Today’s Minor League Starting Pitchers, May 20th

By Matt Musico

May 20, 2013 No comments

Wondering who will be starting for all of the Mets minor league affiliates today? Never fear; we have you covered right here on MetsMinors.net with all the information you need each morning about who will be taking the hill, the minute it becomes available.

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Las Vegas 51s @ Iowa Cubs, 7:35pm EST

Rafael Montero (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs.  Barrett Loux (2-2, 8.22 ERA)

The recently promoted Rafael Montero will make his Triple-A debut tonight. According to multiple reports, this is supposed to be a spot start for the right-hander, as the B-Mets are expecting him to return to Double-A next week. However, we all know what Montero is capable of, and if he shows he’s worthy of sticking around in Triple-A, then that’s where he’ll stay. So far in Binghamton, he’s posted a 4-3 record with a 3.47 ERA in 46.2 innings pitched. He’s struck out 54 Eastern League hitters, while only allowing six walks.

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Binghamton Mets @ New Britain Rock Cats, 6:35pm EST

Logan Verrett (5-1, 3.15 ERA) vs. Pat Dean (1-4, 5.67 ERA)

Verrett, who just so happens to be the first player highlighted by MMN’s Prospect Pulse today, takes the hill for the B-Mets. His 54.1 innings pitched are tops on the pitching staff, while his 0.99 WHIP is tied for first with fellow starter, Rafael Montero. After giving up six runs in his first loss of the season to Erie on May 2nd, Verrett has bounced back nicely. In his last two starts, the right-hander is 1-0, allowing four runs on 10 hits and four walks in 15.2 innings, including 14 strikeouts.

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St. Lucie Mets @ Dunedin Blue Jays, 6:30pm EST

Matthew Bowman (2-0, 2.08 ERA)  vs. TBD

Bowman has had a great start to 2013. He began the year with Savannah, and after compiling a 4-0 record with a 2.64 ERA, he earned a promotion to St. Lucie. He’s continued his solid performance as a starter, and is looking to stay perfect as he takes the mound against Dunedin tonight. Bowman is taking the mound after one of his most dominant performances, throwing seven shutout innings against Brevard County, allowing one hit, one walk, and striking out nine hitters.

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Charlston RiverDogs @ Savannah Sand Gnats

Cesar Vargas (1-1, 4.11 ERA) vs. Gabriel Ynoa (4-2, 4.08 ERA)

Ynoa heads to the mound tonight for Savannah with hopes he’ll be able to register his fourth win in five starts. The righty took a no-decision in his last appearance, but pitched well. He allowed two runs on six hits, one walk, and six strikeouts in 6.1 innings pitched. In fact, Ynoa has shown an ability to throw the ball over the plate consistently all year, allowing only seven walks in 39.2 innings pitched in 2013. That includes two free passes over his past four starts, while striking out 24 hitters.