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R (App): Kingsport Mets 20, @ Johnson City Cardinals 4

I made the lovely drive from Savannah, GA to Johnson City, TN to see the Kingsport Mets. (This is not a joke. Driving through the Southern Appalachian mountains is gorgeous.) I saw the KMets score 16 runs in the final four innings on their way to a season-high 20 tallies and a 20-4 win ?that finished in the rain with the Johnson City catcher on the mound mopping up in relief.

3B Pedro Perez had the game of his (brief) professional life, going 3-for-5 with a double and two three-run homers and seven RBI. The second homer was funny - he got a fastball in and yanked it down the leftfield line. The 18-year-old started a few steps out of the box, wasn't sure it would stay fair, stopped, and then waited for it to straighten out and stay fair. Perez kept it fair, because he said, "I stayed close, and [used] quick hands." (We will have video of this on the blog as well.)

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After 4-1 start to the season-long eight-game trip, things were looking up for the Brooklyn Nets.

The team had already clinched a playoff berth and had set the franchise record for most wins on a road trip of seven or more games.

The Nets also tied their franchise high mark for road wins in a season with 20.

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Kris Humphries

After eight straight games of receiving no playing time, Brooklyn Nets power forward Kris Humphries has played in the last two road games. Humphries hadn?t seen any game action since playing two minutes back on March 2 against the Chicago Bulls.

He had not played in so long, he probably did a double-take when he heard Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo call his name in the first half of the game in Los Angeles against the Clippers on Saturday night.

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I have almost a week between basketball broadcasts, so I'm going to make my first trip to Spring Training.

By the time you read this, I'll be somewhere on I-95 between Savannah and St. Lucie, perhaps in lovely Jacksonville.

On the plan front, I know I'll check out the STEP Camp workouts for the team's top prospects from 1-4 Wednesday through Friday. The reporting date for other minor leaguers is March 3.

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I'm off to Baltimore this weekend to call a Savannah State/Morgan State football game. Who has any recommendations?

We're looking at about 22 hours in the car in the next 60 hours or so.



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St. Lucie has a double-dip starting at 11 am with Armando Rodriguez and Zack Wheeler scheduled. ?The GCL team with Michael Fulmer on the bump, and Brandon Nimmo scheduled for his first game in CF, begins at noon. ?The GCL guys just started throwing. ?I got my suncreed, because it's gonna be a fun day in the Florida sun.
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I'm sitting in the Miami airport right now on my way to California.? I'll do dinner tonight with friends in San Francisco and then head up to South Lake Tahoe on Wednesday.? In Tahoe, I will spend the next ten days skiing and teaching skiing.? (I've taught skiing at Heavenly Resort each of the last three winters.)? These will be the best early-season conditions in years: California has been hit with some epic snow, roughly six feet through Monday afternoon with more on the way.? If you're going to be in the Tahoe area, and want to ski better, feel free to give me a shout.

After skiing for a week and a half, I'm heading to Miami for the Orange Bowl to see my Stanford Cardinal whup Virginia Tech.? It's gonna be a good few weeks.

I'm rolling with my laptop, working on my top prospect writeups.? I think we'll start our community prospect rankings tomorrow.

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Saturday night in Kingsport, I saw RHP Michael Hebert's best professional start.? He gave up two unearned runs in eight innings while striking out seven, but more importantly, showed stuff that will play at higher levels.

Hebert, who will turn 20 on Wednesday, worked with a four-seam fastball that sat 91-92 mph and touched 94.?? He held his velocity all night: his 95th and final pitch was one of his hardest at 94 mph.? Hebert explained after the game that the little extra juice on his heater came from excitement about accomplishing something he'd never done before, "that was the first time I threw eight innings in my life.? That was kinda a fun experience... I was really pumped up," he said.? He used it to both sides of the plate, as you can see in the video below.? As a professional, Hebert, the Mets' seventh round pick out of Saugus HS in 2008 said he focused on fastball command before really turning his attention to his curveball this year.

