When Jose Reyes was signed to a minor league contract earlier this week, Met fans didn’t know what to expect. Could he be the piece that elevates them past the Nationals in the NL East? Would he be productive after a 50-game suspension for domestic assault?
After yesterday’s doubleheader, in which the B-Mets won 10-4 in game one but fell 11-5 in game two to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the 33-year-old further proved his case for a call up in the near future. Both he and Juan Lagaresimpacted the games they played in, with Lagares going 2-4 in game one while playing CF and Reyes going a combined 2-6 in both games while scoring 2 runs himself. He played at 3B in game one while serving as the DH in game two. Through 10 games in Binghamton and 35 at-bats, Reyes has 9 hits and 3 RBI’s with a respectable .257 average while earning 2 stolen bases and scoring 9 runs. In just 4 games playing for the Binghamton Mets, Lagares has 6 hits and 2 RBI’s in 18 at-bats, giving him a .333 average.
The B-Mets, now 34-45 and 5th in the Eastern Division of the Eastern League, look to begin to gain some ground in the standings with another doubleheader against New Hampshire on Saturday, beginning at 5:35 PM ET at NYSEG Stadium. If Reyes and Lagares produce similar numbers to yesterday’s games, don’t be surprised if they were to join Wally Backman and the Las Vegas 51s by the beginning of next week. In other B-Mets news, Tyler Pill recorded his 21st win with the team in game one, tying him for second all-time in wins and bringing him to a 5-8 record on the season.