Posted 26 August 2013 - 12:09 PM
Montero made a start yesterday...went 5.1 IP, allowed 6 hits and two ER, 1 BB, struck out five. His last two starts have been a little less impressive (10.1 IP, 14 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K), but he's pitched to a 1.88 ERA overall in his last 6 AAA starts, and hasn't allowed more than 2 ER in any of them. His numbers in those starts have been very Montero-like: 38.1 IP, 30 H, 8 ER, 9 BB, 36 K.
deGrom's last start was a rough one: 6 ER in 5 IP. His overall numbers for St. Lucie, Binghamton and Vegas are pretty meh: 145.2 IP, 165 H, 72 ER, 45 BB, 119 K, and he's 25 years old...next season is going to be a bit of a make-it-or-break-it year for him. I'm guessing he's either going to be a reliever here, or packaged with others in a trade for 2014 offensive help. He's done nothing but start in the minors, but I don't see how he gets that opportunity as a Met in 2014, unless a lot of arms get hurt. Mejia and Montero have to be ahead of him, though it's just so hard to tell who's going to be here when spring training begins. Hef's injury helps deGrom's cause somewhat...he'll have one less arm to compete with.
Syndergaard makes his first start tonight since August 16. He is currently on an organization-mandated five-inning max limit.
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