Hebert's second pitch was a curveball at 75-76 mph that flashed the potential to be an average big league offering.? He admitted that his hook is "still a work in progress," exactly as one might expect for a 19-year-old who's thrown under 100 innings as a professional.? The curve has become priority number one for him recently, "It's all I've been working on pretty much, sitting in the apartment, trying to work the grips," he said.? His pitching coach Jonathan Hurst agreed completely, "The curveball has been a project - it's been a lot of work."

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Good evening from Kingsport.? After a long hot drive from Savannah interupted by a pair of rain showers, I arrived at Hunter Wright Stadium just before first pitch.? Much, much more later, but here's a slightly awkward picture of Aderlin Rodriguez.
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I'm off to Kingsport this weekend.? It's a crazy amount of driving, but I'll get to see the K-Mets play on Friday and Saturday night and maybe Sunday depending on my energy level.

The timing is off a little.? Both Javier Rodriguez and Aderlin Rodriguez have left games early the last few nights, J-Rod after taking a pitch off his hand and A-Rod after legging out a play to first.? So, it'll be a bummer if I miss the K-Mets two best position player prospects, but them's the breaks.

I'll be shooting some video and doing some interviews, so use the comments section to make special requests.

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AA - Eastern League

@ Binghamton Mets 4, Erie Seawolves 0

On a day when the vast majority of Americans didn't work, the B-Mets gathered to discuss their approach to their job.? A renewed commitment to fun, an Ike Davis three run homer, and 6.2 scoreless innings from Dylan Owen produced a 4-0 win over the Erie Sea Wolves.

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I'm off to grab some pizza and then head to Nyseg Stadium on a drizzly afternoon that's rapidly clearing into a beautiful one.
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Use the comment section to propose interview questions or themes you'd like to see me explore during my next few days in Binghamton.

A few things I'm looking forward to seeing/learning:

1. How will Brad Holt respond Thursday night after retiring one batter his last time out?

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For the second straight evening, the Bisons late inning play negated terrific work by the team's starting pitcher.

Brandon Knight relieved Jonathan Niese to begin the top of the ninth in a 3-3 game and immediately invited trouble by walking the leadoff hitter, Wilson Betemit.?? Betemit moved to second on a sacrifice.? So with one out, catcher Donny Lucy pulled a soft roller to Bisons thirdbase man Javier Castillo, who whirled and tried to throw to third to hit Knight on the run to nail the lead runner at third.? The throw was multiple feet away from the target and ended up down the left-field line, allowing Betemit to score the go-ahead run.

Bisons' manager Ken Oberkfell was beside himself, "I've been in this game 37 years and I've never ever seen that.? He's gotta get the out," he said after the game.? Oberkfell was distressed by the fact that Castillo's mistake was both mental and physical, "if your thinking that if there's a slow roller, and you're gonna make a play at third, you're really in trouble."

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There are large puffy clouds massing on a day when the forecast calls for some rain.? I just hope I get to see Jon Niese tonight.

I just had a really nice chat with Buffalo hitting instructor Bill Maase which I'll post more about in the coming days.

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I'm planning to travel to Binghamton this weekend.? I'm trying to stretch a very thin travel budget this year.

Is there any reader who could put me up Thursday-Sunday nights?? Or some segment of those evenings?? I'll take you out to dinner and or regale you with wild tales of Buffalo.

My planning has been lame this year.

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By the time you read this, I should be safely aboard a Greyhound bus, headed roughly west, towards Buffalo New York for my first visit to Coca-Cola Field.? Tobi Stoner is scheduled to throw tonight with Jon Niese on Tuesday.

Many more updates to come.

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The Mets new closer, Eddie Kunz can stand proud and tall of his most recent title. Actually, it has only been by standing tall, that Kunz will have a chance to close for the Mets at all.

