Severino Almost Perfect

The game went 13 innings before Trenton won 1-0, but the first five innings pitched by Luis Severino was one batter short of perfect. Luis had been on the disabled list the last ten days and in his first game back worked five innings, allowing no hits or walks and striking out five. The only hitter to reach base was on a catcher’s interference call. For that Luis wins our May 22 minor league player of the day.

The Mets Casey Meisner has been dominating Low A ball. He worked seven shutout innings, allowing just one hit and striking out 10. Earlier in the year the third round 2013 pick who stands 6′7″ had struck out nine in a game. The 6′7″ righthander has a 1.93 ERA in seven starts.

The Angels prospect Sean Newcomb threw five plus innings of one hit ball. This was the second start for Sean since his promotion to High A. In seven starts in Low A he finished with an ERA of 1.83. In two starts in High A he has only allowed one run in 10 plus innings.

Two Astros swung a hot bat. Brett Phillips went 3 for 5 to raise his average to .325. He slapped two triples to drive in three runs and cross the plate four times. After having a hot April (.341/634 batting average and slugging average) May has gotten a bit cold (.308/.462). A.J. Reed was 3 for 6 and a triple short of the cycle. His single, double and 11th homeruns gave him four RBIs for the game.

Rowdy Tellez continues to carry a rowdy bat, piecing together a perfect 3 for 3 day with two doubles and three runs scored with three RBIs. Rowdy broke out of a 1 for 10 slump in his last three games.

Mike Zagunis had a quiet 4 for 4 day. Three of his four hits were singles and he roped one double to drive in just one run on the day.

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