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Farm report: Ryota Igarashi

Ryota Igarashi (18) reacts after the final out

Ryota Igarashi (18) reacts after the final out of the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field. (April 24, 2011) Photo Credit: Newsday/Christopher Pasatieri

Remember Ryota Igarashi? Now in the second season of his two-year, $3-million contract, Igarashi lasted only 15 games with the Mets in posting a 4.63 ERA before his demotion to Triple-A Buffalo back on May 17. With the Bisons, however, he could earn a return trip to Flushing at some point.

In 21 appearances for Buffalo, Igarashi has a 0.87 ERA with 34 strikeouts and nine walks in 31 innings. He also has held opponents to a .140 batting average. In a strange twist, the righthander has been more effective against lefties, limiting them to a .085 average with 23 strikeouts and three walks in 14 innings.

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