AA – Eastern League
Through five innings, Jenrry Mejia (0-3, 3.74) had allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits with a couple of walks and five strikeouts. However, he couldn’t escape the sixth inning where he gave up a three run bomb, and another run that resulted from a double by Mets farmhand Ambio Concepcion and a wild pitch. Mejia’s velocity was regularly in the mid-90s all night, and at one point according to B-Mets beat writer Brian Moritz he hit 102 on the NYSEG Stadium radar gun. While that’s unlikely to be accurate, the heat’s real. More from Moritz: “Last guy I remember hitting triple digits in this park was Matt Lindstrom back in 2006.”
The Binghamton offense featured five players with two hits. 1B Ike Davis, in his AA debut reached base four times, going 2-2 with a pair of walks and an RBI. C Josh Thole (.348/.414/.459) was 2-4 with an RBI triple. This is kinda incredible: in 20 games in June, while walking eight times, he’s struck out just twice! Thole leads the EL in average, is tied for third with 19 doubles and is fifth in OBP.
2B Shawn Bowman was 2-4 with a double. He’s up to .323/.389/.431 in June. Bowman, in his first full year at AA at age 24 has shown better patience this month.
The B-Mets have lost seven in a row and have just five wins in June.