St. Lucie 1, Bradenton 0
When Dustin Lawley walked, stole a base, and scored on an RBI single from Albert Cordero in the second inning, nobody would have guessed that it would be the deciding run in this affair – but that’s exactly what happened.
Angel Cuan was absolutely on his game in this one, dominating Bradenton over seven innings and allowing just two hits while striking out nine. Cuan is one of the few left-handed starters the Mets have in their system and it was nice to see him have such success. Considering Cuan was only afforded a single run in support of his excellent pitching, he was definitely under pressure the entire game.
He did have something working in his favor – two rehabbing MLB relievers to close out the win for him. Jeurys Familia and Scott Atchison each tossed a perfect inning of relief for Cuan, with Atchison picking up the save. Each of them struck out a batter as well.
Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-for-3
Dustin Lawley: 0-for-2, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 SB
Albert Cordero: 1-for-2, 1 BB, 1 RBI
Angel Cuan: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 ER, 9 K
Jeurys Familia: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K
Scott Atchison: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K