Mejia, pitched the second game of doubleheader against the Portland Sea Dogs and limited them to just three hits and two walks in five scoreless innings while striking out one. The one-time top pitching prospect for the Mets, was on a pitch limit and threw 51 of his 83 pitches for strikes.
After suffering a few setbacks following Tommy John Surgery that ended his 2011 season, Mejia seems to be on the comeback trail.
“My arm feels better,” Mejia said. “I’m trying to work hard day by day. I want to be in the majors. I’ve got to work hard for it. Now I’m here. I don’t know where I’m going to be tomorrow, but wherever I am I’m going to do my job.”
“Now, I feel like I can throw (with) more consistency. (I can) throw my curveball for strikes, my change-up, two-seamer.”
I always felt bad for how things fell apart for this promising right-hander and continue to hope that he can one day make it back to the Mets and serve an important role in the rotation or bullpen.