For at least the next few days, Kunz will get a chance to be the Mets interim closer, interim manager Jerry Manuel told MLB.com after Monday?s bullpen meltdown. The plan as of this writing is that Kunz will close games while John Maine recovers from his start Wednesday, and then Maine will hold the back of the bullpen until Billy Wagner returns.

In 2007, Kunz had a problem. He walked eight batters in 12 innings in the NYP League on his way to a 6.75 ERA. In the Arizona Fall League, a very advanced placement for a first year player, Kunz walked eight in 10.2 IP on his way to a 10.13 ERA.

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RHP Bobby Parnell will make his triple-A debut tonight for New Orleans. He was promoted from double-A Binghamton over the weekend. He takes Claudio Vargas?s place while the veteran deals with inflammation in his elbow. Parnell, the Mets ninth round pick in 2005 out of Charleston Southern, represents a strong data point in the Mets recent ability to find solid value when drafting pitchers. In order to provide an impact at the big league level, he?ll need to continue to improve his off-speed offerings.

Parnell leaves double-A with a 10-6 record and a 4.30 ERA to go along with 91 strikeouts and 57 walks in 127.2 IP. After May 1, he was 9-3 with a 2.69 ERA. In his most recent 105 IP, he had 78 strikeouts and 43 walks.

Despite pitching at double-A at the end of the 2007 season, Parnell had a really rough April, 2008. His explanation for the ups and downs of the season: ?Early on, I think I was just trying to do too much and wasn?t able to relax on the mound, pushing a little bit too hard. Lately, I?ve been getting in a good rhythm early. Maybe staying in my rhythm has helped me out.?

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Over the weekend, the Mets promoted Bobby Parnell to AAA and Dillon Gee to AA.

After a strong performance Thursday, Dillon Gee left the Florida State League 8-6 with a 3.25 ERA in 127.1 IP for St. Lucie. He allowed just 117 hits, less than one per inning. With 94 strikeouts and 19 walks, he?s working with a very strong K/BB ratio of a 4.94. His home run rate is a modest .42 per nine innings and his walk rate is a tiny 1.34 per nine. That?s all good stuff.

However, there are two major statistical markers that give reason for pause. Gee has struck out only 6.64 batters per nine innings. I?m really dogmatic on this point: at high-A, the best pitching prospects strike out a batter an inning. Moreover, he?s a relatively extreme flyball pitcher with a gb/fb ratio of 0.86. As hitters get stronger, those drives that have been swallowed by the FSL?s heavy air and big ballparks could turn into extra base hits.

The night I saw Gee, in a game against Dunedin that was later rained out, he didn?t appear to be at his best, or at least failed to live up to his otherwise impressive stat line from the rest of the year in the FSL. Gee gave up a long pair of homers to former Cubs top prospect Brian Dopirak, trying to rescue his career with the Blue Jays. He was throwing his fastball 89-91 and working with a soft curve that was in the 69-75 mph range. The fastball was consistently up in the zone that evening. I liked the run on his 82 mph changeup.

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I?m happily home now after a wonderful trip around the Mets minor league system.

I owe a tremendous debt of thanks to the good people at SNY including Fred Harner, Matt Cerrone and Ted Berg for helping fund and promote the trip online.

I also must thank the Mets fieldstaffs. At each stop, the managers and coaches were generous with their time and honest in their conversations. This includes but is not limited to: manager Donovan Mitchell and pitching coach Jonathan Hurst in Savannah, Manager Tim Teufel in St. Lucie, Pitching Coach Robert Ellis in the GCL, Manager Edgar Alfonzo and Pitching Coach Hector Berrios in Brooklyn and Manager Mako Oliveras, Pitching Coach Ricky Bones and Hitting Coach Luis Natera in Binghamton.

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Wednesday, I returned home from a month-long trip around the Mets farm system. I still have lots and lots of content to get to from the trip, including features on Eddie Kunz, Brad Holt, Brant Rustich and many more.

