As of 9:00am EST today, here are today’s Mets minor league starting pitchers:
Fresno Grizzlies @ Las Vegas 51s 10:05pm EST
TBD vs. Rafael Montero (5-3, 3.27 ERA)
Montero’s last start wasn’t like his last four, but he still pitched pretty well. On August 20th against Salt Lake, he allowed two runs on eight hits, two walks, and three strikeouts in five innings pitched. He’s getting close to an innings limit, and will be on 90-pitch limits through the rest of the season. After a bumpy start in Triple-A, Montero has settled in nicely with the 51s. In four August starts, he’s 3-0 with a 1.33 ERA, four walks, and 24 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched.
Binghamton Mets @ Akron Aeros, 2:05pm EST
Peavey earned a no decision on August 20th against Bowie, but he put together his third straight quality start for the B-Mets. He allowed one run on five hits, two walks, and four strikeouts in six innings pitched. He’s been extra tough on right-handed hitters in Double-A; he owns a 0.71 ERA against them, and they’re hitting just .156 off him. As a starter, he’s 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA in Binghamton since he was sent there from Las Vegas.
St. Lucie Mets @ Fort Myers Miracle, 2:05pm EST
St. Lucie Mets @ Fort Myers Miracle, immediately after
Acosta will be making his FSL debut today for St. Lucie after spending all of 2013 in the Gulf Coast League. He’s appeared in nine games (six starts) this season, going 1-2 with a 2.28 ERA with eight walks and 40 strikeouts in 43.1 innings pitched.
West Virginia Power @ Savannah Sand Gnats, 2:05pm EST
John Kuchno (8-5, 3.99 ERA) vs. Seth Lugo (2-0, 1.42 ERA)
Lugo earned his second straight SAL win on August 19th against Augusta, but came back down to earth after two dominant starts with the Sand Gnats. He allowed two runs on five hits, one walk, and three strikeouts in six innings pitched. Through 19 innings since getting promoted from Brooklyn, opponents are hitting .169 off him.
Brooklyn Cyclones @ Vermont Lake Monsters, 5:05pm EST
Akeel Morris (4-0, 0.47 ERA) vs. Christian Perez (0-0, 5.87 ERA)
After 11 dominant relief outings, Morris made his first start of the season for Brooklyn on August 19th against Staten Island. The results were more of the same, as he allowed five hits, three walks, and five strikeouts in five shutout innings for his fourth win of the season. In 38.1 innings pitched in 2013, he’s allowed 17 walks and 52 strikeouts.
Kingsport Mets @ Pulaski Mariners, 7:00pm EST
After giving up seven runs in 2.1 innings on August 4th against Greeneville, Arias has gotten back on track despite not registering a win. He’s put together two straight quality starts, with his most recent one coming on August 18th against Burlington. He allowed one run on two hits, four walks, and four strikeouts in six innings pitched. Through 46 innings of work in 2013, Arias has walked 21 hitters, while striking out 29 others.
The Mets have Sunday off. They get back to action tomorrow at noon against the Cardinals.