Well, the Mets bounced back from a horrific loss, but I'm unimpressed. The team is just too unpredictable. On the plus side, Fernando Nieve deserves applause for pitching a stellar game in such a pressure situation. He held the Yankees to four hits in almost seven innings of work. I'd love to see him earn a spot in the starting rotation.
Around the Mets minors
In St. Lucie, Ike Davis seems to have rediscovered his power stroke. Yesterday, he hit another homer, his seventh of the season. And though his slugging average isn't that high (.498), his OPS is decent (.873). In fact, he has the sixth-highest OPS in the Florida State League.
In Binghamton, Tobi Stoner pitched a three-hit shutout. Though he's old for Double-A (25), if he continues to pitch well he should be on Buffalo's roster this summer.
In Buffalo, the Bisons lost again. The team is pathetic.
Word of advice to Minaya: Don't trade away any good prospects for awhile. Give the farm system a chance to recover from your past trades.