Found May 14, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Ramblings from Henry and Fayette Streets   The Week That Was: May 8th – May 13th The Binghamton Mets played .500 baseball over the past week, losing a rain shortened series at home against the New Britain Rock Cats two games to none, while taking the series in New Hampshire over the weekend winning three of four. The eleven runs the B-Mets scored in the game on Friday night in New Hampshire was the largest tally for them so far this season. In the standings, the B-Mets find themselves in the same position they were a week ago – fourth place in the Eastern League’s Eastern Division, five games behind first place Reading. At weeks end, it’s third baseman Jefry Marte leading the team in batting average at .318. Marte hit his first home run of the season in Sunday’s 7-6 win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, a two run shot that was the difference on the afternoon. Matt den Dekker continues to lead the team in doubles with 11, adding one to that tally over the past week. Den Dekker als...
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