Good grief. Jeurys Familia (2-6, 6.38): 5.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 6 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP, 1 WP. That's 58 (!) walks, 20 wild pitches and 71 strikeouts in 73.1 innings for Familia. He's walked 7.1 batters per nine.
CF Juan Lagares was 2-4 and is now up to .317/.333/.512 in his last ten games. Lagares is some plate discipline from becoming a guy I could be very excited about. Seriously. The 21-year old has drawn 2 walks in 110 AB over 27 games in St. Lucie.
.A: @ West Virginia Power 8, @ Savannah Sand Gnats 4The Gnats lost their fourth straight, and second in a row in West Virginia. However, the good story is the continued progress of the 19-year olds.
3B Jefry Marte (.262/.332/.401 - pictured) was 2-4 with two doubles and 2 RBI. He's hit safely in 13 of his last 15 games, going .439 (25-for-57) with six doubles, two triples and two home runs in that time while lifting his batting average from .228 to .262. Marte's sitting at .351/.383/.597 in 19 games in July.
RF Cesar Puello was 2-4, scored twice and stole two bases. He's now 33-for-40 stealing bases this year and hitting .319/.420/.377 in July. Is Puello the best Mets' farmhand no one's talking about? There's been very little chatter on him (I think), but he's made huge strides this year.
RHP Taylor Whitenton (5-5, 4.14) just didn't have it: 2.2 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K.