25-year-old is hitting a robust .341/.449/.561 with five extra-base hits and eight walks, in his first dozen games of 2012.
CF Matt den Dekker was 2-3 with a double to run his hitting streak to eight games. He's sitting at .308/.372/.513 through his first 10 games.
LHP Mark Cohoon (0-2, 3.27): 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K.
Oh boy. Elvin Ramirez fanned four in two scoreless innings. He's been dominant so far in his 5.1 scoreless innings of action. He's punched out 10 and yielded just two hits. Ramirez made just three appearances for Binghamton before the
Astros Nationals selected him in the 2010 rule 5 draft, but his start out of the bullpen is easily one of the nice stories of the first two weeks for the B-Mets.
No Jefry Marte - out with a strained hamstring.