On The Road With Petey: B-Mets, Breakfast, And Baseball
A Day In Pictures
Jenrry Mejia follows through after delivering a pitch in the first inning.
I had gotten to the ballpark in New Britain on Thursday morning at around 9am for a 10:35 start time. I really wanted to get some coffee and eat breakfast but that would have to wait until I went up to the press-box about 45 minutes before game time. In the meantime I snapped off a few pictures for you.
Once I had some breakfast and the game was about to start, I made my way downstairs to get some photos of Mejia. I also went down later in the game to get some shots of the second B-Mets pitcher on the day, Gonzalez Germen. Here’s what I came up with, hope you like. You may click on any photo to embiggen.
I spoke with reliever Adrian Rosario on Monday and he told me he is happy to be a Met.
Minutes Until Game Time…….
Reese Havens Before Thursday’s Game.
Mejia went five rocky innings on Thursday giving up 4 ER, on 5 Hits, 3 Walks, and 5 Strikeouts.
He allowed an RBI double, and a two-run homer in the first inning.
He threw 75 pitches, 44 went for strikes.
Matt den Dekker went 3-for-5, with a home-run, two runs scored, and an RBI.
Eric Campbell smacks an RBI single In the fourth inning Thursday, he went 5-for-11 with two walks, for the series.
Wheeler, Turgeon, McHugh, and Cohoon Watching Thursday’s Game.
It’s the second consecutive outing where Mejia has had command issues and trouble spotting his breaking ball.
Mejia’s velocity was good for his 75 pitches, with his fastball sitting 92-95 mph.
Mejia made two starts at Binghamton and is now being sent up to AAA Buffalo to continue his rehab.
Outfielder Raul Reyes had a hell of a series, in the four games at New Britain he went a blistering 10-for-18 with four runs scored, two home-runs, and six RBI.
Infielder Josh Rodriguez went 5-for-18 for the series with a double, a triple, two runs scored, and two RBI.
Binghamton Mets Hitting Coach Luis Natera.
Gonzalez Germen worked as a piggy-back reliever, coming on after Mejia was done for the day.
Germen had a chance to pick up the win after the B-Mets tied the game 4-4 in the seventh inning on Matt den Dekker’s solo-shot.
For the day, Germen went three innings, allowing two runs, on two hits, two walks, and two strikeouts.
The big hit of the game was the fourth home-run of the season by 3B Delbinson Romero, a two-run blast in the eighth inning off Germen that won it for the RockCats.
Catcher Juan Centeno and Germen try to regroup. The 6-4 loss Thursday would drop Germen’s record to 1-3, with an ERA of 4.50.
Hope you like this Thursday game photo gallery from New Britain. During the four-game series, I shot hundreds of digital photographs of many of your favorite B-Mets. I will be posting more of them over the coming weeks, enjoy.
About the Author: Peter Shapiro
The first time I went to Shea was not for a Mets game, it was for the Beatles concert there in August of '66. My first Met game was '67, a guy named Salty Parker was the interim-manager then. My first pennant race was 1969. As a 12 year-old that summer and fall, I managed to get to the park for 3 games. The first was the beginning of the Miracle which actually started on Tuesday July 8, 1969 with a day game against the Cubs. I was there a lot in '73. I saw games 3 & 5 of the 1973 NL Playoffs against the "Big Red Machine", from the upper deck behind home plate. It was from there that I witnessed the fight between Bud Harrelson and Pete Rose, and the mayhem that ensued. And that sweet victory in game 5! I saw a couple of WS games at Shea that year against that legendary Oakland A's club. I was there in 1985 for every single game Dr. K pitched including his two 16 strikeout performances, and the day he one-hit the Cubs on an infield single and the Mets won 1-0. I loved being a Met fan in those days. Hopefully we are once again preparing to emerge from the darkness.
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