Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/19/12
Mets RHP Jenrry Mejia made his first AA start on Saturday afternoon as he works to come back from last year’s Tommy John Surgery (TJS). Mejia didn’t figure into the decision in the game, but he went the first three innings giving up one run on six hits, with three strikeouts. Darin Gorski made his first relief appearance of the year in relief of Mejia, who was on the hook for a loss until the eighth inning when the B-Mets bats finally woke up. In the inning they sent 10 men to the plate and threw a five-spot on six hits up on the board, to erase a 1-0 deficit. If you were looking for positive signs for Mejia today, there were only two. One was his velocity. He was living low-to-mid 90′s, topping out at 95 mph. The other positive was that he only gave up the one run, which was a miracle. He gave up two hits in each of his three innings of work. He gave up lead-off singles in each inning. The SeaDogs had four men LOB, and they were 1 for 8 with RISP. So it could have been much worse ...
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