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Mets Relievers Bobby Parnell and Vic Black begin their rehab in Binghamton

Two New York Mets bullpen pitchers are rehabbing in Binghamton and making their way back to the big league club.

Bobby Parnell has been out with Tommy John since April of last season and returns to Binghamton for the first time since 2008.

Bobby recalls eating, sleeping, and pitching during his time in a B-Mets uniform but on his drive down 81 South he realized how beautiful the Southern Tier was which he didn't get to cherish during his time in Binghamton.

And right now, he's working on getting back to that bull dog mentality in the closers role.

"Getting up here I think I can actually get into a baseball atmosphere a little better and I talked to pitching coach Glenn Abbott and we are going to go the first couple of times with kind of planned attacks with when I throw and make sure everything works with the colder weather than it was in Florida and go from there. My goal is to be ready everyday from that point on," said Parnell.

Bobby pitched in a game with St. Luice last night so he figures to pitch in Sunday's game against Akron.

The other pitcher rehabbing is right-hander Vic Black. Saturday was Black's birthday and he turned 27 years old. Vic has been out since spring training with a shoulder injury and a herniated disc injury.

Black rehabbed in Binghamton on April 18th and pitched a scoreless inning but had to get his neck check out a few days later. So what this flamethrower hopes to get out of being back with the B-Mets is pitching consecutive days without feeling any discomfort.

"Being relievers, we have to go back to back. So Abbot was asking me today if I could do two innings. I said, 'I don't remember the last time I threw two innings.' I could do an inning and a third but the biggest thing for us is the back to back because that is where we make our money in a sense. If a reliever can't go two days in a row, you are sorta in a bit of trouble," said Black.

Black pitched an inning in Saturday's ball game and allowed one hit but struck out two Rubber Ducks in the process.

We will continue to post updates on these two as the weekend continues.