John Bernhardt

MMO Minor League Analyst John Bernhardt is a retired public school teacher and administrator, who still coaches high school baseball. Growing up in a Yankees household, Bernhardt was an ardent Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra fan. When the Yankees fired Yogi in his first season as the Bomber manager, curiosity turned to passion when the Mets signed Berra as a player/coach and he has pulled for the Mets ever since. In retirement, John writes the sports for a local weekly, The Catskill Mountain News and hosts Tip-Off, a Friday morning sports hour, from 8:00-9:00 on WIOX, 91.3 F.M.

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Lefty Reliever Josh Smoker Working His Way To Citi Field

An article by posted on August 6, 2015 0 Comments
Lefty Reliever Josh Smoker Working His Way To Citi Field

In 11 appearances for Double-A Binghamton, Josh Smoker has made a positive impression on B-Mets baseball fans. Smoker, has struck out 16 batters and walked just three in 12.0 innings while posting a brilliant 1.50 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. The fireballing left-hander pitched another scoreless inning of relief last night as Binghamton defeated Bowie 9-2. Smoker, 26, […]

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The Making Of A Team

An article by posted on August 1, 2015 0 Comments
The Making Of A Team

“And, a few days after Bill stepped behind the plate, something happened to the Blues. When you live with a team eight months of the year, season after season, its thoughts and responses and spirits become your own. I never felt it stronger than the week Bill took charge behind the plate.” “Not that it […]

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Gavin Cecchini Continues To Sizzle In Breakout Season

An article by posted on July 31, 2015 0 Comments
Gavin Cecchini Continues To Sizzle In Breakout Season

Met fans might end up happy Sandy Alderson was not forced to move Binghamton shortstop Gavin Cecchini in making moves to bolster the Mets big league line-up. Cecchini is having a breakout season at the Double-A level and is sizzling in Binghamton.  In his last two games, two wins for the first place B-Mets, Cecchini went […]

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Michael Fulmer: Another Ace Is On The Way

An article by posted on July 29, 2015 0 Comments
Michael Fulmer: Another Ace Is On The Way

By almost any standard Binghamton’s Michael Fulmer is a pitching ace. It’s becoming almost a habit that every Fulmer outing is something special. The intensity he brings, the repertoire of pitches he displays and his toughness on the mound are special indeed. Often a pitching ace can bring the heat. With a fastball that sits […]

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B-Mets Prevail In 17-Inning Thriller To Stay In First Place

An article by posted on July 25, 2015 0 Comments
B-Mets Prevail In 17-Inning Thriller To Stay In First Place

They lost their best hitter when Michael Conforto was elevated to Citi Field, but the Binghamton Mets would not be deterred. In the longest game in franchise history, a contest that lasted 4 hours and 36 minutes, Binghamton outlasted Trenton, 2-1, in 17 innings. The win keeps the B-Mets in first place one-half game in […]

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Don’t Sleep On Lefty Reliever Josh Smoker

An article by posted on July 21, 2015 0 Comments
Don’t Sleep On Lefty Reliever Josh Smoker

In just his first five outings on the pitcher’s mound, Josh Smoker has made a positive impression on Binghamton baseball fans. Smoker, a first round 2007 draft pick of the Washington Nationals, used 11 pitches, 8 of them strikes, and a healthy dose of high heat to retire the three batters in order in his […]

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Shortstop Prospect Gavin Cecchini Raking In Binghamton

An article by posted on July 20, 2015 0 Comments
Shortstop Prospect Gavin Cecchini Raking In Binghamton

One fan feature you have when attending a Binghamton Met baseball game is picking the Offensive Player of the Game. Before the game, B-Met fans can visit a station on the left field side of NYSEG Stadium and vote for the B-Met player they think will have the best offensive chops in the soon to […]

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Conforto Blast Lifts B-Mets Past Trenton

An article by posted on July 19, 2015 0 Comments
Conforto Blast Lifts B-Mets Past Trenton

The Flushing chorus clamoring for Binghamton leftfielder Michael Conforto to get the call to Citi Field will likely reach deafening decibel levels as Met fans learn the B-Met slugger’s two-run, fifth inning blast lifted the B-Mets past first place Trenton, 3-2, Saturday night. Conforto got all of a Jose De La Cruz 86 mph off-speed […]

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Don’t Count Out Michael Fulmer

An article by posted on July 5, 2015 0 Comments
Don’t Count Out Michael Fulmer

Steven Matz’s record setting debut had Met fans abuzz last weekend. Pre-game press stories hyping the event called Matz’s Citi Field ascendency ‘the final call up of the crop of Met ‘uber-pitching prospects,’ the last piece of Sandy Alderson’s Met pitching puzzle. Certainly, the highly touted cadre of young Met pitching prospects made being a […]

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Mets Minors: Pedro Lopez Has B-Mets Back In Playoff Mode

An article by posted on June 21, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Pedro Lopez Has B-Mets Back In Playoff Mode

“In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explode, and every sunset is different.” – John Steinbeck, The World of Our Discontent In Binghamton over the last two seasons, the popularity of baseball has exploded as Pedro Lopez and his B-Mets have hit their stride putting together a run of winning baseball […]

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