Gomez tried to check his swing — and he's out. Possibly for the season. In Wednesday night's game, during the swing he fractured the hamate bone in his left hand. David Newhan was called up from Triple-A to replace him.
Last night, Maine limited the Astros to two runs and won his 10th game in 7.2 innings, but Randolph let him throw 121 pitches (Too many!) while — surprise, surprise — Delgado went four for four and drove in an RBI.
Don't count on Humber getting called up soon. He yielded four runs, including two homers, though he did strike out seven. He probably got pulled early because he threw 102 pitches in just 4.2 innings. Only 61 were strikes. Control problems? The Zephyrs, by the way, lost.
The B-Mets lost in 10, though Lasting Milledge, now playing for them, homered.
The Brooklyn boys beat the Staten Island Yankees, 5-2. The winning pitcher, righty Nicholas Waechter, gave up just three hits and a run in six innings. He was the Mets 23rd pick in the 2006 player draft.
In St. Lucie, lefty Jonathan Niese limited Daytona to a run on two hits in five innings, earning his seventh win while striking out seven. Baseball America has rated Niese has one of the Mets Top Ten Prospects.
And in the bottom of the ninth, the Sand Gnats won, 1-0. Starter Julio Polanco's stats: No runs, one hit, one walk, seven strikeouts. However, the 20 year old lefty needs to add some weight to his six foot frame. Right now he's only 163.