Mets Minors Report 5/16: Wheeler’s Fine, Puello and Boyd Flattening Baseballs, Syndergaard On The Hill Tonight

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  • Zack Wheeler‘s MRI didn’t show any structural damage, but one has to wonder what could have cause so much inflammation in his throwing shoulder, that he would need a cortisone shot. Hopefully this isn’t a situation where the cortisone masks the pain and inflammation while the root cause of the inflammation does not get addressed. I don’t know if we should breathe a sigh of relief, or continue to hold our breath.
  • Jacob deGrom pitched his best game since being called up to Binghamton. He pitched seven solid innings last night, striking out six and walking one.
  • Cesar Puello has really exploded offensively the past ten games. Four out of his five home runs have come during that span, and almost half of his RBI (10 out of his 22). He now has his season average up to .288 and is showing why he is one of the Mets top twenty prospects.
  • Jayce Boyd continues to impress. He had two doubles in yesterday’s and raised his average to .356 on the year. An even more impressive stat is his 23 walks on the year to his 15 strikeouts. The kid is a professional hitter and will be manning first base at Citi Field within the next couple of years. While there has been a lot of buzz about Kevin Plawecki in Savannah this season, Boyd has been just as good.
  • Alex Panteliodis has been solid since coming off the disabled list, and his start was ruined by five St. Lucie errors last night. Since joining St. Lucie, he has pitched 16 innings, striking out 13 hitters and only walking two.
  • Noah Syndergaard takes the hill for St. Lucie tonight at 6:35 PM. I will be tweeting and have a recap of his performance up on MMO immediately following the game. You can follow me on Twitter here.

Stat Line of the Day

Cesar Puello: 3-for-5, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 R

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Quote of the Day

Terry Collins after hearing the news about Zack Wheeler:

“I’m very happy and relieved. We’ve got to protect ourselves sometimes. When we get bad news, you can’t have an air of ‘woe-is-us’ kind of an attitude. I was certainly very worried. Anytime you have a kid with that kind of talent, when they talk about arm stuff, especially when they talk about the shoulder area, it scares you to death. So it’s great news.”

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