Round Rock 6, Iowa 4

Former Mets utility man/Art Howe man-crush Stupor Joe McEwing, currently toiling for the Astros’ PCL affiliate Round Rock Express, entered tonight’s game with Iowa hitting .111 with one homer and one RBI. His 6th inning liner to left raised his average to .182 (cue up Phil Mushnick complaining about batting averages being quoted this early) and set the stage for a 3-run, pinch HR by Alan Zinter (above), the Mets first round draft pick in 1989.

Round Rock P Roberto Giron got the start instead of Esquivel Astacio, the latter having been called up to Houston to take Brandon Backe’s roster spot.