Here are a few stats from the trip:

22 Games

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Mets supplemental first round pick Brad Holt has quickly established himself as one of the organization's top pitching prospects. In 43.2 innings with Brooklyn, Holt has struck out 58 batters, second in the New York Penn League. His best pitch is an explosive fastball that sits 93-95 mph and Sunday touched 96. In addition, his hard curveball improves every outing. Scouts who saw him as an amateur this spring, or at the beginning of the New York Penn League season, marvel at his progress.

Brad Holt on the pitch:

Everytime I got out front with it, it was fine and had good break. Sometimes I get ahead of myself and my arm stays behind and that?s when it stays up and doesn?t get the break it needs.

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On Friday, August 1st, Mets GM Omar Minaya answered questions about Dan Murphy.

In response to the question regarding the Mets plan for Murphy at AAA:

"We're going to play him all over to find a place for that bat."

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I'm beat and I'm driving back to NYC tonight, so I want to hit the road, but I wasn't the only one curious to see Bobby Parnell throw Friday.? GM Omar Minaya was in the stands.? I'll have a few comments from him up by Saturday.

Parnell wasn't perfect, but he was pretty good.

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Friday, I'm following the B-Mets to New Britain to see Bobby Parnell pitch. The team actually left Thursday night, but I'm taking off Friday morning for my drive across New York State.

I've got more Murphy coverage coming shortly and some mid-day-ish updates from Savannah.

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Following Thursday night?s game, the Mets promoted Dan Murphy to AAA New Orleans. Murphy leaves the Eastern League hitting .308/.374/.496. I think the unedited words from Murphy, his manager, and his hitting coach are most revealing.

I added the emphasis in certain quotes and the italics are all mine.

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After Thursday's game Dan Murphy was promoted to AAA New Orleans. Reaction and quotes coming later...He leaves the Eastern League hitting .308/.374/.496 with 26 doubles and 13 homers.
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Fernando Martinez ran in the outfield and took BP Thursday. In addition to jogging in the OF, he introduced agility drills and some stopping and starting. He?s now scheduled to run the bases Friday. The news is all good in that he felt ?no pain.? Again, though, manager Mako Oliveras emphasized that he will be very cautious when it comes to returning Martinez to the lineup. Of course, it?s not solely his call; for a player of Martinez?s talent, this is a decision made in consultation with those higher up the ladder, who are also interested treading with extreme caution.

Martinez?s BP is really special for a guy his age. With his first swing he blasted a homer to right. He stings loud line drives all over the field. In latter rounds, he drilled a few balls to leftcenter and over the wall in that direction showing plus power the other way.

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Binghamton, NY is famous for one food item: the spiedie (pronounced: speedy). It?s a sandwich, served either on Italian bread or a roll of marinated and grilled meat cubes, usually of chicken or pork or even lamb. Spiedie Fest, which I?ve been told is the best party of the year in Binghamton, begins on August 1st.

I?m a sucker for sandwiches and local delicacies and happily, NYSEG Stadium serves a mean Spiedie. You can buy it at a stand along the rightfield line and eat it leaning over the rail or at a series of picnic tables set up next to the grill. I ordered the pork and slathered it with a special hot/bbq sauce. I heartily enjoyed every juicy bite.

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During the first round of BP here at NYSEG Stadium Eddie Kunz was hitting grounders to Dan Murphy at second. Murph was working on his flips to second while dancing to Britney Spears' Toxic. Now he's out taking throws to work on his footwork and double-play pivot without dancing.
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On July 3rd, 2008 Dan Murphy played his first game as a professional at second base. Murphy then made 15 consecutive starts at second base. According to B-Mets manager Mako Oliveras, Murphy did a ?great job. He proved to us that he can play there.?

