Is it crazy, or funny, or sad that I thought this line (5.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 5 K) might be progress for Brad Holt (2-4, 5.60) until I read the walk column?? That's now 30 strikeouts against 24 walks in 35.1 innings (6.2 BB/9) in Advanced-A.? Holt walked 13 in 43.1 (2.7 BB/9) at the same level last year.? Why is his walk rate over 2x what it was last year?? Figure that out, and the Mets would like to talk to you.
And lookee here, in his first FSL game of the year, Brant Rustich gave up two hits and struck out a batter in a scoreless inning.? The big guy is now 25, but has been effective when he's been on the hill.? His 2010 was delayed by a broken arm suffered at the end of '09. Rustich, like Lutz, is a nice AFL candidate to make up for lost playing time during the regular season.