Posted by Mack Ade at 2:00 PM
BINGHAMTON, NY – Three months after winning their third Eastern League title in franchise history, the Binghamton Mets have been recognized as the Minor League Affiliate of the Year by New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson.
The B-Mets capped their historic season by completing a three-game sweep of the Richmond Flying Squirrels with a 2-1 walk-off win in front of a near-capacity crowd of 5,904 on . After star lefty Steven Matz carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning, Jayce Boyd delivered a walk-off double in the ninth to push the B-Mets to their first championship in two decades.
“The 2014 season was an incredible one for the Binghamton Mets,” said Alderson at the Winter Meetings in San Diego, California last week. “I was fortunate enough to attend the championship game in Binghamton, and it was magical. The game was tight throughout and the capacity crowd showed its enthusiastic appreciation for the exciting play. It was a great night for the Mets and, more importantly, for the city of Binghamton. Congratulations to the entire B-Mets organization. Let’s repeat in 2015!”
Alderson credited the B-Mets staff for doing an outstanding job taking care of the players, coaching staff, and visiting members of the front office throughout the season.
“They treat us like family when we come to visit Binghamton,” said Alderson.
Paul DePodesta, the New York Mets Vice President of Player Development, added, “It was an historic year for the entire New York Mets farm system as our affiliates compiled the best collective won-loss record since 1969. This should bode well for the B-Mets 2015 season and beyond as the pipeline of star players runs through Binghamton.”