Hey, remember that power-hitting 1B the Mets used to have? Also, remember that guy who hit .161/.242/.258 in 55 games this year in New York? Well, he's hit safely in five straight games in AAA, and has back-to-back two homerun games. In 11 games in AAA, he's hit .333/.480/.744 with four doubles and four homers, to go with nine walks and seven strikeouts. Everything is good there. Ike Davis is hitting for power, he's walking and not striking out too much.
It's almost like it's easier for a player to learn something and iron out their kinks at an easier level. Remember this next time you wonder why a player has not been promoted.
2B Wilmer Flores also homered, his eighth of the year. The 21-year-old is hitting .309/.349/.504 with 23 doubles, four triples and eight homers (that's 35 XBH total) in 71 games.
Chris Schwinden (3-7, 6.37) was Schwindeny: 5 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
Who didn't play? RF Cesar Puello had his second-straight night off. According to Press & Sun Bulletin beat man, Lynn Worthy, Puello had a sore foot. One of the dangers of leading the Eastern League in HBP is the cost of missing a few games with nicks and bruises.
RHP Logan Verrett (8-3, 3.97): 7.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 11 K, 2 HR. Verrett threw a silly 78% of his pitches for strikes which explains the 11k/1 BB, but the hits and homers are the result of so many below average fastballs in the zone. In a league where the average ERA is 4.04, Verrett, at 3.97 is basically average. He's fourth in walk rate, fourth in innings pitched, and has allowed the second most HR in the League (13).