Former Parkway standout Seth Lugo is another step closer to pitching in the major leagues.
Lugo, a member of the New York Mets organization, has been promoted from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Lugo, a Centenary College product, actually made his first start for the Las Vegas 51s on assignment from Binghamton on Aug. 5. He got the victory, allowing five hits and two earned runs with three strikeouts in a 9-3 win over Salt Lake.
After the game Lugo was reassigned to Binghamton according to official transactions, but he was promoted on Aug. 18 and started that night.
He got a no-decision in a 6-5 win over Iowa, allowing eight hits and three earned runs with four strikeouts in six innings.
Lugo was 6-5 with a 3.80 ERA at Binghamton in 19 starts. He struck out 97 in 109 innings.
He was named the Eastern League’s Pitcher of the Week in late July. During that week, he went 2-0 and allowed just one run in 14 innings. The week continued a run where Lugo went 4-0 while allowing one run in 25 innings.
Lugo pitched for Single-A St. Lucie in 2014 and the Brooklyn Cyclones in 2013. He missed all of the 2012 season with a back injury.
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