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Carson called up by Mets, doesn't see action in win


Former Hattiesburg High School pitcher Robert Carson dawned a Major League uniform Wednesday night. After drafting Carson in the 14th round of the 2007 Major League draft, the Mets called up Carson from double-A affiliate Binghamton, where he's played since 2010.

The Mets used four pitchers in their 5-1 home win over the Miami Marlins, but did not get to Carson, who is filling in for an injured pitcher. At least according to one report, he is not expected to see playing time in the Mets' Friday game against Colorado.

After being called up to the Majors, Carson gave a call to his former high school coach, Larry Knight, who coached Carson at Hattiesburg and is now at Sumrall High School. "Well he called me yesterday, and I didn't recognize the number, so I didn't answer," Knight recalled with a smile.

"Of course, I hated I missed talking to him. I tried him today, he was on his way to the field, we got to talking and he (was) very excited. He's up there for a little stint right now while they get a starter, and getting the chance."

So far this season, Carson registers an ERA of 3.18 with the Binghamton Mets, and in five games and five innings pitched, has given up eight hits, two runs, two home runs and has struck out six.

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