Murphy can hit. He's hit .300/.370/.475 in his first 92 games at AA. However, his defensive home has always been unclear. Murphy played second and third in college. As a professional, he focused on third base initially, although he committed 35 errors at the hotcorner in 2007. In 2008, the Mets began moving him with moving him around the diamond, finding him time at leftfield and first base before second. Murphy enjoys the experience, ?I just come in every day and it?s a surprise where I play. It?s exciting to tell you the truth. The fact that I get to play multiple positions ? I think the organization is showing a lot of faith in me.?

Breaking down Murphy?s return to second into specific areas is very instructive. In evaluating second basemen, Oliveras starts with ?how they turn the doubleplay? and loved Murphy?s comfort level there saying he looked like ?he?s been playing there forever. He?s a tough cookie.? At third, scouts questioned Murphy?s footwork, leading to a concern about his range at second. On this point too, Oliveras was positive, calling Murphy?s range ?good.? Oliveras also clarified that to him, for a secondbaseman, pure range is ?overrated because if you know how to position yourself [adjusting for] fastball, curveball, in, away, you make it easier.? This plays into Murphy?s strength as a ?very smart baseball guy.? On this last point, there is universal acclaim across the Mets system as to Murphy?s baseball acumen.

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On Monday, the Mets announced that Jon Niese was being promoted from double-A Binghamton to triple-A New Orleans. Niese is scheduled to make his first triple-A start on Wednesday, bumping back Ruddy Lugo. As for his reaction to the news, Niese said he was both ?surprised and excited? to be heading for triple-A.

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Adam Rubin reported Monday that Jon Niese has been promoted to triple-A New Orleans. The Zephyrs haven?t made the move official, but Niese is not among the B-Mets scheduled starters for the coming week despite being on the field Monday afternoon. Eude Brito has officially joined New Orleans to take the spot vacated by Willie Collazo.

Entering Monday, the Zephyrs have 22 players on their roster. New Orleans has had a full roster of 24 players in 24 of 109 games.

Emmanuel Garcia left the Binghamton team Monday morning to join the Canadian Olympic team. He replaces Pete Orr, who was called up to the Braves. Garcia was placed on the temporarily inactive list by the B-Mets. Binghamton Manager Mako Oliveras praised Garcia?s improvement, ?he was getting better everyday.?

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I'd planned to catch up on some sleep and maybe get a little writing done on my bus ride out to Binghamton. On the 20-80 scouting scale, when it comes to sleeping ability, I'm at least a 70 if not a 75. I can sleep anywhere at anytime: buses, planes, trains, cars, vans, sitting, laying, slouched, squished. It just doesn't matter. Often on flights for example, I'm out before the plane takes off.

One of my longstanding tricks involves listening to the Greatful Dead's brilliant American Beauty on my ipod. It begins with Box of Rain and I'm usually asleep by the end of the third song, Sugar Magnolia. At one point a few years ago, I remember listening to the album all the way through and rediscovering how good the final four songs (Brokedown Palace, Till the Morning Comes, Attics of My LIfe and Truckin) actually were since I was usually asleep before I got that far.? As a n aside, when I'm alert and in the mood for the Dead, I usually go to a live concert recording rather than the studio albums.

For whatever reason Monday morning, I couldn't get to sleep to American Beauty and listened to the whole thing all the way to Truckin' without drifting off to sleep. Instead, Sigur Ros' ( ) which I put on next, worked brilliantly as a sedative.

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Talking to players GCL pitchers in Florida, one common question was, ?have you seen Mejia?? Sometimes it was phrased as a statement, ?Man, Mejia throws gas.?

The 18 year old from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic did not disappoint on Friday night. Manager Edgar Alfonzo said of his righty, ?He?s getting better in every outing.? Just 6?0?, Meji pumped fastballs that sat at 94 or 95 mph. He?s touched 97 this season. Friday, Mejia gave up a triple on the game?s first pitch to Yankees leadoff man Ray Kruml. An infield groundout scored Kruml and put the Yanks up 1-0 two pitches into the game. However, Staten Island barely made clean hard contact again against Mejia again. He lasted five innings, giving up just that one run on three hits. He fanned four and walked two.

