April 17, 2007

Minor League Tracker: Phillip Humber And Carlos Gomez

Toby Hyde at Mets Minor League Report, gives an update on Phillip Humber and Carlos Gomez:

Phillip Humber allowed one run on five hits to earn his second win of the young season. His secondary numbers, four strikeouts and two walks, are overwhelming, but are solid instead. Ron Swoboda, in breaking down his performance after he left in the seventh made it sound like Humber’s changeup was his least impressive pitch, but that the “curveball is already pretty electric."

Meanwhile, Carlos Gomez continued his ridiculous start by reaching base safely in all five of his PA going 3-3 with a triple and two walks. In hitting safely over the season’s first 11 games, his line is a goofy .419/.468/.651 with 6 2B, 2 3B. And he’s 6-for-7 stealing bases. In case you were wondering, he had two two-walk games last year, back-to-back on April 15th and 16th. It’s a week and a half, but it’s a very good week in a half. The Mets have a wonder situation developing in the New Orleans where Gomez, Milledge and Ben Johnson are fighting to prove that they should be the next guy to the show when the Mets need a righthanded bat or outfielder. I really didn’t expect to put Gomez in that category this year. I could still be overreacting to a hot week, but it’s a really hot week.

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