As of 9:00am EST today, here are today’s Mets minor league starting pitchers:
Las Vegas 51s @ Memphis Cardinals, 7:05pm EST
Montero turned in his second consecutive quality start on July 30th against Nashville, but he unfortunately came out with the loss due to not enough run support. He allowed two runs on six hits (one home run), three walks, and seven strikeouts in six innings pitched. The seven punch outs tied his Triple-A high, and it was the first time he’s reached that number since June 20th. However, he’s walked three hitters in each of his last three starts, and has allowed 19 walks compared to 41 strikeouts in 50 innings with Las Vegas.
Binghamton Mets @ Harrisburg Senators, 2:00pm EST
Syndergaard’s most recent start came on July 28th at home against Trenton, and it sealed the deal for him to be the most recent EL Pitcher of the Week. He one-hit the Thunder in six innings pitched, not allowing a walk and striking out eight. The only mistake he made was surrendering a solo home run. In his last 11 innings pitched, he’s struck out 15 hitters, while walking only one.
Clearwater Threshers @ St. Lucie Mets, 1:00pm EST
Lara turned in his best start since debuting with St. Lucie on May 30th. He last pitched on July 29th against Tampa, and the right-hander allowed two runs on eight hits, no walks, and three strikeouts in seven innings pitched. It the longest he’d pitched in a game since his High-A debut, and it was also the first time since his debut he didn’t walk a batter in an appearance.
Savannah Sand Gnats @ Greenville Drive, 4:05pm EST
Jake Kuebler (2-6, 2.99 ERA) vs. TBD
Kuebler last took the mound on July 29th against Asheville, and allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits, one walk, and three strikeouts in five innings pitched. It was his second straight no decision, which have followed four straight losses. He hasn’t won a game since June 13th against the Greenville Drive.
Brooklyn Cyclones @ Jamestown Jammers, 1:05pm EST
Carlos Valdez (1-2, 2.78 ERA) vs. TBD
Valdez grabbed his first win of the season on July 29th against Hudson Valley. He allowed four hits, one walk, and three strikeouts in six shutout innings for the Cyclones. It’s the second time in seven starts he’s gone six innings, and he’s shut out the opposition on both occasions. He finished July with a 1-2 record, 2.05 ERA, 17 strikeouts and nine walks in 26.1 innings pitched.
Kingsport Mets @ Greeneville Astros, 6:00pm EST
TBD vs. Jordan Mills (2-1, 1.86 ERA)
The K-Mets have a make-up game today on the road against Greeneville before getting tomorrow off. The probable starters haven’t been announced.