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Lara Thriving Early In Savannah

Lara has allowed just five hits so far

SAVANNAH, GA - Sand Gnats starting pitcher Rainy Lara is already turning heads in the Mets' organization this season. The 22-year-old right-hander got straight down to business in his first start where he threw six innings while striking out six, walking one, and only giving up two hits, and then followed it up with another gem in his second start on Sunday.

Lara brings experience and a strong arm to an already stacked rotation in Savannah, and he expects to continue to succeed at the low-A level. "I felt really good in my first outing," Lara said through a translator. "My fastball was working well and I had good command of the strike zone. My offspeed stuff felt pretty good too. I'm just trying to keep everything consistent moving forward...

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