AA Sunday: B-Mets Split and Cory Mazzoni is Missing Bats?

AA: Harrisburg Senators (WAS) 3, @ Binghamton Mets 1 (7 innings)
@ Binghamton Mets 9, Harrisburg Senators 3 (7 innings) 

LMazzoni Release (Baron)ittle good or interesting happened in game one for the Mets. For the Senators, the Nationals affiliate, 3B Anthony Rendon was 2-for-2 with a homer. Rendon, who will turn 23 in June, is hitting .354/.500/.633 in 23 games in AA. That’s what a top hitting prospect is supposed to do in AA.

The B-Mets got off to a quick start in game two, scoring nine runs in their first two turns at bat. The strange thing – the BMets had just two extrabase hits, both doubles, but seven of the nine starters had hits. Even pitcher Cory Mazzoni (pictured) was 2-for-3 with two RBI. More importantly, he was effective on the hill in his second start since returning from the disabled list with elbow neuritis: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K. After fanning just 16% of batters in AA last year, in 13.2 IP over three starts this year Mazzoni has fanned 14, a rate of 24.6%. It’s early yet for Mazzoni, but that’s much more like it.

After four hitless games, C Blake Forsythe (.278/.354/.500 – 22 games) was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in game two.

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