The only reason Jose Lima should be allowed a 3rd opportunity to start for the New York Mets is if the club’s entire farm system were to succumb to an outbreak of the bubonic plague.

With Lima’s miserable performance against Milwaukee in mind, let’s consider Alay Soler, who allowed 3 runs and 4 hits over 6 innings tonight in Binghamton’s 10 inning, 7-6 loss to Altoona.

2B Anderson Hernandez had a pair of singles and scored twice in Norfolk’s 4-3 victory over Columbus. Note to Jerry Trupiano ; Carlos Pena is hitting a robust .221 for the Clippers.