Friday, December 19, 2014 - 4:24:33 AM

Local Sports

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Four B-Mets named to EL All-Star Game

BINGHAMTON, NY – The Binghamton Mets are proud to announce that they will send four players to the 2014 Eastern League All-Star Stop at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona, Pennsylvania on July 15 & 16. Infielder Brian Burgamy and outfielder Kyle Johnson will represent the B-Mets position players, while righties Cody Satterwhite and Jon Velasquez will bear the flag for the pitching staff.

The Eastern Division and Western Division All-Stars will first square off in the Ghostman Games & Hitting Challenge on Tuesday, July 15 before the All-Star Clash on Wednesday, July 16 at 7:00 PM.
Burgamy’s selection marks a resounding return to affiliated baseball. After spending the last five years playing in a collection of independent leagues, the B-Mets versatile infielder has made the most of his first Double-A season since 2007. The 33-year-old has belted 14 home runs and racked up a team-high 51 RBI in 71 games with Binghamton. A former Padres and Phillies farmhand, the Lawton, Oklahoma native was signed by the Mets as a Minor League free agent in February 2014.

Johnson will make his first appearance in a professional All-Star Game. Picked as a fan vote, the B-Mets outfielder has taken the reins in his first season at Double-A, leading the team with a .288 batting average in 65 games. He’s belted four home runs, including two in one game against the Rock Cats on July 3. Originally drafted by the Angels in the 2012 draft, the Post Falls, Idaho native was acquired by the Mets via trade in June 2013.

Satterwhite’s All-Star nod caps a comeback stretch four years in the making. After notching a dozen saves as a flame-throwing closer for the Erie SeaWolves in 2009, the right-hander missed virtually three full seasons due to a shoulder injury. He returned in full health in 2013 with the Sioux City Explorers of the American Association and signed with the Mets as a Minor League free agent later that year. In 30 appearances with the B-Mets in 2014, he has compiled a 1.60 ERA and struck out 42 batters in 39-1/3 innings. His .188 opponent batting average ranks as the best among league relievers.

Velasquez, another independent league success story, makes his first affiliated baseball All-Star game. After spending the first two years of his career in the Phillies organization, Velasquez logged three seasons in the American Association and Atlantic League. In 2013, he posted a 1.95 ERA in 61 games with the Camden Riversharks prior to signing with the Twins in the offseason. Before throwing a pitch in Minnesota’s system, the Mets grabbed the Bronx, New York native in the Rule 5 Draft. In 28 appearances with the B-Mets in 2014, Velasquez has compiled a 3.05 ERA and held opponents to a .193 batting average, the second-best among league relievers. He has allowed just 8.0 base runners per 9 innings, the best rate in the league for bullpen members.

The B-Mets (51-37) open a four-game series against the first-place Portland Sea Dogs on Monday night at 6:35 PM. RHP Cory Mazzoni makes his first start of the season with the B-Mets against LHP Brian Johnson. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show, starting at 6:20 PM, can be heard on News Radio 1290 WNBF and on the Binghamton Mets Baseball Network via the TuneIn App.

Catch the future stars of the New York Mets all season long at NYSEG Stadium. Visit BMETS.COM, stop by the box office or call 723-METS for tickets.

Be sure to follow the B-Mets on Facebook, Twitter and at the team’s official website (www.bmets.com) for more team information. Fans can also stay up to date with all the action on the field by visiting “B-Mets Buzz with Tim Heiman” at bmets.mlblogs.com.

(Courtesy: Binghamton Mets Baseball)

View Related Articles: B-Mets or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

Binghamton web design and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


B-Sens make headlines for all the wrong reasons VIEW VIDEO
The saying goes: "any news is good news."  Try telling that to Andrew Hammond. The Binghamton Senators goaltender had a night to forget Wednesday when he was tagged for three goals on three shots... more

BU's Rodriguez pressing lately VIEW VIDEO
Prior to the start of the season, there were many eager fans waiting for a chance to see the latest crop of freshmen recruited by Tommy Dempsey to play at BU.  One of the most intriguing names was... more

Vestal blows out CV to stay perfect VIEW VIDEO
The Vestal Golden Bears took down the Chenango Valley Warriors in impressive fashion, winning 8-0 in the lone Thursday night game on the BCHSHA schedule.  Matt Benko led the charge with two goals and... more

Stop DWI Holiday Classic message hits close to home for Preston VIEW VIDEO
The 23rd Annual Mirabito Stop DWI Holiday Classic is set to kick off on December 27th with the Slam Dunk and 3-point contests at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.  While the event features... more

Hammond's dreadful night dooms B-Sens
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Binghamton Senators fell 5-3 in their first trip to Allentown after allowing three goals on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms first three shots of the night.  Petr Straka netted his... more

Wednesday's High School Roundup VIEW VIDEO
Scores and Highlights from Wednesday's Girls STAC Basketball schedule: Vestal 38 - Union-Endicott 43 Elmira 53 - Binghamton 62 Oneonta 23 - Seton 50 Chenango Valley 27 - Susquehanna... more

Mirabito Stop DWI Holiday Classic has winning formula VIEW VIDEO
When it comes to sports, there aren't many small towns better to live in than Binghamton.  Area residents can enjoy Double-A baseball, AHL Hockey, Division I College sports, Champions Tour Golf, and... more

Click here for more local sports...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...