Mets' Minor League Notebook for June 9th

Just like the Mets, the Tides and B-Mets are struggling offensively; SS Jose Reyes is hitting just .100 in his last six games; David Mattox takes matters in to his own hands in Binghamton's win Sunday; Justin Huber is starting to find his power stroke for the St. Lucie Mets; OF Ender Chavez entends his hitting streak to 10 games...all this and much more in Monday's edition of the MMLN.

Norfolk Tides: Despite the lack of offense by Norfolk these days, the Tides defeated Scranton 2-1 Sunday to "improve" to 2-6 in their last 8 games. The Tides are averaging a paltry 2.5 runs per game during this 8-game stretch. As the Tides are struggling, so is SS Jose Reyes. Reyes went 0-3 in the Tides' 2-1 win over Scranton Sunday and is how just 2 for his last 20 (.100), lowering his average to .269 on the year. OF Matthew Watson went 0-4 Sunday, snapping his modest 6-game hitting streak that saw him hit .364 (8-22) with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, and 6 RBI.

Binghamton Mets: The B-Mets snapped their three game losing streak, shutting out the Portland Sea Dogs 4-0 Sunday, thanks in large part to the efforts of SP David Mattox. Mattox allowed just one hit through six shutout innings to earn his second AA victory. Like the Tides, the B-Mets' offense has been non-existent in the month of June. Through 7 games, Binghamton is averaging a mere 2.57 runs per game this month. SS Chris Basak finished off a bitter sweet week, going 1-3 with 2 RBI, a double and a stolen base. Basak hit .296 (8-27) for the week with five runs scored, two doubles, two triples, and one home run. With the increase in extra-base hits, Basak also struck out 9 times in 5 games. Speaking of strikeouts, OF Marvin Seale snapped out of his 0-9 funk, going 1-2 with a run scored and an RBI. Seale had struck out in 8 of his previous 9 plate appearances and has a team high 50 K's this season. OF Jeff Duncan, just 3 for his last 15, had a day off Sunday.

St. Lucie Mets: SP Matthew Peterson led the St. Lucie Mets to a 3-2 win over the Vero Beach Dodgers Sunday. Though he was not credited with the win, Peterson allowed just one earned run on six hits in five innings, walking one and striking out seven batters. Dominating Florida State League batters, Peterson lowered his ERA to 2.36 for the season and now has allowed just 5 walks in 34 1/3 innings this season (1.22 WHIP). C Justin Huber went 2-4 with a double, a home run, and two RBI. Huber, who missed a good portion of the early season, took over the team lead in home runs with seven and has 7 RBI in his last 4 games (31 RBI for the year). OF Angel Pagan has been blistering hot the last week. Pagan went 2-3 with a run scored Sunday to cap off a .414 (12-29) week that included 7 runs scored, 2 triples, and 2 stolen bases. While Pagan is hot, OF Bobby Malek is not! Malek went 1-5 with an RBI Sunday and is now hitting .208 (5-24) in his last six games.

Capital City Bombers: While offensive struggles continue to plague most of the Mets' system, the Bombers' offense has been exploding. For the second time in six games, Cap City scored 15 runs in a 15-6 waxing of South Georgia Sunday. 3B Aaron Baldiris has been leading the charge for the Bombers. Baldiris finished the week hitting .423 (11-26) with 9 RBI and 6 runs scored in his last 6 games. 2B Blake Whealy had a whale of a game Sunday going 2-4 with two runs scored, a triple, a home run, and SIX RBI! Whealy has been picking up as of late, hitting .333 (6-18) with 9 RBI in his last 5 games. OF Ender Chavez extended his hitting streak to 10 games, going 3-6 with a run scored and two RBI Sunday. Chavez is hitting .356 during his streak with nine runs scored. OF Jonathan Slack snapped out of his 0-8 mini-slump, going 3-5 at the plate Sunday. Out since May 3rd, DH Alhaji Turay returned to the lineup Sunday, going 3-6 with two runs scored.

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