Designated "bullpen answer" Jenrry Mejia certainly was not the answer on Sunday, retiring just one of the five batters he faced. He threw under 50% strikes (10 of 22 pitches overall) while giving up a run on two hits, a walk and a HBP before manager Wally Backman pulled him to avoid running his pitch count any higher. He just did not throw enough strikes, although Backman noted that his velocity was up to 96 mph. In his two relief appearances versus Pawtucket, he allowed a run on three hits in 1.1 innings. Even if he does eventually take well to relieving, he has not yet.
SS Ronny Cedeno was 1-for-4 from the #2 spot in the order. He's 2-for-11 in three rehab games with Buffalo.
CF Matt den Dekker was 1-4 from the #3 hole. The single was his first in five games with the Bisons. It was the second straight game he hit third after hitting third five times in 58 games in double-A.
Garrett Olson: 2.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR - 5.00 ERA
The Curve, who sported the fourth-lowest OPS of any team in the Eastern League pounded out a season-high 15 runs on 20 hits in a game in which the B-Mets made matters worse with four errors.
The pitching offenders:
Greg Peavey: 5 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 HR. (It's never a good day when a pitcher allows more home runs than he has strikeouts) - 5.22 ERA
Adrian Rosario: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
Robert Carson: 0.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 K. Carson's ERA rose from 1.61 to 3.57 now in 22.2 innings after his disaster of an outing.
One bright spot in the game: 2B Reese Havens (.173/.306/.293) was 1-for-3 with a double, his seventh and two walks. He's walking a ton, but the hits are not falling for the former first-rounder, who's now 25 years old.