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Monday, July 18, 2005

Lastings Milledge tearing through 1st week in EL

Where do you find a turtle with no legs? Wherever you left it last That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate

Following a 3-for-4 game against the Reading Phillies on Sunday, Lastings Milledge is now batting .588 (10-for-17) since being promoted to Double-A Binghamton. Milledge, considered the #1 prospect in the Mets organization (and ranked #11 overall in the country by Baseball America) for his combination of speed, power, and defense, is in only his second season as a pro since being drafted out of high school as the Mets' first round pick in 2003.

Binghamton starts a 4-game series at home tonight (7/18) against woeful New Britain, who are now the only team trailing the B-Mets in the Eastern League's Northern Division after Binghamton was passed in the standings last week by the Norwich Navigators, who've won 8 of their last 10.

Player of the Week, yippee Alex Romero

New Britain received one of their few bits of good news this season when Rock Cats outfielder Alex Romero was selected today as the EL Player Of The Week after batting .417 (10-for-24) with two home runs this past week. Romero is batting .287 with 12 home runs and 47 RBI in 78 games for the Rock Cats in 2005.


Blogger Brushback said...

I must've jinxed it. Game one, Rock Cats beat the B-Mets 11-5, and Milledge goes 0-for-4.

For the Rock Cats, Denard Span goes 3-for-6, Doug "Dirty" Deeds has a 2-run homer, and Alex Romero stays hot with a 2-rbi base knock.

7/18/05, 11:11 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

Game two goes to the Rock Cats, 8-5. Romero has two doubles, Deeds knocks in 2 runs again, and recent call-up Matt Moses (.192) breaks out with a 3-for-5 day.

Milledge takes the collar again (0-for-4), and is now hitting "only" .400. Gee, I should pump up every phenom who goes up against New Britain!

Go Rock Cats!

7/19/05, 10:33 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

Game three: Rock Cats win, 10-8. 3 more runs batted in for Romero. This time, Milledge went 3-for-5 (all singles) with 4 runs scored.

No 4th game to the series-- Thursday (7/21) is actually a day off for New Britain, before starting a weekend series in Norwich.

7/20/05, 11:17 PM


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