De Jong went seven innings, allowing just two walks with nine strikeouts.
Eiland has spent the last two seasons as the pitching coach for the Mets and prior to that he was the pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals from 2012-17, including when they captured the World Series title in 2015. Eiland also served as the pitching coach for the New York Yankees from 2008-2010 and served as a coach at the minor league level for the Yankees from 2003-07.
Barnes re-joins the Skeeters after appearing in 98 games with the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies, matching his career-high of 12 home runs, originally set with the Skeeters in 2018. Barnes, a Sugar Land, TX, native, also drove in 50 runs along with tallying 17 doubles and 46 walks in 311 at-bats in 96 tilts.
Mets purchase contract of former Mariners, Yankees farmhand hurler.
Known as an association of second chances for professional baseball players, the independent Atlantic League proved to be just that, as major league and Mexican league organizations have signed six players last week.
Bellatti becomes the second Skeeters player in 2019 to have a Major League Baseball organization purchase his contract.