Binghamton, N.Y. - Binghamton Rumble Ponies pitcher Anthony Kay is a step closer to his New York Mets debut. After pitching lights out in twelve starts for Binghamton, the 24-year-old has been promoted to Triple-A Syracuse. Right-handed reliever Ryley Gilliam was also promoted to Syracuse.
Kay, the Stony Brook native went 7-3 with a 1.49 ERA in 12 starts. The 2016 Mets draft pick (31st overall) has allowed just 38 hits and 23 walks while striking out 70 in 66 1/3 innings. In his last outing, his sixth scoreless of this season, Kay fanned nine and allowed three hits over 5 1/3 innings against Hartford on Saturday.
Although Kay doesn't hold a spot on the Mets' 40-man roster, it's likely we could see the leftie pitcher in the big leagues by the end of the summer.