Posted by Herb G at 6:00 AM
Mets Minor League Player of the Day: Binghamton RHSP Greg Peavey.
Binghamton (2-0) blasts Richmond (0-2) 5-1 to take a 2 game lead in the series.
A couple of long balls were more than enough when you get shut down pitching like the B-Mets got tonight.
Greg Peavey (W; 1-1) was masterful: 7.0 IP, R, 5 H, 0 BB, 9 K.
Randy Fontanez: 1.0 IP, 0 R, H, 0 BB, K.
Cody Satterwhite pitched a perfect 9th with 2 K‘s: (Satterwhite, 27, is older than his peers, and perhaps that is why he has been dominant since the Mets signed him 2 years ago. Drafted in the 2nd round by Detroit in 2008, he was no more than average during his years in the Tigers’ organization. The Tigers finally gave up on him after he missed his 2nd minor league season, (2010 & 2012) Alderson signed him in 2013, and the rest is history.
Virtually all the Mets offense was supplied byy two players
Travis Taijeron: 1-4, HR, 3 RBI, R. (Taijeron also had an outfield assist, doubling off a runner who had wandered too far when Taijeron snagged a fly ball.)
Xorge Carrrillo: 2-4, HR, 2B, 2 RBI, R.
Travis Taijeron has always shown power, with 66 HR in 1332 minor league career AB. In his 1st pro season in Brooklyn, he hit 9 HR and 5 triples, good for a .943 OPS. Since then, the power stayed, but he didn’t hit much for average. (.265 MiLB career avg.) That has resulted in Taijeron being discounted as much of a prospect. However, Taijeron has always been able to get on base, a trait greatly valued by Mets brass. His career OBP is .363, and coupled with a career SLG of .505, his career OPS is .868. Is that enough to earn a shot at a corner OF spot in Spring Training 2015?