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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The day in...

The day in news:
Oliver Perez will officially get another start, thankfully. Perez was very impressive in the first four innings of his start against the Phillies, although he imploded in the fifth, allowing five runs. Perez pitched on seven days rest, and will be going on the normal amount of rest in his next start. One possible problem in Perez's outing was the consistent decrease in velocity every inning. In the first Perez was reaching 94 mph on the gun, and by the fifth he was down to 90, and I don't believe he broke 91 once in the fifth. Just something to keep an eye on.

The day in the minors:
AAA: Lastings Milledge had two singles, as Jacob Cruz had the only rbi for the Tides. Milledge's average has been in a constant downfall since originally being demoted from the majors, and now has an average of .274 after tonight's 2-4 game. Blake McGinley started for the Tides and went only two innings, allowing just one hit, and striking out three batters. Jose Lima pitched six strong innings in relief, allowing three runs on six hits and no walks. Lima took the loss and dropped to 6-8.

AA: The B-Mets were flat-out embarrased on Monday night. Not only did Binghamton get shutout, and allow ten runs, but they were one hit. What's more is that they were one-hit by a 26 year old, and when you are 26 and in AA you don't have much of a future, unless your someone like Alay Soler. Carlos Gomez had the only hit in three trips to the plate. Bryan Edwards allowed three run over 4.1 innings, and Rich Rundles followed by allowing seven runs over three innings, although only four were earned.

A: In game one of a double-header Jose Sanchez struggled mightily on the mound. The right-hander threw five innings, and allowed six runs. Fernando Martinez went 1-4 and stole his first St. lucie base. Mike Carp drove in his 84th run of the year in the 6-2 defeat. Jonathon Niese was recently promoted from Hagerstown to Port St. Lucie, and in his first start Niese was solid. Niese checks in on Gotham Baseball's top ten prospects as the third best arm in the Mets system pitched five innings in his debut. Niese walked three, and struck out five, while allowing three runs, only one earned, in the loss. In the seven inning game Fernando Martinez went 0-4, and the Mets were two hit. Tony Piazza hit a home run in the 4-1 loss.

The day in the majors:
8,000 fans showed up at Shea today, but that didn't stop the Mets from gving the Phillies a beatdown. Jose Reyes went 2-5, and is inching closer and closer to the .300 mark, and he also scored two more runs getting him closer and closer to the team's record for runs scored in a season. Paul LoDuca and Carlos Delgado also had two hits each, and both drove in two and scored once. David Wright had a foul ball turned rbi single in the third inning and finished the day with two rbi and a possible slump busted. John Maine was once again brilliant. In his 6.1 innings pitched he allowed only two runs on a Pat Burrel home run, and a total of only seven base runners. Roberto Hernandez got two outs of the bullpen in the seventh, and after Mota pitched another impressive inning, despite a Ryan Howard home run, Wagner shut the door in the ninth, striking out three straight batters. Overall, a feel good day for the Mets, who had nothing to frown about after the game.


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