After lefty Tommy Milone served up eight runs (seven earned) in less than two innings on Sunday, the Mets have begun to search for alternatives. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, one of the names that has come up is Tyler Pill.
Pill, a 26 year-old righty, has been in the Mets organization since 2011. This season, after not allowing an earned run in two starts for Double-A Binghamton, he was called up to Triple-A Las Vegas. In the very hitter-friendly league, he has gone 3-1 with a 1.96 ERA, striking out 23 batters in 46 innings while walking 14. His 1.96 ERA is good for best in the Pacific Coast League, and his 1.17 WHIP is 10th best.
As of now, Milone is going to make his next start. However, the Mets could choose to go a different direction with either Pill or someone perhaps outside the organization.
It’s always nice to see a minor leaguer rewarded for solid play, especially one that’s been in the organization for so long. If Milone does make his next start and it resembles Sunday even in the slightest, Pill’s Major League debut could be hastened.