Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Great pitching was the lifeline of the Binghamton Mets record setting baseball season this summer.  Wherever you looked; the starting rotation, long relief or closing, the B-Met pitching excelled.  There were multiple B-Mets who could be considered the 2013 Most Valuable Pitcher.  I’ve boiled that choice down to four promising righthanded arms – Rafael Montero, Logan Verrett, Noah Syndergaard and Jeff Walters and one lefty, Darin Gorski. Rafael Montero was brilliant throughout his brief stay in the Binghamton rotation during the early weeks of the season.  Montero started 11 games as a B-Met — good for 66.2 innings on the hill.  The early season pitching ace went 7-3 with a sparkling 2.43 ERA, striking our 72 batters and walking only 10.  That helped Montero to an outrageous WHIP of just 0.92.  Montero’s impact on the B-Mets was profound.  His business like work on the mound seemed to set a tone in the early season that the 2013 B-Met season was about competitive excellence. Montero’s
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