Mets Minors Report 5/28: Wheeler Still Rusty, Pena Smoking Hot, Where’s Nimmo?
Last Night’s Quick Scores
- Las Vegas topped Salt Lake, 9-7.
- Binghamton defeated Portland, 6-5.
- St. Lucie had the day off.
- Savannah topped Greenville, 4-1.
- Zack Wheeler was arguably rustier in yesterday’s start, than he was in his first game back from his brief DL stint. His three walks were the most he’s given up since April 25. In his two starts from returning from the DL, he has pitched in nine innings, and has six strikeouts to five walks. He also has given up four home runs. Wheeler is as rusty as the Tin Man right now.
- MMN’s Player of The Week, Josh Rodriguez, continued to scorch the ball yesterday. He was 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI.
- Allan Dykstra is having himself a solid season. The 2008 first round draft pick was 3-for-5 with two doubles and a home run in yesterday’s win for Binghamton. His season average is now just under the .300 mark at .298, and he has five home runs and 26 RBI. He also leads the team with a .960 OPS (he also leads the team with a .440 OBP).
- Brandon Nimmo has yet to play in a game after being placed on the DL with a hand contusion — he has been out since April 29. After a torrid start, he was 0-for-20 in the four games before hitting the DL. He tweaked his lower back just before he was activated and we are still waiting for his return.
- How’s this for hot — since getting the call to Las Vegas, Francisco Pena is hitting .385 with four home runs and 10 RBI in eight games (two home runs in yesterday’s game). Before his call-up, in 21 games with Binghamton, Pena was hitting .246 with no home runs and four RBI — gotta love a hitter’s league. Check out MMN for a Prospect Spotlight on Pena.
Stat Line of The Day
Francisco Pena: 2-for-3, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI
About the Author: Mitch Petanick
MMO Player Analyst and prospect guru. Still lacing them up and flattening baseballs in the HVNABA. You can check out some more of my personal thoughts regarding Mets' Prospects at my personal blog www.metsprospects.com (but most of my stuff can be found right here on MMO). Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirstPitchMitch
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