Jenrry Mejia Was Dealing Last Night

An article by posted on August 20, 2010

Mets top pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia had the best start of the season last night after some struggles and a stint on the disabled list.

The young righthander hurled seven one-hit innings for Double-A Binghamton, striking out eight and walking two in the Mets’ 5-0 victory over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

“I pitched pretty well,” Mejia said. “My fastball, cutter, change and two-seamer were all good and I felt much stronger. I felt like I could throw any pitch for a strike.”

Mejia was dominant and cruised through the first four inning until finally letting up a fifth inning bloop single.  He finished one strikeout short of his career-high of nine over two years ago when he was with the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Mejia still needs more polish and ideally, he should spend at least a half of a season in AAA before being inserted into the rotation in 2011.

That said, look for Mejia to be among the call-ups on September 1st. Whether he returns to the bullpen at that time is yet unknown, but as long as he’ll be with the team, I hope he gets at least a start or two.

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