Originally written on MetsMinor.net  |  Last updated 9/9/13
Congratulations to Las Vegas 51s right fielder Mike Baxter for being awarded with the MMN Player of the Week honors. When I think about Mike, the first thing that comes to my mind is a “Journeyman”. That is what I think of when I look at Mike’s current career. Especially since he has spent time in the majors, playing well and contributing some key hits for the Mets, then moving down to the minors when it was time to make room for a player returning from the disabled list, and still performing well. After being sent down to Las Vegas on August 24 to make room for Lucas Duda, Mike took a few games to get back into rhythm. The first three games he was 2 for 8, but then in his fourth game back, Mike started to hit. It started on August 27th when he went 2 for 4, a home run and four runs batted in.  In the next five games, he would bat .381 (8-for-21), 7 runs, 5 doubles, a home run, and 4 runs batted in. Going into this past week, Mike would find himself and his teammates in the midst of...
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