Mejia pointed out that he made an important adjustment in game. Early, he felt himself flying open, but was able to correct and stay ?more closed with my front side.? Staying closed, Mejia explained, made throwing his fastball and curveball for strikes ?much easier.?

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Stephen Clyne was the third college reliever the Mets drafted in 2007, behind Eddie Kunz and Brant Rustich. The theory was that one or all of the hard throwing hurlers would ascend rapidly through the system and be ready to help fill middle relief roles in short order. Clyne had an encouraging debut in Brooklyn in 2007, striking out 30 in 26 innings, but walking 19. When I talked to a scout in August of 2007 who had seen the Cyclones, he liked Clyne as much as the other two, praising both his hard sinker and slider.

Coming into the season, Baseball America ranked Clyne as the Mets 13th best prospect suggesting that ?if he comes out throwing strikes in 2008, Clyne could speed through the system.? He hasn?t thrown enough strikes and thus hasn?t sped through the system. More alarming perhaps was that he experienced a significant dip in velocity. Now back in Brooklyn, Clyne thinks he?s discovered part of the answer.

With the Brooklyn coaching staff, he compared video in 2007 with 2008 and noticed a change in his set position. In 2008, he had raised his hands as demonstrated in the pictures below.

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While in New York City covering the Cyclones, I'm staying in my parents' apartment where they've lived for almost 30 years.? It's remarkably unchanged since I moved out years ago, which unfortunately meant it didn't have the wireless network I currently depend on.? Much of my late morning Monday was absorbed setting up a wireless network.?? The only hiccup was finding the password to the DSL.? Once I solved that, it took mere moments.....

And now I can happily take the 1/9 to the Staten Island Ferrry for the Cyclones/Yankees game tonight, secure in the knowledge that when I return, I'll be able to access the friendly internet.

Current Road Trip stats:

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Monday afternoon I will head to the Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George, home of the Staten Island Yankees to catch my first Brooklyn Cyclones game. My plan is to watch seven Cyclones games from July 21st-27th before heading up to Binghamton on the 28th for some AA action. I?m planning on hitting the Mets game Thursday afternoon in Queens and then attending the A-ball game that night.

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The GCL game started at 10 AM Tuesday, you know, so it wouldn?t conflict with the All-Star Game at 8 PM. Or something.

The Mets won this game in the tenth. 21-year old OF Ruben Martinez walked and stole second. Martinez features plus speed and some strike zone awareness.

Guess who singled him home? If you guessed 3B Jefry Marte (pictured) shooting a line drive the other way into rightcenter field, you win. In addition to his strong start with the stick, the Mets are very pleased with Marte?s improvement defensively, as Mets Coordinator of Instruction/Infield Coordinator Kevin Morgan said, ?he?s done a good job thus far, and he?s continuing to progress.? Morgan continued, ?he has good hands and he?s really worked hard at it.? Late in Tuesday?s game, on a softly hit ball to his left, Marte scooted over, moving his feet, fielded the ball cleanly and threw strongly across the diamond. This play is evidence of some the progress he?s made. Morgan says that last year when he came to instructs, he needed to improve on ?some things mechanically. He didn?t move his feet as well as he should have at times and therefore the ball would play him, but he?s learned how to play the ball? and be fundamentally sound.?

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When I was younger, no trip to Shea was complete without picking up some Dippin Dots (The Ice cream of the Future, Today!) in those mini souvenir batting helmets. I'm pleased to point out that the St. Lucie Mets have updated/upgraded that old standby and now sell a taco in a helmet.

In layers from bottom to top: tortilla chips, ground beef, salsa, cheese and jalepenos. Mmm, good. The only thing that could have made this better and messier? Some nice refried beans!

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No choices today with the FSL team off.

11 AM - GCL Infield

12 PM - GCL Game

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