What to like:2B Reese Havens was 2-5 with a double. After hitting .389/.477/.639 in his last ten games the 24-year old is up to .296/.376/.438 in 44 games in AA this year.
I meant to link to it last week, but Baseball America had Havens on their Weekly Hot Sheet at #12 last week. The comment included this line:
"...But when he's healthy, as he's been lately, Havens still has the potential to be an above-average offensive second baseman. He draws some walks, has some pop in his bat and can hit for average. If healthy, he could be in the mix for the Mets' second base job in 2012, but the "if healthy" caveat applies more to him than almost anybody else."RF Juan Lagares was 1-4 with a double and a walk. In 21 games in AA, while hitting .407/.427/.604, he has more doubles (6) than walks (3).
CF Matt den Dekker: 1-3 with a double. In 121 games between St. Lucie and Binghamton, he's hit 30 doubles, 11 triples and 14 homers.
His AA OPS by month (AB):
June (40)- .500
July (114) - .821
August (46) - .902
He's striking out less, but is still fanning roughly once per game, even in August.
Why the B-Mets Lost:Brandon Moore (9-8, 4.35): 5 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 3 HR.
Slightly strange article from Lynn Worthy in the Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin. The quote that caught my eye was not Wally Backman saying of Moore, "For a guy who has been here the whole year, he's been our most consistent starter," which seems right given the caveat, but B-Mets pitching coach Marc Valdes who said, "He can pitch. Those ranking are from bloggers and people that aren't seeing what guys are doing every day. For me, he's putting himself on the map again."
Hey, I have a blog. Here are the 25-year old Moore's AA numbers: 4.35 ERA, 120 IP, 141 H, 10 HR, 39 BB, 91 K... 6.75 K/9, 2.9 BB/9, 2.3 K/BB